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Mama Chronicles: Life after having a Baby & 2016 thus far

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So my priorities have somewhat changed since the birth of our son and it’s been months since I last updated this blog.

In the last post I wrote about my new motherhood being sabotaged by the universe and the battles we might face. Those challenges have been so real and have kept me away from my blog these last few months. And because they take up so much of my energy and focus, I’ve found bite sized social media to be much more suitable for the delivery and documenting of my daily life. I mostly blog for myself as a kind of cathartic release and frivolous archival of my interests so I haven’t been too concerned about maintaining readership with constant updates. That being said, I think people who are still reading or following me on Instagram are really cool. Thanks for the interest and your friendship. If I haven’t already met you, let’s hope you reach out and we have brunch some day!


It breaks my heart to acknowledge that my baby was dealt with a really lousy deck shortly after he was born and while I’m often overwhelmed by it (several times a week we see doctors, go for tests or have ongoing therapy appointments), I’m also thankful that we are able to afford all the time and money for all the care he needs.

T’s game has sold decently well since it launched a year ago. Other than on the Sony PlayStation 4, Axiom Verge is now also available on Steam & The Humble Store for PC, Mac and Linux; and most recently for the PSVita. Later this year, it’ll also be available on the Nintendo Wii U and Microsoft Xbox One. While sales have started to plateau, we’ve managed our finances well enough to see us through the next couple of years as the next game is being developed. We still live a modest lifestyle but we can now afford more fresh, organic produce as opposed to mostly eating frozen veggies, and no longer need to maintain a $25 weekly grocery budget – very important when you have a new baby.


The most exciting thing in our lives now is Happ Home 2, which Dan (T’s business guy) dubbed “The House That Axiom Verge Built”. It’s a new construction home in the southwest of Las Vegas that we found after almost half a year of searching – we took as much as 80% of the available upgrades to customize everything to our liking and a few days ago, decided to pay for the house in full. This is basically the nicest and most appropriate house we can afford at the moment. To be honest, the cost of living in Las Vegas makes the deal really sweet and this house would cost 6 times as much in Singapore. With no major debts – car, house and T’s student loans fully paid for, I feel we are ahead of the game compared to other people in their late 30s and intend to keep it that way.


The Universe gives and the Universe takes. After T made the transfer of funds for the house, he told Gummi “Daddy bought you a house today! What do you think about that?” and that made me cry because I felt so emotional about how we are at this stage of our lives. Then T turned to me and said “the house is like life insurance now that it’s paid for. If I die or should anything happen to me, at least you have the house”. That made me cry too… WHO DOES THAT?!?! Why on earth would you talk about dying to your wife?!?!!!?! My husband’s idea of sweet talk… Le sigh.

I guess that’s all I need to put down for posterity. In the near future, I hope to be able to update my blog at least once or twice a month – maybe some OOTDs, maybe about the progress of Gummi’s condition, maybe about the new house… There are so many things going on in my life now, I don’t want my thoughts on them to completely slip through my stubby fingers. But till then…

Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

2 thoughts on “Mama Chronicles: Life after having a Baby & 2016 thus far

  1. Your new home is beautiful. I’ve been talking on my blog about how I’ll be posting less and focusing on Instagram and SnapChat because I’m finding blogging tough even at this advanced stage of pregnancy. They’re all just different little broadcast opportunities. I really do hope we get to have brunch together one day and that our little chaps can play together.

  2. so much love and light to you chloe! i hope to visit you and gummi soon. stay strong like you always have. things always work out. *hugs*

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