Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oleh kerana...i hv no other stuff to do. Da masak porridge for lunch and due to Ezany's request :

Masak Lemak Cili Api Sardin (I'll post the pic after cooking dinner ok) UPDATE: MIL & SIL came yday nite secara mengejut and the sardin da selamat tak sempat nk amik pic. hahaha. Sorry!!)

Bahan2 (for two):

1 tin kecik sardin
1 kotak kecik santan (i loike my masak lemak pekat2, kalau tanak pekat sgt..make it half)
2 sudu kecik cili padi (blended/tumbuk till hancur)
2 batang serai (dititik)
1 asam gelugur
Sikit serbuk kunyit
Garam ikut suke


1. Goreng sardin dlm minyak sikit sampai masak/garing sket (sukati prefer yg mana).
2. Ikan da masak, masukkan santan, cili padi, asam gelugur, serai, serbuk kunyit, garam
3. Masak till mendidih, and kacau2 sket tanak pecah santan. Tp jgn sampai ikan hancur lak.

Happy trying Ezany

Note: n9 masak mmg tak pakai bwg besar/bwg putih for masak lemak..in case u r wondering apsal takde bawang? Kalau nk masuk gak bawang boleh je..no hal. Masuk dlm 3 ulas kecik and tumbuk2.
...I'm on leave [Yay!!]

...We hv the WHOLE house to ourselves [Double Yaaaay!!]. Currently my parents & sibs are away on holiday.


...I'm down with a painful sore throat and flu. I refused to see any GP...their medicine cant cure me (seriously, the medicine will only make it worse). I tried to cure myself by..drinking glasses of barley (hasilnyer asik nk terkucil), eating cold jelly cincau (it helps.....temporarily), drinking LOTS of water (...terkucil lagi). Actually the cure for this kind of sore throat is a liquid chlorophyl. I made myself a BIG glass of chlorophyl yesterday...but didnt drink it, after i found that the herbs is not recommended during pregnancy (...devastated).

Conclusion: I'm on leave but DH is working today, so I'm all alone in this house with a sore throat and flu [isk..isk..mama papa balikla cepat!], blogging while cooking a Teochew porridge for myself and thinking to cook masak lemak cili api sardin for dinner.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Entry wiv pics :)

Celebrating 26th Birthday at the office on 19th December. A surprise birthday celebration thrown by my sweet staff. I looked pretty slim kan? My belly is hidden by the HUGE cake:)


We went for a light dinner at Italiannies. I just wanna try their 4 pasta bowls at RM29.90. Satisfied kah? yes...sgt satisfied, the classic carbonara is yummy creamy, the chicken lasagna sgt tomato-ish, the chilli shrimp-shrimpnyer sgt juicy, and the angel hair - well..i'm not a big fan of angel hair-no comment. Tgh syok mkn chilli shrimp pasta baru teringat, eh lupe snap gambar - sbb tu la bowl yg berisi chilli shrimp da abis. hehehe. The grape shake rase sgt sgt fresh:) However, the NY strawberry cheesecake which made my nite- i walloped most of the HUGE cheesecake by myself.


Yay!! dpt new flat screen pc today!!! Finally la kan, after 3x tukar2 PC. What happened to the old TV-like PC?? iye....ia dibiarkan duduk diam2 di tepi corner almari ofisku.


Ain't lil Aqeel nmpk sgt mcm pit kat pic ni??
and he looks so cute & adorable?
[NOTE: lil Aqeel yg nmpk cute, not the mummy]

P/s: Excuse the blurry pics. These pics disnapped via handphone yg dah byk kali jatuh dlm toilet.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Baru lepas buat cocktail pudding!! with lots of evaporated milk, custard, and condensed milk (in replace of sugar) Ini adalah my resepi sukati based on observance of other almost similar recipes, to save time (no need for a separate custard sauce, no eggs) Easy & simple ikut rase sendiri nk manis and creamy tahap mane:)

Ingredients ialah as follows:

1) 1 tin cocktail (asingkan buah2 dr air)

2) Air cocktail.

