January 30, 2011

Insurance for Jr.

ready for a boring post to read on Monday morning (if not tonite)? ehehheeh....

i was brought up in a family who really really stress on education.... by hook or by crook... we (kami adik beradik) are kinda 'force' to go to school and STAY there until we got our degree (with our choice of field of course.. :D )... alhamdulillah.. we're all get through it.. my bro was the longest i think coz he took Diploma first and Degree later.. hats off to him.. as i was and still very laaaaaaazeeeeeeeeeeee when it comes to.. reading and study.. hehe... i still don't read until now.. errr.... i know, it's bad.. well everybody has their own way of learning and for me reading is sooooooo not helping.. ekekkek...

so... when i got to know i'm pregnant, 1st thing came into my mind is saving up money for Jr's education... then i start to browse around.. calling insurance company.. unit trust.. savings.. bla bla blaaa... then one day, i saw Dato Sheila Majid on tv, doing a commercial on PRUmy Child by Prudential... hmm.. interesting... apparently, PRUmy child is the 1st Insurance / Savings Plan in Malaysia that provides protection to a fetus as well as the pregnant mother . If you have children under the age of 18, you can also buy this plan for them for lifelong complete protection and guaranteed education savings

yep.. definitely what i am looking for! it's an education savings with medical benefits + life insurance as well... you can read details on the links above.. you can take as early as 18 weeks of your pregnancy and it covers from pregnancy until the baby is born... and it will continue as medical card for your kid... and of course plus the education savings.... :) contacted them.. met them.. bla bla blaaa.. and i got the policy last saturday...





no name on the child yet... once we confirmed, we'll get another card.. :)

please bear in mind.. i'm not promoting Prudential.. my life insurance is with AIA.. and hubby's insurance is with Great Eastern.... just sharing on my plan for Jr and if you (expectant mother) thinks that this policy fits your plan for your baby... please do so okay.. :)


mummy and Jr. liking The Walking Dead currently.. hehe...

January 28, 2011

Karma?

Most of the time in our lives... our action/ decision determines the outcomes later... errr wait... our action/ decision DOES determine the outcome!

Headline of newspaper today....

VIP nikah tanpa rekod... read more here...

I couldn't careless about the VIP, coz they are men.. :) when it comes to polygamy, men usually have lots of excuses to do so and 99% is unrelated to the reasons that our religion allows... or else, they won't do it indiscreetly isn't it????

Howeverrrrrrrrrrr........ women on the other hand have the upper say on this... would you or would not??? get married to a married man or getting involve with a married man??!?! *emo sekejap* that's one thing.... the more pathetic and stupid part is, AGREE to get married in Thailand or by illegal bodies?? haizzzzzzzzz.......... why lar think short short onli.. haiyoooo... tlg jgn memalukan kaum perempuan.. tlg jgn letak kaum perempuan di kalangan golongan yg tidak cerdik ituuu... sedeyyyyyyy tau tak!!!!

part of the article..

"Khidmat disediakan sindiket itu mendapat sambutan sebab pengantin lelaki tidak perlu bersusah payah melalui prosedur berpoligami yang agak ketat di pejabat agama atau membelanjakan kos yang tinggi untuk bernikah di negara jiran.
"Bagaimanapun, penipuan sindiket itu terbongkar apabila perkahwinan pasangan yang menggunakan khidmat sindiket itu tidak kekal lama dan terpaksa bercerai," katanya. Menurutnya, selepas bercerai, isteri kedua yang dijatuhkan talak pergi ke pejabat Jawi untuk mengesahkan perceraian dan ketika itulah masalah mula timbul apabila dimaklumkan perkahwinannya tiada dalam rekod atau tidak pernah didaftarkan di Jawi.
"Bila tiada dalam rekod pendaftaran perkahwinan, macam mana nak diuruskan atau didaftarkan perkahwinan? Pada masa inilah bekas isteri terbabit berdepan masalah masalah besar kerana dia tidak berhak membuat tuntutan nafkah dan sebagainya," kata sumber itu.

one more time... men will not take the responsibility.... end of the day, we (women) will suffer... why? because of our action/ decision!! :)

pls think... do you think you'll be granted happiness and prosperous of life IF:
- you 'ruin' the whole marriage institution so that you can have part of his 'dick'?!?! (baby... tutup tinger ya..)
- you disregard your own family especially your mother so that you think you'll be happy with his 'dick'?!??! (baby... jgn bukak tgn.. tutup tinger lagi..)

and pleaseeeeee.......... do you think he'll be a strong person to fight for you and your well-being if he can't even think of his own wife and kids' feeling???

come on women!! you deserve more than this!!!
Leonora

January 27, 2011

Gaji Mak?

tu ha.. my mum and mum-in-law on our wedding... gossip kaaa??

what do you mean by Gaji Mak (Mom's salary) ?? is there such thing as giving price to your mom's service? huhu..... if we (kids) were given the task to put a price on our mom, i don't think there's such figure we can put isn't it....

