Baby Amelie. Everytime I scoop her into my arms she melts my heart into a puddle with her milky baby smells and cute chubby cheeks. She is one contented baby, rarely fusses but is quite a stickler for routines. Throughout the day she gets her milk in between regular 3 or 4 hour long naps, then she stays awake for a stretch in the evening from 6 to 9pm. After her night bath the cycle of milk/sleep starts again.
Last night she stayed asleep longer for about 5 hours before she woke again. I am hoping she will continue to be an easy baby and soon sleep through the night just like how her big brother did. It will be a big win for Mommy because I am due to start work full-time in November!
Being a stay at home mom (SAHM) for the past 10 months has been really great. It granted me time to coordinate renovations, moving in to our new home, spend much needed quality time with family, to catch up on my masters program and of course, to take it easy whilst being pregnant! Now it’s time for a reality check… because there is more to life that I want to achieve. I hope that with this new position at a non-profit organisation working with the elderly, I will be able to truly make a difference in bettering the lives of others. This is a totally different level of job satisfaction that I realize no amount of shoulder-rubbing with the powerful and wealthy will be able to gratify.
For his first time, this lil’ fellow is surprisingly good at Jenga! Except that this set of tumbling blocks is not really Jenga, so it was a bit tricky to pull out the unevenly cut blocks from the stacked tower.
Maybe I should import the actual Jenga set from Amazon – it is so much cheaper from the US than getting it in local toy stores!
First day at Berries 百力果学习丰收园 and he loved it.
Aidan is a great kid. He’s easy going, inquisitive, and loves to chat about his day, and gets super excited when Wheel of Fortune comes on the television. He also loves doing activity books – Math, Science, English, and er, not so much Chinese. I love everything about this lil’ critter except for the fact that he DOES NOT nap.
// New baby + 4 year old with boundless energy = Exhausted, cranky parents.
We needed to get creative about harnessing his zeal. After hearing so many great reviews about Berries being able to capture kids’ attentions and actually get them to learn Chinese without fuss… I decided to sign Aidan up for the weekly classes. What? 1 hour 45 minutes of mommy-sans-kids time? Shut up and take my money!
Aidan comes home proud of being able to identify new mandarin words and shows off all the school material in his berries bag. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when he says, “妈妈, 我以后要当华语老师 at Berries, so I must attend Berries class every Monday (to learn Mandarin)!”