Rocking Chair Makeover

  A few years back Hessa rocked herself to sleep in this very rocking chair /glider at husband’s aunt’s house. Well, she’s shifting house and the glider was gifted to us. 😁 

Once we had it in the house though, it wasn’t such an easy task. It didn’t match any of our decor/rooms. I wanted it in the girls’ room so I could keep an eye on Hessa while I’m putting AdikH to sleep or nursing her. 

Confident giler tau nak refurbish the chair sendiri. All coz of pinterest. Lol. Saw this and that and this. Then I realized something… I’m still pregnant. Lol! Gotta be less ambitious. 

So first stop is spotlight. If there’s no cushions that fit, I gotta make my own and err, not looking forward to hand-stitching coz I don’t have a sewing machine! 😱

Thankfully, husband spotted two thick cushions. And I mean 3″ thick box cushions. Not cheap but makes my life easier already. 

   

So I’m left with that skirting thingy to remove and the whole chair to spray to a colour we like. Maybe even remove the wings, looking a bit too ol’skool there. 

Took the back and the arms off. 

  
It was a process and a half just trying to remove the skirting… 😥 The staples were too deeply embedded in the wood to remove and the wood was raw! 

  
Yeahhhhh. Wasn’t too happy about it. But ok still salvageable. Just need to buy white cloth to cover and staple before spraying. Then after da habis spraying the whole chair, can staple over grey cloth that matches the cushions. 

Yup, that called for another trip to Spotlight. 

  
After spraying! And yeah I purposely covered the top and put extra foam on it, just to make sure it lasts longer. So once the paint dries, I check to make sure it’s evenly sprayed and then I can cut the grey fabric to be stapled onto the seat. Hoorayyyy! It’s coming together!

  
And it’s done! Yeay me and hubby (for spraying the chair)!!! 

 

 

Waving the white flag

34 weeks and I’m officially on hospitalization leave. Wanted to stick it out at work for longer but actually not possible with all the cramps and pains and whatnots. 

AdikH is measuring at 2.6kg while the normal average weight is actually 2.1kg. And yes, that 0.5kg makes a load of difference. From the pressure to the amount of pain from whichever nerve she is lying on. Could hardly walk or get up at times. She has dropped so low and I got some weird feeling cramps yesterday. 

Ok enough is enough la eh. Also think I over exerted myself on Friday and Saturday. Haiz. So yes, went waddling slowly back to TPS to get my leave. Cannot tahan. 

Got my Ju-ju-be Pinky Swear loot yesterday and I’m sooo happy. It’s a really pretty print… Got 2 sets of the baglets or Be sets and one had slightly crooked alignment. Oh well.  

   
   
Pardon the tummy shot. Heheheh. There’s a Super Be in the same print but it’s super big. Lol. Not sure if I wanna keep it for use or to sell it off. Still thinking about it… Will be putting up a packing/what’s in my bag blog post if I have the time…

 

More items off the list! 

My pump arrived last week and I had a few silly moments together with a colleague coz we were both wondering how to charge our M1s. 😂😂😂 Totally didn’t help that the manual is in Korean. So far, so good, it’s quite small, quiet and the suction is good! 👍 Got myself the T-connector and another breast shield set so I can pump both sides at a time. 

Eyeing a black double compartment Autumnz cooler bag. But that one can get later la. Together with all the breast milk storage bags/containers. And nursing bras. Any recommendations? Really have no idea where I kept my old ones… Hmmm. 

Used my JJB Be Prepared today and I’m seriously so happy about it. Gotta love the mummy pocket and the key fob provided. No more digging around for my keys! Anyway, loving my Be large set piece. Can’t wait to try out the Be Quick. Heheh! 

My last visit to the gynae was uneventful but my mum found it an experience coz I made her take public and the shuttle bus with me and Hessa. Lol! Guess who enjoyed the visit the most? Yup, Hessa! 

   
   

She totally treated the TPS waiting area like her home. 😅 

Good news, Adik has gone head down as compared to her breech position before. Bad news, she’s head down, very low and engaged. No wonder I’ve been waddling around. And all the pains, 😱. Been getting dizzy spells and breathless super easy lately. A walk to work from my mum’s place used to take 5 minutes. Now it takes 10-15 minutes and I’m still breathless half an hour later. 

