the melodramatic mouse is now mellomom
Throughout my pregnancy, I had 3 different EDD: 12/4, 16/4 and lastly at 34wks it was 6/4. Whenever I’m asked about my due date, I would nonchalantly answer mid April because I knew all these dates were only an estimation. Secretly I looked forward to an Easter baby (8/4) or perhaps the perfect birthday present [...]
We are very happy to share the blessed news of a newest addition to our now complete family. Baby Elizabeth Tan was born yesterday afternoon at home on Easter Monday, 9 April 2012. She weighs a healthy 3.8kg of joy and preciousness. Measuring at 50cm. We’ll like to thank Wai Han for being here with [...]
Three weeks ago while the Husband was drowning with deadlines, I told LBT to wait for Daddy to finish his work. Then 2 weeks ago, I told her to wait again for Mommy to get the belly cast done. And finally last week, I told her to wait till Saturday after Scubby got his groom [...]
For months I’ve been listening to Marie Mongan’s Birth Affirmation. Till today, I still can’t remember precisely the words pass the 1st sentence: I put all fears aside as I prepare for the birth of my baby. It finally struck me that they were not mine no matter how much they echoed my hopes. So [...]
Earlier this afternoon while I was browsing through my older posts, I stumbled upon my pre birthday feast last year. The husband cooked me my favourite seafood: Crabs! And that photo below got the better of me. Being pregnant and all, there is really no self control over food. But even when I’m not pregnant, [...]
Home Water Birth Must Haves It’s only fitting to welcome our Water Dragon with a big splash ;) Water Birth Itinery #1_ Intex Aquarium Pool, 152cm x 56cm, RM109.90 (Toys R Us) #2_ Coleman 240V Air Pump, RM79 (Ace Hardware) #3_ Rubber hose (2 sets), connect to water heater to fill up pool and syphon water [...]
Belly Casting Begins! Plasters, Belly Gel, Water & LBT blocks Layer by Layer Entire process takes about 45 minutes Drying Up Time Another 15 minutes before removing Immortalisation Complete! Dragon’s Bump Sweet Home Keepsake Siblings United ♥ Like Brother, Like Sister ♥ The Belly Cast Journey: Part 1: Failed Attempt! Part 2: It’s Alive! Part [...]
Since I opened up our plans for a home birth on Tuesday, there have been plenty of “concerns” raised. Why? Are you serious? or Is it safe? were the pretty common reaction. I guess a lot of us — including myself previously — are conditioned to believe that hospital is where birth should be because [...]
The cat is finally out of the bag. After weeks of deliberations and even submitting a birth plan so he wouldn’t suspect, today we finally decided to inform Dr Tan about our plans. But it seems that our secret wasn’t much of a secret because he expected it *cis* Anyhow I am thankful that he [...]
What is it? The gentle stretching and massaging of the perineum — skin between the anus and vagina — during the last few weeks of pregnancy. It is usually done during the 34th weeks onward, twice daily for 5 minutes each. “Ouch!” was my exact response when I first read about perineal massage during my [...]
1. of, like, or befitting melodrama.
2. exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic.
3. melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.
[n. mous; v. mouz]
1. any similar small animal of various rodent and marsupial families.
2. a quiet, timid person.
3. Slang. a girl or woman.