Little Baby

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.

C.S. Lewis

Happy Birthday to my beautiful Emmajane Surindi!

27th September 2015. And it’s my baby’s 1st Birthday. wow how time flies. I still can remember the day i went to labor room, 2 hours in great pain and push her out 🙂

My beautiful baby girl, only weight 2.75kg when she was born. In a year she again 5.25kgs in total. I am so in love with her!

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EJ with Daddy and Mommy
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yeyy can eat icecream already!

Thanks to Pink Powder Puff and Parteestry for the beautiful deco!  You should hire them for event in Sabah ! 🙂

 

 

Do we need flashcards for our baby?

I was thinking to DIY my own flashcards for EJ since 3 months . She is 11 months now and maybe she should start learning by flashcard.

Ej start to learn animal’s sound like mia-mia for cats, kog kog for dog, koook kook or kukuta kukuta for chicken and lizard sounds ( i cant spell how lizard sound hahahah).

Then i finally decided, let her learn with whatever in her surrounding, at least until she is more than a year old, then maybe i can think of something. Let her explore and play and learn by her own.

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The best flu remedy for your baby

Since EJ was born, i tried my best not to give her any medicine from drug stores, even it is prescribed by doctor. She should not consume any drugs before at least she is 1. There is this time, when she was 3 months old, having a very bad flu, doctor prescribed flu medicine but says: The best is not to give her unless you really have to.

As a mom, i wanted the best for my EJ. So i decided to try home remedy instead.

a. lemon: I use lemon to bath her. Cut about 3 slices of lemon, and put it into a glass of hot water. Pour it into your baby bath tub, with cold water. With natural antibacterial properties and high levels of vitamin C, lemon bath can help your baby to breath easily and as disease thrives in an acidic environment, it’s alkalizing effect also promote health.

b. Garlic: Take raw garlic, bake it in the oven, crush it  Rub it to your baby foot, put on her socks. Leave it overnight. It will helps your baby to sleep better, and reduces the chances for her to get cold.

Trust me, it works-well at least for my EJ. Lets try any home remedies for our baby first before turns to prescribed drugs. It will helps your baby to grow naturally without any influence of unnecessary drugs.

But please also note that, this is only for flu, cold and not serious symptom. Doctor advise should be followed in case of other health condition.

 

My baby food – Sweet Potatoes Porridge

Little EJ loves sweet potatoes. She won’t eat her food without the existence of sweet potato he he.

One recipe she really loves is sweet potatoes with long bean and rice. It’s as simple as chop all ingredients – except for the rice, put all in a pot, pour water and cook until all become smooth and blend together.

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You can also add some chicken to it if you want. EJ loves this recipe.

 

 

Mommy’s Dry skin – Aloe Fresh Soothing Moisture Gel

I am having this very dry skin since couples of months ago, and it really makes my skin so ewww. I hate it so much my skin will irritate easily, and i will start to scratch and scratch and scratch . Tried few types of lotions still end up with no improvement. I even use my EJ’s baby lotion he he.

Yesterday I went to TheFaceShop,Imago at KK Times Square, and bought Aloe Fresh Soothing Moisture Gel. I don’t know if it will really work as it claims, but well just try. Costs me RM46 for 3 pcs. It is actually on promotion so buy 2 get 1 free :D.

Tried it last night after shower, and this morning after shower. Well… I love it! My skin really moisturized, and the itchy is no longer there. I really love it. This soothing gel moisture gel can be used for various purposes, including moisturizing, soothing facial pack,after-sun care and hair mask. Well great deal for one for all purposes rite :). Aloe barbadensis leaf juice soothes and moisturizes at the same time, absorbed into the skin without leaving any sticky residue behind.

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Jeju Aloe

 

Try la 🙂

My review on Onya Outback baby carrier

First of all, this is not a paid review 🙂 .

Just my humble write up on Onya Outback babycarrier, yes I LOVE IT .

As a new parent, i have no experience on whatever it is related to baby carrier. All i know is a ‘hambin’ (a sling wrap we Dusun people use to carry baby.  ), which my mother and her mother and my grandmother’s mother use.

