Friday, October 30, 2009
In my lil' old hometown. Meow Meow city!! Okay that was lame.
We reached yesterday at around 2 something after a 1 hour delay. Dem tulan with MAS. It seems all my flight delays has always been with MAS. The longest i was ever stranded in KLIA was close to 8 hours. Thank goodness we had The Wangs with who are also going to Catcity for a short holiday, so it wasn't boring at all.
This is my first time I'm bringing Peanut on the plane so naturally I was a bit nervous. And it took me 2 whole nights to finish packing cos I wasn't sure what to pack for Peanut, so in the end I almost brought all her stuff back. Stuff like her blanket, bolster, her many clothes, wet wipes, thermometer, medication, ajjor, macam macam ada lah. Brought her blanket & bolster just in case she can't sleep at my parents' home cos don't have her "smell" here.
So, with a baby, naturally we get to board the plane first. And i was a bit worried of who's gonna sit beside me cos I'm sure you would want a more motherly person to sit beside you right? Someone who can tolerate a crying baby and go awww... So...i was a bit scared when this tall dude wearing all black, like rocker, wearing sunglasses and his sunglasses got a picture of a skull at the rims there some more sat down beside me. Until he took out his Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus book. Nuff said.
The ride was pretty smooth, cos Peanut fell asleep during takeoff and only woke up when meals are being served. Unfortunately midway, she decided to do her number 2 in her diapers. Die mans. I could smell her and it ain't good. But I also didn't go and change her in the tiny toilet cos..so small leh, how to change?? And i'm scared it'll make me nauseous standing in that small cubicle trying to catch my bearings. and we we were gonna land soon anyway and my parents' house is pretty near the airport, so i thought i can go home to do it. Plane rides alway makes me nauseous, especially its food. Jer...sorry, i'm not a big fan of airplane food, cos it smells funky, and i think Taurus can agree with me on this. Donno how all these stewardesses do it la.
So until we landed, i was quite embarassed, cos donno that emo rocker dude next to me can smell her or not. And i kept asking BigB whether he can smell it. Unfortunately he can, so we had to act bodoh and just pretended nothing happened. but overall, it was a pretty smooth ride cos Peanut was pretty chillax. Thank God. And that was it! Let's hope the ride back to KL is as smooth as this.
stay tuned to part 2. If I got time to blog while here that is :)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
- She can crawl.
- Still eats a lot.
- Still no teeth.
- Still bald.
- Can kinda respond to her name.
- Can sit for a pretty long time.
- Sleeps at inordinate times at night.
- Sleeps only for an hour at the most during the day.
- Likes to scream and pretends to cough for attention.
- Can clap her hands and feet.
- Difficult to wear clothes on her cos she likes to twist and turn.
- Sits at her highchair during meal times with us.
- Uses the potty to do her big business.
Oh well. Played with the camera today.
Secondly, the parenting book that I bought. I had to put it in my car to read during the terrible jams back from work. Yeah, sad la, my life; my life is all about jams *sob sob* . But at least I am killing two birds with one stone. And I guess my motion sickness has improved by leaps and bounds becauseI no longer get nauseous that often when i read in the car.
I feel like there's so many out things out there i have to read up on. More homemade recipes for Peanut. Types of activites to start her with. Improve my parenting skills. Macam macam ada out there man. How do parents do it?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
These are my favorite bags at the moment. My envirosax. The one on the right is mine. But since BigB refuses to carry it when we're out shopping, i had to buy a more "manly" one just so that he will carry my shopping *haih*
These bags are super convenient as it can be folded and i'll put them into my handbag before I go out. I only take it out when i buy stuff. It helps me to reduce the amount of plastic bags the shops gives me.
BigB's family likes to reuse mineral bottles to bring along water to drink when they drive. I don't really like it cos it's hazardous for health to reuse plastics over and over again to store your water and food. Most of these bottles contain bisphenol A (BPA), which leaches from the plastic even at room temperature and has been linked to chromosome damage and hormone disruption. In other words, it can cause cancer.
Plastic is everywhere, we definitely cannot avoid it fully but we can try to use alternatives if there are choices.
So I was damn happy when Bros came out with a stainless steel range. And this one only cost a fraction of SIGG's. Damn value! In my opinion, it's better than the SIGG bottles cos SIGG's mouth opening is so small, you can't even wash it properly. It must be quite difficult to wash since SIGG also sells the bottle brush separately.
For the past two Sundays, we've been bringing Peanut to church. I know we're a bit behind, but better late than never, cos we're more prepared now. When she was younger, i was a bit apprehensive to bring her out, because yeah, useless me is a bit of a kan cheong queen and H1N1 was at its height too.
And so far...it's been good. No outbursts or loud crying. We can sit together with the congregation; and not in the baby room like pariahs hehe. Usually after church, we'll go and have lunch together, just the three of us, have coffee after and just roam around shopping malls after that.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
So we made an appointment with Melissa, the lady who's going to do the sculptures, and went to her home on a Saturday afternoon. She promises us that it's only gonna take 10 minutes, and it's going to be very quick and painless (sounds like the Pedaetrician when she's about to give Peanut her shots). Once we arrived, we waited for a bit while she started making a pot of pink paste.
Jeng jeng jeng!!!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
*had to pile up some pillows on BigB's side of the bed so that Peanut won't roll off to the floor*
Peanut has been sleeping with us for quite a while already which makes the crib pretty redundant. I now only use the crib when i need to put her somewhere while I go off to do something. But once she learns how to stand, that option will be out too.
Actually I really like her sleeping with me cos I can attend to her immediately if she cries in the middle of the night. Sometimes when it's 2am in the morning, I really have to struggle to open my eyes to make milk for her. And I super sayang her too; i like to hug and kiss her all the time. even when she's sleeping! hehe
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
And she's getting to be quite a handful, cos she won't sit still and needs constant supervision. She'll practically grab everything in her sight. My hair, my mobile phone, my glasses, my camera strap, the newspaper, everything la!! She's like the tasmanian devil cos she destroys everything in her path haha. But she's still my little sunflower and i love her so much!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Every evening, after i come home from work, i'll make her porridge. With my slow cooker. So now my slow cooker is my new best friend!! What i'll do is, i'll put
- a small cup of rice (equivalent to a small jar of Heniz baby food)
- two mini scoops of millet,
- a couple cubes of frozen pumpkin,(or sweet potatos / carrots or all!)
- ikan bilis stock ( boil some ikan bilis and just use the water)
and throw everything into the slow cooker! This will usually make two servings for lunch and dinner. And she'll finish everything lor!!
I'll usually cut up all the vegies and freeze it during the weekend. Quite sien right if i have to do it everyday. I will turn on the slow cooker at 9pm, and let it do its job till the next morning. So by 6am, i'll have this:
By early morning, after being in the slow cooker the whole night, the porridge will have become quite smooth already . No need to puree anymore. I'm gonna try spinach next, and probably fish when she turned 8 months.
To complement her porridge, i have also started making apple purees. So i'll give this to her as and when i want to.
Apple puree is extremely easy to make. You just need to peel, and chop it into pieces, and steam it for around 15 to 20 mins. By then it should be quite soft and will have quite a bit of water in that bowl of apples. So pour everything into the blender together with the water and blend!!
At first i damn semangat and pour the pureed apple into these ikea ice trays. Which will then be put into the freezer. But then i realised, each cube is pretty small and i need lots of cubes to make one small jar.
So i bought some BPA free plastic containers, and pour it into these instead.
So much easier lor really. Just take out the container that you want and leave it at the lower fridge the night before, and by next morning, it'll have soften already.