Friday, November 28, 2008

Lets go shopping!!!

ngehngeh..da start sale ni:) i vowed hanya utk window shop for baby stuff surveying the price. Unless, i cant resist myself, i'll be back with loads of stuff (most probably stuff for myself or if lucky stuff for our lil one). Some ppl said..not to shop for baby stuff early-it is considered as bad luck. Hmm??? tp, kalau tgh sale and got loads of discount ain't it shd be considered a good buy? My mom & MIL totally dismissed the idea of us shopping for baby stuff. too at first, Err...but mama & mak....just look at the discounts!!!!...i think we shd ignore the pantang larang whatsoever. After all, am heading towards 6 months..that's mean anor 3 months to go [Gasp!!]...

I think let's just shop and don't count the weeks/months that's left.

Our lil one:

The lil one inside wushu-ed my sister last nite when she put her hands on my tummy. Dgn ganasnyer the lil one kasi tendangan yg kuat ..perhaps it's a "hello" or "don't touch me" signal. Anyway, it's so funny watching my tummy with the lil one kicking vigorously (boleh nmpk ek..tertimbul2 setiap kali tendang. I can't imagine adakah akan nmpk tapak kaki or tapak tgn soon when the lil one gets bigger?). When i put on Katy Perry's song and Quranic verses, it started to roll towards the sound (hahaha..sungguh comel, utk lebih comel lagik..the mommy lari2kan the headfon from left to right, right to left. Muahahaha). However, the lil one started to slow down when DH got back home and saying hello to my tummy [OOoo..that's the trick, the lil one takut daddy ek??].

Monday, November 24, 2008

This entry is dedicated to ezany whom is constantly worrying for her lil one:

There is no truth in the old saying that pregnancy means eating for two. The extra energy needed is only 200-300 calories a day for nine months. This is equivalent to two slices of bread with margarine or a jacket potato with baked beans or cheese. Some women do feel a lot more hungry than this and if they are gaining weight at the right rate, they should eat according to their appetite.

0-3 Months
Women usually feel different and may experience tiredness as well as a feeling of sickness particularly in the morning (see advice on morning sickness). Calorie needs are only about 100kcal more in the early stages of pregnancy and some women do not experience much increase in appetite until the end of this period.

3-6 Months Appetite usually increases after the first three months and this period requires about 300-400kcal extra calories a day. Extra calorie needs should be met by cereals, pulses, nuts and seeds, dairy products (unless vegan) and starchy vegetables such as potatoes.

Based on my previous 3 months, i lost 2.5kg and didnt hv much appetite. My food preference consists of a half-filled glass of milk, 4 small glasses of water, red apples, white bread, white rice, fried rice with eggs, vege soup [sawi shj], ayam masak kicap, and clear soup. I can even eat white rice shj without any lauk whatsoever [lagi putih lagi better]. Kesian my mom kene masak separate lauk due to my fussiness. Akibatnyer, i lost 2.5kg and imagine my weight prior to pregnancy is 39kg shj(mmg tak pernah reach 40kg pun all my life) and turun sampai 37.5 kg or perhaps 36kg la nk round figurekan penurunan berat. Ringan ek leh kene tiup angin.

I gained my appetite at the end of 2 months yg nk masuk 3 months. My OB-Gyn didnt even fret when she saw that i didnt gain weight at all. She said it's completely normal. Cool Ob-Gyn:> nurse kat situ pulak yg asyik2 sibuk2 tanya apsal berat tak naik? [no wonder la jadik nurse jek..huhuhu;P]. Anyway, lepas je 3 months my appetite dah balik normal. However, i skipped what i labelled as forbidden food [McD burgers, A&W burgers/hotdogs, KFC'c chicken, Maggi and those fast foods - not because i'm health concious but due to intolerance of those foods by my lil one.]

Skang...i started to gain weight and began to eat for two [but, every now and then i watch my food intake la jugak (bile teringat je) sbb takut after delivery, weight susah nk turun?..u never know right?].

