Tag Archives: Baby Milestones

Comments

I'll be writing a 4 piece series with Philips Avent in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week in August.

This is my final piece: Transitioning back to work. Have you read the first few pieces? I wrote about my pre-preparation for Aidan's arrival, bringing Aidan home and a dad's role.

I won't lie. Going back to work was hard. The first day I left Aidan, I cried. Honestly, I hated going back to work and being apart from Aidan.

It is still hard but it's much better now. My last piece will focus on how I managed to transition back to work.

Pre-preparation.

16 weeks of maternity leave is way too short. Seriously. In the beginning, Skai and I thought of sending Aidan to my MIL's place (she will be the primarily caregiver while I'm back at work) a week before I started work so that it would be easier for me to be apart from Aidan.

...continue reading

Comments

I'll be writing a 4 piece series with Philips Avent in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week in August.

This is my third piece: A dad's role. Have you read my first and second pieces?

Avent recognises the equally important role that daddies have to play in the parenting journey, providing families with convenient solutions for baby's best start in life and leaving more time for family bonding. Thus this is a jointly written piece from both Skai and I. Pretty much like a "She says, He says" kind of article.

Let's start off with his thoughts.

Here are some tips he has shared on how to be a supporting husband.

...continue reading

Comments

I'll be writing a 4 piece series with Philips in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week in August.

This is my second piece: Bringing Aidan home. 

You've probably read about my pre-preparation before Aidan arrived and Aidan's birth story. Here's my experience after giving birth.

Untitled

After giving birth, I was disappointed that my milk supply hadn't kicked in. Thankfully I had very supportive nurses, lactation consultants who kept encouraging me to have skin to skin contact with Aidan and to continue latching him.

...continue reading

Comments

I'll be writing a 4 piece series with Philips Avent in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week in August.

This is my first piece: Pre-preparation before Aidan arrived home.

While I was pregnant, I did a lot of research. I read books, attended plenty of parenting seminars and even undergo a 5 weeks course to prepare myself for childbirth and taking care of Aidan.

Untitled

While I prepared physical items such as his nursery with sufficient supply of wet wipes, diapers, changing table, creams etc

...continue reading

Comments

Honestly, I didn't think about blogging about this but Skai encouraged me to blog about it for memory sake.

He also added that since my memory seems to be bad these days, I should really blog about it before I forget.

I didn't have a smooth sailing pregnancy as I kept having bleeding issues. A few causes that was diagnosed was the fact that I had a low placenta and that I had cervical polyps. Three of them.

From the start, my gynae had warned me that I might have to go for a caesarian due to my low placenta but we were all hoping and trying for a natural birth.

At 33 weeks, I kept having intermittent bleeding and at 35 weeks, I had a huge scare as I had a HUGE blood clot that came out of me in the middle of the night. Didn't know if it was the bloody show. Skai asked if I wanted to go to the hospital but I decided to wait. Didn't feel any pains so I told him I decided to wait.

The next day, I even told him to go to work while I made my way slowly to visit my gynae. Turns out that I was dilated at 1cm at that time and my gynae gave me some meds to ensure that Aidan would stay in for a while.

The placenta still stayed low then and my gynae and I decided if by 38 weeks, Aidan doesn't show, we'll go for a scheduled caesarian. If anytime before that, he appears, we'll try for natural (though there was a possibility, I might even have to do an emergency caesarian).

Turns out that week 38 falls zun zun during our paktorversary, our 7th one. We decided to fix a date for our 3rd party to appear on our 7th anniversary. After all, that's when the 7th year itch appears right? (on hind sight, it means we'll never be able to celebrate our anniversary alone again for a very long time...)

My surgery was scheduled to be in the morning. As I had opted for a single room, I could check in the night before, after midnight.

IMG_2453

We went to the hospital at 1ish in the morning and after the respective paperwork etc, I finally reached my room at 2ish in the morning.

IMG_2454

IMG_2456

IMG_2463

...continue reading