Mini's Update - 8 Month

Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

A rather relaxing month for both Mama and Mini! Baby eats, drinks and sleep well, and that makes me one happy Mama.



The day she went MIA and we found her in the toilet. That step innocent face - I KENNUT!!



Usual monthly update :D

For Mini

i) First tooth
She had fever for four days that got me and danna so worried sick. I have to admit, I was more concerned about the short getaway we were about to have that week #badmom. Two days before the trip Danna brought her to the GP and he pointed out her tooth! Funny it's not her front teeth that erupted first, it was the one next to it.


Soon no more gummy baby? :(

ii)Wanting to stand allll the time
Looks like someone is finally sick of being on her tummy/sitting all the time. I used to put her at her cot and let her play but now it seems like I can't do so anymore cos THIS happens.


Yup, she's standing up there gais.

iii)Sit and Stand!
This one, she can happily do it again and again. Whenever I say stand, she'd grab on my hands and push herself up. And sit when I tell her to do so. Repeat 3984738947 times before bed and she'll be KO in no time haha! Maybe next time f I get to catch her on camera, I'll update this space with it.

iv) Daddy's girl
These days she only wants her daddy and her daddy only. Just look at how she reacts when I came over to pick her up..


versus when her father picks her up.


Issit you forget who carried you for nine months baby girl?

v)Zara and Friends
So this month she met a few of her friends and it's really interesting to watch how she "play" with them. Someone is bound to cry out loud and it's usually not mini, cos that girl is one big bully I tell you!


The two Zara.

 

With the birthday girl Alisha Khayla. Both babies look so grumpy for what? lol


Precious two. Look how tiny they were when they met for the first time..


Andddd that's all for this month's update!

xoxo, N

Mini's Update - 7 month

Sunday, April 22, 2018



New month, new milestones!

For Mini

i) Rolling over & Started Crawling
I remember going over to a friend's house when mini was 4 months old. Her daughter is just one day younger than mini, and she was busy crawling all over the living room! This mini on the other hand, screams every time we get her to roll over.  -___-

The paranoid mama got very concerned cos said friend (who is a doctor) talks about how no tummy time can hinder certain developments. Fast forward to two months later, this is considered a major achievement for mini! Even though for now you can only crawl backwards lol


Funny how you spend weeks worrying about what she can't do (as compared to her same aged friends) and suddenly one day BOOM it just happens.

Anyhoots, now that she's happily rolling and wriggling around, changing her diapers and getting her dressed quickly and easy peasy-ly have become a thing of the past :p

ii ) Eating Puree & Porridge
Finally can put my hands on the 4 in 1 Avent food maker I got when I was 6 months pregnant!


Mini's reaction when she had her first taste of puree LOL

She's been really eager to feed herself so usually I help scoop the puree and pass her the spoon. After which she slowly put it into her mouth. The littlest thing she can do now that amazes me so much.


What mini gets on weekdays : fish/chicken porridge with fish and veggies, all prepared by my neighbour.I can't say this enough, I'm so thankful for her!

iii) Able to sit up straight


Dining outside is much easier now that we can just place her in the baby chair YESSAAA.


iv) Little Miss Chatterbox


yadayadayada all day long.

v) Recognise letters
So I watched an episode from a show called How to Raise a Super Baby, where parents send their babies as young as few days old to special classes to help strengthen their memory skills. At first I was like ???? I mean look at them, they're just babies who can't even tell me what their cries are all about! But then I tried out of the strategies and JUST LOOK AT THIS VIDEO


I WAS SHOOOOOK.



vi) Drinking from a straw
Mini went thru a phase right before my March holidays when she refuses bottle and would scream bloody murder even at the sight of it! So my neighbour gave her a straw in a desperate attempt to get her to drink, which she did! When I heard about it, I thought it was impoosibruu. So we tried at home...


She really did drink using the straw la seh.

vii) Daddy's girl
This one I malas nak cakap banyak lah. This picture and video says it all.




