Baby Chloe - 3 Months

where does the time go?
Chloe is already 3 months and going to be 4 months in 10 days!
it's been an exciting 3 months plus spending with this cutie 
amazing how fast she picking up new skills everyday and can't stop to surprise us!

3 months old at 59cm, 6.3kg 

Chloe Milestones at 3 months
  • Lift her head high on tummy 
  • Always attempt to sit on her own whenever you put her on the lap
  • Little PR (she smile to stranger from cleaning Aunty in the mall to doctor who examine her provided she in her good mood if you smile at her she normally smile back - giggles and laugh out loud when you tickle her cheek or tummy)
  • Fixed to her routine quite well and taking longer nap and more wake time in day time also there's some occasional day when she just want to play all day! 
  • Laugh out loud at random stuff we say like "Getchu" "Cha" 
  • Vain Pot (love looking at herself in front of mirror can't stop smiling at her refection too)
  • Chatty (especially when she woke up in the morning)
  • Express herself (Started to shout when she excited n scream when she's annoy especially you try cradle carry her )
  • suck on a fist or a few fingers (that's her favourite activity i read since is one of the best ways babies have of comforting themselves so i just let her be all i do is clean her hand often) 
  • Always kick her leg n wave her hand whenever I pass by her rocker I Guess is her signal of asking me to carry
  • Grab things like hair and our neck skin haha that is really painful
  • Okie to be carry by others when in her good mood 
  • Started to enjoy bath time (hopefully I don't jinx it) no crying for a week already except when you carry her out from the tub n dress her I think she want to be in the water longer.
  • Drink less or not at all when we're out especially in Church for Sunday Service i guess she don't like nursing cover as there's no proper nursing room in church and overwhelmed by surrounding all she want to do look around and kepo
For Mummy
  • understand her clues better
  • more relax on parenting
  • breastfeeding have become a bliss (target bf is 1 year old)
  • secretly love/enjoy it when she only recognize me or want me to carry
  • more me time
  • wish there's some time off to catch a movie or a date with hubby 

she look like a little girl in the picture
*tear* please don't grow up so fast
p.s:Mummy so regret didn't start to write a monthly post for baby Chloe
so im starting at 3 months hope it's not too late

of Parenting

my girl never fail to give me new patterns everyday, we both are learning new things each day 
she is now more responsive other than milk and sleep she want to play too! she giggles and laugh out loud at stupid or most lame thing me and hub do which is very rewarding
my mum say she is a little PR as she smile back to anyone who smile at her (provided she's in her good mood) she smile at random cleaning aunty in the mall to doctor who going to examine her 
Hope she continue be a happy baby and bring joy to others and us!
this 3 months we have been trying to adjusting her to fit in our lifestyle i must say it require a lot of patient a lot more than any other job or test i faced in my life so far! haha 
we read parenting books, study baby behaviour, get advice from other parents and the folks back home..
we listen too much from others saying keep carry her later she demand to carry all the time, don't rock her to sleep later she can't fall asleep herself, don't let her sleep on boob don't nurse to sleep, faster start train her to sleep thru there way too many don't
its give me extra stress made me think how fail am i yes she want to be carry all the time, yes i have to rock her to sleep in daytime, and yes i nurse her to sleep and i do all the don't
 everyone have different say and judgement but once my friend told me something that hit me she told me "every baby is different don't stress out go with her flow and slowly adjust her most important is to enjoy the time with her because all this doesn't last long one day she will eventually wean bf so no more nurse to sleep, she will learn to crawl and walk who want to be carry by then baby will grow out of these so call 'bad habit' why stress"
I did try my best to train on sleep routine but not for the carry part because this girl cry a lot and she don't just cry she scream like bloody murder yes she is that fierce 

so now i always remind myself every babies is different so there is no right or wrong do, in order to make my motherhood more enjoyable i choose to have her happy and we're happy as long as it's follow God's word, and even if it goes against the wisdom of the experts, it's working for us that matter most~

