Pregnancy 2 - Week 19

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Hi! This week is a busy but fulfilling week for me! Was out for long hours a couple of days in a row and ended up throwing up again for a bit :// Guess I gotta pace myself! 

Anyway, the most exciting thing for me this week is my detailed scan on Monday :) To be honest, I really have no recollection of doing this the last time but everyone says it's normal procedure? Lol my memory must have deteriorated over the years.


The whole experience was pretty amazing cos there was this big TV that was facing me while I was lying down, and while doing the scan baby suddenly turned her head and looked directly at the scanner - so it felt like she was looking directly at me! Her eyes were.... HUGE. The nurse was saying she has really big eyes hahaha, and no deformities so yay ♥︎ 

I just realised I totally revealed baby #2 's gender already lol... yup it's a SHE! Kayla is going to have a new baby sister!!

D and Kayla went with me but only joined me in the room when the procedure was coming to an end, and Kayla screamed her head off when she saw me lying on the bed with the scanner. I'm not sure whether it's because she thinks the nurse is going to do something to her too next? She is terrified of going to hospitals especially after her ordeal last week cos of her fever. So needless to say the loving moment I envisioned the three of us sharing did not happen heh. 

We spent the rest of the day doing fun things together; had yummy japanese food for dinner and shopped for toys and clothes for Kayla! I think Kayla was really happy and super tired cos she fell asleep on the car ride home. 

My baby girl is looking so much more grown up now, and I really hope she'll love having a younger sister to play with! In the meantime.. time to think of baby names! :D


  1. Wishing you a health, happy pregnancy, and delivery.


  2. No one can imagine life having their own children. But when they are born, no one can imagine life without them.


  3. For all the joys and smiles they bring, a new baby is worth everything.


  4. All your loved one will always welcome another little cutie coming from you to say 'hello' to the world. Keep them coming!


  5. The world needs more amazing parents like you having more amazing kids.
    Congrats for having the soon to be arrived, the beloved Kayla's little baby sister!
    Thanks for doing your part.


  6. If you had nausea and vomiting during your first pregnancy, you are more likely to have it in the next pregnancy, though the intensity may differ. The closer you have your babies together the more exaggerated the general aches and pains of pregnancy seem to be, such as a sore back and unstable feeling in your pelvis. Second time mothers are bending over picking up toys and lifting growing toddlers and this adds stress to vulnerable backs, joints and ligaments. You need to try and bend at the knees when you do these things rather than bending at the waist to reduce potential problems. If the aches and pains seem to be worst, in my experience mothers having second babies often tell me the pregnancy passes much quicker. We have less time to navel gaze when chasing a demanding child around the house.

    Women having their second baby tend to feel the baby move earlier than women having their first baby. They are more likely to feel these movements at around 16 to 18 weeks compared to 18 to 22 weeks with their first. The most likely reason for this is they tend to recognise those first movements earlier. Women having their second baby are often surprised at how early they begin looking pregnant compared to their first experience. The maternity outfits do seem to be resorted to earlier. This is probably due to the fact that the abdominal muscles are not as toned as they were with the first and tend to allow the uterus to lean forwards a bit more. Unlike at the end of the first pregnancy women often find the baby’s head is less likely to go right down into their pelvis (engage). Sometimes this doesn’t happen until the labor actually begins.

    If you had problems with your first pregnancy such as high blood pressure or premature labor you are at more risk of this occurring again and so will be watched closely for any potential problems. This doesn’t mean you will definitely have these problems again...

    One more thing, start involving the first child in the pregnancy helps them to adjust to the concept of a new sibling easier.

    All the best to your second pregnancy.



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