Archive for July, 2009

Not so happy note …

July 31, 2009
I guess my entire family and friends waiting for me to ring and say ….. baby is arrive !! BUT it’s not happening .. i m still very pregnant . On the other hand, i hope baby WON’T arrive so soon … give me another week time. Cos Jeremy was “suspected” to have HFM (hand, foot , mouth disease) from the lil girl that confirm have HFM (Monday) from nanny house . Jeremy was taking care by my PIL since Tuesday . We thot we can overcome and avoid from this disease, but suddenly he had fever last night and been telling me his mouth was pain . This morning my FIL bring him to see doctor, doctor said lots of ulcer in the throat . This is really not a good news for me . Those are symptoms of HFM. According to doc, mostly he is infected by the HFM disease from the lil girl .
As a mum, i should have taking care him right now … BUT because i m pregnant ! Baby is due anytime, at the same time i was having flu & cough , worried my immune system was not that strong .. cos we were highly aware of the risk of infection (having close contact poses the BIG risk). I cant fall sick . I CANT . i must stay healthy and strong for the baby !!
All i can do was pray and hope that Jeremy recover from this as soon as possible before the ‘didi‘ arrive !! I don’t hope to see Jeremy being “quarantine” from us ( if ‘didi‘ was born). This is really an unhappy news and i m all worry now ……….. :”(
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a lot of this and that in between

July 28, 2009
Alot of this and that in between this 2 weeks.
Let me just start with my pregnancy for Weeks 36 & 37.
Weeks 36.
Sleep is hard now, the pressure of the baby on my organs
make it really hard for me to breathe and turn.
We again had a 3D scan for the baby .. perhaps …
baby is shy and covered his face with his lil hand.
Only can see the lil nose and mouth .
Weeks 37 .
I’m doing well, there’s nothing wrong with me,
nothing wrong with the baby, everything seems to be going fine .
Just that, i m down with cough and flu again, hopefully can recover by this week.
Otherwise i will had a hard time during my confinement.
I am getting tighter and heavier by the day.
It takes a phenomenal amount of effort to bend down to pick something up.
Is also a final countdown for me ,
According to gynea, baby is coming out “anytime next week” @ Weeks 38 .
Waiting to pop …. Bag and baby carrier was packed and ready !!
Last Saturday was Jeremy last day in the music class.
We decided to stop the class for 2 months until everything is settle down.
Sure he will miss his teacher and classmate.
Lately i been telling him that “didi” will arrive very soon .
& he been telling me he is big kor kor already .
Hope everything going smooth when the real time is come.I get him quite alot of nice books last week… all from Scholastic .
Yes, i m the member for Scholastic Book Clubs.
So far he enjoy mostly of the book i get .
Those books also for daddy, so daddy have some “material” to accompany Jeremy
while i was busy with the lil new born.

Another not so good news from the nanny last night,
The lil girl that the nanny taking care was having Mouth and hand disease from the kindy.
My heart was sank when i heard this news last night … WHY now ??
So this two days, Jeremy was taking care by my SIL till futher notice and see how …..
I need to go to office to final hand over the works and job i been doing.

AGAIN ?? Yes ..
i am still baking at the last minute of this time of pregnancy .. o.O

Nothing fancy about the cupcakes , just purely Vanilla Cupcakes.
Just to fulfill my crave for a Vanilla Cupcakes.
Last, if u don’t see me blogging for a long period of time.
You know where am i !!
I m going to miss blogging & scrap booking, that’s for sure ….

Please pray for us , for me have a save and natural birth. TQ .

Company’s Family Trip 2009

July 21, 2009
This is the 1st time i joined my Company’s family trip to A’Famosa,
even i been working with this Co nearly 5 years 😛
It’s was also our second time to A’famosa, Melaka.
I decided to go at very last minute, cos i know Jeremy love this place.
Cos i know, we won have this kind of holiday in a short coming future .
At least for few months or even a year .
We will be busy with newborn and daddy will
be struggled to finish his final thesis before December 2009 .
At first i don’t feel like going cos i was almost 37 weeks pregnant.
Thot very difficult to walk and tired. Yes … i do ….i m very tired actually …
Lucky daddy was there with Jeremy most of the time.
Again .. i m the camera lady … captured those photos 😛
Many animals ride for Jeremy this time . That’s the main purpose we go .
Elephant Ride
Camel Ride
Pony Ride
Having fun @ Water World
Actually we had Horse ride, BUT becos the horse was “sneezing” many time
and Jeremy get scared of the sneeze sound.
Poor boy … !!
End up daddy had to ride the horse, cos already paid !!!! 🙂
Even go together with colleagues ,
but hardly take photos with them

Cos every family was busy with their own kids and family .

