Saturday, September 4, 2010

Introducing....Baby Clip on Fan..

Now You See It..



Now You Don't



Now You See It..


Now You Don't

Quick Update

Wow! It has been 4 months since my last blog entry. Sorry for the long hiatus, I don't have enough time to update..or if I have the time, I just don't feel like updating it. At daytime, it will always be, work, work, work. At night, it will be, housework, my baby, housework..

Oh! my baby is now a year old!! Happy birthday Muneef!!

"Look! i can stand on my own already!"

"I have 4 upper teeth and 3 bottom teeth"

"I love to do things on my own..don't worry mommy, I won't disturb your housework"




Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm super busy these days

I'm blogging from Tawau airport..will depart back to KLIA in an hour time. That means..I have time to blog! I have been here  for 4 days attending a seminar. Pheww.. i really am super busy these days with workload and my active 8-month old baby. I have many stories to tell here, but I guess it much been easier if i let the pictures tell the story.

 Brought muneef to swimming pool at 7 months and 2 days old

 Nature time for muneef


My active boy will be quiet everytime we placed him in his car seat.


His favourite sleeping position

His second flight trip from Kelantan to KL. I'm carrying him alone with Bjorn style carrier

 On the way to Muar

He can crawl already and I'm quite sad coz he has already can depend on himself :( Anak mummy dah independant dah.


Ok..that's all for now..





Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The sweetheart


My baby has just turned 7 months. These are random pictures of Muneef, at 7 months old.

 Cakk!!

Sape letak Muneef dalam ni?

Boringnye...
"Hi all, I'm now 7 months old!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Baby Food- Homemade Porridge

My baby is about to turn to 7 months old in a week time. He has been fed with scheduled solid food for 3 weeks. This is his feeding schedule so far:

10.00 am – Cereal (Nestle Gold Apple& Cranberry/ Nestle Brown Rice)
2.30 pm – Fruits/Vegetable puree (Heinz baby food, Petit baby food, homemade puree)
7.00 pm – Farley’s biscuits/ Yogurt

To varietize his food, my husband made his version of baby porridge to be given at 10.00 am. My baby loves it very much, and ate it more than usual.

This is the recipe he made.

Ingredient:
Rice
Carrot 
Chicken
Ikan bilis
Marmite
 Marmite

1. Potong kecil carrot and chicken, then rebus.
2. Fry ikan bilis, then blend in the blender.
 Fried ikan bilis

3. Blend rice, carrot, chicken altogether in the blender.
4. Rebuskan semua dalam periuk sampai masak (boiling)
5. Add a small amount (about half spoon) of marmite-to make the porridge salty.
6. Leave it to warm-Serve

Simple, kan?

It makes into 3 bowls. Muneef ate a bowl and the lefovers are kept in the freezer.

Two bowls of homemade porridge

 The leftovers

Sedap la abah. TQ

Abah, nanti buat lagi, ok?

Monday, March 8, 2010

My weekday schedule

Being a working mom is quite challenging, especially if you don’t have a maid to take care of your house, plus your jobs sometimes acquire you to travel around during weekends, plus your workplace is miles away from your parents and in-laws. My job do suck almost all my energy, and left me draining at the end of the week. Being far away from your family sometimes acquires you to travel back home during weekends, and i have to do all house chores during weekdays.

This is my weekday schedule, all the must-thing to do during weekdays.

6.30 am – 7.45 am – bangun, mandi, sembahyang, iron baju, kejut Muneef

7.45 am -8.00 am – hantar Muneef kat rumah babysitter, pergi kerja

8.00 am – 1.00 pm- meeting/masuk ladang/kerja lab (10.30 am-11.00 am – makan pagi & tengahari)

1.00 pm- 2.00 pm – ambil Muneef, balik rumah, main-main dengan Muneef, sembahyang, mandi (kalau kerja kat ladang)

2.00 pm- 5.00 pm – meeting/kerja administration/masuk ladang/kerja lab

5.00 pm-5.30 pm- siap-siap nak balik kerja, ambil Muneef umah babysitter

5.30 pm – 6.30 pm – layan Muneef (bapak die main pingpong kat pejabat)

6.30 pm- 7.30 pm- kemas umah, angkat baju, basuh baju, sidai baju (masa ni my husband bagi makan Muneef), masak/kadang-kadang makan kat luar

7.30 pm- 8.30 pm- mandi, mandikan Muneef, sembahyang

8.30 pm-10.30 pm- sembahyang, cuci dapur (kalau masak) cuci & sterile botol2 susu Muneef, lipat baju, iron baju (kadang-kadang iron esok pagi), layan Muneef

10.30 pm -12.00 am- try tidurkan Muneef, susah tau si Muneef ni nak tido-sekarang dah makin aktif

12.00 am -6.30 am Muneef bangun every 3 hours (2 times per night)

I am trying to find the time (and energy) to focus on other things, such as finishing the books i read since 6 months ago, and have more rest time!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Weaning Time!!

