Goodbye 2015

It’s that time of the year again! Bidding the last day of the year goodbye and welcoming a new year at the stroke of midnight. And what a mighty fine year it has been for me, haha!

First of all, I was dedicated to a fitness regime myself earlier this year due to myself letting go after the wedding last year haha! It was more than wanting to look great, as I wanted to train my will and determination. I’m glad that I kept to it until I could no longer partake in any intensive exercise routines anymore when I found out I was pregnant.

I also took part in my very first cycling event in March this year with Mr S and a couple of friends. It wasn’t easy for me cos the rest of the team has much better stamina than I do lol!! I always came last during our training sesh lol!! Anyway, I was so glad to have completed the whole event that day. Mr S actually slowed down for me and rode alongside with me until I finished the course. ❤

As you probably would know already, we initially planned a trip to Europe this year. And then we found out I was pregnant (on April Fools’ day!!!). I stubbornly insisted that we should go still, despite Mr S seriously being concerned of my wellbeing physically and our wellbeing financially lol! But in the end, the trip was cancelled anyway despite us changing the dates to an earlier date due to some unforeseen circumstances. I’m sure there’s a good reason why the whole Europe trip this year didn’t work out and I won’t question about it. 🙂

Lucky us though, despite not being able to make it to Europe, we managed to visit Bali for the very first time for our babymoon hahaha!!! I know right, I can’t believe I haven’t been to Bali before too considering it’s only a few hours’ flight from Perth to Bali? We had a great time there, although we stayed in Ubud for our entire trip. But our main goal was to have a short and relaxing trip anyway.

Besides Bali, we also got to visit our nephew for the very first time in Melbourne!! It was a special time for us having spent it with Mr S’ brother’s family. We were both showered with so much love and attention throughout our stay. And having bonded with the little one made saying goodbye so much harder. Fingers crossed we will meet again in 2016!

Needless to say, the most important event of the year is clearly giving birth to Naomi and becoming a mother myself, lol!! I must congratulate Mr S on becoming a father too, hahahahaha! I must admit, the days after I found out I was pregnant zoomed past just like that. It’s hard to believe it’s the end of the year again because I feel like we just had our wedding dinner back in Miri like a couple of months ago. But no, it’s already been a year, it’s crazy! o_O

Parenthood is so new to me and to Mr S. And we have so, so, so, so much to learn still (the past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride lol!) But I think it will be the most rewarding thing we will ever have in our lives and I really cannot thank God enough for that.

I am so, so lucky and blessed to have wrapped up year 2015 so perfectly with the company of my loved ones (my mum, brother and sister are with me in Perth!!!) with me and with precious Naomi in our arms.

Goodbye 2015! Hello 2016! I welcome you and the new challenges you have for me!! Help make me a wiser and more confident woman, a gentler and more loving wife, and a strong and nurturing mother.


She’s Here!

Yes, she’s here!!! We welcomed our little girl, Naomi into our lives on 5 December 2015. Words can’t describe how elated I was when I saw her emerged from me and first held her in my arms. I was in shock at first, seeing her for the very first time in flesh. Then the doctor and midwife quickly placed her in my arms and I couldn’t help myself from whimpering when I held her small body in my arms, tears welling up in my eyes. I looked at Mr S and he was touched to tears too at this point in time.

I shall save my labor story for another day (if I can find the time to write about it, haha). Right now, we are just delighted that our little girl is here with us. That makes Christmas this year a gazillion times BETTER! ❤

Meanwhile, here’s a video I whipped up quickly yesterday afternoon while Naomi was taking a nap.

Keeping it simple and basic this time as I don’t have much free time on hands right now haha. Both Mr S and I really enjoyed taking the photos every week and watching my bump grow hehehe…

Hope you all enjoy this video of me “popping”! 😛 (Psst, it’s available in HD 🙂 Hehe…)