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Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 wrap up.

Hello !
I am here again with my 2012 wrap up post, like previous years.
  1. I resigned from the Ministry of Health and started working in UiTM in January this year.
  2. Mr. Sunshine finally got transferred from Terengganu ! Alhamdulillah. :)
  3. Marc and Linn had a beautiful wedding reception, and my best friend of 14 years tied the knot in February, Alhamdulillah.
  4. Failed in fully breastfeeding my precious Dian Khayla. :(
  5. I turned 28 this year, Alhamdulillah, and as usual Mr. Sunshine was amazing. :)
  6. My immune system ran amok on me, which caused me to have cold sores back to back for more than a month !
  7. Mr. Sunshine and I had to go through some babysitter drama, but things eventually fell into place, Alhamdulillah.
  8. Khayla was admitted to Selayang Hospital due to one episode of  febrile fits.
  9. Khayla also had to go through painful sores that came along with the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD).
  10. Dian Khayla turned ONE in Ramadhan, and in August, Alhamdulillah. :)
  11. Got really emotional during Raya and took a trip to Penang  ! ;)
  12. Khayla was infected by the stomach flu, and spread it to everyone except Daddy !
  13. I attended the compulsory UiTM induction course in September, and passed !Alhamdulillah.
  14. Mr. Sunshine took us to Ipoh for his 'Old Boys Weekend and then straight to Gan's beautiful wedding !
  15. Khayla started walking at 13 months, Alhamdulillah. :)
  16. I fell in love with Shaklee and became an Independent Distributor. :)
  17. Moved out from Gombak in November. 
  18. Went on a book shopping frenzy with Mr. Sunshine at the Big Bad Wolf Sale. :)
  19. Rekindled an old friendship which turned sour a couple of years ago, Alhamdulillah. :)
My 2012 has been evidently filled with ups and downs, Alhamdulillah.
Alhamdulillah for still being able to breathe through all of it.

May 2013 be filled new spirits, stronger determination and loads of love ! InshaAllah. ;)

xoxo

Sunday, December 30, 2012

prayers for a better year.

Only one and a half months into the new Hijrah year and I am already struggling with my resolutions.
Sigh.
I must try harder, I must !

I can't believe 2012 is going to end in a couple of days.
I figured I'd list down a revised version of my resolutions to remind me once again that I have to follow through ! So here's my revised 1434H resolutions list a.k.a my 2013 resolutions:
  1. Not to miss my daily prayers and try to pray on time whenever I can. This is a constant struggle for me, isk isk.
  2. Try to cover my aurah properly - make sure my chest, neck, butt and arms are fully covered, buy and wear more long skirts/dresses/loose pants instead of jeans or form-fitting pants. Constant struggle too, isk isk.
  3. Try to read at least one page of the Qur'an a day.
  4. Strive to be a better wife, Mummy, daughter, sister, friend and worker. InshaAllah.
  5. Work out a minimum of three times a week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays perhaps ?
  6. Cut down on fast foods, junk food and carbonated beverages. I can already see Mr. Sunshine rolling his eyes. Hehe.
  7. Keep on sharing the goodness of Shaklee with everyone ! :)
I think that should do it. InshaAllah.

I've been really bad on updating this space, since becoming a Mummy. Hehe. I think I'm gonna go ahead and summarize a few happenings around November and December.

I met up with my BFF (always wanted to write that in a post, I feel like Paris Hilton already !) of 14 years - who is 7 months (now 8) pregnant - after a looong time ! Alhamdulillah, I am ecstatic for her and I can't wait for her to give birth to Khayla's 'cousin'. InshaAllah. :)

Love you !



Another best friend of mine lost her mum to cancer last week. Inalillah. :'(
It's heartbreaking that I can't be there for her as much as I want to.
Picture taken when we paid a visit to Annisa's mum before she passed away.
Marlene had her diploma convocation early this month. Woot ! Alhamdulillah, congratulations little sister ! I only have two pictures with me, the rest are with Marc.