Hi as a mother

Hi from 4 months long hiatus almost thought of abandon this space when the domain is expired but couldn't bear to lose all the memories i jot down here so yeah i'm back with my new title!
A Mother
such a happening 4 months i regret didn't take the effort to write them down so now i got nothing to read back and recall.. but i do blog on and off casually in dayre though a good platform for mummy especially!
i wish to write my birth story, my confinement woes, life being a SAHM but sitting in front of the computer seems to be luxurious thing in my life right now as i'm on 24/7 call for Chloe, i carry her feed her play with her when i'm not i probably be doing some house chores or trying to nap ( yes trying! i have trouble taking nap in the daytime) im not complaining i enjoy it thus far 
and good news is that now i tend to have my 'me time' at least once in a day while my princess is having her nap normally her afternoon goes rather long (hopefully i don't jinx it)
many ask me how is parenthood my answer is always pandahood! sleep is precious! a non-interrupted one 8 hours straight! that never happen to me once i gave birth to my girl because we are on fully breastfeeding and she have yet STTN (which i don't expect that to happen so soon, just let it happen naturally) 
Thanks God for my very hands on husband
he always there to help and take care of us from change nappy to put baby to sleep he has been doing a great job as a daddy!
That's all for today Chloe wake up from her nap already mom duties on again #lifeofamother hope i get more chance to blog again!

House Tour

We moved in to our own rented hdb around 3 months!
tho its cost a bomb for us but its all worthy for our little family to grow.. since we still have long way to go in order to get our own house in Singapore..but who know where we ended up after 3 years..
but is amazing how God lead us..hubby in second company in Singapore which gives him a better career prospects, i'm not a career women as long as he is happy im wiling to follow wherever he decide to pursue his career even if he finally decide to go back to KL helping up family long as we are together..
back to the topic so this is our humble little house in Singaland for at least 2 years
living room..i like the brightness and touch of vintage of the old windows 
no we don't have curtain since the sunlight is just nice and why waste money..since only 2 house sharing one lift so not much people pass by our corridor so we have enough privacy
only sofa is from the landlord we have to buy our TV, console, and my anniversary gift from hubby 'future nursing chair' (ya i know its not the proper one but i love the design)
then the dinning area which is my favourite corner of all
got the dining chair shipped from taobao in very affordable price reuse my previous computer desk as dinning table.. save money and everyone who came love the lightbulb..
then kitchen landlord have it designed like a professional kitchen with all stainless steel cabinet
i don't quite like it when we first came for house viewing too rusty of my liking 
but after cleaning the place and re-arrange everything i find it easy to maintain 
then is the master bedroom that divide to 4 part which consists the bedroom area, dressing area, walk-in wardrobe and the toilet and now we spilt one more area in the bedroom for baby Chloe
Common room that we use it as guest room and study area also a common bathroom at the kitchen area which i lazy to take photos of..
generally i like this place very much! money well spend as ill be spending the important part of our life raising up a baby..
Daddy please continue work hard for us ok! We love you~

The Final Trimester

People in the office have been commenting that i've been pregnant forever!
every Monday morning when they see me they will go like "Hey why are you still here?" , "When are you going to rest and give birth?" 
but to me times really flies and here i am at Week 37 to be exact we have 2 weeks and 4 day left till the EDD! Baby Chloe is now at correct position weighing at 2.6kg but not fully engage yet according to our Doctor she will still stay in there for another week or two but to be safe i got my hospital bag packed and baby clothes washed.. I'm ready anytime when you ready, baby
This is last week for me at work, I'm going off for my 3 months maternity leave and i can't wait for that! travelling to work is really tiring for me as my bump is really big and heavy 
also i'm extra clumsy, 2 weeks ago i fall down at home when i step out of the washroom..scare die me 
i hurt my knee but Thanks God didn't touched my bump and baby still active and kicking  

