Thursday, November 8, 2012

Baby Items UPDATE!

All rightey. The best part of pregnancy, to me, is shopping!

Items that I bought will be of the following:

Yes. The baby cot called Bimbo Bello Crib that cost $400+ inclusive of bedding set & pillows & mattress & the cot can turn into a junior bed as well. Function wise it can turn into a playard & changing table. It is much cheaper than those sold at Mothercare (although Mothercare items are nice looking)

I admit. These toys are not necessary but I can't help it. I just want to decorate my baby's cot & those mobiles/ toys can be strapped on the stroller & bouncer. Plus it's colourful!

The baby monitor by Motorola may not be necessary but I feel it is for me. I don't live in a bungalow/terrace house mind u but my parents' place is a Jumbo/5-room Executive so my helper's room/kitchen is the furthest from my room. In a way, my helper has to tend to my grandma (yes currently there's like 8 of us under one roof, my parents, my grandma, my 2 siblings, me & hubby & my helper & we literally have 5 bedrooms), & the house chores & my baby girl in time when I start working. My parents are working as well so the baby monitor is a MUST.

That Winnie the Pooh w Tigger is the baby's bedding set & the bouncer. It's actually red in colour. Not planning to open it up yet. Will do after I go for my check up this coming 16th.

For the baby stroller, after much contemplation, I chose the Maclaren Quest Sport 2012 edition. I was comparing it against the Maclaren Techno XT. I compared their weight & how sturdy they are and how they'll last. Personally I would choose the Techno XT for only 1 reason. It's sturdier. But bulkier & 1-2kg more heavier than the Quest Sport. With hubby's busy work schedule, I can imagine myself going out with my baby mostly alone so I might as well get something manageable for petite people. The one I bought cost me $499 but got it at $424.15. Techno XT 2012 costs $568 from the website I bought my Quest sport.
If I am right, Mothercare selling Quest Sport 2011 or earlier versions at $398 & Techno XT not sure which edition at $598. Still, you can compare prices online! 

Here are the websites that I purchased my baby items. Do note that certain items I got at cheaper prices are because I am registered with them.
 2) BabyTown
 3) DearBaby
& to compare prices I went to:

As for baby clothes, since babies outgrow their 1st month very fast, I received good quality hand me downs & I receive a lot! Most of the hand me downs are Mothercare items. I received newborn baby bottles gift set and all so that's settled. I received changing table too with a baby bath tub so I purchased most of the baby toiletries. Except linen. Hoping that linens/cloths will be getting by baby gifts and stuff like that so I don't  overspend. 

So to those mothers/mothers-to-be, happy browsing ! 


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

28 Weeks into the pregnancy

Aside from the obvious AWOL,
I am putting some energy now to blog about what has been happening in my life. See, I said energy which meant I can't be exposed too much to the computer and I hate it when I have to stop midway just because I feel dizzy.

This pregnancy taught me that it's hard when you're gonna be a mom-to-be and will be even harder when you are a mom. It's harder for in the meantime because only hubby is working as I resigned the moment I found out I was pregnant. The hours and location isn't what I want when I am having my child. Different moms different views. I believe in spending quality time with family. 

Although I am lucky Ron's pay could pay for baby's, his & my insurance and also all the doctor's appointments, I still have to rely on our parents for everything else. Me & Ron concentrate on whatever concerns the baby & won't accept our parents money for the baby. I am very grateful for their support.  I can't stand being cooped up at home so I can't wait till I get this pregnancy done & over with and get a job.

I am feeling quite nervous now that the due date is near. 22nd December. I just don't what to expect once I'm in labor or something.. 

Did I mention Hershey got jealous when I got pregnant? Well yes she did. She started peeing and poo-ing at all the nonsense areas and her attention seeking mew are increasingly loud and starting to annoy me. I love her too much to ignore sometimes. & I realised sometimes animals are more attracted to someone pregnant. I don't know why. 

I've chosen the hospital I wanna deliver my baby. It's Mt. Alvernia Hospital. Their rates looks affordable and service wise isn't that bad. 

My recent doc appt, my gynae told me that my baby is healthy and the pregnancy is Thank God, doing really well. The only downside is that I only gained 0.8kg from the last 3 weeks. So an estimate my baby is now 1.2kg. Wonder how to get 1.8kg in 2 months. I do eat! Just not a lot. Because I'll feel bloated and that will make me feel nauseated and the last thing I want is to vomit. & if I bloat myself or eat too spicy/oily/too much chocs, I will get heartburn/ gassy. I will start burping for a long time and at the same time feel lethargic. Told my gynae all these and man, the medication that I have to eat is so much! & costly too =X Cause I am currently going to a private gynae & medicines are not subsidised.

Lately to spend my time with hubby when he comes back, we play Diablo III. Yeap. The only game I am willing to play with him aside from that League of Legends game that I totally don't wanna play cause I am such n00b shit in it that playing it demoralizes me! So every night after he comes back home, we will play till 2AM . I know it isn't good for me to stay up late but what can I do when your husband reaches home only by 10.45pm & he needs to eat and relax for awhile and then play & then sleep. I like playing games too and Diablo III is the only game I can play in the meantime without feeling unwell.

There are many things I wish I could do again like eating all the food I want. 
Wearing all the heels and clothes I want.
Going out anywhere to eat & not think if that place is too far for my energy.
Taking the train without feeling lethargic or needing to rely on those priority seats.
Not going for doctor appointments( I hate visiting doctors actually).
Having regular *ahem*sex*ahem*.
Dancing & not minding listening to songs that Ron listens to (lately all the new songs just irritate the shit out of me & I really don't know why. Probably from the psychological effects of when I was in my worse state in my first tri). 
& seriously many more!

I know this is a long post. I have been pretty lonely staying at home for a very long period of time.
I really need to start on that Yoga thing..

P.s I miss my hubby. I miss it when me & hubby were carefree. But u know, I can't wait to see my baby girl. I really wanna bring her into this world & give her our love. I talk to her every day & night to tell her we love her.

Friday, May 18, 2012

8 Weeks :)

After 4 months of tying the knot,
Right now is the first trimester & I am quite tired from feeling nauseated most of the time.

Me & Ron are pretty excited but I am worrying about the Down Syndrome test coming up and the blood test.
Yesterday went to the gynae and they were to collect 3 sample of my blood.
The first sample I was already vomiting in which 5 mins later I felt very faint and cold sweats all over. They had to give me glucose to increase my sugar level probably. I sure do not want to do that again :(.

I reside more with my family now because no one is able to take care of me if I'm staying over at Ron's place. All working and stuff. Plus mom's place has a helper so she can cook for me.

I can't stare at the comp screen too long by the way.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The days after that....endless

So I am now a married woman/girl. As I believe I have not outgrown my need of being pampered and acting cute with my beloved, I shall put girl.
People said that the first year of marriage is the hardest part because of trying to find the mutual understanding or adjusting to each other. I find it simple. But maybe harder later on when we live alone together.

I am still unsure to have a baby or not but I won't think that far yet.
And lets see what I can talk about.

I am feeling pretty comfortable working at my current workplace mainly because of the people there. They are fun. Friendly. And politics and shits aside, I feel really belong.
Low periods are boring but definitely fun. High peak periods are stressful but definitely fun too!

I really have no idea what else I should blog about aside that:

When my work office call my phone, I fear that I might have forgotten my work schedule again!