Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Didn't I tell U?

Yg saya seorg pekerja yg dedikasi???

Yes, sbb I’m back to work after 2 weeks of MC n a week of AL… hahahaha… (u may roll ur eyes now)

But I’m back 2 work for reasons. N one of it is because I feel bored waiting for the days yg xkunjung tiba… hihihihi…

But I might be working only for 3 days. Teehee… Cet, kecoh je…

But I’m more than happy now n even lastnite. Eventhough once we were home, our house was filled with mold. Yes, very euwwww but it’s always good 2 b home. Albeit we arrived quite late (around 11 am) n had 2 do some clean up n change the bedsheets sbb Papa sgtla euwww with all those kulatssss… Those kulats need to be wiped off soon, Papa…

N Iman was so happy 4 getting the chance 2 watch PHDC again. (Sungguhla Traders xde PHDC. No wonder it’s only a 4* hotel… hihihi…)

It’s good to be home, it’s good to be home… After a few days @ Mak Ngah's, a week of rest @ my parents & a week in Traders. Hohoho...

Nway, this morning managed to go to the office n work, work, work, bebeh… for 3 days… hihihi…

Owh, all the best Emy!!! Semoga selamat melahirkan anak!!! We’ll pray 4 u, insyaAllah~~

P/S: Bertuturla cinta mengucap satu nama, seindah goresan sabdamu dalam kitabku… (kalaula saya ada suara yg sedap utk nyanyi lagu tersebut… dream on che ah!!!!)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Me & Iman

Sorry shaz, lame menyepi…

It’s either I’m buzy, lazy or tied up with Iman… huhuhuhuh…

After the previous post, I was warded for 3 days due to SPD. Remembering the contraction was a nightmare. Rasenye real contraction pon was not that bad. Once reached PCMC, the contraction disappeared, totally. N CTG showed no contraction, at all. Hohohoh… sgtla frustrating ok. Huhuhuhu…

Once met up with Dr Seri, she concluded it’s SPD which prevents me from excessive walking, doing chores n even carry Iman. I really need to rest n have few sessions with the Physiotherapist. 3 days of admission requires me to place Iman with Opah n Atok. N me sleep with Iman-less, for the 1st time ever!!!! It was a hardest time for me n for her as well. Sgtla mogok sampai she refused to allow anything to pass her throat.

N outta the ward, I was given a longgggg MC until Eid n maybe will be continueud till I deliver. Sgtla xsyok, OK!! Me wanna go to work!!!! It will be much more better for me working rather than staying at home n not allowed to do anything. I had too much rest before, I guess, when I was warded the 1st time due to chest infection. At least, I can kill my time; get my life busy with the office work. Ya, saya seorang pekerja yg dedikasi… hahahaah… just cant imagine myself in this situation for most probably next 3 months until my confinement ends. Waaaaaa… sgtla lame n it may make me depressed!!! Huhuhuhu… Risau plak kalo depress during confinement nih. huhuhu… (kene ngaji byk2 n doa byk2 nih)

I guess I’ll never be SAHM or WAHM, huh???

Nhow, here I am @ my parents without Papa. N my daily routine is to take care of Iman. It’s not that I refused to take care of her but focusing on her for 24/7 n do nothing, except when she’s asleep is undesirable. Bad Ibu!! Well, if I want to do anything pon, xbleh nak lasak sgt sbb nanti sakit balik. So, it’s back to square 1. Wanna go for shopping but I can’t afford to walk for a long time. There are few things to grab for Adik before his arrival. Wanna stay in front of the lappy n do office work but I can’t afford to stay sit for a long time. Besides, Iman won’t allow me too.

Ape tgk2?

Owh, she’s soooo manja n clingy lately. Just want me to be in front of her 24/7 with uncountable hugs n kisses every day!!!!! Mcm gedix pon ade sbb she acted as if I've been away for sooooo longgggg pdhal it's the opposite.... But sometimes, I just feel like want to laugh it out, seeing her in action, imitating me or anybody in the house verbally or via in action. Such a darl~~ Her routine, wake up @ 9, mandi, susu, eat n play, sleep when tired. If I'm in shower, AyahChik will help to watch her n she ends up playing his lappy n watching the fishies... n there n then, she starts to mengade2 with AyahChik.

P/S: urm, rase nak mkn cake with lotsa icing on it… huhuhuh… let me mengidam while I can plssssss

Monday, November 9, 2009

IIII cannnnootttttttt bellllievvvvvveeee it......

(Read out loud like the Little Einstein :p n Iman will start to pat)

My baby is fully engaged!!! Serious. N it's only 32-33 weeks.... Is it normal? N I'm in pain like 24/7 yet no opening. Never had that experience before. Huhuhuh...

N I'm confused. Serious. Dr said my EDD is 25/12 but my belly looks like it can pop at anytime. It's BIG ok! N I dont think it can stretch any longer. Sakit beb.

N I can barely walk.

N easily feel tired.

N still coughing.