Supposed to use the hols to rest but there’s just sooooo much to do. I keep telling myself to just take it a day at a time. Some days are good, some days I’m just in bed and le husband takes over the house. He even cooks! Haha, he says it’s fun. 😘

I’m tired and pale a lot, which really sucks. But that drive or instinct to get everything I can done asap before adik arrives is really strong. Please stay inside and cook a lil longer ok Adik? End of July or early August seems good, same birthday as me pun ok. 

Ju-ju-be Be set and Fuel Cell

Ok, I caved in to temptation and got myself the Be set and the Fuel Cell, both in the Duchess print this time. 

So the Be set comes in 3 different-sized pouches and 2 straps; a wristlet strap and a long strap that’s more for cross body. 

  
I packed the largest one with wipes, tissues, diapers and mosquito patches.  Just a Hessa essentials bag for now. 

   

 The medium pouch, I used it for my own things. :) Staff pass, csc card, red pen, blue pen, phone charger, phone, earpiece, thumbdrives, small tin of pins and brooches, home keys and some money. I attached the long strap so it’s something that is actually on me all the time. 

 

  
  
Yeah it fits everything stated and can still zip well. 😁😁😁 Colleagues saw me carrying it around and commented on how convenient it was to have everything nearby. Especially since we walk around a lot, need our hands to carry other things, a crossbody bag is great! Can even swap the large pouch with the medium one if you have more things to carry. 😁

I use the small pouch as a card holder and Hessa’s hair accessories holder. 

  
There are packing videos available on YouTube about how other mummies, usually US-based, pack their diaper bags and how they use their Be sets. 

So far, the fuel cell has not been in use. I got it in advance for transporting AdikH’s milk or to carry my pump around. Hurhur. 

  
I’m actually waiting for the Countess to be available in the Be set. Can’t have too many multi-functional pouches, can you? 😂

More ju-ju-be ramblings…

Yesterday’s plan was to head to the Philips’ sale, get bottles for Hessa and AdikH if they were cheaper and get some much-needed stretch mark oil for me.

Once we arrived at Philips’ though, the crowd was horrible. Plus the fact that I’m slow-waddling around and with Hessa in tow, not a good idea at all. That girl just doesn’t do well in crowds. Pfft.

So off we went to get dinner and then headed to Marina Square which has both Kiddy Palace and Mothercare. Compared prices for pumps since I’m there and with the husband around, easier coz I can’t reach everything. 😁 I’ve been stalking, err, looking for better deals to get a pump and finally have my heart set on the Spectra M1. Long story short, price and noise is very important to me. Might even get the freemie cups for when I get back to work, InsyaAllah. So yeah, agreed that buying in-store was just not practical when online sells it for so much cheaper.

Got what I wanted plus 2 packs of AdikH newborn clothes. My mum was saying AdikH mcm kesian coz most of her clothes are hand-me-downs from Hessa. Hurhur. Please ah, my mum has already gotten AdikH a toy, much to Hessa’s chagrin. LOL. We’ll see how she shares her Oma.

Hubby wanted to look for Maternity Exchange coz that was the place we can actually see the diaper bags in person and also where he bought the SkipHop slingbag. Initially thought it wasn’t in MarinaSquare anymore, too much renovation going on there, until we spotted it a bit further off from Marks&Spencer. Stepped in and tada! The Ju-ju-be bags were on display!

They had the Nautical collection in the BFF and Be Prepared versions. Those bags are really big in person. We asked to see the Be Right Back and the sales lady showed us all the compartments available in it. Got hubby to try wearing it and then I asked if they had the Legacy collection in BRB. Apparently, they only brought in the Queen of the Nile print and the Admiral. Admiral was sold out so she brought out the Queen of the Nile BRB. OMG! When you look at it online, you’re not really sure coz of the print and it kinda makes you think it blurs into a grey. But when you see it in person, its really that gorgeous. And hubby got it for me! Wheeeeeeeeee!

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Got home and gushed over it. LOL. Seriously, the material is awesome whilst being light. I know Enn has been complaining about her MBMJ being heavy even without anything inside it… And then I went to the Ju-ju-be website and saw new prints in the Legacy collection! *jaw-dropping moment*

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The plain black ones are called The Monarch and the ones with the hexagonal print are called the Countess. Le sigh! And they finally came out with the gold stroller clips! Soooooo prettyyyyyyyyy!

After posting the photo of the BRB on instagram, I realised I’m not the only JJB fanatic/stalker around. There are plenty around, especially in my own circle of friends. Ju-ju-be, we want moreeeee! ♥♥♥♥♥

Articulation Avenue for Ayu…

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