After 7 days of being away from the son more than I’ve ever been – apart from the one time I had to bring him back for a doc review just to make sure that there wasn’t any need for hospitalization – I’m so glad that we’re finally done with the whole wake-up-at-6am and get-home-at-10pm lifestyle, at least for a while.
The 2 recent events that ran were a success and I’m absolutely grateful and thankful to have learnt so much new knowledge just by being a part of it. My team mates have been nothing shy of being a fantastic bunch, each showing so much care & concern to a pregnant mum, I feel so loved.
I’ve been feeling bad as a mum though, that I’ve had to work from morning to night in the 6 days. Thankfully my super helper has been super in feeding me updates of Liam when she catches me late in the night or early in the morning and what joy it is to hear what he’s been up to. It’s always my highlight of the day.
It was also during these crazy 6 days when I was away so much that my little man actually started to have phone conversations with me for the very first time. I would call to check on him through the day and here’s how our conversations would go:
Helper: Hi Ma’am! (Liam shouts in the background: I want to talk to mummy!)
Liam: Hello mummy!
Me: Hello Liam! How are you?
Liam: Good. Liam Good Boy
Me: I miss you Liam
Liam: Miss you mummy. Mummy go work come back soon?
Me: Yes, mummy come back soon and hug you okay?
Liam: Okay mummy, byebye
And true enough even though he’s fast asleep after I reach home, somehow he’s been up about 1145pm – 12mn these recent few days, saying “mummy, come!” through the baby monitor as an indication for me to go into his bedroom. And when I’m get in, he would sit up and say “mummy hold hand” before falling back asleep. TOTAL TUGGER AT MY HEART STRINGS I TELL YA!
I’ve no idea where he’s learnt all that from, since he hasn’t been to play school for the past 1.5 weeks now (ever since the bout of illness attacked his immune system). Yet it actually seems like the more time I spend away from him, the more I notice him grow. Even my mum who’s been lovely to volunteer taking care of him while the Bo & I have been busy at work, and spending everyday with our little guy has been telling me that mr. chatty just got even MORE chatty.
I miss my little man. And I’m thankful to have people I trust to care for my son so that I can concentrate at work. I can’t wait to kick start our weekend and spend some quality time with him before another slew of events hits me in the face.
And oh yes, 15 days countdown to our vacation! I can’t wait!