Our Second Baby and Some sort of wish list/ plan
Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!
Selamat Berpuasa to those who are fasting, n yes the word is out. We are pregnant with our second child. To be completely honest, it was totally unexpected good news. Many asked me how far am I in pregnancy and the best part is that I am not even sure. haha
If you have been pregnant before, then you might have known that doc will count your pregnancy weeks by counting the last day you had your period. In my case it was quite tricky, as I had a miscarriage prior to this pregnancy. So, if by calculation it is not accurate obviously.
Giving Birth Hospital Selection
Anyway, is it positive that we are pregnant and that all matters to us. Previously, I gave birth to Sofea at Tropicana Hospital and this time around we are planning to try at other hospital instead. Dont get me wrong, I had a good time and are well taken care off at Tropicana Hospital, it is just that we are open for more options this time around. Do you have any hospital in mind to suggest? I am open for public or even gov hospital. My good friend Ayna suggested me to try out Ampang Hospital or Putrajaya Hospital but in order to do so I need to get a red book. I am trying to figure out on how to proceed on that and my appointment would be on 23 June. I’ll just open up the book to be safe and in the mean time also look for other options. There is no need to be rush as it will take atleast 6 more months to decide.. Fuhhh..
Personally going trough pregnancy to me was like going to war. Like you can always read as much and learn as much from people around you but nothing could prepare you for the real thing. As each pregnancy are totally different, in my case.
During my first pregnancy, I dont have to face the frequent urge to vomit and it is totally different this time around. Okay fine, the last round I suffered quite a serious ppup till I get to be given a morphine to help me cope with the pain. But it was towards the 36 weeks of pregnancy onwards. This time it started early hahaha.. There is one time I vomited 5 times in a day that I end up puking blood. The reason being is that my throat lining is teared due to constant vomiting. But It is okay, also get dehyrated and stuff but its okay. I keep telling myself that is it not a worse case scenario. That I should still be grateful.
My husband have been nothing but a charming guy. I dont know what would I do with out having him by myside. He have been handling our 2yo Sofea since my sickness tend to kick in at night. He never once complained. For that, I am humbly grateful. Yes, some pregnant ladies tend to have morning sickness right? Mine came at night haha sometime …also in the evening, just to make this second pregnancy more memorable. LOL
On a bright side, hopefully I wont be gaining as much pregnancy weight as before. I gained 35.9kg earlier and God knows how hard I worked to trim them back. and then now I pregnant again LOL lets see how much will I gain this round. Okay, what eva it is most important baby is growing healthily, right?
Our family members are very supportive and happy to welcome our new family members. My husband plan to take care of me during confinement by himself. He is planning to take 2 weeks off work to take care of our new baby and me. Told you, he is such a charm, which I dont always deserve. In short, he will be my “pak bidan” is that what they call it? a person who take care of you during confinement. A confinement man? confinement hubby? Dont know lah. Maybe we order some confinement food, get some confinement sets and then engage “tukang urut bersalin” to come and visit maybe 3 times a week.
I have written about perbandingan set bersalin earlier (here) also tried Set Afiat (review here) and Set Tanamera (review here) for my first pregnancy. We are still searching for options. Do you have anyone, or any service to recommend?
As the previous pregnancy, we are planning to give breast milk to our baby for as long as we could. I do have a automatic pump that been sponsored by Pigeon the other time around. (you can read about it here) I do love it. But maybe it is time for an upgrade. Looking for options to have 2 suctions at one go instead. Yes, since I’ll get to work right after my 2 months confinement leave is up, so it is best to squeeze as much mummy’s milk as I could.
Shall I redocorate Sofea’s room? Will she be excited to share her room with lil sis or lil bro? Hurm.. Still thinking, hopefully it will go smoothly. Actually I am quite please with Sofea’s current room. It is gender neutral so maybe I’ll get a new kid bed for Sofea and then give the baby cot to our second juniour instead. 90% of the decor was by Bloom& Grow. What do oyu think? shall I re-decorate them? Hurm..