N still in Kertih, while my Gynae is in KL. Woahhhh....

N still hav a pile of unfinished business. In the office n @home.

But I'm putting all those aside. I'm mentally prepared for this. Eventhough, physically otherwise.

Doakan saye~~~~

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Favorite Childhood Cartoon of all time~~~

Most of the nites, Mak will read us the bedtime stories from those books. N I flipped those books during day time. Well, when u were left alone at home with babysitter while ur elderly’s were off to school, ur daily activity is to imaginarily ‘go to school’ by bus (by sitting on the stairs), carry ur own bag, get down from the bus n go to classes, open ur books n ‘read’ all the content~~~ hahahaha… n I followed that show everytime its on air.

Recalling the day that we received a parcel sent by a Sesame Street’s van to our house. Mak n Abah ordered few Sesame Street books for us. Never know what Sesame Street was. All I know, it was one of the cartoon show in the TV. But eversince, my sisters n I start enjoying it. I love it n know all the characters.

It all stopped once I started to go to school.

But, I never erase them from my mind. Big Bird, Elmo, Ernie n Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Count, Grouch are among team. Yeah, I grew up with ‘em.

Happy 40th Birthday Sesame Street!!!

Wouldnt it be nice if I can turn Iman's playroom to be like this?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Saya suka~~~

When Ibu n Papa took me for a vacation!!!

Yippie!!! Time for us to spend time together...
Can I drag my tricycle along??

Alhamdulillah, we have safely arrived in Tekam for Ibu's Family Day. Thanx to Papa's GPS!! Clap2

It was such a peaceful n calm place. Far from hiruk-pikuk kota. Eceh, as if we live in KL jak!!
Ok, we got a not-so-okay room but it's near to the children playroom, which Iman always stopped by whenever we passed by.. (Hey, it rhymes)

Urmm, can u turn my room to be like this, Ibu?

There, the activities were not so packed-ly arranged.

Good, more quality time for us!!

Iman was soooo her, can just walk freely, safely...

To attract the kids, they put balloons everywhere.
N Iman keep on chasing for 1.

Tu, can I hav that balloon too!!!

Anybody want this balloon??!!

Papa, I found this balloon.
N we ended with so many balloons in our room. Mane xnye, skali kuar Iman tagged along at least 1 balloon.

Luv 2 c both of them enjoying themselves. Papa actively involved in the matches and Iman was always there to support.

Papa goofing around with Iman

Shh, jgn tego Iman, die br bgn tdo. Still moody. Hehehe...

N the most awaited event. The Grand Dinner.

On our way to the ballroom with Red n Black Theme.
Esoknye, we happily (tiredly) returned home...

P/S: Ok, I skipped our Raya Entry. Huhuhuh. Will chase for that.
Ok, this entry was a bit up side down. Silly me~~
Will off to KL this weekend to take a peek on Adik. Cant wait, cant wait!!! Adik has been actively knocking n I can feel the contraction from time to time. Really need to do the listing soon n do some shopping~~

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ari lg best suda sampai!!!

Yess, Papa has safely arrived. Alhamdulillah. I drove to Kuantan purposely to fetch Papa so that we dont have to wait any longer. Luckily the company's driver is not available. Teehee~~~ N Iman had been a good company until both of us safely reached the airport. Pergh, 1 hour drive is really back-aching. But worth it!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Arini ari best saya. Esok mesti lg best....

I'm grinning now, can't u see???


Sbb my mood to finish up my manual is back!! N Mr Google has been such a great helper today. Tp pelik sbb all this while i've been searching nook n crannies about this n the response was very hopeless... huhhuhu... Oleh itu, saya akan bekerja keras today, until my head cracks... Eceh~~

Ouh, I can feel it cracking now...

N kenape esok mesti lg best?

Sbb Papa will be home!!!!!!! Yippie!!! Dgr citer ade Co*ch lg... Wink2... Tp kalo xde, pon xpe. As long as Papa has safely arrived~~~

Yesterday was tough. Iman was very cranky + naughty + d*gil + garang... She was cranky because she misses Papa, I guess. She was naughty sbb she is naughty now. Sgt active sampai xterkejar. Or perhaps, I'm getting heavier n can't run that fast. Huhuhuh... She is d*gil sbb she just want my attention kot. Sian die... N die garang sbb she slapped me kuat2 sbb xnak I dozz off... Waaaa, sakitnyeeeee.... Serious... N yesterday, my whole body was very uneasy. Rase mcm nak pitam, lembik n worry of high blood pressure. My head punched several times n Iman didnt allow me to rest!!!! Grrr~~~ Luckily today dah back to normal. It must be my preggy mood, kot...

So, I'm hoping today will turn tomorrow. Aci x? Tp kalo today is tomorrow pon, Papa still blum take off. SO, I'm hoping Papa will take off soon!!

P/S: Papa already in the airport, waiting to board. Cant wait, cant wait!!! We miss u, Papa~~

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rubbing shoulders, boot licking sycophants are weasels

A good article about office politics in NST.

