I started feeling extremely hungry throughout December 2013, and my period was late. I didn’t think I was pregnant as my period was always late whenever I traveled. Nonetheless, Han asked that I test myself. We did the test on Christmas Eve, and I tested positive on the stick (Merry Christmas, Han!). I didn’t believe it even though Han had been telling me the entire week he was pretty sure I was pregnant. I mean, come on, we’ve only been trying for a couple of months.
I didn’t have a regular gynae, I get my pap smear done with the healthcare partner from my insurance company every 2 years, so I messaged my childhood friend and asked her for her gynae’s contact (she happened to be pregnant as well, and due during CNY week 2014). So I called the gynae up, and they were fully booked. The first appointment I could get with her was on 6 January 2014.
6 Jan arrived, and we went for our appointment. It was a very surreal experience, I had this in my belly.
I felt that it was such a miraculous thing a life could be formed just like that, I was so touched, I cried.
Our gynae (her contact details at the end of the blog post) brought us through the various components that were displayed on the scan, how the fetus is getting its nutrition, how big it is, is it growing at the rate as expected and so on. She’s really professional and comprehensive in her explanations, and answered our questions patiently. I didn’t really know what to ask, this being my first time and all, so Han did most of it. I just listened to understand.
We were then sent off with multi-vits and Calcium pills, and our next appointment in the calendar.
I went home and had a very strong inspiration to sketch the scan. Basically at 7 weeks 5 days, Ardan looked like a peanut with nubs for limbs, and a halo where he gets his nutrition from.
A Clinic for Women
Mount Alvernia Medical Centre
Block D #08-58
820 Thomson Road
Singapore 574 623
Tel: (65) 6463 3366
24-Hour Answering Service: (65) 6333 5550