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Oi, Mama!

I went for my regular BodyBalance class today and while the rest of the group huffed and puffed through their Pilates abs exercises, I was taking it easy with my bridge pose.

And as I was staying with my hips up in the air through four breaths, I suddenly felt a fluttering of movement down at the area at my right pelvic bone. It was the nugget! He bubbled furiously under my skin for a couple of seconds before disappearing.


Later, we ended the session with savasana: lying supine in the darkness. Since lying on your back is a pregnancy no-no, I decided to curl up and rest on my left side instead.

Right on cue, I started getting those bumpy feelings on my right side again. Poor kid. He must have been panicking and going, ARRGGHHH QUIT FLIPPING AROUND, WILL YA?!


Speaking of mama, I bumped into the Sista at the gym today and she started scrutinizing my face. As in, she was literally in my face and peering closely at me. Suddenly, she blurted out, “Your face looks normal what!”

“Excuse me?!”

“Oh, it’s nothing,” she said casually, “But mom told me today that your face is getting fat and I wanted to see if it’s true.”


Am still v classy and Fabulously Gorgeous, okay?


Just out of curiosity, what do you call your mother?

I’m 30 and I call my mom by a variety of names. My first greeting when I see or talk to her (over the phone) is a sing-song “Maaaaa-meeeeeee”. Yes, I still call her Mommy. When I am yelling at her to get her attention or when my words are tripping out in a hurry, I go “Ma!” Most of the time, however, I get lazy and just call her “meeeeee”.

Mr Thick, on the other hand, calls his parents “Mother” and “Father”, something which I adopted gratefully because honestly, I can’t imagine calling my mother-in-law Mommy or Ma. There is only one Mommy in my life!

9 thoughts on “Oi, Mama!”

  1. oooo i call my in-laws mother and father too because like you, i cant imagine calling someone else ma or mummy!

    i love to call my mum this : Lu Mummy cuz Lu is our family name… if not on days where she annoys me or my brother annoys me, i will call her my brother’s mummy

    now i wonder, what should i make my children call my mum next time…. hmmmmmm Lu Granny?? ha!


  2. I call my mil Mother too.. Can’t imagine it another way too…

    And yes.. In my books, you are known as fabulous-icious yAnn 🙂 always gorgeous and classy..


  3. jy: Lu Granny sounds super cute lol but will your mom be indignant?

    Lady J: you too nice! You are the fabulous-icious one lah.

    bookjunkie: thanks! 🙂


  4. Hellos, chanced upon your blog whilst browsing. And I thought I was the only strange one who’s 30+ and still calling my mum “mummy” 🙂

    Anyways, interesting blog you have here … enjoy your writing style!


  5. I call my folks Moms and Pops! My brother and I copied Archie by calling our dad Pops when we were little, so our mom had to be Moms just so they go together 😀


  6. Geez…same here. I call my mum “Maameee” and “Meeeee” and my dad “papa or paaaaaa”. I am not comfortable to call my MIL by that. My hubby called his parents “Mum and Dad”. So i just call them “Mother and Father”. No one can upstage my mum’s endearment 🙂


  7. Like you, I call my mum “Maaamee” or “Maa” and dad is “Daddy”.
    If my ILs are still around I will be calling her “Anne” (read An-neh) – mother in Turkish and “Baba” – father in Turkish. They have passed on a long time ago and my husband has a stepmother whom he calls “Analık” – turkish for stepmother. But he says it will sound impolite coming from me and I should call her auntie or something. A little confusing there!


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