Monday, September 30, 2013

She Fell Down..

Faith tripped on the cable and fell backward....horror..darn she knocked the back of her head on the bottom part of the tv cabinet. It happened on Sat, 27 Sep.


I quickly picked her up and comforted her. Gently touched the back of her head and saw blood on my hand. :( To be honest, I was not that brave actually..my knees go weak at the sight of blood. Luckily hubby was around.

I used tissue paper and wiped the blood..had a look at the wound..luckily it was not deep. We tapao-ed everyone and rushed her to a nearby clinic. The nurse had her wound cleaned and put some cream on it. Doctor said it is just a "superficial" wound that she will be ok. Just need to monitor within 6 hours for any vomiting, dizziness or abnormal behavior.

Faith looked normal throughout the whole ordeal. Of course she cried when her wound was being cleaned..sakit man. At home, she was back to being samseng again. 

Our house is not baby proof enough. We moved the table next to the tv cabinet and make sure no gap in between and no dangling cables.

Ouch...she was a brave girl..so sorry my darling. 

Today is Day 2 and her wound is healing already...no more bump. :)

Still smiling the day when she knocked her head...means she is A-ok!


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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Faith is ONE

Gwen's final term exam is less than 2 weeks away hence I am really busy coaching and doing revision with her. Just a brief update on Faith as she has turned one year old on 1 September. It was just a simple celebration with close family members. 




To be more exact, Faith is one year and 3 weeks old today. Some of the milestones she has achieved are:

1. She is walking unassisted now but still a bit off balance when walking.

2. Able to drink from a straw cup by herself.

3. Drinking 7-8 oz of milk 4 times a day.

4. Taking porridge for lunch and dinner.

5. She has 4 teeth so far.

6. She knows how to wave goodbye (looks like goodbye but I don't think it's meant for saying bye bye). Showing the 'no more' sign gesture.

7. Likes to imitate the sounds we make.

8. Takes one nap for 1.5 hours everyday.

9. Still having one time midnight feeding around 5am. I still feed her even though she didn't wake up for her feed at 5am coz by doing this she would sleep better and longer.



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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Walking at 11 months old

Faith has achieved a major milestone. She is able to walk while holding our hands. Although she isn't walking independently yet (she could take a few little steps on her own), I have a feeling she would be doing that soon before her 1st birthday.


She enjoys her new found skill and has been happily taking baby steps whilst holding on to something. She walks really fast when holding Papa's hand(s).



We only go back to our own house during the weekend. Faith only get to explore the staircase like twice and now she is climbing up the stairs like a pro.


She has bigger feet compares to Gwen at 11 months old. I put on Gwen's first pair of walking shoes which is a size 4 and it fits Faith perfectly. FYI, Gwen started walking very late around 16 months..haha.

Jie Jie's first pair of shoes when she was 16 months old. Faith at 11 months old could fit into a size 4! 

Mummy hopes she doesn't walk so soon ..haha..a new set of problems for me..huhu..




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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Little Update on Baby Faith

 Time flies...Faith is only 1.5 months shy from her 1st birthday. She is a total opposite of her big sister..haha. Faith is more sociable and smiles a lot. Gwen is still a little bit shy around people and she doesn't talk much..haha..I think she follows Mummy lah. :p


Faith is 10 months 2 weeks and 2 days old today. I better note down some of her development before my memory fails me.

1. Faith is still not sleeping through the night. She still needs one time night feeding. It could be a habit that she wakes up for milk as I will feed her around 5.30am on weekdays before waking Gwen up for school. After her feed, she would continue her sleep till around 8.30 am. I will be back home around 7.30 am after sending Gwen to school. (I'm still staying at my parents' house)

2. Faith is a milk guzzler...she drinks a lot. She drinks 7-8 oz of milk four times a day. She is also having porridge 2 times a day. But I seldom give her snacks though.

3. She has mastered crawling and able to cruise holding on to something. She could stand up momentarily hands free. 

4. One thing I find it strange is she likes to watch TV...coz Gwen wasn't interested in watching the telly at this age. Oh she has been watching channel 333 on Astro..LOL. That's a Hokkien channel...thanks to my parents lah (my parents are not Hokkien by the way..haha). And I find it cute that Faith would laugh really loud to some of the things she saw on TV...very cute.

5. She is trying to communicate with us...talking a lot but we don't have any idea what she is trying to say..haha. 

6. Faith is quite fierce. She would lunge forward and hit Gwen on the face if by any chance Jie Jie made her cross.

7. Oh..and her hair is getting longer now. She needs a haircut soon but Mummy is lazy hehe..will do it soon.

8. She is using pincer grasp to pick up small objects now. Her fine motor skills are better than Gwen last time.

9. Faith is very observant and curious...she would turn her head to the slightest sound. 

10. Her favourite game is throwing things on the floor!

11. As she is exposed to the smartphones, she will grab our iPhones when she had the chance and starts tapping and sliding the screen by using her fingers. She changed my profile pic once in whatsapp..haha.

12. Faith only has 2 bottom teeth. No signs of new tooth erupting....*strange*.

Ok..I think that's about it on her development. Lets see some photos of my baby now.

Faith loves flipping the pages of the books and very rough too almost torn off the pages.

Gwen and Faith at Mid Valley. Photo taken last weekend.

She is glued to the TV..


She needs a haircut soon..hehe.

Trying to grab my iPhone.


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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

SeVeN

Gwen turned 7 on 22nd June. We had plans to celebrate her birthday at a Chinese restaurant with my family members (my 2nd bro and family were in KL) but....we had to cancel coz this "unlucky" mummy was down with measles. Hah...what are the odds..same like last year, I was recovering from chicken pox on Gwen's 6th birthday. Bleh..


