Thursday, December 23, 2010

tired of googling happy of the changes

penat nya survey2 barang baby yg murah2 on the web..
currently surveying for :-
1)convertible car seat from 0-4yrs
2)baby bouncer yg worth it
3)baby cot + mattress
4)nak kena beli sterilizer ke tak?
5)baby traveling/diaper bag

luckily few items are ready now:-
1)madela breast pump...yippe!!!
2)bottle(bought two sizes of MAM bottle)
3)some baju2
4)some booties n mittens
5)receiving blanket bumble bee

n actually lots more to listed..pheewwwhhh...

n this week has been a tiring week for me.job getting more n more..been involve in new project for Mitra Energy located at offshore Vietnam.

and oh yes, mum just posted me new pregnancy dress she ordered for me =) Thank You Mak...

and my tummy is itchy!sobs2...and I can see my urat2...scary but amazingly tak sakit.

Friday, December 10, 2010

50 reasons to be glad you're pregnant Written for BabyCenter Malaysia

*i know i have copied and paste this article but reading all the 50 reasons to feel great being pregnant making my tears drop* Subhanallah*

We all have moments when we think, 'Never again!' during pregnancy: perhaps morning sickness is making you miserable or you're 10 days overdue with not even a hint of a contraction. To remind you that being pregnant can be fun, we've rounded up some of the nice things about being an expectant mum.

And why not share the things that have made pregnancy wonderful for you - just scroll down to the parents' tips box, below.

1 Relishing the early weeks when only you and your husband knew your special secret.

2 Knowing you've got nine whole months to plan, dream and fantasise.

3 Choosing maternity clothes - they've never been more practical or more sexy.

4 Now you've got the perfect excuse to pamper yourself - spending hours in a scented bath, enjoying a massage or rubbing soothing lotions into your growing bump.

5 Maternity leave when you will have two whole months (more if you work for a progressive, forward-thinking company) to enjoy your baby.

6 You can join a antenatal class and find a whole new bunch of friends (and don't forget our BabyCenter birth clubs: another great way to meet people due at the same time as you).

7 For once in your life you need to get heavier - pregnancy is Nature's way of making you feel good about putting on weight.

8 If this is your first baby, enjoy the next nine months sleeping late at weekends: you won't get many chances later on.

9 At last you've got the bosom you've always wanted, which means you also have...

10...a great excuse to buy lots of pretty new bras.

11 Finally, you can ask people to get off their seats for you in the LRT, train or bus.

12 At last you'll have something more than pot plants and cats to care for and nurture!

13 Suddenly you'll find you're getting lots of extra attention from parents, aunts and uncles, not to mention your husband.

14 You may find you develop a closer relationship with sisters, cousins or friends who are parents themselves. Congratulations, you've just won free admission to the parents' club!

15 Telling your mum, dad, sister, brother, aunt, dog and seventh auntie twice removed, the good news and watching their faces light up.

16 New talents! Whether it's knitting bootees or assembling a flat-pack cot, you'll suddenly find yourself trying out all sorts of new skills.

17 Suddenly you'll feel a new appreciation for your own mother and all she went through having you.

18 Decorating the nursery: one of the most exciting things you'll ever do.

19 Feeling those first fluttering kicks and thinking, 'Is that what I think it is? Or is it just wind?'

20 Feeling OK for sending your husband out for roti canai followed by double-choc chip ice cream and cendol.

21 Your parents digging out your old cot or pram, which they've kept safely all this time 'just in case'.

22 Going for healthy walks with your husband and getting fresh air in your lungs because it's good for you and good for your baby.

23 Enjoying the extra-vivid dreams you get in late pregnancy - and laughing about them with your friends.

24 Feeling a little pair of heels prodding under your diaphragm and knowing you'll soon be meeting the little person they belong to!

25 Choosing baby clothes and planning what you're going to buy.

26 Writing a pregnancy diary for your baby to read in the future.

27 Getting someone to take photos of you smiling over your enormous bump so that, one day, you can look back and be amazed you were ever that size.

28 Finding out how many people there are out there ready to care for you: grandma, grandpa, mum and dad, great grandaunt Bibi who used to scold you for playing masak-masak with her good china, doctors, nurses, breastfeeding counsellors...

29 Lying in bed with your husband's arms around you and your bump, knowing that love has created a new life.

30 Enjoying indulgences, such as evenings out, weekends away and anything else you might not be able to do so easily once the baby arrives.

31 Knowing that from now on, whatever happens, you'll never be bored again.

32 Making new friends whenever you go shopping - everyone has a pregnancy story to share.

33 You can spend whole evenings debating baby names... (don't forget to try our BabyCenter baby namer if you get stuck!)

34 Imagining what he or she will look like. Your sweet little ears, of course, and his sexy eyes!

35 Dreaming about, "My daughter the prime minister/pop star/brain surgeon."

36 Looking at your growing bump in the mirror and realising there's a person in there!

37 Making out a squirmy outline on the ultrasound monitor. Asking for the pic to take home and pinning it up next to your work station, or just keeping it in your bag to sneak looks at.

38 The expression on your husband's face as he sees the test strip turn blue, looks at your growing bump or feels the baby kicking.

39 Buying that first little cuddly toy for your baby, not somebody else's.

40 Making that phone call to your husband to tell him that - we're off! - labour has started.

41 Trying out all those exercises you learned at antenatal class and finding out that they actually work!

42 Being held and supported throughout a contraction by your husband or labour companion and knowing that you can trust them totally.

