I want to thank all of you for your kind messages and well wishes I get from this blog, to my email, Twitter, Facebook and even Keek after our Romantika episodes last night. I’m sorry I can’t reply to each and everyone of you. Thank you again for your love and support.
We love you too!!
Dear Barely Supermommy readers..
I would like to introduce to you, our latest addition in the family,
Sophea Natasha bt Sheikh Muszaphar.
We had a photoshoot session earlier today at our home done by Azmir Khalid. He does a lot of photoshoot for infant and babies.
He took beautiful pictures of Bella when Bella was a newborn.
And now it’s Tasha’s turn
Our first family photo
Glad to share with all of you!!
Much love.. X
Alhamdullillah.. I’ve safely delivered a beautiful baby girl who looks exactly like her father on Jan 19, 2013 at 1953H Well, it wasn’t like a typical movie type story where my waterbag broke while I was shopping (eventhough I kinda hope it would turn out that way!! Hahah..)
It was actually an induced-labour. My ObGyn had to induced me because my blood pressure is high and my amniotic fluid is getting less which is not a good sign. So, I was given 2 options.. #1: straight for LSCS operation (Lower Segment Caeserian Section) OR #2: trial of vaginal delivery with close-fetal monitoring..
I have set my mind to go for vaginal delivery because it’s easier taking care of vaginal delivery wound rather than operation wound. Pain is much much more managable post vaginal delivery. (Paracetamol is enough, not need high tech medications..!!) and as much as possible, I don’t wanna have any surgery that will prevent me from having 10 kids!! AHhaha.. Yes, if you had previous LSCS, maximum amount of pregnancy you can do is only about 3 to 4 because of the risk having uterine rupture and many other health issues.
So, vaginal delivery it is.. I prayed to God for safety of the baby and myself during delivery. Only God knows whats best for me..
After being reviewed by my ObGyn, I got a green light saying I can proceed with vaginal delivery.. At around 11am, that Saturday morning, I was started on oxytocin, a medication that is given thru the intravenous drip to stimulate my uterus to contract. Every 30 minutes, the dosage of oxytocin will be increased until I have a regular contraction.
Slowly the contraction started and the pain builds up. No it wasn’t a waterbirth this time because of my high blood pressure. My BP needs to be monitored regularly and my baby also needs a regular monitoring. Pain was getting more intense over time. I was on Entonox gas as my pain killer.. It’s actually a 50:50 mixture of nitrous oxide and O2. And I can feel myself getting dizzy and lightheaded, but not for long. When the cervix opening was 7cm, I just don’t think the Entonox works anymore.. and I requested for some pain killer injections. Got it..! But somehow, the labour pain is much much stronger that the effect of the painkiller!! Hahaha… All I can do is just doa and bear the pain.. And my husband was in the labour room next to me all the time!! I guess he was my painkiller!!
Around maghrib time, I feel like pushing, I know her head is down there!! My husband went for maghrib prayer for a while.. The labour room staff nurse checked on me and told me, “Hmmm.. dah boleh push dah ni doctor, tp Prof (my ObGyn) dgn husband doctor gie sembahyang.. Tunggu kejap boleh?” and I was like… “WHAT????!!!” Hahhaha.. that’s the worst thing you can tell a woman in labour ok!!
After about 10 minutes of waiting.. huh!! Both of them arrived from surau hospital. My ObGyn gown up.. Hubby is back next to me.. and my ObGyn told me push.. After 2 pushes, alhamdullilah my baby is out! (Or was it three times? Can’t remember!!) She cried.. I, urrmm.. didn’t cry but feels sooooo relieved because she’s alright! Alhamdullillah
Dear BarelySupermommy readers,
You have been an amazing supporters to my blog. I had 3.6million readers in 2012!! OMG!! Where did you guys came from?? Hahahah.. Anyway, I would like to extend my thank yous to all of you who have been supporting BarelySupermommy. It has been a great parenthood journey for me and my husband. And Bella is growing really fast. We can’t wait for another addition in our family!! That one due in mid February, insyaAllah!! And we will be sharing our even-more crazy life with our new infant and growing toddler!! Sounds fun, eh? Haha.. To be honest, I can’t wait for that.
I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year. May 2013 brings us joy, happiness, wealth, beauty (YES!! you heard me right!!), and barakah!! God willing..
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Here are a few of our rays pic..
