Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bipolar Itchiness :p

I guess I've been MIA for the past weeks. Don't really feel like updating my blog or FB status, though I do make the effort to tweet once in a while. I guess tweeting takes lesser effort.

So what's new?? I'm schedule for a c-section on 131211. Both babies are in a breech position so after thorough discussion with my gynea + hubby we decided that is the best way to go. Both babies are healthy and have passed the 2.5kg mark and am now over 37 weeks old *alhamdullilah*

Anyway things have been pretty uneventful up till last week when I caught a bad case of dermatitis (caused by pregnancy hormones). The itchiness was CRAZY and my scratching aggravated the condition and me eating a bunch of crabs triggered an allergic reaction and later some infection of water blisters on my leg. Drama :p the blisters was as big as a 50cent coins and I can barely walked. My gynea referred me to a skin specialist and after a round of meds, lotions and antibiotics, alhamdullilah I'm doing so much better :)

Was feeling a bit down when all these was happening. Normal I guess when you're carrying a 5kg load on your belly, pain in your legs and kena melayan a 2 year old who's acting out for attention.

My mood was awful on da first day of treatment and patience was running a bit thin that I did lose my temper at Ryan once or twice. I felt bad afterwards and him being him did not hold grudges :p Anyway my mum told me to be patient and Allah won't test me if he don't think I can take it.

That got me thinking hard, why am I sitting there feeling bad for myself when I had an almost perfect 34 weeks of pregnancy. Some people got it so much worst with morning sickness, complications etc. My colleague even told me she suffered an almost similar condition for 4months of pregnancy. For someone who's carrying twins I got it pretty easy. Anyway nothing that is truly worth it comes easy, right? If this is the small price I have to pay before I'll get to hold the twins in my arms I will gladly take it.

As cliché as it may sound, the positiveness really help. My road to recovery have been great so far. My skin is 70% back to normal condition and full recovery will probably be after birth since it is due to hormones.

Don't know if I'll be blogging more this week but do pray for our safety and really can't wait to meet my little munchkins next week *insyallah* Till then take care *hugz*

Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device via Vodafone-Celcom Mobile.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baby Shower : Part 2 & 3

My Twinnies Baby Shower
Marmalade, Republika Dutamas

My office colleagues threw me a baby shower during lunchtime today. I had so much fun,the food was good and love all the effort taken on the deco/gift pack/cuppies etc. Too bad some of chickies i.e. NickyD, Nina and Jean was not able to join us but they are there in spirit :p

Love the gift (haha the best choice for picky lil me)

Ze deco + door gifts

Brownie in a cup by Chef Nicole (MIA Organizer A) ;p

Our food

Doc Lisa, Kak Sham & Syer

With Doc, Kak Yati and my super enormous belly

With cutey mummy Wiaam

Thank you Organizer B : Miss Sher who was running around all day making everything perfect :p

Sumpah aku rasa aku sweet dlm gambar ni (hahaha)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

34 Weeks and Counting

Alhamdulillah. I’m happy to announce that my babies are both above the 2kg mark at 34weeks. Gumpy weights 2.4kg whereas little Gummy is 2.08kg. We’re so happy that we’ve passed one hurdle and now my main task is to ensure that the babies stay in my tummy for at least 2 more weeks.

The babies are still breech so the possibility of going through a c-section procedure is getting higher. Babies at 36weeks ++ (especially in multiple pregnancy) will rarely change their position due to the lack of space so I’ve 2 more weeks to cajoled the little ones to make the 180.

At the same time I’ve started reading articles on C-sect to increase my knowledge on the procedures/after care/cost etc. The more l learn the more nervous I get but at least I can manage my expectations. For all I know I may end up delivering the babies normally after all but it does not hurt to be well prepared, right?

Babies Preparations

We managed to wash all the baby laundry during the long weekend. Actually I have to credit hubby for carrying out the actual deed. I HATE doing laundry with a passion and as cute as the little clothes and mittens looks they are actually a b***ch to wash and lipat.

Since that one (boring) task is done, we’re left with this week project which is to prepare my hospital bag, transfer babies’ clothes to my parent’s house and finish cleaning up the babies’ playroom once and for all. Believe it or not I still haven’t decided on the paint colour yet. So the playroom deco project is pending at the moment because mummy is being her normal fickle self.

Anyway, we’re having doa selamat for the babies (and mummy) at our Surau today. I think holding the ceremony at the surau is a good call on my parents behalf as very minimal preparations needs to take place (order pre packed food/ buy drinks + fruits + packed everything in a bag) Hopefully, everything goes well *insyallah*

Hari Raya Aidiladha

Our Raya celebration this year was good. We went back to Perak for a day to visit Lan’s grandparents on Saturday. Ryan had so much fun playing with Lan’s younger cousins. On Sunday, everybody woke up bright and early to enjoy the normal yummy Raya feast of ketupat and rendang and my sister made nasi beriyani for lunch.