so, why did i bring it up? well... :) when you are nearing your confinement period, i think all the new mums in this world would want their mums to be with them! me included!!! hehe... :) for free?? should we give monthly pay to our mum? do you feel guilty if you didn't give anything to your mum? hmm... something to think about....

me: "mak... duk KL ekk nanti Yoe bersalin... 2 bulan.. 3 bulan ka.. 4 bulan pun ok... " (with a very big smile!)
mak: "hmmm... ok je... Lid pun dah bagi green light tu" (Lid is my dad)
mak: "tapi kan... mak nak mintak satu benda... kalo boleh sebelum mak pi KL"
me: "apa dia...." (nervous dah ni.. mak aku mintak BMW karang.. mati gue)
mak: "letak la aircond kat bilik mak selalu duduk tu.. panas lah KL"
me: "cheyyyyy........ "


:) :) :)

nearing to be a mum myself, makes me realizes more and more, how a mother's love can be... it's indescribable... and priceless..

love ur mom and say it always!! love u mak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leonora

Tiring each day...

owh my owh my.... bump is getting bigger.. i'm getting more tired each day... can really feeelllllll the pressure on my pelvic/ pubic bone... driving a manual car daily to work is NOT HELPINGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hubby is being very understanding.. i was about to ask him, whether he can drive me to work.. and last night, he said he doesn't want me to drive to work anymore... heeeeeeee....... he'll send/ pick me from work everydayyyyyyy......... yayyyyyyyyyyyy............ lap u!

owh.. kena tag ngan Cik Shu... entry lps ni buat tag ya Leo.. jgn lupa... :)
Leonora

January 26, 2011

Tak lupa hari ni!!!

saya tak lupa handphone hari ni!!!

and saya tak lupa jugak hari ni gaji dah masuk!!!!

yippee!!
Leonora

January 25, 2011

Forgetfulness

Why have I felt so absentminded since I've been pregnant?

Many pregnant women say their short-term memory isn't up to par during pregnancy, particularly during their first and third trimesters.

It certainly seems to make sense: In your first trimester, you may be distracted by thoughts about this new adventure you're beginning or worries about your baby's health, as well as exhausted and nauseated from the hormonal changes you're undergoing. During your third trimester, you may be overwhelmed or just plain distracted by the huge life changes you're about to experience and again exhausted if you're having trouble getting a good night's sleep.

source from Babycenter.com

haizzzzzzzz........ seriously... it makes me very angry at myself sometimes because of this... and hubby kerutkan dahi byk kali because of this... but now he just ignore it coz i keep forgetting almost everything almost all of the time! it can go as fast as this...

Me: nak bawang goreng tak dlm sup ni?
Hub: boleh gak....

2 mins later... served him the soup...

Hub: mana bawang gorengnya?
Me: *sengehhhhh sajerrrrrr sambil mengambil bawang goreng di dapur*

ngeeeeeee........ sowiiiiiiiii............ and so many other things happened and i forgot what it was.. ahahha.... and today i left my blackberry at home.. hmm.. no twitting and no FB-ing for me today at work.. ekekkeke....

hopefully this 'disease' will be gone after i gave birth to Jr. Kalo tak, mau tertinggal baby kat mana2.. pastu lupa... haiyoooo.... matilamak!

Trying not to forget to post this! :)
Leonora

January 24, 2011

OMG! OMG!!!

3rd antenatal class! they showed a video of real delivery..... *mekss pensannnnnn*



*semunyikkkkkk*

January 21, 2011

Lilac-Purple-Lavender?

What did we do on Thaipusam day??? we painted the baby's room! whom are 'we'?? unfortunately and fortunately, me not included... hehe.... had wonderful friends over to the house and they helped us with the painting job and baby cot! :) so not cool, me not to have the strength to join them... just watch and laugh with them only... hubby chose the colour... sort of light purple.. some called it lilac.. some called it lavender.... hubby said blue is soooo common! borrringggggg..... hahahah... i love the colour too.. we're planning to get other deco in brownish...

Jr., let's meet your Godparents ya... :)


Aunty Jenny... she mixed the paint with water a bit... so terror.. hehe

 Uncle Azrul... u have a very tall uncle there... very helpful u knowww... ehhe.. so like the professional!

very 'delicate' Uncle Rijal... 'who plastered' the window/ door frame and plugs... prevent it from unwanted paint decoration :)

 They finished the painting job in 4-hours i think... then it's time for babycot! soooo pweetyyyyy.... babycot, granny gave... :) tak nak tido dlm tu siap! Uncle Usop (can see head only) was not so professional in furniture department... we just leave the CEO of Madukara in handling cloths only la hor...

