Sunday, November 27, 2011

1433 Hijrah

A new year, a new leaf...

I pray to be a better person, overall. May my son grow up to be a good Muslim & son. May my dear hubby always be wonderful like he is now. May all be well. Amiin. :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Birthday, my love! :)

Today's my darling hubby's 29th birthday. Yay! ;)
Many hugs & kisses for u, abg syg, from both of us (your wife & little baby boy). :D

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday morning

Today's already Friday, which means I'll already be working soon... Soon as in this upcoming Monday! Yikes! Has it really been just over 2 months since I gave birth to my little baby boy? My maternity leave is already coming to an end? My life as a working mama is starting soon? Wow! Hehehe...

Oh, and the date today is just beautiful... 15th Zulhijjah 1432H (15.12.32) and 11th November 2011 (11.11.11). Too bad I did not realize today's the 15th of Zulhijjah. Otherwise, I might have fasted yesterday and today, as today is one of the recommended days to fast in Islam. In Islam, it is not a good practice to fast on Fridays only. It has to be with another day, either the day before or the day after.

I guess I've kind of not really thought about fasting since I'm breastfeeding my little baby boy. While breastfeeding, I need to take in a fair amount of fluid / water to ensure the consistency of my milk production. It is possible to fast, but in my case, I think I'll need to consume some supplements first as at the moment, my milk production can be classified as just enough for my baby's daily needs. In other words, I rarely get to collect / pump extra for my baby. That's why I have to feed my baby both my breastmilk and formula. Huhuhu... Gone is my wish to exclusively breastfeed my baby. :(

Nevertheless, I've just learnt the "art" of power pumping i.e. pump a few minutes-pause a few minutes-pump a few minutes-pause a few minutes for about 1 hour. Hehehe... I may still not get that much per session (1 - 2 oz), but at least I get to clear my milk out while baby's asleep. :) I hope I can properly pump my milk once I start working. Will need to find the time and place to do so, without disturbing my work and other people.

Breastfeeding / pumping breastmilk for baby is definitely not easy, but it's a joy and pleasure that's indescribable. For my little son's well-being, why not, right? :)

Oh, Adam Asyraf is such a little strong boy (says this proud mama. Hehehe). Hubby and I took him for his 2 months immunization injection on Wednesday evening. The little boy barely cried out. Just a little sound after the injection and he fell asleep all the way home from the clinic. Hehehe... By the way, Adam Asyraf weighs a healthy 5kg at age of 2 months! :D

Awake after reaching home from the clinic. :)

Sound asleep after a nice, long feed yesterday evening. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Well, chubby is definitely the word to describe my little baby boy. Hehehe... Adam Asyraf is 2 months old today, and growing healthily. Yay! ;)

Baby boy dozing off after a nice, good feed. Hehehe... :D

I've started sending him to the babysitter's for a few days now, half days instead of full days (i.e. from around 8.30am till 3.30pm only, instead of 7am-7pm like when I start working again next week). So far, so good. :) He seems to be happy enough at the sitter's, who's only two levels up from my house (erm, I live in a flat. Hehe). I hope he's in good hands while I'm away at work.

To be honest, hubby and I were (still are) very concerned about where to send Adam Asyraf when we're both at work. We went surveying to a number of day cares/nurseries and inquired on babysitters who advertised their services around our flat area. Taking good care of a baby, especially newborns/infants is not a responsibility many are willing to take. Our son is extremely precious (as all parents would feel about their child, right? Hehe), so of course we wanted to make sure he's in good hands when we're not there. There are many pros and cons, on both sending a child to a nursery and to a babysitter. I guess, the only thing to be done is to try and pray for things to be alright, right?

After thinking long and hard on various matters, we decided to try sending our son to the babysitter near our house. She's a grandma of two very cute little girls, and an ex-nursery and kindergarten teacher. Very friendly too. Hehehe... Only God knows what my feelings were at the moment I left him there for the first time. Well, I still do worry, and will probably always have this worrisome feeling, every time I leave him. ;)

Till today (although only a few days), all seems to be well. He looks well fed, well dressed, and in good mood when I pick him up from the sitter's. Hehehe... So, let's pray he's taken care well of at all times. Amiin. :)