Sunday, December 27, 2009

We are back from the trip!

Just arrived this afternoon from KL... was a hectic trip with two demanding young kids... Unable to meet with any blogger mummies as the little ones were not well throughout the trip. One got flu and one got mild fever... Anyway, it's their FIRST long (previously Alor Setar was the further they went to) and fun trip...

Friday, December 18, 2009


Zheng is having fever since yesterday. He's been given paracetamol 3 times per day but seems not working. The causes of the fever maybe due to he's teething, lack of water, eating too much nuts, biscuits and spicy crackers,... too many possibilities.

He's not sleeping well either as the whole night he's been screaming and fussing. Decided to bring him to the doctor later today. Hope he gets well before we have our trip to KL next Monday. *Praying*

Thursday, December 17, 2009

We did the same thing!

Music Talent
Rou En @ 1 year 9 months

Zheng @ 9 months old

Introduced to toothbrush

En @ 19 months
Zheng @ 13 months 3 weeks

Being busy with broom
En @ 17 months

Zheng @ 12 months 2 weeks

Started to use sippy cup
En En @ 12 months old (but never success till today)

Zheng @ 8 months old

Whose baby girl??

Looks nice too in floral skirt and polka dots headband...

Bye mom! Rushing for a date now...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

3 years and 7 months old

En En has many problems, well at least in mummy's eyes...

1. Eating habit:

- She still refuse to eat on her own, need only Ah Mah to feed her...

- Refuse to try on new food as she will give you that I'm-going-to-cry look when there are new food in her mouth which we insisted her to put inside the mouth and chew, if dislike just spit out! 95% of the time, she spits out!

- She takes maybe too much dairy food per day (3-4x milk, 2 slices cheese, poultry cooked in porridge are the main routine meals) which we think is also contributing to her constipation...

- Dislike vegetable and fruits, take in little apple ONLY! Another reason for constipation? Been thinking whether to give her Vitamin C supplement?

- Latest favourite is CocoCrunch, HoneyStar cereal to be taken for snack. At least better than biscuits for everyday intake.

- She still use milk bottle though... Ah Mah was saying need to buy more and store *pengsan* BUT mummy and daddy insisted NO!

2. Sleep

- Lately she woke up quite early in the morning, she has 1-2 hours nap in the afternoon with Zheng together.

- She needs Ah Mah to accompany her to sleep ever since Zheng is here. Before that was mummy to be at her side but mummy noticed since pregnant with Zheng she's looking for someone who can attend her FULL TIME. She will cry whenever she realized Ah Mah is not in the room and therefore Ah Mah MUST BE at home everyday! Quite ridiculous but Ah Mah is willing to accompany her so mummy can't think of when En En will be independent? Maybe Zheng is more independant than her by 3 years old...

Mummy just recalled one conversation with En En.

(Mummy brought Zheng into Ah Mah's room one night whereby En En is sleeping with Ah Mah)
En En: Zheng cannot come in Ah Mah's room!!!

Mummy: Then mummy throw Ah Zheng out from the house, ok?

En En: Ok, En En (stay) together with mummy... (in a very soft tone)

Mummy: Huh?

Ah Mah: Still a jealous girl...

So, this is all about sibling rivalry. She never rejects her little brother but she will tell you she doesn't want mummy... Looks like she needs a very long time to understand that she and her little brother are equally loved by mummy and daddy, not only Ah Mah. How to make her understand? *Sigh*

3. Others

- En En now enjoy washing hands ever since she attended school before the holiday breaks. She will ask to wash hand and she wants to stand on a stool and do the washing herself.

- She knows how to use words like "Why?" "because" "so / so that"

- En En will tell us she's a good baby while Zheng is a naughty baby which is quite true. Di Di will snatch people's stuff, mess around the house, don't listen to what we told him but En En is trying to be as much obedient and yes to almost everything when it comes to disciplin.

- She accepts wearing skirt!!! She think she looks pretty in them now... LOL!

- En En loves to play with the colourful peg and her favourite colours are green, blue and yellow. There's a reason why only those colours since the peg has red and pink colours too.

