I love this.
Especially the part about given tons of advice. I’ve been told so many times not to ‘manjakan’ zayan. To not pick him up often when he cries to be held. To biarkan saja. Or else he will be conditioned that tears equal I get what I want.
I try to put him down as often and as long possible. There are times I dont – like when I want to enjoy my dinner once in a blue moon without having screams as background music (he always seems to know and act up when we’re eating). Or just when I want just a bit of peace.
Anyway the point is – I’m trying to learn the master of receiving advice without getting defensive/worked up/pressured/disappointed at myself and just accepting it.
My friend reassured me when she said this period – of me carrying him around – wont last long. InsyaAllah he’ll be crawling and walking in no time. And then I’ll need more energy to chase him around!
There I go ranting. The other thing I agree most with the article is how much happiness he makes us. He’s starting to laugh more and really, there is no sweeter sound than your baby laughing. We’ve videoed him laughing a lot and both M and I cant stop watching it. Zayan’s groupies banar.
He’s sleeping longer in his cot too. So at 8 pm yesterday, M and I find ourselves sitting around the living room, him all ready to go to work but still bit early to go. Me, not really knowing what to do. When baby’s asleep in the room, the living room aka our hangout place suddenly feels empty.
I’m just rambling now. Baby aside, I’m finally embracing the domestic goddess (sweet name for housewife) in me. Before this, I was just trying to survive having a baby.
M and I have vowed to try one new vegetable/fruit a week to include in our meals in our effort to be healthy. This week – zucchini/courgette. M said theyre the same, so I just bought courgette.
Introducing Zucchini pancake with smoked salmon and wasabi cream. Sila google the recipe, taken from masterchef au.
Sekian terima kasih.