This is going to be a really short entry. It will also be my last entry on Maybebaby. As I’ve shared with the folks at I Love Children, when Dannie and I first started blogging in March 2010, we were more than happy to invite readers to join us on our rocky road to parenthood. We shared our challenges with fertility, meticulously recorded the events of every hospital visit, opened our hearts to hope and disappointment and finally, celebrated the joy of parenthood with our online audience. 5 years on, we have been blessed with 2 lovely daughters via IVF» Read More
1) Big I’m almost 6 months along now, and unlike the genetically-blessed, slender, beautiful mums-to-be envied by all other pregnant ladies, I am one of the other pregnant ladies: big, round and heavy. I had to change to maternity wear earlier than expected, because I was bloating like a Michelin Man balloon, thanks to my greatly increased appetite and higher levels of progesterone. Even before the second trimester, I had to start saying goodbye to my skinny jeans, bodycon dresses, fitted frocks and tiny tops. They are now stored in two huge transparent Ikea boxes beside my bed, and as much as I’m determined to» Read More
HONEYMOON(!!) has finally been booked. Maybe it should be more like, MY much-awaited honeymoon. Every time I bring up the topic and look over at Ronald excitedly, he’d sigh heavily and I’d know he’s thinking of finances. This time around, we pounced on the recent SQ promo, grabbed Life by the horns and just went for it. Seriously hubz, dude… Money can be earned by your honey ain’t getting younger. We’ve been traveling a little since we got married (back in Nov 2013) – Malaysia, Shanghai, Bali (twice, once for our dreamy wedding), Europe and Japan just recently. But all» Read More
I googled “songs about jumping” to try to find something smart as a POINT TO THIS BLOG ENTRY, only to find that list quite surprisingly long, including – Protect Ya Neck (The Great Jumpoff) – WuTang Clan Which Way Should I Jump? – Milltown Brothers Jump In The River – Sinead O’Connor Jump In My Car – David Hasselhoff (??!) Jump Up In The Air And Stay There – Erykah Badu feat. Lil Wayne Jump Then Fall – Taylor Swift We certainly jumped and fell (but no cars, rivers, necks or hovering involved unfortunately). Jumping right to it, the point» Read More
There comes a time in every Singaporean mother’s life when she gets to test her strength and show her true colours. When she gets to quit her job, roll up her sleeves and plunge it straight into stacks of assessment books and yell out this battle cry. This year, it’s my turn and I’m wearing it like a badge of honour. Well, not really. Quite honestly, I don’t see what the big fuss is. People give me this look when I tell them how old my daughter is. This ‘poor you, how stressed you must be’ look. And for those» Read More
Least you expect this to be yet another “staycation blog post raving about – duh – how good the hotel is“, I’ll confess upfront that I have nothing negative to report. Oasia Hotel ranks amongst one of the top staycations Ronald and I have experienced over our 3 years of dating. (Why romantic staycations are much-needed nowadays >>> read my previous entry) Honestly, I’d be happy spending time with Ronald just about anywhere. But it makes heck a lot of difference when a host understands such sacred time isn’t one to take for granted. Have you ever had an experience of» Read More
Omigosh, what just happened? An entire month just whizzed by in a flurry of festivities, and I barely had time to breathe! Well, now that things have settled down a little bit, I thought I would take a moment to chronicle some of the wonderful events of the past month. 1) Caris Turns One! This was a biggie! Our angelic little girl has turned one year old! We celebrated her birthday with a lunch gathering for family and friends on a weekend, and on the actual day, brought her to Sentosa to play in the sand. My baby is growing» Read More
Hello, little one. At first, we couldn’t be sure about your arrival. Mummy took 4 tests, and one of them said you weren’t coming. When we were finally positive, excitement turned into confusion, anxiety, discomfort and sleepless nights. We wondered, we worried, and we still do. But love is never just about joy and enjoyment. Above the uncertainty and fear, we love you. Whatever the future may be, we love you. I’ve been singing, reading and talking to you, but there’s still so much more I wish to tell you. I hope you will watch and listen with your eyes and» Read More
Have kids; will travel. It’s an addiction that we cannot kick, as masochistic a practice as it is. It’s almost a form of self-induced stress and yet we find delight in it. Since Coco was born, we’ve gradually levelled up on our travel experiences, starting with nearby places before moving on to further destinations; flying with one kid and then two; staying put in one resort before attempting a more ambitious road trip. This time, we took things a notch further by taking a family vacation in WINTER. Encouraged by our pretty successful family road trip in Hokkaido last July,» Read More
As newly-weds, it is difficult to get quiet time away. Even though Ronald and I both work from home, we hardly get any privacy of our own. In our dating years, that would take the form of staycations, for obvious reasons. However since we got married, our financial priority shifted towards saving for our house and our future. Overtime, it seemed like we put our romance and intimacy on hold for a more practical reasons; daily stress got in the way of quality intimacy. So, we were thrilled when Village Hotel Changi offered to host us for a night… a» Read More
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