We were cruising along the expressway when Photographs (Ed Sheeran) came on the radio. This is one of Aidan’s favourite song and he often sings along when his dad plays this on guitar. And this is what he said after the song on the radio ended,
Aidan: “Mama, when I grow up and I have my own wife, I want to play this song for my wife because I want to tell her that I love her very much and if she is at home with the baby and I am outside I will call her to tell her to wait for me to come home…”
TELL ME YOU MELTED INTO PUDDLE ALREADY OR NOT?!
Next week marks Amelie turning 6 months old.
She loves rolling onto her tummy when you lie her on her back. The mandarin orange is her favourite fruit to suckle that she goes tsuk tsuk tsuk with great satisfaction.
She has started to prop herself up into a sitting position (and scared the bejeezus out of her grandmother in doing so because she almost fell out of her rocker) – I suppose she will outgrow the hand-me-down rocker chair that our neighbour gifted us much sooner than I thought.
She giggles and coos at anyone who will give her the time of day, and is generally a pleasant and content baby. Close to bedtime she will scrunch up her face and ‘complain’ in baby noises as though she is talking to you, but doesn’t escalate into a full blown cry. Real cries are reserved for moments when we accidentally head butt each other. She’s so wormy some times!
I thought that having gone through the same growth phases with Aidan, this repeat process will be nothing out of the ordinary – yet it is anything but. She amazes me every single day.
I had CFAST braces applied!
I have always been a tad self conscious about my two front teeth which caves inwards slightly. My mom tells me this is because she weaned me off the milk bottle really late (primary school! #donotjudge), and the sucking motion changed the alignment of the front teeth.
Well now that I can afford it on my own, I went ahead and did it without much thought! CFAST braces are generally applied for a shorter duration of time (3 to 4 months) as compared to the traditional metal ones (couple of years). It is made of clear brackets and tooth coloured wire, so it is supposed to be less obvious.
I am just getting used to the braces (Day 4 now) and how people I talk to in close proximity will have their eyes rove and hover not-so-discreetly at my brilliant smile. Not offended, but I am feeling 15 again!
The braces have not affected my speech and I can pronouce ‘the’ as per usual, no lisping whatsoever, but eating is such a PAIN! The tight dental wires shifts the gingiva, so my gums and teeth roots are SO tender. Why did I choose to do this right before the Lunar New Year?! I can’t answer that question myself… poor planning and foresight in the dental department! 😂
The husband is so sweet lah, he says, “Do you really have to do it? I will miss your cute smile!” (melts)
Mom: The fox went out on a chilly night… Do you know what does the word ‘chilly’ mean?
Aidan: Hmm… No
Mom: Do you think… It’s a SPICY night? (Erupts into maniacal laughter at own joke)
Aidan: (long pause)…HAHAHA! Oh mom… (Shakes head)
…to eat chocolate and drink bubbly. It’s Christmas y’all!
The past 2 weeks have been a whirl, and that my friend, really is an understatement. Returning back to full-time work after one year of sabbatical really threw me off balance initially. Think corporate wear, meetings, and a breast pump. And I actually have to brush my hair and put on lipstick. HAH!
While I am really glad to be back in the healthcare field meeting new people and put skills to good use, I miss my life SO MUCH. I miss sitting in random cafés sipping tea at 11am with Amelie on my lap and the husband by my side. I’ve been so thoroughly spoiled. The husband commenced at a new position this week and I can tell he is really enjoying the work and his team dynamics. Poor fellow knocked out at 10pm sprawled flat in the middle of our bed. Rushing around in peak hour traffic to drop off the kid at childcare + send wife to work + try to get to work on time takes some getting used to!
Nevertheless, life has been good to us. Make the best out of what we have, right? Right!
pop. fizz. clink!