Blabbing: Married at 24 & a Mother at 27

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“I didn’t know that you are married!”

Quite a common question many asked when they saw my big pregnant belly.

Then after knowing that I got married at 24, more questions start pouring in wondering how or why I got married “young”.

Close friends knew that I didn’t have such plans in life, but it just happened!

Many asked if I have given up a lot in life because I married “young” as people my age were either still partying or chasing their life long dreams.

My answer is a definite no 🙂

I still had a life!

Just a different kind.

My time spent at work and with friends were balanced in a way that I wanted it to be (still the same).

I can’t really be bothered by people’s thoughts and opinions about how I should live my life.

Married life is a work in progress as usual as nothing is perfect.

Not many people understand that marriage is something that needs both husband and wife to work hard to keep things together.

You will learn how to compromise, understand and communicate during the easy and hard times.

With everything said, I thank my husband for his patience, support and understanding until this very day.

It is not easy to put others first before yourself.

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The arrival of Owen in the family definitely is a combination of happiness and love.

Understanding a baby is a whole new level when you’re tired.

Even though it can be quite taxing, it is a privilege to be his parents 🙂

It was quite a roller coaster ride at home with a confinement lady and the beginnings of my breast feeding journey, but I will cover this drama in another post.

I have no regrets having my baby at the age of 27 and I’m very blessed to be a mommy.

Everyone will have a different journey in life and they shouldn’t be judged just because it is different from most of us.

As for me, Owen’s arrival is another milestone in my life and I would want to embrace as much of it as possible before he grows up and leaves mommy for his own life.

Until next time!

Toodles! 🙂

Pregnancy: Eating For Two?? *ahem*

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It’s literally true!

You ARE really eating for two.

HOWEVER, our older folks tend to think that you have every right to eat two whole main portions per meal on your own.

I saw a lady eating two main dishes (one plate of rice and one bowl of noodles), but did not finish both of her meals (like duh!).

Downing one scoop of rice on the left and slurping noodles on the right.

It was like a survival game happening in front of me, but everyone else at that table felt it was a normal every day thing for a pregnant lady.

I on the other hand felt uncomfortable looking at her downing those two portions on her own.

True story.

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I’m not saying that pregnant ladies can’t eat more than their usual diet and should starve themselves whenever they’re hungry.

BUT! Please note that there is a difference between overeating and eating healthily for baby and yourself.

I attended one of those first time parents workshop and the nutritionist made it very clear that you shouldn’t over eat.

If you need more guidance on what to eat, this website is quite useful:

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10296#healthy

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I don’t deny that I have unhealthy cravings such as nasi lemak, ice-cream, potato chips and etc.

Indulgence of nasi lemak is on a VERY controlled basis since it is quite fattening and unhealthy due to santan.

In terms of other unhealthy cravings, I’ve learned to control it by munching on fruits and drinking more water (which a pregnant lady should).

So yeah!

I ain’t a saint, but definitely found ways to control my eating habits to maintain an ideal weight and feel healthier throughout my pregnancy.

I’m still trying my very best on a daily basis and will continue to do so 🙂

That’s it for now 😉

Toodles!!