Didi’s 1st Birthday!

This is such an overdue post!!! I’ve been kept busy these two months with me being back at work, Naomi starting a new daycare centre with Dylan and Dylan being sick on & off! Life is crazy hectic almost everyday but always fulfilling at the end of the day.

We celebrated Dylan’s FIRST birthday last month! Can’t believe he’s ONE already!! It still feels like yesterday that I just had my newborn baby. And really, it feels like my second baby’s growing up sooooo fast compared to my first one!

We had friends and family and Dylan’s Godparents come celebrate his special day with us. We enjoyed everyone’s company so much and I’m glad that everyone went home with a full belly that day, hahaha!

Prepping for a party is so. much. work. though! I’m glad I don’t have to plan for one anytime soon 😂

DIY-ed their party hats with materials from Spotlight!

Didi enjoying his birthday cupcake! I baked them especially for him (egg-free recipe) ‘cos of his egg allergy.

Dylan, you’re growing up way too fast and way too soon! Mummy pray that you’ll grow to be healthier and stronger 💪🏻 for you fall sick way too often! We love you so, so very much!!! Please don’t be so small gas and fake cry everytime your sister touches you, lol! And keep smiling and laughing for you bring so much joy into our lives 😍😘

Now, time for me to look back at his baby pics from a year ago to this day! 😢

Should've been "yesterday" instead 😂 Loving his mata sepet smile! ☺️

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小"Jay Chou"?

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Dylan is 2 months old today!!!! 🎉🎉And man, dare I say, it's easier to put him to bed at night these days! I had been struggling with his sleeping pattern before this because he's a very light sleeper and he will wake up every hour at night for a feed. Not forgetting to mention, the whining and crying within 5 minutes of me putting him back to his cot after a feed. So, I basically have to repeat this for numerous times until he finally settles down for a "deeper" sleep, which only lasts for an hour 😭😭 On nights when I really can't take it anymore, he gets to lie down on papa's chest and sleep 🙊 And he lovesssss it! Sleep issues aside, he is slowly getting more interactive these days!! LOVE, love, love his cooing whenever he's awake and alert and sees our familiar faces… 😘 Oh, oh and his rolls!!! 🥐😍I must show them off come the warmer months hahahaha!!

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Happy 7 months old my darling Dylan!!! 🎉7️⃣🈷️🍼My sweet boy has 2 cutesy teeth now and is still chewing every thing he can get his hands on like crazy!! Loves his food and drinking water from a spoon! He is also more aware of unfamiliar faces around him now and constantly seeks out for me or daddy when someone else is carrying him, haha! Separation anxiety is real too these days I find myself lugging him with me everywhere I go or he’ll scream his head off. Other than that, he’s a really happy and chilled out baby! Please stay this way, my sweet, sweet child!! I feel a tug in my heart these days when I think about how much closer you are to you turning one… Nevertheless, you are forever close to mama’s heart ❤️

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Happy 9 months old my darling boy!!! 🎉 Look at how much you’ve grown! You were inside mummy’s belly for 9 months just 9 months ago.🤰🏻How time flies… You’ve got FOUR little teeth now, which is awfully cute! But I’m not sure if I like the biting that comes with them! 😩 My poor shoulder 🤧 You’re such a curious little monkey right now and gosh, do you crawl. I’m certain that at this pace, you’ll be standing up by yourself without any support very soon! Wishing you would stay a baby for a little longer. For I’m going to miss this stage of you very much! And that baby scent of yoursssss… 😍😍 #exceptionpostonlentseason #becausemysonis9monthsoldtoday #andbecauseitsmybirthday #backtofastingtata

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Welcome, Baby Dylan!

Hiii!! Sorry for the brief hiatus. I was busy giving birth and caring for a newborn baby, lol!!!

So yes, the baby is finally here!!! It’s a boy and Mr S and I named him Dylan Gabriel Wai-Zhun Soong. He weighed a decent 3.32kg when he was born, hahaha! No wonder I felt like my tummy was about to explode towards the end of my pregnancy. And those stretch marks…!! 😱 I only had very few when I had Naomi but when I was carrying Dylan, they just popped up every week in my last trimester. Oh well, they are my proud battle scars!

One thing you get a lot when people know you’re pregnant with your second one is that they’ll tell you it’ll be a lot easier with the second one. Some make it sound like the baby will slide out of you just like that!

