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! :))

Upcoming Trip

We'll be flying to Jakarta this Saturday insyaaAllah! This is gonna be the first time ever for Baby S to go out of this country she was born in leaving for her original home country; Indonesia.

I am so excited to go home and see my mother, but I am a little bit scared too because now we have a baby with us, who is still unable to sit in her own so that she needs to be held most of the time on the trip. Not that I refuse to hold her though, but as far as I'm concerned, baby S is not so into it, and she prefers to be laid on a spacious area where she can freely kick her retless legs.

But I think this wont be a real problem, I hold her during 2 hours tafseer class though, so I know that as long as she can suck her thumbs, she wouldn't mind lying on my lap. So I think I just need to let her put her thumbs in her mouth as long as she wants.

In addition to that, she's no where near to be able to talk yet now, so she'll cry every time she's trying to communicate with us. I know it's pretty normal, but my biggest concern is that when you're on a low cost budget flight, the least thing you want to get is screaming and crying baby (and other passengers' annoyed stares. What am I supposed to do when she feels bored and uncomfortable? Nurse her, rock her, talk to her, gently pat her back, what else?

Another concern is about her personality. Baby S is an easy and happy baby, as we dont need to provide sophisticated toys full of stimulations to entertain her, she can contentedly play only with her burp cloth. She generously gives me her sweetest smile in return every time  I smile to her, but this doesnt always happen with her father, sometimes she smiles back to him, sometimes she doesnt. Well till now, she has not met many people yet because I rarely brought her out to meet friends. And that makes me a bit hesitant, would she still be a smiling face when we are in Indonesia, where our family and friends are going to meet her? Hopefully!

Since last week, I've said to her several times a day that we will be going to Indonesia for two weeks, and on that trip, she will be expected to be nice and happy as she always is. I cant really say that it's a kind of hypnowords, but I hope it would work this time like it did when I was still pregnant with her. We'll see!