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My confinement month was quite bad. mother in law even told my nanny off. the nanny i got is actually very experienced (trained by hospital) and not those traditional kind. now i called her to book her for my 2nd baby, she kind of rejected my offer even i offer her 2.5k. 1stly, mother in law thinks my nanny charging me 2.2k for 1st child n does not do house work makes her pissed off n she just bug her to do this n that. sigh! fed up!
So now, not wanting to get those aunties as my confinement nanny, got to call up Thomson Medical Center to look for confinement nanny. anyone tried Thomson Medical Center nanny before?
Cornelia & Cassandra
14 oct 07 & 30 April 09
i did mine at my parents' plc. so can play cheat easily. hehe...
didnt wear slippers at home which confinement lady insisted to.
after almost 2 weeks, i use tap water to wash my hair w/o my confinement lady's knowledge. 'cause confinement lady only prep enough herbal water for body bath.
then 'cause very hot, i ask my hubby bring me to nearby shopping mall to enjoy the aircon. use my hubby as excuse to go out. haha...
turn on aircon when really cannot tahan the heat. stand in front of fan. lastly, bring baby go SIR do his birthcert.
my mum did my confinement for a week. She did for me the same way my grandma did for her. So cannot bathe, cannot wash hair, wear pants, socks, long sleeves. Can only clean the wounds. Strictly no fan no aircon cannot open windows.
but when my mother in law took over for the rest of the confinement, she did her way. Must bathe everyday with some brown herbs (boiling water okay, so i bathe and sweat together) , but strictly NO washing of hair until baby full month. Must drink her herbal wine everytime come out of bathroom. Can sleep with aircon on.
And i followed all orders and did not play cheat...just scared.
wah... you very obedient. your mom's method very strict . if me, sure go mad. such weather, how to tahan? sure very uncomfy.
but i think certain things have to follow. my auntie told me no matter what mus wear socks n slippers. if not, feet will become vvv dry. i bo chap 'cause very hot still mus wear socks n slippers. now my feet really very dry.
eh? but my mother in law and mum both said that wearing socks and slippers prevents the cold 'qi' from entering the feet and into the body, will make yr feet painful or next time grow older will get rhumetism or something like that???
my mums method made me have rashes all over my thighs and arms after 2 or 3 days later, just all over! Red and patchy - and just multiply whenever i scratched!!! For i think 5 days !!! i dont know where the rashes came from ---must be heat rashes. Eirks!!! Now came to think of it sends shivers down my spine.
but i am still extremely grateful for what my mum has done for me because she has sacrificed 7 days of sleep to look after for my newborn coz she says it is tiring for me to wake up at night to feed him and since then she has been experiencing 'post babycare insomnia'. I wished she will recover soon.
ya... wear socks n slippers is to prevent the QI from entering our body. but really very hot already (internally and externally). my auntie said last time she didnt wear socks n slippers. that's y now her feet vvv dry. ask me to wear but i really cannot tahan. wear a few days, give up.
i feel that your mom's method dont think can work now. mayb her time still ok 'cause weather then not so hot. dont think any1 can tahan doing that for a month, sure kena heat rash until very jialat. i really peifu you can tahan for 5 days. i rem thru out pregnancy n during confinement period, i was practically perspiring every min, every sec, like nobody's biz.
so good, your mom can help you take care at nite. i took care of my newborn almost thru out my confinement 'cause that stupid CL sick. told us only when we pick her up fr her daughter's plc. so irresponsible. think of it now still angry. really condemned.
after go thru the whole pregnancy n delivery, will appreciate our mothers even more. even got our own kids already, our mothers r still so wei da, willing to sacrifice everything for our kids.