Monday, October 20, 2014

Elroy's Full Month Celebration

CONFINEMENT IS OVER FOR ME WOOHOO!

This weekend went by so quickly as i was really busy with Elroy's Full Month Celebrations!

"Full Moon" (滿月, which literally means "Full Moon"), signifies the new born baby’s attainment of a full month's survival in good health, which calls for a celebration.

In Chinese culture, proud parents introduce their new born baby by holding a celebration during the baby's first month birthday. Traditionally, the baby's name is also announced at this time.

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Day 1 was done at the clubhouse downstairs with my friends! My bf and i decided to split the celebration into 2 days as i invited around 40 friends on my side and on his side he has around 120 (ya quite mad i know haha).

Had really beautiful decoration for his party thanks to a few people!

Have a party coming up? This post is going to be useful for you! Hehe.




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Ordered the Red Eggs + Ang Ku Kueh + Cheesecups gift packages for my guests from JaraPetit

Why Red Eggs and Ang Ku Kueh you ask?

Red Eggs
Life's Moments Red EggsDyed red eggs are an integral part of the full month celebration as it symbolizes happiness and the renewal of life, as well as announce the arrival of a newborn baby. Parents may also use the brightly colored eggs to announce the sex of the baby; an even number of eggs are sent out for a boy, and an odd number to announce a baby girl.

In recent years, however, some of the traditions surrounding the custom of passing out red-dyed eggs have been modified. Nowadays, in modern Singapore, the more hip parents give out chocolates or soft toys instead.

Ang Ku Kueh (“Red Turtle Cakes”)
Life's Moments Ang Ku Kueh (“Red Turtle Cakes”)The dough of the "red turtle cake" is dyed red for good luck. This kueh also signifies longevity as turtles have long lives. Thus, the “ang ku kueh” is made to resemble a turtle's back.

In the olden days, the design on top of the “ang ku kueh” will signify the sex of the child. A turtle and two marbles is the sign for a boy while a girl is represented by two peaches and Red Eggs. Nowadays, to simplify things, a ‘pointed’ “ang ku kueh” signifies a boy while a ‘flat’ one a girl.

THE CHEESECUPS FROM JARAPETIT ARE SOOOO YUMMY! I would totally place orders for it for my next party because everyone loved it!

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We also had a pretty candy bar done up by PixieDustEvents!


Chocolates, Jellybeans, Lollipops, Marshmallows, Popcorn...etc!

So well decorated right? Hehe.

They specialize in party decors! Oh and besides a Candy Bar, you can get them to do Dessert Tables and Photobooth Stations! They are a pretty new start up but i was soooo impressed with their work! Many of my friends said the candy bar was really pretty.

If you need help with planning your party, contact them here.

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I didnt take pictures during the party as i was too busy entertaining my friends.  :/ Haha i am a bad blogger liao....

Oh and i ordered food from Neo Garden Catering and IT WAS SO GOOD. One of the best catering companies i must say. Every dish was yummy especially the curry chicken! If you are looking for a good caterer, check them out.

Baby Elroy is probably the most energetic baby most people have ever seen. He refused to sleep and kept his eyes wide open from 4pm-9pm? It's like he knew it was his party!!! Super cute. Where got baby so full of energy one right?! Haha. And he sure loved being carried around by everyone! Super well behaved that day.







My house after Day 1's party...can you imagine how many things we have now after Day 2? How blessed and loved you are my baby boy. :)

p.s i paid for some services above so it's not fully sponsored. and and i only blog about things i like and not because i'm being sponsored! if i ain't please with it, i wont share it so rest assure! :)

Had to wake up really early on Day 2 to pack stuff to bring to the hotel and was soooo tired! However, my baby boy was WIDE AWAKE ah...i wanted him to sleep longer in his room but he refused to be alone so i put him infront of a mirror and maybe he thought he wasnt alone anymore and stopped crying. So i managed to pack my stuff in peace. Haha.

  
Checked into our hotel room at Capella to rest and get ready for a big night! 

The arrangement by the management was really excellent! Walked into the room and saw a baby cot and bed prepared for my nanny.








 




 The Superstar of the night!
Little Superstar and His Mommy!