Last … what i got for lucky draw during the buffet dinner ??
Not a grand or expensive prize, but just what i want.
I been trying to redeem one CD/MP3 player with my Jusco point few months
But out of stoke …. so this lil prize came just right at the time.

Daddy said, play more music for the kids in the room… especially the new baby 😛

The growing years @ 33 Monhts

July 16, 2009
33 months (17.07.09)

Let’s me jot this down before i go for a (“long holiday” + “long break” = 100 x BUSY )next month. I know what exactly i will be going tru . Nevertheless, in future i won able to jot down Jeremy Development month by months and so often . 3 more months my boy will be turning 3 years old . Hope i have some time to prepare a small party for him like last year …. i not sure …. but i will try . But i had prepared his birthday pressie in advance … hahahha.. alot of prezzie for him this time . Just want him to know that we love him very much and will never change .

Behavior
When you ask him to do something, he may actually do it! he start to change his behaviour and do as mum or dad asks. Not all the time, of course.
He had the idea of sharing , but somehow he believe that he is the centre of the world and that everything belongs to him. But will still be likely to have a tantrum if a toy is taken away. At this age, he will still find it hard to wait for anything. Very impatient i should say.
Love to imitate other people’s words … good and bad.

Development
Glad to say, my boy is not colourblind after many months of teaching him colour , Now he know and can tell most of the colour ( red, blue, green, white, black, yellow,purple, pink, orange,brown)
Can recognise number from 1 to 10 except 6 and 9, Can write 1, 2 and 3 . As for Alphabet, he still cant read the ABC, but he will tell u B is for Ball, C for Cat , D for dragon and so on ……
In the music class, he can Sings simple songs and plays an instrument alone as well as with group, Can understand basic principles of tone, pitch, fast and low music.
Speak in increasingly complex sentences by joining small sentences together to form longer ones and using sentences in different ways.
Overall physical development is good , walking, climbing, jumping, hopping, skipping, marching and galloping. Walks heel-to-toe and runs well.
Things he lately like to say and can really make my day : Mummy , i love you too , i m Big Kor Kor , I m Strong boy . I believe in telling our kids that we love them and he is special to us, this will help them to become more self-esteem and lovable kids.

Nutrition
Eat whatever is prepared by nanny (rice, noodle and porridge) and follow us eat whatever we are eating out.
Love his Vitamin C and Multivitamin and love his sugus and ribena sweet … somehow i try to reduce sweet intake. Give as rewards !!??
Fruits he love the most : langsat, rambutan, watermelon , longon and grapes.
Can drink up to 9 oz of milk at night before sleep. Don’t like plain water just like his mummy .
I do realize the more he grow up, the more he become fussy over his food intake.
Always have battle with him when sit together to have meal , either is outside or at home. He cant sit still for longer time, like to play with his food . I rather feed him sometime to reduce my stress and messy clean up .

Playing and learning:
I m glad he had a habit on reading, he love story telling, he love mummy reading to him every night, yes everynight !! I really hope this habit keep continue after he grow up too.
Love to draw and sketch …. can draw line, triangle, circle and simple face with eyes, nose , mouth, hair and ears.


Bubble Activity : This activity is designed to improve fine motor skills. These activities work to strengthen the pincer grasp – the grasp between the thumb and forefinger. This grasp allows you to pick up small objects and is necessary for correct handwriting.

Once a while we allow him to watch cartoon and games by using laptop or PC . He love this website ( barney, Pingu, Thomas and friends …. )

Of cos watching TV is part of the daily activities …. hmm … can be consider learning too, all depend what kind of program he is watching.

When my tummy getting bigger and bigger each months , less activities i have with my boy, cos i cant sit on the floor or as his level for too long . The best is still reading books with him during bedtime.

That’s all for Jeremy’s 33 months development milestone …. actually i had more things to jot down, but i m so forgetful during this time of pregnancy.

Captures in Time : Maternity and family photos shoot

July 13, 2009

I love many of the photos that this photographer captured for us, she make me feel good and look nice … .I’m not the petite and pretty pregnant. and I m NOT a make-up person. Those photos she captures really touch my heart and merely make me drop my tears … “such an emotional pregnant lady ya”??. It’s so real and natural , Moments like these are so precious and any opportunity to capture these cannot afford to be missed…. so if you have a baby on the way make sure you get someone to photograph you ,no matter how big you may feel…. pregnant woman – i believe they are all beautiful in their own unique way and you will miss that tummy when it is gone!!! trust me –!!

