Archive for May, 2007

Jeremy Boy …. Where are you going ….???

May 31, 2007

My Breast Feeding Journey

May 30, 2007

I manage to breast feed Jeremy for 7 months, means I just stop breast feeding him.

Recall back …
The first time was very tough for me especially newly mother , I not even know how to carry my boy when nurse hand over Jeremy for me .
She just told me : Time for breast feeding, u wana try ?? I look at the nurse with a silly face…. “ ehh, how ?, can u teach me how to carry and how to breast feed ? .
The nurse was very kind, in fact she was very young. She taught me the very basic thing, how to carry my baby first , then taught me how to breast feed in a proper way and how to let my baby latch . It’s was out of my surprise that Jeremy immediately start sucking….No cry even no milk from me.. That was ard 10pm… so quite , I was so amazed by that moment !!

First time always the tougher wan, no milk …. 2nd time breast feed still no milk…3rd time also no milk.. Until I reach home also no milk , I started worry, started to call my friends… how ….?? Stress slowly come to me , feel like crying, painful somemore but have to tahan the pain and carry my boy , letting him latch more. But one thing I was glad that my boy suck even no milk, his not crying even no milk, in fact he like to suck . I dun wan to push myself too hard and ask my hubby go get a formula milk to stand by. He bought Weyth s26 cos was using by the Hospital when Jeremy was born.

After 2 – 3 days trying, the milk flow started and produced. The first time I pump was only 1 OZ, that 1 OZ was so precious to me and my baby, and is the first breast milk and is very healthy for baby, I told my aunt (who taking care of me and my baby during my confinement), make sure jeremy finished the milk. The 2nd time pump was ard 2 – 3 OZ, I began to gain back my confidence and being happy that finally I can do it. The higher I able to pump was 12OZ .. 🙂 Pumping or express milk was something very stressful to me sometime, cos it’s can use up to 30 minute to one hour time just to pump milk. Very tired , very stressful especially not enough milk, especially cant pump out as much as u want. I used avent manual breast pump. People told me, have to rest more during confinement . How to rest ? always breast feed my boy , when no breast feed have to start express milk to store . Each day I pump ard 3-5 time .

2 month maternity was over ……. Started to worry how to arrange the time for express milk in the office, how to store , how to hand over to nanny …. Another challenge begin …
Everyday to work I had to prepared so many thing, pump, bottle, towel, cooler bag, ice technic cube , nursing pads . My department was small, so I had my own toilet , I call it my toilet, cos seldom ppl use, so the toilet was clean and I can put my thing there. Nothing that make me worry, the only thing I concern was the pumping sound … from the breast pump …. ‘ yeak..yeak..yeak…’ From the beginning at work, I pump 2 times a day. Each time ard 5OZ. Colleagues was asking me when i store in the fridge , there actually know what is inside the cooler bag, there just wana ask ‘ susu kar?” I just give them a smile.

After I reach home, have to quickly store the milk and started another pumping session … ard 6pm-7pm. In between I will let my boy suck. Before I go to bed, I will pump another time ard 11pm. If mid night due to engorgement I still need to pump , But normally I wait till 5-6am.

For the first 2-3 month I consider 90% full breast milk. For the 4-5 month , daytime started to mix with formula milk , 2 breast milk, 2 formula milk. And at the 5 month, slowly introduce solid food. For the 6-7 month, daytime all with formula milk and solid food, only breast feed 1 at the bed time, and 1 at early morning before I go to work. I decide to stop breast feeding at this moment. I wana have a break even I m not yet planning for 2nd baby..

Voila …. This is my breastfeeding 7 month journey. I m actually proud of myself, I able to breast feed this long even not as long as Jeremy 1 years old. Even not as papa target , papa hopefully I can breast feed Jeremy until he reach 1 years old.
Ohh.. abit long about this post, but I could like to jot down as a memory or motivation to myself in future. Is very important to have somebody around you to support u on breast feeding, either husband, friends , relative or parent. It’s help. As for me i had all the support from them, especially my hubby.

My Breast Feeding Journey

May 30, 2007

I manage to breast feed Jeremy for 7 months, means I just stop breast feeding him.

