Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Birthday cake

I managed to get a birthday cake for my Zharfan on his 4th Birthday...(actually I asked my brother to buy it)..Zharfan requested for Ben10 cake but since we didn't make a booking for the cake earlier, so my brother just bought whatever the cartoon cake available at that cakehouse (Muhibbah cake house kota bharu), together with birthday hat and balloons.

Teddy bears and seas of blue
Smiling in honor of you
An infant, not long ago
Now, 4 candles are aglow
You are growing up so fast
How quickly years have passed
You are special, sweet, and wise
A present before our eyes.

For these years, I’ve watched you shine
An angel I can call mine
Sent from Heaven, just for me
Filled with hope and dignity
A blessing, now and always
You brighten all of my days
Precious child, I love you so
More than anyone could know!!!

Poem from ~

Till then,
Mama Zharfan & Ariff
26th May '09
3.20 pm

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Bonda’s Day Contest @ SARAKIDS

Sarakids.com is currently having the above contest. Please click the banner below for further info.

Hence, the following posting is my entry for Bonda's Day Contest @ SARAKIDS.

I love this quote: Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby... that somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, "normal" is history.

I still remember every single thing of those 9 sweet months of my first pregnancy...
#that my tummy was not that big - hence I didn't buy any maternity wear! In total I only gained 12 kgs...how nice
#I didn't have any morning (or even afternoon or evening :) sickness. Thanks God!
#that I was suffering from'premature contraction' at fifth month, and was admitted to Selayang Hospital for few nites and Hospital Kota Bharu for some more nites..finally the pain completely gone like miracle after I went to have a massage/treatment with traditional expert bidan kampung.
#that I couldn't stand to smell all kinds of perfumes, though I'm a perfume lover.
#that I gave birth to my Zharfan exactly on the expected due date ie 24th May 2005.
#that I felt so totally amazed at myself after giving birth. It was so hard and yet very rewarding. I was almost 'forcep' when I was almost giving up in pushing out during the labour..Thanks God, it was a normal birth.


I didn't manage to breastfeed successfuly until the first 2 weeks after giving birth.
I breastfed my Zharfan until he was 1 1/2 years old, though not exclusively.
My lunch hours were all spent to breastfeed my Zharfan and to have playtime with him.
Based on my personal experience, breastfeeding is a very effective and healthy way to lose weight, other than to create a lovely mother-baby bonding!

Being pregnant and being a mother is one of the greatest blessings and joys in a woman's life..how true it is.
Everytime I see m boy, I see myself in his looks..I want time to slow down,so i can enjoy being with him more before he grows up and leaves home.I wouldn’t swap my mother-and-baby years for anything in this world...being away from him for 7 months (Sept 2007-March 2008) was the hardest part for me to endure..(that was the main reason I started to have this blog initially, to express my loneliness while I was in UK)


Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her... that somebody isn't a mother. How true the quote is.. it always makes me feel good and brightens up my day whenever I gave a hug and a peck at my mommy's cheeks..

She is the other greatest blessing in my life.Indeed, I have been blessed with a mother who has been a source of love, support, strength, and friendship my entire life. When I was facing challenges as a small child, she was there. When I experienced success, she was there. Even now as an adult, she is still here, a constant source of support, love, encouragement, and empathy in my life.

pics taken at anugerah penghargaan buat ibu event held by seri dewi keluarga-karangkraf in 2007

Happy birthday my little prince! I love you oh so very much.
And a very Happy Mother's Day to you all (since it's still May) especially my Mom; Hajjah Karimah Yusof, I love you and miss you Mom, thanks for all you have done.

Till then,
Mama Zharfan & Ariff
24th May 2009
11 am

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Tomorrow is the day...

4 years ago tomorrow (24th May!!) i became a mother for the first time to the adorable boy. I had my gorgeous Zharfan when I was 29.

Last year birthday celebration was a fun one for my boy, as I planned the party at KFC Wangsa Maju. Being a 3-year-old boy already, my Zharfan had understood that the party was meant for him, and he really enjoyed himself at the party. The best part was the game during the event, plus lots of birthday gifts from my family and dear friends.The birthday cake was FOC, part of the KFC bday package :p

I have uploaded all the birthday pics (snapped by Zubye of Eyes of Grace) at picasaweb.

Well, the first birthday for my Zharfan was also celebrated via a birthday party held at home (Taman Industri Bolton), where I had the food catered, and the birthday cake was Pooh plus theme colour was orange.

The second birthday was celebrated via a family holiday at A Famosa Resort, and the cake was Barney!!

So, how about the 4th birthday tomorrow?Emm..I'm still in confinement at kampung...will try to get a birthday cake for my Zharfan, who has requested Ben 10 cake, but that one would be bought when we go back to KL after 2nd June..

Happy Birthday in advance my boy..U have been my source of happiness, inspiration, my everything :)

Till then,
Mama Zharfan & Ariff
8.30 am

Thursday, 21 May 2009

I love FREE VOUCHERS!!! :)

I always overjoyed whenever I receive free cash vouchers that I won from any contests. heyy..Who doesn't anyway :p

Well, last few days, just received KK Home Deco Vouchers (RM10x10 pcs) that I won from Seri Dewi Keluarga January 2009 issue via Sudut Kreatif.

