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Aidan Has Been Promoted

November 20, 2014 at 7:42 am

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8 Oct 2014 – Amelie – 2 days old

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” – Marc Brown

Aidan has been promoted to a kor-kor.

He used to be the baby of the family but not anymore. That said, he still sucks his thumb and still wants my hair. When Amelie was born, he did try to take comfort in what little hair Amelie has! Aidan has already shown big brother instincts with Amelie.  Amelie is indeed blessed to have a big brother Aidan and big sis Ashley. She I forsee she will be spoiled rotten.

The Labor Room

November 19, 2014 at 10:05 am

With my first 2 labors, I never had the chance to really soak in the environment – the hospital, the labor room –  because we were too busy engrossed with my labor  and the newborn then. This round, I was determined to be more aware of my surroundings  decided to take some photos to commemorate what would seem like my very  last labor :) *fingers crossed*

I remember walking into the maternity ward that day, hoping that there wasn’t going to be another sudden gush of amniotic flow because the pad that I was wearing then was definitely not going to contain all that fluid. (My water bag had broken that afternoon while I was at home.)

After dropping our stuff at our single room, we walked to the labor room and prepared for labor.

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 I had to ditch my hospital gown onto the  sink and relieve myself after they gave me an anema :) Ok ok..too much info.

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My baby bump…I remember feeling a bit melancholy then because I was going to miss that baby bump.

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Our bundle of joy in my arms –  Truly God’s miracle.

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A New Baby

November 18, 2014 at 11:40 am

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Amelie -1 day old (7 Oct 2014).

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda J. Le Shan

It has been 43 days since the birth of our dear Amelie. She is truly a gift from God – a blessing who brings us so much joy. When Ashley was born, we were brand new parents and being new parents, we were quite ‘kanchong‘…everyone was. 2 years later, Aidan was born. While caring for our newborn, we had to cope with the demands of a 2 – year – old. With Amelie, I reckon we are more relaxed. We are enjoying the experience of having a newborn again and with the 2 older kids, it’s so much easier. Ashley and Aidan absolutely adore their little sister. I must say though that Ashley and Aidan are really good helpers and I’m so very  proud of them.

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Amelie has been a very good baby. Of course there were times where she fussed a lot but  hey…..as long as she is healthy, we’re all good! Praise God!!

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See how protective Aidan is of little Amelie.

Barbie Iron-On Style Doll and Giveaway Contest

November 17, 2014 at 11:22 pm

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Recently, Ashley had the opportunity to play around with the Barbie Iron-On Style set. This was just right up her alley because it just so happen that she has been experimenting with designing new clothing for her existing dolls.

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These came with the set :

1.  A Barbie doll

2. 3 x tops, 1 x demin jacket,  2 x  skirts

3. 3 x  decal sheets

4.  1 x No-heat iron

5. 1 x dress form to iron on the transfers onto the clothing

6. 1 x necklace

7. 1  pair of shoes

With this set, Ashley got to be the designer and had a free hand in creating her own printed clothing.

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The instructions which came with the set were very simple and easy to follow.

Here’s how easy it is :

1. Choose a clothing item and put it over the dress form.

2. With a pair of scissors, cut out the transfer of choice from the decal sheet.

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3. Position the transfer onto the clothing item

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4. Use no-heat iron to rub the decal onto the clothing to complete the transfer. Please ensure that this is done on a hard surface (e.g. table). We noticed that when this was done on the bed, the transfer could not be completed.

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and voila!

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It’scan’t get any easier than this.

Ashley got to challenge her creativity and came up with different looks of her own.

After playing with the Monster High Dolls for sometime now, the only thing which Ashley wasn’t too pleased about was that the Barbie Doll could  not stand on it’s own nor did it have a support for it to stand.

That said, all good things should be shared because sharing is caring no?

Barbie Iron-On Style Doll Giveaway

Here are the details of the giveaway :

1 set of the Barbie Iron-On Style Doll is up for grabs. Here’s how you can join in.

1. This giveaway is open to all residents in Malaysia only.

2. Complete the following slogan in the comment section of this post.

‘I would like the Barbie Iron-On Style Doll because…….’

3. This giveaway starts now and will end on 28th Nov 2014 10:00pm (GMT+8).

4. One lucky winner will be chosen using the Random Generator  and the announcement of the winner will be made on the week of  1 Nov 2014 12:00pm (GMT+8)  in this blog and  my Facebook page .If the winner do not respond within 48hrs, the next winner will be chosen.

5. Please ensure that you leave you email address when placing your comment.

6. The package will be delivered by Poslaju by me within 1 week from the acknowledgement of the winner.

All right then! Good luck!!!

My Birth Story (Amelie Kate)

October 24, 2014 at 2:35 am

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On the 6th October 2014 (Monday), we thought that was the last day before I checked into the hospital the next day to  induce labor. I woke up that morning, felt a bit nervous yet excited for the arrival of our new addition to our family. I repacked my hospital bag that morning to ensure that i got all that I needed.

At 2.45pm, while I was in the bathroom, my water bag broke. At first, I thought it was strange that I wet myself but little did I realise that it was my water bag that broke. I felt no contractions at that time. I then proceeded to take my shower and informed my hubby to get ready for our trip to the hospital.
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This was it!!!!

4:00 pm – We arrived at the hospital and the nurse promptly checked us into a single bedded room #210 (which btw looked like a hotel room) and then we proceeded to the labour room.  I changed into the hospital gown, they gave me an anema, checked my dilation and strapped  my belly up to monitor Amelie ‘ s heartbeat and my contractions. By then I was 5cm with no contractions.

