Three years ago when I took a couple of days off prior to the arrival of Junior, I made a pair of Margot Pyjamas Pants from Tilly and the Button’s Love at First Stitch book in just under six hours from cut to finish. It was one of those pants that tide me through my one-month confinement as I stayed home with the bub.
Nationally, there has been a focus on diabetes given that the norm has increased over the years. With that, more practitioners including gynaecologists are encouraging pregnant women to go for the Gestational Diabetes test. This wasn’t as concerted just 3 years ago, and I wasn’t encouraged to go for one when I was pregnant with Junior. Staying guided by my gynae, I decided to take the test.
The wonder of social media is uncovering plenty of awesome brands online and Puperita was one of them. I chanced upon them via social media when I was looking for some cute stuff to sew for Junior when he was younger. There are definitely lesser patterns available for little boys as compared to girls. And hence lesser chance for us to be twinning with one another. However, I did discover the Little Stars Pants by Puperita and made up a pair for the bub which he has so very outgrew it. Time to make a new pair!
Part of my 2018 resolution was to document the growth and snippets of life of my kids. It’s easy for time to pass us by and for such precious memories to fade away and be forgotten. Right up till Junior’s 1st year I was diligent in blogging and documenting his growth, then I stopped and thought it would be better to go by themes. But with MissPetite coming along, I think it’s worthwhile I write an update every single month so that I get to remember these beautiful and precious memories. I hope to keep it up for as long as I can.
Over the last couple of days since the New Year, my social media feed has exploded with sewists’ make nine plans. It was so interesting to see what everyone has in stored to make/sew/knit/crochet for 2018 and made me pondered about my plans more than I had intended to. I got curious and hunted down the one sewist who started this phenomenon which you can read all about it here. Kudos to Rochelle for such a clever spin off from the yearly best nine hashtag.
Has it already been a year since Junior started school?! It didn’t seem too long ago when I wrote about school jitters and how I was heartbroken as Junior cried every single day during drop offs. We have certainly come a long way. I still can’t believe that the bub is now officially in Nursery 2 and how the school has become part of a routine and how familiar he is with school. The start to Nursery 2 was rough as we were all down with a viral fever that caused him to missed out on the first week of school. From time to time, he still cries at drop-off especially if it was a long time away from school. So you could imagine drop-off in school yesterday certainly wasn’t easy.
We are almost at the end of week 1 of 2018 (gasp!).. this week passed by in a flash as I played nurse and watched over the mister and junior who were both down with fever and a nasty flu. What a bumper! To ensure everyone ate well, I managed to cook our favourite beef stew which was really comforting to the tummy. Week 1 at work was also manic and it will probably stay this way right up till my maternity leave.
Speaking of which, this year is going to be one exciting year as we welcome our little one. It is going to be a year of transition, getting to know one another and settling into a new routine. With God’s grace, I’m sure we can do it!
As the start of 2017, I gave myself a ‘theme’ for the year and the word was Intentional. I was adamant to stay intentional in all that I do and to give it my best regardless of the outcome. To a large extent, it helped me stay guided and focused. I think I needed the reminder the most when I got distracted or when I get so tired I just wants to lie down rather than be present for the hubs and the little one.
To be honest, I struggled with Chinese a lot when I was growing up. I grew up speaking mainly English and Cantonese. And the funny thing was that I watched a whole lot of Chinese dramas. But I guess I just wasn’t that big on reading Chinese hence the difficulty in both Primary and Secondary school. Having said that, I think I’m decent when it came to spoken Mandarin.
A year ago, we became friends of the zoo and ever since then we have been to the Singapore Zoological Gardens multiple times. These trips are a lot more enjoyable knowing that we don’t have to cover the entire zoo if we didn’t have time. And it was often at a whim whenever we decided to visit.