Sunday, February 28, 2010

Viral Conjunctivitis

That's what Allysha is having since Monday.

It's also called 'Pink Eye'. I guess it was because of the redness covering the whites of the eyes. Apart from the redness, she also had swollen eyelids and runny nose.

We actually have been consulted by two peadiatric and an ophthalmologist in my hometown but her condition were getting worse. We got an appointment with this one Paediatric Ophthalmologist at ISEC. However, we can only see him on Monday and that's waaay too late. We were getting really worried and thanks to my baby sis, she googled and found out that the doctor is a visiting Ophthalmologist; Dr Choong at Gleneagles Ampang. She called up the Emergency Department and confirmed that he's on call for this week. I guess it's all Allysha's luck and rezeki.

So, we went to Gleneagles and she was warded and treated by Dr Choong. Upon his consultation, we were soo relieved. He explained about the infection and how the treatment would be. He changed Allysha's prescription and that evening, her eyes were getting much better. He's really one good doctor. Highly recommended by us.

Mata Allysha sepet sebelah. This is actually after the treatment at Gleaneagles. Getting better even though still red and swollen. Unfortunately, I don't have Allysha's picture before the treatment. Kalau tak, bolehla compare.
Just look at her. So cheeky! Nak jugak main ngan handphone Atok.

Clear view. Red and swollen eyes.
There's one thing that I would like to convey to everybody who's having babies and toddlers. Please just stay put at home. It seems that there's an outbreak of the virus that causes 'pink eye'. To make thing worse, it's highly contagious. After Allysha, three of my family members got it too; including her Daddy as well.

One thing that we are really, really thankful is that she's still drinks her milk as usual (and sometimes even more), as active as ever and we even introduce her to solid yesterday!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Allysha Is Admitted

My poor baby is being admitted to Gleneagles Ampang.

Please help to pray for her health.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

can't wait!!!

2 down.

another 2 to go.

can't wait!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

a feast for the eyes

To kickstart my study mood...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

We made it, finally!


Hope it will be the first to many more and definitely not the last one.

Way to go, Mama Idraki and Phat Mummy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feeding Baby

Allysha is going to be 6 months old in a few weeks. We are planning to start giving her solid food in about 2 or three weeks more. But I’m still contemplating whether to let her try pureed porridge or rice cereal first. I’m worried once she tried the rice cereal she will refuse to eat porridge. Personally, I prefer to let her enjoy home-cooked meal. I will be assured that she will get all the nutrients she need.

I’ve googled some information on solid food for babies as a guideline for me. I'm so glad I found this!!

Guidelines to Starting Solid Foods

To help ease your baby's transition to solid foods, keep in mind the following guidelines:

• start solids sometime between 4-6 months, once your baby is showing signs of being ready and can eat from a spoon
• an iron fortified rice cereal is usually the first solid food that your baby should eat
• experiment to find the best time to feed your baby solids, for example before, after, or at a separate time from formula or breastfeeding
• to easily detect food allergies, only give one new, single ingredient food at a time, and wait 3-4 days before introducing another.
• begin with just a teaspoon or less when you are first introducing solids and then slowly increase to a tablespoon or more as your baby gets the hang of eating solid foods
• after rice cereal, consider moving on to other cereals, like oatmeal and barley, and then introduce strained vegetables, fruits and lastly, meats
• continue to offer your baby an iron fortified cereal even after you introduce other solid foods, as it is a good source of iron or your growing infant
• talk to your Pediatrician if your baby won't eat any solids by the time he is 7-8 months old

Foods to Avoid

Just as important as knowing when to start each food, you should know which baby foods to avoid during your baby's first year, including:

• honey (botulism risk)
• egg whites (food allergy risk)
• homemade baby food made with beets, carrots, collard greens, spinach, and turnips (high nitrate levels)
• cow's milk (no iron and not tolerated as well as breastmilk or baby formula)
• foods that are a choking hazard


Does your baby need vitamins?
Everyone needs vitamins. The real question is does your baby need extra vitamins that he isn't getting from the foods he is eating?

Your baby needs:
• iron, which he can get from an iron-fortified baby cereal and later, other iron rich foods
• fluoride, which he can get from drinking fluoridated water, keeping in mind that most brands of bottled water are not fluoridated
• vitamin D, which he can get from baby formula, although exclusively breastfeeding babies will need a vitamin D supplement

As you get ready to start your baby on iron-fortified rice cereal -- her first baby food -- it is a good idea to know which foods you should avoid in her first year.

This foods include:

• Experts advise that you should not feed honey to infants under 12 months of age. The spores of the Clostridium botulinum bacteria can sometimes be found in honey. When ingested by an infant, the spores can release a toxin that causes botulism.
• Parents should also likely avoid other foods that contain honey in them, such as Honey Graham Crackers, Honey Nut Cheerios or Honey Wheat Bread. Although the honey in these foods may be processed, it may not be pasteurized, so they may still contain botulism spores.

Egg Whites
• Because they are considered an 'allergy food,' infants should avoid egg whites until they are twelve months old. If you like, you can usually introduce egg yolks at around seven to ten months old though.
• If your child is at high-risk for allergies, you might want to avoid eggs until he is 2 years old though.

Homemade Baby Food and Nitrates
• This is only an issue for parents who make their own baby food from fresh vegetables, but they should avoid feeding their baby homemade food with beets, carrots, collard greens, spinach, and turnips. These vegetables can sometimes have high levels of nitrates, a chemical that can cause low blood counts (anemia).
• Commercial baby food is usually screened for their nitrate levels. So, when considering these specific vegetables, it should be safer.

