Archive of ‘Emma’ category

Hello, baby.

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/hello-baby/ Just this evening, after I fed you and we were hanging around in the bedroom – just the two of us, I held you close and lay back on the pillow. You, who are usually insanely active and curious even just before bedtime, and who scoot all around the bed to explore every available […] Read more…

The Things You Don’t See

Gone are the days when I could faithfully upload a “Matthew in the Morning” or “An Emma A Day”; blogging too, has become an exercise routine I long to fulfil but mostly fail at keeping up. Why? Largely because the toddler is consuming all my energy. This bouncing ball of energy who talks a lot […] Read more…

Bedtime: Heaven or Hell?

Once upon a time, bedtime routines used to be my favourite part of the day. That was when there was just Matthew to read and sing to, pray and cuddle with. These days, bedtime is just getting ridiculously painful and difficult. I’m actually blogging just to retreat into some writing space, to reclaim a bit of […] Read more…

You’ve Got To Be Kidding. Yup. Exactly.

A good friend thought of me when her office was preparing a book to feature personal stories about the realities of parenthood, complete with its joys and challenges. The book’s commissioned by the National Population and Talent Division, in partnership with BooksActually and DDB Group Singapore. It was launched in March by Minister Grace Fu, who […] Read more…

11 months to Christmas

“In the blink of an eye and the beat of a heart…” we are almost through with the first month of 2014. For me, I’ve settled quite comfortably into a new daily routine. For one who’s always loved school, but hated waking up for it, I am now wide awake when my alarm rings at […] Read more…

The Little Big Brother

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/the-little-big-brother/ A month later, and it seems as if we have all settled down into a new routine with the addition of Emma in the family. More or less, anyway. My concerns about Matthew feeling excluded, replaced, or not being able to understand how and why he’s no longer the sole apple of our eyes, […] Read more…

Anticipating Emma T-Minus 1 Day

As it turns out, Emma isn’t going to be a Halloween baby! So today proved to be our last gynae visit and as usual, the good doctor says, “Oh, she’s really low. May not make it to 31st, you know?” Well, he’s been saying that for the last month and that’s been making me extra […] Read more…

Anticipating Emma T-Minus 15 Days

“One more month to go?” a friend asked when we met up yesterday, referring to when Emma is going to be due. “No, two more weeks!” I chirpily announced. And then for the rest of the day after that, I found myself sinking into anxiety and panic. Two more weeks! Where did the time go? […] Read more…

Anticipating Emma T-Minus 28 Days (We Hope…)

Gynae visit today ended with the same caution – that I might not make it to 31st. Emma might really just arrive earlier. For a while, I’ve been feeling her really low and the last visit confirmed that she is indeed, already pretty low. Today’s visit threw up nothing new. Which also means I won’t […] Read more…

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