POO FARTED ON: November 17, 2014


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POO FARTED ON: November 5, 2014


I’m currently in my 38th week of pregnancy. The finish line is finally i plain sight. It’s been a long journey and yet it also seems like it was just yesterday I found out i was pregoppotamus. I am sharing my story in hope that anything I’ve learnt and experienced may benefit those of you who are prego. Being pregnant, I’ve come to find that women who’ve been pregnant share this bond of wanting to help each other out. Countless ladies, aunties, friends I meet all share with me their experiences or shed light on what they think might help. And although I don’t really follow through with all old wives’ tales, it made me feel a little warm and fuzzy inside knowing that strangers and friends alike can be this kind. 

I found out I was pregnant at 6 weeks and it’s no lie, it came to me as an utter shock. I was not prepared and it made me very depressed for a long time. I didn’t meet or talk to anyone about it until I had made my decision to keep the baby for I did not want anyone to tell me what I should do or affect my decision. The choice was mine and my partner’s alone. In the end, pretty evidently, we decided to keep her. A lot of people have asked if we were going to wed. That question never crossed our minds. To me, bringing little Ara bear into the world is a celebration of life. She is a product of love, that i know for a darn fact. And even if my partner and I decide to part ways in future, I know we will both love her and maintain our responsibilities as parents. Thankfully, we live in an era where you do not get stoned for having a kid out of wedlock. Marriage to me is sacred. I do not take it lightly. When I got pregnant, my relationship although stable was still premature. Two people taking a vow to say they will stay together for always cannot be decided by getting knocked up. That isn’t healthy, to me at least. And remember, you may not agree with what you read, but this is my opinion. As you are entitled to your own. So there, I am not ashamed to say, I will be having a baby with the love of my life and one day maybe we will wed but not now. Even though Ara bear is still in my belly, we already feel like a family unit. And that’s what matters. Now, I just want to focus on being a first time parent and enjoy every moment of it.


Before I was pregnant, I was working out 5 – 6 times a week. I may not look it but I was quite healthy. I still ate a shit ton, so no flat belly for me but I felt the best I ever had in all my 3o years. I stayed active even after I got pregnant. I cut down on the extra vigorous activities but I kept to yoga once a week and working out with a trainer twice a week. It is pivotal that you keep active, it benefits you mentally, physically and baby too! At around 12 weeks, we took a trip to Maldives. I love the sea. I needed a break from the stresses I was going through at the time and it helped major! I snorkelled with sharks (I LOVE SHARKS), octopi, turtles etc and all the while talking to my baby in my head sharing with her all these visuals. It made me feel alive. At around 26 weeks, we went to Bali for a wedding and used it as an excuse for a babymoon too. I went trekking to see a major waterfall and took a dip in the fresh, cold water. That experience rejuvenated me in so many ways. It connected me back to mother nature and everything felt like it was in it’s right place. I was also lucky that my belly was relatively small, so it made my movements somewhat still agile. In my 6th – 7th month, I cut out yoga and gym training was cut down to once a week. At that time, I started swimming. Swimming, you will find, is highly beneficial. Being in water relieves your legs of added pressure. In fact, your whole body feels so much lighter and not so squished up. I have had difficulty breathing but in the water I felt amazing. I did 15 laps in my short lap pool. Do however many laps you feel comfortable with. From 8 months on, I stopped working out, I just got too lazy. Meh >< I can’t wait to get back to working out, seriously. Never over exert yourself though, everyone goes through pregnancy differently. If you choose to exercise, only do as much as your body is comfortable with. At 8 months, I started using the bath tub A LOT. Having moved into the house for close to 2 years, I’ve used the tub maybe 5 times. But because of how much being in the water soothed me, I starting having baths instead of showers almost everyday. I had the luxury of having a bath tub in my room and I’m way thankful. If you have access to a tub, I highly recommend it. Light a candle, throw in some honey bath melt from Bodyshop and some bath salts, stream a movie / TV show on the ipad and I am good to go.  I soaked for 1/2 hour to an hour on average. It helped relieve any aches and pains I had. 


I didn’t know much about what foods would be good for baby so I did my homework. I started cooking most weekdays at home because outside foods have a lot of MSG. Also, my partner works irregular hours, eating home made more sense. I ate a lot of greens namely broccoli and spinach. And a lot more meats (I’m not usually a fan of meat,) mostly grilled chicken or fish. I have a glass of homemade juice everyday, beetroot, green juice, carrot, ginger juice on rotation. What you ingest in the morning is pivotal, that’s when your body absorbs the most nutrients. The first few months, baby is mostly developing and maturing it’s organs so I just tried eating healthy. I also tried my best to cut out artificial sugar, I didn’t want to put on excess weight that would not be beneficial to baby anyway. From my 7th month on, I started eating more sweet stuff to help baby fatten up. Doc said she was a little small at 36 weeks. Since then, she been packing on the gramssssssah! I’m happy to say she was 2.9kg at 37 weeks, ready for the world. At 38 weeks, I’ve gained close to 13kilos, 4 of which was gained in the last 4 weeks. If you have a regular BMI, it is healthy to gain 11 – 15 kilos by the end of your term. And I’m happy to be where I am.


I just had my 30th birthday celebration with my closest friends and now just waiting on little belly Ara to decided when she’s fully baked and ready for the world and all it’s adventures. We can’t wait to meet her and I pray that she’s a little healthy burr. I’m thankful for everyone who helped and supported me through the last 9 months, this journey would not have been as smooth if I didn’t have them in my life. And of course, I’m thankful for my partner in crime, Andy. Without which, I most definitely would not have been able to come this far. He’s been so patient with me and my bouts of anger, supportive and just all round A star companion. He kisses me and then my belly every morning before he leaves for work. I can’t wait for the mornings he kisses little Ara before mama burr and then head out the door. xx


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POO FARTED ON: October 23, 2014




I’ve never really had one favorite designer. I always believed that every season, each designer forms an opinion with their work and no one could possibly agree with someone every single time. That is until Alexander Wang came into my world. Each and every season, I drool over something. Something about his cuts and silhouettes, reinventing simple staples and pieces that transcend trends. He’s one designer I truly love so imagine my excitement when i saw his H&M campaign video on his website.


PS: A big shoutout to the girls at H&M Singapore for gifting me these amazing pieces. Abso L O V E!!!







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