no point crying over spilt milk

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so for those who breast-feed their babies exclusively – this is a post asking for sympathetic / knowing “aawww poor thinggggg” / “i TOTALLY feeeeel you”

It’s been a few days since the incident and somehow I didn’t have time to post my draft post til now…

like waking up at 4.30 am on a THURSDAY morning (yes, thursday – the work week was still very much alive and kicking my butt) wasn’t enough,
i lovingly thawed Sage’s feeds overnight in the fridge
lovingly put it into my ice-bag
lovingly and carefully drove her and the bags of milk to my parents’ place this morning
lovingly removed the packets of milk and walked to the fridge

“oh oooppps”
“fridge is full” i thought to myself
“what if the milk bags topple over when the next person opens the fridge?”
“god forbid that should happen to my precious milk – let me just adjust some stuff here and there…. and”

*SPLAT*
(yes – it looked and sounded like an egg landing on the floor – i can still remember it oh so vividly)

my dad and I stood in front of the packet of milk (now lying very limp and ozzing milk) on the floor
i thought to myself “ARGHHHHHH #$%e#$%s#$#$%#%$#%#$#%$#%#$%”
but i said “huh Dad… i’m just going to go over there and cry now”

my dad stared at the milk on the floor and said “how? throw away?”

then in my last ditch attempt to salvage whatever i could
i said “oh wait wait don’t touch it maybe it’s just leaking over here, let me try to grab it over there and see if we can…”

*BLOOP BLOOP BLOOP BLOOP*

the rest of the milk GUSHED out of the bag in the most dramatic milk bag exit i’ve ever seen

i died a little inside

i picked up the broken bag and threw it away in the sink in disgust

PPPPFFFFFTTTTT

my dad, looked at me and said
“nevermind nevermind there’s more in the freezer”
and quickly took another pack out to thaw – perhaps he thought i wouldn’t remember that i JUST dropped a whole 5 oz bag of milk onto the floor
oh Dad — he’s so sweet

so he realised that i turned a lil’ pale and quiet
and went over to the sink and picked up the broken bag with some frozen bits of milk in it
and he said “errrrr… maybe we can still use this for Sage’s cereal this morning?”

i looked at him and said “Dad i can’t talk about this now – let’s just throw it away”

so sad
so so
so sad

i’m not blessed with milk flows of a dairy cow
so i’m the sort of mom who taps the breast pump for even 1 last extra drop of milk

so imagine my HORROR

in any case, no point crying over spilt milk — i consoled myself with a VENTI white choc mocha decaf latte that morning

should have taken a picture

dang

such things

in any case – im hoping this brings some comic relief for you guys — silver lining

Have a good Sunday!

xoxo
B for Bananas for dropping my milk bag!

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Too Cute Not To Post – Sagey Bear

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Happy 5th Month Panda Bear!!

Our friend went to the Peds yesterday and all the Ped said when she saw her weight was — “WAH LAO! SAGE!!!”

Yes – my 5 month old baby bear is “off the charts” in weight and 97th percentile in height

Yup – baby bear is definitely an appropriate nickname for now

Love you baby bear!

Xoxo
Mama Bear

Too Cute Not To Post – Like A Boss

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Happy 4th Month Little One!!!

Sage looks ridiculously chubby in this photo – wearing what we refer to as an “ah peck” (old uncle) singlet and chilling out on her bumbo, looking like a chubby “towkay” (usually old chinese boss-man)

Can almost imagine her chuckling away as she counts her profits using her abacus – hiak hiak hiak

Mummy’s imagination is clearly on overdrive

Good times!

Xoxo
B

Too Cute Not To Post — Kiss Me – I’m Irish!

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so Peas went on a work trip to Ireland and came back with some clothes for Sage “0-6 mths” it says
“i’m sure Sage will fit that size — easily” Peas thought to himself —
correct?

NOPE

our dear friend is probably going to wear this outfit 1-2 more times max… (notice tight tummy area)

Peas is insisting that (for all the euros he paid for this) Sage wears it even when she’s at home – all dressed up with no where to go

Teehee

Xoxo
Bulbs

Random Realizations: You Know Parenthood is Getting Easier When…

First installment of my “Random Realizations” segment —

For all the first time mummies out there – just so you know you’re not alone – and that it does get easier and less frantic + hectic SOON(ish)

1) you actually start bringing your handbag out (instead of putting your wallet in the diaper bag and phone in the pocket for easy access for baby photo opps)

2) you actually have time to put on a face mask WWWOOOOHHHHOOO – very nice

3) you start having time to cut your toe nails — seriously.

4) you can actually reply to text and whatsapp messages on the same day – better still, within the same hour *V for Victory sign*

5) while running errands, you actually have time to drop by Laduree to buy macarons – for yourself! Just because!!!

