Tuesday, March 27, 2012

baby stuff...again!

Last wiken adalah ohsem! wiken je sentiasa ohsem. weekdays semstinye kureng ohsem. termasuk hari esok. sadis dan tragis! hari esok i kena mengharung jam and meeting at another site in One Utama. keji bukan mereka? padahal i yg ngandung. korang la datang this plant. ni i plak nak kena gi office dieorg. bersabarla wahai hati dan anak. kita pikir time lunch sahaja. lunch bersama mereka menjanjikan makanan yg lazat. itu sudah pasti.

well, wiken baru-baru ini one of my closests fren finally engagedddd! yippy! kisah cinta mereka lebih express dr kisah cinta suami dan i. sangat super express until every one was shocked to hear this. she asked me to teman her to go to nilai 3 to buy some stuffs somewhere 3weeks ago without knowing her intention. Being me yang naive dan sangat pelik bin ajaib sehingga melontarkan soalan kurang bijak. "fik, ko ingat nilai 3 tu cam Pavi ke? ko nak beli apa?". then only she told me about her merisik plan which at the end they change to bertunang plan and this guy, they were hooked up within few months and decided to move on to biggie step.
so yes, both mak buyong and cik fik meratakan la jalan kat nilai3 tu.
She is the best buddy to bring out for shopping anyway. we loves to influence each other while shopping and i still in love with her nine west shoe which i forced her to purchase for raya few years back. And well, she owned one of my favorite Marc Jacobs handbag. *i het u*!
Well Popo, pls take care of my good friend.

and wiken tanpa menyiapkan preparation for our bundle of joy adalah sangat tidak lengkap gamaknya.
and looks what Mama finally crossed out from our list :

1) Mattress Set

2. Matching comforter

3) Change nappy/travel mattress.

4) Diapers stacker

5) Laundry Bag

Since i am one fussy makcik, its quite difficult for me untuk menjumpai ready made mattress set for our little one. its either the fabrics design not nice or too kasar or the mattress itself yang sangat nipis macam sebulan dua bulan leh campak ke laut.
tough man tough!
so i was googling online and found several blogs and fb insan-insan kreatip yg menerima tempahan tilam baby.
and i was lucky enough, Ju was able to accept my order. weeeee...
the end result adalah ohsem!
- mattress adalah super thick. kekabu la kan gamaknya. pillow juga sgt fluffy. the fabrics of course sgt ohsem. this fabrics actually from IKEA.
- the matching comforter juga sangat nice. eh, macam i plak teringin nak. walaupun hanya muat cover sebelah tangan.
-change nappy/travel mattress. ni sangat useful kalau nak tukar nappy anak time travel or jenjalan gi mana2 anak nak tido baring kan. its also will be good nak alas dalam stroller nanti. ada tali as you can see at the end of the mattress.so, nak bawak jalan, just roll the tilam and tied up.
- diapers stacker purposely pilih fabric lain. still animals theme. nak letak all the diapers in. baru kemas sikit.
- laundry bag. Ekceli, ni 1st time Ju buat this laundry bag. since i adalah mak yang ngengade, i request her to make one laundry bag for my little one. i tak nak nanti baju dia bercampur in our laundry basket. and another basket means memakan another space dekat rumah. this one, you masukkan hanger dekat atas tu and you can hang it behing the door or any place at your convenience. there is zipper as well. so nak bwk berjalan pun sonang.

So, if you are interested, sila add Junita Khalid in your fb.
and price she quoted me adalah seperti berikut :

1. set tilam ...rm 220

2. bntal kripap..rm 15

3. cmforter..rm 70

4. change nappy..rm 35

5. diapers stker..rm 40

6. laundry bag..rm 50

however, price ni berbeza based on fabrics you choose. so ni hanya guideline korang je la. maybe your end products yang lebih diva, so harganya kompom la lain kan.

and to Abang DHL, i'm waiting for you! yeayyyy..another order from GAP.com and Oldnavy.com on its way all the way frm US. something for mama and opkos for our baby as well.
yg menanya about the maternity attire and nursing tops tu, nanti i review ek. tunggu i try on this round punya attire sekali. sonang sikit.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Stroll 'em.

