Monday, December 31, 2007
Mummy didn't know why but was thrill to know that finally my little princess is able to sleep (give up to be wide awake even she's super tired!) in spite of being a baby who lack of sleep... in the stroller ever since we introduced stroller to her at the age of 5 months old.
This condition is a result from probably a few months constipated issues whereby En En already developed the fear when it's time to pass motion. Once she feels that it hurts during the big business, she would rather keep the stool in her stomach and wait for the next day and the next day... no wonder she has bloated tummy and that's how she has stool as hard as a stone!
We tried to give her more fluid and fiber diet but still not enough to overcome her constipation problem. The main reason is she purposely refuse to finish her big business due to pain.
We have to give her oral laxative-like medicine and apply vaseline at her bottom to prevent the tear and pain when she's doing her business. Awww... mummy know this is a terrible experience. En En now has phobia and fear whenever we tried to wear her a diaper as she thought she will be having some poke at her bottom. But what to do? Mummy is so sad to hear En En's crying and moaning... and hardly can imagine if this is going to be repeated in the worst case... for the next following 6 months?
Found them and couldn't imagine mummy fit in them some times ago...
Spaghetti tops!!! Was a sucker to all sort of spaghetti tops before and that was ... *Sigh* not so long-time history. Packed half of them and gave away already.
The next obssession - Bags!
Sporty, sexy, casual, dinner, multipurpose, office, ... till lately diaper bag... you name it and mummy probably have them all. The diaper bag also originally not for baby use, ok? It's converted from the multifunctional bag. Well... at least I think it's multifunctional. There are still 10 or 12 bags not inside the photo. They are in use downstairs or somewhere else in the house though...
No, mummy never give them away as they are still new and practical to use in different occassions. 1/4 of the bags are handmade and definitely not giving away! But can pass down to family members or close friends...
Saturday, December 29, 2007
- Reorganise my wardrobe
- Pack those unwanted clothes (in fact are those unfittable one as I never shrink back to my pre-pregnancy size *Sigh*)& send them to recycle center
- Wash all my handbags and shoes
- Collect those spoiled high-heels which already been repaired for a few times and dump them in the dustbin
- Finish off my music thoery exercises
- Practise the piano
- Complete En En's mini scrapbook album (just a few pages...)
- Try out the ink with calligraphy pen which MIL just passed to me
- Start to bake cookies for CNY
I can't get my head off knitting patterns and the hands off casting on... till 2am! The knitting momentum is back and I just couldn't waste even a minute not having the needle in my hands.
I'll bring them out to places without En En following... which is rare, as you will never know whether you will have waiting session in between. I knit in the car while waiting for the traffic light to turn green... yeah... I know, I'm crazy these days.
I think I need a break. En En doesn't want a crazy mama... :) But I think I shall bring my knitting project with me for the ride back to Alor Setar later... DUH!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Daddy and mummy went to Bali Hai at Gurney Drive with friends (daddy's colleagues) for a feast on seafood! Mummy never post anything on food before and this is the first time because it could be a memorable experience. As you can see from the board of the restaurant, it's written "If it swims, we have it!" You got to believe them.
Look at the crab... very yummylicious but we couldn't finish it with 11 persons and have to take away.
This is the local big prawn (large shrimp) and they are really giant in size. All the fish, crabs, lobsters,... in Bali Hai are alive in the chill water when you make your order. Mostly are imported species from US, Norway, Australia, Taiwan, and so on...
This is the shrimp cook with "tang hun" in hokkien (vermicelli?)
this is the sea cucumber cooked with mushrooms, brocolli and sea scallop in slices. A very authentic Chinese style dish.
The sweet and mildly fragant meat of the King's crab. It is very huge and enough to be prepared and cooked in two different styles from one crab.
Hot and spicy version of Alaska King Crab! Too hot till we couldn't taste the meat... what a put off!
This is the up close look of Alaska King Crab. We need to place order to have this dish... it's cost almost 700 bucks for one crab... depends on the size & weight!
Not in the list is the steam grouper, more than RM30 per 100g. Everyone was very satisfy with the meal and this could be the first or maybe the last time mummy having such a splendid meal. It cost, well... as expected:
Total for RM1672.66
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
It's so small but CUTE!!! I wonder whether I knitted the correct size... looks like I have to get more practise... Ah Mah said it's more suitable for En En's pooh bear to wear.... haha...LOL!