3). 1 tin susu cair

4) 1/2 peket agar2 (serbuk)

5) 2 cwn air

6) 5 spoonful of custard

7) 3 to 4 spoonful of sweetened condensed milk (sbb malas nk buat air gula)

Masukkan bahan-bahan 2-7, dlm periuk. Sila kacau2 sampai sebati so, dia tak berketul....keep on kacau2 sampai mendidih and bhn menjadi kenyal. (Bukak api kecik ok).

Sediakan loyang, letakkan buah2 cocktail, then tuangkan bahan2 yg dah sebati tu.

Cool it, and masukkan dlm fridge supaya lebih yummylicious bile sejuk.

Happy trying!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Today is Friday!!!

I got the book that i wanted yesterday;P After searching for it via online, physically and at the info counter at Borders, Kinokuniya, Times and finally found it at MPH, The Curve - the only one left menggigil2 on the bookshelf waiting for me to rescue. Hehehe. I'm contented! (sorry Aqeel's mommy, tershopping awal smlm)

My spacious black bag (for future use) is on the wayyyyy. I can't wait!

I bought 2 Venti Choc Cream Chip Starbucks yday (1 for me & 1 for my brother) & their delicious English Fruitcake!!! I'm in Cloud 9:))))

I bought 1 black cardigan wiv ribbon & button at MNG yday & almost memborong the bags (but...my brother stops me) - Well, I hv Aqeel's Mom today with me..hahahaha..and we r heading towards The Curve. Wait for me MNG or maybe LC. Nothing stops me today!!!

P/s: Read the baby quotation's above:
I'm getting my cute baby fat. I guess Mommy's finally decided to share the wealth

I hate to admit it, but...i think i hv to admit that i'm getting .... huwaaaa...chubby.....isk..isk: I planned to wear my fave skirt today and bile pakai pagi td, getah kat pinggang skirt ni terus terputus (ini tidak menyebabkan kb rase sedih, hanya terkejut and dlm hati...alamak..i hv to find a new skirt sah2 longgar kat pinggang ni, terlondeh nnt)...ttp, ape yg menyedihkan hati ialah apabile...skirt ini tidak longgar LANGSUNG altho getah dah terputus tapi FIT COMFORTABLY at my thick waist. *speechless* i need a shopping therapy [a good excuse isn't it?]

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I Cant Wait for Friday to Come Because of ...


Avent Express Steam Sterilizer
(a gift from Aqeel's mommy for the lil one)


Haagen Dazs Chocolate Fondue
(Heheh...kidding je Aqeel's Mommy)


(u know..i'm happy enuff with a LARGE size tub ;P)




I'm going to give the idea of natural birth a chance
(due to Aqeel's mommy positive perspective & after reading this blog, eventho i still need that ONE particular important answer from Aqeel's mommy)

p/s: I'm happy because of the above and not because of

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's a BOY or it's a GIRL??

We went for our regular checkup yday to see the lil one. What we saw: the butt, the strong thigh bone, the cute nose & the chubby cheek (serious can see clearly pipinyer chubby dah!!), the lil one is sucking/biting its thumb (olololo...lapa kan?? mommy knows..), and the lil one gave the OB-gyn and mommy a strong kick [marah kot, kacau dia tgh lapa]. hehe=> However, we can't see the gender due to the lil one position! hahahhahahahaaha...

So, what do u think... is it going to be a shy prince or a shy princess for us? Is it true that what u ate and ur behaviour cud indicate the baby's gender? If so...what do u think of these:

  • First trimester - i cant tolerate spicy food, fast food, oily food. I ate bread, rice [just like that], clear soups, vege [sawi and bayam je], meat-chicken, fish, beef & a lil seafood - shrimps. Hate chocolates and milk! but love soya bean drinks. Fruits: red apple, dried guava, peaches and mangga mude.
  • Behaviour during first trimester - tidak socializing, i hate strangers or ppl -i will snapped at u even if u r closed to me bc i just dont feel like myself, emotional [crying at 2am sbb tak dpt nasi ayam and etc], anger managament went off a lil bit, mild morning sickness [bermula dr evening till 12 midnight], x suke mandi especially morning, cerewet yg teramat & suke nk melawa2 everytime nk pegi checkup [i can changed into 3 blouses kalau rase tak cantik].

