Friday, August 27, 2010


Finally..we are holding our boy!!
It's been a week since he was born last Friday on 20th August at 7.59am.
We stayed at the hospital for 6 days, we tried to make the most out of it :)

It was such a mixed feeling when Indra and i were driving to the hospital on Friday morning. We realised at that moment that we will go back from the hospital bringing the baby. It's no longer 2 but 3!
We arrived at 6am and i was the first on the operation list. As much as i tried to prepare myself, i was so nervous, sitting on the hospital bed waiting for the nurses and doctors to come.
Then a nurse came and prepare me for the operation, i changed into operation gown and they brought me to the theatre. Indra was with me all the time.

Somehow, operation theatre is always cold and freezing, not sure because of i was so nervous or what. I remember Indra held my hand when the doctor injected the spinal block on my spine, that was painful!
The operation only lasted for 30 minutes, they managed to take out the baby in probably 20 minutes. I heard baby Ollie screamed so loud the moment doctor pulled him out. I cant describe my feeling at that time, so weird that the baby is mine. I never thought that i would be able to have one, my own. Soon after that they showed me the baby, and he was still purple and blue and swollen :P.

When they finished cleaning baby Ollie, they put him in my arm, and he kept crying so loud. I didn't know what to do so i just hold him. The next 6 days at the hospital was a whole new experience and learning curve. We learnt how to care for a baby from zero. Holding, breast feeding, changing nappies, bathing, we also learnt how not to have enough sleep every night :)
Baby Ollie is well behave, he sleeps quick and not easily distracted by noise, the only thing is he cries very very loud.

Now i rarely have time for myself, because whenever Ollie sleeps, that's my time to sleep too. I really made an effort to write this entry. So that's it for now, have to check on Ollie again :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


2 days to go!!! Woohoo!!
I cant wait to see our baby boy, wondering is he going to look like me or Indra :)
We did not take more scan after the 20 week, so we have no idea.
There are some private places that do independent 4D scan without doctor referral, but we decided not to take one.
We want to have a bit of surprise i guess :)

It's getting harder to sleep, apart from the ribs pain, i've been having heart burns and braxton hicks during the night.
I think that's how nature prepare our bodies to welcome the newborn, yes, sleepless nights.
I really hope i've got everything ready though. I have no idea what's important to buy or things that can wait.

I only have 2 days left before the baby comes, i really want to use these 2 days to prepare myself in welcoming the baby, and more importantly facing the biggest change in my life. There are a lot of things that needs to be done at the shop, but i try not to think about it now. The most important thing in my life now is the baby. I have to focus on how to be a godly mother for my son, preparing not only financial support for him but more importantly emotional support. I've heard stories about baby blues syndrome, and it is very possible to happen to some women who used to full time work and independent, suddenly they have to stay at home and not as flexible as before. Knowing that i might be a possible candidate for that syndrome, i've been trying to change they way i think. Things WILL change and i HAVE to be able to accept it.

Okay, now sleepiness is striking again, better have as much sleep as i can before Friday :p

Friday, August 13, 2010


Yes, today is Friday the 13th, exactly a week before the c-section procedure.
By this time next week, i will be able to hold and see his face after 9 months of waiting.

I've been having trouble sleeping for the last few days, as the baby is on my right side and getting bigger, it's painful for me to lay flat on the bed. I felt my ribs being pushed down.
Indra had to re-arrange pillows before sleep so that i would be able to sleep in an upright position. It helps me a lot, but when i woke up in the morning, my back would suffer from the position. That's ok, only 7 days to go :)

I've been having weird dreams too lately. Well, research says it's common to have dreams during the last stage of pregnancy. It's probably from the excitement welcoming the baby. My dreams have been so real, they didn't feel like a dream but more of a memories.

Despite of the circumstances and situation surrounding our lives now, i'm so grateful for everything. Having a baby is not going to be easy and cheap. But we know God will meet our needs. I am thankful that i have my sister here, she is 7 years younger than me, she's been helping me with the shop and more to that, she's really great with kids and babies. She knows exactly how to handle and take care of them. While i have no clue at all :P

Nursery is almost done, just needs to finish the cot. But anyway we're not going to use the cot for the first few months. The baby will sleep in bassinet in our room. I have also packed my hospital bag, gosh time flies so fast.
I will post a finished photo of the nursery room, i cant upload it now as i have put his name all over the room :P
I really hope that we can access the internet at the hospital so i can upload his photo as soon as he arrives.

Pray for us so that everything will go smoothly :)

Monday, August 9, 2010


It's getting closer and i cant believe by Friday next week, we will be able to see our baby boy :D
What a long 9 months. Here is the latest photo of me with the bump :)

Monday, August 2, 2010


It's the 2nd of August today, it means 18 days to go before we can hold our baby boy :)
Gosh, time flies really fast..

Nursery is almost finished, we've put up the shelf and chest drawer. The wall decal has arrived this afternoon and we plan to stick it up tonight :). Hopefully it turns out good.
The only thing that needs to be done is the cot, we still haven't finished sanding it. We bought the cot from our friend and the colour is white. As you know, i like dark timber colour, so we decided to re-paint it.

Im almost 36 weeks pregnant now and it's getting uncomfortable.
Mainly because the baby is on the right side of my tummy, and he's been pressing against my ribs. It's really hard to sleep at night.
We saw the doctor for weekly appointment this afternoon and he said the head is already down, and he's grown so fast :). Doctor said that the baby would be around 3 to 3.2 kg when he is born, and yes we still go on the c-section plan.

Now all i need to do is have plenty of rest before the baby comes and start packing the hospital bag :)