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Hi, My name is Sienna Chaw Naga aka Baby Si. My daddy's name is Karthik and mummy's is Jamie aka KarMie (Karthik+Jamie). 
I am proud to be a Chin-dian!!! My daddy is an Indian American, mummy a Malaysian Chinese and they met in the States while working together at Cummins, Inc. I was made in China :) Since then, I have travelled to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, USA, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia (all while being comfortably in mummy's womb). I took my first trip when I was only 3 months n we went to Phuket, Thailand as mummy needed a vacation! 2 yrs later, my parents gave me a baby brother, Skyler Chaw Naga aka baby Skye! Now we live in Charlotte,NC (USA)...
Do leave me a comment if u think WE r CUTE :) 
Hope u like reading my blog... xoxo, Baby Si!!! Here's my first blog entry: http://karmie080808.blogspot.sg/2012/10/my-first-blog.html 
 To advertise, Plz contact my mummy at: jamiechaw@gmail.com
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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Europe trip...

So it's mr. Hubby's 3rd time to the DAM...AmsterDAM....
Previous Europe trip blog...click here!

***this mummy jealous much???***
Nahhhh....mummy got to spend bonding time dating my son....
think we walked the whole of Singapore and shop shop shop so much for myself...
that I needed to clear out space in order to make space...
(Note to myself...even told mr. Hubby to remind me...NOT TO SHOP anymore in our 
upcoming JAPAN trip!)

Ok back to mr. Hubby's trip...
This time he snuck in another side of Europe...the village life...
where he got to wine and dine like a fine French men among the lush greens and horses!!! 
The weather was lovely...
The people friendly... (Although none of the French people spoke English except his British 
boss and wife)
And guess what did mr. Hubby do as well just like his previous trips???
Made friends with a bunch of 4 legged friends... ***oh mr. Hubby THE ANIMAL LOVER!!! NOT....***
Even went on romantic walks with them...Just like previous trips...haihhhhhh....
And he tried all sorts of French food...all forms of the duck!!! Foie gras, confit, etc...
Mr. Hubby seems to amazed and surprised me more and more!!!

And he actually liked the foie gras...
Mr. Hubby was kind enough to "tapao" me some foie gras :)
And guess what...I will try everything ONCE....
tried it, and just like "Andrew Zimmer on bizarre foods" would say, "the taste is GAMEY!!!"
Also if u do not know what foie gras is, it's FATTEN duck LIVER!!! The cruelty of being 
forced fed till ur very last day...
I will NOT be eating it again...I've seen documentaries and know of it before... 
But as I mentioned, I will try everything ONCE!
I have stopped eating sharks fin soup for the longest time...ever since i educated myself...
thus, I banned it to be served on my wedding day and will politely decline when served 
at other people's wedding...

So here's the pic of the food haul this trip...
This time not much baby snacks and food pouches as baby Skye will still be on purée
food when we go to Japan!
Mr. Hubby told me that he can mentally know where each item is in the supermarket coz 
this is his 3rd time there... So he did his "supermarket sweep" in 30 mins....But ironically 
enough, he doesn't really know where items are in our apartment???... O.o .***strange indeed***

Pics of Europe trip (France only)


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Iherb

This will be my 4th time buying from non other than iherb :) <-- told ya it was addicting!!!
Last time I blogged at -> click here

But good news singapore readers, you can now enjoy a flat rate shipping of sgd4 for orders under 
14pounds ((6350 grams) <-- last time was a MEASELY under 4lbs (1.814kg)!!!
THAT my friend is good news!!! So I loaded up on the whole family supplements and health foods :) LOVE LOVE LOVE...had to cut down some as I was going over the weight limit..hehehehehe...

Want THE BEST of the BEST GOOD NEWS?
I just checked and they are offering  Free Shipping on Orders over $60.00! Crazzzyyyyy.....
****okay, since this mummy just loaded up, I WILL and SHALL practice self control***

What more, it only took 9 days to arrived and delivered nicely packed and packaged right to ur doorstep :) how convenient for busy busy busy mums!!! Save me the trouble of lugging around groceries and 2 kiddos...just a click of a button and ur pocket gets a big HOLE ***not literally*** LOLs...

So again, I'm justifying this purchase as I'm already saving tons of $$ by giving liquid gold (.)(.) to baby Skye!!! And who doesn't want to eat healthy.... Healthy family = HAPPY mummy!!!

So load up mummies...  don't forget to use my referral code : "VUY141" at checkout because if you are a first time customer, you get $10 off for orders more than $40 or $5 off for orders less than $40! That makes your overall costs even cheaper!
Better still just click on this link http://www.iherb.com/?rcode=VUY141 and start shopping!!!
And want more savings?

Extra 5% discount for orders over $60.00

Pic below: MY GOODIES...well, OUR GOODIES :)
I have yet to try out the CAFFEINE free COFFEE PERO... Yes u heard me right, caffeine free coffee??? WHY would anyone buy it...we need the CAFFEINE!!! Wrong...breastfeeding mummies needs it :)
From the reviews, it looks like its worth a try...