- She's been assigned colours to everyone in the family:

En En is GREEN

Ah Mah is YELLOW

Daddy is BLUE

Mummy is PINK

Ah Kong is RED

Di Di Zheng is ORANGE

So, En En will tell us GREEN, BLUE and YELLOW are her favourite colours. Now you know what's the real meaning behind.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's been so long...

Finally mummy's monthly friend visited mummy after 1 year and 10 months! Or exactly after 22 months! Muahahaa... One of the Benefit of BREASTFEEDING....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This Evening...

Amused with 2 kids at home while mummy was busy with more needle work... knitting, trying to replace Zheng's bibs from the velcro attaching to snap with thread and needle (by hands of course!) *grin*

First discovered En En did this...
Then, the little brother followed...

Then, Di Di took the plastic from En En...

And imitate his Jie Jie...

While En En was posing for mummy to take her pic with this on...


Hmm... Guess this is how Zheng is trying to tell us he didn't like his food...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Brushing teeth BUT must be naked!!!

Today is the third night mummy accompanied and insisted En En to brush her teeth after milk, before bed. Of course she is still unable to brush perfectly on her own and mummy helps.

The funny part is En En insisted to be NAKED while brushing her teeth. She said:" Cannot wear clothes when brushing teeth!" Huh?? Everyone was puzzled and found it so weird with this little girl. Perhaps it's due to we first started to introduce her brushing teeth during her bath and that moment of course naked... it was in the bath tub. Or maybe she is afraid that she might wet the clothes when brushing teeth...

Okay, it is the same answer when we told her to wear swimming suit if go swimming. En En refuse to wear anything and rather choose not to go swimming if been asked to wear something while in the water! Confusing??

Friday, November 20, 2009

Another baby carrier

It's Mei-Tai!!! More about this carrier can be found here.

Mummy paid an annual fees for the Malaysian Babywearer group (go to the fund) and able to borrow (monthly) one type of carrier home for one month trial, how nice! So that to whoever that is interested in trying out different baby carrier, this is a good chance!

Mei- Tai is more sturdy and comfortable compare to one-shoulder sling. Even En En can go in as well but tying the 2 pairs of long strap is abit tricky. Very good for carrying toddler for long hours.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

13 months old update

Amazingly, my 13 months old boy is able to play slide on his own! Super kid!!!

Today discovered another milestone as he's able to come down from the stairs by putting his legs down (rear facing) steps by steps. Yippee!!! Zheng was screaming whenever he wants to come down from upstairs as he was afraid to come down on his own. He is brave now.


Weight: Think he grows abit flesh as can see the tummy obviously from side... LOL!

Height: Unsure as no measurement taken


This little boy has snack throughout the day! He doesn't take more than 3oz of formula milk per day but loves Milo and yoghurt drinks alot.

Porridge for lunch and dinner (even the same for En En!), biscuits or cookies or bread in between meal. Sometimes, he will eat apple, orange, papaya and pineapple at late afternoon. As long as he's awake, he will munch on food! Specially in love with crunchy food maybe he loves the crunches sound that he makes when biting...

He still snack on McB througout the day except that it's lesser at daytime but can't live without McB if it's nap time and at night.

Verbal/ Vocab

Discovered some new words from this little boy lately:

"buall" -ball

"wow! Wow!" - mimic the dog's barking and the way he says dog

"b-yau" - bu yao in mandarin (means don't want)

Other Developments

Overall, he speaks late compare to En En but achieved way too fast on other motor skills. He mimics or follows whatever En En is doing or saying almost IMMEDIATELY and learn very fast.


- Strong determination (Never give up easily and will do whatever he can to get what he wants)

- Bad temper in wanting everything to be done quick

- Tough and rough (imagine he's able to mix in and pay with kids that are En En's age or older)

- Happy baby (always smile with anyone even stranger)

- Food lover (as long as not mushy and yucky type of food)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Going to School

En En went for a trial class for the past 2 days in school or probably will be her nursery school soon. She seems very happy going to school eventhough she said she doesn't want to go when we asked her.

