Quote of the Day.

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

-Arthur Ashe (1943-1993); American tennis player, social activist

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Introducing our little hero..

Daniel Azarias:)

We've been announcing our lil boy name as Azarias Daniel at my facebook account but at the final decision, we chose Daniel Azarias Jipiu as I kept calling him Daniel.


Born at 25th Sept 2011 on Sunday noon via natural birth with weight of 3.5kg.
For the time being, mama will be MIA from blogging as this little cutie doesn't stop nursing ever since he woke up from his half a day slept after the dramatic delivery.

Welcome home baby Daniel.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ava and the Pool.

First of all I need to apologize to a few friends who invited us for dinner or meet up which we didn't able to make it. Perhaps the nesting instinct inside me is telling me to have a time of my own before the baby comes out. Looking forward to see you guys after my delivery!:)

We went to Taman Awam for some walking exercise, the thought of overdue is freaking me out so I need as much as exercise as I can during this last week of pregnancy.
Well,the main point of this entry is all about Ava who was desperately wanted to go inside the pool but still waiting patiently for us to offer her the green light.:)

 Here is the pool.The looks totally tempting for any kids who pass by this area.

 Including Ava, just look at the longing look at her face.

 So kesian, we waited for awhile for her to say something but she just stared at the pool and kids who were playing inside.
Then finally Flo said slowly to her," Do you want to play inside the pool?"
Ava quickly answered with joy," Aha..aha!" while excitedly nodding her head.
Flo quiet for awhile and thought that he might missed her saying yes,she said it again,
"Aha..aha!"
"Okay let's go to the pool!"
"Yeah!!Pool!"
 Luckily I brought extra clothes so she managed to go inside and play with Flo.
 Totally Excited!!

 The weather was cloudy and so did the water..very cold!
Ok, all done for now!!

We managed to get our family photo together with my full term bump.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blank and Dr. Aida follow up

I mentioned on the last entry that my gynae(Dr.Mattu) would be on leave before my EDD. If the baby still in my tummy after 23rd, then I would be refer to another doctor.
So this morning, we went to see Dr. Aida who will be replacing Dr. Mattu upon my delivery for a bit introduction.
I went to the counter and introduce myself to the receptionist, they handed me a registration form and I started to write it down. The problem was, I don't know where to start. I looked down blankly at the form  like I am sitting an exam for an advanced calculus which I had no idea how to answer. Noted that I haven't ate any breakfast and it's 8.45 in the morning.
"Okay do I need to put on Flo's name at the "Employee"*in my thought was Employer* or his company's name? Where do I need to put mine?at "Dependent"? *actually I forgotten what was the word*,geez I seriously need the Wikipedia right now,"

When the nurse approached me I said to her bluntly,
" I don't know how to fill this form,"
She's a bit skeptical and checked on my form,
"Have you wrote this form before?"
"Yes, 4 years ago,"Shit I don't know what was I talking.
"Huh??"
" I once filled this similar form when I was having my 1st child,"
"Oo..kay, so you just need to put your IC and name here and sign it..."
The nurse started to key in my data on the computer when she asked,
"May I know your  house phone number?"
I checked on my mobile phone and just remembered it has been formatted and all the numbers were gone,the only number that I remembered is Flo.
"Ermm...I forgot,"
"How about your handphone number?"
"Ermm...yeah that too, I forgot my own number,"
The nurse stared at me but no words came from her mouth.
Finally,"Urmm, never mind, Dr.Aida will only be available at 9.30am so I suggest you go and take your breakfast first,"

At the car I told Flo what has just happened.
"Oh my, you need to read more dear* I was about to respond back when he quickly add*..or is it probably that you 're hungry?"
Luckily he said the magic words.

Back to Dr. Aida's room.
She scanned the baby and the estimate weight is 3.3kg. Right after she done with the scanning I asked her.
"So is the baby a boy or girl?"
"Ehh...you still don't know what's your baby's gender?
She started to scan again.
"Oh the baby's closed both of his/her leg so cannot see clearly,"
Owh too bad....

