B is Turning 2!!

Hi all..

Today is B’s 2nd birthday!!

MasyaAllah.. Time flies really fast. My baby girl is already two years old.. (Or 2 ers yold, according to Bella..! Haha..) Alhamdullilah, I am really blessed having her and Little Tasha in my live. They are my source of joy and happiness and occasionally makes me crazy. But above all, they are my life!

See, big girl already.. dah pakai makeup!!

On the other hand, Little Tasha is turning 6 month old!! Yay!! You know what that means? Yup, weaning! She’s gonna start eating all boring, blended baby food until she’s old enough to eat our yummy food. I’m all excited to feed her.. at the same time, when Tasha is 6 month old.. you know what that means?

That means mommy is going back to work!!!

Tomorrow!!

Yes, I do miss work. And trust me, after starting work, I will cry to my husband telling him I miss the girls so much.. and that will last for about a week or two until I’m emotionally stable. Haha… If you see me at the hospital with flushed face or maybe teary eyes, yeah, maybe I just cried.. hehe..

Thank you for all the birthday wishes on Twitter. I’ve been receiving them since last night. And I actually told B about it.. and she just angguk2 and smile. I don’t know whether she understand whats going on or not…

We are gonna have a great day today, insyaAllah.. and hope you are too!!

XO

When Tasha Sneezes…

Bella was sitting with Tasha at the backseat of our car in their own carseat..

Suddenly Tasha sneeze.. Acchooo…

Bella : Hamdulillah

Then Tasha sneeze again..

Bella: Hamdullilah some more..

Ekekekke..

Bella Says..

This morning in bed..

Bella sneezed…

Then she said “hamdulilah” (yes, she missed the al- but its ok..)

Daddy: Very good Bella. You said Alhamdullilah..

*mommy feel super proud!*

Daddy: What do you say when you want to eat?

(We’re expecting a Bismillah answer from her..)

Bella: Yummy. Yummy..

Erkkk…

This One Makes Me Happy..

Despite having said what I said in my previous entry, this never fails to make me smile..

Probably some of you have seen coz I’ve put this up on my Keek..

Hope you love this one too..

“Rain, rain go away.. come again another day…”

X

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Hello all!!

To cheer up your Monday morning.. here is B’s version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Sorry there’s no picture in the video because it was taken in the dark, before she goes to sleep. Yes, she sings for us.. not the other way round! Haha.. Most of the time we fall asleep first before she does.. and the only word she can pronounce properly is “diamond”!! Hahahha..

Enjoy!!

Bonding

“The moment a child is born, a mother is also born”

Yes, it’s true, we women find the bond with our baby immediately. The moment baby was born, when she first held the baby, the bond is created. When a woman breastfeed her baby, a hormone called “oxytocin” released. It triggers more milk production. It also nicknamed as “love hormone” because it’s also produced during affectionate moment. It makes us feel good. Even just by gazing at your baby’s eyes while bottle feeding him/her, massaging your baby and snuggling also releases oxytocin.

That’s how easy for us mommies to bond with our child.

But it’s a different story with the daddies..

I remember when Tasha was only 1 week old, my husband said “I belum bond lagi lar dengan Tasha.” I tried very hard not to ask him every day whether he has bonded with our little girl or not!! Hahaha.. Kepoci :)

And finally, last week, when Tasha is about 6 weeks old, he told me “I rasa I dah bonding dgn Tasha dah!!” Yesss!!!! It took awhile for daddies to bond with their baby. I guess because most of the job dealing with infants are done by us, mommies.. From giving birth (isn’t it obvious!!) to breast feeding (duhh!), changing diapers.. Urrm.. yes, that’s all babies need I guess :)

What I did was I let my husband bottle feed Tasha especially at night, so I’ll get to sleep a little bit more ;) Don’t worry mommies, daddy and baby will do fine without you. I have some my friends who is scared to let their husband takes care of their baby. Just because they afraid something might happen. As far as I’m concern, the fact that daddy wants to help is enough to show that they care for their child. Let them spend time together, bottle-feed and some snuggling tome with the baby while we… rest!

And the result.. the bonding between them!!

And don’t forget your other children too!!

That’s Bella bonding with Tasha when she was just a few days old..

Love, X

Growth Spurts

Today I wanna share something with mommies out there.. it’s about growth spurts. Some of us may or may not realize this is happening to our baby. But for sure, it is on going!!

Growth spurts is a time where baby grow physically.. (isn’t that obvious?!) Well, our baby is actually growing everyday but at these certain times, the growth spurts (hence the name)

What happens during this growth spurt?

Usually during these times, babies will need more milk than usual, especially the breastfeeding babies, sometimes it can go up to hourly feeding..! They will treat the breastfeeding time like all-day-long-all-you-can-eat-buffet!! No worry mommies.. it’s only temporary ;) Babies can be supercranky at this time, during breastfeeding, they will latch and unlatch to you.. why they do that? Because they want more milk. But don’t worry, not to freak out. Don’t supply them with formula, increase frequency of feeding will actually increase your milk production. Or if you’re lucky, there are some babies will just sleep for a long time after feeding, that’s because growth hormone is taking its action during our sleep. And they will still grow..

So when does this happen?

Bad news!!

It usually happens 5 times in your baby’s first year of life!!

1st-3rd week, 6th-8th week, 3rd month, 6th month and 9th month of life..

Good news!!

It only lasted for about 3 to 5 days!! ;) Not too bad, right?!

I think Tasha is going through this phase now.. No, she’s not the sleep type, she’s more of the i-want-more-milk type, almost every 2 hour… That’s 12 feedings a day!! Definitely she’s having a 24/7 milk buffet!!

and she loves to sleep on the chest after feeding..

And Bella will happily sit in Tasha’s carrier, pretending she’s a baby..

So cheeky!!