I am not sure when I’m going to publish this but I think you had probably read my pregnancy announcement and a little bit of our TTC Journey here. This is something that I want to keep as a memory sake especially during this very special moment. As I am currently in my final month of second trimester, so this post has been a long time coming.
First ultrasound and diagnosed with Ovarian Cyst
On the 28th June, we set up an appointment for pregnancy confirmation scan with a private clinic. Unfortunately, at the same ultrasound, the doctor found out that I have a very large Ovarian cyst, around 7.68cm and it got the doctor worried. She immediately asked me if I ever feel any pains and I told her that my menses is pretty regular and I never knew that I have cyst. As some ovarian cyst is pretty common during pregnancy, she did mention that it is quite big so it is best to get it check as she is afraid that there will future complication as the pregnancy progressed.
The doctor specifically ask us to go to our local Klinik Kesihatan and let the doctor at KK to cross check and maybe in future can refer me to a specialist in Kota Kinabalu. Do note that it is still MCO 3.0 at this point and Sabah will not accept entry from people from Labuan. You know, Delta variant and all.
So, we went to the nearest Klinik Kesihatan (Oh, its near home. Thanks God!) and the nurse gave me an appointment date on 07th July for my KK’s booking and to consult the doctor. Prior of knowing that I have cyst, both the husband and I went berserk with online research, so far it is quite promising and just need a close monitoring.
Morning ALL DAY sickness come crashing
By week 5 and 6, my pregnancy symptoms got worse with nauseas, constipation and a lots of gas. I hate the cooking smell and I HATE the Durian smell OMG! I used to eat one tub of Durian’s ice cream in one go but now I cannot even tolerate the smell. I keep on nauseated by smell but I could not vomit. Some occasions I do vomited and it’s not pretty especially when the only thing that came out is the sour liquid taste of gastric juice. It’s got more worse in week 7, especially when the only food that I want to eat is either fast food or spicy food. Plus, I’m pretty much cooped up in the bedroom with the door closed during this time.
Local Klinik Kesihatan’s Appointment
I went to Klinik Kesihatan appointment when I’m about 7 weeks pregnant (according to my LMP and Ovia app) while my earlier scan was a week later which is 6 weeks. However, when I went for registration, the nurse in charge calculated my pregnancy with extra 2 days, that’s means 7 weeks + 2 days. I don’t really think much about it as some say that it’s normal and usually they will do more details scan on week 11 or week 12 to recalculate the estimate due date. I am obese but my HB and my urine test came out OK. The nurse check all the necessary vitals such as blood pressure, whole body check etc and she give me date and time for my 1) Antenatal Blood Test on week 8 2) Ultrasound Date on week 11
I didn’t even got to see the doctor regarding my ovarian cyst because I do not have any pains or bleeding. So, the doctor asked me to wait until I’m on week 11 and she will only see me by then. She asked me not to stress too much about it and to take a good care of my health and in case any spotting or bleeding, I must immediately go to the emergency. Thanks God so far my vitals is OK except for my weight, obviously.
I actually wanted to do another ultrasound at the private clinic when I was around 8 weeks pregnant, you know just to see if everything is alright and to maybe hear a heartbeat but the hubs suggest that it is better to wait for my KK’s scan when I was on week 11 because their US is much more clearer and I can directly ask my doctor if I have any concerns etc. So, I have decided to ease my mind and just wait.
All day Morning Sickness peak at Week 8 until Week 10
morning all day sickness got worse by week 8 until week 10. I don’t have any appetite to eat anything and I keep vomiting days and nights. I was basically staying near the toilet almost every day. It’s got to a point where I only able to puke the yellow biles. *ugh* When I look back at the time, I got pretty depressed and seriously did not enjoy the time. Luckily though, the vomiting has stop slowly as I entered week 10. It is said that once the placenta took over, the pregnancy sickness will be getting lesser by days. I still get nauseated over smell and also have food aversions but I guess it just getting better.
Dating Scan at 11 weeks
I finally got to see the baby today! I saw his small hands and feet and the heartbeat is quite strong. I almost tears up when I saw him! Gosh! I even send the ultrasound video to the hubs and our family. I was so happy but at the same time very scared. It is because the doctor found out that my ‘cyst’ has become larger than the previous scan – around 9.68cm this time and she immediately refer me to O&G specialist.
Appointment with O&G Specialist at 12 weeks
Hubby took a day off to accompany me to this appointment. Its was pretty obvious that he was so worried about me and the baby. We had to wait for awhile due to long queues at the Hospital. Once we are in, the specialist told me that she suspected it was Cervical Fibroids instead of cyst based on the latest ultrasound. So, she did another ultrasound for me to confirmed it. Hubby even saw the baby moves and his strong heartbeat. Once it was confirmed as Cervical Fibroids, the doctor told me about my risks and answered few of my questions and so far I feel much better knowing that I won’t be doing any major operation soon. Unless (of course) when I have to give birth as I won’t be able to deliver naturally due to my Fibroids placement.
Morning Sickness subsided by week 13
Thanks to God above that I have finally stop vomiting around week 13 and I also silently thanking my doctor for the gastric prescriptions as it helps A LOTS! I still have food aversions during the end of my first trimester and I am very picky about my food. For the entire first trimester, I was actually losing a lots of weight, about 4 to 5 kgs. That’s superb crazy! The food aversions last for another month and I started to gain appetites for food during the second trimester. Of course I will write about this later on, so no worries!
I will be honest with everyone – my first trimester of pregnancy was beyond my expectation. I was not expecting my morning sickness could affect me not only physically but also mentally. I was doubting myself, I cried myself to sleep and whenever I have to vomit or could not hold any food in. I feel helpless yet I blame myself for not being grateful for being pregnant. Reading through others experience during the early stages of pregnancy does helps to calmed me a bit and yet I still does not feel like myself. Luckily things get better as soon as I entered the second trimester.
For this child, I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. – 1 Samuel 1: 27