Monday, December 31, 2012

Orang Melaka


Last night, we accidently attended a meeting held at my aunty's house.Us-our small family, mom, dad, and adik kinah my sister.Meeting Anak-anak rantau negeri melaka or something.tujuan asalnya nak visit my grandma and my aunty at my aunty's house in selayang but, the meeting was held in her house.

Ah, yes. My father is from Melaka :)

In that meeting was this old man who loves to sell his pantuns, esp to my mom.
Knowing that I'm her daughter. He sold one to me spontaneously.
Lebih kurang mcm ni..dah ingat2 lupa.


Kembang merendang pohon belikat,
Amuk sang tenuk melanggar betik,
Dari jauh hatiku terpikat,
Sungguhpun gemuk ku pandang cantik.


Aiyoo pakcik.Malu i.hehehehe

Eventually,i think he thought Iman was my mom's (yeah..my mother looks kinda young!)
And Amsyar was sound asleep in the next room.
The funniest thing is that he thought that me and hubby were siblings (ok not that funny tho to hbby ;p)


Ada org hati bernanah je mlm td.
Hikhikhik.


Relax la yang.pakcik tua dh takde gigi dh kot.
Abg kena blajar jual pantun sweet2 juga lah pasni..
Hahaha.





Last day to work in 2012 already.
Work.work.work,k?


Love,
Zahra



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Short of stock :'(

At 7mths day 3, I'm already short of stock!!
So today Amsyar is away with 5oz+4.5oz+4.5oz+4oz.
Praying hard to be enough for my baby.
Mommy must work harder after this!At least to reach 1yr by now.
Azam thn baru 2013 (azam every yr actually besides to lose weight.haha)

Amsyar pun badan dedar2 because of teething :)
My baby is growing teeth already. Buds not yet out so he's a bit grumpy these days.
Few attempts already to 'asah' his hard gums on me, tho!Aiyahh..

Owh baby..be nice to mommy.......

Some mommy and amsyar times :)


Iman on the other hand, jatuh from motor on Monday and then tumbled down our house's flight of stairs on Christmas. Practially skipping down the stairs, then slipped and tumbled.mujur takde apa2. sb landing bukan kepala dulu.Yang incident motor tu, dia panjat motor Dede (my bro Ali), then the motorcycle was not parked properly. Apalagi menjunam la dgn Iman skali.Tu lah main main lagi..mommy ckp takmau dgr kan?but he's a tough one. Nangis 1min, then was laughing the next.Huhu..risau je mommy tgk.

Geram betul dgn si abg ni.bila tidur je terus mommy jd lembut hati..sb angelic sgt to my eyes.




Ok then. Back to work.

Tata..

Love,
Zahra

Monday, December 24, 2012

Amsyar Turns 7! Yeay!!

Hi mommies..!!

Just to share -Yesterday the 23rd notes Amsyar's 7mo bithday.Hiphip hurrah for adik amsyar!
Growing healthily and more cheeky than ever :: he is now weighing at a hefty 8.5kg. Alhamdulillah :)
Amsyar could now eat a variety of purees and yet still could manage 5x4oz at the babysitter's in no sweat..gogo adik! :) Dah pandai mengengsot ke depan dgn laju menjai mop lantai dumoh mommy..and dh pandai rebut brg.tp still calm and sit diam2 bila diletak dlm car seat/baby carrier time mommy mkn kat kedai,and time mommy bwk keluar teman sidai kain on weekends!!


Sian adik mommy update pendek ajer harini.
Next time yerr..


Chak!!

Gegar2 lah adik, tak reti dok diam!

Minat sungguh dgn animals..

Rebut buku dr iman..nak bc sengsorang!!



One of mommy's fav snap :) Baby's Silhouette


Takpelah kan adik.

Next time,k?



Last but not least....






Hehehe..dh mcm minah arab geypa pkaikan serban palestin ni.....

Mommy loves you Zulhafidzey Amsyar!! :)







Till then.
Happy Holidays everyone :)

Love,
Mommy

Friday, December 21, 2012

Quick notes on my PC


Week 3- Dec 2012

1. Design review for Radiator Compl-Special Mule prep. Due today!!
2. Confirm design w Nadia-need to submit new radiator design.New subframe brkt pending. redesign needed.
3. Design for Radiator hose Upper. special mule and f0 onwards
4. EBOM salah!!! 25C0**p*-add UC 16L
5. General specs for radiator fan motor-develop.initial release. target 2months for initial release.
6. DVPNR-kejor yeop kejor-due 26th dec. 3vendors pending- scan and release in SPINE.URGENT! iso audit on wk 1 jan.
7. Mtg app with F*dex next week.For special mule.email dulu details.siapkan dwg!!!
8. DFMEA-update.minta dr Taufiq Hidayat amended version to review.Due next wed.
9. Review data from D*MY. by Friday 21st.


10. Gaji is on Sunday! Yeay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11. BBW sales??

Ok..ok..buat yg no 1-9 dulu.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WW- Mommy's Precious two



" I love you adik"

"Yeah, i knew that since forever AbgIman .. :)"




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Easing Your Toddler's fear

Hi mommies!

Let's share something on parenting today.
Since I've been quite occupied these days.

I found that recently Iman had developed a very noticeable fright for cockroaches ( lipass..euwww, ni mommy pun takut!), and also thunder. Yelah sejak dua menjak ni asyik lah hujan lembah kelang ni kan. Everytime the lightening strikes he will run to me cause he already know that after that would be the thunder.

