10 minutes to 6.00 pm.

I am back at the office after 5 days of quarantining myself with baby. Thankfully my office mate helped me a bit with my job so I only have about 80 percent of the job to finish. A little kindness goes a long way you see, so help your officemate/friends out once a while. Don't just do things because they could do something for you.

By the way Mikael got Chicken Pox, and most probably from the siblings who were also cared for by his nanny. The chicken pox blisters appeared on Saturday so I thought I would need to take leave until Wednesday at least. I didn't want to take so many leave from work since I'll have to take some more for raya too. And with his former nanny unresponsible leaves  I am left with some cuti rehat only.

He had fever on Saturday and Monday but was ok Monday. I only applied Calamine lotion and some corn based powder on them. Since Mikael donno how to scratch so it was easier for me to take care of him. If he was older he'd be scratching them until they bleed I guess. My poor baby, but I'd rather he got the pox now rather than later

The blisters on his back 2 days ago.

We spent 3 days at Mikael's nenek's house and then returned to Sunway on Monday. But we went out to eat on Tuesday since it's HubbyDaddy's birthday on the 24th. For the other 2.5 days, I cooked and lepaked around the house with Mikael for 3 days and 3 nights. I surfed the Internet on my Iphone while Mikael slept, cooked while he cried because I was far from him or slept from mere nothingness.

Skills needed are stir frying and boiling.
Clockwise from right, a bottle of kicap manis soya, sambal anchovies, fried beef with kacang boncis, fried kangkung and baby corns, boiled kerangs.
Last night's dinner.

I didn't do any crafts or anything fancy. Just pure me and Mikael time. Then Mikael played with my buttons when I decided to instagram the leaves I made earlier this month.

My leaves.
Not the cuti rehat, my green green leaves.
I cut them randomly using polkadot cotton cloth and felt. Then I glue gunned them together.

Tomorrow I am staying put to finish my photobook. I am up to page 7 from 40. And I have another 40 pages to fill. Wish me luck :D

Kyoot Khamis : Chocolate Chip.

Biskut kena chicken pox?

Baby's first birthday

A year ago on 18th July my son was born.
Happy birthday Mikael.

Birthday boy modelling my charm bracelet.

Kyoot Khamis: Killer Doll

sumber asli

Kyoot Khamis : Chicks from Leaves

Sumber ayu

A year old

My son is going to be a year old next Wednesday. His biggest milestone approaching his birthday is walking. Suddenly he wanted to walk after standing and cruising for a month. For almost two weeks now he rarely crawls and walks everywhere.

I just bought him a pair of pre-walk shoes. Shoes that has soft insoles so that he can still feel the floor when he is still learning to balance himself. He has outgrown 3 of his baby shoes. And there will be more shoes to come as he will continue to grow and grow.

He makes various sounds, sometimes sounding like Korean 'Anyeoo' and the traditional mamama and abababa and avavavava. I bought him an alphabet book which a child can trace the shape of  alphabets with his finger. But yesterday, I just saw a warning on it that it's not for 0-3 year old baby. So my next plan is to buy flash cards. I want him to learn the name of things.

Now, he also gets sleepy quick. I think it's because of all the walking. Yesterday he slept at 8.00 pm and at 12.00 am when I wanted to sleep he woke up crying. After half an hour of nenening and trying to pacify him, he still cried so I passed him to daddy and promptly fell asleep. Then at dawn I heard him crying a bit and I nenened him, and his dad also woke up. His father asked me "When did you pick him up from the living room? I fell asleep 5 minutes after I played with him" Well thinking back, he walked back into the room, to me, by himself. Now I need to secure all doors before I sleep especially the bathroom doors. He likes to venture there. Now he also looks at the wet kitchen area with great interest.

Yes, my boy is going to be a year old and me half a year older.

I need to do this, this and that.

I am at a stage in life where I need to change certain things in life. But the changes that I really want are slow to happen. I am to embarassed to name them here since I haven’t even lift my finger towards any of them. I’ll tell you in a few weeks or in a matter of days maybe. Whenever I don’t feel too embarassed about myself.

However some changes are happening naturally. Like going home while the sun is still up. Frankly, my baby made it necessary to go home early. And nope, that driver’s license hasn’t materialized yet. Maybe tomorrow I can prison myself somewhere and force myself to read on Malaysian Road Law. Only God knows how I survived getting to the office and back with baby. My office and home is 13 kilometres apart. Don’t ask me here or how. Urggggggghhhhhhhhhh, I really neeeeeeeeeed to drive legally soon L And hubby asks me periodically when am I getting myself mobile...

Here are some things I really needed to do.
1.       Get a driver’s license.
2.       Learn to use a sewing machine.
The rest are secrets just yet.

A real picture of baby when he was about 9ish months.
13 more days and he'll be a year young.

Oh and one happy change is that I have moved on to a new nanny for my baby. He seems happier now. I had thought about changing to a new nanny earlier, but didn't after some procrastination. I thought it would be traumatizing for him to be separated from someone who has taken care of him for months. But as that former nanny still hasn't changed, I promptly decided to move on. Other moms told me that they have changed nanny more than 3 times, some even changed 8 nannies when their child were younger.

So beginning July my baby is with a new nanny. He quickly adapted to the situation especially that the new nanny also took care of a 4 year old, which soon became his play mate. 

He looks ok. He wasn't crying when I came to collect him back. Well the probationary period is 3 months long, hope he'll be ok. As a mom, I have to be cautious right. 

Ok signing off.