Archive for May, 2018



Sleepless in Perth

Do not be fooled by this innocent looking chubby cheeks. Ms Mak Kim Kim was mak kim kim again last night and so unsettled. I suspect it’s because she’s teething and still quite congested so very uncomfortable. Anyhow I felt like I hardly slept a wink last night and gave up trying to make her sleep at 7am.

You comprain about me again ah mummy? But I shoooo cute.

The day care drop off was every bit as horrible as I imagined it would be. I had two wailing kids in the car on the drive there, traffic was busy and poor Saitaoha was in tears throughout. She didn’t understand why I couldn’t carry her (was carrying Saitaomei) and kept crying ‘mummy 抱抱’.

Luckily things turned for the better when I got home. Saitaomei slept and I could do the laundry, bake a quiche, water plants.

Harvesting chillies from ah pa’s chilly plants. It’s only been a few days but I miss my parents 😭. Their house feels so quiet and lonely.

My sister picked up Saitaoha from daycare for me β™₯️. I knew Saitaoha would love being with Tristan because she cried when she mistook another boy at daycare for her koko and was so disappointed when she realised it wasn’t him. In hindsight I should have picked her up myself, I will do better next week πŸ™πŸ».

Happy giggling koala. Sigh, she seems very unsettled tonight, I think it’s going to be another sleepless night….

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Easy wins

There are good days and there are bad days,today was a good day!

I took this photo to commemorate BOTH kids napping at the same time! Wah strike lottery! I wanted to blog about it straight away but I decided not to jinx myself and wait till the end of the day to blog whether it was a good day or not. They both napped at a decent time for a decent time too, hooray! I was torn between joining them for a nap, having a leisure lunch or prepping lunch bentos, in the end I chose to have a shower haha. That’s a luxury too, because there won’t be a kid crying outside your bathroom door.

I even had time to go over to my parents’ place to help water my Ah pa’s precious plants. After that I felt very tired though, baby wearing the little one and watering plants whilst entertaining the bigger one was a lot more exhausting than I thought it would be.

She makes me laugh. Saitaoha was also quite an angel today, please be like that for the remaining month thank you πŸ™πŸ». I am regretting signing her up for an extra day at daycare now, I think the commute there and back will be more stressful than having both at home. Ah well, we will see how we go tomorrow, if it’s not doable I’ll ask for a change again.Both babies are sleeping early tonight, yippee!

Melon song

It wasn’t much of a weekend because we pretty much stayed home most of the time. Everytime we planned to go out, one kid would nap, when she woke up, it was the other kid’s turn to nap. I scoff at my naive self that thought we could go to IKEA during the weekend. We hardly made it to the shops!

Saitaoha who seemed to have gotten over her terrible two tantrum phase after our Melbourne trip started acting up again. I think it’s because her mei mei is here 24/7 vying for our attention, the green eyed monster in her just can’t take it.

I left her sobbing in the room whilst R and I tried to ignore her wails and wait for her to calm down. She’s normally really friendly and greets us cheerily. So it was heartbreaking when I went in to check on her and she wobbled out ‘Hi mummy!’ amidst her sobs. Oh baby 😭.

Most of the time I’m preoccupied with Saitaomei because I handle her better than R. Saitaoha is so resilient that she’s started asking R for things instead of me, I used to be her go to person. I don’t mind that at all, I think R is enjoying the attention from his first love.

This little one is a peach. Love kissing her cheeks.

Saitaoha playing bunnies with papa. They had lots of playtime this weekend. Now that gung gung and Mah Mah aren’t here, papa has had to step up.

Saitaoha was delighted with this new Wiggles car. Luckily she was ok with sharing with Saitaomei.

We had fun singing to our watermelon and rock melon patch. This big one is Daddy melon, so the song goes ‘Daddy melon, daddy melon, where are you? Here I am, here I am, how do you do?’

There are so many watermelons of different sizes, so we had mummy melon, brother melon, sister melon and baby melon. She enjoyed singing this song so much she didn’t want to leave the garden. Then she said goodbye to the melons, I think we will be visiting them daily.

Duplo cake anyone? She’s been ‘baking’ all night and offering us cake, she actually puts her cake into my real oven too! I hope I remember to check for leftover duplo every time I bake in the future πŸ˜….

