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Monday, July 28, 2008

Teeth marks

I’m facing my most challenging breastfeeding obstacle yet.

CALLING ALL MOMMIES WITH EXPERIENCE WITH TEETHING BABIES!!

Since Adam started teething maybe a month/2 months back he did bite me once in a while. When he does he did it cheekily, as if testing his limits. I responded with the standard – pull him closer and block his nose. When this didn’t work I insert one finger to break his suction and remove him. Told him NO and no access to breast for a while. So this was ok.

But now it has gotten SO much worse. He’s not really biting purposely anymore, jadi nak kata NO pun takleh. When he’s beginning to latch for a feeding session, he “grabs” the nip with is teeth! Lps tu when removing himself from a session, he just pulls away quickly with his teeth still intact! WAAAAA SAKIT GILE…Anyway after many sessions of gigit2 tarik2…my nip*les dah full of luka2 mcm kene giris pisau, bak kata Along. Seriously, I can spot his teeth imprints…

Because of the luka2, every feeding session is ABSOLUTE TORTURE, I tell you. Even when dia tak gigit. Even when pumping pun sakit giler, though I use the lowest setting. In fact a little brush against my clothes pun dah sakit. During a nursing session I will close my eyes, grit my teeth, curl my toes and PRAY TO GOD! The worst is when he’s in a playful mode, latch a few seconds, then let go. Lps tu latch balik, then let go lagi etc. Oh my, everytime dia latch and let go, sakit gile! Lagi satu kalau dia nurse sambil gerak2 badan sesuka hati while pulling the nip! Dulu tak luka I boleh tahan….now….I try singing while nursing to calm him and distract him from gerak2/pull on and off. And also singing distract myself from the pain a little bit…I try to make up nice sewing projects in my head too, to distract myself from the pain….oh God…the pain….

At the hospital haritu I bought Palmer’s Cocoa Butter nursing cream, which is a godsent. Very soothing and worked quickly. SOO much better than my lanolin. Tapi I tertinggal kat hospital, so after a few days without the cream the problem escalated. Dah terukkk sgt. I cpt2 beli lagi satu Palmer’s cream but I think tak sempat recover, comes another feeding session and arrggh another new luka comes in.

Pls,,anybody has any tips?? All the books/websites suggest yg block nose tu jelah. That one nowadays kalau I try to block his nose he sees it as an attack and will try to resist by struggling his body and grabbing the nip even stronger with his teeth!!waaaaaa!!!

I’m really at lost what to do..with the sore nips I can hardly pump as efficiently as before because I tak tahan pam lama..pedih…so my hasil pumping pun dah makin berkurangan…dah tak cukup nak bwk school…this is the first time I feel like there’s a real possibility my target of 2 years breastfeeding might have to be cut short….oh NO….i can’t …I need to keep strong, pls help…Along ade suggest hancurkan daun salad and letak kat breast…tq along..i’ll try that today..

Hubby says patutlah ibu2 yg berjaya menyusu anak 2 tahun dpt syurga….

Friday, July 25, 2008

Adam @ hospital

Before admitted to the hosp, Adam actually dah demam seminggu lebih. Demam dia go up and down. Mkn ubat turun sikit, then naik balik. We already took him to clinic, then after few days to An-Nur Paeds. Paed ckp bacterial infection so he was given antibiotic. Lps tu dia baik skejap, then last Friday, naik balik demam .

Again we brought him to An-Nur. Paed ckp paru-paru mcm ade infection, dan jugak dia dah demam lama sgt…she said kene admit lah mcm ni…We chose to bring him to Ampang Puteri Hospital…

Sampai A&E kat APSH, nurses cuba masukkan drip kat Adam, sbb his temperature was very high. Tapi as usual susah sgt nak cari his vein. 2 kali cucuk tak jumpa. Adam meraung2. Last2 naik bilik. Ade satu insiden membengangkan kat Admission, which I malas nak citer. However if any of you come across a finance staff named HAZWANI at APSH, pls try to vomit on her clothes..hehe…I’m horrible that way..