So, dear Ezany...don't worry. Awal2 pregnancy u+ur lil one cume perlukan 100kcal aje. Just make sure u dont miss ur acid folic intake, fruits, water and milk for calcium:))) and carbo too for ur energy. By 3 months or if u r lucky, sooner than that u will feel like urself and gain back ur appetite;>

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Wehooo!! my crave for middle eastern cuisine da fulfilled!! Tho i didnt get to eat any pita bread straight from the other part of the world / it's shawarma. But, i'm grateful with what i hv:

Little did my mom knows that i crave for shawarma [i didnt tell my parents / DH about my middle eastern cravings pun, as i dont want them running around searching for the food]. My mom went to KL and happened to pass by the delicious shawarma stall and bought me some because she remembered that i love shawarma;>>>


Yesterday, all of us including MIL & SIL went to our fave middle eastern restaurant [Al-diafah] and i stuffed myself full of its delicious hommus, lamb, aden tea, almond milk, bread and kabsa rice. I think the lil one enjoys it as much as i do [it's been kicking softly to arab songs during dinner. I take it as his/her way of enjoying;>].

Now...i am craving for victoria sandwich cake!!! Dear lil one, of all days..nape today? Sunday, Teapot Cafe is closed la. Huhu.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I wonder how do pregnant woman cope with work?

I did it for almost 1 month plus...and it didnt get any relaxier pun? Last 2 days, i felt my body weakening, mcm nk demam...and today i think i looked sloppy and not well (bdn da start panas nk demam+throbbing headache). While doing research for cases, I found these tips for pregnant working mom. Applicable ke for my kind of job? let's see....

# 1 Don't be a 'superwoman'!

Get rest when you are not at work and reduce household chores, especially when approaching the delivery date. Studies show that one and a half hour of extra rest makes a lot of difference; uterine blood flow increases, and the supply of oxygen and other nutrients to your baby improves.


# 2 Relax when possible

If at all possible, lie down on your left side for ten minutes during your lunch break on a floor mat. Else, just rest your head on the table or elevate your feet. Relax your mind and body.


# 3 When exhaustion overtakes you, leave work early

If you are commuting to work using public transportation, don't be afraid to ask for assistance with regards to a seat, if necessary, from the conductor or driver.


# 4 Negotiate a flexible work schedule

Work out a schedule that suits your health. If you suffer from morning sickness, ask about coming in later and ending your workday later. On the other hand if you are an early riser and get tired easily in the afternoon, ask to come in early and end your workday early.


# 5 Telecommute whenever possible

Try and work out such that you can group assignments and attend office 2-3 times a week. The balance days of the week when your presence at the office is not necessary, you can work from home. Another alternative is to work part of the day at the office and part of the day from home but ascertain you are always open for office contact.


# 6 Ask for help

If a project or assignment is causing your health to suffer, speak up to your boss about getting the help of a coworker or even a temp worker to fill in for you. If need be, request the project be reassigned to someone else and take a less stressful assignment.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

I hv rashes over my belly. It started with 4 tiny dots on the left side & 2 dots on the right side mcm lil bugs gigit. Mmg itchy, but i didnt scratch cuma gosok2 lembut dgn kain. After a few days, the dots multipled and it became terribly itchy!!

I met my ob-gyn yday & i was right after all. This type of rashes will only go away after i deliver my lil one. It's a hormonal reaction during pregnancy or known as pupps. Anyway, it won't harm the mommy or the baby cuma..the mommy will itched like crazy. One advise fr my ob-gyn: No matter how itchy the mommy feels, the mommy musnt scratch the poor itchy belly!! bukan sbb takut stretch mark, tp because it might cause a secondary bacterial infection. That wud spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e. So, now i hv to deal with the unattractive looking red rashes [my belly nmpk mcm tgh blushing], and the itchy mitchy till delivery [my ob-gyn provides me with calamine lotion and pirithon if the itchy got worse at nite].

Our lovely lil one is sleeping during ultrasound. Tired kot, bc 2hours b4 my appointment i went shopping for brassiere and bags [..i am officially a bag-aholic ...i just feel like i need everything from clutch to oversized bag including travelling bad is that?]. OK..mari continue b4 i start yapping about bags.

