Mini's Play: Singkids Teddy & Me

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Danna and I just love hanging out at the airport. That place never fails to bring us back to our past travel adventures and at the same time reminds us of our countdown to our next (110 days to be exact!) Plus point: It's just two bus stop away from our house.

The airport really is our happy place and recently we've found another reason to come here often...

& that's all thanks to Teddy & Me indoor playground for mini! Located at basement 2 at Terminal 3. 

If I'm not wrong we paid $12 for mini and me, additional $ for danna and socks. Note to self : Next time bring your own socks so can save a few bucks!

Lucky for us there weren't a lot of kids around so it feels like we have the whole place to ourselves! 

Didn't take long for this babygirl to love this place. (& mama too! Esp the slide:p)

So unlike her mama who is afraid of balloons...

Mini is started to take her first few steps now and her proud mama cannot help but squeal with delight at her baby's every step. Seeing her climbing without my help is really one of the best feeling ever!

In most pictures danna and I looked more excited to be here than our little one hahaha.

Big fat kiss for Ayah for paying for everythanggg :p 

Here's to exploring many more indoor playgrounds together!

xoxo, N

Mini's Update - 10 Month

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Monthly updates from now on is a two digit number. :')

I gotta admit, there are times when I look back at pictures of Mini and found myself having a hard time remembering what she was like as a baby. Perhaps it's due to the lack of sleep or juggling the love-hate relationship I have with motherhood, but somewhere along the line the time went by too quickly...

She used to hate tummy time when she was younger and now all wants to do is stand up all the time...

Can pose for camera already.

Once I left her alone in the living room while I clean up the kitchen. Got a mini heart attack when I came back and couldn't find her anywhere. Walked back to the kitchen and saw this -_-

It's been many months since we last put her in her baby rocker. Back then she can stay in there for hours staring at that thingy above her head. Oh if only I knew how simple it was back then....



Syawal 1439H In A Nutshell

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

So last year was my first Raya as a wife, this year is my first as a mother. An entire different experience, I must say. Baby boss had stranger anxiety on the first two weeks of Hari Raya and totally refused anyone coming near her, not even those who are passing her duit raya. She'd scream the moment Danna or I leave her sight. Tiring is an understatement when she just wants to cling on her parents and that means I have little time to sit and catch up with my cousins :(

But despite all that, it was a great experience for Danna and I. We enjoy seeing Mini being herself among kids her age (apparently that's the only time we can leave her by herself - when she has other friends around her!). & we sure had fun visiting our friends and family whom we don't get to see often!

As usual first house to visit would be my grandparents’ house. Our first Hari Raya without Atok. No one mentioned about it but I know we can all feel it in the air. :/

But one thing stays the same, new wallpaper every year for that house lulz. My cousins and I had so much fun doing our lil photoshoot around the house :p

Talking about wallpapers we also added one for our master bedroom and living room....

Issit new backdrop for OOTD? WE SO LUV IT.

Mini and Mama matchy outfits from Ariani.

I didn't want to alter the length of her skirt so I made her wear just her top. Purrrfect like a dress.

Selfie with my cousins! So glad I get to see all of them on the first day unlike last year.

My current favourite picture of us :D

Bliss beraya!

Okay I am reading through my past years Syawal in a Nutshell entries and realise this year's is sooo.. mundane in comparison lol. (blogged here) But I did manage to dig up some pics taken at the same spot on the same date. Every first Syawal for the past four year...

2015 : Our very first raya together. We got engaged 7 months before, just 4 months after getting to know each other 😛
2016 : Last raya as singles. Already got the keys to our house and our reno started on the 1st Syawal.
2017 : First raya as married couple! No more halal gap 😂 & I entered my third trimester on the 1st Syawal
2018 : First raya with our firstborn. 

Alhamdulillah for everything 

xoxo, N

Mini Update - 9 month

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Another super late post but better late than never!

Ramadhan 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

I honestly thought I would have more me-time over the holidays to update this space here but evidently from my lack of updates, I was so wrong. No more me-time now with a baby in tow (spesh an active one!)

Admittedly, I've also been super lazy and unproductive for the past four weeks at home. Lucky me Ramadhan falls on the last week of the school term so I can stay at home most of the time. I've been doing nothing but catching up on Netflix series (13RW Season 2 Y U SO DISAPPOINTING) and spending 80% of my time on bed everyday with the Mini like this.

Ahhh miss that girl already. Can't wait to go back home and romos her!

Anyhoots, Ramadhan is over now. (sobs!!) A very special one cos it's the first year Danna and I are celebrating it with our firstborn. Never mind the fact that I was dead on my feet every single day, starting my day very early and having very little hours of sleep. I really wonder how SAHM do it, cus staying at home was not a healthy choice for me.

A few highlights over the holy month for memory's sake.

Finally get to meet up with my poly girls over at Noriz's house. Been too long since we last get together, just like the good old times. Just realised we have been friends for a decade already!

My BFFs came over to my place for iftar and of course all attention goes to these three cuties. While the guys were busy playing their Fifa, we ladies get to spend our time talking about anything and everything inside Mini's room. Definitely missing our oppa Hariz who's in Abu Dhabi. Can't wait for our Raya reunion!!

