Okay first & foremost, sorry for all the little scare about the right twinge/jabs/sprain that I was complaining about in my previous post. And thank you for all the little comforting messages. Gynae A assured me that it was all normal, just y’know…’em round ligament pains (oh damnit!) which are part of the pregnancy package (okay, I’m so not complaining) and even went to the extent of telling me about his patient who had them so bad that she screamed, was on medical leave for 4 days and said it was “worse than childbirth”. I should count my lucky stars I could survive at least half of today with them and somehow it all went away (along with that horrible on/off tummy ache I had as we were sitting outside the sonographer’s consultation room) when I saw baby moving. Psychological, much? 😀
I’ve also been meaning and want to post up a happy 20-week post, along with my new hair colour and cut (have I mentioned that already?) but things have been moving along too quickly for me to be able to snap any decent photos, getting it uploaded and besides I was too thrilled by today’s highlight.
It was our 20 weeks detailed scan today and baby cooperated 100%, albeit some peek-a-boo moments here and there thankfully short; allowing ms. sonographer to capture proper shots of the heart, blood vessels, nose bridge, etc. When she first started, she asked if I wanted to know the gender and before I could answer, my very excited husband went “but it’s so obvious, right in your face”. Nevermind. So I said yes pray tell, and she told me that we were having a baby boy!!!
[now I’m really thrilled about this because I’ve been sensing that it’d be a boy since week 12 and to know that mama’s instincts were right all along… = SATISFACTION!]
After our 25-min long detailed scan and baby candy (of which I felt God’s goodness surrounding me each & every time ms. sonographer pointed out what she was capturing and that it looked good), we proceeded to TPS to wait for gynae A for the consultation bit. Now a wait at TPS (due to the amount of patients that the hospital receives & gynae’s popularity) is usually about 2 to 2.5 hr long so we were rather pleased (again, another pleasant surprise) to be called to his room in just under 30 minutes.
I’ve no idea what I was thinking but as I walked in and he went “congrats!”, I actually threw my gyane a high-5 (if you see him, you’d know what I mean, he’s not one who does hi-5s). He mentioned that everything looked ‘excellent’ (that’s better than the usual great & good right?) except that baby was a little on the bigger/heavier side and that I was to monitor my diet so that we wouldn’t have to resort to seeing the knife. He specifically said no durians, no sweet stuff if I wanted it natural because his current weight estimation for baby was a minimum of 3.4kg and this meant it could only get…bigger. Bo was happy of course, to know that his son also had long limbs when the doc mentioned that thighs were measuring a little longer but was in the normal range no less since bo has relatively tall genes.
There was a mini concern being highlighted too, though not any cause for concern (yet). My placenta was measuring a little low but gynae A predicted that it would only get higher as the uterus continues to expand and that I had to minimize squatting and walking too much which may lead to bleeding. And we definitely don’t want that.
All in all, session went smooth and well with lots of laughs and smiles in between. Which brings me to my next decision: do I stick with him all the way? And no more procrastinating? Or do I give gynae B another chance, since he is equally good?
Maybe I do know the answer after all but I’m just not committing to it at the moment. And maybe what I rather have on my mind is a shopping list now that I know we can go crazy with the blues!