  • Second trimester - i can eat everything [malay food, indian food, chinese food, italian food] except fast food specifically : burger & hotdog (but i can eat KFC da!!), i love chicken and red meat [beef & mutton], so-so shj with seafood except really really fresh big shrimps, i love potato & bread!! craving for mid eastern cuisine , craving for something sweet [scones and strawberry jam, victoria sandwich cake [consists of strawberry jam] and fruit cake, i love iced/hot chocs, choc covered almond and i began to drink milk again. Fruits : i like citrus fruits [mangga mude, mangga tak mude, oranges], grapes, honeydew, guava and red apples.
  • Behaviour - civilized byk sikit dr 1st trimester, i socialized but i dislike strangers touching my belly, not bitchy / snappy anymore, 80% cool & controlled dr segi emosi, love shopping to the soul, excessive spender [mmg boros thp tatau nk ckp. No i'm not proud of it..huhu], i love make ups with nice smells & make sure that i wont look grubby with unkempt brows and facial hairs.
If this cud be of any help:

  • lil boys love me [i think..], bc they wud smile and giggle at me without reason. Example: Lil Noel will giggle like crazy/shy2/smiling when he saw my face or even turn at me for comfort if my mom is not around and refused to be comfort by my sister or brother. [if u know me better, kb sbnrnyer tak reti nk babytalk or comfort babies - i can perfectly handle 1yr & above kids shj].
  • lil girls always always dan always cries whenever i'm closed to them. Hey!!! i didnt do anything ok...tegur je pun nk nangis. Example: Hi Iman!! [my attempt nk bermesra dgn my cousin's daughter about 6months...terus budak ni menangis sampai teresak2]...err.....
  • DH found me sexy during pregnancy..my mother said my belly is sexy when i wear tight fitting clothes & she wud hurriedly find a loose blouse for me to wear [hahahahhahaa???] but i dont feel sexy at all-my cheeks are chubby & i am gaining weight 1/2-1 kg weekly.
  • I am easily jealous during pregnancy. hahahaha. Kesian DH..hv to put up with my questions and jealousy.
I can't think of anything else dah...because i'm hungry. My next check up will be next year. Perhaps by the next checkup, the gender will be finally revealed?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lil one is 23 weeks today. Tomorrow nite we'll hv a scheduled appointment. Am wondering whether the lil one will reveal the gender or wait until 26 weeks or wanted to keep it as a surprise until delivery day. Anyway, i hv a wedding to attend tomorrow at serdang, i just hv to make sure that i will not tempt DH to any shopping malls AFTER the wedding ceremony.

Despite my worrisome & several reminders by DH to slowww down. I tend to forgot all about it once i saw a shopping mall!! Yesterday, i got a braxton hicks for almost one hour at the office during courtesy call [i hv to walk fr one end to anor end of the this HUGE complex]..sape kata braxton hicks tak painful? it's painful ok..i cant focus, breath, talk, sit or walk properly. I almost called my ob-gyn, but i changed my mind when the pain decreased after relaxing and eating. And today, me & aqeel's mom went to Ikano (me: without telling DH) for lunch. Mcm tau2 je [i'm having anor bouts of mild braxton hicks] DH called and asked my whereabouts. Ngeh2!! [Sorry DH, the lovely wifey cant sit still. She tried, but apparently the pain feeling did not make her feel serik yet & besides she has to walk the new clark sandal u bought to test its comfortability;)]. Anyway, thank god me & Aqeel's mom went to Ikano and found a discounted Avent Sterilizer [NAK JUGAK TAU!!].

Lets read about Braxton Hicks:

What Do Braxton Hicks Contractions Feel Like?

Braxton Hicks contractions can be described as tightening in the abdomen that comes and goes. These contractions do not get closer together, do not increase with walking, do not increase in how long they last and do not feel stronger over time as they do when you are in true labor.

How Do I Know When Contractions Indicate I am in True Labor?

To figure out if the contractions you are feeling are the real thing, ask yourself the following questions.

Contraction Characteristics

False Labor

True Labor

How often do the contractions occur?

Contractions are often irregular and do not get closer together

Contractions come at regular intervals and last about 30-70 seconds. As time goes on, they get closer together.

Do they change with movement?

Contractions may stop when you walk or rest, or may even stop if you change positions

Contractions continue despite movement or changing positions

How strong are they?

