Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Little Muhammad - A Bit Of Preparation

I hope my old scale is wrong. Stepped on it last night and know what, I piled another 3 kg within the last one month. Tebby, who was all silent on my eating habit for the past 5 months, has started to gear up and watches my diet. I know he means well as 80%-90% of what I eat, usually ended up to the babies. This is based on my past pregnancies. Excessive eating and weight-gain may result me end up in the OT and not LDR! Scary huh!


I am all itchy-and-scratchy but trying hard to refrain from scarring myself. I have upgraded myself into old nursing-b** and I have started leaking yellow subtance for a week or two already. The next appointment will be this Friday and I shall update more later. Can't wait to see our Little Muhammad. (Tebby's choice - Muhammad Adam, my choice - Muhammad Abdullah -> haven't really decided tho) He's all kicking and moving and at times he sends me right to the loo!

I'm done shopping for mittens-booties and pairs of pyjama and bodysuits. Well, I hope I'm done but who knows if I shop again kan.. kan.. kan.. Apa kata kita cerita pasal shopping? Yess... retail theraphy. This 'event' happened many weeks before. Just did not have the mood to blog about how it depleted my account hu hu!!


As planned, went shopping on Friday, weeks ago. Originally, I took a day off but then something urgent and important came up that I spent the whole morning in the office. I might as well take just 1/2 a day off, so did I. Tu pun nyaris-nyaris tak jadi sebab hujan lebat sangat time lunch tu so had my lunch first with Sikulat, Zarid, Bi and Lela before pushing my luck for a cab at nearly 1.30p.m. At almost 2.00p.m, I was at Midvalley, all set for a spree.

Aussino was completely unplanned for. They had a sale near Jusco entrance. I stopped and looked and shopped. Bought plain-dye pillow-cases. I love plains! RM10.50 for a pack-of-2. Bought 3 packs. They were selling 3-in-a-set towel for RM49.90, buy one free one, so I had these also. Kakak later claimed the towels are hers so.. those are hers now.. sigh. Bedlinens... hemmm... I just stood at the shelves thinking. First, did I really need new linens? Secondly, am I really an Aussino type? The answers were, no and no. I did not need new bedlinens and I am not an Aussino fan. I still love my Macy's most. Subtle, understated, perhaps a bit dull. Hey, that sounds like me!

Kakak immediately claimed ownership on all these!


Next, proceeded with my original plan. To buy things for Little Muhammad. I am done with mittens-booties. I was there for clothes. I first ransaked Jusco's baby department and bought 10-pairs of long-sleeve suit. Anakku, Pigeon, Pride & Joy and ntah apa-apa lagi lah. Da** expensive these days. Hardly things tagged below RM10. There was a 'lambak' kinda of things but to get one pair was hard enough. Let alone finding the right size and I was getting tired of standing up. I ended up buying things on the shelves. Whites and blues, greens and beiges. Sungguh geram with all the girly things. Waraskah saya kalau selepas ini berusaha for a girl pulak hanya kerana baju-baju budak perempuan yang sungguh cantik?? Oh tidak. Tebby is gonna faint if I tell him this. (In fact, I told him. He said 'we don't bet on that..')

My next spot was Kamdar. Just when I thought everything was taken care of, I still need to furnish things for Kakak. Barely 2 weeks in primary, her baju kurung already koyak! And I feel I need to add-up her collections. Tak larat nak memberus weekdays. 4 more baju kurungs. This time I bought el-cheapo ones, priced at RM11.00 each. Sarong are sold at RM24 each, more or less the same with other places. Kain ela was tagged at RM4.50 per-metre. To me, sarong are easy-peasy to make so I bought kain ela to top up her dark-blue sarongs for sekolah kebangsaan and green for sekolah agama.

Then off to Mom's Care, nak mencari onesies or bodysuits but none really attracted me so I went a bit further to Mothercare. I knew I would get something there. Yesss... baju-katak! I love babies in baju-katak especially those with fat, chubby thighs. I got Little Muhammad 3 sleeveless-bodysuit and another 3 bodysuit with short sleeve. Also looked for towels but they sell 3-in-a-pack for over RM100! Better look somewhere else. Yes, those were adorable, cute and attractive but alhamdulillah I came to my senses! And yes, had I bought those, Tebby is going to faint!

The spree did not end there. I browsed through WOC next for short-sleeve-with-short-suits. Nothing much left. Maybe masa cuti sekolah hari tu dah habis kena borong kot. There were 2 areas 'lambak' but I just did not have the heart nor the energy to pick and choose from the whole lot. Left with just 2 pairs.

A quick glance showed that I had one hour more before Tebby come and join me for dinner. I might as well just buy everything under clothes-category in my shopping list. I literally dragged myself to Metrojaya. They have better and newer collections, displayed in a more tidy way than Jusco's so I didn't have much problem selecting. Little Muhammad gets 3 more short-sleeve-with short and 5-short-sleeve-with-long-pants. And 2 bath towels.

Shopping bags hanging from both hands, I dragged myself slowly back to Jusco for Asar prayer. All tired but satisfied. I don't know when is going to be the next time I can go shopping in peace (read: without the kids) so with all the purchases, I was (and still am) satisfied and happy and relieved. The cost? Don't ask. It's more than preparing for Kakak even! Tebby came around a little bit after 5.30p.m and headed straight to Sushi King for light dinner.


long pants with long sleeve suits.


short pants with short sleeve suits


long pants with short sleeve suits


bodysuits



towels

So, expectant moms out there, are you not motivated? he.. he..


