growing up

Covering the little one with a blanket

The night was a little hot, so we turned on the air conditioning. Was woken up at about 4.30am by multiple movements from my darling. I had thought nothing of it until they persisted. Yet she didn’t wake up to cry as she would usually do so because of her own fidgeting. I then thought […]


Darling literally chuckled out loud when sleeping in my arms just now. It was the not-so-first-but-still-first audible laughter.

It made wifey and myself so happy : D

As I told Wifey earlier in the night, I feel like I made no personal sacrifices having this darling baby.

It was as though I have had her in my life since forever.

I kept my mum-in-law from wrestling my darling from me not once, not twice, but thrice, while I was trying to put her to sleep in my arms.

She has done that for close to two months now, ever since my girl is born. This, I feel, is a prelude to a certain type of dependency on a single caretaker whose style is potentially one of over-pampering. The millenial problem isn't a millenial generation thing. The parents and grandparents are complicit.

Will hold my ground from now on, which in our Asian culture might be perceived as disrespectful. But it must be done vis. the respect I have for my MIL for her tireless dedication to looking after our lovely baby.

Wifey and I brought our darling to a friend's house. As soon as she was laid down on the rocker with an overhanging thingie with suspended swinging toys, her eyes were trained on them and she swung her arms at them.

We hadn't noticed this skill development because it never occurred to us to attach our own overhanging thingie onto our girl's rocker.

We will only learn more when we learn from others. It follows that we probably should send our girl to childcare the soonest she is of age.

This morning, our darling laughed so heartily when she saw the ceiling fan spinning.

It was the first such occurrence but was then repeated a few times throughout the day.

Such innocence, such joy.