Mr. Sunshine and I took leave to go to the Big Bad Wolf Sale. I had to miss the previous sales because we were in Terengganu. We went on the first day of the sale and went on a book shopping frenzy ! I had to resist the urge to go again and again.

The damage.
Two very happy shoppers !

I passed my induction. Alhamdulillah.

I was on medical leave for two weeks due to conjunctivitis. Isk isk. Wasn't a comfortable experience, but I'm grateful to be cured now. Alhamdulillah. 

We spent Christmas afternoon at Aunt Thelma & Charlotte's like every year with pie, devil curry and good company of relatives. No turkey though this year, hehe. We had to leave early to attend Mr. Sunshine's friend's wedding. Isk. I think next year we should be there a little later so that we can meet all of our relatives who are usually present. Please note that my eyes aren't fully recovered yet in these photos. Hee.


Auntie Marlene helped open Khayla's present from her grandaunts. :)

Khayla with grandaunt Thelma (arwah Mummy's cousin).

Me holding Faizal & Dee's adorable little Rauf ! My eyes were still slightly swollen that day.
Second cousins, Marlene & Faira holding third cousins Rauf & Dian Khayla. :)
That same night, Mr. Sunshine and I treated the whole family to dinner & dessert at Swensen's. This was to celebrate Marc's belated birthday (he turned 26 a month ago, haha) and Marlene's graduation. :)

Pretty sister and I. Ugh my eyes !
Mr. Sunshine and I. Ugh my eyessss !
Daddy Candy !
This was the beginning of a drama in which Khayla cried her lungs out because she didn't want to get in the car with her Mummy and Ayah. She wanted to stay with her Auntie Linn !

I think I've pretty much summed up my November and December.

Ok bye.

xoxo

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

baby talk #3

I would usually count in front of Khayla when I am preparing her milk or buttoning up her blouses. Two nights ago while I was getting her dressed, this happened:

While buttoning up her blouse,
Me: One...
Khayla : Tuuu..
Me: *gasps* Threeee..
Khayla: Porrr..
Me: *screams and runs out of the room to tell Mr. Sunshine* - Yes, I can still be a drama queen.

MashaAllah, mashaAllah.
Alhamdulillah, thank you Allah for this beautiful blessing. :)

xoxo

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

dian khayla - 15 months progress report


Dian Khayla is now a healthy 15 month-old toddler, Alhamdulillah.
It amazes me how fast toddlers at this age absorb and imitate what they see around them. MashaAllah.

  • These days, she is starting to be a pro at throwing temper tantrums. Whenever things don't go her way, she would hit me, slap my face, bite me (!) and/or scream at the top of her lungs. Isk isk. I try my best not to lose my cool with her, while praying hard that this tantrum phase will fade away soon. She doesn't act like that with her Ayah, I guess she knows he can be strict. Hehe.
  • She says, "nak" or "tu" (while pointing to something) when she wants something.
  • She would take the house keys, go to the door and makes gestures as if she's trying to open it.
  • She insists on feeding herself, meal times are messy times.



  • She LOVES Upin & Ipin. I let her watch both the English and Malay version. Don't judge ! 
  • Her newly developed 'skill' - spinning around and around while standing AND walking backwards. Hehe.
  • She wants to eat EVERYTHING we eat.
  • She would wave her index finger and says, "Nooo" to us when she knows she's doing something wrong. Haha.
  • Would sometimes take any piece of cloth, (ie. blanket, her blouse) and wipes the floor or any hard surface with it. Rajinnya anak Mummy. Hehe.

