29 January 2008

Before I was a MOM

Was tagged by Mummy Cendrine.

To allow the list goes on, copy the paragraph and continue from there.

Before I was a Mom
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom
I had never been puked on.Pooped on.Chewed on.Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Before I was a Mom
I never knew the magic of multi-tasking.
I never experienced the wonders of joy seeing her grow, change and develop.
I never understood the unconditional love which motherhood brings.
I never felt a need to finish the leftover food.
I never considered the motivation to embrace and appreciatethe time spent as days pass by.

Before I was a Mom
I have super memory.
I sleep like nobody's biz.
I talk about fashion trend, travel plans and beauty tips.
I never expect myself to clear urine and shit everyday and still be happy.
I could never imagine the amount of effort, time, love, attention, sacrifices and money needed to care for a child.
I never know I could accomplished so much :)

Now tag 5 persons who you think is a special Mom.
Kylie's Mum

27 January 2008

TV Addict???

Didi can be very engrossed when comes to watching TV. Look at his expression.......aiyo....he gets so engrossed till he din even respond to u when u call his name. *shaking head*

26 January 2008

Siblings Bonding Time

Another new arrangement has emerged. Mum will be looking after my 2 kiddos from now on. I know it's hard on her but she said she will try. Denz 'failed' his 4-days probation period over at his nai-nai's house during daycare. Milk-drinking wise was okay. However, he didn't nap much over there causing prolonged fatigue in him till he develop dark circles around his eyes. He seemed very restless when I went to fetch him so mum decided to try looking after 2 instead.

It's a good thing also cos the 2 kiddos can bond better this way. Now didi has get used to jie-jie's screaming and jie-jie has get used to didi's presence in the house. Wenz has develop strong liking in playing dolls. She will imagine the doll she carried in her arms is her baby or didi. Whenever I burp the Denz, she will burp the doll too. She will put the doll to sleep, cover blankie for her, sing to her and even feed her. As for didi, he is forever smiling to his jie-jie, hoping to get some response from her.

Wenz is behaving much much better towards didi especially she is willing to share her toys with him liao. She will mimick what adults say to Denz as well. Mum is coping fine with 2 as well. Life has definitely becomes busier, more tired and lesser time to rest. The only headache thing now is the arrangement when Wenz starts school......

21 January 2008

Toilet-Trained FINALLY

Everyone in the family has been waiting for this day to come.......YES, Wenz is potty-trained finally. Actually most of my friends tot she was already trained because of the going-toilet pics that were posted before. Wenz was indeed potty-trained when she hasn't turn 2 but there was once she had a very bad diarrhoea and since then she develop very strong phobia towards potty as the diarrhoea has made her sat on potty for countless times.

I refused to let her wear any diaper and FORCED her to sit on her potty over the weekends. It's a heart-wrenching moment when you witnessing her holding her bladder, rejecting to use the potty no matter what. I must say she is very stubborn and sceptical about the potty. Anyone could practically see that 'urgent' look on her face but she juz simply wun sit on potty. She cried to put on diaper till she lost her voice. I even brought her down for a walk with that agony look on her face till she couldn't tahan anymore. I quickly brought her home and she finally sat on the potty. She was too 'urgent' till she peed half in the potty and half on the floor. Tat's alright!! I juz wanna her to know that potty isn't a monster. Since then she realised going potty isn't as scary as what she has thot it will be and she is willing to give it a try. So far only one accident when she was too engrossed playing, other than that, she's juz fine with the idea of going potty.

I'm feeling happy that she is potty-trained for pee pee but poo poo still not yet. Juz when I'm brooding over this, hb called me telling me Wenz had made a break-through. She poo-ed in the potty earlier with everyone clapping cheering for her. She even talked to me over the phone telling me how clever she was. She said "Wenzel poo poo in the potty already." "Ah ma throw and Wenzel flushed, hahaha." I think she juz enjoys flushing the toilet bowl and this flushing accelerated the process of all-this potty-training. Hopefully going potty is not for few days only and really hope she can go diaper-less even during nap and sleep time. Bravo to my little princess!!! Papa and mimi are sooo proud of you. :)

19 January 2008

Missy Little Notes

It has been some time since I blog about Wenz. Wenz' school term will start in about 2 weeks time. As I have seen so many toddlers of her age already toilet-trained, I'm determined to train her since new arrangement will take effect from Monday onwards. She will stay at home while Denz going over to my in-law's place.