Yang tang lipas tu, i think from an incident ada lipas terbang2 and mommy jerit jerit. and then the lipas terbang right onto iman's head. Scare the hell out of him (and me too). 

Got this from babycenter. I think it quite helped me to learn something out of his current development.
It is normal for him actually to behave as such after all :)

Toddlers and fear


It's normal for your toddler to be fearful. After all, anxiety is a natural condition that helps us cope with new experiences and protects us from danger.

Some toddlers are frightened of very specific things: bugs, dogs, the dark, or loud noises, like the vacuum cleaner. Others are afraid of new situations or meeting new people. Most of your toddler's fears will fade as she becomes more secure in herself and her environment.

What you can do to ease your toddler's fears

The following strategies may help, but don't expect your toddler to overcome her fears right away. It can take months — even up to a year — before a child gets over a fear. In the meantime, it's normal for your toddler to obsess over the thing that frightens her by showing fascination with it, modeling it in play, drawing pictures of it, or talking about it incessantly. It's her way of working through the issue.

Don't make light of her fears. 
They may seem silly and irrational, but they're very real and serious to her. Try not to smile or be dismissive when she reacts with fright to, say, a flushing toilet or a siren. Let her know you understand how it feels to be afraid of something. If you're reassuring and comforting, she'll learn that it's okay to feel afraid and it's best to deal with her fears.

Trying to convince your toddler that there isn't any reason to be afraid will only backfire. You'll probably just make her more upset if you say, "Don't worry, there's no reason to be afraid of the dog." Instead, offer security and reassurance: "I understand that the dog frightens you. Let's walk past him together. If you don't want to do that, I'll hold you while he walks past us."

Use a "lovey." 
A so-called comfort object — a raggedy baby blanket, perhaps, or a well-worn teddy bear — can help some children with their fears. An object like this can offer an anxious child familiarity and reassurance, especially at times when you need to leave her, such as when you drop her off at daycare or tuck her in for the night.

A lovey can also make it easier for a child to do potentially scary things like meet new people, attend a play group, or visit the doctor. So allow your toddler to hold on to her special toy or blanket. She's likely to stop carrying around that mangy-looking monkey by the time she turns 4. By then, she'll have learned other ways to soothe herself when she's frightened.

Explain, expose, and explore.
A scared toddler can sometimes get over a fright if you provide a simple, rational explanation for what's worrying her. You may put an end to her fear of being sucked down the drain along with the bathwater by saying, "Water and bubbles can go down the drain, but rubber duckies and children can't." Or explain that an ambulance has to make a really loud noise so that other cars know to get out of the way.

For some toddlers, a demonstration can be reassuring. Your child may be relieved to see that while a vacuum cleaner can suck up crumbs, sand, and dirt, it can't inhale her toy train or Daddy's toes. A walk at dusk can help make nighttime seem more magical than scary. Or if your toddler's trembling at the thought of getting a hair cut, let the hairdresser snip a strand or two of your own hair to show that it doesn't hurt.

If past experiences are fueling your child's fears — previous vaccinations, for instance, making her panicky about a trip to the doctor's office — don't sugarcoat things. But don't dwell on the bad stuff, either. Gently tell her that while the shot may sting at first, it'll be over quickly, and that the two of you will do something fun afterward. The promise of a reward can help to distract her from the scary event.

You can help your child learn about frightening things from a safe distance, too. She may get over her fear of Halloween characters if she sees a picture book or video about good witches, kind ghosts, and friendly black cats. If she's scared of animals, a trip to a petting zoo, where the creatures can be stroked and fed, may help.

Another way to reassure your toddler is to tell her an uplifting story about another child who does what he's afraid to do and survives the experience unscathed. Make up something off the top of your head, or browse the library for books on the subject.

Problem-solve together. 
If your toddler's afraid of the dark, get a nightlight for her room. Other tactics you can use to banish bedtime fears include a designated guard (a beloved stuffed animal), "monster spray" (water in a spray-bottle), or a magic phrase that wards off unwelcome visitors.

Through trial and error, you and your toddler will figure out together what helps to increase her sense of power and control over things that frighten her.

Practice through pretend play. 
If your child is terrified of the doctor, she may benefit from role-playing what happens at the doctor's office (a toy doctor's kit can help). Some toddlers feel more confident when they actually visit the doctor if they come with their kit in tow.

If your toddler shrinks at the sight of strangers, she may feel less frightened if she acts out such encounters using dolls or stuffed animals. If people in costumes scare her, dress up together to help ease her fears.

Don't share your own fears.
If your toddler sees you break out in a sweat because there's a spider in the bedroom or cringe when you walk into the dentist's office, then she's likely to feel scared of these things, too. So try to work through your own anxieties or at least try to downplay them.

It's okay, however, to confess that you didn't like going to the dentist as a kid, but you went to keep your teeth healthy. It helps a child to know she's not alone, and that you, too, learned to overcome something scary.

Seek advice. Talk to other parents about your toddler's particular fears and how to handle them.

What to watch out for

If your toddler's fears routinely interfere with her normal daily activities — if she won't wash her hair because she's afraid of water, or she resists going outside for fear of encountering a dog — talk to her doctor about the problem, especially if her fears have intensified over time. She may have a genuine phobia (an intense and persistent irrational fear) or an anxiety disorder.

It's also a good idea to seek a doctor's advice if your toddler reacts to a fear so severely that she simply can't be calmed.


Hmm...anak mommy mesti berani after this, ok? :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday :: Corets corets

Busy as a bee these days.
Designing work is at top when now we don't have LG to assist my team.
Ahh..bummer.nyesal kata tak pe takde consultant.
Patut 'buat-buat' tak pandai.hahahhaa.


