Friday, October 31, 2008

Welcome O Little One :)

Alhamdulillah, I finally delivered Sa'eed's little sister on Thursday, 23rd October 2008 at 4.12pm. She weighs 3.35 kg and 50.5 cm in length. It was a normal birth (alhamdulillah) and labor wasn't too long (alhamdulillah). But after that the little girl had jaundice and we spent a few days at the hospital. Within a week, we stayed in 4 different rooms at DSH. But alhamdulillah all is well now and we're in Bangi already.

Sa'eed loves his sister, always wanting to pat her and kiss her and look at her. But his a tad too clingy to the nanny. I was half expecting that since both of us weren't around for about a week.

We named the little girl 'Aatikah on the 7th day. It was quite a task deciding on that name. In Islamic history, 'Aatikah bint Zaid was married to Abdullah b Abu Bakr, then Umar b Al Khattab, then Zubayr b Awwam and then Ali b Abi Talib (one after another ye). All her husbands died a syahid.


Introducing, 'Aatikah bint Mohamad Zaid
(picture ripped from Idraki's mommy)

This girl can really scream! Before my milk came in the first few days, she was screaming her heart out. I guess she was really hungry. She only slept about 15 minutes at a time and guess who had to stay up to layan her. Finally my milk came in on the 4th day and by then she had to be admitted for jaundice. And of course engorgement came next and I still couldn't sleep at night due to that. Alhamdulillah slowly it became better and she's a natural born nurser. We didn't have to add formula milk while she was under light theraphy (unlike Sa'eed when he had jaundice). Even when the levels increased, our pead let me nurse her as usual.

Ok...time to eat :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

What the??

So it seems that Chu*a So*i Le*k was elected #2 in M*C*A. I guess it is okay for leaders to commit adultery and cheat on their spouses. Or is it because everyone does it, making it okay? Is this how Malaysians view it in general or is this only among the politicians. But still....where is the integrity?

And no...I still haven't delivered.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Lame lame lame!

...but I still watch it.

You know what it is...TARA!

The toughest race ever? Hmm....between cracking fortune cookies and siang ikan...which is tougher? blerghh

Find the lady with the handbag? Come on...

They should stop with luck-based challenges and go with tasks that need skill and/or physical strength.

But I'm glad Ida & Tania are still in the race :)

Oh yes...last night the little boy wanted to sleep with his ride-on. He was playing with it while lying down on the bed in the dark. I let him do that for a while, but I was also getting sleepy so when I took away the ride-on of course he cried his melalak cry. Nasib baik he's easy to soothe, relatively...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Time bombs

I'm a time bomb waiting to happen. Can't wait. Hopefully everything goes well *amiiiin*

On the other hand, Sa'eed is a time bomb that already happened. Ever since he recovered from his fever and cough, he hasn't stopped eating. Maktok said he is kemaruk...coz he wasn't eating much when he was under the weather.

Penat oo nak layan. Ada aje nak makan. But I'm not complaining. Makanlah selagi boleh makan.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My dad

Just had to blog about this.

At Gib's family's open house
Me: Lepas ni ada open house lagi ke?
Papa: Ada. Kat Ali Cafe.
Me: Hah? Of all places? You kenal the owner ke?
Papa: Oh tak lah. Papa dinner dengan Rosyam Nor (with a hint of berlagakness...heh)
Me: Fuyoo. And how did you pull that one off?
Papa: Haritu ada makan kat sana. Then kena mcm sign sign bill ke apa. Pastu derang pilih.
Me: Oh..macam lucky draw la ni.
Papa: Ha ah
.......silence sekejap
Papa: Siapa Rosyam Nor tu?
Me: Aiyo....dia berlakon banyak gile filem lah, drama lah, movies lah. You better google him and see what he looks like. Malu karang dia sebab papa tak kenal.
Papa: Ada eh dia kat google?
Me: Ada je kot.

Heh...that was a few days ago. I remember more incidents like that.

