Monthly Archives: Januari 2009

Lunar new year and solar eclipse

Piawai

Salam…

Eventhough dah terlewat, saya still nak ucapkan Selamat Gong Xi Fa Cai.

Cuti CNY yang lepas kami sekeluarga pulang ke Kuala Kangsar (kampung En. Suami). Hehehe…macam nak celebrate CNY lak. Tapi, biasa la orang Malaysia. Pantang cuti festive season je, berdesup balik ke kampung. Dapat pula CNY jatuh hari Isnin, hari Jumaat dah start cuti. Sambung pula sampai hari Rabu. Hahaha…sakan.

Anyway, masa balik ke Kuala not only us je yang balik. Adik-beradik my husband pun ada yang balik juga. So, bila dah ramai-ramai riuh la rumah mertua saya tu. Terutamanya riuh dengan suara cucu-cucu. Itu belum lagi semua cucu-cucu mertua saya balik. Kalau semua 18 orang ada…hmmm…lagi meriah. Tapi, yang buat dia lagi meriah bila time makan-makan. Hehehe…since saya baru habis pantang, apa lagi, semuanya saya makan. Ikan masin, keli goreng, asam pedas ikan pari, gulai lemak pucuk paku…huh…sweet…Then papa gi tangkap ikan apa tah kat tepi Sungai Perak tu (kat situ ada orang bela ikan). Buat ikan bakar pula. Memang best. My weight before balik Kuala is 49.8kg. After balik dari Kuala jadi 51.3kg. Hahaha…nearly 2kg naik. Almaklum la, dah 2 bulan makan berpantang.

Masa CNY day tu actually ada sight-seeing yang menarik. Annular or partial solar eclipse yang pertama untuk tahun 2009. Kebetulan terjadi masa hari CNY. Saya tak tahu la bagi kaum Cina wether it’s a good sign or a bad sign. But for me it’s fascinating and cool coz the last time I ever witness a solar eclipse is when I’m in form 2. About 14 years ago. Jadi saya bersungguh-sungguh la nak tengok. Tapi…entah macam mana petang itu saya boleh terlupa. Leka melayan Hannah dan anak-anak buah. Sedar-sedar hari dah agak gelap. Mula-mula ingat nak hujan. Awan hujan memang dah ada. Then terdengar announcement dari Masjid Ubudiah yang mereka nak buat solat gerhana. Oh…baru la saya teringat. Cepat-cepat pergi jenguk ke luar rumah (chaiss…bukan nak gi buat solat sunat). Hmmm…tak nampak coz matahari terlindung dek awan yang bawa hujan. Kuciwa la sekejap…

So, that’s how I celebrated my CNY holiday eventhough saya memang tengah cuti. Next week dah nak start kerja semula. Ohhh…malasnya…

 

For a past few weeks…

Piawai

Oh, oh, oh…dah lama rasanya saya tidak meng’update’ di sini. So, apa je yang saya dah buat for a past few weeks:

  1. Saya dan Hannah dah balik ke rumah kami. Home sweet home.
  2. Bought couple of things for our home…kitchen cabinet and wardrobe. Saya dah tak lalu tengok dapur macam kapal karam dan baju bertimbun-timbun sana sini.
  3. Revamped my room. Don’t know how we manage to squeeze in a queen size bed, a two-door wardrobe, a dresser, a baby crib, a towel hanger, 2 medium-size plastic storage, Hannah’s things and other junks inside a 11′ x 9.5′ room. Huh..think it yourself. 
  4. Bought a rocker for Hannah. Mula ingat nak beli buaian automatik tapi melihatkan harganya yang macam boleh beli swing/rocker Fisher Price, so beli rocker je la. But not Fisher Price. Sweet Cherry je.
  5. Periuk nasi saya bocor…hahaha…don’t know macam mana boleh bocor. Kena la beli periuk nasi baru. Barai RM90.
  6. Oh…saya sudah kena menjalani kehidupan saya yang biasa…cook, do laundry, etc…but now with Hannah by my side. Multiple multi-tasking.
  7. Officially hari ini saya sudah habis berpantang. Yeay!