Later Lan brought Ryan to check out the cows and when daddy was busy helping with “melapah” the lembu, mummy and baby spent half of the afternoon napping (haha) We received so much free food and meat on Sunday :) We went back to Jalan Kebun later in the evening so Ryan can see my in laws.

Monday was mostly spent at home cleaning and lepaking. I don’t feel like going out much this days, even for shopping (*gasp*) Holidays are best spent rolling on the bed with Ryan (Lan optional) doing our best dinosaur impersonation hehehe.

Have a good week everyone!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Unproductive Friday Evening

Unless there's an urgent deadline, my brain usually shuts down after Friday lunch. I guess I'm just so sick of the office at the moment and can't wait to start my long weekend :)

Anyway here's some photo update on last weekend activities and of my fav baby boy in the whole wide world : Mr Muhammad Ryan Daniel.

Ryan with his latest acquisition courtesy of Nenek. The board is kinda cool, you can take out the foam alphabet and it will reveal a picture associated with the particular alphabet. This is Nenek's pre birthday present to Ryan *sigh* my little boy gets something new from nenek on a weekly basis that I feel sorry for the twins because I'm seriously out of new toys to buy for them.
On the other hand I'm very lucky in terms of baby preparations. Contrary to people's belief I actually do not need to buy 2 of everything. One because Ryan's stuff is still in very good condition (e.x: car seat so we only needed to buy one).
Secondly, it is due to the fact that Ryan has 2 sometimes 3 of the same baby thingy, mostly because people end up buying the same thing for him him as a present e.x baby play gym/tents etc. So can save a lot of money from there :)
Hubby's BBQ burger. Ok la but he thinks that the meat is kinda dry. But I love the onion ring. Ryan was asleep in his stroller when we reach Citta. So managed to have our lunch in peace (haha) All in all not bad and I think I'll bring my parents here after my pantang to celebrate and as a form of thank you :)Went to Meatworks @Citta Mall Last week because I was craving for the steak. My sirloin was ok, nothing spectacular though.

Ryan playing "badminton" with daddy thanks to Upin n Ipin's influence. I can't find an age appropriate badminton racket so I bought him this tennis set from Daiso instead. Best RM5 I spent so far because it is currently his fave toy. Drama at the barber. My son who is blessed with a head full of hair goes to the barber more often than my own trip to the salon. But he still hates it and mesti nangis nye. Waktu ni tengah slow talk and "rationalize" with him on why he needs to cut his hair. He siap bawak Mcqueen nak bagi moral support bagai. But as you can see muka dah cemik. Haha

Atuk and nenek lorat. 10 mins after we reached the barber and while waiting for our turn, my dad BBMed me asking whether Ryan is crying, I just said la Ryan muka panic, pastu tak sampai 5 minit my parents dah muncul depan the shop. Moral support tahap dewanya mesti mamak tu geram, lepas ni kena ban hahaha

Hehehe Ryan is getting really good at performing his solat. Dah pandai takbir, hand position waktu fatihah, duduk antara dua sujud and sujud. Tapi selalunya 1 1/2 rakaat je la pastu dia bosan so still have to take turns. Tapi kalau nak sembahyang jemaah selamba je we let him loose mcm kat Mekah dulu, he knows well enough not to kacau :)

Anyway the kindy have transferred Ryan to the 3 year old class despite him not even turning 2 yet. I guess they are now going on the year of birth basis. I'm a little worried at first but after a very successful first week of constant praises by his "ibu's" and guru besar my worry is assuaged :) Ryan is doing really well, no tantrums, followed all the activities with no problems and dah kurang minum susu using his bottle. So proud of my abang long :)

Anyway have a good weekend everyone and Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha in advanced :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My little buns in the oven...

I need a break from Rules ammendments & SPMS

For some reason the nearer I am to my EDD, more work seem to be piling in. Not that I mind, it’s a good distraction especially on the days when my heartburn is really acting up. With the babies growing at an incredible rate of 1.4kg and 1.6 kg respectively @32 weeks and nearing the expected growth spurt during the 32-36 weeks span I bet it will only become worst.

