Thursday, January 26, 2012

Beginning to see the world!

His eyes are opening up and he is beginning to see the world.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Back at home now

Back at home now. Learning how to adjust and cope every few hours. Just my husband and I taking care of him and everything else. The advice 'sleep when baby sleeps' is so true!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Baby statistics

Despite all best efforts to have a natural birth, things didn't go as planned and we had to make the decision to have an emergency Caesarian because baby suddenly went into distress. The heart rate went very high and wasn't coming down. I have never been so scared in my whole life. Once decision was made within half hour I was in operating theatre and praying. I was so worried even then that maybe we were too late. But Alhamdullilah, baby was born safely and is doing well. The doctor later told me that during surgery she saw why baby was in distress and she had to really be careful and make an effort to get him out. His head was stuck in the wrong position so he couldn't move or progress with normal delivery so started struggling and the heart rate went up. Here are some baby statistics.

Birthday - 14th January 2011
Weight - 3.75 kilos (no wonder I was suffering!)
4 excited grandparents
4 aunties
2 uncles
3 cousins
2 happy, relieved, grateful and thankful parents

Picture and name of baby coming soon

Now I'm trying to learn how to breast feed and take care of myself too so I can recover from surgery as soon as possible. I am so thankful to whoever invented painkillers!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

False alarm!

I was in the hospital overnight, it looked like it was time, then everything slowed down...

False Labour...

Wait again...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bag packed....

Bag all packed. Now just have to wait for nature to decide when is baby's birthday?

Saturday, January 07, 2012

I wish and hope....

I wish and hope my baby laughs like this.....

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Maternity fashion tips I have learnt

Above is the gorgeous and pregnant Miranda Kerr on the cover of Vogue Australia. I never looked this good while pregnant (I bet she doesn't look like this either while throwing up with morning sickness) but I have learnt along the way a few tips and tricks which do help.

1) - wear dark colours
black is fantastic, so is dark blue. anything printed or colourful makes me feel like a walking sofa.

2) - wear big jewellery
big necklaces, big earrings, big bangles. I call doing this 'fashion diversion'. Basically the big necklace or earrings you are wearing, the more bling bling the better, diverts attention away from expanding stomach, butt.... well, let's face it, EVERYTHING expands!

3) - wear long one piece maxi dresses
very comfortable, makes you look longer. I haven't worn a pair of pants in months. I didn't even buy a pair of maternity pants. Actually, I didn't buy any maternity clothes. just about 6 black maxi dresses that i keep changing and wearing different jewellery with.

4) - wedges
if you really want to wear high heels, at least make them wedges. chances of falling over are less. except from about month 7 onwards, when only black slippers seem to be the most comfortable thing to wear. I haven't worn high heels in months either. SOB!!!

5) - wear supportive underwear
the body shape wear at Uniqlo is great. hides bulges well. :)

6) - wear a belt
I have one black elastic belt which I have worn so much during pregnancy. wear it on the maxi dress, just under bust line to create nice empire line. adds shape to silhoutte so i don't look like walking black mountain. well, ast least reduces it... hahahahahahah!

7) - doing hair and make up helps
yes, it's the last thing i felt like doing sometimes, but just a bit of powder, mascara and lip gloss and tying hair into high ponytail with a nice glittering hair clip helps make you look presentable, eventhough i definitely didn't feel like presenting anything sometimes. :)

8) - kaftans
the most comfortable thing to wear at home. pregnant or not!