So, when your uncles and aunty are busy with the room, what did mummy do? :) me only prepare food for them.. currypuff + spring rolls = breakfast! Domino pizza = lunch! Murtabak raja + rojak buah = tea! and daddy bought dinner from the store nearby... and slept in front of tv for one-hour or so... hehe.... Aunty Zaza couldn't join cos she's working.. hmmm... when u grow up, u pok-pok aunty zaza ok so that she doesn't work so hard.. :) aunty azyei woke-up at 6.30pm!!! tak dapek nak nolong.. haha... uncle Ant went back hometown... and aunty Ju caught up in so many things at home... huhu... next time, u come and eat Murtabak raja okeh...

Now the nursery is half-way done (that's why no picture yet :D)... i'm looking for other deco as well... hopefully i can do it tonight after work.. if i have the strength... hehe.... got so many ideas in mind... once i'm at the store, will get something which is within our budget! :) target to furnish the room by end of next week...

Again... thank you from daddy, mummy and Jr. to our beloved friends!! :)
shopping! shopping!

January 19, 2011

FREE pregnancy personal training!!


hello bloggers...especially MOMMY-TO-BE!!!!

One of my friends works for FIT... what is FIT? it's a fitness certification and training centre... they hold lots of fitness certification and one of them is Training Pregnant & Post-partum clients... during the course, participants kinda need to customize a program for preggers as part of their training syllabus... in a way, they need 'volunteers' to help them to finish the course...

sooooooooooo........ if any of you, is up for any FREE 1:1 personal training, customize solely for preggers, please leave your contact number and details to my inbox: leonorahalim@gmail.com

i've been one the volunteers and still am.. :) it's fun and moreover it's FREE! they only need the most 2-hours of your time.. the trainer will call you and arrange it at your convenience time... place? up to you.. whether u prefer it to be at your own house, the studio or a playground near your housing area.... ehehhe....

do you know a session of pregnancy personal training would cost us around RM100 per hour??

WTH?!?!?

ok! pagi pagi before Thaipusam ni dah menyirap darah aku... *baby close ears hor... mummy wants to curse a bit*

traffic jam dkt USJ (simpang summit/ Giant/ Kesas) di waktu pagi adalah satu kebiasaan... tapi.. kadang2, kalau terkena ngan polis trepik yg ntah hape2 ntah, sgt lah rasa nak meroyan!!! bertambah pulak dgn satu kereta Kenari kelabu nih.. takyah la tulis plet no nya ya... cukup la bgtau dia seorang pemandu perempuan muslim, maybe age around 25++..... dah sah2 depan tu pakcik polis jaga kan, yg ko nak tgk kaler trepik lait bertukar ni apa hal?!??!? keta tgh laju sume bergerak, tiba2 ko brek, habis terperanjat beruk sume keta lain, termasuk la keta aku yg berada di belakang ko ni... sume keta hon!! dah tu, polis marah ko suruh gerak ko tak gerak jugak... mangkuk nyaaaaaaaaa......... arghhhhhhhhh.......... tak skeeeeeeee..........

apa2 pun.. kesimpulannya.. ko telah memalukan
women driver yang ada dkt mukabumi nih... hishhh... tak yah drive keta lah.. ko jalan kaki lagi bagus! i don't want to start about Ah-So bwk keta mahal or besar... lagi la mangkuk!

tu satu hal.. dah trepik jam pagi2... harus lah i masuk opis 15 minit lambat kannn! huh!

konon2 nak cool down kan diri.. bukak le internet, baca paper jap.... haiyoooooo........ menyirap jugak darah aku! yg pasal teenager skrg membunuh, merogol tu, no comment lah.... mak bapak depa tak penah monitor anak sendirik buat apa malam2, apa lak aku nak sebuk.. huhu... ni haaaa...... pasal masalah kiasu ni!

http://www.hmetro.com.my/myMetro/articles/2011011901000820110119010008/Article/index_html

ada ke ada kenderaan bawak duit syiling, accident dkt highway.... org2 Malaysia (kalo ada bangla + indon, tak tau la kan) kita ni berebut mencuri syiling2 yg bertaburan tuh..... aduyaiiiiiiii.......... kalo note duit RM100 melayang2 tu ko nak curi... logik la jugak... ni syiling 10, 20 and 50 sen je kut.... haiyooooooooooo........... orang Malaysia........ tolonggggggggg............ jadik la cerdik skettttttttttt.................. arghhhhhhhhhhh...........

meroyan! nasib baik esok choti!!

Leonora

January 17, 2011

January 14, 2011

Leonora = BIMBO!

