Friday, March 20, 2009

Made it back in one piece

We planned and planned for this one week hol. Should we go Bintan? Hong Kong? Malaysia?
In the end, decided that we should self drive to KL. Coz of bb, we had so much more luggage to lug. So, borrowed an MPV (can put more stuff and still be comfortable) packed in our stuff and family and set off rather excitedly on Tuesday morning, 6.30am. Drive was smooth and comfortable. Some rain and fog along the NS highway but it wasn't anything hubby couldn't handle.
The real trouble started when we reached KL and checked into the hotel. We arrived slightly earlier than expected and the room wasn't ready. No prob, we thought. Just leave the luggage in car and take only what we need. So, unfolded pram and off we trooped. Went around the back to Sungei Wang and BB Plaza. Traffic was rather horrid and weather sticky. After lunch, Brandon started drooping and whining. He was getting sicker. Coughed almost non-stop and sneezed his nostrils off. Poor guy, we said. No choice, hubby said. Let's get back to hotel. From there, everything started going downhill. BB didn't want her food, big brother just lay on the bed like a sick droopy flower, daddy tried giving meds, mummy tried coaxing food into BB. 2 hours later, we all collasped with exhaustion. BB from screaming, Brandon from illness, daddy from driving and mummy from eveything!
I nearly wanted to drive back the next day. Things didnt get better. Only worse. Brandon was getting sicker and BB kept spitting out her food. Mummy could not get any shopping done and Daddy was the only sane one. Thank god for Daddy's calming influence or else I would have left the BB by the roadside and chucked Brandon into the dustbin!! I was that frustrated!! She kept refusing to sleep, eat or poop! Brandon kept wanting to sleep! All I wanted was to do some shopping but I could not! Could not even eat a proper meal or have a decent rest at night!
Sigh..... I learnt a lesson.... BB was simply too young to bring anywhere simply coz she could not eat our adult food. And as she was still BF, I became her only source of nutrition and that really frustrated me coz she wanted to suck every 2 to 3 hours.
Never mind..... It was only 3d2n..... and what a frustrating 3d2n it was.....


Yin said...

Hey Shirley,

Hope Brandon is feeling much better now, and that Brianna is back to her eating as well.

I was stressed up reading your post, and can imagine how your head must have felt.

Hope you had a good rest after your trip.

Take care.

Edleen said...

how's everyone doing today? better i hope.

sorry the trip to KL wasn't as much fun. we were there last year, drove all the way too but parked car @ the hotel all the while we were there. traffic is bad there...

let's meet for crop soon and de~stress! ;)

Take care Shirley!

jazsutra said...

Welcome home Shir,miss all the yak yakety yak with u ;) tell me more abt the trip when we meet ...must have been busy for you -jaz

Louisa May said...

hey hey !
Glad you survived the trip ! Hope Bran's doing better, and you've recovered from the insanity ! Hugs, L

sharon Ong said...

Wow, sounds like a tough time - hope you've finally recovered. Welcome back!