The difference between us.

img_2421.jpg

Between the siblings that is. When Baby 2 pushed me back to square 1 on how to take care of a newborn, this phrase often came to my mind. “No two babies are the same” Of course, they still sleep, they nap, they drink their milk, they teeth and they poo, but really, no two babies are exactly the same. I often have friends who tells me that looking after their firstborn was a nightmare but their second kiddo turns out to […]

Continue Reading

My Big Sister Gift

img_6816.jpg

We are about 1 day to delivery  and I have just finished packing my hospital bag with some items to fill in at the very last minute; this was actually no.1 on my checklist because I have contractions every now and then since late second trimester but I don’t know why I am only doing it now. This pregnancy passed by in a whirlwind and to be honest, I think reality will only set in when I’m at the hospital. […]

Continue Reading

Happy 3rd Birthday Charley!

IMG_4680

Dear Charley, Happy 3rd Birthday! Mommy & Daddy loves you to the moon and back. We’ve spent most of last month going through your baby photos and letting you understand that you were once a little tiny bean and now you’re going to be a big sister. It has been quite a joy trying to tell you that those fatty baby pictures are indeed you when they really don’t look much like you. You smiled, giggled, got all funnily worked […]

Continue Reading

Screen time

Playdates can be fun, and they will forget all about those gadgets..hopefully!

How much screen time is considered too much screen time? Experts agree that children should spend a maximum of 2 hours max in a day to technology devices and no screen time for children below 2. But times have evolved and it’s hard (not impossible) not to expose them to such. If you’ve been on Facebook recently, you would have been reading up that even Steve Jobs restricted prolonged usage of such devices on his own children.  Honestly, too much […]

Continue Reading

We are down with Herpangina.

Barely a month into pre-school and our poor kiddo caught Herpangina.  The school was newly established, no prior cases of Hand, Foot, Mouth or any others in relation. Charley was also the only one who caught it. Many first-time parents like myself may have heard of HFMD, but Herpangina? That’s a first for me. We’ve all gotta learn somewhere right? Refer to table here. Herpangina contains the same virus as HFM. Only that the symptoms are somehow different. A big […]

Continue Reading

Of different parenting styles.

Google ‘types of parents’ and a lot of articles come out from all over. What kind of parenting style do you think you fall under? We are not going all judgemental here and go about how others parent, but time to time, I do a self-check on myself to make sure that I am adopting the right style and approach (that I want) to guide Charley as she grows. There are 4 categories of parenting: Authoritative parenting; Authoritarian parenting; Indulgent parenting; Neglectful parenting. Of […]

Continue Reading

Happy 23 months!

I love you to the Moon and Back. Oh wait. Yes I love you very much. But there are days that you really drive me crazy. By crazy, I mean fuming hot and speechless, and sometimes forcing out inaudible laughters.  Happy 23rd Month darling!   In another few weeks you will be 2 years old and these days, I have been getting a taste of what ‘Terrible Two’ entails.  It must be a good thing in a positive way, because […]

Continue Reading

Is it time for school?

Each time I look at Charley, she seems to grow a little bit more than yesterday. It is a joy watching her grow. Although I cannot deny it can become a chore trying to make her go to bed these days. I guess that’s the start of the terrible twos, where cute little babies turn into cookie monsters.  I’m hoping it gets easy for me when the time really comes. We are currently 4 months to 2 years old!  Happy 20 months […]

Continue Reading

Happy 15 months!

Charley turned 15 months and here is an artwork from her (I swear no help was given by me!)   She is quite capable of letting us know what she wants/ likes/ dislike. When she wants something, she starts pointing at that particular thing and refuses to go away till she gets it. Of course, she doesn’t always get what she wants. Especially when she starts throwing tantrums. She has also learnt to throw away her diapers into the dustbin […]

Continue Reading