She is the little energizer at home. She is not only active, talkative and energectic... most importantly, she lights up our life!
Thursday, January 31, 2008
She is the little energizer at home. She is not only active, talkative and energectic... most importantly, she lights up our life!
Well, especially those mummies who went for tertiary education, was having very good pay job and suddenly decided to quit. What did your family members say? I think they can voice up their concern and worry to you but the most important person that stand by you must be your husband, isn't it? Please share with me.
I have a complicated feeling when thinking about my not-so-good full time job that leads me to nowhere even after another 5 years and miss time spend with my child. I'm not a good mother as I don't know how to balance well about what I'm looking for in my career life versus my family. I feel miserable loosing my technical skills days by days and doing don't know what the heck in my job until I feel like I'm just a clerk! After much thought over this issue, I decided to put a stop here.
MIL was a full time teacher when she was young and she treasure family times with her children. Time was a challenge for her back then and she shared with me those moments she missed with her children. On the other hand, my mum who's a full time SAHM and later became WAHM wishes that I can earn my own money and be independant so that can send my children to daycare. Haha... can you see the conflict here?
Well, the decision is on my own hands and only I will decide what I want for my life. Afterall, there are even lots of things to learn in the house, isn't it? To name a few, cooking and baking which I long to but never start on anything yet; more time spend with the little one,... and if possible I might become PTWM.
Conclusion, it's not the end of the world if you don't work. It's another turning curve in life whereby you may not know what's the challenge ahead.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I was wondering and reading all about this new opportunity that offer to blogger with much hesitation as I'm not so sure how to do it. First, I found it stressful to write paid post as I had heard there are time frame for you to complete a task to submit. Secondly, it's quite challenging as I need to squeeze my brain juice to come out with my own words or reviews about a particular item or topic... I got even more stressful when I think about this. Next, I think I'm not prepare to take up this new role even it promises some lucrative rewards later. Therefore, I was holding this idea until recently... well it's almost 9 months before I really decided to blog for money. Basically, this is how I feel about get paid to blog but once after you see the money deposited into your account, you will get more motivated and determined to snatch every opportunity that comes across! Trust me... haha!
After getting some advise and guides from experience blogger mummies, I finally signed up to kick start with blogging for money. Yes, it was tough at the beginning but when I get the hang of it, everything goes smoothly without any notice. I guess the first step is very important. If you never step out you won't know what will happen next.
You know I love scrapbooking and cloth diapering and it is quite expensive to buy imported items. Especially some specialty scrapbooking supplies which is uneasy to find in our local scrapbooking stores. Even if we do get it here, they are very expensive compare buying from overseas. Besides, I'm also planning to get a few pairs of wool longies with my money earn from the paid post. Therefore, most probably I'll use the money for online purchase. What will you do with the money you get from blogging?
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Monday, January 28, 2008
Initially, I planned to go to bank to withdraw money and go to mainland to collect components from supplier but before that need to call up supplier to confirm their location. Then, after I login searching for supplier's details and my other hands was actually looking for my car key, wait a minute... how come there's no key in my bag as I remember I never put it on table yet and... I think I didn't have it in my hands when I came out from the car!!!
Went down to the car park and it's confirm my key was still hanging inside the car which didn't use remote to lock. I locked it by hands la.... Duh! Luckily my colleagues are kind enough to help me get it out from the car. Ha! They are Mr.Utility in my office, from broken high-heels to mechanical problem... you name it, they are very hands on. They can fix almost anything and I really respect them.
Bad thing is the car door for the front passenger cannot be opened after the incident probably due to the way they "open" the door to retrieve the key. Well, never mind at least I can drive home later.
Next, I checked on my Touch N Go... arrgh! I left it at home! If I have it I can travel back paying the Penang Brigde toll only RM5.60. Without one I need to pay RM7.00. Call me stingy, I just don't want to pay extra so I have to get it at home. Ended up I didn't go to collect goods from supplier.
Why suddenly I become so forgetful? Motherhood did change alot of things huh?
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Cecilia: Teacher you like pants so much ah?
Me : Huh? What made you think so?
Cecilia: I never see you wear skirt or dress.
Me : Oh... yes. Pants is more comfortable. I know that you like dresses very much.
Cecilia: Yes la... dress is so pretty why don't want to wear?
Me : *speechless*
Cecilia: Next time you wear for me to see, OK?