These are the symptoms i'm having now at this stage
Pelvin Pain - nothing new but getting worst whenever i stand from siting its hurt so bad! and finally i know why every pregnant lady have the same walking pattern and i now walk like that too! holding my back and super slow with my steps
Insomnia - especially after my midnight toilet break, i read this somewhere "Mother Nature’s way to prepare you for the sleepless nights ahead" like seriously? i'm now trying my best to catch up as much sleep as i can now but this mother's instinct thing is keeping me awake?
Same weight- since week 33! I'm worried the first time in my life i worry of not gaining weight but doctor say is fine as long as baby is gaining and okay. Many women don’t gain any weight at all during the last month.
Can't stop drooling at night - this is weird hahaha.. but yeah 

// bump at week 36 //

I couldn't be thankful enough to God how He have blessed us throughout the whole pregnancy..especially after reading so many cases of miscarriage at different stage of pregnancy, i'm so sad when i saw this news of a lady i followed in instagram, she bring me smile whenever she post picture of her bump her joy can be read from her captions and i enjoy every single post of her so much.. after a few months when i remember to check her out again in IG and found out she loss her baby at week really affected me and feel so sad for her and make me realise it's all depend on God's plan and mercy from the beginning baby is the gift from God, He can give and take it back matter how careful a mother is to protect the baby in the womb anything can happen.. all we can do is to pray and surrender also cherish every moment baby is in bump safety! Continue praise for this miracle that God gives us! 

Maternity Shoot by Papier Hat

I'm glad that we have our maternity shoot earlier at 6 months..because i look way chubbier and uglier now.. despite all the sweat and tiredness of the shoot since it's an outdoor shoot, it's all worthy looking at the outcome! love their approach of props arrangement and editing! 
so happy to have this moment captured and will definitely show these batch of her still in my belly!

Thanks for capturing this beautiful photos Papier Hat

Baby Chloe's Nusery

 Yup, name is decided for our baby girl
-Chloe Lau Ee Xuan |  刘苡萱 -
actually chinese name got more meaning..also got next baby name in mind liao..haha obsessed mummy is obsessed..
since im in week 36, time to get everything ready before im getting very clumsy and heavy
first thing first the baby nursery since i have her wardrobe prepare way before this and i'm now banned from buying clothes for her 
Today gonna show you where she gonna spend her time at
we don't have a room for her so she taking half of our bedroom since our cot is very mobile we can push her out of the room whenever we want! haha
Color scheme that used for the nursery
dusty pink, mint, gold and white

only 2 furniture for her..cot and the changing table!
Micuna sweet bear cot and Ikea changing table 
attached with four wheels, 2 with brake that give mobility for the cot and it's very light also Micuna cot have this relax system that's why you can see the mattress is abit tilted 
cot bumper, bed sheet, and diaper pad from Mothercare
thinking should i get the cot mobile
and that's her first soft toy i called her the raindrop that daddy approve it's unique and cute..
 Ikea changing table haven't fully equipped with baby's changing stuff yet so now only deco stuff 
since im preparing so here a list to remind myself
Diapers, thermometer, wipes, baby toiletries (nail clipper, powder, diaper rash cream, cotton ball, Q-tips), Baby Wash Cloths, burp cloths, socks, mitten, and anything i missed out?
i supper love the pink diaper bin i got from taobao i read somewhere a close and quiet diaper bin is very important so i invest bit on this and of coz option for a pink one! 

 love every single little gold details
most bowl and glassware are from Kikki K last year collection from the voucher my colleague gave me last birthday also got the knitted crown for baby Chloe can't wait to make her wear it
hub say he foresee Chloe is gonna be my doll and styling model for next couple of years
not sure how it will look when we have all the necessaries stuff ready here
will shoot any picture to update the "reality"
but now i can just enjoy my time staring at this corner while waiting our little princess to arrive..

"Dear God give us godly wisdom and your words as I bring up this little one and I pray that she will grow up into girl you favour. Teach her, Lord, to trust Your wisdom and plan, with a faith from up above." in Jesus name i pray, Amen.

