Monday, March 31, 2008

To Epidural Or Not To Epidural?

I've heard a lot of horror stories about natural birth...
I also heard a lot of horror stories about giving birth with epidural...
So which one is better?
Me? Well I WANT Epidural but still I need to know from you mommies out there.
To Epidural or not to Epidural?

When The Whole Family Got Together...

Last Saturday my family and I had a lovely food tasting session in Residence Uniten as my sister will be holding her wedding recption there this coming Friday. Us being us, we are suckers for free food (hahahahahaha!) So off we went to Residence at about 8:00 p.m.

Though I couldn't eat the 'nasi minyak' but that did not deter me from enjoying the dishes yums yums! And after dinner we decided to head to the seafood retaurant for some live music. We were singing along to the music sang by this Indonesian band and had coffee and tea and just hang out it was fun!

That's my younger sister K.Chik and that's Atan, the youngest in the family. These people LOVES the camera (camwh0re betul budak budak nih heheheheh)

That's the pengantin 'gedik' on the left hahahahahahaha!

Me mum and me dad :)

That's me behind the pillar :D

And this is my very hungry husband :)
Family is the MOST important thing to me and I will try and make sure that I spend time with my mum and my dad especially.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Bank Rakyat Melawati Branch Is The Worst

I have been dealing with Bank Rakyat Melawati Branch close to 4 years now and I can safely say that BANK RAKYAT MELAWATI BRANCH IS THE WORST BANK EVER.


What happened?

I shall not elaborate.

Suffice to say that they treat their customers like crap, have no sense of courtesy whatsoever and frickkin' lazy bunch of people.


Pleaselah, you are in the financial and service business. Learn how to talk to your customers with respect.

We don't take your money for free. We pay it back....with interest.

Buduh punya bank.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hi I'm Back :)

First of all I want to say thanks to all well wishers :) I really appreciate it.

Secondly, I am fine and Peanut is fine we're both fine *alhamdulillah* praise to God :) I'd do anything to ensure that Peanut is safe even if it means injecting myself with insulin 4 times a day *ouch* I'll blog about my insulin galore soon.

I was couped up in my parent's house in Bangi for about a week and when Sunday came I told Mr Frankie that I MUST go out before I go crazy. I was seriously ill mind you. I couldn't even stand for more than 5 minutes without feeling like passing out, but I just needed some fresh air. So we decided to do some baby shopping. Off we went to Ikano. It was quite a quiet weekend not many people around. My guess is with Thursday being holiday, most people 'balik kampung' or went for a holiday.

Anyway, we managed to get some things for Peanut. The steam sterilizer was a steal (My mom is going to look after Peanut later so I though an electric steamer would not burden me mom so much, plus it was on sale).

We got Peanut some clothes too :)

And this is what Peanut's daddy got him/her. Oh my, that child has no say in choosing his football team hehehehe!

And I plan to take Peanut's naked pictures as much as I can. I learn from my mom that you can use the pictures to blackmail your child later on in is/her life.

It worked on me. Ehem...
I'm 18 weeks along now and I'm beginning to feel Peanut moving more and more. We went for a scan last weekend to find out if Peanut is a he or a she but Peanut must be a really shy baby as the doctor can't see his private part at all. We are to go for a detail scan when I'm 22 weeks so I hope we can tell by then.
Ok insulin time. Wish me luck

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A LIttle Bad News From The Doctor Today....

A little bad news from the doctor today.

Coming from a family with history of diabetes, I have been confirmed that I have gestational diabetes so I will be admitted into the ward tomorrow for observation and insulin injections.

Well, gestational diabetes is quite common really so I'm not too worried though I do feel a little scared. I hate needles, especially when my vein is just so impossible to find. The last time I had my blood drawn, the doctor took almost 10 minutes to locate my vein. So imagine my horror tomorrow!!

Anyway, do pray for me and I'll keep you updated.

Til then people, wish me luck.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ultrascan At 14 Weeks...just a lil update

Hi there! For some reason my mom and dad call me Peanut, however I believe they have some better names for me later when I'm born (and I truly hope so!)
Here I am at 14 weeks. My mom just couldn't wait to see me at 16 weeks so what she did was she went for a sacn without daddy knowing about it (hehehehehehe)
Anyway I am not very handsome/pretty here. My left side is never my best side. I've been telling mommy about it but mommy likes to see my face instead of my bum ;)

I have been drinking alot of chocolate milk cause normal milk makes my mommy puke. Also I eat a lot of cheese and Tropicana ice cream. Between you and me, I like the ice cream better so I make my mommy wants to eat Tropicana ice cream every day *shhh don't tell my mom*

So far I'm growing very very fast. I've been kicking mommy to let her know that I'm inside here but I guess she won't be able to feel me yet.

