Friday, January 17, 2020

Where are the flying cars?

2018 came and went.
So did 2019.
Where did my life went?

It has been over two years since my last entry and for that I apologize. I did not mean to just leave my blog like that. There were drafts dated February 2018 so really, it seemed like once I became a flying-mother I just - stopped - trying.

I doubt anyone is following this blog anyway, but I’ve always felt guilty when I leave it for too long. Blogging had been my longest relationship. Writing had always been my thing.
I don’t even journal anymore, for crying out loud!
What has become of me?!
— well, I became a mother.

Not to blame motherhood for my change of heart/habit. But Nugget takes precendent over everything else in my life.. y’know?
I am an obsessed mom after all. Who would’ve thought? She really warmed me up to babies.
Not all babies though. hahahha! Your baby may be cute, but my heart (and patience!) is only for Nugget!

So where do we go from here?
Well, hopefully I’ll start blogging again. I’ve been meaning to share my thoughts on being a new mother — because I feel like that was a true challenge for me, so maybe.. I could help a person out, somehow.
I still can’t bring myself to talk about flying because I don’t even talk about that with my husband!
Beauty stuff? I dunno.. I haven’t tried anything new in such a long time, so we’ll see!
Hopefully this blog won’t be purely about me talking about mom-stuff.. wouldn’t that be boring? hahaha

Well, I hope that I could keep at this again and that you’ll see another post soon — and not in another two years.
So this is me, just telling you that I’m still around, albeit a bit more preoccupied and flustered.
Signing off, for now. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

3.47kg, 49cm.

A normal baby's birth weight is anywhere between 2.5 to 3.5 kg. (Parents' built will be taken into consideration.)
If it's under 2.5kg, the baby will be considered premature, even if the baby was born full-term. If it's over 3.5kg, the baby is considered big.

Nugget was 3.47kg at birth. She was almost big, but Monkey and I aren't exactly petit so her weight was considered normal. Her APGAR score was 9, she was healthy and well despite being in distress, which led her to poop inside the amniotic fluid, then led me into having an emergency C-section.

The operation went well. It was painless. The pain came after when the epidural was wearing off. My legs felt asleep but no amount of massages could make it go away. Well, that was not actually painful. But it was really uncomfortable and damn annoying. Painful was the bloating I had that night. Considered getting some painkiller but the idea of getting a jab just because I was bloated felt lame. huhuu. It was a stupid move, btw. Thank God I was able to sort of bear the pain. It was intense.

The operation pretty much made my middrift funny so I was not able to pass gas. Breastfeeding should help but I can barely move, let alone breastfeed.
Not sure about other hospitals but Umra was not particularly breastfeeding-friendly. They pretty much took away the baby once delivered so I didn't get the chance to have that skin-to-skin experience at Nugget's birth and breastfeed her.

Not too happy with that to be honest. I'm quite upset that she was introduced to formula, first thing. I don't really blame them though, as I myself didn't have an exact birthing plan to speak of.
But I suppose there are pros and cons to it. In a way I got a little more rest than I would have.

As morning rolled in, I was forced out of bed as it was recommended for me to start moving seven hours after the surgery. The physio person had already went home seven hours after MY surgery so I'd only tried to get out bed about sixteen hours after my surgery and boy it was tough. Having my catheter taken out was not a fun feeling. And trying to push yourself out from the bed with an IV line was painful. Oh yeah, having your lower abdomen sliced was not particularly pleasant of course.

Nugget was wheeled into my room and we finally tried breastfeeding. The physio person had also help me to get Nugget to latch.
Now, breasteeding... requires a whole other entry on its own, so I'll put that one off for the time being.

