My New Normal

Confinement month is officially over and here comes the real challenge of caring for a newborn baby all on my own. I’m glad to say I survived the first month of it! Though I’ve been a stay home mom for the past 2 years, I’ve never actually experienced it with a newborn child. And for those who know me well, it’s not something easy for me as I’m the type of person that likes to be out and about. So it really is a big adjustment for me to stay at home 24 hours a day for a stretch of 5 whole days in a week.

Just like a working parent, I too have morning rush hours and they are nothing less than hectic. In between Darren’s morning feed, I also have to get Cheryl to wake up, drink her milk, eat breakfast, brush her teeth, change into her uniform, tie up her hair and anything else necessary to be ready for school as Eric has morning meetings quite often. It probably doesn’t sound so difficult if Cheryl could just immediately obey and do what we ask her to do. But unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen and some mornings there’s bound to be some screaming and crying when she chooses to take her own sweet time. Then after Eric drops her off to school, I’m left alone with Darren the entire day. My routine with him is pretty much the same everyday i.e. feeding, burping, changing, bathing, carrying, putting him down to sleep and the list repeats. And then there are the never-ending house chores too.

Nevertheless, after awhile I’ve started to get into the swing of things. But I have to admit, the weekdays now seem to pass by a little too slowly for my liking and boy, do I really look forward to the weekend when Eric would be around and we could all get out of the house even if it’s just for a few hours. For now I’m contented just having something to look forward to….as that’s what keeps me going each week. So this is my new normal…..well, at least for the next couple of months.

Here are some latest pictures of Darren in his 2nd month. He has grown quite a bit since the last post and he is definitely one cheerful, talkative and responsive baby. Seeing him smile each day makes all our sacrifices worth while.

This was the first ever photo of Cheryl and Darren together. It was taken when Darrren was less than 1 mth old.

Darren’s first encounter with a mirror

Darren always loves the company of his sister. And Cheryl loves being the protective big sister to him.

Smiling happily in Daddy’s arms

Darren’s baby dedication on 10th May

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