And on top to that MIL is coming to town.satu company pulak tuh.
panjang cerita yg ini..sampai bergaduh besar jugalah laki bini.
**tp dh baik daahhhh :)


Cerita Amsyar in a quick view : he loves oats.
So skrg apa2 pun mommy buat oats. oats with apples,oats with bananas, oats with raisins, oats with pear, oats with keledek and carrots.hehehe.baguslah tu.baik utk kesihatan. current favorite : oats with bananas. 
Iman pun suka bananas. Kalau sesikat pisang mas tu, satu hari pun bleh habis. Anak oh anak..
Lepas abes sesikat mula lah every hour tandas bergerak..hehehehehe.satu rumah boleh bau project dia!


Ok..off to KLIA nak pick up MIL and monster. Opps..SIL.hahahaha.
Sibuk tau yg monster tu nak naik flight juga. MIL takpelah dia handicapped sb stroke.
Yang morning sickness pun nak naik flight juga.rugi duit rakyat jelata ajer tau.



Kebenaran keluar dh cop.Yeay..I'm out legally OK.
Silaplah boss lepaskan sy kua..hahaha







Okbye.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Parabens : Beware Mommies!!

Salam Monday mommies :)

It's justa peaceful Monday today when half of the office clan is on annual leave.
Sunyi je...

Pencil jatuh pun bleh dengar..literally.

Mood pun dh ok sket berbanding last week.
Alhamdulillah.So, kembali lah kita mendesign!!~
And berblog :)

Just to share about parabens and how lousy i was for not being aware about it before.
I thought that I was doing right to buy J&J products for Iman and Amsyar, but it awfully turned out to be not a very good  thing afterall. 

Ok lah juga boleh sokong kempen anti-zionist products afterwards. Johson&Johnson kan one of it, besides the biggies in my daily consumables list :: McD, Nescafe and Nestle.

So let us learn about parabens today.

What are parabens?


Parabens are a family of chemicals that occur naturally in some foods and are added to many products to extend their shelf life. They're used in pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, and toiletry products, including some baby products.
Parabens are inexpensive, highly effective preservatives. They prevent the growth of mold and bacteria that could spoil products or potentially harm consumers. Different parabens stop the growth of different organisms, so products often include a combination of parabens to protect against a broad range of microorganisms.


How do parabens get into the body?

They’re in some of the foods we eat. It's also possible that small amounts of parabens are absorbed through the skin.


Are parabens dangerous?


Parabens have been widely used as preservatives for over 50 years. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review, an organization that evaluates the safety of ingredients, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are satisfied that parabens are safe. However, the European Union's Scientific Committee on Consumer Products is still reviewing the safety of propyl, isopropyl, butyl, and isobutyl parabens.



Parabens have been found to mimic the female hormone estrogen, although they're 1,000 to one million times weaker than natural estrogen. A controversial study published in 2004 led to widespread concern that parabens in underarm deodorants could cause breast cancer. This study has since been discredited because it involved only 20 women and was poorly conducted.While studies have found some parabens can affect the reproductive systems of male animals when ingested or injected, we don't know whether they would cause similar problems in people.

How are parabens regulated?

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review recommends a specific limit on the concentration of parabens in cosmetic products sold in the United States.In the European Union, this limit is enforced by law.

What can I do to protect my family?

If you want to avoid parabens, look for products labeled paraben-free. (Many leading manufacturers of baby products use alternative preservatives.) Or check labels for these common types of parabens:
  • methylparaben
  • ethylparaben
  • propylparaben
  • butylparaben



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Parabens are usually found in most baby products Manufacturers use them in their products as a preservative. If you want to check you products to see if there is a paraben in the baby product you are using, check for these commonly used preservatives (namely methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, and butylparaben), which are listed on labels. The have recently been identified as xenoestrogens. An xenoestrogen is a synthetic compounds that mimics the sex hormone estrogen.



These parabens are absorbed very quickly into the babies blood stream. It bypasses the gastrointestinal tract where it might have been broken down so cosmetic products are one of the worst ways to be absorbed by the body.


In the July 2002 issue of the Archives of Toxicology , Dr. S. Oishi of the Department of Toxicology, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health, Japan, reported that exposure of newborn male mammals to butylparaben "adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system".


"In this paper, we have shown that butylparaben had an adverse effect on the male mouse reproductive system and that it damaged the late steps of spermatogenesis in the testis," the researcher reports. "A dose-dependent decrease of both round and elongated spermatid counts in stages VII-VIII seminiferous tubules was observed, and the elongated spermatide counts were significantly lower in all of the treated groups. The serum testosterone concentration decreased in a dose-dependent fashion and was significant at 1.00%. These data demonstrated that butylparaben can exert an adverse effect on the male reproductive system at doses that are well below those of the accepted daily intake (ADI) in Japan."-Oh my!!


If you have young girls I'm sure you couldn't help but notice this growing trend of sexual development at younger and younger ages. Pediatrician and increasingly reporting the appearance of puberty in girls as young as two. There have even been some reported cases of girls having their periods in kindergarten.Lotions, soaps and cosmetics may all be contributing factors to these reproductive abnormalities. Women of child bearing age as well as babies should avoid parabens as a precaution.Double my!!


Finding products that do not contain parabens is not as daunting as it sounds. It may require a trip to your local health food store as opposed to the drug store where you usually buy baby products. However, just because something is labeled organic does not mean paraben free.
Always check the label.