ROLLS EYESSSS

For Mama

i) Body Issues
Remember I mentioned about trying out the WOWO shampoo in this post? Well, that didn't help even a single bit. My hair was falling like crazy to the extend of me getting scared to comb my hair. Other than that, I'm still having a hard time accepting my post partem body urgh. Lately I've been working out at least three times a week, which is crazy because I have to sacrifise my sleep on weekends and wake up at five in the morning cos that's the only time I'm free. I also keep my fitness trainer girlfriend updated of what I consume every single day, just to keep track of what I should be eating more/less. So far I've seen very little progress which I'm so happy for, but still a super long way to go!

ii) Being a Better Person
Despite being busy around the clock and having very little time for myself, I must say I find so much joy doing my mummy duties. Totally adds a whole new purpose to my back then monotonous life. (which I do miss on certain bad days lol) With my mini soaking up everything she sees around her, I realise it's not just about me teaching her, she's teaching me as well. I'm not just shaping mini's characters, I'm shaping mine too. I want her to be kind, so I have to be kind too. I need to curb my language, be a whole lot more patient and control my temper cos I know she's watching me.

I used to tell others how stressed  I am taking care of mini, and most of the assured me things will get easier.

They were wrong, it didn't. I don't think there's a single part of parenthood that's easy.

But here's the thing; it does get better. & so am I as a person. 

xoxo, N

Staycay At Sofitel Sentosa

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


I've been missing the beach so much these days and was hoping we could fly to Bali over the recent March holiday. However, the thought of doing water activities with a baby doesn't scream fun at all, not forgetting the fact that I have yet to recover from my traumatic experience in the plane with mini lol.

At the same time Danna and I don't want to stay at home all week so we decided on a staycay and I chose Sentosa!  #closeenough

After much debate, we finally decided on....

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resorts and Spa.

We got the junior suite and I FREAKING LVE this place. I really don't mind another staycay here!!


Look at the spacious rooms.


Mini grumpy cat enjoying the king sized bed.


Got my belated birthday cake hehe

& because we're at an incredibly grand and instagram-worthy place, a family photoshoot is a must, no? 


My heart is full.


xoxo, N

Mini's Update: 6 Month

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mini is now.....


This post is two weeks late but I still want to write everything down for memories’ sake cos seriously these kiddos grow up so fast and my memory is becoming from bad during pregnancy, to worst now that I’m a parent! So it’s really nice (and emotional!!!) to read back Mini’s monthly milestone updates which maybe I can refer to and compare with her milestones with her future siblings :p

What’s new for the past one month…

For Mini

i) First time at the swimming pool
We stayed over at KSL during the CNY holidays and I was excited to get mini into the pool! Even bought a cute unicorn swimsuit the day before at Paradigm Mall.


The calm before the storm. Mini was not at all excited to be in the pool, in fact she was crying almost throughout! Guess where she got that from? Clue: Not Daddy.

ii)Eating more solids


Mini has been eating Baby Bites biscuits for the past one month and a half so this month, we introduced cereals, apples, carrots and some veggies. So far she's not fussy and finishes up everything on the bowl. Hope it stays like this all the way and not turn into a fussy eater like her mama.

iii) Saying Noooooooo
This one came as a suprise cos I’ve never taught her this! I was at my parents’ house when my babysis sings her favourite song (five little monkeys jumping on the beddddd~) and when it comes to the part when she says no, mini started shaking her head NON STOP. Isit you watch too much tv my baby?


iv) Standing up and started walking


 I'm pretty excited to see her walk, but this means one word : NEEDTOBABYPROOFTHEWHOLEHOUSEALREADY

v) Refuses milk bottle
A week before the March holidays, Mini totally rejects drinking from the bottle and wants to latch 24/7. One day I left her at my neighbour's house and I could her her screams from my master bedroom! So obviously someone got a good scolding from her tiger mom when she got home later that day.

 

Of cos I just have to mute my mak nenek voice.

vi) Playmat
Finally got her a playing mat and opened up all her toys she got as presents since she was just four month old.....inside me hahaha.


Enough to entertain her for at least...15 mins lol. Any longer than that would result in.......


Click more to view my favourite pictures of Mini for the month!

Ohana Oh Na Na

Monday, March 19, 2018


Grateful. Thankful. Blessed.

xoxo, N