Let's count the number of things I violated during my confinement. Climbed the staircase a handful of times, drove the car once to PKNS (it was urgent!), weekly trips out to shopping malls to keep me sane, and dessert - I can never say no to dessert, and vegan ones without butter and eggs just ain't the same. I even have a rule - indulge on only one cookie per day. Oh, let's also not forget the one time I had salted brinjals (sedap gilerrrrr) but paid for it dearly bila angin masuk badan. And the other time when my MIL brought cempedak goreng to the house when she came to visit, and I think I had erm, probably 5 pieces? Sometimes, I would help myself to some karipap that we usually serve to visitors. Halfway through my confinement, I even gave away my pilis and serbuk pelangsing perut to my urut lady!
Well, at least it was an uneventful and successful confinement. No bentan, no gatal. Ended my confinement by losing 17kg out of the 22kg I gained. (And thankfully the remaining 5kg slipped away as well the following month.)
My confinement was due to end on Sunday, so I had my last visit with Dr Seri on the Friday of that week. After seeing her religiously every month during the pregnancy, I have to admit that I was quite sad that I wouldn't be meeting her again. Seriously, she is the most bubbly and vivacious doctor in town. She is so cheerful every time I see her, cracking jokes and melayan my drama outbursts, while also being professional all at the same time. Despite being the gynae to retis retis Malaysia, I feel that she treats all her patients with the same fabulous bedside manner. I was watching Yasmin Hani's Selebriti Materniti where they showed her gynae appointment with Dr Seri, and I burst out laughing when I recognized the same tone of voice that she would use whenever she is scanning the baby.
|Thank you, Dr Seri!|
|Aiden weighed 5kg at one and a half months.|
|Sleeping peacefully after his one month jab.|
The next day, we received news that my dad was coming to visit! Yes, after 43days, Ian was finally going to get to meet his grandfather, whom he shares the same birth date with. While waiting for him to arrive, Hubby and Aiden had some quality time in the garden.
|Now this is why my garden is always trimmed and beautiful. I have a husband who loves gardening! Me? I love shopping *grin*|
|Sadly, we had to chop all the leaves off my pokok kari due to insect infestation. (But just two months after, the pokok kari is back in business - plump, insect free leaves, so don't be afraid to chop it off if you have the same problem.|
|Hubby turned on the sprinkler and Aiden ran around happily in the garden.|
|My father arrived, bush jacket and all *grin*|
|So that's where Ian got his nose from!|
|Smiles all around.|
|Three generations share the same birth date!|
|43 days in and I was still wearing my socks dutifully.|
|Waiting for the elevator to the top.|
But at least, the views from the top made it all worth it. Since it was close to tea time, we were among the last to leave. The waiters were more than happy to help us snap photos, even though they were busy clearing the plates. The view was really breathtaking - it was a shame we didn't get a seat by the huge windows.The waiter promised to move us if there was an empty spot, but of course that never happened. So, if there is ever a next time, I must remember to get there early for good seats.
|View from the restaurant.|
|"Daddy, i'm an aeroplane!"|
|Aiden, why termenung?|
|Ian was fast asleep after the big poop! *grin*|
|Thank you Hubby, for the awesome treat!|
|Yes darling, duly noted. Feeding you is currently our top priority!|