Leonora is signing for America's Next Top Model and gonna win it because she's officially the biggest (literally :D) bimbo around!!!!


mummy bought wrong flight tickets for grandma and grandpa! suppose to be KBR-KUL.. but mummy bought KUL-KBR.... haizz... what an expensive mistake! *faint*

bimbo mummy

January 13, 2011

Test!

tomorrow is my first test!!! glucose test.. blood test.. or whatever... owh owh... *mode panic*

Leonora

Maternity Pillow - Malam Kedua

After few drama scenes (in my head) yesterday, i called kakak bidan mengurut... hehe.... she came and brought air selusuh also for me... as usual, i like her massage.... very funny when she massaged around the tummy area, i can feel Jr is 'running away' from her... ahahha.... of course after session... body feels better... and automatically your mind is not so serabut odi... hehe...

any preggers out there who wants to her service... feel free to call her... Kak Pah 013-3089505.. she specializes in preggers and babies.. kebolehan turun temurun katanya... most important thing, no hanky-panky during her service.. i mean no 'pengeras' pelik2... telur ayam ke.. pulut kunyit ke... ketuk2 ujung katil ke.. takde sume tuh.. khurafat! she also brings a Doa' book with her... then she will share with mummy to be... which one is good to be practised during your pregnancy... and if she asked where u got her number, tell her Leo from USJ1 gave it to you okeh... :) owh... she does service for confinement too... in case you are still looking for one... booked her for mine odi.. :)

Done about massaging... back to main topic! my newly arrived pillow!

You know what happened on the first night... well... 2nd night turned out to be perfect! my hubby was at home whole day long.. coz he's finishing his latest Hantaran project... so... he's not that tired compared to the night before... :) so, no DUSH and KETEPAP on me! ehhehe.... i hugged the pillow all night long.. and turned from side to side holding the pillow as well... very comfy... and i didn't wake up for pee-ing... hmm... that's not the pillow.. it's the massage.. hehe.. usually Kak Pah will put the baby in certain position, so that the mom will feel more comfy... in other words.. baby away from bladder.. hehe...

Farah.. Nisa'... sorry.. no picture of me with the pillow.. again.. i look like makcik2 if i'm in my 'kaftan'... no like! no like! hehe.. so i took the picture from eBay... mine looks exactly like that ok.. :)

Happy working peeps!
Leonora

January 12, 2011

is it wrong???

is it wrong for me to have my  husband all to myself first on his birthday? selfish??


is it wrong for me to feel emotional when his friend ask me whether my husband is free or not on his birthday so that she can organize party for him??

is it wrong for me to feel emotional when the friend still ask me whether my husband is free or not, a day after his birthday, so that she can still organize party for him??

is it wrong for me to feel that she's too much??

is it wrong for me to think that she fails to understand how a woman should feel when this kinda stuff, especially when she is married and i'm 30 weeks pregnant ??

is it too emotional and too much for me to feel sad about this??

is it okay for me to cry if i feel i can't organize a better bday celebration for him in this condition of mine??

or maybe actually i feel sad for the fact that someone feels that the 'friend' is right and i maybe reacted too much??

Ya Allah... may that one be the right one... 

Maternity Pillow - Malam Pertama

haaaaaaaaaa.......... finallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy............. my pillow arrived safely from UK.... :) in a good condition.... even though, it took forever to reach Malaysia... roughly a month!!! i blamed the xmas and new year season... heheh....

anyway... i was soooo excited... after dinner, i rehearsed myself with the pillow in front of the tv! :) while watching.. Ugly Betty, 90210 and Hawaii Five O (owh... baby suka soundtrack citer ni...) As it is made for pregnancy, YES! it's very comfy... you can feel it supports your whole tummy and u can put the rest of the pillow between your legs... releasing the tension in your lower back... i wanna take picture of me with the pillow, but hubby is not around... he had a dinner date and came home quite late... by then, i look like makcik2 odi... no good for photo moments.. hehe....

then the pillow is escorted to our bed.. everything was fine until in the middle of the nite... i felt something very heavy on my tummy... owh... so not nice feeling.. i thot it's the pillow, it's actually my hubby! hmmm... ok... i moved him a bit... and i went to pee for a moment (this one a routine yaaa.. hehe)... came back... sleep again.. then DUSH! my nose/ forehead hurts.... ouch! hubby hit me with his elbow!!! heyyyyyyyyyyyy............ i guessed he's very tired... and seriously he didn't wakeup at all okeh!!! *meks dah start sentip dah ni..* then i noticed, i'm already at the edge of the bed.. one small twirl i will end up off the bed! i slowly pushed him... owh.. berjaya! :) sleep again! then KETEPAP! his hand on my tummy... heyyyyyyyyy it hurtssssssssss.......... make me really wanna pee... then i pee-ed! huh... very tired odi at this time.... managed to woke up at 7.15am!!! arghhhh... late.. for everything.. huhu... and my back hurts like hell!! i did a bit 'cat-stretch' outside the room... breathe deeply... huhu.... and lay down a bit... i felt tired... i think i dozed off and hubby woke me up at 8am! ehhe.... made his morning tea... jemur baju half-way.. hubby to continue (as usual coz i can't reach the bottom of the washing machine odi)... got in the car around 8.35am.. and reached office safely at 8.55am... luckily no traffic at all! lucky me! :)

conclusion... i hate my first nite with the pillow!!! blame it on my hasben?? ahahahh.... better luck tonite hor....
Leonora 

