Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Some interesting debating topics on reading to child.


Flash cards

My brother has help to do some flashcard design using Jyn's photos.
Adorable? But I did not show Jyn on these flashcards . Just simply show him single words
without pic.

Peg Perego Pliko 3

Recently bought a Peg Perego Pliko 3 (compact ) stroller.But find that the canopy really doesn't pull down smoothly . Wondering what is really causing the problem.What really irritating is that whenever I am trying to pull the canopy down ( understand that this is not a full canopy ). The side clutch always came out no matter how I fix it back. I find that only this pooka dot model has this kind of problem. I have try the same model but with different design, all is ok.

Feedback to Spring Maternity regarding the non smooth technical part and the came out side clutch,But quite disappointing that the staff just simply reply me say that all the pooka dot design which they carry are like that( non smooth type ).Well .... they just simply do not want to change a new canopy to me even though it is still under warranty. They can only do is to feedback to their technical dept and to repair the side clutch only and this would take around 2 weeks. Cross my finger that it going to be fixed properly .

Monday, November 21, 2011

Added Educational /Art and Crafts Links

I have added couple of links on the right hand page. Take note that I do not earn any commissions from the sites . I am a new mother and I have been doing alot alot of researching on websites for any related good education informations or craft stuffs which I think they are good for me.This project started even before I was pregnant ! What a Kia su mother !
And now I would like to share with others who are following my blogs on the useful information with other mummies.
These may not be a complete links as I only added what interest me . I promise that there will be more interesting links along my blog journey.Do come back for more information :)

Jyn has turned 4 month old !

Times flies and before I know it ,I have return back to work from maternity leaves.I would say the 3 months are the most fullfilled moment with Jyn.I am taking care of him all by myself during the day and at night daddy will help me most of the time.Even though, it was tough at the beginnning , but I have managed through it. And I am totally grateful that Jyn is a happy and smiley baby all along.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jyn's birth

It's been a long time since my last update of my blog.Here I am again.Just a little update , I have delivered last month 5th Jul to a beautiful and healthy baby Boy at Mount Alvernia hospital.We named him Jyn, Chen Jun Yu.He weighs at 2.965kg and 50 cm tall.It was a induced birth for me.Went for final checkup on week 40 and very anxious to hear from gynae that I am ready for delivery, but there's no sign of contraction for me yet. He suggested me to have induce birth on that day as the amnio water has already matured.He checked on my cervix and it is not opening yet , but he say the tissue was softern and I can be ready for delivery/He broke my waterbag at his clinic and he mentioned that I would be expected to deliver by 12mn or the earliest 10pm that evening.And I was suppose to check in to Mt.A following that.

It was a weird and uncomfortable feeling after the procedures completed and I called my husband to pick me up and rush to hospital.Finally reached Mt A at around 11 50am and i checked in and was brought to the delivery ward at level 4. I was instructed to change into the hospital dress immediate and lie down on bed. As this is my 1st delivery, alot of mixed feelings arose. Husband at same time went to register and doing the paper works at the counter.About 20 mins later, a senior nurse came in to check on me . She ask me if I want epidural and since I have make up my mind weeks before, I agreed and singed on the agreement .She explained to me that she is going to induce me by putting drips on me and anytime later ,if I want epidural, they will arranged and it will take around 1 hr to be effective ( time including informing and arrival of anestheaist who perform the insertion) That was really a scary experience as seeing the needle poking on my left hand.The drips work in a way that the nurse will come in to check and to turn on the drip to higher level to assist labour.It was a needle pain initially and the time was around 12:45pm.

Nurses who attended to me were all very nice and asking me to relax and they turn on TV on wall for me.Nurse came in around 1 30pm to check on the opening of my cervix and it was 2cm dilated.At the same time, turning on the drips to higher level.

At 3pm, another nurse rountined to check on my cervix opening , but this time she didnt say much and say not ready yet.But she suggested me to use the laughing gas if I want since this is included in my delivery package.The pain became intense that I have to use the gas every 1 min.At first , I feel better each time breathing the gas which make me abit giddy , it really has some numbing effect on the mind nerve.But as the pain get more intense, I feel the gas is not effective anymore.At around 3 +, nurse came in to check on me again.

She suggested to me that if I want to inject some kind of pain killer( not sure what it is call) and it may help to bring the pain to 50% lesser for an hr or go for epidural instead.Since the pain is quite intense but still bearable, I opt for the painkiller Jab which is included in the package for the 1st Jab.

