weightloss

The one thing that is wonderful about my difficult pregnancy, aside from the 2 lil angels that were yanked out from my belly by Dr Tham, was the weightloss.

I started out at X kgs (okay I is still shy about my weight, cos those of you who know me, know that I am no kate moss!)

So Xkgs pre-pregnancy.

When I last weighed myself before I popped at 8 months,  I was X+ 8.88 kg. (The nurses were so excited that they wanted to buy a 4D number!)

5 days after i delivered, I was X-1kg!

Can you believe? I was so excited that I had lost all my pregnancy weight and even dropped a kilo.

10 days after I delivered, I was X-3.5kg.

And now, almost a month after, I am at X-4.5kg.

I could have lost more I’m sure, but I haven’t been able to keep my grubby hands off the chocolates, pineapple tarts and kek lapis in the fridge. Tsk right?

This morning, I pulled out my favourite pair of GAP jeans that were just a little too snug a few months before I was preggo, and it pulled up easily, with a little room to spare! yaay! And believe me, my tummy hasn’t gone down just yet. So i hope i still have a few more kilos to go!

YAAAAAY!!!

weightloss

The one thing that is wonderful about my difficult pregnancy, aside from the 2 lil angels that were yanked out from my belly by Dr Tham, was the weightloss.

I started out at X kgs (okay I is still shy about my weight, cos those of you who know me, know that I am no kate moss!)

So Xkgs pre-pregnancy.

When I last weighed myself before I popped at 8 months,  I was X+ 8.88 kg. (The nurses were so excited that they wanted to buy a 4D number!)

5 days after i delivered, I was X-1kg!

Can you believe? I was so excited that I had lost all my pregnancy weight and even dropped a kilo.

10 days after I delivered, I was X-3.5kg.

And now, almost a month after, I am at X-4.5kg.

I could have lost more I’m sure, but I haven’t been able to keep my grubby hands off the chocolates, pineapple tarts and kek lapis in the fridge. Tsk right?

This morning, I pulled out my favourite pair of GAP jeans that were just a little too snug a few months before I was preggo, and it pulled up easily, with a little room to spare! yaay! And believe me, my tummy hasn’t gone down just yet. So i hope i still have a few more kilos to go!

YAAAAAY!!!

stretchmarks forever!

When i went to my Obgyn to get my stitches removed, Dr Tham overheard me complain to the nurse about how bad my stretchmarks were.

He then said quite plainly, “They’re not going to go away. Overstretched skin like yours won’t heal like other women’s. You’d have to go for laser treatment to remove the stretchmarks.”

I responded with a “WHAT?”

So yeah, apparently carrying the twins caused my skin to overstretch and unlike other mommies who carry 1 baby, my stretchmarks are forever.

If i do decide to do the laser treatment thingee, which my doc said will cost about $7K at this point in time, then i’ll have to make sure I do it, only after I’ve decided to sew my womb up, close shop and decide firmly not to contribute to our country’s birthrate anymore.

Ah well….I have many more things to stress about aside from the stretchmarks, doesn’t really bother me now that I have to live with them for much longer. It’s like a proud war wound I can look at to remind me of the ‘battle’ I went through.

Sigh…only regret is that I won’t be able to prance around in a 2 piece. =(

stretchmarks forever!

When i went to my Obgyn to get my stitches removed, Dr Tham overheard me complain to the nurse about how bad my stretchmarks were.

He then said quite plainly, “They’re not going to go away. Overstretched skin like yours won’t heal like other women’s. You’d have to go for laser treatment to remove the stretchmarks.”

I responded with a “WHAT?”

So yeah, apparently carrying the twins caused my skin to overstretch and unlike other mommies who carry 1 baby, my stretchmarks are forever.

If i do decide to do the laser treatment thingee, which my doc said will cost about $7K at this point in time, then i’ll have to make sure I do it, only after I’ve decided to sew my womb up, close shop and decide firmly not to contribute to our country’s birthrate anymore.

Ah well….I have many more things to stress about aside from the stretchmarks, doesn’t really bother me now that I have to live with them for much longer. It’s like a proud war wound I can look at to remind me of the ‘battle’ I went through.

Sigh…only regret is that I won’t be able to prance around in a 2 piece. =(

my twin pregnancy journal- you don’t understand!

33 weeks

Despite not putting on much weight, I am HUGE!

Besides the usual backaches that people associate with pregnancy, I suffer from a lot of discomfort such as, pain and aches in the lower part of my belly, probably because of the weight of the babies. My pelvic area hurts too, and my upper thigh muscles quickly tense up and get stiff after a short while of sitting down stationary. So everytime i get up from sitting down, I struggle a little to walk, and often look like I’m shuffling or waddling as the muscles get moving.

The other night, mum saw me get up from the couch to go to the toilet and she remarked, “Eveel, can’t you walk a little nicer. You look awful shuffling around like that”

Her remark just blew my top off!

I retorted ,” Excuse me, mother. I am carrying 4.4 kilos worth of babies right now at 33 weeks. How heavy was your heaviest baby at full term? Tell me, how heavy?”

She laughed and replied ,” Oh, bout 3kilos”

I then went on a long diatribe about how she and ANY other mother who has never carried twins before has NO idea what I and other twin mothers are going through, and therefore should do what is right- which is to keep their mouths SHUT!

my twin pregnancy journal- you don’t understand!

33 weeks

Despite not putting on much weight, I am HUGE!

Besides the usual backaches that people associate with pregnancy, I suffer from a lot of discomfort such as, pain and aches in the lower part of my belly, probably because of the weight of the babies. My pelvic area hurts too, and my upper thigh muscles quickly tense up and get stiff after a short while of sitting down stationary. So everytime i get up from sitting down, I struggle a little to walk, and often look like I’m shuffling or waddling as the muscles get moving.

The other night, mum saw me get up from the couch to go to the toilet and she remarked, “Eveel, can’t you walk a little nicer. You look awful shuffling around like that”

Her remark just blew my top off!

I retorted ,” Excuse me, mother. I am carrying 4.4 kilos worth of babies right now at 33 weeks. How heavy was your heaviest baby at full term? Tell me, how heavy?”

She laughed and replied ,” Oh, bout 3kilos”

I then went on a long diatribe about how she and ANY other mother who has never carried twins before has NO idea what I and other twin mothers are going through, and therefore should do what is right- which is to keep their mouths SHUT!

my twin pregnancy journal- breastfeeding fears

33 weeks

I picked up my medela freestyle breastpump earlier this week. After reading the instructions and going through all the stuff in the box, i stuffed everything nicely back into the box. I haven’t even charged the batteries yet. I’m not sure when i’ll use it, maybe not the first few weeks maybe? I’m not sure.

I woke up this morning at 4am for my usual pee break and to turn, which i do periodically every 2 hours these days. And as i sat on my bed, my head flopped forward half awake, waiting for my muscles to warm up a little before getting up to go to the loo, i thought, ‘This would be how it would be like waking up for late feeds i suppose’.

Then i started panicking about the logistics about how i will be able to concurrently feed Upin and Ipin. I started fretting- what if i drop them, what if 1 or worse, both, roll off the bed. Would I have to get hubby to help me, wouldn’t he be too tired for work the next day if he doesn’t get proper rest. It went on and on and on…till i found myself wide awake at 4am.

I couldn’t go back to sleep. Ended up making myself toast and an omelette and having a super early breakfast. Ah well, i suppose i’ll figure it out…

Yikes!