Everything gets reduced to essentials.” - Meryl Streep
How long has it been since I last updated? Well I’ve been busy. Chewah. I’ve resumed work and hence, the adaptation process begins. I am now a working mother! But I, like Jane Sellman, believe that the phrase is rather redundant. If you’re a mother, you work all the time. It’s a fact. A mother's work begins the moment her child buka mata pagi-pagi buta and well, never stops.
I know I complaint a lot about working and rant about how I want to be a tai-tai stay at home mom, with lots of money to burn, but towards the end of my confinement, I kinda miss drafting pleadings and submissions, going to the Court and meetings, yada yada yada. So yes, although I’d never say no to being a tai-tai SAHM with lotsa cash and spend every single minutes with my precious darling boy, I’d have to say, it feels kinda good to be back in the office.
Even more so as on my second day at work, I received a letter pertaining to my salary review. Alhamdulillah, rezeki anak, kata orang. It’s not much, but small things like this makes you feel appreciated lah. Semangatlah sikit kononnya.
My days begin early nowadays. Mula awal, habis lambat. Pagi bangun nak siapkan diri sendiri, nak siapkan Hadi; bathe him, feed him, pack his baju, prepare EBM, then barulah send him off to MIL’s. Petang after work, pick up Hadi from MIL’s, sampai rumah terus feed him, bathe him then dodoi dia suruh take a nap, so that I can go mandi and what not. Malam, bila dia dah lena, barulah nak tengok rumah, buat laundry ke apa ke. These days, nak buat apa-apa pun cepat-cepat. Everything’s reduced to essentials indeed. Heh. Thank God my husband is not fussy about makan, so we eat out or tapau foods, lalu kuranglah sikit things on my plate.
But like I told you before, I am prepared for the change. In fact I embrace the change. Kerana ia berlaku disebabkan kewujudan this precious little joy, my darling Hadi. I'm adapting. I know I’ll do better in times, lama-lama nanti terbiasalah dengan rutin baru kan?
At the risk of turning this blog into a ‘mothers blog’ (ngeee!), I’m gonna share some of my darling Hadi’s milestones at his tender age of 10 weeks:
Smiles a lot. He takes that after me, I think. Perasan.
Sleeps a lot. And rather easily nowadays.
Stares a lot. Ability to focus, salah satu pencapaian bayi 2 bulan yeay!
Sembang a lot. Becok like his Mama, so his Papa would say. Hah!
Makan tangan a lot. Masam tangan dia sekarang. Kalau pakai mitten, habis basah.
And he definitely laughs a lot. One happy baby this one is, alhamdulillah :)
Motherhood is undoubtedly one roller-coaster ride but it’s all worth it. I am one happy Mama!