Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tips on outing with a baby in a stroller

When three of my kids were baby, non of them really sat in a stroller for more than 10 minutes. At the end of the shopping outing, my baby ended up in my arms and the stroller became our shopping cart.

This time around, I decided to give a baby stroller one more try and amazingly my newborn baby stay in the stroller for two to three hours straight.
The secret is.... I used Dr. Harvey 5S technique. I found out swaddling is the best tool to use when putting Hanif in a car seat or a stroller. Now I am also adding shushing sound to the equation to make him calm and nap a bit longer.


Even when he wakes up, he rarely cry unless he wants to be change or he wants to feed. Amazing!





I free him from his swaddle to give him a little room to strech out.

I bought these book at Kinokuniya bookstore today and can't wait to read it. My baby almost graduating from forth trimester and I really want to know how to get him to sleep longer beyond the forth trimester.


Will share later what I think about Dr. Harvey's new book.

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Fun monthly kit : life captured June

Another fun monthly kit by Pixelily Designs called Life Captured: June, available right now at Gingerscraps. I love this type of kit because it can really be used in any type of layout.

Life Captured : June

This is my layout using the above kit

iturned41-web I just can't believe I've already turned forty one! And I didn’t really get a chance to really celebrate it.

Friday, July 6, 2012

I am glad I was wrong

I thought I was going to be bore out of my mind if I take a long maternity leave. I am so glad I was wrong. Moment like this make staying at home so much fun and amazing!


I really love seeing this face every morning and hear his voice cooing and mumbling. It is so worth it!


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Power to the She

Web is full of inspiration! When I saw this layout by blanulak, I just have to scraplift. This is such an inspiring layout.

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This is my lift using Happy Space kit Studio Blagovesta

Power to the She

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Selfie Wednesday

I haven’t done this in a really long time. Since I am on my maternity leave, I just don’t have any reason to wear makeup and dress up in the morning. Today out of the blue I feel like taking a few photos of myself with a little bit of make up. It was so much fun and it gave me reason to use my Canon.
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And this one use the technique I learned yesterday at Tutorial Tuesday segment selfiesJuly06
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

face painting

Face painting is definitely one of the things I would really love to try but really afraid to try at the same time. So I am excited to give the digital face painting a try when I saw this great tutorial at rambing and photos. This is definitely fun and easy.

As always I have hundreds of Hanif photos and not so good photos of mine, so I choose my baby photo to try out the face painting effect.

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If you want to join in the fun head over to rambing and photos and be inspired by  her and all other participants. Enjoy!

Tutorial Tuesday

Hanif and me

I am fasting today and I am nursing Hanif. Oh boy! I am so tired now. Three more hours to go before sunset.


I intentionally wait for him to be two months old before I dare fasting. It wasn't bad for me but I hope Hanif get enough milk. So far I can still feel let down which is a good sign. I am still producing milk.
Ramadan is just around the corner and I hope that I can fast for the whole month and not compromise Hanif's nutritional needs.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

day 178–184 // July already?

July is here already. It’s also the end of Euro Cup 2012 with Spain won the title against Italy 4-0. It was definitely the highest goal scored in the final. I am not a fan of football anymore but I do feel excited for my son because he is a fan of Spain.

Anyway.. these are my photos for the past week including today {day 184}

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day 178 – My eldest son taking care of his brother. He is getting better and better at this job especially when putting Hanif to sleep

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day 179 - So cute when he started to cry

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day 180 - Sleeping after seeing the doctor for 2 months checkup and immunisation

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day 181 - Having lunch at Wong Solo for the first time after giving birth

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day 182 - Went out shopping after my treatment at the Garden Midvalley

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day 183 - My attempt at self portrait with a baby on the side

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day 184 - Trying out his new play mat. Hanif is more alert and want to play, so we bought this striking colour play mat for him

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Blast from the past // lovely moment

I really in love my iphone 4 ( right now this phone is my scanner, photo editor and blog editor). I'm on a roll here. Another blast from the past photos of my sons and my father.
I do think these were taken sometime in early 2000 because my second son is still not walking and I don't think he is one year old in this photos.





The above two photos were edited with snapseed and phonto -- apps for iphone


I am still trying to figure out whether these two photos were taken at my old house or at my parents house.


I am loving my Sunday so far with a walk down memory lane.

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Blast from the past // airplane ride

I was busy clearing up stuffs that have been collecting dust in my drawer and I stumble upon these old photos way back in 2000. I was planning to make a scrapbook page with these photos but never got around to do them.
So I decided to snapped a few photos withmy iphone and blog about it ( too bad Blog was around in late 90's). At least now I have a piece of history permenantly posted here.



This was Hazwan first airplane experience. It was a company trip to Langkawi. Ooo I really miss those days.


I was young and full of hope for the future with two young kids to take care of.


Urgh those outfit!


My eldest son, cute as ever!


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