Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

Me and Poey Chin are so happy!

We just came back from our monthly checkup. Since it’s the fifth month, we went for a detailed scan, and the highlight of the scan was a 4D real time ultrasound scan.

If you have not gone for one of these scans before, it’s basically the same as a normal ultrasound except that it’s using a bigger machine, and it costs five times more 😉 This machine is also able to generate a 3D ultrasound image, so you can see baby’s face and the shape of baby’s body parts.

The doctor started off looking at the different parts of baby’s body like the arms, legs, lips and forehead. Doctor said that everything looks normal. Then doctor took a look at baby’s spine, and we could see on the screen baby’s spine looking nice and straight. Doctor said baby has a very nice backbone. *proud*

Doctor then asked us a question. “Do you want to know baby’ sex?” We said yes.

Doctor said, “You are having a baby girl.”


Everyone, say hello to baby Rachel Chang!

We tried for almost 10 minutes but we could not get a clear screen capture of her face. She either kept covering her face with her hands and feet, or turned away from the ultrasound monitor.

Doctor magnified the sound of baby’s heartbeat and it was beating strong and fast! Like a horse galloping, doctor said.

In this photo it looks like she’s deep in thought. It takes a while to get yourself oriented, but you are looking at baby’s face, and she is either sucking her thumb or covering her mouth.

I’m so thankful that baby is developing normally. And I can’t wait to meet my little princess.

I’m starting to worry now about future teenage boys going after my daughter. I’m starting to worry if it will be safe for her to play in the playground. I’m starting to worry if I can let her out of my sight for even one second.

Five more months to go!

23 thoughts on “Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice”

  1. Hhahahhahahah.. u r so worried about everything..relax. it’s going to be okay! but i think it is an anxious process but happy one! 😀

    Adino: Thanks for the assurance 🙂

  2. I like the sound of Rachel. Nine yrs older can or not. Benghui is an only child. Let’s make preparations n arrangements for a wedding HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Adino: No problem hehe… quickly teach BengHui how to become a millionaire 🙂

    Update: Poey Chin says, “What!? How can you marry off our daughter without my permission!” 🙁

  3. “Sugar, Spice, and everything nice?” quoted from Powerpuff Girls?
    I didn’t know that you’ve already decided on the name “Rachel”!

    Adino: Not from the Powerpuff girls, but there’s a saying that girls are made of sugar and spice, and all things nice 🙂

  4. Congratulations Adino and Poey Chin! Haha!
    You guys must be soh happy! Hee… I tumpang happy too!
    God bless you loads! Glad you decided on a name! I like Rachel…

    Adino: Yeah, we’re very happy. Maybe next time Rachel can play with Kyra 🙂

  5. congrats adino and poey chin for first giving your girl a beautiful name, not something like lavender or petunia,really happy for you guys.even though it’s freezing like crazy.if she wanna study overseas in future, u can send her here, everything taken care for.;)congrats once more.

    Adino: Thank you for the offer. Ooh, lavender sounds good.

  6. That’s definitely a good choice of a name for your girl 😀

    I am as excited as yourself in waiting for her birth 😀 The feeling of anticipation et all is God’s gift, really. How marvellous are His creations 😀

    Adino: I can’t believe I almost chose Aeris 🙂 God is indeed the wonderful designer, and each baby is a miracle in itself!

  7. That is so sweet! Congrats and don’t worry, you’ll have at least 4 years to go before you need to start worrying about playgrounds etc 😉

    Adino: Thanks. In four year’s time we may all have to hire a personal bodyguard in addition to a maid 🙁

  8. That’s great! My sister is pregnant 4 months with a boy (God help his paternal grandmother, who is already suffering with 3 ‘Ultraman’ grandsons) and she’s already frantic with baby clothes and Lamaze procedures. Is baby Rachel your first baby?

    PS: Congratulations and good wishes to all your family. And good luck to your wife!

    Adino: Four months pregnant and already preparing Lamaze! We haven’t even started looking for pre-natal classes yet 🙂 Yes, Rachel is our first baby. Thanks for your kind wishes and thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

  9. i attend DUMC hope to see my mei mei there ah! =p

    Adino: That’s great news! Hope to see you around, but I haven’t seen your photo, don’t know what you look like 🙂

  10. For me, I’m starting to worry my baby girl turns out as naughty as me. 😛

    Adino: Don’t worry la… usually girls will follow after their mom 🙂

  11. ahha…
    nevermind u post up baby rachel’s pic then when i bump to her..i will just hug her..
    but i attend sunday 10 am..
    don think u will be there rite?

    Adino: It depends, sometimes we go on Saturday, sometimes on Sunday. If we go on Saturday, we will usually sit around the front left side, if we go on Sunday, we will usually sit on the front right side. See if you can spot us 😛

  12. congratulations! *big smile*
    yet to learn the art of looking in the ultrasound scans…
    without guidance i usually dont know what i’m looking at..
    Rachel’s a nice name.. is she gonna have small eyes like you? haha..

    Adino: Thanks. I don’t know… I hope not 😛 I’d like her to have big eyes like my wife.

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