Have faith in what you taught your kids

On the ‘waiting’ day, Noelle and poh poh were playing playdoh. Poh poh suggested that they make ‘donuts’ as pretend play. Noelle: ‘This is bad for health!’*
And during the wait, poh poh brought Noelle to 7-Eleven. Poh poh offered to buy Noelle stuff including ice cream. She rejected all of them and told poh poh she needs to ask mama’s permission first. True enough, yesterday after asking mama’s permission, she went down to 7-eleven again with poh poh to get her rainbow 🌈 paddle pop!*
^^this is also a measure that she doesn’t accept anything from ‘strangers’ – I was telling her how the ice cream van suck up the minions when the minions greedily took the free ice creams 🀣 (in the cartoon)
Also when she eats something like her paddle pop ice cream which Nikki is not allowed, she keeps reminding poh poh that Mei Mei cannot eat it! 
😁😁😁😁😁😁😁very proud of this big Jeh Jeh who can look after Mei Mei! 
After getting her Fluttershy pony, she told hubby ‘enough of ponies already, no need buy ponies already!’ – because Fluttershy is the ultimate pony that she has been wanting. She is definitely not a greedy kid!😊😊
And mama definitely cannot forget her excitement shown when she opened and found that the exchange gift was Fluttershy! No regrets for getting her that! 
* partly told by my mum to me

We welcomed N3 recently!Β 

Began the day rather early today – everyone is excited! 
We waited longer than expected as the Gynae has emergency csec before mine. We gratefully welcomed baby Norrah (haha…the name was my choice at the end) without complication (as in no other organs were hurt in the process). But there was skin adhension, just like during Nikki and so it took longer than normal cases! 

The day for me – at first frustrated as there weren’t rooms available, then I was tired of ‘waiting’ alone in the delivery suite (where they parked me temporarily) as kids couldn’t enter (they were in the lounge with my hubby and mum), impatiently waiting outside and in the operation theater; and now ‘bearing’ the pain from the surgery! 

Hope all is well tomorrow and moving forward! 

I am glad my two girls are in good hands now!

18.08.17 – A tiring and starving day 
I was still having insomnia last night (partly due to pain and also all night round latching) – so I was quite tired almost whole day. 

Also, I am starving; I haven’t taken any solid for more than 36 hours now – because I am still waiting for the crucial ‘fart’ to ensure my intestines is ‘in order’! I am just on clear liquid – mainly plain water and red dates water. 
I missed my two girls at home too especially Nikki who was looking for mama and cranky because of her poop! 

Hopefully today is the last night here! 
To my dear ‘fart’, please πŸ™πŸ» come out soon! πŸ™„πŸ˜

19.08.17: Welcome home baby Norrah😘

The ‘fart’ came and we were permitted to go home! But it was another day of waiting – wait for the Gynae and bill! πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ
Anyway, everything is well now. Hope to get back into our routine soon with the new addition.

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

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! 😘😘😘😘

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….

Trust your kid!

One’s heart may be trembling, thinking ‘will the soup spill?’ or ‘Aiyo why give her a ceramic bowl, what if it topples and break?’ 

Video <here>

Haha, that actually rang in my mind too (occasionally) but my gut feelings tell me to ‘trust your kid’! And I am seriously proud of her! ☺️☺️☺️
A 18m12d displaying a lot of self independence lately – she scolds me if I try feeding her! πŸ˜’
Dinner: basmati rice + stir fry pork with ginger and black fungus + radish soup

Jeh Jeh had the same too ! 

Lunch was just pasta with radish soup:

Video <here>

The elder added cheese on it!

Stay humble, be kind and work hard

Never feel bad for not being able to provide the best for your kids, as long as you have done your very best. Many successful (and humble) people are born through their experience with life imperfections. Teach them to work for what they want. Not all things should be easily given. It has no/less value that way. 
Many a times when money/things come easily and effortlessly, it tends to build ‘ugly’ personality and arrogance (this is usually reflected by the words spoken, as they grow). Suppose your kids could gain everything in the whole world and lost their ‘soul’, was it worth it? 
Wishlist of parents to kids (at least for us): stay humble, be kind and work hard