Things I Learned from Courageous Catie and Her Courageous Parents

When I first read about Courageous Catie, I immediately wanted to give something to the family. So when my brother-in-law and sister visited them (at the request of my cousin, who knew the parents), I decided to tag along. When we got there, I saw Catie’s mom was rushing out to look for a place to stay. Catie’s dad couldn’t…

A Mother Says Goodbye – Joey Feek & Courageous Catie

Lately, I’ve been tired, and stressed out, and working long hours, so I thought I’d take a day off last 29 February 2016 to relax and just hang out with my husband and daughter at home. No plans to go anywhere or do anything – just stay in. One of the first things I read…

Kids Say the Darndest Things (Lia@2)

My girl is 2 years old and 3 months, and is quite talkative. She has a knack for adding “-ing” in all her verbs, regardless of whether the verb is in English or Tagalog. Examples include “I’m ligo-ing,” “I’m pupu-ing,” “I’m wiwi-ing.” -oOo- When her 4-year-old cousin went up to her in the middle of…

I Can’t Believe It’s Been One Year Since I Last Wrote Here

Yes, it’s been one year since I last wrote in this blog – this blog which I started to document my daughter’s first years. And I know exactly why I stopped writing in the first place – a real bad case of mommy guilt. The last entry I posted in December 2013 was about my…

My Top 5 Favourite Episodes from Doctor Who Series 3

Series 3 was not my favourite series because I did not particularly like Martha Jones. I just didn’t like her puppy eyes (especially when she finally got a key to the Tardis) and the unrequited love angle, though it was dealt with nicely when Captain Jack admitted that he felt the same way. Anyway, here are…

My Top 5 Favourite Episodes from Doctor Who Series 2

5. The Christmas Invasion (Christmas Special, Russell T. Davies) To be honest, I didn’t like this episode very much when I first saw it, mainly because I was still pining after the loss of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston). Also, there was something about the Tenth Doctor that creeped me out at first – I…

My Top 5 Favourite Episodes from Doctor Who Series 1

I started watching Doctor Who quite recently, partly to fill in the void left by one of the TV shows I’ve been watching regularly (How I Met Your Mother). To be honest, the main reason why I checked it out was because I have several Facebook friends who would regularly post about the show, and these…

Blood in the Poop and One Scared Mom

The doctor warned us to watch out for blood in the poop, and the next day, there was blood in the poop, and one scared mom. She would wail very loudly every time she poops, and we were at our wits’ end, so we decided to rush back to KK Hospital. The waiting time wasn’t…

Too Much Poop

When I went home on Friday night, our helper told me that Lia pooped 4x the whole day. It wasn’t watery or anything, but it was strange since she usually poops just once every one or two days. That night, she pooped an additional 3x, so I started becoming concerned. The next day, she pooped…

We’re Back to the Doctor

Lia is still sick. I’ve been using the Iliadin nose drop and Bromhexine religiously, but she’s not getting any better. We brought her back to Dr. Shermela Appan at The Children’s Medical Centre, who finally gave her antibiotics and a new nose drop. Hope this helps. Here’s the breakdown of our bill. Review 40.00 Betamethasone…

And Now She’s Sick

We went swimming last Saturday, and by Monday afternoon she already had a runny nose. She didn’t have a fever but she kept coughing and sniffling the whole day, and would wake several times at night crying because she couldn’t breathe. I would have to carry her in an upright position to make it easier…

Another First.. First Time Going Swimming!

We recently had a church swimming activity that I wanted to go to, but it was drizzling that day and I haven’t found a swimsuit for my baby yet. There was one at Junction 8 but it costs SGD30, and I just knew that she would only get to wear it once or twice before…