Happy 1st Birthday, Baby Girl!

Our baby girl just turned ONE today!!! 🎈🎈🎉🎁🎁🎁🎀 I know that every parent says this and I can’t help but feel the same way too – time is zooming past way too fast and we can’t believe she’s one already!!

Honestly, the first few months were tough and painfully slow. And some days ARE still tough these days. But time seemed to pass faster and faster just before she turned one. She was reaching all sorts of milestones in the last two months or so. And it just feels like she has grown up a LOT over the past two weeks. *Sniffs* My baby is all grown up now!

We threw her a birthday party yesterday to celebrate with family members and friends here in Perth. I didn’t really have time to plan anything ‘cos she’s been fighting her naps lately and it drove me nuts almost every day. I seriously think that my level of patience is depleting day by day. 😑 Mr S and I were crazy busy the day before the party as I had to cook the whole day and he had to help me take care of her. We didn’t even manage to clean the house until the morning of the party itself ‘cos we were dead tired the day before. There was dog hair EVERYWHERE and toys scattered all over the floor, junk accumulated from weeks/months ago in the house. Ahhhhh…… it was just chaotic!

BUT, we managed to pull through and we’re quite proud of ourselves, lol!! 😌 *Pats selves on the back*
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Cakes, desserts and drinks table.

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FOOD!!!

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MORE FOOD!

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My mum said I could feed 40 people with that much spaghetti. There was another big bowl not included in the photo. 🙃

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Group photo with our friends. Missing Ken!! Also realized that I forgot to take any group photos with family members who attended the party. 😢

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Excited birthday girl! She’s so intrigued by the fire on the candle, haha!

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Birthday cakes! I know, I’m a crazy mother. I got her TWO cakes! Please don’t judge me.

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Giving her a taste of her birthday cake. Think she likes it, hehehe…

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First family portrait and she wasn’t too pleased. She was cranky ‘cos she skipped her morning nap yet again. 😤🙄

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Second one while cutting the cake! MUCH BETTER. I loveeeeee this shot, hehehehehehe… 😍😚

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Happy birthday, baby girl! We love you soooo much, Naomi! Mummy and daddy wish you a very happy and blessed birthday. May you be blessed with good health and joy in life, and grow to be a kind-hearted girl who loves God very, very much! Remember always that mummy and daddy will love you ALWAYS, no matter what happens; and we’ll always, always have your back! 💞💝💖💘💓💗

Happy Birthday Mama!

Happy birthday to the person who brought me to this world – my mommy!!!

I know we always make fun of your timidness, but deep down, you are the bravest soul I’ve ever encountered. All because you raised the three of us on your own ever since baba fell sick, and then went to Heaven to meet our Creator. I know he was the source of your strength. Yet, in his absence, you did a splendid job in raising all three of us. Look at where we’re at now!

I wish you health, happiness and most importantly, peace at heart that only Jesus can give. Please know that we all love you so very much although we don’t say it often enough, hehehehe.

Happy birthday, mama! I love you!

Love from,

Li, Wing Kin, Nomi & Koko.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Last weekend, we celebrated Mr S’ birthday in advance with a couple of our close friends over dinner and strawberry picking the following morning. Had a really good time with our friends since it’s been a while since we had a get-together🙂

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Argh, making myself so hungry looking at these photos again! >_<

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Hungry guests!! Nom noms!

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Why are babies soooo cute?!? Arghhhh!!! Kyden!!!!!!! 💙 He was super guai that night compared to chichapo Naomi, lol!!

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But chichapo also okay, because daddy and mummy love you all the more! 💖💘💝 You make daddy soooo happy this year on his birthday because there’s you in our lives now! 😘

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Gross fly on baby’s face, hahahahahahahaha!!!

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There were much bigger ones which I didn’t take photos of. It was quite hard to bend/squat down carrying a bag of rice in front of me. 😐

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Sleeping baby, WOOHOO!!

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Best photobomb of the year. 😏

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Strawberry top to go with the strawberry theme for the day!! 😍

Last but not least, an oldie to share with you all here. Enjoy!