It has become a common issue in Malaysia. The truth is it has become more intense in Malaysia as compared to US of A & Europe.

Yeah, u need 2 b smart, ok. But really smart as in know ur rights, know how to fight n know your limits.

Monday, October 5, 2009

I like this

Read 'ere...

So true. Really respect the father.
Two thumbs up!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

To Papa With Love....

Counting the days. Again. Hoping the days will pass in a blink. And reach 12th Oct' 09.

Just would like to be home early n spend my time with my dearest Iman.

We miss u, Papa :)

Hopefully, u can easily get connected and listen to this. Cinta Ada

P/S: Mak Teh, another melancholic entry, huh? Hahahaha....

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My tummy's no dummy

Let's back to the biz after days of holidays + holidays mood (which happened before n after the holidays), shall we?...

Don't hav a clue how to update our Eid celebration coz, if I were to leave an Eid entry, it'll be hell lenghty!!! Soooo many things happened, soooo many piccas, sooooo many candid moments, sooo many gatherings with the feast of fooodieeeee.....

Perhaps I'll blog about it later, after getting some opinion from Papa. Yerp, I always turn to him whenever hav lotsa ideas to blurt it out but wordless at the same time...

Let’s talk about current issues. My pregnancy. This time around, it is totally the opposite. My baby kicks n moves 24/7 n I’m seldom feel hungry. I just love to eat but my tummy doesn’t allow me to. I always feel sooo full after few bites tp nak mkn lg!!!! Sometime feel very brittle but I can be like a fully-charged battery in a minute n do all the chores.

N lately I’ve been thinking about my situation when I’m in labour. Where will I be during that time, when will it be, who will take care of Iman, how long will I be in labour. My tummy aches every now n then n getting humongous-ly huge (to me~~) n hav 2 adapt to this uneasiness n that makes me eager to be in labour. Hohohoh…

N I guess for that reason, I had dreamt bout it last nite, twice in a nite. I dreamt that I’d safely delivered my baby. Fuhh… Then, I woke up n realized it was just a dream. N after dozing off again, I had the same dream. Wahahaa… Wish it really come true.
Later this morning, Papa fwded info about how to manage labour pain from BabyCentre. Is he coming now?

Na'ah... I'm still ruling the house, Ibu.
Adik isn't coming yet!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Off they go.....

On one fine evening which is today, there's one family will be departed to their kampung....
N will be away for the whole one cant-wait week!!!!
So, wish them a Eid Mubarak n drive safely. They'll be back with their latest family photo.
Selamat Hari Raya kwn2!!!!!
Maaf Zahir Batin....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Too much negative energy in me had pulled me down… Not good…

I’m tired. Of people who always think they are right, no matter what.
I’m tired. Of people who always think they know what’s best for the company, family or what ever heck when actually they are not.
I’m tired. Of telling the same thing to the same people over n over again n yet the simplest task in the world is never accomplished.
I’m tired. Of people whom think that I’m just a plain wife whom can’t go any higher career-wise, or cant afford to give luxurious gift or anything in the world to her hubby or kids.
I’m tired. Of people whom think they are the ONLYYYYYY reason for the rest to live n others just a coincident to be there.
I’m tired. Of org yg prasan bagus!!!!!!

There u go… I don’t see the reason to further explain about it in detail as I’m sure there will be a veryyyy damn lengggthyyyyyyyyy argument. One thing to describe these people, they r completely incomplete, so, they decided to find fault in others, directly or indirectly, just to conceal their weaknesses…

Well, I pity u, people!!!!!

Now, I’ll just keep my mouth shut n go with the flow BUT will just shut u off from my view. U are plain pointless to me…

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Arghhhh..... What hav I done??!!!!

After longgggg contemplating with my own thinking, I've struggling-ly made up my mind to gave this to Papa.... (An exaggerative statement??)

A golf bag & a pair of golf shoes...

for his 27th birthday!!! Weehuuu...

Happy 27th Birthday Papa!!!
We luv u very berry muchie2~~~

OMG, Papa dah tua laaa.... Hihihih
P/S: Use it wisely ya as promised, it's not easy for me to decide to buy this gift tau!! :p

Kami dah tengok die....

Kami turun ke KL over the weekends, just to meet our 1st niece!!! Cant wait for Raya. hehehe...
N cant wait for the next day, we straight away went to PCMC eventhough it was already half past 9 pm... Kaco org je mlm2 buta.
Iman, as usual, excited+curious+amazed to see babies but gets easily jealous once we hold them. Sib baik gak kitorg paid our visit mlm tuh sbb they already checked out the next day...
Nway, welcome home Baby Nur... We shall wait till the 7th day for the announcement of ur name ya...

Kak Iman x puasa!!!

Mama saye sayang saye... Jgn jeles....

Another excited+curious+amazed toddler when he sees babies. Tp xjeles mcm Kak Iman. Ngee...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Counting 1, 2, ...

