Alfatihah

(image from Google)
On this day 3 years ago, I found out my baby had passed. To a better place, to be with God. Instead of a boisterous 3 year old son, we are blessed with a boisterous 2 year old daughter. It's his birthday tomorrow.

Thank you God for a wonderful year, may we'd be blessed for the coming year. I welcome Muharram 1431 with renewed vigor.

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test update from n97

testing...testing....4.37 am

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the song to get Arianna to drink fresh milk

The cows give us milk! The cows give us milk!
Hi-ho the derry-o, the cows give us milk!

The chickens give us eggs! The chickens give us eggs!
Hi-ho the derry-o, the chickens give us eggs!


Taken from one of the Baby Einstein series. She loves drinking milk from her blue cup... will add a picture of her later (read: at home with my own pc)

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Happy Birthday




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forgetful hubby

He was mumbling mumbling something something that I complained that I didn't get a birthday present. I forgot that the T900 was supposed to be anniversary+birthday present *sorry, few months dah*

Yet he says he doesn't buy me stuff?! Hello, what about my current hp, netbook, 'school bag', that striking red camera, and restoration of my 'toy' car.

When I said small present, he thought of this:

When I mean small, maybe perfume? Chocolates? Blouse? Lipstick (haha yeah right)?

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING MY DEAREST HUBBY

*sekali sekala kasi la can I komplen, ni asyik2 u&baby je suka komplen hahaha*

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new phone

A picture I got from DH's Facebook.
He came home, one of the things he asked me.... dah tengok FB? I was like huh- your status (boring work stuff usually)? He said no, his mobile upload pic.

Nice way of telling me he got me something.
Why am I blogging this? Coz we both fell asleep early while getting Arianna to bed, and here I am at 2 am, and I still haven't seen it.

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? "Teaching Will Harm The Child"

Got this email yesterday. It disturbs me that some thinks early learning is harmful. I was browsing through and forum hopping, apparently this is frequently discussed.

Read more here.

Saying that, I should change my labels... instead of 'lesson', it should be fun learning? Homeschooling/ preschooling? Just like other labels of attachment parenting (AP), babywearing (BW), baby led weaning (BLW), exclusively breastfeeding (EBF)... I never did intend to follow a doctrine. I'm just doing something that comes naturally, and giving the best for my child. But apparently most things I do have a label for it :-)

So, it's not lesson then?

The drag down menu is mainly for me... never did think on how to map it out when I started this blog.

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youtube


Mornings have always been our fun learning time. It's usually:
-breakfast
-singing, dancing (I think it's her morning aerobics)
-reading
-phonetics
-art
-lunch
-bath
-zzz...

Tools for singing, dancing:
-DVD/VCD
-internet. Daddy thought her youtube, and Tok Wan youtubed Alif Baa Taa for her.
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on stillbirth... from March of Dimes website

What are the causes of stillbirth?
There are a number of known causes of stillbirth. Sometimes more than one of these causes may contribute to the baby’s death. Common causes include:

  • Birth defects: About 15 to 20 percent of stillborn babies have one or more birth defects (1). At least, 20 percent of these have chromosomal disorders, such as Down syndrome (1). Others have other birth defects resulting from genetic, environmental or unknown causes.
  • Placental problems: Placental problems cause about 25 percent of stillbirths (3). One of the most common placental problems is placental abruption. In this condition, the placenta peels away, partly to almost completely, from the uterine wall before delivery. It results in heavy bleeding that can threaten the life of mother and baby. Sometimes it can cause the fetus to die from lack of oxygen. Women who smoke cigarettes or use cocaine during pregnancy are at increased risk of placental abruption.
  • Poor fetal growth: Fetuses who are growing too slowly are at increased risk of stillbirth. About 40 percent of stillborn babies have poor growth (2). Women who smoke cigarettes or have high blood pressure are at increased risk of having a baby that grows too slowly. An ultrasound examination during pregnancy can show that the fetus is growing poorly, allowing health care providers to carefully monitor the pregnancy.
  • Infections: Infections involving the mother, fetus or placenta appear to cause about 10 to 25 percent of stillbirths (4, 5). Infections are an important cause of fetal deaths before 28 weeks of pregnancy (4). Some infections may cause no symptoms in the pregnant woman. These include genital and urinary tract infections and certain viruses, such as fifth disease (parvovirus infection). These infections may go undiagnosed until they cause serious complications, such as fetal death or preterm birth (before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy).
  • Chronic health conditions in the pregnant woman: About 10 percent of stillbirths are related to chronic health conditions in the mother, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and thrombophilias (blood clotting disorders) (5). These conditions may contribute to poor fetal growth or placental abruption.
  • Umbilical cord accidents: Accidents involving the umbilical cord may contribute to about 2 to 4 percent of stillbirths (3). These include a knot in the cord or abnormal placement of the cord into the placenta. These can deprive the fetus of oxygen.

