Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Persediaan berpantang

OK, persediaan untuk berpantang kali ni agak beria-ia. Mungkin sebab excited nak berpantang sendiri, tetapi rasa nyer lebih excited nak menguruskan badan. Hohoh..

Let’s see, what I’ve already got for me:


1. Bengkung
Previously, memang dah ada OPPO Abdominal binder Model 2260, dan suka la sangat-sangat dengan bengkung ni sebab mudah dipakai dan tak lari bentuknya. Kali ni beli OPPO Abdominal binder Model 2162, yang ni jenis pakai sarung which is for me quite good if I want to breastfed in public – kalo selak baju tu tak la nampak badan instead nampak bengkung ni. Hopefully serve well just like the previous bengkung.

2. Gel Sirehemas
Ni beli dari mamamodern.com. Dah pernah pakai dah produk ni, diper-suggest-kan oleh DidieLala, dan my own testimony, produk ni memang hangat sesangat, tapi aku suka. Rasa macam jalan la dia nyer efek.

3. Stokin
I’ve wore this socks previously during my chemo session (sebab sakit tumit ya amat) dan Alhamdulillah sangat la ok, dan kaki terus baik. Mula beli hari tu harga stoking ni sangat mahal (sepasang rm88 cm tu), mula tak nak beli pon, but since ada 50% discount kat Watson, terus pergi amik dan bayar.



4. Set Bersalin Mustika Ratu
Set bersalin sebenarnya tak ada dalam list benda yang patut beli, sebab terasa macam tak la beriya nak memakainya, but again since ada 50% disc kat Wats*n (menjadikan harga nya semurah rm35) terusla rembat tanpa berfikir panjang.

5. Pati Ikan Haruan Maspati
Masa Zahra dulu I drank 42 bottles of pati ikan haruan jenama Polenney. Kali ni beli Maspati sebab lebih murah dari Polenney.. hahah.. harga memainkan peranan penting betul dalam urusan pemilihan barangan bagi aku. Beli 5 set dulu (consists of 30 bottles), cukupla kot for the time being.. later nak tambah baru difikirkan. Btw, beli kat farmasi Ca-ring 1 set adalah rm27.90.

6. Oat drink Biogreen
Ini memang makanan ruji walopon bukan masa berpantang. Sangat essential bagi aku sebab selain menambah dan memekatkan susu, juga baik untuk diet low cholesterol sekaligus bole menguruskan badan.. ameen.

7. Air gamat Orang kampong
Yang ni orang kata bagus untuk mengubati luka dalaman, dan since ada sale jugak kat Wats*n tu, aku pon beli jela. Harga after sale adalah rm7.

8. Supplement / milk booster
I bought Shatavari Himalaya, Fenugreek GNC dan Autumnz Milk booster tea. Autumz ni beli sebab ada sale kat mybabystore.com ari tu. Previously masa ngan Zahra tak minum/makan supplements macam ni sbb lack of knowledge however susu adalah melimpah ruah. For this time around, susu tak keluar (kecuali dipicit: maknanya tak la macam dulu tido malam basah), so agak risau skit. And since due date for all the items adalah lambat lagi (2012) so no harm rasa nye beli sekarang sebagai persediaan.
Update.. update: Alhamdulillah, susu dah keluar, malam ku kini adalah kebasahan.. ekekeke…

Rasanya itu jela barangan yang disediakan untuk berpantang kali ni. The lists tak la se-detailed lists from farrahar, but ok la kan.. heheh. Btw, harga barang yang ditunjukkan adalah harga semasa pembelian. Kot la sesapa pegi Wats*n dan mendapati harga barangnya adalah berbeza, saya tak tanggung la ye. And somemore, harga ditonjolkan disini bukan nak menunjuk-nunjuk, tapi nak berkongsi, so that kalo korang nak beli, bole buat estimation (plus minus) budget korang la. Dan saya pon tak kata barang yang saya beli ni wajib ada sebagai persediaan berpantang. Lain orang lain citarasa, so ikut masing-masing, ok. To those yang sedang membuat survey, hope tis help :-)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The hospital bag

OK, aku adalah ibu yang agak excited nak beranak.. lebih kepada sebab tak larat nak membawa perut dan rimas dengan kaki yang dah menggajah.. heheh..

Ada lagi lebih kurang 5 weeks left, but the hospital bag dah lama dulu dah siap: cuma belum masuk dalam kereta je lagi.

