Saturday, April 21, 2007
44 days story..
Life is great..blooming with love just like these colourful petals..
'Bercukur ceremony' was held in Penang and it was smoothly done by the lady..was quite worry looking at a sharp blade running on her soft head..but Alhamdulillah she have a great job.
Never thought that motherhood will be like this..it is a mixed feeling..but a proud and happy feeling overcome all those pain.
The first few days was just a blank canvas..but with help from others I managed to sailed along. MIL prepared me a menu passed down from her mother for all new mom, it was a mix of garlic..we are talking about a cup of garlic, crushed and mix with ginger, brown sugar and milk...it looks like a porridge but imagine the smell of garlic..it is good for the body due to the heat from garlic and ginger and also best for milk production...after each bowl I was treated with Hacks...
And haruan was the main menu for three weeks in a row..fried and soup..each day and no complaint...
As for the baby, she was such a good girl..no fuss during those 44 days..thank u girl..
And the father, a credit should be given as well...for taking good care , all the attention and understanding are much appreciated.
44 days of confinement wasn't that bad as I imagined..done all those regime..bertungku, berurut..except for berbengkung, I should be religously done it..and now after two months still having these extra chunk of extra meat...I've tried the cream and also homemade recipe, a mixture of lime juice and kapur sirih applied to that bulging area.
All those 'NO' to certain type of food and fruits were not really a big problem, ..but of coz there were certain confusion regarding which fish that is safe..and when is the time to start indulging on certain dessert...even a 'teh tarik' looked tempting during the confinement,
Some old folks said that they used to give pineapple to new mom during the first three days to cleanse the uterus..maybe to speed up the process..each culture have their own way of treatment..
Since I spent more than three weeks in Penang, my ears and eyes has been listening and watching Kasthuri at 7pm.. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa at nite..and sometimes Kalki at Vaanavil..and the radio at the kitchen, of coz to MIL selection- THR Raga...the DJ keep on playing the same Malaysian rap song..'all over the world i love my indian girl..'i only understand these line, the rest need a translation...and for my girl she's the lucky one, MIL speak Tamil with her while FIL sometimes speak and play with her in Benggali. It is better to start young..hmm ...can't wait to show her the world
Posted by sue at Saturday, April 21, 2007