This is what Dr. Aida has said to us.
"If you still not deliver by 28th, we need to put you on induce otherwise I am afraid the baby would be getting bigger and we need to put you on c-sec after this week,"
Words of induce and c-sec giving me goosebumps.The images of various size of needles stuck into my spine giving me nausea.
"Dear God please let me deliver fast"..

Please baby I beg you to come out within this week otherwise you are going to be push down by an artificial labor.
I don't think you gonna like that, so does mama.

After the review when driving back home all of us were silent, including Ava at the back.
Then Flo said,"It's heavily raining, at least one of your prayer has been answered,"
Yes... and I do hope my other prayer is going to be fulfill soon...very soon.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Waiting Mode...

Tapping my hands, contractions come and go, doing spring cleaning, walking for hours at the beach...but still there's no sign of labor to start. My gynae decided to have his weeks off before my due date and if I still insist to have him, getting an induce is the right option. Meaning to say if I agreed to have it, the baby would come out before 24th.(It sounds very tempting)
Well.....on the 10th thought, I'd rather getting another doctor than having to get induce!
Putting IV in my hands is a big no no to me,I had bad experienced with inserting needle to my hand during my first pregnancy. I was dehydration for being too much vomiting due to my morning sickness  ,being warded with IV at my left hand and felt paralyzed for the next 3 days . So I do hope that would be the first and the last experience I had with IV.
Back to the induce process,a few of my friends had experience it and I can tell by their sharing that the pain was much more worst than the natural labor pain.
So I guess just need to wait patiently for baby to voluntarily comes out by his own.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Retail Therapy..

I was on a retail therapy this week.
Choosing items from the web, checked out items and the last progress is waiting anxiously for the postman to deliver them at your front gate.I love the feeling when expecting something from a courier service. As Flo has said to me,"You really know each of the courier services locations here in Miri," hmmm.. would that statement's making me looks like an online shopping addict;p?

 A WeeHugger laundry bag for diapers, pool bag, gym bag or grocery bag. It's a multipurpose tote bag and it's actually the outer print made me desperate to have it!

 Inside of the bag is the weehuggers "wee-be-gone patch". It works to eliminate(odor absorbing) the ammonia smell from the use diapers plus it is reusable over and over again.
The patch can also eliminate the stink from the gym clothes  and wet bathing suit. 
Adding into my crochet collection are the three cute different style of buttons from my favorite online store.

Along with 4 yarns of Rainbow acrylic series. I am still looking for the right pattern with these yarns. Such a beautiful color coordination which makes me feel wants to do nothing about them,lol!

Happy One Malaysia to all my reader..have a great weekend ahead! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A child...



"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about,"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Yarns madness!!

Yes I am obsessed over colorful yarns ! Some are to keep and some are selected to do custom made for  X'Mas gifts to family by end of this year. (and I am not "yet"planning to sell my handcraft.)




These 9 months of pregnancy felt quite fast for me as I had this crochet obsession(tough at the same time I couldn't stop whining with all the sickness).Just hope my obsession would still be there permanently  after delivery since I have another 4 must do projects until Christmas comes.


My current project, a baby poncho with buttons,one of my fav:)).

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My custom SNUGGbaby Levi's SSC aka SNUGGbaby Stork(2011) Denim SSC

Any of you who followed my blog must think I am crazy enough to own more than one of babywearing gears, but there're mothers out there who shared the same interest like me and owned gorgeous baby slings which I can only dream on to have it.

I just received my custom SSC from Liza Yaakup, the owner of SNUGGbaby.com.
I already have one Snugg SSC from Liz's previous "in stock" but sold it to my sis in law(who also expecting this year) and glad it didn't go that far from me.

