I hate it to be gone for so long and back again, and lost track of time due to my tremendous job of being a mom of two, cewah~~!
I think I just gave birth to Marissa like yesterday,
and now, she is almost 10 months old!
She is growing up too fast that I cannot keep up on updating her progress, sigh~~
haha. Well, I'll try my best!
Since the incidence of Alzheimer's is increasing these days (but no please no, haha takut), I gotta keep this as a documentation of you, kiddies and us growing together as a family,
so that one rainbow day, you will be able to read all this, with me and daddy still by your sides, insyaAllah amin.
Fast rewind to pick up where I left off.
We found two kind-hearted nannies who are willing to take care of Ammar and Marissa and are able to run errands for us, alhamdulillah~~They both stayed with us, and I have to tell you that they are so helpful (of course, it costs us bombs! to have them two haha)
I know it looks like why-do-you-have-to-have-two, sounds a little too much right.
well, we wanted the kids to have as normal life as possible along with us working full time.
I can easily cry over kids screaming they don't want to go to nursery at 6.30am (I hear them a lot in my neighbourhood huhu)
|on my first day of work after maternity leave for 100days!|
I remember sobbing just because I saw the last child waiting for his parents at the kindy about 7.30pm at night!
I want our kids to be able to enjoy childhood, waking up at 8, in their own home, and go to playschool till 12pm, and back to home and have lunches, get their proper nap.
Alhamdulillah for the time being, we are able to make that happen for them.
Thanks to the nannies~~who treat them with love.
I have always wanted to care of the kids full time, but to have a comfortable life and good education in Malaysia, resign is not yet an option for me right now.
I would have to settle with the best that we can afford right now, for childcare.
And Alhamdulillah~~the kids are well taken care of.
Marissa Anna and Mommy Anna at 4months old.
wearing her first dress ever.
with her first shoes.
Her first of everything fancy? no no no takboleh ok,
hehe, for many more to come, insyaAllah~~
At welcoming makan makan for Marissa Anna to the family.
Mommy cooked with the help of the nannies, Nasik Biryani Ayam merah and jelatah for 50 people!
Phewww! Flip tudung! hehehe~~~
4months old Marissa Anna Humaira.
chuckles, making more sounds hehe,
and able to turn from back to prone
Getting chubbier each day!
During Ammar's time, mommy could just relax while Ammar slept all the way and everytime he is in the carseat.
Well, it's completely opposite for Marissa Anna.
She can bertahan for only an hour or less, and then she will wail and wail for me to pick her up~sigh
32-year-old Anna with 4-months-young Anna.
Can't believe two people came out of me, haha~
I think baby Anna is a mini me.
Obviously her colour matches mine haha,
and I can see her characters starting to shine and amazingly similar to me~~ haha
Returning to work after a long weekend is always hard.
Returning to work after maternity leave is the hardest.!
People will scrutiny your body and make comments...haha people expected you to slim down and fit old clothes, screw them, I'd say buy new clothes!
Put on new smiles.
Embrace the new you.
You are never the same Anna.
You are now a mother of two. A working mother of two.!
Now that sounds hard!
She hijacked every book that belongs to Abg Ammar. (look how 'happy' Abg Ammar was, tak rela buku diambik marissa!)
She is 8kg plus by now.
Still quite bald.
Abg Ammar is trying his best to adjust to Marissa.
Look at him trying!
And he is doing good. :)
Mommy is proud of you baby, it's your sister sayang!
Marissa had the right positional CTEV (congenital talipes equinovarus) or clubfoot at birth, she was 3.4kg, maybe squeezed inside me.
Anyway she had one follow up and was discharged from OT. Alhamdulillah~~
She also has intermittent squint at birth which slowly disappeared at about six months old.
I voiced my concern about her eyes to the peads but they reassured that the squint will go away and that we have to observe for six months.
Alhamdulillah, it was gone without any interventions.
Just the duas. Thank you Allah.
|Marissa Anna Humaira on her first vacation to Penang Island~~ stayed at Four Points by Sheraton, Tanjong Bungah,|
She was so miserable at that time. so unlucky to caught measles in the hospital but alhamdulillah she recovered well.
Mommy had to sahur and break fast in the ward with you little cutie pie and shed few kilos due to exhaustion~~
Alhamdulillah back to house before Eid.
Our little family on the first day of Aidilfitri 2017.
Marissa Anna's first Eid.
In Sabak Bernam, Selangor~~
She is 7months old.
Weighing nearly 9kgs.
Us in purple.
|Mommy Anna and Marissa Anna on third day of Eid in Kg Kuala Balah, Kelate, isn't she a cutie pie!|
I guess it is true what they say...daugthers are adorable!
She is adorable.
Her smiles. Her dress. Her hairban, her eyes.
Everything about her is so tiny, chubby and sweeetttttttt.
Alhamdulillah for this daughter.
the darling of our small family.
Started with fruit & vege purees; carrot, pumpkin, avocados, brocollis, corn, mangos, banana and my my she loved them all!
And to potatoes, sweet kumaras, and baby pastas.
She progressed quite fast on the food selection and preferred more solid textures.
She loves sitting in her baby chair waiting for dinner and get busy once the dinner started,
and mommy had to eat quickly just to entertain her with her messy food play!
Thanks to the Avent Phillips steamer and blender, which I used for Ammar too previously,
and it was so convenient for me!
Stars for Avent!
Can we jump to food review? haha.
Anna and food are always correlated. strongly. haha~~
We went to the famous Nasi Bamboo Sungai Klah on our way to otago reunion at Tanjung Malim, Perak.
At first, I was skeptical. Because nasi bamboo? sedap ke?? overrated kot.
The place looks big and packed with people.
