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My Treehouse

9 Sep

We brought E to My Treehouse at the Central Library for the first time over the weekend. What is nice about the place was that it truly catered to little ones and even toddlers like E. As long as you present your child’s birth certificate, you could get his/her first library card made on the spot. D, for one, was excited about it and got E’s card done there and then. I actually expected that. Ha!

The space at My Treehouse is good for children learning to walk and it was great that they have hard cover books for toddlers. E had a great time walking around, removing and putting back the books on the shelf. He was exploring the place happily. We love the fact that it is a place a child can play and learn at the same time. It does not have the usual library’s quiet and serious vibe. There was also an interactive exhibition which let us draw and “scoop” our drawings from a drawing pool and you have your picture floating around in that pool. How cool is that!

I’m pretty sure we will be going to the library more often now. Why? Because reading is fun!! <5pf>

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Milestone

8 Sep

After 14 months and struggle with various brands of formula milk, I have decided to stop expressing. I can’t believe that I have been doing it for 14 months!!!

The engorgement encounters were a torture and cabbage had become my new best friend then. If you don’t know, cabbage has enzymes in them that helps ease the flow from block milk ducts. Engorgement happened very frequently to me. Also, the waking up of every 3 hours, the coping of a new baby, washing and sterlising the bottles in wee hours were not making expressing easy either.

We made every effort to keep our life normal and met our friends for meals and gathering now and then (though much lesser than before). We had to make sure that the timing for milk feed and expressing were well scheduled and planned for. If we had to stay out a little longer, we had to lug the expressing tools, and that means the pumps, the bottles and the ice blocks. Not ideal, but we do not want to let anything hold us back from our “normal’ life.

As a new mum, I have learnt alot during this phase and really have my family and friends to thank, for their patience and accommodating me in every way.

I can’t deny that without expressing, I have gain lots of freedom and sleep-time but at the same time, I would have been happier if I could provide for E for as long as I could. But sigh, I have to stop at some point right? It has been a milestone and I am proud of myself that I have come this far.

I am happy that I can spend more time with E now. We will be going out for more walks during the weekends, an activity E loves and we are looking forward to more brunch meets with friends. Now, if you are game for an early brekkie, let’s meet up!! <5pf>

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The beach, a forgotten place?

24 Aug

With the indoor playground, electronic games, iPads and other easy and comfortable options for parents these days, I think the beach is a forgotten place. Isn’t it nice to have your child be close to nature? You don’t even need to spend a cent going there actually. All we needed was the sandcastle tools which cost us  S$2.

We had long wanted to bring E to the beach but never got to do it till today. He was initially afraid of the waters but thanks to his daddy,  he overcame it.  We could tell he truly enjoyed himself.

It was a wonderful evening spent at the East Coast beach. We may not have sand as fine as those in Mauritius and the waters may not be as clean, but this is nature after all. What’s better than letting your child grow up appreciating nature? <5pf>

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Finally … …

22 Jul

Yes! Finally, I’m back.

It hasn’t been easy so far with the routine washing/feeding/changing of diaper, eye bags, dry hands (from the endless washing) and looking so “aunty” (and un-glam!). Both D and I are still getting the hang of things and hopefully it’ll get better as time goes. Also, staying home hasn’t been all that fun and stress-free either. So since D has some time on hand now, we have been trying to go out to get some breather now and then.

Will blog more when I can, in the meanwhile, here’s my latest mummy look with my dearest son, E.

 

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