Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Alycia doing her homework.
With Sherilyn following suit.
Whenever my mum is here, Sherilyn will even call my mum "teacher, teacher" as she fights for attention. Sher can be quite distractive asking loads of questions and demanding for this and that each time I teach Alycia. It's difficult to be answering both her endless questions and teaching Alycia in her homework simultaneously. People say a 2nd child is always aggresive and is an attention seeker and I find it so true with Sherilyn. I wonder how she will behave when her little sister arrives in 1.5 week's time.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Last week, we had high-tea at Paya Serai Coffee House @ PJ Hilton. Since I'm about to deliver, I indulged in my favorite food, food that I haven't touched for months and geez, it feels good to be able to taste them finally, albeit I only ate them moderately.
Putumayam - I was already craving to eat this when I saw it at ChumsyAshley's blog.
Ooooh, my all-time favorite Sarawak pineapple..... tasted sooooo sweet and refreshing.
Starfruit juice and teh tarik.
Also ate assam laksa and sour mango (from the rojak counter).
Hubby was looking at me with sharp sideway glance and shaking his head as I ate these forbidden food, haha.....
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Sherilyn is really content and happy eating egg sandwiches with piles of Japanese cucumber and cherry tomatoes. Luckily she still eats vegetables and adores cucumbers.
Grimacing in sourness......soooooo sour this cherry tomato.......
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Yesterday morning, Sherilyn was really angelic. She had woken up at 7:30am, which was earlier than usual. After drinking her milk and being washed up by my maid, she sat at her desk quietly.
When I came closer to her, I saw her practising her writing skills in her exercise book. I was really touched to see her so kwai, doing writing without being told, and without bothering me. If only she could be so angelic everyday, throughout the day!
I used to suffer from stiff neck quite frequently but ever since I started to sleep on special concave neck pillows, I rarely have stiff neck anymore. I find that soft pillows are normally the culprit for stiff necks and I have since ditched them or put them downstairs for my cat nap in the afternoon. So if you suffer from neck pain and stiff necks, it's time you swap your pillows with special concave neck pillows. They are not very expensive and you can buy one from as cheap as RM20-30 each. They are really a good investment for a good night's sleep!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Creamy spaghetti with bacon and mushrooms.
Gado-Gado with creamy peanut sauce.
Prawn sambal rice
and a slice of mango cheese cake and apple & peach crumble with ice-cream for dessert. We finished lunch at around 3pm and was feeling really full.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
During service, there was a very good video presentation on how Jesus had died on the cross to redeem our sins and how Abraham had obeyed God and brought his only precious son Issac to be sacrificed. The video was really very touching and moved many parishioners to tears, including moi. Today, I also met Dato' Ng Yen Yen, our new Deputy Finance Minister face to face in church and I must say that she is indeed very friendly.
After church, we had high tea at PJ Hilton coffee house. Though there was a lot of delicious food on the buffet spread, I could only eat like a cat and did not have much appetite. As my tummy is ballooning, my appetite is being suppressed. I can visualize how my guts are being pushed and squeezed to its limits by the ballooning uterus. Just can't wait for this little one to pop out.
How was your Sunday today?
Saturday, March 22, 2008
We were supposed to have dinner with my brother and SIL who came from Singapore but was later informed by hubby that the roads in KL will be closed for the F1 GP celebration, so plan cancelled. I have just taught my maid how to make homemade chicken nuggets and lamb chop. My maid has very shallow culinary skills and sometimes I get really pissed off with her when she tries to do things her way without asking me and spoils the entire dish. She also tends to forget what I've asked her to cook and how to cook them. I think Chinese and Western cooking are completely alien to her. I have since taken over cooking from her, which is really time consuming. She's unlike my previous maid who knows exactly what to do after teaching her only once.
Friday, March 21, 2008
That's my big baby belly at 35 weeks. Most people have commented that my belly looks small for the gestational age and that I look neat. They think I am having a real smooth pregnancy because of the neat and 'small' belly but they don't know that I am actually having lots of discomforts and pains now. I can't walk or stand too long, otherwise my Braxton Hicks contractions and 'tummy tightenings' will become more intense. When the baby kicks me too hard and hits some of my nerves, I will have Sciatica, which is a sharp pain that attacks my buttocks and legs. I have Sciatica attacks everyday. Sometimes the pain is so bad that I have to sit or squat immediately and wince in pain. I started to have Sciatica when I was carrying Sherilyn during the last trimester. The pain went away after I delivered Sherilyn.
I have 3 more weeks to go before the big day but I am really hoping that the baby will come out a little earlier, naturally and without much labor pains.... to save mummy from having to go through another scary major surgery and to save daddy from having to burn a big hole in his pocket.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Alycia and Sherilyn attacking and savouring the Terriyaki roast chicken.
Look how intent she is here trying her best to put the button through the tiny button hole, with furrowed eyebrows and scrunched up lips.
And how happy she is with her achievement.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Huge piece of plastic sheet beneath the bedsheet to prevent vomit and pee from seeping into the mattress.
There is another plastic mat on top of the bedsheet, where Sherilyn will sleep on top.
and another plastic mat next to Sherilyn with a bucket next to her on the mattress. Every night before putting the gals to sleep, I will say a prayer together with the gals for God's protection and to ask God to prevent Sherilyn from puking. I will then remind Sherilyn many times that if she wants to puke, she has to puke into the bucket. Sherilyn has not puked for almost 2 weeks and I am keeping my fingers crossed that she will very soon get over this puking phase.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Beard Papa's cream puff or J.Co / Big Apple doughnuts? Which one do we like more? I'll give a resounding vote to Beard Papa's cream puffs. I can't tell you how delicious those cream puffs are - they are not 'jelak' as the cream is fresh and made from fragrant imported vanilla beans and the pastry is oh so puffy and crispy. Though I am so conscious of my weight, I tend to have a weakness for cream puffs and I can even chomp down 2-3 of them at one go. These cream puffs must be eaten on the day you buy them. If you put them in the fridge overnight, the puffs will turn squidgy the following day. The cream will also lose its vanilla fragrance. Hubby normally buys half a dozen and we would normally finish them all in a day.
Luckily Alycia and Sherilyn love the cream puffs too, so I am 'forced' to share the sins with them and don't have to gobble them down all by myself.
Even my fussy Miss Spity Spat loves the cream puffs to bits and as she eats them, she would go "hmmmmm....... very nice......". Mummy would be too busy eating her own cream puffs that she will let Miss Spity Spat eat the cream puff on her own and mess up everywhere - her hair, her face, her clothes, the dining table.....
Monday, March 17, 2008
I had wanted to get a good jogger (McLaren or Prego) but the price tag made my jaw dropped (between RM1k - RM6K). If I were having my 1st child, I can still consider getting a branded jogger. Since this baby will be my last child, I want to get something that's cheap.
Has anyone used the Sweet Cherry jogger before? Is it good? Can the wheels survive all the running on the rough tar road, uphill and downhill?
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Hubby has been very steadfast in his decision to send Aly and Sher to a Chinese school. He said he will do all the chauffering of the kids in future. So on Tuesday, he went to that Chinese school and registered Aly there. He didn't have to wait for long as it was the school holidays. The result of the registration will be out in July next year. I can't imagine my 3 kids going to a Chinese school in future - the heavy load of homework, the endless tuitions and me on the road almost the whole day chauffering them around and sitting down with them till midnight every night to ensure that they finish their homework. I shudder thinking of this life.