Fyi, dah 2 hari i’m having gastric attack and stomach cramps out of the blue. But to say it as out of the blue, well for someone who is very, very sensitive to oily and spicy food and is staying in Malaysia, I’m just counting days for this gastric attack to come due to the acidic level of these type of food. It’s not helping much though the antacid, charcoal and Buscopan..but whatever it is, lil one is still happily kicking and moving inside me. That’s what matters. Even though mummy is struggling hard to tolerate with the pain of the stomach pain, tahap kene berpaut dgn sofa whilst closing my eyes just to bear the throbbing pain that comes for 5mins only every few hours, you still want to entertain me with your tickles and nudges. Sampai mummy tatau nak nangeh ke nak gelak when this happen huhu. Busy body la lil one ni.
Anyways, enuff of the depressing story. Let’s concentrate on the subject of this entry.
One day, a couple of weeks back I received an unexpected e-mail from this colleague of mine ; my best guy fren in the office Dude. He said to me that he & some other peeps ( I dunno who, he said I’ll be surprised if I know who they are) is willing to sponsor RM1500 for the preparation of the baby.
RM1500 ye. Bukan RM150.
I was so shocked. Rezeki datang at the most unexpected places from the unexpected people plak tu. A guy ok, not a gurl yg approach me. He said it can be a single item, or many different items but it must total up to RM1500 (kalo lebih pun dalam RM100-200), and I am to mention the location, the brand, the prize of the said item and they will buy for me and bring it to my house during my confinement period.
How sweet is thattt?????? terharu gile babs ok. Macam tau2 je, both me and hubby were congaking our budget for lil one ni hehe. After much thinking and pondering, we’ve decided to shortlist it to either :
a) Request for stroller which comes with an infant car seat + breast pump
b) Request for stroller which comes with an infant car seat + breast pump + steriliser
c) Request for stroller which comes with an infant car seat + baby cot/cradle
Kesimpulannya stroller tu wajib la hehe. At first I was already eyeing on Graco’s stroller if i’m not mistaken which costs about RM1000++ but then, when we were surveying at Baby Jaya the other day, we saw an Evenflo stroller which costs lesser than RM1K which serves the same purpose gak. Mind you stroller yg kitorang usya ni sumenye yg jenis 2 in 1, mcm gambar kat bwh ni. Reason for choosing this type of stroller walaupun sedikit mahal is that, the baby’s physique is still small. To put lil one in the stroller by him/herself mcm tak sesuai je, so the car seat serves as a support because the car seat can be put inside the stroller itself. So, kalo dia tgh tido you can easily angkat your baby without disturbing their sleep. That is hubby’s requirement. My requirement bengong sket, sape yg kenal aku ni mesti tau aku punya requirement kan slalue tingtong sket hehe. I want a stroller with a hood, mcm gambar tu gak..hehe that can cover lil one bila dia silau. Not all strollers are like that you know. And I want that plastic thingy at the handle of the stroller so that I can chuck his/her bottle and what nots. Hehe.
Breast pump I’m not entirely sure which brand to pick and whether to pick manual or electric breast pump. Dah nama pun tatau tuan empunya badan ni bakal menjadi kilang susu yg terulung ke tak kan. My biras said it’s best to pick an electric one, dia kata lenguh kalo pakai manual. But it’s a bit pricey la. During the antenatal class also they have made a brand comparison of breast pumps but I forgot la plak which brand is good. The pic below is from Medela. Medela is the most expensive out of all brands if i’m not mistaken. Yang mcm set kat bawah tu pun dah 1K++. I dunno yet which brand I’ll choose as I’m stuck between Medela/Spectra/Avent. Ni pun average price for single set item around RM200-RM400++.
Sterilizer pun sama. Not sure on which brand to choose but so far our eyes is on Avent’s sterilizer. It’s around RM300+ if in Jusco but if you go to the baby shop that has sale, it’s about RM200++. So kena pepandai survey. By right if you decide to breastfeed your child, it’s not necessary to buy the bottles and sterilizer ni tapi bak kata org tua, sediakan payung sebelum hujan.
Last but not least is the baby cot/cradle. Still haven’t decided which to choose because we’re trying to practice the “NO BUAIAN” policy with the lil one, biasala masyarakat Melayu kita ni sesket suka pakai buai kan. We’re trying to run away from that although we know it’s gonna be HARD. Tapi tu la, baby cot ni takut baby tu tak tertidur dalam tu, takut last2 tido celah ketiak bapak dia je atas tilam bila memalam dia merengek mintak susu. Cot ntah ke mana, baby ntah ke mana haha. Pastu mcm leceh nak angkat and tidokan dia balik kat cot tu, by the time u nak put ur baby to sleep at the cot, dah terjaga balik dia. I was thinking if nak ada baby cot pun letak bebetul kat tepi katil so that the baby sleeps with us, turunkan sebelah palang tu, senang sket. Ni hubby’s requirement gak. My requirement..jeng jeng jeng..wants a cradle ala2 aqiqah hehe. Coz mummynya dah pk jauh dah. Kalo beli sesiap cradle yg ada kelambu bagai sume tu, takyah nak hias2 sgt masa aqiqah..bedal saje pakai cradle dia tu haha. And some more dah nama pun cradle, it can rock from side to side so it also plays a role mcm buaian kan if worst comes to worst. Ada kelambu lagi..dia tak kena gigit nyamuk. Haa sape lagi bijak. Mummy or daddy? hahah.
I couldn’t find the closest pic that resembles to what I prefer tapi lebih kurang camni la dgn kelambu. The exact model ada kat Twinsbaby hehe..mmg dah jatuh cintan dah pun dgn cradle tu. Kecik la tapi sesuai for babies je, dah jadi toddler tido kat tilam je la. Huhu.
If you were me, would you pick A, B or C? or would you have some other preferences?