Last Friday, I noticed red spots like rashes suddenly appeared on my face and arms. Luckily Papa was back on that day so I went to the clinic on Saturday morning myself to get it checked. The doc told me I have measles! Can't do anything bout it...just have to wait it out and drink lots of water. 

Last Saturday was Gwen's 7th birthday. Papa brought Gwen out to get a cake for her birthday. With my condition, we couldn't go out to celebrate...just a simple cake cutting celebration at home. 

Gwen has grown up a lot...she didn't fuss at all although it was just a little celebration with just the four of us and a small birthday cake. She was very excited to open her presents thats all...haha.






Gwen's birthday presents from mummy and daddy.


She is a true blue animal lover. This is a Nat Geo Wild curl and coil green mamba snake with light she wanted for her birthday. That's my Gwen...haha..

I'm ok now. Unfortunately, Gwen caught the measles from me. I brought her to the paed on Monday and her Paed told me it was fake measles. We only had rashes with no other symptoms. Both of us wore the masks at home as we do not want Baby Faith to get it too (her MMR jab is not due yet). 

The paed gave Gwen MC and she will be back to school tomorrow. As of now, baby is free from any spots...hope it stays this way...pray.

P/S: Happy 7th Birthday to our dearest daughter, Gwen. May you grow up healthy, smart and beautiful . :) We love you very much!





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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

School Holiday - Part 1

I'm glad that Hubby was able to take a week off from work and bring her princesses for their much awaited 'outing' during the recent school holiday. The second week of school holiday was spent going out everyday and also to tuition. Whereas the first week of school holiday, we basically stayed in (Gwen completed some 3M workbooks and school homework) as Hubby was not around.


As it was not a planned leave (coz Hubby wasn't sure whether he could take leave or not), we did not go anywhere far. Papa wanted to bring Gwen to Genting so I quickly book a room at Theme Park Hotel. It was just a night stay.

1. Genting Highlands (4-5 June 2013)


I booked the Deluxe room (comes with a queen size and a single bed). The hotel did some renovation I think coz the room looked much better and modern the last time we stayed at this hotel..haha.


We reached Genting around 2pm and wasted no time checking in first before we proceeded to the indoor theme park. Papa brought Gwen for the rides whereas Mummy took care of Baby Faith. 

Baby Faith was very well behaved throughout the trip. She sat in her stroller without any fuss but I have to keep pushing the stroller..hehe..as she is really 'kepoh' looking at people and things.


On the second day after checking out, we got ourselves to the outdoor theme park rather early around 10.30am. Right after we finished our lunch and baby just dozed off after finishing her milk, the rain came...bummer. 






As it was raining quite heavily, we decided to head back home. 

Can you believe I managed to shop with baby on tow while in Genting. Bought this at Tangs..haha..it was on sale. :)

That was the highlight of our Genting trip. We also had so much fun doing some baking when Papa was here during the holiday.

I baked..yes..after sooo long haha. Bought a packet of chocolate chips some time ago so decided to make some chocolate chip cookies.

Gwen helping me throwing in the chocolate chips.

Into the oven.

Gwen enjoying the cookies.

The cookies was delicious. We had it for breakfast several days and also brought some to Genting..haha.

Below is the recipe for my own record. Feel free to pick up the recipe if you like. 

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • YieldMakes about 3 dozen


Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 8 to 10 minutes (bake till golden brown for 12-15 mins for crispy version). Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gwen and Faith

Looks like I can only blog on a monthly basis...haha. Sorry for the long hiatus from blogging. I am really busy..sigh..Hubby has been away for 3 weeks in Myanmar. He just came back to KL last weekend and back to work in Singapore on Monday morning.

Last week was Gwen's Primary 1 exam week. Mummy was the one stressing over her exam whereas Gwen was cool as a cucumber. My shoulders feel lighter as exam is over and I can relax a bit now.

I tried my best to squeeze in some time to coach and revise with Gwen for her exam as I am very busy taking care of Baby Faith. I have wasted a lot of time translating Chinese to han yu pin yin. >_<  Told Gwen if she can get above 80 for all subjects, I will buy her a set of 48 colour pencils which she has been longing for.

This week Gwen got all her exam papers back. I was very anxious to know how she fared in her exam. She has never sat for any test, spelling, ejaan or ting xie before in kindergarten.

My jaw dropped looking at her results coz she scored 90 and above in all subjects! We are very proud of her for doing well in a Chinese medium school as she couldn't even speak Chinese before entering Primary 1.  Keep it up Gwen! :)

School holiday is here. Yes, I don't need to wake up at 5am during weekdays anymore...yippee.

Before I MIA again, I better update a little on Baby Faith's development. She is 8 months, 3 weeks 1 day old today.

1. Started teething quite late compared to jie jie. Just spotted 2 teeth sprouting few weeks ago.

2. Can crawl quite well and cruising a bit while standing up

3. Prefer to stand up than crawling.

4. Smiles when I take pics of her. My magic words to make her smile is "Say cheese".. haha.

5. Babbles and smiles a lot.

6. Started solid quite late..reason being Mummy was lazy. I have been giving her organic baby cereal and home made porridge.

7. Naps 2 times a day and drinking 7oz of milk every 3-4 hours.

Here are some pics of my two princesses.


Faith at 6 months old + (Date taken: 21-3-2013)


Faith at 7 months old + (Date taken: 25-4-2013)


Faith at 8 months old + (Date taken: 17-5-2013)


Faith at 8 months old + (Date taken: 19-5-2013)


Not to forget latest pic of Gwen too

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