& 3
A baby girl was born!!!!
After a long battle in the labour room, Iman dpt adik lg arini. Alhamdulillah.....
Congrats to Mak Ngah n Pak Ngah. Can't wait 2 see her cute face.
N welcome to the sleepless nite!!!!
Wait for us tomorrow ya~~~
P/S: Atuk, MMSla the piccas with ur new hp... Ngee

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dare to online shop??

Just like before when I was an online-pay-bill skeptic. I never trust the system n prefer queuing up in the bank or post office during lunch time until I married Papa. Sgtla kolot, don’t u think? Yerp, papa introduced me to paying bills online. N it has become my routine now n it’s sooooo convenient!!!!

But I’ve yet trying online shopping. I never online-shopping before. I've browsed some of the site though, n find the items on sale are simply alluring. But, still a bit skeptical with the whole system. Yeah, it is much cheaper than shopping complex but how would I know if the items on sale are original? N can I trust the delivery? What will happen if once u pay, u don’t get the items? N what if once u get it, u r not satisfy with it’s physical look? Hohooho…

Ok, call me kolot. Tp besela, there will always be a risk. Or risks!! Tp kalo shopping offline, bleh gi jln2, scout around, look-see-look-see.

Online sellers, don’t get angry with this entry ya… I’ll go ur site n will try grabbing some of the items. I’ll get out from this hedge-your-bets zone. N hey, who knows, I might be joining u guys to be an online seller!!! Tunjuk ajar ku sifu!!!

For a start, I’ll put ur link in my blog so that I can bloghop. Hehehe…

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Let's shop...

Last weekend we had a blast! Ok2, I had a blast, of S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G!!!!... For 2 consecutive days. Tee hee… Eventhough not most of it for me, but it was still a blast… hehehe.

Baju raya Iman? Checked! Baju raya Papa? Checked! Baju raya saye? Checked! Gifts? Checked!!!

Enough of that, now I can just focus on surveying my baby stuff n a sewing machine… for baking items, maybe I’ll get it later. This time, I really need to do some survey so that it’s worth buying. I’ll search nook & cranny for the best breastpump and sewing machine that suits my needs n do some readings.

Ok, let’s read now on how to choose a breast pump from BabyCentre
"If you're breastfeeding, you probably want your baby to benefit from your milk even when you're not available. Whether you're getting ready to go back to work or you just want someone else to feed your child while you get some rest or go out, a breast pump can be a big help.There are several different types of breast pumps to choose from. Whichever pump you pick, it's a good idea to have it ready to go well before you return to work or leave your baby with a sitter
.In fact, because many babies will refuse a bottle offered later on, it's best to start pumping and introduce a bottle as soon as breastfeeding is established, when your baby's 3 or 4 weeks old. To keep her willing to take the bottle, offer it with an ounce or two of breast milk inside at least every three or four days.

Which kind of breast pump is best for me?
There are many styles and models of breast pumps, but they fall into two main categories: electric/battery-powered and manual (which you operate by hand). While some women use both — one for the bulk of their pumping, the other for taking on short trips — most moms strongly prefer one or the other.

Here's a look at your options:
Hospital-grade electric breast pump
If you're pumping constantly throughout the day, perhaps because you or your baby isn't able to breastfeed — you'll need the most efficient pump around: a heavy-duty hospital-grade model with a double collection kit. These pumps have a rapid suck-and-release cycle (referred to as the cycling time) that draws milk from your breasts at about the same rate as a nursing baby.

Using a double collection kit means you can pump both breasts at once, which can cut pumping time by more than half and drain both breasts more effectively. Keep in mind that these pumps are usually heavy — weighing as much as 18 pounds — and bulky.

Hospital-grade pumps are by far the priciest — a new one costs more than $1,000. However, many hospitals, lactation consultants, and medical supply stores rent top-of-the-line breast pumps for $1 to $3 per day.

To find rental locations in your area, call Medela at (800) 835-5968 or search the company's Web site or try Ameda at (800) 323-4060 or search its Web site.

If you're renting a pump, you'll still need to purchase a collection kit, which includes breast flanges (the piece of the pump that goes on the breast itself), tubing, and collection bottles, for $50 to $60. (If your baby was born prematurely or with a condition that makes nursing difficult, ask your insurance company whether it will cover the cost of a breast pump with a doctor's prescription.)

Top-end electric personal-use pumps
Combining the efficiency of hospital-grade pumps and the convenience of more portable models, top-end electric pumps are a popular choice for moms who return to work full-time. These pumps are fully automatic, with quick cycling times, adjustable suction levels (to help you avoid nipple discomfort), and double-pumping capability.

Some newer models are designed to mimic a baby's sucking patterns: They start with short, quick sucks to elicit the letdown response and then move into a slower, deeper sucking pattern. This feature can make pumping more comfortable, but it doesn't necessarily mean you'll produce more milk.

