Friday, October 21, 2016

Survival of the fittest.

I remember lecturing the husband when he purchased flat bed seats for our flight to Melbourne because I am quite stingy when it comes to paying for air fare but after my first flat bed experience, I love my husband so much more. 


But honestly, it was so comfortable and I couldn't imagine sitting on an economy seat with a little worm trying to climb up and down on us or sitting on our lap due to the limited space. 

I was also worried on whether she could fit in the bassinet but thankfully, she still could. Unfortunately, she can't last in there for long because she would be trying to climb out of it.

It was also so much easier to breastfeed her because there's just so much more privacy and I didn't even have to carry her because she could lie down on the seat.

Definitely wasn't a walk in the park travelling with an 8-month old baby on an 8-hour flight.

I think that the older she gets, the more challenging it will become - especially when she can run! I can ALREADY imagine the nightmare.

In between the flight, she would scream out of boredom and also because she was sleepy.
And for those who have heard her scream before, you should know how LOUD she is!

I in particular was worried about disturbing the other passengers around but I was lucky that she only started screaming and fussing closer to landing.

Flying back from Melbourne to KL was a breeze though.
She was super well behaved. Didn't even shout on the plane and slept well.

I had so many good memories in Melbourne this trip.
Will write about it when I find the time.

It sure was one great new experience for me.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


I still remember that when I came back from my Bali trip,
when we brought Olivia home,
that night she fell asleep in the cot all by herself
and I was so amazed!

She was playing around and when I checked on her, she was sleeping.
I thought that - FINALLY, she has indeed grown up
and that I could catch up with sleep!

HOWEVER, I spoke too soon
because the next day, it was back to square one all over again -
she was back to her old self -_-"

However, I have noted that she does not wake up as easily as before (only during day time naps)
but her naps are like pretty fixed at 20-30 minutes MAX unless I am sleeping or laying beside her throughout her nap - she can go up to 40 minutes -_-"

Babies are indeed a mystery.
Until today, I wonder how is it that Olivia knows that I am not beside her in bed.

At night, whenever she sleeps, the moment I quietly sneak out of bed to do my own things,
around 5 minutes later she will start crying and screaming.

I think that it will be a LONG time more
before she will be able to "sleep throughout the night. ('STTN")"

Every time she gets up at night, she has to latch to be able to fall asleep again.

On lucky days, the pacifier works but there are days, when she just gets SO annoyed that it's a pacifier that she starts screaming.

I think that I can forget about using that particular STTN milestone card. LOL.

Babies start becoming more fun once they touch 6 months.
Their personality also seems to start showing even more than before.

They are so curious and they want to touch and see everything.

Actually, I am not sure if it's their "personality" or a normal baby thing
but Olivia has a temper !

Whenever she is angry or upset, she will arch her back and fling herself backwards - especially when you don't give in to her. Tough love, indeed.

Olivia, although she does not cry as much as before, she still does cry a fair bit unfortunately.
She seems to suffer from separation anxiety - she just cannot be alone (unless she is distracted with something).

I often wonder to myself how will Olivia be like if I were working and weren't a SAHM.
Would she actually be easier to manage because she would be "conditioned" to learn how to be alone and "independent"? Hmmm. I really have no idea. 

Olivia has started solids too !

She isn't that picky of an eater though - she seems to eat almost everything that I have prepared for her like carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato and broccoli.

Recently I have made pork porridge for her as well and she seems to enjoy it
but poo wise, I'm not enjoying it. Hahaha.

This past few weeks, she managed to crawl - she only started crawling close to 7 months.
She started sitting up on her own about a week after she could crawl.

And now, she has been pulling herself up in the cot to stand up
and it's so cute to see her looking absolutely pleased with her ability to stand up.

Can't wait for the day when we can have meaningful conversations. Haha.
BUT before that, I can't wait for the day that she calls me MUMMY! :D

Monday, August 15, 2016

Lobster Pince and Pints

When this restaurant first opened in Bangsar, I wanted to try it out
but of course, the price factor made me put this place on hold 
because pricey meals are to be saved for special occasions.

Reviews from family and friends on this place was that it's expensive and that the lobster is small.
I suppose that most would expect a fat ass lobster with the hefty price but then again, it's just that . . . our Ringgit is so SMALL! :(

And lobsters to me are always associated with luxury since I was small
because I have never came across a cheap lobster (except for those sold seasonally at Aeon).

As it was the husband's birthday, we had a reason to head there!

Actually, it was the husband who mentioned that he wanted to try it out
because I kind of forgot about wanting to eat here.

Fine dining and expensive meals are a thing of the past for me
especially now with the additional expenses at home #keepingitreal

I need to start on "Project Frugal" soon !
If it ever kicks off, I will write about the plans I have for minimising our household expenses. Hahaha. Wish me luck.

In all honesty, I really enjoyed my meal here.

The lobster noodles was good. It was easy.
I liked the lobster roll too.

However, I do not fancy the chilli lobster sauce but that is probably just a personal preference.