Dear Darling Baby,

Your dear mama sangat torn now.
guess your mama need to do sembahyang iztikarah.
i cant decide to get which stroller for you.
even though i knew you didnt bother how your stroller looks like, how much the price tag, how stylish it is (even you bother, i dont bother about your opinion anyway. ahhahaha..because IT'S ME who going to push you around with those stroller).
Your dear mama have this very bad habits. mama loveeeeesss stroller. kecintaan terhadap stroller adalah dari sebelum i kahwin lagi.
i always fancy those stroller yg canggih manggih. not because they are expensive, but because they are just ahhhhhhh...uhhhhh..... cantek and stylo.
but being a-soon-to-be-mom, mama need to be realistic. we had to fork up money for your delivery, for the monthly check up, for all your essential items (oh! dont tell your papa that i actually put all non-essential-items list into essential list. thats why i end up stocking up for your shirts and pants even up to 1yrs old. there just too cute. mama cant say no to), and later on, your SSPN fund, your insurance, your Amanah Saham Didik and as well some savings. phewww! if only your dad earned as much as Sheikh Muzapar earned or perhaps even more, i dont mind getting you a Stokke Explory stroller as well. *phew*
Well, your dear papa is kind enough to put aside his year end bonus so he can buy you a stroller. oh, that's mean he wont getting new camera lens for himself and no vacation for us until you pop out (Aunty Anne take note. We bought EXPENSIVE flight ticket for your big day! send the most EXPENSIVE gift for my darling baby later on). Poor papa, you should be nice to him and sleep well through out the night once you are here (eh, ni macam mama punya wish je ni).
Both mama and papa went to countless of baby shop which sells stroller. but none...i repeat, NONE able to take my breath away. well, tipu la totally none. there is one or two stroller mama goes like uhhhh..ahhhh...cantekkkk! but the price tag was another nightmare. gulp! peg perego skate sangat membuat jantung i nak tercabut.
at first, we thought we would like to settle with Quinny Buzz. well at least that particular stroller, have most of the criterias and wallah...our budget as well.
but still... mama no likey 3-wheelers. it does look sturdy but it wasnt come handy when you need to use escalator in the mall and it is pretty bulky. (ke sebenarnya senang? i je yang imagine susah nak handle?)
then? what's left?
sebagai seorang soon-to-be-mom yg gigih. ive googled and read reviews online. and i came out with 4 strollers in my list. ni pun jenuh dah filter nak oi. original list ada 9. and all 4 strollers below is not available in Malaysia. kahkahkahkah...sangat mengada-ngada je omak ni kan nak? but your papa is the coolest dad-to-be. so no worries. "he just said, you decide, nanti i tengok video stroller tu ok ke tak".
all this stroller is available in UK. which in another word, i need to get someone to ship it to malaysia.
but who cares. one happy mama is when i got what i wish for. and i made some comparison for all the four stroller. Some of the brand may sounds alien to you. well, first time for me as well dengar such brand. To be frank, europe countries had wider choices in strollers/pram/buggy compare to US. and seems like US stroller just..hmmm..OVERPRICED!

So this is for your guys reference in case you are in the same position mcm i. (Note : all below strollers is below GBP350.00 during sale as of now. The price is varies depends on the stroller interior as well. You may also consider another additional RM500-800 for the shipping cost.)

And out of 4 in this list, i manage to downsize it to two!
Yeppp! Just two. which is the first two anyway.

My top 2 favorite :

1) Obaby Zezu Pramette (Red Dotty)

*Its red and look! its polka dot. it can switch from pram mode to seat mode in just a blink and does not require extra carry cot nak jadi pram mode. and my baby can sleep as if he was in babycot. so flat!

and wallahhhh! now at the seat mode!

and look aunties! the raincover also came in polka dots.

