(2011/11) Nov 2011

Ladies, how is everybody today? Enjoying the pregnancy so far? [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]

Ask u all something, any of you feeling super cold? Everyone in office is asking me why i'm wearing my thick cardigan :p Hee, but i'm not telling until my belly shows! Been drinking lotsa warm water (a lot more toilet trips too!) but it doesn't seem to help me get warmer? Do you think red date longan drink might help?


hi all mummies!

this forum is really amazing!

Starry: thanks for your advice. my situation is a little peculiar - we were already in the midst of shifting when we discovered this bunny. Pleasant surprise but unexpected..

have a little situation here - i have been given mc by the doc and colleagues have been asking me if i am expecting. i know it's taboo to tell/share with them. hence, how do i approach this?

Helloooo hot mamas! Hope all of u had a great day. I am having a stitch in the tummy and in bed liao. My girl also going to Lalaland soon so now is my 'free time'. Heh heh!!


Congrats! Yay, we have more mummies to liven up this thread. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


How are u feeling? Hey, I also feel cold at work. I think it's normal although I have no idea why is this the case. If ur body can take the heatiness from the drink then just drink lor. I'm taking chicken essence every morning. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


Double joy for u then! New place and new member joining the family soon. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif] Are u very pantang? I am not and I told my colleagues abt my pregnancy when I was 6-7 weeks pregnant with my #1. this time round I also told them early. It's good that they know and can share the joy! Then again, it's up to personal preference and comfort level. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]

Hi Starry,

I am generally speaking not a pantang person. BUT my MIL has been telling me to lie low and not go around saying and sometimes, after you learn of certain customs, a bit difficult to disregard [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/sad.gif] So I rather err on the caution side and not have to announce it, just in case..

Hi Naturally, I feel cold with my hands and legs as well, think it's a sign that the body is using up a lot of energy to grow the little one inside?

Is there a facebook secret group for Nov mummies?

I would like to join [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]

Hi starry, me no pro la. Every pregnancy is different so I still get the jittery.

Hi mee-you & redgin, thanks! Congrats to both of you too! hehe.

Hi adeline, i agree with starry. Its really up to ur personal comfort level. I told everybody abt my pregnancies on the day im tested positive .. too happy!

Morning mummies! Am so sleepy today... just want to stay home and not come to work. boohoo...


your appointment today right? update us here on how it went k?

Morning everyone! have a good day at work today! im on halfday cos I'll be choosing my gowns later. haha.

Alicia, thanks for the reminder! I really almost forgot. lol.


for my 1st pregnancy, we also didn't tell ppl till i was in 2nd trimester. my mil also pantang one lah. she said if tell others the pregnancy will not go on. sigh.. anyway, i still told a few close friends, all my colleagues and also my church pastors. hahaha!! this time round, i've also told many ppl, just that didn't announce on FB. the only person i have kept it from is my mil! lol! even my fil also on my side, keeping the secret. :p 'cos even though she herself told me not to tell, she will go announce to her neighbours about it. funny right!??!


thanks for the reminder! nearly forgot. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


i think apart from the symptoms and whatever, you are already trained in knowing what to expect and understanding your body right? how are #1 and #2 taking it? are they very sticky to you now? my girl seems to be more fussy lately. still not very much of a problem but just feel that she is 'noisier'! don't know whether she sensed it or it's just her normal infant stage phase.


have fun trying on the gowns!

morning mummies!! [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]

My appt changed to 3pm...hubby cannot make it at 11am...will update all of you...the last time doc told me my EDD is 2/11...i think will change again...and i also feel some of us will fall in OCT as well..hahahah


i also think so, my #1 i pop at slightly over 38 weeks and many ppl say that #2 might be the same or slightly earlier.

Starry, if you post in fb...i think your friends will be shocked...so fast gg to have #2!! i always like close gap siblings!!

I have a sister also 1 year diff...my mum also pop one after another...hahah...she's 29 and im 30! [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]

Redgin, where is your next appt? how old is your bb when you did your first scan, when you see the sac??


have fun at the appointment later. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif] actually ALL that i have told were shocked initially. lol! like you said, too fast. but i also like the close gap although sure very headache initially. me and my brother 5 years diff, very hard to communicate sometimes.


my next appt in 2 weeks time. on monday was my first visit to gynae and only saw the sac, and gynae's estimated that i'm 5 weeks along only.


my brother and me also 5 years difference. too long i feel, last time was really family planning. i also prefer close age gap.


go try for dragon baby after this. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]

Redgin, doc also said im 5 weeks when see the sac...i was wondering what i can see with only 1 week difference...


me closing shop at 2. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


maybe u get to hear bb's heartbeat. update us later lah.

Hi Ladies,

Can i join in?

I am around 5 weeks pregnant. EDD should be early Nov. Seeing gynae tomorrow as I have slight brown discharge, hopefully will be okie.

