selamat berpuasa

I’m super-busy at work now. No time at all to update this blog or even to express my milk. Nak pergi kencing pun tak sempat! Coz branches keep calling us asking all sort of questions regarding our project sekarang nie. I even had nightmares 2 nights in a row talking about my work yg tak siap!!!

Subsequently, my milk supply became very low. There’s one day I have to wake up every hour to try to express milk ~ I got only around 1/2 oz every time. So sedih. So tiring.

But what to do. Itulah namanya pengorbanan. I’m almost quit by trying to feed him formula, but again our smart baby declined. (after that laa yg bgn every hour pump milk tu).

Tapi insyallah kerja2 yg sibuk nie akan abis dlm masa seminggu je lagik. Harapnya semua akan ok.

Banyak sebenarnya nak update. Tapi seperti yg dikata – tak sempat. Ini pun curi 5 minit waktu cuti merdeka nie sementara our baby main dgn angah.

Plus his nursery closes early this fasting month (sebelum pukul 6 dah kena pergi amik die), lagikla tak sempat nak siapkan kerja. But the good thing is I get to spend more time with our darling baby.

Anyway, remember I told you our baby can crawl already? Kalau sebelum nie area2 dekat je dia crawl ~ now dah everywhere! Dapur! Bilik! and so fast, too!!! Cepat betul dia progress. Dan dia juga sudah start belajar ‘mengemas’. Things on the rack, on the table, habis semua ditariknya… Dan peti box astro tu pun dia amat minat. Penat gak mengejar dia, nie belum boleh jalan lagik nie.

But the good thing is yesterday bila saya timbang berat – aik, I lose 3 kg? What the heck… (kalau pegang perut rasa tak mengecik pun duhh). Macam nie tak perlu susah2 diet. Sape rasa nak kuruskan badan, meh la dtg jaga ashman seminggu hehehe….

I’ve got to go back to my reality world now. Anyway, selamat berpuasa semua. Saya tak berpuasa coz the milk tak cukup – siap kena pergi klinik aritu sbb dehydrated.

Selamat shopping raya!

the new season begin…

BPL has began! Excited. But due to my hectic schedule last weekend ( I elaborate about this later), I have not build up my team for the fantasy league just yet. Maka seperti tahun lepas saya sudah ketinggalan satu game lagik mcm last year. Anyway last year we did fairly well, I got no. 7 and hubby no. 6, tapi sebab saya miss one game tau🙂. This year both of us missed the first game. Adil la kan hehe…

This season should be interesting. Now Ronaldo has bid goodbye, many managers surely lost a captain as he is an all time favorite. But personally as a red devil I don’t really care losing him. Of course we might lose points as he is the shining star, but I do believe in the team. Actually I felt sadder that we lose Tevez.

Another all time favorite manager for fantasy league is Lampard. He is very consistent throughout season. It will also be interesting to see how Man City performs this season, with all the new signing. Though I think it will be much more exciting if they manage to secure J.T. I wonder why some people speculate the Blues will be sitting on the throne this season as they have not been doing any glamorous signing. They even lose to the liverpudlians last season (the first since the last 6 years I heard). The only new thing is Ancelotti. Is he that great?

Whatever it is, if we win again this season, it means we will get the 19th championship – better than any other team that ever exists in the league. Likewise, the same if those liverpudlians win. Hmm… just prepared for an entertaining season. (they better give an entertaining games as Astro bil has increased 20% for the sport channel!).

Anyway, tutup cerita BPL and cerita sikit about our hectic weekend. We have planned to bring our baby swimming for the first time since the last 3 weeks. Tunggu mummy dia habis exam je. Dah siap beli float. However due to H1N1 (isn’t it scary how the death toll kept on increasing?), we do not feel safe to go to public pool any longer. Thus hubby bought our boy…jeng jeng jeng…..his own pool!.

Amat seronok okay. Rugi kamera rosak (tak sempat nak survey beli yang baru) but the memory is captured safely in my mind though. Mana taknya, letak je our boy dalam tu, terus merangkak everywhere sambil tepuk tepuk air. The pool is quite big size for him – I think the diameter is almost 2 metres. So seronok lah dia crawling everywhere. Langsung tak takut air. Bila kitorang buat air pancut (guna paip getah), dia sibuk kejar sambil nganga mulut! Adorable 🙂. Sesiapa yg nak join swimming jemputlaa datang ok!

Mirror mirror on the 8 months’ wall

Today our little boy cried when I left him at the daycare. This is the first time such thing happened. First time. Hence it is a big thing for me, for us. Of course one thing this signifies that our boy is grown up already. Angah kata separation anxiety. He understands separation and able to show his emotion. Well, it’s good that he learn to be independent and sociable.

