I have been real busy lately and sort of neglected this space. We had a great trip to Sydney last week and just got back last Saturday. (Definitely will blog more on that later). The new house is almost ready and we will finally be spending our first night this coming Monday. But I still have a few more things to get for the place today.
Among all the busyness, JJ is scaling the toddler development milestones at astonishing speed. He’s learning new words each day. During the trip he managed to pronounce the word “bird” and “dog” really well. Then he said “C” as in letter C which he saw on the iPad flash cards. But he said it so fast and so many times it sounded like “shit” instead.
And after 17 months, finally yesterday JJ said to me “mama book!” And brought a story book to me to read to him. Wow! Finally he said the word “mama”. I have been waiting for that for so long. It’s really a fist punch and tearly moment for me. And soon more of these baby words will follow
Have been neglecting this space abit as I was pretty caught up with everything that is happening in my life. Finally we got the bed, appliances and Internet for the new place last weekend. Now we are left with the sofa, dinning table and moving in our stuffs which I am doing it bit by bit each day at night as I totally do not have the energy to do a one shot pack up and move thing. Moreover we are going to Sydney next week hence it makes more sense to officially stay in the new place after the vacation.
This is totally not a walk in the park. Having to move house with a wobbly toddler and a pregnant-perpetually nausea body. Hope the up coming Sydney trip will do all of us especially me the mummy some good.
Here’s us at Jones the Grocer ( something Aussie) last weekend enjoying brunch on a saturday before the mayhem starts in the afternoon. Loving such rare times where I could sit down for a nice breakfast rather than running errands.
TGIF!! And it’s November already. This month will be a very busy month. We are moving in to the new place soon, so every weekend is spent at home waiting for deliveries. After the move, we have a family trip in late November to Sydney! I have stopped sewing for 2 weeks now to concentrate on the house renovation, organisation, packing, catching up with friends, taking care of JJ and being pregnant. But will definitely pick that up again real soon (right after the move) and I’m shopping for a new sewing machine this weekend if time permits. ( wait for my upcoming post on the completed PJ for JJ). As for now, happy Friday to all and welcome to November.
On a separate note, here’s a pic of JJ having supper before bed time. He is really growing up to be little boy, not so much of a baby anymore. And my dad told me that he looked very much like me when I was young. Loved that.
Yes! It happened again. This time JJ woke up at 12 am and go to bed again at 3.30 am. It all started like this. JJ was all dreamy at 12 am, he opened his eyes to look at me, I try to pat him back to sleep. So he laid there and stare at me. At some point, I dozed off and the patting stop. JJ got up and started laughing and baby talk to me. ( totally not a good sign for a very jaded pregnant lady). Ok, so I tucked him back to bed and sternly told him no playing just sleeping. JJ tried to lie down and stare at me again but not long after he sat up and laugh and play again. Well this routine went on for like a good 2 hours till I gave up. I turn away and decided to ignore him and let him do his stuff hopefully he will be bored enough to decide to sleep. But, no way. He laid down, pulling my sleeves getting my attention. When that failed JJ tried to hold my hand ( well that’s a very sweet moment but at 230 am not really my kind of thing) and talked to me. Nice try kiddo, but still it’s bed time and mummy really needs some sleep. This went on till 330 am, JJ looks all sleepy (yeah a good sign) and starts to doze off. But wait when his eyes start to close, he decides to open them again. ( bad sign). Then after 5 minutes JJ dozed off again ( yeah my sleep time) but wait he opened his eyes again ( bad bad sign). This went on 4 or 5 times ( I really don’t know because I reached a point where I lost track of counting) finally JJ closed his eyes and went into a deep deep sleep. He did not even get up have his early morning feed. And JJ is still asleep while I’m blogging this!
Gosh! What a night and hope it will be better tonight. ( fingers crossed)
How true is this. Indeed, I’ve learnt so much this past 1.5 years of motherhood ( and much more as I track on this motherhood journey). A lot of times I thought I will be the one parenting JJ but instead he is the one that taught me how to love selflessly, be happy because it’s a good day, giggle out loud because you are really happy, be patient with every thing you do and you will be rewarded with a mega watt smile from the kiddo.
Here’s JJ trying to enjoy life watching tv , lying down while waiting for mummy to come home from work.
I have always loved scandinavian homes, that’s all white and woody which makes the whole house feels homely and cosy. Even the children’s room are filled with woody furniture, riding horses and Nordic flags hanging across the room. Recently, I’m doing up my new place and came across numerous scandinavian designs that I loved to incorporate into my place.
Love this round wood dinning table. I have been trying to find something like this for outdoor use.
Lastly a homely cosy couch in the living area.
Wish me luck for the next few weeks I will be putting together my new place, packing and moving house, trotting into my 2nd trimester and running round the house with JJ ( who just gotten new found freedom). Fingers crossed as I or we embrace the weeks ahead.
It’s a rainy and wet morning today. JJ had a very good and sound sleep despite all the thunder and lightening. Something that is really rare given the fact that some nights he will fuss from 4 to 5 am. What I enjoy most about babies sleeping is to watch them sleep. I spent 15 minutes last night watching JJ sleep, stroking his hair and back, caressing his soft cheeks and giving him a few kisses. It made me realise how life is made wonderful with just few of his giggles and sleep watching moments. Definitely will savour all their company while I can as babies grow up all these will soon out grow too.
I saw post online and thought it is really meaningful as with babies there will never be a moment of loneliness.
As the little man is learning how to walk there bound to be falls and stumbles. Since his first step on 25 August, JJ had fallen on all sorts of surfaces and had a couple of bruises. However, never once he wailed, instead he will bravely get up and try walking again. This time JJ fell on the garage floor which is a rough granite surface. He scratched his nose and lips. Horrifying it may sound but this little man did not cry and as usual got up and continued his play. Well done boy! What don’t hurt you will only make you stronger. He is really growing up to be a real man.
JJ and his scratched nose and lips
We will be moving to our new place hopefully by end of this month. Finally our own place where the children could grow up in and hide their toys in secret corners of the house. We brought JJ to Courts to shop for sofas and take some measurements. JJ had a ball of his time, jumping, walking, rolling and back resting on the various couches we sat on. It’s as though he was also testing out the couches for us and determine which one is the best. And the verdict is this grey L shaped couch and we could even customise the couch fabric as well.
Lets see what new stunts this cheeky fella of mine comes up with as we go furniture shopping for the next few weekends.
Time really zip past me and now we are at October. In another 5 months there will be new addition to the family. JJ will be able to run at Ferrari speed and probably speak a few meaningful short sentences. He’s babbling lots of baby talk now which I could hardly understand. But when he does that he look into my eyes and seems to be seriously asking me for something that I have no idea. There’s so much to be done in October. New sewing projects, house renovation, JJ preschool search, oh my, hope I will have the strength to carry on. Here’s something that keep me going each time I watch it. “A straw moment” by JJ.