Take the last sentence seriously, mommies : Always check the labels :)

I'm still searching for affordable alternatives,tho.
Maybe will share once found.Now Amsyar mandi with just a drop of body wash. Itu pun klu rasa2 cm macham sgt. Kdg2 takyah babywash pun. Bukan busuk pun anak mommy ni. Iman pun sama. cuma klu dh main kat luar mmg kena scrub habis lah kuku2 and feet. But still with minimal soap/babywash.
That's the least i could do :)


Happy Monday mommies,
Kepada yg bercuti hari ni.. Selamat bercuti.
Saya pun kalau masih berbaki banyak cuti.akan saya ambil hingga 1 January kelak.
hehehehe..


Love,

Zahra



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List of 'safe' products.But could make my pockets bocor..

Thursday, December 6, 2012

You don't have to read this.



Sgt tiada mood utk berblog.
Ntahlah.

Bila dpt je data utk Malaysia's upcoming nasional car model (chewah ayat!)
Terus serabut perut.
Semua xkena.
Byk kna ubah.Byk kna update.







Serba tak kena.
Ttba boleh rasa mcm ada tendang2 inside my tummy?
(adakah?????)
tak mungkin.takmungkin.
oh my.




Missing my babies now.
Wanna go home.
Masak mee hailam for hubby.
And baby nuggets for Iman.


Jom pump susu.
Hoping for a lunch hour 5oz collection.
Masa moody-moody ni lah dok kira susu.
Slalu xkesah sgt pun dpt brp every session.


Sigh.



**maybe MIL is coming to town kot jd lbh serabut.
O my.




Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My house. My style :)

I love this.It ticks something inside me.
Quoted from one of my fav blogs.


Semua wanita pun sama bab kemas mengemas alih mengalih ni kan,tak kira dapur kita kecik,budget tak besar asal sedap di mata kita dan keluarga cukup lah. Pada yang ada ruang besar,budget pun besar mesti sangat seronok boleh ada pantry,separate laundry room with all the modern gadgets;) 

Again our kitchen or any other room in our house reflect ourself, the word 'nice,cosy,happening is very subjective.The most important is ;it got to be clean,put things in it's place and give 'life' to it by spending time with your family in it. A room or kitchen is meaningless if we keep tiptoeing walking in it to avoid knocking into our crystal or chandelier.


I think it's true. Buat apa hiasan byk, carpet gebu, wall paper mahal2 or furniture yg tak boleh sentuh nanti tggal hand-prints kenit kenit, sofa gebu tp kids please play tempat lain - kalau anak2 kena duduk diam2, tak boleh gerak bebas dlm rumah sendiri?
Let them explore and learn.

Hak bermain hak mereka :)

Rumah saya kecil aje. Kami tiada bajet nak berenovate, ber wet-dry kitchen bagai. Tapi inilah syurga kami. Kami selesa. We love to be home. To eat in our own kitchen. Tp lie down in our own rooms.

Our sanctuary. Our home. Our baiti Jannati.

Khasiat Halba - Fenugreek :)



Salam Mommies,

This one is being grabbed from another blogger.She blogs about her TTC journey and I'm so sorry that I've forgot to save her link.

Dear owner, pls forgive me :'(

However, let me share what she had shared before so that the 'pahala' keeps on flowing to her kind deeds and may she have beautiful babies soon. Inshallah :) JazakaAllah sister.

I have continuously used Halba for my milk booster. But little did i know that it has many good things besides as a very good milk booster :)

Please do try. I was quite wandering before, knp asyik keluar angin je..(haha) ? It did'nt cross my mind that it was because of the halba. Just simply sangai (goreng tanpa minyak) halba, keep it in a tight container, and consume 1 teaspoon daily. Telan mcm telan pil 'chi kit teck aun'. Some, on other hand prefer to soak the fenugreek overnight and drink the herbal water the next morning. Both methods are really up to preferences and for me, both works wonder equally :)

A good thing worth sharing and better that halba is really cheap!~ :)



This is how halbo looks like. tq


KEBAIKAN SECARA UMUM
  • Mengawal kencing manis
  • Menguatkan jantung
  • Sangat membantu untuk mencairkan kahak
  • Melegakan sakit kepala/ migraine
  • Menyembuhkan buasir
  • Menyembuhkan radang kulit dan bisul
  • Mengawal anemia
  • Pencuci perut 
  • Membuang angin

KEBAIKAN KHUSUS UNTUK WANITA
  • Melancarkan haid
  • Melegakan senggugut
  • Meransang rahim dan organ pembiakan
  • Mengawal kegemukan
  • Memperbanyakkan air susu bagi ibu yang menyusu

KEBAIKAN KHUSUS UNTUK LELAKI
  • Kurangkan ketagihan rokok dan dadah
  • Menambahkan tenaga batin (digunakan oleh tabib China untuk merawat mati pucuk)

KEBAIKAN KHUSUS UNTUK KANAK-KANAK
  • Menghilangkan kembung, sebu dan senak (membuang angin)
  • Baik untuk kecergasan dan kekuatan badan serta tumbersaran kanak-kanak


Happy trying mommies!! :)

Love,
Zahra

Monday, December 3, 2012

Weekends with the boys

Hi mommies!

Just to share-Amsyar's menu this week.
Mondays mmg gloomy sket.So, kita coret2 sket kat blog. Moga2 timbul lah semula mood nak bekerja dgn lbh effective lagi.

