Saturday, May 28, 2011

Week 15b

Back from Sydney - brrr, it's colder than I thought! We braved the rain to walk down Market St, eat at Darling Harbour and catch a ferry ride to Manly. I'm also starting to show but not enough to benefit from "royal treatment" :( While friends now guess I'm pregnant, incl. a few colleagues, most ang mos still find me Asian thin and my flight co-passengers were clueless when I couldn't lift up my carry-on suitcase. Hmmph. That said, thank you, SIA Singapore Girls.

Look forward to our anniversary retreat next weekend. Also really miss the parents, thought of swinging by home to visit for a few days but our schedule seems too tight. Counting down the days when they return in a few months.

Back to my weekly home soup routine. Now cooking: 红豆汤 - Red bean soup.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Week 15a

This week just flew by. Work, dinner with parents, rinse, repeat. Turned down an exec ed director training course in China/USA because the dates are too late in the pregnancy. No luck taking leave this week with all the developments at work though I managed to bring parents to a mid-week evening show of Shakespeare in the Park - Macbeth. Kudos to the Singapore Repertory Theatre cast ... and dad for staying awake the whole time! ;) Flying out to Australia next week. Hope all goes well!

Soup of the week: 花生汤 - Skinless peanut soup. Family favourite though hubby can't drink it without 油条 - crispy fried (and oily) "breadsticks"!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Week 14

Brought the whole family here to see the Lion King musical last night -- the kids running around made me rather wistful, on top of mom's last week coming up. Also still recovering from a cold which I caught from work, hope to kick it completely over the weekend. On a lighter note, trying to cook/eat at least one homemade soup every week of the pregnancy through confinement.

Up next:
黑豆汤 - Black bean pork ribs soup with red dates. Excellent source of protein+fiber+iron+antioxidants. Mom insists I MUST add soya sauce, not just salt -- to do grandma's recipe justice. I think it's the aging taste buds. Heh.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Week 13

Nuchal scan at this week's regular ultrasound check came out normal, far below 2.5mm, so we opted not to pursue further tests. Also spotted a little stub between the legs -- looks like we could have a boy! Signed up for the hospital's antenatal package till delivery as well as prenatal pilates classes. Doc also cleared me for travel - so we're going ahead with my work trip and our anniversary plans.

Mom's been with us for over a week now. Homecooked dinners after work = Yum!