Monday, February 27, 2012


It's time to hit the books...after 10 years of not being a student. Hmmm...need to get my brains to warm up to this. And exams is this weekend..gosh, i hate exams!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Has it really been that long?????

It's been quite a while since i last updated the blog and honestly, i've been REALLY lazy. And exhausted.......Quite a bit has been happening over the past month. I'm starting my new job at the daycare mid-March (next month!) and i actually went in for 1 day last week, just to see how the twins would adjust to their new environment.

And what a day it was! As expected, they weren't too happy with the new place and was crying and crying and crying. I too found it hard to get them to settle down, as i too, was trying to adjust to this new place..with 3 other babies! So at the end of that day, i was flat out. Sishhhh...and to think that i'll be doing this everyday from March! I'll fall flat on my face. But am pushing on.....i'm planning to start going there early next month to get the twins adjusted to the place, so that by the time i officially start, i don't have to worry about them screaming their lungs out...simply because i will have another 3 babies to attend to. Wow...i can't wait.....

Yesterday and today, i had the group presentation for the diploma that i'm taking. What an experience....i was so nervous as its been a while since i last spoke to an audience. But i survived! Next weekend will be the exams, so i should really start hitting the books now. I am slowly getting back into the whole studying and exam thing, i need to be strong to do this..since i'll be starting work soon too!

So with all these happening, it's been hard trying to sit down and update the blog, especially when i'll be thinking "oopss i have an assignment due".


Monday, January 16, 2012


I have been taking Shaklee supplements for a number of months now, basically ever since i had the twins. I'm even a registered member. But up until now, i have never really written about them.

They have helped me greatly in maintaining my milk supply, as well as maintaining my energy level. I think i would have crashed long time ago if i hadn't taken those supplements. And out of all the supplements that i'm taking, this has helped me tremendously...the ESP or energy soy protein.

"Energizing Soy Protein is a plant-vased, biologically complete protein source that's naturally low in fat, cholesterol free, and complete with all essential amino acids. Clinically proven to sustain energy hour after hour.
  • Highest quality plant based protein with 14 grams of heart healthy soy protein and 500 mg of calcium per serving
  • Helps to maintain muscle tone, tissue repair, and proper functioning of enzymes and hormones
  • Low glycemic that helps to maintain normal blood sugar
  • Helps support the immune system, retain normal cholesterol levels"
* This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Quoted from Shaklee Malaysia's website.

And one thing that is not mentioned here is the fact that it can help in maintaining/boosting your milk supply, but of course subject to you maintaining the fundamentals of breastfeeding, especially frequent emptying of the breast, healthy eating and drinking lots of water. Even if it doesn't, it will still help in maintaining your energy level, which is crucial for successful breastfeeding and taking care of the kids, doing house chores etc.

Anyone interested is always welcome to enquire about this fantastic product by emailing me at

Food for the brain!

They have finally arrived! 2 books on breastfeeding that i ordered from the US, one on exclusive pumping and the other on breastfeeding in general.

Am so gonna bury my head into these!!!! Don't worry, i will update the blog with any interesting info/tips etc i get from these books :o)

My bedtime reading!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Am i biting off more than i can chew????

It's 2012 and i'm bracing myself for the many exciting things to come. I'm finally taking real steps to achieving my dreams in having my own childcare centre (eventually!).....i've enrolled to pursue my diploma in early childhood education and i've started to look for work in the childcare line. Its amazing how great God, after already having made one appointment with a potential employer yesterday, i received a call from another potential employer, asking if i'd like to come in for an interview! Suddenly, people are calling, and its a wonderful feeling.

I am feeling a bit wary though...don't know how i'm gonna handle working full time, attending classes over the weekends with assignments/exams etc, the kids and housework. Plus i have made a quiet resolution to lose weight by Eid this year. Am planning to hit the gym at least 3 times a week in the evening, after hubs is home from work.

Hmm...hope i'm not being overly ambitious. I'm just praying that God give me the strength and patience to do all this, insyaAllah.

On another note, some latest pics of the twins.....

Good morning!!!!

My first spoonful! Nyum...

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Yup its been awhile since i last updated the blog, and in the meantime, many things have passed, eg: new year, twins turning 6 months etc. Just didnt have the mood to write...don't know why. We didnt do anything exciting for new year, just stayed in and chill in front of the tele.

Update on the twins: they turned 6 mths a couple of weeks ago and i have started them on solids on 25 December 2011. So far they have taken apple, pear and sweet potato puree. Must admit that ever since we started on solids, it has lifted a lot of pressure on me...on pumping enough breastmilk for them. They tend to go without milk slightly longer now. I would say the ratio is now 70% BM and 30% FM, which is not bad since previously 50:50.

What else????????

This morning, i woke up feeling tired and lethargic and it was one of those days where i REALLY REALLY didnt feel like doing anything. But do i have a choice???? And when its one of THOSE days, i get especially down, like i'm stuck with no light at the end of the tunnel and its soooo depressing. But i tell myself that THIS is the reason why i took the plunge and left the high-paying corporate job in the first that i dont have to drive away from the house, every morning, crying my eyes out, wrecked with guilt of leaving my kids in the hands of strangers, instead of mine. And i tell myself that over and over again and the feeling slowly dissipates. Its like an instant painkiller.....the thought of my kids.