Posts

Showing posts from June, 2012

My 26th Birthday

Image
I turned 26 years old last Sunday, the 24th. That morning, we attended my cousin's (Assrol) Majlis Bersanding. After we came home, I made two batches of Baby Iqbal's food - carrot and apple + pear purees. And then we spent the afternoon with my little family. To end the day, I had dinner with dear Husband at Excapade. So yea, that's about it. Nothing much but pure happiness and blessings. Alhamdulillah *:D

I think I have wrote many times *Sorry!* that I want to have a career soon and that I am still unemployed since I graduated in 2010. I mean, who wants to read that over and over again right? Haha :p

Anyway.. This is what's included in my wishlist for the past few years. I am going to get them someday - with my own paycheck and effort, Insya Allah. For now, they are still in my wishlist ;) *big smiles* I might gna add more in the future but these have always been on the top of my list! Now drools~ :p



and last but not the least..

Baby Iqbal turns 7 months

Image
Another late post. Last week, Baby Iqbal turned 7 months. Since Dear Husband is taking his leave (since 16th July), we brought Baby Iqbal out for 'dinner' at Villa Mauri. *lol* ;p Ayah and Ibu love you so much Dearest Son! Let's talk about his developmental milestones, shall we?
Feeding and Diet
Alhamdulillah, Baby Iqbal is still breastfeeding 2-3 ounces every 2-3 hours (remains the same even though he is now taking solid food). I've been thinking about weaning him to formula milk lately but we'll see how the supply goes because I have mixed feelings about this. :(We have changed the size of his bottle teats recently to medium flow. He showed signs of frustration every time we bottle feed him lately so we decided to change the teats size and it works! Yay!He is eating about 2 ounces of pureed fruits or vegetables per feeding, two times a day (lunch and early dinner) and a rusk for breakfast. I have been mixing two different fruits and vegetables lately for him (eg. a…

Mamit & Pamit's Wedding

Image
Last weekend was my dear sister's wedding. Their nikah was held at Masjid SOAS in Bandar, Majlis Khatam Al-Quran dan Malam Berbedak was on Saturday night and their Majlis Bersanding was on the next morning. Yes it was hectic but who doesn't love weddings, right? ;)

Here I leave you with the pictures :D





Family Budgeting

More on family finance..

I'm a 26 years old (turn next week!) mom with a degree in Accounting and Finance should know how to budget my money. Cliche but true! Alhamdulillah.. I'm content with everything I have in my life - my husband, my baby, my families. And my wish for my birthday this year is.. I'll be able to control my spending and be strict and discipline myself better. InsyaAllah.. ;)

So what is family budgeting? It is merely noting and keeping track our daily expenses every month. Simple as that. From there, we can categorised our expenses including savings, fixed expenses (eg. Long and short term loans), committed expenses (bills, grocery shopping, fuel and for our parents), and discretionary expenses (clothing, entertainment, food - dine ins, take outs, deliveries, etc).

Every end of month, I will plan a budget for our money and taking into account what else need to be paid in the coming month. This usually my spending on clothings and things I planned to buy. E…

Baby Hana's Berdikir dan Mandi Belawat

Image
During the public holiday, 31st May we attended Baby Hana's Berdikir and Mandi Belawat. We have not make one yet, Insya Allah after Hari Raya before Baby Iqbal turns 1 year old. Mudahan murah rezeki.. Amiiiinnn! :D



Money Matters

With only one person currently earning income for the three of us, my mind is always busy thinking about money. Regardless of time! The main reason why I chose to cloth diaper in the first place.

I am hoping for a career soon to accommodate the endless lists of my little family and bigger family needs (and wants). I want to help my parents.

But.. I'm a normal woman in every sense who loves designer handbags and shoes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Longchamp, Gucci, Christian Louboutins, Jimmy Choos, just to name a few. With myriad of online shopping including facebook available for nice and pretty tops, maxis, chiffons (and the list can go on..) and now that we have Baby Iqbal, the list would include his clothes for every occasions and toys, I just don't know how we can save!
Money is not everything to me. Believe me, it is NOT. I believe that money serves for all kind of purposes. Although I have a degree in Accounting and Finance, I am not good in managing my own finance. With the s…

Baby Puree

Image
Baby Iqbal has been eating fruit and vegetable purees for a month now. Alhamdulillah.. His favourite is apple puree. So far, he has eaten porridge, apple, kurma, sweet potato (orange one), white potato (mix with unsalted butter), carrot, avocado, banana, and pear. I have yet to introduce pumpkin to him (this week Insya Allah). And I have not follow the four days rule. -_-''
As for mixing two different purees, he does not like eating porridge with carrot *will try giving him again*. So far he likes to eat white potato and carrot well. Next I want to mix apple and pear, and avocado and banana together.
I only use the small plastic container to to keep his purees about 1-2oz for each feeding. Hence his breastfeeding intake has not change. I only cooked for two different purees when I'm cooking and for few days feeding because I have limited containers (just bought another 10pcs last Sunday. Yay!!) 

Between the Avent 2in1 Blender and Steamer and Beaba Babycook, I ended up usi…