Baby O’s First Time Experience [3]

2 Jul

To read previous Baby O’s first time experience, click here

Baby O’s First Time Grocery Shopping

Usually, I made the list of things to buy, husband buy the goods while Baby O and I wait in the car in parking lot๐Ÿ˜€. But not that day. He was 10 weeks 6 days old when husband and I decided to bring him along to grocery shopping in the nearest supermarket from home. Thank goodness Baby O enjoyed the shopping, visiting aisle after aisle, and didn’t cry at all.๐Ÿ™‚

Baby O’s First Time Taxi Riding

He was 11 weeks 4 days old when riding taxi for the first time in his life. It was after he got DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus) vaccine shot, when Baby O and I took a taxi from the hospital to the mall where husband’s office located. Thank goodness Baby O got the type of DPT vaccine that wouldn’t caused him get any fever (Pediacel), so he soundly slept during the whole taxi ride.

Baby O’s First Time Flying

People said traveling with baby is troublesome. There are many things to bring along. Setting up baby feeding time is not easy either. Baby sleeping time may also not be disturbed. But it wasn’t a problem when Baby O was 13 weeks 5 days old. At that time, husband and I traveled with Baby O from Jakarta to husband’s hometown. He wore his earmuff all the time and when he cried, I just breastfed him to sleep.๐Ÿ˜€

Can’t hardly wait for his next first time experiences!๐Ÿ™‚

Baby O and The Feeding Bottle

25 Jun

Baby O’s first encouter with feeding bottle was on his first week of life after being born. At that time, I haven’t produced many milk to breastfeed thus I need to breast-pump to stimulate the milk production. 


Thank goodness I’ve heard of nipple confusion before giving birth, so I didn’t blindly follow my mother-in-law instruction to bottle-feed Baby O. Instead, I bottle-feed him using spoon bottle.

Nipple Bottle vs Spoon Bottle

Baby O was 9 weeks 5 days old when I finally succeed in bottle-feed him with nipple bottle. He refused at first of course, but after he realized he was very hungry and won’t get any direct breastmilk, he gave up and drank from the bottle-feed.

Mommy’s good baby boy. He could understand that he needed to learn to drink from nipple bottle so he could still drink breastmilk when mommy is at work. :’)

Happy Father’s Day, Papi! :*

19 Jun

Thank you for always being there for Baby O in the last 9 months plus 12 weeks :*

Hope you could always be the best father he could ever have

Much Love,

Blessed mom in the name of her beloved son๐Ÿ™‚

The Future

18 Jun

It was 4 months ago when husband and I were in the middle of house hunting. With the coming of Baby O, we decided to rent a house in the suburban area near my mom’s house. So Baby O can be taken care by my mom when we work. Husband never like the idea of living in an apartment.๐Ÿ˜€

We then passed a private junior high school with international based curriculum that I’ve heard alot. So I said to husband, “This is the junior high school that Baby O should go to. If we’re buying a house one day, it should be closed to our child’s future school”. Husband respond was only, “He’s not born yet and you’re already thinking of his junior high school?”.


Blame me, but I did already think of that. Where husband and I should send Baby O to preschool, kindergarten, up to junior high school. Senior high school and college are totally up to his academic capabilities and achievements, although I hope for public ones. :p

As much as a tigermom I am, of course I won’t dictate what should Baby O be when he’s grown up. But at least, as parents, husband and I can provide the multiple paths for him to decide whatever he wants to be later in the future. I promise I would be opened to whatever he wants to be; a thinker, a professor, a model, a singer, or others.๐Ÿ™‚

Love you always, Baby O. :*

Berbukalah dengan yang Manis

11 Jun


“Just because mommy said I’m sweet, it doesn’t mean you can eat me daddy! :D”

Selamat berbuka puasa bagi yang menjalankan. Semoga puasa tahun ini menjadi berkah bagi kita semua๐Ÿ™‚

Baby O’s First Time Experience [2]

4 Jun

This is the 2nd part of Baby O’s first time experience post. To read the 1st part, click here.