43 Finding out, as the contractions get tough, that your repertoire of swear words (in several languages!) is far more extensive than you ever realised!

44 Making an informed choice about pain relief and finding that it's right for you at that stage in labour.

45 That huge rush of pleasure and relief when, suddenly, all the pain and effort stops.

46 Looking into your newborn's eyes and falling utterly in love.

47 Hearing your husband tell his colleagues, the cleaning lady, delivery man and anyone else he can find because his joy and pride are overwhelming.

48 Celebrating! Whatever the time of day or night.

49 Making all those phone calls to announce the arrival. Telling everyone the news and hearing the excitement in their voices.

50 Waking up to see your baby sleeping next to you and thinking, 'Wow! This is real. I'm a mum!'

Monday, November 29, 2010

my baby's anomaly scan

Last friday, I had a detailed scan@anomaly scan for my baby =)
I was sad that my husband can't get leave to accompany me for the best moment of our marriage so far.
But I was lucky that my mother in-law and sister in-law were here in KL.So, both of them accompany me to Ampang Puteri for the detailed scan.
It took place around 30-40minutes for the doctor to complete all the necessary scanning procedures for my little baby.

This moment was truely the best moment ever, seeing a life living in my womb. I saw the face, I saw the mouth chewing/drinking something from the amnion fluid in my placenta, I saw the brain, I saw the nose+nose bone, I saw the heart together with the injap(s), I saw the kidney, I saw the backbone, lips,fingers, the *** of the baby (yipppeeee)...and also i heard the heartbeat (even though just for few seconds since its 4D scanning and more heat is transferred to the baby, so the doc decided not to do it for long)

Ayah was pissed off that he can't follow mummy to see you last friday. But mummy brings back the 3D pic of ur face and explain all one by one to Ayah about the scanning from A-Z. Ayah was pleased to see your picture and confirm mummy that you has mummy's chin and ayah's head (InsyaAllah)...ayah keeps asking mummy lots of question bout the scanning since he wasn't there. pity him that he has to many work in the office=(urgh...

you are so cute sayang when mummy saw u. mummy hopes you're doing fine and safe in my womb. As doc said, Alhamdulillah the anomaly scan shows normal result (insyAllah-praises to Allah). You gonna turn 22 weeks this Wednesday and there will be another 15-18weeks before mummy can touch and hear you, insyaAllah.

oh yes, nenek also bought some baju, socks, mittens and towels for you.and nenek has made barut for u and mummy.and currently nenek is knitting your blanket. you must sayang nenek as she does for u.and btw tok dad also proud saying bout u in front of uncle jimmy and aunty madam last week, that shows he loves u already!

Tok mak will be coming back from Mecca this Friday and mummy gonna bring u ( i mean my bulat tummy) to see tok mak and tok wan. both of the also loves u so much.Tok wan is excited to receive his first cucu. Both of them were so pleased to pray for ur safety in front of Kaabah.

ok sayang,mummy need to go back home. mummy in the office now.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

too many

there are too many mix feelings now

1-miss my parents so much & wishing them well in doing the Hajj
2-happy spending sunday evening with husband n eating keropok
3-feels like crying cause it has been quite a while i didn't talk to my mum n dad
4-cant wait to see my two little bros this wednesday
5-dun want to go to work tomrw
6-tired after family day in melaka

Friday, October 29, 2010

blame the hormones

gosh! what happened to me these two days?
i was so emotionally unstable.
simple slight things make me hurt.or lead me to sulking the whole day.
this shouldn't be happening if the hormones levels are still the same as before.
and within these two days, my baby has turn to 17weeks,i guess its really the hormone.
I'm sorry abang for acting emotionally weirdo.
You did nothing wrong and you were absolutely great as always.

"The Society for Women’s Health Research and the National Institute for Mental Health convened a thought leaders’ roundtable in June to discuss current efforts to understand the effects of hormonal transitions, specifically pregnancy, postpartum, and perimenopause, on the occurrence of mood disorders in women."( Science Daily)

"Two main hormones, estrogen and progesterone cause mood swings during pregnancy. Emotions are always unstable and feeling of depression is normal as any other body changes during pregnancy. She may move from great joy to deep despair within fraction of time. A pregnant woman may feel tearful with little cause or no cause at all. She may even find hard to express the reason of joy or despair. This is no psychological problem but; a clear picture of hormonal changes."(Sharon Supriya, April 19 2009)

(Two main hormones, estrogen and progesterone cause mood swings during pregnancy.)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

my lovely sunday

i wake up at 6.30am for subuh prayer as usual but then, i ask permission from my husband to sleep he's going for jogging at taman tasik titiwangsa..
so i sleep up to 8.00+, when i wake up, my husband is already back from jog..
i quickly make ice milo for him and goreng some karipap and keropok lekor.

then i cook nasi lemak with sambal ikan bilis and sambal sotong for two of us.we had late breakfast at 10.00am and that nasi lemak is also carry forward for lunch time later at 2.00pm.(things seem to be delayed during weekend)

after eating we both started to clean the house. i just do minor chores like sweeping the floor and arrange our folded shirt into the cupboard while m husband manage to vacuum the whole house and clean the newspaper rack.we watch movie at starmovie later before lunch.
after lunch, we spent the whole evening lying at the living room. i read my new novel, eat pray love while my husband watch Korea F1.oh, i also eat some vanilla ice cream while reading.feels so heavenly!