Too many to share, but I only able to select few to share with you here :

Most photos composition is perfect, Those captured is so cute & “life” .… especially my 2 years old boy, they are instinctively drawn to the tummy and somehow sense that there is a little one in there that is going to love them and play with them and play a special part in their lives!!!

I m so glad that my hubby willing to drive us all the way to those places for photos shooting. Nevertheless his not a photos person , we have to wake up as early as possible to get ready and leave the house at 630am in the morning to avoid traffic jam, to have a nice whether and nice sunny day . Have to find way to wake my lil boy up from his deep sleep & get him to change. How I able to wake my boy up ??? Buy him a new toy laaa ….. u will see most of the photos he is holding his new toys – an airplane .

I m satisfied with the photos and hope to see more nice nice photos for my coming 2nd baby prince from her … yes is a special package ( maternity + newborn ) especially for preggie mum . Last not forget ….. let me introduce this young photographer Anna-Rina . Maybe some of you might know her or come across her blog . She is GOOD … especially taking wedding & portrait photos . Maybe you can judge yourself by visiting her website/blog .

* click the photos to view bigger image, but is quite heavy .

Wordless Weekend : Cherish Them

July 10, 2009
Children will not remember you for the
material things you provided but for the
feeling that you Cherished them…..

by Richard L.Evans

“Have a great weekend

Pregnancy Update : Weeks 34 & 35 ….. & My HOT Choc Cake!!

July 9, 2009
I had my pregnancy checked up yesterday,
I’m now have to check and follow up every 2 weeks to make sure everything is alright.
At this moment of my pregnancy @ 34 & 35 Weeks……..
Everything goes very well with the baby and mummy.
Thank GOD and i m happy to hear that.
Nothing serious happened to me, i just feel very tired all time .
My gynea didn’t mention anything about the baby weight all this while.
& my weight was gaining like a “boom”, i m no gaining 12kg in total,
still have 4 more weeks to go … means more weight to gain o.O
i was worry that my baby was too BIG.

Until yesterday i ask about the baby weight
But surprisingly my lil baby boy was weight 2.5kg only .
Dr say, at the end of the day the baby will reach ard 2.8kg ….
It’s even smaller then Jeremy!! Jeremy was born 3.15kg
Dr was smiling at me, saying small baby is good, easy to give birth.
Which is very true. But izit small baby is difficult to take care ???

Nevertheless
We haven decide which name to give to this lil baby boy .
Should start with a “J” ?
Should start with “Jer” ? is brothers …..
Should ask people to “calculate” for the Chinese name?
Should change the middle or the last name for the Chinese name?
I actually have a few names (English & Chinese) in list,
But i cant find the BEST & Special name !!
If the spelling or Character is too special,
We worry people cannot pronounce & read.

A self captured photo with Jeremy Kissing my belly.

Since i was not working yesterday after the prenatal visited.
I baked a HOT CHOCOLATE CAKE .This round i like to share the recipe , cos i think is worth a try . It’s Nice & easy!!
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  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • a good pinch of salt ( i ignore this)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup skim milk ( i dont hv, so i add more milk)
  • 2 tsps vanilla essence
  • 1 cup of chocolate milk (I used milk)
  • 2 cups of sugar (I add only 1 cup)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, the skim milk, vanilla and the oil until cooperated.
  4. Bring the chocolate milk and sugar to boil, keep simmering when you’re doing the following steps.
  5. First to combine the flour mixture with the egg mixture, then pour the boiling chocolate milk in, (you have to do the next very quick), use a mixing spoon or a sturdy whisk to blend everything. Immediately pour the batter into a baking pan, send it to oven right away.
  6. Bake it about 35 minutes. Check the doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake, when it comes out (almost) clean, the cake is done.


A Matter of Taste : 我自己亂配的

July 6, 2009

ehhh …. still baking ah ??
Ya wor, cos i still have some left over baking ingredients .
If i leave it till i m free later, surely it get expired & end up have to throw .
I already throw some away ….Wasted lor, as baking ingredients is not very cheap .

Why i said 我自己亂配的 ( cincai do recipe)
Cos i put in whatever i have in this cupcake/Muffin .
Don’t know should name it Cupcake or Muffin.
Recipe : Flour, Wholemeal Flour, Butter, mix dried fruits, brown sugar and others …
But it turn out soft, strong wholemeal taste and SWEET !!
Abit too sweet for me.

But … still cant finish the left over ingredient lei …
What to bake next ????

