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Posted by anytimecheerful , 06 December 2012 - · 236 views
I had gone through a must do operation about 2 weeks ago. Lucky my parents were around to look after my 2 year old. Before I head off to the operation, I was still breastfeeding my 2 year old 5 times a day. Breastfeeding had to be put to a total halt because of the anesthetic. I thought my supply would dry up completely by the time I got home. To my surpr...
Posted by anytimecheerful , 10 February 2011 - · 186 views
I would surprised my depressed self a couple of months ago. I was in pretty bad shape, recovering from c-section, bad wrist injury, not enough milk, unsettled baby, controlling parents - I thought I was going to hand over my baby to my parents and live my own life again.
NO, that didn't happen because I got better physically and mentally over time,...
Posted by anytimecheerful , 31 October 2010 - · 237 views
It's a bit over 2 weeks after the c/section. And I noticed that lochia has dried up and so the milk supply is diminishing. I am really concerned about insufficient milk supply because I don't want Asha to miss out from the antibodies and other goodies from breastmilk. I have been quite upset over this because I don't know if Asha would still t...
Posted by anytimecheerful , 27 October 2010 - · 146 views
Little Asha is 2 wks old now. She still have the same problem after grandparents stopped feeding her mylanta before meal, and lay her down too soon after a big meal. Asha kept asking for more food when she's not feeling well - just like when I had stomach problem, I have to keep eating to stop the stomach upset feeling. I hope she's not getting th...
Posted by anytimecheerful , 23 October 2010 - · 129 views
Asha is already 10 days old! She has gained 235 grams and grew 3 cm since returning home 5 days ago. So far, she has passed the hearing test, basic tests done by the pediatrician, and health assessment performed by home visit nurse. Thanks God everything is normal with her so far.
Home visit nurse was very throughout about introducing all the basic...
Posted by anytimecheerful , 20 October 2010 - · 117 views
Planned c/s happened on the 13th. Reported to the hospital about 10 minutes late but it was all fine. One of my fear happened - all priveate rooms were full and I would be staying in the public ward until a private room became available.
Though I was smiling and 'appear' confident when preparing for the opration, I was really scared about the ep...
Posted by anytimecheerful , 20 October 2010 - · 75 views
The night of day zero was absolutely a sleepless night. Baby has very small and frequent meal - she practically fell asleep after a few minutes in every feed. What we didn't expect is, we fed her and changed her nappies. But somehow she kept crying all night. I was worried she might have suffered from some sort of sickness. I was hoping the pe...
Posted by anytimecheerful , 11 October 2010 - · 157 views
Tomorrow will be the day for the operation. It means if everything goes well, I will be meeting this baby I've been carrying over the past 9 months. I wonder what does this baby looks like, I wonder if this will be a boy or a girl, I wonder if it's going to be healthy, I wonder what sort of temperment this baby will have. I am hoping to find out...
Posted by anytimecheerful , 29 September 2010 - · 83 views
Base on the lastest ultrasound report, pregnancy week increase by one week on every Sat. However, base on the previous ultrasound report, pregnancy week increase by one week on every Thursday. I have no idea which one I should base on.
Anyway, another obs check up indicates everything's progressing normally - so it's all good. 2 more weeks from...
Posted by anytimecheerful , 25 September 2010 - · 152 views
Things have been overwhelming lately, since parents' will be staying with us for 7 months. Pre-admission questionnaire indicated depression. True that I had been on the edge on numerous occasions, thoughts of self-harm and blaming on the innocent baby also on the rise. Sometimes really feel like giving birth to the baby and then surrender it to my par...
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