Wednesday, December 22, 2010

38 weeks and counting days!!!

Salam and hi all!

Waaah...tetibe I feel so rajin nk update blog. FYI, I seldom open my own blog and once I open it, I want to take the chance to write anything that comes across my mind at this time. And the reason for me to have this blog pun because I want to keep and share things (esp the important ones) in a more friendly way. I can imagine myself at 40s and recall all the things that had been happening in my life by going thru all posts in this blog. Haha..must be feeling a bit silly and shame then but yet it could be an inspiration of what I have to become then.

Talking about keeping and sharing thing, I suddenly feel the urge to write about myself at the 38weeks of pregnancy and am counting days for the arrival of new bundle of joy :) So far, I haven't feel any signs of labour and everything is just doing great. Alhamdulillah.Baby's moving actively (even now while writing this post :p), I can still cook and do some house chores (not much tho), and most importantly, I still feel relax and that will allow me to get prepared for labour. InsyaAllah.
Alhamdulillah, at this stage, preparation to greet the lil bundle of joy is well prepared, I guess :) But you know la as a woman, we always have something else to buy altho the thing is not in the list at the 1st place :) Oftenly, when I had a discussion with Helmi, he would ask me, 'is everything ok?', 'what else do we need to buy?', 'is everything complete?' and so forth. I would always reply 'yeah, I think everything is ok', 'yup, we have everything complete' and so forth. But later on, I would go like 'ermm, sayang, I think we should have this and this', or ' sayang, I think I want to buy this so that blablabla..' or 'sayang, my friends/people said this thing is great for newborn' and it goes on and on..huhu..and Helmi would look at me like 'duuuhh..what else??'. However, it has been a great experience for us in preparing the arrival of our lil bundle of joy and also in ensuring that my pregnancy is going well. Alhamdulillah, thank to Him for the gift and opportunity He'd given us.

Ermmm..I still remember the 1st time we went shopping for baby's stuff at Babies r us when I was 7months pregnant. We spent about CAD600++(about rm1800++) there and we got only few stuff! Blame it on me because I didnt ask anyone or survey the market before doing the shopping. I only know Babies r us cos it is so familiar with babies' stuff and all. After being disappointed with the little things we got at Babies r us, I started asking around and surfing the web to compare the prices and there u go..there were more places that offer cheaper prices with the same brand and quality!'s ok la lynn..saya budak baru belajar kannn...

>>Among the 'few stuff' that we got from Babies r us. The Medela breastpump and the Fisher Price Oceania crib/bedding set. the car seat accessories>> the jumper for winter baby and head hugger>> and also tiny-miny stuff like mittens, socks, hats, and washcloths which I can get double-less price if I go to Wal Mart!

The subsequent shopping events have taken place at the Bonnie Togs (where u can find branded baby's clothing with cheaper price e.g. Osh Kosh B'Gosh, Carters etc), Wal mart (where u can find babies' stuff, gadgets and accessories which offer lesser price than that of Babies r us, and they're the same brand, fyi). And we're also felt indebted to some friends for giving us some most needed baby's stuff (Manal and family for the crib,car seat, K.evi and k.janna for a wonderful advice and helps and gifts). May Allah bless them with wonderful children.

Crib from Manal&family. We have to buy the bedding set at our own since Manal offered pinky bedding set because she got 2 daughters :)

One thing that give us unique and different experience is when we're looking for baby's winter clothing and accessories as he'll be arriving during winter time. Of course, we couldn't refer much to our family or friends back home. So, I have to ask some friends here to know what should I get for winter baby. Memang best shopping baby's stuff esp kt negara sejuk nih cos the clothing is soooo chomel2. My hubby also had to control his desire to buy the whole store for our baby :)

>> 1st pic: baby's snowsuit and snow jacket from Gap and Osh kosh.>>2nd pic: baby's first Guess suit.>>3rd pic: Baby's first pair of jeans from osh kosh.>>4th pic: some of baby's sleepers. What I want to show here is that most of these clothing are made for cold weather , so if nk blik kampung (Malaysia), have to do another round of shopping trip! (helmi: oh again :p)