  • She rearranges our dining table chairs for us. Heck, the whole house gets a makeover these days. T___________T
  • She would pick up the house phone and says, "Ohh?".I think she means 'hello'. Hehe. She even knows what to press on my phone so that it lights up, then she'll put it to her ear and says, "Ohh?". Hehe.
  • Sometimes if she's done doing her 'business', she would come over to us, lift up her blouse, and says, "Yakk." Hahahaha.
  • On good days, she would hold out her arms and legs to help me dress her. On not-so-good days, I would have to chase her all around the room just to get her diaper on.  
  • Finally calls me, 'Mi' or 'Aaami'. But I am also 'Ayah' and 'Eyyy !'. T_________T
  • Other words she's forming are 'Nenek', 'Bik' (Ambil), 'Ayoo' (Fuyoo), Bird, Cat. Those are the ones I can remember. She makes a roaring sound when I say 'lion', which is something I taught, hehehe.
Can you believe how big my little girl is now ? She's growing up too fast ! Isk.

xoxo

Saturday, November 17, 2012

a sign of aging ?

At Chatime, Empire Subang.

Cashier: Hi Miss, welcome to Chatime !
Me: Hi, can I have one Mango Smoothie, please ?
Cashier: Ok, *presses buttons on screen*
Me: Em, with no sugar and less ice, please, thank you.
Cashier: Err, Miss, this is ice blended Miss.
Me: Oh yeah lah ! Okayyyyyy. *blushes*

I swear I wanted to run INTO the wall and hide from the embarrassment. Isk.

Ok bye.

xoxo

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

1434H resolutions

I am a bit of a failure when it comes to resolutions.

There will always be a few on my list which will be left unchecked and undone.
But since I'm 28 years young this year and already a wife and a mother, I'm thinking I should set a good example to my daughter. Ahem. Hehe.
I'm gonna list down a few resolutions and make sure I strike out each & every one of them this year, InshaAllah.


Ok here goes...
This year I shall:

1. Not miss my daily prayers, and try to pray on time.
2. Try to cover my aurah properly - make sure my chest, neck, butt and arms are fully covered, buy and wear more long skirts/dresses/loose pants instead of jeans or form-fitting pants.
3. Strive to be a better wife, Mummy, daughter, sister and friend - I feel that I am lacking so much in this area, sobs !
4. Work out every day like I used to, okayyy maybe at least three times a week. Hehe.
5. Try to cook delicious food like arwah Mummy did, for my family - Until this day, I haven't found anyone who cooks as good as Mummy does. Even the dishes that she made, totally different ! Rindunya. :(
6. Keep on sharing the goodness of Shaklee with family & friends. :)

Ok let's keep it at 6 for the time being, don't want to be over-ambitious now, do we ? Hehe.

Salam Maal Hijrah 1434H everyone !
Out with the bad, in with the good ! InshaAllah. :)

xoxo


Monday, November 12, 2012

transitions.

And so it has been a week since we officially moved in to the not-so-new pad we're renting in Shah Alam.
House is still incomplete & messy. (read: not ready for visitors.)
Khayla isn't having such a easy time with the new sitter.
Traveling time to and fro work is around 30 minutes. As usual, the nearer you stay, the later you arrive at work. In my case, the sitter feels that 0730 hours is the best time to drop Khayla off, so I can only leave for work after that.

My in-laws are planning to come over during the Awal Muharam public holiday, InshaAllah. Mum in-law & Angah are planning to go to IKEA to hunt for stuff for Angah's wedding. I think it would be a great idea because I can look for stuff for my house too. Hehe. And have some IKEA meatballs while I'm at it !

Last Sunday before we moved in, we went to Serai in Empire to celebrate Daddy & Mr. Sunshine's belated birthdays. I can't remember whether I've wrote about this but they share the same birth date ! Awesome tak ? Hehe.


I have no idea why I posed bongkok like that.

Birthday Man No. 1 !

Birthday Man No. 1 with his granddaughter.

(Hot) Birthday Man No. 2 !

Soon to be parents, InshaAllah. Khayla is going to have a younger cousin she can bully play with !

LOVE !

A new year is around the corner, let's take this time to reflect on how we are and how we can change for the better. InshaAllah.

xoxo

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

baby talk #2

"Aping, aping !", she says while pointing to my laptop.

Aping (sometimes Apin) in Khayla's language is Upin & Ipin. Haha.