Other causes of stillbirth include trauma (such as car accidents), postdate pregnancy (a pregnancy that lasts longer than 42 weeks), Rh disease (an incompatibility between the blood of mother and baby), and lack of oxygen (asphyxia) during a difficult delivery. These causes are uncommon.

Certain risk factors also are associated with stillbirth. Some of these include (1, 4, 5):

A recent study found that African-American women had a two-fold increased risk of stillbirth compared to white women (6). It is not known why African-American women are at higher risk. The risk for Hispanic women was similar to that of non-Hispanic white women (6)

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on intrauterine death

Read Chinnee@MamaPatch entry... a sad outcome of a pregnancy (not hers!), and reminded me of my Adam.
I was pregnant with not much prob, except one day of bleeding in 1st trimester. I thought it was my menses coz I haven't checked the urine pregnancy test (I wasn't late anyway, thus I thought it was menses). No morning sickness, vomiting etc. Heck, we went to Langkawi during the first trimester, travelling to Kuala Kedah, taking the ferry and all.

Only had slight cramps into the 5th month, probably due to urinary tract infection. I was active as ever, only a small rounded belly to cause me to change my wardrobe (from pants into baju kurung haha). Went around for meetings, course, giving talks etc. One day I felt very,very little movement... I went to my gynae 5-6pm and his heartbeat wasn't there. I wasn't: -diabetic -hypertensive -having blood coagulation disorder

The above reasons were running in my mind when the news was broken to me. I did not ask, but stated that i didn't have any risk factor. Next I called DH, and asked where to deliver (my gynae went for Hajj, as I didn't want to go to a government hospital, I have way too many doctor friends in O&G). Went home, collected my thoughts, cried seeing his baby room (cot, clothes, toys and all), later broke the news to my in laws and my family.
Google on intrauterine death, you'd get many causes. But through my own experience of handling maternal child health clinic, presenting mortality cases, gestational diabetes/ known diabetic moms tops the list.

Hypertension and coagulopathy were culprits too, mostly by restricting blood flow to the placenta. In hypertension, the high blood pressure causes resistance in small blood vessels, and the placenta suffers. Even in well controlled hypertension, sometimes you can see placental changes.

In coagulopathy (anti phospholipid syndrome is common), you'd get small clots, and may block the small blood vessels to the placenta. They may have first trimester losses before finally being diagnosed, and upon diagnosis-be on blood thinners throughout the pregnancy. But in latter two, they'd get baby aspirin ie 75mg aspirin as a precaution to take daily.
*Mine was a mystery. Something happened inside and when he struggled, he got cord around his neck sadly.*

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Chatterbox 1st Anniversary Giveaway

A tribute to blogger momma, Hanz

PRESENTING TO EVERYONE!!!
I love to announce this blog of mine, or fondly referred as Chatterbox the very 1st Anniversary Giveaway.Soon, my beloved Chatterbox will be having new look so in order to upgrade, I love to hear your say!

How? 3 Simple Steps for you to join this easy-peasy giveaway! Just...
(1) Write a post / entry in your own blog promoting my giveaway. Just 1 post. Please make sure, you include linkable this giveaway link & my Chatterbox link as well.

(2) Visit this Chatterbox as often as you like & by all means, for any post you will find it usefulness, help yourself to it but please let me know. I love to share anything that I know or experienced with others. Do get to know this Chatterbox & me, so...you can provide your opinion, views, ideas or whatever feedbacks, be positive or negative, I'm ok with it. :D

READ : ONLY this Chatterbox CONTENTS. I repeat, just the CONTENT (post/chat). Whether as overall, specific or based in certain subject. Don't comment any other things like layout, navigation or whatsoever.

I'm open to all feedbacks, but please make it reasonable & reliable. Why? I appreciate the friendships made & love to make more friends & sharing is one thing I love to do for things I love & cherish. Your visits & views is important to me. I believe in lifelong learning & room for improvements.