January 11, 2011

Kak Pah won AJL25!! :D

hola peeps! sorry for 'silencing' myself for 4 days... reasons excuses ?? :D

7th January 2011  (pm)
My favourite cousin (at least, that's what he called me.. hehe), Syed Ihsanputra Jamalullail, got married.... Congratulations to you and your lovely bride, Masera Shah... we attended the solemnization ceremony at Sera's place in Bukit Jelutong.. what a lovely home and family she grew up in.. :) love the deco.. love her dress.. and love everything-lah... :) pictures? with 30 weeks of bump.. i am sooooo not in the mood to get up, walk and take pictures.. so.. the results... only pics from my BB.. hehe... sowii horr...
 
 Syed San and her wife... they got married in one lafaz actually.. but Sera's father was very nervous and they did it all over again for the 2nd time... haha...

 always loveeeeee the bride's smile!

baju santekkkkkkkk.........

this is part of Sera's hantaran to Ihsan... i like!! :)

me finishing my meal! veli happy!!! :)

reached home around 12++.... then zzzzzzzz...............

8th January 2011 (2.30pm to 5.30pm)
Hubby and I went to our first antenatal class at SDMC (formerly known as SJMC)... no expectation at all... after the class, we both are more excited about having Jr soon.... more to know about the preparation but soon realize that so many more we need to learn.. haha.. cuak cuak! the classes are compulsory to attend with spouse... it's not only about the mum-2b but also how/what/why/when a spouse could do/help during the whole process... most of the participants in that class was first time parents... it makes it more relevant to us and feel that we are not alone.. haha... the whole course is RM310 (per couple). Consists of 4 sessions... each session is 3 hours... the classes are conducted by well-trained midwives with more than 15 years experience of working inside and outside of Malaysia! They know what are they talking about... :) highly recommended for first time parents... :)
8th January 2011 (pm)
Sera-Ihsan's wedding reception at PJ Hilton... yayy! another eating session.. ahahhaha....
 with the sister, Pah Ili...

 part of the family....

 part of the family... perlu la meks gi duduk atas platform kannnnn

acara suap-menyuap... acara wajib ekk yg ni?
reached home around 1++.. then zzzzzzz...... time ni.. badan dah rasa tak sedap dah ni... huhu...
9th January 2011 (daytime)
Pick up my sis and bro in law.. sent them to Subang Airport and had breakfast with them.... around 10am to 11am.. pickup cream puff and cake for kenduri later... what kenduri? My in-laws hold a Kenduri doa selamat for several reasons... my DIL's bday... the company's well-being... and not forgetting... for Jr.! terima kasih tak terhingga dari saya dan family di kelantan.. :) had our close friends to attend as well.. thank you for coming... 

and later rush home.. so that we can get ready for AJL25!!! yeahhh... we both love AJL.. hehe.. last year we went to Bukit Jalil.. this year.. nobody gave us free ticket.. hahah.. so, tgk kat rumah jelah... thumbs-up for AJL's producer and team!! all in all... i love all the performance... except Ana Rafali's vocal.. hmmm.... more training dear... always amaze by Black and Azlan (MUH aka Typewriter) voice... auwwww... Faizal Tahir? Yuna? need i say more.. :) Shahir? me no like the song.. me no like your voice.. full stop! Tomok gave a superb performance.. this kinda effort i like to see in all artiste actually.... Hafiz.. great vocal! lain2... biasa sajerrrrrrrr.........

yang pentingggggggggg.............. akak sukerrrrrrrrr Ziana Zain!!!!!!!! forever and everrrrrrrrr..............

tapi disbbkan pemenangnya... urmm.. ermmm... erkkk... no comment! so hadiah saya adalah utk Kak Pah!!! tudung Kak Pah ada trail... i sukerrrrrrrr........... ahhahha...

10th January 2011
what a weekend! exciting? tiring? overwhelming? not enough rest? raining?

answer = all of the above = me having cold! :(


sob sobsss....

January 6, 2011

Panic Attack vs Pillow

remember my Maternity Pillow??? finally the track and trace from Royal Mail has changed.. and the delivery is going to Malaysia instead of Australia... fiiiiinaaallllllyyyyyyyyyy.......... they blamed it on Xmas and New Year's season... Since 12th Dec until 4th Jan, Pos Malaysia said, this item is not registered in the customs yet... meaning it's still with Royal Mail.... i've checked their website today and tadaaaaaa........... it's coming! it's coming!!! :) hopefully i can get it in 2 weeks time... and hubby... sowwiii.. the pillow gonna take more of your place in the bed yaaa... eheeeee....

