Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The one with... 5 more (working) days to go!

Woo hoo never thought I would feel all this giddly excited to celebrate hari raya.. :P
I mean, now that I am wifey.. AND a mother, honestly I didn't know where to start when it comes to the preparation.
Like, I have a lot of things-to-do in mind, but I don't know when, where and how to start.
Kalau dulu duduk dengan parents, I totally relied on them.. especially Mama.. to come out with the what-to-prepare list for the coming hari raya.
But now the responsibilities to make it happen and happening.. lies on Kerol and me.
After all its our life now. Our little family.
So we did what we did during the recent weekend. and thats when the excitement begins!
And that gave Khayr his first taste of hari raya preparation too.. hehehe.

On Saturday we went to Giant to buy all the necessary 'tools' for me to (for the first time ever!!) bake my own kuih raya... *big deal tingtingting!* :P

And then on Sunday I left Khayr with his abah early in the morning, for a shopping trip with Mama.. That day was the day to buy all the required ingredients pulak.. ;)

Then around noon time, we picked Khayr (coz abah dia ada boys day out le pulak kannnnnn ;P) and went to GE Mall for another round of shopping.. for some decos and whatnot... *weeee!*

And petang tu jugak Khayr tolong 'kemaskan' rumah Tok Ma dia...

And on Monday, off Kerol and I went to the famous Jalan TAR and Sogo! and yes, with our little Khayr tagging along...! Not easy but hey we did it and boy we did it with success ;)
All thanks to Khayr for being such a good boy..

.... well with some naughtiness of course. *Sebok nak tolong shopping jugak ye Khayr...* ;)

And... Malam tu jugak projek buat kuih raya started..
*Haruslah start with the basic... hehehehe*

As a beginner, I must say.. a job well done! Yang kena reject ade la dalam setengah balang kecik JE ok!
(Hahaha sape lagi nak puji ye takkk kalau bukan diri sendiri.. My friends will know what a biggie this is to me...! :P)

And earlier today.. we commenced the second type of kuih raya...
Its something like cornflakes.. but this one is using coco pops. And this time around, all passed our QC! ;)

And towards the end, Khayr woke up and Kerol decided to let him join in the fun...
*Kerol to Khayr: "Duduk diam2 ok..."*
*Khayr: "aaaa... aaaaa.."*


Mula2 excited... Pastu boring... :)

.... and kepenatan lalu tertidur dalam keadaan tertonggek. *hahahaha* :)

All in all I had a fruitful long weekend.
And I enjoyed it so much the time I get to spend with my two K's.
And with my Mama & siblings & in-laws.

And as cliche as it is, all the good things must come to an end.
But in all raya excitement.. only 5 more working days to go, before my long raya holiday!! Can't wait!!
(Nevermind with the evermounting workload and responsibilities and expectation huh.. *sigh*)

Good nite and till later. Back to my 'kais pagi makan pagi' routine for Khayr.. tsk.

Oh ye.. Selamat Hari Merdeka!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

The one with... buzzing like a bee.

  • Mahu update blog tapi busy sangat !!!

  • Kat office I'll be rushing against time everyday sebab if possible bulan puasa nih taknak lah balik lambat.. Coz the mothers, diorang pun nak kena masak for berbuka.. then after that nak kena ready for tarawikh... So taknak lah biar Khayr held 'hostage' lama2 with them..

  • And things have been pretty hectic and stressful at work of late :(

  • Kat rumah pulak... si budak bambam ni makin notty and cheeky !! hehehehe... gerrraaammmmm sangat... =)
Ni aksi2 biasa bila nak tidurkan dia .. Budak ni skarang, lagi ngantuk lagi hyper!

And skarang suka memanjat.. Rumah skarang penuh dengan kubu2 bantal.. Tapi itu pun tak jalan coz dia akan try to climb over those pillows.. Suke sangat nak menyebok nak tengok what is there behind those pillows..

