Running on the home stretch

While busy occupying myself with packing and shipping stuff, I’m glad I found time to simulate the packing of my expressed breast milk (EBM) before the actual day we are leaving.

I got a 9qt Coleman cooler and placed the Avent VIA cups of frozen EBM at the bottom and then put as much Techni-Ice as possible on top.

See?  There’s still some space between the cups of EBM, which is a no-no for transporting them.  I want them to not move around as much as possible.  So I prepared more Techni-Ice to place in between the cups.

I know what you’re thinking…why go to all that trouble to take just a few cups of EBM back, right?  I don’t have a lot because I breastfeed Hannah directly, and so I only expressed milk the few times when she overslept or if I felt engorgement.  So I only have 5 cups of about 4-5oz each.  All breastfeeding moms are kiasu creatures, so I take back whatever liquid gold I have, never mind that the cooler will take up a considerable amount of space in my check-in luggage.

Oh yeah… did I mention I am checking in the EBM?  I’m praying the lots and lots of Techni-Ice I am using to keep the frozen EBM frozen will do its job beautifully.

Sigh…can’t believe that we will be leaving in THREE days’ time!

Tomorrow, the movers will be coming over to pack and ship most of our stuff back in containers.  I am still in the process of finalizing the shipping list, … can’t believe how much we have accumulated over a span of just nine months! 

Tonight the PC will be packed up.  That means no more internet access for about 2 weeks, and no more blogging until then.

Although we are heading home, I can’t help but feel a tinge of sadness leaving this apartment that has been our home for nine months.  It was here that I had suffered labor pains while carrying Hannah and gave birth hours later.  We had arrived in the US a family of three but we are leaving as a family of four.

It was also here that through God’s will, I realized my dream of becoming a SAHM.  I will forever remember this place because I started my SAHM journey here. 

This place holds special memories for me, from my Californian driving test to my countless kitchen experiments, and oh yes, I will definitely remember the shopping, both online and off.  I will absolutely MISS shopping here.


I guess we had to leave someday.

I’m sad but at the same time excited.  Looking forward to coming home, but not relishing the fact that it will be scorching hot back in Malaysia.  Looking forward to all the food we missed back home, but knowing in my heart that I will also miss California.

Bittersweet nonetheless… Catch up with y’all in a few weeks’ time, alright?

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13 Responses to Running on the home stretch

  1. Tine says:

    Have a safe trip home 🙂

  2. Bart says:

    Hope all your arrangements will proceed well. Take care and see you back in Malaysia.

  3. Susan says:

    Safe trip Dear!

  4. Adino says:

    Have a safe trip home!

  5. wen says:

    ya, breastfeeding mums are kiasu chicks! haha
    cant believe u are returning soon!

  6. KittyCat says:

    Liquid gold alright 🙂

    Have a good trip home (again LOL)…

  7. jemima says:

    HE will keep you & your family safe on your trip home.


  8. michelle says:

    Have a safe flight home!

  9. sharine says:

    Welcome back! Can’t believe you check-in the liquid gold! Gosh… I would rather let me elder to finish it… LOL but I think if I’m in your shoes maybe will do the same… the kiasu symptom…

  10. rinnah says:

    I guess you must be on one of many flights winging your way home as I type this comment. Have a safe passage home, Giddy Tiger family!

  11. Hijackqueen says:

    By the time you read this, I’m sure you are busy unpacking. lol

  12. zmm says:

    Guess you are home already.

    Tell us what happened to milk.

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