Johnson's Baby Shampoo

Okay…so there are not going to be any prizes for guessing why I have been MIA on this beauty blog!!!

Long-time readers will know I disappear from daily beauty blogging duties when “something” is up.  Last year, there was the first “something” which was sadly followed by the second “something” – it was such a heartbreaking year for us.  But finally, thank God, it’s a miracle – we have a third “something” and it’s a goody!!!  I won’t bore you all with the gory details as I respect that this is a beauty blog and I can get a bit TOO personal sometimes…but finally…WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!!  There was a 1 in 4 chance of them not surviving due to our blood disorders, but THANK GOD, the baby is fine…yeah, he/she has the same blood trait as us but we’ll just have to blood test their future spouse so they won’t ever have to go through the same thing as us!

Anyway, now that this is REALLY happening, I can finally relax a bit and get back to my regular beauty blogging again.  I lived in fear for the last 15 weeks…and I am still suffering from ALL-DAY SICKNESS but it’s all worth it 🙂

Don’t worry, beauty blog readers, this is not going to turn into some crazy mummy blog or pregnancy blog so please don’t hit the unsubscribe button.  I’m gonna do my pregnancy journey thingy in my personal blog so go there if you wanna hear the preggo goss and read the first blog post written by my baby, hehe.  It will be beauty blog stuff as per usual on this blog, but maybe not daily posting but I will strive to blog at least 3 times a week, but I will see how I go…and apologies in advance if I can’t keep up.  Priorities and all…

Enough chat from me…and thank you so much in advance for all the well-wishes, congratulations and love from you all.  I am so blessed to have such amazing supportive readers who have been with me through this journey thus far, and more…!

Ling xoxo

P.S.  Oh yeah…Google Reader is shutting down in 5 days time so if you still want to keep up to date with my blog, please subscribe via BlogLovin or LIKE our Facebook page where I usually post links to new blog posts.

P.P.S.  Did you like my creative pregnancy announcement photo of using baby shampoo??  I thought it was genius…but that might just be my baby brain deceiving me…!! 😛

68 Comments on I Am Officially The Happiest Girl In The World!!!

  1. Rachel
    25/06/2013 at 6:54 pm (4 years ago)

    YAY! What wonderful news!! Congratulations to you both, words can’t even express how happy you must be. Sending you lots and lots of love xx

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:48 am (4 years ago)

      @Rachel, YESSSSS!!! Thanks again lovely! Can’t believe I am so lazy that I am only replying my comments now! But yay! Re-reading all these happy messages are making me tear up again 😉 Happy happy tears though xxx

  2. Tine @ Beautyholics Anonymous
    25/06/2013 at 7:07 pm (4 years ago)

    I am so very happy for you Ling. Really happy and so excited for you. Can’t wait to read your baby journey 🙂

  3. Dustyn
    25/06/2013 at 7:10 pm (4 years ago)

    I am so happy for you, congratulations!!!! <3

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:47 am (4 years ago)

      @Dustyn, Thanks lovely <3

  4. rinnah
    25/06/2013 at 7:10 pm (4 years ago)

    So so so happy for you Ling!!! *squeeeee*

    Keep on blogging and p.s. I like reading mommy blogs. 😀

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:46 am (4 years ago)

      @rinnah, *squeeeeee* Yes I am still squeeing 🙂 And do you have any good mommy blogs you can recommend? All the ones I read are so yawn-some!!!

  5. Stephanie
    25/06/2013 at 7:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow Ling! Congratulations I am so happy for you and your hubby!
    It is fantastic news xx

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:46 am (4 years ago)

      @Stephanie, Thanks Stephanie! We are super delighted and so happy to share our news with you all 🙂

  6. E-von
    25/06/2013 at 7:57 pm (4 years ago)

    What lovely news Ling. I’m so over the moon for you and your Hubby. Enjoy the morning sickness whilst it last lol, every experience is apart of the BIG experience of being a mummy. Never wish it away 😉 Can’t wait to read about your journey in your personal blog xo

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:45 am (4 years ago)

      @E-von, YAY! Morning sickness is over 🙂 And I am enjoying being pregnant and having a bump! It is super awesome and I am so glad to be joining the Mummy club soon 🙂

  7. Kerri
    25/06/2013 at 7:57 pm (4 years ago)

    Ling!!! I’m so happy for you!! A big congrats to you and your hubs!! Can’t wait to read your adventures with the bub.

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:45 am (4 years ago)

      @Kerri, Yay! Thanks again Kerri! I am sure that I will be complaining lots too with the neverending sleepless nights 😛

  8. cynthia
    25/06/2013 at 8:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m so happy for you and congrats. I’m so happy that God’s plan is working for you that he planted a wonderful healthy seed in you.

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:43 am (4 years ago)

      @cynthia, God is awesome! And thanks again lovely Cynthia xxx

  9. Melody
    25/06/2013 at 8:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Omg yayyy!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONSSSSSS!
    This is probably the happiest news I’ve heard all day!! I’m so happyyy and I can’t wait to see your cute little babyyy!! <3 (You're making me want to have one / don't tell the bf hahahahah) But yes! Congratulations again 😀 !

