I have disappeared from the scene for the past 2 months. No I did not go into hiding…
The fact is, I’m pregnant! Yes, am 15 weeks now. I couldn’t believe it when I did the test in early March. I immediately went to a doctor but they didn’t confirm it. I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks (by another doctor, a female gynae) where she confirmed the pregnancy sac. Then another at 8 weeks where she confirmed the heartbeat – it was amazing. I was still gripped wt fear though. Dr Prashant recommended me to go to Dr Yap at FMGC (Fetal Medicine & Gynecology Centre in Jaya One, PJ) for the First Trimester Screening at 12 weeks. So we went and it cost us a bomb! Paid RM650 in total for blood test, ultrasound and consultation. Dr Yap did an ultrasound to measure the nuchal translucency – a measurement of the fluid at the baby’s neck to see if the baby has a risk of having Down’s Syndrome. Luckily it was ok. But she advised me to do a blood test also. The analysis came back as my risk is 1:1200, therefore no invasive procedure is recommended….
Only after I finished all these tests and confirmation (by 13 weeks) was I ready to inform others that I was pregnant. I told my family members (though my parents and sister already knew earlier) and informed my colleagues and friends. They were surprised cos I didn’t say anything earlier, but I had fear in me.
I have been ok. I think morning sickness should be re-labeled as “evening sickness”. I start the day fine and as the day progresses, I get nausea, vomiting and backache! And I’m terribly tired everyday esp by night. My doctor says I should be feeling better and more energetic soon, and I certainly do hope so.
I’m sorry for my silence. Since I started telling out 2 weeks ago, I was thinking that I should update this blog, but I had no mood or energy.
To all those out there who are trying – you can do it! Put your mind to it, time it well, and make sure you are relaxed. You will hit jackpot soon.