Friday, August 29, 2008

Susu Gantung(Breast milk) Vs Susu Lembu (Formula)


When I first got to know I am pregnant, my husband and I started to study about susu lembu and susu gantung. We calculated, if we use S26 formula milk for the baby, one tin will only last for a week, and it costs 50~60RM/tin. So in a month we will spend about RM200++ just for formula.
So you can calculate how much you will spend for baby formula... So I must breasfeed what ever it is. Plus, my company is very good to provide the mother room where it will be more privacy for a mother to pump their breast milk. And not only that there are a lot of shawl or cloth that you can wear while breast feeding without being noticed. Also,  you probably have heard all the breast feeding gadget..

  • Breast Pump
  • Milk Bottle
  • Speacial Bra for Breastfeeding
  • Breast Milk storage system etc
I don't want to blog about all of the gadget and  the benefit of breast feeding, because you can read it anywhere and even ante-natal class will teach you about how good breast feeding is

What I would like to share is breast feeding storage system. Most of the storage system is expensive in the market which  can cost about RM50~60 just for 20 bags, and a bag only keep 9 ounce of milk. 

This is very expensive.
I found this reusable milk tray, which I thought will be much more cheaper in keeping/freezing the breast milk from a website and for 2 milk trays, it costs at RM68. What do you do, you freeze your  breast milk in the tray, and if every compartment are being used you can transfer to ziplog bag and then just take one/two bars when you want to feed the baby. 1 bar is 1 ounce. Isn't easy?


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sirap B and Rendang...

One of my happy day is when my husband cooks Rendang. Yesterday, his brother and family came back from 1 week holiday in Kuantan. So, Sirap B made Rendang & Ketupat. Super delicious!!!When come to Rendang he will take in charge, just like my dad at home. Every raya he is the tauke Rendang. The only different between Sirap B's rendang and my dad's is Sirap B likes to use kiffir lime leaf, but my dad put both kiffir lime leaf & tumeric leaf. As Johorean we will not forget the lodeh as well. So that's my expertise.  Everyone makan for 2 plates yesterday, may be more. Plus the ratahan!!! So Sedap!!! BIL asked for recipe, think he will get easily but kerisik may be a bit difficult. 

*Rendang + Lodeh cannot eat everyday! Will get high blood pressure! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Scrapbook for baby...

I managed to create up to 3 pages of the baby scrap... I didn't really plan the design, just did whatever came in mind. My husband told me, the scrapbook when he was young was really from scrap, like old magazine, and I used to do that as well. I cut the letter from the magazine and make own book. But nowadays, people are doing it professionally. They even sell the gadget to make the cards, letters and any design.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Company Swag for the baby ...



I wish my company do the swag or baby goodies. So since they don't do, I made for our baby. We got one for Intel and one for EAW, my husband's company. Love it so much. Bought plain shirt from mothercare and print it out!... 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Next Weekend...

We are wondering what shall we do next weekend, since 31st August is holiday and fall on Sunday. So I will have replacement holiday and I also have already applied leave on Friday. Sirap B's brother, wife and their son will be back to Penang as they are taking holiday in east coast of peninsular Malaysia now, Kuantan for kite boarding and may be Terengganu for turtles. Vacation trip for them and relaxing at the same time. 

So once they are here, plan to bring to KL, hopefully the road is not so bad. 
Place to visit? KLCC, Putrajaya (I love the architecture of the building), may be shopping at Star Hill and may be The Curve area... I can do baby shopping at the same time (what else to buy???), eat and eat...


Sirap B's nephew, Fin gave me this soft doll, made from wool towel kind of material. I meant to put it on my chest skin and when the baby born will let him sniff so that the baby will recognize the mother's smell. But, don't put near the pitt :-P.
 



  

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Taiping Zoo



Last Tuesday, went to Taiping Zoo. Thought this is a good trip for Fin (Sirap B's nephew)...
This is my second trip here. I thought it is not bad at all since there are a lot of animals there. 
All animals I would say that kids should learn in school....
My favorite is always lion, as I am Leo...above pix is african lioness, she is such a gorgeous creature....  

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Busy Busy Busy...

Really busy these few days... Today my brother in law and family will be here at 5...
Woke up so damn early (8.30AM is early for me on Sunday)
Went to prepare towel, toilet paper, last check the room that BIL will stay... 
My neat standard a bit upgrade now... So have a maid to iron the duvet cover... hehehe... Pity her because it is quite big
Thing must do today...
Must clean fish tank.... last minute gilaaaaaa.....
Must take picture for Roomba and Scooba for sale ... mak cik nak jadi ebay queen...
Lunch with lelaki cakap banyak... and with a few other friends... this time Sirap B will join...  excuse not to discuss about work...
It is lucky that our maid is here.... or else we both super panic...