2) Petite Star Kurvi Match+ (Red)

its still red! still have the same function as Zezu Pramette. Able to convert from Pram to Seat without additional carry cot require. have additional foot muff but who need foot muff in malaysia? ada menggelupoq kepanasan anak kami kalau letak foot muff bagai.

and seriously, mama is torn now! Zezu Pramette is slightly cheaper then Kurvi Match+, but then the downside is Zezu Pramette is slightly heavier than Kurvi Match+. Aiyooo.. how la like this? ok, need to sembahyang iztikarah now.
and my darling cousin which resided in UK will check on how sturdy and how nice this two stroller in real life. she herself also lost track of the strollers available in UK market. Well, i bet with all the baby stuffs around her when she go to the baby shop later on to check the stroller, will makes her to consider baby no.4. hahahahah.. all her kiddos are cute and have the mat salleh genes. if i were her, i dont mind having 7 kids anyway.

p/s: yep..all the three scan (both 2d & 3d/4d scan) showing its a boy. *relief*. kot la tersalah tengok aritu kan. jenuh mak nak kena beli baju pink pulak nanti.

till then.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My new bestfriend!

Ever since approaching 24weeks plus, i've experienced severe back pain and lower back pain.
sakit ok sakit.
i knew its normal in pregnancy to experienced this, tapi i is kenot tahan.
kemungkinan penyumbang terbesar terhadap sakit belakang ini adalah kerana i tend to sit for a very long period di opis. i masuk keje pkl 7.50am balik dalam 7.30-8:00pm. ko cube kire bape lame i dekat opis?
on days yg i duduk kat depan laptop dari datang sampai balik tu dah satu hal, hari yang i kena ke hulu ke hilir, berdiri lamo2, turun naik tangga and pergi buat site visit kat production and outside production tu dah satu hal lagi.

and too bad. i takde suami on weekdays nak tolong urut2kan my back. sedih ok sedih. nak mintak mak urutkan kena la plak membayar tol and minyak. i remembered when my sister pregnant years back, hari-hari suruh kiteorg take turn letak minyak and urut2kan sket belakang dia. from husband, to my mom and even myself pun kena buat. and that time i thought my sister just being manja and ngada-ngada mintak2 urut. yelah, dia kan ibu ngndung.
and now i knew how painful the back pain in pregnancy can be.

finding the solution? exactly! i bought the chair back support. it works. yep! for the first week. itupun time i banyak duduk kat ofis. but when i'm on the move, the pain start bertandang balik. and at night, i hardly can sleep well. sebab rentetan kesakitan di belakang.
and told my sis about this and she asked me to look for maternity belt. she was wearing those for her 3rd pregnancy *this pregnancy maybe tak de orang nak urutkan dia dah since they already moved to their owned house and far from my parents*.

i google around. Actually ada more than hundreds maternity belt out there. giler ko baru sekarang i tau.
i went to my favorite web: fabulousmom and they too sell the maternity belt and the brand is from Oppo.
I really trust this Oppo brand anyway. Few years back when my supermom tried to simpan barang at the cabinet rumah yang belah atas, she fell off from the tangga. u know, cabinet yang built in sampai siling tu kan. comaprtment atas kan tinggi. lepas tu, she asked my dad to simpankan at first, but my dad cakap nanti la dia buat. dah tu ko ingat mak i ni suka tunggu2 orang nak settlekan. she took tangga and climb up and simpan sendiri. and wasnt sure what happen, she fell of from the tangga and her back hit the edge of my katil.
she was rushed to hospital by ambulance. she had terrible back pain ever since. so she was using this Oppo Back Support Belt and it works well! she recovered way faster than doc expectations. giler ko. kalau tak, takde la kiteorg panggil dia Superman. omak den ni suka je buat benda2 thrill ni kan.
Well, Oppo have wide ranges of products, and two of them is the belt support for maternity :

