Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hiatus & Big Change

Happy New Year all!

I know it has been a long hiatus since my last posting. The guilt never fails to creep up on me whenever I think of this blog. But I have a beyond good and valid reason for my disappearance!  Believe me...  

B and I are in hopeful and cheery anticpation of a little new addition to our family in May!  We are taking our first baby steps into parenthood, and boy...though the little one has not quite joined us in the real world yet, B and I have gone through a series of ups and downs in the past 4.5 months. But we believe that this new year will be a better year, filled with God's goodness and mercy. 

present from elder sis to baby
these were bought before we knew baby's gender
we were going for the muji look!

Undoubtedly, my daily activities and movements have been dictated by this little being.  I was down with wretched retching for the first few months which left me so sick and tired.  There was nothing much that I could do except read and sleep.  The sight of food turned me off most of the time, which needless to say, made it completely impossible to continue with this food blog.  It was so bad that I stopped purchasing my staple food magazines.  Am I ever so glad that I have since parted with those times of outflowing, and back with my voracious appetite.  

So why didn't I come back to my blog sooner?
Hmm... The burgeoning tummy has made it much tougher than expected. I've tried photographing some cookies that I baked for Christmas, but nearly passed out with exhaustion from moving tables, props, etc.  Aah...I know it sounds like such an exaggeration, and I don't deny that... 
The truth is that it is a whole mix of inertia, festive distractions and a change in focus for me.  Somehow, motherhood is looming all over my mind now, and I can't seem to escape it. B has been urging me to come back to photography and blogging, and I have hesitated in agreeing to give it a shot.  So, please be patient with me as I slowly gather myself together.  I hope I haven't lost it yet.. (that's every artiste's greatest fear.. hahahah!)

Alright, I hereby promise that I will do a post on the cookies that I baked for Christmas!  In the meantime, allow me to have my Mozart break with baby.  I love feeling the kicks in my tummy.... one of the greater joys in pregnancy..

these i bought after knowing the baby's gender
no prizes for making the right guess!