 I used the baby cinch belt( very convenient) to tie the folded Stork since I didn't request for a sleeve cover.:)
 Here's the outer part of the Stork SSC.The fabric made from soft denim and it looks like a Levi's jeans material. A fresh design indeed.

Additional features for custom,"zippered pocket" on the body panel. Convenient to put baby's 
cloth wipes or some cash. 
The inner part of the stork. Both hubby and I agreed to choose a red tartan fabric as inner as we thought these combination would look classic. And it is indeed!
I couldn't resist to request for a baby cinch belt and it was FOC.

 The action shots.

 The hand painted typography with the love applique. One of the newest feature on Snuggbaby custom carrier.
Ava's enjoying the ride with the new SSC though she prefer to walk on her own nowadays.
Among a few of baby carries which I own, this design really wins my heart. I don't own a Levi's jeans but I do own a Levi's baby carrier which is far more exciting and satisfying my needs as a hardcore babywearing mama.:) 
Cheers!!
Happy Sunday everyone!!

Would love to share you how to wear a newborn with SSC using this method by Liza:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What?Why?Where?!!

What
"What happened to the horse?"
"What happened to the bird?"
"What happened to the baby?"
"What happened to the pig?"
"What happened to the water?"
"What happened to Bumble?"
"What happened to the star?"
or she's just saying
"What happened???!!!"
"What's this?!!!"
"What's that??!"

Why
"Why's Bumble sad?"
"Why the baby cry?"

Where
"Where's grapa(Grandpa)"
"Where's the cup?"
"Where's water?"
"Where's the aeroplane going?"
"Where's the bird going?"
"Where's papa?"
"Where's mama?"
"Where's Bumble?"
"Where's auntie?"
"Where's the book?"
"Where it go??"

Ava's having lot s of question and curiosity inside her beautiful mind and all of the never ending questions are dedicated to mama and papa. Most of the time I'm figuring out what's the question because her words are not clear and if it's clear, most of the time I don't know how to answer or it would make me speechless for a second.

For example :
We watched a movie and the horse died and she asked,
"What happened to the horse??!!"
So hubby answered,
"Ermmm...the horse is sleeping,"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Owh baby please come out as soon as possible!

If I need to face another more week with the lil one still inside me, I 'll be scratching my head out and screaming at the top of my lung!
Carrying a big belly with a toddler on tow is getting more and more unbearable to me..huhuhu.
and Flo will be going for another business trip by next week???This one's totally making my thought upside down!
Owh baby M I beg you to come out within this week.... miraculously now I am eager to wait for the continuously contraction and labor pain to begin...where are the pain when I desperately need it????

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Babywearing a newborn.

One of the top reason I decided to get conceive again is to have a chance on babywearing a newborn(No kidding).
Yup, babywearing motivates me to endure the 9 months challenges in every women's life..
I don't have a chance to babywear Ava when she's still a baby since I was struggling with my post partum  depression for about 2 months and this time I want to cherish every moment with our newborn once she is born whilst enjoy babywearing. It's the perfect timing to babywear your newborn as these are the times when they most need your body heat to make them feel safe and secure.Snuggling with a newborn without cramping your shoulder and hand is a wonderful feeling which I cannot describe..even when I started to babywear Ava at her 3 months, it did makes a big difference on dealing her fussiness plus doing the house chores was a breeze to me. And by this time, the two year old Ava has no more interest to be carry without any proper reason(she would tolerate to be carry with the SSC when we're walking through the crowded people).

I can't wait for the baby to come out, the fear to be in a labor pain(anytime soon)would usually fade away whenever I imagine myself wearing our snugly and super soft baby.:)

 Image was taken from Google
Image was taken from Wrap your Baby(link below of the post)
This is the back carry style which I super excited  to try with our newborn soon.
(Unless if Flo forbid me to do so..hmmmm)
Image was taken from Google
Image was taken from Google.


http://www.wrapyourbaby.com/newborncarries.htm

My Chat Space