While driving around in TTDI with my dad. We stopped at a cross junction.
Me: Huiyo....Wardina lah tu
Papa: Dia tu famous ke?
Me: Very!
Papa: Ooh ye ke. Selalu je papa nampak dia near my office
Me: ceh

While watching a local TV show. Some sort of concert or something to that effect.
Papa: Macam pernah nampak je. Sapa tu eh?
Me: Ning Baizura la. Nampak kat mana?
Papa: I think on my flight to Penang haritu. Eih, yg tu pun sama lah. I think most of them were on the same flight.
Me: And you didn't know they were artists? haiyo...
Papa: .......

And don't get me started on the time he wanted to use the word 'poyo'.....

Monday, October 13, 2008

What we did this past weekend

Friday
Ibu hosted a dinner get together. We arrived sometime before Maghrib but the other guests haven't arrived yet. As usual, the spread of food was fantastic. After dinner, we just sat around watching the kids play and of course we kept on snacking on whatever was available. Soon after, Sa'eed resorted to playing with the balang kuih raya...probably choosing which one he wants to have.

By about 11pm, hubs was already in dreamland. We were supposed to go back that night because I had an appointment the next day. Poyo je konon tunggu Tok Yang. At about 12am, Tok Yang went back with Uncle Man. Of course we didn't go back that night :)

Saturday
Woke up bright and early for my dr's appointment. Sa'eed wasn't awake yet, so we left him under the care of Ibu and Sa'eed's (geds geds) aunts. We got to DSH at around 8am and were the first ones there...hooray. It's not often that we get to be first in line. Then we went to have breakfast while waiting for the doctor. She only came at 10am! But that was because she had to do her usual ward rounds. When I got called in, one of her nurses informed her that one of her patients was 5cm dilated....oh boy. I wonder if she had to leave the clinic to deliver the baby. Oh well...my turn was done anyways, so no problem...heh.

After that we went home to get a few things because I didn't pack to go to Bangi the day before since we were planning on coming home after dinner. When we reached home, Maktok already left for Pontian and the painters have already started painting the exterior of the condo. So, pack pack pack, tgk tv jap, then we left for Bangi.

When we arrived at Ibu's house, Sa'eed was having a nap. Ye la, anak teruna tu tido pukul 12 lebih the night before...and he was still munching on God knows what when I put him on the bed. We were supposed to attend a wedding after Zuhr, but of course we had to wait for Sa'eed to wake up. Finally he woke up at around 2.30pm or so...after taking a 3 hour ++ nap.

Washed Sa'eed's face, but I couldn't tame his hair, then we went to the wedding. Hubs took care of Sa'eed while I went with the girls. The wedding was just next door, so we took our own sweet time eating and chatting....and hub's sister was checking a guy out...hahaha. Anyways, we went home slightly before 'Asr.

Lana and family were hosting an open house too, but we didn't get to go since we were in Bangi. It was at her parents' house in TTDI. Hari2 lalu, tapi tak pernah singgah....tsk tsk. Thanks for inviting us tho!

Sunday
The morning was spent lazing around. Then after Zuhr we headed back to TTDI. Gib and family were hosting an open house in DU and of course we dropped by before reaching TTDI. I had a great time and I think Sa'eed had a great time too. He was snacking the whole time and playing with Gib's toys. Idraki and family were also there. The only ones missing were Rizal and family plus Maklang/Paklang and Maktok because they were in Pontian. Oh, and Hana & Azrul weren't around too. Come to think of it, Firuz and Zuls weren't there either.

Sa'eed and Idraki playing together but separately

His 'I am cute, look at me' face

The kids in uniform. Pure coincidence!

The daddies with their first-borns. L-R: Gib, Baba, Idraki, Dadi, Abah & Sa'eed. Gib and Idraki were born in 2006 while Sa'eed was born in 2007.

Pictures courtesy from: Kak Tisa and Kak Sarah

Friday, October 10, 2008

All better :)

Alhamdulillah Sa'eed is no longer feverish. Slightly coughing, but more of a 'batuk macam tersedak air liur' rather than the awful sounding cough he had before.