En En was interrupting when mummy was discussing with Ah Mah on the knitting problems and En En can't help to entertain herself with the yarn while talking loudly by herself.
12 pattern papers, 1 set of rubber stamp and a handmade card from Wati! Surprise! Thank you very much... Just in time for my ATC Swap.
This is the Layout that I submitted for the scrapbooking challenge:-
Trial kit of Scarlet Secret (detergent with natural ingredients for cloth menstrual pad) from Sandra. Thank you and I shall provide my report soon... :)
A free complimentary gift from femchoices... another surprise of mine as I never know by providing a link I wil get surprise too!
Monday, December 24, 2007
I browsed alot on cloth diapers and scrapbooking e-stores and was wondering who is behind the scene? Could they hired software developers to developed such a fantastic e-bussiness software with shopping cart for the business operation? I was wrong! Those are services from Shopping cart software.
If I am going to have my own e-store one day, I just need to select one ecommerce software with build in shopping cart and voila! I can start my business in no time. Technology today creates wonders, don't you agree?
It's en en's beloved poor bear which made up the big tummy... haha! LOL!
So, what do you do to turn a cranky baby into a cheerful baby?
Friday, December 21, 2007
1. Do the following without complains.
2. Choose 5 people to do this quiz after you've done yours.
3. Tag the chosen one.
4. Start your post with "I've been tagged"
Colour: anything pastel
Food: fried rice, noddles,...
Movie: beauty and the beast
Day: off day
Ice cream: vanilla
Best friend: Christina (from primary school but now lost contact *Sigh*)
Crush: cannot reveal here, DH will be reading...
Music: Hot cross bun (when I attended the piano lesson at the age of 6!)
Car ride: just now back from Queensbay for lunch
Crush: Jet Li (oh... that's the effect of too much wushu)
Phone call: my mother
CD played: Keiko Matsui
Gone out with good friends: just now for lunch
Broken a law: parking at yellow line?
Been arrested: never, I'm a good citizen
I'm going to pass this tag to:
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
First time addicted to sip cup... hmm... time for a change?
First attempt to brush teeth on her own...
First time meeting baby Bunny and friends... and since then En En will bugs daddy to show her pictures of bunny bunny from the laptop. Anyone knows where to get Baby bunny's cartoon?
Monday, December 17, 2007
It's SEEING YOUR STUDENTS IMPROVE in their learning everyday!
I just found out I connected well with those music students whom I nearly gave up on them! They were not bright student and they didn't pay much attention during the lesson or never practise the piano even I persuaded and buy them sweets to encourage them moving on. I didn't like when it's their lesson slot (yes, I got to be frank to you all that teacher do have preferred students, OK?) and hope the time passed faster. LOL! I was a terrible teacher.
But lately seeing that they really pour hard work and effort at last makes me feel joyful. Be it for the concert or the coming exam... I know they are serious this time as I can see they are improving. My students are like my children, no matter how bad they are, as long as I don't give up on them... they are the hope of the future.
Moral of the story: It's tough to become an educator. Same goes to parenting too!
When you are in anger, in stress and pressure you will need someone to talk to. In this case not husband or wife nor immediate family members even you know that's the comfort that you can find but it's not helping in solving the problem. Probably the problem comes from my own as I have to admit my weakness - I'm easily to disclose every bad feelings or negatives thoughts that I have from other's family with my family. Yeah... the long and old stories of the in laws. I know I shouldn't but... I think I still fail as a person especially in communicating without hurting others' feeling. I never know that there are things that I can't simply points out even I dislike as being a straight forward individual at all times. To me, I still need to learn alot. Then again, I keep on bumping my head to the walls. Am I stubborn?
This is not something that you can read from books... it's a daily life practise. I realized it and still struggling to overcome this weakness eventhough I knew what I shall do. DH said that's why I fail in workplace and always hurt people without caring for other's feeling about what I said. (sounds so cruel?) Perhaps I shall learn to tell lie? DH also said that's because I have the pure heart, I can't compete in corporate world. I sure lose and die very fast... even my mum said I am a looser to do sales. I regretted I never become a lawyer, at least this profession will force me to learn the art and skill of communication. True?
I'm hopeless in teaching my kids on this matter coz I know I need to brush up on my own too. Therefore cannot complain much if the elders are going to deliver the positive teaching to the young ones. I believe one saying, the child is the reflection of his or her parent. Knowing my own weakness, I don't want my children to pick up negative values from me.