Our lil one is probably sleeping peacefully during ultrasound and in a sujud position [how angelic is that? my ob gyn said our lil one tgh solat sujud. Perhaps our lil one is praying for the mommy&daddy:):):)]. So, we didnt get to see the gender or the face this time. However, the growth & weight is perfect= the lil one is in a good condition. The mommy is in a good condition jugak - the alarming nyeri2 feeling at my stomach: kalau kete lalu bumper or langgar lubang / secara tibe2 masa tgh diri is just my healing nerves due to my operation.

We hv to wait for 4 weeks till our next scan. I thot, it was only me, rase 4 weeks mcm such a long time. Rupenyer DH feels the same way too. DH said kan best kalau ade ultrasound machine at home. Hahaha.

ps: MIL is coming today with my fave asam pedas. Yayy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I am craving for middle eastern cuisine!!

Nk lagi best i wud be so extremely happy & contented if someone cud fly me straight to jeddah/medina/mecca at this point of time bc i really missed the HUGE round pita bread that i'm soooooooo in love with [i got my first bite at 12 yrs old, fell in love instantly & i cud still remember the taste & now aku nak pita bread itu!!]. No pita bread here ever taste like that and i want shawarma too!! My last bite of that pita bread was like 10 bulan yg lalu krn MIL baru balik haji & brought back the pita bread for me. NAKKKKKKKKKK!!!! tp cemane??? gile ape craving ni:(

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Latest news:

My staff [the one that i always complained about] is being transferred out effectively ASAP / serta-merta, as i'm blogging inside (mcm aku da takde keje) dia tgh packing her stuff outside.

Am i happy? I dunno. Am i relieved? i got mixed feelings- sad, relieved, scared, happy, etc. I do sympathize her for all the fuss that i made over her. She didnt know that she was transferred out bc of me. According to her, someone up there told her that her mission for this ct has accomplished and she claimed that her countless previous transfer was due to her ability to settle any problem that the ct or the registry is facing. Now, she is needed elsewhere for a new task.

Hmm...sounds like Mission Impossible cross James Bond pulak.

Well, what am i to say? except just try my best not to give her my questionable look & politely say thank you for everything.

p/s: i am hungry...pit let's lunch!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I got the Monday blues

"Scientists have discovered a cure for the dreaded Monday morning blues - stop sleeping in on weekends."

Really? eventho' i didnt sleep on weekends i still got the Monday blues. Scientists ni salah la.

Masa kecik2: i hate Monday, bc i hv to go to school. I hate going to school (primary+secondary). I'd do whatever i can during primary to skip school antaranyer: sengaja lari2 in my stokings yg licin & jatuh sampai berdarah2 my lips, & pretend2 demam muntah2 ttp my strict mom sent me off to school. Huhu. But, during secondary (boarding school), there's no mom aroundkan??..ngehngeh i attend morning class, and was gone by lunchtime. Hasilnyer, my parents were called by the discipline teacher/HEM and i was sent home to be under my parents supervision. Huwaa...tiap2 pagi kene bgn pagi kol 5:30am kene travelled by commuter from PJ to Klang. Well..i'm relieved my school days were over...Tp, i shd be prepared, mane tau this lil one pun nnt hates school?? I totally will understand u dear, but....u still hv to go to school. Huahaha.

[Sunnguhpun, malas pegi class tp still berjaya gak score spm and study law. Yes, i hate school, but i love reading;> Think again, maybe berjaya sbb berkat doa my parents and grandparents agaknyer.]

Masa uni: i still hate Monday bc i hv to turn up for classes. What i did back then is, jgn fixkan kelas yg WAJIB pegi on Monday, so that i can skip Monday classes and suh sesape yg rajin pegi Monday class to sign up my attendance. Brilliant;)