Other 'words' she's forming are:

"Ayah"   - Ayah
"Tup"     - Tutup
"Kak"    -  Buka
"Toww" - Jatuh
"Mam"   - Makan
"Dom"   - Jom

She can point to her nose and tummy when asked to.
Knows how to put her hands when told to, "Baca doa !". In fact, she would put her hands together as if to recite a doa whenever she hears the Adzan, Bismillah or Alhamdulillah. :)
Ask her a question starting with 'Who' or 'Siapa', and she'll raise her arms. "Siapa tak sayang Mummy ?", Mr Sunshine would playfully ask and Khayla would raise her arms. T_____T
Always seems fascinated with animals. We're planning to take her to the zoo soon. :)
Shows her temper by throwing stuff. I've ran out of ideas of how to discourage her from doing so. Whatever she doesn't want, she just flings 'em away !
Walks pretty steadily now, thinks she can already run, sometimes.

A future drama queen in the making, just like Mummy !

xoxo

Thursday, October 25, 2012

october fever.

Quick update.

Khayla is well now, Alhamdulillah.
She fell sick twice this month, actually. First in early October, where she had fever and spots all over her body. The spots disappeared after a couple of days.


Spots all over !


The second time was last week. This time was a terrifying experience because there were two instances in which my baby turned blue !
She had gotten so used to getting her temperature checked.

Nebulized with Combivent at Hospital Selayang. Yes, she's sucking on her pacifier, because she was asleep.

If you can notice her hands are of a slightly different colour than the rest of her body. They were blue. She was 40 degrees at this time. :(

Her fever got extremely high -reaching 40 degrees. :'(

But Alhamdulillah, she's all better now and her appetite's improving.

Hari Raya Aidiladha is tomorrow ! Am gonna try to make some rendang tonight. Haha.

Before I end, check out these before after pictures of my acne scars !

All thanks to Shaklee !!
For more information, you can go to gethealthybefabulous.blogspot.com

Selamat Hari Raya ya'll !
Bye !

xoxo

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

WAHM

Hi all.

I'm at home, taking care of Khayla who is down with high grade fever (highest recorded was 38.7 degrees Celcius, isk isk). She also had mild diarrhea yesterday. Been sponging her and attending to her crankiness. Hehe.

While she's asleep, I'm taking time to answer enquiries on my new found passion, Shaklee and their products and am also taking some orders. Alhamdulillah. Many are interested in the amazing Energizing Soy Protein
(which is on promo this month, by the way).

It feels good being able to share this with people. :)

Best jugak if boleh jadi WAHM (working at home mum).

Ok bye.

xoxo

Thursday, October 11, 2012

how i fell in love with shaklee.

I'm about to share with you something really special !

I'm sure most of you have heard about Shaklee. For those of you who haven't, Shaklee has been around for over 50 years and is the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S.  Did you know that they came up one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever in the 1960s ? This is because they believe in keeping the planet healthier as well !

As a pharmacist, I care about what medication my family and I consume and I usually would research thoroughly about a specific product/supplement before purchasing it. That is why you don't see me taking any supplements (prior to this). Haha. None were up to my standards. Ecewah.

I have been searching high and low for a good brand of supplements (you can click here to read about why we need supplements) because I was constantly exhausted.

My typical day would start at around 0445 hours, preparing food for my daughter and/or Mr. Sunshine and I'd have to leave the house by 0630 hours and drive for about an hour (depending on the traffic) to work. After work, I would have to drive for more than an hour (two hours if it's during Ramadhan !) and I usually reach home just before 1900 hours. By that time, all I feel like doing is grabbing my pillow and going to bed. But I obviously can't because I have tonnes of house chores to do. On most days, ok maybe EVERY DAY, because I am too tired, I usually leave things to do to the next day and I get all stressed out, cranky and kelam kabut in the mornings !



After doing a bit of reading, I decided to give Shaklee a try three months ago.

