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10 things to look forward to when baby pops out

I’m now entering the final month of my pregnancy. It’s been a long journey and I can definitely feel the effects of gravity on my body. Most of my spare hours these past few weeks have been spent in bed… not necessarily sleeping, but just lying down. The weight of my belly is really pushing down hard on me pelvis, back and legs, as well as upwards against my chest and lungs.I’m hoping for a last burst of energy to finish off some of my baby sewing projects still outstanding and other final nesting things like house cleaning, packing my hospital bag and putting the final touches to baby’s room. Until then, I’m spending my spare hours resting my tired, stretched body and dreaming about all the lovely things to look forward to when baby arrives… ~~~ 10 things I am looking forward to when baby pops outBeing able to utilize the remaining 90% of my wardrobe again Not having my bladder being used as a squeeze toy all day long Having my mum here to cook and look after us Being able to give pr…

An unforgettable lesson

Growing up, mum taught me many essential and practical things. Like how to mince garlic the right way, or how vegies must be cooked just right before lunch/dinner and served piping hot, or how cake mix must always be stirred in the same direction consistently to incorporate the air in properly.But one unforgettable and profound lesson I learnt from her the hard way was: How NEVER to dodge and lie about school work.This is the story…I was around seven eight years old at that time. One afternoon after I arrived home school, my mum routinely went through my school bag to clear my snack box and probably to check my homework. Inside she found a construction paper with an unfinished drawing. So she asked me about it.After going round the bush a little, she got it out from me that it was a drawing I was meant to have finished and handed in to the teacher at Moral Education class. But as I didn’t finish it in time, I had hidden it away in my school bag and kept quiet about it.It may sound lik…


This is a little overdue, but for those of you who don’t know yet, here’s a little preview of what we are expecting to come out of the oven this coming July…A little somebody we can dress in ribbons, lace, florals and pink blossoms!

This is my final will and testament…

Recently hubby and I have finally gotten round to start planning and organising our will. We have been doing some research and started having some initial conversations with a solicitor recommended by our insurance provider.The solicitor sent us a checklist of things to think about before he meets us, so we can be ready to run through these key points together with him, which include:Who we want as our Executors? Who do wish to name as guardians for our children in the event of our death? Instructions as to the disposal of your body. Gifts of any specific items that you wish to make, e.g. jewellery, ornaments etc. How do we wish to dispose of the bulk of your whole estate, after giving any gifts. Will it go to one person or should it be split into shares? What would happen if any of these people die before you, what will happen to their share, e.g. should it go to their children? Writing a will is rather a depressing process. I think the most depressing bit of it all is the naming of guard…

Bitter Medicines

Lately our household has been bugged with the cold/flu bug. The air is filled with the sound of phlegmy hacking, coughing, sneezing and blowing of noses. Almost every winter or approach of winter I go through this. Nothing I do seems to be able to help me dodge it completely. I went for a flu-jab, took Vitamin-C, kept my hands as clean as possible… but still I can never evade it. The worst bit of a cold for me is the coughing. It always gets worse at night when the phlegm builds up and by the middle of the night it has become impossible to breath and my body is rudely awakened by a violent fit of coughing. Sometimes it was so bad that I had to sleep sitting up like the Elephant Man. Anyway, allow me to share my favourite remedy for times like this… It’s is called Senega & Ammonia. I have to tell you that it is absolutely one of the most disgusting tasting concoctions in the world. It was recommended by a doctor a few years ago to help with relieving some symptoms of a case of bron…

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