No.2 no longer a little baby!

8.5 months may be short for some – but definitely not for this 19m18d! 
In a short period of time, she has grew (and growing) leaps and bounds! She has achieved many milestones, which I don’t think her elder sister has at the same phase! 
8.5 months ago was also the point when she just turned one year old and when I found I was pregnant 🀰! She was still a heavily nursing toddler who refused most of her solid! But definitely not now. She can go without nursing, eating her solid/real food well, handle her cutleries well and definitely an OCD when it comes to her own cleanliness on the dining table! She still doesn’t accept milk – formula or fresh milk (I don’t really bother as she eats well)! This definitely puts me off a lot of ‘worries’! 
While we still treat her the baby of the family, she is much more independent within this period! She is able to play herself, less clingy and able to part away from mama (and stick to papa). She also wants to make some decisions by herself – like wearing the kind of clothes! She is also kind of ‘fierce’ and knows her rights! This little girl even know how to bargain with mama – when mama says ‘one’ cookie is enough, she goes ‘two two’! She understands and can even speak more words during this period (a lot of influence by Noelle and our second time parenting actually helps – Noelle taught me how to communicate with toddlers – those days I was stone to herπŸ™„πŸ€£)! She really surprises us with the many words – and obviously the ‘clown’ of the family now! 
Not only she is already trained to poop on the potty (at 15mo), she showed many signs of readiness to pee in the potty. She can sleep through the night – and the thing that she surprised me yesterday is her ability to sleep with papa without looking for mama (though the first night she did but second night didn’t)! 
She shows many signs of readiness to accept a little baby at home -but let’s keep our finger cross – she is really ready! 😘
To my little Nikki, mama loves you always and I do miss hugging you to sleep yesterday😩! πŸ™„πŸ€£
Hubby: What you want now? πŸ˜’She doesn’t adapt, you sad. She adapts, you also sad! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Me: πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Redemption voucher from Heromarket

What a ‘pleasant’ surprise this morning – when I was paying my groceries bill and was told that my membership expired! I do know that I have accumulated a lot of points – which I thought could be exchanged for membership renewal, only to be told that this wasn’t possible. So, I paid RM10 for my one year membership, after which I told the cashier that I would wish to redeem the points for paying groceries today! I was summoned to the customer service desk while the cashier holds on to my groceries payment (fortunately at early hours, not many customers are paying yet)!

So there we go, I redeemed RM60 in exchange for RM10 membership fee. And today I just paid 65 sen for my groceries! 

Ignorance is bliss


‘Ignorance is bliss’, certainly the key phrase I learn thoroughout motherhood!

By posting my thoughts and our daily activities, it would also mean that we are prone to be evaluated. I do receive feedback and comments, in ways which could be annoying or understanding things at surface level. Many times I choose to ignore (not that I am NOT aware of those happenings)! Like it or not, whether we do A or B, people will HAVE something to say! And some might even scrutinise us – worse, without reflecting on themselves!

This is what I have learn throughout this 4 years plus. People who want to understand, will understand. And those who don’t, won’t. So why bother? Just let the latter continue to stand on their own podium to ‘preach’ like they know all, who know “they really do”. Plus if the persons have every intention to provoke for responses (insults are the most difficult to swallow)- the more we/I have to keep calm! This is difficult, of course – especially if it happens “first thing in the morning” and you/I will be thinking “how this person wants to ruin my day”!

Just be calm. The first few minutes to ignoring is difficult. But as the hours (and days) go by, it will be easier!

P/S: But I am certainly happy that some friends will, at times, stand up for me, even if I don’t. Some even messaged me on how ridiculous people are, and wish I could block those people off! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Growing up together….

While Nikki enjoys imitating Jeh Jeh, one strong value she holds (compared to Jeh jeh) is being compassionate! 

This can be seen whenever Nikki takes fruits from the fridge – she will think of taking for Jeh Jeh also! Besides that, if she sees mama ‘punishing’ Jeh Jeh, she will actually cry out ‘Jeh Jeh’! 
She is such a ‘little sweetie pie’, a nick Noelle gave Nikki! πŸ˜‚
This is in constrast with Noelle – though we have been noticing some improvement on her being a caring towards her little sister! 
I think this is because Nikki grows up together (day and night) with Noelle since her first day; while Noelle only started living with Nikki on her 3rd year of life! 
Anyway, hope you both will continue to have many good times together! 😘😘😘😘

Pizza and fries party at homeΒ 

Pizza πŸ• and 

fries 🍟 ‘party’ at home today 🀣
Unhealthy food made healthy by making from scratch (e.g. healthified’ bad for health food 🀣)
*** πŸ™„πŸ™„read a book that it is ‘not a good idea’ to do so…but I have to satisfy my own crave 🀣 At the end, everyone is happy because besides getting them involved, we had a sort of ‘free and easy’ lunch! I let them wander around during lunch!

Dough – bread flour, water, instant yeast, molasses sugar, unsalted butter, sea salt

Cabonara sauce – unsalted butter, flour, fresh milk, whipped cream, water, cheese, shimeji mushroom 

Other toppings – tomato, shredded cheeee

Video of putting the toppings <here>

Bake under 230 degree celcius for 20 minutes! 

I also made fries from scratch – πŸ₯” potato, rice flour and corn flour – deep fry 🀣 Noelle was particularly excited and asks ‘like McDonald?’ because she never tried them before and get to taste ‘French fries’ today (though she had yam fries and sweet potato fries of late).

Happy kids! 

Ending third pregnancy soon!Β 

Creating memories again…
It was a hot day β˜€οΈ but by the time we waited for Nikki to wake from nap and get over her crankiness – it turns cloudy. ⛅️ Noelle has been bugging to swim since after lunch – and I have to fulfill it before she ‘whines’ the whole evening. (In fact, when Nikki woke and looked for me, Noelle volunteered to off the air cond – indicating that Nikki should wake now!) So we went to swim – albeit not long – it started drizzling on our second lap; and heavy drops of rain β˜”οΈ by third lap. That didn’t matter but it created more ‘fun’ – Noelle was happy that it was raining, because she gets to run back in rain! Everyone enjoyed, at the end! 😁😁
Time spent with both of them will definitely reduced in weeks/ months to come! With most things sorted out, I am definitely spending more time with them, especially this week. 
The setback is I am feeling more and more lethargic and the ongoing morning sickness is making it worse. 
Began the morning today with a baddddd vomit despite eating the same kind of breakfast – one of the worst as it was bitter. And usually I am ok in the morning! πŸ˜”Thought everything was fine after that (and happily completed the task of renewing license and getting some groceries) but I was feeling extra lethargic after lunch. Gratefully Noelle said she is tired and wanted to nap at just 1pm! I knew she didn’t nap until 2pm (because I saw her walking in and out of the toilet) but I dozed off for 2 hours (I blame the new bed that provides more comfort sleeping 🀣)! 
Despite feeling hungry and thirsty, I can’t really take in anything – just make me feel more sick especially if it isn’t the right food/drink! If I had a choice, I also wish to eat ‘not so good for health’ food! Crave to cook but not crave to eat! 
Just need to endure this for couple more of days/weeks, I guess! 😫😫 
I can’t wait for my best food and best drink in 2017!
P/s: This is the only post I decided to ‘whine’ about my third pregnancy but it has nothing to say that I am ‘regretting’/seeking ‘sympathy’! And I definitely ‘hate’ getting pity like ‘poor thing’πŸ™„πŸ™„! Though I have been very ‘normal’, only the ‘closest’ know what I have been going through! ‘Enduring’ is the key! Life goes on….