Sunday, August 29, 2010

Baby Shower!!

Sue's Baby Shower

Hubby organised the Baby Shower. So sweet of him to get the girls to gather with lots of pot luck foods and beautiful pressies!! thanking everyone who came and celebrated it together.. and r the best!!! thank u..*heartmelt*

Date: 28th August 2010
Place : Our crib - CastleForbes Square, Dublin.
Theme: Pink
Games: Organised by Nell
Foods: Potluck Style - Buka Puasa -

Menu: Ayam percik, Ayam Crispy, Udang Masak Lemak, Paru Berlada, Pulut and Daging rendang, Daging Bakar and Air Asam, Kari Daging, Kerabu Mangga, Sayur campur, Ulam and Sambal Belacan

Dessert & Kueh: Chicken wrap, Roti John, Bubur Kacang,Popia, Kuih Bakar, Kuih Lopes, Akok, Banana Chocolate Cake, Marks n Spencer's desserts.

Air: Bandung sprite yang best!

Had sooo much fun!!

do u fly @ 33 weeks pregnant? i did ! =)

I'm at 33 weeks!yeay! soon after recovered sakit, trus berjalan.. hik hik.. actually hubby went for a business trip to london, so he wants me to teman him, which also Sue teringin nak pergi cuz of the food! london byk restaurants halal n i'd say cheaper than the ripped off Dublin.. since everything is paid I flew to London with my big belly!

Suprisingly no one asked sbb the possibilities they wont let me fly mmg high! i had my doctor's letter to say its safe for me to if anyone asked, sue ada letter! =)

it was a risky trip..cuz i had to fly alone from Dublin to Luton airport. yes, we went with different airlines. naik plane sorang =( then, i had to manage alone, renting the car n drive from Luton to Heathrow where I met my hubby there. Actually I haven't been driving for almost 9 months, since balik Malaysia for my wedding n since the back pain at the start of the year. Hubby did all the driving all these times, n imagine, with my big belly n lama tak drive..this trip was very challenging for me.

Very tempting to shop for baby stuff in London..more choices! near Luton airport ada Babies'r'Us - the collections are sooo cute. more of pink stuff for baby girl..since her cots n bath are all teddies theme..I think put a bit of girly-ness to her room...

in London we stayed at the Sheraton Skyline Heathrow hotel..nice hotel, which is near hubby's workplace..

while Hubby is working, Sue stayed alone at the hotel, well at least the hotel ada starbucks n i can facebooking! and I went for a swim. Best nya rasa verryyyy light! have you done any swimming while pregnant, try la.. mmg recommended by doctors! dont worry about chlorines, it wont affect the baby..

went makan kat C&R in Bayswater, Udang butter dia mmg superb, one of the best! Also, Satay House ada ice kacang..hooray. Jom Makan at Westfield ada gado gado yang delicious.
The best thing about the trip is tak naik tube langsung, oh i hate them, so crowded, n not suitable for me yg baru heal jalan n big belly ni. We hired a cheap taxi cab..oh tak mampu nak naik black cab everywhere..they are saiko mahal..anyway , everything company covered from transport, hotel n makan, so what more can we asked!

thanks hubby who dragged me to London, as he knew that I wanted to go away from Dublin, even for a short while, or short distance, before baby is born. i'd say, I am a very happy mummy to be..

syukur pada rezeki yang ada and for more rezeki to come, InsyaAllah..

Thursday, August 12, 2010

1st day Ramadhan

so hows your 1st day Ramadhan? mine.. I only lasted until half day! I am still on recovering condition and still on sick leave n tak pergi kerja, i think I am not yet ready - for my condition n baby to puasa. I will insyaAllah, I'll take it longer n longer everyday try not to eat. Nanti dpt lah puasa =).

second concrete reason is Dublin puasa time, sahur habis pukul 4am and buka 9.07 pm, which actually 5 hours longer than normal puasa time in M'sia. Ive asked around, semua pun dah lembik by 7pm then ada another 2 hours to go. Takpe la..lagi nikmat masa berpuasa..challenging skit..

we actually already planned nak balik ramadhan next year. this year is our 7th ramadhan in Dublin, rasanya lama sgt tak pergi Pasar Ramadhan, dgr Masjid buat terawikh.. i miss it all. =(

since we do not have Pasar Ramadhan n semua org post kat FB mknan semua best best n fancy, we can only ber-pasar ramadhan Dublin style which beli all the biscuits,cakes, desserts kat Marks n Spenser. tah apa apa kan..i kesian kat my hubby he loves all the kueh malaysia. I actually made some popia yesterday for him. and we just bought nasik ayam madu from our fren ( sue still cannot walk properly n easily got tired hence tak lepas nk masak full ), so Sue masak sayur n thats all for our buka.

eventho it was so simple,I am thankful that I can share it with my hubby, especially he likes my popia. Yeay. i will make some apam balik, roti jala, sardine rolls. hmm, bila la i nak pandai buat tepung pelita..

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

31 weeks

Sue at 31 weeks.

yes, i know, my belly is big, so does my boobies too..haha

anyway, Happy Birthday Anna Qistina. the lil' princess is 3 yrs old.
how adorable..

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Baby Checklist (*updated)

Baby Checklist

Pram/Travel System
  • stroller - Stokke complete system also with carry cot in red - in my previous post, konon nak jual bcuz I wanted to buy the purple set, but I think we just stick to red =)
  • stroller travel bag - Stokke travel bag
  • car seat - Maxi Cosi in deep red - can be used with Stokke - just get the adapter.