Surprise Baby Shower

Never thought of a having baby shower till my friends at work throw me one last Sunday
it was indeed a surprising one because they even coordinate with hubby 
chatted with him for a week planing on this! 
i don't even realise anything weird in the office or house normally I'm very alert..i blame pregnancy!
actually i blog it on dayre day after the baby shower but feel like writing down a proper post here for memory purpose!
so that was a normal Sunday to me, no plan for weekend as usual all i want to do is to relax and chill at home.. even shopping sound tiring to me now (super sad i know)
that morning i woke up having headache but still bearable so we make our way to church after the service we head home and hubby say he gonna bring me high tea later after my usual Sunday nap
bit sneaky but i never think so much maybe he feel bad for me carrying his baby everyday stomach so big body figure went out of shape..and all so he want to feed me good food..thats what i thought at first la
after my short headache is still there so i thought we shall postpone the plan to next week as i wish to sleep longer..but he insisted and tell me that he make a booking so cannot cancel must go..
then i suddenly thought of the date another 2 day is our 3rd year anniversary! that's why he say must go..hmp sneaky ar not the usual him lor! maybe got present some more! haha ok die die must wake up..put on make up and dig the "nicest" dress i have.. 
finally reach the cafe and this greeted me and bunch of beautiful people i meet everyday at home
they even plan on the decoration, booked the place and the effort of keeping this secret from me
so touching! 
is everyone first attend a baby shower so basically we just eat our food talk bit nonsense and take plenty of pictures! 
and they made me unwrap the presents they prepare for me.. apparently i look extra happy
i don't remember when do i received so many gifts at a times already! a Christmas for me eh no for baby C!

Thanks babes... the best thing i earn from Luxola is this bunch of friends!

Stuff they got me! so paiseh to make everyone spend money.. 
Baby C is really blessed..

Online Shopping @ LAZADA.SG

I was so busy with house moving these weeks..
we moved last week to our new place then spend 1 weeks plus to unpack stuff
as i'm matching into my third trimester i'm having bad round ligament pain and ache on lower back
shopping in the mall seems to be torturing for me i can't stand or walk for long but we have plenty of things to buy for our new place also start hunting for baby's stuff
Thanks Goodness i come across -  online shopping sites that you can basically find everything you need from home appliances, consumer electronics, skincare to fashionable time wear pieces

So i did some research online and reading various review, i decided to give it a try
i always buy clothes and cosmetic online but never did i thought of buying home appliances and baby stuff, and this could save my time and my bone which is aching badly 
Let me share with you my online shopping experience with
 i always prefer search engine then menu bar coz i can easily find what i want
and i think they did a great job on search engine as the categories will appear on dropbox once you type your search item simply select your categories and tadaa what you want is what you get!
The first thing i need get for the house is a kettle which we urgently need it for drinking water
as you can see there's 180+ kettle from various brand to choose from and you get to slowly made your decision without having sales person mumbling beside you and most of the items are on sales (see the red tag) me and hubby way of buying electric appliances is to search for reviews online and prices among the sites.. so whenever we're in the electric shop it's so stressful as the sales person don't give you time to think to go on phone to do research all they want is your money right now!
good thing about online shopping i take my own sweet time do my research and decide to go for Tefal Kettle simply click on the brand filter on your left for easy searching

and i found what i want! a sleek design safe to touch kettle from Tefal most important it's on 16% discount!so yeah add to cart and proceed to checkout!
you may choose your preferred payment method, they even have cash on delivery!
I got everything for everyone kettle for new house, rack for hubby (he do the laundry), milk bottle for baby and breast pad for future milk cow aka me!
i complete my order on Friday and i got all the stuff deliver on Tuesday! which consider very fast!
everything pack nicely and the delivery men will called and check whether will you be at home to receive the parcel also status update for each parcel will send thru sms
i love the kettle and the garment rack while Comotomo baby's milk bottle i haven't got a chance to use it of coz but i really love the silicon design then i don't know why I'm so confident my milk will leak so much that i need so many breast pad! ahaha hopefully ill put them in good use after baby is born..
From the ordering process, to delivery and even price and quality, Lazada really give me a trustworthy and secure online shopping experience!
i'm plannng to get baby diapers supply next time from lazada so i dont need to go out and carry those bulky diapers back home!
there's more things i wanted to get!!! Below are my 10 top pick from Lazada!
1. IOPE Air Cushion XP Cover, 2.Bosch PPW3120 Bathroom Scale White, 3.Nescafe Dolce Coffee Machine, 4. Baby Bjorn Bouncer 5. Philosophy The Microdeliver Wash 6. Novita Water Pitcher, 7. Kao Merries Baby diaper 8. Joovy Nook Chair  9. New Technology Office Chair, 10. Philips Airfryer