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:43 am (4 years ago)

      @Melody, Thanks Melody!!! 🙂 And you so should have one because your babies will be so cute too!!!

  10. Peta
    25/06/2013 at 9:15 pm (4 years ago)

    How beautiful! So happy for you. 🙂

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:42 am (4 years ago)

      @Peta, Thanks Peta 🙂

  11. Lilit
    25/06/2013 at 9:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Aaggghhhh, I’m so happy for you! Yay, that’s amazing news Ling you guys must be sooooo thrilled. Can’t wait to hear more about your pregnancy and baby journey and all the other craziness that will follow (because OF COURSE there will be craziness!) xx

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:42 am (4 years ago)

      @Lilit, Belated birthday greetings to Luca!

      And yay, thanks so much Lilit!! It is such exciting news! And I hope to be able to maintain my blog and balance motherhood as well as you did! And I bet I will be harassing you for plenty of tips when the time comes xxx

  12. Megan
    25/06/2013 at 9:42 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m so, so happy for you Ling what wonderful news xoxo

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:41 am (4 years ago)

      @Megan, YAY! Thanks a lot Megan xxx

  13. karla
    25/06/2013 at 9:48 pm (4 years ago)

    Congrats ling!!! so excited for you , you’ll be an AMAZING mom!!! xx

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:41 am (4 years ago)

      @karla, Awww, thanks so much beautiful Karla *mwah*

  14. Jay
    25/06/2013 at 10:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Ling! I am so excited for you and Ling Mister! I would love to say I can give you all sorts of advice but I’m a newbie too – Malachai was three months yesterday. What I will say is CONGRATULATIONS and, damn girl, play the pregnancy card every chance you get! Sleep WHENEVER! XX

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:40 am (4 years ago)

      @Jay, Haha, you’re right Jayne…playing the pregnancy card is awesome!!! It has so many benefits LOL. I love the name Malachai!!! We are having fun going through a list of baby names…

  15. Melissa
    25/06/2013 at 10:31 pm (4 years ago)

    Omg, congratulations!!! This is such fantastic news! When are you expected to be due?

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:39 am (4 years ago)

      @Melissa, Thanks lovely Melissa! Due date is 15th December…only another 5 months to go…how scary!!!

  16. Aislin M
    25/06/2013 at 10:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations, this is such exciting news! I am so happy for you! I wish you the best of luck and I’m sure you will be a fantastic mother 🙂

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:38 am (4 years ago)

      @Aislin M, Yay! Thanks so much Aislin!! I bet parenting will be a lot of hard work…but it will be worth it 🙂 x

  17. Celina
    25/06/2013 at 11:25 pm (4 years ago)

    OMG! Congratulations Ling! I am so thrilled for you and your hubby, I will definitely be following your personal blog to hear about all the baby updates:) I also woudn’t mind having some baby updates on this blog as well;)

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:37 am (4 years ago)

      @Celina, *mwah* Thank you lovely Celina!!! It is awesome that I can share my journey with all you lovely people who read my blogs xxx

  18. Lily
    25/06/2013 at 11:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations, Ling! I’m an alpha thalasemia carrier as well but my husband is not. Enjoy your journey and sleep as much as you can. Once the little baby is out, sleep will be a luxury! Lol!

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:37 am (4 years ago)

      @Lily, Thanks again Lily!!! ZOMG…since I announced the happy news…I have been sleeping less and less…the excitement is getting to me!!!

  19. Rebecca
    25/06/2013 at 11:31 pm (4 years ago)

    woooohooo! Congrats! such fantastic news 🙂

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:36 am (4 years ago)

      @Rebecca, Thank you lovely!!! And your baby nephew looks so gorgeous BTW 🙂

  20. Ada
    26/06/2013 at 1:34 am (4 years ago)

    Congrats! So happy to hear all is well for mom and baby!

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:36 am (4 years ago)

      @Ada, Yay! Thank you so much Ada 🙂

  21. Ashlynn
    26/06/2013 at 2:26 am (4 years ago)

    OMG!!! YAY!!!! I’m soooo happy for you both!!! I’m definitely going to be keeping up with your mummy posts on the other blog, because of course, I can totally relate! CONGRATULATIONS again!!! AAAHHH!!! <3 Sending you my love and well wishes! Ok, I'm going to your other blog now ;).

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:36 am (4 years ago)

      @Ashlynn, Thanks beautiful! I will definitely need all the advice I can get from an experienced yummy mummy like you!!! xx

  22. gio
    26/06/2013 at 5:50 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and your husband!