• Experts usually recommend that breast milk or an iron-fortified infant formula are best for babies. Parents should avoiding substituting either of those with homemade baby formula, such as you might make with evaporated milk, cow's milk, soy milk (which is much different than an iron-fortified soy formula), or even goat's milk.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I'm Still Growing

But only my feet though. And I hate it. Really hate it.

I used to be size 6. During pregnancy, due to edema it grows until size 9!

And now, after 5 months giving birth I’m stuck in between size 7 and 8. The result, I still haven’t found any comfy working shoes. I’ve tried all kinds of shoe shop; from the no brand shops to the upscale boutiques. It’s really frustrating!

Believe it or not I’m currently wearing crocs to office. So inappropriate but yet that’s my best option so far (and i like it! So comfy) . For meetings, I’ll just wear a pair of black wedges that I got from Singapore 2 years back. But still, I think it should be a half size bigger.

The wedges look similar to this.

I’m desperate to find a pair of comfy, smart and corporate looking shoes. Help me out!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy 5 Months Old!

Mummy told me that I’m 5 months old today. It’s less than a month till I get to eat solid. I simply can’t wait! I can’t help but to overheard others’ conversation about planning my meal. Nom..nom..nom. I bet it will be yummehh. Actually Mummy already bought something for me to eat but since Aunty Paed instructed Mummy to wait for a few weeks more, I guess I’ll have to wait.

See! I’m dressed like a grown-up. Mak D’s La Bamba dress, birdie tights and a white bolero to complete the look (tho it looked like a cardigan on me).

Yesterday, I had another jab. I cried a little bit only. But that’s because I was interrupted when busy talking to Mak Su Baby. I can bear the pain already . But anyway, Mummy asked me to update everyone on my development. I’m already 7.08 kg and 64cm tall. How am I doing? Aunty Paed said that so far so good. I’m one healthy baby.

I’m 7.08kg heavier!

And oh, before I forget, I’ve started to move forward! I lifted my bum-bum and used both legs to bring myself forward. I can’t deny that it’s a bit tiring and might shed off some of my weight tho it’s fun. I even refuse to sleep today because I want to practice. I saw Mummy took some videos and I’ll try to remind her to upload it here.

Till then..toodles!! I need to get my beauty sleep now.

Assalamualaikum and good nite.


Allysha Comel

Red, Hot Allysha

I'm soo in love. Allysha look super hot in red. Tambah-tambah lagi dengan her one billion dollar smile!

Gelak sebijik macam Daddy. Mata Allysha jadi sepet comel.

This is her first demin skirt. I like it! Will definitely get more.

Bile dah  penat berdiri, belek-belek her new shoes pulak.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Warehouse Sale!!

* Source: Shopping n Sales

5 to 7 February 2010

Crocs & Avent Festive Warehouse Sale
More than 70% Off

Free Crocs Angpau
Enjoy Additional 5% Off on the Total Purchase
for first 2000 customers with the cut-out coupon from the flyer

Brands Offered



Hot Wheels




Time: 10am – 6pm


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No.2 Lot 2610

Jalan Subang 6

Taman Perindustrian Subang USJ 1

47610 Subang Jaya


Sole Distributer : Kinderdijk

Addditional Tips: Get the yesterday's paper cutting and you will enjoy additional 5% discount

Post-Pregnancy Problems

What’s your post-pregnancy problem?

Mine, no doubt would be : Linea nigra, stretch marks and my pregnancy pouch.

The linea nigra is fading, but the fading rate is not to my liking. I remembered reading somewhere that the dark color will fade over a year. Lama tuh!! And..ade pulak yang cakap that for some mothers, it doesn’t disappear completely. I still have about 7 months to go and we’ll see whether it’s still there…

I start applying the Matern Cream whatsoever (tak ingat dah nama betul, but hubby bought it from Modernmum) and the Bio Oil religiously since I knew that I was pregnant – 5 weeks. It works, but only until about 7 months. I still remember there was this morning, I did my ritual examination in front of our huge mirror and to my horror all of sudden there’s this few lines of red stretch marks. Hancur luluh hati aku. Nak pujuk hati aku, I told myself that I’m lucky to have it. It’s some sort of pregnancy souvenir, tak semua orang ade tuh.

After 5 months, my stretch marks are getting much better. Dulu, sangatla freaking fugly! Spider web pon kalah tau. Skarang dah ok sikitla. I believe that is because the corset that I try to wear everyday and segala jadah minyak/krim yang ditepek di perut. And, lulur works wonders jugak. That reminds me, I have to schedule another session. I fully recommend this aunty. Masa lulur tuh bukan setakat gosok2 je lulur tuh. Siap massage sekali. Sakit-sakit badan, tension semua hilang. And, the best thing is : MURAH!.

I’ve seen some mothers whose tummies cepat betul flat lepas gave birth. I, unfortunately doesn’t fall into that rare category. My bidan told that it would take at least a year to get rid of the pregnancy pouch. Tapi, ade gak yang tak hilang-hilang. Mine, getting smaller tapi kalau boleh nakla macam dulu balik. Everybody’s dream, kan. Patience, patience, patience.

Maybe I should treat the problems positively. Eat right and exercise.

Phat Mommy and Mama Idraki, bile nak start jogging?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sharing Is Caring :)

Do you love shopping?

Haha...!! Who doesn't, kan? For me, that's the best theraphy, ever!

Well, I happen to have two membership cards that entitles me for discounts and other great offers.

Kalau interested, just let me know, okie dokie?