BFF edition #102 – The Little Human

My sister texted me the other day asking: “Are u pregnant?” ….That was the most random question she ever asked me. Then I realized, it was because my recent hashtag got them confused!! #DABIGTUMMY!! Lolol!!!

Today, I invited someone special to write for Tempted2love! A friend, a colleague, a first time mom! Yes! She will be sharing her experience with you & if you’re a first time mom too…. don’t miss these series of exclusive post! Here goes..


BACK TO WHEN IT ALL BEGAN..

I still remember feeling under the weather with a fever in March and I dismissed it because of a few work events and the rush to clear my work just before our Japan trip.

Packing for the trip was arduous. My jeans couldn’t fit for some reason, there was this bulge at my abdomen, and I didn’t look good in everything I wore. I figured this was the result of stress-eating and lack of exercise.

During the trip, I remember having lesser stamina and an increased in appetite. I ate more meals than Papa Ong. I also started going to the toilet at night a lot, like once-every-hour kinda thing. I was constantly tired, yet I couldn’t sleep. I felt like Goldilocks trying to search for that perfect bed.

Nagoya, Takayama, Kanazawa and Shirakawa were awesome! We spammed the Sashimi, Onsen all day, and celebrated with alcohol. Yup, all these happen while I didn’t realise I had a little human growing in me. Then again, I know if I were to have found out, I would have be so cautious and the trip would probably turn out a bore.

When we came back from Japan, I found out I have bruises at the back of my knees. It looked so bad people thought I was abused😅 Turns out, pregnant women are more prone to blood clotting.

I also went for a massage and the lady commented that my stomach was hard. I was happily telling her I just returned from Japan and must have eaten too much. She started pressing on my tummy and it was so painful, but silly me thought “she is working to cut down the fats, just endure!”

My period was delayed for a few days and I started to have a hunch I could be pregnant (It’s even more punctual than me during school days) but my besties were commenting “Must be the cold weather in Japan. Your body needs to adjust back to SG weather”.

The first time I took the test, the hormones weren’t strong enough to display it accurately. It was one thick line with a second barely-there line. A week later, my period was still not here and I decided to take the test again. 2 THICK LINES staring right back at me. We were shocked, unprepared and not expecting it.

I then quickly scheduled an appointment with the doctor and he confirmed the pregnancy. Apparently, you could be pregnant but if the egg is outside the womb, you can’t have the baby etc.

With that ultrasound, we decided to break the news to our parents and I guess they were equally surprised but we’re all very excited. I remember my grandmother clapping her hands and saying “好好好”😂

How did you find out you were pregnant? I would love to know!

Stay tuned to find out the things to note while selecting your gynae, the vitamins that you really need, the D-Day and Baby Ong Lai’s arrival to this world..

 

 

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BFF edition #101 – What’s in my bag?

Hola readers!! I’m sure those who have subscribed to my blog had rec’d an email notification about a new blog post!! … But the page wasn’t loading!! Hahaha.. Fred not! That’s because I had removed the post.. Or rather had saved it as draft instead (after I posted it..)! And now u’re reading it again!!

Few days back I started asking a few BFF if they are keen to write up a guest post on my blog to share with readers WHAT’S IN THEIR BAG? I’m so glad that NO ONE actually declined this request!!! Awww!! I’m sooo touched!! Indeed my BFF!! *thumbs up*

So who’s the BFF I’m gonna intro to you in this post? She’s ….. *drumroll* Stu! She’s my (you’re not gonna believe it!!) elementary schoolmate and till to date we’re still in contact!!!! Although we seldom meet but (YES) WE ARE BFF!! 😀

Without further ado.. Let’s check out Stu’s bag..
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HELLO everyone~ Here’s a 友情客串 post to share what’s in my bag! To express my sincerely, I will be showing 100% of the actual content from my bag! Just keep scrolling peeps!

1) Pardon on the chaos bg as it was almost my bed time when I took this picture. This is my daily backpack that I carry to work, to meet clients, to meet supplier, to meet contractors etc… Definitely not professional looking but hey! Let me introduce this Maxi Kånken of mine. It comes with an expandable extra compartment that allows me to stuff all my ridiculous nonsense in a bag. Ms Kånken has been with me for more than a year and I m still loving it!

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2) Before diving ‘into’ my bag, let’s take a look on what’s hanging on the outside!

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TA-DAH! One Mocking Bird! My favourite symbol ever since I watch Hunger Games! This is a bracelet but I use it as a key chain on my bag to differentiate mine and my girl’s bag as I have gotten the same bag for her. Third installment is on it’s way! Can’t waitttttt for November to be here!

3) Name card holder – Another boring but essential item that I have to carry around when I meet new people. A very simple and generic design.

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4) And yes, a wallet of course. But why long wallet?? So uncool! Yes I admit, I am trying to carry as many cards as I can when I am out. Be it CC, NIRC, Membership cards, Cash Card…. The definition of a practical and good wallet to me is to have plenty of card slots with a zip compartment. So this is definitely a 100/100 wallet design for me.

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5) Key Pouch – With a simple pull, that bunch of keys will get to rest inside the beary soft cushion. This is to prevent my keys from leaving scratches onto other items in my bag. Another good designed product.

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6) Bought from TW, this umbrella can only shelter me from rain and not sun. No UV protection but I still adore this because of the size. Slim and sleek. Nuff said.

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7) Just another water bottle with clothes on. I don’t consume soft drinks, so I will always carry my gigantic water bottle everywhere I go.

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8) Mobile Phone – Yawn. Yea I know, who doesn’t.

Ok, next.

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9) Oh this is the most interesting one (I think). I carry them with me wherever I go, be it work, travel, shopping, dating. Every single one of them can save life when you are in need. Imagine when you feel something tickling inside your ear and you have that ultimate digger to further explore the darkness where your pinky can’t reach…..OOOOOHHHHHH.

Shiok right? Agree? Yes.

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And these are my precioussssss (imitating Gollum) stuffs that you can find in my bag.

Goodnight all! TGIF!

– Stu (Audrey’s BFF since 1994)