My problem is why I always disclose in stress even I knew I'm talking to the wrong listener? I just can't help and I really need help! Not from others but help from myself to outgrown it... Yes, no one is perfect. Even as a parent there are thoughts or values that we shall outgrow which we carry from young. Agree?
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Today marks that En En reached 19 months old. She's picking up vocab and words very fast now. She mimics our pronunciation very much regardless it's in Mandarin, English or Malay. She gets almost 70-90% accurate.
Height : almost the same as previous month
Weight : 11kg (no increment)
Teeth : 16 with some still sprouting halfway
Bowel movement issues:
Serious constipation everyday. We are giving her oral solution to ease her bowel movement as the solution will help to soften and retain moisture of the stool. as long as we skip one day without solution she won't have the urge to do her big business. Temporarily have to use this solution besides looking for anymore ideas to encourage her to take more fluid!
Basically the same and she started to take cauliflower, bayam, bak choy,... more fiber to help her bowel movement.
She still have night feeding depending on her sleep time interval. Mummy has to calulate after 6 hours after she doozed off, it's time to feed her 4 oz milk. If En En doesn't make noise or sleep like a log then no need.
Words that she can speak and able to identify (the item):
van - van
air-plane - aeroplane
boat - boat
shhee - ship
ehh-con - air conditioner
ku4 - pants iin mandarin
yi1 - shirts or blouse in mandarin
shui3 - water in mandarin
"pot-pot" - girl's private part
i-ta - guitar
bib - bib
ba-tup - bathtub
egg - egg
o-ttie - potty
che-air - chair
hw-ing - swing
tree - tree
hua - flower in mandarin
mamiee is mummy and papa now becomes papi!!!
En En tries to mimic what we tell her again when we ask her to say it out loud. words that consists of 2 to 3 parts of different vowel is still difficult for her to say one shot. For example when we said flower, she only manage to said "-Wer".
1) able to push the little stool to the door, snapped or bugged us to get the door key, climb up the stool and use to key for attempting to escape from the house.
2) no more bathtub for her bath since she will lay egg in the bathtub not willing to get up till she or us empty the water in the bathtub. There was one day she asked Ah Mah "ba-tup bu4 yao4 ah?" (No need to use bathtub in mandarin)
She misses the baby bathtub.
3) able to drink from cup very steady now provided the water in the cup is not full.
4) knows to feel shame and get angry if we tease her when she's wihout a diaper or clothes.
5) understand that when going out from the house need to wear shoes. She will quickly take her shoes and ask us to wear for her after she fails to wear on her own.
6) if she doesn't want to drink water or read that particular book she will place back to their original place. Book in bookshelf and bottle goes back to table.
7) mummy only brought en en to the pool once and she remembers it until today. Whenever she see the sea or a pool she will shout:"Miee... pom pom (means swimimng for baby talk)!" She is waiting for a day that I will bring her to the pool again.
Today is the lucky day for me once I realised my blog was approved by Smorty! I can't wait to get the feeling as a blogger who get paid for blogging. I can't believe blog can make money when I was a new blogger. Blog advertising is becoming very popular and common nowadays. Smorty is the service provider that connecting advertisers with bloggers.
Here's how it works. Advertisers wish to advertise their products or services online. Advertisers pay bloggers to write reviews on their products and services to advertise on blogs. There you go, the demand and supply cycle starts going on. Simple, isn't it?
So, what are you waiting for? I'm getting excited with this new role in blogging and I get paid to blog! I'm sure I will remember today's date as it's the day that I start to blog for money.
Friday, December 14, 2007
|You're a Window Shopper!|
You know that shopping's a blast, but you prefer to save your money
You hardly ever give into an impulse buy, unless it's a total steal
You've always got the most money of your friends - and you never have to borrow
And you've got a nice wardrobe too ... of classic pieces that last years!
Dear Hubby, do you still think that I'm that bad in spending?