WARNING: the Melatonin tablets are not mine...don't think Baby Skye will appreciate a "SLEEPING LIKE A LOG" mummy right??? And also MUST MENTION that its not Mr. Hubby's either....or else I'll be awoken by Mr. Hubby calling from Amsterdam at an ungodly hour (thanks to different timezone) asking me to edit this blog post!!! LOLs

Disclaimer: I do not work for iherb, I wish I did then I could do shopping all day long for healthy food :)
Just a HAPPY CUSTOMER :)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Bye bye baby Si!!!

It's been 5 days now that baby Si has been away from her mummy!!!
She is in the safe hands of her "po po" and "gong gong" in Malaysia...
From the looks of it, she doesn't seem to be missing me much and enjoying all the yummy food, pampering and attention showered to her by her grandparents and "chiu chiu" Jeffrey!

This is her first time being away from me... (except for 1 overnight where gong gong took her to her cousin Zach ha-min's place to sleepover - on the other side of Singapore)

Before her trip, Mr. Hubby and I kept prepping her by telling her to "ting hua" and "pu Yao hwai tan"...<- be a good girl and listen to grandparents!
Mummy, daddy and "di di" skyler gonna miss u...

Baby Si kept asking, "today go po po gong gong de jia?" <- am I going to po po and gong gong hse today? 
We kept saying, "no, 3 more days...2 more days....1 more day"
Then one day she woke up saying, "I'm ready to go po po gong gong de jia" <- I'm ready to go to the grandparents house... 

Then the last night, before sleeping she said,
"Mummy, wo ai ni! Wo Yao Mai Durian for mummy, daddy and di di!!!" <- I love u mummy, I want to buy ur favourite durian for mummy, daddy and baby Skye!

Baby Si seems to know what was gonna be happening!!!
She was all excited to go sit in the aeroplane... This mummy was the one having a hard time saying her good byes to baby Si and mr. Hubby at the airport!!!

Many of you must be wondering how and why she's in Malaysia???
Well.. 
Firstly coz mr. Hubby went to Amsterdam for 2 weeks business trip (flying via Kuala Lumpur)
Secondly, this mummy came up with a brilliant idea to have mr. Hubby drop Sienna off at KL during his transit.
Thirdly, we will all be going to Japan soon from KL...

Conclusion:
1) Mr. Hubby gets to go on business trip aka vacation 
(super jelly!!! AKA jealous that he's getting to eat all yummy food, sightseeing, fly, etc...) 
Of course working hard too :)
2) Po po and gong gong n Jeffrey gets to enjoy the chatterbox miss Sienna
3) this mummy and baby Skye gets to go on lots of dates!!! 
Everybody WIN WIN situation!!!

By the way, we didn't know how Sienna was gonna cope being away from me for THAT long... (1 month?) so I told my mum to send me a SOS and me n Baby Skye will jump on the next flight to Malaysia :) but so far so good!!! ***fingers crossed***

pic below:



Daddy mentioned that Sienna was striking up conversations with the pax sitting around!!! While enjoying her drink :) she was a trooper even though the flight was delayed due to technical issues, needed to change planes...luggages didn't make it!!! (Oh Malaysian airlines making head news again!!!)
Plus, Mr. Hubby almost missed his connecting flight to Amsterdam with a minute to spare before "push back"! And poor mr. hubby's luggages are still no where in sight!!! Imagine reporting to headquarters and customer's site in the same clothes..."oh dear"!!! <- no pun intended...LOL!


Baby Si busy chatting with the friendly German neighbor while sipping her drink :)

Excited much??? With her trusty snack handbag!!! LOL...


Mummy went shopping for lil miss Sienna even though she wasn't here... 
***Still thinking and missing her!***
Btw, her FIRST panties bought (above), mind you...costs MORE than her mummy's!!!
$30sgd for the panties...1 for $6??? Gesssshhhh.... 
Thank you "Pumpkin Patch"!!!

This mummy has been shopping quite a bit for myself since I haven't been shopping at all!!! Imagine going shopping with 2 young kids??? Nahhhh... I rather sleep!!!
So yeah, with 1 baby, baby Skye, it is SUPER EASY!!! As baby Skye likes to go out, eat, sleep, poop in his stroller :) that was how it was with just me n baby Si last time...

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Baby Si FIRSTS (+Baby Skye)...

Our FIRST FAMILY MOVIE experience!!!

