*All smiles…*

By Freek at 8:22 pm on Friday, December 18, 2009

Despite the fact that I have just 1 and a half?weeks left of the holidays, and for a fact that I have NOT started doing?ANY of the resources I had been meaning to do,?I’m still contented and happy. Mostly, I’m thankful to Him for all the blessings.

This year, can be said to be an anticipated year for those who graduated NIE about 4.5 years ago. This year, it’s our turn for the big IT. And I’m more thankful than ever cos’ firstly, this leaves me with a bit for when Baby A2 comes. For people who earn as little as I do, this windfall, though not unexpected save for the amount, is much appreciated. People may be planning for a holiday, shopping spree, a spa?and all, but for me, my only thought of where all of it would go, is for arrival of our little family’s new member in June 2010.

BUT, having said that, doesn’t mean I cannot treat MYSELF, too, right? May sound contradicting in a way, but hey, I’ve been sensible as Chief of Finance in this household, time for me to use a weeny bit of the extra reserves for myself, since, I’d earn it, too!

I’ve never been a shoes or bags girl, but a few years back, I’ve told Dy that I would like to get a decent handbag or purse if ever I have extra moolah. Putting priorities ahead of everything else, I never got around to it.

So, NOW is prolly the time for it. Thank God he didn’t object to it. I guess he thinks I deserve it, too.

I can use the amount I allocated for just a purse, or split it half-and-half for a purse and a handbag.

*lol* A dilemma I’m not used to having and prolly will never have for at least 4 more years to come.

And with that, KL and Batam, here I come. Please pray for our safe journey, yeah?

Cya, peepz!

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*Feeling blessed (Part Deux)…*

By Freek at 12:03 am on Sunday, December 13, 2009

I don’t know whether it’s too early or something, but I think I felt my baby a few times already. I do remember the feeling of flutterings I had with Aaliya and it feels the same. They say it could be gas, but I would know gas. Gas hasn’t been pleasant for me. The one’s I feel from time to time, are pleasant ones. I’d like to believe it is him/her moving. And I think I’ll do just that.

My tummy is ALREADY showing, though. And I can’t believe I’ve to take out my maternity clothings from storage so soon. *lol*

But I’m glad for this blessing, nonetheless. I’m eating again and there’s no more need to hold a cup everywhere just to spit. Can’t wait for January to SEE my baby again.

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Praise be to Him too for the blessings in our pockets that He has given to my small little family this December. Can never thank Him enough. What more since most of the big, big payments come around this time of the year like all kinds of taxes, and a little pampering for the car.
And with another member, God willing, joining us mid next year, it is great to have a bit more to save for all the bills and preparations for his/her arrivals. All in all, it is His blessings and I, being the Finance Minister of the family, intend to use it well.

Thanks to my darling Witt for her gift card, I bought meself a pair of Crocs! I decided to get one being preggy and all and the soles of my Ipanemas are a bit worn out now. I’m not really big on spending on myself. I usually like buying things with Dy and Aaliya in mind.

Bought Dy a pair of sandals. I’d wanted him to get a pair of Crocs but he was reluctant seeing the price and all. And also the Wii Mario 4-player game he’d been eyeing for a while now.

For Aaliya, I’ve never been stingy about buying things for her. I’m not really the kind who shop a lot or shop for expensive stuff cos’ Dy & I believe in buying things within our means. And even if I shop online, it’ll be once in a blue moon kinda thing. But, alhamdullilah, given the means this December, I did get a few things for my little 18-month old princess.

Bought these 2 dresses and the tutu skirt online. I just liked looking at the tutu skirts. I admit Aaliya doesn’t really have the ballerina physique. Tapi, she has a sexy butt… so, I know she’ll look cute in one! *lol*? The other stuff – shoes and swimming suit-, I got them from dear old TM & CS je. Heh… I did wanna get a pair of Crocs for Aaliya, but since her feet grows quite fast, which meant it’ll soon be outgrown, I got her the Jibbitz one instead.

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And I’m guessing, next December, if all goes well, I’d be shopping for 3 (me not included)!

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My heart goes out to that someone who lost her baby @ about 5months of pregnancy.

It’s a scary news to the ears of a pregnant woman like me, but all I can do now is have faith in Him and pray. I need yours, too.

Aight, off to sleep I go. Adios!

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*Indulgence….*

By Freek at 11:26 pm on Friday, December 4, 2009

Caught New Moon on Thursday. Went for the earliest slot @ 1030am to avoid the crowd since I was afraid it’ll make me nauseous. It was quite frustrating though to see so many teens already present at the time. I don’t particularly enjoy the way some teens behave in the cinemas, like commentating as the show went on. Or how they hover around to find their seats when they come in late, obstructing other people’s view and all.

But thank God, the theatre was as it should be. And I enjoyed my movie and I was pleased that Dy did not sleep and in fact, got into the show so much, that he hated Bella at the end of it, calling her all sorts of names I shall not reveal here. I, of course, was feeling the way I was after reading New Moon. Sad for Jake. And that guy played Jake so well, I actually wanted to cry~ *lol* Oh well, can’t wait for the DVD to come out so I can watch it again.