Still not finish bega2 my birthday present in advance:-P

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Alleycats - david on Penang heritage...

This event took place last 2 weeks... We both wanted to go because David was performing. Although his show was the last the one... we both waited... Sirap B likes one of the song... "Andainya aku pergi dulu sebelummu" He thought at first it was a fun-fun song... but actual lyric is quite sad... He went out once with this group.. when Logan was still alive... that's why we both really wanted to see him... pretty sad when seeing David sang alone... he is evergreen... Really love this group. I am proud of being penangites now, although I wasn't born here... but really like what Penang is having... Should continue keep it...

Monday, August 11, 2008

benci.....meluat...

ok I have to write this in Malay...Sorry babe.. I will translate to you later, and I think you know what I am going into this one week... so ok untuk satu minggu ni aku kena berhadapan dengan satu mamat omputeh yang aku mula2 dengar sangat menyakitkan hati... so... nak dijadikan cerita mamat  ni datang mesia dan tak ada tempat nak duduk..so aku kan baik,, lagipun dia kan sekumpulan dengan aku ...so aku pun offer lah tempat duduk kawan aku...yg pergi cuti bersalin...
aku rasa perkataan paling sesuai untuk dia ni adalah meluat... 
Memang meluatlah...macam pompuan kaypoh and joyah... aku duduk dari pagi hari ni aku rasa aku buat kerja cumalah seberapa jer..sebab dia setiap sepuluh minit ajak berborak... ok kalau cakap pasal kerja tu lain lah jugak...ni cakap pasal apetah...aku pun masuk telinga kanan keluar telinga kiri..memang tak pentinglah pada aku.... yang tak boleh tahan tu kan..sepatutnya.... dia ni cuma jaga area lain .. tapi.. sibuk2 nak masuk campur jaga2 asia..padahal kita org baru saja menghire.... orang untuk jaga asia... 

Ada ker dia boleh cakap kat aku yg org asia nak dia datang asia, tapi dia tolak dan nak bagi kawan yg baru kita hire ni buat kerja.... satu lagi... tadi ..kawan aku ni dah start nak buat analysis pasal solution apa nak bagi kat kompeni buat komputer kat shenzen ni tapi...dia cakap ngan kawan aku ni biar dia yang jawab... padahal solution tu semua org tahu...

lepas tu yang aku tak faham lah... dia ni pun baru masuk kumpulan aku tahun lepas..lepas tu dia nak tawarkan diri melatih kawan aku ni, padahal dekat US tu adalagi global "pengurus produk"
Lagi satu yang boss kita org ni  boleh bagi approve dia punya lawatan kerja sambil makan angin ni..tu yg aku tak faham tu. hari ni dia datang cuma duduk duduk sebelah aku...beli mineral water ngan air seratus tambah tuh....sambil borak2 ... aku rasa setiap perbualan aku ... aku tanya dia eh..you tak ada meeting ker... sepatutnya you jumpa lah dengan pemegang2 stake tuh.... itu pun dia tak faham2...yg aku ni sindir dia... dok cerita pasal pengalaman dia kerja lah... dia ada masterlah... dia pergi satu Uni glemer kat state yg anorld jadi governor tu...memang lah ok..tapi semenjak dia masuk... aku nak nampaklah significant dia ni betul2 penting dalam kumpulan aku...

aku ingat org yg suka buat benda cam ni kan perempuan saja... lelaki pun ada... memang banyak  ..tapi aku rasa boss aku ambil dia pun sebab dia cakap banyak... dan pandai pasarkan diri padahal buat kerja tak seberapa...yg aku pelik cam ner dia boleh cakap dia kerja 16 jam satu hari tu... itu ko punya effisiensi, kalau workload ko banyak cakaplah ngan boss...boleh offload..bongok betul...lepas tu cakap org  aku punya workload... tak banyak... nak jer aku karate dia kat situ jugak...sebelum ni role yg dia pegang ni tak exist pun... boleh jugak kita org survive...

So satu minggu kena tahan telingajer lah... dengan joyah jantan ni..


Sunday, August 10, 2008

The another scan


Adam 2, originally uploaded by AziBam.

Here is another scan of baby... kaki still right up... Hope he is comfortable...

Art...

