Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weaning Off.

I wanted to write this entry about 5 months ago, but procrastination happened LOLZZ.

Anywaayyyy, I received a comment (Not that I get many of those! So kesian hahaha T_T) requesting me to do an entry on how I weaned off my toddler. Since I have no one chasing me to deliver urgent jobs today, I guess I can kick procrastination in the butt and do that entry. So here goes!

The weaning off process was actually surprisingly easy. My initial plan was to introduce formula to him 6 months prior to his 2nd birthday, slowly wean off along the months, and completely wean off by the time he turns two.

I introduced Dumex Dugro to the son in January 2011, but a month earlier I gave him Mamil Gold since I had some samples with me. Getting him to take bottled milk was no problem at all (Though he did have a nursing strike before), since he always take my EBM whenever I leave him with my MIL or my mother's maid.

In the first stage, I gave him formula once a day, usually after he had his morning bath. About a few weeks later, he only breastfeed in the morning when he wakes up and at night before he goes to bed. So daytime feeding only consists of solid food and formula milk. Eventually, my supply started to drop as I didn't direct feed as frequent anymore. Tried to express milk but one hour of effort resulted in only one ounce of milk.

The next thing I know, he was happily taking his formula milk and did not show even the slightest bit of interest when I tried to get him to breastfeed. With him being content with it and with my milk supply was so close to drying up, it's safe to say that the both of us have reached some sort of an agreement and understanding that it was time to end our beautiful breastfeeding journey. (So sad now can cry!)

The feeling was bittersweet. I miss our special bonding sessions, but also relieved at the same time because being a boob-juice machine is definitely not an easy task. But given the chance, I would do it all over again! :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thank You, Steve.

On a normal day, my routine goes something like this:

Wake up. Check the son. Check Twitter. Breakfast. Check Twitter. Shower. Check Twitter. Play with the son. Check Twitter... Well, you get the picture.

But on the 5th of October 2011, I got up, and to my horror, our internet connection was busted. To add to my not so pleasant morning, I had a deadline to fulfill. Having the Client texting me every 30 minutes certainly did not help me to keep my cool. So I was running around like a headless chicken trying to feed and bath a 2 year old toddler, feed and bath myself, get my work done, get out of the house and deliver it to my Client by hand. My point is, I did not have time to check my Twitter timeline.

By the time I checked, I was having lunch with the Client and it was about 2pm. And there it was. A timeline flooded with the news of Steve Jobs's passing. I thought it was a hoax.

Client: "Yeah, you didn't know? It's all over Facebook"

Shocked. Speechless.

Some people think they are so funny, when actually they're just distasteful.
Thank you for everything, Steve. You have done wonders to the technology world. I honestly cannot imagine how Apple is going to be without you around. RIP.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dalam Kulit Kacang

Hello, blogsphere! Wow, my last update was *checking archive..* in July! A lot has happened this year. In a nutshell:

1. My 26 months old toddler officially weaned off at 21 months. Wanted to do a post on this, but, yeah... (okay, takde alasan). I have to say I miss being a boob-juice machine! :( 

2. Dumped my Nokia and jumped on the smartphone bandwagon. Tapi bukan Blackberry ye. Sebab bak kata pepatah: Once you go Mac, you'll never go back! Buahaha.

3. Husband and I has bought ourselves our first ever property! Weeee!!

4. I got pregnant. Okay, I joke. No, I'm not pregnant. I'm not. Stop asking!

5. Not only I went to my third Incubus concert, I even get to speak to the front-man himself! Via the phone, but still. I SPOKE TO BRANDON-FRIGGIN-BOYD. Can I pengsan please? Many thanks to a close friend who made it happen! I was smiling like a fool for a whole month. Yes, my husband is one understanding person.

6. Gave myself a project for our new home. Found this DIY tutorial on Pinterest. That's right. Do-It-Yourself! I painted each and every pattern on the wall myself. Sampai demam. Husband tolong kasi kata-kata semangat sahaja ye, sekian terima kasih. Nak buat jugak? Then head on to Nannygoat.

7. Finally gotten myself a MacBook Pro, a few days after the legendary Steve Jobs passed away. Now I do my design work with a huge smile on my face. Thank you, PowerBook G4. You have served us well for the past 8 years.

8. I turned 28 recently. And this is important because.. ?

9. I'm sure there are more but these are the ones I can recall at the moment. Dah tua, nak buat macam mana? (Please refer to number 8)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Teraniaya, Dianiaya, Menganiaya.

Image from Deviantart.

They say 'doa orang teraniaya akan dimakbulkan oleh Allah SWT'.

Have you even been ill-treated, to the point where you actually pray for something unpleasant to happen to the oppressor?

I have a story to share.

Aminah (bukan nama sebenar) had two best friends. Their friendship was so great that they've never fought, not even once. Until the day Aminah dumped her no good ex-boyfriend. Oh boy, was he pissed. Then he started making her life a living hell, including turning her two best friends against her.

Aminah was heartbroken. She kept on fighting for their friendship, but her ex kept coming up with new strategies to make sure her plans fail. But alas, those two had turned to the dark side and became minions of the evil ex. (the ex was a real pussy that he needed minions to do his evil deeds. pssh).

On one fine night, Aminah went out to her car to go out for dinner and found that her car was egged (translation: kena tempek dengan telur ayam). She had no other suspects in mind, except those two evil minions. She was angry, she was devastated, and most of all she felt betrayed. (eh, kena telur pun nak sedih sangat ke?)

She got into the car, cried, and through her tears she began praying (wah so dramatic wan), asking God to punish the oppressors. Asking God to show to her if it was really those two who did that to her car, they would get into an accident.

A week later, she got the news that one of the minions got into an accident. Just a minor one, some dents on the car and no one was hurt.

A few weeks later, the other minion got into an accident. It was quite bad, the car was a total loss, but the minion escaped with minor injuries.

And that got Aminah thinking. Was it just a pure coincidence, or did God really answer her prayer?

Jadi pengajarannya disini ialah is to never ever ill-treat anyone. Not even when you think they deserve it. And even if you're victimized, it is best if you don't pray for anything bad to happen to the oppressors. Let God punish them in His own way.

P/S: Yes, this is a true story.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Terrible Two!

This post is a month too late, but hey, better late than never, right?

Our little boy is not so little anymore. He just turned terrible two! I know I've said this so many times (and also every other mothers on this planet), but he is growing up TOO fast! Can I cry now please?

Had very little sleep for 2 weeks because I'm a gila kuasa mother that I wanted to DIY everything myself. Well, except for the cake and every other food lah, because I don't think my guests would be pleased if they get poisoned by my cooking.
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