Why So Fast One?

I guess most of you would have heard the good news.

And I’m sure the first question you’re going to ask is… “why so fast?”. We sure got that a lot from our friends and people we tell. Poey Chin is so happy she’s telling total strangers like shopping mall sales assistants and the Chinese Medicine Hall.

Some people even try to count back to see if we’ve been naughty before we got married or not. Poey Chin is nine weeks pregnant, and we’ve been married for fifteen weeks. You do the math hehe…

Anyway, I really don’t know how to answer why Poey Chin got pregnant so quickly. Most of the time they say we were too hard working, giving a knowing wink.

Honestly, this pregnancy was unplanned but I believe it’s God’s plan.

Some then go on to say, “Well, it’s also good to start a family young”. Like it’s a bad thing.

And that’s not the worst part. The worst part is the tons of advice, petua (advice from elders) and pantang-larang (forbidden practices) that we’ve been getting.

Don’t eat this. Don’t go to these places. Don’t look at these things. Don’t drink this.

If we were to follow every single word, Poey Chin would have to stay home in bed and not go anywhere. In the end, we’ve decided to listen to Doctor.

I found that I’ve become more naggy towards my wife. I’m starting to remind her to take her vitamins. Drink your Anmum milk. That day she softly screamed at me “I don’t like to drink milk! It’s making me nauseous”.

I have banned her from doing any housework, which means I’m so exhausted cleaning everything. I can’t work late any more, which means I’m busier at work. Which means less time reading blogs.

I’m been clearing out a lot of unwanted stuff in our house. I don’t know why but I’m just preparing a lot of empty space in our condo. Now I realize that I must have developed some sort of nesting instinct.

Sorry this post seems to go nowhere. My mind is going in many different directions these days. Sometimes I don’t even know what to blog about anymore.

Very Good News

I’ve got some great news to share with everyone. I’ll let the photos do the talking:

We found out about this three weeks ago, but I didn’t want to say anything until the doctor confirmed a stable implantation. The pregnancy is in the ninth week now.

Last Friday morning we were at the doctor and I saw our baby’s heart beating… looks to me like a bubble that’s expanding and contracting. Like those frogs with the throat that can expand when they croak.

I got a printout of the uterus scan… but can’t tell head or tail what is what. Well, I guess that’s why I paid so much for the doctor consultation 🙂

Ma ma Poey Chin is doing fine. She’s sleeping a lot, and having very bad nausea. She can’t stand the kitchen smell any more which means eating out a lot. Either that or I have to cook, which is not very appetizing.

Right now we’re very careful, and also praying very hard that baby will be fine.

I’m so so so very excitedI can’t wait to see my puppy baby!

Our lives are never going to be the same again.

Letters to My Grandchildren 3

Salam, my dear grandchildren,

Peace be upon you.

Today I was just wondering how you all are doing with your studies. I guess it must be interesting learning about the great history of Islam in the Middle East, and your classes must be full of interesting stories about the characters in the Quran.

Your Malaysian “history” classes should be interesting too. Did your books mention that bloggers are evil anti-government jobless housewives who behave like apes? Or did they omit any mention of bloggers?

I wonder if you are still able to attend church. I pray that your parents will be strong and will continue to teach you well, that they will not give in to any persecution.

Ah Kung