So, disini, I would like to share what will I bring to the hospital. I've packed:

- Few baby clothes
- Mittens and booties
- Cloth wipes
- Carriers (pouch and ringslings)
- Few of my bajus, pants, tudung sarung
- Nursing bra + pad (s) and undies
- Bengkung + girdle
- Sweater
- Kain batik
- Socks
- My own toiletries
- Supplements and the pati ikan haruan
- Minyak panas
- Breastpump set (I decided to bring the PISA sbb senang everything dah lengkap dalam bag dia)


Yang lain adalah: HP + charger, camera (listed cuma tak masuk lagi dlm bag)

And since insya Allah, akan beranak di hospital swasta, pakaian bayi (semasa di hospital), pampers, and my maternity pad tidak diprepare sebab akan ditanggung halal oleh panel insurance. Hehehe..

Agaknya ada tak barang lain lagi yang perlu di bawa? Kalo ada yang kelihatan tertinggal, readers dont hesitate to help me add on the list ya.

Persediaan berpantang juga semua nya dah siap. Later will talk about it, ok.

Lets wear your baby, everyone..

When Zahra was small, she loves to be carried around, especially after spending 8 hours in the careday centre, when got home, she became very clinging. I was very lucky then to stumble upon the Malaysian Babywearers’ forum and got to know that there’s a gear just to carry/wearing your baby. These gears can be a pouch, ringslings, mei-tai, structured soft carrier (ssc) or a long simple piece of cloth known as a wrap.

These are few of my pictures wearing Zahra in different kind of carriers:
1. Pouch


2. Ringslings


3. SSC


4. Wraps


And I even made my own pouch.


As you can see, my gears vary from pouchs, ringslings, SSC and wraps; however, I never own a mei-tai. Thus for this coming newborn, I’ve plan to sew a mei-tai. And since meitai consists lots of fabrics (in order to make the straps), I changed my plan by sewing an Onbuhimo instead.

So, what is an Onbu? It is exactly like a meitai, but the straps around the waist were replaced by rings.

This is what I’ve sewed:






Basically, the measurements are:
Straps: 6” wide, 65” long with half padded
Body panel: 15” x 17”, padded with flannel fabric
Waist band: 24” long, 5” wide with full padded
Rings used was Large size

If you wish to make your own Onbuhimo you can refer to the tutorial below:
http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/tablerunnerplacemat-onbuhimo.html
http://mixalottafun.blogspot.com/2009/04/onbuhimu-tutorial.html

And yes, sewing this Onbu is not that easy; no wonder they’re quite pricey in the market (either local or international). I like my outcome very much and can’t wait to try it with my new baby, insya Allah.

Ok, that’s all.. Happy weekend, people….:-)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Neeza's Secret

I know, I know, and I have to admit that there’s a lack of sewing activity in my studio. First, I blame the nesting hormone: I cannot bear seeing my house in a mess so sewing is absolutely prohibited. Secondly, when I really wanted to sew (every night I dreamt myself waking up in the middle of night and sew), the mood just wasn’t there. It seems that I’m losing something, or somebody, and finally she’s back home last Tuesday. Yup, the mannequin safely arrived home. Funny isn’t it, that I am missing my dummy? Heheheh..

Ok, the immediate project that I made was.. ops, before I reveal what I sewed, remember this fabric?

The knit cotton fabric that I bought from Kajang. I’ve been thinking hard what should I make with a limited length of fabric (2 meter) and finally decided to make this..

Tara……
Neeza’s secret: an intimacy for pregnant lady.. ekekekek….

Yup, it’s a sleepbra..





And what more special about this sleepbra is.. it is also a nursing bra. :)

I’ve tried what I sewed and it is indeed very comfortable and am thinking to sew more.

Btw, I adopted the pattern from Mothercare’s M2B sleeping/nursing bra.


Okies, Happy Friday, peeps :-)..
Looking forward weekend for more sewing projects, yeay!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Finally...

Updating. Setelah begitu sekian lamanya.

Malas. Satu perkataan yang menerangkan semua- tak ada alasan lain, sebab tu berkulapuk. Cerita banyak: semua pon berlegar-legar dalam kepala sahaja- malas nak terjemahkan kepada ayat. But since 2-3 hari ni aku malas nak kerja (in fact the whole april pon sungguh la malas nak kerja) I’ll take this opportunity to write down apa yang terjadi for the past few weeks.

Cerita satu:


Zahra turned 3 on the last 9th April: This is some facts about her that I previously wrote – konon nak auto-publish on her birthday date but sampai ke sudah kekal dalam draft folder.