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Mummy think this is a good sign (cling to mummy more) because En En was more close to her Ah Kong & Ah Mah since they look after her during daytime and she didn't even bother when I was back from work.... *sob, sob* so sad... Yes, lesson learnt - spend more time with your child. Mummy does, especially in sharing good food to eat, time to play and get crazy together, involve in her activities and story telling helps too. Mummy loves to play flash cards and peek-a-boo with her. Trust me, En En still love this by saying "a-cha..." ( in a longer and sweet pitch) and chasing her on all four like a monster... LOL! Mummy can play almost any games she is interested... but looks like mummy need to get more flexible & durable by practise back Tai-Chi (opps... almost forgot I know TaiChi) & yoga.
We brought En En to Tesco last night for shopping. Everything was new for her as we seldom bring her there. She was very well behave and never ask to get down from the shopping trolley. She is in love with cold~ hmm... how shall I describe? Mummy bought her the Yoghurt drinks in bottle and she seems like enjoying the coldness by holding it tightly against her body... throughout our shopping and in the car when we were riding back home. Weird baby...
En En will be so contented after every outing regardless where we go. She even protests to sleep if we never bring her out when she's expecting to be out from the house! There are times when she was sleeping or after just woke up from a nap straight away you will hear she shouted:"kai-kai!!!"
some thought: Is there any relation that Mummy was outgoing during the pregnancy cause the baby prefer to go out from the house often in later life?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
En En is such a lucky baby, she has everyone coming from Alor Setar and KL to visit her often and even any celebrations, everyone will think of her and plan for her to join in. So, Mummy's to do list is to book accomodation and then find a yummy place for the upcoming event.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Don't know why recently she prefers to sleep back in bouncer at night and commanded us to swing her. She will says: "Ah mie... yao2 (means swing in mandarin)!" Last night she saw daddy went in bedroom earlier and straight away told us: "Papa... yao2!" I guess she's enjoying to be threated like a princess and poor mummy and daddy become her slave. Guess that's why daddy always will remain downstairs till late night. LOL...
Next when we are riding in the car, she's now very interested in different types of vehicles, particularly bus. She will point and says out loud "Ba..." whenever a bus passes by. She even can differentiate and tell us "loli" (lorry). She's learning van now but still not yet spoken out.
We are amazed when she's able to follow us to do counting 1,2,3... in mandarin. It starts like this:
Mummy: yi (1)...
En En : (follow) yi... or sometimes er (2)... immediately
Mummy: san (3)
En En : san...
Mummy: si (4)
En En : wu (5) *surprise!*
Mummy: liu (6)
En En : yuik...
Mummy: qi (7)
En En : ba (8) *surprise!*
Mummy: jiu (9)
En En : yoo...
Mummy: shi (10)
En En : shi - 100% accurate pronunciation for shi, especially the sh- part
Sing song time...
Papa : "Old Mcdonald had a farm, ee yah ee yah..."
En En: "Ohhhh...." (the loudest)
En En understand Malay language too. My maid speak Malay with her and even En En can't speak back but she really understand. We tested her a few words:
Ah Mah : pointing to her muslin (cloth nappy) "Apa ini?" what is this
En En : "pinn... (lampin/muslin)"
Ah Mah : "Mana hidung?" where is your nose?
En En : pointing her nose
Ah Mah : "Nak makan?" want to eat?
En En : shake head
Ah Mah : "Mau susu?" do you want milk?
En En : nodded her head then happily sucking her bottle later
Then mummy teach her a few simple english word like sit, walk, open door, close door, take, put down, clap you hands... and her favourite is "tap-tap" (actually it's "step step"). She loves to sit at the staircase and ask us to step our feet with her. It started from the children song:
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Ah Mah was having painful arm as a result of carrying En En as this little girl already grown alot compare to when she's just a baby. Ah Kong will help to massage Ah Mah's arm with counterpain cream or oilment. Whenever En En see this, she will scream and show us her unpleasant look as if she refuses Ah Kong to "hurt" Ah Mah. If Ah Kong continues, En En will go for "rescue" and pull Ah Kong's hand away from Ah Mah's arm! But En En never knows when she's cuddling and rolling over Ah Mah's body when she's lying for rest, En En in fact hits Ah Mah countless time accidentally and that hurts too!
En En doesn't allow daddy to hug mummy or mummy to hug daddy. She will give us the long face (jealous??!!) But she wants us to hug her! *roll eyes* Even we ask her to kiss Ah Kong & Ah Mah or anyone that's not following everytime she go kai-kai (outing), she will go to you and let you kiss her but not she kisses you.
