Pregnancy, Life Update and some change of plan

Sep 28, 2016

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Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

How are you? I am so glad you are reading my blog today. Just like to share my pregnancy and life update. The last time I talked about my second pregnancy was during this post. Where I shared about our rough plan for this second pregnancy and so fourth. The amazing thing about life is could be so unpredictable that might involve changes of plan haha..

Giving Birth Hospital Selection

As mentioned in earlier blogpost, I was planning to keep my option open on where to give birth. To be completely honest, I managed to convince my husband to bring me for check up at goverment clinic to open up the red book. My intention was to help my husband not to spend a fortune for my giving birth process as I understand and see with my own eyes how hard he worked. I dont want him to pour all the money away just for the sake of my comfort. After all, I do heard of many good experiences at govement  hospital. Let’s just cut it short by saying, i tried to convince him. The thing is, as we proceed to the goverment clinic there is quite number of procedures that we are not very comfortable with. So, easier to say my husband decided for me to proceed my check up and giving birth plan with our previous doc from Tropicana Hospital instead.

The main reason, we are already very used to the doctor and the hospital enviroment plus it is near to our home compared to the rest of hospital. Not that I am complaining, I am grateful to have a loving husband who put my comfort as priorities even it means that he have to work hard to pay for it. I will always appreciate it.

Pregnancy Memories

Towards my second trimester, I was feeling slightly better compared to first trimester where I vomitted every know and then. Second trimester was easier physically at first. Towards the end of second trimester, I start to have amazing back pain. But it is still bareable. I will try my best to hang on as long my baby is healthy.

As for craving, not much. It seems like my second baby is not a picky eater haha.. The only I crave for during this second pregnancy was just pisang goreng, nasi goreng kampung, kuey teow goreng. No addiction towards ice cube this time around hahaha

Did a vlog over my 15th weeks pregnancy scan, incase you are interested do check out below. I also managed to capture few more other vlog during my other pregnancy check up including baby gender reveal but dont have to time to edit it yet. Will my very best to do asap 

I also went to visit my granma during my second trimester and I really cherished the memories. you can read about it here : Visiting my nenek comel Also went to Bukit Tinggi with my husband and daughter to spend time and create memories together. Can read about it here. Somewhere in Aug, my husband and I decided to go for a quick stay cation at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur to rejuvenate because pregnancy is hard work LOL and you can read about it here if you want.  We also planned to have a final baby moon in Hard Rock Penang towards end of Oct for a week and this time around we will bring our daughter sofea. Intention was to have a bonding time with her. Let her enjoy being the only child, before she turn into a big sister. Hopefully it will go smooth as planned. Amin.

I mentioned earlier on my fb that I will not host any baby shower this year as my husband and I planned to spend time with our whole family end of this year for kenduri doa selamat. The plan is to bring our whole family from my side and his side to go for 2 days 1 night staycation at Ajlaa Village and host the Kenduri Doa Selamat there. However the date that we wanted clashed with sambut menantu kenduri of one cousin from my husband side. Since it is the only date we could go for by majority, we decided to proceed still. RSVP have been made, we paid the deposit for 80 pax and all arrangement have been done. Hope it goes smoothly and hopefully by then I havent give birth yet as the date is just 2 weeks before my actual due date. Please pray that it will goes smoothly ya. The plan is to spend time with family members as some of us live outside of KL and even those who live in KL we hardly meet up. To the point is to “rapatkan silaturahim” at the same time to share the happiness of a new family member that going to join soon and to say thanks to our creator via the kenduri doa selamat that going to be hosted.

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Then, my dear best friends decided to be naughty (and super sweet) were presistant on still having a baby shower for me. Trully blessed that our path crossed. These lovely ladies have been nothing but loving, suportive and kind to me and my lilttle family. I just want each one of them to know that I appreciate it more than they know. Thank you for the love and friendship. HUGS!

