Monday, July 14, 2014

Please pray for Khalif's speedy recovery


Khalif is down with demam denggi. Yes, you read me right. My only 4 months old baby is down with dengue. 

I never thought baby sekecil Khalif akan terkena virus ni. And I did not know where the nyamuk came from. Agaknya ikut org naik lift ke tingkat 9. And Khalif memang takde pergi mana-mana last week. Hanya kat rumah. Pelik.

Apa-apa pun aku redha. Banyak banyak berdoa and berusaha.

Please pray for Khalif's speedy recovery. And pray that he will be strong to fight the virus. So far platlet reading alredy dropped from 390 to 171. And today is only Day 3. Kata doctor normally it takes at least 7 days to recover from demam and drop in platlet ni.

And of course aku tak puasa. Sebab I have to breastfeed Khalif sekerap mungkin. Ada org kata makan sup ketam- aku dah makan. Ada yg kata minum air pucuk betik- pun aku dah minum. Pergh pahit bukan main. Tapi takpe that is part of usaha. There's no cure utk virus denggi. Kat hospital pun doctor hanya monitor and kawal demam. That's all. I am hopeful Khalif will stay strong and takde komplikasi lain yang akan terjadi. I know my lil boy is strong inside out. Amin.

Based on my reading, hari 1-4 mmg akan demam panas. Day 5 demam akan reda but it doesnt mean dah OK. Sebab masa demam reda tu la normally virus akan merebak dgn bnyk dalam badan and bacaan platlet can be so low. That is the critical period. Kalau body boleh lawan that critical period, inshaAllah everything will go well.

Please Khalif. Stay strong. Ya Allah, sembuhkanlah anakku Khalif Aryan. Berilah dia kekuatan. Aminn Ya Rabb.



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Recharged !









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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Review : Kidz & Creme @ Setia Alam

Mmg tengah in sgt cafe ni tau. Maybe sebab Aaron Aziz yg punya. Kalau rakyat marhain yg punya mesti biasa biasa aje khen. Tapi aku mana bleh tahan bab bab makan ni. Lagi lah kalau pasal dessert. Takpe jom kita pegi rasa sendiri nutella tart yg diperkatakan ramai ni.

First impression when entering the cafe, mmg cosy lah. Sgt best utk chillax with kids sebab dia kids friendly. Kau boleh makan dgn tenang sambil kids ada activities lain nak buat mcm reading, jigsaw puzzle etc. They even have baking class for kids but of course with additional cost. For baking class which lasts for about an hour it will cost you RM45. If you take the combo which includes kids meals, the cost is RM50. Ok lah kan.

I had steak burger as main dish while MNI had Chicken Parmagiana. I kinda like the burger because they use croissant. Steak burger ada mushroom and cheese. Quite sedap but for my tekak it is a bit cheesy. Chicken Parmoagana dia pun sedap. The crumb sgt crunchy but again a bit too cheesy for me. Dah nama cafe pun kid and Creme khen. Eekke. For those yg cheese tolerance a bit high you must like the taste. And oh the fries sedap sebab they mix with sweet potatoes. Yummy.


We had chicken wings for appetizer. I think they can improve more sebab chicken wings depa mmg terkontang kanting. Similar to chicken wings yg aku goreng sambil pejam mata kt rumah. Ekeke. At least marinate lah with something tasty. Or paling simple pun serve with sos yg best ke. Ini cili sos pun aku yg mintak.


Air aku order Mocha Frappe. Ok lah rasa mcm Mocha. Duuhh. Haha. Eh they have this Monkey Mocha dlm menu. When. I asked ape kebenda ni, waiter tu buat gaya monkey. Ok tak kelakar. Rupanya mocha tu dia mixed with banana. I did not try lah sebab kang kalao x sedap aku ngamuk. Btw MNI had fresh orange. Expect dpt freshly made juice la. Tp sedih sebab dpt yg dlm bottle ready made daa. Pastu taste so so (MNI kata tak sedap) , for that price aku rasa they should improve more. Aku lupa plak apa brand juice tu. Mungkin brand tu mmg mahal ke i tak sure la plak. Tapi kalau aku, i would prefer freshly made juice lah.