Baby O’s First Time Photo Session

Baby O was 6 weeks 2 days old when husband’s family went to Jonas Photo Studio in Summarecon Mall Serpong. Husband’s brother didn’t have his graduation’s photo yet, while his graduation day was back in 2014. Husband’s family were in Jakarta that long weekend for Baby O’s aqiqah.

So Baby O and I tagged along to the mall, and also took 3 shots for Baby O’s photo in the studio. Of course it was plenty times retake to make sure the photos could capture Baby O’s best facial expression๐Ÿ˜€.

So what do you think of Baby O’s first time photo session?

Baby O’s First Time Wedding Reception

Baby O was 7 weeks 2 days old when husband and I attended Dinta’s wedding. Dinta is Danti’s sister, a friend of mine since colleague time. I still remember the time I attended Dinta’s sweet 17th birthday party back in Bandung. And exactly that day last year, Dinta was the guest of my wedding๐Ÿ˜€. How time flies fast.

Baby O was calm during the wedding reception, always looking up, perhaps amazed with the bright lightning. He was also calmly mingled for the first time with his non-blood related aunties, uncles, and sister in the event. I might not need to worry much about Baby O’s social skill in the future.๐Ÿ˜‰

Baby O’s First Time Playdate

They weren’t really playing neither dating, but let’s just say it was playdate. Baby O, 8 weeks 1 day old, was having his regular sunbath while baby-girl-next-door came approached with her nanny. She then circulated Baby O and rocked Baby O’s chair because it was indeed a rocking chair. It happened for almost 15 minutes. What a girl magnet๐Ÿ˜‰

13mo baby girl vs 2mo baby boy๐Ÿ˜€

We really can’t wait to let Baby O makes his other first time experience!๐Ÿ™‚

Modern Marriage Life

28 May

Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott is one of comic strips that I read alot. It tells us about daily life of working husband Darryl and house wife Wanda while having 3 kids in the family; daughter Zoe, son Hammie, and daughter Wren. It has been published since 1995 up until this day.

I remember reading this one story where on one night, Darryl decided to help Wanda with household duty which made Wanda hugged and smooched Darryl. Yes, any wife will feel really thankful when the husband helped her with household duty. Even if it’s only a one time help. Imagine if the husband regularly helped the wife, how lucky the wife may feel.

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I know exactly how blessed it feels, because that’s what happened with me and husband. Husband helped me alot with cooking. In fact, he’s the main cook in our little family. Partly because I don’t know how to cook, yet. Other part because I don’t have the time to cook, yet. Baby O still hasn’t found rhytm in his daily schedule.

It’s more like a shared duty actually. When husband cooks, I accompany Baby O. When I do the rest of household duties (wash & clothes, wash & dry dishes, clean house, etc), he accompanies Baby O. When he works, I’m the one who accompany Baby O. During my maternity leave, there are only the 3 us at home. But when husband and I work, my mom will accompanies Baby O. Maybe this is one form of modern marriage life.

Other modern marriage life might be in the form of long distance marriage. Where the husband works in another city while wife and kids stay at home. Or where the husband gets a scholarship abroad but couldn’t bring along the family, so the wife and kids stay at home. Or where the wife works outside the country while husband works in the country.

Whichever form the marriage is, it should be based on trust to make it last long. The husband should trust the wife and should be trusted by the wife, and vice versa. They might be not always together all day long, or week long, but they know they have each other in their heart. That way, they can peacefully do what they have to do (work, study, etc) without worrying or be hassled by the partner.

Husband and I have been together since mid of 2011 before marrying in May 2015. It’s 4 years of dating and 1 year of marriage, yet we still need to learn many things about relationship. There’s still 50 more years to go, that’s the goal.๐Ÿ™‚

Love you always, beb. :*


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