after asar we went out to jusco just to buy some vegetables for only take us less than 1hour for traveling return home-jusco...back home i made some keropok lekor goreng and hot tea for my husband's tea time.while i prepare things to cook for dinner which is creamy chicken mushroom carbonara.

n now here i am sitting in front of laptop while watching movie at hbo...and my husband next to me =)...
(happy things does exist on earth if we choose to be happy in any thing we do )

Saturday, October 23, 2010

once the eldest always be the eldest

Parents are now safely arrived and happily doing their ibadah(s) in Madinah. they'll be going to Mecca this 28th October...
Since their departure on Monday night, I have turn myself (automatically) to be a more concern and more responsible sister as I could since Im the eldest and the other three are still studying. I have been calling my youngest brother (Izzat) more than once every day since Tuesday. hearing my voice may make him has a little of comfort i guess since he can't directly communicate to either mum or dad except via sms.the other brother (Imran) is not much to be worry as he's already 19 and can manage himself well enough but I still contact him on and off.

However, the other fella (Amir) who is now studying in MRSM is the one I worry most since I can't directly contact him.what can I do is to wait for him to call me (which has been ages on my own calculation though it just 4days)..Well, not able to talk to someone you care and love and worry most for these amount of days will make you become more worried right? I have been regretting that I didn't pass him enough coins so that he can call me (well, the only source to contact is via public phone)..
but Alhamdulillah, I guess there is still a telepathy between brother-sister and thus he did call me last night which make me feel a big relieve in the heart that I can hear his voice and knowing that he is in good condition. Though the phone call was just 2minutes (not enough coins).

all these while, I am grateful to have my husband all by my side. he's the one who acts more as the eldest in my family though he's not the eldest in his. luckily all three brothers get along well with him. my husband has been hearing my worried(ness) of not be able to contact my second brother every single night and i bet he's the one who feel big relieve when Amir give a call last night.

and this Monday baby and me will be having our fourth scanning at Ampang Puteri. Hope baby is growing well and healthy in mommy's womb.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

the 15th week

Alhamdulillah I have passed my first trimester peacefully and safely.I am lucky because my morning sickness is very mild and I can still travel from KL-Penang and KL-KT safely during the first 12weeks.
The first trimester was very crucial for every pregnancy (from what doctor said and what I read and what elders told me).I went through 4weeks of it (my 5th-9th week) in the month of Ramadhan and Alhamdulillah I had fulfilled the full blessed month of fasting.May Allah accept all my ibadah during the last Ramadhan.Though it was hard to go through the whole day with empty stomach while carrying a baby-to-be and bear all the dizziness of pregnancy, Allah has make it easier for me and my baby.

Through out these 15th weeks of pregnancy, I have experience one night of heavy dizziness where I threw out everything I ate that night and we lying flat after breaking the fast. However, my first trimester morning went quite well. I just threw very2 mild after waking up and it does not give any headache or tiredness. I will always bring plastic bags in my handbag in case feeling like throwing out especially in the car. Oh yes, I spend most of my traveling time by sleeping in the car while my husband driving ....p

I am due for another checkup on 25th October and it will be my 17th week by then. Hope baby is healthy and well developed in my tummy as tummy is growing bigger and bigger day by day..(happiness I cant described here).from my previous checkup,doctor gave me some supplements for the baby's growth which are:-

1)first 12weeks: Acid Folic
2)Calsium: after 12weeks
3)Iron+ Folic:after 12weeks
4)Neuro Gain: after 12weeks

So, I didn't particularly drink Anmum or any other maternity milk product since these supplements are enough as what my doctor said. I am excitedly and patiently enjoying every bits of this pregnancy and yes, i love my baby so much and also the father!:)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

piece to share

From -
Isteri cerdik yang solehah,Penyejuk mata, penawar hati, penajam fikiran,Di rumah dia isteri, dijalanan kawan,Diwaktu kita buntu dia penunjuk jalan.

Pandangan kita diperteguhkan,Menjadikan kita tetap pendirian,Ilmu yang diberi dapat disimpan,Kita lupa dia mengingatkan.

Nasihat kita dijadikan pakaian,Silap kita dia betulkan,Penghibur diwaktu kesunyian,Terasa damai bila bersamanya.

Dia umpama tongkat sibuta,Bila tiada satu kehilangan,Dia ibarat simpanan ilmu,Semoga kekal untuk diwariskan.

Terlalu besar pengertian isteri solehah. Tidak dapat diungkap dengan sebaris lagu atau sepotong ayat. Banyak yang perlu dikorbankan. Banyak yang perlu diikhlaskan. Sungguh besar tanggungjawab seorang isteri sehingga Allah s.w.t menjanjikan syurga untuknya.

Benar; ketika para kenalan menegaskan bahawa tugas isteri hanya untuk melayan suami, bukan untuk menjadi khadamnya. Tapi seperti yang pernah aku bahas dan bicarakan dihujung kopi yang masih bersisa; pokok pangkal kepada semua pengorbanan adalah ikhlas. Memasak untuk suami, menjaga makan, pakai, keperluannya adalah ibadah. Pagarlah hati dengan ikhlas, maka kepenatan pulang dari pejabat dan menguruskan urusan rumah tangga akan bertukar nikmat.