Anniversary Weekend Getaway

Mr S and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary just recently. 💑 He arranged a surprise anniversary weekend getaway for us, hehehehe…

Spent 3 days 2 nights in Mandurah and had such an “eventful” time, because baby got sick on the day that we left! 😵

She developed a high fever that day and seemed so weak and drowsy the whole time. 😭 So we eventually went to see a doctor there and found out that she had an ear infection, most likely an aftermath from her cold and flu which she hadn’t fully recovered from.

Poor bubba’s temperature was soaring and we had to strip her down to her nappy and cool her down with damp hand towels.

Despite all that, we spent some really good quality time together as a family. 😘 Naomi also finally learned how to crawl that day! We plonked her on the hotel bed and she almost pranced at the remote control in front of her, hahahaha!

Naomi’s Birth Story

(NOTE: I initially drafted this post in mid-July but have only managed to complete this post today and it’s September in two days 😑)

It’s 9pm now on a quiet Friday night. Mr S is out playing badminton and Naomi is asleep in the bedroom (hopefully soundly so I can write as much as I’d like to tonight).

I’m writing this post today so I could remember what sort of happened on the day we welcomed our very first child into our lives. I know it’s already been seven and a half months now (and I’m kicking myself for not deciding to write this earlier), but better late than never, right?

Okay, I’m gonna base this whole post on Whatsapp conversation between my mum and I ‘cos I can refer to the timestamp on our messages to figure out what sorta happened throughout the day, hahahaha!! Continue reading Naomi’s Birth Story

Break for Mama Bear

Guess what? Mama bear finally got her well-deserved three-hour break today, hahahaha! Mr S finally decided to bite the bullet and agreed to stay home and babysit the baby while I head out for a high tea session with some colleagues this afternoon.

It was great to be having adult conversations with the girls today. 😏 Although our topics did steer back to parenthood still, but that’s inevitable since most of us have kids now. I had a good time catching up with the girls and three hours flew by just like that.

Throughout the three hours there, I was checking my phone for urgent messages/calls from the husband from time to time, lol. But, I didn’t hear anything from him up till 1.5 hours later.

Mr S sent me this video:

They were on a swing in a park and she was fast asleep in daddy’s arms! *Melts* 😍

Apparently, she didn’t eat much of her lunch, bawled her lungs out, then drank a little bit of milk. Mr S then figured that she might be tired so he took her out for a walk to a local park.

Two minutes into the swaying motion on the swing, she fell asleep, lol!!! 😂 Mr S then had to ninja walk to the nearby bench and sat there, not daring to make any significant moves which might wake her. She ended up sleeping for about an hour!! Well done, daddy!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

When I finally got home, they were playing happily in the living room and she was laughing! She was well and intact (LOL!!) and they seemed to be having so much fun together, hehehe… Reckon I can have more day-off’s now? 😛

Before I sign off for tonight, recent photos and video for your viewing pleasure!!!

Out shopping for daddy with mummy today. ✌🏼️

A photo posted by Jessica Blaise Soong (@jessicablaise) on

Growing too fast!!! 😱

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Taken this morning during breakfast!

I could easily watch this 283,749,561 times a night. The 👅 and booty-shaking parts are just 😍😍😍

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Video taken last week during dinner. She was having pear purée – her favorite thus far!

Goodnight!!

Daughter

I did something extremely naughty today. I went to play badminton today although my wrists have not completely healed yet. I don’t know what I was thinking. Clearly, I wasn’t thinking straight. -_-

All the excitement died when I swung the racquet for the first time. That sharp pang of electrocuting pain I felt in my wrist was almost unbearable. Still, I did not stop. I decided to play it slow, play it soft instead. A couple more strokes into the warm up session, I thought to myself, Okay, seems like I can do this. I just gotta be really careful not to use too much force.

I then managed to play one game. One really slow game. And decided to stop and not play for the rest of the afternoon. I attended to Naomi, who behaved so well by the way! She quietly took a nap for an hour in her pram after I walked her around the school grounds for fifteen minutes or so.

