Government Hospital

By on May 11, 2007

A month a go I went for my check-up with my regular doctor. Happy to see all three babies are progressing fine =). It was my 18th week. The doctor and I had already discussed about my delivery since the beginning. He suggested that I deliver at government hospital as it would be cheaper, yup giving birth at private hospital will cost me a bomb! I once been told by my dad a triplets was delivered at the private Damansara Specialist and cost them RM80,000. (tat’s about USD 20,000) I could use that amount to buy a new car! Triplets are usually born prematured, so they hafta be placed in the incubator which what made the fees so expensive. A day of incubator would be RM1,000 each. So that would be RM3,000 a day. And in most cases they would have to stay in the incubator for at least 2 weeks.

I was then given the recommendation letter by my doctor to enable me to register at the government hospital. I could already imagine the long waiting of hours and hours. Well, do I have a choice now? No! Lucky thing my mom have a friend who works there as a senior nurse. She helped me out with the registration. But even with the help, I don’t straight away get to see a doctor, they gave a date to come again which will be next week. I can’t imagine if I don’t know anyone inside, how many weeks it takes for me to get a appointment date. My mom’s friend’s told me, I’m consider lucky coz I was given a date just the following week. They consider mine as special case which needed extra attention coz it’s a triplet. In other cases, you’ll be given an appointment date at least month later.

Anyway, so far I’m feeling much better but of cause can’t avoid the backache from time to time. Especially if I were to sit for a long period. I can now sleep more comfortably, not sure is it because I manage to find the right position or have I adapt to the size of my new body, hihi. And I now began to realise how expensive pregnancy are. Now that I no longer can fit in most of my clothes, it hit me how much I need to spend for all that. Lucky me I’m not working, or else I even have to buy new set of formal attire, fuhh. The maternity bra I bought last month which I thought there are lotsa room more for me to grow, is now actually tight….gosh. Perhaps I should just stay home and used my nice comfy pyjamas all day long, hihi.

Oh I also suffer from heartburn from time to time. The first time I had it, it was really really bad that I even had difficulty breathing. According to the readings that I did, milk could help reduce the heartburn, unfortunately I’m allergic to milk (casseine). Opps, forgot to mention this, the babies are moving a lot now. Very active. At times if I make a sudden bend, like to pick up something on the floor,it hurts, I dont think it was kicking, it feels more like something pocking me, could be their elbow or knee is in a certain position and when I bend down it feels something sharp pocking me. But at least I’m happy to know that they are active =)

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By on April 13, 2007

Been wanting to write about my last visit with the Doctor (my 14th weeks) but been procastinate it. In fact the next check up is due in 3 days time, so we will be able to see the progress as it reaches 18th weeks.

The scan on the 14th week really did put a smile on my husband’s and my face. It was such a moment being able to see all three in its shape. The shape of their heads, bodies, hands and legs were visible enough. I pointed out to my husband that one of babies hand was moving, he confidently said that child must be playing badminton just like him. Another child was moving the leg…and again he confidently said, that child must be playing football. But one was not doing anything, so I said….that must be a girl sleeping just like how I was during my first trimester. 🙂

Entering my 2nd trimester was such a relief. The nausea really did stop. I am able to start eating but unfortunately my appetite isn’t that much, I only eat selected food. But I got worried for a while because in my 16th week I started vomitting a couple of times….luckily it only happen for 2 days.

3 days back, I wasn’t able to walk properly for 2 days. The pain was from my waist downwards. I woke up in the morning suddenly realising I could even move an inch. I was really panic thinking….gosh don’t tell me it is this soon I need to undergo bedrest. For 2 days I couldn’t walk properly, I was in fact using a stick to help me move around. My mom went overseas at that time…I was clueless what to do. She came back, using her ‘magic’ hand, she massage me. And al-hamdulillah, I was back on my two feet. 🙂

Today I just notice the behaviour of my babies. How well they behave whenever their dad is not in town. Whenever my husband is around…I would be constantly hungry. To the extend of us being tired thinking what to eat next (considering my choice of food isn’t that much). Now I realise, when my husband is not around, I could even survive with just fruits. Wow, they are really being considerate.