Aku kagum dengan kenalan yang tidak pernah meninggikan suara pada suami. Tidak pernah mengatakan tidak atas setiap permintaan suami. Tidak pernah merunggut atau bercerita mengenai kelemahan suami. Hanya yang baik-baik dan indah-indah saja diperdengarkan pada kami. Dia mengandung 4 bulan, dan mempunyai 2 orang anak yang berusia 2 tahun setengah dan setahun. Aku melihat dia mengangkat kepala suami yang sedang tidur tanpa bantal, untuk diletakkan di atas bantal. Kemudian dengan gagahnya dia mengangkat kipas untuk dipasang kerana bimbang kalau-kalau si suami itu akan tidur dalam keadaan kepanasan. Aku membisu kekaguman. Mencermin diri betapa kerdilnya diriku ini. Aku merasakan, aku telah cukup redha terhadap suamiku, ternyata redhaku tidak setanding redha dia.

Kisah benar, yang dicerita oleh mertuaku. Seorang isteri yang santapan hariannya pukulan dan makian. Menyara suami dan anak. Tetapi tidak ada sebarang keluh kesah yang keluar dari mulutnya. Seluruh warga kampung mengasihani takdir si isteri itu. Diakhir hayat suaminya, dia merawati si suami yang menghidapi penyakit kelamin. Dialah isteri dan jururawat. Sehingga si suami itu menghembuskan nafas yang terakhirnya dalam jagaan si isteri yang setia. Tidak beberapa lama kemudian, si isteri pergi menyusul suaminya. Wajahnya bersih kelihatan muda. Setelah dikebumikan, kuburnya bercahaya seperti ada lampu yang menyinari dari liang lahad layaknya. Sehingga pasukan polis terpaksa mengawal rapi perkuburan kerana bimbang kekurafatan berlaku. Setelah 3 hari baru cahaya dari kuburan itu hilang dan penduduk setempat terharu mengenangkan keredhaan si isteri ini. Moga-moga syurga balasannya, ameen.

Aku:Kemarin baru bertanya akan kepergian suamiku dengan nada-nada curiga. Semalam terlupa tidur untuk memeluknya dan memohon ampun. Pagi tadi lewat membancuh kopinya sehingga dia membancuh sendiri, dan bersikap.... ah! Biasalah tu sekali-sekala. Hari ini ku pohon ampun atas kelalaianku menjaga amanat seorang isteri yang terpikul dipundakku tatkala lafaz nikah itu di sahkan.

Suamiku, dikaulah syurgaku. Semoga aku tergolong dikalangan para isteri yang sentiasa menjaga maruah suaminya. Semoga aku tergolong dikalangan isteri-isteri yang sentiasa redha terhadap suaminya. Ameen.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

all in a go

so many things happened around this two weeks.
I had a long break for Aidilfitri and celebrated my raya in Halaman Dhuha, Terengganu.
Had enough time to tour around KT.went to beach with family, went around the kampung with KT Skill Nissan Urvan while ayah driving and the others sitting at the back feel so nausea and try to sleep in the van to avoid headache and vomiting..
had time to try the famous sotong celup tepung. the kedai was located just at the very back to KT airport and it has a nice view of the sea with angin sepoi2 bahasa...

after 8days in KT, I went back to KL and started working. What a boring life again!work is ok. how ok it is, its still a work where all the stresses are there.

Last weekend, i send my brother to Akademi Perladangan SimeDarby in Bukit Asahan, Melaka. He joined the akademi last July and this is my first time visiting his place. the place was nice and neat. all the furniture are made from IKEA! even the lamp!I feels so different now that things changes so rapidly. He used to follow my parents to Seremban to send me to TKC, but now since I'm already married and working, Im the one who send him to his study place.

oh ya, i went for my third scan yesterday. MashaAllah,it is a superb experience can't be described by words when i saw my baby is moving. though he/she is still in his/hers 12weeks/3months, the hands and legs are fully formed (i can see that and i read fact bout baby's development in mommy's womb a lot nowadays) the hands and legs were moving when we do the scanning, Alhamdulillah my baby looks healthy and active. Praise to Allah=)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

ketupat rendang vs nasi dagang

ok, raya is around the corner. and this year will be a new year for me since i will be celebrating the raya with my husband in his hometown (now my hometown too) in terengganu. true or not, there is a slight feeling of sadness in my heart knowing that my 3younger brothers will not be around me this raya and i can't salam my parents' at raya morning. but out of the sadness, there is another side of exciting feeling that i will ask for forgiveness from my dear husband and also from my parents in-law and sisters in law..some more, i have been celebrating raya overseas for 3years, this year, it will still be in malaysia after all!

this will be new experience to me, i believe. usually every raya morning, my family will eat ketupat and rendang made by my grandmother in kedah..and we'll also have our special lontong apart from Pak Ndak's famous bihun sup in the evening ( thinking of it make my tummy goes growwwllll,,nyummy!) but raya this year, i will try new menu...
according to my husband and sms from my father in law, we'll be having nasi dagang , nasik kunyit with gulai ayam kampung and sate for raya menu. that's sounds new and still delicious to me. i asked my husband either i can get lontong in terengganu but he hardly say yes since its not their traditional food.
oh, now i believe that marriage is a blend of two different culture. but if you blend it well, you will get the best of both!

while im two months pregnant now, i started to feel so lucky for my child (children in the future) since they will experience two different raya session every year...not like me, my parents are both from nothern part, so the food and suasana of the raya celebration is practically the same at both kampung.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

first attempt to cook nasi ayam

my first try of nasi ayam...resepi campur-campur from my mum and internet...and also mix and match with whatever available from the fridge

tapi still takde sambal nasi ayam sebab tak confident nak buat, just buat sambal kicap je...but still i think its worth it..boleh dikatakan nyuummy...en hubby suka,so that's enough for me

