Monday, April 27, 2009

Fruit Salad, My Latest Cravings

Though my food cravings have slightly disappeared, but still I had never a day without eating at least a tin of FRUIT SALAD with Carnation Evaporated Milk and Ice. Uuuummmm absolutely yumyum :).....

Playing Music on my Bump!

I have been playing music on my bump since I was as early as 12 weeks of my pregnancy! Thanks to Dangz Dhemz for giving me this idea, it is really true! Though it was quite early when I started it, but it was never too early to get used to it right? Which I duly did, and while thinking and searching of what must be the ideal music for babies, I used to play my old country, love, and Christian songs.

Until, I decided to buy the most Classical ones and Lullaby's....
Baby inside mother's womb becomes aware of the outside world from as early as 15 weeks, and will respond to sounds, like voices, music from 25 weeks. We might imagine it's quite in there, but our womb is actually quite a noisy place. Our HEARTBEAT and BREATHING, the blood flowing in our veins and our digestive gasses all combine to make up the sounds our baby hears everyday!
Talking, reading and singing or playing music to the bump allows the baby to connect with you even before she's born. Although she may not be able to understand what we're saying it's not what you say but how you say it that matters. The tone of your voice as you talk or sing your favorite song will help her to recognise you when she is born....

Friday, April 24, 2009

Books Hubby To Read Whenever Baby is Awake

We just bought these two books for my hubby to read on my tummy. I have been asking him to sing but funny as he doesn't know how to sing, so he talks to our baby instead!... I even suggested to buy some children's books and read every morning or whenever I feel baby is awake! This is one of way of recognizing dad's voice while still inside....and we finally did!

Made me realize in the end that we bought these girly books, though we weren't sure if we are going to have a baby girl! Do our instincts have had said so?

I Am 17 Weeks Pregnant - This Is What My Baby May Look Like!

This is what my baby may look like inside my big bump!

My baby is now nearly 5.5 inches/ 13 centimetres long from crown to rump and weighs approximately 5 ounces/ 140 grams. Her skeleton is mostly rubbery cartilage, which will harden later. A protective substance called myelin slowly begins to wrap around the spinal cord.

With the help of a special stethoscope, I may now hear your baby's heartbeat. There's almost nothing more comforting or exciting than hearing your baby's heartbeat galloping along. On days when you're worried about how your pregnancy is progressing, hearing the heartbeat lets you know that your baby's developing and growing. For times when boredom strikes and you feel as if you'll be pregnant forever, it can be a pleasant reminder of what will come at the end of 40 weeks of waiting.

It says, your growing uterus has shifted your centre of gravity and you've probably been feeling a bit off-kilter. Be careful and wear low-heeled shoes. Finding it hard to settle when you go to bed? Check our tips for sleep in the second trimester.

If you haven't had an
amniocentesis yet and plan to, this week is a good time. One perk: You'll get a long look at your baby through the ultrasound scan used during this procedure.

Source: Baby Centre UK

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Baby's House Bank (Piggy Bank)

House version of Piggy bank for my baby, and we have been putting coins for about 2 months now! I'm sure when my baby comes out, he'll/she'll be richer than mommy lol... It's half full already, could be a total of at least £50!... a lot of money huh!!.. and will be deposited on his/her future bank account.

By the way, he'll/she'll also get £190 cash and it'll be given on my 25th week (from the government), this is to make sure mums can buy all the basics baby needs when he/she comes out. Plus a voucher of £250 for a bank savings account, and will only be touched when he or she reaches 18 years of age! So our job would be to deposit money for 17 years, uuummm I bet the money would be plenty enough to buy his/her first car!!

It feels so amazing, indeed!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My 3 and Half Months Baby Bump!!

This was taken two weeks ago, and I am now in my 4th month of pregnancy - slightly bigger than this one!

What can you say??? uummm surely you'd say, blimey Madz you've lost your waistline hahaha indeed!!! Plus it doubled, oh dear... I still have a coca-cola body but in CAN instead, not in bottle anymore hahahahaha... never mind... what is important to me now is to see my baby very very soon! HUBBY and I ARE BOTH SO EXCITED....

Comfort Toys With Blanket for my Baby

LITTLE ROO - my mother-in-law bought these two comfort toys with blanket for my baby. She bought one a week ago and decided to buy another one the other day, in case for some reason we loose one at least we have a spare, otherwise its gonna be a crying baby. This is the first baby stuff I got as present, haven't started buying yet, not just yet....

Like Alfie, he also got one but quite a different one - he call it "Larry" and wherever he goes it should be with him, plus his dummy! I haven't decided if I call them DAISY or SAM depending if having a baby girl or a boy.