Last week, mommy dh try dgn carrots, then pear+raisins.
Tp Amsyar tak brp suka carrots.Maybe br trial week jd dia masih lg confuse dgn food yg disuakan.
Minggu suai kenal.biasalah~
hehehe.

So this week kita try apples pula. Mommy guna golden rose apples.
Manis and texture dia lbh crunchy sblm di rebus :)

Then to add to menu kita ada sweet potato+carrot.
Sb tgk amsyar suka kan rs sweet potato.
Mudah-mudahan rasi anak mommy dgn both mix ini :)

Sweet potatoes.Carrots.Apples


Tukang tolong mommy cubes kan amsyar nye food.
Tak lain and tak bukan..

Masterchef-to-be : Chef Zulhadzrey Iman!!~
Muka concentate..tgk tlg mommy :)


New fringe :)

Payah tau nak amek pic iman ni..asyik gerak ajer.

Iman's task : Tolong pick up the cubes and put into tupperware.Tolong mommy :)
Comel Iman, amek satu satu cube.hahaha..
At least dpt nak penuhkan masa dia kan. Seronok juga ada helper :)
Dah pandai sebut potato. Each cube dia masuk kan sebut potato.
Sweet potato-dia jd comfuse.hahaha


Daddy dh potong rambut dpn Iman.dh jadi mcm ada fringe..hehehehe..mcm girl dh mommy tgk..
tggu next birthday la..nak potong rambut, Buat mcm new image gitu on his 2nd birthday la. Tapi subject to daddy's approval la. Tak mau dia potong rambut Iman ni. Sayang katanya :) Mommy pun syg juga. tp kalau in 10 strangers yg jumpa. 8 kata dgn yakin iman is a girl..camno? Hehe..ikutkan hati..mommy nak ajer tocangkan rambut iman into 2 pony-tails.hahaha..

 This weekend mmg dok kat rumah ajer.Suami saya kerja.Projects kan dh byk jalan..so kena la kerja. Mommy pun jenis yg suka dok kat rumah ajer.tak brp suka berjalan-jalan sgt. Suka buat home projects. Baking, cooking, homeschooling. Watch TV- Hmm..congrats to Harimau Malaya sb dpt benamkan Garuda last saturday. And tahniah juga pd Izyan for winning 100 grand for being M'sia's 2nd Masterchef. :) nampak sgt hantu tv kan?sume cerita aku tgk. Yelah wkends je pun dpt tv all by me-self daytime. Baru leh layan re-run House and CSI. Klu weekdays mlm2 mmg daddy yg konker.hahaha

Adik Amsyar in Iman's long lost baby cap :)



Bersyukur dpt spend time with my boys. Alhamdulillah i have these two boys. Altho sometimes..i just lose it!! Kena buat azam tahun baru-jgn marah anak lah pas ni..Bila dh marah..rs diri amatlah bodoh marah budak kecil yg tak faham pun dia kena marah sb apa...hmmm..
And still struggling for contraception. Hmm..amsyar dh 6mths. So fully BF dh tak mengkebalkan mommy. 
Well really need to be serious on this. Went across several blogs with talking about TTC. and felt really sad- and made me much2 grateful for the gifts i had from Allah.

My 
Zulhadzrey Iman
and 
Zulhafidzey Amsyar


And yet when some times of the month, we struggle to make ends meet even to buy a jumbo pack of Drypers, i know i have to be really grateful as in some homes, the cry and laughter of a small child is for so long waited and in odd cases never did come.


Ok. have a nice week to come mommies!!





ps-ptg2 cmni kat offc mmg rindu bangat kat my boys!!~


Love,

Zahra





Pegang kuat kuat tau!!

"Mommy, iman nak naik car dgn adik :)"




"Waaaah! Syok nya mommy naik dgn abg!..cepat jalan abg! Jgn lah tgk tv!"






" Eh..eh...cm nak jatuh aje ni abg..mommy.adik nervous!"





" Ok adik jgn main horn pegang kuat-kuat tau!!~ Vroom vroom!!"




Friday, November 30, 2012

Coret-coret hari jumaat ;)

Hi Mommies!~
It has been a long week.
Mcm2 berlaku.And then its Jumaat again.
Alhamdulillah.


We've planned for a small getaway this weekend. But when being re-thinked- tak payah lah.
Maybe just a trip to the nearby swimming pool would be already wonderful :) Iman for sure would be thrilled!~ Kita simpan duit. Kita jalan next time :) Kita swim kat Putrajaya jer. So good when Putrajaya is only one exit on the highway away from our home sweet home :)


Amsyar pun dh start with solids. Alhamdulillah mommy berjaya cooked/prepared his baby meals every morning. Hoorey for Mommyzara yg malas ;p !! Now it becomes a routine. Mommy will try to adapt soon. Make it a morning must. Same with daddy's uniform ironing routine and Amsyar's 5.45am nursing timing :)So far the menu is quite the same-carrot puree with rice, carrot puree with raisins and rice, pears with raisin (ohh..yang ni manis sgt!) and pears with oats.Just simple with the same main ingredient. Carrots, pears, raisins. Will start with potatoes and sweet potatoes next week. And maybe some papaya :)



This coming weekend, a good friend of mine is getting married.Again.
Her 2nd marriage by the age of 28.Good for her.Congratulations dear!!! :)
I wish all the happiness in the world will be hers this time.May the man she had chose is her true match meant for a lifetime and until jannah. Inshallah.May all that she'd gone through before made her a better person, and strengthens her materially and internally.

It's really hard for her.
Nobody wants to be married twice or trice or worse - more.
Well, i don't.
Things happen for a reason.
I really want her to be happy. This time around.

