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Friday, February 10, 2012

Amsyar's 1 year old balloon party

Thank you Untie Arfah for this delicious carrot cake

Birthday boy fell asleep

Wake up Amsyar, time to blow the candle
Yum yum

Balloons

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Eczema please leave my son alone!

Amsyar seems unhappy and scratches all the time. His eczema is bad. I have been going crazy trying to make sure he doesn’t eat anything with milk, and apply steroid cream for eczema. Nothing seems to help with the eczema or his itchiness. I am lost and scared, please someone help. I want to cry.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

1 year old and formula milk

Amsyar has turned 1 year old 5 days ago. It's amazing how time just flew by. I think I deserve a reward for all the hard work and sleepless nights, for puree stained shirt, don’t you think so Mr. Husband?

My pediatrician suggested that I start supplementing Amsyar with fomula milk. I am racked with guilt because the pressure to breastfeed is so strong. Because I really want to work and most daycare doesn’t take frozen breast milk, I then bought Enfalac Hypoallergenic (HA) milk as prescribed by my ped. When Amsyar turned 1 year and 2 days, I introduced him to bottle feed. I dropped about 3-4 drops on his mouth to make the taste familiar. He rejected it on the spot (because HA milk is little bit more bitter than the normal). He was scratching his face 1 minute later due to allergic reaction with his lips swollen. I was panicked. Thank God the swollen only lasts for 10 minutes. He cannot tolerate that milk so I need to switch to different one.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

First mall visit


Last night, we went to the Mall for window shopping with my mom, her friend and my brother. I didn’t buy anything because I am kind of on a “saving mode”. We bought balloons for Amsyar’s birthday this 04/02/2012. Can't believe how time flies and he will be 1 year old already. Need to buy more balloons and door gifts. Winter jackets for baby here is really cheap. I had a hard time finding good and cheap jackets for baby back home. We had to leave early because Amsyar was crying non stop. Only in the car I discovered that both of his eyes were swollen, I fed him mashed potato earlier when we were eating. My brother said that mashed potato has cheese in it.  So that could be the reason for his swollen eyes I could be wrong though. I am still exploring what kind of foods he is allergic to. So Amsyar I am really sorry if I caused you all this pain :(

привет москва!

Today is the sixth day I arrived in Moscow, the weather is freezing. It is snowing lightly right now, the temperature shows -23ºC and the sky is overcast. My baby boy still hasn’t fully recovered from flu and cough, apparently his condition is worst. It kills me to see he is suffering to breath, I did apply some baby vicks to alleviate the blocking nose and gave him medicine but he flu won’t go away. His eczema also becoming more chronic, whole body is full of rashes and he keep on scratching them. I ran out of idea what to do anymore.

I wish I could take all your pain away. I’m really sorry Amsyar :(

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Amsyar first time snow

This was taken today. There was a BBQ party for all Embassy's staff. Poor Amsyar is shivering when we took this picture so mommy can post a picture on FB. No baby were harmed in the making of this picture.



Saturday, January 14, 2012

Moscow here I come, again!

Hmm this blog is full of spider web already...

Just recently, I went to Immigration Department at Putrajaya to renew mine and Amsyar's passport. We are going to visit his Grandparents in Moscow for 3 months. I am really looking forward to it but at the same time I feel miserable leaving my poor husband this long. If I don't go now, when else? I can't apply for 3 months leave if I started working later. My husband will come to fetch us from Moscow in April, he is going to stay there for 1 week. So maybe we can go to St. Petersburg and Helsinsky? Em' sounds interesting....XD

Other than that, why is it so hard to find a proper winter jacket for 1 year old baby? Do you know where can I get one with good price? I bought few through online, but they are just like a 'night sweater' for Malaysia temperature... I want the one that can beat a -10 degree cold climate! 

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

A story about 11 month old



Amsyar is 11 month today (and is having a running nose and fever). Below what Baby Center have to say about 11 month progress which I found is true. I started 'introducing' Amsyar to my dark blue cardigan when he was about 9 month. At first I used it as his blanket when the weather gets cold outside but later he become so attached to it and can fall asleep on his own while cuddling it. The fabric is really soft; it contains 58% polyester, 38% rayon, and 4% spandex.
Has your baby formed a strong attachment to a stuffed toy or a soft blanket? If he has, be thankful. Such transitional objects or "cuddlies" will help give him a feeling of security as he develops emotionally in the months and years to come. When you're not around, it will comfort him. Not all children feel inclined to adopt a cuddly, but if yours does, by all means, encourage it! It can be a good idea to have two identical objects and rotate them regularly. That way you can wash one easily and you have a replacement in case one gets lost or left behind. You can even cut blankets in half (if you do it at this age, he won't even notice the change in size).
Here are the pictures of Amsyar holding my cardigan while sleeping or playing.

This one...

and this one...

and this one...

this one also...

AND THE VIDEO! (Sorry the video is in Malay) 



:) :) :) :) :)

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Here comes 2012

Photo from Smashing Buzz.com
Wishing you the happiest New Year!! 

New Year resolutions/wishlists:
  1. Love my family even more and make both of my parents happy 
  2. Learn how to sew so I can design my own clothes
  3. Get a less stressful job after Amsyar is one year old 
  4. Learn how to bake
  5. Do something to save the environment by recycling, reusable bag, etc.
  6. Start saving money and focus on necessary items only while shopping - (this going to be the hardest one)
  7. Read more books 
  8. Be less stressed
  9. Find the cures to my husband's loud snoring
  10. Get a Master degree 

Ombak Rindu

I just finished watching Ombak Rindu for the second time. First time was yesterday's night. It was a good movie I can say. Beautiful performances by an all-star cast headed by Maya Karin, Aaron Aziz, Lisa Surihani and Bront Palarae.

Synopsis:

Based upon the bestselling Malaysian novel, “Ombak Rindu” is about the romance between Izzah and Hariz (Aaron Aziz) , two lovers from different worlds. Izzah (Maya Karin) is a village girl who has been sold by her father to a nightclub in KL as a prostitute. However, Hariz, a rich man’s son, has bought her from the nightclub to keep as his own mistress. She begs him to make her an honest woman and he agrees, on the condition that she doesn’t claim any rights as a wife. Hariz soon softens his heart and learns to fall in love with Izzah. However, he is ordered by his mother to wed a childhood friend – Mila (Lisa Surihani).

So how is Haris going to get out of the emotional entanglement? 


You have to watch it yourself! Overall, I rate this movie 8/10.




From Left: Maya Karin, Aaron Aziz, Lisa Surihani & Bront Palarea