Note: This is going to be one loonnggg post since it has been close to 2 years since my last post
And after my morning sickness went I thought I can now finally enjoy my pregnancy since I have passed the first trimester and looks like the pregnancy is here to stay.....then came the positive gestational diabetes (GDM) result.... Seriously?! And my very conservative obstetrician insisted since I'm Asian (higher risk for GDM) I should stay far away from ice kacang and anything sweet for the whole pregnancy!!! What?! No sugar and reduce carbs for the whole pregnancy?! And 4 times a day pricking my fingers to check my sugar level? I hate being pregnant!!!!
August 2014.... Finally the diabetic consultant gave me an all clear for my gestational diabetes seeing how I was actually losing weight during my pregnancy!!! I have an entire 2 weeks to binge all I want before giving birth... And trust me sugar never tasted better!!! Infact I had to instruct my brother and sister to bring me all things sweet when I'm in hospital (think Krispy Kreme, egg tarts, chocolates and ChaTime in my hospital room)....
And our whole life changed from that moment onward..... Life really does go by so fast with our Rachel..... I was lucky I wasn't that badly sleep deprived since my hubby took a month off to become my confinement man.... Not that I was confined.... That whole month was the best month ever!!! I literally felt we bonded as a family....F.A.M.I.L.Y!!!!!
When Rachel was 1 month old and we were all starting to get used to nappy change and her sleeping habits, she then was confirmed she had DDH (developmental dysplasia of the hip).... We found out some of the risk factors were first born, female and genetic history.... I was born years ago with DDH too and I was in a spica cast for 6 weeks....hai and now my little Rachel has it....:(
After 8 weeks in the Pavlik Harness (3 months old), her left hip was fixed but her right leg was still displaced. And came the bad news she had to go for closed reduction surgery and be in a spica cast for 12 weeks...imagine my heart sinking......thanks google for images of these so I was more or less prepared for the image of my daughter in one.....
So yes it has been a crazy 2014....and I doubt 2015 would be drama-less..... But I'll just take it as it comes.....bring on 2015!
#rachuilau for more pictures of HRH Rachel!!!!