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I Don’t Know Babies Burp

*Burp*     “Excuse me.”

“It’s ok. Everyone burps, even babies.”

“I don’t know babies burp.”

It was the conversation between me and an 11-year-old girl who just burped.

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Before I was pregnant, I told my future baby that I am ready for him or her, physically, mentally, physiologically, psychologically, financially, you name it. I read up books on pregnancy, articles on how to raise a child, save money, exercise to keep myself fit and healthy, etc. Yes, I thought I was ready. But I was wrong. The labour was a horror even though I had attended the antenatal class and learnt how to “push”. Despite knowing that breast milk is little but sufficient for baby on first few weeks, my baby keeps crying for milk every hour, 24 hours everyday. Three months after the labour, things slowly get better with an exhausted mum, thinking how arrogant I was when I said I was ready.


Preparation for baby

You can never be ready enough. Self-confidence is good. But over-confidence will take you by surprise. Even if you have studied diligently and done all the homework, you still need to do revision before the examination. For students who are in Primary 5 this year, it is never too early to start preparing for PSLE next year. Happy preparing and getting ready!

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  1. ChristineR says:

    Hello Wendy, I’m glad you have delivered safely. I hope you are able to catch up on some sleep eventually. Demanding babies are scary as you keep thinking you’ve done something wrong. You don’t know if it is colic or you aren’t giving enough milk. Or in my day, has the safety-pin come undone in the nappy! So many things to worry about. Take care.

    • Wendy says:

      Hi Christine, how’s life?
      Ah, sleep deprivation, only parents know.
      I am still using safety-pin 🙂 during the day.

      • ChristineR says:

        I was lucky with my two when I first brought them home from hospital, the first was no hassle until she starting cutting teeth, and the second is always easier!

        • Wendy says:

          So far my baby is not giving me much trouble, just that I have phobia to have a second one. Going through the last three months again will be the last thing I want to do now.

          • ChristineR says:

            Strange thing about motherhood, all that pain and angst seems forgotten later on, or looked at with the gloss of maternal pride. If not, no woman would choose to have more than one child!

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