Only 1.5 More Months to Go?!

SERIOUSLY?! Where has the time gone?

But honestly, at this stage now, I kinda can’t wait to pop my second baby out now, lol! Things are really starting to get a little tougher these days. I tend to wake up at 4am for a pee and then have difficulty falling back to sleep for an hour or so almost every night. ๐Ÿ˜ต

And I’m so sick of having to lie down on my left side to sleep now. Most of the time, I just go, “AHHHH, I don’t give a sh*t anymore. Imma just lie down on my right for five minutes!!!” Then end up falling asleep for wayyyy longer than that, hahahahaha! I’m sorry ๅฐ bump no. 2!!! ๐Ÿ˜ข

I just need to work for another four more weeks then I’m off again! Wheeeeee!!!!! Mum and sis will be here end of next month to visit and help out again! Can’t wait for them to be back!! The house is definitely merrier with them around, hehehehehehe… Plus I love it when Naomi spends time with popo and yiyi. It’s so heartwarming to see how much they love her ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

๐ŸŽต Can’t wait to see you againnnnnnnn…… ๐ŸŽถ

Definitely wearing that romper way too much hahahaha!! It was gifted to me by my sister and they’re super duper comfy!

Note to self: About time I fix the misaligned photoย in the photo frame! ๐Ÿ˜

Another one with the cheeky girl!

She’s been learning soooo much these days โ€” especially from daycare. And I’m so pleased for her that she’s finally settled down in daycare now. The carers praised her for adapting and doing so well! ย I’m more relieved now as I know that she’s being cared for, her needs taken care of when I’m at work (earning more money ๐Ÿ’ต to buy her formula ๐Ÿผ, hahahahahahaha) and that she’s happy and thriving. ๐Ÿ™‚

She’s finally learned how to walk after she started daycare. Perhaps she wanted to catch up with the other kids who are already walking hahahaha! And now she’s learning to talk!! Man, when she says ‘nose’, it’s with an Aussie accent!! ๐Ÿ™„

It’s such a bittersweet feeling to watch her grow and witness her every milestone and progress. As a parent, you’re happy that your child is growing to be healthy and happy. But at the same time, you feel like with their new gained confidence and independence, they’ll depend on you less and less. ๐Ÿ˜ข

Last but not least, a selfie to end the post (as usual, HAHA!) *Snicker* So sorry to do this but this filter does make me look so much more refreshed than I really am in real life. In real life, I just look like a tired, old hag because I really AM tired almost ALL the time. ๐Ÿ˜ด

Quick question for you guys!! I’m thinking of cutting my hair to a lob again some time before baby is due. The longer hair will keep me warm in winter though! BUT BUT BUT, with the confinement thingy going on, I won’t be able to wash my hair for quite a while so I can foresee that it’s gonna be quite gross!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

What do you think? Lob or no lob? ๐Ÿค”

30+2

Time for my March update!! I turned another year older last week, hehehe. And I’m blessed enough to have my whole family celebrate my birthday with me this year! ๐Ÿ˜

Since I don’t get to spend my birthday with my family very often, I decided to treat everyone to something good this year โ€” the new and luxurious Epicurean premium buffet in Crown Perth. ๐Ÿคค

Ate all the stuff I’m not supposed to! ๐Ÿ™„

With my little naughty!!!

Family portrait taken at our front lawn that morning. Matching twinsies outfit with Naomi!!! Too old to be wearing a tutu dress now to be honest so I’ve now given it to my sister, hahahaha!

My bump is also getting soooo big nowadays I already look like I’m about to pop!! ๐Ÿ˜ต

So, I’m Back to Work

Yes, back to the workforce I go, despite the fact that I’ll be delivering another baby in just a few more months, hahahaha!! ๐Ÿ˜œ

I’ve been feeling slightlyย nervous in the days leading up to yesterday. Mainly because I don’t know how Naomi will cope at daycare. She still had problems settling herself to sleep during snoozeย times โ€” she’ll only settle down and take her naps/sleep if I lie down next to her. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

So, I’ve been trying to get her to get used to sleeping without having me lie down next to her. (Imagine having me squeeze inside her cot with her at night with my baby bump! ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿป Man, oh, man it’s a torture for BOTH of us!) I slowly transitioned from lying down next to her, to sitting at one end of the cot and singing songs to her to calm her down, to lying on a mattress outside the cot while she’s inside and having me holding her hand.

I was quite surprised when the carers told me that she coped so well yesterday! Ate a good portion of her lunch, had her morning tea, and most of all, took her two naps while she was there! And she didn’t need someone to lie down next to her, lol. But one of the carers had to sit next to the cot while she settled herself down to sleep though, haha!

Last night, I didn’t even have to hold her hand for her to fall asleep, hahaha! I just lied down on the mattress next to her cot and she fell asleep on her own. FINALLY!!! I was always reluctant to try out the CIO (cry-it-out) sleep training method ‘cos she’s the kind of baby who wouldn’t stop crying until you give in. ๐Ÿ˜“

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Taken just as I parked outside the childcare centre. She was clueless as to what was gonna happen next. ๐Ÿ˜ข She did, however, attend the orientation for 2.5 weeks prior though, but only for an hour or so. Yesterday was her first full day at daycare by herself.

