The Chapter of Zara and Her Staycation at KKH Children’s Ward

Sleepy Zara is still in bed and I can’t put myself back to slumperland so this post. 

We are now at KKH Children’s Ward 85 awaiting for Doctor’s clearance for us to “check-out” of our one night stay in our private A1 Ward at KKH. I shall keep the details and lengthy story for another post coz writing it is not possible to share the whole episode typing on my mobile and with just a couple hours of sleep over the last 36 hours. 

This chapter is on the things we did to keep the little one busy while confined in her metal baby cot bed at KKH Children’s ward. 

Things To Do With Toddler (While Stuck In Bed) at A Hospital Ward

1. Meet New Friends

As there were no rooms available for us to admit into on Tuesday morning, we were put in the High Dependency Ward at Ward 65. Zara got a corner “unit” and immediately turned on her busybody self and got acquainted with her neighbor.

2. Attempt to wear a second pair of pants on their own

3. Eat hospital food

4. Let them take selfies

5. Discover they get big ass TV in their “hotel room”, while walking around in socks

6. Give them stickers, crayons and sketch book

7. Let them tie their own hair (even when it’s too short)

8. Make them clean up the mess

9. Let them watch TV before bed (and knock out soon after)

10. FaceTime with Cousin

And most importantly let them get plenty of sleep (and recover quickly so they can return home to play)

Thankful for Zara who behaved very well throughout our episode at the hospital. She was mostly cooperative except the few times when the nurses had to measure her pulse. She just doesn’t like the “massage” on her legs.

Can’t wait to be discharged and head home to catch more sleep in our own beds.

Experience with my Gynecologist, A/Prof John Tee of KKH

Having gone through two pregnancies each with a different way of birth, I personally felt that one is more preferred than the other. Sharing my personal experience with natural birth (induced) for my first child and an elected cesarean section due to placenta praevia for my second. I’ll be sharing more about my experiences on the birth processes in another post.

For both my pregnancies, I had A/Prof John Tee Chee Seng from KKH as my gynecologist. He is a senior consultant and the charges is higher for all consultations and procedures right from the first visit. My routine checkups were done at the KKH Satellite Clinic at Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8. A/Prof John Tee is very professional and I believe many who are under his care will agree that he is a man of few words. Continue reading “Experience with my Gynecologist, A/Prof John Tee of KKH”

Hello Baby No. 2

Drafting of this post started on 15 February 2013 and published only now cause I needed to be sure no. 2 is ready to be revealed.


Sometime last year, we decided it is time to give Ayra a younger sibling. It is either now or never. My plan is to get the child bearing part of my life settled and spend as much time as I can with my babies till they are ready for school. I don’t wish to see one child to school then plan for a second one, this will not enable me to return back to work and help bring in some dough for the family. So we did it.

Being the kan cheong me, I used the first kit too early. It was three weeks before my expected cycle and the test was negative. A week later, I decided to test it again, this time the second line was showing a little but never quite revealed in full after several minutes, so I take it that the kit was faulty. Still feeling that something is happening inside me, I tested it again few days before my cycle. And this time the lines were clear.

On January 6, 2013: It’s positive!
Hello Baby No. 2!

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The Suspense

Baby has been keeping us in suspense. Both scan we try to see whether you’re a boy or girl, but you weren’t in the right position for the doctor to scan. Mummy was anticipating and counting down to the day of the second scan at KKH to see you. The doctor doing the scan for me that day was rather inpatient and she was called out to help at another room. Instead of taking time for you to go to the right position, she simply told us that its not possible to see that day.

Mummy was disappointed.

Two more weeks to the next visit to Prof Tee for the regular checkup. Hope you’ll be facing up instead of down this time. Don’t keep Mummy and Daddy in suspense for too long k?

Love you baby!