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A dripping 'wet' New Year

Damn..Aidan wet his bed..or rather the cot mattress! Was awoken by his cries at abt 4am and went to his room to check him out. The confinement nanny was changing his soaked diapers already. She told me that he had wetted the mattress [first time that he'd done it]. Now, how am I gonna find a replacement mattress??? Wonder whether the shops are open on New Year's Day. Will have to find out! It's the diapers that I'm using I guess. Just recently changed from Pampers to Fittis as I was testing out the various brands [these diapers were freebies u see].. I guess I should just stick to Pampers. They seemed to hold the pee better~

Arghh..I feel like a bakchang! Had my first session with the Malay massage lady yesterday. She does a traditional form of post-natal massage which includes using of herbs and "binding" techniques that supposed to help eliminate the 'wind' in my body and rid it of any toxins etc..The massage was great, especially since she used pretty hard strokes [yeah, I like pain of this sort] but when she 'pushed up my uterus' by pressing the folds of my skin from the waist upwards, I screamed in pain. Ouch..hurts a lot man! And after the whole massage, she rubbed some herbs on my abdomen and wrapped me in this corset-like thingy. It was so tight! Said that I was to take it off the day after in the morning. Sheesh..the stuff we go through to get our 'figure' back. Actually, this massage session is a present from Mom-in-Law..I think she's afraid I'll become a frumpy looking housewife and wants me looking nice and slim for her son :P~ Not cheap leh..It's a total of 10 sessions [daily] and cost $700! Good money eh!!

Wonder whether I should go back to sleep now or stay awake since the massage lady is gonna be here abt 9:00am. I should probably unbind myself now and have a nice warm shower.

Oh yeah...Happy New Year to all!!! Parent-in-law knew we had to spend the New Year at home so they came over to our place to celebrate it with us. *so sweet of them* :) MIL has been dying to try out this fondue set she bought over a year ago so she brought it over together with cheese/bread/ham/crackers/champagne so that we could have a mini-cheese fondue supper. We ate until we were damn jelak!! Watched the countdown on TV after that while sipping the champagne and wished each other a Happy New Year. Aidan woke up just in time to cry in the New Year too! It's so nice to celebrate the passing of a year with loved ones :)

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Dec. 31st, 2002 04:55 pm (UTC)
I should probably unbind myself now and have a nice warm shower.

i hope you did, it has been so warm these 2 days...

you know, i have heard so many if my friends, young pretty 20-something, studied abroad, seen the world, who stick to the "no-shower" rule during confinement and i really cannot believe that they can stand not showering in hot Singapore...

Dec. 31st, 2002 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard of friends like yours too. My confinement nanny was telling me about this 20+ year old girl who absolutely refuses to bathe/shower although her mom/grandma had assured that it was okay. She believed that she would die if she showered (!).

I'm pretty bochap actually (got scolding from my mom). I towered myself on the day that I delivered and showered the day after..Couldn't stand myself being so sweaty and all!

Thankfully, the bindings should only last for a day and night but I'm supposed to go through this process for the next 9 days *awks*..
Dec. 31st, 2002 05:11 pm (UTC)
Use a hairdryer on it! It works. Gets rid of the smell as well. We do that all the time.
Dec. 31st, 2002 05:14 pm (UTC)
U mean to dry away the pee? But isn't it sorta unhygenic? It means that the babe will be sleeping on dried peed mattress. Found a 'solution' for now..I remembered buying those water absorbent pieces of material from $1.99 shop and placed them on top of the mattress after airing it dry. Will most likely buy more of those materials and get a standby mattress too..just to be safe!
Dec. 31st, 2002 08:16 pm (UTC)
Uh... We never had problems. Pee's just water, with a bit of extra stuff. Not that it has extra germs or anything. The hairdryer's meant to be a stop-gap approach, until you get the sun. :P
Dec. 31st, 2002 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah lah. When my family was taking care of my cousins, they wet their matress too. So what my mom do is to sun the matress everyday. :)

Don't need to buy new one lah. Every baby has to go through this. :)
Jan. 1st, 2003 03:31 am (UTC)
Heh...I guess I was over-reacting and being kiasu here. Yeah, have already aired the mattress though the weather isn't very kind.
Jan. 1st, 2003 06:25 pm (UTC)
oooh fondue! i haven't had that in too long.
and 700 dollars? i foresee a career change in the near future. :)
Jan. 1st, 2003 07:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah..and the fondue was really good becuz the cheese was really smooth and thick. Told MIL that we could do a chocolate fondue with fruits the next time..Imagine, strawberries drenched in thick melted chocolate *slurp*...

Yeah boy. Good career choice. And to top it off, you get to manhandle half naked women [although most are married and had just given birth :P] and get to inflict them with pain~ [well, if u r into S&M :P]...
Jan. 2nd, 2003 09:40 am (UTC)
only half naked? that takes away about 50 percent of the fun. :)
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