Mini's Update - 7 months

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


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.


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