Happy 10th Birthday, Baby Girl!

Baby Girl turned 10 years old. 10 years old. I don’t know whether I want to cry or smile. Smile because somehow the Husband and I were able to make it 10 years in this challenging journey. We were just 22-23 years old when we became parents and shit-scared truthfully. And then I also want to cry. Cry because these past 10 years have flown by so quickly. Like a blink of an eye. When I think about it, 10 years from now she’ll be an adult, busy with her own adult responsibilities, living on her own … Sigh. Anyways, let’s just stop with these emotional / sentimental thoughts.


What’s Baby Girl like at 10?

Well, she’s a really great kid. And I’m not saying that because she’s mine and I’m biased. She’s thoughtful. She can sense when I’m tired from work and offers to give me a head massage. She’s understanding. She doesn’t need to be told twice when I can’t afford to buy her something or there isn’t time to go somewhere. I promise we will as soon as it’s possible though. But careful, she remembers everything. If you promise her something, make sure you will follow through, which of course we always do. She’s generous. If she has something, she will share without any problem or complaints. Even if it’s her most favorite thing in the world like a donut, chocolate eclairs, or mint ice cream. If she has something she’ll offer to share. One thing she hates though are afternoon naps. 😂 I don’t know where she gets that from. Both the Husband and I love napping. I like to tease Baby Girl a lot. I go to bed and ask her to lie down beside me. When she sees me remove my hair tie and my glasses, she knows what’s next and starts whining and complaining. That’s when the tickles begin. Then I let her go because well …. it’s time to take a well-deserved nap! She prefers watching videos, make slime, or play in her room.


A couple of weeks prior to her birthday, I saw My Instagram Followers Control my Life for a Day videos on YouTube. This gave me an idea for Baby Girl’s birthday. Why not have a Baby Girl Decides What We Do For Her Birthday? I pitched the idea to her and of course she loved it!


Thankfully, Baby Girl chose the 9am wake-up call. I needed that extra hour!


Homemade Pancakes. I always make the batter using my Thermomix TM5 (click here for the post).

Pancakes + butter + maple syrup + bananas = 💓💓💓


Baby Girl’s thing at the moment is a back massage, but she also loves it when I scratch her back. Whenever we’re in the sofa or in bed, you can be sure she will ask me to scratch her back.


Close to lunch time, it started raining a lot and it was super windy. The weather conditions obviously could not permit us to go through with our plans. I quickly had to think of an alternative.


Lunch Picnic in our living room- Sushi, Miso Soup, Mixed Tomato Salad, Grilled Sausages, Chickpeas Salad, and Baguette.


Thankfully, the weather calmed down. Shockingly, Baby Girl chose the roller skating activity. I was 99% sure she was going to choose the swimming pool.


I tried my best to make nice braids but mannnn am I not skilled in this domain! I never never style my own hair! 😅


We believe in the practice of eating noodles / pasta on your birthday to have a long life. Do you do that too?


I was happy that Baby Girl chose to stay indoors because I wasn’t so sure about the outdoor cinema after all that rain pouring earlier. We love Pekin Express. But the cherry on top – they are currently in the Philippines! 🇵🇭


We ended up sleeping in our bed. Laughing, talking, screaming, hugging, kissing – it was fun until I saw the time.


I believe that I have never shared my pregnancy and birth story here. Trust me, when you hear it, it sounds like it came out of a Hollywood movie. Having Baby Girl in my arms – after being pregnant for 41 weeks, 11 hours of labor, and drug-filled – was indescribable. Some women say it sometimes feels like a dream, or surreal. I didn’t feel that way. I felt numb. After feeling like being in a never-ending rollercoaster ride of feelings, it took me a while to recover from it. But when I finally did, the happiness and pride I felt quickly took over any sensation of fear I had. ❣️






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