Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It’s a Girl

Here is the result of my pelvic ultrasound conducted last April 24, 2009.



SONOGRAPHIC FINDINGS:

There is a single fetus presently in CEPHALIC presentation with a BI-PARIETAL diameter of about 5.9cm (24 weeks and 0 day) and FEMORAL LENGTH of about 4.5cm (25 weeks and 0 day).
There is an active fetal cardiac activity and body movement. The placenta is GRADE I implanted at the ANTERIOR uterine segment.
There is an adequate amount of amniotic fluid.

As per pelvic ultrasound, the fetus’ gender is FEMALE.



Medical Meaning:
1. Cephalic - of or relating to the head
2. Bi-Parietal Diameter - being a measurement between the most distant opposite
points of the two parietal bones
3. Femoral Length – of or relating to the femur or thigh

*** For other medical terms, just visit http://www.merriam-webster.com/. ***


Since it’s just a 2D ultrasound, the pictures are not clear so I’m thinking of doing 3D4D Sonogram. I’m still thinking about it because it’s kind of expensive. 2D only costs Php600 while 3D is Php2, 800 and 4D is Php4000.00. It this will pursue, I will definitely post it here and update you guys.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Baby Sannaj’s Crib





We have been canvassing for a crib that will be used by our little one once he arrives. We have visited some of the malls. We have seen different styles and different prices. The price of the cribs that we saw ranges from Php12,000.00 to Php15,000.00. Initial reaction that we had was it was beautiful but expensive. We have discussed if we’re going to buy the expensive one or will try to look for a nice but cheaper crib. Crib is one of the most important necessities. This will be used approximately 1-3 years.

After discussing what’s best for the baby and for us, we have come up with the decision that will look for a cheaper crib. Money that will be used in buying one expensive crib can be used in some of the baby’s necessities. We looked for a crib and we found one in San Isidro, Para├▒aque near Greenheights Village, along Sucat-Baclaran Road.

It was a standard crib, has a typical rectangular shape made of Palo china wood and has a drop down side to make it more convenient in picking up the baby. The most important thing is, it just costs Php950.00. The crib is so simple, we still have to buy mattress, accessories or decorative elements. Good thing is we have saved a lot.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Maternity Clothes

I’m not used to wearing dresses and skirts. I’m more comfortable with shorts, jeans and blouses. But when I got pregnant, I have no choice but to embrace new things in my life like skirts, leggings and dresses. I can still wear jeans until the 4th month of pregnancy, but beyond 4 months, I really can’t. The jeans are not fit anymore plus I feel that my tummy is being squeezed. I thought I will have a hard time with this adjustment and changes but I was wrong. Wearing these maternity clothes feels comfy and I love it.

I thank my husband who bought most of my maternity clothes; my mother-in-law, she bought 2 of my maternity tops; my mother and sister of course for the clothes they have left behind in the house that I can use since my old clothes don’t fit anymore.

Here are some of the maternity clothes that I have:






Sunday, April 19, 2009

Here I am Lord

I always sing a gospel song every time I’m feeling down. It serves as my communication to the Lord. When I sing, I cry, I let go all the pain I feel inside. Let me share this song to all of you. Hope you'll be enlighten too.

Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GINNh15cT08, to see the video of the gospel song that really touches my heart and soul.

I, the Lord of sea and sky
I have heard my people cry
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.

I who made the stars of night
I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them
Whom shall I send?

(Refrain)
Here I am Lord.
Is it I, Lord
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain.
I have borne my people's pain
I have wept for love of them
They turn away

I will break their hearts of stone
Give them hearts for love alone
I will speak my word to them
Whom shall I send?

(repeat refrain)

I, the Lord of wind and flame
I will tend the poor and lame
I will set a feast for them,
my hand will save

Finest bread I will provide
till their hearts be satisfied
I will give my life to them
Whom shall I send?

(repeat refrain)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Threatened Abortion

March 21, 2009; I was in the office around 3am, I felt abdominal pain and mild uterine cramping, feels like having dysmenorrhea. My supervisor instructed me to go to the clinic right away. I was advised by the doctor to lie down on my left side for an hour. After an hour, the pain is still there. The doctor advised me to go home and have urinalysis to check if I have urinary tract infection. I was negative for UTI, so the doctor advised me to rest for 7 days and asked me to take Duvadilan, it is used to treat premature labor. The diagnosis was threatened abortion.

After 6 days, I went to my OB for prenatal checkup. I have told her about what happened in the office. She’d checked if my cervix was open because if it was, I will be admitted that day. Good thing when she checked it, it’s close. But I have a lot of discharge (milky) which can cause problem. If this will go up to the uterus, I will definitely have preterm labor; I was advised to have an antibiotic once a day for 7 days, vaginal suppository in particular.

When I have heard about threatened abortion, I was so scared. I thought I will lose my baby. But the doctor explained that if this will be ignored, yes I will lose my baby. But after all the medications, I was finally ok. I thought, getting pregnant is easy, well... it’s not! Definitely not! I am not complaining because I know after all the hardships and sacrifices, it will pay off as soon as the baby arrives. And I am just looking forward for that day.

Baby Sannaj, mommy and daddy are so excited to meet and see you

Maternity Notification


My previous supervisor, Jhen Jason, reminded me to process my M-1, when she found out that I’m pregnant. Since this is my first pregnancy, I have asked some of my friends about it and surf the net for the answer.

Pregnant woman should notify her employer or SSS about her pregnancy to qualify for maternity leave. They must be informed about the fact that you are pregnant, expected date of the baby’s birth and the intended start date of the maternity leave. Failure to comply, you lose your right to start maternity leave on your chosen date.

Maternity Notification form, Ultrasound Report / Pregnancy Test and Obstetrical History must be submitted. When I was processing this, I had a hard time with the Obstetrical History. I have asked my OB to fill it out but was declined twice because according to them, it will only be filled out once I’ve delivered the baby. In that form, the OB will be asked the date of birth and the type of delivery. It makes sense why my OB is not filling it out. What will she write there? I’m only 22-week pregnant. But according to our Human Resources, it’s one of the requirements that being asked by SSS from them. It’s really confusing, HR is saying one thing then the OB is saying another thing, but when you check the back page of the Maternity Notification form, it’s not asking for the Obstetrical History Report. Whatever! But I have submitted the M-1 form to the HR; they will just notify me once SSS didn’t accept it.

I will just wait for the update; hopefully they will accept it so everything is good to go once I deliver my baby. Everything is new to me, it’s my first pregnancy. Good thing I have friends that will remind me on what to do, I have my mother and mother-in-law that will give me advices and I have an elder sister whom I can rely on. Thanks guys!