Ihsan finally got his first BCG immunization on last Wednesday, December 9th, 2009. We just went to the hospital nearest to us which actually I can see from home. So it was much easier this time and onwards since the hospital is usually not really that packed with people and not busy too. There were a few other moms with their babies at the same age of Ihsan too. So now Ihsan has 2 sets of 9 needles marks or 18 red dots altogether on his left arm. He cried even before being shot because he wasn’t comfortable being held so tightly. But the shots weren’t that painful I think and Ihsan just cried for a while and not that loud. Besides that, he was x-rayed to see whether the bones at his butt already attached or not. I can’t remember what’s the names of the bones and I’m not rajin enough now to search for that. The doctor was eager to speak in English but actually I preferred him to just speak in Nihongo with hubby. Because even he could speak English I couldn’t catch everything that he was saying clearly because of his Japanese slang. Hence, I hesitated to ask further. I pun takla terer but if he spoke US english ke British English ke sng la sket. Plus I believe he could explain more in detail if he spoke in Nihongo instead of at last balik2 ckp “everything is OK no problem”. I wished to know la jugak kan apa yg no problem nya. Might be he thought hubby’s Nihongo isn’t that good and we were comfortable to speak in English kot? We told him hubby works as an engineer when he asked so of course laa hubby can speak Nihongo. Never mind. I’m sure his intention was good and he was being concern to us. Plus might be he was also excitedly wanted to practice his English skill lah kan. Haa belum lagi I try guna my Nihongo skill nnt karang siap dgn bahasa isyarat sumer kuar ahaha! Eh xklaka okay jgn gelak! 😛 But I told hubby next time if we meet him again just straightly speak in Nihongo.
Anyway gladly Ihsan is progressing very normal as he should. The senior nurse also advised us on Ihsan’s bottom care since she saw that his butt was a bit reddish. That’s normal laa kan plus we have the medications n kalau dh habis ubat tu sng je nk cari. She also noticed Ihsan’s cradle cap was quite obvious so she advised us on that too of how we should do. I think she thought we don’t wash Ihsan’s head properly kot? Last time when we went to see skin specialist, the doctor made same remark on his head too. But what they didn’t know, I keep cleaning Ihsan’s head using brush and sometimes using oil before taking bath everyday! But once he wakes up on the next morning, there would be new cradle cap formed on his head. Ihsan’s cradle cap started very mild, just on eyebrows during the early days after he was born. But suddenly it became severe once he reached 2 months old. The cradle cap usually would heal by itself as the baby reach 3 or 4 months. I read that the cradle cap is caused by the overactive sebaceous glands in the skin of newborn babies, due to the mother’s hormones still in the baby’s circulation. So, until my particular hormones in his system is finished and the cradle cap is gone for good, I should just bear with his head condition and work on it everyday. Maybe I should clean his head using oil more often after this rather than only brushing it using comb. I don’t mind to be advised, really. In fact I welcome and appreciate it so much. But sometimes I wished I could just say shut up and don’t even think of it that I don’t take good care of my baby!!! Lastly, the nurse also showed me the position of how I could hold my baby to help his legs bones fully opened and fully attached at the bottom. We’ll go again to the hospital next week for Ihsan’s 3 to 4 months check up and again to get influenza vaccination shot for hubby and I.
Now, very recently my milk production was suddenly decreased. It was alarming that I’d started to think for the worst. Actually that was my second time experiencing such situation. The first experience was very mild and short. I only drank a cup of Milkmaid Tea and my milk production was back to normal right away. However during this previous experience, it took quite a longer time for my milk production to increase back to normal again. I tried many things to boost my milk like consuming dried longan water, white radish, Horlicks drink, Milo drink, cooked oat, and dates besides the Milkmaid Tea. I also tried massaging myself and hubby helped massage my back, tried long hot shower and frequent nursing. As of today Alhamdulillah my milk production has started to increase although not really as much as before. Seems like it’s gonna take some times to get back to normal. In the meantime I have to keep consuming the milk boosting foods. By the way, hubby bought a big white radish which have yet to be cooked. Besar lengan okay! Hamek ko! 😛 I wasn’t sure what caused the first experience but this time I know what’s the culprit. I’m already having my period for the second time and this time I could feel I’m having a tremendous hormonal changes. I was bloated days before I got my period. At first I thought I was gaining more fat and determined to start exercising. But just after I had my period, my tummy became flat and my weight reached 47 kg. My weight never been below 48 kg since after I gave birth to Ihsan. I also craved for chocolates and kept asking hubby to buy chocolates for me and I ate a lot of them! I thought it would be long time before I got my period again since I always heard breastfeeding mom usually got their period late. But it’s not for me and certainly breastfeeding isn’t the best family planning method for me too. So kena la beringat n hati2 if not karang ada plak Lil’ Munchkin No. 3 ahaha! Hopefully apa pun biarlah Ihsan besar sket n kami dh blk Mesia for good, InsyaAllah. Tp kalau dh Tuhan nk bg juga kami terima dgn hati terbuka 🙂
On another different matter altogether, last weekend was quite a tiring one yet very satisfying too. On Saturday we went out to buy Ihsan’s new winter clothes AGAIN??? 😛 and did some shopping on household items and groceries. Usually we would buy our weekly groceries during Sunday. However on last Sunday we did some spring cleaning in the house. Since Ihsan was born we usually clean our home in a jiffy. Kalau dlu siap belek n cuci dr sebesar2 barang smpi la ke celah2 butang remote control tuh. Tp skrg tidak lagi yer. Kemas smpi agak2 dh hilang habuk n kemas dimata tu pun dh cukup baik. Earlier on the days before I told hubby that we needed to clean the house, rearrange the furniture, throw away the things that we no longer use, detach Ihsan’s crib and so on. Actually we prefer separate sleeping however due to several factors such as, the small house condition, the cold weather, the ease of night feeding session, it seems like separate sleeping is a little bit impractical for us at the moment. So we have been co-sleeping since then. Terpaksa peram dulu Ihsan’s bedding set tu. Sempat pakai kejap je. Anyway, we ought to do whatever we wanted to do but haven’t finished yet and planned to continue them by this weekend. Actually we could finish everything but since we needed to look after and entertain Ihsan every once and a while in between doing our works so each mission took very long time to finish. Mula2 masa mood dia baik okaylah lagi dia boleh main sorg2. Tp lps tu terpaksa ajak Ihsan buat keje sama2 dgn Mama. Keje yg boleh buat smbil duduk tu xpela. Tersenget2 anak Mama duduk. Itupun merengek2 nk dukung sbb Ihsan suka ‘berdiri’. Tp Mama nk kena bangun gak jalan sana sini. Every time Mama letak kt bwh je Ihsan nangis siap tertdo2 lagi. Siannn anak Mama hehe 😀
So by tomorrow we planned to continue doing spring cleaning inside and outside of the house. Hubby is gonna change the tires, clean up our house compound at the front, plant some flowers? (he wished to! we’ll see :P) and scrub the bathroom until glimmering. While I’m gonna rearrange our wardrobes, sort out and separate the clothes which we no longer use, clean up the kitchen and… urm I think that’s all. Perhaps we could finish everything by Sunday. Have nice weekend, peeps! 😉
PS- Skrg ni slalu rasa mcm nk privatize blog sebab………. Anyway, boleh?