31 August 2015

He now rollovers on both sides!

Alhamdulillah, the best merdeka gift ever. Irfan finally made his 1st rollover debut from back to tummy this evening, not in front of me but abg Idlan instead! Mmg adik kesayangan abg long sungguh nih :) He made it few times, more than 5 as reported by idlan. I stayed more than half an hr lying nx to him after that, cheering n giving my utmost moral support but he just didnt want to show it to his mama..sabar jelah :p

Tak sia2 tadi berjln 4 jam kt Mitsui Outlet. Kelmarin plak swimming kt Precint 16. Mak ude ckp kena slalu bwk jln2 ni kasik motivation :p

Good job sayang. Syukur Allah makbulkan doa mama. Pasnih rajin2 meniarap lagi yer...tak sabar mama nk tgk!

30 August 2015

Outing as a mum of 4

1. Going out & about as a mum of four, you dont really pay attention to the details when it comes to clothing. Go for blouse that requires no ironing. No plain shawl, if possible always go for dark-colored shawl.U sure dont wanna stain ur shawl with saliva, pumpkin, carrot or chicken!

2. Equip urself with the necessary bby gadgets. Stroller, bby carriers, stroller fan are amongst other things. Plain water, thermos, formula, spoon, toys, bib n home made food are included in our case.

3. Always spare bby wipes in ur handbag. It can do wonders to remove stain on ur shawl or shirts :)

4. Do not carry a large handbag. Forget ur stylish tote and go for slings instead. U need to carry a baby and a handbag at the same time. Everything must be easily reachable in seconds! Imagine a crying baby and urself queuing at the payment counter?

5. Be prepared to become the last person to enjoy ur lunch meal. Ur bby may become cranky n wants to sleep the moment you're about to take your 1st bite :)

Enough for now...i'll cont later in a separate entry.

Pic below: me in my favourite purple-black shawl, cardigan+ tshirt buruk pakai basahan kt umah jer :p

29 August 2015

Of solid food

Some of the solids that i made for Irfan..
From top to bottom:

1. Sweet potato+carrot - we had our lunch at IOI City Mall, hence his was take away food fr home :)
2. Pumpkin
3. Combination of pumpkin+carrot and fuji apples

4. Chicken+carrot+potato porridge - blended

To regulate his bowel movement, i will ensure that he'll hv a combination of porridge and fruits/vege purees in a single day. Yang paling senang masak..bubur kurma+kismis..no chopping2 or thawing process involved! 

Irfan eats 3x a day. He'll hv his breakfast as early as 8am+ ..which means my day must starts early! 

28 August 2015

Radiofrequency Ablation / Neurotomy

Hubby underwent an RF ablation procedure for his low back injury (in medical term diagnosed as Degenerated Disc Disease) and a platlet rich plasma for both of his knees (torn PCL and ACL) yesterday. Believed that the source of the knee injuries were due to being too over active in sports, plus he has had a motor accident few yrs back.

Alhamdulillah both procedures went well. He is now resting at home for a week. The kids n me made a surprise visit at the hospital right after the procedure. It was my first time driving with Irfan being seated in his car seat. Thx to the smooth traffic, we arrived at Pantai KL in half an hr, and Irfan behaved well throughout the entire journey. Of course he couldnt stop staring at me, jelingan tajam ok. He must've wondered why mama didnt pick me up n hold me like she always did? On our way back he started crying when we entered the car, i pushed the dummy inside his mouth, zikir n tepuk2 him endlessly.until he finally fell asleep..arghh lega sgt!

Today again we made a trip to the hospital to pick up hubby. He settled ok in the car seat, but i need to ensure the dummy is with him whenever he was about to make a fuss :)

Good job sayang! Shall we go to Ioi City Mall after this bila mama boring? Hiksss

P/s: thx to geng lunch for the florist contact, it felt good seeing hubby's puzzled look when the delivery guy came over yesterday :)

26 August 2015

Hepi 7mo sayang!

Semoga sayang mama cpt sembuh,
Semoga cpt2 meniarap both sides..so that kurng clingy pd mama,
Semoga terus membesar dgn sihat,
Semoga sayang sentiasa suka mkn mcm sekarang :)

20 August 2015

Irfan...1wk to 7mo

Alhamdulillah Irfan is getting better nowadays. We can hardly hear his stridor, stridor only presence when he is too excited, or too upset, or occassionally when sleeping.  I even sometimes went to check on him while he is sleeping just to ensure he is still breathing, since he is too quiet :) He is still on reflux medication, which i think needs to be continued for a long period until his LM symptom is completely gone.