there’s bound to be something for everyone at Lazada Singapore

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Awesome second trimester

I'm more to my normal self on second trimester just a double size belly
when i look back i couldn't remember much for first tri other than vomit and sleep
So far i gain 6.5KG and doctor say baby size is normal and i'm not concern about the weight gaining 
my mum confidently say that she do not have water retention problem during her 4 pregnancy so i shouldn't have that too..Thanks God so far i haven't see it coming will see what happen on 3rd trimester
little bump is getting bigger and active each day, everyday i'm happy to feel baby's kicks or burp in my tummy, it seems to be a signal or assureance for me to tell my baby is healthy and kickin
i'm not sure whether is just me or what, i tend to be very caution of things i do that affect baby
so i google a lot! xxxxx good/bad for pregnancy? is my top google search question 
for example food like kimchi, red snapper,or activity i planning to do swimming, chlorine water in the pool an blah blah blah 
can see my focus is changing when i eat unhealthy food i feel extra guilty not for my weight but my baby who will get nothing nutritious from the rubbish food i ate..i guess that everyone experience as a first time mum-to-be some more i don't have my folks or in law with me to give me advice or cook for me so i feel extra responsible to my baby
been reading articles for breastfeeding and joined breastfeeding support group too 
i really really hope i can make it for my baby i feel extra stress when none of my family or relatives are doing it they are formula supporter. So i have my plan having my confinement in Singapore with hiring confinement lady i know whom help my friend with breastfeeding. Try to avoid negative energy around so we planning to invite in law and my family over after my confinement and of coz pray to God for strength and all my part and see how it goes

we're moving to our own space next two week!
no more sharing with others.. and we love this house that we chosen
house viewing within 2 week and we settled with this it's gonna be burden to hubby coz it cost double  and more the price we paying right now but for privacy and baby it's all worthy! have been busy with household shopping and first time in our life we brought our own TV and washing machine ahha i know is not a big thing to many but really we're so amaze and realise we're gown up adult..

Just got back yesterday from our babymoon in Bali 
glad that we did both of us need a break my our work and this busy city life and of coz before baby join our family we need a retreat 
have great time spending together, we talk a lot during the trip what we do just focus on each other no work no computer just us and i make him promise to bring me for such trip once a year 
till then, update soon on my trip or maybe our new home in Singaland or maybe my maternity shoot

take care

My Pregnancy Essential

#1 My Baby Book

Got it from kikki the design
haven't update much tho but im happy to look at empty content book everyday
can't wait to fill up the rest in future

#2 Clarins Stretch Mark Control
Recommend by Sharon, if you ask me whether is it good...i'm not sure
coz right now i just want to prevent stretch mark appear so far haven't notice any yet, thanks God
so i think it's working pretty well
use oil at night and cream in the day time, the sales assistant give me few travel size too so i can bring it to work with me..

3. Daily Breakfast 
my fast breakfast in the morning so i have energy to fight with crowd in the train and bus..ya sound like a battle to me, i don't drink birdnest everyday tho and not sure whether it help just for the sake of drinking since my father will constantly check my birdnest supply

#4 Pregnancy Pillow
 i can't sleep without it once i own it, love it to max..
 theraline pregnancy pillow is easily bend and very flexible, great purchase ever!

#5 Moisturizing Lotion
my skin turn very dry these day so i try to force myself to apply lotion as much as possible 

#6 Weighing Machine
weight myself every morning and night monitoring my weight so i know how much i gain 
not only me gaining weight hubby too! haha he reach his heavier weight recently! 

Today we may found out baby gender! can't wait to go to the doctor later to meet our little baby bump