And daddy likes to make mommy laugh so when she laughs I get all giddy because mommy laugh so hard that I feel like there's earthquake inside here.

I'm happily swimming in my warm amniotic fluid though it can get pretty lonely in here all alone so sometimes I like to play with my placenta.

And I just heard mommy telling daddy that she's waiting for daddy to come and pick her up. Which means that I'll be getting my Tropicana ice cream soon ;)

Bye bye everyone. I have a big day tomorrow.

Nasik Lemak Sambal Kerang

I have been craving for 'nasik lemak sambal kerang' for quite some time now and today, our tea lady, Kok Nor was kind enough to get me some :)


Yes I am having nasik lemak and 'nescafe panas' at 4:00 p.m. and it's so 'sedap' (delicious)!

I'm going to have my sugar level checked tomorrow at Az-Zahrah during my monthly visit so I will have to fast from 8p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning time for the test.

Told Mr Frankie I have no idea how am I going to go through the fasting period without biting me own hands due to hunger (when you're pregnant, you'll know what I mean when I say pregnant women can't be hungry)

What if I suddenly have cravings for McDonalds Foldover or chee chong fun or rawa tosai or ribs at Tony Roma's or or Mocha Mud Pie at TGIF or Nasik Briyani Gam Johor or Nasik Lemak Antarabangsa in Kampung Baru or Assam Pedas at Precinct 9 in Putrajaya or my mum's super delicious Nasik Daging or cendol in Bangi or ais kacang at my office's cafe?

Lets hope I don't try to bite Mr Frankie's fingers/ears/stomach/butt/errrmm....anywhere 'biteable' ;) while sleeping.

Anyway today is Friday! Yippeeedoodledeeee!

My guess we won;t be doing anything much this coming weekend as Mr Frankie has to work. Poor Mr Frankie.

Me? I think I'll get my private blog up we'll see how things go :)

Ok ya'll have a fantastic weekend :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My Belly Shot At 16 Weeks Pregnant

Please, kindly ignore my ever expanding body and boobies. I have a feeling that I'm gonna be real huge :)
And my nose seems to be expanding too!
We are going for our monthly check up tomorrow at Az-Zahrah in Bangi. We have yet to look for other places so at the moment we're sticking with Az-Zahrah.
Have yet to feel real movement or anything but I'm experiencing that 'fluttering' feeling every now and then. I've been told that's Peanut! :) But I'd like to get a real kick from the little fella before I got all excited.
Aside from all other text-book symptoms, one that I'm very not happy about is that I haven't been able to sleep at night as I keep waking up. Like early this morning, I woke up at 2 a.m. only to be able to go back to sleep at 4:45 a.m. This makes me really sleepy and tired in the office.
Any tips mommies out there?
Woke up this morning and had the urge to beautify myself (haven't really been paying attention to how I look like ever since I got preggie) so this morning in desperate attempt to look 'hot' and 'vogue', I put on some blusher and lipstick but I guess I must've put on a little bit too much that I thought I was looking at a clown when I saw myself in the mirror at the office today :D
Some of you must be wondering why did I restricted my blog yesterday. Well my initial plan was to make Frankensteina a private blog as I'd like to put up pictures for my family and friends to see (I'm reluctant to put up my pics if my blog is not restricted as there are a lot of sick people out there. God kows what they'll do to your pics!). But then again I've received smses and emails from blogger friends that requested that I unrestrict my blog. So Frankensteina will be a public blog and I'll put up another blog as my private blog. I'll keep you posted.
Ok have to get back to writing minutes (yuck yuck yuck)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


It's amazing how some people get on my nerves...

I can't take hypocrites...really.

That hollier than thou attitude? Pleaselah...

I regret doing what I did for you. If I knew, I would just let it be.

Buat penat jer.

Mampos engkaulah.

You are pathetic.

