Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Confinement Completed (",)

Yeay, mommy just completed my 40 days confinement journey!

So, mommy can now having my normal meals. No more 'sup sayur' and 'ikan panggang' prepared by Tok Ma.


You will have no idea how mommy and daddy went through the journey to welcome you to the world :)
From KL to Tok Ma's house- with all your good things and need.


You should thank Aunty Yaya and Daddy 1 day =)

And now, you're here with us and you're on your 40th day old!

It has been the most amazing month! And it's all because of you, Sofea.

You've made mommy and daddy so happy even when you do nothing but blink and stare at us. When you flash us that beautiful smile, it's infectious.

When you go "ooo ooo'', we reply with a "ooo ooo" too. Hehe!

You've given us so much joy and you are so adorable. Mommy and daddy are looking forward for more joyful moments with you, my dear.

Love,
Mommy

Monday, December 26, 2011

Capture A Moment For Lasting Memories

New Chapter

Sofea Smiles Wide

Sofea receives the MU romper from Aunty Nume, daddy loves it so much!

Lots of Love Baby Basket from Mommy and Cute Romper from Aunty Memey :)

Praise to Allah, Sofea grows fast, she's now 4.5kg. Her eyes just like daddy (",)

Adorable Sofea =)



Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sofea Amani Binti Ahmad Solahuddin

Hello World, it's Sofea here.

Huh, can't believe I need to take turn with mommy to go online. Hihihi.



I'm 23 days old today :)

My weight so far is 3.5kg. I'm growing up so fast rite?
 See, how daddy learn to hold me! hehe.

Thanks mommy and daddy!

Officially...

I'm a mom!
It's so surreal...

I'm still trying to digest this life-changing experience.
I'm still enjoying my confinement. Another 17 days to go! Hehe.
Dear Sofea Amani,
Mommy knows 1 day, when U grow up, U will read this. So, here mommy wants to share something with U on how mommy and daddy were anxiously waiting for U to arrive! We're finally gonna meet you!
Mommy start to feel pain but still tolerable at 2 am on 17 Nov 2011 with a little bleeding. Daddy was the first person to know, since mommy was on phone with him. He was in KL and mommy was staying with Tok Ma waiting for U to arrive.
Daddy immediately drove to Terengganu. While mommy busy preparing things to hospital. Lucky Aunty Ann and Uncle Jay were here, they sent mommy to hospital. The journey to hospital usually will took us almost 2 hours, but Uncle Jay only took 1 hour to reach there. See, everyone loves u. Hehe.
Mommy didn't feel much at first. So, mommy went to registration counter and so, the nice nurse asked mommy a few questions then doctor checked and said mommy dilated 2cm! At this time, mommy thought you were coming out soon. But doctor said u'll be out the next morning maybe. So, nurse sent mommy to ward first.
So, the whole day on 17 Nov, mommy started to feel the pain periodically. Daddy arrived to hospital close to 8am. He look after mommy since arrived.
Close to 8pm, pain was more intense and came around 2-3 min apart, mommy could'nt sleep the whole night.

By midnight, mommy couldn't stand it anymore because there was a long way to go. Mommy cried few times, luckily daddy and Tok Ma were there. 
You know baby girl, mommy haven't been able to sleep well for so many nights because mommy was anxiously waiting for you.
Around 11am on 18 Nov, doctor said you're ready to come out. Yay!! So, mommy was brought in to the labour room.
When mommy was dilated 6cm, the water that you've been swimming in broke! The pain become more terrible, so to help mommy sleep and save energy to push you out, mommy asked the doctor to put the pain away by giving mommy an epidural.
Mommy slept until mommy was dilated 10cm. Mommy tried pushing you out with daddy besides me and after 30 minutes, Exactly 1.12pm, 18 Nov (Friday) - you were born! A healthy baby girl, weight 2.94kg.
Daddy whispered to mommy, it's Sofea!
Mommy couldn't believe after months of seeing your movements through my belly, you are now on my chest as the nurses clean you up. And when you let out that wonderful first cry, mommy couldn't help but cry along with you. 
Officially, mommy and daddy want to welcome to our world my dear little girl. U're so adorable. 
The next morning, on 19 Nov, we both can discharge and went back home ;)
Love,
Mommy

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Little Girl

Our little girl has been here for about 2 days and we are really enjoying her!

I have been up to my neck in diapers, spit up, and feeding with my little girl, Sofea. I love it all and I am really enjoying this time when she is so small! I can not believe it, Alhamdulillah everything went well. Till then, i'll write more.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I Miss Him!

