By Freek at 3:39 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2008

I’m taking a moment to thank God for all the wonderful and not-so-wonderful things which has happened in my life thus far. I thank Him for letting me go through setbacks and hard times so that I can become more aware and appreciative of the things around me, so that I can become a better person. And I thank Him for bestowing me a wonderful life. A great extended family. Awesome friends. Good health. All praises be to Him. Amin.

Although I mentioned the good health part just a few lines ago, I did, however, go on m.c twice this week. On Monday, I went down to KK because of cramps and diarrhoea. They had me go the Delivery Suite area where they made me lie down for about an hour while they monitor Baby A’s heartbeat. It was kinda weird that all the other mums-to-be at the area had really big stomachs and were due soon and there I was with my 26weeks old tummy. However, it was therapeutic listening to the sound of my baby’s heart-beating and the occasional kickings, that I fell asleep for a while. And then yesterday, I had to rest at home because of a really bad headache. Tsk.

But yeah, truth be told, I am loving every minute/second of Baby A’s movement in me. Pardon me for being like, uber-excited but yeah, this is the first for me and it’s really thrilling to feel it. Now, if you stared hard at my tummy, and you’re lucky enough, you can even see my stomach move. Sure, it makes me tired at the end of the day. But nothing beats knowing that the little life in there is still alive and kicking. Of course I can’t wait for my next scan – in fact, I’m hoping the new gynae would schedule me one soon enough. It’s been like, 10-weeks since I saw my Lil’ One. =/ But then again, May doesn’t sound like it’s still far away either.

These past few days, I’ve been on the mood for shopping spree. Not for me. Not even for school. And although Dy is prolly relieved that I’ve stopped splurging on school stuff, I don’t think he’s thrilled that I’ve been bugging him about buying stuff for Baby A either. Hehe. But thank goodness, he has become more involved in the surveying and buying of the necessities for our first. So much so, the savings we had is almost gone and he told me, “You nanti beranak tepi jalan je sudah.” Hehe.. kwang assam punya laki.

I did a boo-boo by buying something without him the other day and he was so mad at me, he gave me the silent treatment the whole night. My bad. I guess I was uber-excited when I saw the thing that I couldn’t resist the urge to grab it. But yeah, I’ve realised my mistake and, with Dy’s salary in my hands now, *eyes sparkling*, poor Dy would have to listen to me plan out things we’ll be buying soon enough. I, on the other had, would have to resist buying anything without him. Being the one in-charge of ALL our cards and finances, is not a very easy thing to do. *winks*

Aight, am off to do some work. Toodles!


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By Freek at 7:36 pm on Monday, February 25, 2008

Remember I mentioned the pleasant surprise when I stepped into the bathroom yesterday?


He used the small pebbles I bought from IKEA and arranged it while he was scrubbing the bathroom floor before going to religious class. I was sleeping at that time.


I love my man.

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*….. is in the air…*

By Freek at 4:41 pm on Sunday, February 24, 2008

We went to Banquet for lunch yesterday.

Parked at the open-spaced carpark. Suddenly, something which I hoped would not happen, happened.

A long, green caterpillar fell on the windshield as we were getting ready to get out of the car. I caught sight of it moving and curving its body upwards as it moved along the glass and a terrible chill that ran all over my body. Dy told me to just move out of the car quickly but I just sat paralyzed at my seat and turned my body towards the backseat. I couldn’t move. And suddenly, I was crying and hugging my body and Dy’s voice telling me to get out of the car, was just a muffle in the background. Really, he was practically nagging me but it was oblivious to me.

I have always had a fear of those creatures. Only those creatures. Yes, I do love watching Discovery Channel or Animal Planet where they show creatures big and small – even bugs, centipedes and milipedes. But whenever they showed caterpillars or maggots, I would NEVER watch. I would turn away, brushing my body as if they were on MY body. But I guess, I only realized the extent of my fear at that very moment when the thing fell on the car. In a way, I was thankful I was IN a car. If it were to fall on ME, I would have screamed my head off and jumped around just to get rid of something so small. That would have been dangerous in my pregnant condition, aye?

When Dy finally brushed the thing off the windshield, I plucked up enough courage to run the opposite direction. Yes, run. Passers-by were prolly wondering why in the world this pregnant lady was crying in the middle of Bugis, but really, I couldn’t give a hoot of what they were thinking. The worst of my worries were over.

Needless to say, when we headed back to the car, I made Dy drive towards the exit while I waited there. I didn’t want to be near that area at all.

So, please, if you guys were to see any of those creatures, please direct me away from it. Or if it were to fall on me, help me brush it off without telling me about it. As much as I don’t like it, I think this feeling which started of just being afraid at first has just turned into a phobia.

Which means, I’m having difficulty talking about caterpillars for one of the chapters I have to teach. Even asked a colleague of mine to watch some of the resource video for me and tell me what it was about. Don’t think I’ll be using those resources after all.

