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Monday, October 31, 2011

the 36th week

it is finally here.

we're reaching the end.

and soon, my son will be here.

a prayer answered.

a wish granted.

i can feel him even more now. could he be anticipating birth too?

i know i am. i simply can't wait to meet him. i'm going to say, "Hello, Sayang!" or maybe "Hello, little guy!"

i wonder if he looks like me. i scoured for my baby photos the other day and imagined that it is him i am looking at, instead of me.

jay thought he'll have my face too. but of course, with a little bit of him here and there.

only 4 weeks to go....

or maybe just 2. please pray for me and little Muhammad! ( it's a name hint : yes, we agreed he'll be a Muhammad something, since daddy isn't one. but nickname AJ remains. grin! )

lots of love from Mommy AJ,

Friday, September 30, 2011

another man in the house

my unborn child, that is!

yes, it's a boy! finally we can confirm and say, we're having a son :)

we are smiling all the way. we have been brave enough to just go ahead and buy blue colored baby things just by following the parent's intuition in us.

and so with this we have confirmed our son's name.
image source: Google.com


happy mommy,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

tell me who doesn't.

every night, and now it's about my unborn child. so yes.

30 weeks plus and counting;

Monday, August 15, 2011

A 'Dear AJ' letter

Dear AJ,

Tomorrow is daddy's birthday! What should we surprise him with?

Ideas, please come to mommy and AJ!

Lots of love,

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

16 weeks and 3 days to go!

Hi everyone,

my little angel AJ is 165 days so far.

only 115 days to go!

Salam Ramadhan to all Muslims.

AJ has been fasting with me for 2 days now. i was not able to fast on the first 7 days because i was on medication, and Alhamdulillah managed to finish fasting on the 8th day.

i am so proud of AJ. my little angel has been behaving well. Thank you sayang!

while i am working, i put Asma Ul-Husna on headphone for AJ to listen to.

owh and the little one likes Micheal Jackson's Earth Song too! (i put on the instrumental version which sounds more classical)

that will be all for now, will find time to write again soon!

stay well during Ramadhan!

Yours truly -
the (not so) ecstatic mommy to be (because berpuasa, hehehe),

Thursday, July 28, 2011

of babymoon, birthday celebration, and a "bird"

i have been wanting to go away for babymoon for a very long time now, and thanks to the impromptu birthday gift cum holiday invitation from my dearest sister mimie, we hit the east coast last Saturday for babymoon and my birthday celebration. and because jay's birthday falls in the month of Ramadhan, we decided to share the celebration. The birthday gift was a 3 days-2 nights stay at Awana Kijal.

i have earlier planned a getaway to Cherating as i reached my 4th month, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel the trip. Yes i wanted to hit the beach before I deliver AJ.

so when Mimie offered us to come home to Terengganu with her, jay couldn't say no plus mimie's boyfriend Shazz was coming too so they're going to do lots of water activities together. i am limiting myself to the pool only.

Guess who was more excited about the trip?

yes. our little one. AJ.

AJ was kicking me almost all the time. i began to wonder if AJ ever sleeps at all.

Owh i miss Terengganu! i miss eating Kembung Celup Tepung and Sotong Celup Tepung di tepi pantai Paka. It's funny the place we went to have these was just in front of my husband's house when he was living Paka but he didn't even know of its existance. During our stay, jay told AJ about our histories and memories there. i couldn't help but smiling...

We left Kijal on my birthday. yes i turned 28 last July 25th. Thank you all for the wishes. we left Terengganu with a very very heavy heart. i cried when i have to say good bye to my sisters. ( two of my sisters are staying there ) :( and i cried just as we reached ampang! ( because it was my birthday and i missed everyone!)

Okay enough with the sad part.

Now, the best part.

I think it's normal to check on the baby after a long travel, so we went to my O&G to check on AJ.

Before that, Jay told AJ to "show to daddy".

So Dr. Zarina measured AJ's femur length, head circumference, and abdomen circumference first to determine AJ's weight. AJ is growing according to its gestational age, and weights about 372grams (at 21 weeks).

When that's done, Dr Zarina started looking for that thing. AJ was showing it to us again, just like the last time when it was just me attending the O&G visit. and this time, Dr Zarina was still unsure but we did see a "bird". it's twice now that we saw a bird, so yes i have an instinct that i am going to have a boy.

because there's an old-wives tale, ( and as told by my sister ) that if i am going to have a girl, my baby would kick me when i hold my niece, Keisya. but now, AJ doesn't kick when i play with Keisya. So is AJ a boy?

My mom is so happy if i am having a boy. that will be her second grandson, i only have one nephew and three nieces. my mother in law on the other hand is hoping for a girl. hmmmmm.... what matters the most is, that my AJ is healthy and cukup sifat!

