2nd Trimester, 4th Month (Sick, Growing Belly & Coldplay)

          1st Trimester, Month 0-1Month 2 (pt.1 & pt. 2)Month 3

1 March 2017 - 31 March 2017 
I've reached the 2nd trimester!

The Doctor Visit 

On 8th March was our 2nd doctor consultation.  Take note that you ALWAYS need to take a urine test before seeing the doctor so save that pee! Our waiting time was about 1 hour which is pretty normal for any doctor visit to me. 

Our consultation with the doctor was very fast and chop-chop mostly because there are no health issues for me and the Little One so nothing much to talk about lah. The doc did a quick check on Little One’s heartbeat with a Doppler which ran at 152bpm, asked how I was and that’s about it. We didn’t queue for payment because nurse gave us a choice to queue or wait for their bill in the mail. I will only get to see Little One on 13th April 2017 when I am due for an anatomy ultrasound. 

Caught the Flu Bug

I guess I would say a cold because I didn’t really had a fever. I got it on Sunday and went to the doctor on Monday. I’ve been trying to avoid getting sick because my nephews were sick for weeks but alas, I lost after all. Being sick while pregnant sucks although inevitable because if not treated properly, it will have an effect on the baby. As soon as the virus lifted a little when I’m left with a stuffy nose, cough and not feeling the sense of sickly dread, I stopped taking the medicine. It took me weeks for the cough to go away. 

Belly? 

At 15 weeks, believe it or not, I still do not look pregnant. I do have a small bump that you can guess but upon looking with no knowledge, it looks like a fatty and bloaty belly. I even got a passing comment by a couple of girls in the toilet about my belly (implying that I’m boncit for my figure). Apparently, this is normal for first time moms with average sized bodies and even more so for mom who are tall or have a long torso. Meanwhile, I guess I will just enjoy my normal clothes as much as I can.

At 16 weeks, my belly starts to slowly grow. I would feel the stretch on my skin and fullness of my belly. Literally, everyday, I could feel a difference. By 3rd week of the month, people can see the fullness of my belly and a neighbor had actually asked Mak to confirmed if I was pregnant. My weight, believe or not is still below pre-pregnancy weight of 60kg. It fluctuates but barely much. In a way, I am grateful because I've always wanted the slim pregnancy look for vain reasons but also a little concerned. Come to think again, Little one is about the size of a turnip, my boobs are not enlarging at an alarming rate so I shouldn't really expect a big weight difference as of yet.



I understand why mommies like to show their belly without clothes because you can see the belly more. Butt is perker and boobs are filling up slowly to a full cup C as in going to spill out of my current bras already. I hope not so soon though!

The Concert 

We ended March with a Coldplay concert that we bought months ago. I wasn't pregnant at that time so it was a lovely surprise that we will be going with Little One. Jhon and I had been to Coldplay's concert many years back and I am so happy that we get to experience it again but with our Little one.

 

If you recalled, I wrote how I cried countless of times at the concert and that I cried for more than 1 reasons? Well, partially it was probably hormonal haha but the concert was truly stupendous but my hormones made me cry harder. Not only that, while Coldplay was playing Til' Kingdom Come, I felt the Little One kicked and a few more times on my bladder which made me felt even more emotional because it was the first time I truly felt it moved around. The first time I felt a kick was days ago but it was just 1 popped feeling. So to feel an actual baby moving, rolling and kicking was surreal!

Baby Stuff

Little One got it's first baby item and it's a pair of shoes from Mak! She actually wanted to buy for Nadya but there were no available size. Apparently, she loved the design so much that she bought for us instead.



Personally, I planned to slowly start buying baby stuff when I reach 20 weeks but meanwhile, we just researched brands, models and prices first so we know what we want because that's just me. Over the weekend, Mak asked us out to Baby Hyperstore which is practically a walk away from our houses. Supposedly to survey but having 2vs1, we ended up buying a baby carrier and a stroller. haha I told Jhon if his mom knew this, confirm he will get scolded because knowing we were researching, dah kena nagged that we were shopping too early. We had to explain to them prices in Singapore are always too expensive with many brands and on top of that, must take note of sales and such.

Anyways, we had a great bargain getting more than half price chopped off. Perhaps I will blog a separate post about all Baby Buys.



   

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