Ok continue. Because of the high temperature Adam miserable je..sian tgk dia…his fever went as high as 40.3. I got so scared…esp bila nurse ckp kene cpt2 masuk ubat bontot ni, kalau tak nanti dia kene seizure. Bila time malam je demam dia makin teruk…

Pastu adam kene diarrhea jugak…sampai lembik2 badan dia…last2 Paed ckp, kene jugak pasang drip. She said “ I suggest you let the nurses take him, but you don’t come along. Because it’s a pressure on them and pressure on you to watch him. Don’t worry I’ll be there to help them”. So I had to let them take himlah….Adam meraung2…lama jugak, about 30mins. Possibly the longest half an hour of my life…hubby pujuk2 saya mcmla saya yg sakit….lps dia balik dgn drip tu I hugged him mcm citer Hindustan…sian adam..3 kali cucuk termasuk kaki. Last2 Doc jugak yg cucuk berjaya...


Susah nak bergerak pakai drip ni…Adam restless sgt…dia jenis tak boleh duduk diam pulak tu…The next day Adam tarik2 drip dia sampai tercabut berdarah2 all over the sheets/floors….ya Allah..bila nurse bukak tgn dia dah kembang mcm belon.Rasenye kalau picit boleh meletop..

Pastu badan dia naik ruam pulak…penuh satu badan! Cuba tgk gambar ni….





I got sooo worried. Takut denggi ke ape. Tapi Doc ckp bagus rash ni naik, maknanye it’s viral rash, and marking the end of his fever. Oklah…tak gatal….tapi kalau tgk Adam mmg mcm alien..Cian dia…maknanye Adam ade both bacterial and viral infections…

Betul pun doc ckp, lps ruam tu dah naik penuh, fever pun kurang…Last2 Adam boleh balik rumah…hurray….Alhamdulillah…

Dlm pada sakit tu ade gak saat2 gembira kat ward…tgk ni Adam ngorat awek kat indoor playground..hehe…



Adam…Mommy’s so happy you’re healthy now and back to your active personality…Love you so much!!!

Lesson learnt: Lain kali kalau Adam asik nak melekap ngan Mommy sorg je tanak org lain even Daddy…better watch out…mesti dia tak sihat…

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Adam masuk hospital

lama dah tak bukak blog ni...

Adam was hospitalised from friday last week and discharged yesterday afternoon...

sian adam...warded lagi...

but he's ok now, Alhamdulillah..

full story later, when i have all the photos..

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gigi Adam

cute jer muka adam bila senyum dgn gigi-gigi nye...2 atas, 2 bawah..now lagi 2 atas nak start kluar..so total 6 lah..

tapi bila kene gigit....awww...rase nak tarik balik subsidi susu...hehehe....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gifts for Adam's teachers

ok i gotta warn you this entry is a BAGs overload....

i've been planning and sewing for this particular project for a LONG time...but since it's a big project, and i was sewing slowly in between other projects...tu yg lama sgt nak siap this project..

i made bags for all of Adam's teachers...all 6 of them, including 2 of them yg dah resigned to pursue their futher studies...They're very special girls..i think they deserve all the best things in life..these bags are not really enough to reflect how much i appreciate them, but i hope it made them happy =)














here are all the bags together...

you can tell i'm into pleats and polka dots, can't you?

Adam personally helped with his teachers' gifts, of course...
now i need to stay away from making bags lah...buat bende lain pulaklah! but....i need a bag for myself.......hehe...
since when did i become a bagaholic...?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bag for MakSu Adam

i've been making lots of bags...slowly...for some special people...i'll reveal yg dah kasi pada tuan punya dulu...

This bag i made for my sister, MakSu Adam..i let her pick her favourite fabric from my collection (bacause she can be picky!hehe). she didn't think the red and black would go well together, but i think they do...what do you think?

bila dah siap she said lawa! so...oklah tu..bukan senang nak dgr budak tu ckp lawa...hehe...

i should've taken a photo of her with the bag...terlupa...anyways, here she is with Adam...Adam sudah manja dgn MakSu dia...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

family photoshoot and a very special wedding

Last weekend bangun pagi tgk cuaca mcm best je….immediately we head out to Putrajaya…hubby nak practice his photography skills lagi…yahoo…but this time I wanted him in the photos too…sian dia asik dok blakang kamera jer…lgpun saya jeles tgk gambar2 family Nannoor cantik2, aci tak mcm tu…hehe…sempena Adam 9 months ni kite buat Family photoshoot lah pulak ek…dgn bantuan tripod..hehe..









penat hubby trying to be both in front and at the back of the camera =) tapi hasilnye i love it! thank you bang!!!

to see more photos, view here

tghari tu pulak pegi my friend punya wedding...

selamat pengantin baru Hada..you looked beautiful, truly...your husband pulak nampak sgt happy dah kawen sampai asik tersengih2 je manjang..you guys are so sweet together =)


(to the girls, sape2 yg rase muka korg tak comel dlm gamba diatas jgn komplen ok..sila letak gamba lagi cute dlm blog masing2 yg dah bersarang tak update tu...hehe)

and as promised, Unce Badiuz...ni gamba ko...hehehe...Adam cam curious sgt tgk muka ko...huhu

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Adam @ 9 months

Oh if last month was all about getting mobile…..