Mummy attended the class with her (yes, inside the classroom!) from 9.30am (well, it started at sharp) till 12 noon. From reluctant to join on first day, she was slowly enjoying the activities in class. Lots of movement with playing while learning is what mummy loves about this center. It's run by an Australian mama whom mummy knew from the Penang babywearing group!

Mummy joined En En in the class sicne she's too shy and timid to mix with her peers. She even zipped her mouth and looked away while others were singing or the teacher was asking her a question. Even so, mummy noticed En En in fact was observing her surrounding and whatever that was happening. So far, we created sea creatures with Play-Doh, did colouring. writing, singing with movements, counting with coloured figurines and crayons,... and there are lots of story books displayed in the classroom which teacher will ask the students who completed their writing or colouring work to grab one while waiting for others to finish.

We attended the trial class and after discussed with daddy, we decided to enrol En En for the last 2 weeks of the month before the school holiday starts since she started to show her interest. Then on January 2010, En En will be officially going to school!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Random update...

Phew... so fast it's coming to the end of another week! How come suddenly time flies unconciously?

- Discovered more white hair lately maybe due to sleep at early morning... like 2am or sometimes 4am?? This is really crazy...

- No reduction on body fat from the body as the reading from weighing scale never drops since a few months ago... so sad...

- Never stop knitting... the BIGGEST addiction at the moment... Current projects are:
1. A crocheted shrug for aunty Jesslyn (hey, you still own me the yarn shipping fees ya if you read this)

2. A baby jacket BUT not for Zheng... maybe one of the blogger mummies in PENANG who's going to pop by the end of this year... hehe... guess who's the lucky one...

Thinking to start:-
- A lace scarf
- Another pair of wool longies
- Mini felted wool bag
- A shrug for mummy
- A cardigan or bolero

- Will start to do some baking as Zheng is exploring different texture of food now...

En En
- No more red patches or the so called allergy reaction since August. Glad to see that she's growing taller and taller each day...

- She calls herself with her name with surname together. NO MORE referring to herself as "BABY"! A big leap in her milestone achievement.

- She will ask us where we go when we go out, what is this and that, use lots of imaginary stories to tell us what she's playing on her own. She's like pretending staying in the Hundred Acre Wood with her Pooh bear, Piglet, Tigger,... never stop to ask us to act as one of the characters from Winnie the Pooh's scenes.

- She still love to watch TV most of the time... still cry out loud when anyone is trying to switch channel from her favoutrite PHDC. Weird enough, she loves to watch Planet Earth, the documentary film downloaded by daddy.

- She adores Zheng very much and always hug him, giggles together and invites di di to play chasing together. When in bad mood, she will trip his leg while di di is walking or push him to make him fall down. Sibling rivalry huh...

- Since both of them love watching TV, being a big sister she will hug Di Di from back and pull him down together to sit on the floor whenever she saw Zheng is standing right in front of the TV. Well, not really to take care of the little one but afraid Di Di to switch off the TV!!!

- He started to eat rice or lunch and dinner since yesterday. He hates porridge, oat,... anything too watery and too soft... he spits out them when the food just touches his mouth. The only probelm is he has only 4 teeth, how to munch on adult food?

- He is one noisy baby... he even speaks loudly in dream! He will shouts or scream to get what he wants. If we ignore him, he won't stop making noise untill is given something (to distract him).

- He will follow whoever that change into outing clothes and he will be standing at the door for kai-kai. If someone is outside the house, he sure wants to go out and start to make noise in order to let us know what he wants. He will stop the noise when we come inside the house.

- Was surprise with his vocab ability. We thought he will be late in developing his ability to speak since his motor skills developed way too early than normal baby.
He speaks very well when calling:

"teh-tei" - Jie Jie (sister, pronounce this word since he was 6-7 months old)
"ge-ge" - elder brother
"Pa-pa" - daddy
"Ma-ma" - mummy
"Mah / Ah Mah" - grandma
"Ele" - Elephant
"Mum-mum" - wants food
"na-na" - take /give
"dai-dai" - "kai kai"
"ishhh..." - fish

- Still a breastfeed little boy, more like for comfort or when fussy. He still nurse to sleep but we are trying to break this habit. There were a few times in which he's over tired and he was able to fall aslpeep without suckle BUT he still want mummy's body warmth. He will toss and turn on, against, besides mummy's before he sleeps. In short, he wants to SMELL mummy...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Zheng's First Birthday

Definitely a backdated post!