Payah jadi janda muda ni. Ramai pula yg nak try masuk line.
Masalahnya yg teringin tu - dh lah dh tua, dh berbini, beranak ramai.
Bukan nya yg ada ada.
Yg ada cuma keinginan.
Gatal!






Esok, dah masuk 1 December. The last month for 2012. The nostalgic year.
The year of happiness and challenge. The year i took off away from school :)
A lot more to plan.Excited mode ON!~


So have a nice weekends mommies!
Have a good time with more and more projects to do.

Thank you for reading.




Love,

Zahra









Thursday, November 29, 2012

Like Brothers

This was taken during a recent outing with my bestie : Shidah.
So much similarities. We both went to the same school. Now both are mothers to two boys.
Iman and Alif, our first borns were only 2mths apart-except for Iman was born in 2011. And Alif in Dec 2010.






During the outing, Alif seemed more extrovert and confident than Iman. Iman on the other hand was mesmerized by the new friend :) So cute when lil boys meet. Hehehe.

Missed my good old school friends tho.
Wish that we had a reunion soon and could continue on were we left behind before.
Wish there's someone in our clan last time could organize a reunion soon. Maybe before we hit 30.
It had been a long 10yrs since we left school and still the sister hood bond is still there :)


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Word~less Wednesdays : Tiru!

Children are very alert of their surroundings.
That's why there's a saying " Action speaks louder than words"


This is Iman, trying to imitate daddy wiping his car and tyres.
He's doing practically the same with mommy's kitchen wipes.
Oh my! :)






Beware.Jaga tingkah laku anda mommies!
Anda sedang diperhatikan :p
Hehe~




Love,
Zahra



**bagus juga quality pics are so-so. xclear sket semak background tu..hahaha

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Seriously?

Hi.

Got a new booster solution yesterday..yippee!!~
I just found out that this works on me.

1tbsp of instant oats + 1 tbsp of condensed milk + 1cup of hot water.mixed up
Add 2tbsp or more (as you like) of raisins.
Served hot and steaming ;p



I drank this plus a tsp of halba (my usual routine these day as i found halba (fenugreek) could add 1oz for my daily 'hasil tuaian'.

Worked wonders when i got 11oz++ for this 9.30am session.yeay!~
Alhamdulillah. That's really something for a 6mths++ pumping mother like me.
Selalu takdelah meriah cmni pun.Biasa-biasa aje..
Tapi sikit atau byk ttp rezeki kan?
I put the blame on my plain water consumption of the day before kalau hari2 yg tak berapa memberangsangkan.huhu~


Just to share something today.
Maybe it could work for you too :)


Got some search and research work to do esp on parenting.
I think i got an extrovert toddler toddling inside my home now.
Got to find good ways to channel this talent.
To boost his confidence without being over-confident :)

2013 is really coming our way fast.
And I'm going back to school. Wish me luck! :)



Let's chant silently together now : 
Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.Must graduate nxt year.





Hahahah..ok lah!
Toodles mommies!
Take care :)





Love,
Zahra

Monday, November 26, 2012

Kisah Amsyar bambam...

Salam mommies..
How was your weekends?
Alhamdulillah-mine was bright and shining as sunny as the sunday sun. Yups-smlm panas cantik smp ke ptg so all my laundry were crispy and wangi :)


:)
:)


Weekends kami dipenuhi aktiviti-aktiviti santai dirumah. Main, makan and main lagi. This time our makan time is joined by a new member : Amsyar! Amsyar's already ready for solids!! Mommy try to do it right this time. To cook homemade food for amsyar. No need for instant cerelac-inshallah.

So first meal- mommy try to start with rice+carrots first. Nak bagi carrots je mcm xcukup khasiat jer. So what we have to do for a week's supply - mcm biasa : steam/boil-puree/blend-freeze :) For the rice sangai beras yg dh dibasuh-blend and store. Boleh dpt bubur nasi yg cepat- 15mins siap dh!~


Carrots already diced! Yang blkg tu utk abgIman-grilled potatoes+keledek :)

Muka heran dgn new taste of food :)

Sibuk nak rebut sudu dgn mommy juga!~

Yang ni kita freeze. 10 cubes for 5days.Comot comot sket..tak pelah. Asalkan the khasiat all are locked in.


Control senyum sket.. :p

Chak!


Dah kenyang!..I'm one happy baby :)

Alhamdulillah, dapat juga mommy melengkapkan penyusuan penuh 6mths amsyar dr day 1 without any gaps. Its a special undescribable feeling. Rasa puas tgk all amsyar dr birth weight of 3.1kg dh jadi 8kg dgn susu mommy 100%. Alhamdulillah. So the journey continues :)




Amsyar anak yg alert. apa2 yg abg iman buat- dia mesti perhati.and at times akan try buat or ambil brg yg iman dok main tu. At one time, mommy pernah caught him angkat basikal iman to get a taste of the wheels.hehehehefunny to see the whole bicycle on top of him. nujurlah basikal tu besar tp ringan :)

Skrg amsyar still on his way to get his momentum to lung forward, roll and gostan dh terer dh. Habes dh semua tempat dia jelajah. And could sit by himself when assisted. Mandi pun mmg duduk dh skrg..senang sket.heheh I don't quite remember-but i think iman pun at this milestone juga at 6mths. And start crawling at 8mths. Dah pandai jerit2 to catch ppls attention and loves to baby talk to others. Sembur and make bubbles pun dh terer. And what mommy fear most : seperation anxiety!! dah start to kick off.. so skrg mommy mmg kena 24-7 ngadap muka amsyar ajelah. Tunggu badan dah keras sket..mommy nak bwk keluar walker Iman yg lama. rindu dh walker hijau tu :)
Dah nearly 1yr tersimpan.









