Archive for March 6th, 2018

10 things that made me feel better

When I woke up in the morning, my feet felt like foreign objects, swollen, throbbing and heavy like lead. With dread, I swung my feet down and tried to get up. Couldn’t do it. Tried shifting to a different part of the bed to get up, nope couldn’t do it. I wondered whether I could message my parents and ask for help to get out of bed. Almost lol if it wasn’t so horrifying. Anyway in the end I did manage to get out of bed and my super parents did come to bring me to their house and save the day.

I went to the doctor’s who asked me to go for an ultrasound for both feet. But when I tried booking an appointment for the ultrasound, the lady apologetically told me that I would have to come on two separate days, ‘one for each foot’ she explained, if I wanted to claim government full cover. If I did both feet on the same day ‘we can only cover one foot, sorry that’s government policy’. I was like 😧😧😧 and then she continued ‘also, you will have to go back to your doctor’s to get another referral letter for each foot, we can’t take one for both feet’. I had to laugh πŸ˜‚. I guess the likelihood of someone as clumsy as me spraining both feet is very low hence this ridiculous policy. It did make me laugh though and I shared this story with R who also laughed and said ‘how about just ultrasound for the one that is worse?’ Hmm maybe he was being serious.

Anyway the day did get better so rather than moaning (as usual), I thought I would write about the 10 things that made me feel better.

1. My super parents saved the day again. Ah pa came rushing over and the first thing he did was head to the laundry room ‘ah Ma asked me to grab the laundry so she can wash for you’ he said. The whole day they were admonishing me to sit down and I pretty much didn’t have to lift a finger.

2. I was scrolling through my pictures of the belated birthday celebration that my sisters decided to throw for Saitaoha and saw this:

Check out Saitaomei’s interested look.

Saitaomei a second later. πŸ˜‚ poor baby was upset by the loud singing.

3. I started freezing my breastmilk again! During the holidays, I wasn’t freezing my extra supply of bm because I had no means or plans to export them back to Australia. It felt so wrong and sacrilegious to throw out all that bm especially with all the hard work of pumping and having the words ‘liquid gold’ droned in my head. It feels great to be able to freeze bm again.

4. Saitaomei pooed today! We were so relieved because she stopped pooing around day 3 in Singapore so that’s almost a week of constipation?! I was perplexed because she’s fully fed on bm which should be easily digestible and it’s never happened before. I was going to check with the paediatrician tomorrow but she pooed tonight! Haha never knew the day would come when I’m obsessed with my kids’ poo. The funniest thing is my parents are obsessed too and kept stuffing me with veggies and fruits hoping that the extra fibre would make it to the breastmilk.

5. Ah pa has been wanting to buy a car in Perth and tonight we were going through the car ads. He was keen to look at SUVs but only those that could handle at least two baby seats. It warmed my heart that even when he’s buying a car, he’s thinking of his grandchildren. It is no wonder that my babies love their gung gung.

6. My sister starts her stint in the city today and already she’s been extended to act for a longer period. Her family is overdue for some good luck and I’m glad that she’s finally being recognised for her capabilities.

7. R has taken the day off tomorrow to accompany me to Saitaomei’s tongue tie procedure. It’s always so difficult for him to take time off (nature of work and nature of husband) that I was so glad he did it on his own accord and it was approved.

8. Saitaoha is eating and sleeping a lot better now that she’s back home. Due to our erratic holiday schedule, her eating and sleeping habits had gone haywire. She was sleeping at midnight on some days πŸ˜“. Now she’s back to sleeping early and clocking 11-12 hour sleeps, phew.

She’s also watching a lot less videos and is loving all the new books she received for her birthday. Tonight she was reading to herself out loud and it was so cute.

9. Hobbling around my parents’ home made me realise it’s a lot more elderly friendly than their previous home. Their house also feels nice and cosy with touches such as their ζΈ…ζ˜ŽδΈŠζ²³ε›Ύ wall painting and ah pa’s guitar and erhu to make it uniquely theirs.

10. Saitaoha has been very sympathetic towards my ‘aiyohs’ as she calls them. Today she pointed at my foot and said ‘aiyoh’, I put out my arms for a hug and she ran into them giggling.

She noticed that I’ve been putting salonpas on my feet and tonight stuck her Peppa pig stickers on my aiyohsπŸ’•.

Ji pai jiat lat θΏ™ζ¬‘εƒεŠ›

Why do the heavens keep punishing me?

This unsightly pork’s trotter belongs to me. And I’m sorry to say the other side ain’t much better.

We went to a friend’s house for a gathering today. Their front porch is quite uneven and of course being the Daitaoha me, I tripped and sprained both feet. Even as the pain coursed through me and I literally could not move or get up, I thought ‘ji pai jiat lat’ . My second thought was ‘how am I going to look after my babies?’

Both feet are swollen and bruised, walking is excruciating. Suddenly I’m aware of the distance to the toilet and every necessity in the house, I have been rendered invalid. A pumping session which used to take 10 mins now takes half an hour or more just for me to travel from one place to another. All the stress and tension which gradually disappeared during the holiday has come back.

I know I 犯ε€ͺ岁 this year, but gosh when does this crap stop?!

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