Pregnancy Diary #2 Archive

Pregnancy Diary #2: ONE MONTH POSTPARTUM- The End of Confinement

Miss E is one month old which means I am finally done with confinement- a Chinese tradition where a mother needs to stay indoors for a month after giving birth and follow a strict set of rules so

Pregnancy Diary #2: TWO WEEKS POSTPARTUM- Getting Back To Normal

It's been two weeks since my second daughter Miss E popped out. The postpartum cramps and aches the second time around really took me by surprise. Even my feet hurt to walk. No wonder the Chinese believe

Pregnancy Diary #2: A Tale of Two Births

My First Experience: Miss A (39 weeks 5 days) When I had my first daughter, it was pretty hard to recount the birth in detail for this blog. My hypnobirthing instructor asked about my experience and I told her

Pregnancy Diary #2: 38 WEEKS 4 DAYS- Welcome to the world

Earlier this week, Miss E came into the world. 38 weeks and 4 days. 3.58 kg, 51 cm. Everything perfect.

Pregnancy Diary #2: 38 WEEKS- The Waiting Game

Miss E's head is engaged and I feel like my bump looks a lot lower. Braxton Hicks contractions are getting more frequent and intense and it's getting harder and harder to sleep at night. The carpal tunnel in my right

Pregnancy Diary #2: 36 WEEKS- The Final Month

It's February! Miss A is turning 3 this month and Miss E is due to make her grand appearance sometime this month too (well, at least I hope so because if we go into March she will be

Pregnancy Diary #2: 34 WEEKS- Pregnancy vitamins and supplements

34 weeks and things are getting crampier and tighter. Surprisingly though my energy levels have improved a lot, probably due to the fact that my folic acid dose has been increased to 5 mg. I have thalassaemia

Pregnancy Diary #2: 33 WEEKS- Prepping for baby’s arrival

I have finally gotten round to prepping for Miss E's arrival- buying essentials like nappies and breast pads, washing the newborn clothes and making space in Miss A's closet to store them, digging out my TENS machine

Pregnancy Diary #2: 32 WEEKS- All cleared for a natural birth

I am at 32 weeks plus and moving like a sloth. I am so lethargic and immobile and the hot weather does not help! My 20 week ultrasound revealed a borderline low placenta so we had to

Pregnancy Diary #2: 30 WEEKS- It’s getting hot in here

It's a hot summer in Melbourne and I feel like I'm dying, especially with a toddler who gets restless at home. On the plus side, I've started getting offered seats on public transport. I also had to

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