24 Nov 2008

A proverb says...

'One who fails to plan.. plans to fail...."

'Gagal merancang.. merancang kegagalan' - M Nasir & Malique - Mantera Beradu....

But.... what if what we planned is a total failure....?? Grrrrrrrrrr.....

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I had this 'sinful' lunch to cheer myself up..... Mc D Move It Meal...!! Heavenly tastes of Double McChicken could lit up somebody's day.... yupp.... am gonna be fat fat fat...




21 Nov 2008

New countdown begins....

Despite all the workloads I had in the office.. despite Lya's new skill of "mengamuk-ing" and drives me crazeeee when I'm at home..... I'm in a happy mood this week...


I have a new countdown...!! ngeeee........



All my bags are packed.. I'm ready to go.. lalalalaa......

Oh, kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
Cause Im leavin on a jet plane........ lalalala....

19 Nov 2008

Another BF story....

And it has been a while when I last talked on my breastfeeding journey.. I called it ‘journey’ since there are lots of ups and downs…

Well, when I first got pregnant, I’ve equipped myself with breastfeeding knowledge… but deep inside, I’ve always thought that BF is a natural thing between a mother and a baby… a “plug n play” thingy.. easy….

WRONG!!!

Breastfeeding is a learning process between a mother and a baby.. and it requires a lot.. and I mean A LOTTTT of effort…… and that is why I truthfully respect mothers who could BF their babies up tilll 2 years.. or more… not to mention who successfully EXCLUSIVELY BF … lagi la haku tabik…

Dalam surat Al Baqarah [2]: 233 disebutkan, "Para ibu hendaklah menyusukan anak-anaknya selama dua tahun penuh, yaitu bagi yang ingin menyempurnakan penyusuan."

I would say I felt pity to the babies who did not get from their mothers.. Personally I would feel less motherly if I don’t give the best to my baby… and it is really heart breaking when some of the mothers “decided” not to BF their babies, even b4 the baby is borned.. no offence, anybody… unless there’s a great excuse not to BF a baby, then I would 100% support working mothers to exclusively BF their babies.. and that’s the main reason why the request for a lactation room in MI*C came up… (thank you ayang who gave full support on this…!! *_* )

I’ve personally heard a lot of.. I’d say…”unacceptable” excuses not to BF… These 3 are the most frequent one…

-“sakit….”
-“leceh”
-“takde tempat nak perah”

I don’t say BF for me is easy… I cried when the midwife massaged me, since the milk wont came out in the 1st week of confinement….I had blisters on my nipples when I just started… Bleeding… Kulit terkopek2… Can you imagine how painful it was… And I was always in tears when Lya started to suck my milk… and I was stomping my feet when she’s sucking on them, and I cried… It was that painful… But it gets easier in time….

When Lya was 3 months old, she refused to be BF when I came back for a 2 days outstation, because my milk supply decreased tremendously.. My MIL kept asking me to give her formula milk… since Lya was continuously crying.. and she couldnt bear to let her cried... but I chose to be “temporary deaf”.. I just listened to Along, instead… I let Lya cried because I know if I stop BF her.. then my milk would decrease more.. and it would be permanently stop… That was what Along experienced.. and mind you.. she had 4 children, and the 4th child is the one that she’s successful of exclusive BF…

I became known to hotel workers when I attended a 2 days course, just because I asked to store my milk in hotel’s refrigerator during the 2 days duration course… (I brought my ice pack… but I felt more confidence the milk is not contaminated when they are kept in a freezer rather than in my cooling bag)

I became known to the office where I attended a 1 week course in Singapore.. when I requested a place to pump out my milk… and a place to store them…

I pumped out my milk, whenever I can, at the aiport, even at my seat in a flight back to KL, when the flight was delayed, and my breast became engorged and painful.. I did that because once I skip a session, the result would be.. my milk supply started to decrease again.. and it takes time to ‘recover’…The airport workers were confused when I brought milk stock but there was no baby.. took me a while to explain to them…

I ate everything that could increase my milk supply… and at one time, I became gemuk gile.. hahaaa.. now I’m still gemuk.. but hey… I managed to lost few kgs last ramadhan.. without affecting my milk supply…! Hehehe…. But now I think I’m gaining back.. haha…

I brought my pumping equipment bag ke hulu ke hilir at the office twice a day.. and being called as ‘beg pramugari’…. Lantaklah…..

