Gearing Up For Daddyhood

Dear Bub,

When you are all grown up one day, never say we don’t love you because we do, wholeheartedly, especially your Daddy.

Throughout the months, your Daddy has been working extra hours in preparation for your arrival. Being more diligent than Mommy, Daddy has been reading up baby books, ferrying Mommy to and fro check-ups, asking endless questions during the ante-natal lessons, exploring ways in babyproofing the house and enduring Mommy’s occasional, emotional “fits”.

One day, when you resent us for disallowing you to do something, look back and remember that we do care a lot about you – even way before you were born.

To make sure you get the privilege of enjoying quality baby items, Daddy did lots of research and came up with this detailed comparison of products and their prices. Organised huh?

To make sure that your cot looks good and brand new, Daddy took a few days to painstakingly dismantle, paint and refurbish it:

Then, he assembled them all over again and ensured that it’s safe and stable for you to sleep in:

A final touch-up to your little corner in our room, where you’ll sleep with us at night and….

Ta-daaaa! Here’s how it looks like:

Daddy’s latest “stunt” included learning how to fold your cloth napkin….from a book! It was such a funny sight that Mommy couldn’t resist snapping a photo so that you can see this in years to come:

Our darling Bub, I’ll give Daddy many sloppy kisses on your behalf now. Don’t forget to do that when you have learned the beauty of gratefulness.

We’ll see you soon. May you be well and happy always.

Love,
Mommy

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10 thoughts on “Gearing Up For Daddyhood

  1. Oh wow! I used to have an Excel sheet like that too! But never buy anything cos most of the things we got from our siblings, friends and colleagues! šŸ˜€ We don’t mind cos in this time of economy crisis, saving money is important! Don’t simply buy until very very necessary!

    As for the bed cot, we have one too, but Ben used it less than 3 times… cos end up co-sleeping with us, easier for me to breastfeed him at night. Bub’s room looks gorgeous! šŸ˜€

    Joey, if your mind is still set on breastfeeding, I’d like to encourage you to try the hand express method (around 1mth before your maternity leave ends). Really really handy and saves you all the trouble!

    Until then, stay safe and be happy! šŸ˜€

    1. joeyllhow

      We didn’t buy much too other than the necessities and those things we couldn’t get second hand. Even the baby cot is a hand-me-down, so we really saved a lot that way. šŸ™‚

      Yes, I’m still all up for breastfeeding; I’ve read up how to self-express but since I’ve gotten a breastpump, I’ll try using that first and see how it goes. It’s not that convenient for me to be squeezing my boobs in the office when I go back to work later šŸ˜€

      1. Hahaha… give it a try lah… hand express very good! I’ve got a Medela pump and few manual pumps (all given by sister in laws) but in the end, the best is still what God gave us.. our own hands šŸ˜›

        Why I so sibuk promote hand express is because, no noise, easier to feel (as you express, you can feel milk getting less), I personally feel my let-down is faster when I hand express, hygienic (as in no need to worry the pump or container not sterilised etc etc)

        I recommended one of my bloggy friend to try this, initially she said painful (it shouldn’t be painful if you’re doing it correctly) so she never continued… until she had to go overseas few weeks for work and couldn’t use her electric pump to express on plane and on land after that… so, luckily she remembered the steps (I sent her a PDF guide) and she end up hand expressed all the while overseas šŸ˜€

        Just give it a try lah, no pressure! It’s good to hear you’re up for breastfeeding! šŸ˜€

  2. melanie

    luan luan, you are one lucky gal….it’s so nice of ur hubby to be doing all those in preparation to welcome ur baby…. thumbs up for him…. šŸ™‚

    1. joeyllhow

      Thanks Melanie, I’m sure he’ll “float” to read this šŸ˜€ Yes, he’s a very hands-on hubby and definitely will be a great daddy too, I must admit!

      1. melanie

        hahaha….he deserves to “float” since he’s been doing a great job…. he will be a great helping hand when Bub comes by…. as a working mother, i think you will have so much things to do and so little time…. ur hubby will be there to rescue you everytime you need help, no doubt about that….

  3. Yen

    Joey, ur hubby looks so cute folding the nappy with his hair all over the place. šŸ˜€ Got to teach my hubby but I don’t think we’ll be using nappy for the first few months. My mom said baby pee too much.

    1. joeyllhow

      Hehehe, he was probably stressed out figuring out how to do it :)) So you’ll be using disposable diapers? Have to buy quite many, I guess.

  4. May Yee

    Hello… you re very blessed šŸ˜€

    For disposable diapers… check out carrefour at Tropicana Mall… they actually calculate the diaper (per piece) for you to compare price. Also I went to Isetan Lot 10 recently to get groceries… bought new born mmypoko for RM33 @ 54 pcs.

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