Thursday, August 19, 2010

first trial of daging goreng lada hitam for berbuka today :)

lauk for today : daging goreng lada hitam,telur dadar, sambal belacan, sambal tumis kosong (sebab en hubby request sambal jgak) and sup sayur (specially for me:P )

first trial of nogori masak lemak

yesterday first trial's of masak lemak cili padi.a bit pekat sebab too much santan ...but it taste quite normal to me

It's sad to say no this time

I had a dream last night. the dream was picturing me wearing a regalia with big graduation hat, holding a kid in my arms and my husband's hands around my waist.
this is good if it is real but i know it is not an easy step for me to jump in.
after i have been confirmed pregnant last 3 weeks, my husband and I had a deep thinking regarding me continuing my master/phd in geology (particularly in sedimentation along Kuantan to Kuala Pahang River with the effect of monsoons in East Coast Malaysia)....

I have prepared the research proposal, and I have met my supervisor-to-be. My supervisor-to-be has also give feedback to the proposal I wrote( he said it was ok except for the literature review part that need some improvement and honestly I feel so happy when he sms-ed me telling that my proposal was ok)..
In order for me to pursue my dreams to hold a Dr (Philosophy) title, I would have to sacrifice lots of things:
1) Leave my current job as processing geophysicist ( I have been working for 1 year and 4months now)
2) Move to Kuantan since I will do my research at this area (based in UIA Kuantan)
3) High chances to move back to overseas in order for me to pursue my Phd later on.
4)My husband has to leave his current job as processing geophysicist as well & find a new suitable job that suite his qualification as EE. And to be specific, the job has to be in Kuantan so that both of us [+ kid(s)] don't have to be in long distance family relationship.

Thus, having these in my mind, and so many other things to be considered (especially financial and a baby to join my husband and me in less than 8 months to come), I have sadly decided not to take this offer from UIA at this moment. I believe, if I really want (and determined), Allah will lead the best way for me.InsyaAllah I will get the chance again.Maybe not in the near future(2-5yrs). I can wait another 10 years to come if holding a Dr(Philosophy) is already written as my fate by Allah. If not, it's fine. There are greater things to come in my life other than this, InsyaAllah.May the barakah of Ramadhan leads me to the right and best decision. and Thank You Abang for always be there when I really need you. Though there are (of course) ups and down, but I believe we both have take the best decision for our future.
In order to make me feels better, I have look at these pictures several times, saying to myself that I had already make my parents proud once by holding a degree from Australia (im not being riak here), so it's ok if I didn't get the Dr title yet.Not now.

Mak helping me to put on the graduation hat on the morning before my degree convocation(12.02.2009)

Prof Dr Ian Fitzsimons and me at Geology School, Curtin (12.02.2009)

Mak and Me before the caremony (12.02.2009)

Ayah and me before the caremony(12.02.2009)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

is it safe to fast while u r pregnant?

Is it safe?

There is no clear answer, even though medical studies have looked at the effects of fasting (Cross 1990, CIA/NHS 2007). At the moment, we don't know if fasting is completely safe for pregnant women and their babies (NHS Choices 2008).

If a pregnant woman feels strong and healthy enough to fast, especially during the early part of pregnancy, she may do so. If she doesn't feel well enough to fast, Islamic law gives a pregnant women clear permission not to fast (NHS Choices 2008).

Some studies seem to show little or no effect on newborn babies if their mothers fasted. Others suggest that people may have more health problems later in life if their mothers fasted during pregnancy.

But it is hard to compare different studies done in different ways. Most of the studies we have on fasting in pregnancy are very small, so it's difficult to know for sure. Much may depend on how healthy the mother is before she gets pregnant. Here’s what the research has told us:

* There is no difference between the birth weights and Apgar scores, which are a way of measuring babies' health at birth, of babies of women who fasted, and the babies of women who did not fast (Arab 2001, Cross 1990, Mirghani 2006).

* Some women who fast during pregnancy may go on to have lower-birth weight babies. However, these results came from a study of women who were more likely to have poor diets or too little food (Sadeghipour 2008).

* Fasting by a pregnant woman does not seem to affect the potential IQ of her baby (Azizi et al 2004, Dikensoy 2008).

* Women do experience changes in the chemical balance of their blood while fasting. But the changes do not appear to be harmful to either the women or their babies, and do not affect the babies' birth weights (Dickensoy 2009).

There have been concerns about whether there is a link between fasting and how well a baby grows in the uterus (womb)and premature labour. Some studies have suggested that more babies are born early during Ramadan, but this depends on which country the mothers live in.

Women whose weight and lifestyle are generally healthy seem to cope better with fasting. Your baby needs nutrients from you. If your body has enough energy stores, then the impact of fasting is likely to be lessened. And it may depend on the many other factors, such as:

* whether Ramadan coincides with hot weather and long days
* what stage you are at in your pregnancy
* your general health before pregnancy
* how long the fast lasts

In places where the fast lasts longer and temperatures are high, dehydration may be more of a concern. Countries nearer the equator tend to have shorter fasting times. Check the accepted fasting hours for your area.

more to read--->

credits to baby center for putting up this issue so nicely discussed:)


i am bored. gosh! qc-ing the trace editing using a very slow version of expose make me sick.some more having a neighbour that is very not considerable to the condition of ramadhan (while he knows that i am fasting). he still eating the very nice smell chocolate bread and potatoes...(the smells make me feels hungrier but i believe it also increase the level of pahala i get,menguji keimanan ni)...

things i want to settle by this weekend:

1) clean the toilet.(last week i went back to penang, so tak sempat nak cuci toilet, weekdays balik2 keja will cook and lepas berbuka surely akan penat save it to weekend la)

2) buy new baju kurung for raya.

