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We’re Five!

C and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary on Saturday! It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years of marriage already, and eleven years since we first got together. Gosh we’re old. This year is also especially special, simply because we have our little one with us to celebrate the occasion and it was great being able to spend time together that day.

We haven’t gone for a buffet in ages and were looking forward to sampling the Italian fare at Basilico, after reading reviews like this one online. To be honest, C and I aren’t into cheese, so we gave the extensive cheese counter a miss, and pigged out on the other delicious dishes like the Wagyu beef lasagna, cod fish, pizzas, and of course, the desserts. C was also playing with his new camera and different lenses, so I think I’ll let his photos do the talking!

The entrance

Basilico Entrance

The buffet spread 

Buffet Spread

Clockwise from top left: Tiramisu, Cheese, Parma Ham, Focaccia  

Food Collage

Noah with my plate of food 

Noah at Basilico

Should I try the lasagna? 

Lasagna?

Love

Love

After a short nap at home, we headed out again to Gardens by the Bay, where C spent some time taking photos of the Supertrees. I never had the patience or skill to take photos properly, so it’s a good thing that C does!

 The Bridge 

Bridge

Supertrees & MBS

Supertrees & MBS

Close-up 

Close-up

Happy fifth anniversary to us! 🙂 

Happy 5th!

We thank God for being forever in our lives, seeing us through the ups and downs, and of course, for blessing us with Noah. May He continue to shower His blessings upon us and give us many more good years ahead, till we are grandparents or even great-grandparents!

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Best Birthday Ever!

Today has been the best birthday I’ve ever had! Not that my previous birthdays have been bad, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve been so very blessed this year that it tops all the other wonderful celebrations I’ve had.

I honestly didn’t expect anything special this year, since I’m in the middle of my confinement and C acted so normally that I was completely clueless about all the planning going on behind my back. My birthday celebration actually started yesterday, when my elder godsis brought a cake over to our place last night and my god-nephew, Nat, presented me with a lovely sunflower. Noah was already asleep by then, and since he had a lot of trouble falling asleep during the day yesterday, we decided not to wake him up. Never wake a sleeping baby! You never know how long it will take you to get him to fall asleep again. Anyway, C gave me my gift, a beautiful Macbook Air which I’m using right now to write this post, just before midnight and I was thrilled with the lovely surprise from him. I had no idea that he had an even bigger surprise waiting for me today!

Basically, my church friend M was scheduled to visit this afternoon and to me, it was like any other visit I’ve had so far. I had a nice nap before she arrived and was still in my little lala-land, completely unaware that my other church friends were coming too. M arrived, together with her husband and little girl, so we all sat around chatting until Noah woke up for his feed. I brought Noah into our bedroom to nurse him and while I was in there with him, my other friends secretly arrived! I heard a baby crying outside and was wondering why M’s little Megan was crying, since she seemed perfectly contented before I went into the room. Little did I know that it was J’s baby, not Megan! Imagine my surprise when I came out of the room with Noah, and saw J emerging from Noah’s room, telling me that she used my changing table. In that moment, all I could say was, ‘Oh sure!’ (I think that’s what I said!) while my mind was going, ‘Why is J here?’ Then I looked at my living room and it was filled with my friends! C had planned the entire surprise so well that I didn’t suspect a thing. I think even Noah was in on the secret, since he woke up at the perfect time for his feed! Daddy has him well-trained, I think! 😉

This year, I am truly overwhelmed by the bountiful blessings that God has showered upon me. I am so very blessed to be married to C, the love of my life, who has never failed to support me in all that I have done. He has gotten me perfect gifts each year and always comes up with wonderful celebrations, be it for my birthday or our wedding anniversary. Quite a feat, since we’ve been together for more than ten years now! I am thankful for Noah, our little miracle baby, who has such a sweet disposition. He hardly cries, except when he’s hungry or over-tired like yesterday, and he can usually lie quietly on his own in his cot, before falling asleep on his own. He has the sweetest gummy little smile that melts our hearts and it’s been such a joy watching him interact with his daddy. I’m highly biased of course, since he’s my baby boy, but that’s what being a mother does to you. I am also touched that my friends took the time to come to our place to surprise me, and I am grateful for their friendship. I’ve had so many friends providing me with emotional support and covering us in prayer throughout my pregnancy, and I hope that I am as good a friend to them as they are to me. Above all, I am humbled by God’s unfailing love and faithfulness to us. Best birthday, EVER! 🙂

Update: In my haste to upload this post before midnight, I forgot to mention that M was the mastermind behind today’s surprise. Oops! She was the one who suggested surprising me by gathering all our church friends and was the ‘decoy’ who had to come earlier to our place. Big hug to her! 🙂

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The First Time…

Last night was the first time since I gave birth that C and I went out on our own without Noah. It being the Olympics Hockey semi-finals, our friend invited a group of us over to his place to catch the game, since he’s the only one who has Mio TV. Tell me again, why do we subscribe to Starhub? Anyway, the Australia vs Germany game promised to be a really good one, and C convinced me to leave the baby at home with our confinement lady, so that we could watch the game together.

I never thought I’d experience separation anxiety at just two weeks, but I did. I’m VERY indecisive by nature and this just threw my fickle mind into overdrive. Should I go? What if the baby can’t fall asleep without suckling from my boob? What if something happens to the baby? Would my time be better spent sleeping at home instead? Is there enough of my expressed breast milk in the fridge for him? As though these questions weren’t enough, my brain decided to throw in another one that I know sounds silly now but seemed really scary to me last night: What if we got into an accident? I guess becoming a parent really makes you worry for the rest of your life!

C’s winning argument that convinced me to go? The confinement lady was the person who can best handle baby and whom we can safely trust. This was our best chance to go out without Noah, especially since it was late at night and we would only be away for three hours. How could I argue with that logic? I pumped some extra milk for storage, just in case Noah needed more than what I had left in the fridge earlier, and the confinement lady reassured me more than once that she would be just fine alone with the baby. Secretly, I bet she thought I was nuts, but in my defence, my hormones are still all over the place.

Did I regret my decision? Nope! I had a good time with C and our friends, talking and laughing during the duller moments of the game, and cheering madly when the teams scored. It reminded me a little of the time that C and I went to KL with our friends to watch the Hockey World Cup, ten years ago. The game has changed so much since then, and so have our lives. I can’t wait for Noah to be old enough to start playing hockey! 🙂

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