Pregnancy Make You Do And Say The Darnest Thing

I woke up this morning feeling extremely fatigue and achy and hungry and we were late for work! We usually woke up at about 5:30 a.m. and we'll be out of the house latest by 7:00 a.m. But this morning Mr Frankie let me sleep in and only woke me up at 6:45 a.m. I asked him why did he do that and he said I told him to bugger off and leave me alone (??) Ok I have NEVER done that before and darling I'm sorry ;)
Just the other night, I was told by Mr Frankie that I woke up in the middle of the night and asking him whether he'd like to play badminton with me (and I don't play badminton!)
Anyway today we were late and I was rushing getting ready and we were out of the house in less than 10 minutes. So while in the car, I suddenly feel my face was getting harder and harder and when I try to smile, my face cracked! I was puzzled because I know that I put on quite an amount of moisturizer on my face. And when I took a sniff of my hand, I realised that I did not put on my moisturizer, instead I put on my husband's hair gel on my face!
I laughed and laughed and laughed til the car shook (hahahahahaha!) and when I told my husband about it, he had to pull over by the roadside to laugh at me. We stopped by the nearest gas station so that I can wash my face and put on my moisturizer :D
I guess pregnancy has wrecked my hormones worse than I thought :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

You Can Go Fly Kite

This is a ranting and venting post.
Was just reading some of my friend's blog and it made me think of my ex-best friend. Lets call her akI.
akI and I were inseparable, people thought we were twins! We've gone through think and thin you name it we've done it...
But I guess along the way people change. I changed definitely and I guess she changed too. It's funny how someone changed when they have a boyfriend. Her then bf and I didn't get along at all and contrary to popular belief, a lot of things happened that no one knew except me and akI that made me decided that akI was just not worth my time. I know a lot of our friends thought I was the cruel beyatch who just stopped talking to akI. Truth is, I just couldn't be bothered to tell them the truth because honest to God, I just don't give a damn. I believe they didn't give a damn too.
What's worse is that I have this tendency to shut someone out of my life when they hurt me. I find it easier to deal with when they no longer in my life, and so far, my method works tremendously well.
After a long 4 years, I'm glad that I didn't care. I'm glad that we parted ways and I'm glad that she is now out of my life. Sounds terrible isn't it? Trust me, if you only knew what really happened, it's not as cruel as it seems.
The thing was that i dreamt about akI for about 2 weeks in a row that she was in some sort of danger. She was all forlorn and sad and crying.
I'm not too sure what my dreams mean. And I have no plan to find out.
I've come to a point in my life where I do not need validation from friends that I just couldn't care less. As I get older I just want to surround myself with people/friends who I care and who cares about me.
And to you my can go fly kite.
And can you please tell your husband to shove it in his 'where-the-sun-don't shine' and zip it. Enough with the fake american accent. You came back to Malaysia many many moons ago, get over yourself.
*sighs* Thank you for letting me rant and vent.

Belle Bella Belly

Now that I am approaching 16 weeks, I can't wear most of my pre-pregnancy clothes. I have been buying maternity clothes but maternity clothes can cost a bomb! A simple blouse at ModernMum could fetch to almost RM200++ and that's a load of money for me.

So a friend told me about this Bella Band.

So what exactly is a Bella Band?

The Bella Band is a seamless knit band you wear at your waistline, over your unbuttoned pre-pregnancy pants, over slightly big maternity pants, or around the waistband of any maternity style that falls down around your hips. The Bella Band holds your pants up, disguising bulky unfastened closures or excessive fabric creating a smooth belly surface. Now, no one has to know your pants are undone or loose.

If you’re in your first or early second trimester, you’ll love being able to wear you favorite pre-pregnant clothes longer. Just put them on without buttoning the top and let the Bella Band conceal everything – no one will ever know a thing!

Wear the Bella Band concealed, or let it peek out from under your top for that hip, layered look. If your top rises, it looks like a t-shirt or camisole -- not a funky mechanism to expand your waistband or hold up your pants. Wear your non-pregnant girl pants a little longer and those cute maternity fashions a little sooner.

Have more clothes to choose from during your pregnancy and after you give birth, enjoy getting dressed every day, and feel confident with how you look. You're pregnant! Have fun! Now go out and play.

Makes an absolute perfect gift to the pregnant gal who’s always complaining about the fit of her maternity clothes. Ha – that’s EVERY pregnant gal! She’ll be thrilled to know she doesn’t have to suffer wearing too-baggy maternity clothes or too-tight pre-pregnancy clothes anymore! The Bella Band makes everything fit just right!

Since I am at a stage where maternity clothes can be too big for me and normal clothes are just out of the question, I decided that perhaps I should get this miracle band for myself. However, after calculating the cost and shipping cost and that cost and this cost, it came to about a couple of hundred ringgit. So I though, what can I do?