He's getting his 6 months injection today..



and ..



it's time to give him scheduled solid foods!!:))

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

He's teething!!

Finally!!


After my baby showed symptoms of teething as mentioned at my previous post, a white teeth has started to pop out from his gum!!

I’m so excited.

 Tak sabar nak tengok budak kecik ni dengan gigi dua batang.

*  Note: The 'pokok kelapa' hair was done by my husband.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Baby in Walker


I know nowadays there are contoverises over babies in walker. Many studies suggest that walkers are not safe for babies. I even made up my mind not to buy Muneef a walker. However, at 4 months, he started to show signs of walking, and is active ever since. He don't want to sit or lay down, (unless at sleep and feeding time of course). It continues for 2 weeks until I decided that maybe it is best to try the walker.

I know he's still young at that time, but he seems very happy. He look like an expert, and i cant believe that he actually knows how to move his leg muscles. However as a precaution, we always keep an eye of him while in walker and only use it for short periods of time.

This is picture of Muneef, at 5 half months.
Yay, naik walker

 
Bestnye

Jom jalan

I didn't forget to teach him to crawl. So far my baby dah meniarap, hope he will start crawling soon.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Nyummmm

Mummy, I'm hungry
 
 
Eh ape ni..sedapnye

 Nyum..Nyum...


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Postpartum depression

Definition from Wikipedia: Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a form of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, after childbirth.

Symptoms:
  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Guilt
  • Inability to be comforted
  • Exhaustion
  • Emptiness
  • Anhedonia
  • Social withdrawal
  • Low or no energy
  • Becoming easily frustrated
  • Spells of anger towards others
  • Increased anxiety or panic attacks

Do I suffer this PPD? I think i got most of the symptoms, and I am really angry at somebody right now. GRRR..

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Internet Connection

This is the best Internet connection at Bukit Dinding, Jerantut - Celcom Broadband with unstable Edge signal.

Mobile Partner with Huawei E220 HSDPA USB Modem

No streamyx, no Wi-max, no HSDPA and of course, no 3G.

While waiting for Yahoo Mail to upload, I have plenty of times to change Muneef diaper.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Teethers


At 4 months old, my son has started to show the sign of teething.

Excessive drooling

Chewing on everything into his mouth


He also gets cranky sometimes and started to wake up in the middle of the night. To help him soothe his pain, I bought him a few teethers.

Being a mom in Jerantut which offers limited baby shops, I opted to online baby shops (except for Anakku range coz Jerantut has one). Most of the baby items I bought are from LittleWhiz.com, MyBBstore.com and The Lil Caliph.

There are many range of teether available in the market, such as the silicone teether, water or gel-filled teether, hard texture teether, vibrating teether, chill-able teether and so on.

I’ve tried a few on Muneef, including:

MAM Bite and Brush

Phillips Avent Classic Stage 1 Front Teether


Phillips Avent: Animal Stage 1 Front Teether

I also bought Fisher Price Penguin Teether, Anakku Silicone Teether, Pureen Teether and also MAM My First Teething Cloth.



Muneef teether collection

So far, the best one for my little 4 months old is MAM Bite and Brush. Unfortunately we left the teether at my MIL’s house at USJ, no pictures Munef chewing on it though. So currently the next better teether he loves is Anakku silicone teether. I guess he loves them because of their slim size which makes it easy for him to bite on.


Muneef with Anakku silicone teether



Avent Classic teether is also a slim teether but the texture is quite hard. Since he is at the first teething stage, it is still not suitable for him yet.


Muneef with his Avent Classic teether



Other teethers are quite big and still not suitable for his little mouth. Maybe he can use them when he turns 6 months plus.



For now, he's happy with Anakku.



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

1st September 2009

My son was born at 2.30 am 1st September 2009…If he was to born 3 hours earlier, he could have been a "Merdeka Baby".. and he might make the news, like we did.

Link:

mStar Online : Penyatuan atas keikhlasan, ADUN PAS dan Umno berbesan



Sorry but I don’t fancy being in the news. So does what I felt about my son. When Dr Lily of the Kota Bharu Medical Centre asked me to choose whether I want to be induced on the night of 30 August or in the morning of 31 August, of course I choose the latter one..in hope that he will pop out on 1st September.



Muneef right after he was born



Muneef on his 1st day



Muneef on his 2nd day

Futhermore, I prefer the month of September, so that we can share the birthday month together.. and of course, it is easier to remember his IC number, which started with 090901.

1st September is definitely a miracle day

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sheikh Muneef



This is my son, Sheikh Muneef, 4 months. He loves to pose, well, I mean he loves to look at the camera everytime we took pictures of him. Maybe he was thinking what are these guys doing. holding the big black camera towards him.