Wednesday, July 29, 2009

First ride on the MRT

So BB had her first train ride yesterday. Shes abt 4.25 mths old now. Big enough to be highly curious with everyone and everything. Kept turning this way and that.

We went to East Point at Simei to get her mom some books because her mom has just about memorized every interesting book in the house while pumping. Popular got some great deals at 1-for-1 deal. Grabbed the great lunch deal at Eatzi and set off home.

BB slept for only a short while before waking up crying. She was kinda cranky, so her mom took her for a walk and met up with Daddy at the mrt station, hoping she would be lulled to drowsiness with the walk.

Mistake. She got restless, and couldn't really settle down all the way till 10pm! *groan* that was a looong lonnng night indeed. Her mom resolved to make sure she doesn't miss any more warm showers at night, be it a warm or cold night.

When BB was born, she was a hefty 3.925kg at 49cm, at almost 40 wks gestation. She was relatively short compared to other babies born around the same time, who measured more than 50cm.

At 4 months old now, at 62cm, she has caught up in the height department, and not missing out much on the weight too. STILL heavier than the other babies, although her mom is positive that she is losing weight because her neck is no longer hidden by the folds and creases of baby fat.

Making growling sounds is her new thing nowadays. Sometimes when she complains (it sounds different from the usual rambling she makes), she will at times GROWL. not demure.

tweety is still her fave toy of all toys. And she doesn't have that many toys in fact. Her parents need to buy a few more for her as she quickly gets bored of the current ones.

Monday, July 27, 2009

developments to date - 4 months old

No pictures for this post because blogspot doesn't seem to have the functions to do that today.

We made a visit to the pedatrician's office last saturday, when she turned 4 months 1 day old. she was supposed to get her 6 in 1 vaccination. There was a couple with an 11 month old baby boy waiting outside for their bill. The father was carrying the baby and said to BB 'hello little boy!'. I was like URRGGHHHH! 'She's a girl.' 'Oh my god, I'm sorry!' 'It's ok. It's the jersey..' because she was wearing the Liverpool jersey in spirit of the upcoming match with Singapore the next day. Dalam hati menyumpah2 jap. hehe..

BB wasn't interested in the little boy though. Instead, she grinned at the father who was talking to her. For two introverted parents, it is quite a surprise that BB is pretty friendly to everyone.

BB weighed 6.8kg, measured 62cm. A consistent 200g increase weekly, and 1 cm taller from one month ago.

Upon seeing her, the pd commented, "So big already! looks so cute!" He has seen her from birth so that probably meant she wasn't cute then? grrr...

After a check on her physical development, he started to give her the oral vaccine for rotavirus. And while giving her the vaccine, he said 'She is very curious." so i asked "is that normal?" "it's very good. she looks around and that is how she learns." I hope that won't translate into mak kaypoh 10 yrs down the road.

She cried for like a minute after the injection, longer than the previous injection when she cried for like 5 secs only.

Next vaccination is due when she turns 6 months old, after raya.

The pd said that she is not supposed to start on solids until 6 months old. No cereal, nothing. Just breastmilk or formula. And it is best if she can be fed only milk all the way until 8 months old. She will not lack nutrition at all.

Other than that, BB has proven to be easily distracted during feeding time. Unless she's sleepy when she will want to be nursed to sleep, she will be easily distracted by anythign and everything. Her mom's clothing, the ceiling (what does she see other than the white ceiling?), the designs on the pillow. Her mom finds it hard to surf the net on the mobile phone while feeding her because she always turns to see the mobile phone and what her mom is doing.

BB loves the mirror. She can spend LONG minutes watching herself and grinning at herself and touching the mirror. She loves to watch shadows on the walls and the ceiling. Especially when the drapes are drawn.

her favourite toy is the big tweety bird that her Mak Ngah gave. she likes to touch and talk to tweety. and fancies the tag on the tweety because it has colourful pictures of tweety, daffy duck, sylvester.

BB is engrossed with her mittens when she wears them. She wears mittens when she is about to go to sleep, Otherwise, she will wake up crying from scratching herself. And yes, she bears many scratch marks already as it is. She can spend many minutes studying her mittens with eyebrows scrunched up together in focus, as if trying to figure out whatever happens to her hands, and then finally puts her gloved hand in her mouth.

BB is able to flip on her own now. She will turn her head in towards the mattress, so that her body will follow in suit. But she has problems with her arm pinned down. So someone will need to help her with the pinned arm. She likes to be propped up into a sitting position, and is quick to grin when someone pulls her up from lying to a sitting position. She usually uses her own muscles to be pulled up, using the help as support.

She has developed stranger anxiety now. she is still okay with strangers carrying her, as long as someone she's familiar with is near. she is still trying to adapt to sleeping inside the spring swing. that is the only way to make her sleep for 2 hours without waking up intermittently. yes, she still feeds every 2 hours, and has 2 hour sleep cycles.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

1st studio picture

This is BB's 1st studio shoot. We did it because there was a voucher to get a 5R photo at the studio. Anyway, expectedly, we upgraded to 8R because the pictures turned out ok and we also got another 8R picture of BB.

BB was generally in a good mood. so the first picture taken turned out ok. she was grinning and all at the poor guy who was really trying his best to make her grin and look a tthe camera. I'd give the guy some credits for really trying his best to get a good shot of her. I mean, we could go on grinning for hours for the camera, but BB spent 1 sec looking at the camera, and the next 10 secs looking down. It was tiring after a while. And during this second photoshoot, BB was getting increasingly tired, and sensing the desperation of the guy trying to catch her attention and make her grin. we got her in a basket, and then, on her tummy. but this picture turned out the best. so i'd really give the guy at peter pan studio some credits for attempting various positions of her to get the best shot.

and im glad we finally got a picture of the 2 of us in a studio setting, albeit with an additional one :) somehow we never got around to a studio photoshoot after the wedding..

Saturday, July 11, 2009

2 weddings

BB had a busy day today.

She had two weddings to attend. One at teck Whye, another at Woodlands. And her parents had long planned her dress sense for the day :)

Her mom let her sleep till 11am until BB woke up on her own and didn't seem keen to go back to sleep again. Her mom bathed her (showered actually) and dressed her up, and BB didn't seem to like the gown and the matching socks...
Waiting for Daddy to come home before we could set off to fetch Atuk and go off to Teck Whye.. but not before BB decided to give out a BIG one which she had been saving for like 2 days.. so her mom had to change her diaper first before setting out for Teck Whye.

She was pretty good until like we were about to go back when she decided to CRY like there was no tomorrow, because it was getting noisy (the deejay was starting to get to work) and everyone was going gaga over her.

We didn't spend very long at Woodlands, and BB was getting agitated with all the unfamiliar faces hovering over her, and being carried by so many people. But we did snap a few shots with her mom and dad, with BB not looking v happy.

Upon reaching home, her mom gave her a cooling shower and she slept like a log. Too much excitement today! :)

Note to self: Need to put away that white top, getting too small for BB.