Sunday, November 29, 2009

All about the airplane

What can I say about this Penang trip?

It was really totally all about the airplane.

We went out to eat 2 times. Once in the foodcourt opposite Swatow Lane for lunch and the other time at a coffee shop near Swatow Lane for breakfast. I was totally disappointed both times.

Ordered Laksa for lunch that didn't meet up to the sourness, spiciness or the quality. Ordered Koay Teoy Ting (fishball noddles) for breakfast and ended up with more Pork noodles that Fish!!!

Any all other talk of the day was about Christopher in the airplane and the lollipops he got to eat (courtesy of his kungkung).

Of course, we attended the wedding which of course ended up with some rumours. And yes, hubby had a good time since some of his buddies were also invited.

Good thing we rented a car. Cost us RM129 for 24 hours (and a bit). Managed to go around the next morning.

Went to Gurney Drive and had trouble getting the kid back into the ar. It didn't help that I was as mad as him in jumping and running and enjoying myself. Gurney Drive does bring back childhood memories to me too!

One good foodie that I found good though was the fried carrot cake we had in one chinese restaurant in Midland Plaza. It had the right amount of spiciess and was very very tasty. Not too oily too. Reckon it was partly due to the unsatisfied craving from breakfast (where I wanted Char Koay Teow (fried noodles) but the guy refused to take my order!!!).

oh...and the plane ride was easy peasy! :) No ear ache whatsoever. Maybe it had to do with my insisting he swallow saliva every other minute, opening his mouth like a goldfish (I had to open mine in return) and his multiple sips of water (which ended up in 3 wet pants by the time we landed).

Christopher of course didn't keep to his seat especially the trip back since he realised he could get away with it (partly) and that it was more fun sitting on mummy's lap looking out of the window. But all in all, when the seatbelt sign was on, he tried very hard to keep in his cannot-see-anything-middle seat!

Now....hubby is talking about going back again before I deliver. Next time we will drive up!



Kiddo all smiles in the airplane!

By the way, the bleeding was due to a fibroid in my uterus.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Spotting again

This morning, I noticed that I was staining (again).
And given tommorrow I will be flying to Penang, I guess I should go see the doctor to rule out anything.

Must be the stress of the pass few days! Coz I doubt the lingering overwhelming smell of paint in the office has anything to do with it.

Well, we shall have to see what happens at the doctors. Better safe than sorry.

In the Lord I place my trust!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Stolen Car

Hubby's car was stolen yesterday....well to be exact, sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.

It was a real headache getting the police report and now with the insurance claim.

We will have to get a new car nevertheless.....and that is quite tiring when you don't have a downpayment ready (no car to trade in), insufficient savings and expectations of more expenditure when the #2 comes.

It is between a Honda City, Vios, Persona or a second hand car now.

And now I have to add stroller and car seat to my list of shopping needed to be done.

I don't want to sigh.....but I feel it coming.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Eating habits

When I was carrying Christopher, I remember ....
  • I couldn't take any milk products especially ice cream or yogurt (foodies which I loved before that).
  • I could eat almost anything (though I craved pork noodles).
  • I still prefered noodles to rice.
  • The 2nd half of my 2nd trimester, I also craved honeydew and had to have one slice,at least, a day (I never ate honeydew before this)!

Christopher's eating habit is as such
  • Doesn't like his milk much
  • Loves salty food (chips etc.)
  • Prefers noodles to rice
  • Loves his vegetables and fruits

For this current pregnancy....
  • I look (and sometimes long) for yogurt or yogurt ice cream (Bulla kind!)
  • I don't really like salty food (especially chicken!!!)
  • Staring to prefer fried rice (which I would never have ordered last time, I was more a noodle person) and sushi (which I considered was just RICE!!!!).
  • I don't really crave for fruits, eat it more to soften the after-dinner taste in my mouth. Chocolates work as good!
So, I wonder if my kid will
  • LOVE his/her milk better than the big brother?
  • Be a picky eater at the dining table?
  • Love rice (and porridge) more than noodles?
  • Love cake for deserts more than vegetables or fruits!?

