the melodramatic mouse is now mellomom
After going through 3 drafts with Dr Tan, this is my finalised and approved birth plan for LBT. If you compare the one I had for LBJ previously back in 2010 (Part 2), you will notice that it is so much simpler and shorter. Take a closer look and you will probably guess why this [...]
Let’s revisit this post — because you asked — and make a little adjustment. I’ve never packed a hospital bag before, so the one I did was a bit overboard. Can I blame it on the checklist I followed? *bleh* Honestly what went into the bag for “during labour” was unused and useless. Maybe because [...]
It was it! My story began at approximately 4.07am on 23 February 2010. Being a 1st time Mommy, I was unsure and so I endured — almost turning this story and LBJ into a home delivery *gasps* I recorded all the contraction time in my mobile as an unsent SMS. It was too early in [...]
At approximately 4.07am this morning, I was shot awake with a bad cramp in my belly. I’ve not been able to go back to sleep because the pain returns every 10 minutes or so. It is now 9.34am *yawn* Could this be the real deal or a false alarm? The contractions are similar to that [...]
Before I begin this post. . . Our humble family would like to wish everyone a ♥ Roaring Chinese New Year this Valentine’s Day! ♥ xoxo Benjac, LBJ & Scubby Looks like I won’t be delivering today just yet since I am still here. And that leaves me wondering whether it is a good or [...]
For Mommy During Labour (√) Admission Letter for Delivery (√) My Birth Plan (√) Socks (√) Lip Balm (√) Shawl (√) Disposable Undies (√) Johnson’s Baby Oil Lite for back massage __ Crackers & Juice (√) Relaxation Materials: Birth Ball, Yoga Mat, Hot Water Bottle, Johnson’s Mother & Baby Book & my Comfort Pillow ♥ [...]
2 February 2010 Attn To: Labour Delivery Unit Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre Kuala Lumpur Dear Midwives & Nurses Below is my “ideal” birthing scenario, but I am aware that in the event of a life-threatening emergency, I will be relying on your professional judgment and skills to see us through. #1 – Labour Birth Companion [...]
Just like our 1st antenatal check-up months ago, today we waited a good 2 hours for Dr Tan because he had 2 deliveries back to back earlier at noon. The poor man didn’t get to have his lunch — until it was 4pm — after he had cleared all his morning appointments. Then immediately he [...]
The Birth Ball is the same as the Gym Ball. It was originally developed for physical therapy in treating orthopedic and neurological disorders. Since introduced years ago, it has become a favourite complement for everyday exercise. Why use a Birth Ball? It is a wonderful comfort tool for pregnancy and labour. It can be used [...]
How time flies! Yesterday was already our 6th antenatal check-up with Dr Tan Lay Seng at Gleneagles. I always enjoy our appointments with him, even though we need to wait an hour or sometimes more just to see him each time Dr Tan always has a smiley face on. But yesterday he was in a [...]
1. of, like, or befitting melodrama.
2. exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic.
3. melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.
[n. mous; v. mouz]
1. any similar small animal of various rodent and marsupial families.
2. a quiet, timid person.
3. Slang. a girl or woman.