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One week old

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Baby Iqbal was 1 week old last Saturday.Baby and I was admitted at the hospital for two nights.My blood pressure (BP) sky-rocketed since labour (from 160/100 to 130/80 today).We have been receiving visitors from our relatives too (and more gifts too for Baby Iq).My confinement period is going well, Alhamdulillah. (will write a more detail post on this later on)Still adjusting our time especially when Baby Iq is more active during the night than the day. Zombie parents we are for the first few days! HeheHad difficulties nursing Baby Iq for the first few days but now, I’m able to fully BF him. Alhamdulillah Need to go now. It’s time to nurse Baby Iq again!

Finally Arrived

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ALHAMDULILLAH.. Our Baby has finally arrived  AHMAD IQBAL BIN MUHAMMAD IMAN Date of Birth : 19 Nov 2011 / 23 Zulhijjah 1432H at 7.33pm Hospital RIPAS Weight: 3.260 kgs

Bamboolite Giveaway

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After months of researching and reading, I have decided to add BambooLite cloth diapers to our CD stash. From CD moms in Brunei to Malaysia and Singapore, I read only good reviews on their CDs. Even more, I love their bold solid colours – red, black and dark purple although Husband hesitantly agree with my choice of colours (except red hehe). Even better, they have weekly giveaway and I thought I could not join because I don’t live in Malaysia and today I found out that I can!!! Woot woot~ This makes me even more excited!!! Who doesn’t love giveaways, right?  Here are their available prints and colours. Pretty isn’t it? Do check out their value packs – they have starter pack btw if you want to give it a trial. Smart huh? Oh! They have the famous Rockin’ Green detergent too which is highly recommended CD detergent. I have yet to order these fluffs. Will definitely do after I give birth to our new bundle of joy, Insya Allah.  You can click [here] if you want join their giveaway.

Final Preparation (Newborn Cloth Diapering)

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Although Iman initially did not understand the reasons why we have to cloth diaper our newborn with flat diapers, I am grateful that my parents are on board with me on this matter. Hehe boo!  He’s getting the hang of it now.. very involved with the preparations. ♥ When I was a newborn baby, I had an awful relationship with disposable diapers. They gave me a very bad diaper rash and I was such a pain to my parents to handle. Huhu.. Since then, my parents have been using flat diapers to all of my siblings (while on the other hand, Iman came from a disposable diapers family). But, we have discussed and tolerate to use disposable diapers for night diapering as Baby will be sleeping with us. This will also reduce the amount of laundry although I’d still expect Baby’s nappies will need to be change a lot during the day (and night). I read this article [here] and the comments about a week ago and I hope (and believe) that we are ready to cloth diaper our newborn even if only for part-time. Neve…

Week 38 - review

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This week review was rather short and brief too. This time, I was checked by a Malay doctor who is super nice (I like!!!). I miss my usual Filipino doctor though hehhe.. She’s very nice and kind too. Everything else is normal. Alhamdulillah.. Oh! I gained another 1kg from last week review. Hahaha this is not a good sign. I don’t know why but I have quite a huge appetite lately. Hehhe.. Whenever Iman’s crave for something, I’ll just join him and eat more than him. How is that??? Hihihi Baby’s heartbeat is doing great. Alhamdulillah.. I guess Baby’s weight pun increased a little bit since I’ve gained too. My tummy has been ‘mengeras’ (as my Filipino doctor would called it) lately. I don’t have the symptoms yet but been having an awfully looking swollen feet. Usual midnight movements are getting intense (and it hurts me sometimes), I hardly can sleep. In the day, Baby will usually stays quiet and movements are bearable (and cute!). I’ll write again soon!  Enjoy your Sunday lovelies!

Final Preparation (Mom & Baby)

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Exactly 2 weeks to go til my EDD! *still having mixed feelings*I have finally done packing my hospital bag and also, my Baby box. I’ll share with you the list (do let me know if I’m missing anything in the list).  Mummy’s Hospital Bag TowelToiletriesGoing home bajuBreasts padMaternity pad (or period pad, whichever you prefer)Nursing bra and pantiesSocksSlipperMinyak ZarafahAl-Quran/ Buku YaasinOur Baby’s Box Sleepsuits 2-3 pcs (and going home baju)Mittens and socks (if the sleepsuits do not have feet soles)Baby cap/ hatBadung 2-3 pcsBarut 2-3 pcsTowelToiletries (baby lotion and oil)Grooming set (baby comb and brush)Baby wipes (or cotton rolls)Minyak TelonDisposable diapersBaby bath and shampooThat’s all that we have packed. I thought of bringing the breastpumps too but we will try direct feed first (and if it doesn’t work which I do not hope for this to happen), then we will use the breastpumps. We have put all Baby clothes and needs in the drawers and I kept on re-arranging them (and bei…

Week 37 - review

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Just few more weeks left!!! *mixed feelings* Alhamdulillah, my recent Doctor’s review didn’t make me wait for a long time. I had my ultrasound first. I managed to be the second one to enter the room. The kind technician kindly printed for me Baby’s scan as Husband was not there to take the video. Alhamdulillah everything is fine except ONE! After that was my Doctor’s review. She asked me about fetal movement, alhamdulillah sometimes I managed to get 10 movement within an hour or two, although the chart they gave me was to track the movement for 12 hours. She also checked my feet and hands for swelling but so far, it’s not that bad (although I believe they are not my normal size. Hehe) _____________________________________________________ Back to the ONE thing that became my huge concern since that day. Baby’s position. It is not breech but Occiput Posterior (OP) aka ‘sunny side up’ Baby.
pic credit: spinningbabies.com From my research and reading, most of the time Baby will turn himself to …

Breastfeeding Class

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Last Saturday, Husband and I attended the Breastfeeding class conducted at the Gyne clinic in RIPAS. We learned a lot from the class, apart from my side reading from breastfeeding mommies group in Facebook which is very helpful too.
pamphlets in the goody bag According to the article, to enable mothers to establish and sustain exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months (highly recommended), WHO and UNICEF recommend: Initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of lifeExclusive breastfeeding – without additional food, formula milk and waterBreastfeeding on demand – as often as Baby wantsDo not use bottles, teats or pacifiers What I can conclude from the talk is to always think positive and happy thoughtswhile breastfeeding your Baby to encourage your milk supply other than the spending the precious time with your Baby. Mudah-mudahan diberikan rezeki yang banyak to breastfeed my Baby nanti. Amin ya Rabbal ‘Alamin! Benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, for Baby: better mental developmentprot…