With Shaklee, they guarantee that their products that are always (naturally !) safe , always works AND always green.
I started out with their B Complex, Vita-C, Vita-E Complex then I added their Vita-Lea Iron Formula and ESP-Soy Protein Isolate.
With Allah's grace, I now feel like an 'Energizer bunny' in the mornings and at night after I come back from work. I now have enough energy to get all my chores done before I go to bed and I wake up more relaxed and stress-free ! Wheee ! Alhamdulillah. To add to that, my skin doesn't get so dry so easily like before (provided that I drink adequate fluids), because I work in an air-conditioned environment and even my cellulite has reduced ! Yes, I have cellulite. Haha. Alhamdulillah.
Mr. Sunshine bears witness to the change I am going through, he told Lene, "Sebelum ini, pagi-pagi je nak marah, stressed. Sebab penat lah tu. Sekarang ini, pagi-pagi ceria je !". Kan dah kantoi, cranky in the mornings. Isk.
And he has noticed the improvement in my skin too, my cellulite skin is now more smoother. :)
Alhamdulillah.

I have fallen in love with Shaklee that I'm on a mission to get my whole family on it ! Haha.

Mr. Sunshine has been on Vita-Lea Iron Formula, B Complex, Vita-C and Vita-E Complex  for two weeks now and he says it has improved his energy level too. Alhamdulillah. He also claims he feels less hungry. Woot !
I've been trying to coax him to try the ESP, but he isn't interested in liquid supplements. Leceh, he says. T_____T

Oh, and I even started Khayla on Shaklee Meal Shakes especially for its natural fiber benefits. Alhamdulillah, her constipation problem which she suffered for (an agonizing) 6 weeks is gone now !

Sounds too good to be true ? You've gotta try them, to believe them. :)

I am planning get supplements for Daddy from Shaklee too. Since I've tried them and now believe in them, I have confidence to put Daddy (who has heart problems and is diabetic) on them too. Let's invest in health, people !

I am not sharing this not because I am a (new) Shaklee distributor, but I just want to share what is working for my family, with Allah's grace. Alhamdulillah. I am excited to let people feel The Shaklee Difference ! InshaAllah.

Anyone interested to get more information about Shaklee products, you can sms/whatsapp me at 012-2966442 or email me at hunnylis@gmail.com OR you can just hop on to http://gethealthybefabulous.blogspot.com

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

xoxo

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

adjustments.

This morning I had to send Khayla to the nursery because Mr. Sunshine has some work to do outside of KL. She didn't shed a single tear, as a matter of fact she was pretty calm when she was in the arms of her teacher, while we were both talking to each other. The teacher was telling me that Khayla loves to pinch the other babies (T___________T) and that she can be quite fierce (garang) with them. *slaps forehead*
Aiyoooo, how come lah like that ?! But apparently it's just 'cubit-cubit sayang' with her friends there.
She also told me that Khayla has a big appetite. No surprise there. Hehe.

Looking at how Khayla is with her teachers and friends at the nursery, it pains me to have to put her through another phase of adjusting to a new sitter. Yes, Alhamdulillah we have found someone who is willing to take care of Khayla once we move to Shah Alam. Khayla does not wail in strangers' arms anymore (unless she's in a crowded place, or is hungry/sleepy), but she does take quite some time to warm up to strangers. I can only pray the sitter would have the patience to handle Khayla and that it'll be a smooth transition for Khayla. Ameen.

I've been having mixed feelings about moving out from Gombak.

The cons:

1. I won't get to see Daddy (and Lene) on a daily basis anymore.
2. I won't have anyone around to help me keep an eye on Khayla when Mr. Sunshine goes outstation, which is like, all the time. Boohoo !
3. Khayla will have to learn to adjust to the new house, surroundings and sitter.
4. Heck, all of us will have to adjust to the new surroundings and neighbours. 

The pros:
1. I would (hopefully) save time and energy because the place we'll be renting is pretty near to my workplace. I'm hoping to get to save on expenditure, in terms of fuel and toll, but then the rent is pretty high and there will be utilities to pay for too.
2. More 'family time' for me, Mr. Sunshine and Khayla. More privacy ?
3. It would be easier for my in-laws to come over.