 

Confinement Plan

Also there is a change for my confinement plan. My husband was really into taking care of me during my confinement was considering to take 2 weeks off to take care of our new baby, my 2 y/o daughter and me. Come to think of it.. that could be a lot on his plate. Good news is, we came to a conclusion!! I am going to go to Kimporo Postnatal Centre. You can check out their FB if you want to find out more. I will documenting my journey at the confiment centre as this will be my first time trying out this service. So, glad to come across the services. This is such a crucial service. I mean, for those who dont want to burden their parents during confinement or maybe grandmother confinement center is such a great option to look into. They have specialise that will aid you so you can spend quality time with newborn while rejuvenate after a life changing experience. Great thanks to Ms Bulat for introducing. She is getting married soon, our whole family wish everything goes smoothly for her occasion!   P/s: She is an amazing artist, do check out her blog for cute cartoon and more!

 

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Look at their confinement room, so spacious right? If you are interested dont forget to check out their fb k?

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Kimporo Postnatal center also have trained nurse that will make your confiment journey a breeze. Honestly, I cant wait to check in hahaha.. sabar2 give birth first lah kan?

Update : We visited KIMPORO PostNatal Confinement Care Center and wrote about it here : http://www.illyariffin.com/2016/10/melawat-tempat-illy-nak-berpantang.html 

 

Baby feeding/ Baby Nursery/ Baby Products and Clothes

This is the part where things still according to our earlier plan that you can read here. I am still looking for 2 seater (front and back) stroller option, thinking maybe we should also upgrade the baby carrier that we currently have to a newer version. Will see how it goes.  I am determined to breastfeed my second baby as long as I could. Havent found the 2 suction pump that suit my need yet. If not, no harm using the current one that I have since it is still functioning very good. You can read about my Pigeon breastpump if you are interested here.

After all, the best we can do is plan but the best planner is still our Creator. Will see how it goes from here.  Thank you very much for all the kind support, love towards my lil family and my humble blog. I will try my best to share with you our life journey, the product and services we tried. Hopefully it will give you more insight. Lots of love from our home to yours!

 

P/s: I’ll share the gender of my baby and her name later lah k???? if tell everything right away no suprise already how? if suddenly the baby come out different gender how? hahahaha

*I am not paid to write this. I spent personal time and put in personal effort on this blogpost. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me/paid for me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

 

12 comments:

  1. Congratulation illy! Wahhh so nice going to confinement center

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    1. thank you very much Intan <3 im so excited to try out their services. nanti i share pengalaman :)

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  2. I'm excitedly waiting for your review on the confinement centre! Yes, dont wanna burden our family, although husband is nice enough offer to takes care but still...(underestimate husband' ability, hehehe)

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    1. thank you very much for dropping by! takpe lah give him rest :) <3

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  3. Love you mucho mucho too babe,hugssssssssssssss xoxo

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    1. ayna!!! thank you bagi the present for sofea punya adik and also all the of the arrangment T.T hug!! sayang you lagi banyak <3

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  4. Illy dah hint gender baby ke, kat last sentence tu... P/s: I’ll share the gender of my baby and her name later lah k???? Is it a GIRL??? by the way just to let u know, since u might be staying at Hard Rock Penang. There's a nice thai/Malay makan shop opposite Bayview Beach Hotel, price is affordable as well.

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    1. Omg! That is how bad i am at keeping secret 😂😂😂 gosh.. well maybe its a girl maybe its boy who knows 😂😂😂 n thank you very much for the kind sugfestion babe, will put it into consideration. I'll keep it in mind 😘😘😘 appreciate the tips!

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    2. Omg! That is how bad i am at keeping secret 😂😂😂 gosh.. well maybe its a girl maybe its boy who knows 😂😂😂 n thank you very much for the kind sugfestion babe, will put it into consideration. I'll keep it in mind 😘😘😘 appreciate the tips!

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  5. Congrats Illy! May everything goes smoothly! Stay healthy and happy yo! D

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    1. Thank you for the kind wish babe 😍 hope everything goes great at your end too! 😙

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    2. Thank you for the kind wish babe 😍 hope everything goes great at your end too! 😙

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