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Me and our EJ, testing our newly arrived Onya.

Do you actually know that there are six basic types of baby carriers: baby wraps, baby slings, mei-tais, soft-structured carriers, front-facing carriers and frame backpacks? Ha ha i don’t even know there are so many of them exist! *Confusing* confusing*.

After few weeks doing my homework on the best baby carrier , we decided to use OnyaBaby – fall at Soft-Structured carriers (SCC). It is a great choice for us. Both me and my husband are very active with outdoor activities, and we always want to bring our daughter with us. With Onya, it won’t be a problem because it is secure, the material is airy and good for my sweaty husband!

The Outback offers a durable, water-resistant rip-stop nylon exterior and Air-Mesh lining to keep you and your baby cool, dry and comfortable. Perfect for all your adventures in any climate, a new approach to the soft-structured baby carrier.

The buckle is very secure you don’t have to worry about safety. It even have a hidden stripe buckle. Awesome.

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At 1Borneo shopping Mall. Our EJ sleep soundly with Onya 🙂

Another fantastic feature that sets the Onya Baby carrier apart from all the rest is the chair harness function you can use anywhere there’s a chair. Yes, it is very useful so we don’t have to bring everything whenever we travel.

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Husband doing some house chores while EJ sleep.

I am a happy Onya baby carrier’s owner 🙂 . If anyone of you has any question regarding Onya Baby Carrier, just give me a buzz, i will try to help. Not that i am Onya expert haha, just based on experience.

Welcome 1st July

And yes finally my new blog! OMG im soooo excited! *Heeeee* <- (This is a big grin on my face and usually it is not that cute)

I need to buy some flowers to decorate my blog, oh and some pretty painting i saw the other day. Maybe upgrade some of my photos to hang on my blog wall as well? I am still so excited!

 

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Hope my little Surindi will let me do some of my decoration soon. She loves ‘helping out’ whenever she saw me with my laptop.

Ok for now, let me find my brush and think what to paint first 😀

Rambling

My journey becoming a mom is not as easy as i think it might be. I am so blessed, to have  my beautiful,cheeky EmmaJane Surindi, and yet the motherhood life totally change my life.

My husband who works at KL, can only go back once every two months. Since i don’t trust other people to take care of my daughter, i send her to my mom’s place at Ranau. And here i am, at KK.

3 different cities for the three of us.

It is hard. Knowing that i won’t be able to see her cheeky smiles next to me everyday. But that’s the best solution for now.

Travelling 260KM every week is my life now. Weekend means EJ’s time. It’s really exhausting, yet give me so much satisfaction.  Just to hug kiss and sleep next to me little girl.

I wish life will be better soon. And i know, wishing alone will not make things happen. Yes, i am working soooo hard for the better life I am wishing for 🙂 .

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Cloth Diaper stater kit

So you are new parent and don’t know how to start with Cloth Diaper (CD) . Yes, i was in your shoes before, totally have no idea on what CD is.

Here in Sabah ( Malaysia,Borneo), buying CD is quite expensive, especially the branded one.  So if you are not sure whether you like cloth diapering or not, you can try these tips:

1. Buy 4 sets of CD first.
Most parents fail with  this one. They tend to buy dozens of CDs and end up not using them. For a starter, you can actually use 4 sets of CDs, so you can decide if it’s your thing or not. Of course you will have to wash it daily with just 4 sets, but it will really train you on using CD rite 🙂

2. Do not buy all the accessories – just yet.
When you are still in decision phase, just use the basic. No need all accessories like they put it on ads. Yes, they helps a lot, but only when you are fully on CD. Remember to just go with the basic.

3. For new born, please use the right size.
Right size for your baby is crucial. Most parents will hate cloth diapering because the size. Yes, size does matter. Use NB size for newborn, or else the urine will end up on your baby mattress, and you will hate Cloth Diaper forever :D.

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In Sabah, there a few stores you can visit to buy your starter kit. You can try www.facebook.com/babypeeka . They are located at Kota Kinabalu Sabah, and selling baby stuffs including Cloth Diaper.

I share the costs of my CDs i bought here.