Sunday, August 25, 2013
Posted by Linn at 9:17 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Posted by Linn at 7:46 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I know some of you might be waiting to meet us, We apologize for the disappearing act, however it is with good.. no great reason. Because the baby is here!!!!
At week 30, I flew to KL to prepare for the arrival of our first baby, Unfortunately we found out that I had some placenta complications & every week it would deteriorate much faster then it should. On the 10/8, with a small bag of clothes Anton came over thinking it was going to be a quick weekend trip to check on me, and then doc drop the bomb on us! he decided it is no longer safe for her to stay in & we would have a C sect tomorrow! On the 11th of Aug 2012 1pm, weighing at only 1.9kg, The little missy made it loud & clear that she wasnt' a happy camper..because of her low birth weight, she was immediately placed in an oxygen box in the NICU to help her breath. over the next 48hours her condition would deteriorate as her immature lungs collapse, at about 2.30am we both received news that she will have to be put on the ventilator & the machine will have to completely take over her breathing & I felt the inevitable doom, like she was slipping away from us. As I lay immobilized & helpless post surgery, I would jump awake as soon as I hear the sound of nurses/ doctors pacing in, fearful of more bad news.
With lots of tears & prayers, over the next few intensely trying days, she would make baby steps literally,everyday they would decrease the oxygen percentage & see if she could breath on her own, we would clear different test & scans, nurses would feed her a bit more through a tube. In fact she's build quite a reputation with the nurses for being a feisty munchkin, since very often she would attempt to pull the tubes off & give them the stare down from the corner of her slitty beady eyes. After 10days in NICU she was finally out of the woods & ready to come home with us.We are truely blessed with a great team of Nurses/Doctors/even the hospital janitor!! ..
I really want to share the details of our experience, but my sleep deprived brains is not turning..so this would have to do for now. Meanwhile thankyou for the encouraging messages, emails.. kept me sane for the longest 10days of my life.
So every one meet our Petit Four, dubbed the chili padi (birds eye chili) - Little Miss Adira Ngui Siew Jinn.
|Day 2, CPAP machine ..looking very strained|
|Delivering precious droplets of collustrum|
|3 cheers for mummy..milk is in!!!|
|Day 8, after ventilator, back to CPAP then Oxygen box .Crazy big diapers.|
|Late night delivery of goods.|
Posted by Linn at 11:41 PM
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Posted by Linn at 9:36 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Posted by Linn at 8:24 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
So we've been working on some new accomadation to host some Local NGO groups, Had the hardest time trying to cart things around. Life is just so pre-historic here. The perfect solution came along when we saw the Ford Ranger Challenge Ad. Stand a chance to win a new truck!!! Mamamia! After filling in the details etc.. case went cold. - But that is till last Sunday! Anton got a call from em. Whooopie didnt think we would stand a chance. Naturally every1 is bouncing off the walls in excitement like a Ribenna Berry.
We need this truck! SO PLEASE VOTE FOR US!!!
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After a few follow ups.. not picked as final 5. Very dissapointed. no new truck i guess :0(
Posted by Linn at 6:38 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
We don't usually have coffee/tea breaks much at work.. But it seems the only way I can limit my caffeine intake is to share. I got a great bag of Papau New Guinea Blue Mountain from a good friend few days a ago...I know, go big or go home right? Since its somewhat forbidden for preggars to take coffee, I might as well make the best of it & have the best the world can offer.That delicious cobalt blue foil packet calls to me relentlessly everyday!!! Aarrghh I cant take it no more!
Im no connoisseur but I do love my coffees & now that my palate for food ( food is also a big deal for me ) is all fucked, life has become bleak & depressing.. not to mention I've had problems sleeping too.Anyways I gulp down my 8oz worth of guilty pleasure in less than 5 minutes. All I can say im impressed by what mother earth can produce ..of course given the right conditions.
So often we take everyday meals for granted, Essentially its fuel for the body, mind & soul - Im sure mother-in-laws,orthodox midwives,hardcore chinese sinseh types who practice their so called self-righteous pragmatism are rolling their eyes on the very irony of my coffee article. For the record..Im so glad Anton's Mum - Mary has no place in this department & im allowed to eat,drink as I want. (MAJOR BONUS GIRLFRIENDS! TRUST ME.) -I digress. So now that Im eating for 2,you cant help but be grateful for Earth's provision. Everything you need in order to keep those delicate wheels & gears turning is out there in the fields,seas,mountain,streams.I can only hope people realise the severity of tipping the balance of our ingenious food chain. I guess we humans are not so smart after all.. always making the most obvious mistakes.
But today im putting em 'Horse Blinkers'' on,...Its Black gold babyy! black gold! WWeeeehooo.
Posted by Linn at 10:18 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2012
1) They absolutely tear the roof off a Karaoke bar in the dodgiest part of town ( Even I didnt know of it existed,apparently that was only a warm up session )
2) The girls had team Ian go through horrible forfeits & punishments in mid day heat ( All to proof worthy of the bride's hand )
3) A crazy cultural medley when the couple did the tea ceremony dress in Cheong Sam + Scottich Kilt + on our vintage Malay wedding throne + Hippie streamers in the background
4) Beers to cool the mid day heat
5) Sunset Cocktails,courtesy of ehem us .. www.balin-sandakan.com
6) Then some food & great speeches
7) More booze & potent Tapai ( local Rice Wine ) to get the party going
8 ) Some dancing ..some drag dancing to be exact
9) More booze
10 ) We left & last checked party did not end till 5am - Sunrise is about 5.30 here.
Nevertheless I really admire the enthusiasm & randomness of this quirky bunch. But all in all it was nothing short of the big four letter word. L.O.V.E Im glad we got to be part of it.
Posted by Linn at 7:54 PM