Recall back …
The first time was very tough for me especially newly mother , I not even know how to carry my boy when nurse hand over Jeremy for me .
She just told me : Time for breast feeding, u wana try ?? I look at the nurse with a silly face…. “ ehh, how ?, can u teach me how to carry and how to breast feed ? .
The nurse was very kind, in fact she was very young. She taught me the very basic thing, how to carry my baby first , then taught me how to breast feed in a proper way and how to let my baby latch . It’s was out of my surprise that Jeremy immediately start sucking….No cry even no milk from me.. That was ard 10pm… so quite , I was so amazed by that moment !!

First time always the tougher wan, no milk …. 2nd time breast feed still no milk…3rd time also no milk.. Until I reach home also no milk , I started worry, started to call my friends… how ….?? Stress slowly come to me , feel like crying, painful somemore but have to tahan the pain and carry my boy , letting him latch more. But one thing I was glad that my boy suck even no milk, his not crying even no milk, in fact he like to suck . I dun wan to push myself too hard and ask my hubby go get a formula milk to stand by. He bought Weyth s26 cos was using by the Hospital when Jeremy was born.

After 2 – 3 days trying, the milk flow started and produced. The first time I pump was only 1 OZ, that 1 OZ was so precious to me and my baby, and is the first breast milk and is very healthy for baby, I told my aunt (who taking care of me and my baby during my confinement), make sure jeremy finished the milk. The 2nd time pump was ard 2 – 3 OZ, I began to gain back my confidence and being happy that finally I can do it. The higher I able to pump was 12OZ .. 🙂 Pumping or express milk was something very stressful to me sometime, cos it’s can use up to 30 minute to one hour time just to pump milk. Very tired , very stressful especially not enough milk, especially cant pump out as much as u want. I used avent manual breast pump. People told me, have to rest more during confinement . How to rest ? always breast feed my boy , when no breast feed have to start express milk to store . Each day I pump ard 3-5 time .

2 month maternity was over ……. Started to worry how to arrange the time for express milk in the office, how to store , how to hand over to nanny …. Another challenge begin …
Everyday to work I had to prepared so many thing, pump, bottle, towel, cooler bag, ice technic cube , nursing pads . My department was small, so I had my own toilet , I call it my toilet, cos seldom ppl use, so the toilet was clean and I can put my thing there. Nothing that make me worry, the only thing I concern was the pumping sound … from the breast pump …. ‘ yeak..yeak..yeak…’ From the beginning at work, I pump 2 times a day. Each time ard 5OZ. Colleagues was asking me when i store in the fridge , there actually know what is inside the cooler bag, there just wana ask ‘ susu kar?” I just give them a smile.

After I reach home, have to quickly store the milk and started another pumping session … ard 6pm-7pm. In between I will let my boy suck. Before I go to bed, I will pump another time ard 11pm. If mid night due to engorgement I still need to pump , But normally I wait till 5-6am.

For the first 2-3 month I consider 90% full breast milk. For the 4-5 month , daytime started to mix with formula milk , 2 breast milk, 2 formula milk. And at the 5 month, slowly introduce solid food. For the 6-7 month, daytime all with formula milk and solid food, only breast feed 1 at the bed time, and 1 at early morning before I go to work. I decide to stop breast feeding at this moment. I wana have a break even I m not yet planning for 2nd baby..

Voila …. This is my breastfeeding 7 month journey. I m actually proud of myself, I able to breast feed this long even not as long as Jeremy 1 years old. Even not as papa target , papa hopefully I can breast feed Jeremy until he reach 1 years old.
Ohh.. abit long about this post, but I could like to jot down as a memory or motivation to myself in future. Is very important to have somebody around you to support u on breast feeding, either husband, friends , relative or parent. It’s help. As for me i had all the support from them, especially my hubby.

First time …..( part 1)

May 30, 2007

I try to recall back every first time that Jeremy had done up to this moment. Baby learns new things everyday, sometime without our notice. I try to jot down whatever I can remember, every first thing means that our baby has achieved something new, trying on something new and his growing up day by day ….

