Reflections @ 2016

 

2016 flew. 12 months passed by. When we were in the month of January, we thought, “God, it is going to be a long year.” Never did we realized that today as i am typing my way in my little space in this world wide web, a year has gone. It is an amazing year, so much to be thankful of. As i am writing this, i do not know why, but tears are welling out. Probably, we had gone through a lot this year and to think back on how we made it through with God’s grace, we have no words to describe how tough yet sweet it is and we are here because of the support we have from the Almighty, and also you, our dearest family and friends, from near and far. Yes, that is 2016!

January 

Our last trip as twosome. Isa joined us but she was in my womb. It was tired but very joyful trip.

February

Met up with my pregnancy buddy which was also my high school classmates. Our babies are due almost the same date 😀 it was a beautiful pregnancy journey with you, Ellis. I truly enjoy every updates exchanged with you during our monthly check up.

March

Baby Isa is growing in me and I am enjoying every single moment.

April

Had a blast with my spanish family welcoming baby Isabella. Feeling beyond blessed and touched. It was a moment i would be remembering always and it is a story i would be telling Isabella when she grows up.

 

My dearest colombian friends, Pablo and Diana was leaving to Australia for a new adventure. I was sad for many days because i missed them but i am also happy as i know they are in a very nice country! Painted this to wish them great journeys in life, no matter how many journey they would be having in life!

May

Heavily pregnant. We went all the way to the botanical garden on a scorching hot day to take a series of pregnancy photos. It was exhausting but all worth it. I didnt realize i had such a big bump until i look back at those photos…#missingmybabybump

June

I had some serious hot flashes during my stay in Kuching while waiting to give birth. It was hormonal and i could not control it. I felt sick, caught cold and had flu because i slept near the strong fan without any blanket. It was a waiting game everyday on when Isabella is going to be born.

July

2 July 2016 – met up with my beautiful dominican republic italian friend who came to Kuching. Never did i ever think that 5 days later Isabella was born!

7 July 2016 – Little Isa chose a nice birthdate for herself. This photo is precious because there was so many emotions in it. I was tired but relieved, and beyond happy after giving birth to little Isa. Pandamopi was beyond words when he saw a very tiny grey baby coming out from me. Baby isa did not give a loud cry. She probably was shy so she cried like a cat!

August

Isabella is one month old. Confinement is finally over!

Celebrated my birthday as a mom for the first time with family in Kuching

September

It was tough adjusting to new life, especially with a very young baby and then getting back to work after 1 full months of rooming in with baby 24/7. Grateful for a mom-in-love who came all the way from Penang to help us settled down.

Went straight back to work when Isa was only one month old. I had separation anxiety and cried on my first few days back to work but smiled to myself when nanny’s daughter sent me this! Her shirt is too cheeky!! I experienced letdowns when isa is feeding at nanny’s. It’s amazing how this little one gives me such great strength and motivation to work 😀 I will never give up!

Little Isa is officially a big sister now because little cousin Oli is born on 10 September 2016. Cant wait to let Isa play with Oli 😀

October 2016

3 months old isa continues to grow into a happy little girl. We can never love her enough 😀

November

Back to The Reading Room with my spanish family again after a long time, this time with Isa in our midst. It was a beautiful moment and what we left in the rooms was memories, nothing else…

It seems that the grey baby that was born 4 months ago knows how to appreciate and enjoy books now 😀

 Mom flew in to Singapore to spend some time with Isa and it was a great time..

Attempted to participate in #theadventretreat 2016 but stopped half way due to unforeseen circumstances. Will participate again this year..

December 

 December is exciting. Spend a very short weekend for a wedding but did super many things that in the end Isabella’s just dozed off without waking up for milk…

Attended my wedding mc, Gloria & Mervyn’s wedding dinner. It was beautiful.

 Missed  #lovekatapault wedding party but we shared the joy! +Kathryn Chin  & Paul Ong.

Our very first christmas together. Happy Isa!

12 amazing months, with our fair share of ups and downs. The fact that i am still typing now means life is still great as it is 🙂 Thank you, Lord for your provision and protection! All glory to You.