20 comments:

yatipruzz said...

tetiba recognize satu baju exactly like idlan's hehe..jelesnyer saya...i am damn motivated but it's just too early to shop, even for 1 cloth...lambat plak masa berlalu eh :)

zue said...

wah dah bershopping sakan nampaknya. 6 bulan kan? oh time tu dah bleh start shopping ye. ari tu gi check, baru naik sekilo je badan. dr cakap boy agaknya, bolehla join little muhammad nanti.

ummi said...

yati ~ in fact ada certain tu dari zaman Kakak baby lagi dah ada, harga tak turun2.. makin naik ada..

zue ~ tu belum masuk tahap sakan tu he he. akak tak ikut sgt time2 boleh or tak boleh shopping. agak2 free aje, akak beli.

~ahni~ said...

Wow.. shopping shopping shopping...

myjulieyana said...

akak, saya tunggu jcard day, ambik cuti & beli baju2 baby kiko at 70% less! even baju Faris utk umur 1 tahun dah beli a few helai.. hehe.. masa tu saya dah 8 months preggie & kaki bengkak gile lepas 1/2 hari bershopping.. tryla call JJ tanya J-card day bila utk next shopping session. tp baju2 yg akak beli mcm dah cukup jer.. baby grows up very fast..

Farra said...

dlm yg akak beli tu ada plak design baju anak saya..alahai dah brape tahun pon depa tak kuar design baru ker?
anyway, byknyer towel!

juli, kita pon tunggu JJ day la..kalau tau tolong announce la ek
kali ni takmo miss
baju kids byk dah kecik
baju lawa utk jalan pon dah kureng

ummi said...

ahni ~ .... and i'm not done yet he.. he..

ummi said...

myjulieyana ~ and another thing about me, tak suka nak shopping sakan time ada sale/J card day sbb org ramai lah sesangat..

farra ~ hak design lama tu ada yang jual longgok so beli per-pair, bukan per-piece. murahlah sikit. kalau nak beli yang baru belaka,.. kopak mak dia nih!

ct said...

ooo.. i love shopping, who don rite...hehheh...
memang tgk baju for girls boleh jadi gila...even for my baby girl who is only 4 mths, i have 3 dresses from M&S, Mothercare yg tak pakai lagi sebab quite big for her but i couldnt resist to buy when i saw it...
nih M*xis just gave us rm500 voucher lagi gatal tgn nak membeli and working at K*CC not really help.. dah la kat parkson klcc ada pumpkin patch... so cute design kat situ.. cuma unfortunate tak OKBG... *sigh*

ummi said...

ct ~ oh.. i don't go for branded items. really. the most for my kids pun miki and mothercare. i have like thomas/bob the builder tapi semua immitate punya hu hu. just occasioanally somethings from disney's.

uihh... voucher RM500 tuuu... buleh jual tu, bg diskaun sikit he.. he..

ct said...

ummi, i don go branded as well but with the vouncher who couldnt resist kan... sekali sekala nak merasa...:)bagi can la kan...

yatipruzz said...

i used to wonder how pumpkin patch design looks like..so scout around at klcc, jumpe baju tuh, tersgtla mahal..even after sales 1 shirt costs u about RM40++...adus tak jadi beli hihi.But no doubt kain dia tersgtla lembut bak salju :p

aida said...

haa.. kak tie, semalam sibuk tanya, jgn lupe simpan duit beli breastpump pulak :P

ummi said...

ct ~ maybe lah kot. kalau i terpijak RM500 (sape nak bagi oii!!), God knows apa I beli!

ummi said...

yati ~ akak kan, kalau mahal sikit baju tu, say dalam RM40 gitu, harus pakai sampai lunyai. ye lah, dah mahal-mahal kan, eloklah kita kerja kan cukup2!

ummi said...

aida ~ berkira-kira jugak ni sebenarnya. takdelah yang hebat2 tu kot. yg pastinya dok aim battery operated. akak nak start awal kali ni. nak ajar baby hisap botol dalam sebulan lepas bersalin. serik woo jadi cam Iman.. dia punya bergayut tu, sampai nak basuh kain pun tak boleh! kisah benar nih!

aida said...

oh kak tie, fahri pun camtu.. depress mmg dahsyatlah masa menyusu fahri. 24 jam kelepet, nak pergi buang air kena gendong dia.

tapi bila dah naik kerja, baru dia ok.. alhamdulillah

bila tanya makcik2 kat sini, semua ckp camtu.. mmg puting tu dia buat cam puting botol.. 2 bulan dok rumah mmg melekat, bila naik kerja.. baru baby tu faham tak boleh gantung lelama

tapi kalau kak tie nak hasil marvelllous, rajinlah pam every 3 hours start dari 3rd day pantang.. nanti naik kerja, mau sekali perah dapat 12 - 15 oz.. tu 2 org kawan dpt banyak tu, kite dengki bukan main lagi... huhu

ummi said...

aida ~ iman lak, dah 3-4 bulan dia still nak conquer maknya bergantung sepanjang masa. kakak tensen.. bapaknya pun tensen. this time, nak ajar dia puting botol cepat2 tapi nak bagi EBM. insyaAllah akak try awal express susu.

Anonymous said...

Kak Tie,

I pon suka banger dengan onesies aka baju katak. It's all Azriel ever wear at home.. hehe maybe coz he agak mon mon, so sedapla tengok him and myra pakai.. hehe bestnye tengok u shopping.. and ooh yes, shd i decide to have another one, i pun nak GIRL!!

/MC

ummi said...

MC ~ don know why. ramai org after boy, surely nak girl pulok! boys could be very-very handful, I must say.

yep, chubby baby in onesies are just irresistable kan. sungguh comel dah rasa cam nak gigit2 aje pipi ngan peha diorang tu.