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#itsagirlyting: 11 months

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She turns 11 months tomorrow.

I told Daddy Ting that I am not ready for her to turn 1 year-old yet. I am dreading it. Urgh.

She started walking last Saturday. 4 steps. When she took her first two, I squealed ‘bebe, SHE’S WALKING!’ to Daddy Ting, who was in the study doing some work. She grinned as she took her first two steps, before launching herself into my arms.

She’s not a baby anymore. My heart sank a little.

She has picked up a lot more skills lately, finally signing ‘thank you’ after 5 months of signing omg. She offers flying kisses, pats her brothers, gives slobbery kisses..AND she cries when I say ouch & pretend to cry when someone hurts me, her included! Hahahaha. So damn cute lah. If no crying is involved, she would snuggle up to me and give me slobbery kisses.

Earlier this evening, we had a shower together. She was tired, but she enjoys playing with her bath alphabets, so that keeps her occupied whilst I shower her. Then I picked her up for a rinse off and she rested her head against me, letting the warm water run over her. She sighed and ‘mmmmm’-ed. I ‘mmmm’-ed internally too. One day, she’ll struggle against me and not want to snuggle so. Better enjoy it whilst I can.

It took her awhile to settle down, she rolled around on my bed, then pulled at my hair, pat my face and nibbled on my finger, all the while babbling to herself. She then crawled to my pillow, rested her head on my pillow, and stared at me, continuing her incomprehensible babbling. I leaned over, buried my face into her belly and took a deep breath.

baby smell. the kind that identifies your kid out of the so many other kids. You know how you can identify your child’s cry in the midst of a crowd? You will be able to identify based on smell.

she is the last baby. She will join the ranks of her brothers, and they will wreck even more havoc in our lives. Haha..but my heart cannot be fuller that it is now. Just seeing the three of them together.

We have no big plans for her first birthday. No party. Downsized from the huge party Oliver had for his 1st, to a shared 1st birthday for Quentin (cos their birthdays were only 1 week apart), to no party for Sarah.

No budget. Hahah. I settled for a photoshoot with Grow Old With Me. The boys had their shoots when they turned 1 year old. But this was going to be a special one. Cos it was also for me. A milestone for me, closing of one chapter of my life. It was a shoot where I wanted to doll up. Where I wanted some part of it to be about me. Odd but I thought, hey let me put some effort into this one and feel a little special.

I sent my wedding gown to be altered into a shorter dress for the shoot..cos jeng jeng, her birthday is 5 days before our wedding anniversary. I thought..might as well right! The excess tulle was going to be made into a tulle skirt for Sarah. Omg. I hope it turns out right. So exciting!

But..sigh. let me mourn the growth of my kid for now. Argh..

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the ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend

last week, it happened. the ex-boyfriend got himself a new girlfriend.

I mean, he is my ex-boyfriend. Why should I care whether he got a new girlfriend or not right? Fortunately or unfortunately, I was involved in it. I was the one who hooked them up together.

And I had to take photos of his new girlfriend when I met her too! Like WTH. My ex sure got zero EQ. AND she is underaged. Here, let me show you her photo.

under-18, better cover eyes

under-18, better cover eyes


Yup. This little girl decided to make her entry into the world on Mid-Autumn’s day. I had the most relaxed delivery ever (hello, 3rd kid, should be okay right?) and my ex-boyfriend, now husband (haha), left the delivery room stress-free and looking forward to spending time with the little one!

Say hello to Sarah Ting. #itsagirlyting

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when He pulls a fast one

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so earlier this year, this happened. We got pregnant. It was a ‘YAY’-y thing. We had been contemplating for a while cos of QT’s condition. We had a really decent ultrasound result last Dec, and thought, okay, we could give the 3rd kid a try. It was a topic we revisited many times before we decided that we will go ahead with trying for #3.

Finances is an issue. I thought really hard about how badly I wanted another kid. It wasn’t something that I could regret now and then have one maybe 5 years later. So off we went, and hit jackpot on first try.

In Daddy Ting’s words, ‘got so heng or not?’ I was thinking the exact same thing. Because we still had cheapy pregnancy test kits lying around (like 8 of them!), we tested every day just cause we could. Just cause we wanted to make sure for as long as we could. Just in case..you know. It was about 3 weeks till our first appointment with our gynae.

Earlier this year, I had posted this on Facebook.


I am not a very religious person. I don’t go to church, even though I tell people that I am a Christian. But well, sometimes, I do know that the Big Guy up there is keeping a look out for me. Somehow, this poster spoke a lot to me and I felt that..this was MY year. Things were going to happen this year and rock my world.

And it did. We got pregnant. I thanked Him heartily. I was really thankful. I felt that there was some divine intervention happening, and I told Daddy Ting I wanted some part of the child’s name to mean ‘thankful’.

Move forward to QT’s routine quarterly ultrasound in March. QT’s ureter could be seen in some of his previous ultrasounds. The last ultrasound, they couldn’t see it (which is a good thing) but there were still some dilatation in his left kidney. For this recent ultrasound, the report came back totally normal.

I nearly wanted to burst into tears in the doctor’s office. Not sure if I was hearing things, or maybe it was a fluke. The doctor and the senior consultant said the results were very surprising. Again, I was thankful. I gave thanks in my heart. He has been watching out for my kid. He had my ass covered so I could continue this pregnancy in peace.

I held it to Him to keep my unborn baby healthy. On the same day of QT’s ultrasound, I had taken a blood test to test for some anomalies in the fetus. In doing this blood test, Panorama, the gender of the baby could be told as well. Well, let’s not worry about the gender. Just about the possible anomalies.

And we got the news yesterday. Results were fantastic! All normal. Of course God will not grant me all my wishes right…. He has been good to me, I cannot deny. Of course He pulled a fast one on me. People around me will know that we are rooting for a boy, cos life would be so much easier with just 3 boys. Clothes can be passed down, they can all sleep together in the same room, and hey, no learning required. Just probably learning how to handle 3 kids. Pffpt, sure I can wing it, and handle it.

Budden..He pulls a fast one on me.

Would you like to know the gender?’ 


Congratulations, it’s a girl!’ 



‘Oh okay, thanks!’

Wah piangs. I have never been in such a state of shock. Sat on the sofa and really didn’t know what to think. Hahaha. Gave it a while, and called the clinic back.

‘Hi, we spoke earlier about my test results.’


‘How accurate is your gender analysis?’

err, more than 99% accurate. There can be discrepancies but that is very very rare.’

‘ohh okay..it’s just that I have two boys..so having a girl is quite a shock.’

Oh congratulations!’ 

‘haha..thanks. Was just checking. Thanks & bye!’

I know…she must be thinking I am a crazy person to call back and question the test results hahaha. Then I was thinking..wah..thanks ah, Big Guy. Good one, You really pulled a fast one. I told Daddy Ting the news, and I think it took a while for us to get used to the idea that we will have a daughter. Hahahaha, Daddy Ting says he can’t even spell daughter. WTH.

I had a low lying placenta when I was pregnant with QT, and I was restricted from carrying heavy items in hope that it will move up. At today’s detailed scan, we were told my placenta was normal and the risk for Down’s is very very low. Another sigh of relief there. Again, I am thankful. Thankful that I can babywear QT if required without another worry.

So yeah, Sarah’s gonna be a game changer in our family. Life is NEVER going to be boring in the Ting’s household.

But thank you Big Guy for watching out for all of us in the Ting’s household. Amen. 

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