My heart sank as I turned around and saw her looking back at me like that. ๐Ÿ’”

Oh, and she’s sporting a fringe ‘cos I cut her hair for her earlier this week, hahahaha! Her front hair was getting so long that they kept irritating her eyes.

Mummy cut my fringe for me today. Do you like it? ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“

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My first day back at work was… mundane. Lol! I have after all, been working there for almost a decade already. Everything was like a second nature to me hey. One thing I still hated though, was the traffic jam on my way to work. ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ”ซ

I couldn’t have hoped for the time to pass faster while I was in the office, haha. When I finally pulled up at the driveway at home and got down to open the garage door, I saw Mr S place her tiny body on the couch by the window.

ARGHHHH!!!! God, how I missed her.

Naomi’s First Trip to Miri

Happy New Year everyone! ๐ŸŽ‰ Isn’t it scary it’s almost the end of the first month of year 2017 already? Time sure flies by faster the older you get. At least that’s how I feel, haha!

So, we headed back to Miri for fourย weeks early December last year. Naomi and I flew back by ourselves first and Mr S joined us two weeks after. With it being the first time for Naomi to fly, I couldn’t help but feel quite nervous; not knowing how she’ll behave on the flight and how I’m going to cope with the two flights and the transit in KLIA.

Then came the actual day itself. โœˆ๏ธ I had a less than satisfactory experience with the ground staff at Perth International Airport. In fact, I was sooooo disappointed at their total lack of consideration for a passenger traveling with an infant. ๐Ÿ˜ก I’m not going to elaborate on what happened ‘cos I’ve been telling this story to others so many times that I’m actually sick of it already, haha. ๐Ÿ˜ช
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Taken at about 1:30AM. She was very sleepy and didn’t make much noise. Phew!! But had to carry her just as she fell asleep ‘cos strollers are not allowed on the plane and had to be placed in the cargo. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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Ahhhhh, I can’t describe the sense of relief I had when she didn’t wake up as I placed her into the bassinet. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

This totally wasn’t the case on our way back to Perth though. Gosh, she was sooooo unsettled and I can’t even recall how many times I carried her to Mr S’s seat during that flight (we weren’t seated together unfortunately). I was about to go crazy on the plane. Just ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป THISSSSS close to snapping!

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Had our breakfast/first meal in KLIA, Malaysia. Where else but Burger King? Hehehehehe…

On the flight back to Miri, she did a poo poo, hahahahahaha!! It was getting quite smelly but I didn’t change her ‘cos we were close to landing and I can imagine how hard it would be to change her in the teeny tiny toilet on the plane. So I left it at that HAHAHA! I’m horrible, I know. ๐Ÿ˜ย So when mum picked her up from the stroller at the airport, she actually stank. LOLLLL!!!! ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜‚

Ahhhh, we had such a good time back in Miri for four weeks! Four good weeks of pampering from family members, great company from relatives & friends and last but not least, the deeeeelicious fooddddd!!

I actually got to meet quite a lot of relatives and old friends this trip around, which I’mย veryย grateful for. It’s so good to see everyone again โ˜บ๏ธ

More photos from our trip back home… Enjoy! (You can click on the individual photos for a betterย view ๐Ÿ˜œ)

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Happy 1st Birthday, Baby Girl!

Our baby girl just turnedย ONE today!!! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ€ย 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 isย depleting day byย day. ๐Ÿ˜‘ย 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!! ๐Ÿ˜Œย *Pats selves on the back*
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Cakes, dessertsย and drinksย 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. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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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. ๐Ÿ˜ข

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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. ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ™„

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Second one while cutting the cake! MUCH BETTER. I loveeeeee this shot, hehehehehehe… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜š

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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! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—

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 babaย 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.

Anniversary Weekend Getaway

Mr S and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary just recently. ๐Ÿ’‘ 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! ๐Ÿ˜ต

She developed a high fever that day and seemed so weak and drowsy the whole time. ๐Ÿ˜ญย 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. ๐Ÿ˜˜ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‘)

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 someย colleagues this afternoon.

It was great to be having adult conversations with the girls today. ๐Ÿ˜ Although our topics did steer back to parenthood still, but that’s inevitable since most of usย 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.ย 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* ๐Ÿ˜

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!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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? ๐Ÿ˜›

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

Out shopping for daddy with mummy today. โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ

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Growing too fast!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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Taken this morning during breakfast!

I could easily watch this 283,749,561 times a night. The ๐Ÿ‘… and booty-shaking parts are just ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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

Goodnight!!

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. ๐Ÿ˜š


Time really flies when you’re having fun (or when you’re a full-time mom ๐Ÿ˜‚).

She’s getting more and more interactive and playful these days. And I really, really enjoy looking after her each day! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m kinda amazed that we both survived the first few dreadful weeks unharmed, lol! Look at where we are today!!ย ๐Ÿ˜ย She’s turning so sweet these days โ€” gently touching my face while smiling and looking into my eyes. ๐Ÿ˜

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. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Meanwhile, I’m losing hair like crazy these days. ๐Ÿ˜ญ 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. โ˜น๏ธ

Thank God Mr S has been very supportive and helpful thus far. I am very, very thankful! ๐Ÿ˜™

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

Goodnight! ๐Ÿ’œ (Goodnight because Naomi woke up while I was halfway typing this post up and had to continue later at night after my shower, heh.)