Tuesday, March 27, 2012


today, 27th March 2012, my precious Babycakes turns 6 months young! alhamdulillah. i couldn't believe that my sweet little Babycakes is already 6 months. gosh time flies really fast, it feels like i just gave birth to her yesterday! the memories of carrying her in my belly and the moments of delivery is still fresh in my mind. she has been with us, cherishing our lives and giving us endless joy and happiness for the past 6 months and it has been the most magical 6 months of my life. but of course we did hit a few bumps here and there with us being first time parents but it sure was the highlight of our lives. she is one precious bundle of joy, one who loves to smile a cheeky smile. she loves to smile at strangers that strangers would come up to her and ask to carry and hold her. as much as i am flattered with their admiration but sometimes i feel it is not appropriate to let a total stranger to hold her. what if those people have some kind of illness or when was the last time they washed their hands? ughhh.
6 months is a huge milestone, for me at least. Babycakes can now start feeding on solids but i intend to start this weekend so that i can monitor her closely, take our own sweet time to enjoy the first moments of eating solids and also to monitor her bowel movement. we already bought her high chair from IKEA and i just have to buy the cushion pad so that she will be comfortable in it. we also bought her feeding utensils from IKEA, the green froggy set of four-bib, spoon, sippy cup and bowl. they are cute and they are really cheap. the high chair has been assembled last weekend and i put her in it to give it a try. i even put the bib on her and put the bowl, cup and spoon on the tray. she loves playing with it and i took some pictures. too bad i can't post pictures here anymore. can i upload from photobucket though?
Babycakes turning 6 months is an achievement for me too for i have been successfully breastfeeding her for the past 6 months so this means i now have my 'silver boobies' yeayy! this calls for a celebration, don't you agree? it was hard in the beginning where i suffered from every new mom's nightmare-cracked nipples, bleeding nipples, sore nipples, engorgement, bad latching and all that comes with it but we managed to pull it through and we made it this far. i can never be so proud of myself for being able to breastfeed this long and i plan to continue for as long as i can. besides, milk is still a baby's number 1 source of nutrition before the age 1. yes i pump regularly. i carry my pump with me to the courts and i've pumped in the parking lots, at petrol stations and also near tasik Shah Alam. i've also pumped in the court's surau. i am taking Pil ASI to ensure a steady supply but frankly i don't see any significant increase but at least it helps to maintain my supply i guess. i also take fenugreek seeds regularly, almost everyday. i seep about 1stp of seeds in a mug of hot water and let it seep and drink the water together with the seeds, whole, when it is cooled. it tastes yucky and till today i still hate the taste but i'd do anything to maintain my supply. now i smell like fenugreek and it's not really a pleasant smell. how on earth did people describe its smell like maple syrup? maple syrup smells sweet, don't they? i also drink tons of water, i heard Gatorade helps so i drink Gatorade every other day, i never skip any meals, i drink tons of water, i drink Horlicks, i drink organic soya bean milk and i still take my prenatal vitamins. it is all about demand and supply and i will supply my milk to my baby for as long as i can.
tonight hubby and i plan to have a mini celebration of our own. i asked hubby to buy Babycakes a slice of cake for her for me. haha. or a couple of cupcakes sound nice too. it's a celebration of Babycakes' 6 months birthday and also a celebration for me for getting to breastfeed this far. yeay!