Those are few of my breastfeeding experience…. I am no expert in BF.. learning.. still and always am….. thank you to my friends.. (esp Ati.. & Neny.. ) whom always be my friends in need when it comes to BF.. hehehe..

Oh wow.. turned out this was a lil bit long entry… It’s 2 o’clock now.. gtg…

Oh.. here's a pix of our lactation room.. a small one.. but hey.. this is just a start... as long as it has all that a nursing mother requires.. especially a sink and a referigerator.. it is okay... yup.. just okay...

blurr la pulak gambo nih....

17 Nov 2008

Happy 11 months old, Lya Qaisara


Oh my God.. in a month, my lil cutie pie will be one year old… Awwwwww…. My lil angel has grown up…. Missed her innocent, fragile look when she was still a lil baby… Now …she has become more and more (and more…!) cheeky and mischievous, and at certain times really.. and I mean really tested my patience…. but she’ll always be my beloved lil baby… always my baby…

It has been a while since I talked on her milestones… well, here goes..

- She can walk…!!! Since she was at 10 months old..last weekend, I counted her steps… 25 steps without fall…!! Yippie… good gurll….
- Sukeeee tunjuk perasaan.. Oh, God.. sometimes she could really got into my nerve.. I categorized myself as really patience while handling a baby… or more to handling an ‘infant’…… but ‘toddlerhood zone’ is the time when your patience is really tested, okeh….… You’ll know the true feelings if you have one..!
- Shows what she wants with gestures.. She’s the boss to everyone at home…! She’ll just point her fingers where/what she wants and she’ll get them..
- She’s a chatterbox..! and the most frequent word is ‘tat’… means ‘cat’…. ‘dede’ means ‘daddy’…. Bila nak pandai sebut mummy ni Lya…??
- Still breastfed.. although not exclusively, but most of milk that she takes is mummy’s milk..

These are photos on her 11th months bday... muke bosan sgt at umah, so I brought her to Toys 'r' us.. This lil cutie taknak balik pulak since dah syiok sgt main... adehhh... she was screaming in the middle of people... and people were staring at me mcm aku tak reti jaga anak... adehhh.. i had to bribe her with one toy... but she refused to let me take it to the cashier to pay... Lya.. Lya...

Macam kelakar je Lya pakai skirt... tak sesuaiiii...



Ni fevret biskut Lyaaa.....


Vrooomm.. babai mummy....


ngok ngek ngok ngek...


Mummy... cemane nak turun niee??


Daddy.... errr.. Tantek tak keta nie?

Penat la mummy...

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Lya main Cak cak..

12 Nov 2008

Another sleepless night...

Lya refused to sleep last night.. she woke up @ about 2a.m in the morning.. and wanted to be cuddled, played with my Tupperware, ‘talked’ by herself.. (God knows what she mumbled about…) and even ‘asked’ me to carry her around our bedroom… and downstairs! At least I understood her gestures.. She cried, lembik & lentikkan badan if I bring her to sit on our bed – means that she wants me to carry her around… (Sayang oi… pukul 2 pagi… Nak mummy buat macamana…..!! Mummy tak tauuu…..) At times like this how I wished her daddy is around… He’s always being the one who knows what to do when I’m clueless…

Finally she slept again @ about 4:30a.m….. As I tucked her in.. found myself in tears.. God knows why.. but it feels much better after that…

Hate emotional entry like this… oh well…

Something's hidden inside.....

I bought a little ‘something’ for myself…yeay!!!

I guess I ‘needed’ it rather than ‘wanted’ it sooo much….. But it is time anyway.. it has been 3 and ½ years since used the previous one…


2 Nov 2008

Lya's new ride....

Introducing.... Lya's new 'Stride to Ride Walker'...

the great thing is... this infant walker could turn into a toddler ride... I just love any 2 in 1 thingy...

As usual, Lya ala2 jakun when we asked her to walk with it.... siap nangis2 lagik.. after a while, she was almost an expert.. hahaa... almost....

Tantek tak keta baru Lya...?

Ni muke bgn tido, terus nak main keta...

Watch this clip... dia suke gile... excuse the background voices of her auntie, nenek and mummy yg over-excited, okeh..

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