Sunday, January 29, 2017

What A Champ!

Gong xi fa cai, everyone! 

We had a simple reunion dinner on the eve of CNY at the parents place, and mini birthday celebration for Aiden as well. To be honest, in the rush to pack and prepare for our Indonesia trip, we completely forgot to buy a birthday cake for him! Thankfully, one of our neighbours had gotten a marble cake for us for CNY, and we had brought it along with us for dinner. So the CNY cake (didn't even know that was a thing) did double duty as a birthday cake as well. Hehehe. 

Didn't stay too late as we had a morning flight the next day. Got back home, put Aiden to bed while +3 continued to pack our stuff. I think we only got to bed by 1am. 

Had to wake up early as we weren't sure how easy it would be to get a cab. Had a quick breakfast, showered and got ready to leave. It was still only 5+am and Aiden was still sleeping, so I changed him out of his pjs and he didn't wake up! Even managed to get him into the baby carrier while he slept. 

He woke up by the time we got to the airport. We collected our wifi router, checked our bags, and got some last minute gifts. The immigration officer noticed that it was his birthday and wished him happy birthday. How sweet :)

The plane ride went smoother than expected. It's freaking hard to nurse in a plane seat cos there's not much space. Gave him some dried apple to chew on as the plane took off, but later we managed to find a better position to nurse (thankfully there was an empty seat next to me) and he fell asleep soon. The air stewardess arranged the bassinet and we put him in to sleep so we could have breakfast. 

At one year old, he barely fit inside, with his head and feet touching the ends of the bassinet. I wonder how he'll manage when he is older. 

Had to take him out due to turbulent weather, but he continued to sleep on my shoulder and only waking up when it was almost time to descent. 

Landed in Bandung and we got the car to Vv's place. +3 and I took turns to nap while babyAC played around the house. He was super active, climbing and crawling on the sofa, and walking around the house if anyone was willing to hold his hands. He was in a good mood too, laughing and smiling at everyone. 

We dabaoed some batagor on the way from the airport and had that for a late breakfast/ early lunch. Headed to the train station to buy tickets and had some "Japanese" food at the station. 

By the time we boarded the train, I was really tired so took a nap while +3 played with babyAC. The rhythmic motion of the train moving along the tracks soon got him tired, and we shifted him to the baby carrier and he slept on my chest for the next 2 hours. 

When we finally got to tasikmalaya, my MIL was waiting for us. Headed back home and had a simple dinner, bathed the little one, and went to bed. We were initially worried that he might have nightmares or feel scared being in a new space, but nope, he's such a champ. Slept pretty well, waking only to nurse, and didn't fuss any more than usual. 

Feeling like a super proud mama bear now. :) 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Had a steamboat reunion dinner with the parents and a small birthday celebration for babyAC. Got back a little later than we usually do, and packed up for our flight tomorrow to Indonesia. Morning flight so I better sleep soon. Our first trip as a family! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


+3: Dear, do you want to smell my toe?
me: No!!!! 
+3: Smell it, then next time when I say it smells like my toe you will know what it smells like 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Naptime (Not) and other stuff

I've got a lunch appointment in about 2 hours so trying to get babyAC to nap for a bit before we head out. Instead, he decides that he wants to practise this new skill he's picked up, and is happily tottering all over the place. 

Yes, the walking has begun.

He's managed to take 5-6 steps unaided, but gets excited and rushes it and then loses his balance. It's so cute though. 


In other news, my ex-boss bentoset died. He was only in his mid 40s. Apparently he had an asthma attack and did not survive. I went to the wake yesterday and was so heartbroken to sed his mom. How devastating this must be to her. 


On a positive note, 10 more days to our trip to Indonesia! I'm excited and looking forward to it, although I'm not quite sure how we will manage all the baby stuff. We'll figure something out. 

We're spending a couple of nights in Bandung, and my SIL kindly arranged to have a masseuse come over to give me and +3 a massage. She also arranged for her facial lady to come over to give me a facial. Hehehe looks like mama is gonna get pampered! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017


My sleeping schedule has been out of whack these couple of days. Awake at night and passing out exhausted during the day. Boo. 

Need to figure out how to get back to a (relatively) normal sleeping pattern again. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017


And a new year has begun, just like that. It doesn't feel any different, perhaps it's because I'm no longer in school and there is no new school term to look forward to. Maybe when babyAC is older, a new year will feel more like a new year. Hehe. 

We had dinner on NYE at the parent's place, with the usual family gang in tow. Didn't stay late to countdown because the little one had to sleep and it didn't make sense to take a cab back home after midnight just so we could all countdown together. 

Plus, it was our first countdown in our new home. We didn't really watch the clock, but as it struck midnight, our neighbours who were having countdown parties started to cheer and wish each other HAPPY NEW YEAR! from across our balconies, so +3 and I went to the balcony to cheer as well. As our unit faces inwards to the swimming pool, we didn't manage to see the fireworks, but some of our neighbours who were outward-facing got a pretty spectacular view. 

My brother and family arrived in Singapore on the 2nd and we spent time hanging out at our place. The kids loved the swimming pool and PS4 games and stayed overnight for one of the nights. Hehe. 

Met up with +3's cousin from HK and took them to Arab Street and had lunch at one of the malay stalls. It was nice to spend time with them, considering the last time we met was when we attended the funeral of their dad (+3's uncle). They got a really cute outfit for babyAC too, one which we will let him wear for CNY. 

HJ is in town and we are catching up this week. It's been a while since I last saw her and I'm excited to meet her third bub. 

We're celebrating babyAC's first birthday this month, and flying off to Indonesia for CNY. What  a busy start to 2017! 

For this year, I just hope that everyone is hapoy and healthy, and have faith that everything will fall into place. Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead. :)