Dehydrated So Soon – 2nd Visit to KK O&G

When I first realised that my hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness) is back, I knew I can manage this much better than I did the last time. For one thing – I promised myself that the moment I sense dehydration creeping in, I would immediately go to the O&G 24-hour clinic for hydration. So I went today and…

Nervous Mom – 1st Visit to KK (O&G)

I’ve been trying to get an appointment to see a gynaecologist to confirm the pregnancy. At first I wanted whoever was recommended by Ate Ailine, who works in KK, but in my desperation I would have agreed with ANY female gynae. Unfortunately, there’s a looooong waiting period for gynaes at KK Hospital, so the earliest…

We’re Expecting Again!!!

For some reason, I had the feeling that this would be it. I’m delayed for only three days, true, but that’s nothing. I’ve been delayed by up to five days and just when I’m about to buy a pregnancy test, I’d get my period. But this is different. Even last week, when I wasn’t expecting my…

One Life. Six Words. Here’s Mine.

I saw the book “Not Quite What I Was Planning” while browsing in the non-fiction area of the library. Apparently, Ernest Hemingway famously wrote the six-word story “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” and this started the challenge of telling a story in six words. The catchphrase “One life. Six words. What’s yours?” was intriguing….

My Library Haul – July 2016

I was on leave on Monday but had such a busy day that I fell asleep late in the afternoon and woke up at 8 pm. I didn’t borrow any books for myself during my usual Saturday library visit with Lia, so I decided to go by myself at night. I had to rush because Bishan Public Library closes at 9 pm, plus I…

Welcome to my blog!

My name is Renette, and I’m a thirty-something Christian mom with a three-year-old girl named Lia. I was born and raised in the Philippines, but my husband and I moved to Singapore in 2010. My husband I have been married in 2009 and tried to get pregnant after a year. It was a struggle, until I finally got…

Les Misérables Singapore 2016

What a night. When we went to London in May 2015, I almost decided to leave my husband and daughter at the hotel to catch Les Misérables at West End by myself. Why? Because I’ve always wanted to see the musical. You see, I really, really loved the book. I first read it around 2004…

Celebrity Look-Alikes

There are some celebrities that have more than a passing resemblance with another celebrity. Here are some that I or my husband Sidney noticed before.  

A Two-Year-Old Asks about God

Lately, Lia has a few questions about God that is beyond me. -oOo- Lia: Mommy where is Jesus? Me: He is here with us! Lia: But you said He is at church? Me: Yes… He’s there too. Lia: And He is in my heart? Me: Yes… (wondering where she’s going with this) Lia: How does…

The Picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake

When we first decided to go to Canada to visit my hubby’s relatives, the one thing in my must-see list is obviously Niagara Falls. But our relatives were kind enough to make a day out of it, and we spent some leisurely time in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a town in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake…

One Month to Go

Yes! Just one month to go and a few more days to go before I start my maternity leave. I am sooooo looking forward to starting my leave because I can’t manage the 5 minute walk to the train station anymore and take the taxi nearly everyday. It’s really expensive but I don’t have much…

Seven Months! And It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Breathe

I can’t believe how bigger my belly, my feet and my nose has grown this past month. Talk about swelling! I remember with chagrin how much I ribbed my own sister during her pregnancy and called her nose a tomato because it was so swollen and so red. Now it’s her turn to rib me!…