Or, shall I show you the picture of me in the labor room? ;)
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Or, shall I show you the picture of me in the labor room? ;)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
The pizza was quite impressive, I must say. The crust could be softer though. Maybe the dough needs more water? Or it needs more flour? Ahh, what do I know. I've never made pizza before. I don't even have an oven.
Anyway, the kids had fun at the park. All hell breaks lose! They ran everywhere, climbed everything, shouted like crazy...so much fun! Tiring too for us adults, but luckily we had a babysitter around..
Friday, October 22, 2010
8am : Shaqeel wakes up. Including weekends (I wish he would sleep in so I get to sleep in too. ) Anyway, he'll have his breakfast and then it's bath time. Very into water now.
9am : Shaqeel's play time. He has 3 boxes full of toys. One box for each level of our house.
1130am: Shaqeel's nap time. Usually he sleeps about 1 to 1.5 hr, depending on his mood.
1pm: Shaqeel's lunch. It's always rice with fish/beef/chicken and veggies. Usually it's carrots or sawi. Should be more creative and introduce other food but selalu terlupa when buying groceries. Maybe ABC pasta?
130pm: More play time for him.
4pm: Nap time again. Usually a short one. Half hour and he's done.
430pm: Play time again. In between, he snacks on biscuits or fruits (usually banana). When Emil comes back from work around 5 to 6pm, he'll point at his shoes to Emil indicating that he wants to go out for a walk. That explains the tahi lalat kat kaki Shaqeel. Suka jalan.
630pm: Shaqeel's dinner. Usually the same thing he had for lunch. Then, it's bath time.
930pm: Ahh, finally Shaqeel is done for the day and ready to dream. I still nurse him to sleep. Tell me, how do I break this habit? Or is it too late? Am I doomed?
Meanwhile, as I'm busy climbing the corporate ladder and chasing deadlines at the office, everyday he wakes up and all he does is eat, play and sleep. How fun it is to be Shaqeel, huh?
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I didn't do anything actually. It happened suddenly. One night he was still wailing when I took off his shirts. The next morning, he suddenly loved it! Maybe he overcame his fear in his dreams hehe
I didn't want to jinx it by telling the whole world about this but I think it's safe now. He has been consistently loving bath time for almost 2 weeks now, it's such a relief!
Friday, October 15, 2010
So, last two weeks, the get together was held in Janda Baik (Why would anyone ever name this place that?) One of the old boy has a wonderful wooden house with lawn as huge as a football field. It was located right by a small river. Just perfect!
I jumped at this opportunity to go because firstly, it was in Janda Baik and I want to bring Shaqeel to mandi sungai :)
Secondly, I love this tradition that they made it a point to gather a few times a year for casual meet ups and I want to be a part of it.
And thirdly, I love the network! These are all MCKK boys who were groomed to be someone back in the 60s. Who knows which power figure I might bump into right?
Anyway, I had a good time that weekend. Shaqeel behaved well and seemed to really enjoy the cool river. The food was good. The weather was just nice and breezy.
Now, the question is, where do I send Shaqeel to school?
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Unfortunately for Shaqeel though, he was a bit feverish the whole time we were there. He did not seem to enjoy himself as much as I wanted him to. Oh well, there is always next time..
Till another beach holiday...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
What initially planned to be an intimate family do turned into a medium sized party including friends. We hosted a get together session at our house to celebrate Shaqeel's milestone of turning 1. We had home cooked food ; laksa johor, roti jala and kari ayam for the guests.
Thank you to all who came and for the presents too. Till next birthday!
p/s: Save duit Emil tak payah beli mainan for 1 year hehe
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
We stayed at RH hotel since the reception was also held there. Our room had the view of Sungai Rejang, the longest river in Malaysia. The color of the river reminds me of teh tarik...
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I am experiencing first hand the wonderful effects of breast milk. Shaqeel is a very healthy baby, Alhamdulillah. He has not had a fever once. He breezed through teething (OK lah, baru je 2). When we vacationed to London and Paris when Shaqeel was 5 months old, I didn't have to lug around his bottles and feeding system. Very convenient!
