What the….

Nanaygin FaviconWell, the ultrasound result was…ok. two hands, two legs, as the technician describe it. The position is breech and the sex is hard to determine coz the feet is blocking the view. WHAT? I was lying there for a full 30 minutes and that’s all they can say!

Here’s the thing, the doctor who was holding the scanner is sort of an intern (I’m a university hostipal, btw)…who took forever…ok, maybe just a little longer than normal to find my baby’s parts….then afterwards, the actual doctor comes in and asked her what she saw…and check if it was right.

Oral exam ba ito?

I wouldn’t have mind if they’d only give me my moment. You know the usual here’s your baby’s feet…and that the mouth…can you see her nose? But at the end of it all, the doctor just told me my kid have two arms and two legs and the feet is blocking the view of his/her organ…oh, please wait outside for the result. Kainis ha!

The pictures didn’t help much…they hand me the result an hour later with 3 snapshots of my baby with all of it looking like the baby’s back. Next time, I’m not gonna have my ultrasound there. Kainis talaga!

Anyways, I lost half a kilo this month which was weird considering that I’m eating a lot lately. Dear Husband corrected me on this, claiming that I just ordered more but don’t actually finish them. He’s the one left with so much food to eat. Maybe…

The doctor said I shouldn’t worry and I’m not. It will probably be the same as my first…little or no weight gain till 6 months. Then, when the baby comes he/she will be 8 point-something lbs. I just have to keep on eating healthy food and not to forget my vitamins. Have I mentioned that I have so much vitamins to take? Well, I do. I’m currently taking a multivit (once a day), an iron supplement (once a day) and calcium supplement (3x a day). And they’re huge!

Baby’s heartbeat is ok though it was hard to get a decent reading on the fetal doppler. The doctor explained that my placenta is in front of my tummy so it’s sound is interfering with the sound of the baby’s heartbeats. Something like that.

Anyway, I probably just have to wait for the next check-up…

Week 20 – We’re Halfway There!

Nanay Gin June 2008We’ve reached the halfway mark…already?

Haha!!! I’m not sure if my coolness about this is because of experience or I’m just neglecting Baby #2 a.k.a. Toki. Either way, Toki is not about to let me ignore him (or her). The kick started 3 weeks ago but when I told this to my OB, she thinks that it’s still too early to feel anything and that it must be something else…hummp, thanks a lot!

Basta, I think its a kick. Anyway, week after week, the movements became frequent and now, it a regular thing. I’m still not doing any kick count but I do try to encourage him (her) to move whenever I feel he’s (she’s) been a little too quiet.

Note to self: Ultrasound schedule on Saturday. Not that I’ll forget. I’m too excited to find out about the sex…then we can really start preparing for the baby.

Pregnancy Quick Update – Week 18

Nanay Gin June 2008According to my record, I am now 18 weeks pregnant. My bump is now noticeable from the side though I can still hide it in my jacket. I’ll be having my second ultrasound in 2 weeks and if we’re lucky we’ll know if we’ll be having a girl or boy. Exciting!

How am I? Well, I’m feeling fine most of the time. My only complain so far are:

(1) the pimples on my face;

(2) going up our apartment (which is 4 floors high);

(3) and constipation.

None of these have been a problem when I was carrying my first, but apparently no two pregnancy are the same.