The Jab lasted for me till around 5 30pm, The pain was so unbearable and sharp that I called the nurse for epidural. Nurse came and check my opening, and she told me that my cervix was already 8 cm dilated. She ask me if I want epidural and she need to call my gynae and the anesialogist.Not sure if I was too nervous or numb on my mind to make any decision, I reply say I am not sure .Nurse was a bit frustrated and went out to inform my gynae first.When nurse came back, she ask me in a more stern voice and say if I still want epidural, I told her this time that yes, I want it immediate. She like questioning me why am I so indecisive.

At the same time, nurse 2 came in, she ask nurse 1 since I am already 8 cm dilated it would be too late for epidural. I am ready for deliver and that time was already 6pm. After some preparation, nurse 1 ask me to try push, it was unsuccessful and she says I don't know how to push and ask me to stop pushing and wait for gynae to come.My gynae finally reach around 6 20pm.The moment when he stepped in, he praised me saying he very surprise that I did not use epidural at all ! Think in the past visits I cannot endure the pain "pushed" him when he checked on my cervix and he keep joking with me last time that he would suggest me to go for epidural during delivery.

Things start to get more serious and once gynae is ready and I am ready for push, he ask me to try.After like about 5 to 6 pushes , the baby was out at 6 43 pm.My gynae was very supportive and happy for me saying he never expected me to deliver so early without epidural and also without any assisted equipment since this my 1st pregnancy. As for me , it was really really really a memorable experiences for me and all the while I am worried for months on the delivery procedures and now it is finally over and thank god for giving me a healthy baby.

At first Gynae expected me to deliver around 12 hrs later after induced.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Baby Fair Events 2011

Below are some baby fairs schedule for 2011 which someone provides on forum.
1. Takashimaya Baby Fair 2011
Dates: 9 to 28 March 2011
Venue: Takashimaya Singapore

2. Mothercare Baby Fair
Dates: 3 to 13 March 2011
Venue: Harbour Front Centre Level 3

3. Baby Care Festival 2011
Dates: 18 to 20 March 2011
Time: 11a.m. to 8p.m.
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6B

4. Baby Expo
Dates: 22 to 24 Apr 2011
Time: (Fri & Sat) 11a.m. to 9p.m., (Sun)11a.m. to 8p.m.
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6A

5. Motherhood Fair Date : 2-5 June (TBC)

6. Baby Expo Date : 1-3 July 2011
Time : 11am – 9pm (Sunday: ends at 8pm)
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6B
7. Baby Expo Date : 21-23 October 2011
Time : 11am – 9pm (Sunday: ends at 8pm)
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5B

Monday, March 7, 2011

Journey to Pregnancy

I am on my mid way through my first pregnancy , currently in my 23 weeks ! Woohoo !
It is really a facinating experience to be able to feel your little one so close with those butterfly feeling and kicks in my womb.My appetite has come back which is a good sign.But I still keep my diets to 3 meals per day.Is it too little ??! Some of my colleagues say they ate up to 6 meals in between each meal.Wow!Not as I am on diet ( I know I am not suppose to !! ), but just feel I got bloated stomache after every meal.Since now it is in my mid pregnancy, it also means I can start shopping for my little one asap. Actually I have not really get many baby stuffs yet. Right now , I only got a small paper bag of stuffs only. I admit I am a cautious buyer as I don't wish to get too many unnecessary items and eventually just cast it aside.
Baby items I have bought during Feb'11 Metro fair (20% discount):
1)2 milk bottles - 1 NUK and 1 Avent bottle for new born
2)1 milk powder container for outdoor
3)1 bottle brush
4)2 sets mittens and bootes
5)1 pack cotton bud

Yes , that's all !!! Maybe due to first time mum, I also not very sure of what really need to buy. I will also be saving up alot on big ticket items like stroller, car seat, breast milk pump, feeding chair etc as some will be pass down from friends and relatives.
I am also looking forward to bigger fair like Taka baby fair which going to take place on 9 - 27 Mar. Most likely I will go down on 13 Mar to get a list of things which I intend to get.

Things to get at Taka Baby fair 2011:
1)breast pads
2)playpen bed
3)teaks for NUK and Avent bottle
4)Cotton balls
5)maternity belt
6)cloth diapers
7)outdoor changing mat
8)nursing bra
10)receiving blanket
11)baby head cushion for car seat
And forgot to mention, I have went to mothercare fair 2011 held last week and quite disappointed, I don't really find the items are worth to get even further reduce to 50% discount. Eg , I am looking at diaper bag and they are really really expensive at normal price.After 50% discount, I still need to get it near to $100 for just a diaper bag. Some items worth to get are maybe sterilizer which I saw many moms are grabbing as if free.Even babycot are premium type which I still find expensive after discount.
In the end , I only bought 2 toys for infant.