3) buy new sandal for my husband n me aka kasut raya kami

4)learn how to cook masak lemak.(en husband just request it, n i dun know how to cook it):P

Thursday, August 12, 2010

menu berbuka 2nd ramadhan

im so want to eat bihun goreng i decided to cook it by myself .
since this is my first time cooking buhun grg singapore,so im a bit excited. i had googling the recipe in the internet and even ask my team mate in the office how to cook it.
so here is the result, im not sure yet about the taste since its not time to break the fast yet...
hopefully mr hubby okay with my cooking today...

Friday, August 6, 2010

i got a bun in my oven.

im bloating day by day.this bloating makes me happy and i don't mind changing my blouse from size 8 to size 12-14.

its because i got a bun in my oven (as what Amal said) that will makes my life complete and full.

oh dear baby, mummi and ayah cant wait to see u :)

and many thanks to ayah to be for all the understanding all through this 4weeks (and many more fantastic weeks to come) since im being super mood swinger...:P

ps: my fav magazine now no more cosmopolitan or pengantin or cleo. it's mummi and baby now. :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

things i like for today

From: abdul latiff, abdul halim
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 11:06 AM
To: Jamaludin, Fathiyah


Σ 'αγαπώ

Je t'aime

Ich liebe dich


Ik hou van je



Tôi yêu bạn

Just to show how much I love u..

Best regards,

Monday, July 12, 2010

world cup 2010

Mucho Gracias Andres Iniesta for crowning Spain as Champion for the World Cup 2010. Initially I wasn't interested in World Cup 2010 at all because the day world cup started was the day I got married (11 June 2010)..

so which girl in the world would pay more attention to the world cup rather than her biggest ever day in her life? My centre of attraction before and during 11June up to 19June 2010 was my wedding, both on my family's side and also my in-laws's side.

But after went back from honeymoon in Krabi, I started to be like my husband. I asked him to update the timetable for each match since he already put it on our house's wall. in fact on the living room's wall.haha. since my husband is the real fan of Spain and I have none of favourite team, so Spain turn out to be my team as well [ye ke? mula-mula nak sokong Brazil, but they are soooo not professional during this world cup =( ]

So. last weekend were spend only in the living room wacthing football macth between Germany vs Uruguay (this one I slept the whole game, since I have 100% confident Germany will won the game )....but for Spain vs Holland, I woke up at the same time as my husband and accompany him to watch the match. The macth was horrible (in my opinion) caused the Duthcers were so harsh towards the Spanish.After 30minutes wacthing, 5 yellow cards were given to the Dutchers...(what a game is that)...karate or what?..kasar nyeeee..

paling i dun like is de jong...picture below ni incident de jong sepak one of the Spain player...

so, the degree of dislikes to dutches was increasing last offense yer ...
flashing back through yearssss ago, first time i watch world cup match was in 1998, i was in Standard 5 and I accompanied my dad since my younger brother was in Standard 1 and my dad did not have any accompany. I remembered the match between France and Brazil where France won the game (I believed they won the game because of Zidane was playing for the country)...

In 2002, I was 15 and was preparing for my PMR. Studying in TKC made all students have to be in the preparation class from 8 to 10.30pm.but thanks to our Puan Rokiah (headmistress ) at that time, she gave permission to the whole college to cancel the prep class that night and all of us can watch football match at school canteen. =) I was there for the second half since me being nerd, still do my study up to 9.30 pm...the macth was between Brazil and Germany.And of course I was Brazil's fan.

2006 world cup-i was not interested. more focusing on my first year in university since i really2 wanted to fly overseas and have to get good results for that year. so no play-play in 2006.

2010=here i am, sleepy head after spain vs holland match last night ...zzzzz...

Best regards,

Saturday, July 10, 2010

trip to bukit tinggi pahang

today both my husband n me went to bukit tinggi pahang. initially we plan for genting but as we checked the website, cable car to genting is due for maintanence from late June till late August.thus, plan to genting was changed for bukit tinggi.
we went out from the house after lunch and solat zuhur,i cook nasi goreng for lunch..(simple one)...from sentul we took duke to gombak and took karak. we went out at genting sempah R&R and follow the old road to bentong. we pass by Janda baik and perkampungan bukit tinggi ( purposely for ronda-ronda)..then back to karak highway and take exit to berjaya hills resort, bukit tinggi. the road was almost the same as road to cameron highland...the road condition was challenging ...
there were few places to visit on the top of the hill.but we just went to Colmar Tropicale with entry RM12 for adult (day pass)..honestly the weren't much to do and to see at Colmar Tropicale.they have hotels for those who interested to overnight there. They have few restaurants and for those with daily pass, will get 15 % discount at several restaurants. the view is nice and somehow it feels like in Europe either in France or in Portugal ( my husband's opinion since he has been to these two countries).....
there is also Japanese Tea House and Spa at the other side of the hills but we weren't interested to go in. we proceed back to KL at 5pm and reach home by 6.15pm..I was sleeping the whole journey, heheh...sebab i had a very bad headache due to the road condition from berjaya hills to karak..

