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Thank you

I have not been sleeping more than 2 hours each time for the past 20 days. The 3 hourly feed has become part of my routine. And I wake up automatically if my little girl has not started making noise. 
It's a tough phase but I'll get through it. I'm grateful for the hubby, who has been a great husband and father. When our little girl screams and cry non stop in the middle of the night, and I am too sickly tired to move, the hubby will take charge and settle her. I'm a lucky wife. If not, I would have already fallen sick with this little rest. 
Thank you hubby. And I'm sorry for my crankiness. 

Growing up fast

My little girl grows up way too fast. She was just a tiny baby when born, and now she kicks and pushes hard. My arms are aching too. Happy that she's growing up well, though she looks different everyday. 


My little girl has been diagnosed with jaundice on her 4th day of life, when we went to the polyclinic for review/checkup. The doctor ordered for an immediate admission to the hospital as to the jaundice level was high. It was not high to the dangerous level, but high enough to be admitted. Sighs.

Poor little girl has to stay in the hospital for 48hours. We were hopeful that she would be able to discharge after 24hours of phototheraphy, but the jaundice level was still too high. It was the first time she was away from us for so long. Even though it was a great opportunity to rest, I was feeling very down and missed her alot.

Luckily the feeling only lasted a day and I was glad that she was able to be discharged the next day. After which, we visited the polyclinic quite often. Once every 2-3 days for the past 2 weeks. It was quite a toll on me as I was still recovering (I'm supposed to be doing my confinement, resting at home, avoiding the wind and rain). And my poor little girl has…

The numbers on my weighing scale

For my whole pregnancy, I've only gained about 7.5kg. Most of the weight is gained at the third trimester. And during the first trimester, I had lost 4kg due to morning sickness, but that weight was easily gained back from week 20 onwards, after the morning sickness was gone. 
I had read that the bump I carried can easily weight 10- 12kg, which is the weight one is suppose to put on healithy. The additional weight consist of the LO (of course), the placenta, amniotic fluid, blood and so on. 

At one point I was worried that my weight gain is not in the healthy zone. But luckily everything was alright. 
After I delivered and discharged, I got on the weighing scale and wow, I am back to my pre pregnancy weight on the third day. 
And now, 16 days after delivery, 13 days of sinful fattish confinement food and 2 days of post natal massage, I've lost 4 kg (7.5 + 4 in total from pregnancy) from my pre pregnancy weight. Woohoo.. Amazing. I wonder what will be my weight at the end of the fi…

I have been promoted =D

We welcomed our LO on 10th October 2014 at 4pm. She's a cute little one. Hearts.


Read more about my pregnancy and future posts on darling Josie on the dainty mummy blog.

Psst... I was too tired the first week plus to do anything besides my duty. I think I will be just as busy adapting. Hence, pardon my lack of blog posts. For now.. Good night.. (though it's only 12 in the afternoon).

The big day. Welcoming dear Josie

After 39weeks and 4days, our LO finally arrived in our arms. A long wait indeed. But everything is worth it. She's our darling baby girl, Josie.

And I am finally blogging after a week from the big day. Lots to do, lots to learn.. I'll update more when I get the time after getting some rest in between. I guess updates will be slow though :P

At 39weeks and 2days, we went for our checkup due to LO's weight gain (est 3kg at wk37) and suspected of low amniotic fluid index due to my weight loss. And LO's new est weight is 3.6kg.
Our gynae, Dr CK Khoo, after a long wait to see him, isussed my admittance letter for induced delivery at 2am the next day as he was worried that our LO will be too big for natural delivery. That is like, another 5 hours right after seeing him. Woo.. I can feel the nerves. Excited, scared and nervous.
After admission, we spent about 2-3 hours in the delivery suite for the first prostin insertion, and we were sent up to our ward/room. I was still zero cm …

Pregnancy by the week

Here's the breakdown of my pregnancy by the week. Morning sickness, swelling, insomnia, they are all part of the pregnancy. Back ache starts as early as in the first trimester and lasts all the way through.

