Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pregnancy Week 28

Today marks the day I enter 3rd semester of pregnancy, another 3 months of pregnancy left to go. Undeniably, I feel that I'm large and clumsy. And it made the situation worse, when some strangers asked "When are you due? next month?" I prefer they rather keep their mouth shut. In fact it made me worried, probably I have the fear of labor. .

Sunshine movements are so strong that I called it the 'O-Shine Belly Massage'. Not even Osim, Ogawa or Gintel beats my O-Shine. Sometimes, Anoti will put his hand on my belly for a hand massage. How nice is that. But then again, O-Shine doesnt come with a remote control. So it is not easy to operate.

I checked with Dr Lim the other day and found out that I had only put on 10kg up till this time. Its so hard to believe. I think its either his weighing scale or mine has gone cuckooed. This I hav to find out.

Remember, my post on stretch mark creams. I have finished mine and I'm now on my 4th tube of Palmer's ...

Bought this at Guardian for RM39.90. Still the same old cream but it is more concentrated, but the smell is HEAVENLY. The smell of Cocoa is just irresistable, it always makes me hungry after applying it. Now, please excuse me, I must go and have my cup of milo. *stomach growling*

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Other Me

If you think that she's some kinda Taiwanese or Japanese artist. Nope! You are definitely wrong. She's my twin sister (The only difference is that we're 5 years apart), Daphne.

My only little sista have fully bloomed at the age of 21. Time really flies rite? Another 3 months to go, she'll be 'Liang Yi Yi' (Hakka), 'Leng Yi Yi' (Cantonese) or Pretty Yi Yi. Isn't she pretty or what. I seriously think she has the potential.

Sunshine, mummy want to make this clear. This is not Mummy, this is Yi Yi. I'm sure you will like her once you see her. And you better do, cause if Yi Yi comes back for semester break, she'll be the one babysitting you. *evil plans*

P/S: Daphne, I don't think you can run away from me.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pregnancy Week 27

Backache was really bad. I have to rest on my bed for most of the time. 2 days in the office had made my backache even worse. Hence, Anoti asked me to rest at home. I cant even put myself to sit in front of the computer for more than 30mins. Standing and sitting upright definitely put a lot of pressure to the lower backbone.

Dr Charlie, my chiropractor confirmed that I was suffering from pregnancy-related sciatica. Inflammation of the sciatic nerves have caused the muscle around my left buttock extremely stiff during the second visit. He massaged my back and my buttock just to ease the pain, putting on ice pack on the affected area definitely helps. The Dr suggested that I sleep on the opposite side of the pain and keep a pillow in between my legs. Its like magic, i tell u. Again, I can't say that I have fully recovered. To be honest, I've lost my momentum on walking. I feel that I no longer know how to walk. My 14 months nephew walks faster than I do. What a shame. But I'm sure I will get better before the 3rd trimester.

All these pain just fade off instantly when I visited Dr Lim on Friday. Its all worth it. Its such a joy to look at how active is our sunshine. I can 100% confirm that Sunshine is definitely an active baby. Sunshine was trying to kick off the scanner when Dr Lim was running the scanner over my belly. But then sunshine is a cooperative baby, he showed us his face while sucking his thumb. Dr Lim managed to capture sunshine's 3D pic.
YAY!!! At 27 wks & 3 days, sunshine's weight is already 1.5kg, please pray for me I that I will not give birth to a 4kg baby. *sweats*

Anoti was so proud of his sunshine, bcoz the nite b4 the scan, Anoti was telling sunshine that he missed the last 3D scan and hope that sunshine will show himself to daddy tmr. And it happened! Arggh!! I just love my sunshine.

Will post more next week as I get better.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pregnancy Milestone Wall & Severe Backache

This was put up last week. I know it can be done in a much creative and better way. I highly recommend friends who are now expecting to set this wall up. Its fun to look at. Anoti was so surprised when he came back from work and saw all these.

He looked at it and said "Hi, sunshine!"

Not only do I get to see changes in me, I can also look at sunshine's.

As my belly is getting bigger, the backache is getting worse. What I fear most is the moment I get out of bed every morning. Those agonizing pain!

On Monday, I couldn't bear the pain anymore, my backache has radiated to the left side of my buttock. I walked like a camel which has swollen p*nis & b*lls. Excruciating pain gets intense whenever I move. I had no choice but to visit Mummy II's chiropractor.

Dear friends, I paid RM85 ringgit for 15 - 20 mins consultation & massage and make sure you all pay attention to this. If you think that swimming and yoga is best for backache, please do your research 1st. According to the Dr, I hav an hyperarched back due to the load in front of me. Yoga and swimming had made it worst bcoz I overarched my back. DAMN!!!!

