Week 29 Pregnancy

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The first week of the third trimester does feel markedly different; the onslaught of body aches, breathlessness and finding certain food smells unbearable once again. It's still a breeze compared to my first trimester though so I'm crossing my fingers it stays this way till labour! I'm officially 10kg heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight now O.O This is by far the heaviest I've ever been in my whole life lol. Didn't think I'd go any heavier than 10 for this pregnancy, but at the rate I'm going, I'd probably end up gaining a few more kilos over the next few months. 

I've been spending more time packing and organising the room as well :) We decided to keep baby in our room for the first year until our new place is ready. In the meantime, I'd have to move a bunch of stuff over to our spare room (my grandparent's old room) that we initially wanted to use as a nursery. Decided to keep this old room intact just in case my grandparents ever want it back, and since we'll be moving out in a year or so there's no point spending money on renovating a temporary space. Our new helper is also on the way here! We're all really excited, especially my current helper haha. Soon she'll have a companion to share the workload with her and she can help me more with the baby :) 

More baby things arrived in the mail this week as well! 

Here's my favourite dress purchase so far ♥︎

I do kinda regret not waiting till Black Friday Sale to get it though, it's like less than USD$10 now?!
If you're interested you can get it here

Stocked up on some animal hooded towels too! This is rated #1 on Amazon because it's really big and soft :) To be honest, it feels more comfortable on my skin than the pricier one I bought earlier.
Am just gonna stick to these next time ♥︎

Get it here

And some toys for my baby girl :) Okay maybe I'm moving a little too fast by stocking up on toys this early (guilty "kiasu" parent), but I read that it's really good to have some developmental toys for your baby to start meddling with at a young age. I've already started to play the tunes from the musical box for her through my belly sometimes hehe, and whenever one particular song comes up (Twinkle, twinkle little star) she starts moving about more! So I guess that will be her favourite song for awhile ♥︎

Am also really happy to receive some gifts from Toni&Guy this week, aren't these mini versions so adorable? It's a travel kit comprising of 7 miniature versions of their top selling hair products! They're  also holding a giveaway on their instagram right now, contest details below :)

"We're also currently running a campaign called "Spot the Minis" and will be giving away two sets of Bali trips for two every other week from 28 Nov to 18 Dec. 
"Spot the Minis" at @toniandguyhmw_sg on Instagram and stand a chance to win a Bali holiday!" 

This pretty much sums up my week29 musings; #hellothirdtrimester 


  1. I like the top and your skirt on this page... and I share your joy of this new birth experiences..

    Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.
    -- Tina Brown
    Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
    -- Bill Cosby
    I believe that each personality is complete at conception and comes in the soul of every child.
    -- Taylor Hartman


    1. Thank you :) Haha the quotes are lovely and so true!

  2. Do you already have a birth plan?...I used Epidurals and I needed to engage an anaesthetic doctor to stand by until that time that I am ready to be pushed into the labor room and she monitor the dosage so that I could still feel the contraction...( I was overdue for my labor date...and that was my first child birth experience)
    An epidural is a special type of local anaesthetic. It numbs the nerves that carry the pain impulses from the birth canal to the brain. For most women, an epidural gives complete pain relief. It can be helpful for women who are having a long or particularly painful labour, or who are becoming distressed.
    An anaesthetist is the only person who can give an epidural If you think you might want one, check whether anaesthetists are available at your hospital.
    How much you can move your legs after en epidural depends on the local anaesthetic used. Some units offer 'mobile' epidurals, which means you can walk around. However, this also requires the baby's heart rate to be monitored remotely (by telemetry) and many units don't have the equipment to do this. An epidural can provide very good pain relief, but it's not always 100% effective in labour.
    What's involved in having an epidurall:
    A drip will run fluid through a needle into a vein in your arm.
    While you lie on your side or sit up in a curled position, an anaesthetist will clean your back with antiseptic, numb a small area with some local anaesthetic and then introduce a needle into your back.A very thin tube will be passed through the needle into your back near the nerves that carry pain impulses from the uterus. Drugs, usually a mixture of local anaesthetic and opioid, are administered through this tube. (An opioid is a drug that binds to special opioid receptors in the body, reducing pain.) It takes about 10 minutes to set up the epidural, and another 10 to 15 minutes for it to work. It doesn't always work perfectly at first and may need adjusting. Your contractions and the baby's heart rate will need to be continuously monitored.
    Side effects of obstetric epidurals
    There are some side effects to be aware of:
    An epidural may make your legs feel heavy, depending on the local anaesthetic used.
    An epidural shouldn't make you drowsy or sick.
    Your blood pressure can drop (hypotension); however, this is rare because the fluid given through the drip in your arm helps maintain good blood pressure.
    Epidurals can prolong the second stage of labour. If you can no longer feel your contractions, the midwife will have to tell you when to push. This means that forceps or a ventouse may be needed to help deliver the baby's head (instrumental delivery). When you have an epidural, your midwife or doctor will wait longer for the baby's head to come down (before you start pushing). This reduces the chance you will need an instrumental delivery. Sometimes, less anaesthetic is given towards the end so that the effect wears off and you can push the baby out naturally.
    You may find it difficult to pass urine as a result of the epidural. If so, a small tube called a catheter may be put into your bladder to help you.
    About one in 100 women gets a headache after an epidural. If this happens, it can be treated.
    Your back might be a bit sore for a day or two but epidurals don't cause long-term backache.
    About one in 2,000 women feels tingles or pins and needles down one leg after having a baby. This is more likely to be the result of childbirth itself rather than the epidural.
    Somehow my experience with it is awesome and I am glad that I made that option!!
    Best Wishes to you,

    1. Hi Diane,
      Thank you for all the information, yes I will be using epidural as well! Congrats on having a healthy baby, hope you're enjoying motherhood now :)


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