The latest gadget in our bedroom. The uMist by Osim. Helps to keep the air moist. We need it cos we keep the air con on for quite a bit, and our throats get pretty dry. So P decided to get this. Can definitely feel the difference.
Alhamdulillah for all the blessings and ease that Allah has granted us. We got a new set of wheels last weekend J An SUV, my all-time preferred choice for a vehicle. I think it’s out of my need to compensate for my physical size. I am short, petite, whichever – so heels work, but on the road I prefer to be a bit ‘bigger’ or ‘taller’. I have been driving sedans all these while, sporty ones, not your VW Passat kinda sedans. So this upgrade to an SUV is one that I have been really looking forward to!
I’ve prepared the hospital bags last weekend, a bag for P and I. PC has his own bag. And a small bag for the labor room. The labor room bag has the following items:
- Air zam zam
- Headphones (for me to listen to the Quran while waiting for facing contractions etc)
- Bathroom slippers
- Phone chargers (P and I can no longer share chargers, cos he switched to a Smasung, gah!)
- Wet wipes
- Hairbrush (will want to keep my hair in place as much as possible)
- Prayer mat
(Hope I didn’t miss out on anything)
All the bags have been loaded into the spacious (I am happy) trunk of the new car. Oh, together with the car seat. I am 35 weeks along now, and I think it’s an ok time to load the bags. Perhaps some may think I am an eager beaver, but hey better prepare early then leave things to the last minute.
Working on our birth plan – homework that our Doc gave at our last check-up which we will discuss with her this Friday. A few key things to think about, epidural, episiotomy, birth position, banking cord blood, labor augmentation options.
I drove to work this morning, but after a long day at work I decided I wont be driving back. But instead will wait for hubs to pick me up. My office is in Mont Kiara, while his is at Bangsar South. He practically passes by my office on the way and back from work. The only reason why we dont car pool is because my office hours start at 9am, while his is at 10am. I am jealous, needless to say.
Traffic isjust terrible this evening, cos it rained so so heavily earlier. What’s new here.
Rain = traffic jam.
The rain extremely heavy, with lightning and all (the whole works) that I immediately called my folks to make sure they stay indoors and not drive out. And to steer clear of tall, big trees that might just tumbang. Just two days ago one of dad’s favorite tree succumbed to the wind and rain. I called him the next morning to give him my ‘condolences’ and he told me, he’s already looking to buy a big grown, mature tree to replace it. Yes, he doesnt waste any time.
P said, he was just about to leave office, its 8:10pm now. Traffic condition right now from my view, is not too bad. He’ll prolly get here in 20-30 minutes. I will spend the time closing some work, and if time permits, have a last look through my tax filing before sending it off.
And then while waiting at the lobby later, I will think of a place to have dinner.
Bummer! Just got a message from my sister that she’ll be watching Iron Man 3 tomorrow! Thought of going for a big Iron Man movie outing with the rest of the family this Saturday. Bah! You will just have to watch it twice Nasha Z!
Have faith in Allah and he will make way for you and grant you assistance and means from ways you never imagined. One of the many good reminders from last night’s talk by Sister Yasmin Mogahed.
Our cats are happy and well! Albamdulillah. Gucci and Tods are the Garfield colored cats in the pic. We had to give up them up for adoption cos I had allergies to them while pregnant. Plus it’s cleaner to not have cats at home i.e. fur free etc, and thats is important especially for PC. Our cats were adopted by my sister’s friend. Whom evident from the picture is a mega cat lover. I am happy we found them a good home. I am sure they are enjoying the company of their good looking feline friends.
I am really starting to feel ‘heavy’ now. I hope I don’t look as heavy as I feel. I waddle a bit now, especially when my bladder is full (which is almost all the time). But don’t get me wrong folks. This is me documenting the journey. And not complaining. It is all worth it, so long as PC is healthy and safe. And I am doing well too.
My office mates threw me a baby shower last Friday. It was a joint baby shower together with another colleague, Aliaa. It’s a sweet feature of our department. We celebrate occasions wholeheartedly! Think it all started with Mrs Foo, a dear friend of mine, who just recently resigned for a higher calling – to take care of her newborn son, Marc. I can’t think of a better reason to leave the rat race.
She is super talented – bakes like an angel from baking heaven. Crafty like Martha Stewart’s separated at birth twin! So you can see why our birthdays and baby showers are celebrated in full glory and with the quirkiest of themes and décor.
I loved the theme for our baby shower – owls! Burung yang paling comel and pandai di dunia!
And we played a game too – guess the size of the baby bump! 39 inches was my measurement at 31 weeks, and Aliaa’s was 37 inches at 21 weeks. I can’t thank them enough for organising the baby shower and all of its great details. It really means a lot to me. Doing all the cutting and snipping during lunch time etc.
But I wish people would celebrate the dads more though. Poor dads-to-be. They are about to have their lives changed too. Although they don’t carry the precious cargo for 9 months, but they give foot rubs, and like P, holds my hand so tightly like I am a 90 year old grandma for fear that I would fall. Stops me from carrying anything remotely heavy. It’s very sweet. But really, apart from all that they are dads-to-be. Not right that the mummy gets all the attention.
So I was thrilled when Mrs Foo said to bring P along for the baby shower next Sunday. Which means P will be part of the celebration too, instead of just hearing stories and viewing the pics I took. Yeay!
Precious cargo is doing acrobatic moves now. I think PC is excitedly waiting for the baby shower too J