Monday, December 27, 2010

hand in hand




little bb,
each day passes with mama wondering what you will be like when you grow older...
what you will be like when you are 1 yr old?
what you will be like when you are 5 yrs old?
10 yrs old?
when you go to college?
when you start dating????
today, papa and mama are thinking of the day when you let us meet your girlfriend... hehe







then i look at you now...

still so tiny....
your eyes, your mouth, your hands.....
and i don't want to forget what it is like today when you are 1 yr old, 5 yrs old, 10 yrs old....
i want to remember what it is like holding your little hands in mine....
and i want to show you what you are like as a little bb.....



happy 2 months old!

 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

my first christmas!!


















i didn't really know what christmas is about....
all i know is that my mama seems to be super happy and busy these days...
she keeps dressing me in colors i have never seen before (i only know of one color..... white!)....
she keeps playing the same music at home...  something about jingle bells, santa, etc etc
she keeps repeating to everyone that this is her favorite time of the year....
boy.... am i puzzled!


























but as soon as i overheard about getting presents....
christmas has also became my favorite time!!!! 
yeah!!!!


























and!
apart from getting presents, i also got to go to the mall! 
for the very first time!
this is my first time going out (other than seeing a lady whom mama and papa keep calling her as DR DR DR)!
.....  and i was dressed like a snowman.....  so many layers that i couldn't lift my arms up to show mama and papa how excited i am!





















strangely....  brother brownie and sister sugar stayed home....
and when we returned home, papa and mama rushed to give hugs to them...
and made the three of us sit still..............
hmmm from how papa was struggling with my stroller, i think i know why brother and sister needed to stay home....

anyway....
merry christmas to all!!!!
i luv christmas too!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

♥ glitter ♥






got myself this lovely christmas ornament from here
christmas + reindeer + glitters!
♥ ing it!

where are you *time*?

there are so many other things i wanna get my hands on
but there is just isn't enough time....





i got myself a stack of magazines but never really got the chance to flip pass the first few pages...























and i got new pieces of lace and a couple of tee-shirts
as i want to make my own lace-y tee's

next week
hopefully next week i can do so

a peaceful moment


and enjoying it.......

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥























♥ ing it!!!!!!!!!
♥ the little note - typed!!!
♥ the case - so vintage!!!  i feel like the coolest person when carrying it back home the other day!  hehe

thanks a trillion claudia!

Monday, December 20, 2010

busy nothing
























can't believe it has been nearly two months already!!!
when i first started my maternity leave, i thought to myself
"gee, four months of leave is really really extremely long!!!! 
i bet i will want to cut short my leave and return to work sooner."

but boy, how time really flies!
at the blink of an eye, two months have came and gone!
not long, i will be back to work!

and when i think of what i have done in the past two months,
it's really the same day in day out....
everyday, i nurse him, bathe him, change diapers, play with him, talk to him....
and all over again the next day....
my days now are measured by how many diapers i have changed, how many times he makes the cute "coo" sound, how many times he sneezes....

i feel like i haven't really "accomplish" much these two months...
as these experiences are different from how many projects i have completed at work, how many brooches i have made in my leisure time, etc etc.....

but one thing i feel more strongly and strongly as each day passes is that
these moments with little bb are the most precious moments...
each second spent with little bb is unique and will become our memories....
and surely very very fond memories....

amongst the many things we do together, my favorite "activity" is lying in bed with little bb every morning, holding him in my arms, sniffing his baby scent, patting him softly, watching him fall asleep in my arms.......  so close is the feeling... as if nothing can bring us apart. 

i am beginning to find that four months is not long enough..........

Thursday, December 16, 2010

quiet night


the tv is off
the music is on
playing my favorite christmas songs
aroma from vanilla scented candles filling up the house
little yellow lights flashing in the dark
i am enjoying a quiet night tonight.....

rare moments!

one crazy thought






with little bb's arrival, i want our house to feel more christmas-like than ever before....
i hope that christmas will become his favorite season and time of the year, just like me...

in addition to decorating the house,
i have a crazy thought just now.

what would it be like for me to prepare a christmas dinner for ourselves?
imagine the aroma of turkey, roast beef, ham, etc etc flowing from the kitchen to every corner of the house....
while we play christmas songs....
so warm!

it is a crazy thought though as i am probably the worst cook......
perhaps with a year of practicing, it will not be just a thought....
christmas next year perhaps?