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:35 am (4 years ago)

      @gio, Thanks so much gio 🙂

  23. Amber
    26/06/2013 at 7:11 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations!! How exciting! Best wishes and I hope you feel well throughout! 🙂

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:34 am (4 years ago)

      @Amber, Thanks Amber! I feel great…except for the occasional baby brain moments LOL

  24. Ingrid
    26/06/2013 at 8:15 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations Ling!

    That’s such exciting news and I am so happy for you and your man:) You have such a wonderful time ahead of you x

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:34 am (4 years ago)

      @Ingrid, *mwah* Thanks again Ingrid!!! I have finally got round to replying all these lovely comments and re-reading this is bringing a tear to my eyes xxx

  25. Emer
    26/06/2013 at 8:25 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations hunny such great news and welcome to bump club. I’m slightly ahead of you 28wks now but so super pleased for you. Yay a baby you how cute. Will you find out the sex? We decided we wanted to. So pleased. Love and hugs from the UK. Emer aka Dollhouse Makeup and Beauty xx

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:33 am (4 years ago)

      @Emer, Congratulations again Emer! What are you having? I hope I haven’t asked you already…but this baby brain is making me so forgetful LOL!

  26. Libby
    26/06/2013 at 2:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations, Ling! I was so happy to hear the wonderful news – good luck with the rest of the pregnancy and I look forward to seeing photos of your beautiful baby very soon 🙂 x

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:32 am (4 years ago)

      @Libby, Thanks again lovely Libby!!!!!! Have I told you how much I stalked your food blog when I was lying in bed feeling super nauseous?? I couldn’t eat anything so I would just look at food p0rn pics all day long!!! LOL!!!!

  27. Karen
    26/06/2013 at 10:59 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations Ling! This is amazing news and good luck with your future 🙂 Can’t wait to hear more about it!

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:31 am (4 years ago)

      @Karen, Thanks so much Karen!!! Can’t believe it is happening but it is! YAY!!!

  28. coco
    27/06/2013 at 5:14 am (4 years ago)

    yay! i did guess this is why you were mia and when you made a vague tweet.
    congrats! it’s a wonderful feeling. and ENJOY!

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:31 am (4 years ago)

      @coco, You know me WAY too well my dear Coco! 🙂 I wanna be a pretty mom just like you 🙂

  29. Bugs
    27/06/2013 at 6:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations!!!! The good news came to mind when I read the title and I was right! So excited for both of you.

    ps didn’t noticed the ultra sound pic the 1st time until you mention the baby shampoo and I scroll back to have a good look…. Words can’t describe the feeling, right ?! Btw, I’m two months away to hold my 1st bb myself.

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:30 am (4 years ago)

      @Bugs, OMG!!! Congratulations to you too Bugs!!! How exciting!! Are you all prepared? When is your due date? OMG…maybe we should correspond by email because it’s so cool knowing other first-time mummies 🙂

      • Bugs
        17/07/2013 at 6:05 pm (4 years ago)

        Thanks Ling. Correspond by email with another mom-to-be would be so cool!!

        Too much to prepare and so little time left. I was on auto-off mode during 1st trimester, sleeping half a day and whole night. Enjoyed 2nd trimester to the max but sadly it ended too soon. Now, only a little more than 1 mth to go….. Argh !!!! I’m not very big(at the moment 49kg) but I walk like a penguin now.

        • Ling
          31/07/2013 at 9:31 pm (4 years ago)

          @Bugs, I cannot believe you are 49kg!!! I have BALLOONED to… 62kg!!! 9 kg gain!!!!

  30. The Made Up Maiden
    27/06/2013 at 11:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations, my dearest Ling! I am so very happy for you, I’m glad that everything turned out well after all the heartache you went through previous! Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy and I hope the all day sickness passes very soon so you can enjoy the glow! Sending you lots and lots of love and hugs!


    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:29 am (4 years ago)

      @The Made Up Maiden, Yay, thanks girl!! I am feeling so much better now that the sickness has finally lifted 🙂 xx

  31. Steph
    28/06/2013 at 11:36 pm (4 years ago)

    OMG LING!!! Congrats!

    I’m so happy for you. I’m so glad everything is working out well!

    You have to take all the pictures of your belly. seriously like every week and then do a time lapse.

    XOXO Stephie

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:27 am (4 years ago)

      @Steph, Yay!!! Thanks Steph!! I thought I would be one of those mums-to-be who would take daily bump photos but I haven’t!! WAH SO LAZY!!

      P.S. I hope you are recovering well from your op BTW. Sending you positive healing vibes now xxx

  32. Candida Virgo
    04/07/2013 at 7:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratualtions Ling and Mister Ling! So happy for you – welcome to a whole new world!

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:24 am (4 years ago)

      @Candida Virgo, Awwww, thanks lovely!!! We are both excited and scared….but I am sure it will be the best thing ever being parents! 🙂

  33. Marnie
    14/07/2013 at 8:18 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m a little late to the party, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What wonderful news!! All the best xx Marnie

    • Ling
      16/07/2013 at 11:19 am (4 years ago)

      @Marnie, THANKS MARNIE!!! Totally over the moon 🙂