First time having pacifier – 2nd month
First time sucking the finger – ard 3rd month
First time seat on the baby stroller – 3rd month
First time know how to grab and whole things like toys – ard 3rd month
First time know how to turn over to tummy – 4th month
First time eating solid food – 4th month
First time held his own bottle – ard 4th month
First time sucking the toe – ard 5th month
First time know how to play with water when taking bath – ard 5th month
First time eating porridge – 5th month
First time having high fever – 5th month
First time going to KLCC shopping mall – 5th month
First time seat on the baby walker – 6th month
First time know how to turn over to tummy and back, rolling around – ard 6th month
First tooth – 7th month
First time know how to seat for a short while – 7th month

To be continue …… (Part 2)

First time …..( part 1)

May 30, 2007

I try to recall back every first time that Jeremy had done up to this moment. Baby learns new things everyday, sometime without our notice. I try to jot down whatever I can remember, every first thing means that our baby has achieved something new, trying on something new and his growing up day by day ….

First time having pacifier – 2nd month
First time sucking the finger – ard 3rd month
First time seat on the baby stroller – 3rd month
First time know how to grab and whole things like toys – ard 3rd month
First time know how to turn over to tummy – 4th month
First time eating solid food – 4th month
First time held his own bottle – ard 4th month
First time sucking the toe – ard 5th month
First time know how to play with water when taking bath – ard 5th month
First time eating porridge – 5th month
First time having high fever – 5th month
First time going to KLCC shopping mall – 5th month
First time seat on the baby walker – 6th month
First time know how to turn over to tummy and back, rolling around – ard 6th month
First tooth – 7th month
First time know how to seat for a short while – 7th month

To be continue …… (Part 2)

TAG : Who is my fan ??

May 24, 2007

When I got this tag from Chinneeq I straight away reply to her that she tag the wrong person, cos I just started blogging not even 2 month … can say I have not much fans out there .

Within this 2 month Blogging, there’s few mummies take a visit to my blog often and give comments .

1) Chanel – She is my Poly schoolmate… year 1997 ?? (ard that year).. the one who ask
me to try blogging long time ago… I just read , I dun write that time. Cos I m not good in
writing & poor english.

2) Jazzmint – I visit jazz blog when I haven started blogging, all her scrapbook and her kids
photo that actually attract me first . 🙂 A very interesting blog.

3) Chinneeq – I just get to know her … very nice mum and very friendly.

4) And some other mummies on and off drop by my blog, or some prefer not to leave any
footprints behind …. Thank You .

For those who visit and leave comments is actually very encouraging for new blogger like me.

The tag shall go to Chanel again … if not mistaken u haven got this tag right ???

TAG : Who is my fan ??

May 24, 2007

When I got this tag from Chinneeq I straight away reply to her that she tag the wrong person, cos I just started blogging not even 2 month … can say I have not much fans out there .

Within this 2 month Blogging, there’s few mummies take a visit to my blog often and give comments .

1) Chanel – She is my Poly schoolmate… year 1997 ?? (ard that year).. the one who ask
me to try blogging long time ago… I just read , I dun write that time. Cos I m not good in
writing & poor english.

2) Jazzmint – I visit jazz blog when I haven started blogging, all her scrapbook and her kids
photo that actually attract me first . 🙂 A very interesting blog.

3) Chinneeq – I just get to know her … very nice mum and very friendly.

4) And some other mummies on and off drop by my blog, or some prefer not to leave any
footprints behind …. Thank You .

For those who visit and leave comments is actually very encouraging for new blogger like me.

The tag shall go to Chanel again … if not mistaken u haven got this tag right ???

TAG : Meaning of Jeremy Chang Ee Jay’s Name (郑 奕 吉吉)

May 21, 2007

Well … this was my very first tag and was tag by jazzmint .. Never done any tag before since I started blogging. Luckily not so difficult. 🙂

Papa was English education (“banana”) and I was Chinese education. So just nice for us to choose our boy name , Papa choose English name and I choose Chinese name.