Garu telinga.ngantuk..








Sibuk nak tangkap phone.dpt tangkap lobang idung je jdnya....



Ok lah cerita amsyar.
Mommy doakan amsyar membesar dgn sihat, cergas and cerdas sentiasa.

Till then..

tatatatattata titititi  tutututu












ok before last : aiskrim goreng mommy buat weekend aritu. daddy suka benar. boleh buat lagi.
lama tak mkn aiskrim goreng.dulu kat matrics uia pj nye pasar malam ada jual rm1/pc.
pastu dh xjumpa dh kat mana2.

nasi daging pakapau pun dh xjmp dh kat mana2.

ada halfmoon kecik tu dh kena gigit dgn iman b4 grg ;p

Love,

Zahra


Friday, November 23, 2012

Zulhafidzey Amsyar is 6mths TODAY!

And mommy is really excited!~

Alhamdulillah.
Berkat doa and sokongan org2 tersayang- I have successfully completed my 6mths exclusively breastfeeding journey for my lil precious.

Alhamdulillah.
Alhamdulillah.
Alhamdulillah.
Assalamualaykum :)

Byk sgt bende nak tgk ni ...

Menghiburkan mommy yg penat seharian dgn project sports car


Sila lah gigit mommy....


So we could now target for the next stepping stone - 12mths + baby food :)

I think, mostly its mak's doa that made me through.
Tho at some times she did insist on introducing plain water to amsyar..hehehehe.
Every child crafts his/her own journey and I'm sure plenty of you mommies out there have already completed the 6mths exclusive BF journey.
For those who are still struggling..cheer up and keep on the motivation :) Its really hard but its achieveable :)
For those who had gave up. Praise Alhamdulillah for what the efforts you have done and perhaps there are good things beneath what had happened :)

As of last monday, Amsyar - was already 7.8kg.
Harini..Maybe plus few hundred gramms je kot.


Kita cerita lagi nanti2 lah.
Have a nice Friday peeps.

*payday*payday*payday*

:)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Peristiwa Qarbala - have you even ever heard of it?

Punyalah lain cara org malaysia melihat peristiwa karbala.
This was taken from a famous ustaz who i would not like to put his name here.

Ini cerita sejarah dlm Islam.Which i think almost ALL of us don't know.
Apatah lagi putar belit cerita politik and permainan kotor pemimpin negara.
Imagine that even one of my friend siap dgn yakin nya ckp,
"mana ada keturunan nabi dh zaman ni-itu semua propaganda org Syiah"
hmm..

do you know siapa org syiah tu sbnrnya?


Ok.pernah tahu ke siapa dia Imam Mahdi yg kita percaya akan dtg selamatkan umat Islam akhir zaman?
Please search, and find what really happened during karbala.
Siapa dia Yazid, siapa Muawiyah?
Siapa sbnrnya bunuh Hasan and Husein cucu2 nabi yg mirip benar2 kepada baginda rasul junjungan kita.

Hmm.

I'll try to post some articles about Qarbala, Fatimah RA and her children's story maybe one day.
I hope my children will know more about our Prophet Muhammad SAW, and his family. And hopefully all those could come from me.








Quoted below is how this ustaz views the Qarbala assasination.