The day before the celebration, mummy made this... guess what it is?

Zheng couldn't wait to inspect his birthday toy from Ku Ku by stepping on it!

Received first "Ang Pow" from Ah Kong... He thinks red packet taste good too!

Mummy specially made this Birthday hat for En En, she loves purple colour...

Testing the crown for Di Di...

Ta-Dah! This is the King of the day!

The traditional way to tell it's a birhtday party... LOL

Yummy-licious jelly!!!

Very nice birthday cake eventhough initially the design should be round but the day we collected the cake, it's square... Strange but maybe we didn't emphasized the cake must be round.

Oh... mummy thought of ordering cupcakes but after thinking twice, being in an extremely health concious and picky food eaters family... probably will get bad comments such as "Sugar coated, bad for the body", "Too expensive just for the decoration", "Not even delicious as our homemade", "Not worth since small portion", "So waste as no one is going to eat sugar cupcakes"... stick to the old fashion is still the evergreen solution... haha!

Before Zheng blew the candle, the cake already in a disaster mode... well, done by the King of a day!

Zheng couldn't wait for the photo sessions and was fussy standing in front of the cake too long. En En on the other hands showed her jealousy by not joining in the birthday song singing session and the photo session. She was sitting aside from all of us even we asked her to join. NO smiles from her face at all!!!

Zheng was throwing tantrum when it's cake cutting ceremony but felt interesting about the act and therefore he was quite cooperate for the photo shots.

Later on, they couldn't wait to play with the new toys... and threw balls all over the living room. Found the ball on the piano, inside the potty, out from the house,...

A very special and eventful day - at home!!!


So fast, it's already end of the month. Thought would blog more for this month but never happen. So many thing s to blog in this month but mummy is so lazy lately... plus the kids grow so fast!!! Too many milestones for Zheng and suddenly only realized En En will enrol in school in another few months!

Zheng starts to show his mischiveous and stubborn personality. En En already knows how to make decision on her own as she refuse to go out with us even we told her we are going to shopping. She rather stay at home watch cartoon! Weird, weird... Zheng took over her place as he will stand in front of you if he sees you dress up and anyone who goes open the door.

Hope time will stay so that they don't grow so fast, huh?

Monday, October 19, 2009

One Year

1 day old vs 1 year old

Mummy sleeps with you for one year...

Mummy breastfeeds you for one year...

Mummy changes your cloth diapers for one year...

Mummy put you in a sling for one year...

Mummy take care of you for one year...

Mummy hugs and cuddles you for one year...

Mummy kisses and plays with you for one year...

Mummy observed and discovered your new tactics and fast motor skill developments...

Can't believe it's already ONE YEAR!!!

~Happy 1st Birthday to dear baby Zheng!~

Craft time!

It's about mummy, ok... Daddy just said mummy was doing some crazing things again... Well, how many years mummy can get the chance to do crazy crafts like now? LOL!

It's all about childhood memory, moreover arts and crafts are something mummy would love to share with the kids if mummy have time to scrap and mess around with colours and papers. Now is the perfect time and mummy still have lots of things to do with En En and ZHeng when they grow older...

Sorry yeah... coz right now let mummy do the messing games solo first, furthermore at midnight!!! Haha... it's good to be a scrapper as everything is ready on hands!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

41 months old!