English name : Jeremy
We list out quite number of English name , I like the name started with ‘J’ . At first we thot Jeremiah was a nice name, But after we discussed, we found the name was a bit too long . It’s have to pronounced as jare-ah-MYE-ah. . Another problem was how if Jer friends especially Malay friends or Malay teachers cant pronounce the name ?? cos we are in Malaysia mah … it will turn out bahasa name
“Je-ri-miah” ..that will totally different and turn out to be a funny name .

Jeremy was variant from Jeremiah . So we decide to give Jeremy to our little boy !!

Chinese Name : Chang Ee Jay. ( 郑 奕 吉吉)
As for the Chinese character , I like this 吉吉, It’s a new Chinese character , you can’t find this character in old Chinese dictionary or even online Chinese-english dictionary. It’s a new character . It’s same meaning as . Meaning intelligent. In Chinese character means lucky, propitious and good . 吉吉 got 2 character of . Double propitious !!
We choose this 吉吉 character first then only we choose the middle name to match the last name and we found character seem to be a good name to match 吉吉 . meaning magnificent . With Magnificent and intelligent cum double propitious ..

Before the final decision was made, we have few Chinese name in list for my parents in law to choose, there also like the name that we were choosing .. phewww… luckily !!!!

Spelling for Ee Jay was an idea from my best friend (Siew Ling) cos the third name was abit difficult to come out with a word and Ee Jay turn out to be a very nice name too.

That’s how the name came fromJeremy Chang Ee Jay.

now ….

First of all, I do not know much mummies at the parents forum and I think not much mummies know about my blog too. But somehow I have to tag 5 person, it’s the “rule” . 🙂 hard for me to choose !!!

I could like to tag the 5 mummies below :
Chanel ( seem u r the one who ask me to write blog :))
Gene Ni ( Wong Zoey)
Sharon – (Brandon & Eryn) so long never heard from u.
….
….
…….. who lei ????
Sue (Ivan & Izac) sory.. I know u got a lot of tags..
Chin Nee (Qi Qi) ..i read ur blog from time to time even I didn’t leave comment… wait my boy turn 1 years old ..might join the play ground that u organize 🙂

**Start Copy**
Proposition: What is the meaning of your kid’s name?Requirements: write about what or how or why you giving the name to your kids.Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.Tag Mode:1st – You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.2nd – Let the blogger you want to tag know they been tagged by comment in their blog or etc.
Woan Jiun – I know the meaning, but still want you to do
Karen
Shireen
Domestic Goddess – long time no see her writing post
Anggie

TAG : Meaning of Jeremy Chang Ee Jay’s Name (郑 奕 吉吉)

May 21, 2007

Well … this was my very first tag and was tag by jazzmint .. Never done any tag before since I started blogging. Luckily not so difficult. 🙂

Papa was English education (“banana”) and I was Chinese education. So just nice for us to choose our boy name , Papa choose English name and I choose Chinese name.

English name : Jeremy
We list out quite number of English name , I like the name started with ‘J’ . At first we thot Jeremiah was a nice name, But after we discussed, we found the name was a bit too long . It’s have to pronounced as jare-ah-MYE-ah. . Another problem was how if Jer friends especially Malay friends or Malay teachers cant pronounce the name ?? cos we are in Malaysia mah … it will turn out bahasa name
“Je-ri-miah” ..that will totally different and turn out to be a funny name .

Jeremy was variant from Jeremiah . So we decide to give Jeremy to our little boy !!

Chinese Name : Chang Ee Jay. ( 郑 奕 吉吉)
As for the Chinese character , I like this 吉吉, It’s a new Chinese character , you can’t find this character in old Chinese dictionary or even online Chinese-english dictionary. It’s a new character . It’s same meaning as . Meaning intelligent. In Chinese character means lucky, propitious and good . 吉吉 got 2 character of . Double propitious !!
We choose this 吉吉 character first then only we choose the middle name to match the last name and we found character seem to be a good name to match 吉吉 . meaning magnificent . With Magnificent and intelligent cum double propitious ..

Before the final decision was made, we have few Chinese name in list for my parents in law to choose, there also like the name that we were choosing .. phewww… luckily !!!!