Contractions are usually weak and do not get much stronger. Or they may be strong at first and then get weaker.

Contractions steadily increase in strength

Where do you feel the pain?

Contractions are usually only felt in the front of the abdomen or pelvic region

Contractions usually start in the lower back and move to the front of the abdomen

If you are having Braxton Hicks contractions, you really don't need to do anything unless they are causing you discomfort. If they are making you uncomfortable try the following:

  • Take a walk. False labor contractions often stop when you change position or get up and walk.
  • Get some sleep or rest.
  • Relax.
  • Drink water, juice or herbal tea.
  • Eat a snack or small meal.
  • Get a massage.
What i'm having is definitely a BH. I think i dont need to remind myself to slow down. Let's try a reverse psychology instead?. Why dont i pay a visit to alllll shopping complex in Klang valley? Hmmm...mane lagi shopping complex belum pegi ni????

Thursday, December 11, 2008

When she first felt her son´s groping mouth attach itself to her breast, a wave of sweet vibration thrilled deep inside and radiated to all parts of her body; it was similar to love, but it went beyond a lover´s caress, it brought a great calm happiness, a great happy calm.

—Milan Kundera´s "Life is Elsewhere".

Breast pump is one of the equipments in my long list of baby stuff.
The dilemma : Shd i buy b4 or after delivery?

Why do u need a breast pump? to collect your milk so your baby can have it when you're not around, and to maintain your milk supply when you're together. This is essential if you're going back to work but want to continue nursing. A breast pump is used to stimulate your milk production and increase your supply, to collect milk to feed a premature baby or one who can't latch on to your breast, or to relieve the pain and pressure of engorged breasts.

Ellanie posted:

Berdasarkan pengalaman...kalo mommies ade niat nk fully bf baby yg bakal lahir..elokla sediakan pump..jgn riso @ takot susu takde & fikir beli pump tu takut tak guna nnti..sbb secara tak langsung kita mcm tak percaya yg kita boleh & ada susu yg byk utk baby...tanamkan dlm hati...yg kita MEMANG BOLEH fully bf..be positif..(semangat nih!!)..kalo tak yakin/takut membazir jugak..beli la yg murah...asalkan ade..sbb commonly baby kena jaundice & admit ward..in case kita takleh temankan..kita still boleh supply BM utk baby kita..ni kisah benar sy...masa sy beli sume kelengkapan baby..including breastpump..mak sy cakap..sumenya nk beli..guna ke nnti?biasela org2 tua..kan kalo ikut org2 tua, tak elok beli kelengkapan awal2..tapi sy ni jenis nk lengkap sume..sbb husband tak brape pandai memilih ni..sy plak jenis yg cerewet..nak tak nak sume nya sy kena beli sebelum bersalin...nk suruh husband beli sorang2 masa sy lps bersalin..takut salah beli plak kan...hehe..nk jd kan cerita..baby sy kena masuk ward 2 hari sbb jaundice..nasib baik dah beli breastpump..& alhamdulillah sepanjang 2 hari tu baby sy menikmati susu badan sy.husband ulang alik sepital anto supply...sblm bersalin mmg sy dah beli sume yg ade dlm list..alhamdullillah..tak membazir pun brg2 yg sy beli..sume fully utilized..

Ummi posted:

setujuuuu dgn ellanie... mindset tu penting..
saya dulu pam guna hospital nye tapi kene share dan leceh la.. kalau hospital x de pam kan ke susah.... jadi beli le breastpump awal2.

Mami posted:

Mami rasa nak cakap pada mak2 yang rasa dia takde susu lepas bersalin tu.. Cuba lahirkan anak premature.. Dia tak dapat direct feeding.. Kena exclusive expressing je, stimulation dari pam je. Dari hari pertama dah kena susukan, kalau tak ada susu, ape nak bagi dia makan? Kat hosp ni, nurse cakap "kalau u tak hantar susu, baby you tak makan ape2 lah". Macamana?.

Ok..enuff la, just the 3 comments. Other comments pun almost similar like these three (i chosed the best comments shj). The vice comments wud be wat ape beli awal, mane tau susu takde ke? or sikit ke? tak gune the breast pump ke? the baby tak mau bf ke? buat rugi je beli and etc...