I think I strained my back few months ago doing yoga bcoz of twisting. I twisted too much and overstreched my back. Keep this fundamental rule in mind, Always keep your spine straight and DO NOT ARCH YOUR BACK. Swimming wise, breast stroke/dog style/frog style/ cat style, make us arch more, bcoz we need to keep our heads up all the time. Hence, avoid all these styles and try backstroke instead.

I feel much better today but the pain still persist. The dr had taught me several methods to ease the pain and I hope I'll get better over the weekends. Pray for me.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pregnancy Week 26 - Part 2

This is a continuation from the last post.

It would be really silly if I don't show my 26 weeks belly on my weekly pregnancy journal. pfft....
Thousand apologies..

(19th Jun 09')
26.5 weeks

Belly - 34 inch

(I just realised that I can no longer have a look at my "precious part". Shaving? Don't ever think of doing it. )

Weight - 52kg++ kg?

(The digital weighing scale is no longer my friend, it is placed in my I-DON-FWEN-U cabinet for now)

Boobs - I still wear my current bra. BUT I prefer soft granny wireless bra.

I asked Anoti, "what do you think bout my boobs?",

he glanced at me for 2 seconds and said....

"You have 3 big nen-nen(boobs), but the center nen-nen(boobie) is huge and the nipple that sticks out is not colored."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pregnancy Week 26

I've finally set up my Pregnancy Milestone Wall will take a pic tonite and show it on the next post. I love that wall of mine, it shows my growing belly & lil' sunshine's development pictures.

Anyhow, I will show you the progress of my growing belly...

(16th Jan 09')
4.5 weeks

Second Month
(22nd Feb 09')
9.5 weeks

Third Month
(20th Mar 09')
13.5 weeks

Fourth Month
(5th April 09')
14.5 weeks

Fifth Month
(27th May 09')
23rd Weeks
And MORE to come...

I guessed this is a really big transformation. I'm amazed that the belly can really expand to such an extend. And I can't imagine how will I look like on the last month of pregnancy.

To be honest, I wanted to have professional pregnancy shots taken. But I do not have the courage to take off my clothes in front of a stranger. Plus, with Anoti who is camera shy, I dun think he is willing to kiss my belly in front of a stranger. Jazz how I wish that you were here in KK. I'll definitely book you for my newborn pics.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2nd Letter to Lil' Sunshine

Dear Lil' Sunshine,

You have been really active lately. You gave mummy combo kicks this morning that woke mummy up. I wonder which Master Si Fu taught you such moves, is it because of all the CSIs mummy's been watching lately or the nasty meany Dr House series that mummy is crazy about. Daddy is afraid that you'll be a fussy baby next time, and daddy always thinks that mummy's tummy is too small and uncomfortable.

In fact, mummy's tummy ain't small. Within ONE week, mummy can see that the belly has grown really HUGE. What's worse, mummy feels that walking is exhausting. Mummy felt that mummy have no control over mummy's body anymore. Which is remarkably sad. With daddy always buying mummy nice and yummy junk food, how could I resist daddy's nice offer.

With you inside mummy, daddy has been a control freak. He went to the extreme like controlling mummy's sleeping position. Mummy can never sleep on my back anymore. Daddy will flip/push mummy to the side, making sure mummy always sleep on the left side. And daddy is really alert, I tell you, midnite won't stop him from checking out mummy's sleeping position.

There are few things you should know bout your Daddy, he may look cool but he is actually a sweet and caring person. Now a day, Mummy can no longer squat down to wash my feet or cut my toenails, Daddy is so thoughtful that he doesnt mind doing it for mummy. He'll peel and cut fresh fruits everynite. He'll rub and massage mummy's back everynite. As mummy's backache is getting bad, mummy cant get out of bed myself. Hence, Daddy has to assist mummy especially in the middle of the night when nature calls, daddy will have to get out of his bed just to help mummy. Daddy is definitely a great man. That is why mummy loves him very very much and I hope that you will love daddy as much as mummy loves him.

Sunshine, mummy really hopes that you'll grow up to be just like your daddy. Both of us can't wait to have you in our arms. Stay strong and kick 'more' lil' one so that mummy knows that you are healthy.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Pregnancy Ridiculous Moment


Yes, I must declare my love for this weird dull hairy looking fruits. I love those yellow and big ones. They are simply sweet and nice. I had plenty of these lately. And my love doesnt come cheap, it cost me RM2.50 whenever I feel like expressing my love.

There was one night, I saw ONE KIWI left in the fridge. Went to take my shower 1st thinking that I can savour that lovely kiwi of mine after a hot shower. BOY I WAS REALLY WRONG! When I came out from the shower my kiwi has GONE MISSING. I put my head into the vege and fruits compartment and dug deep to find my lonely kiwi, but to no avail.

I guessed Daddy II had eaten it. I was so devastated. I felt that no one LOVES me. I'm so miserable. I was crying and angry. Anoti tried to calm me down at the same time thinking of where to buy KIWI at 10.40pm. I told him all the fruit stalls and supermarkets were closed edi. That nite, I slept with my eyes swollen thinking that NO ONE LOVES ME. I blamed it on those pregnancy hormones. Anoti freaked out. That nite onwards, he vowed to stock up kiwis before it runs out. i love this man.

