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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

3rd Day of MC...Still Pregnant

That's right. Nothing to report from the pregnant front. Had a few Braxton Hicks, but that's about it. I've started reading on "things that may hasten your labour" but the thought of doing any of their suggestions just wears me out. Walking about more? Yeah, when you have a bum leg and 4kg packed up front, that's easier said than done. Caster oil? Yucks!! Nipple stimulation? Hahahaha. Sex? Even bigger HHAHAHAHAHA.

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait this out. I'm still 9 days away from my EDD ( and birthday!!) so here's hoping I don't stay pregnant longer than that.

I thought I would take the time to blog about stuff that happened the last few months, that I didn't get a chance o blog about due to workload. I want to tell you guys about the trip we had to the KL Bird Park last school holidays (in March).

As I mentioned a few blog posts ago, we had fun at the KL Bird Park. I had read about it at J.A.D's blog and was looking for a relaxing, cheap family activity for us to do during the week long holiday. We had such fun at the park that I even wrote about it here at Tripadvisor.

We started out early from my parents place, around 10am. It only took us 30 minutes to get there. It was rather easy to find the place, thanks to the many signboards. Even parking was a breeze.

Entrance fee to the park is MYR15 for adults and MYR6 for children (for MyKad holders only). However, if you have a Jaya Jusco or Metrojaya card, adults get extra MYR5 off. What a deal!!

Now the birds are free range, meaning most of them are not locked up in cages and such. This does mean you have to be a bit careful where you sit, like under a tree coz you may end up with bird poo on you. Fortunately this didn't happen to either of us; I guess the birds were rather well behaved. I loved the fact that the peacocks wee allowed to roam freely. We got some amazing shots of them showing off their beautiful tail feathers.

We had timed our arrival so we got to see most, if not all of the feeding activities that were scheduled for that day. The girls particularly loved the feeding frenzy that went on at the World of Parrots. For only MYR2, you are given a cup of milk and sunflower seeds. All you had to do was to hold out your hand and the little birds would be literally feeding out of it. At one point, I had 6 small parrots feeding out of my hand!! What an experience. The worker there was even gracious enough to refill my sunflower supply for no extra charge, several times.

The bird show was fun too. I even got to volunteer to feed an eagle, by holding out a stick with a piece of meat on it. We then went to see the emus (I can never get over how big these birds are) ad the girls got a lesson in the many shapes and sizes of birds' eggs. We saw the flamingos and also got a chance to see some eagles in action. Magnificent birds, I must say!!

All in all, we spent nearly 5 hours at the park. Mostly because there was just so much to see but also because I was 7 months pregnant at the time. So there was a lot of resting during our tour. Fortunately the parks had many rest areas, plus it was shady for most parts. We were also allowed to bring in our own bottles of water (unlike some places), so it wasn't so tiring.

At first we wanted to eat at the Hornbill Restaurant & Cafe but then hubby wanted to try out a different restaurant. So I can't comment on the food but from what I've read online, it's supposed to be good and not so expensive.

Enjoy the pictures below. And remember, next time you're looking for a great, cheap family activity, look no further than the KL Bird Park. You won't be disappointed.

Hubby and the girls in front of a peacock having fruits for lunch.
The girls and I in front of a peacock showing off its tail feathers.
The peacock in all its glory.
Dina having fun feeding the Lories at the World of Parrots.
Dania feeding the Lories too.
One of the many birds at the bird show doing some tricks for the crowd.
The eagle that I fed with the meat on a stick. Why hubby didn't take a picture of me actually feeding the eagle is anyone's guess.


J.A.D said...

told ya it was fun kan... the kids will remember it a long time.

Heather said...

This is great. I love birds! Did you plan this baby to be born near your birthday? hehe