P/s : I secretly want a boy!

lots of love,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

all about AJ

I was scheduled to go for the MGTT (Modified Glucose Tolerance Test) last Thursday at my 20th week. i had to take this test because my mom has diabetes, and not for other reasons (rapid weight gain, high sugar level in urine, etc). I am super terrified about taking this test, and it's not the result that i am worried about (because i am not into sweet things that much) but more on the blood withdrawal. i am okay with blood withdrawal from the arm, but not from pricking your index finger! (which in this case, yes it'll be from my index finger, twice).

Because my MGTT is at 8am, my husband jay could not come with me. and because i have O&G appointment in between that ( i have two hours gap before the second blood withdrawal ), jay had missed the chance to see AJ during the ultrasound scan.

the glucose drinking was not so bad after all. i took my sister's advice - "to drink it all in one breath" to avoid getting dizzy from the very sweet drink. my blood result after 2 hours (of taking the drink and nothing else after that) was 6.6 which is in the normal range. Thank God! no need to repeat the test!

anyway, before i said my good bye to jay that morning, i told him this, "if AJ wants us to know whether AJ is a girl or boy today, AJ will show it to me and i will tell you," then i added this, "but if AJ is not showing to me at all, that means, AJ wants you to be present and then only will AJ reveal."

so i was excited to see AJ ( i always do! and, who doesn't? ) especially now that i have started to feel AJ in me ( and jay has, too ). the O&G of the day was Dr. Gouri, a very nice lady too. i love nice lady O&Gs they made me very comfortable! :) So Dr. Gouri was measuring AJ head's circumference (HC) , Femur length (FL), Biparietal Diameter (BPD) and my abdominal circumference (AC). while doing this i asked Dr. Gouri " Can we see if it's a boy or a girl", and then Dr. Gouri said, "let's see..."

So she went from left to right, looking for AJ's 'thing'. then she said " Your baby now tengah kangkang, you see these are its legs," yes. AJ was clearly spreading its legs. and i thought i saw a 'stick' in between...

"Hmm... it's a ... hmm wait. i'm not going tell you. i mean i don't want to have the umbilical cord mistaken for what could be a boy. this is your first baby, so i don't want to give you high hope. you know what i mean? give it another month. then it'll be clearer." Dr. Gouri said this followed with a big smile.

Alright, alright.give it another month then.

It's frustrating, really. ( no, not really, i just wish to know in advance, that's all. i mean, who doesn't?)

so i called jay after the scan. " I knew it!"

"Knew what?"

"I knew AJ didn't want to show it to you because I am not around", Owh that. right. Hahahahaha it hit me right in the face!

A boy or a girl, it really doesn't matter to us. All we pray for is a healthy baby! and from what Dr. Gouri showed and calculated of AJ, yes Alhamdullilah, AJ is growing according to it's gestational age. :)

So if you want to know if i'm having a boy or a girl, wait for my next update, then. Hopefully i am able to reveal by then. ( if AJ lets me know this )

Till then you take care!

P/S : but i really thought i saw a tiny stick!

Lots of love!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Are you a boy or a girl?

Let's see if AJ will show to mommy this Thursday July 14th, 2011 during O&G Visit as well as my appointment for Modified Glucose Tolerance Test (MGTT). I have to take this test earlier because i have a family history of Diabetes. Hopefully all is well, i am not so much of a sugar (or anything sugary/sweet) fan, but you'll never know until you test. i have done a glucose test prior to my pregnancy and i have normal sugar level in my blood, so i hope diabetes is not an issue during my pregnancy.

I can feel AJ's movement now (or denyutan) . Once i didn't feel AJ, i put Ayat Kursi on, attached a headphone to my belly and turned the volume higher than normal. It must have caught AJ by surprise. AJ kicked me so hard I felt like AJ's legs or hands were going to come out from my belly! Padan muka kena terajang dengan anak sendiri...hehehehehe

Anyway, I can't wait for AJ to 'kick a little harder' so daddy can feel AJ too! Soon i guess as we will go into our 20th week this Friday! Thank you all who keeps us in their prayers. May the Al-Mighty repay you with good health, wealth, and happiness!

Keeping my fingers crossed (hoping that AJ will show that 'thing') and praying for the best.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Of sleeping with KROKODIL, a very shy baby and What to Expect When Expecting

a recap of the last weeks i missed to write.

17 weeks into my pregnancy, when my appetite is back to normal, i began to have sleeping problems. 1) it is getting to bed itself. i can't doze off on my own, i need jay to rub my back to make me sleepy. 2) getting back to sleep after the trip to the loo. 3) trying to sleep with jay snoring next to me, and 4) backaches.

my solutions, for 1) and 3) is to get jay to rub my back and sleep before he does. for 2) is to wake jay up and have a chat until i fall back to sleep. and for 4), is to sleep with Naufal's KROKODIL, my version of pregnancy pillow.