Weighing in at 8 pounds or less, these pumps can come in attractive carrying cases with accessories included — like storage bags, labels, clips, bottles, and nipple ointment.

Most top-end pumps can run on a car's cigarette lighter with an adapter that's sold separately, and some even come with a built-in battery pack — both handy options if you're pumping on the go or in a room lacking an electrical outlet.

Prices range from $200 to $350, and most pumps come with a one-year warranty. Examples of top-end pumps include Medela's Pump In Style and Ameda's Purely Yours

You can also rent lightweight portable pumps — for example, Medela's Lactina or Symphony, and Ameda's Elite. To find rental locations in your area, call Medela at (800) 835-5968 or search the company's Web site or try Ameda at (800) 323-4060 or search its Web site.

Note: Though it may be tempting to share or borrow a friend's personal-use breast pump, or buy one used, the FDA and breastfeeding experts caution against it. Breast milk can carry bacteria and viruses — including hepatitis, HIV, and cytomegalovirus — that can contaminate these pumps and pass an infection to you and your baby. Because droplets of milk can get into the internal parts of these pumps, using your own collection kit doesn't necessarily make them safe to use.

Pumps designed for multiple users, like rental pumps and hospital pumps, don't have this problem. They're designed to prevent breast milk from getting inside the pump. So as long as you use them with your own personal collection kit, they're safe.

To find out whether a pump is okay to use secondhand, check the packaging or call the manufacturer. If it's designated as a "single-user" pump, it should be used by only one person.

Mid-range electric or battery-operated pumps
These pumps are best for short-term separations — for instance, moms who want to leave their baby with a sitter every now and then and don't want to supplement with formula.
These pumps are more portable (most weigh less than 2 pounds) and more affordable than the high-end models. On the down side, they generally take a little longer and require a little more effort to use than the top-end electric pumps. If the pump is battery-operated, the batteries may need to be replaced frequently.

Most mid-range pumps allow you to pump only one breast at a time — and slowly at that. While there are some double electric pumps in this category, the motors may not last as long as those in the more expensive models.

Semiautomatic models tend toward long cycling times. (Some produce only about 12 sucks per minute, compared to 50 to 60 per minute for top-end and hospital-grade pumps.) The suction can often be too strong or too weak, although some have adjustable suction.
Prices range from $50 to $150. Examples of these pumps include Evenflo's Comfort Select, Medela's Single Deluxe, Bailey's Nurture III, and The First Years' Easy Comfort single or double electric/battery breast pumps.

Nonelectric manual pumps
Manual pumps require you to pump a piston or squeeze a lever to create the suction to empty your breast. These pumps empty only one breast at a time and may require two hands to operate, although a few are designed for one-handed use.

While most moms who need to pump regularly opt for a more efficient electric model, some women rave about manual pumps' simplicity and convenient size. Many also say that some manual pumps feel more natural and more closely mimic a baby's sucking, and that they like being able to control the suction by hand.

Hand pumps are generally more affordable, smaller, lighter, and quieter than electric pumps. And if you like to pump on one side while your baby is nursing on the other, he'll probably prefer the quiet of a manual to the noise of an electric.

While some moms get the knack of effective manual pumping, others find these pumps maddeningly slow. (It depends to some degree on how quickly you can squeeze the pump handle — and this can get tiring for your hands.)

Some moms have trouble getting any milk at all with hand pumps. Others say that hand pumps don't completely empty their breasts, which can lead to a lowered milk supply.

Prices range from $30 to $60. Examples include Avent's Isis and Medela's Harmony. A note of caution: Stay away from the models that look like bicycle horns — the rubber balls can harbor harmful bacteria.

What features should I look for?
  • Adjustable suction control: A level of suction that's comfortable for one woman can be torture for another. Choose a pump that allows you to adjust the suction for your comfort. Some manual models come with adjustable pump-handle positions.
  • Efficiency: If you're time-crunched — and what mom isn't? — it's probably worth paying more for a pump that sucks at least 48 times per minute and has double-pumping capability. A model that allows you to pump both breasts at once will cut pumping time by more than half: from roughly 30 minutes for both breasts to about 12 minutes. Double pumping also boosts milk production by emptying both breasts more completely.
  • Ease of use: Look for a pump that's easy to use, clean, and assemble. If you'll be lugging it around, choose one that's light and compact, with a nice case. (You can also buy a case you like separately.)

Accessories to try
Accessories can help you use your pump more efficiently and more comfortably. For example:• A "pumping bra" or band: Holds a collection bottle at each nipple to free your hands while you pump both breasts.
  • Storage bags or containers: For collecting, storing, and freezing your milk.• Microwave bags: Let you steam-clean pump parts in the microwave.
  • Breast shields: Soft shields massage the breast during pumping, soothing sore nipples and helping increase milk flow. They come in varying sizes to accommodate smaller and larger nipples. (Note: Most breast pumps come with shields included, but you may find that you need to buy a smaller or larger size separately. If so, make sure the brand you buy works with your particular pump.)
  • An insulated bag and cold freezer packs: For keeping your milk cool throughout the day when there isn't a fridge handy.

