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sebab Aisyah noot

Thursday, August 28, 2008

'Ibuuuu...Aisyah miss Ayah.'
'Kalau Aisyah rindu Ayah, kenapa Aisyah pukol Ayah smlm?'
She grinned at me and answered, 'Sebab noot?'
'Siapa noot? Aisyah ke Ayah?'
'Aisyah lahhh...'

Aisyah had a fall yester'nite from the chair which is almost triple her height. I know that children will need to see the doctor if the height of the fall is equal or double their height. But she stopped crying and was back to her normal self again a few minutes after the ordeal. (Normal means 'torturing' her Tok by poking him with her dinosaur, and merajok when her Nenek reminded her not to jump around the bed lest she mite fall again). She even woke me up at 3am to have a bottle of milk.

How do I recognize a serious injury?

How the child injured himself is very important. In general, if you fall from a height twice the height of the child, then you should be suspicious of a serious injury. To put it in everyday terms, if the child falls from a normal bed onto a carpeted floor, the injury is unlikely to be serious. If the child fell from a double decker bed onto a marble floor, hitting the head directly, then it may be serious. Head injuries sustained in violent events such as car accidents should always be assessed by a medical professional.

What signs do I look out for?

• Any unusual behaviour
• Confusion about familiar names and places
• Inability to wake child from sleep
• Increasing or persistent headache
• Seizures (Fits)
• Unsteadiness on feet
• Unusual drowsiness and sleepiness
• Vomiting more than three times
• Double or Blurred vision
• Bleeding or discharge from the ear or nose

In general, if the child falls and cries loudly for a while then afterwards behaves normally, then it is a good sign. If the child falls and loses consciousness or starts vomiting or becomes very lethargic and sleepy, then something is wrong.
taken from Karri Family Clinic

I'll definitely be on a lookout for any of the abovementioned signs (which I hope they will NOT appear!) for the next few days.

The ultimate pregnancy FAQ

Friday, August 22, 2008

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q : I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q : What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?

Q : My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q : Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word 'alimony' means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q : Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q : Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

..do people press the traffic light button a number of times when all you need is just a single press? It's the same with lifts. Maybe the theory of "the more I press the button, the faster it comes" is true for them. hah!

WHI - sekolah di rumah

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Part 1

Part 2

Congrats to mamafiza. :) Learnt quite a bit from the interview.


Friday, August 08, 2008

Someone just shared with me:

Children are not expensive, lifestyles are.

learning and discovery

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

In a few months time, Aisyah will 'graduate' from being two. InsyaAllah we won't have another two year old until 2yrs+ time. I believe that being 2 means that Aisyah is ready to learn about anything and everything whenever we are ready to let her at it.

When I did my research on the different homeschooling curriculum, Charlotte Mason said all educational stimuli is divided into 2 categories...books and things. You give a tod lots of good books and a variety of experiences, their young minds will have a 'feast'. I don't remember when Aisyah started learning the sounds of the alphabets or what happens when she mixes red and yellow but I know that she didn't learn those through a school environment.
I read a lot of mummies are concerned that their kids cant read, count up to 100(!!) or even call them mummy by a certain age. I know that a kid must be able to read, knows basic maths and able to write a short composition by the time he/she is in primary 1 and we all want a good headstart for our kids. However given the right materials and being at the right age, I'm sure they'll be able to 'unlock' their brains for such skills.

"Let the child alone, and he will learn the alphabet for himself: but few mothers can resist the pleasure of teaching it; and there is no reason why they should, for this kind of learning is no more than play to the child, and if the alphabet be taught to the little student, his appreciation of both form and sound will be cultivated. When should he begin? Whenever his box of letters begins to interest him. The baby of two will often be able to name half a dozen letters; and there is nothing against it so long as the finding and naming of letters is a game to him. But he must not be urged, required to show off, teased to find letters when his heart is set on some other play"

On a certain note, I'm glad that I got connected with a few Muslim homeschooling mommies *Alhamdulillah for the internet!* and hopefully He let me enjoy my precious moments discovering and learning right along with Aisyah for as long as possible.

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