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Something to cheer you up on Friday! This is an old favourite photo of mine and I have turned it into a nice wallpaper for you to enjoy. If you want to share the link on your blog, please email me and let me know. The rule is “Please ask first”. It’s only fair that the artist gets the credit for the work that they have done. Don’t you agree? Do not repost the images without my permission.
The image is a property of MinMohd Photography unless otherwise stated. Only for personal use on your PC as desktop wallpaper. Stealing/sellin
Getting a divorce is not something that you wished for, but at certain times it is undoubtedly the only route that is left for you to choose. Oh yes, I am speaking from experience and not just making up stories. I was very unhappy and lead a very miserable life before and after the divorce. I kept blaming my ex for every mistakes that he had done and keep on rewinding the past over and over again like a broken record. During that time, I was very lonely, confused, hated every love song that was played, partied to hard, cried myself to sleep almost every night, lost a lot of weight, not being able to sleep, cursed everything and for a while I kept pushing my kids further and further away from me. In short, I was losing myself and my loved ones little by little.
Motherhood is a lifetime commitment. A 24-hr job around the clock. You can never quit nor can you run or hide away from it. Life with 3 young crazy teenagers is havoc (in a good way) enough and now soon to arrive baby K, I felt a bit overwhelmed and sensed a little panic attack at times. Can I make it through? Can I start all over again after 12 long years? Restless nights, not enough sleep, dirty diapers, dirty laundry, sink full of dirty dishes, balancing work and baby K at the same time and the list goes on and on.
The motherhood world can sometimes make you go bonkers and totally loose yourself with everything that is happening around you. This is the post of a mother to be. Yes, the craziness of motherhood but one which feeds your soul ultimately and as always, as you are entering motherhood there will always be the first time to everything. The first time your baby smile, the first time your baby take his first step, the first time you introduce solid food to him and the first cute bunny teeth (:
I am already in my third trimester, 30 weeks and counting. Preparation for the baby is being very minimally done. My due date is sometime in November but my OB has already indicated that an inducement might be done if I am already at 38 weeks and no sign for the baby to come out yet. We’ll see how it goes, meanwhile I have been reading a lot on the internet and preparing myself for the labour mentally and physically. I have already started having trouble trying to sleep at night which is normal and usually will be awaken when I was just about to doze off because of the need to go to the loo, sometimes as many as 3 times! I am feeling like a king kong. Everybody kept staring at my bulging tummy and I don’t mind at all!
Insulin injection is normal everyday at night, but I have managed to keep my blood sugar under control. It is so hard to find a good forum in Malaysia on expecting mothers with DM Type II. If you are also expecting and is in the same club with me, why not give me a buzz, really, we have a lot we can talk about.
Other than that, besides the normal and back-to-back backache and feeling tired all the time, I can sometime be very clumsy and forgetful. But above it all, I am savouring every minute of this pregnancy as I know this might be my last pregnancy (am already 39 (recently!! yeahhh thanks for all the birthday wishes) and it made me a bit sad. I think the best time to get pregnant should be before you reach 35 years old. If not, you are DOOMED!
Meanwhile, you can see that we have a new addition to the family. Yes, her name is Lulu. She’s a mixed of Persian and Chatruex. Very active and very loveable. And at the very moment, my husband, is busy making Lulu her first ever cathouse!
We looked around and noticed that the cat house is priced roughly around RM200 and up to RM700 for a more exclusive design. So my husband being the handy man he is insisted that he can do it with the used wood planks we have at home. And frankly I believed him. Continue ♥
Also means victory. This precious boy fought for his life and with God willing was released from the NICU after nearly one week battling complications that my little sister had while in labour. He’s a fighter all right.
The time has come. The room needs repainting. The old paint have absolutely gone horrible. It started cracking like nobody’s business. I’m exaggerating a bit here. Well its been years. So I moved all the furniture out from the room and begin my ultimate quest. Repainting can be such a trouble for some people but for me it is quite exciting. And this time I have the chance to document it.