About two hours later, after rejecting a couple of game offers, I finally gave in and decided to give it one more shot. This time, it was a slightly more serious gameplay. And boy, did I regret taking the rear court shots twice in a row. I immediately felt the sharp pain kick in again, only this time it was a lot worse. I couldn’t wait for the game to wrap up quickly and leave the court. 😭

When Mr S bathed Naomi once we got home, I quickly took a shower as well so I could put on my wrist braces ASAP!!! Mr S then prepared dinner (thanks, baby!) while I fed Naomi and rocked her to sleep (read: my wrists screaming HELPPP!!!!!!). When I came out the first time to try to eat my dinner, I realised that I couldn’t even hold my spoon without feeling the pain in my wrist!! So, I resorted to feeding myself with my left hand, lol! 😰

After dinner, just when I was about to rush to the toilet to clear my bladder, my phone rang. It was a FaceTime call from mom! I took the call quickly and guess what? I 中骂咯 (got scolded)! My sister must’ve told my mum that I hurt my wrist again by going to badminton this afternoon, hahahaha! I sheepishly confessed to my mom that yes, I injured myself again, hehehehe…

Now, this is where the point of this post comes in.

I titled this post “Daughter” because it was when my mom nagged me that I realised, my mom 心痛 me because I hurt myself. I was careless and I was stubborn. I was so ignorant. I know it hurts my mom more than it hurts me when I’m injured. Because I’m her daughter. I know because I’m a mother myself.

So when I heard mom nagging me over the phone to see a GP ASAP, I actually felt quite warm in my heart because I know how much she cares for me. 💖

Mama, sorry for keeping you worried. I’ll be guai now and take better care of myself. Promise! 😘 And thank you for loving me!! Muahs!

With love,

Your daughter.

At 5.5 Months

Hi guys!! Naomi’s fast asleep next to me at the moment. So, YAY!! Let’s do a quick post, shall we?

Our baby girl turned 5 months old two weeks ago. 😚


Time really flies when you’re having fun (or when you’re a full-time mom 😂).

She’s getting more and more interactive and playful these days. And I really, really enjoy looking after her each day! 🙂

I’m kinda amazed that we both survived the first few dreadful weeks unharmed, lol! Look at where we are today!! 😝 She’s turning so sweet these days — gently touching my face while smiling and looking into my eyes. 😍

Taken today while she was taking her noontime nap. Believe it or not but this is an iPhone pic! iPhone cameras are the BEST!

She’s gonna start on solids in two weeks’ time and I’m quite excited about that! ‘Coz right now, she’s still waking up quite often at night for feeds. I don’t know if introducing solids would keep her fuller at night and hence waking up less for feeds? I’ve been patiently waiting for the night when she will sleep through the night to come, but I haven’t been lucky so far. 😂

Meanwhile, I’m losing hair like crazy these days. 😭 It’s quite scary to see the amount of hair I “pull out” whenever I shampoo my hair.

My wrists are still hurting like hell, which really sucks. ‘Cos I have to hold her every day, do chores, cook, wash. Even shampooing my hair can hurt like a @#$*)@%*)! And I think being constantly on my phone whenever my hands are free are not helping at all. ☹️

Thank God Mr S has been very supportive and helpful thus far. I am very, very thankful! 😙

Anyway, it will be a stormy weather in Perth tomorrow. Stay safe and rugged up, guys!

Goodnight! 💜 (Goodnight because Naomi woke up while I was halfway typing this post up and had to continue later at night after my shower, heh.)

Emo Much?

Oh hello!! It’s almost May already! Since when?!

I’m feeling quite good tonight… ‘cos I get to sit down and have some quiet “me-time”. It’s been a while since I last played some songs on my iTunes. The only songs I listen to when I’m in the car nowadays are Beethoven’s classical songs for babies, lol!!

This feels kinda weird but I’m feeling slightly emotional tonight. SO MUCH has happened in the last few months and although I’m sort of into a routine now, I still feel overwhelmed every now and then. Some days seem really long. And some, I just breeze through them like a champ!

I don’t know how to say this. There’s so much I wish to share. But my mind is blank when it comes to writing them down.

I guess the point of this post tonight is to acknowledge my very own presence. I feel like I’ve disappeared for quite a bit while the responsible Jess takes over my body and do what I have to do every day. Right now, before the baby cries for me, I am the carefree, careless Jess.

And before this post turns even more emotional, let’s not go there and let me share a happy photo with y’all!😀

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Taken last month at Caversham Wildlife Park with my baby 💋