This is the winning part! Mmg sedap Nutella Tart ni. And very generous portion. Makan 2 org just nice. Selalu mkn dessert aku kedekut nak share ngan MNI. But this one i dont mind sharing sebab mmg besar portion. X manis sgt and the cheesy taste tak muak sgt even mkn bnyk bnyk. Plus rasa nutella tu pergh mmg migrain aku mkn sedap punya pasal.



Ambient wise as i mentioned before mmg best. Kami laki bini makan chillax je Aryan g main pondok pondok. Ekekek. Pastu baca buku main jigsaw puzzle bagai. Mmg tenang dpt makan anak tak buat onar ats meja :)









Pada hari kejadian takde rezki jumpa Aaron Aziz. Hehe. Dia takde. But DiayanaHalik ada. Tapi aku segan nak mintak amik gamba. Kalau ngan Aaron Aziz aku tak segan lah. Sanggup. Aakakaka. Diyana tu friendly lah. Dia pegi setiap meja tanya customer ok ke tak semua. Aku ckp ok je lah. Padahal masa tu rasa tercekik sebab cheesy steak burger tu.

All in all ok lah tpt ni. In terms of price pun ok kot. Total damage utk 2 main dishes, 1 appetizer, 2 drinks and 1 dessert is RM97.

Ha dah apa lagi. Pegi la sana skrng makan Nutella Tart. Bye.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Old Mindset

Situation 1

A : Iskhh semangatnya anak ni... Brapa bulan dah ni? (You know that typical Qs when you balik kampung)
Me : 3 bulan setengah. Alhamdulillah.
A : Ni minum susu badan ye? Campur susu tepung lah kan?
Me : Minum susu badan je. Tak campur campur. Alhmdulillah.
A : Hishh. Susah lah macam tu. Orang nak menjaga pun susah.
Me : Tak leceh lah..saya dah siap siap label susu,org jaga cuma panaskan je.
A : Heei leceh leceh. Kalau saya yg kena jaga, memang surrender. Taknak lah.

(Fine, thats why aku sgt memilih and will ensure org jaga anak aku will cooperate utk manage my EBM. And so far takde masalah pun dari zaman Aryan dulu. Alhamdulillah semua boleh manage)

Situation 2
I was eating while babywearing Khalif in a ring sling.

B : Aik ni apa ni kain panjang-panjang.
Me : Kain nak gendong baby ni ( I thought 'gendong' is the most appropriate word to use with him instead of 'wearing' )
B : Eeii ni apa ni macam org Indonsia je gendong gendong.
Me : Ermm takpe. Janji baby selesa and saya boleh makan tak payah nak pass baby suruh org lain pegang.

(Ni baru aku pakai ring sling. Kalau aku pakai wrap entah macam mana la org kampung pandang. Somehow guna RS or wrap kat KL lagi comfy sebab takde org pun nak amik port kau macam Indonesian ke apa)

Kalau ikutkan hati aku ni, in both situations aku dah ringan mulut je nak bagi ceramah the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding & babywearing. But mind you both A and B ialah org-org veteran. So aku kena respect them and somehow adapt the mindset 'org lama selalunya betul'. Moreover they are my families. Kalau org lain kemungkinan besar aku dah ceramah dah. Lagipun kat kampung org dah cop aku seorang mommy yang so fussy about my kids. Ni tk boleh itu tak boleh. But dulu mereka kata 'ala anak first boleh lah macam tu. Tengok nanti bila anak dah 2'. Tapi now bila anak dah 2 i am still that fussy. Haha. Which means that is just me, bukan sebab dulu excited baru dapat anak first.

Lagi pun aku malas nak argue dgn org yg tak tahu. I'm not saying aku dah bnyk tahu (im just a newbie pun, but based on my experience yang baru ni i could tell the difference already). So I rest my case.

I am still learning on breastfeeding k. Had a chance to attend the talk ' breastfeeding while traveling (without the kids) by Farah Farhan the owner of Sarakids. I was so impressed with her effort of transporting her EBM while she was away overseas. Dulu masa time Aryan i was so lazy nak manage EBM while traveling. So what I did was pump & dump. (Pumping is still a must to ensure supply & demand masih ada when i got back).

