5 months

  
Baby j is 5 months today, already! Now she is getting older and very much attached with just me and her daddy. Sometimes when she meets with other people she will cry and refuse to be held by them… Someone told me that I should let baby j meet with other people more so she knows how to socialize with everyone, but she is just a 5-month old baby, I think we all expect too much from a baby, this is the age that she can just be herself without any expectations, no? Growing up aren’t we all tired of having too much expectations from everyone else? Expect the unexpected is what I need to do, really. 

Yue Zi

Yue Zi (月子)is a Chinese tradition that combines 30 days of bed resting and nutrients food intaking that is followed by almost all Chinese women after they give birth to help restoring their health back. As a Chinese woman I did try to follow all the “rules” but the entire traditional regimen was way more difficult than it was actually relaxing. Traditionally, during this month, the new mama is not allowed to leave the house, she should be staying in bed for most of the time, and more over she is not allowed to touch cold water when washing hands and brushing teeth, or drinking cold fluid. As crazy as it sounds, I could not finish my 30 days tradition, by the end of the third week my mind was going crazy because of not being able to step outside to breathe the fresh air. So I ended my Yue Zi at week three and pushed my stroller out to enjoy the beautiful spring.

The Arrival of Baby J

 


I apologize for not be able to update the blog for quite some time, because I was caught up with our new member of the family – Baby Jordan. She was fashionably late for 12 days and born on Feb. 28 2015! Being as a new parent, the experience has been both amazing and challenging. I believe a baby will definitely make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for. ❤

#28weeks

 

First of all, I need to say that I have lacked updating my blog for the past two and half months… I will definitely keep up with my posts from now on!

Second, I am reaching my 28 weeks of my pregnancy today! Three more months to go! I am really excited and nervous about it. For the past few months I have noticed a lot of changes going on with my body – a never ending runny nose, sensitive skin and worst of all….restless nights of sleep… apparently these are very common symptoms that are happening to me. Also, I have realised that by having a positive attitude, and mood is not only helping me enjoy my pregnancy more, but also very crucial for my baby. I believe my mood will affect the little one’s personality in the future.

Even though it is not that easy to be positive all the time, especially when I feel stressed and restless, I try to go to excise regularly. it definitely helps to connect my mind and body, in order to generates more energy. Another thing i have found that has contributed to my own “personal positive bubble” is always listening to music that I love – jazz, soul and funk are my favourite, it boosts my mood right away.

As I said earlier, pregnancy is not easy for anyone, you just need to find a way to enjoy it more! ❤

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