I hate that I’m doing this. Posting my blog secretly and locking the posts that I don’t want to show yet. Well, at least by Sunday we can tell everyone about our bundle of joy already.
So, the other day, I got a big mail from Dumex Singapore. One of my colleagues told me to register to the Dumex and Abbott sites so that I can get freebies and other informational guide regarding my pregnancy. So I did register.
My first gift package from Abbott was mentioned in my previous blog post and I was very happy for my second gift package from Dumex.
I got another pack of Dumex Mom Milk, Head Gear, Baby Bib, and Palmer’s Products.
Oh and I forgot about the infant Drypers! Haha! Doms was playing with the Drypers pack and he was putting it in my belly telling BabyPork “This is for you, this is for you!”
The Palmer’s products were very useful because I got dry skin now. We’re so excited to share the news to everybody already!
Of course we’re excited to welcome Baby Pork already. I can’t wait to know if he’s a boy or if she’s a girl.
Well, I really can’t explain well what I’ve been up to lately. The other day, Doms and I went to Thomson Women’s Clinic for my “real” 2nd pre-natal check-up. I was nervous and excited at the same time. The doctor said that we should be hearing our baby’s heartbeat for this week.
But because I’m praning of what some of my N@Wie friends and some office mates, I was terrified! Good thing my Doms was with me.
The doctor didn’t use transvaginal ultrasound this time. She used the actual ultrasound thingy. She first placed the gel like substance in my tummy then the ultrasound of our baby appeared.
Our Baby Pork at 8 Weeks and 4 Days
It was so different from the previous ultrasound! Our baby kinda have a shape already. I was laughing because I can’t believe what I’m seeing. Truly, God is powerful!
Then, Dr. Wendy asked us to look at the clicking thing on our baby and she said it was the heart and it was beating. Doms saw it right away. Me, I had a hard time seeing it. Dr. Wendy turned-on the microphone of the ultrasound and we heard it! Our baby’s heart beat. It was fast and the first thing on my mind was to record it. Haha! It was the greatest feeling in the world! Knowing that someone, our baby, is growing inside me! It brought tears to my eyes.
The doctor congratulated us and gave us more instructions on how to take care of the baby. She gave me a bottle of prenatal vitamins and she handed me lots of “mommy milk” packs for me to try.
It was a great appointment with the doctor! My due date was moved to 21 October 2012. I can’t wait for my next check-up during our Pinas vacation! I read that our baby is growing fast at this time and I want to see him or her always.
I’ve been experiencing mild cramping in my abdomen days before our Bali Trip. Naturally, I just thought this was a sign of my upcoming monthly visitor. I even told Doms that I might have my period while we are in Bali because all my pre-menstrual signs are present.
A day after my expected period date, I still didn’t have my period. I usually don’t worry about this because I usually get delayed. But something inside me is telling me to buy a pregnancy test kit. I still shoved that idea aside.
Two days went by and I still don’t have my period. I was starting to research on what could cause the 2-day delay. Some website say stress, some say eating patterns etc. but I was not convinced with any of it.
Then I stumbled upon this website:
If there was one thing that made me convinced to buy a test kit, this was it! I had all the 5 Strange Signs of Pregnancy and I became nervous.
The morning of our Bali Trip, I woke up early to fix some things for our trip and to test my urine with the PTK that I bought the day before. I wanted to test before our trip because I know that I will be eating a lot during our trip and I will be walking because of the tours. I just wanted to make sure if those activities were safe for me.
I followed the PTK instructions then low and behold, two clear lines appeared signifying that I am indeed pregnant!
I gave out a loud laugh. I woke up Doms and showed him the PTK with 2 lines and he said, “Anong ibig sabihin nyan?”. I told him, “buntis ako!!!”. And we both laughed and even if our baby is just a clot of blood at that time, he kissed my tummy and said I love you to him/her.
What a great way to celebrate our good news by relaxing and going to Bali!