MasonJ- 3 weeks old.Β 

Love of my life… I hope they will grow up loving and protecting each other. 

I have been carrying MasonJ to sleep most of the night. He refuses to sleep in his rocker because it’s too cold and my room is very quiet. Oh my poor back 😣. 

Luckily Kaye came to visit and she did some manual adjustments on my body. What I really need after my confinement is some serious massage. 

The nursing part is getting better each day. Feeding on demand is the way to go. If I can’t figure out what MasonJ wants I’ll just give him the boobs. Everyone wins ✌🏻️. 

Counting down to the end of my confinement month — 3 more days to go. 

Something Blue.

Well it’s more of a turquoise-ish colour…

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote BN2316 colour Celeste

 
 This beauty came in the mail today.

A present from me to me to brighten up my life after being confined in the house close to a month! 

Can’t wait to bring this newbie out to play! 

MasonJ – 1 week old

 
It has been a crazy hectic week trying to adjust to MasonJ’s routine. Well I  don’t really have a routine for him yet but the constantly feeding and changing nappies was a mundane routine for me. 

When the MCH nurse came to visit, she pointed out that my nipples were so swollen and early signs of mastitis. So that’s the reason why MasonJ’s birth weight has dropped substantially because he is not getting enough milk. Duh! That explains why I’ve been feeding him 4-5 hours during the night feed. My nipples were so grazed from baby not latching on properly. I kinda suspect I’m not feeding him correctly because I don’t recall breastfeeding to be painful. I thought MasonJ was going through cluster feeding. 

So I went to see the GP and got my antibiotics. I had to give in and fed MasonJ  formula to give my boobs time to recover. After resting for a day, I went to the hospital lactation centre to get some help. The lactation consultant Sonja was so helpful. She was my savior. She showed me an alternative position to feed mason due to my left nipple was still sore. MasonJ finally latch on properly and he was happily drinking off from my boobs and immediately fell asleep on my chest. 

Although I have been through this before with MissZ however every baby is different. We kinda assume it’s all the same but it’s actually not. 

Baby blues.

This is my current mood: 😭

Not because I had a new baby but it’s about MissZ . I couldn’t stop crying whenever I think of her. She used to have all the attention but now she has to share with her little brother. 

MissZ has been very challenging over the weekend. She was overwhelmed with her baby brother arrival. Everyone in the house has been telling her not to do this and that. 
I can feel that she wants my attention. 

She refused to have her afternoon nap because she wants to see what’s going on. She got punished during dinner time for not eating her dinner. She was just out of control 😱. 

So I was really upset and emotional. I yelled at MissZ. I feel so guilty but I couldn’t help myself because I was so frustrated about her nuisance behavior. 

This morning when she came to my room to say good bye to me and ask if I’ll miss her. I said “Yes I will” and she replied “Don’t cry ok mommy.” 

40 weeks 4 days. Baby you’re late.

 

I went for my hospital appointment today. As the doctor was doing a stretch and sweep examination, she accidentally broke my water.Totally didn’t expect that to happen. πŸ˜‚

So I got sent to the birth unit to get a CTG scan to monitor baby’s heart rate. It was meant to be a 20 minutes thing however it took longer than expected because baby’s heart rate was reading quite high ; I’m guessing signs of stressed. After 4 hours of monitoring the midwives were happy with the results and I was told to go home to wait for labour to begin. 

So I’m back to the waiting game again however I’m booked in for induction if nothing happens between now till 6am Wednesday . *fingers crossed* 

Random rants by MissZΒ 

So MissZ knows that Des does his vaping business in the garage (man cave) and sometimes when he is cooking he walks away to a corner and vapes. Obviously there’s bound to have some smoke residues following him after he vapes. 

MissZ is a very smart girl and her observations is very good too. She knows that the garage is where her dad does his vaping stuff… One time I asked her what is daddy doing in the garage, her reply was “he’s doing naughty stuff… Smoking (she even showed me how smoking is done)” OMG! 😱 I dont even know where the hell did she learn that word and action from. 

Well yesterday when we were having dinner out of no where MissZ let out a random rant about Des doing his stuff in the garage and continue with this song…”Puff, the Magic Dragon” song.  Des was obviously shocked from what MissZ just did and tried to hold a straight face. I find it so funny that I couldn’t stop laughing. LMAO πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. 

Lesson learnt— we have to be more careful now with what we say and do in front of the kids. Never underestimate the abilities of a 4 year old. 

#descooking – lamb shank pasta

  This is one of the best pasta dish that Des cooks during winter. Braised lamb shank with roasted pumpkin, feta cheese and cassecce pasta. 

I usually go for 2.5 serves because it’s just so damn delicious. Even MissZ loves it so much she asks for second serve. 

Due.

 Well it seems like this little tenant doesn’t wanna come out today. Maybe it’s due to the cold weather. 

I’m hoping baby will come out before the hospital have to put me through induction. 

Miss Four.

Baby girl is now 4 years old. So happy to see her growing up as a happy and healthy child. 

To start with her birthday week celebrations, I decided to give her a mini pampering treat by getting her a manicure at our local nail shop. 

 Surprisingly she was very well behaved. I think it’s because she has watched me getting my nails done couple of times and she has shown the interest in it. 

 I have decided to have a mini celebration for MissZ in daycare with all her pre kinder room mates. She was so excited about getting the party bags ready for her “selected” special friends.

She was so spoilt with the presents she got from her grandparents and us. 
MissZ’s current craze is Disney Princess. She has asked for an Ariel and Cinderella doll. 

We had MissZ’s birthday dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Springvale which serves her favorite homemade Chinese sausage. 

Cheeky girl with her KungKung and PoPo.   

After dinner we went home to surprise the birthday girl with a pink cake with a unicorn.  

 This is my cheat way of organizing MissZ’s birthday cake. I am really hopeless when it comes to baking so I decided to get a strawberry jam sponge cake and stuck a toy on the cake 😝😝😝.