Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Short Takes & Blog Break
I have 9 more weeks to go before I pop. Put on 9Kg so far. Baby is doing fine, kicking and moving a lot, especially when she hears her jie-jie's (Chinese : big sister) voice. Zara is reaching Terrible Two and becoming a bit of a handful, very demanding, very whiney (very tiring for mummy). The arrangement with MIL coming to stay with us and babysitting Zara didn't work out. By day 2, she totally refused 'Mama' (Chinese : Paternal grandma), and worst thing was, she started crying from morning till night, unless she's at my side. Can you imagine how tiring it was for me, especially if I needed to work as well? I took a day off on Thurs and Daddy helped out by working from home on Fri, that made me survived the week. When we asked Zara why she didn't like Mama, she told Daddy, "Mama no fun". I think Mama is over protective, not allowing Zara to do lots of things in fear of Zara falling or hurting herself, and then there's also this communication problem. Mama speaks Chinese, Zara speaks English. but she learnt fast, by Day 3, she started saying "Bu Yao" (Mandarin : Don't want) every time Mama came near her. Now we're back to my sis' place. Zara has accepted one of the Kakaks to play with her (although she still refuses to let the Kakak change her diaper, bath or feed her), so it's easier on me, and she's also very happy to have my nephews play with her when they come home from school. My maid will be coming back next Wednesday. Thank goodness. This morning, when she woke up, Daddy told her, "You be good girl ok? Kakak jaga (Malay: look after) you and you let mummy work." Her replied, "I don't want mummy to work work anymore." Ha. I told Zara, "Then you have to ask Daddy to work harder and make more money so mummy don't have to work." By 11pm every night, after doing a bit of house work and packing Zara's things for the following day (when Zara has gone to sleep), I can feel my shoulders and back aching. And that's when I tried to catch up on some work which I couldn't finish up during the day because of the interruptions from Zara. Work is piling up.. So I'll be taking a blog break. See you all again when my maid is back.