Spelling for Ee Jay was an idea from my best friend (Siew Ling) cos the third name was abit difficult to come out with a word and Ee Jay turn out to be a very nice name too.

That’s how the name came fromJeremy Chang Ee Jay.

now ….

First of all, I do not know much mummies at the parents forum and I think not much mummies know about my blog too. But somehow I have to tag 5 person, it’s the “rule” . 🙂 hard for me to choose !!!

I could like to tag the 5 mummies below :
Chanel ( seem u r the one who ask me to write blog :))
Gene Ni ( Wong Zoey)
Sharon – (Brandon & Eryn) so long never heard from u.
….
….
…….. who lei ????
Sue (Ivan & Izac) sory.. I know u got a lot of tags..
Chin Nee (Qi Qi) ..i read ur blog from time to time even I didn’t leave comment… wait my boy turn 1 years old ..might join the play ground that u organize 🙂

**Start Copy**
Proposition: What is the meaning of your kid’s name?Requirements: write about what or how or why you giving the name to your kids.Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.Tag Mode:1st – You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.2nd – Let the blogger you want to tag know they been tagged by comment in their blog or etc.
Woan Jiun – I know the meaning, but still want you to do
Karen
Shireen
Domestic Goddess – long time no see her writing post
Anggie

TAG : Meaning of Jeremy Chang Ee Jay’s Name (郑 奕 吉吉)

May 21, 2007

Well … this was my very first tag and was tag by jazzmint .. Never done any tag before since I started blogging. Luckily not so difficult. 🙂

Papa was English education (“banana”) and I was Chinese education. So just nice for us to choose our boy name , Papa choose English name and I choose Chinese name.

English name : Jeremy
We list out quite number of English name , I like the name started with ‘J’ . At first we thot Jeremiah was a nice name, But after we discussed, we found the name was a bit too long . It’s have to pronounced as jare-ah-MYE-ah. . Another problem was how if Jer friends especially Malay friends or Malay teachers cant pronounce the name ?? cos we are in Malaysia mah … it will turn out bahasa name
“Je-ri-miah” ..that will totally different and turn out to be a funny name .

Jeremy was variant from Jeremiah . So we decide to give Jeremy to our little boy !!

Chinese Name : Chang Ee Jay. ( 郑 奕 吉吉)
As for the Chinese character , I like this 吉吉, It’s a new Chinese character , you can’t find this character in old Chinese dictionary or even online Chinese-english dictionary. It’s a new character . It’s same meaning as . Meaning intelligent. In Chinese character means lucky, propitious and good . 吉吉 got 2 character of . Double propitious !!
We choose this 吉吉 character first then only we choose the middle name to match the last name and we found character seem to be a good name to match 吉吉 . meaning magnificent . With Magnificent and intelligent cum double propitious ..

Before the final decision was made, we have few Chinese name in list for my parents in law to choose, there also like the name that we were choosing .. phewww… luckily !!!!

Spelling for Ee Jay was an idea from my best friend (Siew Ling) cos the third name was abit difficult to come out with a word and Ee Jay turn out to be a very nice name too.

That’s how the name came fromJeremy Chang Ee Jay.

now ….

First of all, I do not know much mummies at the parents forum and I think not much mummies know about my blog too. But somehow I have to tag 5 person, it’s the “rule” . 🙂 hard for me to choose !!!

I could like to tag the 5 mummies below :
Chanel ( seem u r the one who ask me to write blog :))
Gene Ni ( Wong Zoey)
Sharon – (Brandon & Eryn) so long never heard from u.
….
….
…….. who lei ????
Sue (Ivan & Izac) sory.. I know u got a lot of tags..
Chin Nee (Qi Qi) ..i read ur blog from time to time even I didn’t leave comment… wait my boy turn 1 years old ..might join the play ground that u organize 🙂

**Start Copy**
Proposition: What is the meaning of your kid’s name?Requirements: write about what or how or why you giving the name to your kids.Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.Tag Mode:1st – You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.2nd – Let the blogger you want to tag know they been tagged by comment in their blog or etc.
Woan Jiun – I know the meaning, but still want you to do
Karen
Shireen
Domestic Goddess – long time no see her writing post
Anggie