Monday, August 17, 2009

Six Ways to Show your Love for your Baby

1. I only have eyes for you
gaze at them more often and for longer periods. So when you are feeding or changing your baby, make sure you and your baby only have eyes for each other.

2. A cuddle and a kiss
Touch your baby frequently and hold your baby close as often as you can. The close contact soothes babies as it reminds them of the comfort of the womb. When caring for your baby's needs – whether it's changing, bathing or dressing, use gentle affectionate movements.

3. Who’s a good baby then?
Talking encourages a baby to look and pay attention. Use 'parentese', repetitive simple sentences that encourage the baby to babble in return and prepare for later language development.

4. Create an exclusive little club
Have little rituals and ways of doing things that are special to you and your baby. For example, come up with a special song that you sing while bathing. This way your bond with your baby is unique and can't be imitated by any other person.

5. Know when enough's enough
Mothers who have a strong bond with their baby, adjust their behaviour to the state of alertness of their infant. Babies are easily over stimulated, so pay close attention to your baby’s mood. Your baby won’t always want to pay attention or to interact with you and will turn away from you. That’s not rejection of you just simply that your baby has had enough for the moment.

6. Big daddy
As babies get older and become more active they begin to appreciate the particular qualities that dads bring with them. Fathers with their physical play, the way they often set more challenging goals and just the sheer novelty value of dad being around can all be very stimulating to a baby.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"How to Keep your Marriage Alive"

Turn your marriage into a teenage love fest
Do some of the same things you did when you first fell in love
Don't get too busy for each other
Communicate, communicate, communicate
Show lots of affection publicly (hold hands, kiss, stare in each other's eyes)

Set weeknight dates and keep your promise to go on those dates
Go to a drive-in theatre and make out like teenagers
Write love letters and leave in different secret places
Call each other every day and confess your love for each other
Meet once a week for lunch

Be spontaneous. Leave work on your lunch time and meet at your house or a hotel and make love
Go on a weekend vacation. Just get in your car and drive, then check into a hotel and spend the whole weekend in bed with each other

Send the kids over to grandparents
Have a glass of wine with strawberries
Compliment each other
Talk about old times when you first met. Believe me that is the most romantic spark that will ignite sexual desire and love

first ever family picture

This is our first family photo. My husband 'Pittz", our daughter "Zoe" and I. Can't explain the happiness of having your own family. It's so satisfying. This was taken few days after Zoe got home from the hospital.
Now I am a certified mother. After seven long days of waiting to hold my daughter. The pain of delivery was all gone after I have kissed her.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

if only, I can

This is my baby the day she was born. (felt so pity for her). I was just eight months pregnant when I gave birth to Zoe Fatima. I just don't know what triggers my early delivery, my OB says maybe I got stress or I got so tired. I have blamed myself so much. I cried and cried when I first saw her and can't stay for a long period of time at the nursery section to see her. I go home from hospital without my baby she was left enabling the Pedia to take good care for her much more than I can. And she was also putted in an incubator to help her lungs to become fully develop. She was hospitalized for seven days. It's so hard. If only we can change position, I am more than willing to have dextrose and everything for her not to suffer.

finally a couple

Our wedding Day... December 26, 2008. This is a very memorable day for me, at last we are bind together not only by hearts but by Christ.

positive result

I am pregnant!!!! Don’t know how to feel, I was happy for that blessing but I am more afraid of what will happen if my family knows it. My boyfriend is in Malaysia to attend a two weeks seminar. I feel so nervous and confuse. I have informed him about the “good news” and he was so happy about it. But the problem is my family., When we have informed my family my mother cry so much (Mom I’m so sorry), she felt very disappointed at me, for two days she never bother to talk to me,… But a mother is always a mother, she try to understand me. Now, we are already eight months wed and have our three months old baby named Zoe Fatima.