The BIG News

I have a big news to tell you – and this big news comes with a big bump!

 

Yes people, yours truly is pregnant.
I AM PREGNANT! :)

 

Alhamdulillah, I am now entering the second trimester and I have to say that I’m glaaad and relieved that my first trimester is finally over! I did (and still do) get pregnancy sickness starting week 8 until now (I won’t call it morning sickness tho, bcoz I’m at the “healthiest” state when I wake up in the morning) but it’s not severe. I can’t wait for the queasiness to totally ease up, which hopefully would be in about a week or so.

The news shocked the two of us bcoz we weren’t really expecting to have a baby straight away. We were planning to get pregnant like, end of this year, tapi kita hanya merancang, Allah yang menentukan. Alhamdulillah, rezeki datang awal. It’s an unplanned but surely a welcome pregnancy!

Anyway… remember our birthday dinner at KL Tower? Remember I mentioned “our little secret”? Well, this is it! I found out I was pregnant 2 days before our birthday dinner so I planned to break the news to my husband at that time. Perfect timing, ey? The baby would be our birthday present (although I’m not sure who gave to whom actually). I had to keep my mouth shut and God knows how tempting it was! Imagine keeping your pregnancy from your husband?! That was the longest 2 days of my life. But I did a great job because my husband didn’t suspect anything – not even the late period, my sudden increase in appetite, abdominal cramps, nor the sore and sensitive breasts. I guess he just thinks I’m being whiney as usual!

I decided to surprise him so I made him a card, handmade by me and put the pregnancy test kits inside a small box. I also bought a book about pregnancy for dads-to-be, entitled The Expectant Father. Buying the book was another challenge because he was in the bookstore too, but thank God my Speedy 30 is spacious enough that I could make a purchase without a trace!


I just realized it should be “THE father to our baby”. Must be the pregnancy brain.

I waited anxiously until it was time for our desserts – I took out the card and presents, and said “I have a little something for you”. He opened the card first and as he finished reading it, he nearly shouted, “Hah? Betul ker??”. I told him to open the box and when he did, he nearly jumped off his seat. He was grinning and shocked and kept on repeating, “Oh my God, oh my God” sambil pegang perut dia as if he was the one who is pregnant! His expression was priceless. I think that was the sweetest surprise I have ever done to anyone :)
And then later he asked me whether it’s a boy or a girl. I was only 6 weeks pregnant at that time laa! Hehe.


Anyway, as of today, I am 13 weeks and 1 day pregnant. My little one is showing positive progress, and the doc said I have one active baby! No wonder I get hungry every 1-2 hours! Dia asik pusing2 masa doc nak ukur panjang dia during the ultrasound scan. Apparently, my little one is about 6.5 cm and that’s just about the size of my palm. How cute!

I still can’t believe I’m pregnant – that I’m going to be a mommy. It’s so surreal!



My inai…


They’re almost gone! *sobs*
If this is French manicure, then I guess mine is Malay manicure ;p

(Excuse the un-manicured nails, will ya..)



My Wedding Photos: Reception

I guess I’ll start my first update after my not-so-long hiatus with my wedding pictures.
Date: 23rd February 2008
Time: 9.00 pm
Venue: Dewan Perdana FELDA
Theme Color: Pink and Blue
Deco: Kapas Home
Bride & Groom Attires: Rizman Ruzaini
Makeup Artist: Nasha Aziz
Photographer: Ikram Ismail
Videographer: Manggis Production

 

My wedding reception is one of the best moments in my life. I wish I could rewind the moment over and over again. I wanna be a bride again, boleh? A bride to the same husband :)

Getting ready

 

As you all know, I wore a gown with a looooong train on my wedding day with matching 5-inch platform heels, designed by Rizman Ruzaini. The wedding gown was actually Rizman’s idea and it was at the very last minute – if I’m not mistaken, it was a month before the Wedding Reception! I only managed to see and try it on exactly one week before the reception, and as I landed my eyes on the gown, I was awe-struck. It’s made of pink Duchess satin with white pleated hem and lace-appliquéd drop-waist bodice scattered with Swarovski crystals. Rizman did mention that he’ll make a train for the gown, but I didn’t expect it to be that long – or shall I say, big! I feel like a Cinderella!

