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What's in my diaper bag...

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Many friends and family members who have helped me carry my diaper bag before often say the same thing to me..."WAH! Why so heavy?!" I do admit my diaper bag is huge, and it is definitely not on the light side. Blame it on my kiasu-ness... rather than end up not having what I need when I need... it's best to just bring everything! Well... here's a peek into what's in my diaper bag, and I let you be the judge if I am bringing too much! My trusty MamaRoo Diaper bag. No zips to allow for easy access to things while on the go. I changed many bags before settling for MamaRoo. The size is just right for what I need to bring, and it does look quite chic to carry around! Well... to be honest, I feel I am running out of space... so perhaps that gives me excuse to look for a new bag.. (again?!... I hear the man exclaim.) Diapers....one of the essentials.  Diapers One thing I will never leave home without would be Burger boy's diapers, even if I am only g

Smile and the world smiles with you

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Jan 2013 has not even ended, and I am feeling super super low. While I always try to be positive, today is one of those days I just want to drop the load that’s weighing on my shoulders out of the windows. One of those days where I just want to squat in the shower and cry out loud. Despite all things that gets me down, one thing that always never fails to make my day is this Cheeky Chubbs! …and then I remind myself whatever I am doing now is for him…and then I start to smile again.  Linking up with: 

Bangkok 2012 (Part 1) - Our first family trip

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Before 2012 ended, we took a short trip to Bangkok with Burger Boy. What better way to end a really fulfilling year than spending quality time as a family (actually .. quality time shopping for me! ;p ). This was Burger Boy's first time on a plane, and 30 minutes upon boarding the plane, I was seriously on the verge of calling off the trip! Well... I had an energizer bunny on board...and Burger Boy's non-stop bouncing and babbling wasn't what we were expecting. We thought it was going to be more like.. board plane, drink milk at take off, and sleep for 2 hours.... who was I trying to kid?! Anyway...the trip ended very well, and our struggles with Burger on the flight there were soon forgotten. Here's how it went: 1. The journey In my usual cool fashion, I wasn't overly worried that Burger Boy would have any issues with ear pressure, and he would do just fine. Maybe in this case.. TOO fine...So much so that he went on and on and on and on for 2 hours... tak

Hello 2013!

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Yes! We are back from our first family holiday unscathed, bade 2012 farewell... and are raring to go for a hopefully fantastic 2013! More on our holiday in another post. For now, I just want to reflect on some of the joys that 2012 has brought me.  1. We welcomed our first born. We waited a long time for him, and he was more than we can ask for. 2. Our families were not only blessed with the arrival of Jonas. But Jonas' paternal and maternal cousins both followed shortly after. :) 3. I have been able to revive UrbanNook again! I have been making jewellery for UrbanNook on and off, and of course being a FTWM now makes it more difficult to find time for this interest. Hence, to be able to complete all orders for Christmas, on top of my day job and as a mother 24/7... I am certainly quite pleased with myself. More jobs for UrbanNook in the new year, and I can't wait!  4. I am thankful to have found a group of Mummies, the SMB . While, admittedly, I have n

Saying Goodbye...

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Burger's favourite teacher has left, and I am pretty disappointed at the way it was handled. I am not sure about other infant care centers, since this is the first time, and the only centre Burger has ever been to.  The infant care centre actually assigns a teacher to three kids , and these teachers will be responsible for the development of their assigned babies. I personally think this is a pretty cool system, as for a parent, I would know who I can look for to catch up on my son's development. This also meant that Burger was exceptionally attached to his assigned teacher who I refer to as A here. He loves her so much that when she was the one to hand him over to me at the end of each day, he would hug her with all his might, and almost every time sometimes ignore me. This is not the case if it was the other teachers who had to do the honours. In such circumstances, Burger will usually be kicking and squealing in excitement for me to hold him in my arms.  On a po

Thankful Today: 1 to 12 Dec

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The past two weeks was hectic. We welcomed Burger Boy's paternal AND maternal cousins with lots of helping out both sides. Work seems to be picking up instead of tapering off. Who says year end is a lull period!  And, i was rushing out Christmas orders for UrbanNook. Lots to do, but I would say extremely fulfilling. On that note, I am  joining Mummy J on her "Thankful Today" photo linky, albeit a little late. Better than never I guess. While we countdown to Christmas, it is always nice to count the little blessings in our lives...and I know I have many to be thankful for. So here's (some of) the pics: 1Dec - Beginning Today, my niece Baby I is born,  about a month early. So on this day, I am grateful that Baby I is healthy and well, and am looking forward to the endless playtime Burger boy will have with her. 2 Dec - Clean   My favourite sanitizer.... lavender smelling. Helps keeps the germs at bay! 3 Dec -Read My early attempts at i

Who wins in weaning?

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Burger boy turned 6 months old last week and so begins his journey with solids. Well... to be more precise, I started to let him try solids when he was slightly over 5 months just because he always looked so excited and interested when he watches us at mealtimes. So at a week before he turned 6 months, he is already able to have 1 full meal of rice cereal. He sure has a passion for eating. To date....the only thing he does not like is papayas.. but then, we only tried that on him once. Then, when we started to mix his food,  our royal fussiness and his antics started to show. While he loves food (or so i choose to think), he is really picky in the way we feed him. Here's what happened in week one... 1) Mummy prepares rice cereal and mix in a veg puree 2) Burger Boy takes his first couple of spoons and suddenly lets out a wail. Yes... he wails! 3) Mummy tries to calm him down to no avail. Stuffs a bottle of water in his mouth.... Burger Boy stops wailing (only momentaril