Post-Partum: 6 Week Follow Up and Separated Muscles

I had my six week post-partum follow up with Dr Wong last week.  Everything checked out okay.  My uterus is back to its original size and position – damn, so my excess belly has nothing to do with the uterus and is just excess flab left over from the pregnancy?  Perhaps I should have goneContinue reading “Post-Partum: 6 Week Follow Up and Separated Muscles”

2nd Pregnancy: 8th Visit to the Doctor

I had my eighth visit to Dr Wong on Friday.  Vital statistics were good: Blood pressure 110/70 Urine clear Weight gained was not so good – 3.5kgs since the last appointment.  Gosh I wonder how that happened? *eyes wide with innocence* Seriously though, I did think I was relatively well-behaved. Baby’s weight: 3.4kg Ironically, DrContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 8th Visit to the Doctor”

2nd Pregnancy: 7th Visit to the Doctor

As “D” day approaches, we’re now down to fortnightly appointments.  The good news is that the results of my fasting blood glucose tolerance test came through with flying colours.  Not only do I not have gestational diabetes, but my blood glucose levels are excellent.  Great!  Looks like I’ll still be able to taste test forContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 7th Visit to the Doctor”

2nd Pregnancy: 5th Visit to the Doctor

I had my fifth visit to the doctor yesterday: Blood pressure was fine and urine test came out clear. Weight gain: 3kgs. Apparently still within accepted limits, albeit a tad on the high side. Baby appears a tad on the large side (which I expected) but not excessively so as to be a cause forContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 5th Visit to the Doctor”

2nd Pregnancy: 4th Visit to the Doctor

Well, that’s done confirmed it…  We saw the doctor again yesterday and there’s no mistake about it – we’re having a boy.  Even I couldn’t doubt the shape of what I was seeing – the scrotum and his penis.  Nevertheless, I had to ask the doctor again for any possibility of a mistake and hisContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 4th Visit to the Doctor”

2nd Pregnancy: Second Visit to the Doctor

We were supposed to see the doctor last week but since he had a few emergencies and was running late, plus Gavin was down with a fever, we rescheduled it to this week.  Now that I am past the 12 week mark, I am officially in my second trimester meaning that I now have aContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: Second Visit to the Doctor”

2nd Pregnancy: First Visit to the Doctor

On Wednesday, I paid my first visit to Dr Wong (the O&G who delivered Gavin) since discovering I was pregnant.  It was pretty much a routine check-up and confirmation that my pregnancy is viable, i.e. no ectopic implantation, etc.  Although I felt it was pretty much a given, I think it was a load offContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: First Visit to the Doctor”

Dengue, Chikungunya and Toddlers with Viral Infections

It’s day two, Gavin’s fever is still elevated.  The doctor’s diagnosis is a viral infection due to a lack of nasal congestion and phlegm, and Gavin’s complaints about headaches and back pain.  With reported outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya in the area, we were naturally concerned so we took Gavin to see the doctor.  OurContinue reading “Dengue, Chikungunya and Toddlers with Viral Infections”