Sunday, June 26, 2016

THINK!

It would be better for me trying to be more careful in everything I say or write now. Because I don't want to hurt any beautiful heart, don't want to provoke any peaceful state of mind, don't want to lose anyone's trust, and don't want to destroy any good relationships, anymore.

Yeah, I'd better be.  

Monday, June 13, 2016

What I Wear Today?

Baby!

I super love our baby stroller that we got as a present from my cousin, but when I need to go out and about just by myself, using stroller is not really handy because our Combi Miracle Turn is a two-fold stroller, so it's a bit tricky for me to fold with one hand at the same time while the other hand is used to carry the baby  every time I take the bus (in Singapore's buses, prams and pushchairs should be folded). Therefore, babywearing to the rescue! I have several type of baby wearing carrier, such as wrap from Hanaroo, ring sling from Moms in Mind, and buckle/soft-structured carrier from ErgoBaby.

And here's my quick review:

Monday, June 6, 2016

Visiting Newborns

Looking back to nine months ago when I  gave birth to S, I just cant stop smiling and feeling grateful that we made the rightest decision to have the baby delivered here in Singapore, a neighbor country where we have no family and *not many* friends. It was a rather quiet and peaceful moment that we only shared with our loved and special ones, without exaggerated visitors.

I know this will sound a bit harsh for our society usually described by a strong sense of belonging to relationships and close attachment to common traditions or concerns. I'm sorry for feeling this way though, but we, these new mothers, are very desperate to cuddle our baby and to have a rest after the exhausting labor and delivery process as well.  Sooo.. Greeting guests and serving visitors are the least things we want to do at that time. I guess I was just lucky that I was not only having the easiest deliver process, but I also didn't get many visitors when I was warded in the maternity unit after that, since most of my family and friends live in Jakarta. Of course I did get some family friends coming in, but they were all  being understanding and aware of how this new mother feels. Most of them came in, congratulated us, and left the premise after 20-30 minutes.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Baby Update

Whoop! Baby S is now 9 months old, guys! Can't believe that my tiny pinky baby grows up amazingly. (rabid mom's entry detected) 

Three months ago when she's only 6 months old, I was so worried that she hasn't showed any signs of starting to sit by herself yet, meanwhile the baby of a friend has started learning to stand! I wondered if she's lacking activities that can strengthen her trunk and other muscles. But then, it didn't take long to finally see her trying to sit by herself when she's 7 months old.. All of sudden, because we didn't give her more stimulation or new activities though. Good job baby, you nailed it!

Afterward, we were still surprised that she began to crawl everywhere once she managed to sit by herself. Well, she didn't stop there. A couple of days after she's crawling, she began to stand, everytime we carried her, she attempted to climb up our face, and when we put her in cot, she stood up holding the railing. And now, she's cruising already. Good job (again), baby!  

Thursday, May 26, 2016

the same little prize in the cereal box of life

So so sooo happy that we could finally see each other again, talk and talk and talk like it's just another lunch, another day, even though actually, it's almost five years since the last time we met! Thanks for visiting me and my baby, dear! And thanks for the thoughtful presents, we love it sooo much! I'm so happy too that we still think of each other after all these years :)



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Look!

Who is just coming back? Back again? Again.. And again. Well, okay. I still find it hard to steal a little bit of time to write as I promised to myself. There's a moment when I was feeling happy and inspired, I wanted to write. There was a moment when I was all gloomy then I wanted to write too. All things that happened, all about my baby, all my thoughts.. I really want to pour them here like no one would give a damn to whatever it is, but my biggest problem is to find the time to do so. I am all consumed from one morning to another morning by the household chores, looking after my baby, and researching about what to expect and what to do with her developments. That day I researched about activities that would stimulate the strength of her feet, on the other day I surveyed about training cups for infants, and now these days I am still browsing recipes here and there to plan her weekly menu. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

We're back!

Hello! We've came back from our two weeks trip to Jakarta. Still cant believe that two weeks passed by so quickly, that we are home again now. Although it's a short trip, alhamdulillah everything went well and we happily spent every minute of our time there with both side of our family and some close friends.  :)

I couldn't thank my husband enough for giving me more time to stay in my mother's house, and my in-laws as well for the understanding, so both my husband and I could have our own personal moments to accompany our parents. I think I should celebrate this achievement that we didn't fight at all during the trip regarding planned agenda and time slots (like we usually did :p), despite some minor arguments.

After all the good times back in Jakarta, we eventually should go back to Singapore. I feel so devastated that I would be separated with my mother again and I think half our my heart was left behind when I left her house :(. I am not really in a good of health as I caught a cold several days before we departed so I dont think I could write much here now.  I will later write about the flight, things we brought back in, and some family events, but before I need to get myself recovered first,  unpack some luggages, and clean the house --it's so messy here! Above of all, Baby S is all healthy and happy during and after the trip, that's the highlight that I am cherished for right now. See ya!

baby S during her angkot ride! :))