Journey called Life

I think I have to write about my health and parenting journey. So one day my kiddos can read and understand why and how i choose to go through this journey to be a vegan and gentle parents one day. Yes, I believe i will be a vegan one day but today i am still on the journey to be one since being a vegan and gentle parents are not a destination, but it is a journey.

This is also the journal i need to keep for myself to encourage myself to keep myself on the right track. Yes I still fail sometimes to control my appetite towards dairy based ice cream or cheese or eeg and perhaps grilled chicken. And i am not ashamed to admit it because once again, this is a journey and here is my journey.

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The Second Year

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Can’t believe you are 2 now my baby boy. Mama and papa are more than grateful to have you in our lives.

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We celebrated Destin’s second birthday at home. With a simple celebration, we decor the house and i cooked the vegetarian birthday noodle for him. We order gluten free chocolate cake for him and we took him for dinner together with the uncles and aunties to vmad restaurant. He was pretty excited to blow the candle. So happy to see this year my son is able to blow the candle, request to eat the cake lol, say a simple prayer like “thank you Jesus for everything”. Happy 2nd birthday our little man…may papa and mama be able to raise you as a good boy who is able to be blessing for others. Gbu dear.

16 mos

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We are amazed with littleman’s talking skills, how he would try to imitate whatever he heard. He now can talk not only one simple word but now he can combine 2 or 3 simple words.

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This little man also got good sense of humor. He never fail to amuse us with his silly and cute actions and talks. I never knew how a little child could have this sense of humor like him and i’m glad little man is growing from a happy baby to this cheerful toddler.

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He is also a fast learner as we are amazed how he now know the letter ABC and how he knows the differences between letter and number. He would say letters he found as “AB” and number as “tuta” He’s also loves to pay attention on shapes especially star and moon 🙂

The happiest thing for me should be how littleman got his appetite back. He now can ask for “mama…mamam” “mama…duduk” which means he wants to eat and sit on his high chair. I’m so happy that i’ve been waiting for this moment since he started his solids. But this also means i have to make sure to prepare good and healthy food for him.
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Littleman loves to eat in small portion and do it by himself. So i do baby-led-weaning on him and i’m glad it works really well for both of us. I feel less pressure on feeding him and he also finished his meal happily. This BLW thing is really genius 🙂

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His favorite time of the day should be on the afternoon when i ask him to water the garden. He’s so excited to play the water that he will say it as “tutu” (means water) and he will say it as “rain” I’m glad you do love outdoor activities, littleman. Sometimes gou gou ase also take us to the city park. This is also our fav thing to do on the afternoon 🙂

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We are living in this country where safe and comfortable outdoor activities are so limited. but I promise i will do my best to let you do outdoor activities as much as we could provide. I do hope you will fall in love with the nature and natural live like i do recently.

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I hope i am raising you right my son. I want you to know how me and your papa treasure every moment spent with you and how it is hard for us to remember that basically all parents are raising their children to let them go someday. We are so glad we don’t miss a thing until today. Thank you God for this healthy and happy little man you sent to our lives.

About Parenting

Babies are born,not made;

Parents are made, not born

They said our life changed over one night once you deliver the baby. It is so true. Baby D has changed our life completely, he changes our life upside down in every aspects, he changes our priority and one thing for sure, he changes our lifestyle.

People said take your time before the baby arrived, that is also so true. I can’t remember if I ever have quality time with hubby, just the two of us, since baby D here. I’m so grateful that hubby is so understanding and helpful in taking care of baby D. Every little thing is new and challenging. I don’t think I can make it so far without his support as a team to raise baby D. I sometimes feel guilty not able to spend more time to take care of him anymore. I even can’t remember when was my last “me time”. Every time is “baby D time” now.

But one thing for sure, baby D arrival brings more love and joy to our family, and now we are so addicted to him that we can’t imagine our lives without him around. We love you so baby D!