Little Superstar with his mommy and her mommy.




Day 2 for a more formal dinner with the boy's side. Couldn't invite too many of my friends cus my boyfriend had a guestlist of over 100 people. Like wedding lor? Haha.

I thought Baby Elroy would sleep throughout the dinner because of the long day he had the day before but..nope! He refused to sleep and again, just wanted everyone to carry him. Again, he just kept his eyes open throughout and kept looking around. When we put him in his pram, he would sleep for maybe 5 min then start crying cus he wanted to be carried and meet people. He is damn impressive leh! More energy than me, an adult. I was super drained after Day 1! Looks like he is going to be someone who loves parties and meeting people - like his mommy and daddy? Hehe.

What an awesome weekend it was! Super happy everything went as planned and went so smoothly.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR CELEBRATING THIS WONDERFUL OCCASION WITH MY FAMILY & I! AND FOR THE GIFTS AND ANG BAOS!!! :D 
I really look forward to 2015, so many people getting married and giving birth. I haven't attended a friend's wedding before and i look forward to doing so! Excited. Confirm gonna cry one. :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Post-Partum (Week 4)






 

Oh my!! A month just flew by *like that*?! Baby E looks so much bigger now. He is now around 4.2kg (Was 3.46kg when born 4 weeks back)! Babies grow pretty fast man.

Baby Elroy's 2-Day full month party happens this weekend and I AM EXCITED. Excited because I get to see many of my friends on Day 1 and the good food selection for the formal dinner happening on Day 2. Baby E won't rmb anything so...it's more like a celebration for his parents haha.

This year my birthday ain't the same. I am a mummy this year! I don't want to receive gifts for myself at all? When my friends asked what I want for my birthday this year, I'm like, nothing for me but if you do wanna get something, get it for Elroy! Ayy actually, everyday is Elroy Day! I just wanna buy stuff for him ALL THE TIME. Mummy doesn't want anything anymore now that she has you hehe!

My baby boy is suffering from a serious case of rashes/acne on his face though. Read online and this is what i found...

What it is: Infant acne is just what you think it is — pimples and whiteheads on baby's (once) pristine skin. About 40 percent of babies develop infant acne, which commonly begins at two to three weeks of age and is usually gone well before your baby is six months old (which happens to be a terrific time to schedule those professional pics!). Luckily, infant acne does not bother your baby a bit, and it does not leave permanent scars, as the grown-up kind can.
 
What causes it: Hormones are a prime suspect. In this case, it's Mom's hormones, which are still circulating in baby's bloodstream and stimulating baby's sweat glands. What's more, the pores in a baby's skin are not yet fully developed and therefore clog easily.
 
What you can do about it: Unfortunately, there's not much you can do about infant acne except to wash it, watch it, and wait. Cleanse the area with water only, two or three times a day, and pat it dry gently. Resist the urge to squeeze or scrub it, wash with soap, or use any lotions or potions meant for bigger people. (Be aware: You notice it more than anyone else!)  

 It looks so scary. Super worrying because it doesn't seem to be getting better. :( The doctor kept reassuring me that it is fine and it will go away on its own. She didnt prescribe him anything to apply cus she said it's normal.

Speaking about skin...Can I also share my recent skincare regime?

Using a 100% natural product produced by my body? Haha.

Yes...

The very powerful...

BREAST MILK!!!!

I had a pimple one day and remembered my nurse telling me how wonderful breast milk is and so I dap some milk on the pimple and the next day it was GONE?! I was so happy!! Then since it worked, the following night I decided to pour some on a cotton pad and apply it all over my face, like a toner, and pat the goodness in. I swear I woke up with skin so clear and bright! It has to be the breastmilk because I didn't apply any other products on top of it. So it looks like I'll have better skin till I stop breastfeeding?? Another reason to breast feed and keep me going!

Some people may think it's "disgusting" but hey, you're willing to use and drink milk from a COW...so what's so gross about using your own milk which you feed your baby and he ingests. It's weird some people think it's gross!

So many other benefits of breastmilk besides keeping your baby full and healthy!

There are SO many benefits and i recommend every new momma to breasfeed if you can.

Here are some reasons why...