Why? I also don't know why. I realized 95% of my working outfits are blouse and pants and I hardly have any dresses or skirts. Ever since En En is here, I never wear skirt. I might be getting some dresses and skirts for this Chinese New Year.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
As she grows older, mummy realized there must be some change to overcome this situation. Mummy hopes to spend more time for her as mummy already missed all the Sunday for the previous year. Suddenly feel like money is not everything and how many 3 years that we'll have to watch our little one grow up? Daddy is the one who doesn't want to miss the growing years of his baby even he was requested to work overseas for 3, 6 months and 1 year but he turned down them all. Mummy really salute daddy being so caring for the family.
Well it's true that when you are away too long from the little one the bonding will not be so strong. En En only will cling to mummy when she's sick and time for kai-kai. Other than that, she will tell mummy "Ma-miee... bu yao!" (mummy... don't want!) So heartache eh... The horrible part is she now calls Ah Mah as mamiee (since Ah Mah look after En En most of the time) and Mummy as Ah Mah *roll eyes* ... Identity switched! Mummy needs to work out something now...
p/s: When Po Po is here, En En only wants po po to do everything for her and by then she will says "Ah Mah, bu yao! Mamiee, bu yao!" I wonder what's my mum's tactics?
Monday, January 21, 2008
Weird enough, she refused to step down to the beach and asked us to carry her while she's exploring the new view. She kept on saying "pom... pom..." - swimming in the sea while pointing to the sea! Unfortunately this little one is quite timid and never ask us to let her play the water. She's scared!
Before we went back, she finally agreed to step down to the beach but never move her step. *roll eyes* Stood there still for mummy to snap, snap!
Dear beach, we are going to pay you more visit from now on...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
En En was excited as she would love to follow what jie jie was doing and decided to do some writing. So, she asked mummy to bring her to the table and asked to be seated in our chair which is a bit low for her to reach the table. Then mummy helped to make the chair higher and here you go:
En En sat there for at least 20 minutes before asking us to bring her down from the higher chair. She still hopes that jie jie already finish her homework and she can't wait to sit on jie jie's laps. Unfortunately, jie jie as a Form 1 student still have lots of homework to finish. Mummy asked En En to go back to her place and write again and she did. So clever today...
This is the scribbled piece of "artwork" from En En...
En En has one new toy set since yesterday and she's happily playing with them. These are very interesting piece made from wood and little one will be learning to use a knife (wooden too) to cut, cut!
See how En En practise her cutting skill...
You will hear "shack! shack!" sound when the fruits are being cut... it has very strong Velcro in it to attach together...
We heard very often about once you have a bad credit, it will be very difficult to apply for other new credit cards or even getting a loan. Sounds terrible, right? But if you apply for bad credit loans, this is not a big deal anymore. We do miss out in our financial planning from time to time but actually we still can look for advise from finanacial planner and carry on with rebudgeting or planning to settle off those bad credit. The key to avoid bad debt is no other than never drag the payment and try our best to pay on time.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Height: Forgot to measure
Weight: 10.7kg - dropped from 11.2kg due to recent sickness
Teeth : Unable to count but her upper and lower molar teeth all out! At least 16 or more??
- Refuse totally on plain water and it's getting harder to make her drink water
- Feel grateful as she is very interested to drink soup everyday from breakfast till supper!
- Daily meal including oatmeal for breakfast (never refuse since she's 6 months old), porridge or porridge mix with 1 Tablespoon rice cook with fish or meat or both. Must serve with hot soup!
- She's not keen in chewing food, evrything goes into her mouth she swallows it directly. That's the reason we hardly ccan change porridge into rice yet. But weird enough she chews very good on biscuit or fried salted fish crackers but not rice.
- A big fan of ice-cream! She will throw tantrum if we refuse to give her the ice-cream with cone once she sees it!
- Refuse Pedia Sure milk due to the sweetness and back on Gain Plus. Take 6oz for 2-3 times daily.
- Interested to taste different food and will ask us to include her on the dining table whenever she sees us having meal even she already had hers.
- Still in love with yoghurt drinks and she thinks yoghurt is ice-cream as she will ask for more.
- Loves cold drinks.
Too many until lost count, she can speaks simple words with us and understand whatever we told her.
1) En En is able to imitate every words that we said and she will repeat it again in front of us.
