Thursday, December 29, 2011

Just to share with you..

We went for detail scanning last week.
We here means I took all three boys with me, yes, counting hubby too.

Set the appoinment with Dr. Idora at Pantai Hospital.
My gynea is Prof Siti at UMSC, but I opt for Dr. Idora because UMSC charges RM280 for detail scanning, and according to my good friend, Hazrin, Dr. Idora charges RM150.

In case you didn't know, detail scanning here meaning the 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound scan.
2D is the normal ultrasound look.
3D is this feature looking.
4D includes view of the blood flows.
Here's the sample of the 3D scan.
We couldn't get a clearer view because baby kept swimming around, kicking here and there.
Must be annoyed at the probe pressing the belly.

I was so eager to bring the boys to show them what's the "thing" inside mommy's big belly.
As they have been asking me about it for sometime.
But, Hazrin forgot to warn me about this crucial fact.
Coincidentally, there were trucks and trains and legos neatly placed at the corner of Dr. Idora's room!
So, my boys were only able to focus for the first 90 seconds, of the entire half hour trip!
Huh, so much for the commotion!

Anyway, insyaAllah, I will be delivering a baby GIRL in this upcoming April.

Hubby is aesthetic.
He said now my mom will not bother him anymore.
He claimed that he has delivered his goals.
As my mom kept pestering for a granddaughter, for the past year.
Me on the other hand, am very grateful for this blessing.
Seriously, I don't mind the gender.
Coz from what I am experiencing right now, healthy child (and mommy, and birth), matters most!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday : Sizzling Hot

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dust.. dust.. *cough* cough*

It's been a while since my last blog post.

Yeah, as always, I've been busy with work.
It's definitely occupying 99.99% of my brains at this moment.
So you may think, what with all the works at this time of the year, anyways?
Well, if you have a data migration of 60,000 circuits due in February, and the new system launching scheduled in April, you will understand the hectic pace I am currently at in performing data cleansing, system performance test, and etc.. 
I am trying to do as much and the best I could so that my team mates will not be facing any problem later on as I go on my maternity leave, possibly a week before the system release.
How convenient is that?
I know, the chances of zero glitch are slim.. very slim..
But hey, we can dream, can't we?

Anyway, I only managed to be on leave this week, since the whole system group is also taking their break for the festive holidays.
Started the morning with a stop at Amin's school, to get the Standard 2 book list, and check on the school's bookstore to make sure of it's opening hours and books readiness.
Will go back there again tomorrow morning as both me and hubby had not enough cash with us since the bookstore only handles cash.

Then off to the dentist for my dental appointment.
It's been a year since my last visit.. how embarrassing!
And the last time, it was to dress up my wisdom tooth.
And yes, the dressing had worn out and it hurts again, badly since last weekend, that caused me to take panadol every 4 hours.
Since I am now pregnant, my dentist can't perform any tooth extraction, or root canal either as the anesthetic to be used is quite strong.
Therefore, she just re-dress the old dressing.
That should stop the pain.. for now..
Although I do have to lay low on solid foods for today and tomorrow until the gum stops swollen.. ouch.

(pics googled from the net)

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Carousel at Pavilion KL

There's always something creative at Pavilion KL.
There was once the balloon fest.
Then there was the bubble snow last christmas.
And now, it's the carousel.

Ok, so you may ask what is the big deal about the carousel?
Well, that's precisely it.
Nothing out of the ordinary anyway.
Just a small merry-go-round.
With horses and carriage.
In the middle of the mall.

Enough to satisfy all mommies and kids.
Made us gawk with awe at the lights, the musical sounds, the pretty christmas candy-licious decor surroundings.

Creating a force strong enough to hypnotised us in spending RM5 per child for the carousel ticket.
Nothing is free anymore in this world, hunney!

Arif was scared.
But no big deal really because he was always like this on first time basis.

Amin was excited and actually ran towards the spinning cup booth.

But as usual, it was mommy who went bonkers.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Preparation for school

(pic googled from the net)

