Monday, 6 February 2012

Pregnancy Brain

Mr. Fruitheart has been the most informative person during my first day pregnancy until now. He knows what to do, what to expect and very patience. He even subscribed to the Babybump website. Here was what he showed me on my week 24, day 4, 2nd trimester.

You set your car keys on the counter—you know you did—but they aren’t there now. If it seems like these scatter-brained moments are happening more and more often, you’re not alone. All of those hormone fluctuations are causing the all-too-common phenomenon known as “Pregnancy Brain”, which happens to many moms-to-be at some point. Unfortunately, short of carrying a sticky note pad around to jot down constant reminders to yourself, there’s not much you can do to stave off the occasional flightiness and forgetfulness. So just laugh it off and use hormones as your scapegoat while you still can. Chances are, those around you will cut you some much-deserved slack.

I was laughing while reading it. I never knew there was a phenomenon called 'Pregnancy Brain'. I thought as I am getting older, I forget easily. Once, I forgot to take my handbag together which I just put it on the chair for 5 seconds! I went straight to the car and left the house. We had to turn back to the house to get it. Next, I thought I had left my phone on my office table, but it was not there. Can you imagine, I have to go up and looked for it when it was already inside my bag?

It was the day when kiddo's morning school was on holiday. Early morning we dropped him off at the nursery as usual. I took his bag and he was supposed to stay there. I told him to stay in the car and asked why he wanted to go out. He was a bit blur and Mr. Fruitheart was staring at me. I was like.. why? Eh! Suddenly.. Sorry son, I forgot that you need to go in as well. We burst into laughter.

Until today, whenever I forget things they will bring this story up. Teasing mummy. And I thought I lost my brain somewhere. Poor me! Blame the pregnancy hormone boys.

First Ever Nasi Lemak Made by Me

It's a long holiday here in Malaysia, due to Prophet Muhammad Birthday on Sunday. And Tuesday is Thaipusam celebration. I am at my parents house this week so as usual I am very eager to cook. Haha.

First time ever in my entire life, I cooked 'nasi lemak'. I must admit, I am not good cooking with 'santan' (coconut milk). But thanks to the internet, I got the recipe. And thanks to Mr. Fruitheart who was really helpful in the kitchen too.

We had breakfast at Banting as usual, and went to the market afterwards. Bought the ingredients and headed home. I only started to cook around 1pm. My weakness in cooking is that I AM SLOW! It can took me 2 hours to cook 2 dishes. Boo hoo hoo. Confirm kebuluran lah my family tunggu I habis masak kan.

Let's skip to the part where I panicked when I saw on top of my 'nasi lemak', the coconut milk was not mixed with the rice. Uh oh! But the rice was cooked perfectly, with the nice smell. Emmm emmm.. yummy! Me and Mr. Fruitheart scratched our heads. He said, maybe we need to pour in some more water. I doubted it. So I called my MIL, she's not picking up. Wanted to asked my mom, she was asleep. Then, I called my mother's friend.. Auntie Rose. Oh she was a really good cook. Hehe.

Me: Auntie Rose, Sorry lah kacau. Fara tengah masak nasi lemak ni. Nak tanye sikit.
Auntie Rose: Iye kenape Fara?
Me: Nasi tu dah masak elok dah. Tapi kat atas nasi tu, santan tu berkumpul. Terlebih santan ke?
Auntie Rose: Laa Fara kene kacau lah sampai bawah bagi dia rata kena semua. Nasi menjadi tak?
Me: Nasi jadi. Cuma santan tu je, terkumpul kat atas macam tu.
Auntie Rose: Kena kacau dia.
Me: Oo.. hehe. Nasib baik tak tambah air.
Auntie Rose: Tambah air? Nanti jadi bubur nasi le Fara oii. (Gelak)

Gosh! Lucky we didn't pour some more water inside. We laughed hard. Thank God, my family loved it and yes I managed to cook 'nasi lemak' on my own with the help of people around me. Yay me!

Mr. Fruitheart: Lepas ni boleh lah buka kedai nasi lemak depan rumah.
Me: Bluek!

P/S: It's not that hard to cook. You just need the correct ingredients, how to perform in the kitchen and of course people to eat your dishes. Haha..