He gained about 2kg for the past 2 mths, still below the chart but at least is making a good progress. He now weighs 6.575kg, 1 wk to 7mo. 67cm in length, which makes him on the 15th percentiles, ikut gene mama abah ni kot hehe. On EBM during daytime and Novalac AR at night time. He loves eating solid. He has had pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot, potato, dates, raisin, pear, apple and banana so far, all pureed. Some were mixed with rice, hence became a porridge that was finely blended before serve. Nevertheless i notice he didnt hv a good bowel movement when eating porridge, probably bec he took only a little of plain water, or maybe bec his digestion system is just not ready with rice yet. As such i plan to stock up enough fruits/veggies purees so that he can hv a combination of porridge + fruits/veggies in a single day.

He can roll from tummy to back and not vice versa. Obviously he doesnt like tummy time, and figure ways to roll back to supine position and just enjoy lying on his back :p sabor jela!

This little guy is so clingy to me, that he'll scream even when i'm out of his sight for seconds! I had to hv my lunch by sitting right in front of him, of course meal times takes less than 10min. He only sleeps around 1hr in the morning, hence i'll do the laundry, cooking, and shower within that precious 1hr. Mcm kilat buat keje :p He normally sleeps less than 1hr in the afternoon/evening..mmg x suke tdo kot budak ni. He wakes up about 3x at night, and starts the day as early as 530am! So mama jgn harap nk ada chance bgn lambat walaupun x pegi ofis!

How do i feel being a SAHM? 100x tired than being in the office so to speak. I dont hv the chance to lie down or take an afternoon nap, the never ending house chores makes me bored, everything needs to be done super quick, i miss my uninterrupted sleep at night, and yes i no longer hv the 'me' time. But this is my destiny at least for now, this is what Allah has planned for me though it has never been expected, after all He is the best planner and knows whats best for His servant :) Irfan is under my care 24x7, he grows up right in front of me, shower and fed by his mama, and i may become the 1st person to witness him getting a new skill when the moments arrived. Most importantly, he is less likely to catch any germs, especially cough and cold that are common for kids staying at day care and kindy. Byk kelebihan di situ Insya Allah. Membesar dgn penuh kasih sayang..manja pun sure terlebih2 nih hikss. Obviously he admires me a lot from the look and stares he gave everytime i hold him during feeding time. 

Today we had donated Irfan's kangaroo pump to the hospital as he no longer needs it. The pump was bought using the fund that was contributed by all of you. To all my dearest friends, officemates and family members, surely theres no way we can repay your kindness. Moga Allah membalas jasa anda semua, dan moga anda semua mendpt pahala di atas pam yg bakal digunakan oleh patient2 lain di hospital nanti insya Allah.

Tq very much all. Pls keep on praying for Irfan. We dont know when he will fully outgrow his LM and reflux, it may takes months, or even years before he is completely recovered. Kami kena yakin dgn janji Allah, dan insya Allah redha di atas segala qada' dan qadarNya. I also want to believe that there'll be rainbow after the storm, and there'll be shades of light at the end of the day. Reminiscing the past and what Irfan had gone through made me teary. I really hope tomorrow is better than today not only for Irfan, but all of us... insya Allah.

08 August 2015

Hepi 7th birthday dear Amir Firas

Alhamdulillah, makin besar anak mama yg sorang ni. Paling cheeky, suka sengih, suka ipad, bila tanya apa2 suka jwb 'emm ntah tak ingat'. Moga Allah terus kurniakan kesihatan yg baik buat anak mama nih, moga dikurniakan akal fikiran yg cerdik, kuat iman, jadi anak yg soleh dan taat pd agama Allah. Mama, abah, abg Idlan, Ammar dan baby Irfan sayangggg Firas!!

Besday kali ni agak special walaupun tiada sambutan yg meriah. Buat pertama kali kami travel blk kg. Irfan 1st time dpt jumpa tok wan :) Dan syukur kami dpt menyempurnakan aqiqah Irfan.

Syukur padamu Ya Allah di atas segala rezeki dan rahmat yg Kau kurniakan kpdku dan keluargaku. Limpahilah kami dgn kasih sayangmu dan iman, lindungilah kami dari segala azab dan musibah, terangilah hati kami dgn cahaya keimanan agar kami terus mentaatiMu Ya Allah.