Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Of UTI, Fever and Baby No 3

I thought i'd be okay after the 4th month but just after I happily announced I am 16+ weeks pregnant and recovering, i am tested again.


Last friday after a hearty lunch at Secret Recipe, i felt a numb pain right under my belly and it was getting stronger. Called up Tebby and we took an early leave and left for clinic. I had UTI (Uterine Track Infection) and there was some protein detected. The GP felt like there was a swell but he was not sure. I was prescribed with amoxilyn and some paracetamols. The next 2 days was worse. I could not stand up straight. If i tried to, I felt sharp pain (cam tu rasa orang lepas bersalin C-sect kot.. ngeri..). I walked like a humpback, slowly waddling my way like an old lady. Other than me, Iman was the 2nd most affected. GP told me not to dukung him anymore since he weights more than a gas tank does (go try lifting - you'll know). It was quite hard since I am his almost everything. Telling him not mintak dukung is like telling newly-weds not to have sex. So to speak! But we're getting there. Not the sex part. This morning he, unexpectedly walked to the car and got himself in without much hussle.

Anyway, on Sunday before bed I started to feel like having a fever. At wee hours, I woke up to throbbing pain in my head and pain at my back and shoulders, followed by a high fever. I had no choice but to take leave. I was worried about the baby more than for myself. I've constantly been on medication since months ago and i just hope it won't be affected. As if sensing my worries, I felt it kicking the first time. Maybe telling me not to worry too much. Tebby went to a seminar in Hilton. At lunch he worriedly called and asked me to change into proper attire and off we went to APSH to see Dr Ashar. Dengue is what we're afraid of. What more with a little human being inside me. Did a blood test and am expecting a call on the result today. This Wednesday, I need to go for another round of blood test since this dengue thing is very dynamic in nature.

The baby is doing fine. Last time we saw it actively kicking and floating like a cosmonout. Yesterday it lied on his front with his bottom jutting out. Occasionally turning towards us after being nudged by Dr Ashar. He's in the right size with his age, maybe a day bigger than it should. And who wants to challenge one's motherly instinct? The baby refused to move further after much nudging so we had the scanning done from his bottom. Wallaa.. we clearly saw the little-jon-and-the-twins. I knew all along it was going to be a boy. To be frank I had wanted another girl but another boy would be just as fine. We even have a name planned already. It's not final yet (I have Muhammad Soleh and Muhammad Abdullah in mind as well but I shall leave that final options to the father) but Muhammad Ali will be likely. My rule of naming - simple with good meaning or the name sahabat nabi. But most importantly, simple. Name that I can call in full.

As for Kakak, looks like she'll be Tebby's only princess. When told the baby is going to be a boy, she look a bit frustrated but a moment later she told us she would love to hold the baby once he's out in the world. And Ummi is going to have 2 boys by her side. I just hope he's getting Tebby's O+ blood type (the other 2 have my B+). I'd better start coaching Iman to share his collection of hotwheels with his brother!


see the baby in action. shying away from us

11 comments:

Lydia said...

Get well soon... all the best with your pregnancy.

oren said...

eheh..

sama la kita..

yatipruzz said...

walalala how i miss the picture n all the kicks!
take care k.tie...semoga sihat kedua-duanyer!

Farra said...

macam-macam dugaan yer k.tie, get well soon ;)

ummi said...

lydia ~ hi.. i'm recovering. and you too.. all the best with your pregnancy as well.

oren ~ begitulah kira-kiranya...

yati ~ baby bandung? who knows! the baby suka kejutkan ummi pagi2.. suruh sembahyang subuh.

farra ~ yes, this time around banyak betul dugaan. mintak2 bersalin senang and nak jaga budak ni pun senang.

Ajzie said...

Get well soon.. Bila due date nih?

ummi said...

ajzie ~ thanks. EDD 8/5/08 insyaAllah..

abi said...

UTI = urinary tract infection.
agak merbahaya bagi ibu mengandung. apapun, dugaan dan halangan memang perlu untuk kita selalu ingat padaNYA.

ummi said...

abi ~ yes. that's it. baru sedar silap. thanks. already recovered from that one.

mawar said...

take care akak..moga selamat dan sihat sehingga bersalinkan baby nanti :)

ummi said...

mawar ~ thanks. harap2 begitulah. so far asyik tak sihat. mintak2 '2nd half' nanti cergas sikit.