It’s Friday today – means no MEAT day. It is abstinence rules for a Catholic to abstain from eating meat on Friday.
Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent. Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
But remember again, that in Catholic it’s not just about FOOD. The most important in Lent is to demonstrate love and fogiveness.
Abstaining from meat is my choice – to spritually get close to the Lord. To remember that on Friday ,Jesus sacrified his flesh and his blood to save us.
Day 8 of lent ( yesterday), and i am still lack of giving and praying. I slowly limit my social media ( FB,insta) to avoid any unwanted critism or judging reading the news feed. Ha ha , well sometimes i can’t help it – especially when I saw bragging post or ‘oh-thats-so-her’ post. Once home, i won’t touch my phone – but concentrate the time with my beautiful kids <3
So yesterday, i decided to be humble on road.
It might sound simple or ‘oo-i-did-it-everyday’, but i put all my sincerity there :D. I let other car go first, i pray for the reckless driver, and i smile to other driver when stop on traffic light.
And i reach home with a pleasant feeling.
This year lent, i will try to really appreciate and make holy the season with fasting and do good.
The third day of lent , i decided to donate blood to one particular child at Hosp Tenom. I was contacted by Queen Elizabeth’s bolld bank unit , that my blood is a match with this child, and she needed the blood urgently. So i went.
I give my blood to this beautiful child, with a prayer for her health and safety. May the lord above grant her all the health she and her parents always wanted. Amen.
Sending my ‘blood’ to Tenom with love
The process is not painful.Trust me. Donate blood.
I wake up today and realised it’s already August. Almost end year. My babies are getting bigger and demanding more attention from me. Life has been quite tiring, with weekdays work and weekend long drive. I drive home for 123km every Friday and back to office on Monday morning.
There is a day i feel so tired, and i don’t think i can do it anymore. But my babies are my strength. Soon babies, we will have our home here <3
I delivered little Eli naturally but with a help of vacuum. I am so tired, after so many pushes and i told Dr.Sutha to please use the vacuum. I can’t stand the pain anymore. Each time i push, i can feel the baby is about to pop out, but still it went back in. I am so stressed and i can hear the baby heart rate is dropping.
Immediately they set up the vacuum and ask me to push very hard for them to ‘suck’ the baby out. I give my very painful push with a loud scream and they fix the vacuum and pop the baby out!
It is such a joy and relief when they put baby Eli on by chest for the first time. Eli announcing his arrival to this world with a big loud cry.
But all of sudden his breathing became so fast, the nurses need to bring him to the other room. I was so worried but Dr Sutha has not done with me. The placenta is not out yet! She ask me to push hard because the placenta seems to ‘go back inside’. I push like pushing a baby out, but still the placenta is not appear. The nurse push my upper abdomen very hard to help me to push it out. Finally doctor put her hand inside me, and successfully pull it out.
Eli has to be in monitoring unit for a night. The night after the delivery was without him, and the feeling is soooo empty. Luckly, early in the morning the nurses deliver our baby into the room. I almost cry.
It’s been a while since i posted something. Being too busy with my pregnancy and my work. I was having many false alarm during the pregnancy, and admitted to hospital 1 night due to frequent contractions.
On 15th january 2016, after weekly checkup at JMC ( Jesselton Medical Center), me and my husband went for a lunch at Sri Latha Curry house . My tummy already feel uneasy but i thought it was my hunger strike in. I ate a set of banana leaf with chicken curry and fish curry. It was soooooo good i even miss the taste now hehe.
After lunch we went to Sembulan for my kuih muih craving, then head back home. My contraction starting to get stronger, and i know it was time. Hubby still have to do some work on his lappy, and i slowly went upstairs to take my shower and getting my hair washed.
At 5am, i finished packing and told hubby that we need to go to hospital. We stuck in a jam at Kelombong area, nearby JMC. Luckly the jam doesn’t take that long, and we manage to reach JMC around 5.45PM.
Went up to 7th floor, and was greeted by the nurse there. I told them that i am 5minutes contractions, and they quickly put me in a room. I am already 3cm dilated at 6.30 PM. They decided that i need to stay because i can deliver anytime soon. But never did they expect i will be so quick, that i deliver my baby boy at 7.31PM. Only an hour after they first check me.
…to be continued…
Eli is getting stronger and gives me backpain and cramps. Looks like he can’t wait to join his sister. Maybe he hear so much noise ( Emma’s screaming and crying and humming) and curious to know. 😀
Sleeping is really a struggle nowdays. My tummy is so big it’s really hard to get the right position each time. It will take me 1 to 2 hours to get the right position and finally fall asleep.
Apple cider vinegar is my favourite drink now. Ha ha, have to drink it for my bowel movement and for the skin. Skin dryness really bothering me, but no lotion or any moisturiser can cure the dryness. Home remedy, is the fantastic Apple Cider Vinegar. I drink it with 2 spoons on honey and a glass of water twice a day. The taste? Hmm so far i can handle it haha.
Bah, continue working! 😀
Eli is now 32 weeks. He is a strong baby boy, keep jumping,kicking and do the somersault inside my tummy. It’s painful sometimes, but yeah, it shows how healthy my baby Eli is.
Checkup with Dr Sutha at JMC is now every 2 weeks. Quite tedious but, well all for Eli. Luckily JMC is just 5 minutes away from my office, the only thing is the waiting. Hurgh, Dr Sutha really have soooo many fans..haha..
I keep getting the painful contraction, and it’s just 32 weeks. Well in facts, i have been getting it since 30 weeks. Only braxton hicks (BH), but when it comes, i could hardly move from whatever i was doing. Painful from the tummy to the back. Wohoo Eli, you sure a sporty little man!
Off for work now 🙂
EJ is now turns 1 year plus and she loves her food. We agree to really check on her food consumption and to choose the best food for her. No junk food and most of all to provide her as organic as we can give her.
Preparing for baby’s food is not that hard. It’s fun actually. For our EJ, we give her mostly fruits and veggies. She loves just eating her veggies alone!
Here is another recipe for baby we made for our EJ.
Chicken ,Spinach and peas ( with sweet potatoes)
- Pour some water to pan, and add in chicken for 5 minutes.
- Then add in peas.
- Followed by spinach.
- Once all smooth, put in the food processor.
- Cook sweet potatoes separately.
- Once blend, put into silicon food cube to frost.
Whenever it’s time to feed your baby, just take out the frozen food and steam it. Remember to choose the food cube container with lid, to make sure the food is clean and not contaminated.
Food Foood Food
I usually use 2 cubes for EJ per meal. It’s simple and can lasts about 3 days :).
Our little baby is coming soon!
So excited and a bit worry too, because our EJ is just 1 year and 4 months when he arrive. How would she react? Will she be jealous with her new sibling? Well to consider she won’t have the full attention she used to have before.
Luckily for the second one, we don’t have to spent lots on baby items since we can just use our little EJ’s stuffs.
And how about me? ha ha..can i handle two little babies at once? How do you handle yours?
Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.