Friday, January 25, 2013

Congrats to my Friend

Yesterday I received a SMS from my friend that she is 9 weeks preggy.
We were secondary school classmates and have been friends till now.
I am really happy for her and wish her a smooth 8 months ahead.

Update on 1 Feb 2013
Sad to update that my friend had a miscarriage and did a D&C yesterday........
A check with the gynae on last Monday revealed that her bb had stopped growing since week 7.
I feel really sad for her.
This reminded me of my previous 3 losses .......
I hope she recuperates fast and try again ........

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Shopping with Bb Rae

To bring some sanity back, instead of being home whole day, I'll bring bb out for about 3 times during weekdays.

Usually I'll take her out in the afternoon about 2pm and come home before 6pm.
I ll bring her to nearby shopping mall for a walk to do some grocery shopping or go Orchard to feel the busy crowd.

See my naughty girl playing with her shoe while mummy bz shopping for grocery.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Getting Baby Ready for School

In view of the plan to send baby Rae to school at 18 months, we gotta prepare her to be able to be independent in some ways, like self feeding and toilet train.

I think self feeding is more important than toilet train since she can still wear diaper to school. So we started her on self feeing exercise first.

I've been letting baby self feed herself the simple finger food like tiny baby biscuit, yogurt melt and Graduate Puff and she is able to handle those small bite size snack with no issue.

Yesterday was the first time I let her handle bigger piece of biscuit and banana, so she gotta hold on to them to slowly self feed and munch, unlike those smaller bite size ones she used to eat.
Being a baby, she enjoys playing with her food and is curious to see what will happen if she were to crash it or throw it on the table and floor.

To get myself ready for the mess, I had laid a newly bought plastic shower curtain to be used as floor mat for her and placed her baby high chair on it.
I had also removed the high chair fabric cushion cover to enable easy cleaning of the food stain.

It was really messy!
I think > 50% of the biscuit and banana went to waste, they re all over the floor mat, high chair, sticked onto her clothes and hair ......
So I spent another 15 mins to clear her mess on the floor and chair before cleaning her.

I think it ll be worst when we let her self feed porridge or noodles ....... But this is part of the growing up phase and we gotta take it as a pinch of salt!
I hope she can master the self feeding skill well ASAP ..........

Friday, January 11, 2013

Weaning BB Rae

After breast feeding for > 12 months, I think it's about time I wean her off.
3 months ago, I ve replaced her first morning feed with EBM, few weeks ago, I managed to wean her off the night feeding, so am gradually weaning her off totally from BF.......
I am introducing formula gradually .......

I do feel kinda sad that she latch on lesser but I know it needs to come to an end.
If I don't stop BF sooner, it may be tougher to wean her as she gets older........

Thursday, January 10, 2013

School Hunting for Bb Rae

I've been researching on schools for baby to attend when she turns 18 months this June

I ve visited one centre yesterday near my house.
This school caters for toddlers range from 18 months to 6 years old for play group till Kindergarden 2.
Being a private run center, the school fees is at $1k per month for half day service and about $1.5k for full day one.
This school is new and really near to my place as its just 5 mins walk and has big clen class room and big green area and plenty of space for play!

I'm really tempted to enroll baby in this school but is deterred by the high fees!
With just single income earner, it may not be wise to put her there in the long run as I still have no plan of returning to workforce yet ........

I'm also also considering the public run centre and hopefully I can find a place for baby.
Pls wish me good luck!

Baby Rae Development Updates

At 1 year and 13 days old on 3 Jan 2013, bb was 8.1kg, 75.5cm tall and head circumference of 44cm.
Her weight and head circumference is 25 percentile while her height belongs to 75th.

Let me try to recall her different milestone during her first year ........
When she was newly born on 21 Dec 2011, she can latch on to suckle well .....
She was able to smile and laugh when she was 2 months old ........
At 2 months +, she can lift her head straight up with no support.......
At less than 4 months old, she can sit up ....... And flip at 4 months +........
At 5 months +, she was crawling ..........
At 7 months old she was standing up and walking with support
At 10 months + she was standing up and walking with no support
At 1 year old, she is moving so swiftly that it can be challenging to catch up with her ........
At 13 months old, my bb can pronounce some words pretty clearly, like Papa, Yeh Yeh, mom mom, up, ball, star and can count 1 to 3.
Last week during CNY in Ipoh, she can pronounce "Hello, Hi"!
Just 3 days ago on 16 Feb, she called me "Mummy"!
At 15 months old, she can count 1 to 10 and she can copy us saying a whole sentence like "what is it?/ where is bb/ good morning/ how r u etc"
She can also open the bb gate we place to guard the kitchen effortlessly.
At 16 months old, my bb can count 1 to 13 and she can hold a pen to scribble on paper.
She can say simple Chinese words like 洗手洗脚,妈妈,爸爸,在一起

I ll update more about her as she grows .......

Update on 5 Feb 2013
We brought bb to have her 3rd dose of pneumo jab yesterday.
She is 8.625kg, 76cm tall and has a head circumference of 45cm.
Still belongs to 25th percentile for weight and height is 75th percentile.

Updates on 19 Apr 2013
Last month on 6 Mar, bb was 8.9kg and 78cm tall
Last week 8 Apr, we brought her to ve her booster jab or MMR, she was 9.5kg, 79cm tall and her head circumference 45cm.

Update on 11 May 2013
Last Monday 6 May, we brought bb for flu jab and she is currently 10kg heavy and 81.9cm tall.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Baby Rae is a Toddler!

Random thought: Our bb is now a "toddler"!
But in my eyes, she is always a baby .......

The American Heritage Dictionary defines a Toddler as:
One who toddles, especially a young child learning to walk.
A size of clothing for children between the ages of about one and three years.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Baby was supposed to ve her 1st dose of MMR jab on 27 Dec 2012 but due to the KL trip, we postpone it to 3 Jan 2013.

We were told that between day 5 to day 10 post MMR, bb usually get fever.

Bb Rae had fever on Day 2 post MMR and it lasted for 2 days.
She is well since yesterday and I hope there'll be no recurring fever.