Thursday, 7 October 2010

1st Pre-Natal Massage: 30th Sep'10

I finally met up with Ros (massage aunty) last night.

Was asked to sit on a chair with just panty and bra. And she started massaging my face, standing behind me. She told me my face started to swell, which is true.. hahaha.. then she massaged my head and told me I think too much and I always have headache, which is true.. :-D

Then she moved on to shoulders, I have really stiff shoulders, she says related to the headache I have, and asked me not to think too much..

Then asked me to lie on my side while she massaged my legs.. god.. it was havenly coz I started to have some water retention.. she also massaged to the buttock peak, where I felt painful when I walked after sitting for long.. she says coz baby sitting on the nerves..

Then moved to arms, same thing, started to swell a little.. hahaha...

Best part, the breasts! She asked me to remove my bra, and touched my breast, says I actually have milk! I can bf! Hahahaha.. but I've got some lumps.. she massaged and taught me how to lightly massage and clean my nipples so it'll not clog when bf..

Last but not least, she touched my bump, and told me baby has started to turn and my baby is big, which is another true fact.. :-D

Advice from her for me:
1) cannot walk too fast, she was shocked by the way I walked, coz she says 1st pregnancy must take it easy.. must walk slowly, otherwise bb will come premature..
2) cannot walk too much.. :-( coz the part below my bump, don't know what is it called, started to swell woh, so, I can't walk too much, lest baby come pre-maturely
3) watever we eat now goes to baby, so, must eat good food, and not eat too much. She asked me not to eat Mc'D coz it's fattening, no Pepsi or Coke... can take some water melon now, coconut to wait till 8th month, then drink alternate days so bb's skin is smooth and beautiful. drink not cow milk but soy milk and honey..
4) massage my breast and clean my nipple as what she taught
5) natural labour without drug - she says the contraction and the labour pain came with a purpose, they are to tell us when to push.. if use epidural will defeat the purpose and more difficult to push

Actually, she shared kinda alot, but I can't recall them right now. Will share again if I remember.. duhz...

About Ros:
1) she is 49 yo
2) with 11 kids - all natural birth without drug
3) semi-retire coz the eldest 3 kids already working and can provide for the family, so she kinda take it easier now

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Final Countdown - 11 weeks to go

Official countdown to the arrival of little one.. decided one of the better way is to EAT.. :-D

Thought of Italian fine dining coz I have been telling hubby about the gigantic portions I could not finish in Italy.. so, Italian fine dining it is.. Wanted to reserve table at One Fullerton, but next available table was at 9.45pm!! So, got ourselves a table at Gunther's instead.

We arrived on time, but were told they were getting ready, so we were asked to take a seat at the bar counter first. Inside, we could hear briefing, on Menu of the Day, etc..

I have decided on the Degustation Menu actually, when the captain introduced Menu of the Day, with real display of King Alaskan Crab, Lobster, Bamboo Clams, Scallops, White Truffles, etc..

Captain came back with a concerned look, bamboo clam and medium done lamb not suitable for me, so, they'll "do something different for me"...

I had still water, while hubby had sparkling. No champagne for him coz he was driving, and I was not allowed to drink.. what a waste.. :-(

1st: Fresh and piping hot french bread with salted french butter.. damn yummy...

2nd: 1 pc of prawn tempura.. yummy!

3rd: Cole Angel hair pasta with Oscietra caviar - goodness, that was the 1st time I had cold pasta, and it was superb! Portion is so much smaller compared to Italy though..

Then hubby's phone batt went dead.. and my phone konked out.. all the below without photo.. sob sob.. what a waste!

4th: Grilled bamboo clam in Provencale style for him, Grilled sweet tomato for me - hubby says clam was not that nice, but tomato was sweet and juicy...!

5th: Egg fondant with grilled seasonal mushrooms, with a slice of Spanish ham and Mozarella cheese.. - superb! egg was smooth, cheese was good..

6th: Grilled lamb rack - 3 smalls pcs, with some risotto and grilled corn.. yummy..

7th-a: French cheese: goodness, we couldn't take them.. 3 flavors, from mild to very strong.. felt like puking, stinko!

7th-b: Fine apple tart "a la dragees" with Havana rum raisin ice-cream.. the tart was piping hot and fresh.. ice cream was good!

7th-c: bits of dried apricot, and various nuts - in mini portions

8th: Coffee for hubby and tea for me - the waiter recommended ginger tea.. good recommendation!

9th: Petit Four - was too full to finish them liao..

Service was superb: 9/10
Food was superb: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10

Told hubby the washroom is a MUST to check-out.. with 5 star hotel decoration, Loccitane's hand wash and lotion, with fresh towels.. duhz...

This is the first time we've got a nice envelope to contain the receipt and credit card slip from a restaurant.. :-D