Hope that you all are well,
Yesterday Dumpling turned 1!!! Like what?! He went from being a fraction to one whole number and I am in total shock at how quickly time is flying.
As I sat yesterday, I thought back to when he was born, the uncertainty I felt about having 2 children, the worry over whether it was possible to love them both, yet here I am, a year later, and I cannot fathom my life without them in it.
In these short 12 months, Dumpling has taught me so many things and I will be forever grateful for them. In trying to figure out how to manage having a baby and a toddler, Dumpling has taught me patience.
In wanting to do everything all at the same time, he has taught me to enjoy the moment and take it all in with laughter.
When Dumpling was born, I used the same methods as with Cupcake because I assumed it would be the same, and boy, was I wrong.
Where Cupcake looks like his dad, Dumpling looks more like me. However, I realized that both my boys are completely free-spirited, which is really daunting for me, because I am as introverted as they come.
To add to that, our lives have changed so dramatically in the past 12 months, and Dumpling has been such a trooper through it all. From having new carers, to moving home, to me having a new job, alghamdulilah, my kids have both adjusted so well.
But I digress, back to Dumpling 😊
Dumpling is in essense, like a little jubjub as my mom says, everything is always so squishy and soft, not to mention the fact that he has all of 3 teeth (2 on the bottom and one on top).
He has hit his milestones like a trooper, wanting to sit, crawl, all so that he could play with Cupcake. Who is Dumplings hero, this is a bit tricky for me, especially since I am the eldest in my family, as I don’t want to put too much pressure on Cupcake, however, I have noticed that me guiding Cupcake has a very positive impact on Dumpling. So it is definitely a balance that I am learning to find.
On the food front, Dumpling eats soooooooo much! Even with those 3 little teeth, he even gets quite upset when I take too long, and has shared food with both Catman and Rose *Cant-look-face*.
Its funny that since Dumplings been born, I feel more relaxed as a parent, the pressure is still there, but I feel like you focus less on the irrelevant things and focus more on the things that matter. Like laying with Dumpling a bit longer, extra snuggles, extra laughter and definitely more love.
On that token, I need to say, shukran to Dumpling, shukran for being such a joy in our lives, for having such an amazing smile and for making the world a little more brighter 😊
Always with Love & Peace