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Aidan is finally 1 year old!

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It's getting so hard to do the monthly pics now as he hardly lies down and stays still for pictures!  We might need to change the format soon! Should we continue taking monthly pics? Skai thinks we should do yearly only! Hmmm!

As per my usual tradition, here are some of his milestones! Aidan is 1!

  • He has started walking with support. He uses chairs, stools, humans etc to get around.

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  • We managed get him clap to Happy Birthday.

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  • He reacts well to music and starts swaying around.

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  • He is babbling a LOT. He is still very vocal. He would point at things and 'talk' about it!

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  • His appetite is still very very small! But this month he has started to eat a little bit more!

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  • He is still breastfed and loves latching. My little boy is aggressive! He actually pulls down my top! :O I've hit my milestone for breastfeeding for one year! YAY!

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  • He still has not slept through the night! But he has finally started to self soothe to sleep. FINALLY!

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  • He is a very inquisitive baby. He would touch everything and anything.

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  • He still loves being Tula-ed <3

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  • He is starting to be more affectionate and we LOVE it!

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Happy birthday my precious! We celebrated his actual day by going to USS as you can see from the pictures in this post! We also celebrated with a party and I'll be blogging about it soon!

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Thank you Auntie Jace for Aidan's "Mercedes-Benz" hehehe.

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As some of you guys may know, I love photoshoots! I really do. Especially now that Aidan is growing up fast, I am totally obsessed with documenting his growth (which is pretty evident from my numerous Instagram posts and milestones posts on my blog)

Previously I did a Maternity and Newborn shoot with Ashley Low Photography and LOVED the experience. Needless to say, it was pretty much a no-brainer for me to go back to her!

I scheduled my Tummy to Tippy Toes shoot with Ashley Low Photography when Aidan was close to 11 months old. This was the time that he was crawling a lot and starting to stand (with support). He was also displaying lots of cheeky grins from time to time and I really wanted to capture that moment.

I discussed with Ashley on a few different concepts and I pretty much left it to her to suggest some themes to play with!

Our first theme was the Ah Boys to Men theme. Which was perfect for us, because Skai is a Regular Medium. hhahahah.

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I love how Ashley makes Aidan laugh. She has toys and many gimmicks to coax funny expressions from him!

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With my new role as a mother, my mindset has changed. I can no longer adopt the heck care mentality I had previously about my health.

Honestly, all I do is worry. Like what my gynae had told me previously: "As a parent, you'll never stop worrying."

And it's so true. I worry whenever the weather is bad. Previously when I was pregnant and there was the haze last year, I was so worried on how it'll affect my pregnancy!

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I worry whenever there is a health scare. Zika, HFMD, Flu etc. I avoid people and places when I hear of such a scare. Not everybody practices good hygiene nor do they stay home when they are sick. As much as possible, I try not to expose Aidan (or myself, since I'm breastfeeding) to such situations.

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33! I feel so old now! As per my yearly tradition, it’s time to summarise my life into one post to see where I’ve failed and where I’ve succeeded.

Work: Been in the same place for a while now. It seems that things will change, with new job roles etc. Let's see how things go 🙂 Honestly, I wished I was a SAHM. So that I can spend more time with Aidan. But with current situation, new house and all, it's pretty tight. Good thing is, I get to go home on time and spend time with family.

Family: I miss my mum a lot! It feels so different after moving out. I talk to my mum everyday but it's just so different. Miss her cooking and Miu Miu a LOT! And as always, Family comes first. Always. 

Love: HAHAHA. Skai isn't the love of my life anymore. Aidan is. I never thought I'll be like this but  I guess it's all about making the best of the situation. I still find other kids irritating HAHAHAA. Honestly, dating and marriage was easy for us. But as parents, there were many times we disagreed on things. It's all about compromising and understanding, or well, trying to understand each other I guess? Aside from that, I have never thought I had so much love to give. I guess, we were lucky that Aidan is such a happy baby. He smiles at us all the time and while he has his moments, it's pretty much all good 🙂 Tiring, but good.

