31 May, 2012

Anniversary : Whiteroom photoshoot at Photolicious

Previous entry dh story sikit2kan? tp xde pics kan?

So for this special entry enjoy the pics!

1st concept - purplelicious (ibu, ayah), bodeklicious (anak2)

My dad is cooler than your dad
Yun nam tolongla rambut Alif segan nk tumbuh..huhu

Me with two little hero

Family in action

Husband pun sporting je..(menyesal xbeli yg Alif pakai kat telinga dia tu masa g cameron)

Posing sama2 boleh kan

I heart this pic..rasa cm muda plak..haha

Yey buli ayah!

Sweet and ball...erm sat no piki nk mana satu?

My mum is a hot blogger mum .Eh nak g school..jom aweks..~~~

Afham : Ha pe teacher?
Alif : Sakit gigi la..makan jari boleh?

2nd concept : RBW..red, black, white..blue jugak dr jeans

Alif : Bang, apa kat kaki ni?
Afham : Itulah kasut
Alif : Ooooo

Afham : Ala shomel shomel shomel, meh cium sikit
Alif : Bang, Alif bizi la...nmpk tak bizi ngan kasut

Alif : Bang, jgn merajuk..meh cium pipi gebus ni
Afham : Ok..siap!

3 hero

Afham plak buli ayah...

This is my best shot.
sape2 nk suh Afham jd model contact ibu, pakej dtg ngan stylist (ayah)

Family in RBW...

Cukuplahkan? banyak2 nanti muak plak..hahah

29 May, 2012

Anniversary : The plan

1. Looking for anniversary idea and I found one interesting idea...every anniversary take a pics at the same place...eg in front of ur house..so blhla tgk progress dr tahun ke tahun rumah dh renovate kah..anak bertambah ka.tp cam susah nk amik gmbr sdiri plakkan?
2. At the same time I saw ilovediscount promo for whiteroom studio..so after considering we never had a studio photoshoot, bought two voucher (hmm since one voucher for half an hour)
3. Most of the idea for anniversary, with help mr google
4. Original idea posted http://tepungpelita.blogspot.com/2012/01/proposal-celebrating-3-years-of.html. However not all turn as planned
5. The good thing about studio photoshoot, u don't reaaly have to bring props...just use what they have
6. Lesson learnt, googlemaps is useful to estimate travelling time but please plus 15-30 min for parking, 15-30 min for "sesi sesat ke mana2"
7. We do not have specific concept..just belasah agak2. 1st session bodeklicious + purplelicious , 2nd session RBW! But everyone dpt baju baru...pening mak carik baju tau!
8. Our photo session start 11.30 am, went out around 1030, then sbb xinclude sesat, parking...smpi almost 12pm
9. Overall photo session was enjoyful...cuma bnyk sgt gmbr Afham..since most of the time he was shy, maka lbh bnyk gmbr dia...
10. We even sang boboiboy theme song, nk bg Afham mood...haha
11. Since we were late we missed out the buffet..buffet start around 1 tp sbb tggu cd siap sume kul 130 br siap
12. Maybe will go next year kot tempat yg nk g mkn tu kot.but only two of us..
13. End up mkn kat kenny rogers..haha pstu mkn ngan anak mcm biasalah x berapa nk aman
14. Husband said its like our family outing not anniversary celebration..hahaha
15. But dlm xjd ke tempat buffet luch tu, we just have new experience...crusing at the mines ( lps tu skrg p mines afham asik request..naik bot, naik bot)
16. Entri bergambar tggu...

25 May, 2012

2012 mom,baby,motherhood,parenthood expo (updated)

I have posted earlier here, but I noticed there will be additional baby expo.

So here 2012 mom,baby,motherhood,parenthood expo. The information correct while thsi post published.

