Turns out, no one accompanied me to see adik yesterday for my 5th month check up.
The nurse at Eastern Specialist Clinic had called me to inform me to come earlier at 5.30pm as my dear gynea had to attend to some mummies on labour at night.
Hubby could not leave early as he was busy in the office, and since hubby was not going, Little Habib could not come with me to see adik in the scan as well.
Surprisingly, the clinic was near empty as not all the night appointment mummies could make it earlier, and I breezed through the queue within 5 minutes. Gynea greeted me chirpyly and she says its just me and her cos my hubby was not around. We did the scan.
I went there feeling happy and strong, cos Im in my 20th week and usually the 5th mth check up would be pretty much routined. However, little did I expect to hear some uncomfortable comments from DR Heng.
During the scan, Gynea noticed that I have excessive water in my waterbag. Ok so what does that mean ? Cos during my first pregnancy, I had too little water which was dangerous and was made to stay in bed for a few days as fatique can cause the water in the waterbag level to be low.
Gynea explained that it can be dangerous because the waterbag if too full, can leak or burst and at 20 weeks, definitely, it would be too soon for the baby to come out. Yeah, some mummies give birth at 31 weeks, but thats ok as they have reach 7 months, thus the babies will be Pre-Mature babies. But to come out at just 20 weeks or so is just too early, risky and dangerous.
Nauzubillah Min Zaliq, I am really scared now cos I really dont wish to have a pre-mature baby let alone a baby out before the 30 week.
Gynea noticed that I have alot of fluids in my tummy because I have been taking sweet things like Durians, Mangoes, Gassy drinks , tea , coffee , chocolate , ice creame. Gosh... she was right. I AM guilty of gulping these down as seems that my taste buds this time only wanted sweet things. And these sweet things are whats causing the water to be retain as the sugar level was too high. Gynea was also concerned if I have a family history of Diabetes... which I do on my dad's maternal side. So now Im on a Diabetic Diet which is very much food - unsweetened and plain water only. Also dont squat down or let Little Habib bang on my tummy, cos I have to try to avoid pressing on the tummy. Hmm. OK I'll Try.
Another bad news was that the blood test I took last month, shows - low level of blood. So now Im on Iron Tablets besides calcium, fish oil and multivits.
You know, Im really worried, but I can only follow my gynes instruction now, no more soft drinks, chocs , durians, mangoes and drink only plain water. And of cos, I can only tawakkal that adik will come out safely when the time is right and not anything earlier cos I really love adik already.
Still adik is an amanah from Allah and I know that adik is NOT mine. Ok do I make sense here ?
Gynea also encouraged me to do an FA scan... which Im going tomorrow at Paragon. This is an optional scan to check baby's lungs, hearts and limbs whic I actually opted out as I wanted to save cost but since now that water in waterbag is excessive, its really recommended that I go, so that will be $120.00 off my savings for now.
Im really praying hard the results of this FA Scan will be clear of any worries and bad news. I just want my baby to be healthy. I said that from day 1, tak kisah girl or boy asalkan healthy. ( Ya'Allah... I seek your protection. )
I guess...now you know why I look 7 months preggy eventhough Im only 5 mths now. Not because the baby is big, but because I have lots and lots of fluids in the waterbag.
Adik, Ummi didnt have a good look at you yesterday as Ummi was more concern of what Dr Heng was telling me. But Dr Heng said that your active in the sac and growing well.
Alhamdullilah. We are halfway there.
Current weight at 20 weeks : 57Kg
Weight at 16 weeks : 54kg
قُل لَّن يُصِيبَنَا إِلاَّ مَا كَتَبَ اللّهُ لَنَا هُوَ مَوْلاَنَا وَعَلَى اللّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): "Tidak sekali-kali akan menimpa kami sesuatu pun melainkan apa yang telah ditetapkan Allah bagi kami. Dia lah Pelindung yang menyelamatkan kami, dan (dengan kepercayaan itu) maka kepada Allah jualah hendaknya orang-orang yang beriman bertawakal". (At Taubah : 51)