And bila kitorang bangun sahur, dia pun sebok laaa nak bangun jugak.. Ni gambar kat atas ni, kitorang dah tidurkan dia dah kat tilam dia, tiba2 je tak lama lepas tuh dia muncul dari dalam kegelapan.. Kalau rambut panjang sket dah bleh jadik Ju-On.. Hahaha.

And time orang nak berbuka, dia pun sebokkkk nak berbuka sama....

And lastly.... The newly acquired skill....!

The thing is he does not know how to sit on his own yet.. and even if we try to put him on the sitting position, he'll be all wobly and fall off eventually.. So kalau dah berdiri ni lagi lah... Tiba2 je gaya ala2 nak tumbang.

Which is exactly what happened yesterday, aksi gedebuk telah berlaku..

So tell me, how la to update blog?

Hope you guys have a fulfilled Ramadhan.. Till later~!

Friday, 6 August 2010

The one with... khayr's mama turns 28 y.o yo! :)

6 August 2010
I turn 28 years old


Nak kena list kan developmental milestone jugak ke? Hehehehe.

Well this year I celebrate my birthday as a wife. and as a mother.
And I could never been happier.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

The one with... khayr turns 6 m.o ! :)

5 August 2010
My baby turns 6 month old


6 months old.

6 great months as a mother to such an adorable baby boy.

Sure definitely it was never easy. I had my fair share of crying episodes. But the result, looking at how my baby has grown up to be… is purely rewarding. Especially when he flashes that heart melting smile…. the feeling I have to be there to witness such a sight of him, is beyond words to describe.. :’)

For my own remembrance sake, here are his developmental milestones so far (in a random order):

  1. After going through 2 months of patience and perseverance, we’ve managed to sort of train Khayr to differentiate day and night time. Since he was 4 months old, he will sleep as early as 8pm.. or latest by 9pm (normal time, that is. If we went for a night outing, or there were guests at home, then it’s a different story). And he will be able to do that without pacifier. Without a swing. Alhamdulillah. Oh, but he will suck his thumb though...
  2. But. He is still sleeping in the same bed with us. And he will still wake up 3 or 4 hourly for his feeding during the night.
  3. Day time.. Hmm dia memang jenis susah sikit nak tidur. Banyak nak main je… :) Kalau tidur pun sekejap sekejap..
  4. He had his first fall when he was 5 months old :(
  5. He was able to roll over and be on his tummy when he was 3 months old.
  6. And managed to roll over from front to back, and back to front when he was 4 months old. But he only does the roll over act from his left side. Kalau belah kanan, confirm satu tangan tersekat kat bawah badan :)
  7. He LOVES bathing time. He was introduced to normal cold water when he was 3 months old (after confinement). And we brought him to swimming pool when he was 5 months old.
  8. He managed to do a semi-crawling act when he was 5 months old ++, towards 6 months old.
  9. He is now moving around by lunging forward. And tempat yang sorok2 tempat tuuuu la dia suka pergi. He’s like a mini vacuum on the loose. :D
  10. He is SO SO active. And playful.
  11. He LOVES to smile. Even to strangers. Some family members call my baby a happy baby :)
  12. And he gets ticklish very easy. He will laugh and laugh and laugh every time his abah tickles him.
  13. He is still exclusively on breast milk.
  14. I am so glad he’s never had nipple confusion. Daytime when I’m at work he will drink milk from his feeding bottle. And night time he will get direct feeding.
  15. When I’m at work, he started off with 3oz per feeding session (i.e. when he was 3 months old). And currently he’s taking 5oz per feeding session.
  16. He had this phase known to be as ‘milk strike’ or ‘nursing strike’ when he was 5 months old. During that phase, he just refused to take milk, either from bottle or direct feeding. If minum pun, sikittttt je. I got so panic that time :( Bayangkan lah normally when I’m at work he will finish 3 – 4 bottles. But during that phase, he just had 2 bottles, itupun 2-2 tak habes (ada dalam 2-3 oz still left) !! He wasn't cranky or anything though. After did some reading and search from the internet, I learnt that it was normal for a baby to go through such a phase. As long as he’s not dehydrated, all happy and not showing some other symptoms (like ear infection, ulser, etc) it should be fine. And thank goodness he was back to normal 3 days thereafter.
  17. So far he never had fever or fall sick. Except for a minor cold when he was 2 months old.
  18. He’s a light sleeper. Kalau kitorang terbersin sikit pun dia senang terjaga. So, its hard for me to cut his nails. Coz if time he’s awake, he will be all moving. And if he’s sleeping, also he will be easily awakened. Hmmmm.
  19. He sleeps without pillow. So more often than not he will sleep lying sideways, or on his tummy.
  20. He squeals, gurgles, and coos starting from when he was 3 months old.
  21. He can now grasps stuff and reaches out for objects. And mouths them. Menjejeh2 air liur… :)
  22. He is so LASAK when it comes to sleeping.
  23. Kadang2 masih menunjukkan perangai suka lawan mata nak tidur.
  24. Because he is so used to move freely on a big mattress / area and sleep with us in bed, he does not like it when he’s put in his playpen. Maybe he feels trapped kot.
  25. He loves to suck his right thumb. Kalau tangan kiri, he will insert as many fingers as he can into his mouth, but not his left thumb :)
  26. Since 5 months old (I think), he turns when people calling out his name.
  27. He had his first long hours road trip (to Terengganu) when he was 4 months old.
  28. He’s never a perfect baby (nobody is..), so kadang2 dia ada la buat perangai menangis to get people’s attention. But I must say, it is still something acceptable. And I am so thankful that I’m being blessed with a such good baby boy…
Hmmm.. Okie dokie. That’s all I can recall as of now. Will after this do a list of his developmental milestones on a monthly basis, senang sikit nak ingat and appreciate later in the future… :)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The one with.. a quick rambling.

