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…

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┬áNiagara-on-the-Lake, a town in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake…

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…

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…

My Baby’s First Taste of Solid Food

So… I’ve read before that you shouldn’t start feeding solids to your baby until she’s six months old. But my boss, who had a baby a few months before I did, told me that she let her second and third babies eat solids before they reached six months. She told me that you’ll know if…

Last Needles for a While – Lia’s 5th Month of Immunisation

We’ve been busy lately with the move and all, so I haven’t had time to check through Lia’s health booklet to see where we are in terms of her immunisations. For whatever reason, I thought that the last of the monthly vaccines would be next month (on her sixth month), so I was pleasantly surprised…

And… Now She Wants to Breastfeed

I shared my frustrations here before about not being able to breastfeed my baby because she often refuses to latch and would howl in anger whenever I try to breastfeed her. I resigned myself to only rarely getting the chance to feed her directly. As you know, I have an Excel sheet for everything, so…