Snail Mail Surprise

The package I have been waiting for has finally arrived! Bestie, Godma Sim, bought some super super lovely and adorable clothes and beanies and headbands for baby Tarn! She even included a handmade card written from her to baby Tarn and an invitation to Issy’s 1st birthday!

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The package was so small but so compact! When I opened it, I was so surprised by how many things Steph managed to squeeze into the box! Godma Sim is really too sweet! There is a touch of her in everything she bought for baby Tarn and I hope baby Tarn can feel it. šŸ™‚ I am counting down to the day when baby Tarn can finally meet her Godma!

I feel sad that I won’t be able to attend Issy’s 1st birthday party. Even if I could get a ticket now, it is too close to my EDD (expected delivery date). I guess that’s one of the things we have to deal with when we live apart. But we have to look on the bright side of everything. We get to send and receive lovely packages and mails from each other! With today’s technology, people seldom send snail mails anymore. It really is a treat to receive a handwritten and handmade card in the letter box other than bills and brochures.

Godma Sim even wrote her name on the package as ‘Godma Sim’! haha!

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*big hugs* to my baby’s godma and my goddaughter, Baby Tarn’s godsis!

Thinking back to January when I got to meet Issy, I regret not holding her too much. Steph was worried Issy was to heavy for me as I was already carrying a bulging belly myself. I was worried I might dropĀ Issy! I have really been very clumsy since theĀ tail end of my 2nd trimester and I didn’t want to hurt her. But goodness she was so active and adorable. I did manage to give her a small kiss before she left. She smelt so good, gotta love that baby smell.

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We just has our regular check up and I am happy to say both baby and mommy are doing well. Poor hubby was caught up with work and couldn’t go with us today. But I managed to go to the doctor’s and even do a little grocery shopping before coming home myself. All by taking the bus. I felt a sense of accomplishment. My leg hurts a little but I was happy to still be able to do things on my own without causing anyone trouble and too much worries.

I’ve also been keeping my diet on check, which isn’t easy. I love food, especially sweet stuff. Cupcakes, chocolate, nutella, famous amos cookies, ice creams… But the doctor did tell me a while back to watch my weight and my sugar in take. So when my weight and sugar level were within the normal range today, I honestly felt a sense of accomplishment. You have no idea how hard it is to stop myself from snacking on those tubs of ben and jerry’s and drinking that extra cup of bubble tea. When I need a sweet fix, I mix myself a glass of honey with lemon to satisfy my craving. Mom even bought me high calcium biscuits for me to munch on in between meals.

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Hubby’s busy schedule has thought me a number of things. I think with my hormones during this pregnancy, my emotions are getting the better of me. I don’t rage at him or turn nasty. I just miss him. When you get used to sleeping with someone else beside you, even the sound of his snore can be comforting. But hubby has his job and his job makes him happy. When he is happy, he brings happiness home too. And that’s really what matters. It really is beneficial to everyone.

I think that’s what a lot of people forget. We tend to be too quick to judge and get mad when our partners come home late from work. We compare them with other people who seemingly has things better – those who have a 9-5 job, or seem to have a lighter work load, or have more things than us. Even if you’re not the one upset, your family or friends around you seem to be.

But where everyone else don’t seem to get it, we as partners should. There are obligations that hubby cannot avoid at work. And truth be told, I want him to be the best that he can be, not only at home but at work too, which isn’t an easy task. And I don’t want to make it harder by being hard on him. Sometimes the best gift you can give someone is your support.

It’s important to note too that there are things in a marriage that only you and your partner know (and itĀ should stay that way). That’s why we can’t expect everyone to understand the things we do and the decisions we make. As long as the decision is made together, as a family. šŸ™‚

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