of doughnuts and hospitals

Yesterday was a whirlwind of events.

Despite feeling light-headed, we went to the hospital for Mr Grumpy’s appointment and MAN, sometimes these appointments can take forever! It took 3 hours to do some tests and see the doctor, but at least everything is A-okay! Funny how sometimes you don’t want to know medical test results but when you do get to know, you have this deep sense of relief if it’s not as bad as you thought it may be. So, go get yourself checked if you have some health issues, if only for your own peace of mind. Mr Grumpy grumbled about having to wait so long, but I still would have forced him anyway muahaha!

Then, it was MY turn for an appointment. We got to see our baby girl again, her bumbum and movements galore!

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This is what they call a 3D/4D scan. According to the doctor, she said there’s not that much of a difference but if there was a 10D scan, naturally that’d be what people would ask for (simply because there is that option). Hehehe, admittedly, that was my initial reaction (WAH, got 4D ah?) but after our little chick has been so shy in letting us know her gender, we decided to try out this scan. Also helped me see if the strong bulbus nose in my family gene has surpassed Mr Grumpy’s nose genes..(I think maybe….).

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was worried about a lot of things. From drinking carbonated drinks to going over a bump on the road, I also wondered if pregnant women react more out of their own hormones or just anxiety in general.

The doctor gave some sound advice: Basically, take care of your diet in the sense eat healthily but don’t eat what people recommend you to eat if your body generally doesn’t like it, to get enough rest and to NOT STRESS. That helped loads as we sometimes forget women have been getting pregnant and giving birth since like forever, so why get so carried away by some things that stress you up unnecessarily? Many women mean well in their advice to other women and can have a strong approach in dishing it out, but be sure to do your own research and see what you are comfortable with instead of following blindly. I mean, you already have motherhood to worry about, and I heard it’s one heck of a ride!

3 months more till we meet her in person, but we are already in love with her.

Every time I feel a kick, I feel at peace that she seems to be okay in there and Mr Grumpy likes rubbing my belly (which is a lot more romantic than it sounds haha). I’m really grateful to Allah for helping me have guidance and care throughout the anxieties and for making things generally simpler to do. Thank You for helping me have peace.

Also had my childhood friends Naz and Rah visit for dinner. We rarely see each other so it was nice catching up. Rah brought doughnuts!

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Is that yum or is that yum? I also made carbonara pasta which seemed to be well-received! I am yet to write the recipe down, it’s an innovation from one my friend gave me BUT will put up a post of the tomato-based pasta recipe I have made a few times. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as we do. 🙂

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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