So yeah, mixed feelings. Hmm.

xoxo

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

old boys and old friends.

Hello all !
Updates, as promised.  

As if anyone really reads my blog, haha.

Two weeks ago, Mr. Sunshine brought Khayla and I to Ipoh, again. This time around it was for his former school, Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman's (STAR) Old Boys Weekend. We took leave on Friday and checked in at Impiana Hotel, Ipoh that afternoon. Khayla and I spent most of our time in the room while Mr. Sunshine met up with his ex-schoolmates.

Khayla and Ayah at STAR, Ipoh on the evening we arrived. Mr. Sunshine took us on a tour of his school. I had goosebumps, as though it was my former school !


Khayla was pretty excited throughout the whole trip, polishing her walking skills and exploring every nook and cranny in the hotel room.

"Ayah is leaving us in the room ? No biggie, I'll just lie down and watch telly !"
"...or maybe lie down and check out what I can order from the room service menu !"

Trying to call room service ? Hehe.

I guess she found her happy place. Hehe.
Told ya she enjoyed herself !

Immediately after we reached home on Sunday evening (16/9/2012), we freshened up and headed to Gan & Wei Ting's wedding. Lene was supposed to come along, but she found a date at the very last minute and met us there instead. :)

It was such a beautiful night ! I got to meet my beautiful friends (and probably the only people apart from my family who know how to pronounce my name correctly, haha tetiba) and celebrate the lovely couple. I had tears in my eyes when I saw the bride & groom walking hand in hand. This is the guy I've known since I was 14 ! I know our friendship has changed over the years and we're not as close as we were before, but I was truly happy for him ! *nangis*

CONGRATULATIONS MR. & MRS GAN !! :))

The ever so beautiful Felicia and I. Even Khayla was enamoured by her.

L-R: Khayla, Me, Judith, Felicia, Marlene & Jaclyn. :)

Group photo ! See, Khayla is still trying to peek at Felicia ! Hehehe.

Ayah, who had to tend to Khayla when she started to get sleepy and cranky.
Looking forward to get together with all of them soon, since I'm back in Gombak already.

I had to go for a 4 days-3 nights induction course at UiTM's Training Centre, Kampung Gajah, Perak from last Friday to Monday.
I was fortunate that I had already attended an induction when I was working with the Ministry of Health, so I only had to attend 4 out of the 14 days of induction. Alhamdulillah.
I was very impressed by the rooms they provided for us for the course. Almost hotel-like, with two twin beds, air condition, water heater and we even have to insert our keycard for power. Hehe. It was a comfortable stay, plus I had an awesome roomie so all in all it was good.
I sure hope I aced the exam ! Ameen.

They even provided us with towels, shampoos & shower gels. :)






Mr. Sunshine and I will be moving out from Gombak to Shah Alam soon. We found a 2-storey house to rent for the time being. Why move out ? Well, it's an effort to save energy, time, and money. :)
We went to see the house two nights ago and it was okayyy lah. It isn't my dream house, but I can live in it. I think. Haha.

Although Syawal has ended, I'm gonna leave you people with two snapshots of my colleagues and I during our office's Raya celebration.

With my boss (in purple) and the pharmacy assistants. :)

Comel tak kami ? Haha.
 Here's to a smashing weekend, bye !

xoxo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

time waits for no man.

Hello all !
I've been struggling to find time to write a decent post but as you can see, I am failing miserably. I just got back from my UiTM induction course. I left Mr. Sunshine & Khayla for 4 days & 3 nights.
I hope I can squeeze in some time to tell you all the details on me being away, in the meantime here's a couple of photos of me & the new friends I made during the induction course.

Until then, take care all !

xoxo

Thursday, September 20, 2012

baby talk #1

Bedtime conversation with my 1 year old daughter:

Me: Khayla, say Ayah.
Daughter: Ayaaaa.
Me: Clever girl ! Say Ayah !
Daughter: Ayahh !
Me: Ok now say Mummy.
Daughter: Ayahhh.
Me: No, say maaa miiii...
Daughter: Ayahhhh !
Me: Say maaaaa miiiiiiiiiii..
Daughter: Aaaa yaaaaa !