1) Oppo Maternity Belt

2) Oppo Maternity Back Support

i was torn to choose which belt to grab. The 1st belt is almost 50% cheaper than the 2nd belt. and function wise?
den tak tau. so i do not dare to purchase it online until i could try on kedua-duanya. yolah.. kalau dah beze rege dekat 50% mesti la ada sebab musabab tak gitu?
so happen i went to Queensbay the other day and saw this shop selling all the hospitals and medical instruments. and they are carrying Oppo brand as well.
and yep, both type of belt that i was looking was there.
luckily the sales assistant sangat bermurah hati. allow me to try on both and so i knew the difference.
i put on the maternity belt first. yes, its great in supporting your bump. but when i put on the Oppo Maternity Belt support on, perghhhh... the back pain gone in few minutes. seriously! well, secara konklusinye, Oppo Maternity Belt ada extra feature. not just helping in lifting/carrying the bump but as well there is side strap yang leh adjust and as well some sort like tulang belakang to support your back pain.
i love this thing so damn very much.
i can even lari or walk faster with this thing on. seriously, i did a little lari yesterday as i was late for the meeting. dah tu keje kat kilang kot. nak gi one end to another end dah rupa merentas dua bijik padang bola sepak. kang lambat masuk meeting kang malu den.
if you are concern on the belt might himpit the baby or what not, no worry. bila you pakai, actually bahagian depan tu bawah bump you. thats why the function is kind of supporting the bump dari bawah.
frankly, this belt worth every penny!

p/s: for bengkung bersalin, i plan to get one of those abdominal binder from Oppo as well.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Christmas in March!

Semalam adalah hari yang sungguh produktif.
i took the earliest flight from Penang back to this la la land. i' ve spent the weekend at in laws till di hari semalam.
those might be the last flight before saya deliver. dh masuk 28weeks dah. lepas ni tak larat dah kot nak mengharung ke hulu ke hilir naik flight turun naik flight. dah la airport penang under constrcution. macam nak kena sukat satu padang je jaraknya dari departure hall ke gate or dari gate ke arrival hall. semput mak oi. time kasih la staff AA yg super nice membantu saya throught out my pregnancy menaiki katerbang. nak2 staff AA kat penang airport yg lemah gemalai itu. dah la tulisan cantek. cantek je rupa pregnancy declaration form i. nak frame la esok lusa.

right after touch down, i drove all the way to EPF Seremban. dah sampai EPF baru realize tak fotostat ic la, jenuh keluar balik gi fotostat, masuk balik EPF, then gi plak bank. ko tau je la seremban di tengahari sangat hazab. seremban centre ni plak masalah parking boleh buat blood pressure mencanak tinggi.
bukan salu dapat cuti weekdays. time ni la nak settle semua. kalau tangguh2 kang sekali terberanak awal nanti sape nak settle kan?
lepas settle semua, tengok jam dah 1.30pm.
singgah kedai grab roti and yogurt drinks lepas trus je gi KKIA (klinik kesihatan ibu dan anak).
lapar ok. sempat bekfes kat mekdi je sebelum depart pagi tu.
jantung berdebar mcm nak tercabut je bile tunggu result darah.
mati la kalau hb rendah lagi. dah la asyik terlupa je makan ubat for hb ni.
then risau2 gak kena marah berat naik. as of last checkup i gained quite a lot.
selawat banyak2. dalam hati dah kecut perut dah rasa nak pengsan. nak pengsan mak kat klinik tu ha.
alhamdulillah. hb ada sign of improving. weeee... yg recent checkup pun ada peningkatan.
dah la ahkak sebelum turn i tu darah dia tak kuar. sampai dua kali kena cucuk. omaiiii.. i tengok dah dupdapdupdap.. mati la kalau kena dua kali cucuk nak amik darah. ingat tak sakit?
berat jugak ok. hanya gained 1kg dlm masa 4mnggu. terharu mak dengar.
then anther rezeki adalah dpt consultation nurse yg baik.
i plak banyak tanya kat dia. ahahahahha...nurse baik je i banyak tanya. kalau nurse suke bebel2 tu i sengih je cepat2 nak blah. tak kose nyah ni ha kne sekolahkan.
gler gaban penat.

and tak lama lepas sampai rumah...
abang DHL sampai. Oh abang DHL. i lap u till death do us part!

tadaaaaa.. my christmas presents!

ok tipu. christmas present dapat free. ni kena bayar!
well, all four packages all the way from US just took 4 working days to reached me. one happy lady!
giler bukak packages sangat excited ok! padahal dah tau kot apa isi kandungan dia sebab sendiri yang beli.
no..not a Kate Spade Convertible handbag idaman. sebab kate spade punya web super sucks tak leh terime kad kredit selain kad kredit US. durhaka ko kate spade (at least anak i merasa naik stroller kelak. kalau dh beli kate spade, kompom kena postpone lagi tabungan stroller anak).

