30 June 2008
Denz milk intake is much much better than Wenz. In about 2 weeks time, he will turn 10 months old and I'm proud to say he's still on exclusive EBM. As I have deliberately reduce the frequency of expressing out my milk, my supply has definitely went down so now I'm afraid supply might not keep up to demand. Thus I have the intention to start Denz on formula milk for the night feeding. Actually I have tried giving him formula milk when he turned 9 months old but he rejected the milk. However, I gave him yesterday when he woke up for milk. He drank when he was in a daze not knowing what has happened. Guess have to exploit this method meanwhile. Really hoping he will get use to formula milk when he turns ONE.
Okie doki, back to the topic, Wenz has definitely turned from a little baby to a sweety child now. Hubby enjoys her companion as she could speak alot and engage in a decent conversation with you making you smile at times, laugh at times, angry at times and sad at times.
She likes to mimic adult's action as usual. One good thing is she has gotten use to the existence of didi too. There was one instance we went to an aunty's house and when we were about to leave, she reminded me to bring didi home and cannot give didi away. Such a loving gal. I wonder did she really mean that? But those words were really comforting. :)
When I was busy tending to 2 alone during weekends, she is also very cooperative by reducing noise level to the minimum when I make didi sleep and by playing alone while waiting for me to come out and attend to her.
Ever since she watched "The Enchanted", she is always dreaming to be a princess. After attended her jiu-jiu and jiu-ma's wedding, she has displayed the princess craze even more. She will ask to put on her princess gown and every dress that she has put on, she will relate it to a princess gown and started singing and dancing like a barbie doll. Well, before this, I was so afraid she might be a 'tomboy' as she hardly wear a dress or skirt cos the folks usually will put on pants or short for her. It seems that I don't have to worry now. :)
One activity she loves doing it is she will purposely beat you, hit you or step on you then say SORRY to you. So notti of her, isn't it? She loves replying "ORH" whenever anyone ask her to do things. Cute, isn't she? :)
We love to tease her too. I like to use candy as a bait to make her listen and complete a task. If I said I'll give didi candy and not give her cos of her bad behaviour, she will answer me "didi cannot eat cos the candy is too big, later didi will choke. Wenzel can eat cos wenzel know how to chew". What a smart answer to trick us? Try harder next time...... :p
Write about her can take up 3 days 3 nights still unable to have a full coverage. Well, will update again on ad-hoc basis when I'm free. Stay tune.
Happy 38 months old my princess dar!!
28 June 2008
Think mum felt real relieved as her responsibility being a mother has finally 'ended'. Both bro and I have to managed our own lives from now on, especially bro might be starting his own family soon.
I'm really thankful for what my mum has done for me, really!
All parents of course want their children to be happy and blissful after married.
Me too, as a sister, I wish my bro and da sao have wonderful years ahead and happily ever after as the title may suggest. :)
SO do you think we have sibling look?
Everyone is so busy for the big day. Mum went back home real early on Sat to get all necessary things ready. I told Wenz abt this coming up big event and she was looking forward.....erm of course to wear her party dress.
As hubby gotto work on Sat, I told Wenz to sleep on her own so that she could be a pretty princess like Giselle in The Enchanted. She was really obedient and went to bed on her own while I made didi sleep. Luckily both kiddos were co-operative enuf.
We have important work to do on bro's big day too. Hb gotto send us to bride's house in the morning, as our nephew, Ben was the appointed person for opening the groom's car door and I was supposed to be the sister for my da sao. A little irony right? Well, I dun mind to be wholely involved. Wenz went as well, she could be sister too, hur hur hur. ML brought Ben over early and helped to look after Denz so that we could leave the house. Such a pity I couldn't bring Denz along for such an important event.
Besides being 'sister' in the morning, I'm also the sitting planner, usher cum receptionist at the table trying to coordinate everything, hoping everything turns out well.
During the dinner, hb and I doubled up as the emcees too. Phew! What a multi-tasking day? After the yum seng, my job for the day then has considered to be fully completed and I could eat in comfort finally.
It was such a relieve that the whole event went on smoothly with no hiccups. A happily married newly-wed thanking and sending off their guests with their folks with contented smile on the guests' faces indicating they must have enjoyed the makan as well.