Monday, March 05, 2012

the tale of Pinky Polly

I made a pinky promise that I will write about Pinky Polly so this is a story of Pinky Polly (hereinafter referred to as PP). Penat ok nak type Pinky Polly banyak2 kali. I wanted Babycakes to have a particular soft toy/item that she can carry around everywhere, one that she can get attached to, one that she can never leave home without, one that will be her comfort thingy. That particular toy/item has got to be big enough for Babycakes to cuddle but small enough to stuff inside my handbag. Along came PP. She came into our lives when Babycakes was about 2months young. PP is a soft little doll with a pink suit and a matching pink cap. She has a picture of a strawberry on her pink suit. She measures about 20cm and she is light weight. She comes with a yellow link that can be attached to stroller but I removed it because I want her in all her soft glory self. She’s small, she’s compact and she can be easily stuffed inside my handbag. She fits all criteria that I wanted and it’s a bonus that she’s pink! A soft shade of cotton candy pink.
Where does she come from? She was bought at Early Learning Centre (ELC), KLCC after I have finished my confinement. Toys at ELC are very expensive but during my visit then, they were having a sale, yeay! I couldn’t leave the shop without buying something for Babycakes so as I browsed around, I saw PP sitting near the cashier and guess what, she was on sale! Guess how much PP costs? A freaking RM55. No kidding. A puny little thing like that costs a whopping 55bucks?? You gotta be kidding me! I might as well but some ‘real toy’! but hey, PP was on 70% discount! I asked the cashier if the discount only applies with a purchase of RM50 and above or so (you know the deal) but she said no. After calculating (or rather guessing) how much she costs in the end, I bought PP. You do the math if you wanna know her price. Trust me, if she was not on sale, I wouldn’t even consider buying her.
So from then on, PP became Babycakes’ good friend. However, PP has her fair share of stories too. She was left behind not once but twice. Once was at Hokkaido seafood restaurant, and another was at Tesco Kepong.
The first incident, PP was in the stroller and hubby carried the stroller and put in the car. Somehow rather along the way I had a feeling about PP so I asked hubby “PP ada kan?” He replied, “Ada dalam stroller.” I asked, “Sure ada? Tak jatuh ke apa?” hubby then stopped the car by the road and checked on PP and true enough, PP was NOT in the stroller. So we went back to the restaurant and when hubby asked the waiters about PP, they said she was at the cashier. Phew~
The second incident, I was pushing Babycakes in her stroller and she was happily playing with PP. We were at the toiletries aisle and hubby noticed PP on the floor. Hubby picked her up and gave it to Babycakes. I told hubby to go and pay the groceries first and we will follow suit. I then strolled along the aisles, went to the clothes aisles and even grabbed one set of pyjamas. I handed over the pyjamas to hubby who was paying and then I went out and went to the magazine shop. I browsed some magazines and then hubby called and said that he’s going to send the stuffs to the car. As I was about to push Babycakes up the walkalator, I peeped inside her stroller and lo and behold! PP was nowhere in sight! I checked underneath her body but PP was not there. I panicked. I quickly went down again and called hubby and said, “PP takde!” I tolf hubby that I’m gonna look for PP so my first stop was the magazine shop. I asked the salesgirls, “Ada nampak anak patung kecik kaler pink tak?” they said No. I then went in Tesco and searched high and lo for PP. I tracked down the aisles that I went to earlier and in my mind, I was worried what if somebody picked her up and throw her away? What if some kids pick her up? Oh gosh. And then to my relief, there she was, laying face down near the toiletries aisle. I was relieved! I asked Babycakes, “Why did you throw PP away? Kesian PP!” she just smiled a cheeky smile and continued eating her fingers and slobbering her face with saliva. I did not give PP to Babycakes, instead I put her in my handbag. The next day, I sprayed Febreeze and hung her out in the sun.
So there you go. If PP was lost for the third time *touchwood* I’m not gonna replace her unless and until ELC has another sale AND she’s sold at 70% discount.
Btw I can no longer upload pictures as I’ve exceeded the quota limit booo! How do I increase the storage?

Friday, March 02, 2012

the pink bunny is here!

i finally received my pink bunny today from Dumex simply by joining the Dumex Mama Club. however the bunny does not come as easy as i thought. i am saying this because i joined the club way before Babycakes was born. that was last year. that was way before September 2011. apparently they did not receive my information or details and i have actually forgotten about it until i stumbled upon their fb page and queried about it. after several queries and emails to Dumex, i finally received the 'coveted' pink bunny. the courier service called me yesterday to ask me when can they post the pink bunny because apparently their first attempt was unsuccessful. they sent to my parents' house which is the mailing address but no one was at home. or rather my mum did not hear when they came. thankfully they called and informed me about it so i asked them to send to my office instead.

so there you go. this is the pink bunny that i've been waiting for.

it's cute, it's soft and it's pink, yeay! i can't wait to give it to Babycakes. pink bunny will be good friends with Pinky Polly. i think i should come up with a name for the pink bunny too. any suggestions? who is Pinky Polly, you may ask? i'll write about Pinky Polly in another post. pinky promise!