Thursday, November 27, 2008

New kids on the block...soon

Gambar geng Salma. Pictures were taken in 2007. Missing are Amin and Afiq, they were in Kelantan doing KPLI :). Since then dah ada two new additions to the geng: Faris and Hanan. We also have new neighbours thus new kids to the geng (no pictures yet :) )

Anyway, starting from end of the year till middle of next year, there'll be bundles of babies coming along! 5 to be exact..looking forward to the arrival of the adorable babies!

(Haris, Hanin, Salma, Fahim & Nurin)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hanan dah ada 4 gigi!



A 9 month old generally has reached the following milestones:

Shows parachute reflex to protect self from falling- now she normally falls on her bottom and not hit her head on the floor

Is able to crawl- yes, albeit not loving it

Remains sitting for prolonged periods- yes

Pulls self to standing position- yes, she's already cruising

Has a pincer grasp between thumb and index finger-yes, that's how she picks up lint from the carpet

Feeds self - everyday, makes my life so much easier that I don't have to follow her every move (I used to do this with Salma)...if only I don't have to clean up the mess

Throws or shakes objects - yes, throws her food on the floor!!

Achieves "object constancy", the understanding that objects continue to exist even when not seen - yes, pandai dah kalau kita sorok barang

Responds to simple commands- yes, tepuk tangan and bye-bye

Responds to name - yes

Understands the meaning of "no" - not sure

Imitates speech sounds - yes, she also loves to make brrrrrrrrrrrrrr noises. She can also say kah for cat.

May be afraid of being left alone- very, I vacuum/sweep the floor & wash dishes with Hanan, either dokong or in a sling.

Plays interactive games - yes


To aid the development of the 9 month old:

Provide picture books
Provide different stimuli: Go to the mall (people) , Go to the zoo (animals)
Play ball
Build vocabulary by reading and naming people and objects in the environment
Teach hot and cold through play
Provide large toys that can be pushed to encourage walking

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cik Yo and Salma

Showed this picture to Salma yesterday-Yo has it on her website. Guess what she said when I asked her who was the girl in the middle...dia kata Salma! Same silly smile I guess. How'd my daugther end of more like her aunt than her mother?

Another picture of Salma, she said she's wearing a costume. She'd make a cute Digi model..haha

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kerteh weekend

Weekend spent the Terengganu style...beach and celup tepung stuff. The sotong celup tepung looks yummy (and not part of a healthy diet) doesn't it? Memang sedap pun :) End gerai at Meraga Beris...but gile banyak lalat!!I had to practically wave my hand above the plate from start makan to finish. :P
From this angle they look so much wonder Hanan gets mistaken for a baby boy all the time. Same thing with Salma when she was a baby. I'd dress her from top to bottom in pink and still people would think she's a boy! Apada...
Hanan managed to grab Hadi's air kelapa and spilled the whole thing. Hanan can always do this with her father...Hadi needs to learn more from the sifu. Here's the sifu with a bored looking Hanan.
The waves were pretty high..nobody was swimming...not until May I guess.

(Kemasik beach - Salma collecting sea shells, wants to put it in the aquarium)

Friday, November 21, 2008

We love pasta

Please feed me...(in the background:Indon's Rapunzel movie playing on jugak)

Terengganu style...pasta and keropok leko!
The best keropok leko I've tasted (please see Salma's plate) can be purchased in Kelulut..gerai number 008, just across the road from the purple colored chalets. The best.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Too good to be true

The donut shop is temporarily closed! They put up a sign stating that bussiness is temporarily closed and another sign with Vacancy-wanita sahaja. Tulah, the guy making the donuts the other day macam ada attitude, maybe he got fired. Hehe...pandai-pandai je.

I knew it was too good to be true...huhu..

Monday, November 17, 2008

Big Apple Donuts!

Big Apple Donuts in Kerteh??YES..I couldn't have imagined having something like this in Kerteh four years ago when we moved here..macam tak caya je lagi. Why am I so excited? Because, we're all a bunch of hantu donuts, so having it just 5 minutes away is such a blessing. Though too much of a good thing pun merbahya.

My faves would have to be the one with the white chocolate topping and the oreo donut. Salma would always pick the pink donut. Grr..I'm craving for one as I'm typing this. Yummy!!

Keropok leko dah ada competitor :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Know This Much is True

What I like about being a SAHM is that I'm able to read books. Reading is one of my hobbies but with children and work it was impossible to read more than a couple books a year. Malu nak cakap hobi reading sebab tak read pun..haha. Well, I do get to read, tapi only books with Princess Aurora, Cinderella, Pinocchio etc. Huhu

Recently, I finished reading a wonderful book: I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. The best book I've read in a long while. I've also read another book of his entitled She's Come Undone, cerita dia pun best jugak. Lepas ni nak baca apa pulak ye?Any suggestions?