The part that everyone enjoy most is teaching En En to ask permission and say "please" whenever she needs our help to get her something. She will goes like: "Mieee.... (in a VeRy HiGh & LoNg PiTcH!!!), pled!" or "papa-pled!" or "papa-pi" especially when she's asking us to take her out kai-kai.
The little fella won't let anyone take her stuff and share her toys even with us. So, I guess we will have disciplin class often at home and daddy even suggested to buy cane too.
Monday, December 3, 2007
1. I met my hubby online and since then we have never ending conversations. We click so well and we share alot of interests... read me? A lot of different interests! So, it's not neessary to have things in common to start a topic.
2. I have 3 blogs. One for parenting life (you are here!!!), one for my passion about cloth diapering and another one is addicted to scrapbooking (yes, paper scrapbooking!)
3. Learning about the chemical terms and ingredients for skin care produts and cosmetics is another hobby of mine. We have the choice to be a knowledgeable and wiser consumer. Read up ladies!
4. I pick up crochet because I wish to make my own pretty crocheted dinner bag and learn to knit because I need to use wool cover for the modern fitted nappy. It's another way to save up money if you are able to make you own! Maybe will try sewing in another years to come.
5. I work fulltime but I don't have a career, I just have a job to sustain myself financially. Just feel wasted for what I had learned from uni life and I strongly believe it is not necessary to have a degree or master cert to be a sucessful person in life. Hubby is my proud real life example.
6. I am trying to recycle more from house. I wish to bring the awareness and educate my family members no matter they will practise or not. Everyone deserve to be aware about the latest issues about our planet.
7. I like animals particularly dogs and cats but cannot have my own since hubby is against the idea. Perhaps one day after I retire I could help in WWF! Note: Not World Wrestling Federation, this time is World Wildlife Federation!
I am passing this tag to:
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Then mummy asked En En to show everyone what she had in her hand so that she can get busy for a while while mummy able to quickly finished off the layout before she came and disturb next round.
En En saw real butterflies before in mummy's hometown and we plan to bring her visit the Butterfly Farm in Penang. Anyway, the entrance fee at the moment is RM10 per person (maybe higher in future, who knows?) and daddy said wait till En En abit older then we can go together.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
She used the king size bed as her wrestling ring and we surrounded the bed with bolsters and pillows. Her wrestle partners? Sure will be all her pooh bears and other plush toys. She was having a great time in the ring till she noticed that we were recording down her movements. The video clip is abit long but it's funny to look at her. She's such a cute little one and we hope she's not developing into another violent baby.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Since she has teeth, this is what happen to those "shorter-life" paci...
The longer life span of pacifier in market... so far tested and it got to be Avent.
We tried not to give her pacifier and even gave her the spoilt one but she's still enjoying sucking while we are worrying that she might swallow the silicone which already torn. So, when we don't offer her she sucks her finger till like this. Any tips from mummies or daddies?
So, we ended up with
Friday, November 23, 2007
Done this already.
5 Links To 5 Own Posts
Have done this too.
The Age I Wish To Go Back
Instructions:Title: The Age That I Wish To Go Back To
Requirement: Write about the one age that you wish to go back to and why?
It's got to be 18! The year I spent for practising Wushu in preparation for the SEA Games. It was such a fun experience to lived abroad only for more practise and learning from the expert China coaches. That whole year I only concentrated to practising and my daily routine was like eat, sleep, practise, rest and more practise! I even considered to become a professional wushu exponent and further my study about sports. Nevertheless, that was the year I had the fittest body and the best health!
The Age that they Wish to Go Back to:
Amidrin wish to go back to age 22 to correct back some mistakes in life.
Lemonjude wish to go back to age 6 to enjoy kid’s life.
L’abeille wish to go back to any year but never return to age 28.
Sweetpea wish to go back to, actually, just thinking about 17.Lovelymommy wishes to go back to age 21.
Laundryamah wishes to go back to the eve of my wedding day.
mommyof2angels wishes to be daddy's girl again.
Babybooned wishes to go back to the age of 18.
Slavemom wishes to go back to the age of 15, after the SRP exams.
Peridot&Sapphire wishes to go back to the age of 18.
Tag 5 on 5
That is to have 5 answers to all questions and tag another 5 person.
5 things in my room :
king-sized bed, built-in wardrobe, standing wooden clothes hanger, plush toys, lots of pillows and bolster in various sizes.
