Not What I Expected

October 29, 2012

I commented on Syigim's post last week and gave a hint to her about an interesting story I am about to share with her.

She, having a good sense suspected it has got to do with 'the bun in the oven' as she said. Well Syigim, you're RIGHT!

It happened last Tuesday when I went to the pregnancy monthly check-up in the clinic. It went alright all the way until the moment I stepped in the Doctor's room. Oh, it's a different doctor. I was told the usual doctor went for a course and she is replacing the other doctor's place for that week. Ok, no problem to me. I was scheduled for a scanning that day. As usual, I lay down on the bed for the session, the size of my belly is ok, she said. And now she did the scanning. I wanted to know the baby's sex since I found out I am pregnant during 5 months. But, my focus are more to the baby's health and well-being. So the baby's sex was put aside.

She started scanning the baby, everything looks fine, the growth and everything. Until I was told that the placenta is sitting below the baby exactly at the bottom. I was told it is, placenta praevia type IV. And the baby is breech. Ok, I breath slowly and `istighfar` after the news was told.

I asked the doctor if she can see the baby's sex, as I really wanted to know the sex. Ok, she said, no problem. Again she scanned, moving around my belly and her face showing a sign of worry, I don't know. She said, 'I'm trying to find her feet, so that we can see her sex, but I am so confused now. I found a placenta just at the top. It's ok, I'll try again.' And finally, she found her feet at the right side of my waist, and it's a GIRL!

The curious doctor wanted to satisfy her curiosity. As she scanned my belly, we had chat. She asked me why I came in at 5 months for the pregnancy check-up and everything. I told her everything and about how twins runs in my family and Fadzil's family. She said, 'I think I found 2 heartbeats and 2 baby's heads.' I said, 'WHAT?!' That cannot be! I am pregnant with one baby as we checked previously. She said, 'I'll get the nurse and a fetal doppler. While waiting for the nurse to come, she scanned again. This time I can see clearly, the second baby's head, the body but not the femur or legs. It's position is transverse, but I cannot see the sex. It is smaller than the other one. It's on the left-side of my belly. And she scanned the 1st baby again. The breech one, it is bigger than the other one. Once the nurse came in, and I hear 2 heartbeats on the different sides of my belly, it is confirm I am having TWINS! No wonder I felt like there's a party inside my belly everytime it moves!

I was told I am having an unidentical twins, as the baby have 2 separates placentas. The doctor refers me to the specialist in Hospital Putrajaya for further antenatal check-up just to make sure me and the babies is fine. 

From the clinic record, the babies are doing fine. Both are 1.444kg and 1.281kg at 29 weeks of pregnancy. I am so worried. I can't eat much, I even lost 2 kg of my weight, the day I went in for the check-up that day. Will my baby get enough nutrient? I never skipped my supplement, eat nutritious food. I hate rice. I makes me want to throw up, even thinking about it. But still I consume it, for the sake of my babies.

Right until now while writing this, I am still trying to absorb the reality and the great news of having twins. I'll update more about it, soon after my check-up with the specialist.


  1. wah... gud news pai.. take care dear.. harap lagi seorang tu, baby boy!!..

    1. Seri : insyallah.. harapnya boy. But mostly, aku berdoa, baby sihat cukup sifat, cukup berat, dan selamat semuanya nnt.

  2. Seri : insyallah.. harapnya boy. But mostly, aku berdoa, baby sihat cukup sifat, cukup berat, dan selamat semuanya nnt.

  3. ya Allah fairussssss!!!!! so berdebar2 baca! i'm so happy for u!!! TWINS!!!! so u dont know yet whether both r girls or boy n girl kan??? eeeeeee xcitednye!!!

    ok, most importantly all is well...xpe xlarat makan nasi for now..byk lagi healthy food for baby :) take care dear!

    1. Syigim.. berdebar eh? Ingat ape lah tadi eh?

      i lagilah tergezut! Still can't believe it until now. I belasah benda lain yg nutritious utk baby. Cuma skrg ni nak meneydiakan mental dan fizikal nak menyambut baby twins. plus another trip of shopping for another baby..


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    1. tulah kak..

      thanks a lot! :) kitaorg ni x tau nak ckp ape.. tergezut.. happy semua ada.. nak prepare mental dan fizikal utk sambut twins.. preparation pun kena double.


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