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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I suspect it's her stupid method of wiping baby in the evening which made bb feeling a tad under the weather. Many times, she had forgotten to wipe Baby C until I reminded her at around 7pm. And when she wiped Baby C, she left the fan blowing at full blast until I saw it and turned it off. This old lady is also as stubborn as an ass. Who is she to choose what baby is to wear to sleep at night? For her convenience sake, she vehemently refused to let Baby C wear long rompers to sleep at night. Her lame excuse is that it is hard for her to see the buttons at night. So she let Baby C wear short sleeved onesie and wrapped her up in a nappy. When I commented about it, she put on a long sleeve pjs over the short sleeved onesie..... Baby C was sweating in the 2 layers of clothes and 1 layer of tight bundling in the nappy.
This old lady is so damn lazy that she is even lazy to wear her eye glasses. She can't really see well without her glasses and many times Baby C's bum still has poop on it because she can't see properly. In the end who suffers? Me.... coz I have to stand next to her and tell her what to do and tell her which part still has poop. Sometimes I even wipe baby's bum myself. Once, she even spilled gravy all over me because she can't see well without her glasses! Hiring her is really one of my biggest mistakes.
You know how she double boils chicken essence? She pours my unfinished red dates water into the chicken essence!! Which makes me suspicious that she had finished my chicken essence and then poured in the unfinished overnight red dates water to it. Oh my goodness, I am so so stressed up with that sickening old lady. 10 more days, 10 more days to go before I can send her off!! And I have to pay her RM100 a day! Makes me so sick thinking of her now. Forgive me Lord for bad mouthing her but I really can't tolerate her anymore. I hope I won't go into depression because of her. I can only blame myself for making a wrong decision for hiring her and not firing her in the first place.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I wonder if my breast milk has tinges of the pungent serai and turmeric taste in it. You think it has? I wouldn't want to try it myself !
Hugh Grant & Haley Bennett - Way Back Into Love
Monday, April 28, 2008
She must have recognized Alycia cheh cheh's voice. However after a while, the smile turned into agitation and Baby C cried! Cheh Cheh's stroke must have been too rough on her.
The 2 proud cheh chehs with Baby C. Alycia and Sherilyn really adore their new baby sister and they just can't keep their hands from stroking Baby C's head and from kissing her face, head, legs and everywhere!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
My very first gift from the daughter of the former deputy bank governer.
From Elaine, my blog sifu.
From this wonderful mum with 2 lovely girls in Canada - Vien.
From my very first few loyal blog supporters - Mamabok.
From my good blogging buddy, Barb. Barb also gave me a very wonderful gift, i.e. the Avent ISIS manual breast pump.
I would also like to thank my eldest sil from HK for the big ang pow, my dad and brother in Singapore for the big ang pow and Avent baby bottles and Leena for the generous ang pow.
Thanks peeps from the bottom of my heart for these lovely gifts. You all are the best!
Friday, April 25, 2008
'Mui Choi kai' (braised chicken with dried vegetables) and stir-fried celery with sliced pork.
Today, my CL boiled papaya soup again, this time with chicken. I still do not see an increase in my milk supply. Hopefully it will flow out superfluously in the days to come, esp. after my P-I-T-N CL leaves in 2 weeks' time.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I have been wanting to buy a new baby monitor to place in the kids' room at night so that I can monitor and hear Sherilyn when she cries and pukes. Hubby finally got a new Chicco baby monitor 2 weeks ago.
A few nights ago, I left Baby C alone in the room upstairs for a few minutes. Before I went downstairs, I turned on the baby monitor. When my CL went into the room, she fed Baby C with formula milk. When I went upstairs, I asked her why she fed the baby with formula and she lied to me that the baby was crying. I then told her that I did not hear the baby's cries donwstairs as the monitor was turned on. She was really taken aback and asked me what the gadget was and I told her it's a monitor to trace baby's cries. She was shocked and did not say a word.
My instruction to her was that I will breastfeed Baby C before going to bed and that she is to bring Baby C to me throughout the night for nursing when she cries. But that lady wanted to have a good night's sleep and fed Baby C with formula. What a pain in the neck that lady brings me everyday!
That's what I had for lunch yesterday - 'chue keok choa' or black vinegar pigs' trotters with hard boiled chicken eggs and hard boiled ducks eggs. Also had brocolli and a herbal soup.... one big pot that is.... for the whole day!