T____________T


xoxo

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

spreading the love ?

So, I just found out that Lene had diarrhea and mild fever at work on Sunday, Marc started to have diarrhea and fever yesterday, and Linn is vomiting & purging too ! The paediatrician did mention that Khayla could have passed the virus to us, so I'm starting to think that she actually did !

Woah.

But Alhamdulillah Daddy seems to be looking alright, so far lah.

xoxo

Monday, September 03, 2012

stomach flu, boo-hoo.

Last weekend was supposed to be filled with us visiting relatives & friends & attending wedding invitations. But, we had to stay at home paying numerous of visits to the toilet instead.

The only friend we managed to pay a visit to was Diana, on Friday morning. Pictures and details at the end of the post.

Mr. Sunshine, Khayla and I are all recovering from a weekend of diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Khayla started throwing up on Friday afternoon and it went on for a good 5 hours. Everything she ate or drank (even plain water) would just come right back out. After the severe vomiting phase, she started to have very watery diarrhea, and that went on throughout Friday night right up until Saturday afternoon. She would poop every 1 hour and because it was so watery, it would leak out ! Tsk tsk. She had on & off mild grade fever. We tried to keep her hydrated throughout the whole ordeal with water, milk and oral rehydration salts. I also gave her SMECTA for her diarrhea. She showed signs of improvement on Saturday evening. Alhamdulillah.

Mr. Sunshine started experiencing nausea on Saturday evening, he was all feverish that night. I paid several visits to the toilet on Saturday night due to diarrhea. Can you begin to imagine how our Sunday was ?
Mr. Sunshine and I woke up throwing up everything we ate the night before. We were extremely nauseous, our tummies weren't feeling so good, and we had zero appetite. I started feeling extremely weak & feverish and I checked my temperature, it was 38 degrees Celsius ! I took two tablets of Paracetamol and went to bed shivering, in the hot afternoon. Poor Mr. Sunshine, who was also not feeling too good was left to take care of Khayla on his own. :(

Alhamdulillah the three of us are doing much better today, although I am still nauseous and haven't fully regained my appetite.
I just came back from bringing Khayla to her Paediatrician because she has been refusing to drink milk (only a cumulative of about 6 oz of milk since Saturday afternoon ! She usually has 5 oz every 3-4 hours) and doesn't have much of an appetite for food. Plus she is still in quite an irritable mood, and has been having a hard time going to bed, and would only sleep after I rub her tummy with some Yu Yee oil. :(
According to the Paediatrician, although the symptoms experienced by Khayla are similar to a Rotavirus infection, it could be any virus or bacterial infection. But since Khayla is no longer vomiting and her bowel movements have somewhat normalized, there is no need to get a stool culture done.What's important is Mummy & Ayah kept her hydrated. *pats back*

I am told to switch to a lactose-free formula for a week because all the diarrhea and vomiting has most probably stripped away the enzyme (that will properly digest lactose in milk) in Khayla's stomach's digestive acids which is causing the uncomfortable gas, heartburn, and diarrhea. Poor baby. :(
I was also told to give Khayla some Probiotics to assist in her intestinal healing, which can take up to 6 weeks. :(
In the meantime, all I can do is pray and be patient, hopefully Khayla will regain her appetite and usual bubbly self soon ! She has even lost a bit of weight.
Poor baby, Mummy misses watching you enjoy eating and drinking. *nangis*

Before I end, here are a couple of photos taken at Diana's mum's place on Friday morning (pre-stomach flu).

Harith was actually cranky that his mother was holding Khayla. Khayla and Harith had their first fight, over the rubic cube Khayla is holding in the picture. Hehe. Thanks for having us, D & Hanan ! :))

Ececeh, shy shy pulak. :p

Ok people, gotta get back to my baby.
Until my next post, bye !

xoxo