Tuesday, 14 April 2009

8 weeks 6 days ultrasound scan update

I went to the gynae today for my 8 weeks 6 days scan. I had a tummy scan and get to see my little peanut. Little peanut is 21mm in size with a heartbeat of 172beats per minute. Peanut is measuring just right. The thing is, my blood pressure test didn't turn out normal. I was 138/80, which is kinda high. The last time i did, it was rather high too. Gynae thought that it could be due to my anxiety knowing im going to get my scan right after. Or i could really be having high blood pressure! Gosh. I need to google a bit more on 1st trimester high blood pressure.  I am hoping its just the anxiety, will do the pressure test again tonight when im very relaxed. 

Gynae also told me to do a glucose challenge test since i had previous case of gestational diabetes,also he thinks that gestational diabetes can occur right from 1st trimester. i will be going to the hospital to do that 3 hours drink-glucose hourly-blood test thingy. I hope the test turns out fine. 

Did i mention that I am having morning sickness since 6 weeks? I don't puke, but i feel really queasy. The queasiness feels like seasickness. Gastric discomfort is also another pain in the butt, I feel like nothing gets digested and all the food i intake just seat around. Oh and the sense of smell... the air smells now, my dogs smells, everything smells. Some smell even became pungent. I am always tired too, sometimes dizzy. My tummy is hard and bloated too, I think i am suffering from some water retention, I look 5 months pregnant now.  the other day, I told my hubby that my tummy was feeling really hard and distended, he told me its just accumulated fats since i lay around so much now. I wish he was more tactful.

Still, I am grateful. After 5 fresh ICSI rounds and 1 FET..... i am just so grateful to be almost 9 weeks pregnant and counting on. 

Thank you God!


  1. Hi Tintedsky,
    glad to know that your little peanut is getting well. I am sorry to intrude but I read your post today abt you having gestational diabetes when you were carrying your first child. I just been diagnosed today having that. I tried googling for info, but can't really understand. Can you enlighten me? What did you eat then? Did you just cut down on carbo(rice, bread, noodles) and sugar? What abt fruits? Did you have normal virginal delivery? Thanks.

  2. hi babydust,

    gestational diabetes basically is a pregnancy induced diabetes. Basically, have to take less starchy carbohydrates based food, sugar. I recalled i had to prick my finger 6 times a day to monitor my blood sugar using a portable blood test machine. I had to ensure i have no high surge and to avoid food that caused those spikes. It can be controlled by making healthy food choices.

    I had a c section due to baby being in a breech position, nothing to do with the Gestational diabetes. My baby girl was 3.2kg born at 38 weeks via elective C section.



    hope the above helps! :)

  3. Hi my dear, so glad to know that you and little P is doing well! What a blessing!

    Must MSN soon ok...take care and love lots, Cindy

  4. Tintedsky,

    thanks for the links. Just to ask, do you count your carb intake? I am ok with cutting sugar and carb, but my worry is will it affect my baby? What abt sugar surge? I read abt it and wonder how it happens. Do you cook for yourself more regularly? I am sorry to ask so much as I can only see my doc next week, so I am at a lost now, wondering what I can do b4 seeing doc. Thanks again.

  5. hi babydust,

    Let me try to help:
    The key is to avoid sugar surge/spikes. Basically, i try to eat more protein and other nutritious food. I try to stick to food with lower glycemic index. Do google that word up along with gestational diabetics and u will find tons of information on it. Oh ya, and have smaller meals. I try to avoid big meals because from my experience then, it gave me high sugar surges too. And my doc told me to keep my weight gain down. I gained 28kgs during that pregnancy! I was like a gymball, except i didnt bounce. hehe. I didnt bother to cook by myself much because i was feeling so hot all the time then. When i am eating at my mom's house or dining out, I try to eat half the portion of my rice. And I also made my mom cook brown rice for me, its lower in glycemic index.. more nutritious too!
    hey babydust, everything will be fine for you and baby!

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