So the rule in Umra; I get to be discharged only after I'm able to pee three times after the catheter was taken out. No idea why, but man getting those three pees took a while! It was probably best to stay there since I'd just had the operation but honestly I was REALLY looking forward to get myself and Nugget home. Plus, I doubt they'd let me out if there was anything to be concerned about.
That first pee was awkward. Would anyone be interested if I tried to describe it though? hahahha! Well, it kinda stung. Uncomfortable but didn't really hurt. I had no fear of having to pee. But it wasn't flowing so smoothly. hahhaha! (I peed 'normally' the day after, I think.)

Third pee came and I was SO excited to tell the nurse, that she didn't sound too convinced. But I got my IV needle taken out anyway, THANK GOD! That thing really bugged me. One of the main reasons why I was SO looking forward to get out of the hospital.

Getting home was uncomfortable. I wasn't used to moving slow and any bumps on the road hurt my gut. But was I glad to be home! And with my little tot!
Can't quite describe how it felt. It felt weird that I am now a mother. (Still feels weird, sometimes.) I am so blessed and grateful for the support from my family. Mamas (my mother and mother in-law) were great, taking turns looking after me and Nugget during confinement.

Nugget is almost five months now! And I have yet to write anything significant on her journal. Can you imagine how much I have to write once I find the time? hahahha! Damn it!

So glad I finally finished writing this!
I'll be sure to add in anything relevant in the future if I remember them. heh

In case you're here to know how much our bill was;
for two nights in a room of my own, induced twice, emergency LSCS and meds, it came up to a little under RM 7k.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

W misses Sephora.


It’s been pretty much a whole year since I last shopped at Sephora.  Well.. I’ll be honest, I did cave sometime in July and bought a couple of KVD lip liners (in my defence, one was for my sister in law as a little present after she’d given birth) and Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask.
Apart from that, the last time I REALLY shopped for make up was in December of last year. I’ve been good.. for the most part.

So anyway!
Yesterday I went to Sephora with a mission!
One was to claim my birthday present.
The other was to spend my accumulated points!

They have Kat Von D’s Beauty Addiction Set for 500 points in their Rewards Boutique and I figured that THIS is what I should use my points for.
The set comes in a small faux leather pouch with red lining. Inside are two eyeliners; her Ink Liner in Trooper and Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown.
There are also two of her lip products; her Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Vampira and Studded Kiss Lipstick in Cathedral. All in mini size — perfect for on the go!

I’ve always liked her liners and liquid lipstick (and I have yet to own Vampira, yay!) but I’ve never tried her lipstick, so I’m excited! I don’t have any good reason to put on make up at the moment though so I’ll be trying these out as soon as I find an excuse.

By the way, to redeem the points you will have to make a purchase of any amount and that’s where the Soap & Glory hand sanitiser comes in (RM16).
I could’ve just bought one of Sephora’s sheet mask for RM10 but having a small child, I have more use for a hand sanitiser than a sheet mask!

This year’s birthday present from Sephora is by Tarte. They are minis of their Amazonian blush in Paaarty and Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit, both are exclusive shades for this Sephora gift set.

Can’t help but wonder if I’ll be getting a present from Sephora next year since I’d been spending so little this year! hahahha! I am most likely to be downgraded to their White Card.
Oh well.. priorities change. I now have a membership with Mothercare.. who would've thought?

The “bonus” item that I got yesterday came from a friend, who got me the Lid Lingerie eyeshadow palette by NYX for my birthday! The palette has six matte neutral shades. I’ve never tried any eyeshadow from the brand but this particular palette has great reviews, I’m looking forward to try this one out!

Basically I’m just excited over my haul!
So excited that I decided to take a pause from writing about being a mother. HAHAHAHA!
You know how it goes.. when an entry gets too long, I tend to skip over them. That continuation after I delivered Nugget is coming, I promise!

Update -- December 22nd 2017
Put on some make up before I head into the office yesterday; LOVED the Tarte blush (of course) and lip paint (my kind of nude!). Also loved the brown Tattoo Liner, no surprise there and the third shade on the top row of the eyeshadow palette blended real well on my crease.

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