Alhamdulillah, all praise to Allah .....SN Jr is 2 months old today .
Dear Shahmi Nazran,
You have grown so much!. You're getting cuter day by days, which makes mommy, daddy and Abg SN couldn't get enough of you. You really love to laugh out loud when you are asleep and cry out loud when you are wide awake...hahahaha.
+- crying out loud is one of your expertise -+
You're a sweet baby - you rarely cry now (unlike last month) but when you cry, you make sure that everyone could hear your voice; loud and clear. You choose to enjoy your nap time in the afternoon and love to had some sweet little time to stay awake in the middle of the night (perhaps you want to wake mommy up for tahajud prayer ).
+- enjoying your nap time even if Abg SN had try his best to wake you up -+
Abg SN is getting more used to having you around and he's the best brother you would ever wished for. He'll help mommy to swing your rocker if you are crying when mommy & daddy are performing solat. He's learned to be soft and gentle; he'll rub your head, kiss your cheek and carry you on his lap. But the thing that Abg SN loves the most is to touch your nose; perhaps your small nose mesmerizes him .
+- Abg SN try his best to comfort you -+
Although you hate to be swaddled, mommy will force you into it as you'll be easily distracted by loud sounds and it'll disturb your 'beauty handsome-sleep' . You'll have your 2 months check up next week. You were already 3.9 kg when you are 44 days old, so I'm pretty sure that you've reached 4 ++ kg by now or perhaps 5 kg like your big bro during his 2 months old check-up. (read HERE).
+- the play-mat and its hanging stuff toys that used to be Abg SN's. is now yours....and Insya Allah will be passed on to your little bro/sister...errr perhaps in another 3 years time ..ekekeke -+
I wish I could spend more time just staring into your eyes, watching you smile-cry and cuddle you 24-7 but mommy has so much works to be done when I'm home e.g cooking, cleaning, washing and tidying (also FB-ing and watching TV ). But I promise you that, we'll start the flash card session soon, as for now please enjoy watching the Baby Einsteins DVDs just like your big bro used to do when he was in your age, will you?.
+_ busy watching Baby Einstein DVD -+
Sweet baby boy SN Jr, we love you so much. We pray that you'll grow up as healthy and as smart as your brother (although it will means that mommy & daddy has to be extra genius in preparing the answers to all the questions shoot by you and Abg SN).
+- mommy's & daddy's darlings -+
Pssssttt : thanks to breastfeeding, I was able to get my pre-pregnancy weight (46kg) BUT I still couldn't eliminate the "1-month preggy bump"..pfffffttt.
It's my 30th birthday today..or it sounds better if I put it this way -->"I'm not 30, I'm 18 with 12 years experience".
No cakes to celebrate this special date as I'm still in the confinement period (37th day) and also coz hubby is not around. I couldn't be bothered to expect any birthday gift from hubby as he hasn't even send any wishes yet for my birthday.
Dulu2 masa awal2 cinta nak mula berputik, dia lah orang pertama yang
wish. Sanggup call tengah2 malam dari Yogyakarta ke Madrid...sekarang ni
lepas 4 tahun kahwin, perhaps he wanted to be the last one to wish me **maybe** eehehe.
Plus, I've just received a nice gift last week from hubby as a token of appreciation for giving birth to our 2nd prince, SN Jr. I guess hadiah tu kira 2 in 1 lah kot, hadiah bersalin merangkap hadiah birthday *ayat pujuk hati sendiri*.
+- opocot mak kau terkejut bila bukak handbag dan nampak kotak ni. terus melompat riang ria xsedar diri dah ada anak 2 eheh -+
Whatever it is, I'm thankful to Allah sebab masih lagi di panjangkan usia, semoga nikmat usia ini dapat I manfaatkan dengan sebaik-baiknya..Ameen. I'm also thankful that in my 30th birthday, I am already a mommy to these 2 adorable boys.They are the greatest gift in my life and I'm blessed to be able to get to see their smiles on my (18 + 12)th birthday.
+- SN(s) are the best gift in my life -+
Thanks to family and friends for the lovely birthday wishes thru my FB, its the thought that counts. Love u guys..muchos!.
Psssttt : Jom sama2 kita doa kan keselamatan dan kemenangan buat saudara2 kita di Palestin. Semoga rahmat dan kasih sayang Allah sentiasa bersama mereka...Ameen.