(3) Leave your (i) blog link entry about this giveaway & (ii) your feedbacks on my Chatterbox's Content (overall or specific) in this Giveaway entry only at Vis-a-vis.(Comment)

How you will be judged?
Dear Hubby of yours truly who is a non-blogger will review each entry. Well, since the existing of this Chatterbox, he's my biggest Critics! Ha!Ha!

So, who can join?
Just any Malaysian Citizenship Female Bloggers either residing in Malaysia or outside of Malaysia.
This giveaway starts on 15th of October & ends on 15th of November, 2009 @ 11:59pm (Malaysian time)

The prizes:

1 piece of Linda Linda Enviro-Safe side sling bag -or-
2 pieces reusable Cloth Pad -or-
2 pieces funky prints Cloth Wipes


Dearie Hanz... fellow blogger momma who's more active than me in terms of blogging has a few things in common with me:
  • name
  • passion for education
  • books, books, books
  • breastfeeding
  • cloth diapering
  • babywearing
lately....into bentos too :)

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she ate at mamak's!

This was 2 weeks ago, one of the weekend that we had time to kill while waiting for the car to be vacuumed. I wanted mee goreng mamak, so I ordered roti canai kosong for her. Her first ever non-air conditioned restaurant (don't judge me, judge her eczema). Updating her restaurant list:

Western:
  • Porto Romano
  • Garden Lifestyle
  • Manhattan Fish Market - out
  • Starbucks
  • Yogi Tree
  • Delicious
  • Vivo
  • Italiannies
  • Pasta Mania - oh no! It has closed in Pavillion. Anywhere else?
  • New York New York
  • Tony Roma - out
Japanese/Korean
  • Sakae Sushi
  • Senjyu
  • Yoshinoya - out
  • Sushi King - out
  • Korean BBQ Chicken - out
  • Teppanyaki - temporarily on hold
  • YO! Sushi
  • Kushi Q
Middle Eastern:
  • Al Diafah
  • Tarbush - out
Fast food:
  • Wendy's - out
  • McDonald's
  • Pizza Hut - temporarily on hold
  • Burger King
  • Carls's Jr (the latter 2 for fries)
Icecream/yogurt:
  • New Zealand Natural
  • Gelatissimo
  • McD sundae
  • Haagen Dazs

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simple lunch

Started like this:
Then added some carbohydrate (decided to make bunny rice that day).
Simple peas chucked into boiling water :)
As expected, she finished most of the peas, ate 2 sticks of fishball kebabs, ignored the rice. But she took the rice an hour later. I think she's practising this diet: carb+veggie=ok, protein+veggie=ok, carb+protein=no no.

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chiropractor

My third visit to the chiropractor today.

My tip is, work with the chiropractor. Help as much as u can in providing a precise history. And I've been mulling over it... I think it was the piriformis muscle giving me some deep, nagging pain. Felt much better after physiotherapist taught me the piriformis stretch. Chiro works on on my neck, lower back spinal alignment and piriformis. I had TENS for my neck/ shoulder. I must've been so uptight past few months. Last week: both physio and chiro had identified sacroiliac pain and we worked on it.

Hoping that I won't wake up in pain tomorrow. I asked, and he did say it may hurt during the first few visit.
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immigration


Gotta blog this!

At the very last minute, DH wanted to make Arianna's passport today! Over his lunch time. So, okay..it wasn't very last minute darling...u left the tabs on IE on my PC. Read the requirements, called up Hanna just to be sure of certain stuff.

We needed:
-birth cert & copy
-daddy's IC & copy (no worries... we photocopied there, that wasn't mentioned in the website). That parent who signed, thumbprint taken, must aso be there to pick it up (so DH has to squeeze some time to pick it up tomorrow yeah?)
-2 passport sized photo (they have a booth: RM10 for 4 pics, cheap rite? But we already have her pics)
-RM150

It took us less than an hour!! Parking was RM1.50 for the first hour. That's what we paid! Amazing. How is that possible??
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Nombor ekpress untuk kanak-kanak bawah umur 2 tahun, warga tua berusia lebih 70 tahun, orang kurang upaya. Apa laa... orang gomen mestila tahu. Macam kat klinik la.
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back pain

(this blog is to share with fellow bloggers, prompted by MommyLyna's entry)

Whoever has been following me on FB would know by now that I have back pain that's killing me. It's on and off past few months, but I couldn't take it when lumbosacral support provided temporary relief only.