2) She will giggle and laugh when we talk about her funny actions that she did among ourselves even she was playing and seems not concentrating with adult's conversation. She listens to every single words that we said and this cheeky girl always alert at anytime! So better be careful about what we said with her existence.
3) She's able to use spoon to feed herself well but still make a mess if she's trying to scoop the soup out from the bowl.
4) She loves to take her soup from a bowl and will act like the old chinese that drink directly from the bowl without any spoon.
5) We will need to hide stuff/ food or anything that we don't wish her to take/consume when she's not aware. Once she knows where we place them she will lead you there and ask you to take for her even she just saw it once. She has very good observation and memory.
6) She will trick us to get what she wants. Firstly, she will manja with you and pretending to ask you go to the kitchen but when you pass the staircase, she will points and scream to go up. Our little navigator won't give up easily if her desire never meet. She will make noise and fuss until you have to negotiate with her. Forget about sweets, that's a turn off for her.
7) En En starts to scribble on paper with colour pencil but she is still learning to hold the pencil properly even she can scribble something out. We are not giving her real pen to write but she prefers pen over pencil.
8) Able to understand when we reason with her why this can or that cannot. She is also able to understand instructions when we ask her to bring her nappy to the laundry basket, put back her pacifier on the table, take the bottle from the table, bring mummy a pillow and so on...
9) Able to take off unbuttoned blouse on her own.
10) Able to wear her shoes properly and mostly she wear the shoes left and right correctly.
11) Feels shy when she's topless or without a diaper... she will quickly ask to cover up but will say shy shy and laugh at anyone of us who go topless or reveal some bare skin in front of her.
12) Joking around with us about "nen nen" (boobies) and she said mummy has, Ah Mah has, papa has,... everyone have including En En too! She then comes close to mummy in order to pull up mummy's shirt for a peek! Naughty girl!!!
When you made mistake in knitting after nearly completed the garment then only realized you have to undo everything and start from the beginning...
When you have a toddler who needs your attention around the clock if she's not napping or go to bed earlier at night...
When the kid needs you to bring her here and there and asking you to carry her all the time and won't stop telling you she wants this and that but ended up it's not her main purpose and get cranky since she's not been satisfied...
When you realized you have loads of work to complete in the office and yet you still wants to save the time for blogging....
WHAT A DAY!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Why is it so? Recently En En take at least 3-4 bowls of soup per day, take salty fish and love it to every bite, a fan for chinese tea, main meal is porridge and rice, pick salty crackers over sweet one ... last but not least, she speaks Mandarin very well now. She is able to pick up every words that we teach or told her and use it back on us...?!!
The only obvious fact is she's not made in China! LOL....
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
But do you know in order to play well in the casino you need to have very good calculation besides luck? Yes, I mean lots of mathematics and how many of you ever think that gambling is another method to train our brain to think faster and perform quick calculation? At least I think so and I do learn to play mahjung with my husband and my parent in law when I was pregnant in order to keep my brain think fast and solve complex calculations. It is said if the mother think harder and learn more new knowledge, the brain cells of the baby will develope even faster. Not sure how true it is but I did it. Alright, I exclude money rewards here as I never gamble with money before as you know... I just don't have the luck.
What if for those actual gambler who wish to play but not in the casino and doesn't have any companion? Today we have online casino that offers various type of gambling games. You will sure find the one that you are interested without leaving your home, for instance. This online casino do offer real money rewards if the player wins by playing through the monitor screen. How amazing! If you are interested you can just join in the fun and let me know if you ever win in online casino.
We temporarily changed En En's milk to lactose-free milk and mummy didn't know any good lactose-free formula milk out there and ended up with Pedia Sure. Dr.Tan told us he won't recommend this milk to children as they normally won't switch back to their original milk. On top of that, this is the most expensive milk in the market. Imagine that... 1.8kg is more than MYR100 (am I right?)
Mummy and daddy tried on the milk as we are curious how come our little girl doesn't like it as she never finish them. Guess what... Pedia Sure in fact is the most yummy milk among all that we had tasted before and it is the sweetest too! No wonder, En En doesn't have sweet tooth and in fact she dislikes sweet taste. She even spit out the syrup medicine and therefore we need to dilute the medicine with water for every feed!