owh... yesterday around 3pm.. i got a panic attack! Jr didn't move since lunch!!!! haiyoooo.... Can u imagine how i felt? i tried to wake him up.. by moving around... patting my tummy... and yep.. nothing from Jr.! i tried calling SDMC (Dr Siti's (CT) clinic) for several times but it's either no answer or engaged... my next checkup is 14th Jan... shud i wait?? And suddenly i remembered what she said on my last checkup 3 weeks ago... "if you feel anything not right with u or the baby, come and see me straight away.. don't wait!"

apa lagi... mak pecut la Gen-2 buruk mak tuh..... sambil2 BBM laki meks... he said he'll meet at the hospital... nak nanges dah nehhhh

lucky me.. Doc CT is still in her clinic, with her last patient on that day.. i managed to register first and with panic look i told Doc CT what happened.. and she just smiled at me! chettt (my immediate reaction).... and Doc said, "breathe... come come.. let's see the baby at the monitor"... the situation seems very normal to her... especially for first time mummy i think.... 1st thing she did was let me hear the baby's heartbeat... ehheee.. very strong as usual... alhamdulillahhhhh.... she smiled again and said, "ok... puas hati???" ahahahhh... and we both laughed... then she focused the probe at Jr's face and said.. "see.. this is what happened.. baby just changed his sleeping time.. he's in deep sleep.. and baby will change their sleeping hours, from time to time.. tgk mood dia.. :)" me still giggling.. lega pun ada.. malu pun ada.... then she continues with the measurement of everything else... Jr. is now 1.44kg!! haiyooo...he gained 400g in 3 weeks! my amniotic fluid is good... placenta is not low... aka everything is normal... *phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww* then Doc CT taught me how to be more precise in baby's movement.. i should check in 10-hours span... in 10 hours, the baby should NOT have LESS than 10 movements... if it's less... than you know something is not right.... hmmm.... i think Jr. 'shuffled' more than 20 times in one hour! ahahha.... so if he sleeps for 3 hours straight after that, without no movement whatsoever, i should give him the rest isn't it? :D

then, met hubby at the lobby... i looked at him with muka seposen yg tak bersalah langsung... and he just smiled back... back home.. me story to him the whole thing lorrr.....

relieved mummy-to-be,
Leo
 

January 5, 2011

Little Jr's stuff...

another 80 days ++ or so, Jr. will come to the world... all these while i keep hearing ppl say.. "owh.. 1st baby... u gonna spend a lot.. believe me" owh well.... i think i believe you now... huhu.... i think the preparation is as much as a wedding preparation! :) the excitement... the anxiety... seriously.. it's not much different.. except that you didn't really care that much about your weight! ahahha... good thing aite?


hubby and i try not to be too excited or too equipped.... kata org2 tua.. tak elok beriya2 sgt... beli brg pun berpada2..  so we think it through...we only gonna buy what we really NEED for the baby's arrival.... consult few mothers... they said, not to buy too many newborn's clothes... cos newborn will grow very fast... try to varies until 12 months... newborn clothes, just enuff to fill 3 days and just rotate... we thought, the most maybe we need 4 clothes per day... so max of everything, not more than 20 pcs altogether... mix the choices of clothes.. meaning short sleeves romper (day), long sleeves romper (night), no sleeves top, short sleeves, long sleeves + short and long pants... *phew* they said again, it's easier to buy clothes with the button in front... coz newborn kinda fragile... heheh...

remember the last post where the grandma bought us the baby-cot's set? the following is the exactly what she bought... littlewhiz.com is having sale! :)


we bought the clothes.. we still very open about Jr's gender.. doc said it's definitely a boy.. however we still bought 'safe' colours.. yellow.. white.. green.. orange... little blue-ish.. little-pinkish... :) . Hubby bought Jr. the bib.. A Star Is Born! hmm... very the daddy.. hehe... 3 hooded towels... just because they're cute.. haha...3 cloth diapers... just to try coz my family kinda have a trait of sensitive skin.. so i don't know  how Jr gonna react to the cloth... pampers? wipes? napkin? not yet... huhu...



Next... we're planning to buy the feeding stuff... bottles, sterilizer and maybe the warmer... bathing basin... and few newborn toys... hmm urmmm... got such thing as newborn toys kah? ahahahah....

having a bad day in the office.. i guess if i have a dick, i would be treated differently? hmmm

January 3, 2011

SMOKING!

achtung! this will be a very long-winded post! :) quit now if you're bored!


SMOKING!!!

i don't think i want to touch about how smoking affects your lungs.. bla bla blaaa.. 2nd hand smoker effects bla bla blaaa... coz everybody knows the answer... and every smoker knows the bad effects of it.... whether why they still choose to do it or excuses behind it... err ummm.. it's not for me to decide for them... or to judge them so and so...
what i want to share today is, what SMOKING can and will do, TO ME AND Jr.! *bridezilla turn into mummy-zilla!* :D

article is a Copyright of Helpwithsmoking.com

Tobacco smoke contains more than 4000 harmful chemicals, of which a number of them are known carcinogens in humans, whilst others are highly toxic and poisonous. The chemicals that most affect the foetus and its healthy development are nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide, although arsenic, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde and creosote are in no way good for the baby to inhale either.