So, I went into the birthing suite with the expectation that it’s gonna be so much easier this time. But goshhhh, was I wrong! I certainly dilated a lot faster but still, the baby wasn’t in a good position so we waited a good 12 hours since I went into the hospital before he finally came out and greeted me with his sepet eyes, lol!!! Also went through the whole epidural and suction ordeal ‘cos he didn’t turn and wasn’t coming down the birth canal as smoothly as expected.

Anyway, the important thing is that he’s out, lol! And he’s a healthy baby! That’s all that matters.

Dylan newborn

Welcome, little one!!!

Naomi meets Dylan

Naomi was quite pleased to meet didi for the very first time.

Dylan and I were stuck in the hospital for extra three days this time as the baby had jaundice and his bilirubin levels didn’t go down as quickly as expected so he had to undergo phototherapy. 😣 The wait to be discharged was horrible each day. We were let down again and again and poor bubba had to undergo the heel prick test each day! He also didn’t bleed easily so they had to really squeeze the blood out of him for the tests. It was so heartbreaking to watch 💔

Now that he’s finally home, I kinda wish he would sleep like he did on that very first night he was born, hahahaha!! This little fellow just doesn’t sleep well at night and it’s driving us nuts. Plus we have a demanding toddler in our hands as well now. You can imagine the chaos we get in the house, huh?

But still, this is the memory we will create as a family together. So, I still wouldn’t change a thing.

Dylan 1

Dylan 2

Dylan 3

Dylan 2 Weeks Old

Dylan 2 Weeks Old 2

Dylan's Feet

We love you, Dylan! Thank you for coming to us and being a part of our family. Praise be to God!

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*

Cakes, desserts and drinks table.






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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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! 💞💝💖💘💓💗

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: One Month Old!

We made it!!! Naomi is officially one month old today, hehehehehe… I’m lucky enough to be able to update my blog this morning as she’s taking her morning nap.

Yes, it’s been a month already since we’ve had our little girl. Time really flies!! Oh, by the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS!!! How did you guys spend your New Year’s Eve? I spent mine snoring in bed by 9pm lol!

I’m actually looking pretty sane this morning. Had some good shuteye last night in between the feedings. I’m hoping that it’ll only get better from here 🙂 I must admit, the first two to three weeks have been tough on us. But, it would’ve been even tougher if I hadn’t had help from my mum and sister. I think I’ve had it easy compared to new mums who’ve had no helpers at all!

Now that it’s been a month, I’m officially no longer in my “confinement” period, hehehe. I have a confession to make! I’ve actually been really naughty and sneaked out of the house a couple of times during confinement. About 4-5 times WITH Naomi and a couple of other times either by myself or with Mr S or my mum, lol!!! I’ve been “chastised” for quite a few things I’ve been doing or not doing thus far, such as:

  • not swaddling the baby, or not swaddling them the right way (leaving Naomi’s arms out). I know swaddling is supposed to help calm, soothe and settle a baby but Naomi just downright refuses for her arms to be swaddled! She would cry and cry while struggling to have her arms freed! I then did some research on this on the net and it says that some babies really dislikes having their arms swaddled. I know I can’t believe everything I read on the net but hey, freeing her arms in our case works! And I would definitely do or go with something that works for my baby!
  • not layering her with enough clothes. “But it’s 38 degrees Celsius today! And look, she’s sweating all over!” I would protest. It seems that babies need to be wrapped up in layers of clothing everyday, just because. -_- Well, I’m sorry but Naomi will be wearing only her singlet and nappy today because it’s scorching hot outside!
  • not putting pillows or soft items around the baby to make her feel safe while she sleeps. It’s to reduce the risk of SIDS okay!! I’d rather be safe than sorry!
  • not letting her sleep on her tummy. Also to reduce the risk of SIDS. But I must admit, letting Naomi sleep on her tummy helps lessen the effects of her startle reflex. I try not to let her sleep on her tummy at night when both Mr S and I are knocked out (unless she wakes up and cries for a feed). But I do let her sleep on her tummy from time to time in the morning when we are up to monitor/supervise her. Having said that, I wouldn’t recommend any parent to let their babies sleep on their tummies. Just in case!
  • not giving her formula before my milk came in. I did in the end, one night in the hospital as we were desperate and she was really, really distressed and tired by then from the constant crying and hunger, and another time when we got home. I was trying hard to follow everything by the books when it came to breastfeeding. If the pamphlets in the hospital says no formula then NO FORMULA it is! But when you watch your baby cry and cry so helplessly, you just wanna help take the pain away as soon as you can. Thank goodness we’ve become established with breastfeeding now.
  • not giving her the dummy. Again, another thing I was going by the books with. But eventually, I gave in and bought dummies for her. We have four different types of them at home now (we have 8 in total as some come in a pack of 3) and she takes none of them. All she wants is her momma’s good ol’ titty. LOL!

