TGIF #4: Of sleeplessness, baby breath and shopping

Have you ever felt like you want to do a lot of things and at the same time not want to do anything? I’ve been feeling that way. I’m torn between being super productive and getting lots of things done and visiting places, and just doing nothing at home. I guess I’m just physically tired, which is also affecting my mental state.


Alistair has not been sleeping well since we arrived in Melbourne, but these days it seems to be getting worse. Some nights, he wakes up every hour and the only way to send him back to sleep is through nursing him! It drives me nuts! Maybe it’s the weather or something that is affecting Alistair. I don’t know. But every time he wakes up in the middle of the night, I’d wonder, where is that baby boy who slept SO WELL a few months ago?? We could just put him on the bed and he would fall asleep by himself. And he would sleep for quite some time before waking up to drink milk and then fall back asleep by himself again. That boy is GONE I tell you… GONE. T_T

This 6-month-old now needs to be rocked or nursed to sleep and I have to put him down ever so gently, or he would wake up and cry argh. I keep telling myself, it’s OK… just a few months more and he will be weaned off and all will be good.

But at this moment, I. Am. So. Tired.

Seriously. The best gift anyone can ever give me is “Nat, let me take care of your kids and you can have uninterrupted sleep for 8 hours.” WOOHOO!!!


I’ve just started feeding Alistair solids (and briefly paused because he didn’t poo for FOUR DAYS, but he resumed pooping this week so I’ve resumed feeding him). That means, I soon have to bid goodbye to sweet-smelling poop (are you serious Nat? But yes. As yucky as it smells now, it is NOTHING like a baby or child who has started eating solids) and also nice baby breath.

Alistair can exhale at me through his mouth and there is literally no smell. In fact, it’s so pleasant, and cute, because all I feel is cold air from him. When Amy exhales at me through her mouth now, I can die faint.

But now that I’ve started feeding him solids, I know it’s a matter of time before his baby breath will be no more.


Since arriving in Melbourne, I’ve been itching to shop online. The hubby is very scared now. Haha! As a friend puts it, I need an outlet!

If you’re like me, and you like to shop online, or at least, like to check things out online, I’ve created a “Shop” page on my blog! On that page, you can find my book, as well as other items that I have picked – they are either my favourite items, or things I am personally lusting after. Hehe.

Full disclosure: the links are affiliated links, so if you click on them and/or purchase the items, I get a certain commission. So… if you’d like to support this poor jobless mama in a new country, PLEASE DO!




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