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Baby A is 6 months today! Alhamdulillah. Wow time just moves so fast. I can’t comprehend that we have a 6 months old and he is ours. He is rolling over and scooting all over the place. Not yet crawling though, but can get places scooting on his tummy. He loves to eat. Teeth has not broken through just yet but he is drooling quite a bit and biting at everything. He loves his jumparoo and loves to play tickle. His laughter makes my day.

We took him to LEGOLAND last week for Star Wars week (more for big A than little A 😝 ) The long car ride down to Johor was not that fun for him = not much fun for mama too. He’s outgrowing his doona carseat/stroller thingy really fast. I don’t think it will last us a year. He has no problem with hotel rooms and enjoyed the stroll in the theme park when the weather was cooperating. I think he senses that we are on a holiday. He stayed up late wanting to play.

He had his 6 months shots last week and he weighs a whole 9kg – we got ourselves a cubby baby 😍 The dr said this one hurts so prepare to sooth him when he cries. That got me nervous for a bit, but little A got a little angry at the dr after the shot and pretty much was ok afterwards. Such a champ.

We’ve been giving him a pacifier to help him sleep. I think it’s about time to get rid of his binkie but I have some anxiety about it. I’m not worried about his nite2 sleep, just worried about his nap time with grandma. He is bad at napping as it is and I don’t want to stress my mother out with a fussy baby. We will see how it goes. May be we will quit using mr binkie at night and if we are lucky he would drop it in the day time as well. Wish us luck!

It has been 3 weeks since my entry on losing weight and I’m embarrassed to say I have not kept with it. I have lost a couple of grams, may be a kg, but that is due to fasting (pusas ganti). There has been a couple of big eats this weekend – a buffet Chinese dinner with mom, dad and big bro then another last night to celebrate my BIL birthday. All good excuses to eat 😛

My husband’s uncle passed away on Friday. We were quite close. He’s my Hubby’s mom’s brother. Since I never met hubby’s mom, he was the closest link to her side of the family. He passed quite young at 60 of a liver cancer. They found out in April. Before that he was quite well, working and all like usual. We went to visit him a couple of times since and he seems cheerful and other than a little swollen and jaundiced he seems like his old self. He passed a month after being diagnosed which was a shock to us. It seems too soon. I’m glad that he did not have to suffer long due to the cancer. My heart breaks for the family. He will be missed. Al-Fatihah

He had 8 children. All grown up. The youngest is 17. He and his wife were looking forward to retirement this year. They had worked hard to raise the family. They had plans for their retirement together, finally having time to travel and do stuff together and splurge on a new car, but that day never came. It puts thing in to perspective for me. Life is short… Life is short. At the end of the day I need to know that a big chunk of my time and energy goes to my family, for hugs and cuddles and to watch my child grow and to experience new things together instead of the hours upon hours laboring at work. I need to find the balance. I will work on that. At the end of the day I need to know that I’ve tried my best to raise my family. That’s the most important thing to me.

Hold your love ones a little tighter today and let them know how much they mean to you.

Love

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