I started to make a scrap booking for our baby ... since there is a new scrap booking shop in nearby mall, so it is quite easy to get the supply. I always keep all the sentimental stuff, not to throw away, so this time I think I thought it is good to scrap booking it... I don't really make a practice of arty decorative stuff, but somehow I can make very good thing. I always make dulang hantaran decoration for my brother's and sis during their wedding.  Just love those lacy and flowery stuff... I made this pillow during my wedding... 






Friday, August 08, 2008

WFH today

Work from home today!... Supposingly contractor who fix our grill came yesterday, but they only arrive this afternoon...Penat tunggu... I just watched "happy feet" during lunch . I think this is probably 5th time I watch this movie, and everytime I watch my tears drop... hehehe senti-mentel... even watching Shrek also I can cry...really amaze with Mumble spirit... if anak orang tu sure bagus..but anak penguin... geram... geram... geram...
For lunch I cooked Ikan talapia (tesco) goreng then tuang kuah masak lemak chili padi, plus mix vege. Sedap and fattening.. until bibik added twice.. :-P nasi dia bukit...hehehe...

zleepy

super duper..mega giga..tetra...zleepy!!!! Please help me! I really need bantal right now.... 

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Cinema

It has been almost 2 years I didn't go to Cinema. huh... I still prefer watch movie at home. Today, I just got 2 free movie tickets, so this is a good excuse for me watch in the cinema. I remembered the last movie I watched was Pirates of the Caribbean, and I totally uncomfortable in the cinema, because the guy next to me had a very bad BO. At one point, we thought of watching movie in GSC, end up I bought the popcorn and drove home watched DVD.

I want to watch Dark Knight, so may be will go any of weekday since weekend is always pack!... Christian Bale is one of my fav actor, since Empire of the Sun, Jimmy Graham when he was little boy...

Monday, August 04, 2008

Day 1 and 2 with maid

We just got our maid last Saturday, and it is a bit thrilling for both of us, since this will be the first time we live together with someone else. Our maid name is Elita she is from Medan, Sumatera. This is her first time in Malaysia. I got her from my sister maid's agent which I found hers is quite ok, so we thought why not. And it is difficult to get Indonesian maid nowadays in Penang. Most of them prefer to go to Dubai/Taiwan which is more promising return than working in Malaysia. I had a conversation with her, when she worked in Medan as helper in clinic she was only get paid for 250,oooIDR, which is about RM90++, and then she moved to worked as domestic maid in Pekan Baru and earned about 350,000IDR which is about RM125. 
Pretty sad eh... then, I think how lucky I am. 

Before she came to our house, she worked for 2 weeks in our relatives house, so my relatives have thought her how to deal with us, what should she call us and so on. Well, I personally don't mind if she wants to call me name, but all the relatives asked to address us as madam and sir. Hahaha but, when she arrived I felt awkward, therefore she called me ibu and my husband Mr. Jxxx. He felt he is in British year if call him sir. We prepared our maid room as convenience as we can, and I hope she likes it. 

We both so amaze with her, and I think I got the good one. Why did I say so, on her first day she woke up at 5AM. First thing she does, mop the floor. I didn't ask her to do so, I thought since it is her first day, she should rest and only start a day later. But, our clothes ironed, our floor downstair mopped. I think I am quite organize in arranging my stuff, but she is super organize... all of our stuff in kitchen cabinet neatly arranged. At night we went out for dinner and left her at home since we had gotten food for her at home. When we back home,  my husband went upstairs then came down smiled at me, because, our bed were made up, all the laundry collected. Everything is so neat. I asked my husband... "Do you think we can cop with this kind of life? Neat & Clean..." My sis said I am a bit jakun with the maid. I think the house is so neat, until 2 of our cats don't like to hang out in living room anymore, they used to leset2 on the sofa and played with our stuff, since it was messy everywhere. But now they hang out in our bedroom on the messy bed. 
One thing, she folds the clothes up to my standard. 
 
I just hope that she will be ok with us, and since she is so new, everyone said don't trust so much. And for me, I am helping her to provide a job, and she wants the job just like me work for my company. They are also human, so has to treat her humanly and if she does something good consistently  we think we should reward her. 









 

Friday, August 01, 2008

W28 - 4D scan


W28, originally uploaded by AziBam.

Just back from 4D scanning. The island hospital just got their new machine, and I would recommend if anyone to take 4D scan in Penang. I wish I have this machine at home...
Here you go, our son W28. The hana(nose) is so like me :-P, my sis said jawa mesti ada...Will go again for another photo shot. We are paying once and RM450 and can take the shot until we are satisfied, and will be given dvd as well.