We celebrated pagi raya at my husband’s parents place in PJ.. Sooo bandar, no kampung ambiance at all.. Hahah..
Later in the afternoon, we went back to my parents’ place in Seremban.. More kampung than the one in PJ.. Got little serambi for B to play..
By isyak time, we are already back in KL. Exhausted.. Zzzzzz
Tomorrow, July 21 is B’s first birthday!! How time flies… She has grown up so quickly, and we tried very hard not to miss her first smile.. first word.. first step..
We have thousands of B’s pictures and videos just to capture all this precious moment. I believe many of you out there feels the same way too.
Today, Bella celebrated her first birthday with her friends at school. We celebrated earlier because her birthday falls on Saturday, no school on Saturday meh.. Nope, mommy and daddy wasn’t there. Only the kids!!
Can you imagine??!! We are not invited to her first party ever!! Hahahha..
But she had a blast at school!!
That’s B with her first birthday cake!! Yup, Red Angry Bird!! Hahahha.. We just thought it’s a nice decor, so we choose that cake
Is she wishing for a big present?
Here’s Bella’s classmate.. all tiny little kids sitting together. So adorable! Thanks to B’s teacher who who help us with the small party and taking the pictures..
Happy 1st Birthday Sophea Isabella XOXO
It’s our day!! Despite us being a supermommy NOT.. Hahah.. I would like to wish all BarelySupermommy’s readers a Happy Mother’s Day!
A special shout out goes to my maa.. Pn Habibah Endan, maa I love you so much, not only today but everyday!
I was oncall last night, and this morning, I came home to this..
Sejuk hati, mommy..
Happy Mother’s Day, mommies!!
Hopefully everyone had a good time with family during Eid-Al-Adha.. In my family, hari raya haji is not really celebrated like Aidilfitri (meaning: no baju raya but raya food is still a must!) We dont really go around beraya sakan.. Just with close family members lazying around watching TV at home.. But this year, it’s meaningful for us because we are gonna do aqiqah for my little Bella.. Unfortunately Bella’s daddy didnt managed to make it to Bella’s aqiqah.. He was still in Istanbul, transit for a day from Algeria for an astronomy conference where he gave talk at the conference itself, schools and the biggest mosque is South Africa!! Work is work and life goes on. We had to do it without daddy..
First pic shows kitorg bergambar ngan kambing!! Seekor jer kambing Bella but since we don’t know which one is going to be hers, ambik jer lar tiga2 ekor Nak dekat takut.. kambing tu pun macam cuak nampak geng2 lembu diorg dah kena sembelih It was drizzling during that morning.. I had to cover B’s head with tudung. Nak pakai betul2, tudng tu jauh lebih besar dr Bella.. so, balut2 jer lar Luckily when it was her kambing’s turn, the rain stopped..
My father yg sembelihkan kambing Bella himself.. Mommy and B just stand next to him
Bella behaved very well.. makin besar mata dia tgk darah kambing tu memancut-mancut. Must train her early nak jadi doktor, kena berani tgk darah!! Hahahha.. (obsessive mom!) So, that is our story on second raya day..
And on third raya haji morning, Bella’s daddy landed safely at KLIA alhamdullilah..
You do know raya haji is also called raya qurban, right? Well, yes, we korban again on third raya when daddy is around.. this time, we ‘korban’kan rambut Bella.. Yes, our long due cukur jambul yg tak terbuat2 Tp taper, sunat jer kan buat majlis tu, yg penting rambut mesti cukur There wasn’t actually any majlis cukur rambut Bella, we just went to the saloon and get the amoi to shave Bella’s hair.. She didn’t cry at all while that cute amoi was shaving her hair.. geli kot Hehhehe.. mommy Bella yang sayu tgk my baby girl dah botak!!
Anyway, this is the end result.. Bella sudah botak!! Macam citer Shaolin Soccer pun ada jugak kan!! Hahaha.. It took me a day to digest the fact that my baby girl is bald.. For one whole day, I just stare at her head until my husband asked me to stop doing that!! LoL.. She was a ‘mini me’ but now she looks like a real baby!!
Anyone has any petua nak bg rambut baby cepat tumbuh, cantik dan lebat? My mother made minyak kelapa herself, and asked me to put on her head.. Thats what I’m doing now.. Ada lagi yg nak share petua.. Come share with the others