Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday Night Rambles

We have had a few busy days since Daddy's been away.

It's always amazing how things fall into place unexpectedly when you are managing the kids solo.

So far, we've been out meeting friends, playing with a friend's dog that just came back from Oz, play dates with other kids and furniture shopping... Buzzi bees we are.

I'm exceptionally thankful that, this time round, we are living back here in Singapore. It really does make a difference when you have a few more extra pairs of hands to help out with the kids, who can be such big bundles of energy. (Especially if you've met my boys... =p)

The kids are at the age where they know that Daddy is away, whether it is for work or other stuff. They've been rather good, really. Playing by themselves. Laughing heaps at silly stuff. And they occasionally say, "I miss Daddy." ♥

The part that I miss about having Darien around? It is the night duties that he does with the boys. He roughs and tumbles with them before bed time every night. And he reads to them. Sings songs with them. Preps their milk. And then sends them to bed.

All these while I have some ME time. =) Bliss...

Anywayz, it's gynae time tomorrow. Time to see the lil miss again.

We are almost at 35 weeks. Gasp! And we are NOT even ready at all!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Come Home Soon!

The husband left for Melbourne last night for a grand time of 12 whole days!!

Our house is finally ready and he's there for the inspection and handover which will occur a week later.

We've finally reached the end of the building chapter and now it's time to just finish some of the outstanding tasks like landscaping and fencing and then we'll decide what we want to do next.

One of the things about being heavily pregnant is the many restrictions that you have to endure when it comes to traveling. I guess carrying an almost 34.5 week bub in utero is a good enough reason to stay put for a while. =)

Plus, I've been feeling the fatigue a whole lot more in the last week so it's almost time for me to put my feet up and rest. But it's gonna be single mummy duties till he gets back and then we will be at the home run for this pregnancy. Scary thoughts!

We've spent a bit of time in separate places this year. More so, this year than any others. Usually, he only spends a day or two in Sydney but it's just been a longer stretch of time nowadays. And strangely, it's become quite a norm to just pick up the pieces of where he's left off when it's just me being here. I think it's a sign that we are all getting used to this traveling business for work. Kids, included.

I miss him when he is gone. Somehow the bed feels a lil empty and a part of your being is drifted somewhere else. Maybe this is what being life partners is, huh?

And the cutest thing that happens EVERY TIME the husband is not home for the night, the kids will ask, "Where is Daddy? How come he's not coming home?"

Sighz... come home soon Hunni. But have a blast in the old hometown!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Setting up the Nest

With the impending arrival of our third (and potentially last) child, I have been a lil busy (read: obsessive) about preparing her lil nursery. It's gonna be rush rush rush once I get the walls painted in the apartment. =)

Here are some of the products that I found online and really liked:


I have fallen in love with Oeuf's Sparrow cot in Grey.

A simple stylish cot, available in several colors. It is built in Europe and designed by a NY based firm, using environmentally friendly products, it is definitely everything that I look for in a bed for bubs.

If money was of no object, I think I would badger the husband into buying that cot. But alas, that amount spent could pretty much accessorize the rest of the nursery. =)

Oh one last thing to add, the beauty of this cot is that it converts to a toddler bed and thus extends its lifespan. =) Kinda makes it feel like a worthwhile investment, huh?


I got really excited when I saw the Belle and Boo prints on ETSY.

Looking at the illustrations make me feel that they are just whimsical and magical. They remind me of the old Enid Blyton books that I used to read when I was a wee one.

After much deliberation, I purchased three of her prints and I cannot wait to frame them and mount them on the wall.

by North American Bear

Ok.. not really an item I bought for the baby, I actually bought it for Jakey because he LOVES to rub the corners of any blankie or pillow on his nose. =) Kinda like Linus of Charlie Brown.

It's all of 8 inches long and it's made of ultra soft velour... it is meant to be placed over the newborn's tummy like a security blanket.

Once I saw it, I knew it was perfect for my lil boy!

And I was right! He hasn't let it out of his sight since he got it and it's his number 1 bedtime buddy now.

Seeing how much he loves it, I told the husband that we should buy a backup Baby Cozie just in case this goes into the wash.

Available in a few other assorted characters as well.

Mermaid Mobile by North American Bear

North American Bear makes the loveliest mobiles. Each one of them comes with a specific theme and an accompanying classical tune with it.

I like my baby's mobile to be quite old school so the new remote controlled ones do not cut it for me. =)

So I chose one from the North American Bear's line.

Now I can't wait for the cousin to lug it back from the States so that I can see it!

Alphabet Poster

I am toying with the idea of buying the prints and hang it close to the change table. =)

Something for bubba to stare at when she is a lil older and starts to kick around whilst I am changing her stinky diapers.

Isn't it beautiful??

Gosh I think I am spoiling this lil child before she is born. =)

Friday, September 04, 2009

Snoozey Babes.

It doesn't matter how old they get...

Somehow, as their Mom, you know that they are tired when they get really whingey.

And that is when it's time to pack those sleepyheads to dreamland. =)
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