Best regards,

Favourite Pictures during my wedding =)

right after akad nikah -Halim & Fathiyah-

Best regards,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


when they ask

When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our answers were things like astronaut, president, or in my case, a princes. When we were ten, they asked again. We answered rock star, cowboy, or in my case, a world ranking speed runner. But now that we’ve grown up, they want a serious answer. Well, how about this: who the hell knows? This isn’t the time to make hard and fast decisions, this is the time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere. Fall in love… a lot. Major in philosophy, cause there’s no way to make a career out of that. Change your mind and change it again, because nothing’s permanent. So make as many mistakes as you can. That way, someday, when they ask again what we want to be, we won’t have to guess. We’ll know.

and now, I don't bother what if they ask me what I want cause I already get it. I just want you and to be with you till the last day I exist on Earth. and when they ask me again, this will be my answer:

Best regards,

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

capturing memorizing moment

It was more than a month ago when I wrote down my countdown and now I am happily married to Abdul Halim Abdul Latiff.there is no other word to describe this except for Alhamdulillah. my life get far more meaningful after being a wife to the man I love so dearly.

The wedding ceremony went well for both sides in Penang and Terengganu. Even akad nikah and reception day in Penang was bless by rainy days, things went well and following the plan.Lots of friends and families come. I feel very happy that lots of Titans were there during my wedding.some of them even took bus from Malacca to Penang just to be at my big day. They even make road trips and took several days leave from work to celebrate me being a wife. Thanks all who come. Titans are always at my heart =) I even received a surprise visit from Soraya and Jojo.and even Fitri came all the way from Indonesia to celebrate me. Thanks all =)

Things are different now that I have some one else who take care of me and I have some body else to take care other than myself. It feels so much meaningful and excited that you know that at the end of the day, I have a shoulder to rely on and a heart that love me so dearly.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

countdown saya


countdown to my akad nikah day --> 16 days more =)
can't wait to be his wife =) insyaAllah, will try my best to be isteri solehah, yg taat pada Allah, Rasul, Suami, Ibu Bapa walaupun im way far to be a perfect lady (hahah, tak guna word girl lagi, sebab dah nak kawin, so lady is more likely to be right :P )

preparation almost done.mostly my parents settlekan.Alhamdulillah.

catering smlm dah finalize everything.
1) one for akad nikah --> tea time
2) one for reception --> lunch and tea time.

pakai the same caterer from Tradisi Catering, Seberang Perai Utara.
Baju Akad Nikah and Sanding dah settle.tomorrow akan ke butik once more, for final try and matching the tudung etc.

pelamin by my mum.i mean ikut what she wants. and the color is on me.:D

undangan kad jemputan...bab ni susah sikit.mostly parents settlekan.but for friends, yg mana jauh2 or susah nak jumpa, sudah di poskan. yg mana sempat jumpa, pun dah yg belum sempat jumpa, harap2 tak ada yg berkecil hati yer sebab tak panggil face2face.
invitation via facebook sudah dibuat , maaf ye siapa-siapa yg tak dapat hardcopy card..
apa-apapun, semua dijemput hadir yer ...i will attach my card here as well :D
urusan pejabat agama--> done. akad nikah between 3.00-3.30pm at masjid sekolah menengah sains tun syed sheikh shahabuddin, BM...insyaAllah Halim dan saya akan di akadnikah kan sendiri oleh ayahanda tercinta since i request for it.(anak tunggal perempuan katakan)..sayang, u have to prepare duit upah tok kadi n saksi yer :D...

photographer --> settle.esok kena call balik confirm everything. location for outdoor pun dah decide. wait n see
door gift --> yg best.sebab i like the gift. sebab traditional. mak pilih atas persetujuan saya takdela mahal sgt yer.murah jer. utk tanda ingatan kepada semua yg datang.

Hantaran =) Kak Wani tolong buatkan.n i request for extra bunga tangan with orkid! selalu pakai roses tp i want orkid..pelik sikit, tp since mum loves orkid, apa salahnya cuba klasikal sikit.:D

Preparation for diri sendiri-->
Next Friday ada facial treatment dkt Aster Spring KLCC...thinking of to take treatment calming aromatherapy or impurity cleansing.hmm..both below masih mampu ..hahaaa..sekali seumur hidup kot rasanya nak buat treatment mcm ni..

spa??? hmmm..sangat nak pergi.mungkin pergi,Tini's spa dkt still tak sure pakej mana nak pilih.janji harga tak lebih dari rm200 sudah.kalau tak pegi pun, mak dah janji nak buat lulur badan before kire spa la jugak tu spa, mak sendiri yg buat.not bad jugak idea tu.

sedia menjadi isteri?--> InsyaAllah . sampai sudah masa.walaupun ramai kawan-kawan cakap 23 umur yg muda utk berkahwin.but jodoh saya sudah sampai.saya pun dah bekerja 1tahun lebih.dan ibu bapa saya tidak menghalang sy utk berkahwin pada usia 23 tahun.mungkin nampak muda dan awal sebab standard zaman sekarang umur 25 ke atas baru berkahwin. plus, perkara baik buat apa ditangguh-tangguh lagi.dalam Al-Quran sendiri dah cakap kalau dah jumpa calon yg sesuai, dan syarat2 lain sudah dipenuhi, berkahwin la :)insyaAllah.

