Friday, April 01, 2005

Decided to let the Cuddly Kids have their own blog. Check it out, links at side :) or at !

no more tightening etc. Hope you guys like the pix, the Hello program works like a charm! Thanks for that jenn! (it works wt picasa too!)

Im awful tired and my boobs are leaking and hurting, I feel intense pelvic pressure but no more contractions/tightening. Mebbe just a false alarm or my son's idea of an April Fool Joke. grrrrrrrrrrrr... we shall see.. the night is still young HAHAHHAAA After discussing it with don just now, decided to change Kieran's middle name from Gabriel to Matthew. :) Jian Ren remains as his chinese name methinks, Strength and Kindness (wishful thinking? lol). So Kieran Matthew Goh Jian Ren better make up his mind when he's coming! Godma Karen and Godpa Drew think he has a sense of humour hah! ! LOL

later days y'all!

Rina, Grandpa and the cousins! Posted by Hello

What a funny face! Posted by Hello

Grandpa's favourite thing to do.. Have his grandkids swim or learn to swim! Posted by Hello

The Four Cousins together. Jamie has such the funnnnny face! Posted by Hello

Arthur and Rina, Googles Abound! Posted by Hello

Say Ku with his nephews Xmas 2004 Posted by Hello

Ok.. sudah mandi... even folded the laundry and put it away.. stared at my hospital bag for a bit... pondered asking don to get travel cot together HAHA... but hes not even home yet.. Im just rambling here for the time being... Knowing my luck, prob a false alarm and my baby's idea of an april fool's joke.. Is he still an Aries? what... LOL Will ramble on for now..

One of my pet peeves is when people pressure others to give up breastfeeding, nemind that they really want to and its only been like a day or two. The "no milk" mantra. Nemind that colostrum is sufficient for baby's needs in the early days till your milk does come in. It takes a period of adjustment for mummy and baby to "connect" mouth to boob as it were. My mate is now suffering (nemind supposed to be resting after a tough operation somemore) from one such person's pressure. She even tried to give the newborn water from unsterlised spoon (GASP!). If baby is thirsty, give more boob milk. That's it, no need extra water. Geez. Nature made em to provide nutrients and nourishment for baby's needs, it will accomodate where poss. The more u feed, the more u produce mahh..

I know Im an advocate for breastfeeding and will support others in their quest to breastfeed their kiddies etc, whether working mum or homemaker. I also respect that for some folks, its just not what they want (its the ppl who dont even TRY that annoy me sometimes, esp after gng thru what I did myself in the beginning, but I guess not everyone as stubborn and contrary as me hahahahaa). Its those who determined to sabotage the process who I wanna SMACK. Like the confinement lady who snuck formula to Raev, despite the instruction to the contrary from Jenn. Like the nurse who told me to hurry up when it was just 20 mins since I was trying to feed. Like the nurse (same nurse u know lol) who didnt believe my milk had come in till I was so engorged till tak boleh feed. hurmph.. Or like someone's MIL (not mine) who has not stopped going on at my mate since they got home to quit this breastfeeding lark and instructed her hubby to go and buy formula, cos sure no milk and u r starving baby etc. my mate has reached the point where she took the baby into her room and has locked the door, after some tears and arguments wt her hubby beforehand. Aiyooo... respectlah people's wishes. If they choose to bf, let em.. If dont want, also can lor... Their kid, their choice. Aint gng to hurt anyone..

It was a great help for me that my own hubby was such a great support and mum had breastfed her own kids, with my sis and SIL doing the same. MIL was ambivalent either way I think, but seeing her grandkids healthy, prosperous and all that did help I think. I can tell you, Ive been very grateful for the support group I now have, with mummies from all around who understand what Ive been thru and they r dear friends now. either thru, or msianursingmums (thats a yahoo group) and now thru my own online groups sahp_malaysia and malaysianbfsupport and the regular meetings, its been great :) I hope I dont face any or minimal adjustment bf again and hopefully can bf as long as poss (or as long as baby kieran and I can tahan each other hahaa).

Don just got home from work/lawyers etc. Im listening to some Hindi music (dont ask) now and hv my feet up on my foot stool under my desk, just trying to chill out. Had one more long tightening (20 counts) just under an hour ago. It cld be anytime.... it cld be tomorrow.. it cld be HOURS away.. I guess this is the most frustrating time of the pregnancy (save the throwing up all the time moments hahahaha).