Salma@9 months

Salma in June 2006
Sama ke Salma and Hanan? :) I don't think so, what do you think?
Tapi progress sama, both tengah tatih at 9 months. Baju pun Hanan tengah pakai sekarang...haha..Hanan dapat hand me downs je :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hanan ada gigi!

Wow..I'm busier than ever. Being a SAHM is surely not easy peasy, especially after having had a live in helper for two and a half years. Now I'm back to hanging, folding clothes, doing all the dishes, mopping the floor etc. Hehe, I haven't touched a mop in two and a half years until 2 days ago. Huhu

But one thing that surprised me is that I'm loving it. Now I'm getting to know Hanan better, she's such a funny baby and quite demanding at times, especially when she insist that I pimpin her to circle the living room ( she still prefers not to crawl :P).

Just yesterday night I relized that Hanan dah tumbuh gigi! Salma had her first tooth when she was about 10 months, the same time she started tatih. So hopefuly with the tooth out, Hanan pun will start walking soon! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Last Day @ PeLSSB

Today's my last day in the office. I'm a bit sad cause I know I'll miss it someday when I'm at home listening to the kids whining :P Though I think the biggest challenge coming my way has nothing to do with the kids. It's having to listen to unsolicited advice coming my way. This is my choice and if, if it's a mistake I'll just learn and grow from it :) (if I don't go crazy)

No Pics Please

In addition to the run & hide phase, Salma is also in the phase of not wanting her pictures taken. This is her attempt at hiding part of her face..

Nisha & Salma (pic taken by K Maniz - Hari Raya 08)

Monday, November 3, 2008


Salma's always testing my limits. When I ask her to do things - gosok gigi, pakai baju, anythingla..her first reaction is to run away and hide. I used to count to three and if she still lari-lari I will put her outside (kejam?). She ended up outside only a few times because after that few times at the count of three she will come running back to me (tapi tetap jugak run and hide - so everytime kena count ok).

Lately, even threatening to put her outside doesn't work anymore. Our daily routines become a struggle, penat-penat. Most of the time I'll end it dengan mencubit dia. I don't like doing it but when you're really tired fingers terus jadi ketam.

So yesterday I told her please jangan naughty-naughty, nanti mama mad, angry and jadi macam monster. Dia buat tak layan aje..then when Hadi repeated the same thing, guess what she said..

"Nanti Salma jadi Ultraman!" sambil buat the ultraman pose..huhu...communication breakdown!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Little black dress

I finished reading a buku susu yesterday. Buku susu are reading materials for when I'm breastfeeding Hanan. It used to be magazines or newspapers but now a book is easier to handle/angkat tinggi-tinggi since Hanan has a thing for kertas. She likes eating paper.

Well, back to the book. It's part of the little black dress collection;I already have a few titles in my book shelf and I love them all. So haritu when we were at Mesra Mall (yes, Mesra Mall lagi..)nak belek-belek books but one kid was trying to grab books off the shelves and another one wanted to pee, and bapak dia pulak kept saying dah ke?So I ended up grabbing The Accidental Virgin without reading the back cover. All the other books semua best...but this one tak langsung. Bad ending, love stories mestila ada happy & logical ending kan if not it ruins the whole book. Dia tak pergi writing school ke?Huhu.

7 facts

I've been tagged by Monina:- share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. goes

1) When I was younger, sometimes I'd see a scary monster clown/bear whenever I wasn't feeling well. Everywhere I look I would see the scary face, even when I close my eyes. Psycho ke?

2) I pierced my own ears when I was 14/15. I used a pin tudung and Spice Girls Impluse spray to disinfect my ears and the pin. Tah pape but memang tak kena infection. After the first hole I sort of chickend out, but I think Yo gave me encouragement/kutukan for me to finish the job.

3) I used to have OCD. Also when I was 14/15. I used to have to bukak tutup lampu at least 3/6/7 times. After I drink I had to trace the circle of the mug, and I had to make a bengkok/distorted face whenever ada trigger factors (tak ingat apa). I forgot the part about the distorted face sampaila Yo brought it up a couple years ago. Memang psycho.

4) The most pain I've experienced was while I was on Pitocin. Ubat terpaling tah pape.

5) I'm 27 and have 2 kids already.

6) I used to get mistaken for Hadi's elder sister!GRRRRRRR. Tension jugak kawin dengan orang awet muda. "Adik ke?". My husband la..buta ke? No, cannot answer like that.

7) Drinking teh tarik, teh ais makes me jittery. Sungguh sedap tapi tak boleh minum selalu, nanti rasa macam tak selamat je.. :(

I don't think I have anyone to tag, sebab tak banyak blogger buddies(sedih).

Well, if you (nuff nang kata ada 32 unique visits- tak percaya) feel like doing it, sila-sila..