January 26, 2014

the first gift for the baby, with love. (:

today my husband went to a baby expo at mid valley. how i wish i could go together. but distance, or particularly my work is such a bitch. our goal was to get a stroller for my little bun.

many said that it is not really necessary to buy one. but some did encourage us to get one. and we think, we absolutely need one because we love going out. at first, we're confused in allocating how much should we spend for a stroller.

after doing some surveys, there were a few that caught our eyes. both of us were indirectly showed that we are actually very much emphasised on the design. malu-malu lagi lah. konon nak try to accommodate each other's feeling. we opt for a slim and easy to operate stroller.

combi offered us a good deal at the expo. husband kept sending me a few models on sale. however, the handle of the stroller turns we off. we like the idea of reversible handle but my husband thinks that it is not necessary for he wants our kid to 'see' the world. so, we put combi in kiv list.

maclaren techno xt has all the features that we looked for. but the price can't go any lower as they came out with a new design, claimed the promoter. i like the wheels. i like how macho it looks. i like the idea of having suspensions to resist a bumpy ride. i would like to sleep with it for a night if it is a human being.

being a brand-concious, husband is more of a fan of peg-perego because it is made in italy. he introduced this brand to me. the first model that i saw is a pliko mini. i think i fell in love with it. i've been eyeing this handsome stroller since then. i googled. i watched the videos. i read the reviews. but the price is more expensive than maclaren. but...i like how neat it looks when it is folded. how handy it is. how sleek it is. how light it is. it offers so many fabric designs as well.

and surprisingly today, husband got a good deal too at the expo. do you know how thrill i was?

and so, he got the catch. it was a peg-perego pliko mini neon. love at the first sight can never be wrong. *wink* i have no regret spending for this stroller. i hope my little bun will fall in love with it too.

a happy mommy-to-be,

January 22, 2014

of life & death

i was admitted to the hospital last couple of days because i was suspected to be having an appendicitis.

it was all started with a severe stomachache. i can't even move or my tummy can;t even be touched. i threw up terribly, twice. i slept with my mom that night so that it will be easier for her to monitor me.

when i went to the clinic, the doctor came out with 3 assumptions which all were extremely sad to be heard. at that time, all i could think is the baby. i shed tears a few times thinking of the baby and how much i yearn for my husband to be around me. a long needle went in and out of my vein to stop the pain. but nothing worked. so i was referred to the hospital.

the journey in the ambulance was a nightmare. it bounced like hell and it hurts my tummy like hell too. i was sent to the gynae first to check up my baby. and there she/he was. alhamdulillah...my baby is healthy. i clearly heard the baby's heartbeat and saw the heart beats.

after a night at the hospital, the pain went away. i was so eager to go home but the doctor asked me to stay for another night.

alhamdulillah. i was discharged on the next day. husband fetched me and he gave me a big hug and planted a kiss on my forehead.

i feel lucky because nothing is serious and i hope i will stay healthy.
but i lost my monthly checkup card and it is somehow made me feel a little pissed off.

feeling grateful,

January 9, 2014

the first step is always to google.

after the first trimester, baru lah I start survey-survey barang for baby. ada lah jumpa checklist for newborn. siap ada categories for budget lagi : low, medium, high. 

since my cousin just delivered a baby, she was so busy looking for an electric breastpump. so, the first thing I survey was a breastpump. I pon googled lah to gain knowledge for myself gitew. baru lah I got familiar with the brands our Malaysia market has to offer. 

ada yang manual, ada yang guna electric, ada yang guna battery. 

kalau ikut taste I, harus I pilih medela kan. hehe
sebab its quality has been proven. most reviews showed positive feedbacks. ada juga feedbacks yang kurang best yang menyebabkan I think twice or thrice nak beli medela ni. tapi that kind of feedbacks are very little. kira bolehlah tutup sebelah mata. okay, nak jugak tu! 

tengah syiok-syiok googling, tengok video demo, baru teringat nak tengok price. haa...hamek kau! terus besar eyeball iols. sama harga dengan handbag coach kau. mampoo? 

I fikir banyak kali jugak lah, perlu ke nak spend big for a breastpump ni? 

tapi sebab I gigih sangat, I tetap masukkan this thing dalam things-to-buy list. berangan itu harus, sebab boleh jadi macam our drive to achieve it. chewah. 

pastu, I pon share lah dengan my mom about breastpump ni. dia kata memanglah breastpump mahal because it demands apa entah dia dok cerita panjang lebar. mana ada barang baby murah dah laa ni. 

tapi tiba-tiba, dia kata. takpelah, kamu tak payah beli. nanti mak bagi hadiah breastpump. punyalah I happy sebab I didn't see that coming at all! tapi mak kata standby dua-dua. satu electric satu manual. kemain kau... 

I pon called husband informed kat dia. (weekend husband and wife macam ni lah, nak discuss or nak share, kena call..) 
husband kata segan lah mak nak beli, biarlah dia beli. tapi mak tetap nak beli sebab dia kata ni hadiah and mak pesan kat dia, belikan I yang manual punya je. haha 

but thanks a lot, mak! 

maka...I pon dah ready lah untuk terima si electric medela and untuk beli si manual avent.  tapi tak beli lagi...sebab awal lagi. banyak lagi barang lain nak survey ni.