Saturday, July 26, 2014

BABY LAUGH


Making a baby laugh is so addictive. There's just something about a baby's laugh that can make you so happy. On her first four weeks, Snow smiled only when she's sleeping and just frowned for the rest of the day. If anything, she just showed a flat or confused expression, so Jones and I were kinda worried she'd grow up to be a cranky little girl. Fortunately, she's been smiling and laughing more and more now that she's 6 weeks old. And Jones found out a trick to make her laugh which is poking her cheeks over and over, so we've been doing it whenever we want to see her laugh. I really don't understand what's so entertaining about people poking your cheek, but it works for Snow. And what makes her happy, makes us, the parents, happy!

Do you have any trick to make a baby laugh? Kindly share them at the comment section. I'd love to try it on Snow!

Friday, July 25, 2014

SHOE SIZE

My shoe size got bigger from 38 to 39 after I reached the third trimester of my pregnancy and so far it's still staying that way. I posted this picture on Instagram a while ago and asked on my caption whether one will ever get her pre-pregnancy shoe size back. Some answered yes, some answered no. The thing is, I'm not really sure which answer I'm expecting. If yes, I get to keep my shoe collection - I sure still love these bejeweled Staccato flats and I had only wore them a few times before my size got bigger. If no, I get to shop for new shoes. That would be a lot of fun. LOL.

Anyway, this is just a friendly reminder for mommies-to-be to not splurge on new shoes before your shoe size gets bigger and to not spend money on expensive shoes when it is time to shop for bigger ones because you might not get the chance to wear them for a long time anyway. Wait about three months after giving birth and then go ahead buy your dream shoes when you feel your shoe size is fixed.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FAVORITE MOMENTS WITH SNOW

Every time her eyes actually stares right into mine. Makes me wanna shower her puffy cheeks with kisses! I mean, look at that face. I am OBSESSED!

Our private morning play sessions when I can have her all for myself. Jones and I still live with our in-laws - Jones's parents, younger brother, sister and sister-in-law. Everyone in the house wants to play with Snow. I'm happy about it but I have to make sure Snow and I get to spend some quality mother-daughter bonding time each day and morning is the best time of the day for us because everybody else are still sleeping or getting ready for work.

Watching Jones play with Snow always makes me smile. I'm so lucky to have them in life. Jones is pretty possessive with Snow. When my in-laws are playing with her in the other room in the house, he'd be telling me to bring her back to our room so he can play with her.

We laughed out loud when we saw these pictures of Snow wearing my hair that Jones took. Too silly! Hopefully her hair don't grow this way for real.

Our best family selfie so far!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

SAY CHEESE!


Since I was just a little girl, I've always known KRAFT as the cheese that my mother use to whip up delicious dishes. Whether it's sandwich, cakes, pasta, you name it, other than giving a yummy cheese taste, KRAFT surely adds nutrition value to them.

A few days ago, inspired by this video which theme is how to make Ramadhan feels special for others, I decided to cook something for Ramadhan breakfasting. Being an amateur chef, I chose a recipe that was easy to do yet still irresistible to not have a bite, which was the KejuMoo Potato Creation. The recipe was from www.kejumoo.com, a website from KRAFT which features a range of food recipes by the famous Chef Marinka who used KRAFT cheese as one of the ingredients. She made the recipe looks so easy to do, so I had no trouble following it. And since the result was pretty great - my husband munched it right away, I thought it would be fun to share the picture and the recipe here. Being able to cook a delicious meal for my loved ones never fail to make me feel good. Especially this time because I used KRAFT cheese which I explained earlier is the brand that my mother use since I was a little girl, so it felt like I'm reminiscing my mother's memories. So, by writing this post, I hope I can make others experience what I felt too. Let me know if you decide to try this recipe or the other recipes from www.kejumoo.com. I'd love to hear about the result!

See below for the recipe… 



KejuMoo Potato Creation

This recipe is for 6 to 8 person
You'll need:
- 7 medium sized peeled potatoes, boiled and then grated
- 1 bundle of broccoli, softly minced
- 2 carrots, softly grated
- 1 can of corned beef as a substitute of minced beef
- 2 onions, softly minced
- 6 garlics, softly minced
- 4 eggs, mixed well
- 180 gr of KRAFT Cheddar cheese, chopped into tiny cubes
- 50 gr of KRAFT Quick Melt cheese, softly grated
- 1 1/2 tea spoon of salt
- 1/2 tea spoon of pepper powder
- 4 spoons of margarine
Here's how:
1. Heat the margarine. Stir-fry the onion and garlic first. Then, put in the broccoli, carrot, corned beef, salt, pepper and continue stir-frying.
2. Mix well the egg and the potato with the stir-fried ingredients inside a big bowl.
3. Apply some margarine to the inside of an oven-safe baking dish, and then pour in the mixed ingredients into it. After that, sprinkle the KRAFT Quick Melt cheese in top of the dough.
4. Bake with oven for for 35 minutes at a temperature of 170 Celsius until cooked.

*This post is sponsored by KRAFT. All sponsored posts in this blog are honestly written based on my personal experience in using the brand's product or service. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to keep developing my blog.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

ONE MONTH WITH SNOW

Not that I want to turn this blog into a mommy blog - I will eventually post about things other than my experience of being a newbie mom, it's just this tiny lady who just turned 1 month today had stolen my heart since the day Jones and I saw her in an ultrasound image on the first day of my pregnancy check. I've waited for her patiently throughout my pregnancy, now that she's born, sometimes I still can't believe that I've become a mom. I mean, was super happy when I found out that I was pregnant, but I had no idea that happiness was nothing compared to how I feel being able to hold her in my arms.


Above is a picture of Snow when I had my first ultrasound pregnancy check.


This is a 4D picture of Snow's face a few weeks before she's born.


And here is Snow, 1 month old. Looking forward to spend the next months with you, baby girl!

To Jones's and my dearest friend, Amanu. Thank you so much for the gift, can't wait until Snow can play with her Snowy doll!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WAKE UP, WAKE UP


Despite being sleepless lately (and for the next years, a mother will never really get enough sleep, right?) with a body that sores like yesterday was my first day at the gym (somebody tell me this sore feeling all over my body that I've been having since my second trimester will eventually go away) and getting so little of quality time with myself, seeing Snow doing, well, what a newborn baby does, never fail to make me feel thankful for the life I'm currently living.

Some people warned me about how tiring having a baby is. They were right, it is very tiring. I cried a few times for different reasons a few weeks ago - because I had a difficult time breastfeeding Snow, because I was desperate for a rest and because I felt that Jones wasn't helping me that much which got us into a pretty big fight in the middle of the night. But then I survived those obstacles. Breastfeeding sessions got better and better, I'm getting enough time to rest and Jones is being more supportive. Day by day, I'm enjoying more and more the simple things like changing Snow's nappy, giving her a bath, feeding her, putting her to bed after she fells asleep in my arms - even if Snow keeps waking me up from a really good sleep to do them. To think that our baby girl will grow up so fast, how can I not enjoy taking care of her while I still have the chance?

Above is a video of Snow trying to wake her daddy up. Thank you for waking us up to take care of you, baby girl. We love you, so much!

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