Here I am, 2.5 weeks later, after :
  • 2 orthopaedic appointments
  • X ray lumbosacral : anteroposterior, lateral in extension and flexion
  • MRI lumbosacral: T1W, T2W, TSE sequences
  • 6 physiotherapy sessions
  • 2 chiropractor visits

There are so many possible diagnoses, but mine's just disc dessication ie disc degenerative disease ie slipped disc. Well, it sounds bad... but factoring age, activities... I think mild disc protrusion is logical. Slipped disc sounds horrible... it's not like I had a bad fall, that old or something :-)

Conservative is the way to go, I mean not everything in life need surgery (right, Orthopods?). Chiro works on bones/joints (thanks Adrianna, for sharing a place closer to home), physio works on my muscle... now there's another conservative method... rolfing (thanks Uncle Khairol... never knew it before).

I've been neglecting my body, I'm fatter, flabbier despite my improved stamina, bone density post breastfeeding. I forgot my stretching for deep muscles of my back (honestly multifidus was known to me for MRI reporting, never realised it's importance in flexion of the trunk).

Ok, I'm babbling. No pictures... I like real pics rather than googled pic. So click on the links, coz those links are what I've bookmarked for myself. Will share more as I progress towards a more flexible momma.

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Kembali Kepada Fitrah

Breastfeeding is Fitrah,
Breastfeeding is Sunnah.

Dr. Faridah Idris is a successful BF, BW mom. A mom of 5, a specialist *hats off*. Hop over to her site.

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a day in the life of a fussy eater

Breakfast: bread@banana (C), milk@yogurt drink (D), egg@cheese (P)
Lunch: She wanted egg&watermelon, leaving her carb (C) and other protein(P)
Nuggets- never tried it before, was bought in case Haariz, Idrees datang.

Teatime: bread (C) and sausage (P)

Dinner/supper: soupy pasta (C)

I'm always thinking in terms of (C) carbohydrate, (P) protein, (D) dairy. Not too worried about fat, because we do use olive oil, minimal butter in food preparation. She'd get her fibres, vitamins from her veggie and fruits.

Eggs and cheese are protein too (plus soy, beans, nuts, tofu etc)... I just can't think of conventional protein *I know, I know*.
--> me muttering to myself

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phishing

That is how people get your bank info:


Dear Valued Client,

We recently notices one or more attempts to log in your HSBC Bank account from a different IP address and
we have reason to believe that your account might have been logged on by a third party without your authorization.

If you recently accessed your account while travelling, the unusual log in attempts may have initiated by you.

However if you are the rightfull holder of the account please click on the log on button below and verify your account information



Failure to verify your information will lead to the temporary suspension of your account online for security reasons

Regards
HSBC Bank Plc
I got this email, saja je la tekan login coz I definitely won't use any links via email, most importantly I don't have an HSBC account. It directed to a bogus website.. not a https one.
* in purple: highlighted spelling, grammatical errors. Real banks better not have these mistakes, they'd lose credibility!

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zoo


A great place to learn about animals. But it hasn't changed much since I was a child? Some cages were empty, KFC is no longer there, but the trains are adequate.

She loves the video I made... original recording of animals (although a bit Blair Witchy). Not many pics though. An extra RM15 for the camcorder is worth it.

Next stop: Singapore Zoo.

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Mediterranean diet?

Fruits, veggie, olive oil, moderate dairy products/ fish, minimal red meat... that's her diet. I'm cracking my head for her protein, but cheese, egg, yoggurt, milk are okay with her. it's just the conventional chicken and meat that eludes her mouth.

But I think we're still ok. What if your child refuses the latter four?

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hiatus

In Nuclear Medicine past 2 weeks, so much to do and learn, so little time! Sucky broadband connection doesn't help either.
Surviving without my dose of early morning coffee since Tuesday. Of course I had 2 days worth of withdrawal headache, but hoping this will last this time around. It's such a diuretic that I get pretty dehydrated when I'm fasting.

I'm gonna be a SAHM for the next couple of days. Let's see what my daughter is up to then.
She's currently:
  • having teething fussiness
  • in tomato ketchup frenzy (Heinz only)
  • eats nasi impit and kuih raya during open houses
  • bathes, eats, dresses herself, chooses her own dvd, goes up and down the stairs, opens doors (not the knob type) on her own
  • working on peeing on the potty (till I recognise her signs, it's just the poo bit for now)
  • enjoying company, DH's colleagues has kids her age
  • still likes my anatomy text/diagram
  • likes books better

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Friday menu

Gotta document this.

