Fanning the heat/haze down.

20130625-125057.jpgIt’s been a whopping 34 degrees for the past few days. Quite a spoilt brat to start complaining about the weather when some of the other parts of the world experiences even worse temperatures. But well, being pregnant meant that your body temperature is higher..and that can get really unbearable for me. I can shower and come out perspiring again, I hate that feeling. I have been trying to survive without aircon for the day when I have my off days at home and keeping night time aircon temperatures to a good 25 degrees in an effort to be more environmental friendly. But I finally broke my record last night, I switched the aircon to 23 degrees and oh my, I must say I had quite a good sleep minus the frequent trips to the toilet.

That said, I do feel bad about not being environmental friendly but at this point, I should concentrate on my well being right? This lack of sleep will make me a cranky woman and become very sensitive, or maybe even emotional. Not great feelings for bean to absorb. In an effort to cope with the rising temperature for day time, I have also made this awesome fan (not from scratch) by replacing the ugly poster that was promoting some taxi stuff which dropped off by itself because the glue was too lousy. Now I’m so proud to use this in the public, on the trains and while I walk..not caring if people thinks I’m aunty. I’m a fashionable (delusional) aunty if that matters.

The recent haze saga is also contributing to the poor air quality that is deemed as super unhealthy/ hazardous for many. I’m sure you’ve read and I don’t have to bore you with such old news. I just want to reiterate that it’s not just PSI you should be concerned about. You should also be more aware and concern about PM2.5 instead. As far as I’ve came to understand, this is the killer that resides in your lungs and may potentially threaten your health. Please people, try to wear your mask even the public thinks you look stupid with a bra pad N95 on your face. Better to be safe than sorry!

PS. From my knowledge, if you are as pregnant as I am now (third trimester), you should not be wearing N95 for prolonged periods of time. Keep it to 15 – 20 mins to prevent shortness of breath. It’s not that you cannot wear, just be extra attentive to your body needs and react accordingly.

I’m lying to you..

If I say I’m all prep and ready to birth. Who is?!! I’m actually embracing my fear, a little too much in fact. On one of the nights last last week, I have suddenly confessed to the husband that I am worried and scared of childbirth. I have been hiding my fear with pretty toddler apparel purchases and the thought of bean directly in my arms that I have been skipping the gory glory parts of it – the process of delivery. It’s even crazier that the right countdown counter on my blog says I’m currently one month away from seeing my baby. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to see dear bean and hold her in my arms. But I’m a mouse when it comes to hospital and all that jazz. I believe I am categorized as a rather hysterical patient by the people who has been through that with me.

I’m currently weighing my options of going on GA (general anesthesia) or just half body with epidural. Previously I’ve wanted to go natural but the gynae advised us to go for caesarean if bean is hitting near 2.8kg and above because of my narrow hip. I guess I can only update as I go by since bean is weighing about 1.5 kg about 2 weeks back. She may have potentially puffed up her cheeks over this week with the amount of food I’m gorging on. The good thing about GA is I won’t feel a thing and the gynae can probably focus better minus the hysterical part of me. Bad thing would be I’m not sure if the husband can go in and cut the umbilical cord and I won’t be the first few to see bean cause I may still be asleep… For half body, I’m not sure if I can stand the tugging and movements of the gynae on my lower body and remain calm..bearing in mind the same movements as my horrendous first root canal treatment when I was way younger. Let me weigh out the pros and cons of each with my gynae and decide nearer to date. High time to muster up courage for a new mum to be!

Punching and Kicking.

I’m not complaining. Your kicks are mighty and forceful and keeps me awake almost everyday but I’m thankful that with these ‘indicators’, I know you’re having the time of your life…even at 32 weeks!

It’s rather hard to capture bean’s movement via video. Been trying every now and then but was unsuccessful. It seems that she knows when I’m filming her! This time round I played mind tricks on her (and myself) by pretending I’m not filming her. Funny as it sound but it’s true!

Bean’s dainty feet collection

2 weeks ago we saw this cute litte caucasian mix boy wearing the most comfortable leather looking shoes at our gynae clinic. 2 weeks later, I managed to find the shoes online! I’ve not been bearing to spend much after my salary was discounted after joining this job but with the 15% coupon code and free delivery for expenditures above $100 (sgd), I’ve decided to go for it!

