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Another ultrasound scan, six years later

Read my blog post six years ago on the very first ultrasound scan of my baby. Wife had another few days ago on our second baby, six years later. I couldn’t remember that there were actually quite a few details there. My memory is certainly not getting any better by the day. It is a brilliant idea that I blog every now and then. I think I will enjoy reading it again when I’m older.

The foetus this time was actually only 5cm at two days shy of twelve weeks. Whereas the first one was 6.1cm at twelve-and-a-half weeks. In any case I was still fascinated by how fully formed the tiny foetus was. Again I was relief that the foetus looked healthy. Sense of deja vu, but only when I was reminded by my blog post LOL. We decided not to find out about the sex of our baby this time round. Should be fun 🙂

Colief DOES seem to work?

It’s been a while I last update my blog here. Probably the longest I’ve gone missing without a post. During these times my baby was born, that’s all 🙂 But one difficult baby she is. She seems to be suffering from colic. Can’t sleep for long often, waking up almost every hour sometimes, provided that she sleeps in the first place, and requires a lot of soothing before you can fall asleep. No, we don’t believe it’s a sleeping problem.Tried a lot of things. Electric bouncer we borrowed from a friend, which is brought over from Malaysia. Colic drops like Infacol, Dentinox, and Gripe water. Not sure if the wind built up in her tummy is the cause for the colic. But she does often seem to have a lot of wind. We try our best to her burp. Sometimes we massage her tummy, and then lift her legs to help release wind from her tummy. We use ointments which my mother-in-law brought over from Malaysia to rub on her tummy as well. But nothing seems to be quite effective.Colief is another remedy that is known to relief colic. But at £10.99 for only 7ml of solution, it is not something we want to try in a hurry. We did run out of options eventually and bought this Colief, rather reluctantly. A lot of people who have used it think it is effective. Indeed it does seem to improve things initially. But I’m not so sure now after a few days. Perhaps I have been expecting more from this Colief, which can work out to be more expensive than a bottle of Dom Perignon! Maybe without Colief my daughter is going suffer even more.So now we are using Colief. It does not take very long before this bottle runs out, as we need to add four drops of Colief to each of her feed. And she is fed 8 times a day. When can we stop using Colief? As it is really expensive to keep feeding her that. When I told my friends in Malaysia that such a small bottle costs so much, they were in disbelief. Let’s just hope that her condition subsides quickly.

Ultra sound scan of our baby!

This is most amazing. I haven’t realised that the foetus is already fully formed at just 12.5 weeks! She is very well behaved at the time when the scan was carried out, chilling out in the womb 😉 The doctor had no problem making a measurement of her size, at 6.1cm, which is tiny! And I was amazed to see her move, and turn around like a baby already at such young “age”! Her heart beat is visible, almost feel like it is about to burst out from her tiny body! I’m very happy, as she looks healthy, and looks every bit like what a foetus should look like 🙂 A lot more relief now than I was weeks ago, not even knowing whether our baby is alive or not. Looking forward to the next scan in two months time already!