Thursday, December 24, 2009

zahraa at the end of the year

End of the year wrap up.. well.. i wanted to do wrap up on myself.. but cant find time to do that..
errr. kinda so busy at this very end of the year...

So a wrap up for Zahraa.
Zahraa is now 22 months.. and will be 2 in 2 months, insyallah.. she now could :

1. Eat on her own, either with hands, spoon or fork
2. Manage to use straw, but still wants bottle for still
3. She recognize alphabets; only some like M, O, P, S, T, U, W, H, Z, B, G .. her favorite is always O and M.. shouted O and M when she sees then anywhere
4. She can count 1-10 , but only recognize 4 and 9
5. She recognize Alif only in the arabic alphabet.. but can follow from alif to ya - need more practice
6. Now loves to climb on chairs and table
7. Can float in water
8. Still need company to fall asleep
9. Can sleep at her own place - not yet room
10. Still wakes up in the mid on night
11. Starts humming songs
12. Knows the drill - Kalau tarik handbreak, dia akan cakap; sampai dah... kalau pakai kasut.. she'll go straight to the door, kalau bukak tv-she sill sit on the cushion.. bla bla bla
13. Says a few things correcty, but still cant manage to tell us what she wants
14. Love stacking things and could do that shape sorter thing without help
15. Always wanted to do things on her own
16. Loves the pool, love books, toys - not so much. Only toys that relate to animals could attract her more than 2 days. Stacks, and sorting out blocks are toys for her
17. Loves chicken and fish - sometimes too much
18. Still has constipation problem - on and off
19. Imitates whats on tv, imitates me, imitates Zahrein
20. Let me do her hair nowadays
21. Love bookstore
22. Getting heavier - cant really wear her nowadays
23. Shows affection - gives hugs and kisses generously
24. Chooses who to be close with- Chooses which stranger to talk to
25. Had bad teeth issue
26. Has tantrums when tired and hungry
27. Still refuse Dr Hasanah

What else .. tehre's so many things to describe her :P... heheh i wnt to remember this moment.. arghh!! she's growing too fast

Monday, December 21, 2009

shhhhhhhhhhh

wow.. No 1 Mummy has been so quiet lately.. hmm masalah dalaman??? erggh too many stuff at work at this moment.. I have to clear some before the holiday.. We're going back this Thursday, 24th.. so.. still then... its still a quiet room here

Monday, December 14, 2009

SNUGGBABY IS 1 YEAR OLD

Snuggbaby is 1 year old!!! Congratulation to Liz a.k.a Babyripp, and to SNUGGBABY for the accomplishments.. they've made many pouches and hundreds of mei tais this year, not to mention clutches and hats.

I believe Snuggbaby has been one the Malaysian favorite babywearing online shop today - offering custom order carriers has been one of the reason of them being favorite. Personally, I love the Snuggbaby online shop because every single day, they try hard to make improvements on their products, introduce new things, and upgrade choices of fabric from time to time. Where else can we get that, at a reasonable price????

For those who just had a baby, and who wants to try babywearing, Snuggbaby is where you can look one to suit you. They even consider design for daddy too!!!!

I have wrote some review about them some time ago - well, as the anniversay of Snuggbaby is this month, why not i repeat it again - just to remind who they've been :D Wink!!!!


SNUGG MT REVIEW

My review

1. Snugg MT is light weight - easy to carry it every where, as it is not heavily padded
2. The width of the straps are just nice, comfortable for my shoulder, and the padded are enough too
3. The straps are so soft, yet strong - easy to tie - keronyok pun tak pe, its not hurting
4. The body panel is a bit big, I mean too wide for Zahraa, maybe she is still small.. so- its difficult to make sure she is the centre of the body panel.. maybe it will fit when she gets older.. In the other hand, when Zahraa was set at the centre, the body panel really snug her in it.. so tak de ruang under our arm pit.. hmm how to explain this.. its like the body panel cover Zahraa in a whole - so comfy .... :D
5. The body panel if a bit too long for Zahraa, so I fold once, to make sure Zahraa can take her hands out - oh, she will get cranky if she was wrapped in it
6. XL straps are too long - yes it is possible to share mt if the straps are long.. but the longer it is, the harder it is to handle it.. nak ikat susah, as the tails are too long. So i've cut mine - just nice length so it is great now.
7. I love my reversible body panel.. can use any of it to suit with my clothes. However, on the second, having a plain body panel on one side is great too.. to wear with pattern clothes
8. Snugg mt does not make me fell 'wrapped' and too warm
9. The straps are not easily slipped