Johor Bahru
Mom & Baby Expo
Expo @ Danga City Mall, JB
23rd -25th March 2012

Mom & Baby Expo
Expo @ Danga City Mall, JB
5th -7th October 2012

Mom & Baby Expo
PISA, Penang
7th -9th December 2012

Kuala Lumpur

1. Motherhood Expo 2012
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
24th – 26th February 2012
10.30am – 9.00pm
Entrance is free
- Fitness & Slimming Beauty Services
- Maternity & Children's Clothing and Accessories
- Medical Biotechnology & Management of Infertility Services
- Natural Nutrition Food for Weaning Babies & Organic Toddler Formula Products
- Diaper, Furniture and Toy Retailers
- Infant & Toddlers Safety Products
- Breastfeeding & Mommy's Groups
- Early Education Products
- Financial & Insurance Institutions

2. 3rd Maternity & Children Expo
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
9th – 11th March 2012
10am - 9pm
- Maternity Clothing & Accessories
- Slimming, Beauty & Health Care Products
- Breast Feeding & Mommy's Group
- Baby & Children Garments & Accessories
- Baby & Children Bedding & Furniture
- Toys, Playing & Learning Products
- Early Education, Training, Courses
- Programmes & Products
- Food, Fedding & Nutrition
- Medical Biotechnological & Stem Cells Services
- Insurance & Financial Institution
- Photographer Services for Children & Parents
- Stroller & Gear, Travel Products
- Baby & Children Cares & Daily Use Products
- All Products & Services Related to Children,
- Parents & Parents-to-be.

3. Mom & Baby Expo
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
11th -13th May 2012

4. Mom Baby Kids Expo
1st -3rd June 2012

5. Mom & Baby Expo
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
27th -29th July 2012

6. 8th IBEX International Baby Expo 2012
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
10th – 12th August 2012
10:30am - 9:00pm
- Maternity & Children's Clothing and Accessories
- Medical Biotechnology & Management of Infertility Services
- Natural Nutrition Food for Weaning Babies & Organic Toddler Formula Products
- Diaper, Furniture and Toy Retailers
- Infant & Toddlers Safety Products
- Breastfeeding & Mommy's Groups
- Early Education Products
- Fitness & Slimming Beauty Services

7. Mom Baby Kids Expo
23rd -25th Nov 2012

8. 4th Maternity & Children Expo
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
30th Nov – 2nd Dec 2012
10am - 9pm

Even I saw one of it for 2013!

Motherhood Expo 2013
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
1st – 3rd March 2013
10.30am – 9.00pm

Ok sila reserve duit...and energy..Opss I knew I still didn't post any review...will try my best post later ok?

Updated : For personal review click here http://tepungpelita.blogspot.com/2012/07/personal-review-2011-2012-baby-expo.html

24 May, 2012

Afham : Belated birthday

Firstly happy birthday tu myself..huhu xmuda dah, cuma muda di hati boleh :)

Secondly, I should post this earlier..tp huhu masa tak mengijinkan...Well better late than never

Afham's birthday fall on Wednesday. At first husband suggested to celebrate at nursery, just buy a cake and perhaps ada goodies bags distribute to kids at nursery.

But I have to be realistic, as his birthday fall during my month end closing..hmmm I really think it's hard to celebrate it..balik keje penat pastu nk isi goodies bag sume tu, aduyai..pstu nk amik half day during my "rushing time" its impossible

So end up, I thought at first xpelah celebrate weekend..just 4 of us. Makan2 je kat luar, kek pun beli jelah ape yg ada kat kedai. Then on Sunday 4th March tu, my sis texted "kitaorg dtg wiken"

So I just changed the plan. Inform husband that I will order a cake and bolehla ramai2 nyanyi lagu birthday kat Afham

On Monday morning, I smsed Ilot to order a cake (since I consider it as last minute..yelah sabtu nk amik..maka malas nk gogel bagai..plus before that pernah la nmpk kat blog dia ada kek BoboiBoy..so senang keje ibu...lgpun Afham minat sgt BoboiBoy) Just inform cake ad design..then done...