Come to think about it... En En helps us to save money indirectly... LOL!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I may have another different lifestyle and I prefer that I can work hard enough with my husband to acquire a small house for our own after we retire later without depending on our children. I found out it is quite interesting and glad that there are care homes in other countries such as United Kingdom. How I wish we have care homes in Malaysia to provide shelter and care for the elderly. It is very important that someone is willing to listen and care for the old group as they are unable to cope alone with daily chores and may need assistance from others.
If we ever have care homes in Malaysia, I will visit the old folks there and be a volunteer to help out. It's a good deed that you are still able to share out the love and at the same time offer help to the elderly.
We saw her cheeky and smiling face since yesterday besides being able to play on her own. This morning before mummy out for work En En was sitting quietly waiting to be fed for breakfast. She even peeked inside the bowl to see whether they are any food left as she wants to have more. Guess her good appetite is back and it's time to start her on more nutritious diet.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
She sleeps soundly after the medicine and no really keen on milk as before. At least she can swallow water and soup when we spoon-feed her. Still time for medicine is the time for war between En En and mummy!
Let's pray hard that she will get stronger and recover faster...
Saturday, January 5, 2008
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Friday, January 4, 2008
Today was a terrible day for En En and mummy. En En was on drip since she didn't want to take in anything including medicine. We had to force-feed her while she's screaming her lung out! Daddy got to lock her arms and legs while mummy got to hold her head firmly in order to pump medicine for her.
While she's awake, she will asked to go "kai-kai" and the place that we can go is the playground room in paed center. Luckily there were a few children who will played with En En when they were there together. So, basically the day is long... and mummy know that En En also feel boring to stay in there. This is the only entertainment En En had for her waking period.
Due to new environment and phobia of the nurses who came close to us, En En barely can sleep even after injection. Her will power was so strong to refuse dozed off in the ward room. She was crying to ask us bring her to the playground room in the paed center even it's already 11pm! She kept on crying and screaming if we ever tried to go back to the ward room. Every other children already went to dreamland but not En En. Daddy had no choice seeing our little one cried for almost 2 hours non-stop and requested paed to give her another jab to release her tension and relax her muscle so that she can sleep soundly to get better rest. Otherwise... everyone around her will be affected especially mummy who needs more rest like her.
3 Jan 2008
En En showed some interest in food and she was asking for "mum-mum" during breakfast time. this is a good sign, even she just had a little bit but it's an improvement. Medicine? Still need to force-feed her. *Sigh*
She felt drowsy and tired after some walk and medicine but she just refused to sleep in the crib and insisted mummy to bring her "kai-kai" with eyes half close. She kept on crying for another 1 hour and just made eveyone felt bad about her crying as her voice turned coarse. Lastly, Ah Kong & Ah Mah applied with pead to get En En back home in the afternoon and sent in by evening.
So, we went home for lunch and En En managed to drink 4oz milk and 4oz ribena in that afternoon. Then at late afternoon, we managed to get her ate 1 bowl of very watery oatmeal. At least we feel relieve as she has more fluid intake. One thing never change is En En still refuse anyone else to hold her except mummy. Mummy's biceps were so painful after holding her for the past 2 days and finally asked the help of our maid to help mummy in this:
We turned out with a homemade sling. Mummy like this idea as it ease the pain of the arms and more comfortable for En En too. :) So, temporarily had to use this solution to wear our clingy baby.
Brought En En back to the hospital around 5.30pm and surprisingly she didn't protest and she gave some cooperation when it's feeding time. She took dinner even very little and she is able to take medicine when we tried to spoon-fed her. Hurray! No need to force-feed already. Mummy was so proud of her improvement.
She slept at 9pm even she was complaining and crying for a while but much better than the night before. Never woke up for the whole night so mummy and daddy also can have a better sleep.
Finally pead announced that En En can go home already! When mummy asked her whether she wants to go home she said NO! Huh?? Asked her still want to stay in the hospital she said YES! Oh no... must be the attraction of the playground room.
En En was discharged from the hospital about 10.45am. Bad news is Ah Mah is suspected to contract the same disease since this morning...
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Suddenly Mummy was having diarrhea before went back home and felt nausea! That kind of feeling never return since mummy was having it while pregnant with En En for 7 months! First thought in mind is the wind inside the bloated tummy was tumbling up and down.
Well, it's new year eve and Mummy wish to see En En earlier and forgot about the nausea feeling. On the way back home while driving... mummy vomitted in the car! While still speeding through the traffic light... LOL! There's no way to stop but never mind since it's just a few minutes to reach home.
