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Note: This entry was written last night. I am taking my own sweet time while my husband is in the kitchen, cooking. Oh how lucky it feels to be able to just sit and wait for the food to be served. Okay, that's not the right way to say, but thank you husband for the endless help. With this ever-growing tummy and back pain, it has became his duty to make sure food are served in our house not mention those healthy ones. Just recently, he bought a pot steamer so that we (he) can cook all the good food for mummy and the baby. Being a good cook himself, he became very particular in selecting what I can and cannot eat. No processed food, not deep-fry food, only home made and the best will be steam food. I had to cry like a baby just to get him to get me a bag of frozen fries and that is to be cooked in the oven since McD is a no-no. Thinking about how lucky I am to have such a thoughtful husband, it came to my mind how I will turn out without him in this life. My life surely will be horrible and a mess. The last 3 months he was away for work in Jakarta, the first few weeks was the hardest. I could not even feel the taste of the food I ate let alone push my body just to get take-outs. Everyone was so worried about me because whenever I call my mum, my grandmother, my cousins, I've been crying on the phone. I know I was being so dramatic, but just to take everything in at that time was very hard for myself. Also considering that I was feeling very fragile and drawn with my pregnancy emotions, I lost to myself. As I gained the strength, things became much better. I practically got back on my feet. Just to be able to survive the day made me the feel like I'm the strongest person in this world (for which I am not). That made me wonder, how God tested us humans in many different forms and He basically knew that we can actually survived the whole situation. How I temporarily lost my husband as he had to work thousand miles way is a different situation to how a wife lost her husband forever. I would like to share a story about a good friend back in primary school which recently has just lost her husband in just one night. It happened so sudden while the husband was in in Sabah for work, he felt a sharp pain on his chest and became unconscious. I personally do not know the whole story, but I cannot imagine how my friend felt about the news. Shocked, sad, devastated..Furthermore, they just had a baby for about 3 months ago.. That made me wonder how things could actually happen without even us realizing it. Allah has His own plan for each of us, hence I am thankful for every opportunities he had given to me personally. A husband to take care of me, a work that could help us to pay the bills and a baby in 3 months time. Wallahualam.. Here a wise word from my friend which has lost her love of her life.. "Allah meminjamkan dia sekejap sahaja utk kita tapi semangatnya akn menjadi kekuatan utk meneruskan kehidupan di dunia ni.."
Assalamualaikum. Good morning. What a blessed Monday :) MasyaAllah, guess what, I couldn't believe that my pregnancy is turning 23weeks 24weeks by end of this week. We are more than halfway through and how time flies so fast. So glad to be able to feel how is it like to be pregnant (despite the bad symptoms which I had to overcome throughout 4 months back) and without my other half by my side. Some of you might already know that my husband was away for work attachment in Jakarta for about 3 and a half months and it has only ended a week ago. I was beyond happy to mention how lucky I am that he's now back home. With the growing baby, I really don't want him to missed any of the great milestones for Baby C. And yeah, we already have a name for the baby and I got to choose! :D
Looking back, it was on the 20th November when I found out that I was carrying a baby. I was late. I was always on time when it comes to having the monthly 'red flag', so i decided to do the test on my own. You know, the pregnancy test. I was nervous at the same time happy when all 3 the kits (yes, it was so surreal for a first timer like me that I had to take 3 tests!) showed a clear second line pink. Alan got his first birthday present that week, a bouncy baby in July 2013. As unplanned it was for us, we were so thankful for this 'rezeki' since we were thinking to get pregnant a wee bit later (end of 2013). But as what my friends, colleagues and family members always said to me, 'Anak pertama tak payah delay-delay takut nanti bila nak susah pulak dapat', we just follow the path that Allah has set for us. We were both nervous because we do not have any experiences with babies, or even 1 baby. We like to hold babies, but it should not be as simple as that, kan? However, seeing our friends of the same age with their baby (and a few even waiting for a second one), we said to ourself, if others can do it, why can't we? Allah will help us, definitely. And with the hardship we have been through to be successful in our studies and work, building a family should be another thing we look forward to.. So, it was by end December 2012 (I was 2 months pregnant), Alan left to Jakarta while I was having the worst ever morning sickness and constant nausea, fatigue and migraine. I cried a few days since he left. My fragile body needed him the most at that time but how hard I cried (meratapi), things stayed the same. It lasted quite a while, but remembering that I am pregnant, I calmed myself and prayed hard that time will pass by quickly. Alhamdulillah, Allah made it easy for us. Allah helped me with my emotions. You know how a pregnant lady with that over-the-top emotions right? I had that with me. Allah even helped me to be strong for the baby. Living alone does not led me to my happy place, but it has showed me things indifferent perspectives.Plus I even had the chance to fly to Jakarta for 4 times throughout Alan's stay in Jakarta. Despite the tiring visit, I was thankful that Baby C got to see the daddy even just for the weekend.
Here's a few pictures during my 17th, 18th and 19th week of pregnancy. I'm 24weeks now and you can already imagine how I had grew for the past 4 weeks!:D
In shaa Allah for the next few interesting weeks to come :)
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