Does your eating habit when you are pregnant determine the eating habit of your child?

And if that is the case, would my drinking more herbal tea make my baby more acceptable to herbal tea when he/she is bigger? Coz boyboy doesn't take Lo Hon Kor or any other sweet herbal remedies (except bitter ginseng) now.

What do you think?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Busy Crazy Weeks


It has been a super busy week with work, hubby's assignment, water tanki problems at home, Christopher falling ill, parents coming to and fro and of course a short holiday!

The short holiday first.....we went 'back' to PD 2 weekends ago. It was really a last minute decision. So we didn't really have many options of available hotels.

In the end managed to book Thistle (previously Guoman) for RM250.


Of course, the king bed was the best thing!!! And I wuold say I prefer Thistle's shower to Avillion Admiral because it is the old fashion kind that you can bring down the shower head! Easier to bathe the kiddo......but of course hubby begged to differ!!! :)

We checked in at 1 pm and of course the kiddo was sleeping in the car all the way there.....so, his evergy level was at full blast when we arrived. Hubby was drained and so was I.......but......

How to deny a kiddo.......after exploring the hotel, he proclaimed again and again that he wants to go swimming!!!

So, mummy took him down at 2.30 pm!
Thistle's pools are GREAT (or should I say Guoman)......the kiddy pool was rather big and seperate from the adult pool! The kiddo could stand in the pool by himself and was THRILLED that he could walk around! He also had a good time trying to mimic me kicking! :)

Near 4 pm, rain clouds were gathering and a wind was blowing. So, we got up. Told hubby it was a good thing the kiddo insisted on doing this at 2 pm. Else what a waste to come all the way and not step into the pool or the beach at all!!!

The evening weather turned out fine. So, since we were already out, we decided to take in some sea breeze at the public beach. I was hungry and requested some ice cream. But the kiddo 'stole' it from me!
Next morning was rainy again.....sigh....

As kiddo and I were waiting for hubby to get kiddo some breakfast at the heavily attacked buffet line, we prayed the rain would stop. :)

IT DID!!!! And we were allowed some 30 minutes at the Thistle beach. It sucked!!! I beleive the public beach was better than the private stretch of beach. Maybe coz it just rained, maybe coz there was a high tide yesterday bringing in all the seaweeds. But.....yeah, it SUCKED !!!


We went nevertheless. And kiddo picked shells, jumped on waves and got all wet. My doing really coz I feel you have to get sand between your toes and your pants wet at the beach! :)

A slight drizzle afterwards got kiddo and hubby runing back to the hotel. Me? I got wet picking up kiddo's shoes and I was not really in a position to run up the grassy slope to shelter!

Came back to water problems at home (totally SUCKS when you have salty clothes to wash, you know!) and a fever (only me!).

But it was truely worth it. Truely.

To see your son beam up at you with an amazing smile on his face.
To watch him strode around exclaiming "walk myself", "mummy! come", "see mummy!", "faster!faster!". We let him walk by himself and explore while hubby and I just followed him. Very unlike in PJ when I would insist he hold our hands.

It was really really very satisfying!!
*****
Also went for my monthly checkup last weekend.....and brought kiddo along. To my chagrin, he actually strode into the doctor's office when the nurse called my name and started showing my temperamental gynae a picture of a teddy bear.

Aaahhh.....but how not to smile down at a 2+ year old eagerly showing you something?

And when the doctor pulled the curtains for my scan, of course, kiddo asked at the top of his voice "Mummy, where?" and started crying!

But Doc must be used to shutting out everything else when listening to baby's heartbeat and concentrating on the scan!

It went well. Next month's checkup will bring more updates!
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Right now, Christopher just broke through a 2 day fever and is still trying to break the flu virus.

As for me, I need to chill and listen to some music, finish up my work and think about my Christmas shopping......and prevent myself from getting that nasty flu!