I have to say from the time I wake up till the time my munchkin sleeps – I’m quite on the busy side. It’s busy but I’m loving it. I do ‘try’ to wake up earlier but fails every time. My munchkin wakes up early but patiently waits till I wake up and pick him up after I brush my teeth and get dressed. He’s a pretty patient boy but if he has to wait 2 hours long – he’ll be screaming for me unless he falls back asleep.
My day starts with my munchkin all smiley standing up waiting on his crib for me to pick him up and change diaper. He eats a box of baby food a meal made by me. He’s a pig and loves to eat anything except strawberries. Depending on his mood – he could take up to 15 minutes to 25 minutes to eat a box of food. He eats quite a bit – 3 box of food a day. That is like 4 cups of rice in 4 days with lots of veggie and 1 serving of either fish or meat.
After meal time he either crawls around to play or watch TV if he sees anything interesting to watch. Usually I make lunch while he plays or watch TV. Of course gotta keep a close eye on him – in case he does something naughty.
After my lunch – I’ll play with my munchkin a bit and change his poopie diaper. He usually poops while I’m having lunch. Such wrong timing right? After all that – I prepare his fruits for him. I started giving him homemade fresh fruits instead of canned bought food. All I gotta do is slice all the fruits up and put it in the magic bullet. The bullet with mashed the food into slush liquid form. It’s quite easy and doesn’t require a lot of time. I find that – this is a lot healthier than buying canned fruits for him. At least I know he’s eating fresh fruits. He eats more fruits than hubby & I combined – which is not good! We are not eating enough fruits and that is such a bad habit of ours. Fruits above – 1 whole mango & 1 whole banana & some blueberries. Munchkin ate it all up and loves it. After fruits – have to give him water to wash out the sugar and clean his teeth.
Nap time is usually two hours long but I don’t know anymore. Hard to keep track because when I put him down on his crib – he doesn’t fall asleep right away. When he wakes up – I don’t go pick him up right away. I make sure I get my two hours break to finish a lot of things before picking him back up.
This is probably my only break out of the whole day before hubby comes home. It’s not really a break when I have a whole list of things to do. Either chores, online sales, blogging filers, blogging work, organizing this and that, chatting with friends, or organizing a party. It’s quite a busy break for me. But the good part is – munchkin allows a two hour break. If there’s a day I have nothing to do – I would just sit in my bed, enjoy tea, and catch up on some TV shows.
After nap time – it’s bath time usually. Depending on the day and what activity he has that day. Since weather is so nice these days – we like to bring him to the park after dinner to play and for a nice family walk. It’s good exercise too! He might look tiny but look at that fat body. He eats a ton of food but can still hide quite a bit of fat under clothes.
After bath time is of course meal #2. Another box of mum mum and water to go with it. This is where he sits every time he eats his meals. It’s a good habit that he sits on his high chair to eat instead of running around chasing him. I have no energy to chase him around after a long day. He’s quite a good boy when he eats now – before he would spit. Now he just eats and be a good boy. I think I punish him way too much that he doesn’t spit anymore.
Plays or watch TV for another hour before PAPA comes home from work. When PAPA comes home from work – he will quickly crawl to see who open the door and quickly crawls to his PAPA and have a huge smile on. From than on – my hubby takes over the munchkin. lol. That doesn’t mean my day ends just yet…
When hubby gets home from work – it’s dinner time. By dinner time when Munchkin sees us eat – he will want to eat our food too. *slap forehead* – we try to give him stuff that he can swallow and no diary products because he’s allergic to it. He will scream if we don’t give him any food. His meal would be just an hour before our dinner too. We try to feed his meal every 4-5 hours but he eats in between.
If weather permits – we head out to the park to play and for a good and refreshing walk. Love the weather these days and sunshine is good for my munchkin .
Munchkin usually sleeps around 10ish at night. Depending on how tired he is – sometimes earlier and sometimes later. It just depends on him. When we first started putting him in his own crib – he will cry over an hour and would not sleep. Now he got used to his own crib – he won’t even cry anymore. He would just play with his bear and fall asleep. He does cry – only if we put him in when he’s not tired or sleepy. Now – this is where our day ends. We end it by watching TV shows .
What do you think of life as a parent now? Does it make you re-think if you still want kids or not? To be very honest – it is a very rewarding experience. I always dreamed of being a mother myself and I do enjoy being one. To me – everything is all about organizing and routine. Makes my life a lot easier. I don’t get in-laws or out-laws help. My in-laws only play with him for a bit in a day and the rest is left for us. We never really asked them for much help because we feel like it’s our responsibilities to raise our own child. We only ask for help when we go out for dinner or massage for an hour. Or a quick errand and that’s about it. Plus – if we go out for too long – munchkin isn’t the one looking for us – it’s US that’s missing him. The older he gets – the more work there is. At one years old – we enroll him in swimming class and baby gym already. Wait till he’s older – there’s more activities for him to enjoy and a much busier schedule for us to bring him here and there. If your a parent – enjoy them when they are young! I miss him being a newborn already!!
Life as a mother!
Getting pamper is definitely a must for a lady!
I love going to the spa for my daily facials. If I have the time to squeeze in two facials a month – I will definitely love to. Some might think I just sit at home and watch my kid. I have nothing better to do but to sip tea and enjoy watching TV at home. I do all that but on top of all that – I do have a lot on my plate to do too. Yes – I pamper myself but yet I do work at home. Can you call it “having it all”? Why not if I can right? I enjoy working from home and yet having the leisure to enjoy and do what I like. I may not make a full time income but I’m already satisfied with my part time income. Being a mom and working with my own schedule is a winning!
