Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Where are we now? (Charis writes)

Since my last post, Jared has grown by leaps and bounds, in character, size and volume. Yes, he has discovered the use of his vocal chords and the attention he gets whenever he chooses to use them. I foresee a lot of talking in class with this young one. Jared is now 4.5 months old and he has delighted us with each milestone he achieves. Right now, we are waiting for his first roll from his back to his tummy. He always get stuck at the halfway point.

Playing with his toys.
Days with Jared are just like the weather now in Bangkok. Sometimes sunny in the daytime, then the next second it's pouring cats and dogs. And the next day, it's cool, raining the whole day but hot and humid during the night. Each day the test of character and patience (for the both of us!) begins but thank God it usually ends with flying colours. As he grows, his needs and demands grow as well and just when this mother has gotten used to taking care of a newborn, he has passed on to the next stage. Reaching 4 months also means it is time to chuck away the 0-3 months clothes and bring in the bigger boys. Alas, this mummy is a sentimental one and would still try her best to button up those cute onesies much to the dismay of her son.

Sunny days are here!
Years ago I wouldn't imagine myself being a SAHM, I was busy chasing "dreams" and climbing ladders. And yet, now I wouldn't imagine being anything else! Both sides of the grass has its challenges but truth be told, working on a portfolio of 30 clients might actually be easier. Sure, at work there are needs and demands (sometimes ridiculous ones) but they can pacified (pun intended) while you take a breather before working on it. With a baby, it's either now or NOW! or face the consequences. No annual leaves, no resignation allowed, no throwing in the towel and saying I quit!

But you know, the benefits are simply amazing. All the money in the world cannot buy the wet kisses, spit-ups, giggles, chitter chatter, belly laughter and warmth of a baby. Ever.

And that's why we're in it for the long-haul :)