Okay, lets start with some basic tools and things that you need to do the trick. First, you need a scrapper to scrape the old paint. Strap it to a broom stick and you are ready to go.
After scraping you need to do a little bit of plastering/grouting/resurfacing the wall. Fill up all the holes and cracks. Buy those ready-mix white plaster like Puttyfilla. It’s easy to apply (with some practice). Continue ♥
Hi, it’s me, Azlan. Before my present job, I have worked in a couple of companies. The longest job that I hold onto was with this one civil engineering company, which of course pretty much involved in renovation, construction and other civil engineering works.
What I want to share is when we managed to secure this one project for the company. It was a road construction project. If I am not mistaken it was to be completed somewhere in Kepong Kuala Lumpur.
Most of us (or only the contractors probably) know that road construction is not an easy task. Even though there are heavy machines, we still need skilled workers to do it. And in Malaysia, most road contractors would normally depends on skilled Indian migrants/labours. The workers are very skilled in this area as we can pretty see or probably because of the sheer heat of the tarmac.
It has been ages, don’t you think so? So how are you? What are you currently doing? Pursuing? Dreaming? I hope that all is fine wherever you might be. It has been four months long since I got to know that I am expecting and also a type II diabetic. So how am I now? Let me tell you, I am feeling on top of the world at the moment. I stopped putting sugar in my body ultimately, I take my meals at the same time everyday, no more food goes into my mouth after 8pm except water and more water. I eat more vegetables and more fish and boom, I feel totally rejuvenated. Sure, sometimes when I need to satisfy my sweet tooth, a small cupcake by Bijoux won’t hurt. It’s like I have this rules of whether or not the food that I want to eat is worth the spike of my BG (Blood Glucose). If it’s not, then I just turn away. Not a single feeling of deprivation.
Occasionally, there are some minor back problems and so on, but that is normal I guess. This is my fourth pregnancy after eleven long years and I guess that all mothers can relate that every pregnancy is very special on its own and a different experience. I am so blessed. So happy with this gift from Allah and I am indeed savouring every precious minute. It also helps when you have a very supportive and loveable husband whose always by your side twenty four hours a day!!! And my daughters are all champions, helping out where they can or sometimes the opposites!!! And if I need a few words of encouragement (yes, there are days when I feel a bit off) I just have a minute or two with my parents and everything will be fine. My father likes to joke that it’s all just a small problem, he said “if I can live pass seventy then you can too!!!”
I guess it’s just normal that soon this blog will be uploaded with lots of stories of motherhood and pregnancy, pictures of my bump (please bear with me) and more everyday adventure with my tiny one!
February 2013, while Min went up north, I had the opportunity to travel down south to Port Dickson in the Mini. I took the back road again because I enjoy so much the winding road and the green.
Reached Port Dickson after about 3 hours of driving and a stop at Nasi Lemak Mambau or also known as Nasi Lemak Hajah Halimah. You won’t miss this stall as it is just by the roadside. The nasi lemak was good.
I stayed a couple of days at Thistle, Port Dickson. The stay was quite pleasant despite some stories/rumors from fellow friends on “uninvited guests”. The hotel was near to Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse or also known as Cape Rachado. We went there the last time during our trip to Melaka. From the beach at Thistle Hotel, you can clearly see the lighthouse. The beach was surprisingly clean.
Well, yes this post seems quite a bit late. There are still a lot of unprocessed photos. Both Min and I have also started our projectlife365 on Instagram, so we are somehow a bit tied up with it. But nevertheless you can always catch us up and follow our instagram, @minmohd and @azlanlow.
A bit of update. Unfortunately Min has been hospitalised for 3 days from last Monday due to her newly discovered diabetes and to monitor the glucose level. It was quite a sad thing, but life has to go on and she’s coping well to the new condition.
Now that she’s out, we have some catching up to do. Here are some photos that I’ve manage to capture. Enjoy! and stay healthy!!