17 weeks into my pregnancy, i was hoping AJ would show mommy and daddy if it's the female version of AJ or the male version of AJ. so we went for O&G visit last Thursday to find out. jay and i had repeatedly told AJ to show mommy and daddy this and "don't be shy". but when the time came, AJ got its legs crossed. not wanting to show mommy and daddy at all. there were times when AJ previewed but before Dr. Zarina could take a look, AJ crossed its leg back. owh well, maybe on the next check up we'll be able to find out. Please show to mommy and daddy, okay?

I have now started browsing online baby stores and comparing prices, just to make sure we got the best deal. and because some things are much better viewed live than online, we decided to drop by at One Baby World outlet in Taman Permata. So we were there last Thursday after the checkup, and i can tell you this, i can stay there forever. there were so many things to look at. it's not like i haven't been to Mothercare or any other baby stores, it's just that the things sold here are one of a kind thing and i never actually go through these things before when i visited Mothercare or the like. As for jay who has recently developed an interest towards the many kinds and types of strollers, stayed at the strollers section and went through every single stroller. i left him to chat with the salesperson and went to the baby feeding section to go through the feeding bottles. i really love Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature range. i mean, look at this, isn't this cute?
i like the fact that it works just like when you breastfeed your baby, because i plan to breastfeed my baby / feed my baby with ebm exclusively.

AJ will be 18 weeks next week, and apart from babycenter, i also refer to this book, What to Expect when Expecting for all things pregnancy, which i got from my sister in law, Ida.

Put being shy to show mommy and daddy that 'thing' aside, AJ is doing fine and is growing healthily, Alhamdullilah. Nothing more we need than to see that little heart beating when we did the ultrasound scan.and it's a bonus when AJ shows us a skill or two. Recently AJ was already in its upside down position, could AJ be anticipating birth already? but coming from Dr. Zarina, she said AJ is more than normal, and that is enough to put a smile on our faces.

i will be in my 5th month as i go into 18th week next week, only 22 weeks left. i hope everything will be smooth for us, thank you to those who keeps us in their prayers. may The Al-Mighty send His blessings your way.

until next time, take good care and be happy always.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

50 reasons to be glad you're pregnant

( like i'm not, already! ) just to share with you mothers-to-be! (already mothers, let's take a trip down memory lane...)

taken from babycenter ( i swear by this site for everything about pregnancy!)

1 Relishing the early weeks when only you and your husband knew your special secret. 

2 Knowing you've got nine whole months to plan, dream and fantasize. 

3 Choosing maternity clothes - they've never been more practical or more sexy. 

4 Now you've got the perfect excuse to pamper yourself - spending hours in a scented bath, enjoying a massage or rubbing soothing lotions into your growing bump. 

5 Maternity leave when you will have two whole months (or three months if you work for the government) to enjoy your baby. 

6 You can join a antenatal class and find a whole new bunch of friends. Don't forget our online community: another great way to meet people due at the same time as you. 

7 For once in your life you need to get heavier - pregnancy is Nature's way of making you feel good about putting on weight. 

8 If this is your first baby, enjoy the next nine months sleeping late at weekends: you won't get many chances later on. 

9 At last you've got the bosom you've always wanted, which means you also have... ( daddy loves mommy's curve :) )

10...a great excuse to buy lots of pretty new bras. ( speaking of which, i need to do bra shopping this week! can't fit in no more! )

11 Finally, you can ask people to get off their seats for you in the LRT, train or bus. ( not so far, but looking forward to!)

12 At last you'll have something more than pot plants and cats to care for and nurture! 

13 Suddenly you'll find you're getting lots of extra attention from parents, aunts and uncles, not to mention your husband. ( owh yes! )

14 You may find you develop a closer relationship with sisters, cousins or friends who are parents themselves. Congratulations, you've just won free admission to the parents' club! ( this is very true )

15 Telling your mum, dad, sister, brother, aunt and seventh auntie twice removed, the good news and watching their faces light up. ( my mom cried! )

16 New talents! Whether it's folding reusable nappies or assembling a flat-pack cot, you'll suddenly find yourself trying out all sorts of new skills. 

17 Suddenly you'll feel a new appreciation for your own mother and all she went through having you. 

18 Decorating the nursery: one of the most exciting things you'll ever do.( can't wait for this! )

19 Feeling those first fluttering kicks and thinking, "Is that what I think it is? Or is it just wind?" 

20 Feeling just fine about sending your husband out for roti canai followed by double-choc chip ice cream and cendol. ( my case would be McDonald's Fillet O Fish at 4.00am! )

21 Your parents digging out your old cot or pram, which they've kept safely all this time "just in case". 

22 Going for healthy walks with your husband and getting fresh air in your lungs because it's good for you and good for your baby. 