This is my 3rd one ;o) Did not really plan for it thus hope bb will be fine. During my second pregnancy, i had bleeding in first trimester so i hope it will not repeat again this round.


Hello ladies!


enjoy trying on all the gowns later [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


hope u can see bb's heartbeat. I also saw only the sac last week.

hihi happymum, congrats!

we have ktr who's also expecting #3. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif] my #1 i also had bleeding, now my #2 my gynae also put me on utrogestan even though no bleeding cause of my history. just take care and take it easy, rest more...

Hi all,

Thanks Redgin for your encouragement ;o) I think i will also ask my gynae to prescribe hormone pills for me tomorrow. Somehow, i have bad backache and slight cramp around abdomen since this morning after having the brown discharge.

Will update again.

Hello ladies! It's wonderful to see more new mummies!

Congrats Ssbaby, Naturally, Adeline, happymum!:))

Naturally, I don't feel cold but I am getting tired more easily. Is anyone experiencing that?

Adeline, I will most likely only announce it after I clear my first trimester. I am super not pantang but in the last 6 months, I have witnessed two close friends whose pregnancies were not viable in the first trimester. It has made me jittery.

Thanks Alicia for the reminder! I only popped my folic acid at noon, haha!

Amelia, enjoy the gown trying! So fun!:))

I am a happy wife today as hubby took some time off to lunch with me. And I went for a mani after lunch. Wives are so easy to please! :)

Hi Mee You,

I also feel cold for my first 2 pregnancies. For this one, started to feel cold since this morning.

Btw, your hubby is so sweet.

Oh yeah, i am staying in the west. Any mummies here also stay in Yew Tee?

mee & you

get to spend some bonding time with hb and pampering time for yourself. me envious! can't wait to get off from work, am feeling so tired and body aching...

Thanks Mee you, starry,

Today has been a horrible day for me, woke up with severe MS although I read MS steps in after week 8 or something and I am only week 5-6? So horrible I can't bring myself to eat anything..have to let it go here and my hubby still tell me having MS means baby growing well!

Can't imagine what will happen when I return to work [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/sad.gif]

Happymum and ktr,

nice to know there are experienced mummies here who already have more than 1 kid (minus the one inside tummy :p) Ask u both, was it difficult for the elder child to accept a new sibling? I'm actually quite cool about this 2nd pregnancy, only big worry i have is how to get my Nic to accept another baby in the house. As in he won't be the only baby in the house now... gosh i still call him "baby" all the time, should i call him something else now? Suddenly feel kinda sorry for him! [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/sad.gif]


enjoy the wedding preps! Have u taken wedding photos yet? That was the most fun part of the wedding for me [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


Sweet of your hubby!


the elder one is taking it well. When dh and i first found out about the pregnancy, we sort of cooked up a story about our desire to have another baby and we asked for his opinions. He was quite receptive so we asked him to pray on our behalves. On the second night, we told him that God answered his prayers haha. As for #2, he is too young to fully understand what is going on la. Anyway, I think its children's natural instinct to stick to mother for comfort, what's more your lil girl is so young!

Mee you,

I also get tired very easily and having giddy spells with nausea recently...rest more when you feel tired. So sweet of your hubby [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


Try to have small frequent meals ba...for me, my nausea gets worse when I have an empty stomach, so now eating supper before I sleep.

Hey Adeline, I hope your day got better! I thought that MS usually arrives at week 7/8..hang in there. Will smaller meals keep it in?

Ktr, I think your idea of roping in your eldest child to pray for a younger sibling is awesome! Very inclusive.:))

I have started to put little packets of cookies in my bag, for moments when I feel weak. I always have medicated oil with me, anyway..

Is anyone planning for a babymoon?;-)

Mee you,

A babymoon sounds tempting..haha...maybe will plan for somewhere nearby after the first trimester. Hopefully the symptoms will subside by then [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]

hi mummies,

i just realised durians are a good way to chase MS away! Got to watch the intake now though, afraid i will grow addicted to it!

Hi Ladies, Sorry for my late reply. Thanks for welcoming me to the thread! Went for my first visit to the gynae. I so lucky.. BB is exactly 6weeks old today. Manage to see my BB heartbeating. So interesting! EDD: 2 Nov 2011 (02112011 - Nice date!) I went around everywhere.. First to shuang lin shi to pray tai shui and also Zhu Yun Niang Niang (Assist Birth Godness). Then we went to Guan Yin Miao at Waterloo to tell her the good news as I am so-call her god daughter. Must tell her she going to be god-grandma liao... Anyway, i guess i really too happy and go around tell the godness. But I lied low when come to human, still abit pantang la.. My Dr also tell me to lied low till my next visit. So after next one, i will officially announced on my FB! lol.. Time to do my school assignment (doing my last sem for my part time deg). Havnt been doing it since i got to know about BB from Mon, and assignment due on 14.. haha.. But i know BB will give me the strength to complete it!