Told my aunt bout this, she said she cried too when my uncle didn't make steak for her. Haha...what is your pregnancy ridiculous moment? Mine wud be this one for the time being.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Pregnancy Week 25

Another 15 weeks left. My appetite has seriously gone up. I can finish a plate of Kon Lou Mee and asked for sweet dessert(cakes or tong sui), my meal can never be completed without fruits. I never miss my intake of fruits everyday. Mummy II will stock up at least RM100+ of fruits in the fridge every week. Oranges, apples, kiwis, grapes, strawberries, cherry tomatoes and sometimes mangoes from our neighbors.

So far for this pregnancy, I'm one of those lucky ones who didn't suffer from really bad morning sickness. I do not have crazy cravings but I can't live without FRUITS. Anoti knows that I will get really grumpy if he doesnt give my freshly peeled and cut apples. And lately, especially last week, I fell in love with kiwis. I will either take 1 or 2 everyday without fail. Will tell you my kiwi incident next post.

Sunshine is really lucky. At such a young age, sunshine had the best food in the world. Popo-to-be had stopped double boiling kampong chicken, as she saw my belly growing extremely big day by day. She cooked chicken soup or nutritious meal instead. Anoti, daddy-to-be, had spent thousands on bird nest, direct sales nutritious food and supplements. And Daddy II, gong gong-to-be is always afraid that I'll get hungry and will buy me buns or bring us out for supper. That is why I can never go hungry when I'm at home. And me, a soon-to-be mummy never missed my daily intake of fruits. Sunshine hav the best of the very best in terms of food supply.

And I suspected that because of all these nutritious food, sunshine is really smart and active. Sunshine knows how to tease daddy. One night I was groaning like a mad woman bcoz of sunshine's sudden kicks and movements. I called Anoti over to talk to sunshine to calm lil' fella down. Anoti put his two hands around and pressed his ears to my tummy. Sunshine welcomed daddy by giving him a STRONG kick. Anoti then hold my tummy with his lips on my belly and started 'lecturing' sunshine saying that baby should not behave that way. Baby should be gentle and obedient bla bla bla. Then Sunshine kicked hard on the daddy's lips prolly asking him to shut up. HAHAHAHAHA!! It was funny! I said sunshine sure knows how to show temper. Anoti looked at my tummy with great disbelief.

Thank u Uncle Ed for the cute pic. This is the best picture to illustrate my ninja 'kick'. Daddy, don't try to lecture me again.

But deep inside I know Anoti is over filled with joy as his sunshine is 'communicating' with him.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Installing a Husband

Received an email from Ling that goes like this ...

"Does it happen to you, Darling Marie? :D"

Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 & Personal Attention 6.5, and the installed undesirable programs such as NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 & Golf Clubs 4.1.

Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and House Cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.

Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?



Dear Desperate,

First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Please enter command: ithoughtyouloveme.html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.

If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flower 3.5.

However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1.

Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta.

Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)

In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Cooking 3.0 & Hot Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck Babe!


To whoever that wrote this piece, damn this is a good one. It was so damn funny that even my geeky Anoti was caught laughing like a silly hyena behind my working desk. I guess these are the terms that he is most comfortable with.

Relating this to Anoti, I think Anoti is a Husband 1.0 SERVICE PACK 2 as he is way much better than the Husband 1.0 mentioned above. Probably, his obedience is due to the very much awaited Sunshine 9.0 which will be released this coming September. You'll never know rite, only time can tell.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pregnancy Week 24

I'm 6 months pregnant by now. Sunshine is doing remarkably well as far as movements are concerned. Without any warning, sunshine's strong rhythmic movement makes me jerks like an electrocuted woman.

Sunshine is definitely a strong baby, I suspected its the food and nutrients intake I have daily. According to the Dr, sunshine weighed around 860g at week 23. I don't know whether this is the normal size for a baby this age. My uterus must have limited space by now, if sunshine decided to test out his muscles by doing somersaults or extreme stunts, I might have to be literally bed ridden by then. No joke, I'm petite and barely 5ft. Can any mummy share your experience? I'm scared to be exact.

At this point of time, I look very pregnant. I've put on 9kg and weighs 51kg by now. My boobs are fleshy, my belly is big and my thighs are increasing in size. Due to all these, I can't live without Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretchmark Cream.

I'm in my 3rd tube to be exact, started using this since the 3rd month of pregnancy. Don't ask me whether it works or not, to me prevention is better than cure.

Talking bout creams, I've not applied any products on my face ever since I got pregnant, not a single drop of moisturizer or sunblock. I realized that I'll get breakout if i apply my existing moisturizer hence i opt not to apply any for now. Just pray that my skin wont get worse.