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THE DAY 1- Checking into the Hospital

Just got home from a long day out, and blogged possibly my last post before I go into delivery.

Really wanted to Dayre today but just too busy running around getting things ready for bean's arrival. Read the post to know why.

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4pm: We're in the ward now! Just checked in and waiting for my induction to be administered.

22 Jump Street on the tv now but we ain't actually watching lol.

Just sitting here on the bed waiting for my doc to be here.

Current emotions? I'm surprised I'm not nervous yet. I'm actually quite calm haha. Somebody else is obviously more excited than I am!

Totally enjoying the cold aircond here but somebody's freezing hahahah!! Still feeling hot all the time. Wondering if things will suddenly change once the baby is out, and I'll feel cold all the time. That'll be new...after 9 months of constantly feeling hot πŸ˜…

Feeling so supported right now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

He's so freezing cold that he wrapped himself up like a cocoon. After 1 min he's snoring hahaha.

Poor him has been busy with all the prep and house cleaning so can't blame him for being tired. He asked if being ganjeong makes one sleepy. No lo I think he's just tired hehe

6pm: Our nurse Suhadah came in to strap the CTG on me, got my blood pressure and oxygen level checked and gave an extensive room tour and briefing about what to expect from this moment on until labour. I'm impressed by their service already! Everyone has been so nice and friendly so far :)

Midwife Angeline also came in to say hi and ask a few questions. Got my meal order done and can't wait to have my dinner!

Husby went off to register for me and get all our stuff from the car.

Will be strapped up for 30 mins for monitoring purposes.

Baby is currently still active and kept moving about, causing the two monitoring stuff to keep moving left and right. Haha.

It's 6.26pm now and I'm hungry!

To everyone who sent your well wishes and prayers our way, THANK YOU!! Will be updating here whenever I can so that I can look back and refer later on for my official birth blog post, and also for remembrance sake.

Ahhh the beauty of Dayre!

#careenxlaborstory

6.30pm- Nurse just took my glucose reading, and it's at 3.9! Lowest I've been so far! How come!

Stomach is growlinggggg can't wait to eat!

6.40pm- Husby's back with our stuff!

Putting everything nicely into our little closet.

We brought bean's first toy too!

This zebra is a special one cos we bought it the very day we confirmed we're pregnant. It's been with us ever since 25th April 2015 and we can't wait to give it to him soon ☺️

#throwback to the day we bought it in BV2!

7pm- my dinner is here!!

7.20pm- Food isn't too bad, but the noodles were tasteless without the fish so couldn't bring myself to finish up the noodles hehe.

7.25pm- Husby is back with my iced milo from papparich downstairs!

Our gynae also just came in to brief me a lil. They're gonna administer the first dose of induction med soon, finally.

7.35pm- Just got administered my first dose of induction med by the midwife. The insertion is quite painful la πŸ˜… Now I gotta maintain my lying down position and not move around for an hour for it to set in. After that I can move around as usual.

Midwife said the effects of this first pill insertion depends on individuals. Some get the contractions very quickly but some take a long time. I don't know which is better 😌

She also said usually first child won't be so fast wan, so I guess I'll be able to sleep through the night!

11.15pm- Been MIA for the past 3 hours cos both sides of the family dropped by to visit! The in laws were here first followed by my family. It was a nice 2 and a half noisy hours filled with 15 ppl in the room πŸ˜‚ Chatting, eating and laughing about babies and giving birth and random stuff.

So nice to have everybody in one room together. The last we had a full attendance like this was probably during our wedding 3 years ago. Haha

And time passed faster too with all the nonstop chattering!

The in laws left earlier so we didn't get to take any photos. My family left a lil later and as you know, they're the Instagrammers and Snapchatters generation so sure will ask to take photos 😏😏

But not complaining cos we should be taking lots of photos in moments like these!

Here are some taken and edited by my sis, Gladys.

Not the best angle cos I look damn chubs, but I like this!

