15 July 2014

Pregnancy: Baby Checklist

Assalammualaikum :)

It's a Nuzul Al-Quran day, so today, Selangor, Wilayah and few other states have declared as a Public Holiday. I plan to buy some baby items today so I have been busy doing research to compare prices, brands, etc,.

Here, I'd like to share baby checklist that I'd gotten from QQ Baby Shop:

I try to be practical and only purchase necessary items.

InsyaAllah, I'll share with mommies what I bought and what I think about it *i think i have to wait until my baby use it before i can review sigh*

Till then, bye.
Love, emy.

10 July 2014

Viva Palestina

I was an ignorant, once. When there was a news about Israel attacking Palestine, I didn't bother - much.

Now, I am not the old me anymore. Though, sometimes, it slips my mind where I think we shouldn't feel sorry for the Palestina instead be happy for them, they are on jihad - free ticket to Heaven - but still, thing I have to ponder - the test is for them and for us. But what is there for us?

Easy - Allah is testing us - how are we going to help our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters? I can't go there and fight with them. *husband is so eager to join the Hamas if he can.* The least I can do is to support them, but how?

Here, you can now donates to any valid charity bodies.

One of them is Viva Palestina:

Help them by feeding them.

"Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a rewars like that of the fasting person" - Al-Tarmidhi.

What you give, you'll get back. Allah will reward you more :) InsyaAllah.

Till then, bye.
Love, emy.

03 July 2014

Pregnancy: leg cramps

It was 4 am in the morning and I was repositioning my body when suddenly I felt my under knee at the shin area was in pain. I tried to massage the area but the pain went worst. I didn't know what to do I suddenly cried. (I was crying not entirely because of the pain, but because I remembered a caller on the radio earlier this week said she wasn't able to do kueh raya last Ramadhan because she was half paralyzed - from waist to toe - after giving birth and I imagined the worst, I, too, will paralyze, nauzubillah, scary thing to imagine).

Husband was awoke by my crying and asked what happened. I told him my right leg suddenly feel so painful. But he said don't worry, I just had a leg cramped. He sat up and straighten my leg and gently bend my toes towards me. A few seconds or minutes later the pain was released.

I thanked husband for the knowledge he has on the leg cramps because I was totally clueless that my leg was cramped *sigh* and husband asked why didn't I wake him up, he was so nervous he thought I had a contraction and thought I am about to give birth *lol*.


I did a check up at the government clinic and I told the nurse that I had a leg cramped recently and she said it is normal for a 8 or 9 month pregnant mother but it's too early for me. She said I need more calcium. Well, I admit, I didn't drink or take calcium tablet since my doctor changed my prescription. My HB is very low so I was given a zincofer instead of the normal obimin or folic acid. I can't take zincofer together with calcium and the only time I can consume calcium is at night when usually I'd forgetten and already went to bed *tskkk.

Other reasons of leg cramps during pregnancy:

1) Fatigue of carrying pregnancy weight
2) Compression of the blood vessel in the leg

How to avoid leg cramps - do stretching or exercise.

That was the only time I had a leg cramped and I haven't yet had a swollen feets and legs ache. Maybe soon?

Till then, bye.
Love, emy.