These general nursing aids can also be helpful:

  • Hot/cold breast packs: Gel packs fit inside a nursing bra and can be used hot or cold to soothe swollen or sore breasts.
  • Lanolin ointment: Helps relieve sore nipples.
  • Nursing pads: Disposable or washable pads absorb milk from leaky breasts and prevent spotting on clothes."

Hmm, based on my experience, I had enough of single breastpump. I need to get double-pumping breastpump this time. Super cepat for me to finish my pumping session n I hope for better output. N I prefer manual rather than electric pump. But, it’s a bit difficult to get a manual double breastpump in the market. Besides, I don’t think both my hands can pump at the same time with the same speed as my left hand is not as strong as my right hand. Huhuhuhu…

Enough for today. Will search info about sewing machine tomorrow… Tata

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Where has Iman go?

Iman dulu...

I can say that she’s 80% ready to be a big sister. Albeit I bet she still wants to manja2 with me n Papa. It’s ok for me.
  • She shows good responses to smaller kids n loves to kiss her ‘adik’ either when we asked her so or willingly do so. But only to ‘adik’. She only kiss Ibu n Papa when she wants to. Xleh paksa2. Penah satu mlm tuh, I told her to “Kiss Ibu” n she showed the no-no sign. Haish… sabo jela…
  • She loves shopping time and gets very excited once we r in the mall. But she hates trying new outfits. Everytime we call her to try, she definitely runs away. Maybe because she went through a series of ‘ciwik’s n made her had enuf with trying new clothes. Hohohoh…
  • She just loves to eat. Any food can be hers. She eats during her meal time, n also eat during our meal time. N she eats in between that too!!! Sampai perut die boncit n until we asked her to stop. Now, routinely, we feed her before berbuka n during buka time, she joins us. She tries every single item that goes through our esophagus mengalahkan those who fast.
  • She understands our instructions and requests which make our life easier. But I’ll definitely feel much better if I know her requests. Right now, it’s more like trial an error to guess what she wants. Huhuhuh… but it’s ok as she’s in learning to talk mode now.
  • She has become Papa’s shadow. She just follows Papa wherever he goes.
  • It’s ok to leave her alone now as she can play alone. No need to be right beside her n watch her play. Can leave her alone to go to bath, cook n doing other chores. But!!! Need to tell her what we want to do. Can’t just run away from her. Clever girl…
Gosh… are u my Iman? Where is the lil’ girl who was too dependent in having me by her side, 24/7 of breastfeeding, refuse to eat, not in good terms with other kids or babies n easily became jealous..? Time really flies so fast. Yeah, I guess she’s ready to be a big sister. N, I have to accept that… :)

Yeah, this is me now, Ibu.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Do u hav anything that u want to do or to have but there must be sth that holds u back?

I always want to sew.
I love to sew embroideries n do beadings.
I love to see a collection of clothes with various patterns n styles.
N cute buttons are just too tempting to grab.
I want to learn quilting n knitting.
I’d love to make a baju kurung for Iman n myself n baju melayu for Papa.
I want to smock n make 1 smocking dress for Iman.
I wish I hav a sewing machine, a complete set of sewing accessories n anything in between…

But I just don’t have the time to do all those n no space to keep them…

Sungguh xbersyukur, kan?
Xpe, what I want to do now is to grab anything that is nice on the shelf whenever I saw them. Buttons, pretty materials, books etc. Make some collection of those stuff n try to find the time. Sbb once u hav all the materials, u’ll make the effort to produce a masterpiece. Xdela when u hav the time br terkial2 nak cari all the materials. Don’t give excuses ye…

I love to see make ups in the magazine.
Lipsticks, eyeshadow, blusher, mascara, eyeliner, lipliner n anything in between.
Isn’t it nice to have a collection of it?
I already hav it but I bet it’s already expired sbb I bought it more than 2 years ago!!!
Even if it's not, takut nak pki sbb it may affect my skin.
I always want to put my make up on, be it at home, to office or to any place in the world.
But I don’t really know how to ‘paint’ myself. N I don’t think I have the time to do it in the morning before going to office. In fact now, I’m getting lazier to put on my lipstick. Heheheeh…

Or should I start with applying beauty products n repair my complexion first?
Hmm… isn’t it nice to have a collection of beauty products to apply before go to work, after office n before dozing off?
Well, that’s the least I can do.
Or should I depend solely depend on my natural beauty yg not so beauty ini? Hohohoho… ;P
I want to bake...
A cake, cookies, cupcakes or anything in between.
But I need to grab an oven first.
Also mixer, mold, weighing scale n anything in between.
Pastu, grab all the ingredients; flour, sugar, vanilla essence, n all the deco.