Ironically, the medicine that is helping me control my contraction is also the culprit that is aggravating the heartburn. Oh well, some sacrifice on my part in order to ensure that the little munchkins can bake longer in the oven. No more midnight snacks,overly spicy food and chocolaty stuff for the time being.Trust me projectile vomiting in the middle of the night is no fun *TMI* hehe

Anyway,since 60% of twins are born premature (according to babycenter) I choose to plan things on a weekly basis unlike with Ryan where the aim was just to give birth after 37 weeks.First I aim to carry the twin up to 28 weeks, and then 30 etc.

Alhamdullilah we have passed the 32 weeks mark and next week the babies will be 34 weeks old *insyallah* and hopefully they’ll cruise pass 36 weeks + be over 2kg and not have to spend time in the hospital after birth. I’m sure the babies will cooperate with mummy, right :)

My cutey babies have moved from their transverse (lying position) position into being breach (heads up legs down) Doc is still kinda positive that they have plenty of time to turn in 4 weeks time, so I will only know the verdict whether I’ll be going for normal/C-section when I reach 36 weeks.

Other than heartburn and the normal 3rd trimester discomforts, everything have been going very well so far. Preparations is 95% done, we just need to wash the babies clothing and prepare the hospital bag this week and move some stuff to my parents house in preparation of confinement.

So that’s a little baby’s update from da mama. Anyway, pray that my SPMS goes well tomorrow *insyallah*

Friday, October 14, 2011

Party Planning : Ryan's Turning Two :)

I love planning parties :)

I love researching for party ideas, D.I.Y deco's projects, coming up with themes.I will actually sit on my ass for 2 hours to make 50 personalized paper bags because I truly love the creative process. The results takdela cantik mana pun but there's a feeling of pure satisfaction for going the extra mile for someone you truly care about.

Anyway Ryan's 2nd Birthday is about 2 months away.We're not planning on a big bash but just a small celebration at home and another mini celebration in school which consist of preparing party favours for his "classmates" and teachers.

I'm a bit freaked out because Ryan's birthday will fall during my pantang period, which means I won't be free to go out of the house to get things done. However, I will not use that as an excuse to not make the extra effort to make 20th December 2011 special.I don't want Ryan to feel sideline by the arrival of his siblings.

Hubby pointed out that our son can't even tell the time much less the date of his birthday so I shouldn't worry :p (haha) Anyway, Lan also pointed out that I can always order the cakes online (like I've been doing all along), designed the box/bag favours first and he and my parents can always go get the other stuff for me later. But because I'm crazy, we actually have conversation that sounds like this:

Me: "But what if you got the wrong box/colour/brand/Milo kotak?"
Lan: "How can I get the wrong type of Milo kotak?? Why can't you just tell me the exact colour/brand etc and I will get it for you"
Me: "What if they don't have the particular thing I wanted and I can't be there to make the decision blah blah blah.."
Lan: *looks confused* "Tiba2 the whole of Klang will be sold out of the box you wanted because you're not there??? B, I tell you what, apa kata you pergi beli all the kotak/jajan/milo now and store it at our house. That way you'll get to CHOOSE apa yang you nak"

Hehehe I think by that time Lan has lost interest in our pointless conversation and dah malas nak layan. I know he was being sarcastic but that is what I'm planning to do anyway.

Last year's Birthday Theme: Sesame Street

This year's top 3 choices: Dinosaurs, Cars2 or Upin & Ipin

I'm leaning toward Upin and Ipin for school (sebab most of the kiddies will be able to relate to it better and it is more gender neutral) and a mix of Dino and Cars for celebration @home and Ryan's proposed birthday presents :) (Takut tak sempat nak get his present on time, so gonna buy it ahead of time and hide it under my bed)

I love the idea of brown bagging the party favours. Cool :)

My other plan is to personalize the gift boxes according to the choosen theme.

Hubby proposed on getting some personalize choc covered Oreo's instead of cupcakes as a part of the favours. Me like :) something different...

Anyway I will continue to scout for more favours ideas . Feel free to share your thoughts if you have any...
Have a good weekend everyone *muackz*

Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Babies Dalam Peyut"

I had my 28 weeks checkup last week, Alhamdullilah everything is ok so far :)

I suffered from abdominal pains earlier last month. It was a cross between normal braxton hicks and real contraction pains. Obviously, I panicked as the pain was more pronounced than anything I've ever experienced while pregnant with Ryan. Lan dragged me to my other gynea in Klang (which thankfully open at night) and she told me that the pain is caused by my uterus having to strech more than usual to accommodate the twins.

Doctor D prescribed me some terbutaline to relax the contractions and so far it been working (no more painful contractions :) ) though there's other some minor side effect that I've got to cope with i.e. minor shakes in my hands and some flu like symptoms esp at night. I guess, I've to manage some of the discomforts for the sake of my lil munchkins.

