Mini's Update - 5 Month

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Monthly update for my now 7kg baby!

For Mini

i) Infant insert no more!
Honestly I'm not a fan of babywearing cos it messes up my shawl big time and I always have to match it with what I wear #prioritiesfail. Plus i find it so damn leceh putting mini on the infant seat first and thennnn the tula. (We didn't get the FTG cus they don't have one with the design I want. Again, #prioritiesfail.) I can literally count using the fingers on one hand the number of times I use em out.


ii) Giggly Baby
Mini is so full of ecstatic squeals nowadays! The first time she laughed hysterically I had to take a moment for my brain to register what she just did and later my heart just wanna burst from all the cuteness!


Amused by her Nek Long.

iii) Predictable sleep pattern
Mini goes to bed by 9pm and I must say MY LIFE IS SO MUCH BETTER NOW!!!

iv) Moving around in a walker


I was at work (for memory's sake it was Jan 23rd) when my neighbour sent a video of Mini moving around in a walker and my immediate reaction was....



LITERALLY.

Growing up too fast, you little one.

v) Solid food
The very next day, I came home to this:


I just can't @ her hair??!?!

Mini has showed interest in our food for quite some time so we let her have a taste of Baby Bites biscuits and she finished one stick within seconds! Now we let her eat two sticks a day and so far she's loving it. Shall start making puree pretty soon!

vi) Sit upright without support


For like 10 seconds, for now. :p

vii) First fever


No thanks to her jab. Her temperature was 38.4 and to make it worst I had to handle my cranky baby alone till late night cos danna was busy with reservist and his expo event. The day has come that I finally understand why mothers always say they rather be sick instead of their child. I really do.


viii) Discovers her feet


I posted videos of her sucking her toes and I was swarmed with silly comments saying Mini is ready for a younger sibling.



ix) Second flight experience


This was last Friday on our way to KL. Mini was surprisingly a lot more well behaved as compared to her first time. This means we can plan for more holidays soon, right daddy? :p

*****

Some of my favourite pictures of mini for the past one month.

Bangkok with a Baby

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I am a big lover of adventures and travelling is one of the things I had wished to do with the danna after we got married. Right after we got back from NZ, I was already geared up for our next adventure together.

Little did we expect, one year later our adventure includes an infant tagged along with us.

One thing’s for sure, it sure kicked our definition of adventure up a notch.

We had a hard time deciding on our holiday destination now that we have to skip all the mountain climbing, star gazing and all those things that we really love to do. One day (on my wedding anni!) I received an email from the danna – A confirmation email for a flight booking to…….

 B A N G K O K



Honestly I was scared, ok? I mean BKK? Do they even have nursing rooms in their malls? How do I feed my baby in the public? What if baby surprised us with a poonami? At Chatuchak?!

Oh the nightmareeee.

But hey, we made it to BKK and back to SG without anyone getting hurt or lost, so it’s all good :p

The Flight Experience
This is no doubt, my biggest concern. I admit I’m one of those people who would pray so hard not to be seated anywhere near a baby/toddler in the plane cos, well you know why. But now that I’m travelling with one, I pray so hard my mini keeps quiet throughout the flight.

Which of cos she didn’t.

I got her to latch on me inside the flight to BKK, but minutes before take-off she just stopped and stared right back at her mother who was already experiencing heart palpitations. Danna was even worst, his hands were sweating by then LOL

She didn't cry during the take off. Except for the time I changed her diapers, she was pretty much well behaved. Couldn’t say the same for the flight back to Singapore. I kept telling Danna NO MORE HOLIDAYS I never ever want to experience such intense level of pressure ever again!!!!! #stressdieme

Accommodation
Our first choice is Amari Watergate obviously because of its location and convenience. We ended up booking Arcadia Suites Bangkok cos for a four night stay at Amari is too ex!


Me love spacious rooms!! Espesh the washer+dryer in it.

Moody Mini
One thing we learned from this trip is that everything we do/want to do depends heavily on mini’s mood. On our second day there,  mini suddenly act up when I was alone with her waiting for Danna to settle his tailored outfits. So instead of heading to the night market like we badly wanted to, we got into a cab and went back to our hotel. Little did we know that was going to be the cab ride both Danna and I will never forget!

Mini was crying bloody murder as soon as we got into the cab. I swear my heart just wanna explode there and then when she refuse to latch. Traffic in BKK is horrendous and we were stuck at the same place for what seems like an hour long! Danna and I kept going ding-dong to each other on whether we should get down or not after seeing how the driver is getting super restless from his constant (and loud!) sighs. Sis stress okay! We eventually alight out of nowhere and walked back to our hotel with our bags of shopping haul. & mini immediately stop crying once we start walking. gees thanks kiddo.

Same thing happened the next day at around the same time. Thankfully we were in our hotel room and we ended up ordering from Food Panda. sobs!

Some pics to share.


I know I told everyone I'm not going to travel overseas with mini till she's like three years old (cos I thought I'll never recover from the trauma), but guess who's counting down to her next vacay already?:p

#takserikserik #goodlucktome #mayormaynotregretthis

xoxo, N

Mini's Update - 4 Month

Thursday, January 11, 2018


My mini is four months old today! Time for her monthly update!

For mini

i) Discovers her fat little fingers
 Zara has now discovered the amazing things her fingers can do, and her favourite thing to do with them is putting them all into her mouth all time all dat. Her second favourite thing to do with her fingers is to grab and pull my hair soooo hard tsk -___-

But for me, my absolute favourite is when she grabs my hand every time she latches.

My heart melts all the time.

ii) Teether Toys
& becos she’s sucking her fingers so much, we got her a few teethers. So far she’s loving it!

   

2017 In a Nutshell

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


On the first day of 2017, I bought my first ever pregnancy kit and was tested positive. After nine months of being pampered and treated with special attention from everyone around me, I went through a 14hr labour and safely delivered my precious princess. Struggled very hard to find the joy in motherhood for the next two months and spent many days crying around the clock missing the freedom I used to have T_T. It slowly got better and the very last day of the year marks the last day of my maternity leave. So yup, 2017 was all about my firstborn, from the first day till the last. ❤️ 

Looking forward to create more beautiful memories with this one this year.

xoxo, N

Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Thursday, December 28, 2017

My everything, forever and always.

xoxo, N