23 Enjoying the extra-vivid dreams you get in late pregnancy - and laughing about them with your friends. 

24 Feeling a little pair of heels prodding under your diaphragm and knowing you'll soon be meeting the little person they belong to! 

25 Choosing baby clothes and planning what you're going to buy. 

26 Writing a pregnancy diary for your baby to read in the future. ( i have this! )

27 Getting someone to take photos of you smiling over your enormous bump so that, one day, you can look back and be amazed you were ever that size. ( jay has been doing this for me :) )

28 Finding out how many people there are out there ready to care for you: grandma, grandpa, mum and dad, great grandaunt Bibi who used to scold you for playing masak-masak with her good china, doctors, nurses, breastfeeding counsellors... 

29 Lying in bed with your husband's arms around you and your bump, knowing that love has created a new life. ( owh yes! this one's definitely! )

30 Enjoying indulgences, such as evenings out, weekends away and anything else you might not be able to do so easily once the baby arrives. 

31 Knowing that from now on, whatever happens, you'll never be bored again. 

32 Making new friends whenever you go shopping - everyone has a pregnancy story to share. 

33 You can spend whole evenings debating baby names, but don't forget to try our BabyCenter baby namer and top Malaysian names lists if you get stuck! ( my name suggestions became instant hit with the daddy )

34 Imagining what he or she will look like. Your sweet little ears, of course, and his sexy eyes! ( owh yes, everyday! )

35 Dreaming about, "My daughter the prime minister/pop star/brain surgeon." ( daddy wants AJ to be a pilot! )

36 Looking at your growing bump in the mirror and realising there's a person in there! 

37 Making out a squirmy outline on the ultrasound monitor. Asking for the pic to take home and pinning it up next to your work station, or just keeping it in your bag to sneak looks at. 

38 The expression on your husband's face as he sees the test strip turn blue, looks at your growing bump or feels the baby kicking. ( jay is always excited, no matter when )

39 Buying that first little cuddly toy for your baby, not somebody else's. ( i know what i am going to get! )

40 Making that phone call to your husband to tell him that - we're off! - labour has started. 

41 Trying out all those exercises you learned at antenatal class and finding out that they actually work! 

42 Being held and supported throughout a contraction by your husband or labour companion and knowing that you can trust them totally. 

43 Finding out, as the contractions get tough, that your repertoire of swear words (in several languages!) is far more extensive than you ever realised! 

44 Making an informed choice about pain relief and finding that it's right for you at thatstage in labour. 

45 That huge rush of pleasure and relief when, suddenly, all the pain and effort stops. 

46 Looking into your newborn's eyes and falling utterly in love. 

47 Hearing your husband tell his colleagues, the cleaning lady, delivery man and anyone else he can find because his joy and pride are overwhelming. 

48 Celebrating! Whatever the time of day or night. 

49 Making all those phone calls to announce the arrival. Telling everyone the news and hearing the excitement in their voices. 

50 Waking up to see your baby sleeping next to you and thinking, 'Wow! This is real. I'm a mum!' 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

we met again * entry for lil AJ*

My dear baby AJ,

mommy and daddy were not supposed to meet you yet until next monday May 23rd, but because mommy had a little accident last Sunday May 15th, daddy had to rush mommy to mommy's OB-GYN so she can check on you.

when mommy had the accident, mommy feared the worst for you. but daddy didn't. he had a strong feeling that you'll be fine. but because what had happened to mommy was not the usual, we didn't waste any time.

i bet you heard how fast mommy's heartbeat was beating. it almost felt like it was going to burst out from my chest. but daddy stayed calm next to mommy. poor daddy, mommy squeezed daddy's hand so hard.

mommy's OB-GYN, Dr. Zunita was not in that day, so mommy met Dr. Siti. She was just as nice as Dr. Zunita, but she had this serious face on. She told mommy not to worry. when Dr. Siti was scanning mommy's belly to look for you, mommy couldn't look at the monitor. daddy had to come sit very close to mommy.

and then she found you.

i was holding my breath, and right when Dr. Siti showed mommy your very fast heart beat, mommy was so relieved! and then a few seconds later, you bounced! only mommy and Dr. Siti saw you did that because daddy happened to look away when you did. i melted!

you must have felt sorry daddy didn't get to see you bounced the first time so you bounced again. and yes daddy did saw you! and then daddy melted too. after that you just didn't stop bouncing! is there a trampoline in mommy's belly? and was it you who gave mommy all the gases? owh well, gas or no gas, mommy has a permanent smile on my face. because you are so adorable!

my SYUKUR to the Al-Mighty that you are safe and is active in my belly. mommy and daddy went home smiling, and daddy kept showing to mommy how you bounced.

owh and do you know? mommy's getting evening sickness now, but it's all good though, because mommy knows these hormones are good for your growth. and guess who else got it? that's right. daddy did! he only started yesterday!

