Pony crazy

My eldest has jumped onto the My Little Pony bandwagon. Insists on watching the episodes everytime we are at Segar. She can watch them repeatedly. 

Last week, after sending the husband off at the airport, we went to Vivo. Spent some time in ToysRUs and BuildABear. 

Hessa was definitely not easy to please. She wanted a specific one – Princess Celestia. None at ToysRUs. 

Headed to BuildABear and Hana got so excited! Since her birthday just passed, we got her a MLP. Hessa helped her with the whole process. But she said clearly, “I want Princess Celestia mama.”

Gosh. Asked the staff and she said those were past releases and they don’t have stock any more. Sigh. Told Hessa I would try but no promises. 

As we were paying, this lil girl and her mum walked past with 2 ponies in a big paper bag. It was Fluttershy and another pony. I didn’t know they came with optional outfits! My mum and Hessa went “Waaahhhh!!!”

So yeah, I knew the outfits had to be part of the set too. Tried locally first and found a Princess albeit being Twilight Sparkle. Seller had Twilight and Pinkie Pie in their outfits with tags on. Got those at a steal.

Then came the difficult one. Princess Celestia was definitely not available locally anymore so I had to find her using Amazon. Yes, direct from states aku sanggup order coz Hessa loves her so much. Didn’t make sense to just order one so I got Princess Luna too. No outfits though. That one I scoured though ebay. 

Collected Twilight and PinkiePie earlier. Dunno if Hessa saw them but definitely not giving the ponies to her until her birthday.

Keeping my fingers crossed she doesn’t ask for Princess Cadence next. 

The lengths a mum goes to just to make her daughter happy… 

I Won’t

Some part of me just wants to wallow but I refuse to give in.

Need to control my diet from now on. No nuts, soy, anchovies, beansprouts, etc.

Still waiting for things to happen. Like my Japanese food Mother’s Day treat.

Taking it all one day at a time. Work is crazyyyyyy.

I won’t give in. 

My lil chubbcheeks

It feels like being a mother for the first time again because Hana is so different from her sister. Relearning baby cues and routines. 

Our visit for her first jab and check showed her height and weight being above 70-75th percentile. πŸ˜‚ Oh the backaches and arm aches!

She wants a certain way to sleep like latching to sleep and really putting her cheek on my chest once she’s done latching. She sleeps all snuggled into my side and somehow manages to wriggle close even when I try to get more room for myself. 

Oh yes, she has started babbling and responding to people around her. But that break-your-heart grin when she wants your attention… You could literally see her papa melt into a puddle of goo. πŸ˜‚

I jumped onto the tula bandwagon and managed to score a half wc but I dont feel the love for it. Considering getting a half/full wc in November or December, since Hana should be able to fit into a standard by then. The Ergo stowaway doesnt work for me because I really feel my back aching from the super thin material. Still learning how to use a ring sling, lent by Rina. But I am a lazy mum. And my baby likes to be upright. 

Been using my JJB BFF in Empress a lot when we go out. Its really a bag that I enjoy packing up and using. Prefer the backpack straps when Im babywearing though… The QOTN BRB hasnt seen much action but we use both bags when we go back to Segar. My Spectra M1 fits in my FuelCell nicely. 

And JJB had to give a sneak peek of the latest print. 😱 πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ˜±

More JuJuBe!Β 

  
I caved and bought the Be set and BFF from the Legacy: Empress line. The print looks soooo pretty in pictures and are even more gorgeous in real life! 

I was a bit iffy about the BFF since I already have the BRB. When it arrived, I took it out of the packaging and my heart sank a bit. It felt a lil heavy. Told myself to give it a few more days and then I tried out the bag. Backpack style was great, could hardly feel the weight on the shoulders. Using it a a sling bag works comfortably crossbody style. Yes, another JJB purchase I love!

I only recently learnt on the Pink Ladies forum that the Be Sets are all handmade. 😱 Amazing workmanship!!! I will not complain about print placement on any of my Be Sets anymore. *pinky swear*

So many ideas on blog entries for JuJuBe. Packing entries for the BRB and the BFF and a stash shot of what I have so far. Exciting!

And yes, you can never have too many JuJuBe. 😘

Hana SelenaΒ 

So remember I said husband was nesting? Yeah, I set up the playpen thingy by myself the next day. Thought maybe I strained my back so I took a rather long nap in the afternoon. As I was slowly waking up, I felt a small gush. 😳 Was wondering if I peed so decided to go to the toilet… 

More came out as I hurried to the toilet and it didn’t stop. Steady trickle of fluids. My mother went into panic mode coz my husband wasn’t there to send me straight to the delivery suite. Hurhur. I was super relaxed and told her I need to bathe and I don’t have contractions yet anyway. But mothers being mothers, kept fussing. 

Smsed my gynae and he happily told me he’s around so just come straight to delivery suite. By the time husband reached Jurong, I had some contractions but nothing so regular. Maybe instinct to keep moving around, just fiddling with the stuff I packed last minute, didn’t feel the pain so much.

Everyone kept saying baby #2 was gonna be out faster but I was still holding on to the fact that Hana will not be out that fast. We made a stop at the petrol station and I even got to eat chocolates while otw to KKH. Lol! Perangai. 

Husband wanted to drop me off at the 24-hr clinic but I told him he might as well go straight to carpark since I’m ok and I think I can still walk. Yup I walked to delivery suite. Lol! Walked in, handed papers over, said I have water leaking and they checked me in.

Guess what… It wasn’t my waterbag. Apparently there’s another layer of membranes and that was the one that ruptured. So already 3cm and they called my gynae, he told them to go ahead break my waterbag and induce me. Minute I heard induce, I asked for epidural. Please ah, not going through another episode of screaming coz I couldn’t control the pain. 

Pretty uneventful coz once epidural was in, water bag broken and induced, took about 5 hours to fully dilate. Much shorter than #1. I even managed to laugh at my gynae coz he came in with bed head. Took about 5 minutes of pushing and Hana Selena was out. 

Expected her to be much bigger but she was 2.8kg only. Tu takpe, she started turning her head left and right and lifting her legs. Kuat nye! 

And yes, she’s a milk monster. 

2.8kg > 2.75kg > 3.15kg > 3.39kg > 3.65kg > 3.75kg

  

Hana & Hessa
  
    
    
    
    
 

Articulation Avenue for Ayu…

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