You distinctively gave blurbs of Mama and Papa about a couple of weeks ago. For records sake. you said Mama first.
You blow raspberries every time you’re bored.
Every time we’re out, you’d turn this way and that, trying to process all these things you’ve not seen before.
Which makes it impossible to make you sleep when you’re out unless we cover your eyes with your beanie.
You started eating solids and you love the taste of scrambled eggs with truffle oil. We gave you a taste of it one weekend during brunch and you were all “What is this sorcery!”
You sit up during your bath now.
The first time you hit water with your tiny hands, you were so delighted by the effect, you went on hitting the water with such ferocity that the water would splash all over your face and blind you. Yet it didn’t bother you at all and you continue splashing with eyes closed.
You started rolling all over the place and commando crawl. Except that’s not how the commandos do it, I don’t think they stick their butts so high up in the air for all to see. In fact, I think that is what they should not be doing.
You tries to put everything in your mouth. My hair, my dress, my hands, your bathtub, your toys, even the furry ones. And when things are too big to fit into your mouth, you’d throw a fit.
Sometimes, you shove things so far into your mouth that you choke yourself.
There was this one time you tried to hold three plastic balls all at once but you can’t because your hands and arms were too tiny. You got so fed up, you turned into Hulk, crushed the balls flat and fled the scene. True story.
You enjoy being lifted high into the air like Lion King’s Circle of Life ritual. The difference is, they do it one time and he’s a newborn. Guess who suffers. I have Olive’s figure and Popeye’s arms.
I’ve been taking you for walks every evening to the nearby playground, this is one of your Mummy time. Something I look forward to everyday.
Are you cute? Well, I’ve seen cuter babies. In reality, you’ll meet people better than you at certain things. I’ve met people smarter, hotter, smarter, wittier and so on. But guess what, I love being myself the most. Because of all the people who loves me.
I know it’s a bit unnecessary to say this because it is so obvious. But in case you have any doubt, out of all the billions of people in the world, I love you the most. And you are the cutest to me.
Now, I have plenty of friends who have created plenty of applications. But I’m going to share one that is useful for me and I hope it will for you.
Billpin is an application that tracks shared expenses. That’s what they say.
I find it helpful to track who owes you money. You log it into the application and it sends an email notification to the borrower.
Personally, I don’t like reminding people that they owe me money, so this is a tactful way to do it. “Oh it’s just this app I’m using to track money.” Sure it lacks the personal touch and theatricality of “欠$还$” scrawled over walls with angry red paint. I like that very much too, I like having things to read in the elevators.
But if chasing creditors is not your day job, I think Billpin is a great way to go.
1) You can adjust settings in most cameras. 2) Use Photoshop. Under Image tab, choose Adjustment followed by Brightness and Contrast. This helps to brighten your photos.
For iPhone, I use Edit Photo in Photo Gallery. This is a standard feature.
I like to use PuddingCam too. I use Panorama, Vignetting and crank up the exposure a little. I do not do additional editing when using PuddingCam.
Hope this helps!
Last night, we put Bean on a baby chair during dinner. He was sitting between me and our domestic helper, Rodalyn. He was tired and fussy, he turned to Rodalyn and wanted her to carry him instead of me.
Yea I read about it, and I expected it. Still, it hurts. And many times I wonder if the money is worth it. At this point, I have to add that a baby sticks to whoever they choose based on a variety of reasons. It can be length of time spent with baby, a short phase of infatuation, personality and so on. And I’ve also read about stay-at-home mums who get completely ignored when the daddies come home (ungrateful little brats).
Also, as they grow older, they gravitate to the one that dispenses the money. I remember being in primary school and taking pride in having a cool mum that wore suits and click-clack pumps while the other mums look relatively frumpy. I’m not saying that being superficial should be encouraged, but it is human nature and kids are delightfully candid about it.
You want to know if you’re mathematically beautiful? A baby will give you a fairly accurate assessment at first sight.
Back to story.
Although fussy Bean wanted Rodalyn’s attention. Bean did turn to me when he wanted to play. So it’s not THAT bad.
So Priscilla, WHAT exactly are you complaining about?
It is that insecure girlfriend syndrome again. I’m typically unemotional so this is so annoying. Hormones, please get it together.
I aware that it’s a stroke of fine luck that I have a helper who adores my son and vice versa. There are babies who are forced to spend their day with people they don’t even like. This is really the best situation I can hope for, so I should be thankful. I just need to keep reminding myself that.
Lastly. There’s this heartbreaking video about an Indonesian maid abusing a 4 month old baby circulating around. She’s sentenced to 20 years in jail for attempted murder and child abuse. I hope she gets beaten up and raped every day. I would love to fling a brick at her.
I read that baby is in stable condition.
/me tries to look at what husband is so busy with on his phone.
Me: Are you trading forex?
Him: No, it’s a game.
Me: You’re trying to bluff me. You know I know nothing about your industry.
Me: Anyway, there’s this new app that teleports you to the moon.
Sadly, I don’t think I’ve read any books or quotes that changed my life. This quote however, stuck with me since I was 16.
“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
I think this is a good attitude to life. Let me know if you have good books to recommend.
When I wrote the previous post, it was a Friday. We could go off in the afternoon. So I dropped by the mall to buy my lunar new year clothes and rushed home.
He smiled and kicked furiously when he saw me, and when I wanted to walk off to wash my hands before touching him, he was hysterical. So he didn’t forget his Mummy! And that is all I need. My week magically turned awesome.
I know I’m his mother, but I get insecure too, because how can he possibly know I’m anything more than his milk factory. Besides, being a mother is such a thankless job, you just give your all and hope for the best.
I’m aware that I’m whining like one of those insecure girlfriends I’m usually rolling my eyes at. Love does do crazy things to you. Sorry insecure girlfriends for not empathizing with you before. I need to warn you. You think you love your boyfriend? Wait till you meet your son.
I’m glad to be almost done with the week. I was down with Stomach flu on Monday and Tuesday. I didn’t sleep with the Bean nor spent much time with him in the day so I missed him terribly. Further more, I’ve got dinners planned for the whole week due to the holidays. Because he sleeps early and I have to work during the day, I really didn’t have much time with him at all.
This makes me so miserable.
Also, we encountered this strange phenomenon of my pumped milk turning pink overnight and it could be Serratia Bacteria. Look it up. I love pink but this is making me hate the color or even the mention of it.
The doctor advised me to stop breastfeeding for 3 days and monitor the situation. Which only adds to my misery because Bean would whine so pitifully at night as he sucks his fingers and tries to sleep. :(
And just when I want to check if he had done Rotavirus Vaccination (one type of stomach flu virus), I couldn’t find his health booklet.
AM I GOING TO BE THAT MOTHER THAT LOST THEIR BABY’S HEALTH BOOKLET? FAIL.
On top of that, I have tons of stuff to complete by tomorrow amidst all the dinner celebrations…which would have been welcomed under normal circumstances, but not when I haven’t spend any time with the baby for so long.
Just need a place to release the frustrations….argh….ok.. back to work.
I was pretty updated with Internet Technology news. I would classify myself as a early technology adopter for Internet Startups. I try bunch of stuff when they are in Beta. Some didn’t take off but those that did were Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
How? Try to get into the Internet Startup circle and you’d get all sorts of beta testing invitations thrown at you.
PS: Love your question way more than all the “Give me your URL” questions I get. Thank you!