1. Zahra still talks like a baby. I mean she uses keyword rather than making perfect sentences. But I found it very cute.
2. Still calling her Walid as Owit.
3. Since she can’t speak in full sentences, we still haven’t toilet train her yet. But amazingly, at times, she did request to pee and poo in the toilet bowl. And, yes, she did peed and pood.
4. I bought her this game that needs her to spot which is A, J or Z. She likes to play with that cheap toy, and I found out that she does basically memorize the alphabet A to Z. But when I wanted to assist her playing with that game, she’ll pretend that she’s buta huruf. Hehehe..
5. She’s still wake up in the middle of the night.. *sigh.
6. However, she’s no longer requesting milk, she just waking up to drink the plain water / ribena.
7. She is so manja and mengada-ngada.
8. She sleeps under either my armpit, or her Walid’s armpit.
9. Love to play and chase the street cats.
10. Fussy eater. She preferred to eat nasi+kicap+telur goreng or bihun sup.
11. Quite demanding, when she wants an A, she means A. No B or W.
12. Suka sangat didukung.
13. Dan sebab tak de sapa larat nak dukung dia, stroller is indeed a life-saver (malas jalan anak umi sorang ni). Tapi ok jugak dia dok dalam stroller sebab kalo kat shopping mall tak la pening nak control dia berlari or what so ever.
14. Chose what baju she wants to wear by herself everyday,
15. and she even wear her baju by her own.
16. Dengar kata (Alhamdulillah).. senang sangat nak control dia.

Since, for the time being she’s the one and only, we bought plenty of gifts for her: a bicycle (beli kat kampong adalah murah = rm70), doll-stroller (yang ni dia yang nak sesangat masa gi toy’r’us) dan horse bouncing riding (yang ni beli sebab aku tengah stress.. hahaha).





Cerita dua:
Zahra’s birthday was celebrated not once but twice. Hahaha.. bukan celebrate birthday dia pon, hakikatnya adalah Ummi yang buat gathering dengan kawan-kawan.

On 10th April, gathering dengan kawan-kawan zaman persekolahan. Lama tak jumpa masing-masing. The last gathering was held on raya 2007 (the one that I joined la.).


The second birthday bashes plak diadakan pada 14th April- tetamu jemputan adalah colleague ofis.. hahahah.. macam la tak jumpa di tempat kerja.

Tentang foods, adalah ditanggung halal: birthday party potluck – tu yang membuyut ni pon mampu buat sampai 2 kali.. Hehehe..

Cerita tiga:
On 13th pagi, I received an unknown-number phone call. Disebabkan setiap panggilan adalah 'perniagaan', so aku memang akan angkat. I never reject any call- kalo tak minat bersembang just frankly said, no I am not interested to talk/listen or what-so-ever. Dan panggilan tersebut adalah daripada taska nya Zahra. Terkejut jugak, sebab kalo taska telefon, aku memang akan jangka bad news: waktu dia kecik dulu adala taska call sekali dua cakap susu ebm dah habis- so, it is still a bad news right. Jadi kali ni taska call sebab berlaku accident kecil- jarinya tersepit pintu sampai tercabut kuku menampakkan isi.

So, rushing la kami balik ke taska dan kemudian ke Hospi Putrajaya sebab nak kena buat xray. Alhamdulillah, semua adalah ok-ok belaka, cuma decision made to go to hospi-pjaya instead of going to annur is not a good one: berjanggut menunggu prosedur yang nampak macam ringkas.

Cerita empat:
Family outing.

Yeay, I love family outing. Saat yang ditunggu setiap hujung minggu- dalam perut yang kehadapan ni pon masih gagah mengukur keluasan shopping complex. Heheheh..

So, we went to KLCC: jalan-jalan di taman:


And we also went to Muzium Mamalia di Putrajaya.. heheheh..



OK, sekian daripada saya yang malas betul nak menulis ni sebenarnya.
You readers, have a nice day ahead.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mini zipper pouch

Hello readers. :-)

Missing me? Heheheh.. I am still here, still walking around with the extended belly. Nope, the baby haven’t pop out, yet. The long hiatus was due to nothing new in the studio. I just finished sewing few baju kurung(s), the long overdue baju kurung(s). Nope, not going to upload any pictures on that, as I don’t even have the mood to snap the pitcha.

I bought a new handphone. Oh, I am very sorry for being ‘showing-off’, but can’t help it. This is the first time I bought an expensive phone (well, at least for me) and now am very excited playing with the new gadget. Since the new phone is a bit bulky, and I cannot put it in my purse like the previous phone, thus I sewed a mini pouch to place the new hp together with the purse.





Not that neat as I’ve stayed awake the whole night to sew it. Maybe need to mend a little bit on here and that so it looks more presentable.

And, another showing-off statement, I bought a new camera. Something like a dlsr but not a truly dslr. Well, I guess I’ve been hit with the craving bug- craved for weird-techno stuff. Hehehe..


Ok people, that’s all. Have a nice day ahead :-)


Friday, April 2, 2010

The Beautiful Blogger Award



1. Thank and link the person that give the award.
Thanks to mis, lynn and syigim for the award. I felt honored :-)

2. Pass this award to 15 other bloggers that you've recently discovered and think are fantastic:
I've noticed that most of the bloggers that are actively blog in craftzone-malaysia has gotten this award. So, I skip this step. Hehehe..

