My mummy friend B (the one who coincidentally is also pregnant) invited us to a free class at The Little Gym at Forum since her son has been attending it and it was Bring A Friend Week. The timing wasn't something I typically would be comfortable with, at 10:10 am as its very close to B's nap time. But some reason, that day, I decided to take a risk and go for it and the class is only 45 minutes.
It was a risk well taken. B was very overwhelmed and scared at the beginning of the class because of the somewhat loud music and ruckus the class was making, and clung onto me as usual and did not want to participate in the activities. At some point, we had to exit the classroom because it was too much for him to handle. After awhile, B somehow warmed up and eventually seemed to enjoy himself, of cos, doing his own things and observing others. By the time the class ended and I finished chatting with my friend, we left Forum at around 11:10am - B fell asleep in the car and continued to have a 2.5 hours nap. With that, we have recently tried to push his nap time later, i.e. after lunch. He seems to be able to nap longer, but I am not 100% sure because today he got up after an hour. Oh well...
Then Wednesday, with no programme planned, I decided to take him on the Hippo Bus tour from Suntec because every time we pass by that place, he gets so excited over the buses parked there. So I decided after lunch, we will embark on a public transport journey. We took the LRT to the NEL, then transferred to the Circle Line and finally got onto the Hippo bus. He loved it! And I loved it too. Because I wasn't driving and had to make sure we get back home in time to prepare dinner, we alighted the tour bus at Clarke Quay to take the NEL back. Needless to say, by the time I get home, I was exhausted!
Since the ticket was valid for a 24-hour period, I decided to continue the rest of our journey the next morning by driving down to Suntec after breakfast. Again, mother and son had a really good bonding time and it was educational too! I pointed out buildings, flags, trees, birds to him enroute and he was fascinated with the Singapore Flyer. Every now and then, he will come to me and say "red bus, big wheel, big airplane" because when we were on the red bus, we saw the big wheel (flyer) and a big military plane flew above us.
|Mother and son wefie on the second morning|
Saturday morning we dropped by the CSC in Changi to sign up as members because we LOVE the pool there and it is convenient for us, as opposed to NSRCC where our membership has expired. Love, love, love the club and we went down there this afternoon and spent the long afternoon playing in the pool. Suffice to say B had a great time jumping in and out of the pool and he was asleep by 6:45pm. I too had a wonderful time doing laps in the pool. While I was at it, I was seriously counting my blessings that I could do this at this point in the pregnancy because in the first trimester, my morning sickness really had me handicapped. DH and I see ourselves spending our Sundays there and if I could keep up with the swimming and yoga, I hope by the end of the pregnancy I would be in a better shape when I enter the delivery room and hopefully enough to survive the first few months.
Here I am typing the post, relishing the movements C is making in my womb. Oh how much I love this feeling. We can't help but get scared because this is all about to get real in a few months time!!