Baby Si FIRST MOVIE in the cinema + 1st COKE + 1st POPCORN :)

We were kicked out from what we thought was our "FIRST FAMILY MOVIE" American Hustle when baby Si was less than a year old!!! Thanks to us for being naive parents about "film classification"!
We were happily seated and happily waiting eagerly for the movie to start.... 
And once the preview/adverts started...we were kicked out...
We even argued with them saying baby Si is just a baby...she won't even know what is happening or what its about and perhaps will sleep all throughout the movie anyways???
Well, Singapore being Singapore... Rules are rules.... 
Or else GV movie license will be suspended...all thanks to a sleeping baby in the cinema classified "R21"
Oh well, tips for new parents: u will be "doomed"... oppsss i meant "delighted" watching kids movie from now on!!!

So anyways, back to our 1st family movie experience...
I won 4 adults tickets (kids below 90cm is free) to watch a kids movie "Earth to Echo"...
So we invited 2 of mr. Hubby's colleagues along....
It was the WORST movie EVER and what more...WORST KIDS movie EVER!!!
I was so dizzy half way thru the movie... Just imagine the movie "Blair witch project" But the kids version minus the horror! The handheld camera was just moving all throughout...

We overhead kids behind us saying, "So Boring, lets go home"
Parents saying, "no wonder giving out free movie"

Baby Si wasn't even paying attention to the movie...was sitting on "jie jie" Neha's lap playing with her phone while having Neha closed her ears with her hands (as it was way too loud for kids)
Thank you "ge ge" Chaitu and "jie jie" Neha for baby Si first coke (soda drink) and first popcorn!!!
You should have seen her eyes lit up when she took her first sip!!!

This mummy was SOOOO thankful for the lifesaver junk food as she was just happily munching throughout!!! We managed to stick thru the WHOLE ENTIRE movie... Some families were seen leaving halfway...

What was baby Skye doing??? ZzzZZZzzzzzz and snoring thru the movie :)

It was so bad that after the movie ended, I suggested that we treat ourselves with some Coffee/desserts!!! More junk food??? YES!!! We ended up in McDonald's having ice cream :)
Sienna was sugar high..."HAPPY" with her movie experience MINUS the MOVIE...

Hopefully sienna won't think movies = junk food (just like the mummy!!!"



Thursday, 4 September 2014

The dreaded "P"....

Pacifier

On my birthday July 15th, baby Si decided to give me a "surprised" bday present by self weaning herself from her BELOVED PACIFIER!!! ***How happy was this mummy***

Throwback:
Earlier when she was younger, We tried weaning her off by "cutting" a hole in her paci, making her throw away, telling her she is a BIG girl now, saying she can't go to school if she still has it, etc... It worked but we did it at the wrong timing when baby Skye was a newborn... Thus baby Skye needed more attention than baby Si! (Read on, u will know why)... So this mummy couldnt take it anymore and had to give in, and bought her a new pacifier!!!

Before going into details on the dreaded P, let me tell u that the same dreaded P has been a LIFE SAVER for this mummy for the past 2 years plus... 

Whenever we pop in her pacifier:
1) Baby Si will fall asleep RIGHT AWAY (not needing to rock, sway, held, (.)(.)to sleep)
2) her crankiness, fussiness instantaneously gone
3) buy this mummy some time before having to feed her-important when this mummy was in the mrt train or in the middle of doing grocery runs, etc...

Back to the dreaded P... It was quite a challenging time for the both of us!
Baby Si DID NOT KNOW how to fall asleep and fall back to sleep without her pacifier...

1) She would wake up in the middle of the night crying for milk (She was sleeping thru the night ever since weaning off breastfeeding)
2) Her nap time will get delayed by a FEW hours
3) she would grit her teeth and stiffen her body crying inconsolably (I had to carry her till she cries herself to sleep)
4) did not want daddy - ONLY mummy (but kudos to daddy for putting sienna to sleep EVERY night as this mummy can focus on baby Skye and have some "ME" time... Daddy had to initially "bribe" her with ipad to get her to go to bed without mummy)
5) this mummy couldn't take it anymore and forced the pacifier back to her...but unfortunately she didn't want it anymore...
6) this mummy felt like a zombie having sleepless nights and routines interrupted - I felt like I was moving backwards instead of forward... Felt like i was having 2 newborns...is this how mummies with twins feel like??? ***geesshhh*** But I kept telling myself, that it would get better day by day...

It's been 1 month and half (mummy in zombie mode)...
and let me GLADLY ANNOUNCED that baby Si has been paci FREE!!!
And both mummy and baby Si have been sleeping well :)
It took a lot of patience & preserverance for us...
I can only tell u that We made it thru this difficult and challenging time with God's strength!!!
Thankfully baby Skye is a good sleeper...which helped tremendously!!!
But unfortunately baby Skye DOESNT like taking the pacifier :(

Tip to new mummies:
try to wean baby no 1 off the paci before baby no2 arrives...(easier said than done) - I tried but failed...

This is the last pic I could find of her and her beloved/dreaded P!!!
Somehow this is the FIRST pic of her caught sleeping in a sit up position (told ya the pacifier is a magic tool, just pop it in)
And the LAST pic of her with her Pacifier...