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

first christmas



















it's little bb's first christmas!!!!

although we know little bb won't know what christmas is and won't be able to tell one thing from another yet....
we wanted to get a little something for him as christmas present..... really just to satisfy ourselves!

a musical mobile it is!

at the shop, my eyes were hunting for those in neutral colors..... white, cream, ivory....
needless to say, all my choices were disapproved by somotu!

"are you buying for yourself or for little bb?"
"babies need colors to stimulate their eyes!!!"

noted....  so i could only say "okok"

but we compromised to get one that does not come in sharp red, green, blue..........  hehehe...

the one we got also got projections of little animals..... and three different musical sounds.... and the best thing is that it can go on for 20 minutes non-stop! 

little bb seems to be enjoying his christmas present (oh yes... we couldn't wait till boxing day to open the present for him!)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"i just wanna have a taste of..........."

as mentioned in my previous post,
brownie and sugar took a while to get used to little bb's arrival.

one of the funniest reactions was brownie wanting to have a taste of the milk we feed little bb.
actually we are not sure whether brownie really knows what's the white liquid inside the milk bottles which he saw us putting into little bb's mouth round the clock....
but we saw him very very interested at the milk bottles.

we have a little tray to hold all the used milk bottles....
what brownie would do was he would stand up, sniff the tray and milk bottles
and then he would start making crying sounds!  literally crying sounds!!!!

seeing him so "upset", we decided to try giving him milk.
we got little boxes of milk from the supermarket and poured into his eating bowl.....
within seconds, he would finished all the milk in the bowl!
he might very well pass as a cat!!!!

of course we didn't leave out sugar,
she also got her share of yummy milk.....

this pretending to be a cat thing didn't last for too long (luckily!  otherwise we would be really worried!)
as soon as brownie and sugar got used to little bb, they were back to their normal diet....
and the end of "being a cat"....

Friday, December 3, 2010

a little white christmas





























every year, i have a tough time choosing the color theme for christmas decoration at home...
all white?
red?
green?
silver?
or gold?

almost every year, i ended up with the same color theme... red + green...

this year, i found these cute little deco from muji which i find quite festive and peaceful when placed against the white wall and white cabinet.....

one decoration item which i want to get very much is a garland of lights....
i am yet to find one i like and will go with our decoration.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

happy birthday grandma!

today is our beloved grandma's 90th birthday.
we all went to her resting place to say happy birthday to her.

mom has prepared grandma's favorite dishes and dessert...
flowers were placed in vases....

i showed grandma pictures of little bb....

grandma, if you were still here, i am sure little bb would bring you lots of happiness and laughter.

we miss you.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

yeah!

released!!!!!
my confinement period is officially over today!

according to chinese traditions, i was supposed to stay home for the entire month after delivery of bb.
during this month, there are things to do and things not to do.
for instance, one is not supposed to wash hair and not to wash hands without ginger water for fear that "wind" may break in to the body.....  one is not supposed to go out......  one is not supposed to have cold drinks...........etc etc


i must confess that i have not been a good girl....
for a hygiene freak like me, the first thing i did on my day back home from the hospital was to wash myself thoroughly from head to toe.....  and i did it without the ginger water;
ginger water was prepared by the confinement lady but i seldom used it to wash my hands;
i went out a number of times on my own (with the excuse of needing to refill baby goodies);
i drank iced lemon tea;
i didn't always drink all the soup the confinement lady cooked for me.


now that the confinement period is over, i am making plans for the coming days...
tomorrow, it's my grandma's birthday.  we will go to grandma's resting place to pay respect and spend some time with her....
friday, will meet up with a friend and do some shopping....
but any plans i make will have to evolve around our little bb of course!  ^_^

oh and i have finally started exercising today....
i hope i will have the determination to do some exercise everyday!!

btw, it's finally december!!!!!!!!!!!!
my favorite favorite month!