These are the damages I have incurred on my credit card for you baby bean:

foxysales bobux

images adapted from foxysales.com

Okay, I know babies grow up real fast…but how could you resist right? After all, the first tier is meant for babies 3 – 9 months, second tier is for 9 – 15 months and third tier is for 15 – 21 months. Bean is going barefooted as a newborn because it’s actually better to go barefoot according to medical experts specializing in podopaediatrics. Walking barefooted in the first year actually helps babies develop good toe gripping exercise, strong ankles and flexible foot bones. That said, my cute little shoes will still have to be worn when we head out because it’s a little impractical to let babies walk barefooted in the open due to hazardous materials on the concrete floor. You never know what you’re stepping on, even as adults! I shall not harp on why I buy these shoes but google Bobux and you may have the idea. I’m not paid to advertise for them but if you wish to purchase on foxysales.com and make use of the coupon code, drop me your email! 🙂

Ps. The boys shoes are super cute but I’m having a baby girl so don’t miss out!

The new roadmaps on my chest.

Remember the last time I said something about varicose veins? Recently the additional weight is taking a toll on my legs and i can feel it. Periodically I would always turn to check on that one super obvious purplish vein that has a life of its own. Okay let’s not jinx it. I’ll just say that my legs are super fair and that’s not helping either!

So last night when I was about to take a shower (not saying anything rated), I took a good look at my reflection and that’s when I shouted for the husband.

Me: ‘OMG. Look at my chest area!’
Him: ‘What’s wrong?!’
Me: ‘You see! All these veins! Did they used to be so obvious?!??’
Him: ‘…Normal what, you’re growing in size.’
Meanwhile, I was still disgusted with the roadmaps on my chest when he says..
Him: ‘I thought what happen!’
Me: ‘ But really scary mah, it didnt used to be so obvious..’

I would take a photo of the roadmaps for you to get what I mean but I was not in the mood. Probably put the imagery of a super fair person and the color of green veins running but not popping.

And next thing I knew I was telling the husband about how fat I feel.

Classic Dream…are you a dream? (part two)

Backtracking to about 3 weeks before, that was when I made my call to Tissot retailer at somerset to find out where exactly my watch was at. I had requested for a store manager to take over my case but the person who picked up the phone (named A) said that the store manager is not at this outlet today, thus, I told A that he could handle my case and not pass it back to the lady who sold me the watch (named C). I specifically said I do not ever want to speak to C again.

To cut the story short, I asked A if the watch was only reaching me after I delivered my baby. Can you imagine that? That would be in August! And that’s a good 5 months of waiting should that be a reality. In fact, I called wanting to request for a refund..that I was not going to go down collect the refund and they can mail me the cheque. Upon hearing the magical word ‘REFUND’, some actions were carried out and in the next phone call, A told me that their boss also does export business and if he will call me personally on the following Monday to confirm if this batch contains Classic Dream. I said fine to more waiting (I must be crazy!) and A actually kept to his words and called me to say that Classic Dream is coming. There was a date for its arrival and it was the following week. Isn’t it amazing how sometimes these people needed to be pushed? Magically my watch is coming after a mere phone call requesting for a refund. Its like they have never came to a good solution from April till now. Tsk.

The following week when the watch had reached the outlet, C called me. (Remember I said I never wanted to speak with C again? Ugh) She said that the watch is here and I can come by to get it. I said okay and I let them waited for one week before I pop by. Of course they wasn’t in any sense of urgency since I’m the one who wanted to have that thing on my wrist. When i reached the outlet, C served me. i wonder which part of ‘not wanting to speak with her again’ not clarified. I took to her professionally, examined the watch and I rejected it. I ended up not wanting the watch. I told C that there was a dent in the frame and her reply was ‘with wear and tear the watches will have more. This was the one and only watch that we managed to transfer from Swatch.’ In my mind I was cursing the shop. Who the hell told me that the boss went to export the watch in? So if Swatch group has it under their wings then why was I made to wait for months? Lastly, what do you mean with that reply? I was suppose to bear with the dent??? I’m appalled at the choice of words this lady is conveying to me here.

Without further consideration, I asked for a refund. C said that its her last day tomorrow (such coincidence!) and she will put it across to the supervisor to check with the boss. I told her she can check all she wants but I want my refund back no matter what. This has to be one of the worst customer service I’ve ever endured for a purchase. Right now, I just want my money back. Of course, I will ban this watch retailer for the rest of my life (that’s if they made it for the next few months).