Don likes the new look of the blog so I think we will keep to this one. Ive changed it like 5 or 6 times now and this is the most "soothing" as it were.. My niece's bday is tomorrow.. hahahhaa.. Dons eating his dins now and then we are gng to hv a chitchat abt the boys antics for today and work on my sis's site I think.

Ok, this is the last entry for now *unless something else occurs to me or other things happen*.. Wish I knew WHEN for goodness sake.. or that Im gng into labour for sure.. Then I can kau tim what needs to be done etc. :) the Ms. Organising mode again I guess.. sigh... oh well, at least its a wkend HAHAHAHHAHAA... Cheng Beng is this w.end, dont get to go, even to a temple I dont think I can make it.. oh well.. Soon I must go..

Will keep u posted! Have a fab w.end if I dont get to blog again.

later days y'all

... Well, people. Man, Im active on posting today ROFL

Had one ouchie contraction at 18:00, lasted abt 15 counts. Had a long tightening (lasting 25 counts) at abt 19:00. Was fortunate to have CY wt me when putting kids to bed, dinnertime etc. Don is on his way home etc. We shall hv to see..

Perhaps I shld hv a shower now, in case, rather than waiting till D gets bck. I hv already makan so thats something.. Urgh.. it better nt b an April Fool's Day joke by this son of mine LOL

be back in a few!

Grandpa's birthday cake with some of his grandkids and Grandma! Posted by Hello

Jane and her daughter were just here, Jazzmine is hmm, 8 months now and such a dear lil girl.. soooo cute. Learnt to crawl quite well now and can even pull herself up, loves trying to stand! The two boys were fascinated by her, josh even kissed her goodbye.. sooo cute.. they talked to her, Jamie mostly, josh watched from a distance (he tends to be quieter in most company till he warms up). Jamie didnt leave baby alone, talked non-stop wt baby, let her play wt toys, so cute! and very nice to see. Watched her getting her feed, chattered away and never left her side.. awwwww

Lets see how they r with their own baby haha

CY coming over soon and he's having dinner nearby too in case! Godma Karen is still plugging for tonight HAHAAA

later days y'all

Picked up boys from school. Expecting Jane to visit this pm. Where does the week go I tell you?! cant believe its Fri already! but good also, Don will be arnd to help etc this w.end. MIL to learn the way to our house etc too, boys hvnt seen her in a while. Dont think we'd be gng anywhere far for a while. School and back HAHA they r doing well in school thankfully.

how do you like the new look ah? I must get a comments section up, gotta seek Jenn's advice there haha not that I get many visitors, if any ROFL

Her mashed potatoes recipe (see Jenn's blog, links at side) sounds really, really delish! If only Don and the boys are keen on mashed potatoes. Nemind, I go jenns house HAHAAAA..

Still not sure reg: the look of this blog.. Im tempted to work on our site sometime this w.end, its more than like 3 years out of date, ACK... thats BAAAAAAAAAADDDD.. LOL Got other things to finish up first (ignoring the imminent arrival of baby kieran lol).

Hmmm... what to cook for dinner tonight... Domesticity is a funny old thing.. LOL

later days y'all!

Cuddly Family circa CNY 2005 Posted by Hello

What a cutey pie pair! CNY 2005 Posted by Hello

Brotherly Love. CNY 2005.  Posted by Hello

well people, Im just waiting for this dang baby to pop out.. I feel like a bowling ball wants to pop out between me legs! (ok, that was kinda TMI huh?).. I got fidgety and decided to do some minor overhaul of the blog (after seeing Jenn's blogs, aiyoo malulah I!) and realised that both pix/website are like wAY WAY overdue!

so I fiddled around with a look for the blog. (what y'all think?). Must get some more pix and videos up here..

My sis/family and parents are in penang now (this is prob when baby Kieran WILL wanna pop when no support here haha).. have a doc appmnt this sat.. If he doesnt come out tonight, April Fool Mah... suitable for this family HAHHAA

I've just been posting short pieces of late but better than it was ;)

Oh check out Jenn's all new feature blog/article on! (just follow the links to sunblogs). Awesome stuff :)

The Cuddly Family.