Just like last year, our jalan-jalan cari makanan bazaar experience is not complete without a trip to KL. It was Mini's third time on a plane and I'm glad she's so much easier to handle now. Next trip we go somewhere far kay!

xoxo, N

Mini's Update - 8 Month

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A rather relaxing month for both Mama and Mini! Baby eats, drinks and sleep well, and that makes me one happy Mama.

The day she went MIA and we found her in the toilet. That step innocent face - I KENNUT!!

Usual monthly update :D

For Mini

i) First tooth
She had fever for four days that got me and danna so worried sick. I have to admit, I was more concerned about the short getaway we were about to have that week #badmom. Two days before the trip Danna brought her to the GP and he pointed out her tooth! Funny it's not her front teeth that erupted first, it was the one next to it.

Soon no more gummy baby? :(

ii)Wanting to stand allll the time
Looks like someone is finally sick of being on her tummy/sitting all the time. I used to put her at her cot and let her play but now it seems like I can't do so anymore cos THIS happens.

Yup, she's standing up there gais.

iii)Sit and Stand!
This one, she can happily do it again and again. Whenever I say stand, she'd grab on my hands and push herself up. And sit when I tell her to do so. Repeat 3984738947 times before bed and she'll be KO in no time haha! Maybe next time f I get to catch her on camera, I'll update this space with it.

iv) Daddy's girl
These days she only wants her daddy and her daddy only. Just look at how she reacts when I came over to pick her up..

versus when her father picks her up.

Issit you forget who carried you for nine months baby girl?

v)Zara and Friends
So this month she met a few of her friends and it's really interesting to watch how she "play" with them. Someone is bound to cry out loud and it's usually not mini, cos that girl is one big bully I tell you!

The two Zara.


With the birthday girl Alisha Khayla. Both babies look so grumpy for what? lol

Precious two. Look how tiny they were when they met for the first time..

Andddd that's all for this month's update!

xoxo, N

Mini's Update - 7 month

Sunday, April 22, 2018

New month, new milestones!

For Mini

i) Rolling over & Started Crawling
I remember going over to a friend's house when mini was 4 months old. Her daughter is just one day younger than mini, and she was busy crawling all over the living room! This mini on the other hand, screams every time we get her to roll over.  -___-

The paranoid mama got very concerned cos said friend (who is a doctor) talks about how no tummy time can hinder certain developments. Fast forward to two months later, this is considered a major achievement for mini! Even though for now you can only crawl backwards lol

Funny how you spend weeks worrying about what she can't do (as compared to her same aged friends) and suddenly one day BOOM it just happens.

Anyhoots, now that she's happily rolling and wriggling around, changing her diapers and getting her dressed quickly and easy peasy-ly have become a thing of the past :p

ii ) Eating Puree & Porridge
Finally can put my hands on the 4 in 1 Avent food maker I got when I was 6 months pregnant!

Mini's reaction when she had her first taste of puree LOL

She's been really eager to feed herself so usually I help scoop the puree and pass her the spoon. After which she slowly put it into her mouth. The littlest thing she can do now that amazes me so much.

What mini gets on weekdays : fish/chicken porridge with fish and veggies, all prepared by my neighbour.I can't say this enough, I'm so thankful for her!

iii) Able to sit up straight

Dining outside is much easier now that we can just place her in the baby chair YESSAAA.

iv) Little Miss Chatterbox

yadayadayada all day long.

v) Recognise letters
So I watched an episode from a show called How to Raise a Super Baby, where parents send their babies as young as few days old to special classes to help strengthen their memory skills. At first I was like ???? I mean look at them, they're just babies who can't even tell me what their cries are all about! But then I tried out of the strategies and JUST LOOK AT THIS VIDEO


vi) Drinking from a straw
Mini went thru a phase right before my March holidays when she refuses bottle and would scream bloody murder even at the sight of it! So my neighbour gave her a straw in a desperate attempt to get her to drink, which she did! When I heard about it, I thought it was impoosibruu. So we tried at home...

She really did drink using the straw la seh.

vii) Daddy's girl
This one I malas nak cakap banyak lah. This picture and video says it all.


For Mama

i) Body Issues
Remember I mentioned about trying out the WOWO shampoo in this post? Well, that didn't help even a single bit. My hair was falling like crazy to the extend of me getting scared to comb my hair. Other than that, I'm still having a hard time accepting my post partem body urgh. Lately I've been working out at least three times a week, which is crazy because I have to sacrifise my sleep on weekends and wake up at five in the morning cos that's the only time I'm free. I also keep my fitness trainer girlfriend updated of what I consume every single day, just to keep track of what I should be eating more/less. So far I've seen very little progress which I'm so happy for, but still a super long way to go!

ii) Being a Better Person
Despite being busy around the clock and having very little time for myself, I must say I find so much joy doing my mummy duties. Totally adds a whole new purpose to my back then monotonous life. (which I do miss on certain bad days lol) With my mini soaking up everything she sees around her, I realise it's not just about me teaching her, she's teaching me as well. I'm not just shaping mini's characters, I'm shaping mine too. I want her to be kind, so I have to be kind too. I need to curb my language, be a whole lot more patient and control my temper cos I know she's watching me.

I used to tell others how stressed  I am taking care of mini, and most of the assured me things will get easier.

They were wrong, it didn't. I don't think there's a single part of parenthood that's easy.

But here's the thing; it does get better. & so am I as a person. 

xoxo, N