So this time around we (read MNI and I) will try our best to manage and bring back the EBM during our vacations this year. Sounds tedious, but once you know the right techniques inshaAllah it is simply doable. Wish us luck !


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Monday, May 19, 2014

Me time and errr...Aryan

So he is away for more than 3 weeks now. Ya ampun aku rasa tulang belakang dah bengkok, energy is completely drained. Yang tinggal hanyalah sisa kekuatan. Seriously i keep wondering how the mothers out there yang anak sampai 5-6 orang get to manage their time and energy, dgn officework, dgn kerja kerja drop and fetch anak anak, house chores and the never ending karenah anak anak. Salute haku.

Disebabkan my mom and parents in law came over to visit us last weekend ( think its more nak pastikan cucu cucu mereka terjaga di tangan mommy nya yg dh meroyan ni).. I decided to leave the kids and had my 'me' time. Mind you yang Aryan mmg taknak tinggal dgn bibik. So i was hermm mesti budak ni nak tinggal dgn Onni, nenek dan atuknya. On saturday morning tu dah rasuah Aryan, kata please tinggal kejap dgn atok semua and he was like ok-mommy-im-fine-silalah pergi.

YES!

And there you go. At about 1030am I was ready with the car key nak kelur as my appointment at the spa was at 11am. And si anak bujang yang nampak mommy dia dah bawak handbag trus bergegas gi pakai kasut. Oh my tadi kata ok je nak tinggal dgn Onni. I tried to pujuk him, bribe him with Kidz Paradise (again) but semua nan ado hasil. Kalau dia dah loktang mengamuk depan rumah lagi takde hasil langsung nak pegi Spa kan so I decided to bring him long. Yes read me right; bawak anak bujang umir 3.5 years old pegi Spa.Me time lah sgt. Grrr.

Sampai Spa suruh Aryan main ipad senyap senyap. What else could I do to make him behave and tak buat onar di situ. Nasib baik aku dah kenal and biasa dgn pekerja Spa situ, just takut org laun yg akan terganggu. Orang dtg Spa nak relax their mind but terpakda dengar celoteh kepochi Aryan kan. Mau aku tak risau.

The first half an hour was ok.. But after that Aryan dah bosan and he started buat rondaan kawasan. Aku tak senang baring time buat hot stone and massage itu. And the ultimate scene was Aryan naik skali atas katil baring sebab nak minum susu! I told him to minum susu in the car later, but dia pandai korek handbag cari susu and mintak tolong pekerja tu angkat dia naik katil! Adoila anak. I never imagine akan pernah pegi Spa, massage and ada anak kat atas katil bersama. Kau mampoo? Agagaga.

That was the first time and last aku bawak Aryan ke Spa I swear. Walaupun mcm cool je bawak anak bujang as bodyguard, but definitely not to the Spa la weh. I'll make sure next month nye Spa is my me time takde anak dalam cerita. Tapi tu lah kan, hati ibu..tak sampai hati tengok anak menangis sebab kita tinggalkan dia. How am i going to leave bebudak ni nanti for our 4th honeymoon soon? I do not have the answer.

Please encik hubby, come back home quick. Isterimu ini dah pancit nguruskan rumahtangga seorang diri.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Random

Hai lah blog. Kesian dah lama kena tinggal. So sad :(

1. MNI is away (again!?), leaving me with 2 kids terkontang-kanting. When he left us, I was one week baru masuk office. Luckily maid ok and boleh diharap. Tapi aku redha je lah, dah memang kerja dia kena ke sana ke sini. Bila aku komplen asyik kena tinggal je, jawapan MNI - "kata nak jadi full time housewife. So kena bagi dia menuntut ilmu sebanyak mungkin and habiskan project cycle so dia boleh demand kerja dengan gaji tinggi, so aku boleh bneti keja" . Ada betulnya apa yg dia kata tu kan.So mak redha je lah.Brapa lama MNI away ? Entah. Mungkin sebulan mungkin sebulan lebih atau dua. Depends on kerja itu. Tapi dia kata kat aku sebulan je lah.

