bedtime routine

July 9, 2018 • 12 comments • 24971 views

Sighhhhhhh. Just put the kids to sleep and tonight was extra special. Daniel hugged me to sleep and Mariam held my hand tight until she fell asleep. Just a few minutes before that they were cheeky little things running around repeating whatever I said and giggling with each other. Kids are dangerous, guys, they’re sly and they play with your heart! Haha.

I realise that my day always ends perfectly because of them (ok Fadza too, but it’s not always about you ok, Fadza *roll eyes*). My favourite part of my every day is bed time with the kids. Every night, we put the kids to sleep together, the 4 of us squeezing to find space in their tiny single bed with a pullout. Before that, we will usually read a book together.

raya 2018

June 19, 2018 • 17 comments • 27839 views

Just one of those quiet nights. Fadza is out watching football with his friends at mamak shop (it’s World Cup season now, wife needs to be understanding #rolleyes) and the kids are fast asleep so I’m just at home enjoying my me time with my laptop.

Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin, guys!! Hope your Raya has been amazing and you’ve been enjoying the long break. I know I have! First day was the usual – both sides’ houses and conk by evening so tired from all the visits and well, lemang.

two hundred sixteen thousand minutes

June 3, 2018 • 22 comments • 30460 views

It’s nice to see both kids getting more and more interested about the new baby. Daniel keeps asking me when Baby No 3 is going to come out and I keep telling him it’s still going to be a while. He knows the months of the year already so I told him most probably October so he’s marked it on his calendar. Too cute!

Mariam? She looks at her watch (yes she has a watch from Smiggles that has a green monster on it obviously meant for Daniel *rolls eyes*).


“Yes, baby girl?”

just like a backpack

May 24, 2018 • 16 comments • 29780 views

I just got back from the gynae and we found out the sex of the baby today!! I want to blog so I remember the day we found out if you had the bird or the bees, baby no 3 🙂

I’ve just passed the 4 month mark and everything is healthy and on track, Alhamdulillah. Been having a lot of work lately with the most stressful time of the year for us – Raya period, travel every week and my energy is drained out, so I was anxious for this checkup. Phewww baby is A-ok and that’s the most important thing. We saw the baby moving around in the scan and I wish we brought Daniel and Mariam along so they could see too. Now Fadza and I are thinking how best to tell them the sex of the baby haha.

no thank you

May 16, 2018 • 17 comments • 31633 views

I still don’t know the sex of Baby No. 3 yet.

My nausea is pretty bad, I’m losing weight that even my collarbones are jutting out, my complexion is so bad now, and my tummy is quite big – so aunties who see me immediately go “Oh, you’re definitely having a girl.” Haha, we shall see! Another Daddy’s girl…. great!

To be honest, since I have a pair already I really don’t have a preference – whatever God wants to gift us! But I do think this new baby will determine the dynamics of my little family moving forward. If we have 2 boys in the family, it’ll be trips to the dinosaur land and scooter parks moving forward, sigh. If we have 2 girls in the family, Mariam will have competition and I worry that she might not like the new baby – although, it could make her more girly and less “I want to wear baju melayu for raya like Daniel and my cousins”…. Either way, it will have an impact on Daniel and Mariam, and I’m nervous to find out to be honest!