So enjoy the below pics

Kek posing..
American choc cake with choc & cream cheese filing plus edible BoboiBoy
Order kat Ilot's kitchen http://ilotskitchen.blogspot.com/

Kek BoboiBoy

Suprise waiting

Kek..kek..pstu Afham pi kuis tangan dia kat kek

Happy je kan..dah nyanyi lagu blhla ptg kek

Makan time..(erk dia makan krim je kot)

BoboiBoy yang comot tp maintain cute...~hahaha

It was a simple celebration..Alif pun tdo masa Afham potong kek tu..so atok, cikde, pak ngah, ibu dan ayah je nyanyi tu Afham

Maybe next year klu ada rezeki blhla celebrate kat nursery kot..lps tu celebrate kat rumah..Insya Allah

21 May, 2012

FPP & TCM Hospital Putrajaya

Well I believe that I do not have to explain FPP...but since I believe more mums to be registered there let me share some personal experience

2009- early 2010
Dr Hamidah asked want to have check up either in morning or afternoon..so usually I choose morning since husband accompanied me
Waiting time not really to long
I consider not really much people aware about FPP

end of 2010 - middle of 2011
Dr Hamidah fixed the timing usually afternoon...no such request in morning
Have to wait, but I consider as okay, because can buy magazine, or have a drink, food at cafe
More and more mums to be sign up...perhaps words of mouth?

But overall service still tip top (for me)! Klu lama sgt tggu esp Dr ada emergency cases , nurse akan inform from time to time...but during pregnantkan Afham, sume check up ngan Dr Hamidah, but with Alif ada sekali check up ngan Dr Hazim, since Dr Hamidah dlm LR..

Oh ya when I delivered Alif, we still choose Executive Ward, but this time we were not able to get single room..so no choice la kan..so dpt bilik yg 2 org...but I noticed theres few diff

Single room
Have recliner chair
Have mini fridge

Double room
No recliner chair
No mini fridge

But they charge same! Mcm x aci kan...but the nurses will inform and help from time to time in case single room available...

On top of that I knew I promised to write about TCM, luckily one silent reader reminds me...so I hope you'll read on this ( klu ada pe2 blh email me ok?)

I saw TCM unit even pregnantkan Afham lg, tp no ntah x gi tnya..mebi sbb rasa xsure...then while pregnantkan Alif, while waiting for my turn usually I will walk around ( selalunya beli pau kat sbelah TCM tu). So one fine day, I just walk in and ask few question. The staff there gave me below phamplet.

I even asked few times whether FPP patient can get free postnatal massage..and the answer Yes..but must be normal delivery at Hospital Putrajaya and depends on the availability..since this unit not only cover postnatal massage..malah ada acupunture, urut makcik, pakcik, atok2 ok? So ramai jugak patient di situ..

The nurse informed that I cannot preregister myself for postnatal massage (even though we already know EDD - EDD pun bkn tepat kan psl tu xleh register awal2).

Other than postnatal massage they also have breast massage. I delivered Alif on 29th evening..so on early morning 30th nurse inform that she will bring me and another patient for breast massage..if not mistaken on 29th tu blh mlm nurse adala borak2 then I asked about breast massage TCM, then the nurse said she will help to register for morning session.

The session just simple, they just massage breast area...since I do not have engorgement so on..kakak tu urutkan just urut2 bagi lancarkan susu.The session just took about 10-15mins. Nothing to bring - minyak ke hape xpayah bawak ok?

Ok, back to postnatal massage. Husband register my name on 30th morning. He just informed TCM unit (ok I'm not sure kena isi form bagai ke..haha) but just inform them normal delivery. Then they gave 3 dates to come and a list of thing to bring on (bengkung, daun sirih, minyak urut etc). And the 3 dates were almost 2 weeks after the delivery date (kan org biasa urut lps few days je kan..ni kena tggu turn smpi dkt 2 minggu..) Of course I'm really worried, last time urut hari ke 7 bersalin pun myself dh demam mcm masuk angin, inikan plak kena tggu...

But to my suprised this time ok..xde demam so on.Phew. So I just follow the appoinment date

Oh ya all the postnatal massage is within 1 hour. No extension of time..yelah nama pun free plus they are like non stop ada je patient

Day 1
I bring those items in list. But daun sirih dh layu (simpna dlm peti ais..) so kakak tu guna daun lain yg (she went outside petik daun ape ntah..)