Sejak jadi mommy beranak dua ni, penyakit malas makin menjadi-jadi dalam diri. Bukan setakat malas nak update blog, tapi malas jugak nak buat kerja2 lain. *eh, tapi bukan ke memang sejak azali lagi memang pemalas pun...kui3x*.
Selain dari malas, faktor nak sesuaikan diri menjadi mommy kepada 2 hero pun turut menyumbang kepada kemerosotan entry kat blog. Sekarang baru I tahu macamana letih nya bila ada 2 orang anak. Patutlah sebelum ni kawan2 yang ada 2 orang anak tak sempat nak buat apa2 sangat melainkan menguruskan anak2 je. Rumah pun tak berapa nak terurus nih...tak boleh dah nak duduk tepi Abg SN dan suruh dia kemas toys dengan polite..terus jadi mak singa dan bagi arahan guna sound system max volume sebab semua nak cepat je haiyoh.
+- masa gambar ni di ambil, SN Jr baru 14 hari dan mommy masih bam bam bam -+
SN Jr dah masuk 36 hari, tapi tetap pola tidur dia tak berubah. Most of the days dia akan berjaga malam dan tidur siang. Asal jaga je, mesti terus nangis kuat2 dan nak menyusu. Kekerapan menyusu pulak bukan nya 3 jam sekali tapi setiap kali bukak mata, nak mengempeng nenen mommy je; sampai tersedak & muntah pun dia still nak nenen jugak. Kadang2 I rasa macam nak sumbat puting je kat mulut dia bg diam, tapi daddy tak bagi pulak huhuhuhu.
Dah namanya SN Jr berjaga malam dan tidur siang, so automatically mommy pun kena ikut pola tidur dia. Jadi nya masa dia tidur tu sempat la buat kerja sikit2, lepas tu mommy pun rasa mengantuk jugak dan join SN Jr tidur. Memang rasa berbeza sangat jaga SN Jr kalau nak bandingkan dengan masa Abg SN baby dulu. Abg SN dulu tak banyak ragam dan jarang2 menangis tapi SN Jr ni macam lebih manja dan lagi kuat nangis.......cobaaaaaaaaaaan.
Yang kesiannya of course lah kat Abg SN sebab masa adik tidur je lah baru dia boleh nak manja2 dengan mommy. Memang sekali dua singgah jugak lah rasa bersalah dalam diri sebab tak boleh nak bagi perhatian penuh kat Abg SN macam dulu. Sejak SN Jr lahir, memang I tak sempat pun nak buat activity dengan Abg SN macam dulu2, cuma sempat baca 1 buku je sebelum tidur..itupun kalau SN Jr tak nangis la huuhuhu.
+- gaya tidur sepesen je Abg SN dan SN Jr -+
Nasib baik lah Abg SN dah 3 tahun ++, dah boleh di harap untuk tolong mommy jaga adik. Kadang2 masa mommy basuh pinggan, Abg SN akan tolong gerakan rocker adik bila adik nangis. Bila mommy tukar diapers adik, Abg SN lah yang tolong buang kat dustbin. Bila adik tidur, Abg SN cepat2 ambikkan bolster dan letak kat tepi adik sebab takut adik "goleng" --> perkataan ciptaan Abg SN to represent bergolek + berguling kui3x.
+- trademark anak mommy : bibir muncung -+
Alhamdulillah, memang I rasa bersyukur sebab SN Jr lahir masa Abg SN dah umur 3 tahun ++, dia dah diaper-less, dah boleh berdikari untuk makan dan dah boleh di harap untuk tolong mommy. Plus, dah cerdik untuk faham larangan2 macam tak boleh bising, tak boleh kacau adik, tak boleh sentuh adik kasar2 dan macam2 lagi lah tak boleh yang terbit dari mulut mommy yang banyak songeh ni.
+- Abg SN kiss pipi SN Jr -+
I cant imagine macamanalah mommies yang ada anak selang umur rapat2 like setahun sorang tu dapat cope dan bersabar. Memang I salute lah dengan ketabahan dan kesabaran hati diorang as now I know that it was not easy.
Perkara paling terkesan di hati bila dah ada anak 2 ni ialah bila Abg SN kena banyak mengalah untuk bagi mommy layan adik. Sebab tu lah agaknya, bila mommy letak adik kat atas tilam/rocker dia, Abg SN akan cepat2 duduk atas riba mommy dan cakap "mommy, tengok lah kat Nazhan ni"...aduh, nak menitik air mata mommy dengar ayat tu.
