Monday, February 20, 2017

All-time favourite natural look with Sephora x Estee Lauder products!

Products Review
People talk about pregnancy glow but I seriously haven't experienced any. I might look like I'm having it but that's only when I had some make up on. I'm serious.
Few weeks back, there were 2 students on house survey asking "Is there anyone at home?" when they saw me in my bare face at door. Were they too nervous or thought that I'm a maid and asking for my "Sir" or "Mdm"?
Anyhow, I'm thrilled to receive some Estee Lauder makeup items from Sephora to cover up my pregnancy tiredness and dullness.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A more beautiful smile with BlanX White Shock!

BlanX White Shock, the No. 1 toothpaste in Italy, has arrived in Singapore at the start of the new year.

It has been 1 week since I started using BlanX White Shock with LED accelerator attached and I'm loving it! I'm not a coffee/tea drinker or smoker so it never crossed my mind about using whitening toothpaste until I get to know about BlanX.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Preparing for baby 101

Less than 17 weeks to go and I still have 101 things to do and buy!

Over the last 23 weeks, I basically just ate and slept as much as I could, visited gynae, booked my confinement lady and met up with my insurance agent. After clocking a few short years of parenting experience, we are less anxious and much more focused. Since we either have the hand down pieces from Emma or know what to buy, there are much lesser research and shortlisting involved.

However, I still find it crucial to have a list to help me prepare for our new baby! So, here's one working list (with * being optional items and those in blue as my own pending items) to remind and spur myself (and Hubby) on! I hope it will be helpful to those preparing for their baby too.

1. Fixing gynecologist

Confirming pregnancy with a gynae visit is probably the first thing a couple do. We went back to our trusty doctor so there is no need to browse through the long forum threads to decide which hospital, gyane and package. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Good bye, our first home!

Last night, we dropped by our old house for the last time.

The house was empty but filled with so many precious memories. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

21st week pregnancy update!

I can't believe that I've actually passed the halfway mark of the pregnancy. It has been 21 weeks and 2 days to be exact.

I'm glad that the first trimester morning sickness is over. The tiredness dragged few weeks into the 2nd trimester. But, I'm so thankful that things started to pick up by the 18th week, as we were just in time to pack for house moving. Now that I'm slowly regaining my energy and settled down at my in law's place, it's really time to buck up. I haven't prepare anything for baby other than making visits to the gynae and booking the confinement lady. And, I've only taken one baby bump shot at 17+ weeks. Over these 20 weeks, I have about 4 kg but my baby bump seemed so much bigger than before.

Let's look back at how my pregnancy progressed, shall we?

Monday, January 23, 2017

A younger sister for Emma!

Me: "Hui Hui, it's 妹妹."

Emma: "Yay... 我喜欢妹妹."

After much anticipation, we finally found out our baby gender last Thursday - it's a girl! Emma came along for the detailed scan and was thrilled to find out that she's going to have a younger sister. It might sound really fun to her to have a mini-her. She's already thinking of sharing her clothes and toys with her.
@ 17+ weeks

Friday, January 6, 2017

Goodbye 2016! Hello 2017!

2016 was much of a ride for our family!

Faith and Family

We started last year with some setbacks but ended the year standing more faithful, thankful and stronger. Over the last year, I've truly experienced "God makes all things beautiful in his time!" even when things aren't beautiful or smooth-sailing or perfect in my eyes at the very moment. 

I give thanks to God for all the ups and downs, the good and bad in 2016 for I know all things were set to according to his plan. All I need to do is to trust HIM, seek HIM and leave things in HIS good hands. For in the middle of the mess, God is writing a message. 

With another baby and a new nest in months to come by God's grace, I believe my life will surely be more exciting (and in a bigger chaos) than ever. I seriously don't know how am I going to juggle the new roles and changes. 

So, all I long for 2017 is to pull through these 12 months and settle down by 2018. I know I'm not going to get by just by my own strength and will. And, I pray that I would continue to hold on to his promise and embrace the joyful chaos with growing faith, peace, patience, wisdom and strength.