The whole evening from 7pm till 11.30pm, mummy vomitted four times after any fluid or solid intake. It felt better if didn't took anything. Rushing to the toilet thrice and couldn't even attend En En since she was calling mummy for so many times even up to the bedroom. Mummy was sleeping like a log in the living room. All Mummy knew is En En did cuddled up with mummy afew times when mumy was sleeping downstairs.
1 Jan 2008
Mummy was getting better and stop going to the toilet after taking 2 tablets of motilium to ease the wind. Hoping to get a good night sleep with En En now. Before even stepped up the stairs, we heard a loud cry and coughing sound of our little one. Mummy then discovered En En thrown out her milk together with phlegm that cause her to cough so terrible. Consoled and persuaded her to get back to sleep. We thought everything should be fine.
En En cried and woke up because of her coughing and vomitting again. Still some phlegm was discovered with little fluid. We cleaned her and she was back to sleep.
A loud cry - as En En was having a hard time to sleep and vomit for another time.
4.40a.m - 5.30a.m
En En's condition not improving and vomitted for another 2 times and this time is right after every intake of fluid. We tried to make her sleep but not very sucessful as she probably has stomach pain and that bothered her alot. She passed alot of gases out and that made her even difficult to get back to sleep.
Mummy was having fever by now.
5.45a.m - 6.30a.m
Discovered En En also has fever. She kept on vomit again. It's alarming us already. Everyone suspected mummy spread the virus to En En already as we were having the exact same symptoms except En En has no diarrhoea yet. Hence, quickly packed her clothes and neccessities and rush to clinics to get confirmation.
En En vomitted for the 7th time and doctor in clinic advised us to send the little one to ICU immediately and mummy was given afew medicine to cure for the illness. Doctor even told us it's very likely nowadays everyone is catching this type of virus and we are not the only case.
Reached Adventist Hospital but there's no paed around. Took En En's height and weight's measurement. Mummy can only rememeber the weight was 11.1kg. We need to wait patiently for the paed to reach the hospital in around half an hour time.
Mummy quickly wallop down all the oral medicine as En En seems like clingy to mummy and refuse anyone else to carry her. Die la.... as we already know it's 80% En En contracted the virus from Mummy and now she still cannot let go of mummy. Mummy was so weak to hold her and walk around... but still with determination the body can go beyond our will.
Dr.Tan arrived and after examination and checking En En... he started his explainations and it's the cause of air-bound virus. 100% contracted from mummy as this virus spread very fast and anyone who get close to us will be contracted depends on the immune system. Wah! So scary... but because infants and toddlers are weaker for their condition, ok... it's the virus evolution in the body that reacts very fast so the changes is rapid and unpredicatable.
Paed advised us on what to do and how to look after her besides prescribed the medicine. En En must on lactose-free milk and paed even said it's normal that she will lose her appetite and refuse to eat as that's the reaction of the virus inside the stomach. Just be sure she's not dehydrated and take medicine on time for a day. En En was not admitted and was advised to come back again the next morning.
We went home with En En and followed pead instructions but too bad we hardly can feed her fever medicine every 4 hourly. En En was sleeping througout the day with very little appetite to eat anything. There's no more vomitting but the fever still not completely gone.
En En was in the dream for almost 2 hours and Mummy was glad that can give her 4oz of milk and 1 oz of water while she's sleeping.
2 Jan 2008
Mummy was abit worry as her fever never subside. She's getting warmer and wamer. Tried to feed her water but unsucessful.
Checked her temperature and it's a dangerous 39.8 degree Celcius!!! Called the paed and was advised to admit her to hospital immediately.
6.00a.m - 8.15am
En En was given suppository and we are advised to sponge her with warm water in order to make the temperature from her body to subside faster. The whole emergency room was filled with her loud scream and cry. She clings and screams for maamiee... no matter what! En En already grows the fear of seeing nurses and the ward with so many beds for the second time! Daddy went to register and we finally settle down in the paed ward room.
Her weight went down to 10.9kg and she was so shock and frightened about what's going on to her in such a short time and can't stop screaming and crying for very long time... so heartache to hear this repeatedly.
Mummy was having headache but nothing much can be done except continue to take medicine on-time and hopefully can recover faster to take care of our little one.
To be continued...