Masa keje: Bukan shj Monday, i also hate Tues and Wednesday. Hahaha. Especially if u got loads of stuff to do on Monday. Tues & Wednesay toksah ckp la...mmg peak hour utk keje to pile up like mountain. But, i hv no solution in my current situation. No matter how much i hate Monday, i hv no other alternatives to skip Monday except if it's a public holiday. Why...why me??...Friday cepat2la dtg.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What a tiring weekend. Rase mcm cuti sehari je: Sunday. Because i hv a ct duty on Saturday which i dragged DH along and in return i was dragged to his office pulak until evening. I sat at the office sofa, dan ade colleague2 DH yg kepochi cube utk bermesra & melihat the wifey. Sorry babe, am not in the mood to ramah tamah with ppl. U can labelled me "sombong", "stuck up" or whatever. Saya seorg yg sgt berat mulut dan kelihatan sombong serta susah untuk tsenyum pd org2 yg tidak dikenali atau especially yg dirasakan mempunyai aura kepochi yg kuat & tau the person (except ME) sgt suke menyusahkan DH. Bukankah kepochi namanyer, kalau tibe2 nk menyibuk baca suratkhabar (when u have loads of work) which i took fr the office pantry yg dated like jumaat dua minggu lepas?? Dan kepochi itu terserlah [my instinct was right after all] slps soalan "u ni wife zb ye?" i look like his mother in a tube top with this pregnant belly??

Hish...when i read back what i typed, teruknyer haku, sounds judgmental & langsung langsung tak peramah. Ngee...membetulkan keadaan [eventho i know, i dont hv to justified what i feel nk jugak justified] : i'm judgmental mengikut instinct. Rarely my instinct went wrong. Most of the time..i'm ok with lots of ppl and my staff loves me..even, the OYDS pun likes me i think, krn diorg boleh tersengih2 (sampai kene tengking la dgn the IO's) when i gave them long detention order. Huahahaha ;P

My lil one progress news:

Our lil one wakes up when i wake up in the morning, sleeping while the mommy is browsing thru files after files, ttp kicking2 ketika the mommy on the bench dan tido balik after the mommy moving around signing files after files and selalunyer akan wake up in the evening sbb tau it's his/her tea time if lucky enuff it cud be dinner time.

The lil one peak hour is when the mommy tried to sleep with lights on [as the daddy got office work to do], the lil one will start rolling from left to right, right to left, left to halfway mid and then rolled back to the left. Amboi2....happynyer main pusing kat dalam..luas ek?? Until the mommy insists the daddy to turn off the light baru la the lil one will sleep peacefully dgn the mommy. Heheh..Sekian shj progress minggu ini. i'm relieved, eventho a lot of things happened last week..the lil one is actively rolling and kicking inside.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm so happy for you too!!!

Happy Morning Sickness my fren;P

Happy constantly worrying about ur lil one.

Happy gemuks & can no longer fit into ur fave jeans or blouse or ur sexy

Happy excited when u hear the 1st heartbeat & when u see the lil one moving in u

Happy enjoying the moment u experience the lil one first movement/quickening/rolling/butterfly/kick.

Happy enjoying the moment u started to show

p/s: However, i reserved for Happy during delivery..huhu..

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today, kb lost her temper which resulted a purple red bruise on her right thumb [iye..akibat terlalu marah dan telah menepuk meja dgn kuatnyer). My irritating staff (the female one) was raising her voice at me due to some misunderstanding [maybe caranye mcm tu..but sorry la ok, my pantang larang is i cant take it when ppl gimme that high tone: i did warned her not to raise voice] So, akibatnyer dptlah jeritan from me. I may look small and soft spoken...but i inherit both my parents hot temper. Don't try me pls...especially in this preggy condition.

The misunderstanding is about keys. Hello!!! Can u believe it...of all the things in the world...KEYS ??? And then causing chaos to my other staff yg obviously can get along together in a teamwork. I tell u...this entry dont do justice to her gomenly behaviour & i hv no intention to type out one by one of her long list of gomen behaviour which annoyed me. This kind of ppl need to be sacked out of job!

I hv several problematic staff sepanjang my working experience, the stubborn one, the lazy one, the talkative one, the reasoning one, the negotiating one...But this one really makes me off & i cant tolerate no more. I make a vow to myself, tomorrow am gonna pulled any available string and get her transferred out for my safety & my other staff too.

p/s: Am not overreacting...but this one staff has a history of mental prob. A good reason kan?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

So many things in my head, so i'll make things briefly.

