Saturday, February 21, 2009

Homemade Cream Puff

Baked these last Saturday for the babywearing gathering potluck BUT decided to blog for reminder as the first batch of the pastry was a FAILURE!!!

The two photos above is the comparison of the fail and successful pastry. I even need to drived out to Giant supermarket to get the butter to bake the second batch... luckily Giant open at 8am and baby Z was still sleeping.

The is the comparison of the first batch of the pastry batter which is too watery and abit lumpy (left) vs the second batch which is more sticky and smooth.

The end product - Pastry fills with custard filling... Absolutely YUMMY!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Baby Zheng is 4 months old!

The more frequent mummy trim the nail of those little fingers, that's the symbol of how fast our little one grows up everyday!
Height - 60cm
Weight - Weighed last Sunday when visit paed at Adventist Hospital was 7kg! But mummy think not realy 7kg yet but definitely more than 6.6kg already.
Exclusively on breast milk but mumy realized he is now showing interest on what we eat. He will smacks his lips and makes some sounds whenever he sees mummy is drinking or eating in front of him.
Feeding every 2 hourly, taking approximately 3-4oz of bm.
Poo poo between 7-12 days since last month and need to monitor.
Motor Skills
1. He is finally able to turn from his back to the sides and ended up on tummy.
2. He can grasp anything that he's able to reach such as the hanky, bolster and pillow.
3. He's a bouncing baby as he can't stop junping if we let him stand while carrying him.
4. He loves to suck his fingers. No particularly which finger but if possible he would love to have the whole fist inside the mouth! Sucks palms, arm or shoulder of anyone who carries him.
5. Laughes uncontrollably when we play peek-a-boo. Prefer rough actions very much while playing.
Baby Zheng is a Happy Baby! He will smile and laugh with anyone who smile at him or play with him. He will draw anyone's attention by trying to talk to you and give you that million dollar smiling face.
Very active as he will kick and jump non-stop when we are holding him. Loves to be carried (even sleep!) and will play on his own for the most 30 minute if no one is free to entertain him provided he's full and not sleepy.
Baby Zheng can be very fierce and aggresive when it's pass his nap time and hungry. He will shout in the highest pitch he can while grasps tightly on the person who carry him. At the same time, he will start to "bite" while still shouting! It will be terrible if he has teeth later on...
This is still a struggle for mummy and baby Zheng as mummy still in the process of training him to fall asleep on his own. Due to En En's crying on each time the little brother cries, mummy has no choice but to avoid letting baby Zheng cry too much and that's mean swinging him to sleep in a sling too! Therefore, baby Zheng already used to sleep that way, it will be another attempt to change his current sleeping habit.
The longest nap time for daytime is 30 minutes till 1 hour. Luckily he sleeps well at night except need to be fed every 2-4 hourly. At night, he will start to sleep from 10.30pm or 11.00pm till next mmorning 10.00am or 11.30am with a few feeding in between.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

33 months old


Height: 92.5cm
Weight: 13.5kg

Lately, I found new love with rice but not forgetting the porridge. I prefer to sit in and take a few spoonful of rice with fish or meat when everyone is having meal at the dining table. I can't lie to Ah Mah or mummy that I'm full as Ah Mah will eventually feed me porridge later on. Ah Mah is frustrated to feed me rice as I eat too slow because rice is hard to swallow. Oh... most of the time I don't chew when people feed me.

Sometimes, I won't swallow if I don't like to eat rice or porridge. It depends on my mood. But I have supper every night in Ah Mah's room, be it the cheese stick bread or my honeycake (kuih bahulu) with milk. I still drink milk 7-8oz 3 to 4 times per day. Don't tell anyone that I still take milk before I wake up early in the morning around 5-7am or sometimes in the middle of the night if I hardly can sleep.

Daddy likes to bring me to Maxim Cake House regularly for their Gelato, a new type of ice cream which is less sweet and less creamier than normal ice-cream. I love to go there and my favourite... surprisingly is the waffle on top of the ice-cream! Speaking about ice-cream I can't forget McDonald's vanilla cone ice-cream. I will sure ask daddy to buy one whenever I see the McD's ice-cream stall when we go to Gurney Plaza.

I don't refuse plain water anymore and sometimes it' an good excuse to ask Ah Mah or mummy to get plain water, prune juice, yakult or yoghurt if I throw tantrum and want to lengthen the time for them to serve me. More choices to make now... hehehe...

Potty/Toilet Train

I won't tolerate to get into any diapers if I don't go to bed for nap or sleep. After much "advises" from Ah Mah that I must sleep on the floor if I wet the bed, I accepted the fact that I still need to wear a disposable diaper to sleep at night. Maybe I can't wake up or maybe I cried at midnight whenever asked to pee. Ah Mah scares my voice will wakes up the whole family, with no chice but to buy more disposable diapers for me. Luckily, no diapers for me when we go out kai-kai as I know daddy, mummy or Ah Mah will bring me to the toilet if I tell them I need to pee.

