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)!
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.