I think...it's up to you. If u really intend to bf ur baby & u hv the money to buy a breastpump...why not? ala2, mcm sediakan payung sebelum hujan [anything can happened]. Takde la last minute br nk tercari and survey which one is the good one. Konon2 sblm baby kuar..u can look at the breastpump and bersemangat waja gitu nk bf. U hv a good intention what? if let's say, all goes wrong...end up u cant bf ur baby- u can auction ur breastpump at ebay / donate it to ur pregnant frens ke ur sister ke / keep it for ur 2nd baby / donate it to the charity ke hospitals ke. At least u know deep down, u've tried ur best to bf ur baby.

There are many brands out there for a breastpump (i only search for a single breast pump bc double breastpump is soooooooo pricey RM1k++-RM2k++, but if u got the money+a working mother to be/mom-go for the double)

1) Medela -
: tho Medela Mini E looks cute but i'm not interested bc the salesgirl told me it's quite noisy. So, i asked her noisy cemane? she replied: org boleh dgr la if u tgh breastpump, sbb bunyi mesin nyer kuat. Hmm..i intend to do it discreetly ok.
:the Medela Harmony is ok (based on its name la, harmony)...tp dia manual. I need manual/electric/battery.

Michelle for Medela Mini E
Score: 1 out of 5

"I thought since the hospital used Medela that it has to be a great product Boy was I wrong It is loud Heavy and tends to leak in to the lines. Plus the plastic seems cheaper then other pumps. This product was a pure disapointment. Was so painful. Im actually going to find myself another one for my second child.

Ain for Medela Mini E
Score: 3 out of 5

Bunyi medela saya ni bising.. kawan cakap macam mesin rumput, ada yang cakap macam blender.. saya tak kisah.. jasa dia banyak.. sebelum ON, saya akan balut dulu dgn telekung... baru mulakan projek.. tak la bunyi dia bising sgt....

Hani for Medela Harmony
Score: 5 out of 5

"I have seven children and have breastfed all of them. I've had to use pumps on occasion when I could not nurse and this was by far the easiest breast pump that I've ever used. I've used 6 different brands and types and this one is tops! Milk flow is produced quickly, the assembly is very simple, it is light weight and extremely portable -- just really a great product."

2) Spectra
: There are ppl who gave two thumbs up for this brand. Perhaps it's really good and affordable. Tp looking at the size of the machine itself is a turn off for me. It's too bulky. I need a compact and a small one. Urs truly is small to carry this bulky machine to work.
: Oleh kerana kebulky-annyer, i didnt do any research on this brand.

3) Tommee Tippee (u can get it at mothercare-ade satu model je so far yg nmpk kat situ)
: the breastpump kelihatan unik and cute. Ttp it's manual. The price is around RM199. However, it's for occasional use. I read a comment somewhere that excessive use akan menyebabkan sore nips.

Mother of one
Score: 4 out of 5

an easy to use pump ideal if you're travelling as it has its own carry bag, my let down came quickly too, and it was comfortable to use, my only downside is that its not really for frequent use(like all handpumps!)but its ideal for mums who just need to express occasionally, or as a spare pump for those reliant on an electric pump.

3) Avent
-Ade several Avent: Avent ISIS (Manual), Avent ISIS IQ UNO (Electric/Manual/Battery, variable control, electric memory, ultra quiet, powerful motor.)

Abby for Avent ISIS
Score: 5 out of 5

"Easy to use. Lightweight. Fast clean up. I chose this pump because it had everything I was looking for in a pump. Using the Isis is very convenient for me because I can pump right into the Avent bottle that my son will eat from. There’s no need to pour the milk into anything else after pumping, which makes things so easy for me when I’m in a hurry."

Jennifer R. for Avent ISIS IQ UNO
Score: 4 out of 5

"I've been using this pump for about 6 weeks. I chose it over the Medela because I like the Avent bottles and wanted to stick to one product and be able to pump directly into the bottles I'd be using. I think it works great - when I had my daughter 4 years ago I tried the Avent manual pump and liked the design, but found the manaul pumping a little tedious. This has the same design, but does the pumping for you. I have found the motor strong using both electricity and the battery pack. The only drawback is that the motor is attached to suction cup, so you're holding both while pumping and it gets a bit heavy - but I'm fine with it and like the overall simplicty of the design better than the Medela."

