I used to think that there is no way I could love another. How do I divide the love if I have another kid? Will I be able to love my second child as much as I love my first?
But I learnt that your heart can love more than one. You will have the capacity to divide your feelings. As an only child, I always thought one child is enough. Growing up was great for me, I did my own thing. I think as an only child, I grew up being both an extrovert and yet an introvert. I learnt to socialise with others as there wasn’t anyone else to play with at home (except for my cats but we all know we are slaves to them) and yet I was a loner at times, I prefer my peace and quiet. Which kinda makes me an introvert extrovert? Oxymoron much?? And I’m rambling now.
Honestly as an only child, the burden is all mind to bear. When parents fall sick, expenses are all on me. I know having kids isn't a guarantee, infact Skai and I talked about being self reliant and not having to rely on our kids. But I guess giving Aidan a sibling means if anything happens, he has someone else to talk to. I don't know if I'm being morbid but at least they have each other if anything *touch wood* happens to us.
I guess I'm lucky that I'm kinda somewhat like an extrovert and that I have friends and Skai to talk to and work things out together.
I guess my main point is that, it does get lonely at times. Especially when you are older. Which was why I wanted a second child. Not a guarantee that they could be their best companions but I do hope that they will be. I love seeing them play together and fight. Davina seems to worship Aidan currently while Aidan loves playing with her despite his annoyance that she destroys everything.
So this is my ramblings to why I wanted more than one kid. How about yourself? Do you have more than one kid? If yes, why? If no, why? Would love to hear more thoughts!
I have always wanted a boudoir shoot and I thought a maternity version was extremely beautiful. What better way to document this process but during pregnancy?
Problem was... I wasn't comfortable signing up for a shoot with a photographer. I am comfortable with smiley poses, the typical grins and sweet smiles but for boudoir, I would be very uncomfortable, especially thinking about my body. Whether am I showing off too much, accidentally exposing myself or if my stretch marks are showing etc.
After much research and time on Pinterest, I decided to do a diy shoot. I shopped for the outfits online, sourced for venues and basically bullied Skai to take the pics on my iPhone 5 and finally I edited it myself.
For my pregnancy with Aidan, we had just moved in so the house was extremely empty. So I decided to shoot at home.
For my pregnancy with Davina, I wanted something different. Milk baths were an in-thing back then. Since our usual tradition was a staycation for our birthdays, I decided to do a milk bath shoot.
Turns out... the room that Skai booked had a different bathtub that I was envisioning. Instead of a lying one, it's more of a sitting one. So.. we just made do!
Pro-tip, use expired breastmilk or milk powder for the milky effect. I bought fresh flower petals from the local florist.
So yeah! Just to document my budget boudoir shoots! I had plenty of professional maternity pictures taken but I'm most proud of these. Shot on an iPhone!
Sometime back when I first moved into #nadskaihome, I had installed the most basic model of Steigen automated laundry system. I had chosen Steigen Singapore back then as I was heavily pregnant when moving into our new home and it was tough using the drying rack to hang my laundry and I did not want to invest in a clothes dryer.
From what I read, Steigen models actually can save up to 9 times energy consumption than a dryer! An hour usage only costs 16 cents!
As my house is facing west sun, we have enough heat HAHAH. So we really do not need to splurge on a dryer since we only do the laundry twice a week and there was ample time for the clothes to dry.
I like how I don't have to tug with the manual pulley for the clothes drying rack, I have heard from some friends that their manual pulley system got stuck after a while and it's really hard to tug it!
It is easy to use and extremely convenient, you can actually wifi pair it if you want! I use the remote to activate it!
It does not take up a lot of space. Personally I prefer a top load washing machine which is also why a laundry dryer or an automatic dryer system wasn't a consideration as usually you'll have to stack it on top of a front load.
It pretty much requires zero maintenance. For the past 3 years, I didn't have to do anything!
As mentioned earlier, I used to use the basic laundry system which worked really fine for me however in the past 2 years, we had to pretty much wash Aidan's uniform everyday cos of school plus Davina's bad eczema which is why we started thinking of upgrading our Steigen model to the Solar Ultra because it has these features:
Ionic cleanse & dust mite repeller
The inbuilt ioniser helps to neutralise surrounding air particles and effectively prevents musty odours! Aside from that, it helps to prevent allergens such as pollen, bacteria, dust mites as well as other invisible odour causing particles which is extremely important to us due to Davina's eczema condition.
Solar heat and air circulators
This helps to dry Aidan's school uniform as we have to do daily laundry for him
Honestly I chose Steigen back then as it was one of the few models around back then and my colleague back then recommended them.
Needless to say, I went back to Steigen this time as I was assured by their quality and honestly I experienced it for myself. Close to 4 years and the basic model still works like it's brand new. Pretty much a perfect laundry system for my needs!
Aside for that, Steigen now offers Trade In and also an Extended Warranty programme!
You can trade in your manual pulley system (for BTO home owners) or your automated system for a special discount for a new Steigen model. Aside from that, they will help dismantle your old system for you!
I love how that they have also offer SteigenCare+ where customers can extend their warranty for up to 10 years! (Solar Mini, Solar and Solar Ultra models only) Not only are you protected for up to 10 years, you'll also be granted up to $300 service credit for any repairs beyond the 10 years period! That's super reassuring to me!
Customers who opt for SteigenCare+ are protected for up to 10 years and up to $300 service credit is granted to them for repairs beyond the 10 years period!
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