Friday menu:-

Breakfast:
  • banana
  • cheese
  • bread
  • Milo

Lunch:
  • nasi lemak

Dinner:
  • olive (picked off from my Subway)
  • orange
  • lettuce
  • coleslaw dressing (ran out of other dressing)
  • boiled egg
  • warm milk or soya at bedtime

I should just make salad for her dinner *LOL. She loved the salad in Tony Roma, Italiannies. I should start making substantial salad. And she loves simple stir fried taugeh/ cabbage/ carrot/ kucai (we omitted the pepper). We shared a plate at Teppanyaki ... previously she ate half of the rice and vege, one time she just ate the vege. This time.. she finished 90% of the salmon, and vege too.

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FAQ on cloth pad


1. How to wash cloth pad?
Rinse off stains with cold water. If you want, soak in a cold water with a bit of salt.
Chuck it in with the rest of your laundry (but DON'T use softener). I usually wash it with Arianna's cloth diaper (non-enzyme detergent, no softener)

2. How many hours can I wear it?
They say 4 hours for medium pad. For me: 8-12 hours using night/overnight pad.

3. Does it smells?
Nope. It doesn't emit the blood+disposable pads stench.

4. Does it leak?
Just like disposable pads, do not overload it. Change according to your flow.

lastly (because I do not like to impose on others my personal choices in life)
5. Why cloth pads?
You can google why disposable pads worse off. Personally, I hate the stinky waste, rashes, heavy flow associated with it. And cloth feels more comfortable on your skin.

Check out my previous entry here and here.

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Celcom sucks

Second day of poor reception. Line is intermittently disrupted, still!!! The downfall of living in BU/DJ/DU/TTDI area...congested??
BODOH!

So okay, I'm only oncall tomorrow.. but how soon would the prob will be fully rectified? How would I know when emergency happens... and they couldn't get through?

Hello.... amanah kerja.... cepat2 la fix it. No need cuti raya lama2. I was back oncall on 4th day raya (after a whole week of non muslim colleagues covering-thanks u guys!). Taking 24H oncall tomorrow too.

Yesterday, my specialist-on-call was probably rejoicing coz not many calls/sms...... till morning comes and lotsa sms (including angry sms) came in. So who do u blame if u can't get that urgent CT/MRI? (don't wanna jinx it by saying urgent nephrostomy, drainage, embolisation).

Karma babe... ntah2 technical people who are responsible will come in one day with a stroke (to make it spicy.. amendable with intervention if diagnosed early)... and gets delayed treatment coz cuti raya lama sangat. Sangat menyusahkan.

Kerja kena amanah! I pray to God for my patient's safety... and may I not kill anyone by lackadaisical attitude.
angry 8-years-faithful customer

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the girls

2 girls with 3 sisters (we're aunts really). Pics are on Facebook :)

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Salam Aidilfitri

Salam Aidilfitri... weekend is near, time untuk sambung Raya

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Eid Mubarak

This was us doing last minute shopping in OU. Keep forgetting to ask her when she wants her stroller again. To all, have a good Raya. Drive safely, seriously- don't want to have loads of xrays, CT scans due to accidents. Think of your loved ones.
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what happens when daddy goes to Tiny Tapir

Forgot to give credit to DH who braved the LRT during lunch hour to pick up a few stuff from Tiny Tapir. Got the magic stick...special price coz I was the first 10 respondant on the Facebook *yay for FB*. It's awesome, no need to dirty my hands while applying diaper ointment. Smells good too!

That cup is underutilised (she likes blue coloured cups).
We love organic soap. It's really cleansing *duh*. I mean we see a difference compared to commercial shower cream.

Last, but not least, got another 2 Grobaby!! That's the only CD that he approves off. Letting go the rest. I said buy 1, he bought 2. Go figure. Wouldn't be surprised if he buys more.

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3 months...

....till she turns two. Decided to read Baby Center today

Your 21-month-old

What's your toddler doing? Your 21-month-old is probably interested in rearranging furniture, assisting with chores, and using her own play shelves, table, and chairs. She might also be able to put on her clothing, wash and dry her hands, or brush her teeth with help.

She's also getting closer to tackling the toilet. Sometime after her 18th month but before her second birthday, your toddler will be able to recognize when she is going to urinate or have a bowel movement. You'll also notice signs that your child is about to eliminate — she might crouch down or move away. Even after she realizes what's happening, she isn't necessarily ready to use her potty, but she's getting closer to it.