When an expecting mother inhales tobacco smoke from a cigarette, some of the chemicals are exhaled immediately and leave the body, but others stay in the body and make their way into the placenta. The unborn child, as well as inhaling the mainstream smoke that the mother breathes in from the cigarette, which stays in her body, it may also inhale any secondhand smoke that is in the air. This would mean that the growing foetus would be negatively affected by two different types of smoke. Even if the mother does not smoke but the baby is exposed to passive smoking from the father, the growth and development of the foetus can be affected.


so, that's the general idea... smoking = not good for mummy to be and Jr. Smoker fathers... pls think about this time you want to smoke... why ppl smoke? i can't give the answer to that cos i don't smoke... and ppl who don't smoke, will never understand the 'excitement or needs' that smokers claim to gain from smoking... again, i'm not here to tell you to stop smoking... just to give you a different perspective from a non-smoker...


Smoke to reduce stress (article from Ezinearticle.com)

It is said that cigarettes help to reduce stress and help people relax, a fact smokers regularly produce when asked why they can't quit smoking. "I can't quit I'm too stressed out." Is a common sentence uttered by many a smoker every day. And when in a tough, problematic, critical and anxious situation a smoker will more than likely 'need' a cigarette to calm his nerves. And smokers also get several other benefits from smoking including increased concentration, an added energy 'boost' mental 'strength' to deal with tough situations, curing boredom and relaxation.

These aspects can be condensed into two main beneficial areas of smoking. Firstly that, smoking is calming and relaxing, and secondly, it helps smokers concentrate and think clearly. So cigarettes can have two effects - at times cigarettes can make you feel more relaxed and calmer - a general feeling of tranquillity or peacefulness. AND cigarettes can make you feel more confident, more capable, better equipped to deal with tough situations and they can give you increased concentration - a general energetic and empowered feeling. But how is it that this same product or substance can do both of these things? Two different things that are complete opposites. Smokers have been told, and believe that cigarettes not only help to lower stress levels but they also help to keep you on your toes - two completely different effects. Relaxation is a suppressing feeling while concentration is an uplifting feeling. How can the same substance or product make the body feel up and raring to go and also make it relaxed and increase inner tranquillity?

The truth is that cigarettes can't make or help smokers do both, or either - it's impossible. You've also been told that cigarettes can cure boredom, help you enjoy your coffee and tea and meals and also sex more. But again, how can cigarettes do all of these things? Yes nicotine does have a stimulating effect, (as it releases dopamine, the body's natural pleasure drug, into the brain) but how the hell does it make you feel up, down and everything in between? Basically we have been told that cigarettes can pretty much do whatever you want them to, depending on the circumstances surrounding you while you smoke. So if you need some mental energy or strength - have a cigarette and if you want to relax and forget about your problems then you should have a cigarette too! How can the same cigarette make you feel how you want to feel, depending on your choosing?

The truth is that despite nicotine releasing dopamine into the brain, all the other substances in a cigarette actually put a huge strain on your brain and body - they make you feel more tense, more anxious, more stressed and more on edge. No matter how much you argue against this it's the cold hard truth!

That's TRUTH no 1


Can Smoking help you lose weight? (article from articlesbase.com)
  
Smoking is highly damaging to your body and it is not an activity I recommend you participate in. However, there are limited advantages associated with this habit. One such advantage is that smoking can help you lose weight. In this article I discuss how it helps you lose weight and compare this with the damage it can cause. There are a number of reasons that smoking helps you drop the pounds and I have listed these below:

1) Smoking Damages Your Taste Buds:- The more you smoke the more damage you do to your taste buds. Over time the chemicals and tar in cigarettes coat the inside of your mouth and cover your taste buds meaning that they become less and less effective. As your taste buds become progressively hampered the food you eat becomes increasingly bland. Therefore, you do not enjoy your food as much as you once did and there is less temptation to carry on eating. You start to eat until your hunger is satisfied and not for enjoyment which means you eat less. Since you are eating less the logical result is for you to lose weight.

But is it worth damaging your taste buds just so that you eat a little less each day? In my opinion definitely not. I really enjoy tasting all the different flavours that food has to offer and would not like to have that taken away from me. I would much rather discipline myself to moderate my eating than damage my taste buds so much that I do not enjoy my food anymore.

2) Nicotine is an Appetite Suppressant:- Studies suggest that nicotine acts as an appetite suppressant. Therefore, the more you smoke the less hungry you feel and the less you are likely to eat.

However, nicotine is a very dangerous substance. Certain reports suggest that there may be a link between nicotine and kidney disease, that nicotine damages the inside of your arteries and that nicotine can increase your risk of heart disease. Furthermore, withdrawal from nicotine can lead to irritability, headaches, poor concentration, insomnia, constipation and it can even increase your appetite. Therefore, whilst you may feel less hungry when you have a steady supply of nicotine you quickly become reliant on this substance to suppress your appetite, all the time doing increased damage to your body.