Another voucher is KFC/PizzaHut vouchers (RM10x5 pcs) won from kakiis.com via their previous angpow giveaway promo.

Hope to win more vouchers!! (still waiting for the courier boy to deliver Big Apple voucher that I won from mymesra..emmm)

Till then,
Mama Zharfan & Ariff
5 pm

Monday, 18 May 2009

BabyIbu Giveaway: leanalittleshop.com

BabyIby is currently having a contest/giveaway which runs until 30 May 2009. In fact the contest is the second one organized by this lovely, my fav blog, in conjunction with the blog owner's baby boy 2nd birthday (the handsome Ammar :). The prize for the contest is sponsored by leanalittleshop.com.

Some juicy info about leanalittleshop.com

#An online store which offers educational toys for babies, toddlers and preschoolers
#Some of the available toys are:
wooden puzzle,wooden toys, cloth books,musical mobile, playgym/playmat
#storage for toys
#diaper bag - I already fell in love with blue Simple Dimple diaper bag!

So what's so unique about leanalittleshop.com?
-->it offers a very wide range of product choices for all parents looking for educational toys
-->gift wrapping service - convenient service meant for babygift purpose without much hassle
-->attractive reward point program - a great way to thank cum incentive for their customers' support.

There would be 2 lucky winners for this contest, and winners are picked at random.
The awaiting prizes are:
Girrafe Activity Toy

Wonderworld Baby Rattle - Hexi Twist

How nice if I could win these toys!!!
Winning these toys would double up my joy on top of my adorable lil baby boy!! The cute toys would add sweetener and make my boy cuter in mommy eyes!

"A baby might be looked upon
As a cuddly, lovable toy,
A little package of innocence,
A tiny bundle of joy"

Last but not least, thanks BabyIbu for the wonderful Giveaway (prayfully I'll be one of the lucky winners :), Happy 2nd Birthday to Ammar, and a bunch of thanks to leanalittleshop for generously sponsoring the prizes!!

Till then,
Mama Zharfan & Ariff
10.20 am

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Surviving tough times

It has been more than a week now since my father went into coma...it's very heart-broken and painful for me and my whole siblings to see our beloved father lying on the bed (now in ICU) motionless, unconscious...as if everything that happened for the past one week is a nightmare..how I wish it is only a nightmare, but the fact is, my father is now in critical condition, fighting for his life, if ever there is a chance for him to regain consciuosness again..

We would never give up praying to Allah for his recovery..
"Ya Allah, please cure my beloved father and give him your bless so that he will recover quickly and please give back his health.." Amiin, Ya Rabbal Alamin..

Till then,
Suzi - Daughter of Hj Ismail Awang Besar
5.30 pm

me & Ayah - this photo was taken few years back on Hari Raya

Monday, 11 May 2009

Mother's Day ...and prayers..

I gave my mom a hug and kiss at cheeks for Mother's Day, asking her what's her wish..she wishes and prays that my father will recover soon (me myself and my whole family are praying now for our father's recovery)..

My dad is now in coma (since the last 3 days) for critical liver ailment and internal bleeding..we are going thru hard times now..and everything happens so sudden...our whole family are just too shocked and not ready to face this unexpected things as our father has been healthy...just before he was admitted to the ward because of fever..

Ya Allah, please help us and give my father blessings of health, speedy recovery and longer life...

To all my dear friends, please pray for my beloved father, Hj Ismail Awang Besar..

Till then,
Mama Zharfan & Ariff
12.55 noon

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

"Ibu Hamil Menawan" Contest :)

I'm one of the conso winners for the contest Ibu Hamil Menawan organized by Pa&Ma, prizes sponsored by Funky Mama. Actually, I sent the entry in January for Pa&Ma February 2009 issue(when I was preggie :P), but the result was only released in Pa&Ma May 2009 -when I have already given birth :p
Yesterday, Kak Naroswati, one of editors Pa&Ma gave me a call, informing me that I can redeem nursing wear using the voucher that I won, since I have already given birth and no longer need a maternity wear.
Well, any prizes is ok with me..so happy already to be one of the winners :)

Anyway, Pa&Ma May '09 issue has a number of interesting contests in conjunction with upcoming Mother's Day..never miss to join those contests, and hope to win some or any of it, Insya Allah...

Till then,
Mama Zharfan & Ariff
10.45 am

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

My lil Ariff - some progress

This morning nurses from Pusat Kesihatan Peringat came to my home to do the final visit of my lil baby - Ariff now weighs 3.5kg :) he drinks a lot of milk now, 3 oz per intake..
And to my relief & delight, Ariff has started to breastfeed successfully (though only during daytime)..at nite he still feeds on Mamex Gold - he usually wakes up at least 3 times at nite for the milk.

Last Friday (1st May), my parents had majlis cukur jambul for Ariff, and yes, he is a bald baby now..can't wait to see his hair grows thick again

Now looking forward to finish my 40-day-confinement period - today is 21st day.. I really2 need to do some shopping of my two boys' stuff at Kota Bharu, so planning to go to town with my younger brother who is coming back tomorrow (after finishing his exam).

Till then,
Mama Zharfan & Ariff
11.30 am


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