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January updates.

I kept thinking I blogged here not too long ago. And then I realised that it’s been 25 days. Shit.

I have been updating my Dayre diligently though, because it’s just easier. Whoever that is still reading this, thank you.

I guess I should start with the new year. We spent it in Genting, as we had for the previous years. The clock struck 12 while I was breastfeeding Liam, hence the picture below of me with a nursing cover around my neck. That’s okay :)

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My son has grown a lot. He’s now a hefty >7kg baby, a far cry from his lightest, at 1.76kg. I am so proud of him. His character is starting to shine though and I can say now that he’s pretty good-natured. The first thing he does the moment he opens his eyes everyday is to smile at us.

I am now a stay at home mom and I thank my lucky star everyday that I am able to just enjoy every moment of being with Liam while he grows up.

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The other day my husband and I were chatting about parenthood and we both agree that it’s one thing that is definitely not over-rated or exaggerated. Parents always say it’s the best feeling ever, it’s fulfiling etc etc etc and of course it is. But you don’t really get it until you produce a flesh and blood of your own. I really feel it’s the most rewarding thing I have ever gotten myself into. And with that a new found empathy for other parents.

I was watching a musical (Mamma Mia!) with my mother-in-law a few weeks ago and there was a mother seated near us with a toddler who had obviously just learnt to speak. The little girl just wouldn’t stop…..

I mean, I would give someone a piece of my mind for being noisy over my RM50 movie ticket if you know what I mean. I think the mother must had been sweating bullets as one ticket costed an upwards of RM300. But I kept quiet and stayed positive and just tried to enjoy the show with the extra sound effects. Cause really, I think she would not bring her daughter to the show if she really had a choice. She didn’t need the additional stress from me.

I hope the universe will reward me with similar empathy should that day come that I am forced to bring Liam to a grown-up event haha.

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Oh and Liam got bitten by a mossie (I think) and rocked a swollen eye for a few days. We successfully stayed calm and didn’t drive to ER.

It came down a few days later and he’s my handsome boy again hehe.

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I have lost all my pregnancy weight. I didn’t really do much other than breast-feeding and taking care of a baby. This is me most of the time.

Best weight loss method? Give birth, breast feed and don’t hire help.

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Oh and we went for tea at Carcosa Seri Negara. That was nice :)

Liam even sat in the big boy’s chair while we ate.

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And we finally got the highchair that we wanted for Liam. It’s got wheels, can be reclined and has adjustable height. It buys us some time to do whatever that needs to be done whenever Liam’s in it. Of course, BabyFirst channel on the tele helps too hehehe….

What I love most though is that he could watch me while I work in the kitchen. I started cooking more regularly thanks to this chair.

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There are more updates really, but I think that’s all for now cause it’s almost 6am and I better feed the baby!

Thanks for reading whoever you are.

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Oh hello there, long time no see.

It’s not that I haven’t been blogging, but I’ve been a lot more active on DAYRE. Whenever I’m breastfeeding Liam or rocking him to sleep in my arms, I could post on DAYRE instead of my main blog because it’s just far more convenient to update on my phone. There’s also a very good community on DAYRE which I have grown to love. It really reminds me of the old days of blogging.

I love DAYRE because it’s somewhere I could really put down my thoughts daily. Whenever I post on my blog or twitter or instagram, I’ve always tried to at least make it sound or look somewhat pretty (as much as I can lah) but on DAYRE, it’s just all out there.

Not to say that my content on DAYRE is of less quality. Perhaps less compelling (as if the content here is more compelling hur hur hur but bear with me) but definitely more real.

So if you would still like to read about my everyday, you can check me out at https://dayre.me/kimberlycun

Even the husband is on it, he’s an even bigger fan I think! You can check him out at https://dayre.me/shaolintiger

Of course I will continue to blog here, I’m just not ready to let this go yet since I’ve been blogging here for almost 10 years!

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Update on Liam. 2 weeks ago at his monthly check-up, he weighed a hefty 5.4kg! I was so chuffed. He’s a far cry from the tiny 1.7kg baby he was.

Whenever I look at him nowadays, I can’t even believe that he was a preterm baby, a 32 weeker at that! I feel very grateful that he’s growing up healthily and hope it will always be so.

This is pretty much my life everyday, lying and rolling around in bed in my underwear entertaining the little one till he falls asleep. And when he does, I will take pictures or try to blog (as I’m doing right now).

I do other little things too I suppose, which again, you could check out at my DAYRE, hahaha.

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I’ve also changed the header picture of this blog. If you’re still seeing the old one, please press CTRL + F5 to refresh.

I know, I know, it’s humongous but I just couldn’t make it smaller as I couldn’t bear to crop out either Liam’s face or my face.

But he’s just so incredibly cute in this picture, isn’t he??

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What I wore for this year’s Halloween:

It’s an old sailor costume I bought online from years ago, quilted bag was from a now defunct online shop and the pumps were bought in Bangkok.

Not very mommy-esque I suppose but hey you only live once. Someone commented rudely on this blog about me posting naked pictures of myself on Instagram (I never did. Ok, implied nudity perhaps hur hur hur) and that it’s unbecoming for a mother but to my own defence, I won’t have these breasts forever, you know.

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So, here’s a dorky picture of me to balance it all out.

Happy now?

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Happy Chinese New Year 2014!

When I discovered that I had a puncture in the basement carpark of my office just before chinese new year, the first thing that popped into my head was, “Wow..this snake ain’t happy about leaving!”

Kept my cool and called the husband, who promptly gave me several numbers to call. My saviour arrived in less than 15 minutes. He discovered a tiny pebble lodged within the valve of the affected tyre. I racked my brains trying to figure out if I had pissed anyone off on the road or while parking, nothing came to mind. This could only be the work of a mischievous vandal.

# – My saviour.

Anyway, I was just really happy I didn’t have to get stuck for hours and that my bouts of diarrhoea had calmed down significantly. Yeap, I have failed to mention that I was already suffering from the embarrassing affliction for over a week. This snake ain’t happy about leaving!

Thankfully, that was pretty much it – peeing from my ass and getting a flat tyre. By CNY’s eve, everything was back to normal. Oh, I’m also proud to announce that my credit cards are at ZERO balance. Glad to have gotten that off my back!

Reunion dinner was steamboat at my mom’s. My white husband even brought his own bottle of Sriracha. He’s very serious about his steamboat.

# – Steamboat yum yum.

Can’t do a reunion without Charlie….he’s my hairy son afterall! Coco, my brother’s mutt is still as in love with Charlie as ever.

# – Coco and Charlie.

On the first day of Chinese New Year, I totally dressed up. Even put on some make-up! Curled my hair with the Babyliss Miracurl – this is definitely one of the best beauty products I have ever owned.

# – OOTD for 1st day of CNY.

Got the dress from Kitschen. Not sure about the phallic symbols.

Mom made my favourite vegetarian dish – Lo Hon Jai or Buddha’s Delight. The husband got his favourite Lap Mei Fan – rice with assortment of waxed meat.

# – Lohonjai and lapmeifan.

After breakfast, we drove to Mentakab to visit my popo. She cooked up a storm as usual.

# – More foooood!

After visiting my popo and my cousins, we came back to KL and I basically vegetated for the rest of the holiday.

Really enjoyed this year’s simple CNY celebration. I am feeling very positive for the year of the horse and hope you are too. Happy Chinese New Year!

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