Rewards Time

July 6, 2009
I wanna to blog & share about this post last week, but I forgot about it ….. until this morning Nanny told me YOUR BOY BEHAVED QUITE GOOD RECENTLY !! As a mother, I m grinning from ear to ear … cos nanny seldom praise my boy, all this while she been complaining about my boy & I myself do noticed the changed in Jeremy few weeks ago. It’s that means, he is ready to become a big brother ??? Of cos I cant expect him to behave super good and 100% well behave at once. Cant deny he still have misbehavior and moment that is very hard to handle. But little by little improvement is good enough for me.

Jeremy started call himself “korkor” 😛 , cos we been telling him alot about the lil brother . We just wanna him to know that we love them both equally and let him know he soon will be come kor kor and time to share and love each other. I know when real life arrived, whether he can accept or not is another story , but at least we tell him and prepared him for the new arrival. I believe sooner or later he will understand .

He also behave quite well in the music class . Every time, when we came back from Music class, papa will ask me, how’s Jeremy doing ?? I answer … “Not bad at all, consider good liau” …. Consider good means he is good already, he can become worst and i do come across the worst and very difficult time in the class .

Another good behavior that I wanna to share here , My boy seldom Throw things now !!! Well, still throw , but been improve a lot recently …He will keep his toys back after played !! He love his toys now !!

When come to think about all this lil change … It’s really make me so HAPPY !! Keep my finger cross and hope for more good news from my boy.

OK… rewards time for JEREMY ….Since he started to love and keep his toys, so we also started to buy him toys … some still in the boxes, thot to rewards him from time to time when he behave good.

He love his red air plain, He can hold the plain to sleep every night 😛
(once the kid love a toys, they will well keep and appreciate it)

I think this wooden toys is till too young for Jeremy,
Still keep it and wait for the right time to award him.
As he love to draw and sketch, i bought him a mega sketches board.
I been teaching him to recognize words by using sketches board too rather then fresh card.
It’s work for him .

Daddy bought him 2 sets of Matchbox toys set .
One played and One Keep.

Jeremy love trains too, so we get this toy sets from Ikea.I bought this from WHS . It’s 60% off.
I like to get toys from MATCHBOX, cos is long lasting, especially for boy like mine.
Another army trak from JUSCO sale, still in the box.

Some of the toys is keep and like to give it to him during his coming 3rd birthday this October, I know i be busy handling a new baby and might not have time to go shopping and hunt for toys, so what ever we see any WHS or SALEsss .. i will buy and keep for futures and reward time…. hmmmm. … am i planning toooo ahead and think so much … hahhahaha…. I DO !!!— /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:SimSun; panose-1:2 1 6 0 3 1 1 1 1 1; mso-font-alt:宋体; mso-font-charset:134; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 135135232 16 0 262145 0;} @font-face {font-family:PMingLiU; panose-1:2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-alt:新細明體; mso-font-charset:136; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 137232384 22 0 1048577 0;} @font-face {font-family:”\@SimSun”; panose-1:2 1 6 0 3 1 1 1 1 1; mso-font-charset:134; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 135135232 16 0 262145 0;} @font-face {font-family:”\@PMingLiU”; panose-1:2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:136; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 137232384 22 0 1048577 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:””; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-font-family:PMingLiU; mso-fareast-language:ZH-TW;} p {mso-margin-top-alt:auto; margin-right:0in; mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; margin-left:0in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-font-family:PMingLiU; mso-fareast-language:ZH-TW;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} –>


Breast Cancer Awareness Design Contest – PLEASE VOTE FOR ME .

July 2, 2009
Do your part & this is what i have done,
I had Designed something to tell the world about breast cancer and
how anyone can get it so that people will be aware
of it and do regular check ups.

Breast Cancer Awareness Bag Print Design Contest .
Here’s my Design with the title PINK ASPIRATION.

Entry No 33 – PINK ASPIRATION.

Design Description:

Spiral Flow = Represent physical, spiritual energies flow that grow strong.

Tree = Represent warriors ready to enter battle and united together

Warrior (the lady figure) = Represent life, growth and survival.

HOW TO VOTE :

  1. There are few ways to view the designs
    • Browse the images on front page. Use the page navigation to browse through
    • Search for a designer’s name/artwork title on the sidebar.
  2. Click on the thumbnail to view a bigger image + designer’s description of the design.
  3. Consider the aesthetic and creativity of the designs.
  4. There is be a grey/pink ribbon on the left side below the image.
  5. Click on it once if you like the design and would like to vote for it.
  6. One person can only vote once for each design.
  7. Vote start 1st July until 20th July.

Yes, one person can only vote once … so u just need to click once and if u think
my bag print design is worth more votes, u can even tell your friends.

Thanks you for your vote .
Thank you for support this campaign on Breast Cancer Awareness.

Last ,
LOVE YOUR BREAST.