This month was all about utilizing mobility…I think these pictures better describe Adam and his MISCHIEFS…


He doesn’t want to be confined in the walker anymore. Instead he prefers to use it like a playhouse (play underneath), or climb in and out like a tunnel, or climbing onto the square foot..


Here he is playing with pasta. I noticed that he loves anything long and skinny – like wires and measuring tapes and ribbons and cables……plus of course like any babies his age he puts absolutely EVERYTHING into his mouth….so I thought he’d get a kick out of cooked spaghetti. I was right. Plus he can now bite with his teeth.. He got so excited and almost GREEDY. Hehe…it was so cute to watch…


We caught the cheeky monkey under the coffee table several times. Sometimes dia cuba panjat masuk, like in the above photo..sometimes he tries to go across from one side to the other, like lompat pagar , only his head will hit floor first. Klaka tgk dia clearkan barang2 mcm tin biskut tu to make space for him to climb in…



Of course his favourite activity…tolak2 stool since he knows this gives him the most mobility (and fun!). boleh jalan2 laju satu rumah…wait..bukan jalan…LARI ok…view the video at Daddy’s blog.


Here he is underneath my chair in the sewing room playing with my bag of zippers... Usually I have the door closed all the time because the room was soo messy and full of hazards – like needles and threads and rotary cutter and scisors and little pieces of scraps that he can choke on. Wait, he did try to swallow a ball of fabric scraps once…thank God Daddy perasan…fuh….anyway..i finally cleaned the room up, so now I can have him play in the room while I’m sewing…


he has explored practically all parts of the house...



underneath the dining table...watch the crazy excited eyes...hehe



underneath his underused cot..


mcm2 betul akal budak kenit sorg tu...hehhe...


one thing i've learned this month...NEVER underestimate him...huhuhu...

Happy 9 month birthday Dadam...we love you so much...remember dear, sleep time is NOT playtime..ok sayang? =)

OMG, 9 months sounds so grown up...oh no...i'm not ready for my baby to become a toddler!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gifts for Ummi Saeed




Last week I met the 2nd prize winner of the blog give-away, Ummi Saeed. Dpt kasi her her presents…

Before sewing her gift I asked her what she would like, and she said it’s ok, anything also can. This got me a bit excited because this is an opportunity to get creative….so I settled on a few small projects that I had always wanted to try.

For Ummi Saeed;






I made her an Artsy Clutch from this book. I got absolutely giddy upon finding this book in Kinokuniya since I’ve seen its reviews in almost all of the craft blogs I read. The book is amazing! This is the first project in the book that I’ve tried out. The lovely ladybug button I got from a shop that Ummi Saeed recommended to me. The clutch was soo simple to make, and sooo cute, I want one myself. Actually this clutch is a perfect first project for anyone who’d like to start crafting/sewing.




For Saeed;



I made him a little sock elephant from this book. Another superb book find! (I heart Kinokuniya!!) Ummi Saeed told me that Saeed loves animal, so I hope he’ll love this elephant. It wasn’t my first attempt from this book though. I made Saeed a Zebra first, but when I was finished with it, it looked a little weird…hehe..i’ll put up a photo of the weird zebra later…so the night before meeting Ummi Saeed I sewed an elephant instead. Thank God he turned out alright…(though still kinda weird looking..hehe)

For baby in tummy;









I have to confess, I’ve never done any garment sewing before. (except for boxers for hubby, which I think doesn’t count! Haha) but I really really wanted to make a pretty little dress for a girl. So this was my chance. I couldn’t find any free patterns that I really liked so I came up with my own. I asked hubby to draw my design as usual, and based the size on Adam’s baby clothes. I forgot to add a bigger seam allowance for French seams, since I don’t have a serger, so the dress turned out teeny tiny. I hope it’ll fit the baby though. She’ll probably outgrow it in about a week, but…oh well. I did attempt to try the dress on Adam…hehehehhe…but hubby wouldn’t let me =)

Ummi Saeed, I hope you like your gifts…




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