I'm going for a 2D1N department trip this Friday.. I was ok with it, hence has had agreed to it.

Or so I thought.

Now that the day is coming, I feel sad thinking that I will be spending one night without my baby next to me... :'( And my heart aches thinking that I won't be kissing and cuddling my baby in bed when the morning comes.. and smelling his baby smell. and hearing his giggles. and his coo-ings. and singing to him. and acting silly in front of him. and waking up in the middle of the night to his crying. and trying to console him. and feeding him. and lying in bed side by side with him, face to face. and my eyes meeting his. and letting him to suck his thumb at one hand while the other hand busy lingering around my face. and putting him back to sleep.

Sobs. I feel like crying now.

Toughen up! Toughen up! This is definitely the first... to many more baby-less nights to come. For I'm gonna have to take up outstation work soon. For the baby is growing up soon he needs to sleep on his own. For the baby too needs to be independent. For I need to learn to let go. For life has to go on.......

Dear baby, you've made me smile on the day you was born.
Always had. Always do. Always going to...

You're better than the best
I'm lucky just to linger in your light
Cooler than the flip-side of my pillow (that's right)
Completely unaware
Nothing can compare to where you send me
Let's me know that it's okay (yea, it's okay)
And the moments when my good times start to fade

You make me smile like the sun, fall outta bed
Sing like a bird
Dizzy in my head
Spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night....
You make me dance like fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold
Buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild..
Oh, you make me smile...

Even when you're gone
Somehow you come along just like a flower pokin through the sidewalk crack
And just like that
You steal away the rain
And just like that


Don't know how I lived without you
'Cuz everytime that I get around you
I see the best of me inside your eyes
You make me smile
You make me dance like fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold
Buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Oh, you make me smile...........

[Uncle Kraker's you make me smile]

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The one with.. busy busy busy...

I so want to update my blog but things have been pretty hectic in office.. :'( 

Khayr is reaching his 6 months milestone in 2 days time... :)))))

So I feel this need to write down his progress to date for remembrance sake ..

Will hopefully get to write something on that soon.

Until then, here's some photos of my dearest lil baby.. who's growing up so fast :( I know it's impossible, but I hope I don't miss a thing when it comes to his developmental milestone.... tsk.

Same baju, then and now...

Tidur masih lasak ! :)

Till later~*