Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kaitan Antara Ombilin Basin Fieldwork dan Rindu

Last week i went to Padang, Indonesia on a one week geological field trip. Finally, after 2 years of no fieldwork.

Moyang aku dlu berhijrah ke KL dari Bukit Tinggi, Padang. So seronok la dtg sini tengok tempat asal dan borak2 bahasa minang with people outside of my family. So far so good. The food is good, people are friendly..

Throughout the trip i have one major problem..

I MISSED AFIF DAMN MUCH! I miss him so much it hurts. I miss him to the point that after the first night, i feel like "screw the fieldwork. Im going home now!".

After three days i uploaded this onto my Instagram:

i'm not exaggerating on that.

Whenever i'm free, i forced hubby to video chat coz i need to see my baby!

i Whatsapped with Mr. Chenta all the time i was there. He said Afif looked lost and macam tercari-cari, especially at nights. Everytime baring atas katil kitorang he's like waiting for me and my boobs. Pastu nanges. First night je dia tido kat bilik. Lagi 4 malam tido kat bawah sebab kalo kat bilik dia automatically expect aku ada. Ada sekali ni kitorang video chat and he was so happy to see me. Tapi dia confuse. Pastu dia pandang laki aku (who was topless), and picit daddy's boobs! Haha. It was as if he was thinking "Mama is here but why no boobs??" It breaks my heart.

Sigh. Being a working mother is so tough. i almost regretted going on that trip. Almost. But i'm glad i went because i learnt a lot. 

The trip is organized by BHP. In general, the fieldwork is on Ombilin Basin. We looked at different kinds of depositional environment; from lacustrine to channels to carbonate setting. We visited Karbindo Coal Mine and got a chance to see up close high TOC coal and shale. Seeing all these is like being in the Petrel 3D models. Joe Lambaise, the trip leader did a great job getting us to link what we see in the outcrops with the machine-generated 3D models.

Geologists at work. 

Coals interbedded with sand at Karbindo coal mine. 

Karbindo Coal Mine.
i did not bring my camera so tak banyak gambar. Pakai iPhone buruk ni je.

Dah nama pon kat Padang kan maka tetiap hari makan nasi Padang.

Day 1. Ni je ler gamba nasi Padang aku. Pastu malas dah bergambar.

On the forth day i woke up with a tummy ache. Macam angin. Tu la sakan sangat makan Nasi Padang. Seharian aku kembong perot siap try nak muntah untuk kuarkan angin. Being under the hot sun kat tengah-tengah outcrop made it worse. That night, i was up vomitting until nothing left in my tummy and had diarrhea. i felt so miserable. Episod air mata bila aku video call ngan Mr. Chenta. i just wanted him there to take care of me. God i miss my husband. Esoknya tu mintak excuse tak ikot trip. i was in bed all day. Nasib baik the vomitting and diarrhea subsided. Petang tu baru la kuar beli sikit-sikit ole-ole. Tak sakan pon shopping sebab tak sihat.

Finally the day came for us to come home. On Tuesday we boarded the 1355 flight to KL. My sister in law picked me up at KLCC with Afif in tow. When he saw he was so excited! When i hold him, it was the best moment. Dia pegang and tenung muka aku lama. Pastu dia pegang tudung aku.. Tarik baju dan cari boobies. Bukan rindu mama rupanya. Rindu candu dia (-____-) i breastfed him and he instantly fell asleep. Wan said sejak aku takde, dia tido tak menentu sebab tak netek. Kesian anak mama.

Throughout the fieldwork, aku pam susu at least 3 kali sehari. Mula-mula production lebat. Tapi hari ketiga dah start kurang. Betul kata orang, mengepam dan ada anak yang physically direct feed memang lain. Kalo tak direct feed susah nak maintain production. Masa aku sakit tu, memang pam sekali je sehari. Itu pon sikit. It's amazing how your body knows that "Okay mama, ko pon asik muntah berak takde nutrient dalam badan. Maka, aku takkan produce banyak susu" Alhamdulillah okay la dapat maintain ada gak susu. i brought home around 85oz expressed breast milk. *pat on the back*

Expressed milk in Coleman coolbox.

Laki aku cakap dah, pasni no more overnight trips for me sampai la Afif bercerai susu. Nampaknye cancel la girlfriends trip aku next year. Haih. Demi anak.

Geologist slash mom.



2 comments:

  1. you are one strong mama teefa. i tak mampu bayangkan macam mana berjauhan dengan anak ..seminggu pulak tu!! kelakar afif pegang manboobs daddy dia..kakakaka...and u still bf him. oh dear tabah nya hati u. sepanjang ada hamza i tak pernah lagi outstation..ada skali je tu pun i angkut sekali pasal dekat je kan. anyway yes true..kalau anak tak direct feed and gantung harap pada pam je memang eventually susu akan kurang...i bertahan 2 months je.sigh.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks pet.. tak lah strong sgt.. when the time comes for u to seperate from ur baby, kene jugak harung.. huhu. tu la memang production drop sbb pam je without direct feed. takpe, u've tried ur very best. breast feed or formula feed does not define our love as a mom..

      Delete