Health: Pregnancy was tough. Motherhood is a challenge. I'm so exhausted all the time. I'm surprised I have kept myself going with the breastfeeding and all but I'll try to continue till I dry up. Hope to hit my goal of 1 year at least. 🙂 I'm definitely healthier now after giving birth considering the lil hiccups during my pregnancy. But the sad thing is my weight gain! Can't seem to lose weight! Boo. Never mind, I'll go on my low-carb diet after I stop breastfeeding!

Friends: Kept those who matter close and distanced myself from those who I felt were toxic. Nothing changed here. 🙂

Blogging: Hello! I've pretty much evolved into a parenting blog!

Thanks to everyone and anyone who has wished me a very happy birthday. As mentioned every year: birthdays just symbolises another year closer to the grave (to me). So love like you have never loved before, eat like you have never eaten before, live life like every day is your last.

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So, my first Chinese New Year as a parent has passed. (Last year not counted, was preggers lah, but not a full fledged mother, ya know?)

Here's the difference between before having a kid and after.

Buying clothes.

Before having Aidan:

Simply just buying clothes and 'trying' to not clash with the hubby. E.g. If he wears green, I'll try not to wear red. We don't want to look like Christmas together.

After having Aidan:

MATCH EVERY FREAKING THING! Priority was Aidan. Finding clothes for him etc. I chose a red plaid shirt with jeans for him. After that, I chose an outfit to match him. DID NOT INTEND TO HAVE A FAMILY THEMED OUTFIT.

But the hubby felt left out and went to go buy a red plaid top. JIN KAYPOH SIA.

Getting ready.

Before having Aidan:

It used to take an hour max for us to get ready. One hops into the shower first, the other snoozes. After that, all rush to get ready and we can leave immediately.

After having Aidan:

Everything that can go wrong, WILL go wrong. Alarm set to go off at least two hours before we're supposed to leave the place.

Unfortunately when the alarm goes off, Aidan decided to latch. for a long time. After latching, tried to go bathe him, he cried. Have to pacify him. Play with him again. Finally can bathe him.

Dressed him up, bow tie too tight. Remove bowtie. Put aside watch for him to wear.

Took turns to shower while ensuring Aidan is in a good mood. Packed diaper bags and double check, triple check that nothing is left out.

About to head out, Aidan decides to latch again. Delayed. Aidan latches while mama cradles him. Daddy looks annoyed.

Finally after Aidan is done, we rush to the door. After locking the gate, we smelled something funny. Went back in. Poonami. Changed diaper.

Rushed out. Forgot the damn watch. Reached in-laws place an hour late.

Visiting.

Before having Aidan:

Relatives hinting/nagging about having kids.

After having Aidan:

Relatives loving Aidan and keeps carrying him, playing with him, smiling with him.

Small talk.

Before having Aidan:

Awkward conversation, small mundane talk. Stares at tidbits when there's nothing much to say.

After having Aidan:

Uses baby to make conversation. Uses baby to distract.

Angbaos

Before having Aidan:

Gives all the angbaos to all the kids, unmarried people etc

After having Aidan:

Collects some angbaos back. FINALLY! Relatives laugh when Aidan picks up the angbaos himself. I DID NOT TEACH HIM THAT!

Overall, this year Chinese New Year was extremely pleasant. Maybe because of the fact that we have Aidan, he was quite well-behaved.

But I know things will change. More questions will be posed to us in future years and Aidan will be running around like the monkey he is.

How was your Chinese New Year? Here are some pics we took this New Year!

CNY EVE - Aidan's first Lohei

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CNY DAY 1 theme - red plaid and denim!

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CNY DAY 2 - rompers theme (Daddy's not involved)

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CNY DAY 3 - Yellow theme (Daddy's not involved)

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Thanks Sarah for giving me the idea on such a post! <3

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