I hv my eyes on Avent ISIS IQ UNO. It has all the features that i'm looking for: electric/battery/manual (3 in 1), and ultra quiet. So far i heard good reviews of this single breast pump. It is quite pricey. However, i know a place where i can get it at a lesser price for year end sale:> **Ngee!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Wooden Cot vs Playpen

DH adored wooden cot, while i'm always interested in Playpen. So, wc one shd we buy? Can we just buy both? white wooden cot seems adorable too. Besides i found several that can be turned into bed. It's cute!! Well no matter how adorable it is..i still prefer a playpen. At my mom's house..she has both wooden cot & playpen [tp wooden cot itu telah patah after my cuz climbed in it]. I dont remember my tolerance towards wooden cot..but i think i remembered the uneasy feeling whenever i looked a my own wooden cot. However, for the playpen [sememangnyer 80's baby tak sempat nk rase] but i tell u..it do wonders to Loqman and currently Noel- they love it. Both these lil tykes are quite active and baran. Bile marah, or nangis..suke nk menggeliat2 and hempas2 bdn kat lantai. Wudn't it be dangerous...if these tykes did that in a wooden cot?? mau tak terbalik the cot or maybe patah or they wud injure themselves. Safety is important..i wudnt want our son/daughter gets hurt.

Lets see...the dilemma & comments i found:

I recently began putting my 7 month old daughter in her playpen in her room for naps and nighttime sleep, just to try to train her to sleep in it. This is because she refused to sleep in it before and wouldn't nap at my mom's when being babysat or when my husband and I would take her places. After the first day she caught on quick and has been sleeping in it for a whole week. She actually seems to sleep better in it than in her crib! With her crib she had been trying to yank the bumper off, and if I take the bumper off she smacks her head on the rails and gets her legs and arms stuck in the rails. Plus, she loses her pacificer through the rails and screams bloody murder until I come back in the room and give it to her. Having her in the playpen has eliminated these problems of the crib. Has anyone else had their baby sleep in a playpen? I worry that it may not be very comfy for her, but she seems to be sleeping great in it this past week. What do you think? -posted by Supermom

My daughters baby is due in Feb., should I get a baby bed or playpen for my house. I will keep the baby some when she works? -posted by Granny

Public Comments:

as long as the baby is safe and comforted it is fine. i have twins and there were times they slept on the floor, couch, in a chair, playpen, crib, carrier, and even a box with a pillow in it. my daughter was a very finicky sleeper and there were times she would fall asleep in her car seat and we would leave her in the seat and carry her in the house in it and sit the whole contraption in the crib and leave her sleep. most playpens i have seen/used have a small pad that fits in the bottom of it. trust me the baby is fine. she is safe and no hazard of falling or hitting anything. my advice is pick your battles, sleeping in a crib vs. a playpen is not a big deal. there are much more important things to really worry about. your baby will be fine no matter where she sleeps (as long as it is safe). good luck and congrats~~

my son slept in his play pen for a long time, he seemed to sleep better in it than in his crib. But, now that he tries to climb out of it, he is back in his crib. So, I think that if your daughter sleeps better, you should let her and then later on she shouldn,t have a problem with sleeping in her crib.~~

Playpen. I'm due in Jan. and my mother has a playpen for the baby, she says its easy to work with. Because when the baby leaves she can fold playpen and place to side and still have plenty of room to due her everyday activities. God bless~~

You will likely get more use out of a pack and play and they take up less space than a playpen. Many of them have bassinet and changing table attachments that come with them, as well. These are very handy. It is nice not to have to change them on the couch or bed, as they are bound to pee while you are changing them more than once! ~~

:) See..playpen wins!!! ok..ok. I admit i might've searched the positive side of playpen shj;P I think DH wud agree with me bc the most important aspect besides safety is we need a portable cot. U can't travel with a wooden cot right? So, the best choice for us is a pack & play!!! we hv our eyes set on Graco Pack & Play.

PS: Eventho' my mom has a playpen at home & currently we r staying with her. We still need a playpen bc Noel conquered the big playpen to himself and besides we need one that can travel with us when we go back to DH's hometown and Putrajaya or anywhere we go;>

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Is it safe to eat a lot of chocolate during pregnancy?