I make it a point to let her go diaper-less from today onwards with the exception during nap and sleep time. I reminded my mum not to be too soft-hearted if she plead to have her diaper on. True enuf, mum almost wanted to let her have her way till I stopped her. Sometimes to accomplish something, we juz need to be firm. Wenz has finally overcome her fear towards potty. Hopefully she will be fully toilet-trained soon.

She has been given a nick by father-in-law ever since she went over for her daycare few months back. Guess what izit? She is called "A Bird" cos she is talking NON-STOP once her eyes are open. Though she gets on my in-law's nerves at most time, they do miss this little bird cos their house gets really quiet when she isn't there.

I noticed she loves to sing recently. She will sing all sort of songs from commercial ads to Channel 8 drama soundtracks. Her current fave is the 9pm Chinese drama titled "The Golden Path" theme song, followed by Jocie Kwok's songs played over the TV.

Her vocab power has definitely increased and she is getting more and more expressive. She knows how to communicate her needs, wants, likes and dislikes. However, some discipline is still needed to fine-tune her missy or terrible-2 tantrums.

My only hope for her is to be more caring for di-di. She is taking it very well already but I'm greedy, juz hopeful she can be more loving towards Denz.

17 January 2008

Happy 4th Month!!

Time flies and before you know it, my little prince has turned 4 month old. What had he accomplished so far???

He has flipped, sat on high chair and walker, stays awake more and more, started flashing cards to him, hair grows longer (more and more like his papa), sucking his fingers for comfort, drooling more and more, knows how to 'yell' out loud when he is bored and tired, still as talkative as before and on this special day of his, we have started him on 1st food - Heinz Rice Cereal for baby 4 month old.
Well, not too bad on the 1st try, he knows how to 'eat', I mean swallow...........

and even bite the spoon, hahahaha :)

Denz has started to show some signs of teething. If there is precedent in achieving milestones, then he will has his 1st teeth next month cos Wenz has hers when she turned 5 months. We shall see.......

He's got his character too. We can never praise too early cos Denz has started to fuss and show difficulty in milk-feeding.....juz like his jie-jie. He juz simply wouldn't drink sometimes and skip his milk-feeding making me worried. If he is too tired, he dun drink. If he has waited too long for his milk to be served, he dun drink. If you talk while feeding him milk, he stop drinking and kick up a big fuss over it. If he is not in good mood, he dun drink UNLESS he is carried while drinking. Faintz....@_@

However he is still consider an easier baby to look after compared to Wenz. No matter what, Denz is still my precious little gem and mummy is willing to carry you in arms as long as you drink. :)

Happy 4th month to you!!

14 January 2008

Tired Mummy

Blogging has becoming a luxury to me ever since Denz come along into the picture. I'm currently busy juggling between work and caring for my 2 kids. I used to blog at night when Wenz is with my mum or asleep but I could no longer do that as by the time I lured Denz to sleep, I gotto do some reading to Wenz or do some other activities for bonding.

I have sooo little ME time and by the time I have some moment of peace for reflection, I realised I couldn't combat with the feeling of tiredness to keep my eyes open for blogging. Many a time, I'll juz check emails and shut down my mac as I know I still gotto wake up for night feedings and milk expressing. Actually I dun have much sleep too.

Well, it's not that I'm complaining as I'm doing all this happily and uphold my responsibility. Juz find that 24 hours a day is really insufficient for me as I sleep only about 4 hours a day. I do feel lousy at times especially when comes to bonding with the kids.

Time juz ain't enuf to be shared especially back to work already. If I spent time with Denz, Wenz will get jealous asking for attention. I did involve this little missy in whatever things I did with Denz but she juz simply wants even more attention. If I spend more time with Wenz, I will feel guilty towards Denz as he is so tiny and I feel I should care for him more. Juz hoping I could strike a balance real soon.

13 January 2008

1st Zoo Trip

I have always wanted to bring Wenz to the Zoo but couldn't find the right time. Actually I have already planned with some of my frens to bring the kids there together in Feb but coincidently my Sis-in-law jio us so off we went there together. It has been 10 years since me & hb visited the Singapore Zoo. Pretty long sia, if not for the kids I dun think we will have the chance to visit it again.

The happiest person is none other than Wenz loh. I was busy tending to Denz thus got so little time to introduce all those animals to her. Luckily SL and Kelvin were there to help looking after her.

