Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I have disappeared/abandoned/neglected this blog. I know, whatever the name is...I simply wasn't here. For a long long time.
My apologies babes and dudes! This whole Stay-At-Home-Mum thingy really keeps me occupied. See, I'm home alone with lil' Kay with no maid or helper. With a single income in this family, we gotta try to wing it ourselves. And of course whatever time I got, it's all gone to the little darling.
On a hindsight, it's good to know being a mummy keeps me very busy. I know you're happy for me, right? Right? Right?
I miss blogging. Writing down my thoughts, what made me smile, what craps I have. Well I am baaaaack!
Monday, August 15, 2011
It's been months since she had a jab and we feared with her mobility now she may put up a struggle. My biggest unfounded fear is the needle may break while still on her flesh (crazy thoughts, right!). So we strategized to have Mouse hold her tight since he's stronger. Little did we know, not only she didn't cry from the jab. She hardly flinch too! As if nothing happened at all. We're so relieved! My guess is this jab is given on the buttocks where there's more fatty layers thus she didn't feel it.
Doctor says she may developed a low grade fever one week after jab, a normal reaction for some children. This morning, the fever came. The thermometre registered something between 38.1 - 38.7 degrees Celcius. Can't get something more consistent as she won't let me put thermometre tip in her ear for long, not even 1 second which is what I needed to take her temperature!
She is extra needy today, didn't want to be alone even with her favourite toys. Must sit ON me only she feels assured. Thankfully she still ate her lunch albeit a smaller portions. After taking fever meds, she took a nap. A long one but woke up twice with her head wet with sweat. In an air-conditioned room.
I think the fever makes her extra sleepy. She usually sleeps for 1 hour in her afternoon nap but today she's been asleep since 1.30pm till now at 3.30pm. Should I wake her up or just let her sleep on?
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
2 more weeks, my baby Kaylene won't be a baby anymore. She'll be a toddler of 1. I am just so astounded to how much has happened over the past 1 year. Did I really go through 10 months of pregnancy? Did I really give birth naturally to this 3.4kg of baby? Did I really become a mother?
Often I find my baby is growing too fast and I desperately need to hold on to my baby being... a baby! Yet I am enjoying these days when she is more independent and I get more me-time to myself as my inlaws enjoy taking her out for the day frequently. I am looking forward to her growth. To see her walk, talk and do things that make you laugh like the this is the only thing that mattered in the world. Well, THIS is the only thing that mattered in our world right now.
This xiao meimei (little girl in Mandarin) will be having a big birthday bash for her 1st birthday. I started planning 2 months ago (though her grandpa has been asking me what are we doing for her 1st bday 3months ago! haha). Aside from catering, there's some little extras I'm preparing for her birthday. Not telling much now cuz I have this tendency to jinx things up until I get them completed. The picture about says a lot of what's going to happen on her birthday party!
Can you guess?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
If anyone is ever interested to know the contest result, Kaylene was in the Top 3 but didn't win the contest.
What I learned from this 1 contest :
- There are some really desperate mummies out there. I am not just talking about those who get friends and families to vote on Facebook. And not even those who opened fake FB accounts to cast vote for their own baby. I am talking about those who offer a prize for people who vote for her baby. I would shamelessly ask my FB friends that I haven't seen or spoken to in years to vote but to bait with gifts? Never!
- There's no fairness in this kind of contest. All the organizer really cares is they increase their fans headcount in their FB page. That's the whole point of the contest anyway.
- That I actually would shamelessly ask my FB friends (the close and not so close ones and even the not really close ones) to vote....yes, I can't believe I did that. What motherhood has turn us into?
- I only have semangat (will power in Malay) to do this once. Unless it's a prize really really good, I probably won't go through this again and subject my 100+ FB friends through this anymore. I think I hear sighs of relief out there....
- I am not the desperate kind of mummy in need to win contest afterall. Phew!
But I really appreciate those friends who really bother to vote for my girl (at my urging heh heh). Thanks heaps, peeps!
1) Kaylene in a Contest
Sunday, July 10, 2011
This is the music we had in our wedding. We chose it because it's the one music I fell in love with the first moment I heard it 12 years ago. I love how my heart is still each time I hear it. The violins...they sing of love, dedication and faith. When I hear it, I feel us. I knew this music will be in my wedding (at that time, I didn't know I would marry him. It was our first year then). And it played in our wedding reception.
So this music has a deep meaning to us. Each time we hear it, we share just a short second of glance at each other, and we remember the love that brought us this far in our 12 years together.
Here I would like to share 3 versions that I really love for different reasons.
This is the version I first heard years ago and it brought tears to my heart.
This is a lovely take of the music in an ad which is also very touching.
This is the awesome one. A rock version with electronic guitar.
Stimulating, don't you think?
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The night before I coughed from 11pm till morning of 7am. It was tiring coughing the entire night, not able to catch my breath.
The next day, I went back to the doctor and he powered up my medication after learning I finished 2 bottles of the cough syrup he prescribed. This time around, I am given 2 kind of pills for cough, 1 pill for running nose and 1 antibiotics.
By golly! They are indeed some powerful drugs. The persistent cough that lasted almost 2 weeks simply stopped.
I finally could have a night of peaceful sleep. I have been deprived of sleep so bad, I slept till close to noon today! It felt so tranquil to open my eyes and hear silence. Even my chest has stop hurting, my throat is better.
The medicine is so strong that my saliva tasted bitter but that's OK seeing how fast it worked and now I can sleep in peace!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I have this awful cough for the past 1 week. It started small (they always do) and I coughed only at nights, bothering me only a little. So I self medicated with lozenges and cough syrup. It worked. Only for awhile.
It got worse and I would wake up 3 times a night from the cough. It's just a really awful chesty cough. Finally I went to see doctor, happy to go home with medicine and said goodbye to the nasty cough.
Now my medicine is completed but my cough has mutated to an even worse form. I am coughing so badly, I needed a thick folded towel to mute the noise to avoid disturbing the baby and Mouse. Tonight is the worst lot. I coughed until food & liquid comes up in my mouth. Until I am having a hard time breathing. I ate so much lozenges, my tongue is thickly coated with a numbing feeling. I wear a neck scarf to bed and keep myself warm as I suspect the aircon contributes to the cough. All of them bring only very little relief. Now I am getting a running nose too. My chest hurts. My tonsils are swollen and in pain. My throat hurts.
Urgh! Go away, you rob me of my sleep and function for more than a week. Go!
I am just waiting for the sun to come up, so I can go to the doctor again. Meanwhile I'll just keep on holding the towel to my face to muffle the cough. So I can cough cough cough and cough.
And kill my lungs along the way.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Mum : Are you home? We're nearby, maybe can pop over your place.
Me : I'm home but Kaylene is not. She is with my inlaws. I am sick today and cannot watch her alone.
Mum : [pauses] Okay la, see you another day then.
Thanks mummy, I am so loved!