Thank you Papa for the Manuka honey (I'm eating it now...heh)
Thank you Hawa for the cough medicine
Thank you Maktok for babying him :)
Thank you everyone for the well wishes and prayers...heh..kalau ada lah.

Anyways, I think he is on a mission to replace all the food he missed while he wasn't well. Yesterday he only stopped eating/snacking at 10 and that was only because it was bedtime. I for one am glad that he has a healthy appetite.

Sa'eed will be 1 1/2 in 4 days. I thought of jotting down some updates in case I don't get the chance to if the womb tenant decides to pop out.

  • Lies down anywhere (e.g. floor, carpet, people...) to signal that he is sleepy
  • Just yesterday he started to turn his cheek to me for me to kiss. If I ask him to kiss me, he will also turn his cheek to me so that I kiss him instead.
  • Pulls his highchair to the table if he wants to eat
  • Will cry and cry and cry if someone goes out the door...nak ikut la tu
  • Can tolerate a bit of spicy food
  • Doesn't mind brushing his teeth anymore...yaay
  • Helps me make the bed by lifting up the bedsheet and putting his head under it
  • Knows how to play with his Megablocks but not as terer as Idraki yet!
  • Absolutely loves to play with other kids who don't mind playing with him
  • Goes 'aaauuu' if we mention cat or if he sees cats
  • Sometimes experiments with walking in reverse
  • Can be asked to do things like give something to someone or carry things somewhere (note: child labor)
  • Will switch on the standfan when he goes into the bedroom and knows how to switch it off when we ask him to
  • Gives flying kisses...cute, very cute
  • Sometimes goes to the mirror to see a reflection of his perut....yeah...of all things
  • Cheekier by the day: One time while I wanted to put on his clothes and told him to stand. He would always want to sit down but I would put him in a standing position again. Eventually he would start to squat (threaten to sit la tu) and give me his cheeky look + snickering.
Ok...that's it for now...

TARA!

Yesterday's Amazing Race Asia was a let down. The tasks weren't that exciting, but the drama was. Thank goodness Ida & Tania made it through, even though they were in last. Heh, although it was a 'hold your breath' moment when that Sami took out the rod to measure the water. Nasib baik lepas. It would have been more fun if more teams took up the pail challenge rather than the pick challenge.

As for Oliver & Mai...tu la, dengki dengki kat orang lagi...hmm..but what if it was a fluke? What if all the CDs left were the wrong ones?? I hope that wasn't the case. I think they were totally disheartened after the Sony shop guy said that the store was closing and they had to continue the race. Adding to that was the fact that the taxi they got broke down. But if they were determined enough, they could've just continued driving. Too bad they gave up.

One funny moment was went A.D said something like, I'm glad I'm staying clean, while Fuzzie was huffing and puffing, looking for that syilling thing. I wouldn't be surprised if they end up winning the race because they seldom bicker and always keep their cool. Same goes for Bernie & Henry.

OK....off to read the TARA forums...haha...kidding

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Raya pics!

This time, pictures were hijacked from TASIL (the architect sister in law).

Many faces of Sa'eed, you cute little one you :)


With TASIL and ummi.

Sa'eed started out wearing full baju melayu with kopiah. After he did a number 2, we had to change his pants to jeans because it staaaank. Then later in the afternoon he did a number 2 for the second time. Again, we had to change his jeans to shorts. I didn't even attempt to smell his pants at that point. Abah has a super duper sensitive nose when it comes to things related to number 2. Might as well change the pants.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Some pictures

Hijacked some pictures from other people's collection, namely Idraki's mommy :)

The iftar at KGPA

Cheeky little guy

Orang lain sibuk main game, dia sibuk tekan-tekan TV

Sa'eed and Idraki probably having a man to man talk

Kena kacau To'ki

Sa'eed is still not well. Went to another paed, not because we don't trust the previous one, but this one opens after office hours. Anyways, he recommended to change to another antibiotic because apparently the previous one wasn't working too well for Sa'eed and he has been on it for about 4 days.

His fever still comes on and off. And he would rather eat plain freshly cooked warm rice. Doesn't even want porridge. Paed said that if the fever doesn't go away completely by Thursday or Friday, we might have to take him for a blood test.