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2 weeks to 2nd trimester

By on February 23, 2007

Went for my check-up yesterday and al-hamdulillah everything goes well for me and the babies. As the doctor scan my tummy, he was showing me the three babies and their heartbeats. Well, seriously all I could see was a small dot blinking…I guess equipment are very high tech nowadays even at 10th week the heartbeats could be seen.

My appetite has not change much. Still having problem getting the food in my body system. I really can’t wait for another 2 weeks cause that means, it’s the end of my first trimester. People say, morning sickness and all the discomfort will be over once we enter the second trimester…yeah that’s what people say. I’ll just have to experience it myself and see what I have to say. Lots of people tried making me to look on the positive side of it, having said that if we go through a hard time with morning sickness it is a sign that the babies are developing accordingly. Well, at times you don’t simply believe what people say, until yesterday while waiting for the doctor, another patient was telling me the exact same thing, but this time she quote it from an article, The Psychology of Pregnancy from Reader’s Digest. Hmm…that makes it more believable considering where the source came from.

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hmm…clueless for the title

By on February 12, 2007

Well, I guess I should have known better not to give my sister, hana the honour of writing the first post for this blog. But on the other hand, I should have known better and foresee what she gonna write, I must be out of my mind if I were to expect nice pleasant words from her. Seriously, I can’t wait for it to be her turn to get pregnant and see what her behaviour is then. Currently, even not being pregnant, she already has this constant demand of things. She doesn’t even realise it until her boyfriend told her, but yet she refused to believe the fact. Oh, she mentioned I demanded for the expensive things, but she didn’t mention the fact that I actually said, even being offered 10k for shopping I would decline it because I prefer being at home. Alrite, enough about her….

Seriously, I never expect being pregnant is this bad. But some people say, it is all luck. I really salute to those pregnant mommies who are still strong and capable to go to work and do their normal daily chores. (Yup, I send in my resignation letter the minute I was confirmed pregnant)In my case, I’m most of the time lying down. I get tired easily. As for going to the mall, my eyes would always look out for the nearest bench. The other day, I took my bath, searching for my most comfortable clothes and after combing my hair and all, I realised I was almost out of breath….I felt even tired doing the normal daily chores.

The other day I e-mail my friend in Germany to share my news, it was so nice to read her subject of the e-mail: Three Great Hopes for the World. Of cause I’m crossing my fingers for those words to turn into reality =)

Oh in case anyone wondering….according to Doctor, I’m in my 8 weeks of pregnancy.

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parasiteS are turning my sister into a monster!

By on February 8, 2007
For the first time, it crossed my mind, i am actually thankful for being away for these next 9 months (well…7 months I guess) here’s a sneak preview of wut’s in store these next few months, which of coz I’ll be missing out on …demands of all the expensive things in the world – hana! Kaknem nak apple! Nak apple yang besar2 tu,xnk yg biasa tu! (among others). “I cannot eat!! I’m hungry but I cannot eat! I want blablablabla”, which conveniently is nothing within her reach. Come to think of it, there, nothing is within her reach hence the “pass me this and get me that” that’s constantly in my ear, owh, and as I’m writing I hear this, exactly this, “ma my tummy’s not happy, it’s upset”, in that whiny voice of hers. The only time we don’t hear anything as such probably is when she’s sleeping. Fortunately for the rest of us she sleeps as much as cosmin, the house cat.thing is she wakes up at 2 or 3 am. Then there’s tis distant voice in my sleep or a soft distant knock on mama’s door asking for bread. Toasted. no less. Just to waste my precious sleeping time, I can go on and on but I knoe that people in this house are gonna suffer more and more as she gets bloated enough that she topples over. Owh did I mention she has ‘all day’ sickness instead of morning sickness? I’m assuming that once I say that u need not be a mensa member to knoe what im talking about. And to think that after all this, once 3 little heads pop out of my sister, the real ‘adventure’ begins…

p/s anyone willing to adopt her for these few months are welcome to send in their applications. No previous experience necessary.

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