  • baby changing/nappy bag - still could not find the one that I really liked. Cath Kidson's bags kinda nice, or Juicy Baby - but this is quite expensive (likely wont buy it). Or I just use my Coach Orange Bag.saving skit! -*(at the moment- pakai je orange coach n already bought the changing liners n bottle bag)

  • baby sling -Sorry.I do not like the idea at all.
Bed Cot/Bedding/Baby Drawers

Our idea for the baby space is Teddy! Neutral and cosy. We would not able to have a baby room yet, so we will separate the our bedroom to two parts, our space and baby's. Yes, we do not want a pink room.
  • Cot Bed - internet -, very efficient! Sleigh cotbed French-Victorian design with dark cocoa colour and can be converted to toddler bed when baby dah grow big - up to 4 years.
  • Cot Bed Mattress -from kiddicare too - Sweet Dreams Mattress
  • Bedding Set - We bought the set from Mamas Papas which includes Quilt, Bumper, Fleece Blanket, Jersey Fitted Sheet, Fabric Lantern, Curtains, Tie Backs and a Teddy bear. =)

  • Musical Mobile - the same theme. teddies!=)
  • Dreampod - As baby will be an autumn baby, kena tebal..may this thing keep you warm and cosy while sleeping baby...
  • baby drawers , done. Baby's space to take in shape now.

Baby Clothing Essentials/Baby Dresses
  • Sleepsuits/all in ones rompers
  • Long sleeve / short sleeve / sleeveless rompers
  • fleece clothes/jackets
  • socks,hats,bibs,mittens and booties
  • Pramsuit
  • Swaddling Cloth
  • Fleece blankets, Cellular Blankets
  • Flannels and Muslin Square

We bought the Tommee Tippie feeding set. I was comparing the Tommee Tippie with Avent, after my research I found that both are really good and serve its purpose, but Tommee Tippie has better reviews and the bottles are so cute!!
  • Tommee Tippie Essential Sets includes BPA Free 1 x Electric Steriliser, 1x Bottle Warmer, 6 x 260ml bottles, 4 x 150ml bottles, 2 x medium flow teats, 2 x fast flow teats, 6 x Milk Powder Dispensers, 3 x Milk Storage Lids, 1 x Pure Soother, 1 x Teat tongs and 1 x brush
  • Bottle bag - the Tommee Tippee Insulated Bag

  • Bottle Steam Cleanser bought at Boots
  • Bottle Drying Rack - found them online - boon grass drying rack
  • Breastpump - would like to have Medela Freestyle, in Dublin can order for Eur299 which 1 day delivery. Wish to buy in UK for gbp199, tried a few times to order but cancelled due to delivery restriction to the hotel. a bit disappointed!
Bathing/Baby Care
  • Baby Bathing Set - Thank you Kakshue for the pressie!!! Love the Pooh Bear set!
  • Baby Bath Stand done. Compliments the bath set =)
  • Baby Box. to get things organised
  • hooded towel love this please look after me bear hooded towel! spare towels also bought
  • Baby Shower Cream, Shampoo, Lotion, Oil Johnson's bedtime range and Burt's bee starter set..
  • Baby wipes, Cottons buds, Cotton Balls done
  • Baby Grooming Set Received as presie..thank u Yas!! cute sgt bunny. Also bought Tommee Tippie Grooming kit which comes with a thermometer!

  • washing detergent for baby clothes bought a non-bio washing detergent
  • changing mat bought the one which compliments the bedding set - bedtime hugs mamas papas collection.
  • Diapers Huggies starter set and pampers new baby size 1 & 2
  • Tommee Tippie - Disposal Diaper System received as a baby shower gift. Thank you kak yani and kak Shuxie!! best sgt!! now no worries about diapers management! =)

Swings, Toys, Playmat n Gym & Baby Monitor

  • Swings - Honey Ripple from Mamas & Papas
  • Playmat , PlayGym received as a gift. Thank you Nell, its very colourful!
  • Toys -bought a few, more fond to bunnies and teddies!
  • Baby Monitor and Baby thermometer- Baby monitor belum beli, will buy it someday!
For Mama to be

  • Dream Genii Support and Breastfeeding pillow I am happy with my DreamGenii Pillow, still having a goodnight sleep still now (35weeks preggie)
  • Hospital Bag - in progress
Labour Bag Hospital Bag
Maternity Notes 2 Nightdresses
Birth Plan Dressing Gown
T-shirt or Night dress Slippers
Socks Maternity/Sanitary Towels
TENS Machine Cheap or disposable pants
Books/Magazines etc Nursing Bra
Camera Nipple cream
Water Spray Breast Pads
Vest for baby Clothes to go home in
Sleepsuit for baby Towels
Nappy for baby Toilet bag with toothbrush, soap etc.
Snacks and Drinks 3 Sleepsuits
DreamGenii 3 Vests
Air Selusuh Pack of Newborn Nappies
Ayat Ayat AlQuran Nappy sacks
Iphone/Ipod with ayat AlQuran Cotton wool
baby scan pictures Nappy cream
shower cap Baby bath

Muslin cloths

Scratch mitts

Feeding Equipment

Coat/Shawl/Sunhat as appropriate.

Paper tissues

  • Confinement set - dah order Nona Roguy. I'll see if its any good.
  • Nursing Bras
  • TENs Machine - Pain relief during labour. Can be rented for 4 weeks, between EDD
  • Baby Record Book - Thanks Dot for the pressie! =)
  • Baby Clay Imprint - for memories of those little fingers and feet!

As being a first timer for all this, I might miss a few things! please do update me if I need to get those things which are important!!

can't wait to hold the baby and give my best love n care to her.. another 5 weeks to go when I am updating this.

mucho Love,