And the irony of it all, my favourite toy which I have kept from my toddler years till today, is my orange caterpillar stuffed toy. *rolls eyes*


Dy & I finally watched “P/S: I love you” the other day. Dy had told me he wanted to watch it but only after reading Bedz’s comment about the movie, did I tell Dy that we could. (Basically, I knew that the delicious G.Butler was gonna be in the show so I didn’t want Dy to think that I wanted to watch the show because of that man. So I refused at first. =p)

It was a good show overall. I cried at various parts during the show. Maybe because I could relate to those parts. The dialogues were very everyday. Like, how sometimes we argue and argue but in the end, we realize how stupid the argument was and how foolish we felt realizing so much time had been wasted just being cross with each other. And life is so precious and short as we know it. Was a slap across me face. I left feeling more appreciative of Dy and our lives together.

And baby, I love your ***.


When I walked into the bathroom this morning, I was greeted by a pleasant surprise.

I couldn’t help but smile and blush.

Even now.

Can’t wait for you to come home.

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*Of neutral, blue & pink…*

By Freek at 2:38 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2008

In my eagerness, I dragged Dy to Kiddy Palace to look at stuff. Of course, what a place to look for things, but yeah, just to survey price ranges for prams and stuff. Since it’s our first and all, we have to start from scratch – except for cot, my?colleague has extras since her friends handed down a few to her?and she said she’d pass me one. Yeayness!

So I told Dy, I would like to buy just one set of clothings for Baby A since I didn’t like the idea of the 5-tier cupboard we bought weeks ago?being soOooo empty. And since there?has been?so much speculation about Baby A’s gender (gynae puts it as girl while others say it’s too early to say cos there have been cases of gender being predicted wrongly especially since Baby A was cross-legged at that time and it was hard for the ultrasound lady to predict), I thought of buying the neutral colours first like white, green or yellow until my next ultrasound to confirm everything.

Dy said we should just go ahead and buy the pink ones since gynae said it’s a girl. He didn’t like white ones and the sets of greens and yellows didn’t really look appealing. I told him if we bought pink and if it’s a boy, it’ll be kinda?funny. But he said, pink is the new black, ok? Ok.. but I still don’t like the idea. So he said then buy blue cos’ it won’t be weird for girl to wear blue.?We ended up with a?10 minute brawl as we stood at the clothes section arguing. I wanted neutral and he wanted blue. Coincidentally, I was wearing my school’s blue polo-T. If you can wear blue, how come your baby girl cannot? You sexist ah to your own gender, issit? he said. I’m like… whutT??!! =pppp

Sheesh. So, after much battle of words, in the end, we bought 1 pink and 1 blue set since those were the only ones worth buying. Haha. But come March, we’ll be shopping for more stufflah. My friend told me about going across the Causeway to the Anakku shop but my parents are against me going out of the country now. Kalau kau nak terberanak ke apa, at least kau kat Singapore. Tsk.

Well, surveying will continue henceforth but for now, at least my baby’s cupboard isn’t empty lor. Got milk bottles and pink/blue bajus! Sesiapa lagi nak sponsor apa-apa? Hehe.

25?weeks down, about 14 more to go.

*mixed feelings of excitement and fear*

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By Freek at 5:02 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hoorayness for mid-week.?

These days, waking up isn’t so fun. Especially as my foot touches the cold tiled floors. I do have my bedroom slippers – free pink ones I got from KK during one of my consultation visits – but you know, sometimes at night I just leave them somewhere in the room, forgetting that I’ll be needing them on my side of the bed in the morning. I think I’ll get a new?pair later.

Yesterday, I got really cranky. Really, really cranky. Even Dy couldn’t fathom what in the world was up with me. But yeah, I guess I was just dead tired I literally had to drag my body around, and so, since I couldn’t really take it,?my whole system?needed someone to blame for all of it. And since Dy was the one innocent soul who was there with me at the end of the day, somehow, he had to take the blowpunch. I was cranky all the way home, didn’t utter a single word to him, took a shower and went straight to bed. Even snapped at him when he tried to touch me.

Woke up this morning feeling re-energized though I had a lot of apologizing to do. Tsk.

Dear mum,

Now I know how I tired you were when you were?pregnant with my sisters and still had to take care of bro & I.

Yes, since I’m nearing the last trimester, I’m already feeling the tiredness of it all. Going up a flight of stairs feels like going up Everest.?It may sound?too early to feel like this, but if you look at how ‘full’ I’ve become, you’ll understand. Thank goodness I have kids who have abundant energy and are ever-ready to help me carry even the littlest of things.

Aight, off to do some work before I knock off. Before that, here’s something I overheard the other day. It’s a conversation between 2 kids who sit right in front?under my nose.

Kid A: Is Cikgu Suhainis pregnant?

Kid B: Yalah!! Then you think Cikgu Suhainis fat is it??


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