Solah just came back from China! I miss him so much... My baby will come out soon ;)



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cute Elephant From Phuket :)

Happy Monday!
I got this from my boss, Ronnie...

He went to Phuket for a vacation few weeks back.
 
Thanks for ur thoughts on me boss :D
Cute rite? Hehehe.

Friday, October 21, 2011

To Answer Ur Phone Call...

Solah called me a moment ago! We seldom call each other while working.

I don't know what's in his mind, SUPER WORRY ke?

1st Call (His office number)
Solah: U dah breakfast ke?
Me: Dah.
Solah: Urm...Urm...Urm...Japgi I call balik... (He drop the call then)

2nd Call (From his mobile)
Solah: Erm, U dah breakfast ke?
Me: Dah, nape?
Solah: I rasa nak cancel je trip to China tu.
Me: Hish, ape plak, tak perlula...Ini pasal keje...
Solah: I risau takot U give birth mase I kat China.
Me: Ala, its ok. Doala semoga I akan deliver earlier or after U balik.
Solah: Mane boleh camtu, tu anak first I. I tak sedap hati la.
Me: U pergi je, I taknak nanti boss u ungkit pasal ni sampai bila2. Ni pasal keje.
Solah: U saje cakap macam ni, padahal U taknak I gi kan.
Me: Serious! U pergi je...
Solah: Hurm...Takpela...
Me: Pergi je, ok.
( Call end)

Out of sudden, he said he want to cancel the trip to China. Hurm...

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I read about pregnancy A LOT, this special info perhaps can ease ur feeling:
Source: Click here and here.

1) Expected Delivery Date (EDD).


-Your EDD is 40 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP).
-If you deliver on your EDD, your baby is actually only about 38 weeks old — that's because your egg didn't become fertilized until about 2 weeks after the start of your last menstrual period.

***My EDD is on 20.11.2011
***My LMP was on 13.02.2011

It's important to remember that your due date is only an estimate — most babies are born between 38 and 42 weeks from the first day of their mom’s LMP and only a small percentage of women actually deliver on their due date.

***Our baby is now 36 weeks old (another 2 more weeks to go if I'm about to deliver on my 38 weeks of pregnancy, betol kan?)

2) Indication

To assuage your worries here are a few clear indications of when I'm going into real labor
  • Runny loose stools/diarrhea (I only experience this nowadays!)
  • Loss of mucous plug aka "bloody show"
  • Contractions are consistent and grow in intensity (Mine still not consistent. False labor, maybe?)
  • Water breaks

Hey MR Hubby, 
Perhaps U got NO worries by now ok. 
U only feel so EXCITED kan?

I am a BIG GIRL...
And BIG GIRL don't CRY :p

Souvenir from Sabah

I got this from my sis, Wimie :)

She just came back from Sabah. 

Thanks a lot!

I LOVE PEARL :P

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Going to China

I'll be going back to my hometown this weekend. Until then, I will take a long leave...waiting for my delivery.

Even it's still a long way to go before my EDD on 20.11.2011 but due to this severe minor contraction that I'm having, it's better for me to rest and prepare myself mentally.

On working demand, Solah is going to Guangzhou, China next week for 4 days. Can't insist not to go either. His company completely prepared the visa and the flight ticket booked earlier.

To be honest, I'm super duper worry if I'm going to give birth without Solah beside me-to support me during that toughest time. I can't imagine myself :(

Anyway, still praying for the BEST. Perhaps, Solah will be safe abroad and enjoy the journey.

"Hey my little baby, come out earlier before daddy leave OR only after daddy comes back from China yea. Hehe. Mommy bet, daddy will buy something for u all the way from China. How mommy wish to see u not earlier than the EDD. Be healthy. Love u always!"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mail From Mommy :D

My Dear Baby,

Mommy knows that you're happily playing inside my belly. The first contraction really make both of us worry so much.

There's still no sign of labor even mommy can't sleep well last nite. Mommy getting more and more restless and uncomfortable.

Mommy decided to take early leave and going back to hometown as soon as possible without having to go back and forth to the hospital here. Pity daddy need to rush here and there. He need to work without worrying about both of us too.

Well, you haven't seen what mommy and daddy have prepared for you out here :)

Enjoy the taste of chocolate and ice cream while you can because it will be many, many months before you're able to taste them for real.

You know what, mommy remember at one time, daddy went for Friday prayer, when he came back, he bought mommy a magnum ice cream. Mommy was so surprised as daddy put the ice cream inside his shirt. Hehe! Romantic rite?