But if I were to grab all those, do I hav enough space to keep it?? Blablabla~~~
Tp menarik gak if I can prepare my own kuih raye. Atleast, no more kuih tunjuk for this yr. hihihihi…

Well, again. Nothing will happen if I just sit ‘ere, aight?. I need to get started. Jom2~~
Mari menjahit-cum-make-up-cum-baking… lalalalala…

Monday, August 17, 2009

Whenever I get bored...

I always make a change....

If at home, adela ruang2 yg di'make-over'kan... Our rooms, halls, kitchen, curtains. N my bestest partner to execute all the changes as planned is of course...(drum rolllLLL) Papa!!! Cik Iman is always there to help, (or to disturb) n get excited with all the movements. Hahaha... She is such a bodyguard to us.

But this time is different. I'm bored with my blog layout. It looks so lame. Dahla content die pon byk yg merapu. I'd changed the layout for few times but I'm still not happy with the output. I guess it's just not me. Hohohoho.... N I'd try to change the template n it affects the whole arrangement, which makes me feels like ARGHHHH!!!! n have to redo all over again, which is very time consuming n yet not satisfying. Hahaha... I'm such a fussy. Yeah, call me that.

I've ever think of hiring someone to design my layout but the unsatisfied output really worries me. So, I just grab some free blog templates from TCBOTB . Senang. It does not interrupt my settings pon.

Previously, I chose Pieces of Heaven because of its pink-purplish theme. I've used it for quite some time.

Then, few weeks ago, I'd changed to this...

Lola.. But I dont think this is me... huhuhuh
So now, I'm considering several other templates like....

Cute Crops. Very cute n lively n purplish.
But it's more towards the teenage-life.
U are no more a teenager, Ibu. Hahahah

This is Clover Vineyard.
Nice but too melancholic & soft. Hahaha...

Certainly Plum is certainly nice.
Looks simple yet chirpy, purplish n greenish & everything is nice.

This is cute. Baby Girl Hands n Feet.
Suitable for Iman je. Xaci for her brother plak. Ngee

Bravo to Burgundy!!!!
Bravo Burgundy reaalllyyyy catch my eyes.
Just lurveeee the tones... Just like my wedding theme. Wink2...

It's called Celebrate the Season.
Looks cool n simple.
But very gloomy, n melancholic...

Rustic Dots don't go along with me.
Me not a fan of polka dots n not a fan of huge ribbons.
But the color is nice.

The snowflakes look very messy.
Owh, no wonder. It's Messy Snowflakes!!! :p

Asyik purple je. Perhaps I should go for Blue for a change.
Like a Blue Lady Bug.
But it's polka dotty with huge ribbons!!!
N besides, is blue lady bug ever exist???

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,
Catch a tiger by the toe.
If he hollers let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,
Choose a template by its hoe.
If the template cant let go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

Hmm... Which template will win my heart~~~ I've shortlisted it to Bravo Burgundy n Certainly Plum. Or perhaps, not all of above. Hahahah.... Buang karan je layan Che Ah nih, kan??

P/s: Pasni, whenever I get bored, perhaps I'll do some make-over to myself, to change my style. Wah!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I’m trying very hard to keep my feet on the ground, at least one foot…

Sunday started with our normal routine. Iman, chirpy as usual, jumping on the bed, do some acrobatic stunt n rolling over, playing peekaboo n anything in the world. Get out from the room, switched on to PHDC for Pocoyo n Little Einstein. She just loves the songs, enjoying it with claps n her dance n always make me smile endlessly. Dropped Papa at his office, we sang n clapped in the car n later, sent her off to her nanny. Then, my turn to go to work.

Everything was normal except, hearing her nanny’s daughter coughing really bad n her voice really sounded like having a bad sore throat. I discussed with Papa via Skype, SMS or whatever means about this issue (while we were in the office), referring to health info from MOH but nothing much can be done. We just need to take care of our personal hygiene n pray for the best. It’s not that we are having any of the symptoms but being categorized in the high-risk group really makes us worry. Iman is very young n I’m preggy.

Later that evening, at her nanny, his son was lying around n coughing his lung out. N Iman was sleeping nearby. Scaryy~~~!!!! Then only I was informed that he’d been sick since last Thursday with on n off of high fever, cough n sore throat. They took him to see Dr few times but the Dr said nothing to worry. N that made me went to my 1st level worry.

Well, I showed my pity n her nanny added, her hubby also had been on high fever. There n then, it became my 2nd level worry!!! (Her nanny really talks a lot, u know!!)N later told me that her daughter also faced the same prob. Erk~~ I freaked out at once!!!

That disease had made me went blank n it continues for most of these days. Uncountable event n it became preys on my mind. I had to take leave the next day or perhaps till the end of the week.

I woke up blankly. I just can’t think for how long I’ll be taking leave, what about next week, what’s my plan n don’t bother to think of my leave balance n the pile of work that awaits me in the office.