Alicia: Thanks for the reminder. I almost forget about it.

KWXY: We have same EDD!! haha

Mee & You: I would like to have my babymoon. BB come unexpectedly. I got to cancelled my 2weeks hoildays to US in may (suppose to be my graduation trip) & my honeymoon to Japan in Nov. Cancellation of all air tickets cost me up to 1000. Haiz.. My fren tell me BB is naughty. Want me spend $$ and dun want me to go.. Haha.. But nevertheless, i still happy! Will give BB a sweet trip when he/she get two plus!

Hi Mummies...

Its been a rough day for me..**pls refer to oct thread**

I dont want to share anything unhappy here...good news i saw BB heartbeat!! Strong and steady...blinking at me...so cute!

Today went to see 2 gynae...first one shocked me and i have to quickly go to the a 2nd one within the same day!!

i got 2 EDD...3/11 and 8/11...haiz...so i dunno i belong OCT or NOV...haha!

Im staying postitive and hope bb stay healthy and keep growing!! I will see bb again another 2 weeks! Jiayou everyone!! [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


Woah.. u went thru a little. Anyway, we went to the same Dr today. I went at 11am. Dun worry, Dr Ang told me that if i come one day earlier, i might not be able to see BB heartbeat. It's just nice 6 weeks now. So i can see my BB heartbeat. Ur BB will be fine. Jus keep in faith and stay happy. I will be seeing Dr Ang on 7 Apr. He really exp. My 2 aunties, a few frens and even my current new boss went to him. They did not refer me, i just happen to know when they tok about it last time. :p If u getting an appointment then, prob we can meet and talk again!


It's good that u can see bb heartbeat already. Dun worry, ur bb will grow stronger by next appt [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


Then I must ask hubby buy durians le..haha..

ssbaby, im seeing dr ang on 23/3...hope to hear good news from him..

what do you think abt him? i feel he is very honest and also explained in details to me too. quite ok...package at $550 at 14-16 weeks...can offset whatever you see him previously...

i read he encourages natural birth without epi...coz he dont want his patient to waste $$...

Hi kwxy

Ya, i think he is good. He still try joke ard w mi n hubby to ease our aniexty.. The only thing not really good is he got really too many mothers looking for him. But i willing to wait. Let see how ba. We might meet one day anytime when our belly got bigger.. [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif] u must try rest more early. After i got bb, i always been sleeping. More than 10 hours a days.. Guess my bb take over my hubby habit. Jus like sleep alot.. Haha

hi all...

my AF was due last week but til now no show.

i did hpt 3x liao. 1st time negative, on monday v v faint line (my hubby say non existent line) so today i test again.

line still v faint leh...anyone knows what that means? i v scared i miscarry... [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/sad.gif]

ssbaby n kwxy>> u ladies see same gynea? his fees sound really attractive. is he v crowded or must wait long not? where is the clinic? thanks

Hi babyrabbit, ya.. He is quite popular n sincere. U prob have to wait an hour for every appointment jus to see him for 15 min. But i guess its worth the wait. He is a nice guy.. Dr lawerance ang at sun plaza, he sort of represent thomson medical clinic.

N yah, he did say that he will suggest us go tmc for delivery bcoz mt A is having a major reno. The doc carparks is closed now. Most imptly, is the noise pollution that we be enduring. Tts why he recommend us to tmc till reno works end.

Babyrabbit, i suggest u go clinic n do a test. I did hpt myself, din even show anything. U got other symptoms of preg? Like breast tenderness/ sore?

Gd morning ladies,

I will be seeing Dr Ang-Sun Plaza. His clinic is always packed but both me & DH are willing to wait cos he is very sincere. I have called to see Dr Ang on 01-Apr.

Morning ladies, so many Dr Ang supporters here ah!

ssbaby (ssbaby)

good that you managed to see bb's heartbeat, i went on monday night, but dr says still can't see yet, only managed to see the sac. so i'm waiting for my appt end of the month, hopefully by then will be able to see something more. the same thing happened to me when i got pregnant with #1, i booked my tickets to europe, then i found out i was pregnant and i was bleeding, so dr says better don't go, so in the end i cancelled my trip. till this day, i always remind my girl that she owes me 1 europe trip! [IMG=http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/clipart/happy.gif]


u tested with clearblue? if not, can wait a couple more days then test again. HCG levels will double very quickly. or can go gynae to confirm.


Redgin, I did not tell Dr about my trip also. Even my hubby ask me go ahead. But to be safe, I just cancel. Dun want anything happen to my bb. Haha.. I will tell my kid next time he own me a US and Japan trip! Ask him/her to bring me when they got the financial ability. Hahaha... :p