My suggestion

1. Maybe Snugg could make smaller mt for smaller babies
2. Maybe the strap end have different end pattern .. errr macam baby bjorn - waist strap yg ada triangle end, yg shoulder strap ada flat end - so easier to adjust and recognize those tails

My issues - help me get over this

1. Hmm if i'm out and about, and is tying the mt - is it normal those straps will 'sapu lantai'??
2. I always have to wear it by looking into the mirror. If i'm out and about.. how do i make sure Zahraa is at the centre?
3. Sometimes, to make sure the straps are under Zahraa arm pit, I sometimes wear it by putting the mt under Zahraa arm first, then throw her on my back (just like those wearing podaegi you tube videos) is it okay??? then tie the wiast straps later, and then again, adjust the shoulder strap
4. What do I do if Zahraa refuse to ride on the mt?

Pictures here and here

Friday, December 4, 2009

Zahraa and telekung






Most of the time that we perform solat, Zahraa will try to get in my telekung.. and pretend reciting something.. konon konon solat.. Or at some other times, I could hardly get my telekung because she took it.. and try to be underneath it.. or any big cloth, pretending wearing a telekung. Thats the point that makes me think, a lil telekung would be a best present for her..
Do you know that it is very difficult to find telekung for kids?? I know there are a lot in Jakarta, or Bandung.. but here in Malaysia... specifically Penang, nope. I found kids telekung in Pesta Pulau Pinang, but it cant fit Zahraa. Well... at last thanks to Alif Aisya for this cute one ::D. This one fits her at the moment (tho some sewing required) and I think it will last for some years. Alhamdulillah.
But... yesterday (the day after the photo was taken) she refuse to wear them.. huhu She just put them on her head.. :P. huhuh .. maybe she doesnt understand yet.. nevermind.. we'll wait till she's 2 yo. In the mean time.. we'll wear whenever she wants to.
Didik solat? Yup, I heard that somewhere. It is encouraged that we teach solat at early age, but what is most important is of course for them to understand, what is solat and why do we perform solat. Of course it would take time for kids to understand that, but why not we practice solat together while they take time to digest all that. But, let it be reminder for us all, that solat is not need to be the first thing we teach our kids; the most important for them to know at early age is, to know Allah, Rasul, zikir and know Islam as a way of life. Wallahualam. This would we a another entry to write about.. so, later then ok.. :D At this moment. enjoy Zahraa je dulu ok.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

out of my lungs

Remember how she loves upin and ipin.
now that she talks a lil.. she imitates as well.. and this video really gives us a laugh.. and good feeling all day long. So i wanna share this with you all


video

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

colour mode






After doing drawings I thought maybe its time for colouring.. I've seen Zahraa dia some colouring work at school... so I thought why not? In the other hand, she seems to passed -those eating stuffs- stage. And yes, she loves it.. but for now, when she sees all those colours she is more interested to play with those colour pencils instead of concentrating on colouring. maybe she'll get it soon.

At the beach

Zahrein wanted to take our picture at the beach.. but too bad we we there when the sun has already rises up.. its 10 am and its too hot already...










siakap 3 rasa




NI ganti la. konon konon mcm kat seagate tu kan.. tapi tak bleh pedas. takut zahraa tak leh mkn.. and tak de nenas. kalau ada. lagi bestt.. jemput makan :D


10 things i could do....


...... with tha nappy change mat...
Arghh look at her.. being funny and all.. my girls's a big girls now :D .. dah start build imagination..


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look.. solat bagi salam sebelah je....???

video

spoon feeding

I dint really notice when she could use the spoon by herself, but she seems to do okay with it at home. Maybe they've trained her at school - Personally, I never trained her with the spoon, I thought she is not ready for it.. but look, she seems fine. I was wrong I guess.. and thanks to the teachers.


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