The session start with checking blood pressure, ada isi form jugaklah...(nk tau details kot2 ada alergik ke hape) plus ada amik darah (tp sekali tu jelah)

Then kakak urut tu explain a little bit here and there - urut 3 hari, then ada 3 hari lagi untk penutup pantang.
Day 1 will be light massage - lebih kpd mcm nk check part mana kena tumpukan.
Day 2 - massage whole body tp lebihkan pada part2 yg problem.
Day 3 - light massage.

Then they inform sengkak (naikkan peranakan) only will be done during penutup pantang. Reason klu sengkak awal2 ni sakit.yelah baru nk sembuh tiba plak kena sengkak..so they prefer to sengkak during penutup pantang. And kakak urut ni pun inform, klu peranakan dah elok, tak perlu sengkak

So the session started with bertungku. Kakak ni ajar cara yg betul untuk bertungku. Tungku xpayah bawa..guna tungku batu Hospital je. Kakak ni tolong panaskan dan ajar cara tungku esp part perut..part2 lain kakak ni tungku lebih kurang je

Then massage. I brought Minyak Herbanika Nona Roguy...but kakak tu just guna minyak yg diorg ada. The for Krim Barut they use what I bring (Krim Barut Nona Roguy), but ada gak kakak tu mention ada patient bawak krim yg Nora Danish jd jurucakap tu (xingat pe nama la). In case urself allergic bolehla bawak minyak urut sendiri

Last sekali kakak tu tolong pakaikan bengkung...

Ok smbil2 tu bolehla borak2...tnya2 la pe2 petua ke hape...tp me segan sikit..so tnya gitu2 je

End of session one, kakak tu bgtau pemakanan masa bersalin so on

Day 2 & Day 3
Same like previous day..tapi tungku part perut je..urut dan pakaikan bengkung

Penutup pantang
If not mistaken I got myself on day 41,42, 43...(oh ya they open during weekday only so xdelah ikut exact last day pantang ke hape..)

Penutup pantang day 1,2 & 3
Masih sama..tungku perut, urut seluruh badan, dan pakai bengkung..Sengkak hari ke 3 penutup pantang. Tapi kakak tu dh inform awal2, klu demam, makan panadol..sbbnya dia kata kdg ada patient demam urat. True enough sbbnya myself demam on the 44th day!

Overall services really good (even though free) they massage the whole body, klu rasa xtahan sakit just bgtau nanti kakak tu adjust accordingly..Sebenarnya bnyk ilmu2 perbidanan boleh tnya kat diorg

Ok for now..Later I will upload with pics so on...kena post cepat2 entry ni before my silent reader yg tnya tu bersalin (sorry..anything can email me ya?)

Website to refer : http://www.hpj.gov.my/portalv10/index.php/en/unit/tcm

17 May, 2012

I need nanny 911 and clean house

I know I'm still struggling motherhood, wifey journey...maybe because I have fast forwar d journey ? 2 years of motherhood with 2 little hero..

Seriously I really need a help and how I wish it exist in Malaysia

I need Nanny 911 because
- trying to wean off Afham from pacifier, but not 100% successful...at least at nursery he don't need pacifier
- should I say Alif having separation anxiety? Susah btl pg2 klu xde ibu dia melalak...end up kena dukung dia sambil buat kerja...huhu letih la...dhle g keje most of the time kena berdiri..dlm erl about 20m, lrt ke klcc bout 15m, lrt klcc ke opis 15m ..total up perday pergi balik almost 2 hours standing, walking...kdg2 tu dpt jugak duduk..time tu la amik nap? Kdg2 plak pg dh kena main bola, smentara tggu husband siap kdg Afham ajak mian bola..so tangan kendung Alif, kaki sepak bola...berpeluh mak...xwangi dh time smpi opis
-teach me how to handle housechore effective & efficiently...kdg saja2 bgn tgh mlm ingat nk lipat kain..br nk start lipat Alif dh menangis ibu xde (ok kita letak bantal sblh dia..even tinggalkan shirt yg kita pakai..dgn harapan dia rasa, bau ibu tu ada..then i get new shirt for me la kan? Tp nan ado..kdg saja bg Alif tdo dlm buai..so kunun nk menyambil lipat kain...end up Afham plak tlg lipatkan kain..adoi
- maybe bg idea cmne nk bg diri den fit...erk asek letih memanjang? nk mkn suplement bagai xmampu nk beli mahal2 lg 1 x konsisten..erk

I need clean house
- help to organise better...rumah karam, kejap je ok lps tu startla balik karam
- bg idea maveles all those storage...nk beli mcm2 xde budget, o klu blh biarlah yg munasabah, recycle brg2 dlm umah pun ok
- lil bit decoration touch...at least nmpkla mcm rumah ku syurgaku..

