Jul 18, 2017

14 It's A Nephew!

My aunt nicknamed him "the watermelon" months ago, at a time when my cousin's tummy looked as round as one as she was carrying the little guy.

He popped out two weeks early, whilst I was in the cinema watching Transformers. I had my phone on airplane mode and since I got home late, I didn't bother checking for messages that night. Imagine my surprise the next morning. " By golly! ", I messaged my husband at work, "The Watermelon's out."

I was excited. Weeks before, we ladies had discussed a slumber party at my cousin's place to celebrate the new birth. I packed my bags for a 2-nights' stay. My aunt, now newly crowned grandma, flew in from East Malaysia at the same time to take on the role of 'confinement lady'. We chatted and played games until late while watching over the baby. He was well behaved so it was pretty relaxing. I helped tidy up my cousin's home a bit. My aunt got down to the cooking and herbal baths.

Baby gift? Hah, I'd already gotten my cousin one weeks earlier so that she could prepare in advance - it's a newborn to toddler portable rocker. Would you like to see it?

Tadaa... here it is! 

Newborn to Toddler Portable Rocker

I had, in the beginning, planned on giving the new parents a fully assembled chair, unwrapped with a ribbon tied on top. Thought I'd save them the trouble. After removing all the parts from the box, I struggled to understand the instructions and failed to piece everything together. Haha ..! How come, right? But I gave in since I didn't want to ruin the new gift with scratches. "Aiyahh... better let the parents figure it out ", I consoled myself. 

Alas, the day just wasn't going right for me. It wouldn't fit back into the box so I had to pack the seat pad separately. I then wrapped the entire thing in brown paper. So much for trying to be helpful!

Luckily, it wasn't difficult for my cousin to figure it out.

Baby Damien In His Rocker

Fast forward two weeks since the baby was born, my aunt informed me that the little watermelon loves the rocker so much that he refused to sleep in his crib one night. In fact, he's in it most of the day too. After cracking my head for months over what to get the new parents, I was pleased to hear this. I'm glad baby is happy with his chair

Happy baby equals relieved and relaxed parents. Yes?


14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! The Rocker is pretty practical and cool!

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    1. Thank you, Angie - practical is what I was aiming for!

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  2. Awwww....such a sweet post, Sharon! And I love the name 'watermelon'. LOL! :)

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    1. I do too..haha! Thank you, Linda xx

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  3. Congrats to your cousin on the newly born... :)

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  4. Baby must love his new chair.

    And congrats to the new parents. And you too as an aunt.

    Now the baby is the centre of everyone's attention.

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    1. Thank you, Rose ^.^ Yeah, for a couple of years - the cute years!

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  5. Sweet Melon names are popular in China and Korea. Nice name!
    I love that very thoughtful gift you gave them. I know that one is not cheap but very useful and practical plus very safe instead of dangling from the motorized sarong from mid-air!!! LOLOL I heard that some toddlers also rolled themselves out from the sarongs because they had too much of the motorized shaking.

    This post made me think of my childhood days when I always wanted my mother or maid to pat & rock me to sleep. At this age today, I would want complete peace and not vibrations to get a good sleep. HaHa!

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    1. Haha... I was brought up in the 'dangling sarong' era but non-motorised! My grandmother and aunt used to pat us to sleep in that.

      Very true, I am with you on complete peace when it comes to sleep today .. and I also appreciate big, spacious beds ..lol!

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  6. Congratulation! Nice nickname.I don't even have a nickname when in Mum's belly.

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    1. I wonder if I had one. I've never asked my parents ..lol!

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  7. Congrats to the new parents, grandma and to you, as a new aunt! You have chosen a great gift and Watermelon loves it! Ha ha!

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    1. Nancy, it must be because of the toys dangling above and that it's colourful ..kids! ^.^

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