Sunday, April 19, 2015

#15Weeks

Another week till I'm 4 MONTHS!!!! Today, I'll be discussing products to use when you're pregnant. Even before I'm pregnant, I use good quality products because I believe that, whatever you use, will be absorbed by your body. 

Now, I'm pregnant, I'm even more worried of what I use, especially lotions, skincare and my monthly facial visits. 

I still continue with my facial experts at Thalgo, and I still continue using Thalgo's Facial Foam, Masques and Moisturizers. They're effective, gentle, natural marine based ingredients even though, it's a little on the pricey side. 

Next, I started taking Abbott Similac Pramilet as prescribed by my doctor. I hate the vitamin because it's huge and I have a gag reflex when I try to swallow it. But, since it's good for the baby, I take it every night with my milk!.

Picture courtesy of Abbott Store

Next, I take Floradix, a German health tonic made from fruit extracts and I start my day with 10ml of this supplement. After my fainting incident last 2 weeks, I haven't felt dizzy after taking this. This product really helps because I don't consume red meat and this helps with my iron in my body!


For more information, you can check Salus Haus

Since veggies make me sick with their soil infested smell, the doctor recommended taking more fruits and Anmum to help with the baby's developement. I normally take my glass of Anmum Mango at night with 1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds. It tastes amazing and so delicious. It helps with keeping the Pramilet tablet down. 

Here's an important topic. The Hubby has been learning massaging techniques online and I swear, he gives me the best massages and it really does wonders for my tired body. (Try working 7-4, teaching kids, and chasing after buses and see how it feels!) We've been using the Earth Mama Angel Baby Massage Oil but it's finished so, we searched for a new one!

I went to 1 Utama and decided to try Mt. Sapola, somehow, decided to Google about oils and many sites claims that pregnant women SHOULD NOT be simply using massage oils and aromatherapy because certain oils such as rosemary, sage, terragon is BAD for pregnancy!

Should you need a list, you can check these sites out: National Association of Holistic AromatherapySalve Naturals The Beauty Blogger and Baby Centre UK

What didn't help at Mt. Sapola (Nearby OneWorld Hotel) that made me decided NOT TO BUY was that the salesperson didn't know anything! She kept recommending me Rosemary Massage Oil and told me that everything is safe for pregnancy. 

So, I went on to Melvita and got their Avocado Oil and the salesperson was very knowledgable and I'm going back to get the Argan Oil next! The oils are odourless, works wonders and safe for pregnant women. 


I got all these for RM200; Shampoo, Massage Oil, Toothpaste and a free cosmetics bag and membership! Should you require more details on their products, I would recommend their Argan Oil for pregnant women Melvita Beauty Oils

A little update:

1) Not much vomiting anymore. 

2) Not so tired anymore.

3) My appetite is back.

4) My belly is still normal, doesn't look like I've swallowed a watermelon yet.

5) Craving for Creamy Carbonara pasta. 

6) I still feel tired by 3PM but my naps are shorter now. 

7) I wake up middle of the night to pee! (I never wake up to pee!)

8) MY DREAMS ARE HORRIBLE!!!! Been dreaming that I got stabbed, strangled, shot and etc... I always dream that I'm physically hurt or dying. Googled it and apparently, Its because I feel that my life is ending since I'm pregnant and I need to adjust to my pregnancy. 

Which is true because before I was pregnant, I was working on my terrorism research proposal for my PhD. Need to let that go and focus on my pregnancy. 

9) Pregnancy brain EXISTS!!! I feel like I'm not as smart as  I was, before I am pregnant. I feel that I'm slower and I don't understand my research papers anymore, that I've given up reading them. 

10) I cry and get angry easily. I cry watching movies, when I see a dog cross the road, at dog food ads, technically, I cry A LOT! 

I also get angry easily especially with my students and I find myself, not as patient as before. Which is a good thing cause now, they are a teeny weeny a bit afraid of me and don't really mess with me. 


Friday, April 03, 2015

#12Weeks (3 MONTHS) END OF THE FIRST TRIMESTER

Time sure flies when you're having fun! Despite how sick baby is making me, I embrace this little fella and I look forward to the day, baby is going to be born!

Been saying "Our Father" and "Hail Mary" (Catholic practise) every night for this little baby. I guess, all I want is for the baby to be born healthy and safe. I might be paranoid but I just want baby to be safe, new mothers, do you understand what I mean?

This is an amalgamation of how I've been feeling lately.

1) Been feeling like a whale because I can't seem to fit into any of my clothes anymore and The Hubby has been super supportive of my need for fashionable clothes. Oh, I can no longer fit into WAREHOUSE, Dorothy Perkins and even Uniqlo!!! Hubby just bought me RM500 worth of clothes from 9months! Yes! I have to wear maternity clothes now!!!

2) Been feeling like an elephant because I've been too tired to even bathe and The Hubby have to bathe me, dry me, dry my hair and apply lotion on my body. Have you seen those elephant ads?


This is not my picture, I DO NOT OWN this picture. THIS PICTURE BELONGS TO Johnny Jet

3) I'm crazy paranoid about the safety of the baby. I'm ALWAYS so worried for this little fella! I'll pray twice a day just to ensure his/her safety.....