It will be just me and the kids during the day starting tomorrow. I hope it turns out ok πŸ‘Œ.

Energiser bunnies

Oh gosh both kids are Ms Mak Kim Kim today. Past midnight and they’re finally willing to sleep for the night πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“.

I knew it was too good to be true when both kids fell asleep at 7pm. R and I looked at each other in glee and accidentally fell asleep too. We brought both kids out today and boy was it tiring. I was awaken by Saitaomei half an hour later, walked out to the living room to see a very energetic Saitaoha who was very excited to see me. R and I looked at each other dejectedly, the 7pm was just a nap! We knew we were in for a long night.

Saitaoha had lots of fun with her duplo for the rest of the night. She was trying to feed Saitaomei πŸ˜….

Ok I think they’re finally out now *fingers crossed*. Better hurry sleep before Saitaomei’s next feed, sigh.

Gung Gung and Mah Mah fly out

Ah Ma sent me this pic with the caption 兡马俑. Poor Saitaomei, doesn’t she look long suffering?

Any likeness ?

The other day Ah ma laughed when she saw Saitaomei in this beanie and said she looked like an imam πŸ˜“. Ah pa loves it when the kids wear beanies because he believes it will keep them warm. He is always very pleased when they have caps or hats or beanies on. In fact, before he left today, he gently instructed me to keep the kids warm and heavily clothed since winter is near. He also told me that I should buy a carpet for my tiled living room because Saitaoha loves to roll around and lie on the floor.

Sigh, I already miss my parents. It’s not just the tremendous help with the kids, I just miss their company. 18 days till they’re back, yes, I’m counting down 😐.

Icecream lady

Aiji! Aiji! Who wants aiji??

This girl loves her icecream cart, she’s always running up to us for our aiji orders.

Guess who has made a comeback?

I succumbed and bought her a replacement Xiu Xiu. She’s not quite convinced yet and returns it to us sometimes. But today I woke up to see this β™₯️.

This one is sick too. Sigh. But at least she’s still quite cheery. My poor parents aren’t getting much sleep though. Luckily they are flying out tomorrow, happy for them sad for me 😭.

Mah mah, gung gung is watching tv again!

Hahahaha, I love this picture that Ah Ma sent me. She looks like she’s dobbing on gung gung. I’m so happy that I’ll have both kids with me starting tomorrow but I’m also fearful 😧.

Wish me luck for the month!

Power out

Western Power is replacing a power pole/line outside my house so there is no electricity from 7.30am to 3.30pm. I was hoping it was just my house and I could go hang out at my parents’ place, but because they literally live a house away, they’ve had their power cut too πŸ˜….

So we all went out to the shops instead. My ah pa was so organised, he got up early to park his car outside the garage, I would have totally forgotten that power cut = garage door can’t open. Heng that my parents are a lot more seng mok than I am!

A few durian mochis later, both kids k.o-ed in the car during the ride home and we made a successful transfer ✌🏻. So both my parents are napping with the kids now while I am forced to do nothing but nua on the couch because no electricity = no cooking!

My parents and I took turns carrying the hefty Saitaomei at the shops. At one point Ah pa was carrying her in one arm and pushing the supermarket trolley with his other hand. I thought ‘he shouldn’t have to help me look after my baby’. I’ve been thinking of increasing Saitaoha’s daycare days when I return to work (quite soon😭). However Ah pa told me that he’s not comfortable with putting her in for so many days, his heart breaks when she cries during drop offs. He said he can help ah Ma with both kids especially Saitaomei. It reminded me of what my brother said to me after his holiday in Perth. He said that he had never seen my father in the caregiver mode because he was the youngest. During his trip, he was happy and surprised to see my father pulling his weight with the grandkids, it was heartwarming to see how tender and loving he is towards the little ones.

I’ve come to terms that I won’t be going back to Singapore/Kuching with them. For quite some time, I was still undecided especially when my sister decided that she was going to go too. Now I’m quite looking forward to it, I’m hoping my parents will have a lovely and restful holiday 😊. I will have to level up and do a lot more driving and multi tasking, let’s just hope I don’t kill R during this period 😐.


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