Healthy Snack/Meal

One of my favorite snacks during pregnancy, besides this yummy wholegrain cereal, is sandwiches. Egg, chicken, tuna – anything! I eat sandwiches almost everyday, either for lunch or in between lunch and dinner. It’s so easy to make, and the best part is, it’s healthy!

I’m gonna share with you one of my favorite sandwich recipes:

Poached Egg Sandwich

The ingredients:

2 slices of bread, toasted (I prefer wholemeal bread but I’m using white bread bcoz that’s the only bread left)
1 egg
1/2 cup Vinegar
1 cup water
Salad – I use lettuce, that purple-colored veggie which I’m not sure what it’s called, carrots, red capsicum, celery, cherry tomatoes and grapes (all chopped/thinly sliced)
Chili sauce
Mustard (it’s a healthier alternative to mayonnaise bcoz it’s lower in fat and calories)
Thousand Island dressing

First, poach the egg. It’s easy, really. Crack the egg and put it in a small bowl (make sure you don’t break the yolk). Place the water and vinegar in a pan, and bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiled, turn down the heat and pour the egg. The vinegar allows the egg white to congeal easily. Cook for about 3 minutes. Once it’s cooked, lift the egg using a slotted spoon and put it aside.

Spread some margarine on one side of each bread. Layer the bread with salad, mustard, chili sauce, thousand island dressing and the poached egg the way you like it. I like mine to be salad, egg, salad. Here’s how it looks like before placing the other slice of bread on top…

Here’s another sandwich I made for lunch the other day using avocado, chicken pistachio which I got from Mercato, cheese and boiled egg. I call it Double Decker Chicken Pistachio with Avocado Sandwich (it’s a mouthful, I know).

I may be one of the minorities, but I loveeee avocados!

Baby shopping: Diaper bag

So I have decided to get the pink diaper bag that I have been eyeing for quite some time. It’s not available here, that’s why I had to get it when I had the chance!

Anyways, I decided to look for a diaper bag online since there aren’t many choices here in Malaysia (plus, I’m new in this area). And boy are there so many!

Choosing one was easy bcoz I know what I want. I want:
a messenger bag so that it can be worn over the shoulder or hang on a stroller, easy-to-clean fabric, full-flap or zipper closure, not too big but spacious enough, have lots of pockets and compartments, simple and chic design, and most importantly nothing too handbag-looking nor cutesy-girly (even if I’m having a girl). In short, a functional yet fashionable diaper bag.

I googled for diaper bags, and found That’s where I started my own little research. There are a lot of designer brands for diaper bags to choose from (I never knew that before) and the best part is, they don’t cost a bomb! Believe me. Most of the bags cost less than RM500.

The most fab designer diaper bag that I have come across so far is by Reese Li. Here are some of my favorites from the Lexington collection (there’s a pacifier dangler on each bag. So cute!) :

There’s also a matching Changing Clutch. Just how brilliant is that?

The only drawback of the Lexington bag is the flap closure. It’s only in the middle, so it’s quite open on both sides. Bag closure is one of my most important features to consider when buying bags, even handbags. I don’t like the contents of my bag to be visible (and easily accessible) to others. It makes me feel bare and insecure. But even if it has full-flap or zipper closure, I won’t be able to get it bcoz they only ship within the US, and the nearest Reese Li store from Malaysia is not even in Asia. It’s in… Norway. I don’t have any friends/family in Norway.

So I had to look for other brands…

…and came across this Grey Dot Messenger bag from OiOi! It’s perfect; just what I was looking for. It’s chic alright, and my husband wouldn’t mind carrying it bcoz the exterior is not too pink and girly. The interior, trim and accessories are pink in color btw.

This bag also comes in blue and green lining.

I managed to get the bag with the help of my friend who is currently in Singapore. She’s a total life saver! I don’t mind if my baby turns out to be a boy, I can use it for myself! It can be used as a gym bag, too. Well, I am planning to take up a gym (yoga) class with my sister. Isn’t that right, Wani? I’m just not sure when. And where. But that’s not the case here ;p

Baby Boy or Girl?

How do I know if I’m having a baby boy or a baby girl, without having an ultrasound scan? My next checkup is in 2 weeks’ time, but I can’t wait that long! Plus, it’s not 100% confirmed that the baby’s sex will be revealed by then. I need to know ASAP. Like, now. I need to decide which color of diaper bag to get. I know it’s still early. But it’s now or never.

Some of you say, it might be a girl. Some say it’s a boy. Here’s some clearer info that might just help with the prediction:

1) During the 1st trimester, I craved for spicy food. Like reaaally spicy – cili padi spicy.
2) Now in my 2nd trimester, most of my cravings are of seafood – shrimps, crabs and scallops especially.
3) I love lemonade/lime juice. And watermelon juice.
4) I’m starting to have lotsss of pimples on my face. It’s the worst ever! I look (and feel) horrible.
5) Currently, my favorite ice-cream flavor is Strawberry. Before pregnant it was Chocolate.
6) I love veggies!
7) I love chicken too. I used to be a fussy chicken-eater (breasts only), tapi skarang semua saya tibai! Kulit, lemak, etc etc. Especially if it’s fried chicken.
8) I don’t like burgers.
9) I don’t really crave for chocolates. The only chocolate I crave for is the M&S Digestive Biscuits.
10) I don’t have mood swings. Not even during the early days.
11) I’m so lazy to dress up, do my make-up and even shampoo my hair. Semua dilakukan secara paksa-rela.
12) I had morning sickness during early pregnancy (at week 8 until about week 14), but it wasn’t really severe.
13) Now I don’t have morning sickness anymore, but I have headaches (pounding head, more like). Like every day, especially masa baru bangun tido.

