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Not Pursuing a Career Outside the Home – Have I made the Right Decision?

16 June 2014 – 2:56 am | 7 Comments

 
If you have chosen a life as a Mom who does not pursue a career outside the home, and instead, fully look after and raise your child or children, I’m sure this thought ever crossed …

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Baby no. 3 : Morning Sickness

13 October 2010 | Posted in: Pregnancy & Babyhood | 22 Comments


[Tummy at 4.5 weeks pregnant. Basically it's taken after I double confirmed that I really AM pregnant]

I’ve been feeling nauseous, bloated, and sleepy since the beginning of last week (and that’s when I was about 5 weeks pregnant).

I’ve lost my appetite, and I have little energy.

I don’t feel like eating, but yet I feel hungry.

And when I do eat, I can’t quite taste anything. My taste buds are mostly gone.

I feel like my ‘stomach’ goes all the way up towards my throat, making me feel like gagging.

And you know, just yesterday, when we had our first check up, my doctor asked, ‘So, how are you feeling?’

And when I told him how things are, he smiled and said, ‘Oh, that’s GREAT! It means the pregnancy is going well! And it’ll get worse, peaking at around week 10!’

Gee.

Oh btw, I went through a similar phase when I was pregnant with Anya and Vai.

I actually kept a journal on how my pregnancy was and the changes in my tummy size, week by week, on my old website. Those pages are still ‘active’ and I thought of sharing them with you today, as they’ll probably be somewhat useful to some of you.

Click HERE to see my FIRST pregnancy days.

Click HERE to see my SECOND pregnancy days.

Anyway, I’m still thankful that I’m not bed-ridden or anything. I know many others who go through much worse morning sickness phases.

I mean, at least I only gag, and don’t actually vomit. I can still send my kids to school and occasionally force myself to cook something simple for the kids.

AND, at least I’m not like this lady I know who felt sick and nauseous … whenever she saw her husband! Haha. I thought that was funny! She had to stay with her mom during the weeks she had her morning sickness. And this happened when she’s pregnant with her THREE kids! Imagine that!

Oh well.

Still, I’m SO looking forward to the days when my morning sickness phase is over for good.

Btw, if you’re a mom, how was YOUR morning sickness phase? I know some lucky ones have NO morning sickness at all!

And soon there’ll be THREE!

12 October 2010 | Posted in: Pregnancy & Babyhood | 40 Comments


GUESS WHAT?

There’s a little 7mm jellybean in me right now!

Yep. I’m 6.5weeks pregnant with Baby no. 3!

(And just in case you’re wondering, yep, it’s a planned pregnancy too, but more about that soon!)


[Both came along to the clinic to see the baby for the first time, on the monitor during the scan! And of course that's Vai making all sorts of silly faces again, heh]

SO. That’s one happy news I’d like to share with you today!

Anya will be a big, BIG, sister. And Vai will be a big brother next year!

And they’ve been asking me why my tummy is not yet big every day, hehe.

[added, 13 October]

Thank you SOOO much for the warm wishes and notes sent to us through this blog, Facebook, Twitter, emails, sms-es and phone calls. We are indeed very blessed. Thank you.

Sunday’s Food for Thought : Believing and Knowing

10 October 2010 | Posted in: Inspirational | No Comment

When it comes to one’s faith, there are usually two types of people.

Those who BELIEVE, but don’t know much about their faith.

And, those who KNOW, but they don’t believe.

One’s faith needs to go hand in hand with the knowledge about the faith too.

It is written in John 6:67-69:

Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?”

Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.

Verse 69 clearly teaches us about the need to BELIEVE and KNOW when we have faith in Christ.

We must know whom we believe. And we must KNOW what we believe.

To KNOW who Christ is makes us more firm in our faith and more motivated to share the good news with others.

Do we have faith AND understanding of why we believe in Christ?

Let’s believe AND know.

[This post is my personal reflection after listening to Rev. Stephen Tong's sermon]

Parenting : Setting the example

9 October 2010 | Posted in: Parenting | No Comment


How Mommy and Daddy treat each other greatly affect the children in the family, as they learn the concept of love as well as man-woman relationships from the adults they closely interact with at home.

Let’s build a loving family, and be a blessing and living examples to the little ones.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

My daddy, my guide

9 September 2008 | Posted in: Parenting, Photography | 5 Comments
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As much as a mommy is a child’s primary caregiver, I feel the presence of a daddy who plays an active role in the upbringing of a child is equally important.
Daddy brings balance to a …

Music Video : Anya, you’re one in a million

8 March 2009 | Posted in: Daily, Parenting, Video | 10 Comments
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Vai was given a personalised music CD from his friend as gift for his 2nd birthday last year. And soon after, we ordered one for Anya as well.
And we love the songs in this CD. …

Thoughts : We were all once a child

24 July 2011 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | No Comment

Every one of us was once a small child.
Every influential person we know today was once a small child too who couldn’t do anything much, who most probably had never imagined doing/becoming the kind of person he/she …

Marriage : staying together, staying happy (Part II)

6 September 2008 | Posted in: Marriage & Relationships | 3 Comments
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We all know when it comes to marriage and keeping the relationship going for a long time, being ‘in love’ alone is not enough.
Because as much as two people love each other, they’re two individuals …

Baby no. 3 : “What Husbands Do to Make Pregnancy More Enjoyable”

5 November 2010 | Posted in: Marriage & Relationships, Pregnancy & Babyhood | 2 Comments

[At 9.5 weeks pregnant]

The other day I had a message from a male reader, and this was what he wrote:
I really am happy that men are unable to ‘give birth’ =)

Having said that the …

Juggling my many roles

30 September 2005 | Posted in: Marriage & Relationships | No Comment

Last night someone asked about how my typical day goes. And come to think of it, it’s kind of hard to say, because it hardly is the same everyday. I mean, we may be out …