Showing posts with label 4 Months. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 4 Months. Show all posts

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Brother's birthday treat: Peach Garden

 We went to Peach Garden again! We celebrated my younger brother's birthday but my Dad and youngest brother could not make it.
My family is one bunch of (extremely) busy people so apart from Reunion Dinner on CNY and perhaps a handful of other occasions, it's hard to get everybody together.

I really like the trolley-style dim sum which saves a lot of lead time from orders placed to the food eventually arriving on your table.

Birthday boy!

Like a boss

So much fussing over a tiny baby...
Same pudgy faces, Popo and Didi.
Happy 26th Birthday JJ!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday: Marriot dinner with family

It was raining all day, so we spent the afternoon indoors at Robinsons Centrepoint buying some items for the household. For the record, Adam's new Transformer belongs in the home and therefore is considered a household item.
We ended our weekend with a 3-hour long buffet marathon at Marriot Cafe with my in-laws. You heard right! You know you are a parent when criteria for a good dinner is if you manage to finish your meal without tantrums from either kid (or yourself).
Beaming proud Momma here.

So loving my black sequin scallop top which I bought from a pushcart at Terminal 3 B2.
Shine bright like diamonds in the sky!

My greedy foodie asked me to take a photo of him eating. He's vain like me!
The staff at Marriot Cafe were extremely friendly and helpful. Adam dropped a part from his new Trasnformer and the waiting staff helped look for it everywhere under our tables! We didn't manage to find it but I would like to commend their excellent service and going the extra mile. Thank you Marriot, for the wonderful dining experience!

Funny read: For mummies lacking in sleep!

Read this from my cousin's Facebook wall some time last week but for some reason the original poster could not be linked so there's no way I could give credit to her.
P.S. If you are the hilarious author, pls drop me a note so I can give due credit... and Thank You for posting this stuff :)

"How to Stop Mummy Sleeping Through the Night!

OK, here's my situation. My Mummy has had me for almost 7 months. The first few months were great. I cried, she picked me up and fed me, anytime,...
day or night. Then something happened.

Over the last few weeks, she has been trying to STTN (sleep through the night). ...At first, I thought it was just a phase, but it is only getting worse. I've talked to other babies, and it seems like its pretty common after Mummies have had us for around 6 months.

Here's the thing: these Mummies don't really need to sleep. Its just a habit. Many of them have had some 30 years to sleep and they just don't need it anymore. So I am implementing a plan. I call it the
Crybaby Shuffle. It goes like this:

Night 1: cry every 3 hours until you get fed. I know, its hard. Its hard to see your Mummy upset over your crying. Just keep reminding yourself, its for her own good.

Night 2: cry every 2 hours until you get fed.

Night 3: every hour. Most Mummies will start to respond more quickly after about 3 nights. Some Mummies are more alert, and may resist the change longer. These Mummies may stand in your doorway for hours, shhhh-ing. Don’t give in. I cannot stress this enough: CONSISTENCY IS KEY!! If you let her STTN (sleep through the night), just once, she will expect it every night. I KNOW ITS HARD! But she really doesn’t need the sleep, she’s just resisting the change.

If you have an especially alert Mummy, you can stop crying for about 10 minutes, just long enough for her to go back to bed and start to fall asleep. Then cry again. It WILL eventually work. My Mummy once stayed awake for 10 hours straight, so I know she can do it. Last night, I cried every hour. You just have to decide to stick to it and just go for it. BE CONSISTENT!

I cried for any reason I could come up with. My sleep sack tickled my foot. I felt a wrinkle under the sheet. My mobile made a shadow on the wall. I burped, and it tasted like pears. I hadn’t eaten pears since lunch, what’s up with that? The cat said "meow". I should know. My Mummy reminds me of this about 20 times a day. LOL. Once I cried just because I liked how it sounded when it echoed on the monitor in the other room. Too hot, too cold, just right - doesn’t matter! Keep crying!! It took awhile, but it worked. She fed me at 4am. Tomorrow night, my goal is 3:30am. You need to slowly shorten the interval between feedings in order to reset your Mummies internal clocks.

Sometimes my Mummy will call for reinforcements by sending in Daddy. Don’t worry, Daddies are not set up for not needing sleep the way Mummies are. They can only handle a few pats and shhing before they declare defeat and send in the Mummy.

Also, be wary of the sleep sheep with rain noises. I like to give Mummy false hope that listening to the rain puts me to sleep sometimes I pretend to close my eyes and be asleep and then wait until I know Mummy is settling back to sleep to spring a surprise cry attack. If she doesn’t get to me fast enough I follow up with my fake cough and gag noise that always has her running to the crib.

At some point I am positive she will start to realise that she really doesn’t really need sleep.

P.S. Don’t let those rubber things fool you, no matter how long you suck on them, no milk will come out. Trust me."

Just wanna share this photo of my Fatty bom bom which has drawn lots of laughs from my family, friends and colleagues.
Charmaine says he looks like a croissant with all the folds on his body. My colleague says he looks like a teapot. Heh!
Why Sooooo chubby and cute! In love with this baby max, even though he is the culprit making me lose sleep!

Ashton takes his first baby bites

I am rather sad. As Adam is my firstborn, I anticipated every milestone and literally counted down the days on the calendar to when he could start feeding. Being the over-zealous new parent, I started feeding Adam at 4 months old.

With Ashton, I have been very relaxed and in fact, wish that he would stay a pudgy baby forever!
But Ashton has a mind of his own and doesn't think he should start solids later than his brother.
Sigh. Plan A out the window.
He's doing a very good personification of my husband staring at me like that. Eeek!

Very focused and eager to eat!

He's one happy bubba after his breakfast.
Ohh Ashton, you are Momma's pudgy baby. With you, I wanna delay growing up and also implement the things I didn't have a chance to do when with your elder brother.
Can you please stay a pudgy baby forever?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Changi Airport Terminal 3

Unbeknown to all, we enjoy hanging out at Terminal 3.
It's a skip and hop away from home, parking is cheap at $2.50 per entry, and there are just so many eateries, shops, and activities for the kids, including a free playground and art corner which is worth a mention.

This past month, they have the Angry Birds event which many children are crazy about. It's actually ending tomorrow.

Adam dashing around at warp speed and making me see stars.

My helper took this photo with my DSLR! She's a fast learner.

Finger food anyone?

At the free playground..... 

While Adam was busy playing at the playground, I went to do my personal-needs shopping at the duty-free Watsons. I usually get my Hada Labo, Ardele lashes and various other drugstore brand makeup from there.

Hello Kitty travel items

Here are some shops which are my personal favourites at Changi Terminal 3:
- Watsons
- NTUC where I can do last minute late-night grocery shopping when I happen to be there
- Pushcarts outside NTUC selling affordable baby and children clothes
- Kopitiam food court where I always order the Hokkien prawn mee, Mee Rebus, Thai green curry and followed by ice-kachang and cheng tng.
- Ya Kun Kaya Toast