But yesterday, we decided to send Iman to a nursery. Yes, she’ll show her true colours when she’s among strangers. But I just have to keep a straight face n our problem solved temporarily. For this week only, ok, as nx week will a full house for the nursery. N I can’t send Iman to her nanny. She was on high fever too when I called her yesterday. Huhuhuh…

Alhamdulillah, she was ok with all her new friends. But became cranky while at nite. I had to doze off at 2 am lastnite n just couldn’t figure out what went wrong with her. N today, both of us woke up with black eyes. Huhuhu…

P/S: owh, she fell down yesterday n left a mark on her cheek. Hohohoho!!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

10 days is tooo long my dear~~~

Been counting the days. Hoping for weekends to pass very soon. N yeah, it had passed. Alhamdulillah…

Had to send Iman to her nanny’s for half day so that I can grab sth to eat during weekends. My fridge is almost to empty. Hohohoho… Shopped for 30 mins, had a battle with the kitchen until 12 with a victory; home-cooked dishes for lunch. The house was still up side down but don’t even bother to clean it up yet. Must fetch Iman first!!!

Get cleaned up after the battle n rushed to Iman nanny’s. She was happily playing at the veranda; very shocked to see me arrived. ‘Why Ibu come so early???’ Without looking back, she rushingly grabbed her bag n stopped playing. There’s no place like home, huh?? :p

She was in a good mood that day. Perhaps because I’m not working.

Saturday was the opposite. Cranky n grouchy. Refused to eat n sleep. Huhuhu… Kept pointing for things that she wants but put it away once she got it. Nothing can please her, simply nothing. Huhuhu… grrr~~~ Managed to put her to sleep, for an hour. Woke up happily but back to her previous behavior within a minute. Me, just need 2 deal with it. Layan jela~~~

Only one thing can please her. Papa…

How come Papa still not 'ere, Ibu?

Nway, Papa will be back tomorrow!!! Yeehuu~~~ after 10 days dealing with rigs, grease, oil, hot sun, slow internet connection, small cabins n anything in between… Really wonder how Mamashazzy can survive. Wonder how some wifey or moms can stand a long distance relationship, only got the chance to meet their hubbies on monthly or bi-weekly basis or when opportunity comes with the kids to take care with. Perhaps they r bionic women while I’m just plain spoiled!!! Hahaha…

Yeah, i think u r spoiled, Ibu!!! ;p

Can’t wait 2 c u, Papa!!! Can’t wait 2 c Iman happily-shocked face when she sees Papa…

P/S: While u were away, I've been thinking of a short vacation, just like our honeymoon time. But this time with Iman, of course. Amacam, Papa??? Wink2~~~

Ibu: Can Papa?
Papa: Urm, let me think...


I found this after been searching up n down...
I know I have this picca but cant really recall where I parked it n how it looks like...

Iman with Arwah Mak Tam, her moyang...
Iman was chubby back then with her Raya outfit. N Arwah looked healthy too~~

Saturday, August 1, 2009

MomBloggersPlanet Cutest Baby with TOYS Contest

Iman is asleep n leave me with the opportunity to bloghop, surf n read emails. N there comes an email from MomBloggersPlanet about Cutest Baby Contest. I’d missed most of the contests. I only knew about it when the result is out. Hahaha… Am I the last to know or am I the last to check the emails!!! :p

I guess, I’m among the 1st today… :PPPP So, I’m ready to join!!!

Nway, speaking of toys, Iman has a collection of it. From teddies, animal’s soft toys, balls, playgym, kitchen set, teether, books (can u consider as toys as well), musical box n u name it.

But the 1st toy that had become her playmate is Mr. Green!!! She was 4 M.O back then. She loves it the minute we gave it it for her. Unlike her soft toys that took her quite a lot of moments of familiarization. Hehehe… Mr. Green is a teether, a very soft teether. Unlike her Pinky (another teether), which is a bit hard n difficult to hold.

Mr. Green has it all. Easy to hold, very flexy, n chewy as she started teething during that time. Owh, we called it Mr. Green coz it’s green. Huhu… It’s a must-have thing in Iman’s traveling list. The only thing to make her occupied when we travels, shopping and while I’m cooking. Yes, Mr. Green is very handy n such a great pal.

As we are always on the move, we’d encountered several near-misses in losing Mr. Green during our transition mode. From our house into the car, from the car into Iman’s stroller n vice versa but we’d noticed it. Unfortunately, we really lost it while unloading our stuff in Concorde’s carpark. Regret, I must say. As it has become such a good friend to Iman n we can see such a positive progress in her when it comes to hand grasping, finger pinching, chewing, crawling n others, we’d bought another Mr. Green for her.

Wanna see how Mr. Green looks like??

One of her toys is Mr LadyBird, which rather to fat for her to hold

But with Mr Green, she can easily hold it.

Chew it

Slip it.. Oopss..

Grab it again...

Put it in her mouth
Chew it again, like nobody's business...


N it became her sleeping-buddy too... :)

Now, my Nur Iman Humayra Binti Mohd Alham is already 1 year n 3 mths old but she still keep in touch with Mr Green.

N I'm sure will introduce Mr. Green to her siblings~~~

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