Okla tu je...kepala serabut, sdg berkira2 klu lps ni kena slalu balik keje lmbt cmne ni...huhu

14 May, 2012

Alif's first winning moment!

Ibu terlebih eksited, maka post jugak entri ni hari ni..

This is the first contest I joined for Alif..last time with Afham ada join gak few contest tp xde rezeki..xpe kita tgk lagi few months kot2la ada nama Afham naik

Ok straight to the point, this morning I bought Parenthood May'12*since xdpt g expo..ingatkan klu g leh borong current ngan few mags yg lama2*..so while waiting LRT..I saw Alif "smiling" to me..hahaha...Alhamdulillah walau xmenang 1st place dpt no 3 pun okla..

Tetiba rasa nk balik g cium Alif puas2..haha over la ibu hari ni

Alif menang yey..apesal ntah sume gmbr upload cmni? hish..xpe nanti ibu btlkan

p/s : Arini pun ada berita gembira la(erk xtau nk kata gembira ke tak...husband nanti blk krg kita bincang ye..)

Sweet potato pancake and bihun goreng cina for ur little one

Okay...just share 2 simple recipe

Sweet potato pancake (8 months)

2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
1 egg (or 2 egg yolks)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup milk (or more)

Mix sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl with egg. Stir in the flour and add the baking powder.
Add up to 1/3 cup of milk while stirring. Stir in 1 tbsp butter.
The mixture should have the consistency of thick, lumpy sauce like an "instant" pancake mix.
Place a non-stick or heavy iron skillet over medium heat on top of the stove and add 1/2 tsp butter.

Spoon batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles rise to the surface of the pancakes and break. Approx. 1 to 2 minutes.
Using a spatula, flip the pancakes and cook another 2 minutes.
Remove pancakes from the skillet and keep warm on a covered plate in the oven. Freezes Well.

Source : http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/sweetpotatobabyfoodrecipes.htm

Banyak gak adunan ni. Dapat lah 2 "mickey mouse" mcm atas. Alif makan habislah jugak part telinga..selebihnya dia wat main2..Afham reject (haha tekak melayu makan nasi nasi nasi) . Lebihan yg xabes, ibu makan..blhla walau pancake xfluffy tapi rasa manis2 keledek

Bihun goreng cina

Ikan bilis
Bawang putih
Bawang merah
Olive oil
Carrot - potong halus2
Kuning telur

Masak sama mcm masak bihun dewasa..sayur mayur tu ikut suka la..protein pun blh je letak ayam

Next time kena buat bihun omelet..sbbnya Alif ni suka pegang makanan...wat cmni dia susah sikit nk pegang..so end up kita bg part yg kena telur2 (kan mcm keras2 sikit..dia blhla pegang)..oh ya ni 1st time bg dia bihun..okla bnyk gak dia makan walau bihun tu terkurang air ..

11 May, 2012

2012 Mom & Baby Expo - participating exhibitors

Baby Expo
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
11th -13th May 2012

Click below for larger image...Among the Mom & Baby Expo participating exhibitors are Pigeon, Fiffy, Pureen,MLO,Mumsdreams, Mamy Poko, My Dear..and many more

Erk..husband kita g esok boleh? haha ingat nk half day arini g sorg2 tp boss dh mc 2 hari cmno?

10 May, 2012

Review : Pigeon Peristaltic Plus Bottle

I should post this entry earlier, but somehow so many things happened for past few weeks (busy with year end closing, husband outstation, anak sakit, pastu ibunya pun sakit, lps tu sorg lg sakit plak..and not to mention at home I cannot be close to computer as I have two little "soldier" that will attack the keyboard!). I hope Pigeon accept my apology

Ok back to main topic today - Pigeon Peristaltic Plus Bottle.