Been wondering the same thing. I'm a chocoholic before pregnancy but during my 1st trimester - i totally hate them. However, in 2nd trimester...i started to heart choc again;> i can't do without milo (at least minimum 2 large cups a day), almond covered choc once a week, hazelnut hot choc fr starbucks/choc cream chip fr starbucks twice a week [*drooling* eventho i just drank half cup hazelnut choc].

This lil one of mine wud react secara hyper mins after i consumed choc. Over stimulation ke? The lil one will kick non stop like 15-30 mins and there's one nite [after 2 cups of milo and quarter of choc cream chip] the lil one been headbutting, poking & kicking inside about an hour until i was asleep. I found it cute at first ttp, rase scary pulak after 30mins had passed and the lil one is still kicking actively.

So, choc ni is safe ke tak sbnrnyer?

I went to the hospital last week because I was having contractions. I was so uncomfortable. I have a history of preterm labor so I had to know what was going on. It turned out that all the Christmas chocolate I had indulged in was causing the baby to be in almost constant motion. Which caused Braxton Hicks like contractions. I wasn't in labor but I was so uncomfortable. It didn't harm the baby but I felt guilty about stimulating her that much.
posted 1/04/2008 by bandloki

After about 6 months, chocolate gave me lots of contractions. While they were Braxton-Hicks, they were quite strong. My OB had to check me once and advised I lay off for the rest of the pregnancy.
posted 5/01/2008 by amy_hoover70454

-Err??? contractions?? adakah those BHs i had were due to choc sbnrnyer and x fr too much of walking? or...hmm...maybe both??

Unless you're eating about a truck of chocolate it's not harming anything. And as for all the women that think it's the caffine in the chocolate that makes the baby move. It's not, it's the sugar! Just like when you want to check movement they tell you to drink a juice or a sprite. Since I can't get any other caffine- there's no way I'm going to give up my chocolate...even if I can't feel it's effects, it's the treat I like.
posted 12/17/2007 by China-Doll

Scientists in Finland say eating chocolate during pregnancy may make for happier, livelier babies. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3604275.stm I ate chocolate the whole time I was pregnant with my kids and they did great. My son was sleeping the whole night through 2 weeks after he was born and my daughter was sleeping through at one week old. My kids are happy the are 3 and 4 now and I am still eating chocolate with this pregnancy. I have no more than 3.5oz a day that is about 2 chocolate bars a day.
posted 3/18/2008 by turtle_78

-Note that!!

Conclusion: i think...i better watch out my choc intake and slow down my shopping activity [bukan aje energy is running out ttp juga duit;<]

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Week 21


  • You may be able to see your abdomen ripple as the baby moves.

  • Although being a little out of breath right now is probably because the uterus is pushing up against your lungs, it is a good idea to make sure your iron levels are high enough. Anemia can also cause breathlessness.

  • You should be feeling more emotionally stable now.

  • You may notice some swelling in your legs. Try to avoid standing for long periods of time and put your feet up when you sit down.


  • Your baby should be moving vigorously by now and can be stimulated or soothed by you.

  • Baby's legs have grown longer and are now in the proper proportion to the rest of his body.

  • The baby is hungry even if you are not, so try not to skip any meals.

Ok...that explains why i'm hungry seconds after having my meal. Lapa dan lapa dan lapa aje. Lil one, are u really hungry??? or is it mommy's tummy crying for food??? huhuhu. I think, it must be u & not mommy's poor tummy, since u r kicking vigorously in here but behaved like an angel when mommy is having her meal 15 minutes ago. If like this lil one, mommy will be H-U-G-E by end of trimester.

Monday, December 1, 2008

We hv been surveying for infant carrier and baby car seats. Hanya survey aje, for our future convenient (tau mane nk pegi & terus je beli). After surveying, we decided to buy infant carrier first..later2 baru beli car seat. Because infant carrier cum car seat is like 2 in 1 (carrier+car seat) until our lil one is 1 yr++. That gives us loads of time to save for a good car seat.