5 things I’ve always wanted to do :
get my hair permed, knit my own vest and bag, tour to Europe and Japan, sailing, vacation with female friends
5 things in my bag :wallet, tissue, lipstick (more than 4), handphone, glasses
5 things in my wallet :IC, driving license, credit card, money, cash & credit card receipt too
5 things I'm currently into : blogging, reading about global warming and going green, eating more potato chips and chocolate, knitting a smaller size wool soaker (but encountered mistake for 2nd time... got to undo again! arrghh...)
Now I'll be tagging this 5 wonderful ladies and I'm sure you won't need to do all 4 : (pretty pleeeease?)
2) Green Parenting from a UK publisher
when I visited Borders this afternoon. Diaper Free? This is very interesting, I can imagine baby's bum exposed when crawling... very cute... haha! Green Parenting is a book covers all aspects living as a parent in raising your child which includes household item, clothing, food, toys... and many more but I don't have the time to flip through in details.
Browsed online and.... BINGO! I found Diaper Free & Green Parenting too! Another interesting one that I'm going to read will be Nappy Free Baby! This is the term - Elimination Communication that perhaps some parent nowadays still practise and definitely the method my parent used to potty trained us when disposable diapers was still in the invention period!
Have a green weekend!
When I was trying so hard to get En En latched on the earlier days but noticed her wetting is so little. PIL and my parent were stressing me to give her formula and water. (Claimed that En En never get enough liquid) I was leaking that time and I don't think I have milk production problem. The problem is I didn't consistently bf her after introduced her the formula milk and I thought I could changed her back to the b**bies but it never susceed.
Since then, she's having big volume of output till we label her as one heavywetter baby. What about infant on bm vs toddler on bm? Are they still not any heavywetter? Please share with me your experience.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Ok... ok... many mummies are wondering and asking why is it so... it's mummy's fault coz mummy think it's alright since En En never go to any day care center or mix around with other kids. So it's not really that bad if mummy delay the shot. One more thing is mummy thinks the more advanced that country the more weaken their natural immune system... so that's why they have so many types of vacccinations introduced. Mummy just don't know why having this weird mindset but it's actually true if compare children from India or Philipines (normally the developing countries) they are more strong even without proper or luxury medical aids and facilities. But when we turn to developed countries, it is where we found most children have higher risk of getting allergies, many more civilization diseases... this and that. Or maybe this is just merely mummy's thought?? Again it feels bad to see our little one suffer from fever, get cranky, moody and no appetite to eat after the jab! It just doesn't feel good :(
We do have very good medical facilities be it in private or government hospital. Mummy visited government hospital when preggie with En En because mummy had placenta previa according to gynea. But thank God En En was delivered full termed in a private hospital. After En En turned 6 months old, all her vaccinations were done at the government hospital.
Mummy just read up some immunizations articles from Baby Center and think there are some good reasons to get immuned rather than having that weird mindset to get jab!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
In the middle: Bummis PUL diaper cover
Monday, November 19, 2007
Your Love is Ur Heart,
Your heart is Ur Spouse,
Your spouse is Ur Future,
Your future is Ur Destiny,
Your destiny is Ur Ambition,
Your ambition is Ur Aspiration,
Your aspiration is Ur Motivation,
Your motivation is Ur Belief,
Your belief is Ur Peace,
Your peace is Ur Target,
Your target is Heaven,
Heaven is no fun without FRIENDS.
Ever since with En En in my life, it's so colourful and grateful. Seeing that she is growing and learning everyday really made me a proud person. At least I can tell the world that there's someone call me "Ma~mie"!
I'm going to give this tag to:
Thursday, November 15, 2007
aarrlo - hello
So, right now we are able to communicate more with her as she already manage to express herself verbally.
1) En En is able to run and jump very steady now.
2) She is able to throw her plush toy up, not far away.
3) She is able to tell when she is hungry and will ask for "mum mum".
4) Interested in using the broom to sweep the floor and she's learning to use it happily.
5) Able to walk up and down from the staircase with the help of the staircase handle.
6) When we asked her where is the guitar, she will bring us the badminton racquet. Looks similiar yeah... LOL!
7) Able to recognise very quickly on different types of animals when we show her the animals picture such as bird, cat, bear, elephant, fish, lion, duck, zebra, tiger, deer, monkey, kangaroo,...
8) When we say exercise, En En will starts jumping and stretching her hands up and down.