This pair of limelight has just embarked on a new journey living together as a loving couple, be there for each other in poor or rich circumstances and right after the dinner, who knows they might be sucessful in adding on to a new life in the family line? Congratulations and be blissful always!
The only area that I didn't cover well outta be inability to have a good family shot with Denz around. I looked back the photos and realised there wasn't Denz at all, not even the table foto as he was asleep. Kinda sad.
He must have miss me badly as he couldn't see me early morning till afternoon when I went home. Played with him a while only when makeup artist was around then all of us gotto rushed out to the restaurant to receive guests. He was left behind at home till my in-laws brought him there. I didn't got a chance to cuddle him until the whole event was over. That's why there wasn't any photo of him.
27 June 2008
21 June 2008
Denz I guess did not know what was going on but he definitely likes going out and been pushed around in his pram. He was also trying to speak during the conversation between my dad and I. It's father son and grandson talk.
Benedict was really in the mood of playing sand while he was at West coast Park. He took over the shover and spade after Wenz left for munching. Ben was in his relax self that day and I was really astonished to see him played sand for so long.
Furthermore Ben even asked me to take a video of him and he gave a victory hand sign while taking photograph. Ben had kept trying to build a castle by overturning the sand in the pail onto the mole hill but was always unsuccessful cos the structure couldn't hold. So the helpful uncle shared my experience on sand castle building by telling him to mix water into the sand and pact the sand properly into the pail before overturning it. It works! Ha! Ha! Very Hao Lian right!
20 June 2008
Actually I'm a lazy sort of woman who dun spend extra time on all these but after hearing what my friend said, it does has some impact on me. I imported few hundreds pieces of masks and ampoules. Yes, I really mean few hundreds of masks lying around in my drawer. I'm planning to DIY my own facial session at home on top of my once a month overhaul at salon.
Who said 'vain' is the word to be used on woman only? If I'm a vainy pot then hb gotto be the vainy kettle as he also enjoys putting on mask with my DIY facial skill. Beauty care is not limit to women only though it's women's priority :)
Well, hb should be pampered once in a while too. He is working very hard each day and helping out in the house as well. If you have notice, this blog is currently managed by both of us as hb offers to help blogging since he has more free time than me. Where to find such wonderful husband? :p
Hb got hooked on blogging ever since I taught him to start on his own blog. If you are interested in figurines and toys on Macross, Gundams, Mospeada and Patlabor, do hop by here for a peep. :)
19 June 2008
When I finally got out of my bed, Irene and my mother-in-law were already busy preparing our picnic feast. We have bee hoon, fried rice and egg mayo sandwich (my favourite) for later indulgence. Me? I'm just lazing around. Ha! Ha!
It was around 10am when all of us set out for West Coast Park. 'WE' consisting of Irene, Wenz, Denz, Ben, my parents and my in-laws. This outing was actually initiated by my wife and suggested by Benedict cos he hoped to visit both East & West Coast Parks during this June school holidays and Irene has longed to bring Wenz for sand-play as she hasn't play sand before.
I don't remember when was the last time I visited West Coast Park or maybe I have never been to West Coast Park. I think it was an excellent idea and we made it come true. Going for outing like this may seem easy to many who have their own transport. However going by public transport with three kids along would require more manpower.
As I was saying, we took bus number 176 (TIBS) and there was a little mishap to Wenz on board the bus. Wenz had extended her left arm in between the gap of the handle bar and seat, hence her arm got stuck. She was really scared and had cried badly as I tried desperately to free her. Luckily, Wenz' right hand was free only with a slight bruise near her elbow. She was again in high spirit when she arrived at our destination.....
18 June 2008
Sakura sakura... Oh... Moshi moshi... Hello Ogenki... Hello Konichiwa... Watashi wa Wenzel... Ah! Ya! Used up all my broken Japanese vocabulary already!
Isn't Wenz Kawaii in her kimono? So gentle looking and lady like in kimono. New import by mummy from 'J-Shoppers'. Even though I don't encourage spending too much on children's clothing cos they outgrow their size quickly. I think this pink kimono is really sweet and Irene has good taste in choosing clothing. She's also my free fashion advisor. Ha! Ha!
