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Breastfeeding - The Ups and Downs

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I am not sure if it is normal, about a week or two in a month I realised that my milk supply is rather low. I try not to worry about it but I just can't. I thought.. Maybe I ate something that can decreases the supply. Maybe I think too much. Honestly, I feel really worry if my Baby is not content with his feedings. Husband always told me to think positive - it is a MUST and I am supposed to but somehow I could not! *sighs*.

What I did before to increase my milk supply is to take fenugreek within 24 hours - 2 pills 3 times a day. Drink more hot milo and chicken soup. Drink water and eat a lot!!! It works most of the time but sometimes I 'just' feel exhausted.

It's that time of the month again. My supply has been going up and down, and it makes me feel sad. Despite my worrying, I am happy that Baby still demand for feeding every 1.5 to 3 hours and his pee and poop patterns are normal. Alhamdulillah.. :'D *I feel better now after writing this out*


Review : Autumnz

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The first cloth diaper I get to feel and touch after months of researching. First impressions, it has a nice packaging with instructions and very soft fleece and inserts. This is a onesize (OS) pocket diaper and came with 2 microfiber inserts. The cover is made of PUL and has micro fleece inner lining. I pre-washed them once and satisfied with its absorbency.

This pocket diaper is very easy to use. I have them in snaps although at first I do not like the one row snaps because it looks insecure. Now, they look fine to me. The inserts are long, wide and thick which gives a very good absorbency. The elastics are still in a good condition after many washes since we started using however the fleece lining has started to pill up.



Performance
So far I have been using with one insert in the diaper and it can lasts up to 3 to 4 hours (unless if Baby Iq poops).  Once Baby wore it for 6 hours, the insert was really soaked and luckily there was no leak. Phewh! *Mommy forgot to change before Baby w…

Baby Iqbal turns 4 months

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Baby Iqbal ❤ and I went out with my parents and not-so little brother today. This is a record of his journey today on his 4 months. His first time going out to other places than Birau, clinic and hospital.


10.30am - arrived at Paediatric Clinic, RIPAS Hospital. Baby had his Prevanar jab (second dose). As strong as he has always been, he cried for a few minutes then he's a happy baby again!

11.00am - brought Baby Iqbal to a restaurant for the first time! Lucky there was only two families so the place was rather quiet. He even pooped! *lol* Unfortunately, they do not have changing room so mom combined two chairs and changed him there at our table. Luckily we sat at the corner! He was fussy when we almost finished our food *time to feed him*, we paid the bill and I fed him in the car.

12.00pm - visited my grandparents (which means Baby Iqbal's atok boy and atok girl) in Kota Batu. He was mostly asleep while we were there. Atok girl got to hold him only for a while, she has been aski…

Being a SAHM

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It has been over a year since I graduated with my First Degree and have not 'found' a single career. They say these unemployed people are being choosy for wanting to work with the public sector only and not with the private sector nor start own business. I wish those people know that some people are not lucky.

We had a few debates among my family members asking me to work as soon as possible. Some even suggested me to apply as a teacher, no offence to all teachers out there, but I know myself that I am not capable of being a teacher. I have been applying for career within this period, been going to written tests and interviews but still here I am at home taking care of my baby.

I have discussed this matter with DH. We have agreed that I will stay at home until Dad retires this November. We do not want to have maid to take care of our baby hence we came to this decision. I am still applying for career when the post advertised are something that I have interest to do and not on…

Wordless Wednesday #1

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Love of my life ❤

Favourite Thing : Summer SwaddleMe

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I have decided that I will be writing a series of our favourite things during this mommyhood period. :D

Since I wrote about swaddling early this week, I am excited to talk about our favourite wrap that we used for Baby Iqbal in his early days. Other than the cotton cloth we normally used since he was born, we also use Summer SwaddleMe infant wrap. It is a LIFESAVER to calm our baby especially at night! Without being swaddle, Baby would stay awake until after midnight screaming and crying, refusing to go to sleep.

This wrap comes in two sizes - small/ medium (7-14lbs) and large (14-22lbs). We bought two S/M wraps for our daily use - blue and green. They have some solid colours and also pattern designs. It also has the laundry tabs to avoid from laundry chain especially to its baby binder.

Hubs bought this wrap because he found it complicted using the cloth. *but not anymore now!* I must say, this wrap is simple, easy, fuss free and daddy (or new modern parent) friendly. For a squirmin…

3 months appointment

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Today's stats: (12 days to 4 months)

Weight: 6.66kgs
Height: 63cm
HC: 42cm

Alhamdulillah Baby Iqbal is gaining well. I'm a proud momma! *:D Today he had his second dose for DPT (or Tetrahib) and Polio. We gave him paracetamol immediately once we got home takut panas badannya.

Hubs could not make it today so we went with my sister, at around 11am. Yes, we were late! ;p Baby Iqbal knew that he was getting his jab somehow! He was fussy already when we entered the room and as I sat. Hehe I guess he is familiar with the drill already ;) Still, he is a strong baby! *kiss* :D

Next appointment is in 5 weeks (11th Apr) for his final dose of DPT and Polio. Whewh! Hehe

** Updates on 8th March

Baby Iq has been having fever since yesterday after the jab he had. We give his paracetamol every 6hrs for the last 24hrs and Alhamdulillah his temperature has gone down. Insya Allah he will be healthy again in no time. Really manja and squeaks a lot!!! Sampai sarut sudah suaranya.. And he sleeps mo…

Swaddling

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When Baby Iq was born, we swaddle him with a piece of cotton cloth - about a metre size to keep his hands and feet from scratching his face and also, as the elderly usually say "to keep from flying hands".

At first, I was reluctant to keep on swaddling Baby Iq but now I am used to it already. Somehow swaddling helps him to sleep better especially during the day. *Good thing!* We used to swaddle him too at night but we have stopped as he now can sleep better since we are co-sleeping.

Sometimes it is really hard to put him to sleep (even when he's all cranky), so we will just swaddle him while he's screaming and he will then fall asleep in just few minutes. Ha! But of course, if I see him long enough being swaddle I'd loosen it a little bit so he can move his hands and body easily.

I am writing this entry while watching him sleeping in his rocker. My parents definitely love to swaddle him before sleep and I don't, unless when he is cranky and squirming. He was …