W 6: Morning Sickness, Headache, Nausea started.W 16: Morning Sickness subsided.W 20: Detailed ultra scan. LO was very shy, had difficulty seeing her heart and nose. Took us 4 hours at the centre and overdued for the Doc's appointment.W 22: Swelling feet and spider nerves started.W 23: Heat Rash started. LO started moving in the bump.W 24: Bumps slowly infected my body all over for two weeks. From underarms, elbow fold, knee fold, thighs, belly, lower abdomen, hips.W 26: Insomnia. Wake every two hours and only able to sleep after 4am.W 27: Rash and itchy bumps subsided.W 29:Insomnia worsened. And I wake every half to one hour. Once I managed to fall asleep only after 4am.W 30:Stretch marks start to show. LO weighs 1.608kg at 30w2d. Doc banned me from ice cream, durians, burg…


发现... 好难和天真无邪的人沟通啊~ 可能自己太邪恶了,非常不能理解他们的单纯想法。在这么一个现实的社会里,天真是会吃亏的。来不及意识到危机或想法就只限制在那小小的空间里。可就因为这份天真无邪,他们才不会觉得现实是那么的残酷吧。


I would not mind a "restart" from this complicated environment.

Hazy Monday

Today is a stinky, hazy Monday. Sighs. The psi at 3pm hit 125, 132 at 4pm and it stinks really badly even though I am indoors. 
The hubby even carried over the air purifier that we bought for our LO for me to get fresher air now. 
Take care everyone. Try not to be outdoors when the haze is this bad. It is especially bad for mummies-to-be and the little ones. 
Exactly 39weeks today.

Hazy day

Today is a Public Holiday. And it is a stinky, hazy Monday. Sighs. The psi at 3pm hit 125, 132 at 4pm and it stinks really badly even though I am indoors. 
Take care everyone. Try not to be outdoors when the haze is this bad. 
There goes the date in the park for our boy. Sad. 

Activation for supper

This is the first time I actually activated the hubby to get me supper. Or rather he activated himself. And we were already ready to sleep. I was rubbing my tummy from hunger pangs and he volunteered to get me supper, throwing me lots of choices. End up, I wanted McD's fries. Ahh... Supper at this timing. I have got to be joking... Adding unnecessary weight in the final week. Sigh... 

39 weeks now... I wonder when...

A public holiday tomorrow

It is a public holiday tomorrow! Yippie! I always feel very happy when it is a Friday, and even more so when there is a public holiday on a weekday.

Today is Sunday and I did not do much stuff. Just wasting off another day at home. Intended to bring the boy out to run in the park, but the plan got postponed till tomorrow due to the dark sky in the evening. Hopefully the weather permits us to do so tomorrow. Excited for the boy. I believe he will be very happy.

10 days to go

Just another 10 days to 40 weeks. 10 days is neither short nor long. The anticipation is so hard to endure, especially after seeing so many mummies in the October group popping one after another (LOL most of the babies ended up to be September babies).

No SEO backlinks please

Lately, I have been getting comments by this one reader, whose comments a wee 5% on my post and a huge 95% on her seo and advertising. It is pretty annoying. I welcome your comments on my posts, but please do your seo and advertising elsewhere. I will only be deleting them whenever you post things like this.

It is a role. Not a job.

There are mummies who thinks that staying at home and looking after their children 24/7 as a job. And as time goes by, they feel that working as a mummy is tiring with no leave, no off, no holidays, no weekends and no me time. And even when there is a holiday, it's just another day with the children.

I am not yet a mummy. But I had tried very hard to finally be able to become a mummy. Finally having a child of our own, we feel elated, and we look forward to being a new daddy and mummy. Hence I do not wish to fall into that school of thought. Our child came with hard earned effort, and it is not just some project that we have to submit. And not forgetting that, a public holiday to me means more family time with the working daddy. 
Being a mummy is a role in my life, like being a filial daughter and a virture wife. It is definitely not a job. We can change jobs whenever we want. But if we treat being a mother is a job, won't that make life difficult for ourselves? 
And of course, d…