I rummaged through my wardrobe and found my old tube tops which I can use as a belly band! And it's free :) Now I can still use my pre-pregnancy jeans and pants. All I have to do is just pull up the tube top over my belly and voila! And it feels very very comfortable and snuggly.

By the way, I still have no luck with the fetal monitor :( Seems like it's not widely used (or not used at all) here. And they even looked at me funny when I told them that I'm looking for a fetal monitor (??) Even had a slight argument with the lady at the MC store when I told her that a fetal monitor and a baby monitor are two COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS.

*sighs* It can be quite frustrating...

Anyway, meeting at 10:00 is postponed to tomorrow.

I just wish they cancel the meeting ;)


I got this in my e-mail today and I say "You go girl!" to this ;)

When I stand up for myself and my beliefs,
they call me a bitch.

When I stand up for those I love,
they call me a bitch.

When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts
or do things my own way,
they call me a bitch.

Being a bitch means I won't compromise what's i n my heart.
It means I live my life MY way.
It means I won't allow anyone to step on me.

When I refuse totolerate injustice and speak against it,
I am defined as a bitch.
The same thing happens when I take time for myself
instead of being everyone's maid,
or when I act a little selfish.

It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself
to be who I truly am and won't become
anyone else's idea of what they think I "should" be.

I am outspoken,opinionated and determined.
I want what I want and there is nothing wrong withthat!

So try to stomp on me,
try to douse my inner flame,
try to squashevery ounce of beauty I hold within me.

You won't succeed.
And if that makes me abitch ,so be it.
I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.

B - Babe
I - In
T - Total
C - Control of
H - Herself

B = Beautiful
I = Intelligent
T = Talented
C = Charming
H = Hell of a Woman

B = Beautiful
I = Individual
T = That
C = Can
H = Handle anything

"If you can't do something right, get a woman to do it."

Most women are called a lot of names just because they put themselves first at times. I've seen and experience this first hand and it's just sad. Women are discriminated even til now. It might not be as obvious as before but the discrimination is still there.

But I guess what's worse is when women discriminate against each other....

Doing Banana

Good Monday morning! Apparently Sunday come and go so fast that it's now Monday and I'm already in the office writing this before I go for my 10 a.m. meeting. The office is still buzzing with the election news and most of my office mates are not here yet despite the fact that office hour started an hour ago.

I have to go. I might just blog during the meeting (heheheheh!)

I better eat my banana and take my Obimin like the good girl I am.

Adios amigos tra la la la la.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

I Wish Sunday Is Longer

Ooooh it's already Sunday and I'm still trying to figure out what happened to Saturday. Anyway it has been quite a relaxing weekend. Hot Mama, Mr Frankie and I decided to start our Saturday with some wantan mee in Berjaya Restaurant in Bangsar. It was relatively mild and calm Saturday considering that it was election day. 

After that we stopped at Times at BSC to get a pregnancy book journal. Mr Frankie and I decided that we would like to start a pregnancy journal for Peanut. However we didn't find any pregnancy journal that we like so we decided to come up with our own version. Mr Frankie and I will alternately write down our own pregnancy experience and we're hoping to pass the journal to Peanut when he's all grown up.

And I also managed to pick up some magazines.

 Pregnancy magazines are expensive I tell you but I have to say "Parenthood" is my favourite. 

I'm thinking of getting the 'Yoga for Pregnancy' DVD but I'm not too sure whether it's safe to do it on my own at home. So, I'm now looking for a pregnancy yoga class that is not too expensive and it has to be somewhere in PJ, Kelana Jaya or Shah Alam area.

Oh boy I gotta go pee again. I wish Sunday is longer.

Catch you later aligator

Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Game Is Definitely NOT On Tonight

So, ok it's Saturday night and it's raining heavily outside and Mr Frankie and I were in our room, on the bed, under the comforter getting all hot and steamy. We were cuddling and kissing and groping (ok fine "I" was the one doing all the groping) and I thought to meself "Girl, you're getting lucky tonight".

With Erykah Badu playing softly in the background and me feeling' sexy and all when suddenly...

"Oh god! Oh god!" ...,,

I thought Mr Frankie was getting all sexited when I was nibbling his left ear but no!

"Mummy! The Manchester United game is starting in 5. I gotta go! Love you"

Mr Frankie gave me a quick kiss on my cheek and on my belly and he practically flew down the stairs to the living room.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is my husband. He'd pretty much would drop anything (yes ladies, even a hot steamy rompy romp session) for a football game.