today, you are 11 weeks and 6 days. when you were at 11 weeks and 3 days, you were 4.7cm in length. you're growing so fast! and tomorrow you will be 3 months. only 6 months to go before we welcome you in this world!

you are one busy baby now bouncing around in mommy's belly. pick up more skills so you can show to mommy and daddy the next time we meet. can you hear daddy's voice when he speaks to you? daddy speaks to you everyday now. he is super excited as always. get use to it okay?

our next meeting is a month from now, already mommy and daddy can't wait for the day already. Surprise us more, okay sweetheart!

you give mommy nothing but sweet dreams to dream at night. :D

i love you with all my heart (and so is daddy!)

your mommy

Monday, May 9, 2011

Putting up with the rain

the rain, as in this quote by Dolly Parton on morning sickness :

" if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"

yes. and this is exactly what i am doing now.

i hope it'll be over as i reach the second trimester mark. the nausea, diarrhea, vomiting as well as digestion problem had kept me off work and in bed. the second worst was last week, doctor had to write me a week-long medical leave. lucky i have jay who stayed beside me the whole week.

please excuse the long pause from blogging, the only comfortable position for me was lying on my side, keeping my eyes closed. i had stopped taking the morning sickness pills, i don't like the effect on my body. it got me high and i don't like it.

i am feeling much better today, while that, i think i should do a recap on last week.

on April 28th, jay and i celebrated our 13th year together. he took me up a winding road and we ended up at a restaurant on a hill, with the view of kuala lumpur. food was the greatest, ambiance was perfect. he surprised me. i love that kind of surprise!

on April 29th, jay and i reunite with my side of the family. everyone was at home. fabulous. owh and i made chocolate chip cookies for my dear husband who craved for it. my sister mimie and i made enough cookies to fill five cookie tins, just enough for everyone to take their shares home. and jay finished the whole tin within two days. got to make some more when we go back to shah alam again. mimie said the cookies were delicious, if God willing we might make extra to sell for Eid. i will be about 7 months pregnant then, if nothing gets in the way, maybe i will help.

on May 2nd, i started to feel unwell. i was getting evening sickness instead of the usual. i couldn't sleep the whole night, i woke up every 2 hours to go to the bathroom. i just wanted to sleep in the bathroom instead.

on May 3rd, jay took the day off to take me to the clinic. was given two days of medical leave so i can rest at home because of the not-much-the-doctor-can-give-me-for-fast-healing-except-to-drink-a-lot-of-water-and-rest.

on May 5th, i was not getting any better.jay again took the day off and we went to clinic. i was given some medications to help keep food down, which i took for 2 days and stopped. i focused on natural remedy which made me feel a lot better.

on May 7th, i was feeling a lot better that i managed to tag along with jay to go see his favorite DJ performed at Sunway. felt great meeting old friends.

on May 8th, though i am just a mother to be, jay treated me to a nice time for Mother's day. he is so amazing.

i am back at work today, on May 9th. i hope i will be alright through out this week. i will be seeing my doctor again this Friday for routine check up.

AJ is 10 weeks and 3 days today. i hope AJ is all good in my belly. i will be scanning again in two weeks time when i am scheduled to meet my OB-GYN for 3-months check up next May 23rd. jay and i couldn't wait. i bet AJ has grown. i have a baby bump already, I LOVE IT. amazing how i have this little 'US' inside my body now. God is great.

feeling all fine (for now, and hoping it will last longer) and blessed,

AJ's mommy. :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

our first look at you! *entry for lil AJ*

Yesterday, Dr. Zunita ( a very very very nice lady OB-GYN! makes mommy comfortable :) ) showed you to mommy and daddy. I was so happy to finally see you! so was daddy! We were so happy to see your heart beating so fast! that means you're one healthy baby!

Mommy knows that mommy's friends are dying to see you too, so mommy's going to share your first scan picture with them. Aunties, meet my lil A.J:


As mommy updated in my last entry, Dr. Zunita calculated a new birth date for you. in fact, two new birth dates. if mommy's memory serves me right on the exact first day mommy had my last period, then i will see you on December 2nd, 2011. that's a day after Aunty mimie's birthday! another date is December 7th, 2011 which was calculated based on your current size. anyway, you come out from mommy whenever you are really ready, okay! you be safe in there. mommy and daddy will make sure that you are.

mommy and daddy loves you so much, AJ. we'll see you again soon, okay!

i love you a lot with all my life, (and so is daddy)

Monday, April 25, 2011

i will see you today!

i'm seeing A.J the first time today. i have an appointment with my OB-GYN Dr. Zunita today at 6pm.

