About 2 weeks ago, I noticed that Baby’s cheeks were very rosy all of a sudden. I thought they were some kind of allergy or rash. When I touched the red patch, it was smooth and there was no rash at all. The rosy cheeks […]
Month: January 2011
Yesterday I felt really bloated. I actually have a mild case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Sometimes, I can’t fully empty my bowels and as a result, I would have discomfort and flatulence the whole day. Boy, I hate that feeling of having a hard tummy and letting out gas when I am in a public place. I did not have much appetite for food yesterday so I only ate a small plate of stir fried cauliflower with fresh mushrooms, prawns and celery for dinner. After dinner, I felt even more bloated. So after resting for a while, I decided to drink some apple cider vinegar to help with easing the bowel movement. ACV can also help to neutralize some of the acids in my body from the meat that I had eaten. I poured out about 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and mixed it with Ribena and water. It was still very sour and as usual, it had a slight sting and choking effect on my throat right up to my nose. (instruction is to take 1-2 tablespoons only) About half an hour later, I squeezed some lime juice and drank it with some water. I drink a glass of lime juice after my dinner everyday. About 2 hours later, I had this pain from my chest right up to my abdomen in the middle. It felt like severe gastric pain. The pain lasted for a few hours. I felt cold, felt like emptying my bowels and felt like puking. I tried hard to control the vomiting and quickly went to my bed and lay down in a fetal position. My girls wanted me to read to them and pray but I had to turn them down as I felt horrible. Lying down in a fetal position can help prevent vomiting and I was in that position most of the time for the first 14 weeks of my first pregnancy.
Finally at about 11ish pm, the stubborn poop descended down after causing big havoc and a tornedo inside my guts and tummy. I was sitting on the throne in pain and felt really cold. After I was done with my business, I felt a big relief!! But the nagging pain was still in my abdomen, as if I had heart burn. I had heart burn too when I was preggers with Alycia.
I had loads of work to complete on the computer but I could not sit upright without feeling nauseous. I quickly went back to bed, had a good night’s sleep and the pain was almost gone this morning. I went for a jog and then to the gym as usual this morning. Now the pain is totally gone. Lesson learnt for me. Never ever have an overdose of apple cider vinegar again! And oh yes, I bought 2 more bottles of apple cider vinegar from the organic shop today as it was on offer – only RM38.90 for 2 big bottles. Normal price is over RM22 a bottle. But I ain’t going to overdo it this time!!
My helper and I had a hearty laugh several days ago when we saw Sherilyn’s vanity which turned awry. Sherilyn was preparing to go for ballet in the evening. After dinner, she took a shower and then spent some time in front of the mirror at the bathroom sink area. I was too busy to check what she was doing but I knew it’s her usual dilly dallying again. When she was about to leave the house, we noticed that Sherilyn’s face had uneven patches of pink powder all over and her hands were pink too. She looked like a clown LOL! It was obvious that she had stolen my pink face powder to apply on her face. Gosh, this lil’ Missy is SO vain. She told me that she aspires to be a hairdresser or a make up artist in future. She said she wants to attend a well known beauty institute like the Regency Beauty Institute to hone her skills. Regency graduates are reputed to be sought after throughout the United States. Well, all I can say is that I should never under estimate a young child’s dreams and fantasies. Who knows my little vain pot will make it big in the vanity industry one day!
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Another quick and easy to prepare meal that my girls love is mushroom soup pasta. The ingredients that I normally use are 1 -2 sachets of mushroom soup (Campbell’s powdered mushroom soup with no added MSG), fresh mushrooms, celery, carrot, tomato, onions – all chopped and 1 packet of thickened cream to make the pasta more creamy. The thickened cream also makes the pasta taste and look more like the ones served in restaurants. But that’s optional. Thickened cream can be very costly. A small packet of thickened cream costs over RM10 and must be used immediately.
I always cook extra so that they can be frozen for Baby’s lunch in future (normally consumed within a month).