2. Kids are doing great.Alhamdulillah senang sgt nak jaga Khalif.Diammacam tahu je deddi dia kerja jauh and dia tak bnyk kerenah.I expect Khalif to bangun malam every 1-2 hours malam malam mcam Aryan time baby dulu.Tapi rupanya tidak! Khalif bangun 2 kali je utk susu. Kol 3 n pukul 6.Pukul 6 tu aku trus bangun sesiap gi kerja. Cuma Aryan je lah banyak kerenah. I think melayan Aryan is more tiring dari melayan adiknya. But I never complain to him lah of course. Dia tgh membesar and memang nak kan attention. So bebel kat sini je lah.

3. Kerja ialah tak best. Baru nak warm up kot after re-org and long leave. Terkedek-kedek sikit aku nak start engine. And the recent news i heard nama aku dah naik utk transfer. So lagi lah aku jadik down and malas. Ekekekek.Memang dah tahap wajib transfer dah aku ni. Being in the same office, same section,same department for 7.5 years already! Doing the same kerja sampai rasa dah muak juga. Kalau ada anak, dah darjah 1 anak aku ok. So yang ni pun mak redha. Kena ada new challenge lah kot. Takkan nak dok situ sampai retire dokk.

4. 2 vacations in line for this year inshaAllah. Ni vacation a.k.a honeymoon ye. Anak-anak tak bawak. Katalah kami kejam. But MNI and I memang akan ada at least one vacation a year yg utk honeymoon kami. Masa bersama berdua itu mesti ada. Ecewah. Itu kitorang lah. Org lain mungkin berbza pendapat. Vacation bersama anak-anak pun of course ada. Utk anak anak we opt for tpt yg diorang boleh appreciate. Contohnya kalau bawak pegi Disneyland mesti Aryans suka. Tapi kalau bawak diorang g Bali sure diorang bosan. Macam tu lah teori dia. So aku tgh gigih kumpul stok EBM utk Khalif nanti ni. Wish me luck.

5. Breastfeeding journey is so far Alhamdulillah. Manage to exclusively bf Khalif. And dapat juga kumpul stok. Harap dapat susukan dia sampai 2 tahun mcm abg Aryan dulu. Oh cerita pump freestyle yg rosak tu. Lepas hantar service center diorang taknak repair. So aku beli je freestyle baru. Malas nk fikir. Positive thinking je lah. This time aku beli yg Malaysia punya. Bukan beli from overseas sebab nakkan yg ada warranty. Mahal sikit takpelah asalkan next time boleh hantar service and takyah gaduh ngan org service center Medela itu. Hemmphh.

6. Will join the 3 series clan next mnth. Umur 3 series ye bukan aku beli BMW 3 series. Agagaha. Dah start consume collagen apa bagai, anti wrinkle cream and whatnots. Sounds so old yeah I know. Freak out lah konon. Yaa rite.

Ok dah penat. Till next entry. Daaa.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Do not talk in the kitchen

Being a mother of two, masa bersama MNI ialah semakin menyikit. Dia balik kerja around 630pm, then kitorang semua masuk tido around 1030pm. So ada 4 hours to spend quality time with the kids and hubby. (Aryan pun balik school sama dgn MNI).

So masa yang ada utk berbual-bual dan bercerita to each other about our days ialah during dinner time. Akan tetapi..

MNI & I : Borak borak yada..yada..yada...
Aryan : Mommy, deddi.. don't talk in the kitchen. Eat first. Please keep quiet.
MNI & I : Ok Aryan. (And both of us keep our mouths shut). Ahaha.

Fine. Memang lah sepatutnya tak elok bercakap-cakap masa makan kan. And Aryan has being trained at school that way. I know dia nak kata jgn cakap masa makan, tapi kat school eating area dia mmg kat kitchen. Dah kat rumah pun dia kata jgn bercakap kat kitchen. Ekekeke.

On the other hand, Khalif telah pun memontelkan diri dengan jayanya ! Barut dah tak muat. Semua baju newborn sempat pakai sekali je. What a waste aku beli punya bnyk baju newborn cecumel. Last-last kena recycle baju Abg Aryan sebab most of Khalif's baju dah sendat. Alhamdulillah dia membesar dengan sihat :)

Ni tangan Khalif ke Michelin ni ? Ekekke.

Nak start kerja lagi in about 2 weeks time. I wonder how am I going to leave this cutie pie. Sigh.