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.