The Birth of Samuel Part 1 – The Decision

This is the story of the birth of our second baby – Samuel Timothy – and how all things really work together for good to those who love God (Romans 8:28). I went into great detail because I like to reminisce, and this is my way of reminding myself how things went down. You can…

Some Sad News on My Sixth Week Check-Up

During the first four months of my pregnancy, I went to Dr. Irene Chua, who was my sister’s gynaecologist. She used to work at KK Hospital, but she has since set up her private clinic at Gleneagles Hospital. Unfortunately, it was too expensive for us to keep seeing her especially during the time I was…

Finding a New Doctor, and Wishing Potassium Drips Never Existed

My second day at KK Hospital was slightly more eventful than the first (which I wrote about here). One of the issues was that we have already decided to transfer from our current gynecologist Dr. Irene Chua at Gleneagles Hospital (whom we really really like, and who was also my sister’s doctor when she gave…

Off to the ER

December 1 (Saturday) was my hubby’s office Christmas party. When I first heard about it a few months ago, I was planning to go with him since family was invited plus I like his colleagues that I’ve met before. Unfortunately, when I started suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), I decided not to go since I was…

My Last Check-up at Gleneagles

Today, my hubby and I went back to Gleneagles Hospital for my check-up even though my appointment was still a few days away. Since there was a free slot, I was not charged the additional SGD50.00 for emergency consultations. I was finally on my second trimester, and hoping that there would be any improvement in…

My Issue with Ondansetron

So after our check-up at Gleneagles Hospital (which I wrote about here), my gynecologist gave me a prescription for Ondansetron. We decided to get two tablets first since Zofran costs SGD45.00 (PHP1,485.00) each. While we were still at the hospital, I threw up several times, and I was holding on to hope that either my…

Never Thought I’d Be Worried About Losing Weight

All throughout my teens and twenties, I’ve been quite slim at a healthy 100 lbs. I started gaining weight in 2005, when my best friend became my boyfriend, probably because I was so happy to be with him and enjoyed eating with him. By the time we got married in 2009, I have already gained…

What a Way to Celebrate the Day

October 24 has always been a special day for my hubby and I, because it was on October 24, 2005 when he first told me about his feelings for me. I wanted to celebrate the day, as we usually do on the 24th of every month. Instead, I called my gynecologist at Gleneagles Hospital for another emergency…

Back to the Doctor

Monday. I got up early and instantly knew that I couldn’t come to the office. I was still feeling very dizzy and nauseous. I only had cornflakes and a banana for brunch, and had fried chicken and watermelon for dinner. I haven’t even finished eating when I had to rush to the toilet and threw…

My First Check-Up and the Baby’s First Picture

I went to work in the morning but couldn’t wait till 1 PM so that I could leave and meet my hubby for our first doctor’s appointment at Gleneagles Hospital. We had a quick lunch at One Raffles Quay where he stopped me from eating the steamed vegetables because it was undercooked, and pregnant women are…

Facing the Fear: The Dreaded Fertility Test

On August 2011, we finally decided that we were ready to know if there was something wrong with us or not. We went to my sister’s OB (from Gleneagles Hospital) and she assured us that some couples do take years to get pregnant. She told me about the 4 tests we would have to take…