Psssstt : agaknya orang yang anak beza umur dekat2 tu, baby diorang tak kuat meragam. Harap2nya fasa meragam SN Jr ni cepat lah berlalu pergi...Ameen.
I am a HUGE supporter of educational toys for early childhood education (ECE). If you are new to this blog, you can check out my previous entries about ECE under ECE and Montessori label. Today, I'm reviewing Wikki Stix Educational and Craft Toys, provided by ThinkThank ( the exclusive distributor of Wikki Stix in 6 countries in South East Asia).
What is Wikki Stix?
I'm sure some of you haven't heard about Wikki Stix before this *well, so do I*.Wikki Stix are pieces of
yarn dipped in non-toxic patented wax *the kind used in bubble gum and
lipstick*. Wikki Stix is an award winning educational and kids crafts toy made in and hugely popular in the USA.
Wikki Stix can be easily
bended, twisted, and shaped into various creations that will stick to
themselves and almost all smooth surfaces.
About Wikki Stix
• NON TOXIC and ALLERGY FREE! --> do not contain latex, gluten, nor peanut or other nut
oils or byproducts, making it as an ideal creative activity toy for
children with allergies.
• They are 100% made in the USA!
• BENDABLE, TWISTABLE, One-of-a-Kind CREATABLES! --> can be easily
bended, twisted, and shaped into various creations that will stick to
themselves and almost all smooth surfaces. So, itallows children to channel their creativity and energy into original works of art.
• EASY and CLEAN --> the tacky properties of the wax that
allows them to self-stick. So just shape, stick, play, and learn. No
glue, no paste and no mess.
• PRESS and PEEL! --> Kids can learn their letters or putting their names on
their bedroom door, or creating a design on the fridge by just pressing them into place. Wikki Stix are easy to peel. So in a learning environment, “mistakes” virtually disappear, which is great to help build self-confidence!
• Can be used over and over again
• It do not break or tear apart, but cut easily with scissors
My Impressions WikkiStixAsia are launching Wikki Stix for the first time in Asia (including
Malaysia), and a representative from ThinkThank(the exclusive distributor of Wikki Stix in 6 countries in South East Asia) had request for a product review featured on my blog *which I gladly agreed straight away after reading their e-mail*.
I was given a set of mini play pack which offers 8 Wikki Stix in assorted colors + black and white
play sheet (with ideas and illustrations on one side and a fun
connect-the-dot on the other) to try out with my son. This is all packaged in a 3” x 7” poly bag,
self-contained and easy to hand out.
My son, Abg SN was very happy when I showed him the poly bag as he understood well that he'll get to play with new toys.....so it's play time yeahhh!.
+- excited to try out Wikki Stix -+
Since it is our first time to use Wikki Stix, we refer to the ideas given on the play sheet and decided to follow it first before coming out with our own ideas. Abg SN quickly grabbed the Wikki Stix and follow the numbering on the sheet to form a nice 2D bell.
+- his first artwork using the Wikki Stix -+
After some time, Abg SN had already master the art of bending and twisting the Wikki Stix so he come out with few new creations *of course, with minimal help from mommy*.
+- super excited when we finish creating fish and apple using Wikki Stix -+
Few minutes after that, he shoo-ed me away and ask me to leave him alone and give him his own 'deep-thinking' time to create his own 2D creation *without mommy's help at all*. Such a demanding act for a 3 year old boy like him. So I leave him alone and went to the kitchen to prepare dinner. When I come back to his toys room to check out on him, he has finished his 'masterpiece' of making pizza using Wikki Stix. Boy, I was so excited and proud of him that I almost tear up *ya I know, I'msuch an emotional mommy*.
+- Abg SN with the pizza that he made using Wikki Stix -+
+- some of Abg SN's creative artworks using Wikki Stix -+
What We Like About Wikki Stix : • Wikki Stix acts as a tactile,
sensory and engaging product so it helps to improve my son's motor skill. • Wikki Stix comes in
different sizes and packaging for various purposes, making them perfect
for all occasions from birthday parties to classroom lessons. • It does not leave any mess after the play session, so I don't have to ask Abg SN to tidy up the place after playing ...that's a big relieved for a mom like me. • It's easy to peel characteristic allow my son to made corrections on his own *so no bugging and fussing to mommy anymore...phew*.
What can be improved:
• Various sizes (wider or thicker stick) for Wikki Stix to allow more creative outcomes made by the kids.
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