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Finally, I’m 17 weeks pregnant!

2011 June 6
by MieVee @ MummysReviews.com

It’s been more than a month since my last post. The good news to share with you is: I’m finally 17 weeks pregnant with baby #2! He’s expected to arrive around 10 Nov 2011, which is very near my birthday. What a wonderful birthday present to expect. Oh, and did I mention “he”? Ha… he opened his legs really WIDE during the 12th week scan to show us clearly that he’s a boy.

The Journey to Pregnancy…

hasn’t been easy. I was actually pregnant last October with an EDD of June (that’s this month). However, even at the 6th week scan, my very sharp ob-gyn warned us of the large yolk sac, which was likely due to chromosomal defect. At the 8th week scan, it was confirmed that there was no fetal heartbeat, that is, a missed abortion or silent miscarriage occurred. I chose to induce the miscarriage at home through medicine. It was a challenging day. After that, I felt very relieved and regained my energy quickly.

After one menstrual cycle, we tried again for baby #2 and succeeded. Of course, we waited patiently until the 12th week scan showed a good chance that baby #2 would become a reality this year. Thank God for the blessing!

The First Trimester…

has been spent largely on the bed resting. As with the previous two pregnancies, I felt extremely sleepy and lethargic right from the start. This time round, at least I’d the energy to continue homeschooling and playing with Vee. That pretty much exhausted me out and I couldn’t stay awake long enough to write anything.

There were several nights when insomnia hit and I couldn’t fall asleep until 6 to 7a.m. This certainly made a me a grouchy mum. On most mornings (even now), Vee’s the one to drag me out of bed. Many times, I simply laid on the bed and let Vee play with a mountain of Lego blocks around me.

The good thing is there has been no nausea, unlike the first pregnancy when I vomited day and night for weeks. Being able to keep the food down means I started gaining weight early on.

I also begun delegating more tasks to hubby — bathing Vee and putting him to bed on most nights. This is an important period for him to bond with Daddy before baby brother arrives. Fortunately, Vee seems very attached to his new brother and talks to him a lot every day. It’s as if baby has already arrived — they’ve home lessons together, read books side by side, and Vee even tries to feed baby milk from my breasts! Yes, breastfeeding is very important to me, and I certainly need Vee’s support and co-operation in future.

The Second Trimester…

sees me gaining more energy again. We spent a short weekend at a nearby resort. Then I single-handedly brought Vee on a flight to Singapore for my first opportunity to vote in the May elections. Ha… everyone was concerned about a pregnant me handling Vee alone for the flights, yet I made it! He was very co-operative, and spending a week at my parents’ place allowed me to rest completely while the toddler was well-entertained.

Before backaches start to hit as my tummy grows bigger, we’re planning for more short getaways. Thinking back, I’m really glad to have travelled when being pregnant with Vee. While in my tummy, he visited Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Langkawi and Malacca. Then after he arrived, we only started travelling again when he was 9 months old because well… he was sooooo fussy about sleeping.

Looking Forward…

I’m clearing a lot of backlog of reviews and giveaways. While energy permits, I hope to share as much as I’ve learnt about parenting with you. Take care and you’d be hearing from me again soon.

Cheers,
MieVee

P.S. If you just had a baby or are expecting a baby this year, do leave a comment and share your good news too. :)

40 Responses leave one →
  1. Jen permalink
    June 6, 2011

    Congratulations! :)

  2. June 6, 2011

    Congrats again MieVee and may you have a good time in this second pregnanthood.

    Cheers!

  3. June 6, 2011

    Wonderful and joyful news! Congratulations!!!

    Wishing you a smooth, blessed and easy pregnancy ahead! 😀

  4. June 6, 2011

    Congrats Mie Vee!! We re on the same boat except I m 7 weeks ahead from you.Good luck for both of us!:))

  5. June 6, 2011

    Congratulations! :))

  6. June 6, 2011

    Congratulations! What great news to share on a Mon morning :)

    Looking forward to read about your journey whenever you’re up for it.

    Take care. Hugs.

  7. Vivian permalink
    June 6, 2011

    congrats dear! take care and here’s wishing you a smooth pregnancy and delivery!

  8. May permalink
    June 6, 2011

    Congrats! What a wonderful news!!
    Enjoy your 2nd pregnancy! Vee will have a playmate soon!

  9. June 6, 2011

    Finally! Glad to hear good news from you! Congrats and take care ya! Wish you the best in your breastfeeding too!

    My BM stopped 1 mth ago when I’m in my 2nd trimester but even as of now, my boy still dry/comfort nurse from me, so, yeah, hoping to make it for tandem nursing :)

  10. Stephanie Goh permalink
    June 6, 2011

    Congratulations!!! This is great news! May u have a smooth pregnancy and delivery!

  11. Thris permalink
    June 6, 2011

    Congratz!!! I hope u will have a smooth pregnancy and delivery.. Can’t wait for the arrival..

