in less than a month, my little baby will be turning a year old.
her development has been progressive so far although, i must say, she is taking her own time to grow her teeth. i have been waiting to see some pearly whites to pop out but nope. her first tooth is still not showing any signs of eruption. her gums are still bare but i gotta admit that they are quite hard already. she bites while nursing but lucky me she is still with bare gums. or else, there would be a crime scene.
and yes, we are still nursing. YAY! we are so close to reaching my goal and i am so excited! i am not ambitious enough to setting a goal of nursing for two years. one year is already good enough. and i will let nature take its own course, yea?
talking about nature. these days, i simply cannot be bothered to religiously pump every 2 -3 hours. i am still producing which i think at an amount that is adequate enough for Fateena. i used to get 240ml in one session, which of course i divided into two feeds. then the volume gets lesser. on good days i can get 160ml – 180ml. on lousy days (that is, days when i am too exhausted, too busy with assignments etc), i will pump out 100ml. yea, that amount is good enough.
i know i get envious looking at pictures of full-to-the-brim freezer with breast milk but when i think about it, i got no space in my freezer for that kind of crazy milk production (though i wanted to get like that)!! some moms would go to the extent of getting another freezer to store their milk. looking at my tiny kitchen, i cannot find a suitable corner for another freezer. so, no thanks.
for the fact that i have beaten my old record, back with my firstborn, i think i am doing good this time. but i will certainly want to make it better next time, when my 3rd one comes.
(no i am not expecting. i am just saying.)
she pulled herself up just so that she could grab a bite from that apple. like she had teeth for that.
Yea, where has the time gone to? And before I know it, October is already creeping in. I guess this is what happens to a typical working mom, like me, who still attends classes at night. A lot of important stuff have been pushed to the backseat. And instead of clearing them first, here I am writing a blog post. Whatever.
And then she began to sit, after turning exactly 8 months last August. She just turned around at us and sat on her diapered bum. Look at her gaping mouth! Guess, she also couldn’t believe her achievement.
And right at this moment, as I am typing this, she is pulling herself up on the sofa (and occasionally, the tv console). Fateena is standing up, right before my eyes! She is growing way too fast. Slow down a bit, girl! Mommy still wants to bask in the bliss of watching your cute little face (and bum) and that toothless grin. Gaah, I guess that is, of course, impossible.
I just can’t wait for my classes to be over so that I can be at home right after work, with no other commitments tailgating me. Just so I can watch my kids grow. Looking at Fateena’s chubby cheeks, bare gums and fat arms and legs makes me addicted to kissing her. And don’t you say about my firstborn. She is also growing up way too fast.
What have I been missing???
can someone or some people please teach them on various ways of cultivation without harming neighbouring nations? year after year the Sumatrans use this “slash and burn” method to destroy the forest. go lend them some bulldozers or heavy machinery or whatever that do not produce any fire!
apart from Singapore, Malaysia and parts of Bangkok are affected by the thick, smokey haze that comes along. for days we do not have any fresh air to breathe and even with the doors and windows closed, we can still smell the smoke. last night, hubby got his eyes irritated and i was feeling very giddy.
and this is exactly what i see when i wake up in the morning today. no clouds, no sky, no rain, no sun ray and not even a gentle wind blowing. we have been sweating profusely and it becomes worse at night. prease hor, we no have aircon!
even with the fan blowing at the max speed, i still wake up sweaty and sticky. tsk! gotta find something to at least make our situation at home better. to everyone else, please take good care of yourselves! no going outside if there is no important purpose. to those at work, especially outdoors, please wear a mask!
oh i forgot! masks are sold out island wide…GAH!!
what does “a day well spent” mean?
in the afternoon, right after my husband went off to work, us ladies had to stay home to do our stuff. fateha playing with the helper, fateena crying for my attention and my “twins”, and i sat in front of the laptop; trying to finish up my assignment. the problem was, each time i tried focusing on my work, my eyes just got heavier. every time!
and fateena was begging for me to carry and feed her. like a malay saying that went “dah mengantuk lagi disorongkan bantal”, i saved whatever that i had typed (one sentence, that was it), switched off the laptop and nursed the town crier.
it was like Jeannie had nodded her little genie head and my eyes went shut, while my fateena was having a good lunch. i guess i was really sleepy (sleep deprivation, a mother’s crime). i remembered being rudely awaken by a sharp pain from a niplash. boy, she pulled hard! luckily our skin has some form of elasticity. otherwise, i’d be torn apart so viciously by an innocent little baby.
but even that didn’t help to make me stay awake. seeing fateena getting sleepy while still latching onto me, i gently pulled her off and placed her on her tummy on top of me. and yes, you guessed it, we both went to la la land together and woke up together, about 2 hours later.
the day went by in a pretty much slow pace, which i like. because i did nothing at all. yes!!! and by nothing i mean school work and assignment. most of the time i was only sitting, lying on the sofa (and nurse), watching tv and drinking my protein shake.
i would say it IS definitely a day well spent for me.
till the next long day at home.