December 20, 2018

Starting the '3'

I can't sleep. I feel anxious about turning 30 next year. Serves me right for reminding Mimey that she too is born in 1989, so we both will hit 30 next year. Entah she have read my post dedicated for her in Instagram tu ke belum. Entah-entah dah tidur. But me? Here I am at 11.26pm not yet asleep.

What have been going in my mind was wow I'll be turning 30 next year. About 15 years ago I was in such a state where I struggled a lot. And now, there's this two new people in my life. Iz, my husband and Sofia, my daughter. These two new people in my life. Tomorrow, InshaAllah I will meet more people who just came into my life and well, be part of my life. Family.

And, what else is in store for me in the future? My sister in law I met her first when she was still in school, now is about to get married. Time passed.

And, what have I done all these years? What will I do more? What should I do more?

30. 30 years of life.

Biasalah nak tahun baru. Just that this year extra a bit because I'll be starting with 3 pulak.

August 7, 2018

Officially 2!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Sofia!

Yeayyy... Finally, mama can have all the caffeine in the world anytime, anywhere without any feeling of guilt! Hehehe... I chose to let her self-wean, in which I will not offer/ offer less but will not refuse if she asked for it.

I know some mothers who used various ways to wean-off their child... Putting things on the nipples so their child will have a bad taste of it... Ignoring when the child asked for it... Simply telling them off when they asked for it... But not me. I tried so hard to get her to fully breastfeed (started fully bf her only when she was 6 months)... I'm not cutting it off just like that. And I don't want her to have a bad memory of what she used to love.

BUT that doesn't mean I have to supply as much as before... Hahaha. So yeah, I don't have to control aka restrict my caffeine consumption anymore... Hoorey!

Just a slice of cake. A small celebration 31/7. I love this picture coz it got almost everything to be remembered. The seahorse at the back, my mum's present for her, and the microphone from my husband and I.

We had a small celebration at our office. Hm. Basically because everyone was busy. Just my mum, my husband, and I. But she was really happy. Like duh... Hahaha. Who wouldn't? Dapat kek okay. Hadiah some more.

Sofia turning two... About a month before her birthday... Super duper clingy. My husband pointed out maybe this is the separation phase. Since she will no longer be latching nursing on me so this is the phase where she is learning to let go... Which resulted in carrying her 24/7, cannot go anywhere seriously... Cannot talk to other people while attending to her also...

Anyhow. She is now a toddler. A part of me look forward to sending her to a playschool, but another part of me feel like having her to myself at home.

July 28, 2018

Uwannn... Finally!

Sofia finally said "Uwan"!

She has been calling mum "Uwak" confidently all this while...

I just finished praying Maghrib when she came to me. She has been playing with my mum while I was praying. Kantoi tak khusyuk solat... Huhu... Anyway, she came to me to report what she has been doing with mum.

Pointing to my mum, she said, "Uwan" and I shrieked... "Eh Sofia panggil Uwan!!!"

To which she got embarrassed. And went to her favourite mattress, tilam kekabu, to lie down. Of course I just have to go after her and make her say that again. Hahahah. And again. And again... Hehehe. Mum of course is so happy... But I kind of miss her saying, "Uwak"

Hm. We all will miss that.

Sofia... In just a few days will turn 2 years old. Her vocabs and pronunciation are very much clearer now. Some words she can say clearly are: mama (duh of course), papa, nenen (haha!), apple, ball, deer (seriously while writing this I was thinking of her ABC book... Recalling my reading session with her. It's always A for apple and B for ball, right?

Hmm... Lagi apa? Book, camel, eye, nose, ear, mouth, tongue, hair, chin, ketiak... Suddenly terselit BM I don't care... Because she saw me using deodorant... Letak mana deodorant? Ketiak la.

Children learn most by watching. Ever heard that? SO TRUE. I've had so many things copied by Sofia. Scary weh... You really have to be careful in what you do...

Okay. Padahal I just wanted to tell about her success in pronuncing Uwannn. The N is purposely exaggerated there, just like how she pronounced it.

There. Picture taken on 26th July. What do you do when you're tired and your lil' one only naps for 30 minutes and that 30 minutes was while you were inside the car?

You have an ice-cream together with her. One each.

July 18, 2018

Penyelesaian 2.0

Ah living with a kid. There really is no one time solution. They will keep on learning and then you have to find new ways on how to solve it.

Sofia. Like any other kid, I think, will always make a mess. There was this one time where she love to take out folded clothes. Like, 2 or 3 times per day at least. Take out and toss. Take out and toss. Read about it here.

I found a new solution, peeps. Yea I did. And I don't have to deal with that kind of mess for weeks. Months. Of course she kept on making other messes but that is another story la okay. I got a new drawer. Hehe. A new drawer, a new way to open. Hahaha! Seriously, I could see her frustration when she couldn't open it. Mama won!

But such a smart girl. When I slide open the top drawer, she took out clothes from the drawer below from the back. From. The. Back. Such a smart girl... So I make a point to only open the drawer when she wasn't looking. But really, sampai bila? 

Like I said, one solution is not the final solution. Eventually, Sofia succeeded in opening them. A very observant kid, she managed to open the drawer in just few weeks I think. Whoa I still remember her face when she managed to slide open the drawer. Such a proud kid.

This is the drawer, by the way.
It's empty, now actually.

I had the drawer on the floor when she still haven't mastered how to open it... Then I had it on the table. But I got so fed up and my back hurts of having to carry her while she take out all the clothes that I just took it down and basically, just let her be. And the cycle continues. Except now that instead of take out and toss... It is now take out, acukan on her body, see if it fits or not; I think coz I do that at her when I shopped for her clothes nowadays. And then the clothes were left on the floor. Take out another cloth, try it out, and take out another one.

Yes now the drawer is empty. I just piled up her clothes on top of the table next to it. Which is a nuisance when finding her clothes.

So I've resulted to another solution. HAHA. Because I figured at the Eco Shop or Kedai Bajet as Sofia called it, small hangers are sold for only RM2 for 10 pieces. Let's see how this goes.