Christmas in Paris
Having said that, I don’t belong to a breastfeeding club either. I don’t understand breastfeeding mothers who criticize other mothers who do not breastfeed due to whatever reasons they choose not to. I don’t understand breastfeeding mothers who are so passionate about nursing that they judge and put down formula feeding mothers. Sure, breast milk is best, but formula is good too! To each mother, her own ya.
For me, I absolutely love the time I spend nursing Shaqeel. It's a bonding moment shared only by me and Shaqeel. The way he looks at me with his big round eyes, the way his hand hugs my body and tickles me and sometimes slaps his little hands on my chest, the way it is the only thing that comforts him like no other... Ahhhhhhh its just the sweetest!
I’ve been diligently pumping milk since I started work 8 months ago. Always at 11am and 3pm, plus minus 15 minutes. I would excuse myself from a meeting to pump when the time comes. I’ve even perfected the art of pumping while driving hehe.
However, since I’ve started this new job that requires me to travel within Klang Valley a lot, I’ve not been as disciplined as before. I would still pump twice during the day, but the result of this inconsistency has depleted the production by a lot. Hmm....
Jadi, apakah motif cerita di atas? Adakah untuk meng-justify to myself that I want to stop pumping? Actually, yes! Hehehehe.. I give myself until Shaqeel turns 1. Then my plan is to feed him formula milk and susu lembu but also to continue nursing whenever Shaqeel is with me until he’s 2 years old, InsyaAllah.....
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Well, Shaqeel himself is turning 1 in 2 months time. I still haven't finalized anything for his own party yet. Shall it be a kids party or a get together for family and friends? Our house or our favorite restaurant or a kids' venue? If at home, do I cook or cater? I'm leaning heavily towards a very intimate do actually but this is after all his first birthday! Hmm...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Often times, he will be crawling all over the house and putting everything into his mouth. Then, while busy chatting and blabbering, he'll pull himself to stand at any furniture possible.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
So, in consideration of his age and skills, the perfect Mother's Day gift you can give me, Shaqeel, is for you to sleep from 8pm until 8am tomorrow straight without asking for susu kay...Mwahhsssssss
Monday, April 26, 2010
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Monday, April 19, 2010
200g increase in 3 months!
Shaqeel actually has a very good appetite. I started him on solids when he was almost 6 months old. I've been feeding him porridge with meat/chicken/fish and broccoli/carrot for lunch and dinner. Sometimes, he snacks on bananas or apples. Well balanced diet, I think.
Anyway, the Dr asked to increase his milk intake. Babies below 1 year old gets most of their nutrients from milk and the objective of introducing solids is mainly to let them experience different taste and texture.
So she suggested that I may want to supplement Shaqeel with formula milk. The reason was because breast milk is low in iron so he might not get enough nutrients from breast milk alone. Formula is sure to contain all the iron babies need.
Anyone got any ideas?
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
So, in my attempt to reduce the inches and fit into my old body-hugging-tight tops, I've started walking/running again around the neighbourhood. I take Shaqeel with me most of the time. Shaqeel will be on the stroller and I'll walk briskly enough to produce some sweat. A lot actually. Usually it'll take me 30 mins to walk around the neighbourhood and I've estimated it to be around 3km. Not bad, huh.
After doing this for 3 times a week for 3 weeks now, I do feel great! Apart from sweating and working towards achieving my old weight, this walking around has inspired me. I've gathered some ideas on how to renovate our house and now, I only have Emil to convince....
Monday, April 5, 2010
It was quite impressive, I must say. There were varieties of colourful birds and well explained too. Shaqeel is still young to appreciate the different birds but I think he did have fun looking at the colours, trees and the people.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
We actually toyed with the idea of Shaqeel Imran or Shaqeel Haziq. Well, Aidin won.
Anddddd, I've got just the perfect name for a daughter, if Allah will bless me one. If not, then I'll still keep that and impose it to Shaqeel to name his daughter my perfect daughter's name huhu. Cannot reveal here, nanti orang tiru :p