Back in the groove

I am finally back in the groove of blogging. One of the things I wanted to do more this year is to spend time on my blog. Although I started blogging since 2006, my time here has always been in short bursts, depending on whether I’ve got inspiration to write or not. However, I have been feeling the need for an outlet more often now with the various pressures coming in all directions, whether from home, from work, or simply just myself pushing myself over the fence. So, this has consistently, and unwaveringly been a space for me to rant, vent & share. Blogging also detaches me from what’s bothering me, a space to isolate myself and reflect. Hence, I have spent some time planning what to write for the next few weeks, and have promised myself to update this space at least once each week. 2 things I want to do more here are: 1) Start a series of posts that covers how I as a person have changed since becoming a mummy; 2) Spend a little bit more time on my jewellery making h

A boy of character

Dear Jonas, You have grown so much over the past few weeks that Mummy is finding it hard to keep up with your development. You are a week to 4 months old now and you have achieved some amazing social milestones while lagging a little behind on your motor skills (or are you just being lazy?!). Here's how you have developed since Mummy's last letter to you: 8+ weeks - You are frowning less, and smiling more. Smiling on demand even, which melts my heart every single time. Mummy cannot quite remember when you first flashed your genuine smile, but guess that is not  important anymore. It matters more to see you happy each new day, and responding to my presence with that sweet smile of yours. You have also started to coo. You go "oooo" whenever I call out "Jo jo jo nas" to you. Such gentle sound is music to m Mummy's ears. Your physical growth also amazes everyone around you. You gained a hefty kilo just over 2 weeks, making you 6kg at  2 months. A

Things are looking pretty good

Dropping in for a quick update on whats up with the burger family lest some of you think we have vanished from this space. :) The past one month has been busy busy busy. Lots of changes and adjustments (stressful too) but happy to say the least. Here's what we have been up to: Settling Jonas at infantcare - Well, yes. We decided just a month before I am due back to work that we want Jonas to be placed at a pre-school. We never planned this to start off with, but eventually felt it was the best for everyone. Of course we went through bouts of guilt. More on how we came to this decision in a later post . But all I can say is, this burger of mine is enjoying being in "school" , his teachers adore him, and he simply loves manipulating them! Settling myself back at work - I went back to work when Jonas turned 3 months old. It was I was bored to death at home, greatly in need of adult conversations...yet it pains me to be pulled away from that cute little thi

J's many expressions..


A gentle note to self

I have been having a depressive mummy week. It all started with Jonas (J) being ultra fussy at the beginning , and a heated argument with the man at midweek. It all felt too much for me that I wished someone will just take my son away. Felt rather useless and somehow was convinced that I am never going to make this new life work. Funny thing was, a friend of mine who had her son just 3 weeks after I had J, had the exact same sentiments of how hard it is to be a mum. We devilishly devised a plan to set our sons up for adoption with a "buy-one-get-one free" offer. I offered to do the ad copy, while she worked on the ad design. Ah well... injecting some humour while trying to make myself feel better. Who on earth ever said being a mum is easy! This must have been the most exhuasting time of my life. And a time where I can't seem to find the usual confident me.  Being a wife is already tough... what more a mum... kill me please! J turns 2 months old today. As I lie by his s

Saving (Jonas') face - California Baby Calendula Cream

Of all things, Jonas have to "inherit"  my ultra dry and sensitive skin. As a kid, I remembered episodes where  mummy would bring me to the National Skin Care Centre(NSCC) for one condition or another. At one time, I had very bad peeling skin on my feet that I was not allowed to wear shoes, only sandals. So for a good few years, when girls of my age were starting to play dress up, I had to wear sandals with my pretty frocks. It was such a damper. As I grew older, I had bad bouts of eczema on my hands, especially during my time in Australia. The condition gets worst when I am exposed to cleaning agents such as detegents etc.  Which probably means I am born to lead the life of a tai tai (I wish!).  Actually even now, my fingers have little blisters popping out of my very dry skin. I am pretty lucky that Hwa does not find my rough hands appalling, however do hope he gets the hint that I am supposed to not do dishes or laundry for him. That aside, my poor baby had almost every

Sleeping through the night

Dear Jonas, You managed to sleep for 7 hours and went without a feed for 9 hours last night! Hoorah! Well done my boy! Mummy is so pleased that my efforts to sleep train you is working despite you refusing to take naps in the daytime. Strangely, you have taken a nap of over 4 hours today. I hope this is not something  bad as Mummy is worried you are sick or something. Love, Mummy.