Thursday, November 7, 2013

Exclusive breasfeeding challenge

Farish Daniyal offers me totally new experience in my journey to exclusive breasfeeding. Due to let down and frequent engorgement, I have started expressing since day 3 of confinement. 

This is my 7 years old breast pump - Avent manul. You have served me so much henceforth time for your retirement, I guess..since getting older, using manual pump is a bit tiring and giving pressure to my amr's vein (mengada-ngada pun yer)..expressing while feeding also a bit challenging..

Then, I brought home this Medela Swing electric breast pump that can be operated with power or batteries. I found it easy to handle with less parts to assemble and dissemble for washing..obviously it's light weight and mobile for travel use. However, I'll felt a little pain from the suction. I've discovered that the standard breast shield comes in the package was not suitable for me and it works better without anymore pain after I've changed the breast shield from 24mm to 27mm. 

Unfortunately, it still take too long for me to settle down (sampai tertido la dalam mother's room). For a month, I used both breast pump to speed up the expressing process while looking for a better solution.

I'm finally met up with Avent (Philips) ISIS IQ Duo electric and I've fallen love with it. With advantage of transforming into manual mode, it has tremendous performance. Differ from other electric breast pump that control the suction by pressing increasing/decreasing button, ISIS IQ Duo store the desired pumping rhythm in her memory even after switched off.

It takes approximately 30 minutes for me to fill up 5oz x2 hence this time saving behavior makes me love her more. She's now become my BFF..he he..two thumbs up!
My EBM freezer

My expressing gear

Milk spilled over my usual
I'm pushing my level best to collect the EBM as much as possible and hope could maintain the supply for complete two years..Ameen~

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mari Mendirikan Solat

Wah..semangatnya dia nak ikut Kakak Solat. Kira boleh la tu walopun carca marba lagik turutannya,'s a good start, son..keep it up! :)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Farish Daniyal - Bed Time

Sleepyhead, close your eyes.
mother’s right here beside you.
I’ll protect you from harm,
you will wake in my arms.
Guardian angels are near,
so sleep on, with no fear...
Sempoi jek routine bedtime baby Daniyal ni..dah kenyang, just put him on bed and talk to him for a while...then play Dzikir or lullaby songs (kakak and abang would offer hands at this stage :p)..wind down la kononnyer. In less than 15 minutes he'll drift quietly off to sleep.
Next step..wrap. Daniyal ni lain skit dari abang and kakak dia who hate bedung so much. Since napkin dah for sure la tak muat nak wrap dia at this I bought flannel fabric, 1 meter just nice for a wrapper..Jahit tepi jek, senang. Oh, satu lagik bean sprout kernels pillow also aid him sleep better. Kononnyer by placing the organic pillow horizontally over the baby's chest or tummy, comforting him with sense of security for a good sleep. He also manage to get back to sleep on his own if he wake up during the night unless if he need a feeding. Sayanggg Daniyal..senang btul nak handle :x
Btw, kereta kat kepala dia tu bkn toys's MP3 player to play Dzikir and Quran recitation..he hee
Sweet dreams..

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Arif Hakim @DUNIA ELIT

I was shocked when he read the letters on JACOB'S biscuit's container and for the first time I get to know my 2yrs ++ boy able to recognized letters already! (  Then I realized that I'm not giving an attention to Arif as much as Nazihah received. By the way, learning apps in his tablet also helps a lot.

May be to some mother, this is not a big deal but for me it is absolutely something. I didn't expect him to catch up that fast since I'm not spending so much time readings with him and we just send him to a normal day care. Alhamdulillah, we have made right decision in sending him to Task Dunia Elit since 2010 and I would like to thank all the teacher who had bring my boy to this level.

Dunia Elit offers Islamic nurturing apart from conventional education such as Prayer, Dzikir, rote a Quran Surah and Dua'. Overall, I am so satisfied with Taska Dunia Elit in handling my child for these four years.
Dunia Elit Sport Day 2012

Dunia Elit Sport Day 2013

Dunia Elit Sport Day 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Farish Daniyal - Journey to 4 Months


Alhamdulillah, on 12th July 2013, 17:17 we have received a perfect little boy. Welcome my little caliph. Although Kakak was not so happy receiving a baby boy but I'm pretty sure that she's proud when most people said he has her looks. 

From the sign of having birth, he is giving me a totally new experience. Not like the past two delivery, Daniyal was born 1 week early than expected. I knew that he is struggling latching during 1-2 days after birth and only on 3rd day onwards you have a full stomach.
On day 4, he was detected having a jaundice and was admitted in An-Nur Specialist Hospital. Since there is no available bed for lodging, I have to travel back and forth to feed him and leave the EBM for over night use. Yeah, two exhausted days..but I'll do everything it takes to give the best for my baby. I have no words to say while looking at him under treatment and I couldn't stop my tears to drop every time feeding him in the nursery. I pray that he would not suffering this any longer.

Day 7, skin head mode! We shaved his hair on day 7 even though we are not able to carry along his aqiqah ceremony.
On the first month my hero gain 2kg from his birth weight (4.42kg) and draw an over graph dot on his growing chart..yeah that's a secret of exclusive breastfeeding! ;)
He is still sleeping most of the time at this age..
His weight reached 6.2kg on 2nd month and still made a little weep during immunization jab. He started to sleep on his chest and sometimes comfort land in my arms next to my heart. His hair growing fast anyway..
I'm surprised he is gaining quite a lot month by month since do not drink as much as his brother did and not as often as his sister was. On 3rd month he gain another kg to plot the dot at 7.6kg.
I'm happy to see a smile on his face now and love to talk to him so much.
He is a gift..syukur Alhamdulillah, he motivate me a lot to have another baby..not much hassle in nursing him. Bath time, bedtime, play time, outing..he behave all the time. Baby cot, MAXI COSI and may be a play gym really a worth catch. Pray hard that he will grow well and become a good caliph to his religious, family & people surround him.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Three Little Munckins

2012 - 2013 was an extreme busy year..

Nur Ain Nazihah turn 7 and started her elementary fast the time flies, in a blink of eyes my little girl now become a big girl..

Arif Hakim without much stories here, now become a big brother..couldn't believe that he would enter kindergarten in the next few months.
And introducing Farish Daniyal on board. Born on 12th July 2013 at 17:17 hours in Columbia Hospital, Bdr Puteri, Puchong. From 3.42kg he reached 7.6kg on his 3rd months. Obviously, he inherit rapid grow similar to his brother and sister. I'm so excited to watch he grow further..every child has a unique development curve and draw their own story on the line.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sweeping the Mess

Arif wat..Arif wat..
Mintak tolong ambik penyapu and penyodok sampak jek..beria plak nak tolong..terlebih rajin plak, slalu tu kemas toys pun kena pakse :p
Pape pun..thx Arif, u did well..