Xoxo
B

Happy Mother’s Day!!

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“ARGGHHH it’s Mother’s Day already?!”

Good Morning!!
Happy Mother’s Day to all mommies out there!

It’s my very first Mother’s Day and I’m looking forward to a 4 generation Mother’s Day lunch celebration with Sage, my Momsie and Grandma and all my aunts and uncles!

Well being a mom has really made me appreciate my own Momsie even more – the unconditional love and dedication, the sacrifices, the sagely (pun totally intended) wisdom and the calm reassurances — always supportive, always honest – without fail.

So really, the best gift Sage has given me this year, is to remind me of how lucky I am to have such a wonderful Momsie!

Anyways, while I was writing this post, I suddenly remembered a quote from one of my favorite books which we studied in secondary school:

“A girl is like a young tree, she said. You must stand tall and listen to your mother standing next to you. That is the only way to grow strong and straight. But if you bend to listen to other people, you will grow crooked and weak. You will fall to the ground with the first strong wind. And then you will be like a weed, growing wild in any direction, running along the ground until someone pulls you out and throws you away” – The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Mothers do know best! Or at least all their intentions are for our own good!

So thanks very much Momsie for making me grow strong and straight — definitely beats becoming a weed for sure!!

Happy Mother’s Day Momsie! Love you very much!

Xoxo
Bulbie The Strong and Straight Tree

DJ Grandma’s Nursery Rhyme

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Who says grandparents don’t have a great sense of humor?

DJ Grandma’s remix of 2 very popular nursery rhymes:

“Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall – kissed the boys and made them cry – when the girls came out to play – SAGEY WAGEY ran away”

So I guess Sage = Humpty Dumpty?!
No wonder Sage’s shocked look

I’m chuckling away

Xoxo
B

TGIF!

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Thank God It’s Friday!!

Well actually being on maternity leave, everyday feels pretty much the same…

But TGIF nonetheless!

Sage has her giraffe tucked under her armpit, her tortoise friend on top of her head, her lion toy on her shoulder and her “sweet cakes” onesie on — she’s ready to boogie the weekend away!!

Peas will be away on a business trip this Saturday night so I’ll be flying solo for the whole of next week with Sage – so wish me luck!!

We have an exciting week ahead including a buffet lunch and afternoon tea with nice aunties – can’t wait!

On other news, Lerzy has found himself in the cone of shame – again!

Poor chap has aural hematoma but is feeling alot better now =)

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Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Xoxo
Bulbs & Bub

Hey!! Over here!!

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Hello there! I’m still here!! Over here!! -waves- Down here!! Here in The Mommy-Hole!!

Hello!!!

Great – now that I’ve gotten your attention, welcome to The Mommy-Hole: Which I fell into the day Sage was born and I’ve been swaddled up in a bubble for the last 3 months and wallowing in (some not so) awesome mommy duties like diaper changing, burping, cleaning up poop, scrubbing poop off onesies, feeding, expressing, fretting, sweating the small stuff – etc etc etc

I’ve pretty much done nothing else – like seriously.

As my sister in law says – “babies are big time wasters” — you can spend hours and hours just looking at them

I’ve spent the last 3 months doing absolutely nothing except staring at Sage and repeating “oh my gosh isn’t she the cutest?” one 2,522 too many times

Oh, and my iPhone has no more memory space – thanks to all the photos I’ve been taking of Sagey

So forgive me for my absence – I had several drafts which never got past the 4th sentence

Motherhood has been an adventure thus far to say the least – just when you think you an issue under control, another pops up

Ah – c’est la vie

In the last 3 months, we had to deal with a Sage who:

Didn’t want to sleep at night AT ALL — lasted 2 weeks

Didn’t want to be left alone and constantly needed to be carried — lasted 2 weeks

Had slow milk-flow issues (or rather patience issues)

Milk rash!!! Argh

Eczema!!!!!! ARGGHHHHH

Well well well – I can go on and on on the not so good parts but the good parts always outweigh the sleepless nights and crippling paranoia =)

Our friend now is extremely busy babbling away to anyone and everyone including her toys

She’s also been very busy trying to perfect her flip to her belly

Her favorite past time for the last 1.5 months is fitting as many fingers into her mouth

Ohhhh ssssooo cute!!

One more month before I head back to work (oh how I hope I can sneak her into the office in my handbag) – so I will probably continue wallowing around The Mommy Hole – immersing myself in all Sage and being socially almost unresponsive (trust me – I take a couple of days to reply to whatsaspp messages)

So here’s a real quick post to say we are fine and dandy!

Here’s a picture of Sage looking serious and seriously cute!!

Hope everyone’s doing fine and dandy as well!!

Big love
Bulbie and Bub