Sunday, October 23, 2011

Week 36: The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost

Week 36: Gimme my coconut!

I was just wondering if I'll develop any more cravings in this last home stretch.  In the first trimester, it was tuna/sardines (and that one time near midnight where I HAD to have McD's Filet-O-Fish!).  This gave way in the second trimester to milkshakes - ideally fruit or if I felt indulgent, ice cream (esp. B&Js).  And now in my 9th month, it's coconuts! It basically started at a work meeting when our discussion moved from logistics to babies and how coconuts are great for pregnancy.  Since then, I've had this urge to drink coconut water every day and irony of ironies in tropical Singapore, fresh coconut juice is suddenly hard to find, even at the nearby hawkers center which has almost every single fruit  BUT young coconut!  Anybody with good suggestions on where to go?

ETA: Monday after I posted this, we found heaps of *very* young Thai coconuts at our nearby supermarket. Yaay!  Perhaps they all fell out early given the rain hence the mass supply.  Hmmm... any discounts for bulk purchases?

On other fronts, this was a really bittersweet week. First week easing into domestic-mom-life with our live-in helper and my last week in the office prior to maternity leave amidst an ongoing reorg. The "J" in me questions the lack of concrete plans while my "P" is excited about the future ahead.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Week 35: Countdown

Queen B happily showing her baby bump in her latest music video: Countdown!

My baby is a 10 
We dressing to the 9 
He pick me up with 8 
Make me feel so lucky 7 
He kiss me in his 6 
We be making love in 5 
Still the one I do this 4 
I'm trying to make us 3 
From that 2 
He still the 1

There's ups and downs in this love
Got a lot to learn in this love  
Through the good and the bad, still got love
Dedicated to the one I love, hey

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Week 34: Darn hormones

I tried to finish up our nursery with the necessary art and electronics. Just when I took everything out, I realised I was short of 2 D batteries for the crib mobile, 3 AA batteries for the baby monitor, and a new frame for the main wall painting.  Then I got upset at myself and everyone else who basically came in commenting "Why are you doing this yourself?  Do we really need xyz?" etc. 

Sigh. I totally blame today's mood swings on these pesky things called hormones:

Anyways, it's Sunday night, and time to relax before my last 2 weeks at work.  The nursery will just have to wait.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Week 33

  • First baby laundry.  Gosh, those booties and mitts are soo tiny!  Need more clothes pegs.
  • Hospital bag packed. Call it paranoia or intuition, I still expect to deliver early...
  • Helper's room cleared out (almost).  House will be clean again this Sat onwards. Yaay.
  • Confinement catering ordered.  Better stock up on other food before I go all home-cooked Chinese!
  • Baby's hyperactive just before it rains heavily at dawn.  Awesome little weather man.
  • Fluid retention, mainly in my hands. Last time I got carpal tunnel was years ago when I played the cello .... this time, my fingers are so swollen I can't even remove my ring.
  • IKEA left out 2 screws.  Gotta wait to enjoy that Poang armchair and set up nursery.
  • Major reorg at work.  Worried about my team while I'm gone.
  • Hot mama!  First time my body temp's higher than hubby's.  Thank God it's been relatively cool (and wet) lately.
  • Baby's hyperactivity while reassuring, wakes me at ungodly hours!