I think that’s about it. I know predicting baby’s sex by food cravings and whatnot might be an old wives’ tale, but who knows.


Should I just get the color that I like (pink, of course)? After all, I am the one who’s gonna wear the bag; not the baby!

What do you think?


14) I love eggs!

Anyway, I found some articles on how to predict the sex of your baby on! Let’s see.. (this is gonna be a loooooong entry!)

It’s a boy if:

  • You didn’t experience morning sickness in early pregnancy. (no, I did)
  • Your baby’s heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute. (not sure)
  • You are carrying the extra weight out front. (no)
  • Your belly looks like a basketball. (not sure. What do u think?)
  • Your areolas have darkened considerably. (hmm…not that much)
  • You are carrying low (not sure)
  • You are craving salty or sour foods. (umm… I guess)
  • You are craving protein meats and cheese. (yes. But not beef/lamb)
  • Your feet are colder than they were before pregnancy. (not sure coz I wear slippers)
  • The hair on your legs has grown faster during pregnancy. (no)
  • Your hands are very dry. (they’re normal)
  • Your pillow faces north when you sleep. (I don’t know)
  • Dad-to-be is gaining weight, right along with you. (he kind of look the same to me)
  • Pregnancy has you looking better than ever. (hell no!)
  • Your urine is bright yellow in color. (it’s yellow-er than usual, but I’m not sure if it’s bright or dull)
  • Your nose is spreading. (no)
  • You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves in circles. (haven’t tried that)
  • You are having headaches. (yes)
  • You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an even number. (yes)

It’s a girl if:

  • You had morning sickness early in pregnancy. (not severe, but yes)
  • Your baby’s heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute. (not sure)
  • You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear (not really, I think. Or maybe not yet?)
  • Your left breast is larger than your right breast (yes)
  • Your hair develops red highlights (no)
  • You are carrying high (don’t know)
  • Your belly looks like a watermelon (don’t know)
  • You are craving sweets (sometimes, especially in the 2nd trimester)
  • You are craving fruit (not really the fruit itself. But juices and fruity-flavored ice-creams. Does that count?)
  • You crave orange juice (sometimes. But I crave watermelon and lime juice more)
  • You don’t look quite as good as normal during pregnancy (YES!)
  • You are moodier than usual during pregnancy (no)
  • Your face breaks out more than usual (YESSSS!)
  • You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread (yes)
  • Your breasts have really blossomed! (yes, and I like that ;p)
  • Your pillow faces south when you sleep (not sure. What does it means south? East/West more like)
  • Your urine is a dull yellow color (again, not sure about the brightness of my urine)
  • You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves from side to side (haven’t tried that)
  • You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number (no)

And here’s a Chinese Gender Chart. I don’t know how accurate it is, but it doesn’t hurt to try, does it?

Simply find the age of the mother at the time of conception on the chart below and then follow across to the month the baby was conceived to find the predicted gender. Although this chart is said to have a success rate of over 90 percent, keep in mind that this is solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!

IF according to that chart, I’m having a baby GIRL (age 25, conception in March)!

A friend of mine is also pregnant (she’s about a week earlier than me). She had her ultrasound scan and her doc said she’s having a boy. The chart also tells she’s having a boy.

Can you mommies tell me whether the chart bole dipercayai ke tak? I mean, just according to the age you conceived and in what month (not according to ultrasound scan results). You have your babies already…

My decision of getting that pink diaper bag will be based on the accuracy of the chart! ;)

Time to re-treat

My husband and I are avid fans of Italian food. It’s a must for us to treat ourselves with pasta or pizza or both on a weekly basis. And this time, it’s Piccolo Mondo – the Godfather of Italian food, as it proclaims.

Since it was our first time dining there, we asked the waiter to recommend apa yang best.
So here’s what we had (I forgot the names tho):

Pizza with all of my favorite toppings! There’s a section of pepperoni, salmon, mushroom and chunks of chicken ham (it tasted more like calamari to me). I wish there’s a section of shrimps as well. But it was nonetheless yummy!

Alfredo pasta with chunks of chicken and green peas. The pasta is made from tomato, so it’s cheesy and tomato-ish all at the same time. The combination is absolutely delectable!

And then later for dessert, we had Baskin Robbins Waffle Ice Cream…

Gee, writing this makes me hungry!

Gorgeous Mommies with Bellies

Heidi Klum. Angelina Jolie. Jessica Alba.

These mommies have bodies and bellies to die for!

Pictures from Google and Popsugar.