Cute Tops and other Essentials

~ Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 9:47 AM ~

I am a  fan of comfortable and pretty looking tops. Call me boring but when I was still working, most of my casual tops that I own, I could also wear it during my casual, off the working days. In Malaysia, it's pretty much summer all year round and to be wearing a clothing which you feel comfortable in, I think that is what matters most.

Gorgeous Tuxedo top!
* Image from http://www.downeastbasics.com/tuxedotop.aspx

And now, as a pregnant mother (7 months now), our wardrobe styles are much more limited but that should not be a hindrance to us in being a stylish and yet looking comfortable as a preggy mum with modest clothing.

I mean, there are lots of comfortable, pretty looking and yet stylish and cute tops that a pregnant mum like me could wear! Just look at some of this tops (they may not be marketed for pregnant mums but hey, I think it'd look great on preggy me!):

Pretty camisole to die for!
* Image from http://www.downeastbasics.com/feelinfancycami.aspx
Gorgeous Rosette Tank
* Image from http://www.downeastbasics.com/rosettetank.aspx

Now the good thing about owning tops like this is you can mix and easily match it with your other clothings - skirts, pants, jeans and so on. I remember back in my working days, I would wear a cardigan or jacket over a camisole and still look professional in it. There were times when I would even wear a nice top over a sleeveless dress.

So what about you? What is your fashion style or tips you can share with me?

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My Heart Is Tearing Apart...

~ Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 8:47 AM ~

With about 3 months more to go before I'm due to deliver Spicy Baby, I can't help but feel as if being pregnant with our 2nd child is tearing my heart apart...

* Image taken from Google search

I hope I don't come across as someone who hates being pregnant. I'm NOT! But I'm not exactly ga-ga over being pregnant either especially when the tiredness and exhaustion is making me cranky and stressed! Anyhoooo, the feeling is more towards the fear and worries on how can my heart be divided somemore to make room for the new person who is going to appear in our lives in less than 3 months time?

When I first found out I was pregnant, to be honest, I was (and still am) in a state of mourning. Not for the death of anyone (*touch wood*) but more to mourning over the soon to be lost 1 to 1 time with my 1st child.

* Me & Ben - pic taken in Sept 2010

Is this feeling much more worse for SAHMs? Is it because we are the one who's most often there with our child 24/7/365? Through the good and bad times? Through the frustrating, stressful, cheeky and happy moments?

I wondered if I am not a SAHM, would I feel better than what I'm feeling now? I mean, if I'm not a SAHM, I wouldn't have been spending most of my time and energy and strength all day long and bonded so close with one person. Maybe, just maybe, I wouldn't feel so guilty and torn apart at the thought of another person coming into our family of 3 now?

I have a friend (she's expecting her 3rd child now) who told me when her 2nd child came along, her relationship with her 1st child is not so close anymore as she felt she needed to protect and bonded closer with the 2nd child seeing that the child is just a newborn and fragile and all.

* Me, Ben and Spicy Baby (still in my bump) at our family trip recently...

I don't want to abandon Ben when Spicy Baby comes along but at the same time, I don't want to be neglecting Spicy Baby too. Hence, the feeling of my heart tearing apart...

I mean, just some personal questions to mummies with more than 1 child,

How do you feel when you found out you are pregnant with your 2nd child?

And how do you handle or deal with it?

Gifts Ideas for Men...

~ Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM ~

Hubby's birthday is one and a half month more to come, I have no idea what to get for him this year. When it comes to thinking of the birthday gifts for men, I'm always stuck with clothing, wallets and last year was the Star Craft 2 game.

I came across this website and saw this very cool gift idea! My hubby is crazy about war stuff, the history, the army tanks, the whatever sieges and battles and weaponry and wouldn't it be great if I can get this for my hubby's birthday this year?

A tank ride experience in this World War 2-era Centurion Tank! Whoaa! What a unique and memorable way to give your loved ones for his birthday huh?! I bet he'd go berserk with this gift! If only I have the money and the logistics to make this a reality!!

* Image of Tank Ride taken from http://www.adrenalin.com.au

Or how about a gift in the form of an experience in race car driving? I've seen my hubby playing with car racing games on his computer and he has downloaded an app for a racing game onto my iPad as well. Wouldn't it be fun to see my hubby enjoying this?

Gotta start cracking my head soon to think of what to get him for his birthday this year... or should I just saw Spicy Baby is his birthday gift this year? Hehehe...

Now, what are the gift ideas you can recommend to give the special someone in your life?

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