Nikki’s day 6 and Noelle’s day 2 chicken poxΒ 

Nikki is more or less back to herself- the most active and talkative one! Only occasionally telling us that it is ‘ciiii’ (itchy); still wailing when we want to apply cream.

Noelle is back to her big baby mode! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ She didn’t really sleep well last night and woke up close to 6 am (the more she needs to rest, the more active she is) – whining and crying ‘pain’! πŸ˜” A lot of her pox turns blister – still focus on her eczema area. None on her back or body but I spotted few on her butt! Towards evening, she says they are itchy! She is also in between battling cough too. Hence, she is on her very cranky and clingy mode. 

She took everything I made for her from steam onion juice, orange juice, watermelon to blueberries! Finally she took the longest nap in this week – about 3 hours!

Bite sized steamed honey chocolate cupcakes

Something to cheer the unwell girl(s)
Dry ingredients: half cup cake flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp cocoa powder, handful of chocolate chips

Wet ingredients: one egg, two tbsp honey, two tbsp milk, one tbsp (sunflower) oil

Mix dry and wet ingredients individually. Then mix wet into dry ingredients. Don’t over mix !

Under high heat, steam for 10 minutes.

No.1 gets chicken poxΒ 

Nikki’s Day 5 and Noelle gets her chicken ‘pork’ πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ(day 1)
I guess Nikki is recovering and thus Noelle gets it now! πŸ™„ and most likely, the virus gets through the flu/cough and then fever. It starts with the pink dotes (which looks like bed bugs bites). 

For Noelle, mostly spotted at her eczema spots – toes and feetπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ ( we suspected it yesterday night)! She turns a big baby nowπŸ™„πŸ™„- cranky πŸ˜ͺ I decide not to put her on anti viral medication as she is willing to take whatever I do for her (as she trust it help soothes herself)!

Day 4 – Nikki’s chicken pox

No new pox. But she is in ‘pain’ – doesn’t want us to apply cream/bedak sejuk on the areas (crying when we do so). Neem leaves bath continues. Appetite improving – still rejects breakfast but she has her mid morning snacks – honeydew, blueberries (just like Jeh Jeh)!

Nikki’s 3rd day chicken pox –

 after 4 times neem leaves bath; and some wiping with neem leaves water during diaper change
We still continue her with anti viral medication – since it isn’t easy for us to make her eat anything that can improve/contain her situation 
Don’t see any new pox; most pox concentrated at her feet, leg, palm and hand still. There are few tiny ones on her face. The pox are turning reddish. Hasn’t spotted any on her back body. In fact, the one on her front body not there anymore! πŸ€”
She is active as usual!

Neem leaves for chicken pox

Thanks to my super savior mum who brought a black garbage bag of neem leaves from her neighbourhood Klang to us this morning! And many thanks to those who suggested it and following Dhurga Devi’s suggestion – I boiled the leaves, cool it abit and added some turmeric powder before bathing/ soaking Nikki in it! Hopefully it works – so far I have not spotted her scratching (or maybe not yetπŸ€”).

Nikki is fine today – the usual clingy and cranky – mostly during her sleepy hours. She has been very active – talking a lot, disturbing Jeh Jeh plus mui mui (when I told her not to get too near) πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ and messing around as usual! 

Yesterday she nursed like a newborn – every 1-2 hours- me and hubby have been switching bed so often between Norrah and Nikki (Noelle was on Norrah’s bed) – I don’t know if we actually sleep! Hope we will have a better night today!

Nikki’s gets her ‘lifetime’ immunity against chicken pox…….by contracting itΒ 

Nikki started warmish since last night and I actually spotted some ‘rashes’ on her body this morning. I took a pic of the ‘rash’ and send to our paed, telling him that we couldn’t pop up at his clinic at that time as we don’t have transport. 

Moments later, he replied: ‘From the pic it looks like chicken pox vesicle but need to see closer to confirm. Please drop by when u r free today.’
Seriously, speechless and my brain couldn’t function. One thing that struck me for sure – ‘one get, all will get!’ πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ ‘How lucky are we?’ Fortunately, both me and hubby had chicken pox during primary school years. 

So hubby rushed back from work and we went to paed. He confirmed that it IS chicken pox! 😩😩😩 And he described it like so horror-fully! Plus advised to separate Norrah (but how?) as baby getting chicken pox will be far worse! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ 
[Then we remember Norrah will be getting her jab on Monday but dr advised us to defer it for a week with Klinik Kesihatan! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Another thing to settle!]
Nikki is given anti viral medicine that need to be fed every 3 hours 5 times a day for 5 days. This is her first medication in 21m11d and fortunately she did not really cry or reject when I fed her through syringe. Dr advised to put bedak sejuk instead of calamine lotion as the lotion contains a lot of chemicals – and so we did as recommended (we bought from the Chinese medical hall). There are already few rashes that were scratched – so we can expect some scars. Hopefully it will not be so terrible. I continue to nurse her like usual (the issue of separating them is still on going in mind – see how it goes tonight)! 
The question of how she contracted – will always remain a mystery but we think it could be either at Sunmed when she was there during my Gynae visit or at music school. Wherever it is – the situation cannot be reversed. We just have to move forward and brace what would happen the next few days – plus foresee the other two may contract it (I have no confidence that both won’t contract it, honestly speaking). 
Just could hope that the ‘pain’ she/they go through will be mild. 😩😩😩
** we didn’t put them on chicken pox vaccine. During Noelle’s time, no stock. During Nikki’s time, got stock but decided not to – what happened has happened- no blame game ! Plus the vaccine doesn’t guarantee 100% protection against chicken pox.

Star traveller as parents of 3

Today we were ‘star’ ⭐️ traveller – we went 4 different destinations from 10am+ to 3pm+ It is an ‘achievement’ for us with a kid, toddler and infant! 😝

Our first stop is My Dear warehouse at Puchong to get another car seat for Noelle (logistic wise we will need another for my car when she starts school – as hubby will be sending her to school before work and I will be fetching her back home)! That also mean I need to start driving around with three of them. The car seat with the back removable when she grows bigger. After discount, it cost RM190.

Then we went to USJ21 for hubby to settle his stuff. We ate our lunch there too. And for the first time eating at a food court that comes with hawker stalls. Fortunately not many people there – Noelle was ok, sitting down to eat her lunch but Nikki was the difficult one – who didn’t want to sit still. I nursed Norrah in the car while waiting for hubby; so she slept during lunch (I was carrying her on one hand and eating on the other). 

Next we went to Pureen warehouse at PJ. We got them some clothes and fabric detergents. 

Before we went into the warehouse, the two girls had ice cream (‘bribery’) while Norrah was nursed. Norrah slept during my search for clothes (I babywear her) and hubby entertained the two. 

Finally we went to Tropicana Mall to get some things from the supermarket. 
We managed to arrive home before their naptime (though Nikki did nap a little after lunch).

Bite sized steamed honey cupcakes

🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 finally ‘no fail’ steamed cupcakes

And it is NOT kuih-ish at all! ✌🏻✌🏻(even Noelle who doesn’t like steamed cakes approved it) 

Recipe below – credit to the owner (I didn’t go panai panai change people’s recipe but followed exactly)