How is your life changing? Toddlers at this age like things "just so." Along with tantrums and exploration, obstinacy is another hallmark of toddlerhood. Respect her preferences and interests and try to give in on the little things, like which jelly to use on toast or which shirt to wear. Make it clear that some things — like behaviors that affect safety — are not up for negotiation.

Try establishing — and sticking to — set times for napping, eating, and going to bed to help her feel more secure and in control. Routines can also make your life easier. If your child knows what to expect every day, you'll probably encounter less resistance. A regular way of doing things can also keep you from having to take time to plan each day separately.

Parent Tip: Time for a Song "I've noticed that with my 2-year-old daughter, language and communication skills have really started taking off. Musical games, reading, sorting, and physical play are her favorites now." — Tara

  • Own furniture - own sofa, stool, table dominating our (read: her) room
  • Put on clothing - as long as it matches, I'm okay with it
  • Wash/dry hands - gotta make sure she wipes her hands with the towel (not the curtain, tablecloth)
  • Recognising elimination process - still working on the urination part
  • Tantrums - loads of it
  • Exploration - my lil explorer at home (changed her playroom's arrangement)
  • Routine - been kept to since young

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random breakfast/brunch serving shots

Cleaning up my hp inbox, and I found few MMS from DH. He prepares breakfast/brunch for Arianna considering I leave early (earlier) for work these days.
Fruit, protein, carbo- daddy makes sure of it.

Cornflakes with raisins. Yogurt drink. Pasta. Mix vege.

All time fav: watermelon

Bread&nutella (just a phase).

She loves cheese!

French toast@roti telur, failed effort :(

Deja vu *LOL*

Our favourite all day snack.

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Rabbit Park


Drove up to Bukit Tinggi yesterday. I think the drive was longer than our stay there :p
RM3 per entry for adults, toddlers above 2.

Rabbit = Bunny.

No wonder Arianna was confused when we kept saying rabbits.

She insists on choosing her own outfit. So if she wears seluar rumah yg comot, what can u say? Thank God the colour matches.

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Pop Goes The Weasel

'Round and 'round the cobbler's bench
The monkey chased the weasel,
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun
Pop! Goes the weasel.

A penny for a spool of thread
A penny for a needle,
That's the way the money goes,
Pop! Goes the weasel.

A half a pound of tupenny rice,
A half a pound of treacle.
Mix it up and make it nice,
Pop! Goes the weasel.

Up and down the London road,
In and out of the Eagle,
That's the way the money goes,
Pop! Goes the weasel.

I've no time to plead and pine,
I've no time to wheedle,
Kiss me quick and then I'm gone
Pop! Goes the weasel.

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Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye;
(Children in circle skip to the left while singing)

Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie!
(Children in circle skip to the right,
then stretch arms up toward center to form the pie.)

When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
(Children in circle bring arms back down
to waist level, then children in center of ring
begin to 'chirp' and 'tweet')

Wasn't that a dainty dish
To set before the king?
(Children in circle skip to the left;
children in center flutter about like birds.)

The king was in his counting house,
Counting all the money;
(Children in circle walk backward
four steps then pretend to count money;
children in center keep fluttering like birds)

The queen was in the parlor,
Eating bread with honey
(Children in circle walk forward
four steps, kneel and pretend to eat;
children in center keep fluttering like birds)

The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes;
(Children in circle pretend to pick up clothes,
then turn outward and hang them up.)

When down came a blackbird
Who snapped off her nose!
(Children in center flutter to, and run around,
those in the circle, one bird to one child, each snapping
off a nose. Those in the circle kneel and the birds each
hold up one finger to represent the nose.)

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How To Teach Visual Spatial Learners

How To Teach Visual Spatial Learners

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outdoor: Bird Park

I think this entry is long overdue. Ummi Salsabila did ask... but I was kinda busy that time to dig out photos. Apart from shopping complexes, restaurants, Atok&Wan's place... she goes to the park. But it has been awhile since we went to the park ever since she's sleeping through the night (ie 11pm/12am till 9/10am).

Here's what we did yesterday- Bird Park, KL.

DH decided not to teach individual bird's species *phew, I suck at that*. All were birds haha. I didn't BW although I did have the Beco with me, just in case. She had run running around, with us chasing after her. Daddy carried her whenever she got tired... all 3 of us were pretty tired after 2 hours :)

Still no luck with stroller.
The last time we used a stroller, coz I had a backache (must be collecting dust now). Pic was back in December, in a nearby park.
This is Ray... we should have a playdate again.

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