Colic

Piawai

What is Colic?

Colic is a broad term, which is defined by its symptoms rather than a particular cause.  Colic is believed to affect about 20% of babies.  A baby is described as having colic if her or she has episodes of uncontrollable, extended crying over three hours a day and at least three days a week.  Every baby cries, but if your baby is otherwise healthy and well fed, then he or she may have colic.  In general, babies start with colic around three weeks of age, getting its worse at around six weeks of age and then usually stopping around three or four months of age.

The exact cause of colic is still unknown but there are many theories on why a baby might have colic.  Many believe that colic is caused from an immature digestive system.  With an infant’s digestive system still developing up to the age of three months it is thought by some that colic comes from an immature digestive system that is having spasms.  However, some experts suggest that the stomach pain is the result of crying rather than the cause.  Another theory is that colic is caused by an immature nervous system, which causes a baby to tense up in response to normal external stimulation.  A third theory is that milk, either from the breast or bottle may be the cause of colic.  This may be the case if a baby cries more after feedings.  Each of these theories along with others is still being researched today.  Since there is no factual evidence on what the exact cause of colic is, there is no one easy solution to help parents ease or comfort their baby through an episode of crying.

What are the symtomps of Colic?

Each baby will show different symptoms of having colic.  Some may show a number of symptoms while some will only show one.  Below are some of the most common symptoms associated with colic.

  • Loud and continuous crying that can last from one to three hours at a time, with these crying episodes occuring about three or four days a week
  • Although the crying can happen at any time, most colicky babies cry more in the late afternoon or evening
  • Baby’s face gets red
  • Legs are pulled up to stomach and then may fully streched
  • Feet may be cold
  • Hands may be clenched
  • Some babies refuse to eat or become fussy soon after eating
  • Difficulty falling and staying asleep
  • Baby may lift their head or legs and pass gas
  • Baby may seem generally uncomfortable and appear to be in pain

What can I do to help my baby?

 Since it is not exactly known what causes colic, there is no one quick fix that works for every baby.  The most important first step is to check with your baby’s pediatrician to make sure there is no medical cause for your baby’s crying.  Once your baby is given a clean bill of health then all you can do is try your best to keep your baby calm and comfortable through an episode of crying.  Below are a few methods that may help make your baby feel more comfortable.  While a few of these methods may work with some babies, they may not work at all for others.

  • Keep a diary of when your baby cries, along with activities like napping, feeding and playing. Look for patterns, which may offer a small clue to the solutions
  • If you’re breast-feeding, try to eliminate dairy from your diet along with other foods such as onions, cabbage, cauliflower, spicy foods, caffeine, beans or other gas producing foods. Before eliminating dairy from your diet be sure to check with your doctor first. Your doctor may or may not want you to eliminate dairy from your diet or he/she may want you to take calcium supplements.
  • If you’re bottle-feeding, do your best to reduce the amount of air that your baby swallows. Try using a curved bottle or a bottle which collapsible disposable liners
  • If your baby seems to have a lot of gas, make sure you burp him frequently
  • Don’t overfeed your baby. This may actually make the colic worse. Stick to your normal feeding routine
  • If you’re bottle-feeding, talk with your doctor about changing formulas to a low-allergt type of formula
  • Take your baby to a part of your home that will provide less stimulation. Bright lights, noise, or a large number of people may further aggravate the colic
  • Wrap your baby up snugly in a blanket while walking around in a smooth steady motion
  • Go for a walk in stroller or for a drive in a car seat
  • Give your baby a warm bath or place warm bottle on your baby’s stomach.  Be sure the bottle is not hot!
  • Try rocking in a rocking chair; or swinging in a baby swing
  • Give your baby a gentle tummy massage
  • Some baby’s like hearing rhythmic sounds such as vacuum cleaner, dishwahser, or cloths dryer and will calm down when they hear these types of sounds

There are a lot of parents you probably know that have been through the experience of having a baby with colic.  Talk with other parents and friends and get their suggestions on what methods they used to calm their baby.  There are a lot of different things that people have tried that are not listed above.  Keep in mind that not every baby will react to these methods the same.  Sometimes it may help, while other times it may seem to make the baby more uncomfortable.  Try one at a time and hopefully you will find one that comforts your baby while also giving your ears a rest from the crying.