10 Ways To Make Life Easier During Pregnancy

These tips brought to me by Babies R Us Shopping for Mums-to-be, and this is where I am going to buy most stuffs for my baby as soon as I start.

1) Personal Shopper Service - A FREE service which I could make an appointment or simply visit the nearest store to get guaranteed satisfaction from their knowledgeable, highly trained advisors on all baby purchases.

2) On-line Shopping - shop from the comfort at home, and for quick shopping I can just simply key in the reference number from the catalog in the search box to see directly the product I want.

3) Free Expert, Friendly Advice Leaflets - all the tips and guide on how to use baby stuffs especially for first time mums....

4) Bottle Warning Service - they help too..

5) Fully equipped (private) changing facilities - what a delight!

6) Free Baby Gift List - It's absolutely free! by making one, I can inform my families or friends who wanted to buy something for my baby - a list where they can access anytime.

7) Delivery Service Online - they deliver to our home for FREE upon spending £150 or more online.

8) FREE Mother and Baby Club Membership - by joining the club it'd allow me to SAVE ££££ on all essential purchases.

9) Gold Card Savings - I can receive up to 50% of my total spending back in money off coupons when I apply and use card for my purchases.

10) Gift Cards - an ideal gift to someone else.

As of the moment, I am busy reading books and magazines for tips and ideas of having a healty pregnancy.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I am 15 Weeks Pregnant - Fetal Development

It says that though I may not know it when it happens, but my tiny tenant frequently gets the hiccups, which babies master before breathing. Babies don't make any sound because their trachea is filled with fluid rather than air.

Although I've probably gained between 5 and 10 pounds / 2.2 - 4.5 kilograms (which I really have!!):

1) The fetus weighs in at around only 2.5 ounces / 70 grams. It measures nearly 4 inches / 11 centimetres long, crown to rump.

2) Legs are growing longer than the arms now, fingernails are fully formed and all the joints and limbs can move.

3) The most exciting of all is, I may be able to find out the sex of my baby by
ultrasound now, since the external genitals may be developed enough that the ultrasound technician can tell you if you're going to have a boy or a girl.

... but I won't be having my next scan by 20th week which will be on the 2nd week of May....

If the idea of having a baby seems so remote, nothing makes it feel more real than
feeling your baby move for the first time. Most mums-to-be discern movement (called quickening) between 16 and 20 weeks. If you've been pregnant before, you'll feel things earlier rather than later. What you may first think is a rumbling stomach may be your baby doing some back flips. Make note of when you first start feeling the baby and tell your midwife at your next visit. This middle stage of pregnancy is a good time to start exercising.

• Note: Experts say every baby develops differently - even in utero. These fetal development pages are designed to give a general idea of how a fetus grows in the womb.

Source: Baby Centre UK

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hubby Is Experiencing Some Cravings For Me?

"The Pride of Hingotanan Bohol" - My Life's Journey to Success: Hubby Is Experiencing Some Cravings For Me?

A Bag of Freebies - Mum-to-be Essentials

I have claimed my Mum-to-be Essentials (freebies from various companies hosted by Bounty), given free to all mums-to-be here in the UK! I was really excited, though these may not cost a lot, but the fact that I am a first time mum-to-be, these products would definitely give me ideas what to use as soon as my baby comes out - then this makes a lot right?

Basically, this is to introduce different baby products or assorted baby essentials mums-to-be or mums might considering of using like pampers, baby wipes, cream for rashes, cheap books' collection, drinks, soap powder, etc...

I am pleasantly surprised to discover how they look after mums-to-be, by way of giving health and living advise.

14th Week of Pregnancy - Fetal Development

My baby will be 15th week in two days time! I have missed to give you updates the whole week, as I was feeling exhausted, tired all the time.

Crown to rump, my baby is around 3 and a half inches / 9 centimetres long and weighs one and a half ounces / 43 grams. The body is now growing faster than the head. This week, its parchment-thin skin covers itself with
lanugo (ultra-fine, downy hair that usually disappears before birth). Though eyebrows are beginning to grow and the hair on top of the head is sprouting, this hair may change in both texture and colour after birth.

About now, the fetus can grasp, squint, frown, and grimace. It may even be able to suck its thumb. Researchers believe these and other movements probably correspond to the development of impulses in the brain.

Note: If you haven't yet made an appointment for
maternal serum screening (also known as the triple test), you may want to do so now. The test provides more information about your baby, and screens for Down's syndrome and other birth defects. Also, your obstetrician may recommend an amniocentesis between 15 and 18 weeks for women over 35 and those with a history of birth defects. If you are over 35, have a look at our article on how age affects pregnancy.

• Note: Experts say every baby develops differently -- even in utero. These fetal development pages are designed to give a general idea of how a fetus grows in the womb.

Source: Baby Centre UK