Unfortunately, delivering a baby is not as easy as that la…. hehe.
My feet started to swell really badly 2 weeks ago and since I didn’t have any problems with water-retention on my feet, I knew the swelling was a sign that the delivery date is coming near. I mean, my MIL who has 11 kids surely talks through experience as she said that once the swelling subsides, I’d have about a week before I pop.
Guess what... as of Friday, the swelling on my right foot has subsided and last night, both my feet looks as good as normal. >8-O
There’s probably some truths to it, you know. I mean, at least medically, as my doctor said that I’d probably pop sometime next week when I went for our scheduled check-up yesterday. She’s targeting 15th July at the latest but she won’t stop me if I’d go into labour anytime after the visit yesterday. Gosh… I was so scared… I still am. Still, the best advise she ever gave us (according to the one la…) as she told us to have more sex if we want the labour to start earlier. Hmmm… ya right… if the baby still doesn’t want to come out, no amount of sex could trigger the contractions, right? ;P
Things have been going great since my last post. Apart from my feet being swollen and I could only fit into my beloved crocs, I managed to finish a few pairs of baju raya for myself with an estimated measurements just for practice purpose. I used only cheap materials except for the recent boat-necked baju kurung moden which I used the saree material I bought in Mumbai about 2 years ago… hopefully, I’d fit into it.
I’ve also managed to finish up the one’s baju melayu… my first ever baju melayu creation for the man I love… I’ve never ever done one before and it is not very easy. The top was probably much easier than the pants, though, but once I could perfect the technique, he’d probably be wearing home-made pants from now on hehe… of course, due to the not-so-snug fit for the pants, I bought another material to try again. Hopefully this time, it works since I’d be learning from the first imperfect try.
Carrying a baby girl, I guess, has suddenly brought this side of me. I’ve always loved to sew but never really pursued it until a best friend recently made me realise that life is not all about work and family. You gotta have time for things you love to do.
Hence, I took this baju kurung which I made (used my usual tailor) just before I found out I was pregnant. I bought very nice materials from my trips to Aceh and since her charges can be quite expensive, I decided to just make a plain baju kurung and enhance it later. How true… I tried this very basic beading technique and walah… the luxurious silk turns out to be even more classy. I love it. I know I’ll be experimenting more once I stay home during my confinement. In fact, I planned on doing baju kurung raya for both my mom and MIL. Hopefully, jadi. I dunno how cranky or calm the baby will be and planning is good, although it might not turn out the way you wanted. However, hope is good.
the simplest technique anyone can try on their baju kurung... with the help of rich colour beads and a creative way of arranging the colours together, a simple technique can bring out the best result to a simple baju kurung.
More work has been given to me as well, as part of my freelance opportunity… I am doing up a corporate write-up for an up-coming oil and gas company… a really small company just starting up doing a very niche section of a big division and I thought it is a good start. Still, you know how it is working for a new company where directions are still not very firm and although a strong advise is needed, they are not willing to pay so much and hence, there’s only so little I can do la. It’s not easy coming up with niche copy and I’ll just give them what they want or I’d just back out if the situation doesn’t look that promising.
I’ve also completed some translations for magazine ads. It sure feels good when you’d see your work out in the public.
Oh, I’ve also managed to taste this lovely lovely recipe for bread and butter pudding from this really sweet blogger who sent us a book entitled, “Anita Sarawak – Cooking with Love”. I never thought I’d be craving for my favourite bread and butter pudding until I saw the recipe in the book. I am truly touched by her gesture since we’ve never really met and only been communicating via emails and comments left on mine and the one’s blogs. I guess that is one beauty about blogging, you’ll never know who’d touch your heart and in what way. Thanks, Emily!
So in the midst of all that, mommy and baby are fine… I felt some sharp pain yesterday afternoon while we were cleaning up some stuff but with the help of the one, things went better. I thank god he was just beside me and very calmly made me feel more comfortable.
I’ll be seeing some dearest girlfriends later this afternoon at BSC to catch up before I pop and I think that will be my last excursion before little jj comes out.
The emergency bag is already packed although we have yet to put it in the trunk. And I guess, we're all set. InsyaAllah...