This Zoo Trip is a family outing comprises of all immediate members. It turned out to be more like a makan trip cos the adults were practically eating at every stop.

We bot the tram ride tickets as it is useful especially with lotsa barangs to carry and travelling with 2 young children.

Denz was happy too but he is still too young to understand what is all about. All he did was showing his curiosity by turning his head around and observe. Other than that, you will either spot him drinking or sleeping in my sling. The sling is my best fren when going out, else my hands will break manz. :)

We went to the children's playland for our another round of tea break while Wenz had her fun at the playground and ball room. She had so much fun till she dun wanna leave.

After which, we proceeded to watch the Elephant show. Wenz started to show crankiness as it was her nap time. However, she didn't sleep and watch the show till finished.

We continued to take the tram for another 2 more rounds before leaving Zoo for dinner. We didn't cover all the animals though. Think we might be returning there for more fun since all children enjoyed themselves.

New Arrangement

Denz had tried something new ....... sitting on highchair and walker. He is feeling extremely happy cos he can see better around him without anyone's help.

As you can see from the title, there will be changes coming right up. Yup, Denz will be cared for by another baby sitter. This baby sitter is none other than my Mum-in-law. My mum will send Wenz to school instead starting from Feb onwards. I have also arranged school bus to take my mum and Wenz to and back from school.

As Father-in-law kept feeling acute pain in his legs, this new arrangement is inevitable. Juz hope everything will turn out great.

12 January 2008

Mini Celebration for Denz

According to the Hokkien tradition custom, there will be a grand celebration for baby turning 4 month old. Some will even choose this time to shave off a baby's hair. It is also the time where the old folks will let the baby choose 4 items on tray. Not only I dun believe such a thing, my in-laws also dun practice that so we didn't carry this out.

We juz had our usual mini immediate family makan session as what we did for Wenz the other time. Denz' Godpa did not attend cos his grandma has passed away not long.

Well, what did we have for makan this time round?? Instead of the usual auspicious food items like fried noodle, red eggs and blah blah, I requested my mum to cook something else.

We had Nasi Lemak for dinner with some of my fave dishes like Fried Petai with Tempeh, otah, some finger foods and not forgetting fried egg to go along with the rice. Wenz had a plate of it and even asked for more. This is her 1st time eating such food. In fact everyone enjoys the yummy-licious dinner that my mum had prepared.

After eating, ye-ye's 'hobby worms' is calling him so he asked me for paper and pen. Know what izit? Write 10 numbers for Denz to choose 4D number loh. This is his 1st time exposure to such a thing. Denz took extremely long time to pick 4 numbers. He seemed not interested at all but still managed to pick 4 numbers in the end. Hb and I usually dun go for such thing but since number already picked, we also chipped in. Shall see if we can strike rich or not tomorrow. Stay tune for it, hahaha! :)

07 January 2008

Denz = Faintz

Ever since didi acquired the skill of flipping, he finds the pleasure in doing it .....even during bathing, hahaha.

The adult are having a hard time bathing him now. It's either he give a hard kick at one end of the tub or wriggling about vigorously in the water making bath time more 'exciting'.

06 January 2008

Who's the Culprit?

Look at my 'hotdog' finger!! What happened???

Mummy and ah ma gotto attend an important religious class for one whole day so they placed me and didi in the care of ye-ye, nai-nai and Ben kor-kor. They came over to our house to look after us.

Nai-nai was busy feeding and tending to didi's needs while leaving me to play with kor-kor. Nobody actually sees what happen, only know that I was playing. Not long after, I complaint pain pain to nai-nai and to my nai-nai's horror, she saw blood kept oozing out non-stop from my index finger with a piece of small flesh came off. Ye-ye quickly brought me to the nearby clinic and my finger was bandaged and looked like a mini 'hotdog'.

So who's the culprit that caused my finger to look this way??? Presenting to you the EVIL SHARPENER. I must be super curious to find out how does it feel like sharpening my finger. After which, I kept uttering, "Cannot play with sharpener". I really learn my lesson....thru the hard way of course.

Mummy got a shock when she returned home at night. Luckily mummy was on leave the next day and she brought me down to the same clinic to clean up my wound.

01 January 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Happy New Year!!

Today is New Year Day and juz happen mummy and papa are at home as they dun need to work. Yippee......we start our day by 'nuah-ing' at home...

and also not forgetting taking fotos with my signature move :)
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