A Blog Pause

Hey hey! It has been more than a week since a post appeared on this page. Let's just say I had a crazy couple of weeks work-wise, heating up in the last week or so, and ending with a fun company D&D before things came to a grinding halt. I fell really ill.

The Bub stayed over at my parents' place for 2 nights, allowing me complete rest. And rest I did. I surprised myself just how much I can actually sleep. And sleep. AND sleep. Oh, and watch TV. I can't remember the last time I watched TV like this - lying on the couch endlessly flipping channels and spacing out. Wow, is this how most people spend their time relaxing?! (as opposed to doing 90000 things and getting oneself ill?!)

And you know what? I'm actually quite enjoying this break of sorts. Give me another week and I'll be up and running on this space again!

In the meantime, I have 2 things to share:

1. The winner of the Elmo Giveaway - Dar - *Wave* I still haven't heard from you! Please do contact me by this Sunday 16 Oct at 12 midnight. I will have to select another winner if I don't hear from you by then (which will be such a pity since you won!).

2. Gingerbread Mum recently introduced this awesome little cafe called Cafe in Action at Kim Tian Road to me. It is along a row of shophouses and within a walking distance from Tiong Bahru MRT Station. We've been back several times since. To be honest, this cafe serves primarily average food, with a handful of good dishes (I particularly like their Chicken Fried Rice and Beef Stew). But at the very competitive prices (I would say similar to an upmarket food court), and the awesome play area, this place is a WINNER in terms of kid friendliness. Check out these pics!
Till next week, folks! :)

Making Baby: Prepping for a 2nd child

This is how it goes: You get married and people ask when you're going to have a kid. You have one, and you get questions about when another is coming.

Another question I'm often asked (and I admit I like to ask too as I'm genuinely curious about this as it is something I seriously think about) is how many kids we plan to have. Most people are taken aback when I honestly disclose that I've always wanted 4 kids. Yes, FOUR.

Why FOUR? Well, I think 1-2 are too few. 3 (in my mind) results in one being left out. Therefore, 4 seems the best option. I like the idea of having a big, gregarious family. One that comes together for meals, to share our days, to make messes, to produce happy conversations (and noise).

However, a big BUT to this whole matter is that Roboman only wants 2 kids. 2 is enough, he says. (To which I'll always grin and say: We'll see ;))

I may have to eventually eat my words though. The original plan was to have another child this year, to avoid having a child in the Dragon year (why fight with everyone else?!). I however, was just not ready to go through pregnancy and the works again, just as I was growing to enjoy Bubbles more!

In the past month or so however, both Roboman and I finally felt ready to prepare for a 2nd child. Another addition to our family that we both agree on. We're prayerful about it, and seek God's provision and blessing in this area!

This round, besides preparing ourselves, we need to prepare another little one - our dearest Bubbles. I hope to share over time some of the things we have done (and plan to do) regarding this. This preparation is especially important especially since Bubbles has told me on more than one occasion that she doesn't want a baby but wants a dog!

If you have more than one child, I'm very keen to hear how you prepped your kids for another baby in the family too!

In the meantime, we'll be keeping a look-out (so to speak)!