Feb 282010
 

一個普通不過的動作  – ‘R’ 背脊,令我今日sweet咗成日。

上午,同兩隻小豬玩緊,大豬同我講話背脊好痕,要我幫佢’R'吓。佢皮膚比較乾,好多時都會話痕,但通常會自己’R',又或者我會叫佢搽D cream,都會好D。今日我都有叫佢搽 cream,但佢叫我幫佢’R',no problem!

‘R’ ‘R’ 吓佢話好舒服,唔俾我「收手」。佢原本係「立正」俾我’R',但我舉手舉到有D攰,就叫佢趴在我腳上。佢一趴,就趴咗成十分鐘。全程話好舒服,不停甜笑,又叫我’R'到100下先停,仲約我再’R'。好久冇同D豬仔咁close,sweet 到漏油。

阿仔,你開聲,媽媽「仆倒」嚟幫你再’R'背脊!

 Posted by at 12:45 am
Feb 282010
 

One of the problems moms-to-be face is their skins. Our faces may look dull or oily due to horomonal changes. Also, our skins may become itchy and dry. So what should we do?

What I did was I switched to organic products, completely. Most of the cosmetic products are safe for pregnant women. However, I just want to be on the safe side, since organic products are free from harmful chemicals. This is also because one of the major concerns that pregnant women has is skincare products penetrating into our skins. So, please take the following advices:

1. If your skin is free from problems, congratulations! You can pretty much stay with your usual skincare products if you don’t feel like switching and you are certain that the products you use are not harmful to the unborn babies.

2. If your skis in oily and getting an unusual amount of acne, do not attempt treatments at home by yourself. Go talk to your OB or a dermatologist and explain your problems. They will be able to help.

3. Whatever treatment you are to receive for your skin, make sure there is no retinols (a type of vitamin A) that are considered by some experts not suitable to moms-to-be as the substance can be harmful to the unborn child – remember, they penetrate!

4. As our skin stretches, it tends to get itchy, especially around our lovely bellies. Many will use lotions or moisturizers that are safe for the unborn children. What I used was just olive oil everyday after I showered. After patting myself dry, I put some olive oil on areas that tended to get itchy – the belly and the bottom. Yes! Olive oil, as simple as that! I am proud to tell you that it worked magic. I only have the slightest trace of stretch marks, they are hardly noticeable. Try it!

5. Always use sunblock – this is extremely important in preventing melasma – they are brown patches on our faces due to the combination of sun exposure and hormonal changes. Trust me, they do occur, no matter how hard you try. So, do your best to minimize their amount.

If you run into serious trouble, don’t hesitate to let you doctor know. They are always there to help.

Feb 212010
 

One of the million dollar questions to the many moms-to-be. I am sure you all have done your researches and read about the advantages and disadvantages of breast feeding. Hey, but those are only reports from researchers. Let’s hear it from the people who actually did it – me!

Only my younger son had the opportunity to be breast-fed. My older boy could not latch onto my breast properly so I was not able to breast feed him. I was longing to breast feed my second son. I was getting anxious and excited. I was very well prepared and also had enough Chinese soup to ensure my ‘supply’ was abundant.

As soon as little Ron was able to latched onto my breast, there was a sense of relief! I thought to myself: I could now breast feed, I am a real mother now. The warmth, the intimacy, with my baby in my arms, everything was just right.

Alright, time to face the reality. That was THE upside of breast feeding. All the other upsides about health and stuff are just bonuses. Let’s come back to the real world. The bad news is – the downsides are plenty.

First, you are pretty much on-call 24/7, whenever, and wherever. This is tough, especially when you are extremely tired and need to rest; and when you have to be away. Here you will need the help of modern technology. Get a good electrical pump and prepare some milk for you babies what you have to be away during his / her feeding time. For the worn out part, well, I got up whenever the little boy called me. I was not able to get enough rest. I guess that’s one of the reasons why breast feeding mothers will lose weight faster.

Second, you have to plan your life carefully. What I mean is, a trip to the mall could be very different now. This is because you have to take your baby with you. In that you will have to make sure there is baby care rooms in the mall, if not, you will have to go somewhere else. Also, there are places that you must go, but certainly cannot accommodate your breast feeding. In these cases, you may need to take milk powder with you, which is a debatable alternative since many mothers are against mixing the two milks. If you are adamant about breast feeding only, you will have to carefully plan you routes. Well, you will get used to this.

Third, you are what you eat. To be more correct, your milk is what you eat. So, the diet is very plain, well-balanced, and can be boring some time. No caffeine, spices, alcohol, cigarettes, etc. And you have to let your doctors know should you get sick, because the medication has to be safe for the babies. Last, but not least, for those of you who don’t like milk, you are in for a long time. You have to ensure your calcium is replenished.

Well, that were the worst parts of breast feeding your lovely babies. When you are a new mother and everything seems already chaotic to you, these downsides will just make you go crazier. However, I can tell you, no matter how tired you are, no matter how troublesome things might look; as soon as you hold that baby in your arms, right next to you, that feeling is worth everything in this world. Yes, I mean everything.

To All Mothers!

Feb 202010
 

在香港這大城市裡生活,好容易有呢個錯覺:錢 ,真係萬能嫁!

當你趕時間,又或者想舒服D,俾多少少錢坐的士,既舒適又節省不少時間,爽!

當你揹個名牌手袋,登時自信心返哂嚟,勁!

當你周不時換最新手提電話,個D羨慕嘅眼光,嘩!

如果你有部跑車,仲更加不得了。朋友呀,朋友個朋友呀,女呀,排住隊同你friend!

但係,有冇嘢錢買唔到嫁?有,最老土個樣…

健康!唔洗多講。有好多錢,但成日瞓响張床望住個天花板,要錢嚟做乜?

你跟住可能會話,仲有親情都係。真係?你肯定?但我開始懷疑,錢係可以買到親情嫁。你有冇見過D人豐衣足食但會為錢嘈交?係嫌D後生俾D心意唔夠多。跟住就玩黑面,玩針對,都幾死火。有錢就笑番,friend番哂,唉!

仲有,當你富貴時,親戚D面口好D嫁 。但當你閉翳時,佢地個樣仲閉翳過你,慌死會問佢借咁。

因此,我相信,唔係,係堅信,一句响電影聽到的金句,好啱聽:有錢唔係萬能,但冇錢,就真係萬萬不能!

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Feb 062010
 

Many friends have complaint to me that they were losing memories after giving birth. I can tell you that this is not true.

I actually kept a very close eyes on myself on this claim as soon as I gave birth to my first boy. I didn’t feel that my memory was deteriorating. So, why did my friends feel that way?

It is simple – we now have to remember things for another person. With two boys, I have to remember things for three persons. So, I keep telling my friends that we are not getting forgetful. As a result, they should not be too worried about this. What I do is I keep a simple calendar and write all appointments down. And I am in good shape (why I am not using digital devices is another story, I will save it for later).

Back to us losing memory. My theory has real support. I was reading the newspaper this mornning on this topic. A study done by the Australian National University shows that we, mothers, do not suffer from memory losses after giving birth. The study confirms my theory that we are simply too occupied with the baby thing and lose track of things here and there.

So, mommies, don’t be silly. We are not getting older and more forgetful just because we are mothers now. Take some rest, and you will be reset tomorrow morning.