Monday, February 04, 2008

Money Matters

I'm taking half day off today. Know what, the refund I was supposed to be getting from IRB was done under Tebby's name. The cheque has his name on it. Not that I mind. I know he won't cheat on me but what happens if one of the married couples cheats? Say if Tebby gets a refund and the cheque is under my name and I secretly cash it? We're returning the cheque in order for them to issue a new one - under my name.

Maybe we'll go to MPH afterwards. From the receipts I have for 2007, I really underspent for books. Barely RM400! Maybe I should make it a habit to spent at least RM100 per month for books, ain't I? Speaking of which, with the cheque, my dream of a small reading area / library / work area is gleaming before my very eyes. I have some sort of ideas already but maybe I should get 1 or 2 quotations for that. Hence, I am also selling my 2 Billy bookcases and one tv rack. Interested, pse leave a message.

OK peeps, have a nice day ahead..

ps:
Diaphragms with Stems for ISIS Manual and ISIS iQ UNO Breast Pumps (AVENT)
Anyone knows where I can get the part? Been looking thru local online stores but haven't found one that sells this. Mine's is a goner already. Yes limaunipis, medela makes me drool also but maybe I should wait until I give birth as see how things go later.


14 comments:

kaezrin said...

kak ti trey contact people at momslittleone or thelilcaliph, sometimes they can order for u..

btw the list tuh, alamak, i am lost too....its been 4 yrs ago...

aida said...

kak tie cuba call the avent distributor.. ataupun try cari kat first few years at the curve, damansara

c said...

i never use avent so tak tau la plak. so far i have been using medela and i would say its the best investment ever. dah nearly 3 years and its still ok. spare parts kena beli kat dataran palma ampang point. tapi now the price has increase quite a bit.
last time, i went to susu ibu.com punye shop kat bandar baru bangi. they have few stocks of medela and spectra-3 kat sana and apparently spectra 3 is cheaper and no sound compared to medela but quite bulky.

ummi said...

elin & limaunipis ~ thanks for the suggestion. will try jugak cari that parts.

ct ~ u pakai medela yang mana yek? ada banyak jenis kan.

ct said...

i use medela mini E single pump. memang quite noisy. masa my first son, i tak bole pump while nursing sbb my son jenis yg senang tekejut. but this time with my daughter, i can pump while nursing...
ur plan nak pakai yg mana?

ummi said...

ct ~ i'll start with my old avent ISIS dulu kot. see how things go later. if all goes well i.e i can cope with all the pumping, maybe i'll buy an electric pump. i have medela swing in mind now. it's around rm700 so kena betul2 make sure fully utilise kalau beli.

ct said...

$700 is quite pricey. medela skarang memang dah increase price. if time is your enemy, memang u have to have the dual pump becoz its really time effective. like me, i can live with the single pump, if really tak sempat, i just hand pressed, another effective method for me...

aida said...

kak ct,

i am currently using medela swing. a very good investment. and i bought it after my medela mini-e worn out. performance wise, very very good. i am glad that i bought it eventho the price is on the high side.

medela swing is a daily use pump eventhough it is single. yang seronoknya, susu terus suck out habis lepas dah dpt letdown.

ummi said...

aida ~ i am so motivated, so to speak. dah reserve some provision for that. sib baik dapat refund IRB.. ada gak tabung ayam boleh korek hu.. hu..

Anonymous said...

kak tie and aida,

nak beli pump nih before deliver ke eh? dulu masa fitri saya dah failed bfeed dia..
kali ni nak betul2 la... so tgh buat budgeting ni.. kalo medela mini e tuh ok tak? dlm 400++ kan?

-ziana(kalo sebut semut baru kak tie tau saper hehehe)-

ummi said...

semut ~ so, how was your check-up? hopefully seme2 okay.

akak try guna avent tu dulu then kalau boleh bg breastmilk dengan jayanya baru nak beli electric pump. just to note yang this time around akak nak ajar baby to feed from bottle awal2.. takut jd cam Iman, melalak2 teringat t*t*k mak dia time akak masuk keje balik.. so nak buat stok EBM awal2. aida suggested to start express 3rd day confinement.

ct said...

k tie, i agreed that u have to start build up stock as early as u can. i also learned from my 1st son. i have started to pump on the 1st week on my confinement. memang very effective sbb u less tense and relax je masa nak pegi keja knowing that u have a lot of stocks. nak ajar minum botol tuh awal2 pun okeh....
alhamdulillah, both my son and daughter tak de prob using bottle.

aida said...

ziana, kalau rasa nak test power dulu, cubalah pakai manual pam dulu. tapi kalau nak budget beli mini-e, elok sangatlah tu.. time tgh pantang boleh build up stock. lagipun nak familiarisekan dengan breatspump, makan masa gak. so time pantang tu dah kena start pump jugak (talking from me yang menyesalnya bila hujung pantang baru sibuk nak pam susu :P).

as for kak tie, kalau kak tie rasa medela swing mahal sgt, maybe kak tie boleh consider beli spectra3.. harga dalam rm 300. cuma besar gedabak lah, dan electric pump. kalau takde soket, confirmlah mmg tak boleh mengepam sebab dia tak pakai bateri. you just add on rm60, dah boleh buat double pump!
hari tu teruja nak beli, tapi bilik stor yang digunakan tak ada soket letrik :(

kak ct, i so agree with you. bila dah anak 3 cam saya baru terkedek nak breastfeed betul-betul, sebab tu banyak benda tak tahu. stress pun ya gak sebab baby gantung, hubby tensen pun stau hal.. sampai 4 bulan pun masih gantung..

mujurla kuat semangat.. huhu

ct said...

aida, better late than never rite. sama la macam i masa 1st son, thot that bf can happened naturally.. never thot that my son ended up begayut memanjang.... its true that we have to be equipped with knowledge of bf and know who to contact for help...
yes, spectra 3 is quite bulky but cheaper... try go to susuibu.com to get more info.