Monitored baby's heart rate and my contractions. So far there was only one spike at 60 (the green numbers). That felt a bit sore but that's it. Didn't even know it was contraction until boon noticed the number and asked if I felt any pain at that moment.

Felt like the sort of bruise pain from my liposonix treatment last time. But it's bearable. Hopefully I can really tahan contractions la 😌

Bean bean has been moving nonstop the whole entire evening omg! He didn't sleep at all!! So active that all the nurses kept saying, wow your baby has been moving a lot! And I'm like yeah...he's like that wan πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

Oh ya you can see the rate of his movements from the black stripes on the right side of the paper. The straight black short stripes above the last graph (that indicates contractions).

My family tapao My Burger Lab for our supper hehe yay!!! Had my usual- Elvis (secret menu). Do ask for it the next time you visit MBL! It's peanut butter flavored! πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Sisters selfie! They were all so excited πŸ˜‚

Lol Evangeline πŸ˜… (most left)

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Everybody's tryna be preggie too haha. @loveen what's with that illuminati sign hahahah!!! She was trying to pull a heart shaped anmum sign or something but look what it turned out to be πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ”»

My beloved parents 😘😘

They couldn't wipe the excitement and smile from their faces. My mum texted me this morning of a full checklist on what to pack for bean bean, and another checklist on what to pack for myself. She's always texting me daily to check on me. She's amazing ❀️

Let's play guess Boon's hand πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

My last bump shot for this pregnancy.

Love all the photos taken by the sis. They were all taken with iPhone! She's venturing into photography and slowly getting more engagements. Proud of her!

If you'd like nice, candid portraits taken, do try her out! She's just starting out so her rates are super reasonable!

More photos on her blog- www.gladystan.com. Instagram @gladystanxy :)

11.46pm- Me right now...just lounging.

Too excited to sleepppppp. Nurses who came in all said nothing is likely to happen until tomorrow morning. If contractions happen tmr morning itself then doc can proceed to burst the water bag and proceed with labour. But if nothing yet still by tmr morning, then second dose of induction will be given.

So far I only felt ONE contraction hahaha! Nurses told me to sleep nicely tonight but I ain't sleepy! I'm too excited to be sleepy!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

While I'm busy Dayreing, he's busy with his Star Wars 😏😏

After this he won't have much time to Star Wars already wan la hahahah!! So let him Star Wars binge tonight la πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Thank you everybody for all the encouraging comments, and all who camped my day!

It should all happen tomorrow so I'll update more tomorrow! In the meantime, appreciate if you could keep us in your prayers. Love you all!! ❀️❀️❀️

Took out my contacts and all ready to zzz. Better rest while I can cos after this I won't get no sleep no more for a longggggg time πŸ˜‚

Goodnight Dayre! ❀️

Day 342

Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015

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michellelau (avatar)

michellelau Have a safe delivery, Careen! :)

3 years ago

lovelumi (avatar)

lovelumi Safe delivery Careen!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

3 years ago

chhhhh (avatar)

chhhhh Beautiful photos! 😍
Safe & pleasant delivery, praying for you & baby πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

3 years ago

shuwei89 (avatar)

shuwei89 Pray for you and bean bean! ❀️

3 years ago

charlii (avatar)

charlii Safe delivery @careen! πŸ’—

3 years ago

puiks (avatar)

puiks Love the maternity series babes!!! So beautiful!!!! excited to welcome beanbean πŸ‘ΌπŸ»

3 years ago

SleepyMomma (avatar)

SleepyMomma Wishing you and bean bean safe delivery! An exciting journey begins! Wishing you, boon and bean bean all of God's richest blessings! :)

3 years ago

joycecsi (avatar)

joycecsi so excited to see bean bean!

3 years ago

junectw (avatar)

junectw All the best there. Gambate πŸ’ͺ

3 years ago

catfishjoyee (avatar)

catfishjoyee Safe delivery Careen!! :)

3 years ago

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