Choosing the right bottle for your little ones can be a tricky part. Some babies accept any bottle, while some you have to try and error. I remembered for Afham, we do not have any problem as he can take any bottles, while for Alif it’s challenging

Let me tell you, as Alif is a bf baby, most of the time he is on direct feeding. So he only use bottle when I was away for confinement massage. Husband and MIL help to feed him, and he seems ok with the bottle. The problem started when I send him to nursery. The staff there mentioned that Alif reject the bottle. So our journey of "bottle - try and error" started.

We bought and try several bottle and teats...and finally he seems ok with one teat. But let me tell you it takes a month plus for him to accept and master it.

So when Pigeon approached me to try their bottle, I have some doubt. But I think it is not wrong to try new bottle to him, so I accept the offer

After tried the bottle, here is my review about Pigeon bottle

1. PPSU PP bottle-
BPA-free plastic bottles are now commonly available composed of three materials – PES (Polyethersulfone), PPSU (Polyphenylsulfone), and PP (Polypropylene).

Pigeon Peristaltic Plus Bottle made of high quality, durable Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) which is BPA-Free.

I read somewhere PPSU are the superior in hardness, clarity, heat tolerance and longevity. One more thing the sulfone content in PPSU gives them a yellow/honey coloured hue (first time mom sila la jgn pelik kenapa ada botol cerah, ada mcm honey coloured, pdhal sume BPA free..it depends on material ok?).

2. Less part
Only hood, nipple, cap and bottle. Less part means less cleaning work!

I bought previously few bottles and end up I never use it simply because I found it has more parts...and sometimes more parts means that you cannot leave any of part before giving the bottle to your baby.Sound bad right?

3. Bottle
I really like the curve of the bottle, if you notice below here I just compared Pigeon with other brand. It has less curve and it means it is easier for cleaning. (Haha after 2 years washing the bottle I can become bottle-cleaning expert). Nampak tak arrow merah2..ha tang tu la Pigeon xberapa curve..so senang sikit basuh..botol lain mostly curvier sikit..

I noticed that milk fat/ milk usually will left at the curve of the bottle, and if you do not clean it properly you can see it..so the curvier the bottle the more cleaning time. So Pigeon bottle are easy to clean! (save time, energy, wand water)

4. Teats
It is soft and the good thing milk will not drip out even if you tilt the bottle.

I never though Alif will play with a bottle, until I saw him tilt Afham's bottle..ha lps tu siap tepuk2 susu yg dh tumpah..of course it means I have to clean the mess..Grrr

I found that it was difficult to assemble the nipple until I read the mini phamplet inside the packaging..biasa kita pasang puting tu dr bawah kan? Yang ni dr atas (refer picture below)

5. Variety

It comes with different size and also different size of nipple..so just choose properly for your little one

Now it comes to the testing part, the first time I gave the bottle to Alif, he reject it! Maybe perhaps because of he is not in good mood (he's teething and he knows that he can be direct feeding with me). So the second attempt, I asked husband to give him (plus I am fasting on that day...while breaking fast, husband help to feed him) and he accept it! Clap..clap..clap..

So every time I'm fasting husband will help to feed him - bg peluang ibu buka posa makan kenyang2, lps tu leh direct feeding puas2...plus more days kena ganti puasa!

So for mom to be, first time mom, even all mothers, put Pigeon Peristaltic Plus Bottle in your list! For nursing mum that have feeding problem (eg ur baby reject bottle, nipple confusion,and so on so forth..) pls consider to try Pigeon Peristaltic Plus Bottle.

I just simply love it and not to mention tagline of this bottle "Dedicated to the benefits of breastmilk"

Last but not least...

Thanks Pigeon! (my mum post this entry late..she is busy, but don't worry she write as good as she can..ok?)

09 May, 2012

Wordless Wednesday #5 - One two three

Thanks readers and follower! (blog cabuk je kan)