Friday, April 24, 2009

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Pregnancy & Baby Care Bibles

These are the 2 books I can't live without.

What To Expect WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING and What To Expect THE FIRST YEARS


1. What To Expect WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING - 4th Edition by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel - RM55.90 from Borders

- Although this book is an American book, it is still very useful.
- It is like having a personal gynae answering all your stupid questions mingling with your mind.
- A very organized book with easy-to-read format.


2. What To Expect THE FIRST YEARS by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg & Sandee Hathaway - RM44.00 from MPH

- Also have the same organized with easy-to-read format.
- Up-to-Date information on baby care, in-depth coverage on various issues such as health checks, vaccines, allergies, etc.


These are the only 2 books I bought (besides some magazines). It is nice to be able to flip through this and I always learn something new.

These 2 books not only help me understand more, but it also gives down-to-earth and practical advice and also give me confidence on what I am doing is right!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pregnancy Update on the mother-to-be..ME!

Belly
Small for 32 weeks, or so I've been told. However, my gynae said my baby is bigger by a week. So ahhh....baby is big, mummy is small.

Appetite
My appetite is good. I eat very frequently nowadays. I take breakfast, elevenses, lunch, tea, dinner and supper. But all in small portions.

Cravings
I dont have any (darlin, u better thank your lucky stars!) except for my normal Chocolate cravings which I have since I know how to munch when I was 2 years old!
I still love Kit Kats, Hersheys, Ferrero Rocher, Nutella, M&Ms....

Clothes
I don't have many to choose from. I only bought a low-hip long jeans and a 3/4 slacks as bottoms, and 2 tops and a dress from ModernMum. Other than that, I live on borrowed clothes from my family...mostly from my mum ;)

Skin
My complexion is OK. No large amount of pimples or acne breakouts YET (touch wood!). But I have those uneven skin tone pigmentation on some parts of my body...namely neck, breasts, and belly.

General Wellbeing
I feel tired more frequently. Night time sleep is often interrupted by having to go pee - more than 3 times every night.

Although people commented that my belly is small, it is still way bigger than it used to be. So it is rather difficult to find a good position to sleep. Lying on my back is a definite no-no. It makes me cannot breathe. I need to lie on my side with my body pillow in between my legs.

Mood
I feel happy almost all the time knowing the Little Angel is growing healthily inside my womb. I even feel happy when he kicks me hard! Many people comment that I have that 'glowy' look on my face, is it true? :D

Hubby
He is such a dear so far. He accompanies me to every pregnancy checkup and also attended all 3 ante-natal classes. He refuses to let me climb up the stepladder to retrieve things and always help me to carry all the heavy stuff.

He even created a profile in his hp called 'VIP' which only I can call in and not others. This is really important as usually he used to switch his hp to Silent mode when he is with his clients. So now with this VIP mode, I get to reach him in case of emergency.

In short, I don't know what I'll do without him! :)

Baby 'R' Us is On Sale!!!

Baby 'R' Us is On Sale! So I flipped through the catalogue and thanks to my friend, I managed to get below items for Little Angel.

The First Years: Close and Secure Sleeper
MYR 169.90 save RM40 > RM129.90




The First Years: Sure Comfort Newborn-to-Toddler Tub
MYR 119.90 save RM40 > RM79.90



Nowadays I got all-hyped at viewing infant/baby stuff online - looking at those branded and quality baby stuff online.
Brands like Medela, MAM, Nuk, Lamaze, Fisher-Price, The First Years, Safety First, Bumble Bee suddenly sounds so familiar to me.

Tell me about all these brands 6 months ago and I will look at you with my blur face - absolute would have no idea what you are talking about!
Now I can sit down happily and talk about all these stuff for hours...tee hee!

Friday, April 17, 2009

32 weeks

Went to the gynae yesterday. Little Angel is now 2.1kg. Want to know roughly how big is he now?
Well, he is about the size of a large turnip and he is taking up a lot of space in my uterus.


He now has toenails, fingernails and I can even see his hairs sprouting out on top of his head in the ultrasound image Dr. Eric showed me.


I am also experiencing lower-back pain nowadays...especially so when I retire to bed every night. The whole day of activities finally unwinds and leave me kind of breathless and tired at night. Even so when I spend the whole day shopping with my mum. Hehe.

Anyway, Dr. Eric asked me to walk more. So no harm doing more shopping, right?

Photo taken from: Baby Center

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wish List - Gifts

I know I asked for Angpows. If you all give me angpows, below are the items I would buy.....


The First Years: Infant Car Seat Cappucino (with Base)
MYR 699.00 499.00


The First Years: Magna Light Stoller Cappucino
MYR 699.00 399.00
(these 2 items can be converted into Magna Light Travel System)



Kiddopotamus: Cradler Adjustable Head Support
MYR 69.00 62.10


Munchkin: Voice Activated Crib Light
MYR 99.90 89.91



Bumbo Baby Sitter
MYR 199.90 RM139.90


Pigeon Rapid Steam Sterilizer


Medela: Pump & Save Breastmilk Bags, box of 20
MYR 69.00 62.10



Medela: Breastmilk Storage Bottles (3 pcs Polypropylene Storage Bottles)
MYR 69.00


So many things I want and so little money I have. Arigato in advance.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

31 weeks Pregnant Lady with Swollen Feet & Fingers

Now I have swollen feet and swollen fingers. Should be water retention (read about them from books and also from friends).

I know I need to drink more water.
I know I need to lift my legs up above my heart everytime I sit / sleep.
I know I must not stand for too long at one time.


My poor 'meeku' feet


My 'arthritis' fingers. I can't wear my wedding band now...so sad!


My HUGE bump. And to think so many people come and tell me that my belly is small...omg!
Look at my huge bump!