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! 💞💝💖💘💓💗

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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!

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Birthday Dinner

Fine dining in the comfort of my own home last night, lol!!! Mr S was the chef for the night and I’m so proud that he prepared everything from scratch!

Loved the atmosphere last night – we were tuning in to jazzy tunes during dinner and Naomi gave mummy and daddy a quiet time together, sleeping through our entire dinner time, hehehe.

A big thank you to everyone who sent me your warm greetings on my birthday! Love y’all! ❤

 

Happy Chinese New Year!

新年快乐!! Gong hei fatt choy!!

Today’s the third day of the Chinese/Lunar New Year and it’s yet another one of those crazy hot summer days in Perth. Today’s the fourth consecutive day of the mercury hitting the 40-degree-Celsius mark! 😦

Chinese New Year in Perth this year has been great! Hehehehe… ‘Cos we have Naomi, mum and sis celebrating this occasion with us this year! Woohoo! We had an amazing reunion dinner on CNY eve at our place with heaps and heaps of delicious home-cooked food and the great company of our relatives in Perth. Mum and sis made lots of yummy CNY goodies (biscuits, cakes, agar-agar, etc.) in addition to the ones they brought over (keropok and my aunt’s homemade acar!!!!) and they were sooooo good…… Mr S was so excited that he kept playing CNY songs at work and at home lol!!! We also went bai nian on the first day of CNY despite the crazy heat hahahaha!

All in all, the atmosphere is SO good this year and I’m so happy! 😀

Here’s to wishing everyone a prosperous new year ahead! 猴 yeah, 猴 yeah, 猴猴 yeah!!!

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…)

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The Waiting Game Begins

Hello everybody! I have reached another milestone in my pregnancy journey today – I’m officially 37 weeks pregnant today! Which means, I’m now considered full-term and the baby could come anytime between now and the next couple of weeks! :O However, my OB reassured me today that the baby is likely to arrive in the next 2-3 weeks or so. Phewww…… Let’s just hope that BB will be patient enough to stay inside until popo and yiyi arrive next, next Saturday hahaha!! The doctor also said that the baby’s head has now descended down into my pelvis and that’s a good sign! That means that the baby’s currently in the right position and is ready for birth. How exciting is that!!

Having said that, I now have approximately three more weeks to go before the baby comes! My nesting instincts are kicking in and I’m really trying to get myself and the house ready for the baby’s arrival since I started my maternity leave this week. I’m finding myself scrubbing the floors in my bathroom while showering cos I felt that they were filthy. I can’t stand the gritty floors around the house as well and I find myself bending down and picking up grains of sand from the floor (doesn’t help that Australia is always so dusty and the fact that Koko brings in dirt and grit every time he steps out and comes back into the house). 😡

The good thing about my nesting instincts kicking in early is that I have most of the stuffs ready and prepared now, hehehe. The baby’s linen, manchester and cute, little, tiny clothes have all been washed and folded. Hospital bag is almost fully packed (just gotta throw in my toiletries and some snacks last minute). I got Mr S to install the car seat already and the cot’s been set up in our room 🙂 All we’re missing is little baby S in our arms! Hehehehe… ❤

Now, throwing back to two weeks ago, when Mr S turned 30!!!

Baby Shower

Fiona was so sweet to organize a surprise birthday party for Mr S on my behalf! But what I didn’t know was that it was also a surprise baby shower for us!! Awwwww…… ❤ It was a beautiful and memorable day spent with friends and family (my cousin was there too haha!). The food was delicious as usual as all my friends can cook so well hahahaha!!! 😎

Last but not least, not forgetting to mention that today is my lovely momma’s birthday!!! My one and only superwoman!! The one who’s been the best mum one could ever be for me. I have so much to learn from you and hopefully I will be as good a mother to my babies as you are to us! ❤ Happy birthday mummy!!! LOVE YOUUUU!!!

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Our 1st Wedding Anniversary

  
A year ago this day, I married my very best friend and soul mate. We made a vow to be companions for life, till death do us part. I really can’t believe that it’s been a year since our big day! This year zoomed past just like that! Today, we are re-celebrating this special day with a mini us in my tummy 🙂 How much more amazing can this be?

I thank God for where we are this day. For without His love and grace, we won’t be where we are today.

Lastly, I wanna say a big thank you (with a big sloppy kiss) to Mr S for loving me and taking care of me all these years. I look forward to growing old and wrinkly and happy with you… I love you! Happy first anniversary baby! And to many more years to come! 

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30Yours truly turns thirty today!!

Looking back at the last thirty years of my life, I am so happy and contented to be where I am right now; to be surrounded by people who love and care for me – near and far. I have a loving husband (so blessed to be married to my soul-mate) and family, a small but close circle of friends (it’s a shame we don’t all live in the same city though), a home to come home to, a secure job, and not forgetting, a pet dog who probably loves me more than he loves himself. I feel like God has given me so much when I haven’t done much to deserve all this. His grace is always overflowing and I cannot thank Him enough.

Therefore this year, I’d like to make some changes in my life, starting from baby steps. I’d like to contribute more towards others this year – making use of the skills I’ve acquired throughout the years and the talents I’ve been gifted with. The joy of giving is so much more than the joy of receiving!

I pray that now that I’m a year older, I will be wiser intellectually, richer spiritually, healthier physically, and calmer mentally. I pray that I will be kind and gentle – in my words, actions and thoughts. And I also pray that I will continue to be inquisitive in learning and exploring new things. Amen.

Happy birthday Jess!

Telethon Freeway Bike Hike

Hi guys!!

I’m riding in the Telethon Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma this year on Sunday 22nd March!

It will require every ounce of breath that I have – which is why I am raising money for the Asthma Foundation WA to support people living with asthma.

It will be a rewarding experience for myself and a small monetary support from any of you will be absolutely amazing.

Please kindly head over to my page here to show your support!

Thank you!!!!