12.05.2016

Wahhhh.....

"Wahhhh"... "wahhhh"...."wahhhh".. is Hannah's new favourite word. She picked it up yesterday while my sisters and I were chilling at my Mum's place. I can't remembered who started it but she kept repeating it over and over again with such a cheeky grin on her face. I think this may be one of my favourite too. But then I like most things she does and I'm her mama, so I am kinda bias. 

Playing with baskets and saying "wahhh"

One thing I learned early on is that babies are constantly changing and it's hard to create a habit with them. For example, bedtime. Ever since her birth, her routine have always been bath, feed and sleep. Well, you might expect her to get used to it and falls asleep easily. Yea right! Some nights, bedtime is a breeze. Some nights I just feel like pulling my hair out. Take last week for example, for 3 days in a row, she took 2 hours to fall asleep. 2 freaking hours non-stop climbing up and down, feeding or suckling, back to her crib, petting, screaming, rocking, singing, humming, praying. So exhausting. 3 days was enough. Then I decided to put her to bed earlier. Miracle. She feel asleep in 20-30 minutes. But on the third day morning, she woke up at 5.30am and only feel back asleep at 7.30am. Bear in mind that she sleeps through the night and normally gets up about 8.30am every day. Hmmm.. so the 11 hours straight sleep lasted only 2 days. Tonight, I got her to bed early too but guess what, she took 2 hours to fall asleep again. She had so much energy and kept giggling and laughing. Luckily no screaming was involved. So putting her to bed earlier is not really the answer. But to conclude, babies change constantly. I have to catch myself a lot of time from bragging that my baby is such a good sleeper, or that she sleeps through the night, or that she eats non-stop, cause she might just change the very next day. And secretly, I think its just part of babies' plans to keep their mama on her toes. 

Hannah went for her jab on Saturday and the nurse asked "Is she a boy or girl?". I do get it that people asked that just to make sure especially if the baby is neutrally dress. But Hannah was wearing a red and pink colour dress. A DRESS! And was standing 1 feet away from the nurse. And she knows my baby's name is Hannah. It's ok nurse, I forgive you. Looks like working in a pediatrician clinic have not given you the skills to distinguish between a boy or girl. 

Just posing in Tangs while papa went to pay money. 

So what else is happening. Nothing much changed on our status. We are still waiting. And I got the best husband in the world. He spend his birthday voucher buying a present for me. Thank you Rockstar 😘 I'm still feeling under the weather. Hannah got a flu and fever bug last week and spread the germs to me. So yea, please body... get well soon. 

Sleeping babies are the best. So peaceful. So angelic. 

12.03.2016

Playing Catch Up..

Hi peeps, I don't even know if anyone is still reading my blog or why I even bother posting this up. But just today, I realized time is flying by so fast *as usual* and I got to record memories before it all gets forgotten. So yea, before 2016 ends, I am making a resolution to write something, every other day no matter how busy I may get. I NEED to do this. And to make sure if happens, I MUST not spend too much time with each post and just type whatever comes to mind. So please ignore any bad English, grammar, etc.  

Rare moment where she falls asleep in my arms. She is so independent nowadays that she prefers sleeping on her own. 

Motherhood is amazing! Yes, it is. I know sometimes I get so tired and frustrated and just want to give up but there are times, more often than I want to admit that I look down at my little girl and whisper a prayer to God for giving me such blessings. Her little grins after giving me kisses, her cheeky smiles, the way her hands reach out for me, the way she looks at me while feeding, post nap cuddles with her... so many things that I love about her. Don't get me wrong. Motherhood is not a bed of roses and there are bad or down times too, but in this post, I am choosing to remember the good times. Will keep my frustration and rants for a different post. 

Hannah is now 13.5 months and I am 22 weeks pregnant with No.2. Oh yes, I am pregnant and although the news is out, I am posting it for the first time here. Baby No.2 is unexpected and kinda an oops moment. So the story goes like this, Rockstar and I was out for dinner with his family at a Chinese restaurant when I suddenly fell kinda sick and nausea-ish. I thought I was having tummy upset cos I have quite a weak stomach. But as dinner progresses, this tiny thought keep appearing in the back of my mind. After dinner as we were driving home couldn't ignore it and blurted out to Clement, " I think I'm pregnant. I remembered feeling like this when I was pregnant with Hannah. " To cut the long story short, we stopped by the pharmacy on the way home, bought a couple of pregnancy test and I peed on the stick. Twice. Both positive. We are still feeling overwhelmed by it and I guess it still haven't really, really sink in yet that we are going to be a parent of 2 under 2, or 2 under 1.5 to be exact. I don't wanna know. All those people who are out to give advises, help, etc, please don't. Haha.. Let me enjoy being with Hannah and pregnant for a bit longer. But if you do, I won't hold it against you. I'm just trying to stay on the boat a bit longer before leaping into the water. 

Post nap pose. Sick face cos she woke up with a flue and fever. Also a rare occasion as she seldom fall sick.. 2nd time since she was born. Thankfully she is better now. 

We are still waiting for news on Rockstar work visa application. Although things are very uncertain now and we are just waiting and waiting for news, for a green light or even a red light. Just something. But still nothing yet. So the waiting goes on. Waiting time are just the hardest, isn't it. 

I guess that's it for today. Rockstar is out watching a football match and I need to catch up on my TV series before hitting the sack. Till then.. 


8.09.2016

Hear it from Bangkok!

So about a month back, the entire Chew family decided to take a trip up to Bangkok for some food and shopping. It had been quite some time since we traveled together as a family so this trip was kinda special for me. Bangkok was just as I remembered, hot and humid, good food, great shopping and bad traffic. But nonetheless, I had fun. 

Hannah's first South East Asia trip... Malaysia doesn't count. 


Chilling at the airport while waiting for boarding. 


Plane selfie. A must for every flight. 

Stayed at Happy 3 Residence. Pretty nice place within walking distance to MBK and Siam Paragon. 

Check out the excited... and hungry faces. 

Selfie with Uncle Daniel, Hannah's only immediate uncle. 


When in Thailand, eat Phad Thai. Actually I eat Phad Thai everywhere. It's my favourite Thai food. Yums...

Taking the train to avoid Bangkok traffic. 


Crowd on the way into Rot Fai Night Market. 


Ducks, ducks, ducks everywhere...


Candies?


Hello beautiful! You belong in my mouth...


Sat down amidst the crowd of people and heat for a yummy bowl of seafood tomyam noodles. 


We rearranged McD furniture for an impromptu family photo shoot. We ain't shy like that... 

Platinum Mall!!! Shopping haven... 

But first, Hannah needs to feed. Thankfully Platinum Mall have good changing aka breastfeeding room in their toilets. 
My little Brown Riding Hood looking so bulat with her Aunty Joyce. 



Our entertainment for the entire trip. So thankful for the numerous babysitters available... 

Having dinner at Siam Center Food Court


Celebrated Grace birthday with yummy ice-creams


Hannah at the pool with Aunty Lydia and Uncle Edwin

Just a photo of Bangkok infamous traffic


Little batgirl all ready to head out


Hannah's first tuk tuk right. You can tell from her facial expression that she can't decide what to make of this. Being in cramp quarters is not her thing. 


Dancing with Aunty Lydia
We met Spidey in Bangkok... 



We sat down for dinner at a sidewalk restaurant in Asiatique. While waiting for food to arrive, Hannah attracted way to much attention. Even the waitresses wanted pictures of her. Haha... 


Good bye, Bangkok! 


It was a short but fun trip. Wished I had more time (and money to spend). Oh well, next time... Be good Bangkok. Till we meet again..