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That’s Our Boy!

We had our son’s 18-month needle yesterday. Each time he is scheduled for this, it is met with a little bit of apprehension. However, if we should take it as a fairly positive sign and warning, he did not cry at all when he got his 12-month needle.

The 18-month vaccination is performed to fight against diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV).

We let our son get a pretty good nap before we headed off to the Medical Centre. It was not too busy so it was a good timing for us to come at that hour.

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One of those quiet and rare moments where he’s sitting like a Boss, hahaha!

Our son was all over the place; he simply can’t sit still!!! He loves walking around, poking his face at other people’s spaces and giving them a big grin or laugh. He’s quite a sociable little fella!

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Walking around the Medical Centre

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I told yah he can’t sit still!

I had to constantly run after him and his Dad had to keep him entertained.

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Mummy chasing after this little fella!

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Dad was keeping him entertained

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Pre-vaccination

When our son’s name was called, they had to weigh him in and had to also take his height measurements.

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He lost some weight when he got sick for two weeks but he is still on the normal range

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Some cms taller :-)

My husband was expecting him to have a crying fit when the vaccination was performed because he thought that our little boy would now be more aware of his surroundings at 18 months, hence the pain would have made him scream and cry. But on the contrary, we were the proudest parents as he pulled up such a strong demeanour after two pokes were performed on both arms- no complaints, no tears, no nothing.

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Such a tough little boy!

He’s such a tough boy! We were very impressed with him! After the procedure, as if nothing had happened. My husband can’t help but quip:

“I had never seen a child so happy after being poked”!

That’s our boy!

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How Motherhood Has Changed Me

Motherhood has primarily changed everything in my life and largely, in ways I did not expect. It altered my perspectives and thought processes. I used to be driven and motivated by my own needs and wants; but now I must admit that they mostly revolve around my child’s needs.

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With my son after the Sunday worship service

God knows how I have worked harder to be more patient, thoughtful, kind, caring, and gentle. I did not realise how selfish I was until motherhood showed me how selfless I can be.

I am not always successful at living by those virtues but I’d like to believe that I am better than I used to be. Make no mistake about it; I am far from perfect but I certainly am a work in progress everyday.

Motherhood has also helped me to relate better to anything about children. My instincts have sharpened and my spirit has strengthened. Similarly, being a mother has helped me to better understand and emphatize with my very own mother. However, I regret that I haven’t been a perfect daughter.😩 But that would be another story.

Truly, I cannot imagine what my life would be like had I not had a child. I have always wished and prayed to become a mother and God has been so good to grant one of my heart’s desires. It’s indeed one of the most beautiful blessings that God has graciously bestowed on me.

The intensity of the love that I feel for my child is simply indescribable. I could not fathom its depth and I could not find the perfect adjectives to describe how he has actually made me feel. I feel blessed and challenged as a mother!

Motherhood is the most rewarding, awful, beautiful, heartbreaking, awesome, horrible, joyous thing imaginable that has ever happened to me and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in this world!

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Feeling Under the Weather

My son was feeling under the weather since the weekend. I decided to stay home today so I can closely look after him. It’s what they call carer’s leave; it is designed to help an employee deal with personal illness, caring responsibilities, family emergencies, and the death or serious illness of close family members, as per Australian Government Fair Work Ombudsman.

Anyhow, my little boy had a bit of a sleep in- he woke up quite late at 30 minutes past 8. He was still the happy baby that I know when he woke up. I let him play outdoors for a bit just so he can have some sunshine.

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He loves to stare at the birds while pointing at them and blurting out: “Ooohh and ahhh”! His incessant blabbering made me think that he will be speaking in no time. That sure will be an exciting milestone!

He also loves running like a carefree child! He loves watching the cars from across the road and have the same reaction when he sees the birds in the sky.

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I can only heave a sigh of relief because despite the bad case of cold and dry cough, he didn’t get any fever and he remains to be such a happy boy.

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He saw this yellow flower on the ground and suddenly exclaimed: “WOW!”
I was amazed when he bent over and touched it!

I ushered him back in the house as soon as I felt the strong gust of cold wind touching our skins. He had a pretty good nap in the afternoon. He needed that after all the playing and running he did earlier.

I am sure he will feel better in no time as he had been in the past. He’s such a fighter from the start! 🙂

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Weekend Special #11: Jamie is Love

I haven’t had the chance to publish as much update as I want to but as I previously mentioned, I will do my best to update at least once a week across my blogs- it could be a Wednesday or over the weekend; depending on my availability.

This weekend is rather special; it is Jamie’s second Anniversary Thanksgiving in the Church. I spent my time last week shopping for a nice and presentable outfit for him for this ocassion. After so much fuss and dramas (I will write a separate post on this), my husband and I were quite happy with our choice.

As uploading photos will take too much of my time and will also take up too much space on my webhost, I opted to compile some photos from today in one short trailer video.

Have fun watching! 😘

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Mission Accomplished!

As mentioned in my previous post HERE, it was a futile effort yesterday when I tried to shop for something formal for Jamie. I struggled looking for the size that would perfectly fit him. If I opt for a suit set, I’d be forced to choose one size smaller as most suits are tailored “big.” He’d be able to wear it only once and that’s just about it. I didn’t know shopping could be such a dilemma this time. 😁 In other times, it’s been bliss! ☺️

I have to emphasize that I am a practical Mum and if I buy something for my son, I’d want him to be able to put it into good use. Usability and practicability go hand in hand, if I may say so. I am not perfect though. I could be an impulsive buyer in some ocassions especially for Jamie’s essentials.

Despite yesterday’s unproductivity, we managed to get him something today. Because I already know more or less what to get him, it did not take us long to decide.

I informed my husband that I went to various children’s shops the previous day and felt the need to mention my choices.

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I love Gap for Jamie but there was nothing formal that I liked for him

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Nothing at Pumpkin Patch either

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Our end choice was our best choice!

Apparently, we both had the same choices and we ended up settling for Bardot Junior.

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My happy camper

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Now he won’t let go of it!

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Shopping with Dad just done!

We were happy it’s now all over and done with. My son is now all set for our Mid-Year Thanksgiving at Church next week. ☺️

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