Lilypie - First Birthday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hayley's many cute faces @Day 26

Baby girl is getting more active now, and is starting to show many cute movements.

On Monday morning, I walked into her room and saw her wide awake playing alone, doing leg-ups.

She was also wide awake for long hours on Tuesday morning, afternoon and evening. I wonder was it that the caffeine from the cafe latte I had from Sunday afternoon had finally gotten to her at last.

People say newborns like to be swaddled to sleep, but our newborn is a different story! Despite her mini size, she doesn't like to be swaddled! If we try to swaddle her in a thin napkin cloth, she will try to wriggle free of it. Our previous confinement lady had already figured this out around baby's second week. She let baby's hands roam free. And baby will do different poses like the big "大字型" pose, or clamping her ears in what her dad calls the "Allahku Akbar" pose, or the "Ultraman" pose. She had also learnt to draw the napkin up to her eyes to shut off the sunlight while she's asleep. She's a strong-minded one, that one! 

Also the unbelievable thing is, we saw her flip from right to left, twice already! And once when I was DL-ing her lying on the bed, I fell asleep and after half an hour I woke to see that she had wriggled close beside me! 

Baby also sometimes like to try to touch my face with her hand. But that's only when she's in like a really good mood... where she'll do the "Hayley face" with the pouty lips, or smile in her sleep. Nowadays she can't fall in a deep sleep and always cries for people to cuddle her to sleep. And when you're doing that she'll quietly open her eyes to sneak a peek that you're still there, and smile contentedly. 

Last but not least, muscles are growing on her arms and she has a double chin now! The government nurses came on Day 23 and checked her weight - 2.7kg! Breastmilk really works wonders! Also the nurse asked whether her dad is Chinese cos Hayley looks so Mat Salleh! The nurse wanted to bring her back... haha.

The "大字型" pose
The "Allahku Akbar" pose

The "Ultraman" pose
P/S: Baby's weight is now 2.7kg

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hayley @Day 15 - 3ml

带了小贝比去小儿科医生那儿复诊, 医生问我们要不要知道贝比生得这么小的原因。要的话就要做两个 check - ultrasound scan of the brain & blood test for TORCH。验血要抽 3ml 的血。
当时有点吓倒, 就忙点头说要。医生说要是将贝比交给 lab 的人抽血, 他们是抽不到的, 她自己来。3ml 的血, 结果贝比哭了好久, 好久...
抽完血之后, 我抱她到楼下做ultrasound scan。她静静地, 眼睛湿湿地看着地上好久好久, 好像在伤心地问: "你们为什么要刺我?~"
我的心好痛, 痛在妈咪保护不了你。
在同一天的下午, 我到妇产科医生那里拆线, 顺便也问她 TORCH test 的事情。她说, 贝比小的原因, 是因为我是典型的妊娠高血压案例。TORCH test, 其实也没必要做。啊~~~ 那贝比不是白白受苦?!
还好, ultrasound brain scan 的结果很好。我也感到放心。
回到家, 贝比因为哭了很久, 很累, 睡了很久。下午六点才醒, 一喝就而喝了 2.5oz 的奶。看着她, 小妞好像一夜之间, 懂事了许多。
P/S: Baby's weight is now 1.94kg