Friday, May 14, 2010

duh! what a hectic meaningful week

Salam to all, (macam la ada orang baca blog ni :p)

Friday already out of sudden. I dun even realize when is it Tuesday for this week tiba-tiba dah Friday. Does this make me sound very busy? Yes, in fact I am. sangat busy. Rasanya tak pernah kot se-busy ni sepanjang hidup. But its all a worth busy thing to do I recogn.

Still handling project for PM 308 Block A and B.currently my data(s) are already 97% undergoing final migration after has been through so many other processings steps to throw away the noise (define in geophysics). Have to prepare things for my client since he has to show some improvement on the data to his CEO.(then i have to do the work eh thogh tak kenal pon who is the CEO?)

Btw, its a blissfull Friday for me. Just finish a very short so -called interview with UMT. ALhamdulillah, I think I have done what I should. and InsyaAllah letter will come in to my address stating that I am now eligible and allowed to start my Master + Phd in Marine Paleontology or something related to marine geology, InsyaAllah (syukur). Initially, the interview is next Tuesday which of course I so cannot attend due to cannot take any leave this month because my leave for June has been approved straight from 9June -21June (lama tak? hahah..cuti kahwin katakan..wee~tak sabar tapi nerveous)

Okay, tonight will be heading back to Penang (Oh, rindu sangat!) naik air asia (hahha, bukan sebab banyak duit tapi sebab tiket murah + malas nak ke bukit jalil + boleh spend masa kejap dgn encik tunang sblm naik flight..then tmrw will do the interview for permohonan berkahwin. after that baru boleh submit all the borang permohonan berkahwin...after interview, got to go to meet person in charge with my hantaran decoration and nak discuss and go beli-beli all the decorations stuffs...(lagi sebulan, hantaran tak siap lagi...sempat ke ? )

okay-okay, that's all quick update dari saya.

lesson learn: tawakal + believe in ALLAH then you can handle thingsssss at a time. and be focus....hormatilah nasihat ibu bapa dan sayangi orang2 yg sayangkan anda

QUESTION:am i able to be this?

Friday, May 7, 2010

things in mind

1) wedding card proof get it done by today.dah lambat ni.tapi nasib baik this one is for extra2 only.

2) interview with Jabatan Agama Islam Pulau Pinang utk register permohanan berkahwin (interview date on 15th May)

3) To make sure all my migration jobs running well.and get 100% completion by next weekdays. And to do all the quality control.

4) To get velocity analysis *3rd phase* done by next weekdays (luckily client tolong this one)

5)what research to do for master and phd....--> of course la related to sedimentology...

6) to get myself well prepared and ready for my big day --> 35days to go

7) To get myself ready for that in******w...(where my dream will come true InsyaAllah)

*things currently in mind--> beaches,mangrove,coral reef,tsunami,sedimentation,migration,wedding!<--

Monday, April 26, 2010

cupcake station

Since sekarang ni demam cupcake di sana sini..I want to promote my best friend cupcakes business...located in siapa2 area melaka mmg boleh order from her.
she is very nice sbb she made me cupcakes for me and buat surprise lagi...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

pening2 nak buat keputusan

wanted to further study so badly.
now the offer comes.but the timing is so not nice.
intervw on working days? how come i want to attend ...
my project tgh kritikal stage skrg me help me..
offer bukan yg tak offer yang +study summore..
but...ok ok..take deep breath..
go sit down n think dalam2..then make ur wise decision.

and Alhamdulillah...
rezeki Allah tu ada dimana2 asalkan kita berusaha utk dapatkan...

Handle with care

-my own review-
1) very attractive and sensitive does touch my heart and i believe all other readers.
2) an eye opening to a new situation and understanding
3) a collection worth to have


When Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe’s daughter, Willow, is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, they are devastated – she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. As the family struggles to make ends meet to cover Willow’s medical expenses, Charlotte thinks she has found an answer. If she files a wrongful birth lawsuit against her ob/gyn for not telling her in advance that her child would be born severely disabled, the monetary payouts might ensure a lifetime of care for Willow. But it means that Charlotte has to get up in a court of law and say in public that she would have terminated the pregnancy if she’d known about the disability in advance – words that her husband can’t abide, that Willow will hear, and that Charlotte cannot reconcile. And the ob/gyn she’s suing isn’t just her physician – it’s her best friend.

Handle With Care explores the knotty tangle of medical ethics and personal morality. When faced with the reality of a fetus who will be disabled, at which point should an OB counsel termination? Should a parent have the right to make that choice? How disabled is TOO disabled? And as a parent, how far would you go to take care of someone you love? Would you alienate the rest of your family? Would you be willing to lie to your friends, to your spouse, to a court? And perhaps most difficult of all – would you admit to yourself that you might not actually be lying?

Monday, April 19, 2010

theme color change

last weekend went back to up with kak sue...
n my akad nikah's and reception's dress dah siap :) so happy...
have to do alteration a bit la sebab ada few things yg tak berapa puas hati and tak berapa selasa bila luckily its still early so tak de masalah in doing that.untung sbb tempah awal..kalau tak, sure frust time nak kenduri baru sedar kekurangn pada baju-baju yg nak dipakai.

then mak, kak su n me discuss pasal pelamin and theme color jugak since my baju masa snding nnt will be white-silver (yg dh jadi more to white -greyish black labuci dah), we decide to put another color in the theme so that nampak naik sikit..pilih btw red and orange..n lastly i chose orange color!!!!
so my theme color for reception ---> white + silver/grey + orange<----