Thursday, February 09, 2012

Malaysian bridesmaids..... (kah?)

Walaupun budaya ada 'bridesmaids' ni mmg bukan budaya perkahwinan melayu, tapi kita terikut2 dgn budaya 'disana' dan mengolahnya lebih kepada 'penghargaan' terhadap rakan2 rapat dan saudara2 to make them part of our big day. and i love to see wedding pictures yg ade bridesmaids+bride, holding handbouquet, showing off their shoes, doing pout, etc. moment tu sgt best because you know that your best friends are there-on your wedding day-cherishing your special moment in your lifetime. and the pictures captured of you+your bridesmaids are priceless (after with families of course :p).

I had the opportunity to make this suka2 custom in reality on my wedding day :) so does my best friends. do enjoy the pictures and color/design of baju we/they had put on..for some inspiration. tapi baju N simple2 je.. :)

On my nikah day (hijau)

On my reception (purple)

My bestfriend's wedding (Ela) - bridesmaids in hijau+pink and merah+batik

My bestfriend's wedding (qlod) - bridesmaids in peach+pink and brown

My bestfriend's wedding (fadot) - bridesmaids in champagne/cream

N pregnant 5months

My bestfriend's wedding (atok) - bridesmaids in pink (pilihan sendiri)

N pregnant 5months

My bestfriend's wedding (k.anum) - bridesmaids in pink

N pregnant 6months


Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Stroller - maniac? holic?

Oh Im not going to post a list of my baby's strollers here. Madina only have one. An umbrella fold-sun speed Esprit-stroller in red color. What i want to share here is some of my favourite strollers that I always Google all the time. and that makes my husband call me stroller-maniac or stroller-holic. haha! biarla.. I dont know why but I love strollers and it varies according to its size, functions and of course price.

Like it for its design..

1. Quinny Buzz
2. Graco Signiture
3. Britax B-Smart in purple
4. Valco ion

Like it because they are umbrella fold...

1. Esprit sunspeed in red (the new design pun cantik)
2. Maclaren xlr in purple (super nice)
3. Maclaren xt
4. Chicco liteway in red

Of all strollers ive found/googled...there is only one which became my ultimate dream. well, it is not available in Malaysia (yet). kalau ade pun design lain sikit. It is Inglesina Zippy Free in Orchidea color

well, I only got the carrier for madina but in red. And ive just checked out Inglesina's International website, they have new color for Zippy Free - Mirtillo. hmmh...cantek gile!!

* can see my fav color is purple ;)

My Madina

My baby was born last 10 months. :D Alhamdulillah..the process was smooth (as what I've read and learn from class) but the pain was not as expected at all. haha. mmg sakit, but not that long. i was in LR for 4 hours when suddenly she popped out. Then the motherhood journey began...

7 days

Ive never been aware of the sleepless night during the confinement period (especially). So when it started as early as she was day 1, I was thinking oh maybe just tonight. Well, actually it didn't stop until today (but now dah lali and dah undercontrol ngeh3). haha. So mothers-to-be, be prepared yea..and do remind your spouse too. Not enough sleep could bring a lot of circumstances esp STRESS. stress could bring you to many other situations - arguments, emotion breakdown, and of course negatively affect your milk production. So, ape yg N belajar and buat kalau baby menangis waktu malam adalah:
  1. Check diaper
  2. letak minyak angin (kot kembung)
  3. Susukan
  4. hold and hug her sambil selawat
  5. and kalau semua tak jadi...tukar baju dia. Kita tak tau kan baju die maybe ade bende2 asing yg buat die tak selesa ke kan. and it works for me few times esp time die demam.
  6. and for newborn, do also check her pusat..kot luka ke.
I had my confinement period at my parent's house. and yes, I have to go through all the 'Do's and Don'ts' which I kinda like it. haha. its true! i love the food. My mom made this delicious 'sambal black pepper' yg N makan dgn ikan bakar and steamed broccoli+carrot. I also consumed NR product which I highly recommended as well as Shaklee vitamins. alhamdulillah i lost 12kg after 44hari pantang but most important - i feel healthy and fit. :) and all the supplements i still continue makan sampai skarang (on and off).

Since my baby was delivered, I was 'given' a different view of life... tentang tanggungjawab, sayang, pengorbanan dan keikhlasan. Macam mana Allah boleh buat semua yg berlaku dalam hidup ini ada sangkut pautnya, dan membuatkan kita sedar bahawa ada hikmahnya Allah dekatkan dan jauhkan kita dgn orang tertentu itu. cewah bermadah pulak. haha! Diharapkan kita semua menjadi muslim yang lebih baik dan sentiasa mengingati Allah hendaknya.

Apa yang penting, N berdoa semoga N (and other mothers) dapat didik anak dgn baik, dgn nilai-nilai positif dan ajaran islam dari awal. Lets continue reading and googling mommies!