Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How is life?...a brief update…

Mummy has been missing in action and hardly online to blog. Mummy wonders how other Mummy can manage and still able to blog...Respect for all these mummies and Mummy has to get tips from them...

There is always no enough time for Mummy and sleeping becomes too precious even 5-10 minutes nap. There seems to be so many things to do every day besides managing Ariel. Jeriel is already back to kindy and will see him every evening. If PaPa is back early, it will be a great helper. If not, Mummy will be managing Jeriel and Ariel by making sure Jeriel drinks his milk, brush teeth, change pajama, read book, pray and sleep. Ariel is still on breastfeed on demand and using cloth diaper. After one month using napkin day and night, now Mummy is using modern cloth diaper.

Every day Mummy had to plan what to do and most of the time is planning when to do laundry, keep and fold clothes, cooking etc… Staying in apartment, Mummy had to know when the clothes going to be dried and when to start the washing machine to maximize the time. Also Mummy need to figure how to maximize space in the balcony to hang all the clothes which some time Mummy just give up and asked for PaPa’s help. Every night we would on the aircond in the living room (yes, we only have 1 aircond in the whole apartment) for a few hours and everyone would stay in the living room. While we enjoy our family time in cooling room, the aircond compressor will also help to dry the clothes faster. Kill two birds with one stone.

By next week, Mummy would be planning introducing bottle and start pumping session slowly batch by batch. Ariel was earlier drinking by bottle some EBM for about 1 week when Mummy was having oversupply and bad engorgement. Imagine fever more than 2 times?

Ariel as on last Friday was 4.9kg (her birth weight was 3.23kg).

There are so many things to tell but time does not permit. This is just a short summary.

Again sorry, haven’t been blog hopping to read update..miss a lot of interesting stories and updates from other blogs.

28 comments:

huisia said...

Take your time and take care too..:)

Anggie's Journal said...

Those mummy can still blogging and manage so many kids at one time, mostly i guess got they maid .

I guess u r doing very well la... u manage to do so many thing alone .. i salute u ... we r suppose to ask tips from u la .

Take k ya .

Sasha said...

ask daddy help more la...that';s the only thing u can do

christinekmc said...

hi, my first time here. great that you're breastfeeding even though you have so many things to do. give yourself a pat on the back because when i managed my son alone at home, it was alot of work. like you said, the laundry, the cooking, folding of nappies.... sigh.... i'm so glad to be back at work now. akekeek!

chooi peng said...

hehe, great idea of using the aircond compressor as dryer huh!!!

MamaJo said...

Wow, you should be enjoying your time with your babies, and not to worry too much about your laundry, etc.....

mybabybay said...

Hey reveal your secret of how you can produce so much milk. Take care!

slavemom said...

Try to rest whenever u can. It's not ez taking care of a bb n toddler n still do hsehold chores on ur own. U're doing great, really!

little prince's mummy said...

ya ya.. mummy's time is very precious...

sue said...

Don't worry about not blog hopping, just get as much rest as you can. You're taking care of two kids from day till night wo, salute la...

Debbie Y said...

You have done so well le... take a good care of yrself!!!

Alicia said...

can c dat u r reli overloaded.. take care

Ita said...

Well you are super women to me and i know it takes a lot of strengh and energy to get everything done that satisfy ourself once we achieve it. But also remember to take care of your health.

TwinPlus said...

hope to chat with u again!

allthingspurple said...

don't fret so, Chanel. It's only been one month. I was like that too, exhausted to the bone once Ashley was born, then no maids for the next 2 years. But after a few months , things will get regularised as you learn how to balance chores and baby. Earnestly, things will work out in the end. you take it easy, yea? A messy house is not the end of the world. YOu should have seen my house. haha. with working and minding kids and no maids, my house is not exactly very tidy. you been to myhouse. haha.

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Irene said...

i imagine myself with 2 kids in future, how would i cope? taking care a lil one now is already taking so much time & attention.

ur doin really well! gambate :)

ezekielys said...

I think u are doing a great job, Ariel looks good and she must be blessed by mummy's milk alot.
Take care ya :)

JO-N said...

Chanel, it has been a long time since I last visited you here. How are you and your family? Looks like your little baby is 1m+ now and I love her name. Ariel! Pretty! Well, I have the same problem with you, not much time to bloghop so much but don't worry cos you need to set your priority right. All the best, Chanel.

Yatie SawaNiLa.com said...

take your time...sometime you need to close one eye.FYI I hate laundry and became hubby's duty

Bonnie said...

Me with my 18 mo old boy already make me exhausted, so you are doing really great Chanel. Dont worry too much, take things slowly, work will never end anyway.. Take care..

sting said...

oh sounds like things are going very well with you and I'm so glad... do take care ya

Aunty J said...

You're doing very well Chanel as a mom and wife and dont worry about not being able to bloghop etc...your family is more important...I can understand your tiredness and sometimes frustrations..hang it there and like some says...you may have to close one eyes when it comes to your house sometimes coz time will never be enough to do everything and you need your rest too..take care now :)

laundryamah said...

hang in there supermom! The power of mom's love will give u energy ...of course with God's strength too

Shern's mom said...

Ariel is such a cutie pie.
Suddenly, you have two kids and a house to juggle, it's not an easy job, but i think you're doing great.

Peridot&Sapphire said...

no worry... you are doing great! Take good care of yourself too...

Vivianz said...

She is so so so beautiful! :)

Take care of yourself. Dont stress!

milkmaid said...

I think you're a superwoman already Chanel - so no sorry sorry business. I really dont know how you can do this without help..... take care and we'll catch up soon.