Monday, 26 March 2012

Stroller Dilemma

Husband and I have been looking at strollers for a while *Pause*

Nah, actually, we've been eyeing for this one stroller before we even knew I was pregnant. *Pause (again)*

Correction. I've been eyeing for this one stroller before we even knew I was pregnant. My husband did not share the same opinion as the stroller that I was aiming for costs too much. Considering our income, he thinks we should opt for a less cheaper stroller. But I believe that a more expensive stroller is always a better choice than a lower priced model. I know what you are thinking. While price is often directly relative to the quality of a product, higher price tag does not necessarily mean that you’ll get a stroller that is better for your needs. Yes, I get that! But I think this one stroller that I've been aiming for or I aimed for is very well made/invented and worth every penny.

And that stroller is........Bugaboo Cameleon

Why am I really in love with this Bugaboo Cameleon Baby Stroller?

Even though it is expensive it lasts from infancy to toddlerhood thanks to the individual seating that it comes with. The bassinette is perfect for baby and when he/she is capable of sitting up on his own the toddler seat fits perfect. Plus since there are two separate seats you don’t have to worry about either one getting too messed up. The Bugaboo Cameleon comes with a rain shield and a mosquito net standard. These are perfect for taking baby out and because they have a storage spot on the stroller you will not forget and leave them home. The stroller is easy to take apart in order to store it in the trunk of a car or closet and very easy to reassemble. 

After a few arguments with my husband, I still did not manage to convince my husband to buy this stroller. It took me awhile but i have finally come to my senses that the stroller is overpriced and we should not spend our savings on a stroller. And so, we decided to buy something that is within our limits of what we earn. Basically, we have agreed to buy a stroller that is not too cheap and not too expensive. Any stroller that is beyond RM1500 should not be an option for us. Personally, my husband and I have considered and tried a total of 6 strollers. 

But then, on a one fine day, I received an SMS from dad in London telling me that he has bought a stroller for our baby. I did not expect it at all. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the SMS because I somehow imagined that dad would bring me home a 'Bugaboo Cameleon' all the way from London. To make the long story short, dad has bought me an Xtreme Pushchair Travel System from Mothercare instead. 

When I first saw the stroller, I was like "is this really a stroller? or a motor boat?." I was quite frustrated at first because it’s a little bulky when folded which I think may not be ideal if you need to fold it on a bus or get it into the boot of a small car and I really think that the design is very old fashion. However, I am still glad and thankful that dad has bought me this stroller for our baby. And I am also grateful that dad has helped us to lessen our financial burden. Though it's not a compact choice but I've read reviews that the Mothercare Xtreme is a really good value travel system, with plenty of great features and added extras for your money. After all, I don't think our baby would mind being pushed in any kind of stroller. I'm so grateful to God he has granted me such a nice and an unbelievably thoughtful Dad. 

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Pregnancy Rambling

I am entering my 3rd semester of pregnancy and all i could think of right now is food. I think about food all the time and I go berserk if i don't get to eat the food that i crave for. Blame the weird pregnancy hormone.  One of the realities of motherhood is that from the instant you find out you're pregnant, your hormones and your instinct will take over your body and your sanity, and your perception of the world around you will change forever especially about food. Haha It is a common cliché that pregnant women crave for food, but no one ever told me that my taste buds would go berserk and I would end up eating tons of ... oranges! I hope you know what I mean, it is totally odd if you eat box after box of oranges until you got yourself a diarrhoea attack (this happened to me in my 2nd trimester). I was really really obsessed with oranges. I even bought citrus-scented shower gel/body soap for myself. Again, blame the pregnancy hormone. Haha

As per my usual routine, i sleep at around 9pm every night and I pee like every 15 minutes. I HATE having to get up at night to go to the toilet, it cramps my sleeping style. It's also quite disturbing wondering if, in the 45 minute drive home from work, I'm going to be able to hold it in or will I have to stop on the side of the road. Basically, i experience what other mothers experience during the 3rd trimester. I've been wanting to start swimming but i’m too busy with work and my weekends are usually packed with family activities.
My baby bump looks practically small compared to other expectant mothers. Trust me, people still think that I am about 4/5 months pregnant while i am now in my 31st week of pregnancy. I weighed myself on Monday and I'm officially up 15kgs from pre-pregnancy weight. And if I keep it up with the ice cream and chocolate, I'm sure it will go up quickly.  Need to be careful. Me + sugar cravings = very dangerous combo. I don’t quite get it though as my baby bump doesn’t really appear but i keep on putting more weight.

Thoughts: I am so excited to meet this baby. I feel like May should be a lot closer than it is...but it's going by fast. At the same time, i all psyched to buy all the baby supplies. Hehe 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Lost Count of How Far I Am

Someone just asked me how far along I am? and I was like 26 weeks, wait.. 25 weeks? errrrrr or probably 27 weeks?