Ever since I’ve gone back to work, I haven’t really quite got the time to sit down to pen down my daily thoughts. All I was looking forward to after work is to spend that one hr time with her before she goes to bed. Good that she is being on schedule but the bad thing is, if I have to work a bit later, I wouldn’t get to see her except in the morning for like 10mins. The woes of a working mom.
As the title goes… Time flies. Baby Jan is already 3mths 1 day old. When I first blogged about her, she was only about 6 or 7 weeks old, and now, she is already 3mths old with a stronger neck and with plenty of expressions.
So… Since the last post I’ve been busy schedule training my baby. It was really tough at the beginning to follow strictly to the book. It was especially tough especially the day routine i.e. The nap times, to keep her awake and not allowing her to fall asleep as and when she wants to. There were several cries that were heartbreaking and made me want to just give up. I’m thankful for having a husband who works from home and has been helping me manage my expectations.
There were some disagreements like how flexible we should be. For example, my husband thinks that we shouldn’t follow strictly to the book because the baby can’t adjust just yet or the baby is too young (I started the training at 6weeks old). I, on the other hand, believe that we just follow by the rules and adjust later if it doesn’t work. It took us Abt 2-3 days to come to terms and I am fortunate that he gave in to my stubborn way to follow strictly first. In my opinion, if I don’t follow strictly, I wouldn’t know what to adjust if I were to start off with flexibility first. So, you can imagine, the baby was extremely irritable and unhappy due to strict sleeping and drinking time.
So, my hubby and I named our first born Jan. A variation of Jane that means gracious gift of God. Yes, we are Christians and it wasn’t an easy journey especially for the hubby. He was a staunch Taoist/Buddhist to now a believer of Christ, after like…. 8 years or so. His personal journey of turning from a staunch Taoist/Buddhist to a believer of Christ, is definitely a testimony that I would like to share but not now.
As my title suggests, it’s about the arrival of baby Jan. Nothing much has changed (yet) as I’m still in my confinement period and that she is only 3weeks old. Till the confinement lady leaves, I guess that would be the greatest challenge that I might face: handling the baby all by myself. As my friend suggests, let my maternal instinct lead me.