My appetite is the worse this confinement. Maybe that's because of my inflammed guts. This confinement is also the least like a proper confinement for me as I have broken every rule there is in a confinement. I was treated like a princess during my 1st confinement after the birth of Alycia. I ate in my room and had a very good CL. My 2nd confinement was also satisfactory. With 2 older kids now, I find it really hard to get rest during the day. My CL is also a pain in the neck and would not help me much. Talking and writing about her make my blood boil.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Happy birthday to you
Happy birhday to you
Happy birthday to.....................
happy birthday to you.
Today marks the first anniversary of my blogspot blog. I would like to thank all my loyal readers from the bottom of my heart for giving my blog the much needed traffic and for all your wonderful comments. Creating this blog wasn't at all easy for an IT retard like me. I had spent many sleepless nights reading and trying to comprehend computer codes, IT jargons, etc (which seemed so alien to me) to get my blog started. I must also thank some of my friends for helping me make my blog a reality. I had always wanted to create my own blog but did not know where to begin. Even the smallest of effort like giving me the support and encouragement I needed when my blog was still new and unheard of to helping me with other more complicated stuff ..... theimperfectmom, montessorimum, chin nee, mamabok (did I leave any names out??) ..... thank you very much for your help, advice, support and comments.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sherilyn is a soya sauce freak. She wouldn't eat her eggs and fish without soya sauce. That's the reason why I only buy organic soya sauce and MSG-free & preservative-free soya sauce.
Sherilyn is always the last to finish her meals. She can take up to 2 hours to finish a single meal. We were all busy several days ago and left her alone at the dining table for about 10 minutes. She was still nibbling on her fried vermicelli. My maid had forgotten to place the bottle of soya sauce back into the fridge. When she came in to the dining area from the kitchen, she was shocked to see Sherilyn scooping up the soya sauce from her bowl to drink! My maid shouted out to Sherilyn to stop drinking the soya sauce. We were both aghast to see her bowl full of soya sauce and the bottle of of soya sauce was empty!! I quickly force her to gulp down a glass of water and warned her never to do it again but knowing my willful child, I know there's bound to be a second incident. The moral of the lesson for me is never leave the bottle of soya sauce or anything for that matter on the dining table alone with this brat!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
When I was carrying Baby C, I was so busy caring for Alycia and Sherilyn and blogging for money that I hardly had time to talk to Baby C. It was a world of difference when I was carrying Alycia and Baby C. When I was carrying Alycia and Sher, I was very 'kan cheong' (concerned) and my mil (who was still staying with me then) would double boil chicken essence for me at least once or twice a week. I also ate lots of bird's nest and 'poa pun' (nourishing food).
With Baby C, I am ashamed to say that I was too blase about the pregnancy, until my gynae detected that her right kidney was slightly dilated at around 12 weeks. It was then that I was more 'kan cheong' about the pregnancy and prayed to God to heal this baby. I was also not bothered or was rather too busy and lazy to double boil chicken essence to nourish the baby. When hubby bought bird's nest for me, I even told him to stop spending unnecessarily as bird's nest are very costly. I just could not feel the strong bonding and love for Baby C throughout the pregnancy until she was born.
When I first saw Baby C, I fell in love with her instantly. Her face was so angelic and sweet. From the day she was born till this moment, I just can't get enough gazing at her angelic face day and night. Some nights when I wake up to breastfeed her, I would just stare at her and stroke her cheeks. I am really obsessed with her! It's really hard to divide my love equally with 3 kids and I am still learning how to do it so that Alycia and Sherilyn will not feel neglected and jealous.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
BEFORE DELIVERY (around 6-7 months pregnant)
AFTER DELIVERY. This pic was taken 6 days post delivery.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Read more about my nightmarish post c-section here.
I am so sick of being in confinement and having to face my confinement lady who is such a pain in my neck. I am counting down to the days when I can finally bid her farewell and send her back. After my one month confinement, the first few things that I want to do are to go shopping, eat sashimi, eat crabs and surf the internet to look for some Hilton Head rentals for a nice Hilton Head Island vacation. It’s been aeons since I last went for an island vacation. I have been told that Hilton Head Island is the perfect island getaway and is one of the world’s most family-friendly vacation destinations. Three more weeks to go and I can have my freedom back!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Pix of baby taken yesterday @ 6 days old.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Baby wearing Alycia cheh cheh's old Pumpkin Patch onesie, which really looked oversize on her.
I had initially wanted to name her Callista but hubby does not like this name, sigh...... So now, we gotta scratch our heads and think of another English name for her.