As I type this, I’m actually glad that my appetite has started to pick up. I managed 3 small meals today when I could only manage?2 very small portions for 2 months. I don’t feel as nauseous and I could do some?housework today. Have to remind myself not to carry Aaliya too much though cos’ I’m already feeling the strain on my back and sometimes my tummy.

And oh, lemme introduce y’all to our current hobby cum indulgence. Ok, indulgence more for me since some things were bought ‘impulsively’?due to my wanting them. It may?sound like we’re?kinda outdated for most people but we’ve?had?to save?up a long time for these. We had?a lot of other?priorities to put in front?before finally splurging. To each, his own, yeah? And good thing my bro chipped in as well.

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Typically, the?console came with this:

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And I don’t think it’ll be long before I buy the other Sports expansion as well. First time I tried the boxing game, my tummy ached, so, I wasn’t allowed to play that anymore for now. Next, we also got….

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Thanks to Suhaila and Noh, we were hooked on the game so we decided to get the set as well. My younger sis was delighted since she’s a music kinda person, and though I suck at coordination, it does provide much needed entertainment.

And lastly, this being my indulgence, I persuaded Dy to get a Resident Evil game. Dy was actually aiming for the Mario game but, somehow, I just felt like playing a shooting kinda game. Again, I really suck at shooting games but I was compelled to play nonetheless. Persuaded Dy to buy the Shot Blaster as well, to feeling-feeling as if I was really using a gun lah… *lol* As for Mario, we’d prolly get it soon enough as well…? =D

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Obviously, the game has a lot of moments which shocked me, but it’s rather fun. I would never get Silent Hill though. Had the game on PSP and it freaked me so bad I almost threw the game on the ground.

So, if you feel like?pulling a trigger?at someone’s head?, come over to our place and we can shoot the hell out of some zombies.

Witt, Limah, kalau nak main bowling, aku leh bawak and we can congregate rumah Witt. Kita bowling dalam rumah je sudah.

Aight, time to rest the back and eyes. Thanks for the prayers people. Continue with it, yeah? Heheh… sorrie.. thanks!

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*Belated things….*

By Freek at 2:17 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanks to my lack of energy due to lack of appetite due to my vomitting and all, I couldn’t really sit too long in front of the PC to update my blog as it makes me woozy. It’s suffocating sometimes having to lock myself up in the room when a neighbour cooks with garlic/onions and my mum hasn’t really cooked in the house because of my complaints as well. She’d cook way at night or early in the morning when I’m sleeping.

But I?am definitely glad that Baby A2 is growing well despite of how little I’ve eaten. From the last scan at 8 weeks where he/she was 2cm, he/she has almost tripled in length to almost 6cm and heartbeat’s doing well, too. Which is a definitely a relief for me. And the lil’ being ‘jumped’ a few times to my delight.

So, for visual comparison sake’s, this is Aaliya’s scan @ 12 weeks.

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And this is Baby A2’s scan @ 12 weeks as at Monday.

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Alhamdullilah. Pray for he/she, yeah?

So, as a result of my morning/noon/night sickness and all, I spent my 27th birthday at home, specifically, inside my room, again, the last being in 2007 when I was pregnant with Princess Aaliya.

But, nonetheless, Dy gave me a surprise on the day by presenting me these…

Ok, this one wasn’t given by him. This one’s given by the baker of the birthday cake he surprised me with. Yoda is definitely my favourite Star Wars guy.

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This is the birthday cake, which I didn’t really get to try for fear of throwing back out. But from what I hear, which I don’t really need to cos’ I know it’s obvious, the cake tastes yummay! Sigh… kesian aku…

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It’s made out to be one of the Twilight series thick books just like this one…

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And no, he didn’t give me the book for my birthday. I got it as an anniversary present back in June. The whole Twilight saga, boxset hardcover. I put the whole thing on my workstation in school. Brought back New Moon to re-re-re-read for the upcoming movie. Heh. And since my thumbdrive was destroyed by yours truly, he bought for me this(below) as well. A 2GB one to replace my 2GB one.

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But the one I’m most surprised was this one. As much as he hates me ogling at the Twilight guys, he still bought it for me. Though there’s no Jake in there anywhere, it’s alright. This will prolly be pasted on my workstation somewhere after I get it laminated.

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Yesh, I’m a happy 27 year old. The thought he put in for this surprise, is priceless. And since tomorrow is our wedding anniversary and it’s the official opening of New Moon in Singapore, he?sweetly asked whether I wanted to go and watch it with him, despite his vehement objection of watching it. That means a lot to me. But since I’m also still not really up to being in a crowd, we’ll prolly be catching the earliest timing to avoid it.

Aight, before I end, my heart goes out to a cousin of mine who just lost her first?baby after 11 weeks of pregnancy. The baby was supposed to be due around the same time as Baby A2.? Since I’ve gone through exactly the same thing back in 2007, I know exactly how it feels. But, whatever happens, happens for a reason and definitely makes us stronger.

With that, please pray for Baby A2 and I again, yeah?

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