1) Shuz for both heroes. ok! laki i pun gedik nak kasut macam anak dia. selaku bini yang berhati mulia, belikan la laki jugak sempena eniberseri kiteorg. nasib baik dia tak mintak kasut mahal2. kalau tak mau mak ni tak bernapas nak bayo. apesal anak ada dua kotak kasut, ko jangan tanya. plan to let go the other one sebab time beli, mak rambang mata. ko jangan tanya converse mesia takde ke kasut budak. sebenonye ade, tapi takde size kecik. semua size dia start utk budak dah 4-5 tahun onwards tak silap. ekceli, mak nak belikan kasut ralph lauren. tapi harga agak terkedu. takpe nak, sok lusa bapak dapat bonus, kita mintak belanja ye.

2) yepppp! the baby bjorn carrier. lamo gilo ive been eyeing this carrier. sebelum ngandung lagi i dah tau nak beli carrier ni bile ada anak sok lusa. i memang ober! ekceli, kat mesia ada je jual carrier baby bjorn ni. kat mothercare ada jual Rm399 tak silap. tapi masalahnya, series retro design yg mcm i nak ni takde. cuma yg plain macam anak sheikh muzhaffar tu pakai. selaku seorang emak yg gedik, i nak jugak design retro ni. mmg santek la kaler orange plak tu. 7kilometre orang dah nampak dah.

retro line ni mcm limited edition kot. sebab tu tak sampai mesia. oh anak ku! berjaya gak omak ko membeli. jenuh dah bapak dan omak ko ni kuar masuk baby shop nak cari baby bjorn carrier retro design ni. pastu omak pun give up and beli je la dr US.

3) baby bottles and soothie! apesal gambar taknak betul pun i tak pasti. well, jumlah botol susu anak setakat ini adalah 6botol. harap ini mencukupi and should lasts him for another 6months perhaps before kita tukar ke botol yang lain. well, i wasnt a big fan of Avent. so i opted for Dr.Brown. Dr.Brown plak kat Mesia a bit pricey. you can get 3 bottles in US for the price of 2bottles kt mesia. ekceli kt US, Dr Brown ni amatlah fames ames berbanding Avent. Avent ni i rasa kt UK kot yg fames. Kalau korang tengok Discovery Home & Health (Channel 733), mostly pasal citer orang branak tu i could said, 90% semua pakai Dr.Brown. Dr.Brown ada built in vent to reduced colics. nak pilih susu anak pun kena study weh. bukan main rembat beli because tengok orang lain beli, ko beli. ekceli, botol susu pun ada premium punya level gak. tapi tang tu tak mampu beli la. just harap anak kurang colics la bile minum pakai botol ni. Sebenonye eyeing nak beli baby glass bottle by Dr.brown as well. tapi since not sure sapa nak jaga anakanda tercinta selepas dilahirkan esok lusa, kang makcik jaga ke, nursery tu ke tak nak handle glass bottle mcm mana? sebab dr.brown glass bottle ada protection sleeves yang kena bukak2 time nak strelize, nak panaskan susu etc. kang jatuh berderai plak botol anak omak ni. botol ni pun dah dapat kelulusan incik suami. incik suami jenuh study konsep air-vent ni then baru bagi approval. Kiki Pura bottle tu pun cute. note: cute sebab cantek, bukan ada air-vent controller whats not. tapi kalau yang itu, approval di tolak mentah2. siap bagitau pasal corrosion, bla bla bla..
this soothie (yg kaler ijo tu) pun i baca review sangat bagus. ni pun terpengaruh lepas tengok citer-citer kat discovery home & health. most hospitals kt US provide this kind of soothie for newborn. tapi hanya boleh pakai up to 3mnths. this soothis unlike normal pacifier. this helps in calming the newborn. so far kedai baby yang i jumpa hanya kat the first year, the curve. one pack rm27. tapi since i dah place order for bottle dr US, baik i terus je add in this soothie. baru bape dollar je kat sana.

