Showing posts from November, 2007

domestic helper (not!)

we've had our domestic helper around for more than six months now... and unfortunately, most of the time, she's not much help. she's more of a domestic cleaner to me and i personally think we are better off just hiring a part-time cleaner coming in once or twice a week. i'm sure its hard to imagine how 'unhappy' i am to have help at home since domestic helpers have been living with me ever since i was a little gal (i was brought up by the likes of them) and i have been 'the maid' at home for my dh for the past four years. on most days, our helper makes my blood boil, especially when i have to give her instructions to do something... let me give you some examples. "Sri, cook rice" - she prepares fried rice "What would you like to drink, Sir?", Sir says packet drink: green color - she takes the yellow one. "Steam fish" - she cuts the pomfret vertically and makes soup "Sri, take out the pot" - she takes out the blender …

busy as a bee (ii)

i get this feeling that my little princess will grow up to be a socialite - even at such a young age, she already has lots of friends/playmates! let the pictures speak for themselves...

we (claire & i) have so much fun meeting up with other mummies and babies coz its so nice to have someone else sharing the experience. having adult conversations helps to preserve my sanity - despite the fact our conversations revolve mostly around our babies - and helps me to 'see' that i am not alone in this (arduous, nevertheless fulfilling) parenting journey.

i am finally going to fulfill my long overdue promise to write about the nursing /baby rooms available in SG - starting with...

1st on my list - Isetan's (located @ scotts & parkway parade)
why i like it: in my opinion - very 'thoughtful' changing stations with belly straps to keep baby facing up (my little princess rolls over every time we put her on her back so that really helps), plastic bags provided for your soiled…

beautiful memories


7th months old

my little princess is 7 months old! happy 7th month baby!

multiple firsts for the record

what an exciting few weeks it has been... our baby 'enjoyed' her first haircut, first food, first words and first rainbow (a very big one!) Unfortunately, also her first fall thus her first bump on the forehead! she is now Speedy Gonzalez... crawling forward very fast and thus always have to be watched. i now hardly put her on the bed (unless its time to sleep) - playtime now is always on the floor on her bumper mat!
i also realised, now that i have my own baby, that mankind is indeed evolving - seems like most babies today achieve 'milestones' much 'earlier' compared to their predecessors some examples... rolling over @ 2 - 3mths instead of 3 - 4mths, sitting @ 4-5mths instead of 6-7mths and crawling @ 6-7mths instead of 8-9mths. in addition to that, claire also says mama and papa (she knows who is who respectively) and we've even heard her call her own name. hehe... guess it helps that she has a easy one-syllabus name! for a while now, she has also been tr…