Life is great because…

I have the sweetest little boy.

While the bump continues to grow and is now more visible, you have started to be more cautious not to be too rough around me. Daddy will remind you from time to time to take care of mummy and be more careful not to hurt mummy because your little sibling is growing in mummy’s belly.

Today while we went to the mall to get your hair cut, you had abrasions from the pair of shoes you were wearing. You refused to let me carry you because I am pregnant. You insisted that your foot was not hurting but I could see you limping to our destination. I had to call daddy to come carry you so you would feel better.

You will be turning 4 in less than two weeks, but you are already alot wiser and kinder. You have no idea how proud I am of you.

Having a moment with your sibling

This is you talking to your sibling. Something you do every morning and night. You would tell him/her what you are going to do and how you will teach him/her to do that next time too. We know for sure you are going to be a superb big brother.

Detailed scan in 3 weeks to find out the gender of your sibling!

“What will you do with the Money?”

We finally got down to opening all your red packets you got from Chinese New Year after a month and you are significantly richer.

When we asked what will you do with the money that you have, without hesitation, your answer was…

  1. Buy food for mummy
  2. Buy food for daddy
  3. Buy something small for myself. Maybe a Thomas toy.

That is you, putting others before yourself. You are growing into such a fine little gentleman. ❤

Hello Baby #2

So I have been on a brief hiatus because the energy level has been in the slumps for the past weeks but for a good cause. Finally starting to feel better in terms of energy level and appetite and I hope it goes back to 100% real soon.

Hey baby #2, since we do not know your gender yet, we have been addressing you as didimeimei whenever we speak about you with your big brother. If you would like to know, you are very, very loved. Daddy has been very accommodating with my terrible appetite just so you can grow well. Your big brother was ecstatic to see you for the first time when we went to the gynae. He has been singing and talking to you every day since. He has also started putting aside his toys for you and reminding me to get you your very own special pillow. He can’t wait to teach you so many things!

Please grow healthily and know that we are just as excited to have you in our lives as much as when we had your big brother. We cannot wait to see you again this week. 😀

Love & Religion

If one day, you fall in love with someone who is has a different religion, would it matter to us? The answer is no. It does not matter.

Mummy is from a family of Christians. Although I am a backslider, i still believe in Jesus. Daddy is a free thinker but he sways towards Taoism. That however, did not deter us from being together. I have always believed that God is actually that 1 same God, depicted into many different versions by men. Regardless of who God really is, I also believe that he/she would want us to love everyone. In the New Testament of the bible, it is stated ‘Love One Another, As I Have Loved You’. Religion can bring people to celebrate God – but it can also destroy love (unfortunately for some). But please do not let that happen to you. I strongly believe that if you love one another enough, religion and love can coexist.

Out of respect for each other, we do not have any altars at home. If daddy wants to go to the temple, I do not stop him. I am also sure he will not stop me from going to church. Hence, you will get to pick your own religion when you are older. And when you meet the right one, know that religion should not come between you both.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (New International Version)

Love boldly my son. ❤

A Little Sister vs Little Brother – Your Thoughts

Whenever we get on the topic about having a sibling, you’d tell us you will only love your sibling if she was a baby sister. As much as we would like to give you what you hope for, you will learn one day that some things are just beyond our control. Mummy and daddy just want a healthy sibling for you regardless of gender.

When I asked you why you will only love your sister, you will always say the same thing – “mei mei will help me to keep the toys but di di will only make it messy”. I am not sure if this could be because of your encounters in school when you watch other boys, that led you to say this. Possibly so, since you are surrounded by well behaved female cousins in the family, and so are your little friends amongst our group of close friends.

Nonetheless, we are sure you will love your sibling, regardless of gender because you are a very sweet and loving boy in nature. We just want you to know that in future, even when you have a sibling, nothing changes the love we have for you.

Count Your Blessings

You may not know this yet, but you are extremely fortunate. You have enough to eat, a cosy home to live in and most importantly, you are loved by so many people.

If I was asked to name a kid I personally know of who has many toys, your name will definitely be the first to pop up in my mind.

playroomNot all your toys are in the photo above, but as you ca see, you practically have your own indoor playground!

All you have to do, is ask for a particular toy and you usually get it. You know that Paw Patrol Lookout Tower in the photo above? Just so you know, it is not sold in Singapore. This Christmas, you also requested for a Paw Patroller, again, not sold in Singapore. A huge part of me feel that you were given so much probably because I did not have a lot of toys growing up. I remember envying kids who have new toys during Christmas. Believe it or not, I got to pick my own Christmas present when I was almost 10. I chose a board game called ‘The Game of Life’ and it was a shared gift between my sister and me. It is not a big deal that I got that little toys, what I am saying is, you are one lucky boy. In fact, you have too many toys that is why we stopped buying unless it is your birthday or Christmas. Mummy hope you will always remember to count your blessings in life.