I promise my best bud Izzi that I'll create this post for her, as guidelines to help her in preparing for Amirah standard 1 enrollment.
I'll try my best to cover all aspects, but kindly let me know if I might have missed out on anything.
  1. Pre-registration : We should register our kids at most a year ago, as to which school we want to enroll them in. The school may want to see your house-bill as to check the address because priority will be given prior to home address.
  2. Follow up enrollment : November is the month to check with the school on the registration/ enrollment/ orientation date.
  3. Books :  The list of books can be obtained from the school bookstore.  My advice to call up the school beforehand and check if the list has been distributed by the ministry of education.  Also check the bookstore opening hours.  Buy all the exercise books listed because I find all the books to be very useful during revision time.  The loan text books will be given to parents on the registration day. The workbook (buku kerja) however will not be completely used.  Maybe just half of the amount - depends on the school.  Hence my advice to not write your kid's class on the front of it, so that it can be carried on for the following year.  Reminder to write your kids name on the top front cover of the books.  Easy for teachers to distribute the books and for kids to not get them mix up with other kids' books.
  4. Book cover : The plastic cover, now they invented it as slip cover, in the size of the text books and the workbooks.  Hence, we no more need to buy the clear wrapper and cut it and cello-taped it to fit all the books perfectly.  Thanks to this latest invention! Saves tons of time. 
  5. School bag :  Oh boy.. I can't say much about this because I am biased.  I hate the school bags with wheels.  I think they are huge and will only be in the way of other children walking.  I know that books are heavy and our 7 year old are such tiny tots, but really, these bags are huge and I personally think it is cumbersome. Especially when now the text books are all have been divided into modules and no longer come in thick sizes.  I bought just a simple Crumpler backpack for Amin.  So again, this is up to you and your kid preference (and your kid's body size too).
  6. Uniform : Standard design.  You can get it from any malls.  But as for me, hubby has his most trusted shop over in Penang.  The number of clothes, for Amin, we bought 5 shirts and 4 pants because kids at his age will not care as much about being clean, so, we're assuming that the shirts and pants will get dirty easily.
  7. Socks : There are school socks made special with black soles.  Buy this one! You will never be stressed over seeing dirty socks anymore.
  8. Shoes : We bought two pairs, due to the fact that Malaysia is an equatorial country experiencing regular rains.  And be prepared to buy new shoes after 5 months as the kid's feet grow sort of rapidly.
  9. Sports attire : No need to buy extra, a pair is enough - a tee-shirt and a track bottom.  This is because that they will only be having sports session once a week.  Sports attire available at the school's bookstore.
  10. Stationary :  Equipped them with just this - a pencil, an eraser, a sharpener and a ruler inside a pencil case.  Not more than that, because every single day, one item shall gone missing.  You will get annoyed in the first place but believe me, this is common.  Therefore, advisable to buy in bulk amount for all items.  Saves you the numerous trip to buy the stationary when lost.
  11. Food : We provided daily snacks for Amin.  Either chicken balls, or bread with nutella spread, or mini cereal.  We didn't give Amin any money for the first 4 months.  This is because that I personally don't trust canteen food.  And I also worried for Amin to have to fight with other big kids to rush and buy food as their break time only lasts a few minutes.
  12. Spending money :  Since Amin has daily snacks from home, therefore we only give him RM1 per day.  Which at initial stage, he spend all of it at the bookstore.  Either buying an eraser, a pencil, a notepad or a pack pf plasticine.  Later he spend it on buying a pack of raisins, and sometimes a bottle of nutrigen drink.  Don't give too much to your kid because he still doesn't know the value of money yet, and will definitely spend it, instead of saving up.
  13. Labeling : All items must be labelled with permanent marker.  Apart from for the clothes, the shoes must also be labelled.  This is because that at times when they have to take off their shoes while entering the prayer rooms (when attending Islamic lesson) or the library.  There is high probability of shoes get mixed up.  Although labeling the stationary will not prevent it from going missing, it could however slow down the loss frequency.
  14. Emergency kit : This specifically refers to the extra under-pants.  Yes, you can never be over confident that your child will not have the bathroom accidents.  This doesn't only applied to the unfortunate discharged, but also relates to the uncontrollable water hose in the loo.  So, what I did was that I packed an undies inside a plastic bag, fold it up and placed it inside the slip in compartment inside the school bag.  Please make it your responsibility as a parent to go to the school's toilet and test using it.
  15. Contact number : I consider this as priority one.  Very important item for every child.  I wrote mine, hubby, my parents and mother in law's phone numbers onto a piece of paper, and placed the paper in a pouch together with shillings 10cents, 20cents and 50cents.  This pouch stays inside the bag at all times.  You must teach your child how to use the public phone or teach them how to ask for help from the teachers or school's staffs to call parents in case of emergency, like if your child feels sick and wanting to go home.

Izzi, that's all that I can think for now.
Will update you and other readers if anything pops up in my head later.

Till then, have a great weekend ya'ols!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday : Coral-icious

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Daily dose of breakfast

Lucky me, I don't have to crack my brains to get started these days because every morning, my tastebuds happily gobbles this for breakfast.

Oh thank you so much to Gardenia for this creation.

Look at that chocolate spread.
And the chocolate filling too.

