In 12 hours 35 mins we fly

Tomorrow at 1215, if all is on time, we takeoff from Zurich Airport & head towards Singapore – the little island where we (at least 2 of the 3 of us) were born.

Tobias has flown so many times in his little life – i think definitely more times than me before i came to Switzerland. Each flight with him has been so different – he grows & changes all the time.

Tobi’s 1st Flight
He was about 10weeks old – of cos we were so nervous, wondering if he would be ok on such a long flight (12hours), wondering if we would get any sleep, wondering if he would cry the whole time … etc … BUT as it turned out it was the easiest flight to date!! He was really wide awake during the 1st few hours, listening to the airplane sounds & stared at the ‘no-smoking’ light above his bassinet for quite a while. But he eventually he got tired & was walked to sleep & went on to keep pretty much to his feed & sleep pattern for most of the flight. & of cos he stayed in his bassinet or in our arms all the time.

Tomorrow’s flight would be Tobi’s 15th flight (i think i counted correctly)of his life of 20 months! & he has flown to 4 different countries!

i think it became a lot more work to fly with him when he started to walk & then he wanted to walk up & down the plane. But i must say he flies really well, compared to a few other kids i have seen & the horror stories i have heard.

The most difficult flight to date would be the one at the end of last year to London & back. The timing was just at his nap-time & i thot great he would sleep on flight – but no, the flights (both there & back) were delayed & so he got overtired running around the waiting area & then did not want to sleep & was screaming to walk around, which of cos was a no-no on a budget airline flight (no room at all!).

Well, people say it gets better from here on, as kids start to be interested in more than walking & can be reasoned with to a certain extend – let’s pray so!

Next post would be from Singapore.
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The Weekend on the Mountains

So last weekend (27th – 29th Jan) was the company ski weekend. It was also the 1st weekend which Walter & myself have to ourselves – without baby. So how did it go?? Well, good – i think.

Tobias spent Friday night, Saturday & Sunday with the Bachmanns & their 2 little gals, Samantha & Naomi. He loved it! He only asked for us the 1x time when Naomi would not let him play with a toy. & when we went to pick him up Sunday evening, he ran to the door, called out to us, gave us a hug & off he went to play. It was like we were only gone for a few hours to him. Narinda & Pascal both said he was a really good boy the whole time.

& what did we do while our darling son was playing with the Bachmanns? Well, we hit the slopes! Walter went snowboarding & i skiing. Actually, i took ski lessons for the 1st morning. Then more practice by myself in the afternoon. Evening was dinner with the company & then various people stayed to drink till late (or early in the morning – depending on how you want to look at it). Sunday morning was more slope-time for Walter – i planned to go walking on the mountain but a jammed cable car changed my plans & i spend most of the time riding the chairlifts & cable cars to get to another part of the mountain. Then lunch & then drive back.

How was it like to be without baby for so long? Well, to begin with when we got to our hotel room, i looked around & thot:”We should have brought him with us.” The room was nice & big, with space for an extra bed (cot). Then i found out that everyone else had brought their babies & kids with them this year. (Last year only 1 or 2 families brought their babies.) So again i felt maybe we should have brought him. & then on the slopes there was a nice kiddies area. So once again i felt maybe he should have been there. But at the end of Saturday night, i was beginning to feel that this time without baby, just the 2 of us, was good for us, individually & as a couple. So in short it started with apprehension & ended with a relaxing & refreshing time.

Of cos, i suffered muscle aches for 2 days now – only today it’s better.
Below are pictures of where we went (Flims, Laax area), click here to find out more about the resort area:


Flims Dorf (Flims Village)


View from the mountain top (almost top)


It’s beautiful…you’ll have to come see it for yourself!
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PS: Mood has to do with me trying to watch Analyze This! & type at the same time.

Baby-Free Day

From Friday 7.45pm till Saturday 6.45pm, we (Mummy & Daddy) were baby-free! That’s almost 24hrs without baby. It was a trial-run for next weekend when we will leave him for 2x nites!!

Tobias had lots of fun – he had lots of little friends to play with – didn’t even asked for us once!! We … or at least me had wanted to call & check after about 15hrs – but Walter said,” NO!” so we didn’t call & i think it went well – it was good for us & good for Tobi! It felt funny thot – at least for me as i have never left Tobi for more than 10hrs before this. i was buying lunch on Saturday & thot what can i get which he (tobi) can eat, then had to stop myself & tell myself he’s not with us today!

My muscles are painful from the half day of trying to remember how to ski – i went on skis for the 1st time 3 years ago & have not done any skiing since then so it was hard work but i’m happy to report that skiing is much like riding a bike in that you don’t forget the basics. Of cos i was not the most graceful person on the slopes but at least i got down the slope.

So it looks like we’ll be all set for the coming weekend – we go for the company ski weekend & Tobi goes to the Bachmanns & have lots of fun playing with their little gals.

In the meantime, this coming week (at least the next 4days) will have to be hubby-free as Walter is away for work. Sigh!

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