Archive for November 24th, 2018

Saitaomei is one year old

Phew I’m so exhausted from Saitaomei’s birthday party that I can hardly type. My feet are burning and it’s not just from the slipped discs, but all the prep work. Honestly, yesterday I thought i wouldn’t be able to prep for the party in time, my productivity levels have been so low and I tire so easily in the kitchen. It was literally, pop cupcakes in oven, lie down eat meds, get up, frost cupcakes, sit down, rest. I had two hours of sleep last night and I was so thankful because it was better than no sleep!

Thankfully my sister, bil and mum are Trojans, they helped out sooo much. Bil kept ferrying back and forth from my house to ah ma’s because he knew I couldn’t carry heavy stuff. Lasagnas are very heavy ok 😅.

Right before the party started, I was at home and took a heavy dose of meds. That kept me on my feet for most of the party but I have to admit I was waning towards the end.

It was a great party! Lots and lots of food. I themed it Peppa pig because it’s one of Saitaomei’s first and fav cartoon.

Papa took ages making those Peppa pig food labels, seriously I wish he wasn’t such a perfectionist.

It was lovely catching up with family and friends. Even though I didn’t actually talk to anyone much! I was stuffing party favours in a room, talk about last minute.

Birthday girl was so pretty in her dress bought by da yee.

Saitaoha looked gorgeous too, also in a dress bought by yee yee.

The cousins at the after party 😂. Gung Gung and mah mah who are shy by nature opened their house up to my friends to celebrate my child, I know what a sacrifice that is.

My dearest Saitaomei. I waited so long for your arrival at the dot of 37 weeks. You were such a small, tiny baby, chicken legs your Gung Gung secretly thought.

But how you have filled out since! You love your food.

Including the birthday noodles and chicken drumstick lovingly prepared by Mah Mah today.

Your sweet smile never fails to lighten my heart. You are my funny, cute, cool, stubborn and observant baby. I know people talk about the second child being neglected, perhaps we were a little more chilled about your milestones. But it doesn’t mean we love you any less.

We’ve been through so much together. In a year, we’ve travelled overseas twice and how you enjoyed being in Kuching and Singapore.

Mummy enjoyed being with with you and Gung Gung, Mah Mah too. It was a reprieve from the difficult periods in Perth. It’s been such a difficult year, made more so because I so want to be physically there for you but have really struggled, physically and mentally. Hopefully next year will be a better year, because I want to be able to enjoy quality time with you and your jeje.

It’s so lovely to watch your adoration for your jeje. Even though jeje bullies you sometimes, I know she loves you and sees you as her core family, ‘One fur Saitaoha, one for mei mei?’ she says as she shares crackers with you. May your love for each other grow and develop every day.

Your special bond with Gung Gung is also so touching to behold. He loves you so much and is so tender and caring towards you.

Never forget that your traditional Asian uncle Gung Gung rocked you to sleep, played with you patiently during the wee hours of the morning when you refused to sleep, fed you and carried you everywhere.

And how about your dearest Mah Mah, who unfailingly supported mummy during the darkest days? She not only takes such good care of your clingy sister, but juggles both of you at the same time, even feeding both kids at times. She sacrifices her own sleep, her meals, physical and mental health, just so your mummy can get some rest. Mah mah’s love for her grandkids and children is all encompassing and humbles your mummy every day.

Words can hardly describe how much I love you munchkin. Just know that I strive to be a better version of myself for you. You light up our lives. Mummy hopes that you will be strong, courageous, healthy and happy always. Happy birthday Saitaomei, thank you for a wonderful first year of you, papa, jeje and I can’t wait to grow old with you.

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