BTW, we are going for picnic at West Coast later this afternoon. Must pray hard it don't rain later. Last but not least, my last Japanese vocab, Sayonara.....
17 June 2008
What is he capable of in this month development?
- He knows how to call ma...ma...ma...FINALLY. Yippee... :)
- Calling 'pa..pa..' at every moment.
- I think I heard him calling 'ye-ye' when he sees my FL, which is why he is FL's precious gem.
- He ever called 'ah ma' once only and never heard of him saying ah ma anymore.
- He loves to say 'eh' whenever he sees someone.
Fine Motor Skill
- He is using his thumb-index finger grasp more and more by trying to pop in the Gerber puffs into his mouth.
Gross Motor Skill
- Denz enjoys crawling around on his bumper mat. 15 mins of mat time is usually incorporated in his daily activities. Why only 15mins? Else my back will break cos no one wants to help chasing after him. :(
- He is trying to walk few steps without holding onto anything whenever he is in his playpen.
- Denz has definitely grown to be stronger as he is always trying to stand on his feet from sitting position but he has not master standing skill yet. :)
Prince loves to eat solid food compared to his milk. He will only drink in the morning, very little in the afternoon and 1 full bottle before bed time. His intake will be more if I'm tending to him for the whole day cos I dunno whether he wanna tekan me or what? He simply reject milk whenever my mum feeds him.
He prefers rice than porridge as he enjoys food of more chewing texture.
One thing for sure is he loves SWEETNESS. You can tell from his expression whether he likes the food anot. He will come back for more if he likes the food and display the satisfied look. So cute.
Oh if he's really hungry, you outta feed him fast else he will 'grumble'. He really outshine Wenz in this area. Hopefully he will grow up to be an easy kid in feeding too. *keep finger crossed*
This is the area that worries me least cos Denz is always in his cheerful self. He loves to see children playing and I believe he will also enjoy playing with them when he is ready.
He still enjoys pulling hair, grabbing spectacles off and wriggling like a worm whenever he's in a cab or bus. One more thing he is best in is he loves to manja and is getting worse. This time round with a particular manja expression to show you if u dun carry him.
I notice he couldn't play alone for long compared to Wenz of the same age. He is an attention-seeker as he will whine and yell for you to come and play with him or juz be with him doing nothing.
Oh before I forget, he has master the skill of Singapore Icon - COMPLAIN. If jie-jie snatches his toys from him, he will come to me and utter some baby language as if telling me that he was being bullied, cute little boy isn't it?
Happy 9 Months Old to my cute lovely sonny. May your growing up journey be healthy and happy. :)
16 June 2008
To find a playground with swing is already not very easy. What's more? A playground with swing for my both kids is a bonus.
The kids were having so much fun and the swinging momentum definitely aids in putting didi into sleeping mode. Luckily the playground wasn't too far away from our house and we will definitely be back for more fun......
When I heard Denz calling me "papa" earlier this evening, I suddenly realised how adorable Denz has become. I had then rushed to get my digital camera to capture another warm heartening moment like this.
I am so proud of my son and he has becoming more interactive nowadays. Sometimes it's hard to imagine that I am already the father of two. Hee! Hee!
12 June 2008
Now that the major event was over, it is back to blogging business again. Anyway, there was this day that I wake up from nap, after I returned home from late shift when Wenz ran up to me wearing this gadget and told me that she is an elephant. I was totally surprised and amused!
Irene then told me that she had brought Wenz for enrichment class at Zoophonic and the topic was on circus. Irene did not stay in the classroom cos she had to packet makan for me. Where to find such good wife!
This D.I.Y elephant trunk was made from styrofoam cups, stocking and newspaper does seems very real. I bet Wenz had enjoyed her enrichment programme again.
10 June 2008
After the playground session, we had dinner at Vivocity before heading home. It was already past 10.00pm when we reached home. I guess my father was pretty worried about us returning home so late cos he standby at the bus-stop to fetch Ben. The kidz had enjoyed themselves and it was definitely a long and eventful day for all of us.