February 28, 2009

Mid way through my pregnancy

This week marks the mid-point of my pregnancy – I’m already into the 20th week. In my last visit to the gynae, which was about three weeks back, I had not gained any weight. At this point in my first pregnancy, I was already 8kg heavier. I’m quite happy with the way things are, weight wise, as I started at a much higher baseline, 5kg more compared to my first pregnancy. I’m hopeful that my weight at full term will not exceed that of my first pregnancy.

We did a thorough anomaly scan at the 18th week and everything looks good – from baby’s head circumference, heart, kidney, spine, ribs, hands, fingers, feet and toes. Baby’s weight was 254g then. I could also start feeling baby’s movement since the 18th week.

Symptoms wise, this pregnancy is slightly different compared to the first. I had much less nausea and vomiting, unlike my first pregnancy when I had a vomit bag hanging over my head for the first five months J. The only food I could tolerate then was pork/chicken and salted egg porridge from the neighbourhood coffee shop. This time around, the hunger pangs were much more prominent, and there were times in the earlier months where I still felt hungry after a heavy bak kut teh lunch! Thank God that phase has passed coz it felt really terrible feeling so hungry, and yet trying not to eat too much.

In terms of food, though I normally loved seafood, I couldn’t stand the sight of fish or prawns during my first pregnancy. This time however, I have an aversion towards vegetables and soups.

People say that if the pregnancy symptoms are different, then the baby is likely to be a different sex. Also, Yiu Yiu really looked like a boy when she was younger (people will not fail to ask if she’s a boy, even when she was wearing a pink suit which says “Papa’s little girl” or “Grandpa’s princess”), and people tell me the next one would be a boy. But truly, girl or boy, all we’re asking for is a healthy baby.

12 comments:

Liew said...

Good la, then Yiu Yiu will get a little bro and Tang family will have complete the 'GOOD' character lor

LittleLamb said...

ya...a healthy pregnancy is what we want...

beckysmum said...

Anne also looks like a boy when she is young.... Now, I have 2 girls... hehehe.... But both my pregnancy had same symptom! And YES, healthy is most important!

chanelwong said...

Congrats to you !!!!

angeleyes said...

I hope you will get the gender that you are wishing for! :)

A Mom's Diary said...

WK - dunno yet, have to wait till the scan confirms first.

Little Lamb - that's the most important, isn't it?

Beckysmum - haha, so not all old wives' tales are true eh?

Chanel - thanks.

Angeleyes - it really doesn't matter. Be it a boy or a girl, I have different reasons to be happy about. Would be really nice if I were carrying twins - a boy and a girl :-)

Mummy to QiQi said...

wah....am gonna drool over all these little calf on blogs this year!

KittyCat said...

Interesting! Ya, I always hope for a healthy baby.

I'm impressed that you're even wishing for twins.

I asked Hubby IF he's prepared for it since our chances are higher. He said, "Er, let's get pregnant first..." LOL

Hijackqueen said...

Wow! Congrats! Take care of yourself ok?

A Mom's Diary said...

Chinnee - I'm also drooling over your twins.

Kittycat - yeah, my thoughts are if get twins, can definitely close shop liao...hehe...eh, your side or your hubby's side got history of twins?

Hijackqueen - thanks. Looking forward to the new arrival.

Sasha said...

first, congrats on yr new baby. And 2nd yes..a healthy baby is what we really want.

A Mom's Diary said...

Thanks Sasha.