3. State 7 things about yourself:
i. I am now in my 30+ weeks of my forth pregnancy, for second baby. Yup, I had two miscarriage before, which one due to molar pregnancy and another one due to natural missed-miscarriage. My molar was persistent, which I have to go for six course of chemotherapy. The Doctor suggested me not to get pregnant for at least for two years, but I am so stubborn. Hehehe..

ii. I don't really know when I started to like sewing, but I remembered when I was young I like to mend my own baju, and my mom loves to ask me to 'jahit sembat' the baju kurung that she sewed. I'm kinda 'tomboy' when I was young, thus everybody who knows me in primary and secondary school was quite surprise to see that I have a sewing blog. Hahaha..

iii. I love study language, be it Malay or English. I wanted to become a writer, or a journalist: 3 of my cerpens appeared in the local magazine. Despite of that, I end up becoming a microbiologist as my dad said that being a writer doesn't bring food on the table. But now, I am thinking to take an early optional pension and becomes fulltime mother. Hahaha..

iii. I considered myself as an unfussy person however I hate seeing my house in messy condition. I'll vacuum my studio each and every time I'd finish sewing/cutting fabrics. I like everything to be in order, thus I don't cook something frying like fried fish or fried chicken as I don't like seeing the oils being spread all over the kitchen. But now, I don't cook, as I hate to see the aftermath. Me, a meticulous or what? Hehehe..

iv. I don't like traveling / going outstation for holiday. I get homesick easily.

v. I used to dislike children. But after having my own kid, I fall in love with them instantaneously and now planning to have at least 5 children of my own. InsyaAllah.

vi. I came from all girls sibling and went to all girls school, so I am quite awkward with boys. At first I thought I'm going to stay single for the rest of mylife but Alhamdullillah, I met Mat, fall in love with him and we got married.

vii. I love mylife. I am content and bless. Alhamdullillah.

Fuh, I really need more than a day to do this tagging thingies. 7 is a huge numbers. Ok, thats all.

Oh, I like to tag (I really want to kepochi about you actually.. heheh):
Mai Okinokiyo (buat kat blog u pon x pe)
Niah Anggunflora
Sue, my Botang (wonder my botang stand for what?)

OK, have a nice weekend guys. Well, I am still stuck here in the hospital. Huhuh..


Thursday, April 1, 2010

No sewing activity..

.. for the rest of the week, because we were out of town last weekend and right now, are 'camping' at the hospital because my DD was admitted due to high fever and bug infection.





But, we're schedule to be discharge tomorrow and I can't wait as being stuck in the hospital is so not fun..

OK, you people have a pinky day ahead! :-)

Admitted and check-up

Zahra and I went back to Ipoh last weekend, while Mat's going back to his hometown sending my MIL. Travelling with Zahra (and my sis yang sibuk berdengkur di belakang) adalah agak mencabar minda: she wants this and that, nak makan ayam (I bought KFC), nak susu, and later wanted to go to the toilet sebab dah basah. Tensi akak yang kena drive ni (sebab selalu nyer, Mat yang drive.. hohoho).

We stayed at Ipoh, from Friday till Sunday. Ipoh was hot, extremely hot. Entah la, hakikatnya, macam serba tak kena balik Ipoh. I don't know but I think the house is soo sempit: dengan budak tuisyen dari pagi, trun ke ptg, masuk ke mlm, dan dengan 5 beradik, aku jadik naik rimas dalam rumah sendiri. Lepas tu sendiri jadik sangat bersyukur when Papa and Mama planning to go to Middle East during my confinement period, so that I can berpantang at my own home sweet home. Alhamdulillah.

Dan balik dari Ipoh (on Sunday), Zahra was hit with high fever- 39.7C, I tell you. And as usual, kalo demam, memang refuse nak makan, and also minum susu, so jadikla dia vegetable, lembik tak bertenaga. At first on Monday, masih ok but later malam tu dia jadik lagi teruk and we decided to bring her to Annur, and now here we are, staying night and day sebab dia kena admitted. Dr said due to lung infection sebab breathing dia pon dah jadik whizzing gitu: kena neb, kena cucuk branular, masuk drip glukose and salt sebab tak makan punya pasal.





Meanwhile, Zahra in the hospital, taking care by Mat, I went to my first official Gynae visit: yup, we have chose the place to deliver the baby: PCMC with Dr Seri. Klas nok, hospital macam hotel.. hahaha. Too bad Mat and Zahra tak bole tag along, plan konon lepas check-up nak jalan KLCC, but since aku sensorang je gi, lepas check-up, terus la balik (hospital).



We might be here till tomorrow (Friday) sebab Zahra dah nampak sangat sihat dan segar: asik nak gi jenjalan tengok babies jer.

OK, itu sahaja untuk minggu ini. Bubye..