There are so many choices from the cheapest to the expensive range. Of course, the one that caught my eye..is the colourful one and errr...expensivenyer la pulak mcm graco, peg perego, maxi cosi. The one yg reasonable like safety 1st, the models in m'sia tak byk pulak. Halford is sooo small..same goes to sweet cherry [i don't mind whether it's a local or imported brand, but the most important thing is i prefer an infant carrier with a big space like safety 1st]. Anyway...we still haven't found the right brand for infant carrier cum car seat since we can't find the right one.

So, i googled for infant carrier and car seat reviews, and found this comment:


In my opinion, there is no need to get baby car seats that are too expensive or branded (unless you have a lot of money to spare), for few reasons:

1. Baby outgrows it very quickly.
My baby is only 3 months old and already reaching the limit of 60 cm (in terms of head-to-toe length) of the infant car seat. So I think by 5 months of age, he can’t fit into his infant car seat anymore.

2. When a baby is in the car, as a responsible parent, we will naturally take precautions and be more careful when driving and keep out of the way of aggressive/dangerous/reckless drivers.
Take all precautions like rear facing, etc. Even the most expensive brands of baby car seat will break apart if the crash impact is too great!

3. Whether it’s Sweet Cherry or some unknown brand, this kind of thing is all OEM products (but for imported brands, I dare not say lah). E.g. I went to Jusco and saw a Sweet Cherry infant car seat (selling for RM130). So I read the car seat’s manual leaflet to see how to install etc. Then other time, I went to Tesco and saw this infant car seat by the brand Otomo (selling for RM90, then later a 3-day promotion selling for RM50!) and saw that the manual leaflet is exactly the same kind of printing and sentences as Sweet Cherry’s!

August 13th, 2008 | 11:39 am

As much as i hate to admit [krn the graco seems so cute and adorable] but i hv to agree with the comment, especially comment no 1 and 2. However, for comment no. 3.....is it true ade infant carrier selling at rm50??? Murahnyer?? So, my conclusion is...try my best to find a cheap but wide space infant carrier cum car seat (yg ade base) if i can't find a wide space one, perhaps i shd just opt for a cheap infant carrier so i can buy other important stuff. So, if u saw anywhere a wide space infant carrier (yg tidak kecik spt halford/sweet cherry), do tell me. Why do i prefer a wide space one? mcm comment no. 1 la, i dont want my lil one outgrows the infant carrier by 5months (if the lil one is my size it wud not outgrow the infant carrier but if the lil one mcm the daddy?? mmg akan outgrows.) Perhaps here it means, i still hv to look for an imported brand yg mane it is usually bigger in size and space and huhu..expensive.


Ok..i know this is weird, because i'm the first person to get the monday blues without failure. However, not this week!! :> I'll tell u my secret:

1. I took EL on friday. Partly because of DH close relative is in a critical stage of coma (actually, we've visited the relative the nite before..but that can be a good excuse enuff kan?). Anor part is bc i'm so DESPERATELY and ITCHY-LY in need of an EL (why?...bc i found it hard to take EL in my job). It's a perfect timing for EL-i've no files & with a good excuse.

2. I shopped from friday to sunday!!! What makes a girl happy?? shopping:)))) [eventho i got a braxton hicks on saturday - either kerana am too active/the lil one is soooo active like the mommy/not enuff rest & a temporary almost fainted moment on Sunday due to not enuff rest jugak] am still a happy pregnant lady.

3. Utk lebih happy tahap elated that wud lasts until monday??? when u got loads of stuff for urself and u dont have to pay for it!! DH is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo darlingly wonderfully sweet. I went to this one boutique, and almost tried half of their wardrobe (hasil drpd eager sales girl who maybe cud foresee that she'll benefit fr me & DH). Enuff said, i got everything that i wanted:)))))))))))))

4. The lil one responded to my touch [blissful]. When i bled during my early pregnancy, i'd always softly put/pressed my palms at my womb area [i read somewhere that the lil one cud recognize the touch which cud make it feel at ease and safe]. Since working, i didnt do it anymore [it wud seem weird to my staff if i was caught with my hands in my skirt & besides, i'm always super tired at nite and slept early]. However, last nite i put my palms above my op scar-the lil one kicked softly and then i moved my palms upward and stopped just below my navel and guess what??? the lil one followed. It rolled towards the warmth of my palms. Hey lil one...u really really steal mommy's heart this time. [i guess, my motherly feeling started to kick in]