Reflecting before the end of 2018...
Typing when Daddy and Aedan are both sound asleep.
We have been back Singapore for a year.
Thinking back, 2018 has passed fast.
A lot of energy is spent in setting a routine for Aedan since his start of half day school.
It was a struggle mentally and physically.
On Aedan’s 1st day of school, I was so emotional that I cried alone after leaving him crying and shouting for me. For many months, I struggled to carry a crying boy to school and had to explain to him over and over again in many different ways so that he can understand why he needs to go to school and there’s no room for negotiation. It was mentally and physically tiring. Definitely a test of my patience and physical strength with his ever increasing weight.
This phase has passed and I am so glad that he does not resist going to school now and I enjoy listening to his stories in school.
For long, we have been struggling with his very late sleeping cycle. Sleeping late and waking up late. We took really long, almost a year to finally adjust it to what we deem ideal. He now sleeps around 8pm and wakes up between 5-6am. It’s difficult because that means we have to wake up super early too (mainly Daddy 🤣 cos most of the time Aedan wakes Daddy first and I wake up around 7) and no late night out.
But it’s all worth it as Aedan is more energetic in the day and I have “me-time” on my phone when he sleeps ✌🏻
I also converted an unused room into his playroom which I am really happy with how it turned out. A very functional playroom which I didn’t spend a bomb to transform.
Aedan told me many times how much he likes his playroom and we spent a lot of time playing and learning in the room.
2018 has been a year in which Aedan has grown more independent, with him adapting to school life, trying to do more things on his own, many ideas of how he wants to do things, he experienced his first school excursion and his first performance on stage which I am very proud of.
Hopefully, with better routine set in 2018, I’ll be able to focus more energy in making the home, my business, read more books and meet up with friends... maybe another baby if god bless me one.
Truly happy with how things turn out.
It was not easy but it’s all worth it.
- Mommy Eve