3) Smoking Increases your Metabolic Rate:- Smoking cigarettes makes your heart beat faster, meaning your body expends more energy and burns more calories. Therefore, when you smoke you will burn more calories than when you do not smoke. Heavy smokers are believed to burn up to 200 additional calories each day as a result of this.

However, the extra pressure placed on your heart by smoking does not just burn calories. It also increases your risk of heart disease which is one of the most common causes of smoking related deaths. Is it really worth putting your heart in this much danger just to get a slight daily boost in metabolism?

As I have already mentioned smoking is not a good habit and is something that I suggest you avoid. Nevertheless, I am prepared to offer a balanced argument and I admit that one of the few benefits of smoking is that it assists weight loss by boosting your metabolism and suppressing your appetite. However, when you balance this against the negatives which include damage to your lungs, arteries, veins & heart, bad breath, wrinkled skin and poor health smoking is not such an attractive weight loss solution.

That's TRUTH no 2


 
repeat: i'm not here to tell you to stop smoking... just to give you a different perspective from a non-smoker... and think more before you act and act wisely? :)

i have asthma ppl! asthmaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's a disease... i'm born with it... so if you claim loving me so much... u need to know this... i have asthmaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*apa pulak meroyan... tadi smoking.. ni asthma pulak.... apa kaitannya ya... meh nak story meh mehhh... *


Allergic to Cigarette Smoke? (article from hubpages.com)

When you catch a whiff of tobacco smoke, do you cringe in anticipation? Perhaps the first thing to cross your mind is the unpleasant memory of your last clash with secondhand smoke and the runny nose, sneezing, and congestion that followed. For some, the reaction to cigarette smoke closely resembles an allergic reaction, which leads them to believe that they have "smoke allergies". No one really is allergic to smoke. Many people insist that they are allergic to smoke created by cigarettes or cigars, but the truth is that they have having an allergy-like reaction due to other health complications. Understanding exactly why you feel like you are having allergy attack when around a smoker is the key to understanding how to prevent symptoms in the future. Smoke technically is not an allergen, but an irritant. This explains most people feel no relief when they take antihistamine allergy after exposure to smoke. The key to avoiding the problems caused by cigarette smoke is determining what type of sensitivity you have and how best to treat it. 

So, Who is Prone to “Smoke Allergies”?
  • Children and Infants
  • Elderly Persons
  • People with allergy history (anyone with allergies, asthma, eczema, etc) <---- me! me! me!
  • People exposed to heavy smoke for long periods of time
Sometimes people who are sensitive to tobacco smoke will also experience allergy-like symptoms when they encounter strong odors, perfumes, weather changes or temperature changes. <----- me also! me! me! me! all of the above okeh... 

Symptoms of Cigarette Sensitivity

For some people, exposure to tobacco smoke can cause a list of symptoms: Sneezing, Coughing, Watery, burning eyes, Runny nose, Post nasal drip, Congestion, Shortness of breath and Headache. For many people, these symptoms appear shortly after exposure to cigarette smoke and last for hours afterward. In addition to these symptoms, individuals exposed to smoke on a daily basis are more likely to experience constant respiratory infections like sinusitis and bronchitis as well as the development of wheezing and asthma.
A burning cigarette is capable of releasing over 4,000 different chemicals into the air (and 80 of these are known or suspected carcinogens). For some, avoiding situations with smoke is almost impossible. Often a family member will smoke indoors, or a public place like a bar or restaurant will allow smoking. Depending on the severity of your reaction, sometimes the residual smoke scent on another person's clothing or in a room where someone had smoked in the past can cause irritation. So, even though avoidance of tobacco smoke is the best method to prevent "smoke allergies", it may not be a practical solution.

That's TRUTH no 3

in a way.... YES this is a selfish post about me and Jr. I chose not to smoke for health reasons.. to me and others... i respect and care about my body and the health of the people whom i love... that's me! 

in my previous years, i use to hear.....
"owh i smoke because all my friends are smokers.. it's a mutual activity when we hang around..."
"owh.. i love man who smoke.. coz it makes them  more manly...."
"owh i smoke because it's normal now for women to smoke..."
 
hmmmm.... i don't use bimbo's excuses... not in smoking nor any other part of my daily life choices... 
 
yes.. it's always a choice people! choice! choice! 
 
mummy-zilla!
 
p/s no 1: if you find your child always sick... maybe you might want to quit smoking! :) this entry is long enough without articles of effects of 2nd hand smoking to children.. maybe next time... remember, it's not only the smoke... but the fume and it's 'left-overs' too... smoking outside the house and comes in to kiss/hug ur child? hmmm... not really helping.... 
 
p/s no 2: have u tried to smoke in a helmet and close the visor plsss? and after smoke... stays that way for quite sometime... ekekekkkk....