RIGHT NOW, I HATE:
VEGGIES.
FRIED CHICKEN.
FAST FOOD.
MY FAVOURITE NASI BRIYANI AYAM MADU.
DOME CHICKEN PIE (ALSO MY FAVOURITE!)


We always look forward to our monthly visit to the dr just so we can see our little miracle moving, bouncing, clutching and unclutching its little fist. Then, its little heartbeat that's beating so loud and strong. I think we have a strong little miracle here.... 

UPDATE: 4/4/2015 (SATURDAY) Today was so scary because when I woke up, the room started spinning and I couldn't balance myself and I fell. I managed to shout for The Hubby to help and when he put me on the bed, I fainted.

I just blacked out and The Hubby was putting ice on the back of my neck and we were terrified. He rushed me to the hospital and they suspected its haemoglobin or something and they put me on drips and took my blood to do some tests. 

It was so horrible because I was still fainting and I kept vomiting because the room was just spinning. We were supposed to attend the Easter Mass at 10:45PM but the dr. told me to stay at home because too many people, and I could faint again. 

When they finally allowed me to go home, I slept until Sunday morning. I really hope everything is OK and the blood result will be OK as well. And I really hope I don't experience it again, EVER! 


Friday, March 27, 2015

EARTH MAMA ANGEL BABY

I decided to start selling 100% organic and natural products suitable for expecting mamas and some stuff for baby. For now, since I use these products myself, I only have a few products. If you're interested, please, please, e-mail me! I'll want to bring more products in! I'm really comfortable and for now, I only use Earth Mama Angel Baby line because I admire their heritage of planting their own herbs, and making their own products by hand.

Our babies deserve the best of nature! I import them from USA and so, my products don't have GST! HAHAHAH!

Here's 2 of their best selling products that I have with me currently. First come first serve and if I manage to sell it off, will definitely be bringing in more stuff.






This is the Mama-To-Be Pregnancy Kit which contains everything to soothe an expecting mama. The kit contains: 
1) Earth Mama Body Butter (60 ml)
2) Happy Mama body Wash (50 ml)
3) Happy Mama Spray (30 ml)
4) Natural Stretch Oil (30 ml)
5) 2 packs of Morning Wellness Tea.

RM85




This is the Organic Morning Wellness Tea that helps with morning sickness and nausea. I know that it works because I love tea and I also have a horrible case of nausea and morning sickness. 

There's Ginger and Mint and it really soothes my stomach and it feels calm and yummy. No more queasy feeling. This box contains 16 tea bags and expires on April 2017. 

RM35

I decided to sell these because I couldn't really find 100% organic and natural products in Malaysia. As a mom, I really appreciate the wonders of these products. It really helps with the uncomfortable side of pregnancy. 

If you're interested, do drop me an e-mail at michellegohym@hotmail.com or visit my shop at Carousell

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Penang With Eunice


















We were really lucky to travel to Penang during MyTeksi RM5 to anywhere on Penang Island promo period. This offer is valid the whole month of March and I was also luckily selected as one of the winners of Tak Yah Mafan! and won RM50 so, technically, all my taxi rides in Penang was FREE!!!! 

Eunice is seriously one of the best travel companions I ever had because we were eating from the moment the plane landed till the moment we left Penang! We also did a lot of walking and we has the best of everything Penang has to offer!

The first place we went with MyTeksi, was to Teochew Chendol in Lebuh Keng Kwee for THE BEST CENDOL, ASSAM LAKSA AND PRAWN NOODLE!

Then, we took MyTeksi to visit the popular Armenian Street! It was fun because some paintings were hidden and it was fun looking for them! 

We met many friendly Penangites and seriously, this is the first time, I really didn't want to return to KL. I wanna open a little cafe/boulangerie on Armenian Street. 

We met a sailor who has sailed the whole world and told us about his adventures over frosty coconut ice cream and fresh coconut juice. We met a "musician" that plays pots and pans and allowed us to join him and play with his racket guitar as he raised money for St. Joseph's home in Thailand. 

The best part, we loved talking to all the MyTeksi drivers and one particular driver that really stood out, was Gurubaren A/L Muthusamy that made the trip from Trader's Hotel to the airport a little more pleasant!

I've had many, positive experiences with Penang MyTeksi drivers and Myteksi is really doing a great job over there! 

It's such a hassle to be driving to Penang, and driving all over Penang, looking for a parking and I don't even know the way! MyTeksi has been a God sent! 

MyTeksi DID NOT PAY ME but I just wanted to tell everyone about my trip which was made even better with MyTeksi. 

Sunday, March 01, 2015

#8Weeks (2 MONTHS)

I FINALLY made it to 2 months. Today, I'll be doing something different. The symptoms are more or less still the same but here's what you do need once you're pregnant. 


It's a really informational book and I'm so paranoid and over protective that I will avoid all chapters on complications and etc.... 
In with the good and out with the bad. 


