This week I learned more about motherhood. Naj is now in his clingy stage. He would cry so loud when I will go to the bathroom for my nightly bath and would cry in the morning when he feels I slip out from the bed to prepare for work. I learned that this the attachment period. Babies will seek the person they feel they are most secure, not necessarily the person who feeds him often. There are different types of attachment but the best one is that babies feels anxious and agitated if separated from the primary caregiver and would feel relieved when reunited with the primary caregiver. As long as the primary caregiver can provide the infant the needed security and warmth that he needs in the early stages, this will serve as a prototype of all future social relationships whereas those whose attachment has not developed during this period, the child will encounter some developmental consequences like reduced intelligence and increased aggression. More about attachment theory here.
I also learned about marriage this week. Husbands and wives have an obligation to work on the marriage unceasingly, broken or not. It is all about teamwork as you build a life together and keep communication open. Just love without demands or questions. It will make you understand the real type of love is what was written in 1 Corinthians 13 in the Bible.
1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
It is also my mama’s birthday this week. I wish I was able to celebrate her birthday with her. She is my rock. She is a diamond. Watch out for my 5 Things I Learned From My Mother this Friday.
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Here are a round-up of links I found online that inspired me this week that you might enjoy too:
A letter to all moms on behalf of all kids
I am such a fan of Sound of Music
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith on marriage
Trying this by tomorrow
What is your fashion style personality
Helpful tips for bloggers
One of the biggest debate of 2015: What color is this dress?
How to take a good instagram photos
My hubby’s love language: Act of Service
How to make your husband the man of your dreams
Simple all-day weightloss tips
Maybe we should inject kids in our clinic like this
Seven ideas to do in the seven Singapore long weekends this 2015
Going to a Chinese wedding dinner later…. Hope you all have a great weekend!