Excited? extremely. i can't wait to see that little fetus in my abdomen.So is A.J's daddy.

owh. A.J is my unborn child's initials. :) and yes we have thought of what we will name him or her once we welcomed him or her into this world in november.

i was at my worst last week, i suffered from a terrible diarrhea and vomiting. funny when it all began after i took my first anmum materna. it seemed that i cannot tolerate with formula milk. i tried mamil mama a week ago and i got diarrhea. i was never a lactose intolerant so i find this very very funny. i don't really like the after taste of fresh milk so i am still going to try anmum materna again but this time i will take 2 scoops on every other day only (as advised by my OB-GYN) instead of 4 scoops twice a day according to the box. yes i am so by the book now that i am pregnant. maybe it's the hormone, or maybe i am such a control freak.

my baby daddy's craving for food is so wild these days. yesterday he craved for homemade burger, the kind that Robert Rainford would make in his License To Grill episodes. which we took the time to make, and we nailed it. the taste was incredible better-than-Chili's-or-the-like-comma-I-swear-to-God. it felt like we just died and went to burger heaven. and days before, it was cupcakes, (he drooled while watching DC cupcakes on TLC, it was that bad! so we went to Pavilion to get our version of DC cupcakes from Cupcake Chic!), and some other food we saw on AFC and TLC.

my morning sickness is slowing down, maybe it's because i'm nearing the end of my first trimester.i eat less but frequent now, so i hope it's a good thing, and i hope my unborn child gets all the nutritions it needs. mommy never fails taking Folic Acid and Calcium and it's all for you my baby!

A.J is 8 weeks and 6 days old today, only 218 days to go. at 8 weeks, this is how big A.J is in my belly (if you don't know already. Other mommies can skip this knowledge sharing session, :) )

Source : babycenter

Congratulations - your embryo is now called a fetus, which means "offspring". Your uterus expands to accommodate its new resident, which now measures approximately 0.6 inch / 1.6 centimetres. Many changes take place this week - the embryonic tail is gone, and all organs, muscles, and nerves are beginning to function. The hands now bend at the wrist, and the feet begin to lose their webbed appearance. Eyelids are beginning to cover the eyes.

Your pregnancy is changing your figure as well. Your breasts may have grown large enough that you'll need bigger bras with better support than your old ones. You may notice your waistline expanding as well, forcing you to pack away your favourite jeans until next year. If you drink plenty of fluoridated water - eight glasses or more a day - you should be getting enough fluoride so calcium and phosphorus will bond well in your baby's developing teeth and bones. 

that's all for today folks! i'll update again after the check up today. stay SWEET always!

from my check up, Dr. Zunita had calculated a new due date for AJ, if according to my period cycle, the EDD is December 2nd, 2011 and if according to AJ's size, EDD is December 7th, 2011. Scan image? Mommy will post in the next entry!

love from A.J's mommy;

Monday, April 11, 2011

we're baking!

facebook friends must have gotten this news already for i have updated the result from my second urine pregnancy test.

so yes, it's official and confirmed by my GP, Dr. Roselinda Arehli that i am baking! been baking for 7 weeks now for that matter. :)

i was so sick last thursday but i told my GP that i might be pregnant. so she didn't want to prescribe me some random medications if i am pregnant and we tested.

i am so excited, jay said we wouldn't know if we didn't try. so BAM.. tried and nailed it.

i am coping with morning sickness now (more like all day sickness, so it seems) and jay has been doing a great job coping with me! i have never seen him as excited as this before!

it's like heaven on earth, seeing him trying to bond with our unborn child. he wants our baby to know that " you may be inside mummy now, but daddy is always here too with you and mummy" . i melted. i couldn't stop smiling. i have a permanent smile on my face now. wearing it all day. :D

he has these "secret moments" where he'd whisper to my belly and tell our baby about stuffs. like "do you like what mummy ate just now?" and then he added " i know.. daddy didn't like what mummy ate either!" (i had pengat durian, just a lil bit though. i promised my sister i won't take much of it). and constantly updating our baby on what we're watching on tv.

i am now collecting Doas that i can recite everyday after prayers, and also tips about eating right. i mean like what i should avoid and such. if you experienced ladies have any pointers. please do share with this first time mummy to be!

but the funny thing is, i don't eat as much as i did before i was pregnant. i don't get hungry as often as i did before i was pregnant. cepat mengah. that's one thing. and owh, i haven't experience any weird cravings, yet. owh but jay has!

thank you to friends who have wished me, may the Al-Mighty repay all your good thoughts.

so okay, it's lunch time, can't skip anymore now that i am eating for two... hahahaha

p/s: i heard somebody tested and got a faint line too? Suya, have you got news for me? :D

lots of love from the ecstatic cupcake baker a.k.a mummy to be;

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

are we baking today? i so want a cupcake!

so i have this intuition that i might be, just might be pregnant. because i know there's something different with this cycle - ever since we've decided to start a family, i started penning down my cycles. to date, i am already almost a week late.