  12. Shirley permalink
    June 6, 2011

    Congrats!! So hapi for u :)
    We are both having rabbit babies.
    Take care n get loads of rest.

  13. Nik permalink
    June 6, 2011

    Congratulations!!!!

  14. June 6, 2011

    Hi MieVee, big congrats! Sorry to hear that you have to go through the missed miscarriage, but I’m glad that you have go through it well.

    May you have a smooth pregnancy and delivery.

    Love, from all at home.

  15. June 6, 2011

    Congrats! May you have a most enjoyable pregnancy and memorable one too.

  16. M Lee permalink
    June 6, 2011

    Congratulations! :) Wishing you a smooth and enjoyable pregnancy ahead!

  17. June 6, 2011

    Congratulations! What terrific news!

  18. June 7, 2011

    BIG thank you to all lovely mummies for your blessings. It’s wonderful to know you through this blog. :)

  19. June 7, 2011

    CONGRATS my dear! Very happy for you! Am impressed you managed to fly down with a toddler on your own… :) we are expecting number 2 as well, now 19.5 wks along, so can empathize with all that tiredness you were experiencing!

    • June 11, 2011

      I’d to use a leash on Vee at the airport cos 2 hands are really not enough to meddle with bags, passports, etc. and he wanted to sneak away at times. Enjoy your second pregnancy too! :)

  20. Suhana permalink
    June 8, 2011

    congratulations to you! I subscribed to your post and I find it very very useful. I am in my 38 weeks now and I will pop anytime soon 😉 I am very excited! Looking forward to hearing news about baby no. 2 from you.

    Take care
    :) and all the best

  21. June 9, 2011

    hey, congratulations with the good news 😀
    i’ve been wondering why you have been so quiet lately, u know, haha 😀
    i wish you a smooth journey with no.2 !!
    take care!!

  22. wenai permalink
    June 15, 2011

    Congrats Mievee! Enjoy your 2nd pregnancy. 😉 I’m also expecting a Bunny this year, a princess. 😉 She should arrive in mid Aug!

  23. Hong Fong permalink
    June 16, 2011

    Congratulations!! I was delivered my 2nd baby in Mid of April….Not easy now since you need to take care Vee at the same time…

  24. Miki Chua permalink
    June 20, 2011

    congrates… me too preggy ; 28wks now..

    my 1st pregnancy was same like ur 2nd case. doc told me the egg was deformed and at 8th wk there was no heart beat. but i did my scan at the government hosp with lousy scan ( i think)..so i waited for another week and went for private check up. Thank God.. he is nearly 2 now!

    happy pregnancy~~

  25. May Yee permalink
    July 4, 2011

    Good news and congratulations to mommy, daddy & koko – to a growing family!

    I ama mommy of a 13 month Sophie and in my 23 weeks , boy (EDD end Oct ) Stilll breastfeeding & going thru the morning sickness, plus the whole pregnancy package!

    The pains and joy of pregnancy!

  26. July 21, 2011

    Congrats!~

  27. Joelle permalink
    September 25, 2011

    Congratulations! Another month plus to go before delivery. I hope you have a smooth delivery! I just delivered my baby boy no 2 in June. Oh gosh! 12 hours of induced labor from 7am and finally delivered him at 7pm. I was so exhausted and relieved he is all good and healthy. He weighs 3.68kg which gives me and my husband a big surprise!
    My eldest son stayed with me in the hospital for 2 nights refusing to leave, and when baby bro arrives I try to explained and give him the attention that he always had. But as times goes by, he understands that his baby bro needs mummy as well. But nevertheless, he is always by my side whether I am bathing , feeding, changing his lil bro.
    I started reading your blog after I deliver and all these post regarding cloth diapering and breastfeeding gave me the strength to go on to fully breastfeed and the motivation to cloth diaper my child. It was[n’t] so difficult at all. I’ve made a mistake by buying a tin of formula , just in case. But if most mum can fully breastfeed their baby, why not me! Thank you !
    And by the way, my second baby is like Vee, a fussy sleeper. During the first 2 1/2 month, he will cry and fuss non stop before sleeping, a pin drop during the day will wake him up. He was colicky, gassy and screams whenever he passes out wind. Thank you for sharing your experience with me therefore i made it through. I can never say how much I want to thank you for sharing with me your experience.

    Good luck with your second baby….

    • September 25, 2011

      Thank you very much for your well wishes and for sharing, Joelle! 3.68kg is indeed a big bundle of joy! Really glad that you’ve made it through so far with baby #2. Time does fly, right? :)

      I benefited a lot from other mums on the Internet while struggling through the initial months with Vee, so I’m happy that my writing has helped you too. This circle of support that goes round us mums online is simply wonderful.

      Vee’s really attached to me especially before sleeping, so I guess he may stick with me like your older boy too. Ha, shall handle it when the time comes. We all find a way to make it somehow. All the best! :)

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