6.00pm – The anaesthetist administered epidural on me. And thereafter they induced my labour. I was shivering as a side effect of the epidural but noticed after awhile that if I put my mind to it, I could actually control the shivering.

7.00pm – I felt the contractions and requested the nurse to increase the epidural dosage. Although I experienced a few minutes of contractions pain, that I couldn’t bear the pain and I salute mom’s out there who did not take epidural for vbac. *hats off*

9.××pm – Amelie Kate was born and we had skin to skin contact immediately after her birth while my obgyn settled my affairs down south. Hubby cut the umbilical cord after my obgyn insisted that he should since he didn’t do it my 1st 2 deliveries.

I felt an immediate relief on my belly as soon as Amelie was born.

As soon as she was placed on my chest skin to skin, I was so overwhelmed!  Bringing a life into the world is a miracle. The feeling is surreal. It’s a start of a new chapter for all of us with a little addition to our family.

God is great and I thank God for the blessings he has bestowed unto us.

And so our journey begins….

39 weeks and counting….

October 1, 2014 at 9:43 pm

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While my parents are minding the kids, hubs and I are out for what it seems like our last date night together before the arrival of our little bub. It is also my last chance at indulging in some succulent beef burger at the Burger Junkyard! (My favourite is the Brooklyn Burger – medium rare). The hubby, being an avid football player wanted to go to Mid Valley Mega Mall as he is on a search for a pair of football boots for the rainy season and I agreed to go…thinking how bad it’d be since he already knew where to look for his boots…but lo and behold! The shop he wanted to go to is under renovation and the next shop is at the adjoining The Gardens. No way in hell was I able to waddle from Mid Valley to The Gardens without feeling like my belly was about to explode down south. So I had to admit defeat, find a place to sit my fat arse down while he went on his merry way to The Gardens to look for his boots. Hence here I am, sitting at T & Co. ….without anything to drink even because I only have rm2 in my wallet and the nearest ATM is just too torturous for me to get to.

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Sigh……
What was I thinking?

Website Bandwidth Reached

October 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

For the last 1 week, the bandwidth on my website was maxed out (50GB a month) and noone could access my site. Even me. I was so pissed off because this isn’t the first time it happened. When I queried my web hosting provider, they cut and pasted their answers from the FAQ section as though I’m a total idiot.

Anyway, after seeking help from friends in the social network, I’ve decided to install an additional plugin to prevent spams and hopefully, it’d solve the issue! – hopefully. Till then, stay tuned for more updates as I am approaching my estimated due date!

37 weeks 6 days

September 23, 2014 at 10:01 am

Boy oh boy!

I’m so ready to pop!

I’m waddling more than usual.

The baby seems to be positioned lower.

It’s such a huge task for me to turn from one side to the other while sleeping.

I got to relieve myself at the washroom 2-3  times in the night. Previously, I only had to go to the washroom once at night.

Sitting on a couch is uncomfortable cause my thighs will be pushed up against the bottom of my belly.

I’m getting more anxious as I am getting nearer and nearer to my due date.

Thank God that we have a domestic helper now because I can’t imagine having to do the chores I used to do when we were without a domestic helper at this stage.

Hospital bag is packed.

My next checkup is this Friday.

Feeling anxious :)

The Grumpy Old Neighbor

September 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

And once again, my grumpy old neighbor struck again. The last time I mentioned about her was 4 years ago. Since then she did come to my house perhaps 2 or 3 times to complain about Sydney.

Anyway, here’s what happened last Sunday.

My maid was alone at home and the doorbell rang.

So this grumpy old neighbor told my maid to do something to stop Sydney from barking or else she would report it to the police.

Like WTF?

Sydney is a dog. You don’t expect her  to meow right?

So when hubby reached home, my maid told him what happened and he went over to  confront her.

She denied mentioning about the police but she did say that there is a number to call which is not the police – ala threatening – like we give a f*** about it? (I’m really pissed now).

She said that Sydney had been barking for the last 3 hours – but my hubby said that he had only been out for 2 hours so what the heck was  she saying?

She  said that in her culture (yes, she is a foreigner), when they are not happy with things, they voice it out. Hence she was trying to imply that the other neighbors aren’t too happy with Sydney but are keeping mum about it.

My stand is Sydney is a dog.

My next door neighbor has a dog too.

There are other houses with dogs too.

Dogs are dogs. If they see other dogs / cats  / strangers or whatever it is , they’d bark. Cause they are dogs.

So if she is not happy with MY dog, go report to whoever is going to listen to her.

To me, if you’re the only foreigner in this taman, you just need to be more tolerant in my opinion. It’s not as if my dog is pooping on your lawn.

One more stupid, unreasonable  complaint from you and I might just throw poop into your house!

The only thing I regret was not being home when she came over cause I would have given her a piece of my mind then and there.

37 weeks

September 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

‘Life is like a ferris wheel. One minute you’re on top, the next you’re at the bottom. Just stay in your seat, enjoy the ride and hang on until you reach the top again.’

- Susan Gale

3 more weeks to go. In my last checkup with my obgyn, baby is already 3kg – who is much bigger than Ashley and Aidan when they were born.

I feel like a ticking time bomb.

My parents are here to help us out.

Am easily irritated. Can’t stand it when my kids are too noisy.

Can’t stand it when there is too much junk lying around in the house.

I need everything to be in order  and in its place or I would  feel like killing someone.

I need to sort out my hospital bag again. The last time I packed, I didn’t give too much thought into it as I was in a rush to pack it – but it turned out that it was a false alarm.

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