Lucky we got place to sit.
And when I go to the food counter, I instantly know why people love this place!
|The famous nasi bamboo and ayam kampong bakar, and kambing bakar, kerang bakar, udang bakar u name it, they have it there!|
|selection of ikan bakar, ulam ulaman, ayam kampong, ayam perc|
I think my favourite pick would be grilled prawns, kerang and kambing bakar.
Seriously so sedap.
I rated it 8/10.
Worth stopping by this place every time you are in this area.
|Erm yeah, I have a brother, he loves me|
Abg Ammar is growing up so handsome and dah big boy now.
Look at him. Macam abang abang.
Mmg abang pun.
He loves going to kindy and enjoys his days. Happy chirpy boy.
We love you dearly.
Now he plays with Marissa and finally accepted that she is her sister haha.
Dah dgr he says, Marissa, jangan kacauuu
Marissa jangan datang sinii,
Mommy, beratnya Marissa niiii (attempted to angkat Marissa when Marissa kacau his toys haha)
And when Marissa nearly 9months old,
Mommy daddy took some days off and went out cafe hunting.
Just to keep the sanity, haha.
After 9 months of no sleep, constant zombie, and forced to function normally at work and home, we decided to go for dates, just to get some fresh air hhehe~~
I think it's good for every parents, try it guys haha~~
Just make sure you have someone to look after the kids ya, or else you keep thinking about them the entire dates!
Well, we chose LOKL.
Sneaked out at almost 7am before the children wakes up, and headed out to KL.
Had big breakfast here and it was just as expected!
Great taste, nice ambience, not packed and just cozy.
Nice place to start your day!
Got to know this second cafe thru one of STF friends who loves this place so much.
And she was right, this place is so french.
We love it!
We had almost everything on the menu.
surprise surprise haha.
We even had macaroons for breakfast!
You have to get up early to have breakfast here as we noticed the place gets full at about 9.30am!
We definitely, definitely will come here again.
Levain Boulangerie Pattisserie.
Worth a try!
Next on the list was Rimba Rusa by wondermilk.
I would have to say that a lot goes to the deco in this cafe, because it is stunning!
Sweet and clean, and nice.
The food though, for me, just so-so.
We've tried Suka dukah meatballs, caramelized pulled beef toast, sunny benedict, bread and butter puddings, milkshakes and of course, the coffees.
I guess, maybe because it is fullhouse, or lack of staff, the food took quite some time.
Look at Ammar, yawning haha,
and Marissa's glum face,
and our trying-so-hard faces to remain calm waiting for our food haha~~
the place is cozy and my kids love looking at the lights, the colourful banner and the pretty cupcakes!
And..no tears involved!
hahaha,..and that is the most important of all!~
Ammar Haikal was so hungry, he just could not wait any longer!
Marissa Anna looking so calm, still able to smile...err a bit, haha~~
My 9 months old baby girl.
Weighing about 10+ kilos..
Babbles a lot these days.
Getting more curious I suppose, and cuddly.
Nak gigit je kalau tengok dia! hehe~~
I think I like this one a lot more than the others.
Especially when it has the killer cronut (crossant + donut!) with salted egg fillings!
It's heaven, must try!
It is a perfect spot to date with your husband in the early morning, in the heart of KL City.
Again, would certainly be back~~for the cronuts of course!
|Marissa Anna, get ready get set go!|
My dear Anna started crawling at the age of about 9months old.
She looks scared haha.
I mean with that dress on, surely crawling would be big challenge for her, ops sorryyy sayang!
She crawls slowly at first,
slowly gaining confidence, cruising all over the place,
just so adorable!
She grows up so fast la, mommy could not keep up!
Ammar and Marissa now get along much much better~~
Dah ajak Marissa jom Marissa jom swimmm
Mommy, mana Marissaaa?
Dah rinduuu! Alhamdulillah~~
Sayang adik Marissa okayy!
Joining him play
and kacau him obviously.
|Many things I enjoy doing in life, but nothing beats being a mother..|
If people ask me,
do you regret postponing your studies for master?
If people ask me,
why you seem taking your lovely time..while everyone else pursuing their specialty,
If people keep on asking me,
when will you apply for master,
when Anna when???
can you ask this little Anna?
Maybe she has some answers for you!
hahhaa I bet she has!
Go ask her pleaseee!! ahhaha
|Marissa Anna Humaira and Mommy Anna. One of best shot I got of her. I just love her expression here in this pic. |
So adorable. Adorable Anna.
The truth is, I love being me these days.
The days that I am a mother. a wife. a doctor at the same time. I work for the life with my husband and our kids. not the other way around.
I am not going to lie, I have big dreams.
I dream to become a great researcher, or a public health specialist, major in research, contributing to the world knowledge, and later picturing myself as a lecturer, to the medical students.
But, right now.
The children need their mom.
And I enjoy so much being with Encik Lebah and the children at all times.
Work can always wait, but the children only young once.
I will be the best mom I can and give them the best childhood a mother and a father can give, insyaAllah, rezeki Allah akan terbuka luas for me to pursue my big dreams in the future.
|Mommy and 10-month-old baby Marissa Anna Humaira~~|
Her. at 10months old.
Cut her 5th teeth this month!
Chuckles and laughs and copies others' expression.
Very curious, just like cats haha.
Sorry marissa haha.
but you just too cute.
Ive ran out of words to describe you!
Abg Ammar's favourite task.
Evening stroll with his sister.
On that classic stroller, made especially for Ammar in 2013.hihi.
Seen in this shot, taken in Sabak Bernam.
A mother's love for her children is like nothing else in the world..
It knows no law, no pity,
It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path~~
Next, Ammar's and Marissa's birthday bash!
Stay tuned! ~~