Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Our new car is here!!

Yipee!!! We've got our new car! It seems that there only only about 10 of them on the road now and I'm sure we are the only white around!! Photos later...!!

This is fun!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Weight gain

according to this webbie, i think K is gaining well.. :)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Life's never gonna be the same again!

Nope. I don't mean it in the negative sense. I quite enjoy the fact that we have a little one to share our life now. However, things are quite different already. Every outing is a major operation, every decision has to be made with the little one in mind. It's a good change.

Went out with the cousins (R&S, J&D, A) to watch Pirates of the Caribbean (okie.. reviews for another session). It was only a few hours away from Baby and I was already missing him. Before getting tickets for the show, we had to make sure that there was someone to watch him for us. Still, I didn't like the feeling of being away from him. I missed him so much that I could not stop kissing him when we got back. I just wanted to hold him in my arms and hug him and hug him and hug him... That few hours away from him made me thankful even for the days that he is grouchy and fussy. I think we've been blessed with a wonderful and loving baby.

Another rather major change in the family home is that we've got grilles on our windows. A precautionary measure to prempt the active behaviour of our little one in a few months time. don't really fancy the idea of grills but for the safety of everyone, gotta do what we gotta do.

There will be many more changes to come. Some good, some utterly irritating. I guess we'll just take it one step at a time, enjoying the entire process.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The white elephant

We started putting K on our bed out of convenience for the night feeds, such that it seems that he now favours our bed. His crib is now functioning as a changing station/ clothes holder/ extra table space... I've been trying to put him on his crib to sleep but it seems that he doesn't sleep as long or as soundly as when he's on our bed. So we've kinda decided to dismantle it and keep it till he's a little bigger and convert it into a bed for him. *crossing fingers* hopefully he sleeps in it then. Or else, we'll keep it for number 2! *wink*

It's a great day!

Today has been a fantastic day so far!! Why?

  1. K's been a very good boy. He woke up, drank his milk, played for about 1/2hr, then went back to nap with considerably less fuss as compared with the last few days!! He did this during his 10am feed and just now at 2pm! Good job Darling! I think he knows that he's home with Mummy, and that Mummy will not give in to his tantrums. Ha. Still, it's been a great improvement! Love you sweetie pie.
  2. Because K's napping wekk, I managed to do the laundry, clean up the floor and even come online to blog!
  3. Hubb's home early today and he bought 20 piece Mcnuggets! It's been a long time since we've done this Mcnugget thingy! It was fun!
  4. We had dinner at The Rice Table last night with Aunts, A Jenny, Jus, Doreen, Sue & Reza. We had a good time. Again, K was kind enough to sleep for about 1/2h, thus we all could eat in peace.. haha..

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Our rules!!

Got this off someone else's blog:
Hope this time round the folks would be too busy with the firstborn so that Hubby and I can really get a routine down with the second-born.
This time round, NO carry to sleep!!!!
Carry to comfort & calm down, okay, but not to make the baby sleep.
NO bad guilt about milk supply!!!
NO STARING at my boobs while I breastfeed please!!!
NO FORMULA MILK until *I* say so!!!
Basically The Baby Whisperer has a good routine (E.A.S.Y) for babies so that everyone's lives are more predictable and manageable:
E: Eat
A: Activity
S: Sleep
Y: Your time

Looks like the "carry to sleep" is a universal issue!! This is the very problem that I am facing. K simply has to be carried to sleep in the afternoons. However, I notice that he is more so like this on weekends when he is at his grandparents' place. I think he knows that there are A LOT of people there who want to carry him. He is usually quite cooperative when he's home alone with me. He knows that I will not give in to his crying easily and the tantrums stop in a shorter period of time and he falls asleep. Like this morning, he woke up at about 8am with wind in his tummy. I didn't have to carry him up. I just had to rub is tummy, pat him a little and he went back to sleep after passing out the wind. The same goes for his night sleeps. He can fall asleep on his own..

I think that many people do feel a sense of accomplishment when the baby falls asleep in their arms. It's like, "looks, I managed to get the baby to quieten down and sleep!!" *big smile* Try getting him to sleep on their own, that's the bigger challenge!

Sometimes, I feel bad to let him cry and cry when there are other people around. Also, when I allow him to cry, some people look at us, thinking that we are idiots, not to pick the baby up to stop him from crying.

My way of dealing with K is only to pick him up to calm him down and then try to get him to sleep on his own, but NOT to hold him till he is very sound asleep. I think he's so used to being carried that he is now a very light sleeper in the afternoons. He sleeps very well in the arms of people but will wake up immediately when put down. This is not good.. sigh.

Back to the statements above, at least i managed the "no formula until i say so" :)

Still trying to go towards the EASY... whatever it is, I have to be firmer and make everyone deal with K according to OUR rules. They only play with him, we have to clean up the mess that's left behind..

Monday, July 10, 2006

Kieran & Janelle

Took this photo about a month ago. Hehee..

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Family Time

We (Us, Skin's family, Jus, Sue-ann) had a picnic yesterday. It was really fun, although the kite couldn't fly, we didn't swim in the sea and we didn't exactly have sandwiches and lemonade (had lemon tea tho'). K also enjoyed a little suntanning haha.. He was so pampered, with us shielding him from the sun , putting sunblock on him...

Anyway, it was an enjoyable time, as everyone was really relaxed and just sitting back, enjoying the breeze.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Sleepless night

K refused to sleep last night. And he was just mega hungry!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


With K, I've learnt to be really patient and also to take things a lot slower. Feeding sessions with him takes about 40mins at least. It'll be about an hour before I get to do anything else. With about 6-8 feeds a day, I hardly get to do anything else! And that's not including the time spent coaxing him to sleep and playing with him!! But still, I derive great enjoyment and satisfaction doing all these. The most important thing anyone can have is time spent with their loved ones. So, I can't complain about all the time that's spent with K & Hubb. In fact, I wish we have more time together!
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