I still trust my red little potty at home whenever I do my big business. I don't want to use mummy's or Ah Mah's potty in the toilet, (the seated toilet) it is too big for me. My big business time is the time before I go to bed every night, provided if I don't constipated.

Feelings & Developments

1. I a now able to turn the door knob and I know how to open door!!! Hurray!!! Don't ever try to close door and leave me alone in the room as I know how to escape...

2. I am still learning to using fork and spoon together even I never success yet. But I love to play that way when at the dining table with all the "big people".

Sometimes, I feel not being loved when Di Di is around. Everyone's attention is him and not me. I cry alot lately and throw tantrum with no reasons in the eyes of the "big people". Ah Mah whacked my butt a few times but I just can't stop not to cry or manja. I want to be pampered like Di Di but I do not know what's missing in me... the feeling is miserable and I do not know how to express it except throwing tantrum and cry out loud.

Sometimes I want mummy, sometimes I don't want mummy but I want Ah Mah most of the times. Mummy needs to carry Di Di and I can't bear with it whenever I hear Di Di cries. I have butterflies in my tummy and I can't help but cry together with Di Di. I hardly can stop crying once get started. I know everyone dislike me when I cry but this is how I want to do to get their attention.
Whenever I see Di Di's stuff which was once belongs to me, I'll try to get back.

That's all for now, I want to follow daddy out to Youth Park to play slide and see-saw. Daddy brings me to many places nowadays and I love to go out.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sick, sick, sick mummy...

Mummy is not the only one in the family who has flu, it started from Ah Kong during the second day of Chinese New Year. Then, it started to spread...

Mummy's condition worsen since yesterday. Non-stop coughing cause sleepless night and thus fever, sore throat all comes at once. Went to see the family doctor 2 days ago but no antibiotic was given due to mummy still breastfeed baby Zheng. Last night discovered blood in the phlegm and mummy can't bear with the counghing anymore. It's getting worse and worse. Not so sure who to turn to at this moment and therefore sms Chanel and Loh from MMPS to get help. Thanks to Chanel mentioned about visiting my gynea.

Mummy was the last patient when arrived at Adventist Hospital at 12.15pm. Today only open half day because it's a Sunday. Even Dr.Zovi is not a lactation specialist but is particularly very supportive in breastfeeding. Oh... she is the doctor who was in charge for baby Zheng delivery, she's so happy to see baby Zheng again. She told mummy all the gynea and nurses there were trained to help breastfeeding mothers. Dr.Zovi recommended mummy to take the mint leaves to sooth the sore throat and it's much better compare taking antibiotic in the futire. The mint leaves is different from the type we use for cooking, the leave is 6-7 times bigger. Mummy was touched when Dr.Zovi went back to her home to get her homegrown mint leaves for mummy! She asked mummy to plant this in a pot for future use. Will take a picture of the mint leave soon.

Mummy prays to get well soon. Hopefully, baby En and baby Zheng will be fine in the family as MIL and daddy also starts coughing now... Seriously, this is not an enjoyable Chinese New Year...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Nigthmare in the family

It's En En's crying and screaming!!!
It has been over a week this little girl cried and screamed for no particular reason. Right now, she will "tune on" her radio at least once per day for almost 1 hour... so, so irritating to the ears...

Back to what is her problem? Or perhaps what is the issues with us, the adult, who looks after her everyday? We got to see things both ways because mummy realised sometimes the problem is not from the child, it's the different perspective from adult. Mummy and Ah Mah observe and figure out how to tackle whenever En En crys for nothing. For sure, she's looking for attention and needs someone to pamper her.

Just imagine, she will cry when someone refuses her in anything, yes... just anything is good enough for her to take as a reason and start crying. Then, she will force herself to scream louder and cry longer even we are trying to distract her, sweet talk to her,... just name whatever ideas you have. Guess what she did? Cry even louder and shut both eyes!!! "Keng" or not? Exactly like small babies when they feel exhausted they will cry out loud and squint the eyes in order to shut the stimulation from outside world. Therefore, En En wishes to hear nothing and to see nothing but everyone in the family was so stress and panic! Even a small sound from Baby Zheng will cause En En to burst into tears within 3 seconds...

When she will stop? No idea... we tried the soft way - not working; the hard way - not working... she will stop when she think it's enough. The most ridiculous part is there were times whereby she stopped crying because she's thirsty and tired. She accepted water or milk with eyes closed but still awake. After finished her drinks, she started to cry again! Wah-lah!!! What does this means?? Sometimes we feel so geram and wanted to whack her butt but on the other hands, this little girl is just too funny... :)

What type of "baby" is En En now? Definitely a spoiled baby... Any ideas to handle this type of kids...

Surprise from Breastfeeding!

This photo won an Attractive Prize, from a Breasstfeeding Contest organized by MMPS Penang last month. Mummy just sent in for fun and who knows...?