4) Maternity & Nursing tops. phewww! ini barulah untuk mak. so happen old navy & gap ada sale time 29 feb aritu sebab leap year kejadahnya. so, price adalah sangat menawan. rembat 5helai terus. and sekarang tangan tengah gatal nak place order lagi. nak beli sket lagi baju maternity and baju utk anak jugak. i pening pala nak pakai baju gi opis sekarang ni. how la to kaya like this?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Abang saya kawen!

Maaf lama tidak berbelog.
Biasala, perempuan pura-pura busy.
eh tak! serious saya busy. *muka serious*.
I'm taking over new area. 70% dari tuntutan kerja membuatkan saya berada di sekitar kilang yakni jauhhh dari tempat duduk saya yang selesa itu. eh, tempat duduk i kat opis sangat selesa ok. ada extra pillow bagi memastikan asset saya yg sama darjat dengan asset J.Lo terpelihara dengan jayanya. saya juga mempunyai back support yg awesome yg dibeli hanya rm5 di Daiso Japan. well, i sangat sajeskan back support ni untuk ibu2 ngandung yg bekerja and perlu duduk kat opis lama2. sebab ever since i menggunakan back support, masalah sakit pinggang sangat berkurangan. awesome bukan?

hapdet terkini..

perut membesar bagai juara. bukan sahaja perut, malahan body part yang lain.
total weight gained as of today adalah 7.5kg. kagum bukan?
padahal weight anak tak sampai 1kg lagi dan misal la kata campur berat air ketuban and tali2 pusat what's not another 1kg, yg balance 5kg tu mana datang? lepastu kengkawan start la buat muka terkejut bile jumpa i.
siap tak kenal lagi. emo i ok!
well, pengembangan ala-ala belon udara panas ini membuatkan i separa reluctant to take maternity photoshoot. pffft! *oh tuhan, tabahkan la i*.

my beloved boss telah mendapat kenaikkan pangkat. which in another manner, beliau akan di transfer kan ke another department. sedihh oooo.. dah la boss kesayangan. boss i ni bile tau staff dia peknen bg cekelat hershey's kisses satu bag beso. sebab dia cakap time dia ngandung dulu dia suke makan cekelat. pastu now dia bagi i. baik bukan? dah la pergi sebelum i cuti bersalin. stress hokay stress. kang nak passdown keje kat sape plak ni? new boss? alahai..dia pun masih dalam proses pembelajaran. abes la i. kang nak beranak pun orang asyik call tanya itu ini.

well, february had been super awesome!
its our anniversary. its hubster birthday and thats the month my brother finally get hitched (by the way, mereka sedang menikmati hanimunan di NZ di kala ini. great, i is jeles ok!)

i takde gamba during mejlis kat my side. so i curik below pic from others (inclusive dari the official hall decorator) :

the underlayer sgt fancy bukan? theme of the day is Morrocon. Tapi takde la turn out 100% moroccan. sipi2 pun ok la. kudos tu puan bibah aka mama sebab pilih this theme and kepada diri sendiri sebab sama2 brainstorming.

spot the table clothes? its fancy! sukak!

candy buffet!
the hall entrance! hasil tulisan my kazen, Afrina. nasib la dia terer nak tulis jawi. kalau suruh i, kompom semua orang tak paham.
the wishing tree. behind does hanging cards and doilies paper tu, guest can write down their wish. ni 100% idea and hasil tangan cik puan aimi. yg i hangin, kerusi kat belakang tu apesal la aritu lupa nak suruh orang sarungkan alas dia mcm dalam hall. dah busy, ape pun tak ingat T___T.

i request for polaroid pics from my Angah. those pics during the nikah. since he tak berkesempatan nak amik pics using polaroid camera, they end up print out their nikah pics ala-ala polaroid. halal la. asal adik kesayangan tak merempan sebab tak dapat gamba polaroid.

i takde gamba perantin di hari kejadian. biasa la. adik pengantin pun busy macam mak pengantin. but well, their official wedding picture adalah sangat awesome. nanges babe tengok. ok fine! u oll tak nanges, i je nanges. mcm feeling nak kawen lagi pun ade gak. their official photog is rupajiwa. and here gambar2 yang i berjaya curik.

serious...part veil terapung tu memang nak nanges kejelesan ye. T____T

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