Growing Up

It was a quiet night. Little Edison was asleep and Daddy V was working on night shift. I looked at the pictures in my laptop, and I had a sudden thought of making a picture collage of Little Edison from his first month till now.

So, this is the picture collage –

I can still remember vividly the night of 10 Sept 2007 at 11:45pm, when we checked into the labour ward in Mt. Alvernia Hospital. My gynae came in with his slippers, broke my water bag and put me on drip. I ended-up with emergency c-section three hours later when fetal distress was detected. The whole birth experience was relatively painless as I was on general anesthesia.

Well, that was three years ago. How quickly time flies!

The past three years have been an amazing time for us. At birth, Little Edison arrived in this world with an enquiring mind, ready to discover and explore. We help this process along by providing him with love, attention and care.

From a baby who spends much of his day either feeding or sleeping, he has blossomed into an assertive toddler with growing sense of independence. He continues to develop at an impressive rate with a thirst for knowledge that is insatiable.

For the next three years, he will continue to move at an astounding pace into his pre-school years. He will face many challenges along the way, but that’s part of his growing up. He will acquire knowledge and skills through his own efforts.

When I look at him now, there are just no words to describe how much I love him. He is more important than anything else in this world. At times, I really feel that I don’t want to have another baby because I want to give him all my love and attention. I don’t want to plunge into another pregnancy until I’m financially ready to quit my job and stay at home with my baby. I don’t want Little Edison to feel deprived when I have to send him to the childcare. I can’t bear the thought of my boy being neglected and deprived of attention in the childcare.

(I’m sorry if I sounded too negative about childcare centers. It’s all due to my past bad experiences.)

Little Edison, Mommy loves you always and forever!

5 thoughts on “Growing Up

  1. Wow Emily!! A very cute and interesting pic collage of Edison! He has indeed grown up!! 🙂

    Well, I think you are being too modest 🙂 I am sure both you and your husband are holding very senior positions in your fields of expertises and finanically you should be fine to be a SAMH (if the need arises) and by reading your blog, I can sense that you have put in alot of effort teaching and nuturing Edison, great job! There are alot of wants we Want in our lives, well, believe in GOD, he will show us the way 🙂

    1. Hi May,
      Thanks for your compliment. By putting these pictures together, I realised that my boy has grown up so much and I really appreciate all the efforts that we put in to raise him.

      We are just normal salaried workers, working hard to give our son a better life. In today’s world, dual income is as necessary as bread and butter unless the first income is a five-digit salary. The cost of education is so high.

      I grew up in a poor family and my mother was a housewife (no income). I often wonder why my parents couldn’t afford things that I want. We had no money for holidays even though my father worked hard night and day. Now that I’m a mother, I want to have income so that I can afford to give my son a little bit of “luxury”.

      God will lead us the way.

  2. For sure, my hubby is not earning a 5-figure salary.

    I’m a SAHM for my 2 boys and this journey has lasted for the past 3 years. We do have little getaway once a year, be it locally or oversea. Life is good.

    Everything appear in the way you want to see them, things might not be that tough as they are.

    I grew up in a ‘OK’ family, father as a driver and mom as a housewife. both me and my brother did not have much toys. we saved up our piggy banks, not for toys but to put in our bank. I only got to sit on a plane for the 1st time when i was in my teens and it was only to KL with my family. BUT all this I’m contented.

    It all boils down to how much you want in life. And how much is enough.

    Of cos your concerns are vaild. your concerns spell one of the reason why our nation’s birth rate is this low. =p

    for children, they don need holidays, branded cloths, branded toys or branded school. all they want is our LOVE and TIME to be with them.

    1. Hi Rachel,
      Thanks for sharing your views on this topic. You pin down a very good point here. Somehow, I do believe that our parenthood is deeply influenced by our childhood. I felt that I was constantly deprived when I was young. I had a lot of time with my mother as she was a housewife, but I’ve always wanted something more ‘materialistic’.

      Now, I finally have the feeling that I have enough. I have a wonderful husband and son, I have a good job, I have my own home & car. If I want to have a #2, the situation may change. I lose some, and I gain some. I’m taking it naturally now. Whether I will have my #2, or whether I will quit my job in future, I leave them to God.

      Btw, I really feel that you r a very capable SAHM. Managing two kids on your own is not easy. But you handle it very well, and still have time to manage two blogs and a scrapbooking hobby. Well done!

  3. Hey,
    Enjoy the most of what you have now, as for the rest, they will come when the time is right. =)

    And, thank you for your kind words =)Like all mothers, I’m doing my best to provide for my family. though not prefect, i’m still working on it.

    I chose this path I’m walking now, with the love and support from my family. though no cooperate ladder to climb, nor a monthly salary to draw, what I’m rewarded now is priceless. 😉

    Have a great trip!

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