What happened to me? Well I put on my pj and joined him downstairs.

Manchester United better win tonight!

Game update : It's half time and Manchester United - 0, Portsmouth - 0. I bugged Mr Frankie to go buy me dinner since the first 5 minutes into the game (that's what you get when you leave me for a footie game) I bugged him every 3 minutes. Now's on the way to the shop to get me some 'Nasik Goreng Paprik' and 'Nescafe Ice' 

Hehehehehehehehe! ;)'s not me, it's the baby :D

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Do's And Don'ts Of Parenting

I have this funny feeling that Mr Frankie would probably do what the guy in the picture is doing when he's testing the baby's bottle.

15 Weeks Pregnant (And 25 Weeks To Go)

Hellewww! At last the morning sickness has (almost) gone and my energy is slowly coming back. I'm not that tired like I used to be when I was in my 8th week where I can barely get to the kitchen from the living room.

So many unpleasant things happened in the office but I decided that it's not worth my time getting all worked up about it because my boss will forever be a DUMB @SSHOLE and I can safely say most people in the office agree with me.

Yes I am aware of the people in my office who read my blog (I also know those who read it secretly). And I just don't care. It's my blog I can write whatever I want and if you don't like it, don't read it.


Moving on to happy news. I'm fast approaching 15 weeks in my pregnancy and all is well and merry :) The only thing that's bugging me is the abdominal pain that I feel from to time. I believe my uterus is stretching. And I'm lucky that my bowel movement is excellent ;).

Anyway I gotta get back to work.


15 weeks pregnant
Your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 4 inches and she now weighs approximately 1.75 ounces. Your baby is close to the size of a softball and you can easily tell that you are pregnant now! If you wear maternity clothes or a swimming suit, other people will be able to tell that you are pregnant also. You can probably feel your uterus about three to four inches below your bellybutton.

If you do not yet have a due date, your doctor can easily determine an accurate due date based on the measurement of your baby's head. This is done by an ultrasound examination. Your doctor will be discussing upcoming tests and procedures with you around this time that are able to diagnose or confirm birth defects and other abnormalities.

Your baby is growing at an amazing rate and looking more like a human every day. Because your baby's skin is so thin, you are able to see blood vessels through the skin. Lanugo hair covers your baby's body, but it will be gone when your baby is born. The hair on the eyebrows and head continues to grow. Some babies are born with little or no hair and others have a head full of hair! If you have an ultrasound at this point, you might be able to see your baby sucking its thumb. Even though the eyes continue to move to the front of the face, they are still widely separated. Your baby's ears look like normal ears and continue to develop externally.

The bones that have already formed continue to get harder and retain calcium. The baby is very mobile and flexible at this point. She can bend her arms at the elbows and wrists and she can also make a fist with her hands.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Go On Girl - Neyo

This is for all the good guys out there ;) I know a few (yes girls there are still good guys available around. You just gotta keep looking)

I can't get it back, but
I don't want it back,
I realized that,
She don't know how to act
Never been a dumb dude
No I'm not dense
I Just had a slight lack
Of common sense
I was the good guy
She was the bad girl
I'm thinking one girl
She thinking me, earl James and jimmy
Yep she had plenty
But love for me, she didn't have any
I was inviting, her into my heart
But she was out riding in some other man's car
She was my night time, thought I was her star
Guess I was wrong, but see I'm strong
Wont take long for me to move on
Please don't worry bout me I'm fine
(Please don't worry bout me I'm fine)
Only gonna play the fool one time
(Only gonna play the fool one time)
Trust me when I say
That I'll be OK
Go on girl(Go on girl)
Go on girl(Go on girl)
Go on girl
I can't get it back, but
I don't want it back,
I realized that,
don't know how to act
Tried to settle down and look what I get
Thought it was my time, but I guess not yet
She at the bar getting drinks from many men
I'm in the house, thinking shes with her girlfriends
Trust not knowing, truly not knowing
I look back now like, man, I was open
I was inviting, her into my heart
But she was out riding in some other man's car
She was my night time, thought I was her star
Guess I was wrong, but see I'm strong
Wont take long for me to move on
The mistake I made is clear(we never should've been together)
Thats the reason you're not here(I know that I can do much better)
Not a single salty tear
Not a feeling in my chest
Baby I'm feeling no stressI'm too fly to be depressed
Go on Girl
Go on Girl
Go on Girl
Go on Girl