Happy 1st Birthday, Junna.

IMG_20170614_091554_146Happy Hatch Day my baby Junna! It felt surreal that you’ve been with us for the last 365 days when I feel like it was just yesterday I gave birth to this little pea. I never thought that I would love another baby as much as my first born, then she came around, quiet, calm, dainty and with her four-tooth grin and her gigling smiles, I fell in love all over again.

It’s been an amazing 365 days Junna, thank you for making our world so much better.

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Sleeping Angel.

She sleep like an angel.

At about 1.5 months old, she quit her midnight feed by herself gradually. From then on, all we need to do is just carry her for about 10-15 minutes (mostly) and she’ll fall asleep. We had been doing that until couple weeks ago hubbs said we should let her fall asleep on her own (instead of carrying her), just like how we did with JH when he was about 6 months old. I hesitated for a while and put it off because I know I will miss carrying her to sleep ( & also cause she’s my last baby). So I waited, but somehow early this week we decided to try it, as we try to minimize our contact with her since JH has conjunctivitis and some viral flu. We put her in the crib, we tell her that it time for bed and she needs to go to sleep. Whispering night night, we planted kissesat her forehead before closes her bedroom door.

On the first night, she fuss a little (making sounds as if pleading us to go in and carry her). We went in, she stop immediately and we decide to pat her to sleep. About 5 minutes on, she dozed off! We did this not expecting it to be easy (with JH, we did the CIO method). With her, she just made it so easy for us. Second night, 3rd night and thereafter, all we need to do is just put her in the crib, repeat those same phrases to her, switch off the light and close the door. Occasionally if I still hear her making sound after 5 minutes, I just need to go in, gave  her a few pat and she will fall right back to sleep.

Thank you baby Junna for making it easy for mommy & dada. You somehow fit into our lives perfectly when we weren’t certain how to cope with you coming into our lives. You’re truly Godsent from above. I’m so blessed to be your momma!

A day as a working mom of two.

7 am – wake up, shower and get dress.
7:15am -prepare breakfast, pack breast pump bag, pack JH’s school bag, pack baby’s bag to mom-in-law’s.
7:45am –  wake JH up, make him a bottle of milk. Wake hubbie up. Put on my make up
8am – Get JH to change into uniform, clean face, brush his teeth.
8:15am – Wake up Junna, drop her off at mom-in-law’s
8:25am – Send JH to school en-route to work.
8:50am – Reach office. Have breakfast, browse through FB, articles and blogs.
9:30am – Work (I try to pump at least twice a day).
6:15pm – Leave work to fetch JH.
6:45pm – Drop by the playground for JH to sweat it out abit.
7pm – Arrive mil’s place, have dinner, shower myself and JH, cuddling with Junna, activity work with JH.
9:25pm – Leave mil’s to go back to our place.
9:30 pm – Get JH to bed (brush teeth, diaper) while I will be carrying Junna to sleep.
9:45pm – JH’s bed time. Around the same time Junna will have her last feed of the day.
10:15pm – Put Junna to sleep.
10:30pm – Laundry, pack up tomorrow’s lunch, sterilize the bottles, pump, boils the water, take out the trash.
11:30pm – Zzzzzz

This is just a typical rendition of the day where everything went smoothly, according to plan and schedule. Most of the time, life with a baby and a 4 year old is always chaotic and topsy-turvy. Sometimes, I slept pass 12am and sometimes I woke up realised that its close to 8am! When you have kids, your life is never in your hands, really. 😛

3 months with Junna.

img_20160914_091203Our baby girl turns 3 month old yesterday! She’s grown quite a bit (no longer a wee little pea!). She is indeed a sweet little pea. After turning 1 month shortly, she has started to sleep through the night. She’s so quiet sometimes that I would forgot that she’s there. She hardly cries, her tears are mostly for legitimate reasons e.g. hungry, wet nappy and when she needs a cuddle to sleep.

Before her arrival, I have doubts whether I will be able to love her as much as I love JH. 3 months passes by and I’m marveled how much I love this little pea of mine! I love her toothless smile, her cooing sound and how she likes to snug her head onto my chest when she wants to sleep. Everything about her is just perfect!

Happy 3 months old baby girl, I feel so blessed to be your mommy.

Baby No. 2: Happy One Month Old!

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Time flies when you’re smudge amidst that newborn baby bliss as well as the sleepless nights. We’re still wandering around this 2 kid thing and it really is hard work! I wonder how those 3 0r 4 kids mom does it? They have my absolute respect! Don’t get me wrong, the newborn part does seems easier, however the juggling between providing attention to both kids is something we still need to get the hang of it. Ju-Hann is bonding (slowly & subtly) with his little sis and its nice to see our family complete as a whole.

Here’s to wishing my little bud happy one month old! She’s still tiny but she is loud (when it’s feeding time!) and she makes this little cooing sound like a baby seal. I look forward to watch her grow up healthily, happily and discover how she’ll be different from his big brother.

It’s been the best and bright one month, can’t wait for the months to come. I know we’ll fumble and tumble along (especially when I go back to work), but will try to have as much fun as we can along the way.
Love you to the moon & back baby Junna!

Baby No. 2: Junna

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After a number of post on baby no. 2, finally she has arrived. Today was supposed to be her actual due date, but due to my low AFI (Amniotic Fluid Index) during our last antenatal check up, my gynae advised that it’s better to take her out via C-sec, just to avoid any complications. And because he’s the best (that I know), we take his word. And thus, Junna Lilie Bey was born on 13th June at 2:49pm.

Junna looks alot like Ju-Hann, but a feminine version. She’s small, quiet and dainty. She has the most delicate fingers ever! Ju-Hann has been most caring and curious towards baby Junna, and he had behaved so well ever since Junna and I was discharged from the hospital. I couldn’t ask for more, really.

I can officially say that I have kids now, not kid, not child, not offspring. It’s weird that now I refer to Junna as ‘女儿 ‘ as I speak to hubbs, it used to be just ‘孩子 ‘. It’s such a wonderful feeling.

Welcome to the family, little Junna. You are my little angel and I feel so blessed to have you in our lives.

Happy Father’s Day.

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To the father of my children, Happy belated Father’s Day. We’ve been so occupied with  our little bud and chores that we didn’t acknowledge the occasion, let alone the celebration. We also overlook the date 18th of June, which marks our 5th wedding anniversary. But it’s ok, cause I know our life is so much fuller now with Junna in our lives, I hope God will continue to bless us so that we’ll have a lifetime to celebrate.

I love you.

My little Alarm Clock.

Since I became a mother, I had been using the alarm clock off & on… When baby Ju was born till 4 months old, I will rely on him to wake me up around 5-6am crying for milk. Then I will be up doing chores and prepare to go to work. As he weaned off his early morning feed, I started to need the alarm clock again. But during the weekend, I make it a point to switch it off and this little munchkin will wake me up around 7.15am (mostly SHARP). Sometimes he will cried to be picked up, sometimes, he will just lie there and start talking to himself, other times he’d just sit there and play with his socks. Talk about self entertain eh? 🙂

That particular Saturday, as we’re both tired, we decided to bring him back to bed with us. Boy, the little things that excites a 17 month old toddler. …
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It’s moments like this that make life worth living.