The Birth of Samuel Part 3 – The Handprint of God

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…

The Birth of Samuel Part 2 – The Miracle of Birth

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…

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…

Dehydrated So Soon – 2nd Visit to KK O&G

When I first realised that my hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness) is back, I knew I can manage this much better than I did the last time. For one thing – I promised myself that the moment I sense dehydration creeping in, I would immediately go to the O&G 24-hour clinic for hydration. So I went today and…

Nervous Mom – 1st Visit to KK (O&G)

I’ve been trying to get an appointment to see a gynaecologist to confirm the pregnancy. At first I wanted whoever was recommended by Ate Ailine, who works in KK, but in my desperation I would have agreed with ANY female gynae. Unfortunately, there’s a looooong waiting period for gynaes at KK Hospital, so the earliest…

Blood in the Poop and One Scared Mom

The doctor warned us to watch out for blood in the poop, and the next day, there was blood in the poop, and one scared mom. She would wail very loudly every time she poops, and we were at our wits’ end, so we decided to rush back to KK Hospital. The waiting time wasn’t…

Too Much Poop

When I went home on Friday night, our helper told me that Lia pooped 4x the whole day. It wasn’t watery or anything, but it was strange since she usually poops just once every one or two days. That night, she pooped an additional 3x, so I started becoming concerned. The next day, she pooped…

Second Month Check-Up at KK Hospital – 90th Percentile!

We went to KK Hospital today for our baby’s scheduled second month check-up to see if everything is going well. Since we already had our HepB second dose at The Children’s Medical Centre at Bishan, we did not have to get a jab during this check up. FYI, the second dose can be given either…

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…

The Final Bill from KK

I’ve been waiting for the final bill from KK Hospital since last week for my normal delivery with epidural and induction. As I’ve mentioned previously, when I was admitted we had to pay the estimated bill amounting to SGD4,695.00 outright. I’ve been praying that when the final bill arrives, we would have to pay less than…

So Much False Contractions – And Still Not Dilated!

My hubby and I kept hoping that I would give birth before the check-up today, so that we won’t have to pay another SGD75+. I’ve had several false contractions, which I would even attempt to time, but it always goes away. My doctor said that the baby is about 3.0 kg now, but that should…

A Waiting Game

Today, we had another check-up with Dr. Natalie Chua at KK Hospital, and my mom came with us. My parents will be here for the next two months to help take care of the baby, though we have a maid already (the same maid who took care of me as a baby, no less). We…