At night he'd be coughing and sometimes he wakes up crying. Last night when we woke up, crawled to Abah and draped himself over Abah and fell asleep. So it was rather an awkward position, sleeping while half standing. And one other time he wanted to hug my leg.

But I'm glad he's taking his medicine without much drama. We just have to clap and praise him. Berat betul bakul budak sorang ni :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

'Eid !!!

'Eid Mubarak everyone :)

Due to my status being 'on standby', we couldn't really go far for 'Eid (i.e Penang). Both hubs and I took the whole week off. On Monday we went back to Bangi and then on Tuesday we took our own sweet time using jalan dalam to get to Seremban. It was pretty scenic, especially looking at the townships in Enstek. And can someone tell me what LBJ stands for?

The first day of 'Eid was in Seremban. The three of us wore green outfits and Sa'eed even had a little kopiah. He was definitely not amused by it because he would throw it on the floor. As usual we had nasi himpit, rendang ayam and kari daging....yummy.

Then at around 11am or 12 we headed back to Bangi before going off to Shah Alam. I guess the food really did hit people at the right places coz when we reached Mak Long's house in Shah Alam, the door and gate were all locked up. Everyone was snoozing I suppose...heh. There we had lontong...my favorite. Apparently Sa'eed doesn't like the nasi himpit yg ada hijau2 kat tepi-tepi dia tu.

After Shah Alam we headed back to TTDI. Stopped by Mak Ngah's house. And of course Mak Tok was more excited to see Sa'eed. We saw Mak Ngah's new kitchen and it is nicey nice! Forgotten how the old one looks already. I think my favorite change is the walk in pantry :) Bila nak ajak makan makan ni Mak Ngah?....ooo I know! Hana's birthday is around the corner, or buat aqiqah anak Hana nanti...but both also can!

After Mak Ngah's house, we went back home and lepak-lepak. My nose was really congested by that time so I was still contemplating whether to go beraya the next day.

Alhamdulillah the next day the nose decided to lay off the snot for a bit :p. We headed out to Melaka. But before that we had to stop by Mak Ngah's house because Mak Tok wanted to see Sa'eed...oh well...

When we reached Jasin Tol and stopped for prayers, Sa'eed's temperature was high. But he wasn't cranky (yet). He started to get cranky when we started to strip him down and dab a wet towel all over his body to bring down his temperature. Of course we didn't have a thermometer nor paracetamol, so we had to make do with the wet towel. But Sa'eed being Sa'eed, he was still eating and wanted to be active. Although he was a bit clingy.

After Melaka, we went to Muar. Didn't know that they were so close to each other. If Sa'eed weren't sick, I might've suggested to Mr Hubby to go to Pontian. Mesti jeles Mak Tok...heh. Anyways, later that night after visiting Bulbul the fatty cat, we went to eat seafood. The food was okay, but the service was kinda lousy. On the way back to Bangi, we stopped by Az Zahrah to get Sa'eed checked out. Apparently his throat was inflammed. So Doc gave him some antibiotics and paracetamol for the fever. Before we left, the nurse shoved in a fever suppressant up his you-know-what...and the boy really did scream.

On Friday and Saturday we just lazed around since the little boy was unwell. Sa'eed's fever still hasn't really subsided by Saturday, so we headed off to DSH to meet his regular paed. Paed there said the same thing. Finish of the antibiotics and give the paracetamol as and when necessary. Now it seems that Sa'eed developed a 'dry, hollow' sounding cough and his fever comes on and off. Usually comes during the evening and night. We'd probably take him to the paed again today. Hopefully it's nothing more than a fever. And the boy hasn't bathed a few days...heh. One good thing out of it is that his skin is getting better! No more scratching here and there.

Kesian Sa'eed...bila time temperature tinggi je, sure mcm lembik. And now he keeps waking up crying and coughing. Uncomfortable kot..

Oh and I must say...I love the new Amazing Race Asia Season 3. I hope Ida & Tania wins...Fuzz and A.D are ok too. Very cool people, the 4 of them. Relax je.