But I also feel sad. My heart mixed with emotion. Every mother in the world will feel it. You just can’t afford to hear your child’s sadness; it makes your heart cry as well.

By the way, 5 minutes later we went and visit him again at the daycare (I just have to make sure nothing wrong with the daycare). He is happily playing toys with another kid. Good to see. At least I am bit relief. Tapi lepas tu dia ternampak kitorang dekat pintu nangis balik. Kesian…

You know in the pre-school I worked in U.S, there is an observation room attached to the kid’s room where there is a 2-way mirror, where you can see the kids but they only see normal mirror (macam dalam cerita polis tu la). I wonder whether we have that in any daycare in Malaysia?

At almost 8 months, I can see that our boy is certainly growing up. Last week he caught Roseola. It’s like measles, but only affecting kids younger than 2 years old. The baby will first get a high fever, followed by distinctive rash just as the fever breaks. I had exam during that time so hubby yg kena jaga dia (first time hubby taking care of him alone during sick time – thank you so much daddy). After he recovered from the illness, I realized he suddenly all grown up.

Well, let see…Firstly, his first tooth came out (ingat kan memula demam sebab tu). Then he can crawl now. Boley tahan laju. He can sit properly now without tumbling over. When he tries to stand, he let go both of his hands – memang nampak macam “I am a big boy okay”. He also can say “Ma” now. Yeayy!!!

When we built our own Great Wall of China around the bed using pillows, he excitedly climb over. So we cannot leave him on the bed alone now.

He holds toys (and our handphone okay) with firm grip now. He will look around if he loses them. Sometimes he purposely drops the toy (or my house key) and wants to take it back. And now when we call “Ashman”, he will look around!

Another thing that actually Raihan (my 12 year old niece) pointed out at me, Ashman no longer smells like baby but smell like human. That was her exact sentence after she kissed our boy’s forehead. You know how genuine kids’ words are. Of course I smell our boy afterward to double confirm ~ oh yeah she was right. There’s no longer that unique baby smell (ada orang kata bau syurga entah betul atau tidak).

For the weaning process, unlike the first month we started weaning him, now he eats a lot. Makan sure habis punya. Of course his favorite is still sweet potato. Selalunya I will mix the rice cereal with potato/fruits/vege. Minum susu still paling banyak waktu malam. Now with H1N1 cases everywhere, lagikla banyak I kasik dia susu – extra boost immunity.

The funniest thing is my baby becoming more aware of his own identity. Kalau tengok diri sendiri dalam cermin sure happy habis. Being bouncy as ever and admiring his movement. I reminded hubby to cherish the moments with little one as he grows so fast we might miss/forgotten such precious moments. Time flies fast once they reach this age.

Okie dokie. Pen off here.

*Do watch Channel 110 on Yasmin Ahmad’s. Interesting interviews and moments with her currently on air until 31st August

exam habis yahoo!

I was away for a few days. Supposedly taking study leave for my exam. I am not so confident with this paper due to a few reasons, which is as follows:

i) I did not take tutorial for this class as it was a short semester thus the class lasted for 4 hours which ended until 10.30pm. I can’t afford to leave my baby that long.

ii) It is an accounting-related paper. The last time I learn accounting was in year 2001, and am not practicing the discipline now. So mcm dah tak berapa nak ingat laa nak debit/credit which side. Karat otakku ini beb!

iii) I only attend the first half of the Pre-Exam Seminar (atau dengan nama lain kelas tips exam). Well, you know why…it fall on that RED DEVIL day. I had to miss it…had to. (Man U sekali setahun pun belum tentu beb!).

iv) My baby so demanding and so manja with me. Last semester sewaktu dia masih kecil tidur lama and tak bother pun aku baca buku whatsoever. This semester “I’m a big boy already mummy” ~ asik nak ajak main, dukung, lompat, melekat with me etc. Kesimpulannya memang tak dapat study kalau dekat rumah. The only time I spent studying is for a few hours spent at my friend’s house (kengkonon study group) and another few hours at coffee house while hubby strolling with baby at the mall.

Anyway, exam pun dah habis. Doa2 kan lah saya pass okay. I’m looking forward to start the next semester. Sebelum tu kita enjoy dulu kay (dah beli pelampung baru for my baby utk pergi swimming!).

*The legendary Yasmin Ahmad passed away last week. Those who have been a follower of my blog surely know that I (and hubby) adore her works so much. She is greatly missed… I still can’t believe I’m not able to watch her commercial any longer. I’ll write about her in my next entry, InsyaAllah.