Li Lian

Today is Saturday August 18, 2018
  • Week 50: A toddler

    Dearest Olivia,

    I was probably more excited that you were… and DANG! if ever there was a proud mama when you took your first steps! It is I!

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    I am now imagining there is no stopping you now…

    I love you little cheeky monkey.

    Love, Mummy.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day

    And I tweeted this morning about me totally marrying the guy that will give me a playlist of songs proclaiming his love for me.

    That’s free – right? I am so cheap.

    Oh, but I am already married, so I can’t be marrying the guy with the playlist.

    And then I received some flowers this morning – and I had to check if they were from my husband?

    Is that what being married does to you?

    I guess I married the right guy after all…

    Why the heck am I guessing? I KNOW I married the right guy…

    I was watching Valentine’s Day – and there was this line about loving someone for everything they are – the good and the bad, it’s the whole package or something like that… I was paying attention, but not really…..

    Anywhos, anyways…

    Marriage is…..Love is… I don’t know what it is yet! I am still finding out. Sometimes its so easy – you never doubt for a second the person you are with is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, to grow old with, to be with no matter what. And sometimes – it can be hard. Why should being nice to someone you love be hard? It shouldn’t be – right?

    If you know the answer… Pray tell.

    Meanwhile – this thing called LOVE… Sometimes makes me want to break some walls with my bare fists!

    Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • Week 48: Whenever you are ready

    Dearest Olivia,

    You have been cruising for almost three months, and you do not seem ready to walk. And I am in no hurry for you to walk either. Whenever you are ready. Because when you start walking, then you might not want me to carry you anymore.

    Once upon a time, it took you more than half an hour of feeding before you have had enough. Now, all you need is five minutes. And I wish I could get you to suckle a little longer just so I could cuddle you a little more.

    Just a month ago, you would only fall asleep in my arms. And I let you because I love cuddling you in my arms. You just suddenly decided you would rather twiddle your thumbs while lying next to me and then drifting off to dreamworld. You are no where close to falling asleep by yourself because you always want me there next to you.

    You are just a bundle of laughs now, and everyone can’t seem to get over how adorable you are. And of course we are all biased.

    You stick your tongue out when we tell you to show us your tongue.

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    You love Queen….. and you dance to the beat, with one hand raised above your head, and you sing along ‘ahhhhhh’. You don’t sing very well at the moment.

    You smile a lot, and with your eyes… Like you really meant the smile. Your cheeky mischievous smile! That still allows you to get away with anything!

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    I don’t think I will ever tire of saying I love you – so much!

    And you are going to turn ONE in 30 days!

    Love, Mummy.

  • Week 45: Wonder Bundle

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    Dearest Olivia,

    You amaze me every day, and how can it be possible that I love you more and more every day – oh, but I can.

    You learn something new almost every day. You know words… water, milk, lights, lantern, Mickey. You understand when mummy tells you to ‘come here and give mummy a hug’, ‘bring mummy the handkerchief’, ‘wipe your mouth with the handkerchief’, ‘bite your toes’, ‘give Mickey a hug’.

    When you hear music you dance and bounce.

    You give your PaPa a kiss good night every night before you go to bed. That’s your ritual – and I tell you that you will have to do that till you are 21.

    You have four front teeth now. And your hair has grown a little… and no one is going anywhere NEAR your hair to cut it! You have this crazy hair that just sticks out in all directions when you wake up – CRAZY BED HEAD.

    PEEK-A-BOO!

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    I just love spending time with you… Loving you so much, I forget how annoying you can sometimes be.

    Love, Mummy.

  • 42 Weeks – Christmas Eve

    Dearest Olivia,

    You are still having your dream feed…

    I woke you up to open the one present before your midnight snack – and you started clapping away! And would not stop clapping.

    Your first Christmas!

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    Merry Christmas baby girl! I love you like crazy.

    Love Mama.