9) Lately, love to watch The Sound of Music movie especially loves to watch the children running, playing and singing. She understands funny scene as she will laugh out loud for it.
10) Last but not least, she weaned herself off from bouncer and able to sleep on her own when she gets quiet for a few minutes.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Unfortunately, once En En grows taller the bouncer become so uncomfortable to sleep in. En En loves to jump instead of sleep on the bouncer if she has something to hold besides the bouncer. *roll eyes*
Lately, she refused to sleep in the bouncer and we are happy that she, in fact is able to sleep on her own without anyone rocking, swinging, singing or story-telling to her! She weaned herself off and we are so proud of her. So, big girl solve her own matters!
Monday, November 12, 2007
My initial intention to have a blog is to keep my journal and to be frank, I do have a diary when I was a teenager. I just found 2 of my diaries from home and reading back what I wrote is so much fun and interesting. I stopped to write on diary when I further my study in college and university. Then, I was amazed with a blog's capabilities and that's why I start to write blog so that I can keep the memory in words or pictures. (Well, I'm quite a forgetful person, you know...)
There are a few things that I worry if I ever start to write paid post: spam and many other hidden technical issues which I don't know or clueless with. I wish to keep my blog as clean as possible like now (I think it's impossible once the traffic is getting heavy). All the expert bloggers out there, please share with me how do you overcome the spam problem and your most terrible experience with paid post?
To be frank, I quite like the way Mybabybay, Shoppingmum and GiddyTiger present their paid post in a new site. That's means more blogs to handle *fainted*
|You Are 35% Left Brained, 65% Right Brained|
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.
I saw this little quiz from GBay. I guess this quiz was around longtime but I never knew it until I saw it today after reading the posts in GBay. It's quite fun to learn that I belongs to Right-Brained group. In other words, I think I chose the wrong field to study.
Try it out if you never play this quiz before.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
and finally I proudly annouce that I CAN KNIT!!! Even still slow... LOL
I just realized this is another way to lose weight... Paik Ling, you got me?? Keep your hands BUSY!!!
Look at this little girl. She was so happy and busy checking on the dog. Too bad her passion for the doggie bag only last for 2 days and she still prefer her little Pooh bear for all times. Guess this doggie back pack has nothing to attract En En as it can't move or bark!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Last night I did a mini spring clean in the bedroom and even clean all the cabinets and drawers, still no miracle... but I found 200 bucks in my jewelry box. See, this is me! Last time I found some 50 bucks from books as bookmark which I already forgotten when I slided them in between the pages. Basically for my case, when I'm really looking for that item in a rush or panic situation, I couldn't find any. Mostly I can found back accidentally. I feel bad about losing this 3-diamonds pendant since 2 years ago and I started to suspect this one might be a real missing.
I guess it's really gone missing now. Daddy was very upset about this, the 3-diamonds pendant is a gift from him. I feel so bad too as being a "tai tou har" (means forgetful)... feel so sorry to him as I failed to keep my precious stone. The sad (and surprised) part daddy said is we haven't take a picture on the pendant to keep for memory.
Mission No.1: Mummy got to learn to be more organized from daddy
Mission No.2: Snap pictures of whatever precious pieces that we have for keepsake!
Mission No.3: Might do scrapbook on them too...
Sunday, November 4, 2007
So, basically, when En En is away from Alor Setar, mummy:
- Wash clothes
- Iron clothes
- Clean the toilet
- Wash dishes everyday
- Wash car
- Mop the floor
- Clean the furniture
- Do some cooking
Basically become a temporarily maid at home because kakak followed En En to Alor Setar. En En is really the little princess that need both sides' grandma to pay full attention for her. Thereofre, must get kakak to take over those normal household chores.
On top of that, mummy got some time to read on cooking & yoga books, do knitting (yes, more knitting for practise), scrapbooking which had been abadon for months! Yay....!!! Who said mummy will be free when baby is not around??
Mummy snapped this pic right after En En woke up one morning before mummy changed her from her pyjamas. Well, ok mummy just pulled off her pants and ta-daa... the blue knitted soaker was shown!
Mummy never wear En En in wool cover during daytime but probably if the room is 24 hours with air-con still on, it's alright and don't think it is hot. Wool in fact is very breathable and it treated with lanolin is water resistant, air permeable, and slightly antibacterial, so it resists the buildup of odor.