The thing is, everyone will have their own fair bit of “two cents” to give when you have a baby. And they could all be contradicting each other. But only you know what’s best for your baby. I’m not saying don’t take any of the advices given as I’m sure there are constructive advices from people around you – from your mum, medical professionals and whatnot. But take what sounds right for you, go with your own mother’s instincts! After all, it’s your baby and you know what’s best for them!

Anyway, this post has turned out so much longer than I expected! (It’s a good thing, hey?) so I’m gonna end it now with some photos I managed to snap for the past few weeks. Enjoy!

   Here’s one I took last Saturday when Naomi was 4 weeks old. Figured I’d snap one with her milestone card earlier ‘cos she was looking so cute that day, haha!

Not to mention, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who sent their well wishes and gifts and cards from near and afar!! Can’t thank you all enough!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Last but not least, Happy 1 month old, Naomi!!! You are so loved!

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…)


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! 

Is it a Girl or a Boy?

Hello there!! Quite pleased to have found some time to update my rather neglected blog tonight, hehe.

So, I’m having my second ultrasound scan next week to check that the baby is developing normally and look at where the placenta is lying in my uterus. I just had a read at the things they will check and assess during this anatomy slash anomaly scan and it’s starting to freak me out a little of the things that could possibly go wrong with the development of the baby. 😮 Praying hard that everything is A-okay and that the baby is healthy and growing well!

Now, the added bonus to next week’s scan is that we can choose to find out the gender of the baby!!! Honestly, my initial reaction was that I had to find out! I just had to. I was just so filled with curiosity and excitement that I couldn’t wait to find out if we’re having a girl or a boy! And I still am!

However, the husband’s thinking of the total opposite. He said that as long as the baby’s healthy, it doesn’t matter if the baby’s a boy or a girl, which I fully agree with! He then asked, why not have it as a surprise? BUT I WANT TO KNOW NOWWW IF I COULD!!!!!! You can tell that I was quite determined to know the sex of the baby.

Until this morning. 🙄 My curiosity led me to type “should I find out the gender of my baby?” in my Google search bar, lol. I then took this short quiz and this was the result I got:

Prepare for a surprise! It sounds as if you should probably wait until your baby is born to find out his or her sex. This is how people have been doing it for centuries, and there’s no reason to change now. Unlike so many people nowadays, you seem to have the patience and knack for “living in the moment” that’s necessary to remain in the dark about your baby’s sex.There are definitely benefits to not finding out. By waiting, you can spend the rest of your pregnancy having fantasies about babies of both sexes; this can actually make the last few weeks more bearable. And here’s an extra benefit: Deciding not to find out might drive your relatives crazy!

HAHAHAHA!!! So instead of driving myself crazy, I will have the benefit of driving others crazy now! 😛

So, the husband and I had a chat tonight and decided that we are not going to find out the gender of our baby, until we meet him/her on the BIG day! (Or when the doctor exclaims, “IT’S A GIRL!!!” or “IT’S A BOY!!!” when the baby’s out hahahahaha!)

Either way, we are preparing to be SURPRISED!!!

Wedding Photos

Yesss! I finally got our wedding photos from our photographer a week ago!!! We were given about five hundred plus photos and I have handpicked a few to be shared with you all here on my blog.

We love, love, love going through all the photos and reminiscing all the fond memories of the day itself. ❤ Hope you all enjoy looking through them as much as we do 🙂




















Happy Birthday Mama Voon!

Mommy and I

Today is my supermom’s birthday! Happy birthday mommy!!! I wish you health and all the happiness in the world! Love you to the moon and back ❤

I miss you so much. See you soon 🙂