It's ur daddy:)

He even bought us more after that and mommy managed to finish 2 magnum ice cream alone one shot!


 Mommy thinks we both enjoy the choco taste dearly, rite?
The excitement of finally meeting you surpasses everything else. I wonder how you look like. Do you have more of mommy or daddy's features?

In the mean time, mommy and daddy are busy preparing to welcome you to the world. Mommy and daddy have been on stand by since yesterday.

Mommy and daddy are excited and really looking forward to hold you in our arms. Be nice to mommy yea.

Love,
Mommy 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

False Alarm???

I'm having severe contraction today, but doctor said still irregular. This happened during my pregnancy checkup. Now i know how contraction can't even give u a second to smile :( Still pray for the best!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Not A Typical Monday :)

I'm off today! So, I'm not having any Monday blues :P

I'll get myself busy today.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Red Jersey

Happy Friday!
I'm a little late getting this post up tonight! 
Successfully handled my meeting with SKMM today, Alhamdulillah.
Thanks to Solah who drove me to Cyberjaya!

Here u go! One of my first DIY projects :)
Talk less yea, enjoy the photos...


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mommy's Talk

I keep thinking about this since morning. I can't stop myself to post it here then (coz actually, I don't really prefer to always share about my pregnancy, notice that I wrote about my pregnancy daily few days back)

BUT, still it so happens...

I reached office in the very early morning today. So to kill the time, I had my mommy's talk during breakfast with 1 of my officemate, she's a mother for 10 months year old boy :P

Mate: How's ur pregnancy so far? I wanted to ask so many times before but can't catch the time...
Me: Owh, so far so good. But now I'm not having a good night's sleep.

Mate: Same goes with what I experienced before. But u better sleep at left side position so that baby can get enough oxygen during ur sleeping time. This is based on what gynae adviced me on my last pregnancy.
Me: Really? No wonder! 
(my baby will do little tai chi when I try to sleep on right side position)

Mate: Have u planned where to deliver? How about ur preparation?
Me: I might deliver at any nearest hospital to my hometown since this is our first time, I'm not well prepared for what to do after giving birth. Perhaps, not earlier than expected. Otherwise, nearby hospital here will be the other option.

Mate: U better take ur maternity leave earlier since I was delivered my baby 5 days earlier before the EDD. It was really shocked and panic when I started to feel the contraction. My hubby drove me to the hospital and he was quite blur at that time, lucky both parents were there too. Even we booked the bed earlier, we still coudn't control the feeling, we were so nervous!
Me: Now, I'm contemplating. Coz, I only plan to take leave on 18 Nov onwards since my EDD is on 20 Nov.

Mate: Hah? U better don't. Earlier would be better. U really need someone who know to handle fragile self.
Me: Urm, will discuss further with Solah (***Solah actually warned me before to take leave 1 week earlier! Ngee)

Mate: Must do! haha. So, how about ur preparation on buying baby's stuff?
Me: I've completed our baby shopping last week. Now, decorating the room (Smiling)...

Mate: Wah, so good. I miss those days and feelings too.
Me: It's amazing! Beyond my explanation. I can't wait for weekend, since we only have more time to decorate the room.

Mate: Lucky u.
Me: Thanks, but need to prepare advance gift for ur little boy, I will not be there to celebrate his birthday. 
(***Start thinking what to buy for that little toddler-to-be)

While walking to our workstation after our early breakfast...
Mate:  How about ur weight now?
Me: Just reached 56.5kg last week. 

Mate: On my last day before delivery, my weight reached 65kg. U'll gain more weight by this week.
Me: Wow! But u manage to get back in shape! Huh, perhaps me too. (Very suprised to hear that-previously before getting married, she was at 40kg-45kg)!

Mate: U need to really take a good old people advice during confinement. (Smiling)
Me: Hmmm...(***Speechless, thinking while smiling).

End up our mommy's talk..
Both of us continue our daily routine...

What are in my mind then???

TO DO LIST:
-Plan for my EARLY maternity leave-if I'm about to deliver earlier, so sad our parents will not be there, better get those prepared
-Which hospital to go to (Dungun/KT) plus option, book the bed
-Prepare a birthday gift to little boy
-Complete necessary report for handover to my staff during my leave



I'm forcasting myself to be very busy in the office by now :(
Will attend 1 meeting tomorrow at Cyberjaya. Need to drive there with my huge belly.
Really can't wait for weekend! Rest and deco time! Will share my DIY projects as well soon.