After two days of going out with sis, decided to stay home this day to re-establish the routine.
– 5 am –
First feed of the day. Woke up with stiff neck. Arghh… Faith has actually awoken at around 4am and made suckling sound. Decided to wait it out rather than going into her room to soothe her to sleep. The hubs was up also and when asked why he didn’t want to go back to sleep, “I’m reading the population white paper. You know, the population is projected blah blah blah…”
The hubs set off for work at 5.30am and I had breakfast, cleared some work emails and then did laundry.
– 7am –
Faith woke up. Feed again. Bathing time ensued and after that Activity A commenced.
– 8.30am –
Faith took a nap. I took the chance to bake Matcha Chocolate Coffee cake. Nope, there isn’t coffee in it (silly me). It turned out less than satisfactory in terms of the appearance. The cake turned out dense, all thanks to Yours Truly. Otherwise, the cake is flavourful and I actually quite like it. Hey, I used quality matcha and dark chocolate, ya know? Recipe and explanation of mistake after the jump.
The cake was baked and dishwashing done. Faith woke up (just in time!) for feed and Activity B. More difficult to get her to nap this time (needed to carry and soothe her) but nonetheless, still ok. Faith and I had ‘face-time’ and she looked intently into my eyes and the movement of my mouth when I sounded out ‘Mama’. She cooed and laughed at my expression which was really sweet. Put her on the rocker (thanks to sis) and it could sustain her for about 15 minutes before she sounded her displeasure. Meanwhile, I was running in and out to prepare my lunch.
– 12.30pm –
Faith finally napped and I could have my lunch in peace. Lunch was pork dumpling soup with Gai Lan. Washed the dishes again and then sat down to catch up on news. I don’t normally do that but the hubs’ interest in the population white paper made me want to find out more. Erm, I don’t find it too interesting and went on to read up on some baking stuff. Hahah. Gongcha – the hubs went to buy one for me after work yesterday. *sweet*
– 2.17pm –
Faith woke up. Fed again and had a short-lived tummy time which she loathed. Thereafter, it’s a cycle of sleep, wake, carry, soothe.
– 3pm –
Finally fell asleep amidst the noise made by the grass cutters.
– 6pm –
The hubs’ back. Had dinner.
– 6.35pm –
Faith woke up. Fed her and spent some time with her.
– 8pm –
– 9am –
Matcha Chocolate Coffee Cake
Makes one loaf pan