Friday, December 17, 2010

Serangan "Leg Cramp"....

Date : 16 Dec 2010
23wk 4days

Since your child is now more than 11 inches long, you may be able to see him squirm underneath your clothes!
Because of water retention, your ankles and feet may also start to swell a bit in the coming weeks or months, especially at the end of the day.
But don’t worry, your body will get rid of the extra fluid after you give birth, which is why you'll pee frequently and sweat a lot for a few days after
So far, tiada lagi ada tanda2 kaki membengkak. Takat lenguh dan mcm berdenyut2 tu mmg biasalah sebabnya sendiri cari penyakit kan....suka berjalan ke hulu ke hilir walaupun sebenarnya dlm duk beringat2 juga......
At this point you’ve pretty much adjusted to the fact you’ve got a moving little gymnast inside of you, but now they’re going to kick up the party a notch because they can hear and react to sounds from the outside world. Sounds from your alarm clock, a thunder roll, or that darned car honking at you across the intersection can actually jar their little ears enough to elicit a kick or violent bout of squirming. Of course this also means that their little ears are picking up the sounds of your voice and those near you. So go ahead, sing a lullaby to your little angel—if they start kicking, it’s likely they just want you to stop… or maybe it was a kick of approval? You decide. Your baby's tiny taste buds are still growing and their bones are continuing to ossify (harden), their tiny veins are visible through their translucent yet wrinkly skin.
Mmg sekarang dah selalu mula bercakap2 dengan baby...especially ajak sama Kak Inas communicate dgn baby...dan Kak Inas mmg tersenyum dan tersengih gelak2 bila ajak bercakap dgn baby...bahagianya rasa hati ibu ni bila tgk wajah ceria Kak Inas.....Than, ibu nk dengarkan pulak baby with bacaan ayat quran nani...nanti ibu pakaikan baby ngan earphone yer...:)
Your baby is now practising breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid into their developing lungs, and they’ll also grasp at your umbilical cord whenever they feel it. Around this time, most mums feel an increase in movement, kicking and even hiccups from their baby. As the skin develops, oil and sweat glands start to work. Your baby is now 29cm long or more, and weighs about 1lb 1oz ( 0.47 KG).
At this stage in pregnancy your need for calcium increases by 50%. If you’re not getting enough in your diet, your baby could start taking it from your bones which may increase your risk of bone damage later in life. So make sure you include lots of dairy foods in your diet every day! 

To help boost your calcium levels, drink the milk in your cereal bowl, have a yogurt mid-morning, a glass of milk with your dinner and grate some cheese on top of a salad. Try cooking with these foods too. Non-dairy sources of calcium include tinned salmon, green leafy vegetables and baked beans-
Aduhh!...sekarang ni mmg selalu diserang "leg cramp". Penah ingat my gyne pesan kalo diserang "leg cramp" tandanya mmg kalsium msh kurang...dan boleh dibekalkan dengan pil kalsium pulak. Takat ni, susu Mamil Mama tu mmg x penah miss la....tapi kalo betul msh x cukup kalsium...mmg kena cukupkanlah....kalo x seksa juga bila tiap kali terkejut tido sakit diserang "leg cramp" tu.....

Something’s got hold of my leg!

If it’s not dreams which are causing you to wake up, it could be leg cramps. At 23 weeks pregnant, it is common for women to develop cramping in their lower legs and calf muscles. Instead of this happening at a relatively convenient time say 1pm, your body will probably decide that 12 hours later is better. Who knows why? But all you’ll be interested in is getting rid of them. Cramping happens when there is a contraction in a particular muscle, causing pain and tightness. If it is your calf muscle which is cramping, try straightening your leg and then with your hands gently flex your toes backwards towards your shin. Doing this a couple of times will loosen and stretch the muscle to its normal position.
Sometimes cramping is a result of low calcium or magnesium in the diet, or very low salt levels. You’ll hear lots of old wives tales about effective remedies including putting a piece of chalk at the end of the bed or even a clove of garlic. But what has been proven to be effective, is ensuring an adequate water intake and doing some stretching exercises before going to bed at night.
  • Even if you’re exhausted, try to remember to do your stretching exercises before you climb into bed. Make sure there’s nothing beside your bed you could stumble over if you need to stand up in a hurry overnight.
  • Don’t miss your monthly ante-natal check up. Mark it on your calendar and in your diary as an event not to miss. Many clinics and surgeries will make a series of appointments at a time, so you should have plenty of time to plan. Just don’t count of being too focused on your work after you’ve had a check up.
  • Invest in some cookbooks and think about meals which are suitable to freeze. It’s still a bit early to be undertaking in a pre-baby cooking frenzy, but it will help to have some idea of what meals are likely to appeal to you and are still edible after being defrosted. There’s only so much pasta sauce anyone can eat and still keep a smile on their face.-

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