Baby Products and Clothes
Since I have given away most of Sofea’s baby clothes. I have to buy and get a new set for our second baby. Yes, we never imagine to have second baby within 2 years gap. Our actual plan was to wait atleast 5 years, but Allah decide to bless us earlier. I want to be a smarter parent this round. Will buy only limited amount of newborn baby clothes and mitten’s etc. As kid do grow super fast. I am planning to get :-
- Tommee Tippee bottles stock (sofea and lil bro/sis will be sharing the same brand) will keep track on baby expo date hehe
- A new flexible stroller for twin. Yes, becasue we can’t walk around having 2 stroller haha
- A new baby carrier, the current one we use for sofea and I am pretty sure new baby will need a new set for her/himself
- Another baby chair – got 2 baby to feed in the future
- Organic Baby Products
- Minyak angin, I think I am going to stick with Minyak BeBe Anugerah this round
- A new baby bag, the one I had earlier was great used it for a good 1 year plus. Then, I have pass it to someone who need it more than me at that time.. read : we didnt plan to get re-pregnant so fast LOL anyway, haha you can read about it here. Love it so much! Its okay, as time goes there must be lots of innovation and new selection to be pick from.
- Baby Swaddle – This is one the most important must buy. I love the one I had earlier from ErgoBaby, maybe I’ll get another set from mothercare. Such a life saver.
- Baby Car Seat – One of the most important as well. Imagining having 2 baby car seat at the same time, phewwww… will see how the ride goes hahaha surely wont be a silent ride. LOL
I think that’s about it at this point. We will see, the rest I can just buy from time to time when the baby needs it. So ya, that is basically our rough plan. Always, no matter how much we plan. The best planner is still Allah. Appreciate your time reading this up and for sharing this happiness with us. I cant wait to hug our baby. Been missing the smell of newborn so much! Thank you once again and please help to “doakan” the best for our little family.
*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.
I hOPE it will be boy this time around so Ammaar can have someone to plan world domination with, hehehhe =P A girl would be lovely too, Sofea can have sister to share her secret and clothes, wink2ReplyDelete
thank you for being such a good friend, Ayna! :) <3 itu la sebenarnya we both hope dapat boy sebab dah boleh tutup case hahaha but if girl pun takpe juga, still a great blessing and penting sihat <3 amin2Delete
Assalamualaikum illy. Rezeki korang. Taniah tau. Hehee semoga dipermudahkan urusan sepanjang mengandung ni.ReplyDelete
walaikumusalam Sheila :) terima kasih atas doa dan ucapan tahniah. appreciate it a lot! <3Delete
Congrat Illy! I don't hv any babies. But based on my experience in the education line, and jadi babysitter and adik. I think which hospital that is affordable AND near you is the best. Coz. you hv to make the trips, follow ups and if *touch wood* even further stays there is anything. The trips means not only for you but your family & relatives - mana yg dekat & senang nak jenguk.ReplyDelete
As for Sofea, I believe if you show example and shower her with love on how to sayang adik and encourage her by example to talk to the baby even if not born. I believe she can imagine and will channel the inner positive enthusiasm jugak. Also encourage her to like role play, if she jaga dolls..thn how she will jaga baby thn tell her stories like when you are small... u are like this/that.
Anyway if not mistaken lahir anak kat Selangor, I thought can get some $. Like government thingy. Someone mentioned some from some news.
Overall, all the best :D enjoy the process and journey of motherhood babe :)
Thank you for dropping by Vera Soo! thanks for the advises. the nearest to me is still tropicana however, there is some mrt construction going on so it does affect the traffic regardless of it being the closest. itu yang i tengah pikir juga if ada any other options :)Delete
wil ltry my very best to teach her to sayang adik, so far she is okay with other kids as long as the kids are not too close with me or my husband. Hope she will get matured over it soon :)
heard about the anak selangor thing as well, havent got the chance to drill down on how to claim. I think i'll wait for sofea's punya adik lahir then maybe can do one round :) <3
hugs! n thank you once again for the love <3
congrats illy and family! the vomiting part will be over before you know it. hugs and lots of love!ReplyDelete
thank you very much Intan!! hoping the same way :) hugs n hugs n hugs!! <3Delete
taniah kak illy. Soon sofea akan ada fren .. mesti dia more happy.ReplyDelete
terima kasih sudi singgah sini Liz! <3 amin2 harap macam tu juga.. <3Delete
Jadi teringin pulak nak pregnant lagi. Hahah. http://diarimommymuhaimin.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
amin2.... fuh fuh... hembus skit heheheDelete
Congrats illy. Bestnya dapat preggy lg. Hehehe. Pray for me too. Me tengah TTC untuk 2nd baby.ReplyDelete
terima kasih! illy doakan dipermudahkan for you n family amin2 <3Delete