Melihat kepada sejarah mungkin miscommunication atau salah maklumat Perang Jamal ini berlaku. Ia dimulai apabila Aisyah r..a., Thalhah dan al-Zubair Ra beserta orang-orang yang bersama mereka pergi ke Basrah setelah pengangkatan Ali bin Abi Thalib Ra menjadi khalifah umat Islam. Tujuan Aisyah r.a ke Basrah untuk menyatukan umat Islam, bukan beperang atau memberontak terhadap Ali k.w. Pasukan Ali r.a. pun pergi ke Basrah bukan untuk memerangi pasukan Aisyah R.a, tetapi untuk bersatu dengan mereka menghadapi peristiwa pembunuhan Usman r.a. Jika tujuannya untuk mempersatukan umat Islam, kenapa terjadi peperangan antara pasukan Aisyah dan Ali?
Sebenarnya ada orang-orang yang membunuh Usman r.a menyamar di antara umat Islam . Mereka tidak suka melihat Aisyah r.a dan Ali k.w bersatu. Oleh kerana itu mereka merencanakan untuk mengadu domba mereka. Di pagi hari yang gelap para pembunuh Usman menyerang pasukan Aisyah yang sedang tidur dengan nyenyaknya. Pasukan Aisyah menyangka pasukan Ali mengkhianati mereka. Untuk mempertahankan diri mereka, pasukan Aisyah menyerang pasukan Ali. Pasukan Ali menyangka pasukan Aisyah telah mengkhianati mereka. Akibatnya terjadilah perang Jamal.
Muawiyah menolak berbai’ah kepada Ali bukan kerana tidak setuju dengan kekhalifahan Ali. Tapi beliau menginginkan agar Ali menjatuhkan hukuman hudud terlebih dahulu kepada Usman. Di sisi Amirul Mukminin Ali bin Abi Thalib, beliau bukan sengaja membiarkan pembunuh Usman berkeliaran dengan bebas. Tetapi umat Islam yang sedang terpecah belah menyebabkan beliau mengalami kesukaran untuk mengambil tindakan apapun.
Muawiyah bukan pemberontak, kerana walaupun beliau tidak berbai’ah kepada Ali, beliau hanya berdiam diri di Syam. Pasukan Ali lah yang bergerak ke Syam. Hal ini menyebabkan Muawiyah menyiapkan pasukannya juga dan berangkat menuju Kufah. Akhirnya kedua pasukan itu bertemu di suatu tempat yang dinamakan Siffin dan bermulalah peperangan yang dikenali dengan perang Siffin.
Ketika Muawiyah sedang tidur bersama isterinya dan mendengar berita terbunuhnya Ali, beliau terus bangun dan berkata: Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Kemudian beliau menangis. Kemudian beliau menangis. Istrinya berkata: “Kemarin engkau menyalahkannya dan hari ini engkau menangis untuknya?” Jawab Muawiyah: “Wahai istriku! Aku menangis mengenang manusia akan kehilangan sikap penyantunnya, ilmunya, kelebihannya, awalnya dia dalam Islam dan juga kebaikannya”.
Walaupun Muawiyah bukan pemberontak, tidak bererti Muawiyah berada di pihak yang benar. Di dalam Islam, apabila wujud perbezaan pendapat antara pemimpin dan yang dipimpin, maka kebenaran terletak pada pemimpin. Dalam peristiwa perang Siffin tersebut, pemimpin pada saat itu adalah Amirul Mukminin Ali. Maka sikap yang lebih tepat bagi Muawiyah adalah tidak meletakkan syarat untuk membai’ah Ali. Sebaliknya terus membai’ah beliau dan kemudian mencari penyelesaian untuk memdapatkan pembunuh Usman.
Apabila Ali bin Abi Thalib k.w dibunuh, maka orang ramai melantik anaknya Hasan sebagai khalifah yang baru. Akan tetapi Hasan menginginkan kemaslahatan dan persatuan umat Islam, sehingga beliau memutuskan untuk memberikan jawatan khalifah kepada Mu’awiyah dan kemudian membai’ah Mu’awiyah sebagai khalifah umat Islam yang baru.
Orang menuduh bahwa Muawiyah pembunuh Hasan. Padahal tidak ada bukti yang mengaitkan Muawiyah dengan pembunuhan Hasan. Sampai sekarang tidak diketahui siapa yang meracuni Hasan.
Sejarah versi Syi’ah mencela Muawiyah kerana telah menyerahkan jawatan khalifah kepada anaknya Yazid. Padahal pelantikan Yazid tersebut telah disetujui oleh rakyatnya demi kemaslahatan umat. Menurut versi Syi’ah, Yazid bin Muawiah juga terkenal dengan berbagai kejelekan. Yang paling menonjol adalah memerintahkan bawahannya untuk membunuh Husain bin Ali ra.
Setelah Yazid dibai’ah menjadi khalifah, Husain menerima surat dari penduduk Kufah. Yang menulis surat tersebut adalah kaum Syi’ah dan para pembunuh Usman. Isi surat tersebut adalah mengundang Husain untuk datang ke Khuffah guna dilantik sebagai khalifah. Para sahabat seperti Muhammad bin Hanafiyah, Abdullah bin Abbas, Abdullah bin Ja’far, Abdullah bin Umar, Abu Sa’id al-Khudri, dan Yazid menasihati Husain agar mengabaikan undangan tersebut. Namun Husain enggan mendengar nasihat tersebut dan meneruskan perjalanannya ke Khuffah bersama anggota keluarganya.
Ketika Yazid menerima berita keberangkatan Husain dan keluarganya ke Khuffah, beliau memerintahkan gabernornya di Basrah, Ubaidullah bin Ziyad, untuk ke Kufah guna memperhatikan pergerakan Husain dan penduduk Kufah tetapi akibat suasana yang tegang di Kufah, pergerakan Husain ke Kufah dan sikap Ubaidullah yang tergopoh-gapah, menyebabkan terbunuhnya Husain dan sebagian keluarganya di Karbala.
Adalah sebuah fitnah yang mengatakan bahwa Yazid memerintahkan pembunuhan Husain dan menyuruh membawa kepala Husain kepadanya. Sebenarnya Yazid merasa sangat sedih ketika mendengar Husain dibunuh oleh Ubaidullah bin Ziyad. Ubaidullah memerintahkan agar Husain dibunuh dan kepalanya di bawa kepadanya. Akibat perbuatannya tersebut, Ubaidullah bin Ziyad dibunuh.
Pertarungan di kalangan sahabat adalah hasil dari ijtihad masing-masing. Pembunuhan Usman adalah penyebab segala-galanya. Pintu fitnah ini telah menyeret para sahabat ke medan pertempuran sesama sendiri. Campur tangan golongan munafiqun yang diketuai oleh pendiri Syi’ah, ‘Abd Allah ibn Saba’, telah memainkan peranan dalam menghidupkan episod pertarungan sesama para sahabat. Sesungguhnya pertempuran tersebut berlaku bukan kerana perebutan harta dan kekuasaan, tetapi sebaliknya kerana ingin melihat keadilan dan kebenaran. Sejarah mencatat semua sahabat termasuk Sayyidina ‘Ali menyesali keterlibatan mereka dalam kancah tersebut. Fitnah itu hilang setelah berakhirnya zaman tersebut. Semua umat Islam mengakui kebenaran berada di pihak Ali k.w.
Sama-samalah kita berdoa agar umat Islam tidak lagi berpecah dan semoga kasih sayang menyinari bumi Malaysia ini dengan cahaya Islam…

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