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Hannah ada colic. Daripada 10 simptom, Hannah ada 6.

Kesian tengok Hannah asyik tidur tak lena. Sekejap-sekejap terjaga and then menangis.  Bila berdukung pun dia macam tak selesa. Kadang-kadang Hannah macam grumpy. Marah-marah sampai merah padam muka dia. Tapi nasib baik la dia cuma jadi macam ni waktu siang je. Malam alhamdulillah okey. Tapi, kesian la dekat Kak Lela (kakak yang akan jaga Hannah bila saya dah start kerja nanti). Penat la dia asyik nak kena tidurkan Hannah.

Hmmm…nak kena beli baby swing/buaian ke?

 -info from thenewparentsguide –

Satu bulan

Piawai

Hannah sudah satu bulan.

Heee…macam baru je lagi Hannah lahir. Dah sebulan ye. Kejap je masa berlalu. Nanti sedar-sedar dah setahun.

Apa yang Hannah dah achieved selama sebulan ni:

  • Jelir-jelir lidah (ini since lahir lagi)
  • Mengiringkan badan
  • Senyum & ketawa (time tido coz mimpi)
  • Pandang orang & objek bergerak (mata dah mula fokus)
  • Tarik rambut sendiri tapi tak tahu macam mana nak lepas
  • Menangis macam nak susu tapi sebenarnya menangis nak dukung
  • Dah pandai nak angkat kepala sendiri
  • Berat dah 4kg

Cepatlah besar wahai Hannahku, nikmati hidup ini sayang…

Hannah tak ready lagi la mama

Hannah tak ready lagi la mama

Eh, pipi kita sama la...

Eh, pipi kita sama la...

Hmmm...tomei tak saya?

Hmmm...tomei tak saya?

8 years & still holding on

Piawai

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Keep Holding On

You’re not alone
Together we stand
I’ll be by your side
You know I’ll take your hand

When it gets cold
And it feels like the end
There’s no place to go
You know I won’t give in
No I won’t give in

Keep holdin’ on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through
We’ll make it through
Just, stay strong
‘Cause you know I’m here for you
I’m here for you

There’s nothing you can say (Nothin’ you can say)
Nothing you can do (Nothin’ you can do)
There’s no other way when it comes to the truth

So, keep holding on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through
We’ll make it through

So far away
I wish you were here
Before it’s too late
This could all disappear

Before the doors close
And it comes to an end
With you by my side
I will fight and defend
I’ll fight and defend, Yeah yeah

Keep holdin’ on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through
We’ll make it through
Just, stay strong
‘Cause you know I’m here for you
I’m here for you

There’s nothing you can say
Nothing you can do
There’s no other way when it comes to the truth
So, keep holding on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through
We’ll make it through

Hear me when I say
When I say I believe
Nothing’s gonna change
Nothing’s gonna change destiny

Whatever’s meant to be
Will work out perfectly
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah..

La da da da, la da da da da
La da da da da da da da da

Keep holdin’ on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through
We’ll make it through
Just stay strong
‘Cause you know I’m here for you
I’m here for you

There’s nothing you can say
Nothing you can do
There’s no other way when it comes to the truth
So, keep holding on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through
We’ll make it through

Ahh, ahh
Ahh, ahh
Keep holdin’ on
Ahh, ahh
Ahh, ahh

Keep holdin’ on
There’s nothing you could say
Nohing you could do
There’s no other way when it comes to the truth
So, keep holding on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through
We’ll make it through