Looking back at all baby's clothing that we have bought, one thing did across my mind (and my hubby's too). 'Kalau ade rezki dpt baby lg lepas nih (mudah2an dipanjangkan umur dimurahkan rezki, amin..), dah tentu tak dpt pakai da si abang punya baju2. Semua tebal2, mmg pengsan kalo pki kt M'sia!' :) tp xpelah..we have strong reason here and they're not wasteful expenditures. Ermmm..I guess thats it for now..Backache bila duduk lame2 ngadap laptop nih..need to stretch up jap.. InsyaAllah, will update the blog after the baby has born :) Sebab saya mmg malas nk update selalu :p

(p.s: I would like to request all readers to make prayers for me and my baby. May the delivery going well and at ease, and pray for the safely arrival of our baby.)

ikan pari bakar in da house!!!!

salam and hi all!

after quite a while, tetibe jek update psl ikan pari bakar :) sebabnya hari ni buat ikan pari bakar+air asam..2nd time buat, but this time around kene update sbb ade story sket :) actually, ikan bakar is always be my favourite dish aside from sambal ikan keli (or known as ikan sembilang in negri9). However, since we're living in Canada, there's no way to find ikan cencaru (itu je ikan yg biasa dibuat ikan bakar), but Helmi insisted to make ikan bakar with stingray. Kalau di Malaysia, memang jarang (or can I say never?) beli ikan pari buat ikan bakar or even makan kt kedai pun. At least, I would choose ikan kembung bakar kalau nk makan ikan bakar sgt.

Ikan pari bakar or masak asam pedas is always Helmi's favourite. Not really la I think, but he knows how to eat ikan pari (haha..I mean bukannya I tak tahu makan ikan pari, but tak minat). Apparently, after the 1st try making ikan pari bakar, I fell in love with ikan pari bakar plus the sweet sour air asam. Oh ya, before this I prefer to eat ikan bakar with sambal kicap, but since Helmi prefer air asam, so I learnt how to make air asam and again, I found it really delicious to have it with ikan bakar together.

1. Before di bakar :)

As usual, msti nk amik gmbr kenang2an :) and as usual jgk, Helmi mesti akan gelak :( xpe, nnt da tua2 nnt, u'll know how precious this kind of memory to us :)

2) Perap sekejap with all the bahan2

3) Tadaaaa..siap utk dimakan..ooops, today's air asam is a bit 'cair'. I love it anyways! (Name pun penggemar ikan bakar tegar :p)
And oh ya, the main reason nk sgt makan ikan pari bakar today adalah kerana due date is approaching, meaning confinement pun x lame lg lah (insyaAllah jika semua dipermudahkan). So, dah tentu x boleh makan ikan pari during pantang..hehe..itu yg beria suruh my lovely hubby beli jgk ikan pari. And bile Helmi tgk I was so excited to eat ikan pari bakar, he said that I was like a lil boy who is going to 'sunat'.. eleh mcm die lah tu..sbb die ckp dulu kalau nk sunat, before that nk makan KFC lah and mcm2 lah sbb nnt da dlm pantang x leh nk makan :) But for me, xdelah nk mkn mcm2 pun, sbb x byk choice pun kt, hopefully pantang nnt will be easier sbb xde byk godaan :) insyaAllah..
ok berbalik kpd topik ikan pari, I kind of menyesal cos I eat a lot during lunch td. Kesannya, I still full at 9pm!! Tadi masa lunch, Helmi da suruh stop when he saw me beria2 sgt makan. Not that he didnt want me to eat, but he knew me very well. Oftenly, if I eat too much (esp during pregnant ni), I would feel like vomiting or I could be full for a long period of time which is not good in order to get balance diet for my pregnancy. And here it comes again. I dont feel like eating at all. Perhaps when Helmi gets back from work at 10pm, I can join him for dinner. Hopefully......
moral of the story: Jangan terlalu mengikut nafsu!! Altho u havent eat ur fav food for more than a year, it's not a license for u to eat it too much once u get it! hurrmmm..pity me :(