 

I was excited, but at the same time I was unsure of the whole wedding gown idea. I mean, I wear tudung anddd, have you seen any tudung-wearing brides in wedding gowns before? Exactly. Never. Or at least, I haven’t seen one. That’s why I was unsure. Fyi, I’m not the type of person yg berani trying something new. That’s my little sister. Not me. My mom even suggested I make a new baju but Rizman ckp tak sempat dah bcoz there’s only 3 days left before the wedding day! But after being convinced by Rizman, Ruzaini, my husband and both my sisters, I finally agreed. After all, it is a once-in-a-lifetime moment so it has to be extra special! The only thing I didn’t agree with was the tudung part. I was supposed to wear a turban, like what my Maid of Honor and flower girls wore, except mine has lace and flowers. But I didn’t wear it because my husband doesn’t allow me (I myself don’t like wearing turban anyway). So that’s why I wore back my Nikah tudung.

 

 

But I’m glad I wore the gown! I’ve always dreamt of wearing a ball gown on my wedding day like one of those Disney Princesses when I was a kid, but I have never ever ever thought of really wearing it on my actual wedding day. Somehow, Rizman Ruzaini made my childhood dream come true!

 

Enjoy the pics!

While waiting for the event to start…
In the blues

Meeting the VVIPs
One of the the best moment in life… berarak masuk dewan. The feeling is indescribable!

Renjis renjis dipilis…

Makan time!
Cake cutting
Berarak keluar dewan utk bersalaman dgn para jemputan

Families

Top pic: Bloggers. Middle pic: Mirilyeas. Bottom pic: MMUnians

Tossing the bridal bouquet… And guess who caught it? My pregnant cousin!


Millionaire Mind

One of our favorite motivational books is by T. Harv Eker, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.

So when the author himself is here in Malaysia to give a Millionaire Mind Intensive seminar for the first time everrr, we were extremely excited! We wouldn’t miss it for the world, so hubby bought the tickets straight away.

It’s a 3-day seminar, starting tomorrow. I can’t wait!


My Wedding Photos: Nikah

I can’t believe I’ve been married for 2+ months and I still haven’t uploaded my wedding photos! I thought our wedding was like a week ago. Hee… I know, bad excuse! But anyways, I’ve done my “homework” – so guys, feast your eyes! It took me 7 hours straight to finish compiling the photos so you guys better not complain!

 

Oh before I start, I have some advice for brides-to-be, based on my experience:

 

1) If your waist is an asset and you don’t need a corset (gee… that seems to rhyme) to flatten it, then don’t ever wear one! You are going to “duduk bersimpuh and control ayu” for almost an hour (or more) and the least thing you need is suffocating in your own wedding dress. I did not wear a corset during Nikah and Reception (I was advised by my sis), but I did wear one at the reception on my husband’s side. God, I could barely breathe, let alone swallow my food! And that was sitting on a chair!

2) Always try on the whole outfit (including scarf, veil, shoes, everything) and parade in front of the mirror at least a night before the wedding day. You need to get a rough idea how you’re gonna look like and prepare for any last-minute changes, if any.

3) Have at least 1 extra scarf (tudung) and serkup (anak tudung) if you’re gonna wear one, bcoz you never know how the Makeup Artist or mak andam or whoever in charge of helping you with your tudung is going to do it. You don’t wanna risk having a bad-tudung-day on your special day now, do you?

Okay that’s it. I’m done babbling. Let’s move on with the photos.

 

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Date: 16th February 2008
Time: 9.00 pm
Venue: My parents’ house
Theme Color: White and family of Purples
Pelamin + Hantaran + Deco: Kapas Home
Bride & Groom Attires: Kapas Couture
Makeup Artist: Nasha Aziz
Photographer: Ikram Ismail
Videographer: Manggis Production

 

The day we got married was like a dream. A white magical dream, with candles and crystals and chandeliers. The magical-like pelamin with fairy lights was like a Fairy Godmother’s touch. I couldn’t believe it was really happening.

 

The most pleasurable and non-nervous moment was when my face was being made-up by the professional makeup artist. Every stroke of the brush felt like I was being pampered and indulged. I love the outcome!

 

 

Something “unplanned” happened with my shoes. This glittery stilettos were supposed to be my wedding shoes, but it was so hard to walk properly in them bcoz my dress is made of lace – so the lace stuck to the shoes when I walk. My white Aldo patent peep-toe saved the day! Well, you can never go wrong with a plain patent shoe, right?

 

Okay now let the pictures do the talking. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, and I have tons of ‘em.

 

Friends! They add excitement to any event.

 

Sisterly moments

 

Bilik pengantin. Well, my bilik basically ;p

 

Bride and Groom nervously waiting to be united

This is the moment when I should be crying, but I didn’t.
I was too happy to be crying!

Oh, there were fireworks too. I’m not sure whether the fireworks exploded when the families from the Groom’s side first arrived, or was it after lafaz akad…but it was kinda cool!

 

Exchanging rings and kisses 

Here comes the Bride…and Groom!

 

Feasting time

 

My pretty family in purple

 

Family and In-laws

 

 

Candid moments