It’s been a long time since I’ve really gotten out and done anything other than go to an obstetrician appointment or a pediatrician appointment (or done something truly awesome and different like go to the grocery store or pre-school pick-up—you know you’re jealous of my wildly exotic expat life, don’t try to hide it).
Now that the baby is here and the plague seems to have passed beyond some residual sniffles/coughs on the girl’s part, I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to go out and do. As it turns out, there’s so much stuff, that I needed to make a list so I would remember everything! Check out their posts for more information!
1–I found out from Jeffrey and Flora that there’s a piece of the Berlin Wall here in Singapore.
2-The National Museum of Singapore is hosting an exhibit on loan from the Musee D’Orsay in Paris, which includes several of my all-time favorite paintings. Singapore Actually did a six part blog post series about the exhibit, which starts with this post. Notabilia wrote about the curator’s tour.
3-While at the National Museum, I’ll also have to check out the Paul Revere Bell Notabilia blogged about. Hopefully Kate can join me as we’d originally planned before I went into early labor, baby, blah blah blah.
4-There’s a must-see Titanic exhibit at the ArtScience Museum that people are loving. I want to know if my passenger survives as well as experience the recreation of the experience of being on Titanic. Singapore actually wrote about it here. Maggie and her new husband (congrats again, guys!) spoke highly of it on Twitter, and then Maggie wrote about it here.
5-While I’m at the ArtScience Museum, next door there’s apparently a new nightly (free) water/light show at Marina Bay Sands, which I know about thanks to Singapore Actually’s post.
6-Hopefully they’re still there-also at Marina Bay Sands-Singapore Actually also spotted some costumes from Wicked on display. We have tickets to see it in January and, as it’s a favorite musical of mine, I’m so beyond excited to see it again.
Also–all the Xmas decorations are up, and I think the official lighting of Orchard Road is soon (anyone know when?) and there will be a lot of activities and holiday themed events on weekends we’ll want to take the girls to. With luck I’ll finally be able to blog about things that aren’t my health or hospitals. The one thing I did manage to do already, is to buy my Thanksgiving turkey. We’re hosting some friends on Saturday the 26th to host “Fakesgiving” (as it isn’t technically on Thanksgiving) complete with a recorded broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
I know a lot of you were concerned about last week’s familial bout with the plague, that managed to land Rhiannon (and then me–not just as a parent, but as a patient, which you got to hear about via twitter) in the hospital. Firstly, thank you for the well wishes and the concern. Ellie is now healthy after missing a full week of school, but for a minor cough. My hospital stay as a patient was super brief…about 36 hours…Friday night until Sunday, and I was fine once I was rehydrated, given an anti vomiting shot (after the meds proved not strong enough), and slept. Rhiannon was released yesterday, and the whole family reunited. Ravi is understandably tired and a little under the weather but the storm seems to have passed.
Rhiannon’s hospitalization was difficult for the whole family. Ravi and I have some understandable post-traumatic stress about a baby of ours being hospitalized after Elanor’s stay in intensive care as a week old baby with sepsis and a stroke. Ellie was upset that we were gone (there were multiple bedtime requests for “Llama Llama Mad at Mama” as opposed to Ravi’s suggestion of “Llama Llama Misses Mama”) and acted out a lot. Ravi and I struggled with the separation and trying to keep the family going (as opposed to when E got sick and we were able to just shut down and focus on her to the exclusion of the outside world–this time we had to take care of both girls, call E’s school when she was going to be out, etc). But thankfully we are all on the mend.
With all of that, I almost didn’t realize that yesterday-November 13, 2011–Rhiannon turned a month old.