1. Remember the story about my staff? Yg 2 org tu...typical gomen itu. This time nk cerita about my male stafff. Last friday, my only male staff ini came to the office after he went mia for 2 days. He claimed he was sick. problem [am a sporting boss ok, janji dtg and buat keje (buat2 cam busy keje pun takpe).] After my meeting in a.m, i told everyone to be in the office sharp by 2:40pm. Staff ku yg baik2, mmg mendengar kata, kecuali this male staff. Around 3:15pm one of my staff received a call fr him informing that he will not be coming back to the office. I asked why?? He claimed that he got a time slip from hospital & in fact he's at the hospital. I was like..oo sakit ke? Guess what?? his answer is..."kucing saya mati, sy ade kat hospital". ....erkk??? tell me, how shd i react??

2. I instructed one of my staff to deliver a letter to admin. She went happily sbb takyah masuk ct and she crossed path with the cj. The cj dgn bestnyer asked her where she was going (maybe ingat nk lari dr buat keje), who is she & which ct she belongs too. So, she introduced herself, gestured towards the end of left wing where she came from and told him about my instructions (owh...guess what he called the cj? "TUAN" uh!!! aku tepuk dahi. The cj said "good! sbb rushing nk pegi hantar surat to lawyer". When the cj about to walked away...he stopped and asked one last cepumas question "ur mg ex-sar coa ke?" ...kb almost fainted when her staff told her this story.

3. I put on a headphone around my tummy and put on rocks songs, jazz, sentimental songs & quranic verses just to test whether my lil one wud respond. The lil one responded!!! he/she gave me 3 strong kicks. Yippie!! hehehe..i giddily told DH about it and DH said, "napela g kacau budak tu tgh tido kat dlm tu?" ngehngehngeh..;P

4. Finally, DH cud feel the lil one giving a soft kick. I took DH hand very discreetly and put it on my tummy without giving it a pressure. Kalau ade pressure, my lil one will stop moving and keep quiet (iye la da biasa with the mommy's soft touch kan;P). So, this time DH was like "saya rase da!!".

5. I blame it on pembawakan budak sbb i am not an avid shopper, most of the time am a wise one. But...this time I shopped like mad...dan managed merembat 3 bags tanpa sedar, a 4gb flashdrive(tah nk buat ape dgn flashdrive ni pun tatau..i owned four 1gb flashdrives already), and almost almost get my hands on lingeries and shoes ...ttp DH sempat menyelamatkan keadaan and drove me away fr shopping mall. DH tanya "nk mkn bag ke beli sampai 3 sekali?"..huhuhu.

6. Both of us are lucky shoppers!! we walked in a new digi store at ikano [to buy a mouse krn mouse DH telah rosak and ...i want a button mouse jugak for my office] Guess what?? we walked out with a lucky draw gifts!! Both of us pulak tu and..the lucky draw gifts is a mouse!!!. We r elated, krn kami tidak pernah lucky in a lucky draw before this. I think it must be the baby!!

7. For the first time, my mom got excited and telah meraba2 my tummy with BOTH of her hands krn surprised i already hv a bump. According to her, her bump only showed at the end of 5-6months. I was shocked..sbb during this mom never touched my tummy [sbb tau anaknyer tak suke dipegang].

8. Today is our ANNIVERSARY!!! cepatnyer da 1 yr. Well, we didnt hv a romantic candlelight dinner or whatever. We did plan for a nice dinner and going somewhere ttp we end up not going anywhere and having dinner at home. Huahahaha. I just dont feel like going out because my body feel super tired(hasil drpd not enuff rest & sleep on Saturday: having to wake up at 5am teman DH hantar mil&sil to lcct & bshopping the whole day after we went to kenduri2), hving a slight fever, and i really need an extra sleep. Well, we can celebrate it everyday or any day kan? The important thing is we hv each other. Thank god, DH is very understanding. Besides, we hv yet to unwrap our ANNIVERSARY pressie. Our pressie will arrive next year. So, this pressie bearer need extra sleep to ensure that our pressie is in a healthy condition:)