Check out the amount of pills I have to swallow everyday :(

The other 3rd trimester discomforts that is slowly trickling in are major exhaustion at the end of the day, back pains, some swelling and of course my major enemy HEARTBURN. But since I'm more "experience" this time around, I managed to keep the pains at a tolerable level :) I go on with my normal activities, rest when I'm tired, eat moderately, go for pre pregnancy massages and am currently trying to increase my calcium intake. Since I can't stand milk on its own, I'm looking at alternative i.e. cheese, home made milkshakes, soy milk, milk with a bit of choc syrup etc.

When I'm not feeling too great, I'll try and keep myself busy. If I'm at home I'll distract myself with stuff like cleaning da babies room/things, playing games with Ryan and if the pain gets real bad I'll just force myself to sleep.If I'm at work - oh well I'll do whatever work I have la kan? hehe. I try to limit the moaning, bitching and feeling sorry for myself at a minimum. Negativity will only makes you feel worse TRUST ME :)

Anyway Gummy moved and is now in a transverse position like adik. So both twins are currently lying horizontally across mummy's tummy. I'm kinda nervous but doctor assured me there's still a chance that they babies will move to the right position. Oh well whatever procedure I have to go through, I will accept it as long as my little honeybunnies is delivered in good health *insyallah* :)

Speaking of good health Gummy is now 1.08kg while Gumpy is a 1.2kg. Their weight is on track and I'm crossing my finger that come the 32weeks checkup they'll be around 2kgs or more *insyallah*

Lan and I managed to get 80% of the babies stuff already. The rest we'll probably buy at the end of this month. However, there's still a whole load of cleaning to do at my house and my mum's house since I'll be spending my pantang there.

Ryan who seem oblivious to my pregnancy for the past months laid down next to me this morning and patted my belly. "Baby??" he asked and when I said yes and wanted to keep on talking about it, he started playing peekaaboo with me.I guess he's still not interested with his adiks :p

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jakarta/Bandung Family Trip

During the Malaysian Day weekend we managed to squeeze a short family trip to Jakarta/ Bandung. Good timing coz I don't think I'll be able to go anywhere out of Malaysia for the next 6 months (at least) :p

@LCCT waiting for the plane

@ the LCCT and Jakarta Airport

@ Ashton Cengkareng Hotel Jakarta

Anyway we hired a driver to take us around for the 4 days in Jakarta. Pak Yunus is a bit blur but he's very nice and sweet.

Pictures of Ryan running around the hotel and watching cartoon network

(He's overly excited watching Dibo the Dragon for the first time - oh well at least Dibo is less annoying than Barney)

17/09/2011 - Day trip to Bandung.

We went shopping in Pasar Baru and several factory outlet in Jalan Dago (Rumah Mode ;p)

The factory outlet for babies sells quality clothing but at a very cheap price. Crazy shopping for Ryan and the babies :)

Check out the pic of our 2nd day purchase. Anyway had Ayam Penyet for lunch and really yummy nasi padang for dinner. The cumi masak lemak is drool inducing :)

18/09/09 - Monas National Monument Park, Jakarta

My dad insisted that we also go sightseeing instead of just plain shopping for the 4 days in Jakarta

Hahaha tapi sempat jugak borong this "customize" headband

Ryan the manace :p

"Mummy tu" Ryan pointing at this HUGE Police canine
If I wasn't holding him, he would have ran to the tree where the dogs are resting *sigh*

People are laughing and pointing at Ryan's mooleash :pI know they are comparing them to the doggies leash but who cares kan?
As long as my baby is safe

Ryan, Mak Long and Diddie (Daddy)

Family Part 1
Daddy duduk, Ryan pun kena duduk gak :)
Check out the hairband in his hand, believe it or not he was wearing it for a good 5mins in the park *sigh* He thinks it is ok for him to wear it because mummy wear headbands all the time

3 stooges
@ Manggadua, Jakarta. Previously we spend 3 hours in TanahAbang and another 2 hours in Manggadua.
By this point Ryan dah sangat cranky, Lan and Abang Nan dah give up and I have to admit my 26 months preggy legs dah bengkak kecik. So we persuaded my dad to cancel his sightseeing plans so that we can go back to the hotel to rest :p

Dinner at Carrefour Cengkareng
Managed to do more shopping courtesy of my mum and dad. I bought a gorgeous Indonesian jubah for RM30. Me like :p

19/09/11 - Bye bye Jakarta. See you again next time. Insyaallah ;
Note: Excuse the lack of pictures as we're all too busy shopping and layaning Ryan's antics :p