One of the best apps to chart your pregnancy because it has a weekly checkbox to remind you to shop healthy, eat healthy and my favourite part, has got to be the videos of your baby developing from Week 1 - Week 9 and so on.... 
It's so cool to be able to see, what actually goes on in your body. 


I love writing and documenting my life after the accident cause I can't seem to remember anything much. I actually read all the reviews on mostly all the pregnancy journals on Amazon and this is one of those journals that have lots of positive reviews and very minimal negative reviews. 

This journal is very popular on Book Depository and it sells out very fast. Make sure you get a copy. 

That's all for now. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

#7Weeks


Wow!!!! 1 More week and I'm OFFICIALLY 2 MONTHS!!! Hahahahaha! 

I'm so thankful/grateful/blessed for the CNY holidays and I managed to rest for 2 weeks, AT LEAST! I haven't been working AT ALL. Been lying on my back, watching TV, vomiting, eating and visiting my parents and sleeping. 

SO, here's a summary of what has been going on with my body!

1) My breast are horribly sore and painful. I have problems sleeping on my side right now. 
While reading all these pregnancy books, I find that it's only gonna be worst! FML. 

2) Haven't really been vomiting that much but that's also cause I haven't exactly been eating that much also. 

3) Still feeling very nauseous and I really hope this feeling goes away by the 2nd trimester. 

4) I burp and fart so much and it's uncontrollable. It's embarrassing and if it happens in public, I blame the husband! HAHAHAH! He's already guilty cause he's black and I don't mind letting him take the blame for releasing noxious gas in public.

5) There's so many CNY cookies that I would love to eat but I really have no appetite for them. I love eating and I cannot wait for the time I'm gonna be eating for two! 

6) I'm still tired most of the time, I normally have a short nap at about 3PM. Those who knows me, knows that I don't nap, AT ALL. 

7) I'm still having vivid dreams and just last night, I dreamt that I wrangled a huge ass snake! It was pretty scary!

8) I'm being very careful of the baby. I'm so scared if anything happens to the baby. But, I'm only human, what can I do? Read the Bible and decided to leave it to God. He blessed us with a miracle (Will explain why later) and He will keep us safe. 

9) I enjoy looking at baby things. And just ordered my baby journal! :)

10) I got pretty crazy. Been shouting and hurling abuses at the hubby these past 2 days. I hate myself for it and all he was trying to do was give me hugs and kisses. 


SO, I SAY THAT IT'S A MIRACLE BABY BECAUSE:

1) I've ALWAYS had hormone imbalance. Since FOREVER. Drs told me countless times that it's going to be hard to conceive. 

2) I'm a horrible, disgusting and ungrateful sinner. If I was God, I would hate me. 

3)  The baby was an answer to my prayers because I lost my direction in life. 

4) I could've destroyed the baby in its 1st month of developement should I have heeded the advice of my OB-GYN and didn't listen to God. 

5) God has been keeping the baby safe through amazing ways. All I can do is, my best for the baby.

6) All babies are miracles from God. I know that now. 

7) I may not like babies and might even be afraid of them, but, I have a feeling that I will love this one to bits and I will be willing to die for it.

8) I was off the pill for less than a year after being on the pill for 4 years. Read so many articles that it will be hard to conceive since I was on the pill for quite some time. 

9) I shall continue this once my mind is more clear. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

#6Weeks

So, for the past 2 months now, I've been "suffering" from:

1) Sore and tender breasts and nipples. 
2) Very lethargic and no energy whatsoever. 
3) Nauseous. 

And I did at least 7 home pregnancy tests and even went to my gynae for a check up. EVERYTHING WAS NEGATIVE! EVEN THE ULTRASOUND WAS NEGATIVE! My gynae then, gave me a pack of medication that will make me menstruate but somehow, I didn't take it. 

I just had a feeling and it felt so horrible that everything was coming out negative and me and The Hubby was the only one who knew I was pregnant. 

Last Monday things turned even worst! These are my symptoms.

 1) Vomiting. (Nearly vomited on my student on the way to work)
 2) Headaches. (Could barely wake up in the morning)
 3) Extremely sore breasts and painful nipples. 
 4) My skirts no longer fit. 
 5) Nauseous. 
 6) Loss of appetite. 
 7) Constantly hungry. 
 8) Changes in appetite. 
 9) Horribly vivid dreams. 

So, This morning, I just peed on a stick and I was used to seeing negatives, I was sooo shocked to see a positive! 

Rushed to the hospital and did an ultrasound and lo and behold, IT'S A LITTLE DOT!!!

We've never been so excited about a little dot. 

God has been so good to us. 

I've been praying that I'm His sheep and I want Him to be my Shepherd. 

I didn't have money for my PhD and I was worried about my myriad of health problems that will hinder pregnancies and I constantly pray that He will be my Shepherd and He will lead me. I will follow His will. 

As I was lying there for my ultrasound and the dr, asked The Hubby to come and see his child, The Hubby had this extremely excited and happy look on his face. 

I haven't fully grasped the enormity of this pregnancy yet, so, I'm still calm.

Right now, I'm still feeling so sick from all these vomiting and lack of energy. 

My next appointment with my dr is in March. Hope to post baby's first pictures then!