When I was in high school, my Biology teacher showed a natural birth video in class. I got traumatized when I saw episiotomy being performed. For a long time since, I questioned if I would want to put myself through birth pain. More than a decade passed and I clearly decided to bite the bullet and make a baby.
That didn’t mean I was no longer fearful of birth pain. But there was no turning back when I got the big fat positive on the pregnancy test so I tried to prepare myself…by watching more birth videos. 😂
One of the earliest signs of pregnancy for me was sore breasts and sensitive nipples. Naturally, one of the very first items that I had to shop for was maternity bras. However, I quickly found maternity bra shopping overwhelming. What a pleasant and timely surprise when Mamaway sent me a maternity bra to review!
We actually went for a 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D and VR scan at Sonovision but that’s too long for a title, isn’t it? And what are all these many dimensional scans? I only knew about 3D scan before I come across this sonography package on Fave. In fact, I only needed a 3D scan but decided to splurge on the Fave deal anyway as it seemed interesting. Most importantly, I really wanted RK to finally see the baby for the first time at Week 29 (Month 7)!
I’ve procrastinated too long to blog about a couple of major milestones: proposal, ROM, wedding and honeymoon (if you see no hyperlink for the event, it means I still haven’t blog. LOL). So let’s get the ball rolling on this pregnancy with my first trimester pregnancy journal (before I give up on myself)!
I first learned about stand up paddling from social media of people living overseas. At the moment, I thought, “Wow that looks cool and seems like an easy and fun activity to do!” It was almost seven months ago when I had my first experience trying stand up paddling at a tranquil lake in Shah Alam and I still miss the experience — thus writing this down the memory lane.
Over the weekend, I mustered a lot of courage to do a Facebook Live chat with Mei Sze about cancer and fertility. It’s a difficult topic to talk about in public because infertility insecurity has been my biggest issue since my cancer diagnosis four years ago. At that point in time, I didn’t know if I wanted to have my own children yet but very quickly after learned that it’s one experience I’d be most curious about if I end up kicking the bucket at 25 from cancer.
If you’re new to hiking and would like to start easy within the Klang Valley, I’d definitely recommend Taman Tugu. It’s a forest park with well-maintained trails and minimal elevation, suitable for families with young kids! The trail is also the prettiest in my book so it’s a treat for your eyes too.
While watching a COVID-19 press conference by the Prime Minister a few weeks back, he was describing the new way of life and I told RK, “new normal”. Minutes later, he used the word “new normal”. And I gasped. Then something clicked in my brain. This COVID-19 is sounding more like cancer, the more I think about it.
This COVID-19 lockdown has forced me to cook at home more than ever. And unfortunately, I haven’t learn to embrace the joy of cooking yet. My bestfriend even asked me to watch Julie & Julia after hearing about my lack of enthusiasm for cooking. (Nice movie, btw!) But unlike Julia who learned to cook because she loved her husband and loved to eat, I don’t enjoy eating. LOL. I guess that’s one enlightenment I got from the movie. I don’t like cooking because I don’t like eating. Hahaha.
Three months ago when I welcomed 2020, I knew I’d be going into unemployment soon because I’ve decided to take a career break. When March came, I excitedly started my “housewife” life, not knowing that just two weeks in, a lot of people would be staying home like (and unlike) me.
This Movement Control Order (MCO) that started in mid-March caused turbulence in everyone’s lives. No one is spared — young, old, rich, poor, healthy, unhealthy, employed, unemployed, self-employed, etc.