The "I don't want" stage:-

1. I don't want to sit in the car seat
2. I don't want to sit in the cart when buying groceries in TESCO or Cold Storage
3. I don't want to sleep
4. I don't want to wear dress or skirt (headache as she out grown them so fast)
5. I don't want to watch this programme
6. I don't want to eat (porridge)
7. I don't want to drink milk (but mix with MILO is fine)
8. I don't want to stay in a room with DiDi alone
9. I don't want to accept anyone say I'm pretty in what I wear
10. I don't want!!! (to listen to any command that I don't like)


Lately, she loves to eat Marie biscuits, cheese, Yakult, prune juice, Calci-yum and fried anchovies with porridge. She still refuse to eat rice, always request to have noodles when eating out. Because she dislike vegetable, we need to cook them in porridge in order to give her a balance diet. Don't really understand why she reject fruits at all (except apples) as she never willing to taste any of them too.

She takes milk (with MILO) at least 3-4 times per day. 8-9oz each... Wondering whether she still need so much? Can't let go of milk bottle yet...

Conclusion: En En is a fussy and picky eater.

Potty Train

She is still having constipation problems. Good news is she's totally potty train, even for night! Bravo! No more diapers...


She is a sensitive person. She needs attention most of the time and will cry it out loud when she realized no one is in the room when she wakes up from sleep or nap. Call it a bad habit or perhaps it's her need for comfort since she was an infant. Ah Mah gives her all the attention she needs even till today and she still call herself as baby *slap head*

She adores her little brother but she has mood swing. Some day she will hug and cuddle Di Di but sometimes she will kick and push Di Di away and curl up in Ah Mah's arm. That's the time she refuse mummy too. Maybe that is the cause of jealousy especially when she see mummy is with Di Di 24x7, moreover Di Di still suck McB. She pretend to suck McB too but when she's with Ah Mah...

Lately, she prefers to go "kai-kai" and will ask us almost everyday after bath "Where are we going?" Her favourite spots include:-

1) Youth Park to play slide, swing and see-saw

2) Gurney Plaza - Toy "R" Us, Popular bookstore

3) Any new places with big space for her to run and jump!

Guess she's boring to stay at home nowadays. So, it's time or nursery school hunting!

Dear En En,

Just hope that you know mummy, daddy and Di Di adores you alot! We are always there for you and we love you very very much!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Zheng's TEETH... and some update...

Since last week, we notice his 2 top pearly white sprouting out at last. They are growing longer now... mummy wish Zheng teeth grow faster so that can stuff him with various kind of food woth different texture... haha!

He walks very steady and confident now, stepping on or over anything under his heels. Therefore, this is the reason he will fall down but this little guy is too tough as he never cry after he fell down or bang his head accidentally on wall or table. Scary boy... As a result we always discover he has bruises and cut all over his limbs but have no idea when it had happened. Another big headache for mummy and daddy...

He was eating like a bliss when we first introduced solid food to him but now... he has turned into a little monster whenever it's meal time. He spits the food out when he doesn't like it especially after he feels abit full. Fuss over in the high chair and never eat properly like before. He likes to snatch people's food, bowl or spoon whenever he sees anyone is having meal within his reach.

He still poo poo whenever he feels it's coming... which has no expression on the face! He doesn't know how to let us know too. He refuse to do big business in a potty as he will protest by screaming loudly as much as possible whenever mummy put him on potty. As a result, we always have to clean him and the soiled diaper too. Suddenly mummy feels that potty training is still very far from us...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Recovered from flu!

Finally both En En and Zheng already back to their usual self and active... playing! Not forgetting those screaming and shouting sound... Very noisy, guess it will be terrible if mummy got 2 boys yeah?

Mummy knitted an elephant toy for En En, she loves it! Mummy is so happy since this is the first handmade toy for En En. She even requested mummy to make one for Di Di and she selected Red colour for the little brother. Oh... she's such a loving sister.

So, this is a pair of elephant for Jie Jie and Di Di! En En calls hers as Yellow Elephant and Di Di's elephant as Di Di's... so simple only! LOL...

Below this one is a long queue project in mummy's knitting list... recall from this post. Mummy finished the top knitted part for 5 months but only manage to get Po Po's help to sew the dress during last month's visit back to mummy's hometown.

Isn't it lovely? Too bad En En refuse to wear it and she said because can see armpit... *slap head*