Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Michelle is 3 months old!

Finally, the little terror is 3 months old yesterday! She celebrated it by.... going to the doctor! Not very fun.. she had to get another jab yesterday. Oh well, I guess she'll get a jab whenever she turns a month older until she's a year old.

Anyway, looking back at the past 3 months....

The first month after delivery was really hard for me. The hormones were driving me crazy as I sometimes just felt upset or angry at myself, other people, or just at the situation that I was in (a lot of pain, stressed out, no milk, etc). Even when other people tells me that things would get better, I didn't really believe them. But things really got better! :)

In the beginning, I really felt like going back to work and just leave the baby at home with my mother (since I sucked so much in mothering...) but now that my maternity leave is going to end in less than 1 month, I think I'm going to miss her a lot when I'm at work. But I'm also looking forward to working again, to use my brain again, and to have more adult interaction.

And mothering is really a learning process. I thought I would manage well since the beginning since I read soooo many books about pregnancy, birth, and childcare. I assumed that everything will go smoothly as planned. I went through pregnancy in a breeze. I think I had one of the easiest pregnancy compared to my friends. Birth definitely didn't go as planned because I ended up needing an emergency c-section because of fetal distress. For childcare, I never imagined that milk will never come, I didn't even research on which formula milk to give to my baby before my hospital stay! My husband had to go and try out all the formula milk before we decided on one. I guess my point is we have to be flexible, or we'll end up stressing ourselves. Having my mother around also helped a lot. Firstly, she took care of the baby more than me in the first few weeks. She also encouraged me to go out, that made me feel normal again. Even just a 5 minutes stroll outside the house made me feel really good, so imagine the effect of going shopping the whole day! :D

Baby progress...

  1. She was born with quite strong neck, but now it's even stronger that she sometimes "jump" out of my lap.
  2. She sleeps throughout the night (since birth.. lucky me!)
  3. She can smile and "talk" now. At one point she even said "mama" and "mommy"! But I'm sure it's a coincident and she wasn't referring to me.
  4. She has outgrown majority of her clothes! SHOPPING TIME!
  5. She can now put her hands into her mouth successfully, instead of using them to poke her own eyes.
  6. She can now throw her temper by screaming when she doesn't want to drink her milk or when she's carried in a position that she doesn't like... (poor me?)
  7. She can turn from her back to her tummy now, but then she'll scream for help after a while because she can't turn back.


  1. You sound like a big mama now! Where's the "like" link??? :)

  2. Hahaha.. I got 1 book that says when the baby is 6 weeks old, it's hard to tell the difference between new and seasoned mothers :D

  3. Hello michelle, how tall are you now as compared to march? :)