Not doing much…

…except tending to a baby and finding time for myself.

Think long and hard before having child – it is a life-changing decision in many ways.

Usually, this blog would be peppered with discoveries of a new country, cooking journeys and crafty projects, but of lately, I don’t really have much to share on that level. If you hop on over to the baby blog, you’ll probably find more regular updates because that’s the one thing that I’ve been busy with…and all the time as well.

It’s hard to blog about hobbies and such when…

…your craft tools and supplies are somewhere in the middle of some ocean.

…you can’t even poop, pee or shower without her having to take a nap or be occupied with her toys, and even then, it has to be done quickly!

…going to the market (a few minutes away) to get groceries and coming back with kiloes of stuff can knock you out for the day.

…you nap only if she naps, and that’s if you can fall asleep and stay asleep easily.

…you can’t go anywhere without taking her and keep in mind that it means bringing along her diaper stuff and feeding her while you’re out and about.

…you hate the heat and humidity.

I really hate to say it but my life now revolves around her, the house and well, her. I hope this isn’t going to be like this forever…not that it’s bad but I don’t want to be one of those ladies. You know what I mean, don’t you?

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  1. Hi Mei – Been a silent reader for a while – Congrats on baby Eva – she’s gorgeous. My little one is now 9 weeks old – and she doesnt sleep much too. I found this quote heartening about children and parenting: the days are long but the years are short –

  2. how did you get eva to sleep from 11pm to 6am? please share your tips šŸ™‚

    Mabel Reply:

    I don’t know really. I just follow her cues from the start and try to let her sleep (either on her own or while we’re carrying her) whenever she shows signs of drowsiness like yawning and the whole swollen eye thing.

  3. No Mabel, it wont always be like this…give it about a year…it gets much easier after that…actually give it about 3 months and you will see a routine clearly forming…after 6 months the nursing frequency decreases (except during growth spurts) but after a year…you would have your body back (took me close to a year) and you start to feel a little like your old self…if you’re good with expressing milk (i was bad with first daughter, with son i could express between 4-6oz and with my 3rd, i was bad again). i highly recommend Avent isis manual pump after having used medela electronic one and having difficulty achieving “let down”. Being good an expressing means you can go for a night out with Nil while a family member babysit and feeds Eva the milk you had expressed earlier. I hope Eva is happy to take the milk form a bottle. Both our girls did but our son would just push it out with hiw tongue…hehe

    Mabel Reply:

    Re the bottle: I hope so although it looks like we won’t try it until she starts on semi solids. Nil doesn’t see a point in bottle feeding since I’m a SAHM.

    Re the pump: We got an electric Avent pump…hopefully it won’t become a white elephant. šŸ˜›

  4. It’s tough in the first few months, after a while things would be better. If you ask me I much prefer Ashley when she’s a baby compared to being a toddler now. At least all I have to worry then was feeding her milk on time. Now have to crack my head thinking what to cook for that lil rascal of mine. Kekeke. But having a child is really a joy, wouldn’t change it for anything.

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