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Monday, October 20, 2014

Hayley's milestones @2m3w


Our baby Hayley is now almost 3 months old. Baby can fit into her 3-months-old rompers already! I dug out some Carter's 3-month-old sizes that I forgot I had bought... red stripes, red flowers and red dots.

Her papa is going to USA soon, can't wait for him to bring back the cute dresses that I shopped for her. *yays!*

  • gives "genuine" social smiles - from ear-to-ear!
  • babbles when you talk to her
  • 流口水
  • demands your full attention while carrying/nursing her - no looking at your tablet or smartphone!
  • beginning to be aware of her own hands - she looked puzzled when we put her hands in her pocket and she couldn't see her hands anywhere!
  • playing with her own hands - putting her own fingers together, looking at her fingers or putting her fist in her mouth
  • when she doesn't want anymore milk, she pushes away the bottle using her hand or pushes out the teat from her mouth using her tongue

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

5th Anniversary

Uh-oh... did a mistake while updating my latest post and washed out this entire one. Garhh now I have to spend time to write it back! 

Time flies, we celebrated our 5th anniversary this year. I tried to search for anniversary postings on my blog for the past five years but to no avail. Can't understand why our anniversary always turns out to become a non-event at the last minute, due to lack of time? Laziness? Or simply can't find any special restaurant to go to? 

Anyway, to note it down:- 
  • 1st anniversary - I was in Korea. 
  • 2nd anniversary - I was in Korea. 
  • 3rd anniversary - Here's one that we celebrated! We went to Via Pre for a cozy dinner and exchanged some gifts. We should really do that every year. 
  • 4th anniversary - We didn't celebrate it since we were going to Singapore a few days later. 
  • 5th anniversary - We had a quick lunch eating charsiew rice and went to eat a piece of anniversary cake at Mon Delice cafe. Just to take some pictures to commemorate our anniversary. 

 Anyway, this year we got our perfect anniversary present - Hayley! Most of the time she is our sweet angel baby but sometimes she can turn out to be a very cocky baby!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Hayley staying at Popo's house @2m1w

Little Hayley in her bellflower cap from H&M
Starting from last Tuesday, baby Hayley will be spending her third month at my parents' house. My mom will take care of her. Hopefully she does not cause a fuss at night.

During the second month when I was on maternity leave at my parents' house, I had a hard time taking care of Hayley at night. She refused to sleep from 11pm onwards... sometimes until 3am! And she refused to stop crying even though I tried everything to calm her down... change her diapers, nurse her, sing lullaby, swing her in my arms... I was so tired and lack of sleep. However a magical thing happened - I just handed her over to my mom and she stopped wailing immediately! Wow my mom must have some sort of super-grandmom power. 

When the third month started the situation got better where she moved her fussy time to to 9pm onwards... it was better cos it was at more civilized hours... haha.

This is little Hayley fast asleep in the car, while we were traveling back from Penang to Ipoh. She looks very comfy in her GAP hoodie.

Little Hayley in her GAP hoodie
This is little Hayley's look before she shit-bombed her diapers, while we were stuck in the terrible Menora tunnel end-of-holidays jam on Hari Raya Haji.

Little Hayley in her Carter's seahorse romper and pants

We observed a very amusing thing about baby Hayley - she likes to wriggle to the front of her cot/ playpen - like she is a baby Vietcong trying to tunnel her way out of the cot/playpen. When she reaches the edge of her playpen she will turn her head and wriggle somemore until she gets stuck in the corner. Then she will cry cry in frustration that she cannot wriggle to the front somemore. Me and papa find it so funny!

Other than crying cos of thirst/hunger/diaper change, she also likes to give out a large cry for attention when she awakes. "I want you to carry me, NOW!" Hahaha... And when you carry her she doesn't allow you to sit down, you must walk around and rock her in your arms. Great exercise.

Little Hayley in FOS starry romper and H&M "I love Mom and Dad" pants

However papa found out a great way to calm her down - throw her into the Fisher Price rocker (a gift by Uncle Bin Bin) and turn on the vibration! We call it her "massage chair"! And she will give a "Oooh... what's that lovely sensation" look, and sit quietly, enjoying her "massage" and give you some time till you finish your meal/ task at hand.

Little Hayley in her Jungle Girls pyjamas

That's all for baby Hayley updates! Till next time! \:D/

P/S: Baby's weight is now 3.86kg@2 months 1 week. Our pediatrician gave us the thumbs-up, saying that this proves that even underweight babies can be exclusively breastfed successfully! Even though she's still in the lowest 10% percentile, but she's so healthy and active I'm sure that she'll catch up to other babies in no time! *Feeling awesome*