Breastfed Babies are healthier. 
Lesser visits to the doctor! Save $

Breastmilk is FREE!

It decreases your risk of breast cancer

Shrinks mother's uterus and help you regain your figure quickly
"The uterus of the non-breastfeeding mother will never shrink back to its pre-pregnant size. It will always remain slightly enlarged."

Allows you to eat more without gaining weight
"Breastfeeding requires an average of 500 extra calories per day"

Besides feeding your baby, there are other uses for breastmilk too!

Clears Ear Infections
Just “put a few drops of breast milk in the ear canal every few hours.

Heals Cuts and Scrapes
Breastmilk is actually a natural antiseptic, and it can be used to soothe and promote healing of cuts and scrapes.

Reduces Itching from Bites
The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of breastmilk can reduce itching and promote healing of insect bites and stings.

Relieves Sore Throat
Gargle with breastmilk to help fight off a sore throat

Can be used as Contact Lens Solution
Did you get something on your contact, but you don’t have saline solution handy? Clean it with some expressed breastmilk!

Get Rid of Puffy Eyes
If you don’t have cucumber slices for your puffy eyes, saturate two cotton balls with cold breastmilk.

Moisten Chapped Lips
If you run out of lip balm and need instant relief, rub some breastmilk on your lips.

Clears Acne
Use a mixture of breastmilk and coconut oil on a cotton ball to help clear up acne in teens and adults.


&&& MANY MORE!
 
Last update, I told yall I was hoping to be 55kg this week. Well...IT DIDNT HAPPEN. Hahaha. I'm stuck at 60kg. That gives me a BMI of 21? Which is in the normal range lah so im not fat! But kinda on the high side for me which i still need to accept and get used to cus most of my life I've had a BMI of 18. Guess I'm eating way too much that breastfeeding ain't helping me lose any weight. So if you didn't read my previous post, I gained around 20kg and have already lost 10kg at the end of Week 2. I was kinda disappointed to not see a change in the numbers after 2 weeks but I also kinda expected it? After all I'm BFing and it won't be good to lose too much. My friends think I don't look 60kg though! Which I think is a great compliment. My face doesn't look bloated anymore and my nose looks smaller. When I was pregnant I had a super bulbous nose and a swollen face! Was so worried I'd forever stay that way but thank goodness I'm looking norm now *happy* :)

Appointment for my treatment for slimmer thighs happens next Tuesday! WOOHOO! Never really believed in such treatments so we'll see if it really works or not since I'm bigger now and would be able to see an obvious difference if it works. I wish I could exercise (missing my long runs) cus I know for me that's the fastest way to shed the extra weight. Just went for my check up today and the doctor said i can start doing light exercises in 2 weeks time. My c-section wound healed up so nicely btw! Looking forward to step into the gym! My arms, thighs and butt are in need of major toning up! The tummy has to wait though. :(

Done with "Post-Partum" for updates now! Will do the next Post-Partum update next month!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy 23rd Birthday







My first birthday spent with my newborn son! Had a nice dinner with the family he night before and thought that was it. I was all "aiya just another normal day! Mother already la, don't need to plan anything liao". Didn't expect my birthday to actually be a busy day? Was pleasantly surprised when DX and Donna kicked start my interesting day when they came into my room with a balloon this afternoon! And my day just went uphill from there. Actually intended to sleep in all day after my nails were done by Jaezy.  Surprises when you least expect it to happen are the best!

A busy day for Elroy too because everyone who came by had to play with him. He didn't want to take his afternoon nap and lasted till evening time! He did get super duper cranky and kept crying at the later part of the day though. 

I am so thankful for the awesome dinner spread by my mother and my nanny too! Stuffed my face silly with sweet treats all day. Sinful but oh so good! Been awhile since I ate so unhealthily. Lol. Just burped and I can still taste the durian cake :X

How happy I am to spend this day with all the important people in my life. How thankful I am that they remember my birthday and set time aside to visit me cus they knew I was still doing my confinement and stuck at home. I really cannot ask for better friends and I promise to always love and treasure each and everyone of you. I am truly blessed. To my wonderful family, lover & friends, Thank You so much for loving me and making me a very happy girl! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

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