It’s been a busy month here for me – hoping May 2013 will be a more relaxing one! Hope everyone had an amazing April!
Saw a couple of nags head houses for sale but didn’t quite like it. We haven’t been searching much in the area because of no time recently. Had to spend time with my stepmother that came back from vacation, than my girlfriend from high school came back for a week, and than now my other girlfriend is leaving back to Japan for good. After this month – I can have quite a bit of time to look at new homes and see what we really want. Right now – all I know is – condominium is out of the question because of no space. We’ll see how town homes go. Finding our first home can be quite a headache!
Spoiling him is definitely not on top of my list – but the thing is – he does get spoil by other people. From birth till not – we only bought him things he needs and only two toys as of this far. I never want him to be growing up being a spoil brat and getting what he wants. Birthdays and Christmases is an exception because those are special. But other than that – things need to be earned by hard work. Just like money doesn’t fall off from the sky – money is earned from hard work.
Munchkin is starting to learn a lot more things – I’m thinking about starting to read to him before he sleeps to make it as a habit at a young age. That means – another thing on the list for us to do. Welcome to life as a parent right? A never ending job! But again – I was prepared for it .
I love hosting tea parties – it’s easy and simple. Friends get to catch up with each other while sipping tea. I’ve had a couple of tea parties last year also during summer time mostly. I wish to have more tea parties this year – so we can see each other more. Would love to have it outdoors if the weather permits. Right now – here in Toronto – spring weather is still pretty cold. I am so not loving the weather right now.
Along with catching up with everyone – of course munchkin gets to play with auntie and uncles. He’s a spoil little brat having so much wonderful aunts and uncles around him. I am truly blessed with real friends in my life. Don’t need a crowd – a handful is enough to live the rest of my life drama-free. Live Love Laugh.
It’s been a hectic April here for me – a non-stop one. I just need a break!
Since step-mom came back from Asia for a short vacation break – I gotta spend quite a bit of time with her. My brother decides to come back from Vancouver – so gotta look for a place for him to rent. Munchkin started swimming and baby gym classes once a week. On top of all those things – I still gotta do my daily things. Such as chores, make food for munchkin, online sales, and blogging work. A bit on the busy side this month – hopefully I’ll get used to it. How’s everyone’s April going so far?
So far – I’m loving May! The weather is beautiful minus the allergies that everyone is having including myself. No more jackets and layers of clothes. Being a parent and dressing a baby up in layers of clothes is quite a lot of work. Now I can step out of the house without worrying about if my son will be cold or not. *hehe*
A couple birthdays’ these two months and as a big fat planner I am – I got most of these gifts packed for my girlfriends already. I like to customize them with love. Makes my gift extra unique and special. I love searching for cute things to put in these gift baskets. While I was searching for stuff – I saw a lot of other stuff on sale – like the spyder ski jackets at Sport Check. I was very tempted to get it for my hubby but I hold myself back. A lot of winter things is on sale now if you are thinking of purchasing new things this coming winter! These are my customized gift baskets made with love. I know my girlfriends’ don’t want gifts but every birthday is special and I want to make them special!
Look at how smiley and happy he is. As a mother – seeing my son this happy melts my heart. I’ve never felt this way in my life till he was born. He’s always a smiley happy little boy. Anyways – back to Baby Gym – we started his first class early April 2013. I thought it’s a good way to communicate with other kids and for him to burn some energy while crawling/running around. Baby Gym at Miliken Mills is not pricey at all – less than $5.00 a class. They get to play for 50 minutes and 10 minutes to sing songs at the end of the class.
When he enter the room and saw all these toys – he didn’t even care where his mama is! I hope he’s like that on his first day of kindergarten where he won’t cry and look for me. I know most kids are like that. I like to have him be independent at a young age. He crawled everywhere and played with everything and all I did was follow behind him. It’s a 10 class program and I look forward to our next class. Hubby was so sad that he can’t attend any of these classes because of work. So I’ll be filming a couple of videos and taking lots of pictures during baby gym! Lots of memories for us to keep!
Shopping online made life so much easier – no need to step into the mall and everything is mailed right to my door steps. But yet – online shopping is quite dangerous. I spent a lot of time searching for things to buy – from buying shoes for my son to now dishware! I don’t even have my own kitchen to put them but I can’t resist on them. This happened last month – everyday I had to purchase one thing. Than I realized this has got to stop – it’s an addiction! So now – it’s just see see and no buy.
Hopefully these dish wares will motivate us to look for our condo/townhouse now. We’ve been slacking off lately. I can’t wait to use these new dishware in my own kitchen. I bought extra bowls/spoons for families and friends that comes over for dinner. There’s still some stuff missing – mugs, dinner plates, steak plates, and chop sticks. It comes with chop sticks but I dislike wooden chop sticks. I also want to get a tea set as well – hopefully in the same design. I like things matching .
Surprisingly my hubby never said anything about this addiction. He never really says “you shouldn’t buy it” – “watch your limits” – “your buying too much”. He’s not the type of guy to restrict or stop me from what I do. But of course – I gotta know my limits too and I’m not the type to shop to the point where I can’t even pay off my credit card. That’s just plain stupid – don’t understand how other people can do it with all the interest rates being so high. That’s definitely a no no in my book! Are you a shopaholic too?