my twin pregnancy journal- the stretchmarks are here!

31 weeks


Hurrah! The stretchmarks are here!

In case you’re a dense idiot…i’m being sarcastic!

All the bio-oil and cocoa butter i’ve been lathering on myself have not been able to save me from the dreaded stretchmarks.

To be fair, it was a losing battle to begin with. There was no way, with 2 huge babies resting and growing very very well in my belly, was my skin going to stretch gracefully without breaking into stretchmarks.

I try and remind myself of what a friend’s hubby called her stretchmarks, he called them lovemarks. Reminders of how much love and joy she brought into the world.

Sweet…though i’d prefer no stretchmarks still! =)

my twin pregnancy journal- much to be thankful for

week 30

Honestly, I felt a bit guilty yesterday. No, make it a LOT guilty yesterday. Guilty for complaining and whining about the discomforts of this pregnancy that I’m experiencing.

Went to the extended family gathering yesteday, where MANY ooohed and aaaahed over my huge baby belly. I have some relatives who are trying very very hard to have babies, and some who have given up, who rubbed and rubbed my baby belly, hoping that some of the luck would rub off on them and that they would jangkit (be infected) by my pregnancy.

I supposed I’d be the same, if this was back to 1 year ago, and seeing a baby belly would make me terribly jealous.

I AM thankful! I’ve always been! I just needed to whine and complain, cos it does hurt, it was difficult. I mean it still is. But I’m thankful that we’re this far along, and that we’re having TWINS!

BUT, I also need to remind myself everyday that this is a blessing that not everyone has been or will be blessed with and that hubby and I have so much to be thankful for.

Alhamdullillah…

my twin pregnancy journal- much to be thankful for

week 30

Honestly, I felt a bit guilty yesterday. No, make it a LOT guilty yesterday. Guilty for complaining and whining about the discomforts of this pregnancy that I’m experiencing.

Went to the extended family gathering yesteday, where MANY ooohed and aaaahed over my huge baby belly. I have some relatives who are trying very very hard to have babies, and some who have given up, who rubbed and rubbed my baby belly, hoping that some of the luck would rub off on them and that they would jangkit (be infected) by my pregnancy.

I supposed I’d be the same, if this was back to 1 year ago, and seeing a baby belly would make me terribly jealous.

I AM thankful! I’ve always been! I just needed to whine and complain, cos it does hurt, it was difficult. I mean it still is. But I’m thankful that we’re this far along, and that we’re having TWINS!

BUT, I also need to remind myself everyday that this is a blessing that not everyone has been or will be blessed with and that hubby and I have so much to be thankful for.

Alhamdullillah…

my twin pregnancy journal- helping my sweet tooth along

week 29

So. I have always had a sweet tooth. And although it’s tapered off drastically when i got pregnant and morning sickness came along, it’s returned in my 3rd trimester. But definitely not back to my pre-pregnancy levels of chocolate and sweet indulgence. Even so, i was quite bummed that the gestational diabetes meant that i couldn’t indulge my sweet tooth.

But I was totally rocked when i found among my mum’s recipe stacks, a recipe for low-fat, low-sugar wholemeal pancakes! I made the poutiest face I could pull and asked mum if she’d whip me a batch for brekkie on Saturday. And she did!

I thought i’d go without any syrup…cos i’m all diabetic and all..but on a random trip to the supermarket the next day, I came across a bottle of diabetic maple syrup. I didn’t even flinch at the pricey $10 pricetag and added it into my shopping basket.

I was in heaven on Saturday, with my wholemeal pancakes and my diabetic maple syrup!

my twin pregnancy journal- helping my sweet tooth along

week 29

So. I have always had a sweet tooth. And although it’s tapered off drastically when i got pregnant and morning sickness came along, it’s returned in my 3rd trimester. But definitely not back to my pre-pregnancy levels of chocolate and sweet indulgence. Even so, i was quite bummed that the gestational diabetes meant that i couldn’t indulge my sweet tooth.

But I was totally rocked when i found among my mum’s recipe stacks, a recipe for low-fat, low-sugar wholemeal pancakes! I made the poutiest face I could pull and asked mum if she’d whip me a batch for brekkie on Saturday. And she did!

I thought i’d go without any syrup…cos i’m all diabetic and all..but on a random trip to the supermarket the next day, I came across a bottle of diabetic maple syrup. I didn’t even flinch at the pricey $10 pricetag and added it into my shopping basket.

I was in heaven on Saturday, with my wholemeal pancakes and my diabetic maple syrup!

my twin pregnancy journal- pretty purple dress

week 29


Headed out to a wedding on Sunday afternooon. The groom is a very close friend of my lil brother. They went to secondary school together, and is a close friend who i too had gotten to know over the years. So although i wasn’t feeling up to it, and feeling altogether FAT- in a whale-kinda way, i dragged myself out.

It was also a good excuse to wear my pretty maternity dress that i had purchased just for weddings. I had only wore it once, and it was already quite tight. The dress itself is big, but the inner lining is a little smaller.
I was surprised that it was looser this time.

This gestational diabetes diet has helped me shave a few kilos it seems! Even some of my colleagues have remarked that my face looks slimmer. I just hope the babies are still growing well! =)

my twin pregnancy journal- pretty purple dress

week 29


Headed out to a wedding on Sunday afternooon. The groom is a very close friend of my lil brother. They went to secondary school together, and is a close friend who i too had gotten to know over the years. So although i wasn’t feeling up to it, and feeling altogether FAT- in a whale-kinda way, i dragged myself out.

It was also a good excuse to wear my pretty maternity dress that i had purchased just for weddings. I had only wore it once, and it was already quite tight. The dress itself is big, but the inner lining is a little smaller.
I was surprised that it was looser this time.

This gestational diabetes diet has helped me shave a few kilos it seems! Even some of my colleagues have remarked that my face looks slimmer. I just hope the babies are still growing well! =)

my twin pregnancy journal- HUGE!

week 29

I am HUGE! I look like I am 40 weeks pregnant. I’m so huge, that even sales assistants ask me while i’m shopping when i’m due. I figure they’re all worried that I’m going to deliver right there on the shopping floor while they’re on duty. And they’re all shocked, with mouths wide opened when i tell them that i’m only due end of Feb!

Imp took a snapshot of me while we were gallavanting at Ikea during a lunch break. And i too was surprised by just how huge i looked.

but the good news is that, i don’t look that pregnant from the back!

Well, i have only put on 9 kilos since i got preggie, and my bump is huge, so most of that weight must have gone to the babies…in fact, i think i myself may have lost a lil weight during the pregnancy…what with 5 months of morning sickness!

I’m just wondering, how much bigger i’ll get!