so, i was giving it another day before i tested this am at 6. test result? one clear blue line, and one faint line. so a faint line, right? but a faint line is still a line, right? i read somewhere that as long as you have lines, that means you're pregnant but it's just that when you're testing your hCG hormone level is still low.... i am anxious and very excited if yes i am. but to clear my doubts, i am testing again next week. then we'll see from the test if i should visit an OB-GYN. :)

please pray for us and this little cupcake we're trying to perfectly bake :)

lots of love,

Sunday, March 27, 2011

it begins with ONE.

i wish i just have more time to update.

lately, i was either attracted to do other things than updating or was lost for words when i actually want to update.

right. i am becoming THAT BLOGGER. you know, that blogger who has not written anything since ages ago. her last update is so out-dated.

though my last post was not that long ago, i feel i might take even longer time, if i don't post anything today.

in my attempt to cramp all updates i failed to write, there's only one way to begin. and it begins with one.

1. my two sisters came home for mom's belated birthday celebration. i was super excited they were home. it is so hard to gather the entire family now that my two sisters are staying in the east coast. the house was super chaotic with kids screaming and playing around! i haven't seen my three lil ones for quite sometime and having them around was so fun.

2. i have started bonding with Keisya! she would want to have a conversation with me whenever i see her, except that she can't really talk yet because she is only 5 months 'young'! so, her ways of connecting with me are through her giggles, smiles and most of the time, 'words' that i fail to understand. she is super adorable! want to have a look at her? well her she is! Presenting Keisya Amany Mohd Umair, ladies and gentlemen!

3. Jay found out about an antenatal class organized by Pantai Medical Centre and insisted that we enroll ourselves. i went to reserve our seats but was told that we will be put in the waiting list BECAUSE they put pregnant couples as the priority. But days later i got an email confirmation on our reservation, so we went anyway. good stuffs learnt, i'm telling you. very handy information for us, parents-to-be (yet to be). and yes the class was full of pregnant ladies, but i guess i did fool the others into thinking that i am perhaps a month or two pregnant by this bulging tummy of mine! After the class i got home and started to share the things i learned with my sister and sister-in-law, and to my surprise, they never knew these things before! and i am glad i did share it with them!

4. speaking of which, jay and i feel that it is time to start our family. it is the right time. and we're trying now, please pray for us, i know you guys are dying to see my little ones. :)

5. i am finally an Oracle 11g Database Administrator (DBA) expert after completing the Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop 1 DBA Release 2 course at Oracle University. one step closer to becoming an Oracle Certified Associate. yes, i am really looking forward to get certified.

6. and speaking of certification, jay also had completed his SAP training, and looked forward to a completely new career path. i am so so so proud of his eagerness and courage. good job my dear husband!

7. hobbies and interests wise, i had picked up painting and drawing again. have done three art pieces. and jay got them framed and hung on the walls of our bedroom. :) i have so many projects that i want to do in my mind right now, which i am so eager to start but couldn't find the time to start, yet.

8. and for the first time ever i started my very FIRST post tagging game. the questions were from my own resources and i am so ecstatic to read my tagged friends' post on it! Yeay to me and yeay to you lovely ladies who responded and spread the game too! you know what? you guys are ROCK STARS!

9. Earth Hour 2011, people. what did you all do? i went to stay in candles-lit room with Jay. :) and like the last Earth Hour, i didn't get any mosquito bites.

10. got to know some new friends at the Oracle class. fun, very fun class. i almost forgot how student life was like since i left university five years ago. for a brief five days i was a student and it very much reminded me of my days back in uniten!

okay, so i am stopping at 10. will add more.

till then, you guys take care.

Stay SWEET and SMILE always!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

i am just being random, and you my friend, just got tagged.

in continuation to yuna's random awesome from my previous post, and because doing random things can creatively kill boredom, here are some random questions i found over the internet that i feel like sharing with everyone (together with possibly useless facts or thoughts about me)

  1. Do you sing in the shower? Yes, I do.
  2. What song? Cee-Lo Green, Forget You.
  3. Do you believe in love at first sight? not really. that was not how i fell in love with jay.
  4. What was the name of your first pet? Pets, to be exact. they were Ghetto-child and left-eye.
  5. What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema? Tron Legacy. So last year.
  6. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Hawaii, tasmania and greece.
  7. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Both. morning person during the week, night owl on weekends.
  8. Do you always wear a seatbelt? without fail. i buckle up the moment i got in, and only buckle off just before i get out.
  9. What is your ringtone? Coming home - Diddy dirty money.
  10. What curse word do you use the most? owh shhhtt.
  11. Flip flops or sneakers? flats most of the time.on certain days, i'd wear my nike air max 1. 
  12. What color is your room? dark teal green on one wall, off white on the rest.
  13. How many hours of sleep do you need to function? sometimes, more than eight.
  14. Are you picky about spelling and grammar? I am, actually. in real letters, emails and anything publicly displayed. not in IMs and text messages though.
  15. Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back? mostly on my side, sometimes on my back.
  16. What is your favorite TV show? Glee S2.
  17. What is the weather like? Nice blue sky. please don't rain today.
  18. Are you shy around the opposite sex? sometimes, if i don't know the person.
  19. How often do you remember your dreams? i always do. jay will definitely be the first to know about it.
  20. Do you think people talk about you behind your back? Owh sure they do! good things, i hope!
There! very random questions, right? so okay i was not tagged to post this, but i feel like i want to tag some people now. so lucky people, you are none other than my 5 favourite blogger:

1. Suya! please :)
2. Nanayau! wajib
3. Nadya harus lah!
4. Knits pon! 
5. Adibah mesti lah jugak kan!

so my beautiful ladies, are you ready? GREAT! THANK YOU! hit me back when you have it up on your page okay?

owh i love this feeling. i love being random. happy thursday my lovely people!

take good care,

Friday, February 18, 2011

this is random awesome, i tell you.

i am currently listening to her on this mid-day - the stomach is full, the eyes are getting heavier... and this song adds to the nice and cozy feeling.. (no, i won't fall asleep)

take a listen to this now. is she awesome or what? i am officially her biggest fan. (have always been her fan, just making it official)

it gives you this sort of a running-through-a-field-full-of-daisies feeling, don't you think?

i am putting this on my (self-click) auto-replay.

aah, thank goodness for friday. *so in love*

happy friday and the weekend ahead, awesome people!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

i do this a lot!

...so tell me, how many of you do these?

1. hate it when you write to someone a whole paragraph, and they only reply "OK".

2. say "Oh!" like you get it. but you still have no idea.

3. try to fix things by hitting them.

4. hate it when you read something you don't want to know, and your heart sinks.

5. laugh so hard that your laugh goes silent.

6. give your friend a certain look and they understand what you mean.

7. sleep in 5 more minutes in the morning when you're supposed to be up.

8. hate it when people try to tell you what you said.

9. that 1 song on your iPod plays too loud and it scares the crap out of you.

10. set your alarm based on how many times you want to hit the snooze button in the morning.

11. when you're hungry, you seem to only notice food commercials on TV.

12. when you really like a song, it is usually on repeat for days.

13. always end up telling the same story to the same person.

14. pretend to take notes by doodling.

15. don't really care much about football but when the World Cup starts i'm the biggest fan. ( i know, right?)

16. always run out of popcorn in the movies before the movie starts.

17. run when it's dark just in case something is chasing you. ( you betcha!)

18. say "shut up" at someone on TV and then change the channel.

19. panic when you see police cars, even when you haven't done anything wrong. ( tehehehe)

20. find cuts and bruises on your body and you have no idea where they come from? (all the time!)

these are tweets that i received from @IDoThat2 which i followed on Twitter which i have done throughout the 27 years of my existence. i am surprised and excited to see the many i-do-that-too things listed! if you guys want to see more, and proudly say "i do that too", follow @IDoThat2 on Twitter and start retweeting!

Monday, January 10, 2011

all is LOVE

i just saw where the wild things are yesterday on HBO.

yes, i'm late at watching it, i know. i wasn't much of a movie goer until recently.

back to where the wild things are. i was flipping through my favourite channels on our satellite tv. it's frustrating to find (too much) re-runs of episodes on a sunday evening. seriously (don't you all think so?). so i flipped to the home box office channel and where the wild things are was on. my husband didn't want to watch it at first. but i insisted.

and we loved it. it's really something different. i wasn't pregnant at the time of watching, so it's okay to watch the wild things (grinning). plus, max records who played max is adorable. really. i would want my (unborn) son to be like him, (adorable and cuddly but definitely not the boy who throws tantrums and runs away from home.)

if you haven't watch this yet, look up for the showtimes in the tv guide. i will too, and will update. but if you have, tell me did you get goosebumps like i did? i almost cried when max was leaving the wild things, but i managed to hold back. (lately, i get all emotional when i watch anything on tv, i wonder if this is a good thing, or is it my (motherly) instinct showing? )

i mean, look at him here, is this max records not adorable?

he reminded me of a young edward furlong but jay didn't think so.

and they've got good soundtracks too. but first, here's the trailer.

and now, my favourite soundtrack, all is love by karen o and the kids.

one, two, ready, go!

"Inside all of us is... hope. Inside all of us is... fear. Inside all of us is... adventure. Inside all of us is a wild thing"

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

i know i am 4 days late

but anyway, to my dearest family and friends, here's wishing all of you

may this new year brings you a double dose of health, joy and happiness, new hopes and new opportunities to explore.

"cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right" - Oprah Winfrey