Of course, I'm not done with one.
Must have the strawberry squiggles as well.

Ahhhh.. such a complete combo.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hijri 1433

Happy New Hijri Year 1433 to all muslim around the world.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday : Hip as a Hippie

Monday, November 21, 2011

Change of dress code

Today marked the beginning of my new dress code.

Discovered a few days ago that my belly has started to steal the limelight.

So out comes the maternity clothing from the box.
And welcome to hubby's new task to help tie the ribbon!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hmm.. another nice date..

Didn't quite realised it, but today seems to be a nice date too..
So, anybody got married today?

(pics googled from the net)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Totally worth it

I have been craving for this, ever since hubby brought back some from Singapore early this year.

 And especially now, with my unpredictable taste buds.

Had to text hubby this menu because I got confused.. haha

"Just get the caramel crisp" he text back.

 As expected, without hubby around, things got out of control.. sort of..

Bought this cutesy, for immediate consumption.

Check out the ultimately caramalised pop-corn.
With macadamia nuts in between.

Even Gya acknowledged the out-of-this-world taste.

And this gallon of overdosed glucose, to enjoy with my family at home.

Totally worth it.

Garrett Popcorn is now officially opened at KLCC!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Good baby!

After more than two weeks of precautions, it's follow up time to the gynea.
And great news, all placenta is now located above the baby-sac.
My dearest baby has helped push the placenta "tail" upwards.
Good baby!

But of course, still need to pray a lot because the womb is like a pool area where the baby-sac and placenta can swim around happily.. hehe.. 

(pics googled from the net)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jar of Hearts

I've been meaning to google about this song for the past few weeks, but was kept busy lately.
Finally, after much listening to it on air whilst on my way to/ fro work, now I know who's the powerful voice belongs to.
The music arrangements are almost to nothing.
The strength of this song completely depending on Christina Perri's voice.
Although I do think the video clip is partially scary with the sort of life sucking vampire thingy.
Anyway, enjoy!


I know I can't take one more step towards you
Cause all that's waiting is regret
And don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore?
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live, half-alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are?
Runnin' 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart

You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are?

I hear you're asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

I've learned to live, half-alive
Now you want me one more time

Who do you think you are?
Runnin' 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart

You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are?

Dear, it took so long
Just to feel alright
Remember how to put back
The light in my eyes

I wish I had missed
The first time that we kissed
'Cause you broke all your promises
And now you're back you don't get to get me back

Who do you think you are?
Runnin' 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart

You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Don't come back at all

And who do you think you are?
Runnin' 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart

You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don't come back for me
Don't come back at all

Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?

(pics and lyrics googled from the net, clip from youtube)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Beautiful date, beautiful day

So many people got married on this day.
So many gorgeous children were born on this day.
So many other human being around the world set up events just so to commemorate this date.
But as for me, it was totally unplanned.
(pics googled from the net)

It all began last Wednesday, 9th November 2011.
It was Amin's report card day.
The day where every parents heart skipped a beat.
All in all, it was the day where excitement, meet anger, meet upset, meet happy.

As we sat in suspense in front of Miss Siti, Amin's class teacher, she placed the performance summary in front of us, and said:
"Congratulations, Amin got first in class"

I almost fell down the chair with my eyes scrambling for the class achievement remarks, and said:
"Whaaaatttttt?" (with an unbelievable tone)

Hubby turned the paper towards himself.
I bet he was as surprised, too.

Then Miss Siti took out the invitation paper, for the Achievement Award Day, dated 11th Nov 2011.
So that's how it all began.
And here we were.
At the school's hall.
I forced hubby to dress up for the big day.
And intended to put some make-up on myself.
But decided not to, in case I might end up crying of joy, and splattered the mascara all over my face.
Lipstick will suffice, then.
Amin took home two awards; first place in class and best achiever in English subject.
No doubt, I was the happiest amongst all.
The headaches, panic attack, turning the house into a war zone, now all paid off.
To be honest, I wasn't putting any expectations for him to beat the rest.
Not at all wanting to compare him with other kids.
All I wanted was for him to be smart in study and do his best for himself.
I was not an achiever during my time either.
But I managed to get good grades, constantly.
And that was enough for my parents.
Don't get me wrong, I have no intention of bragging about my son (nor myself) here.
This blog is for me to keep my memories alive.
And Amin, mommy wants you to know that mommy is very proud of you.
And surprised too that you actually are smart indeed.. haha..
And as promised, your ninjago as the high achievement award presents.
And yes, if you keep up the excellent achievement next year, mommy promise that more presents will come your way!
Just say it, and you'll get it!


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