Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Forgetful Mother

I didn't know this word exists - mumnesia. It's getting worse day by day. I feel like having one hard slap on the face for forgetting things. Like this morning, I forgot (totally) baby girl bottle. While on our way to my MIL's I have the feeling I forgot something. But, I didn't bother to check until we reached my MIL's house.


I blame myself and yes of course I am stressed! I only have 1 bottle. And that one bottle I forgot to bring along. I am a bad forgetful mother. :( It's too far if we want to go back. So I had asked my SIL if I can borrow his son's bottle. He has plenty of it. Like 5! Why can't you have 5 for both your girls Fara??!!

It's frustrating to have this mumnesia. There are times I can't even recall why I went to the kitchen. Yes, it's THAT bad.

"The key factors which cause the memory failures, including hormonal changes, tiredness, and the stress of having to look after a new child." -- That is SO TRUE.

Should I be worry about it? I found on the internet they say it will basically go away after few months. Seriously? Another thing I found out --

"Fatigue is a killer issue for memory," said MIT neuroscience professor John Gabrieli.

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Read more here: Forgetfulness is a normal part of motherhood

P/S: I need to relax and keep calm. I can't handle a lot these days. Sadly.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Our House.. One Year After

We've stayed in our own house for a year now. For the record, we are still using our first gas cylinders until today. How cool is that?

The girls room now is occupied by our helper. Both of them sleep with us, baby girl in the baby cot and her sister in between me and Mr. Fruitheart. So packed! Maybe next year they could sleep in their own room. I've already planned and listed what to have in their room. I can imagine it too!

Kiddo has his own room. He always keep his door opened at night and I think when he's 13 only he will close the door when he's sleeping. There will be 'NO ENTRY' sign on the door like the one I saw in all those drama/movie.

The management is still in the progress of building a squash court. We already have a tennis court near the guard post and small playground beside it. Open air swimming pool facing the greenery trees and close pool under the building. I've never bring my kids there. A bit scary because we had to go down the stairs and there were no people. And of course not forgetting the gym which I never set my foot there.

So far, I'm loving my small house. Nice and cosy enough for the 5 of us. We planned to buy our next house, landed ones in 10 years time. Hoping the price will not be too high.

My previous post about our new house -

P/S: There are still few decorations we need to do to our house. Slowly.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Favourite Quote of the Week #4 - Family

“When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" It's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.” ~~ Erma Bombeck

Monday, 20 January 2014

She's Back To Work


Deep down inside my heart, I am not ready to step into the office. I do not miss my place. I will miss my children more. Sobs. Sobs.  Stop being such a drama queen Fara! You know you HAVE to. Or else Mr. Fruitheart will have to carry me to the office which I know he will not do.

So.. to start my first day, I'm all new. Meaning new tudung, clothes, shoes. Ahh.. the shoes that bite. I should bite them back huh?

When my colleagues saw me the first question was 'How was your baby?' I expected it and had prepared the script. And the next hot statement, 'Wah, so fast you get back into shape.' Well, they haven't seen the extra grandma fat, baby fat yet. Oh not to forget the tummy. I told them, I do sit ups.

Next thing, my monitor gave me 'spark' like it was shocked to see me. I guess it doesn't miss me because it had 'died'. I had to request for a new monitor. 19 inch. That is going to be a gift from me to my boss on my first day.

Next, at this time.. 14:10pm I am wondering how my girls and boy are doing. Kiddo is a bit unwell. I hope he is not down with fever. I keep on staring at the clock wishing it will change to 6pm. *sigh* I'm homesick..

P/S: Counting days until 31.12.2014. *wink*

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Favourite Quote of the Week #3 - Marriage

“The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.” ~~ Fawn Weaver

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

2 Months Old Baby Girl

Today my little precious baby girl turned 2 months old. It means my confinement period aka holiday almost over. Yeah, I'll be going back to work next week. Boo hoo hoo.

It seems like I just gave birth to my second and later I know I gave birth again to my third. I thank God for giving me such a beautiful daughter. Everyone who met her said she's quiet. They hardly hear her cry. Such a good baby.

Yes, taking care of baby girl was easy. Maybe she knew her mother had a major operation to take her out. Well that's what my elderly family members said. I just smile.

P/S: Some things are better left unsaid and undone.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Favourite Quote of the Week #2 - Happiness

If you want to get over a problem, stop mulling it over and talking about it. Your mind affects your mouth, and your mouth affects your mind. It’s nearly impossible to move beyond something when you’re obsessing over it. ~~ From Marc and Angel Website

Sunday, 5 January 2014

My Big Boy

Kiddo started school after nearly 2 months holiday on 2nd Jan. He is in Std. 4 this year. Wow! I do have a big boy.

Same like the last 3 years, I went to his school with Mr. Fruitheart to settled everything. From buying books to paying his school bus fare. As expected it has been increased from RM35 to RM40.

I thought his school books would be lesser or lighter but boy I was wrong. It is still the same. There were additional subjects too - Sejarah and Rekabentuk Teknologi. Mr. Fruitheart said he's going to have a tough time this year. Not just kiddo, but us as parents too. We have to make sure he study well and have fun at the same time.

All of us can do this together. I hope for a smooth sailing for kiddo through out the year.

P/S: He asked for an XBox. Yes, you can have it when you study and achieve your goal.

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year at Home

The first day of 2014 nearly coming to an end. How was your day? I hope you had a great day today.
Last night, while everyone else was celebrating the new year watching fireworks, Mr. Fruitheart and I watched "Prisoners". I slept half way though. Mommy need a good sleep.
Early morning I cooked fried rice for breakfast. After that, my tasks begin. Started to prepare all the ingredients for my once 2 week cooking. Phew! A lot. Well I am enjoying cooking. Surprised? Maybe it's the age factor.
We had nasi lemak with sambal sotong for lunch. Yummy! Yes my cooking was thaaaaattttt good.
You know what? Seeing your loved one enjoyed your cooking and finished it all makes you happy. At least I know I do. Kalau tak makan pun tak apa, kenyang bila tengok mereka makan. Gituuuu.
P/S: I'm a happy wife and mother.

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2014: Happy New Year

2013 has passed and 2014 has arrived. May each day of the year 2014 bring you little joys and small surprises that will fill up each day with fun and happiness. Count your blessings before you cry on your misfortunes. Have faith in yourself and your abilities. Last but not least, learn to take each day one at a time.