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

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

0101: Dim Sum with my family

Hello everyone! What are you doing on the first day of the new year?
For us, we had Dim Sum and Yumcha with my brother and Aunt LY at Peach Garden.
Good thing we made a reservation because it was crowded everywhere.

I was lamenting about how I woke up this morning with sore muscles, and my Aunt LY, without missing a beat, said it's because I'm old and don't do massages often. That's why it's always good to be around family. Brutal honesty works sometimes.

Meet my younger brother. He is four years younger than me and is not married, no kids. He spends his time and money on trading stocks, playing PS3 and keeping late nights.
Which is very much like me except for the trading stocks and playing PS3.

Here comes the food, trolley style! Trolleys are fantastic - something like buffet where you choose and get your food immediately, but even better because the food comes to you instead. Saves a lot of time waiting for orders.

You know you're a Mom when you can multi-task. Feeding the baby and myself? No problem!

Sharing some family jokes.

My all-time favourite Peking Duck.
Their steaming piping hot Liu sha bao very geng! One poke by my son's little finger and all the Liu sha oozes out.
Adam's and my must-have!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Family Photoshoot

Looking snazzy in a shirt and bow tie.
We were bringing him to our family photoshoot and poor boy waited for us adults to get ready till he started blowing bubbles with his saliva and looking bored!
Luckily he was generally well behaved and didnt scream or cry and the photoshoot was over before we knew it!
All the makeup aunties and staff at the Studio adored him and took turns carrying him while I was getting my makeup touched up :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Double take!

Andy's folks came over with us to my parents' one afternoon and the Grandparents were discussing among themselves how much Baby Kai looks like Andy & I when we were babies. My parents said Kai looks exactly like me when I was a baby. "No lah, Kai Kai looks like Andy when he was a baby" Andy's parents claimed.
Both sets of parents have photos to back their claims. See for yourself, what do you think??
Daddy as a Baby:

Baby Kai:
it must be in the DNA to open his mouth and give an expression like his Daddy 2 decades ago!

Daddy & Baby Kai sleeping look:

Mummy as a Baby:

Baby Kai:

Mummy with Mummy's mummy haha

Baby Kai:

Mummy in the bathtub at 3 mths:

Baby Kai in the bathtub at 2mths:

It must be so nostalgic for them Grandparents whenever they look at their Darling Grandson hehehe. Little wonder why Baby Kai is overindulged.

Foot Fetish

For the past week, Baby Kai has developed a new motor skill - feet grabbing & sucking.

He could do it all day...

How do the toes taste?
Gotta ask the acrobat.

I like this photo of Baby Kai and my Mum-in-law in (almost) matching colors :D
These days, we're eating alot of outside food because poor her cannot/too tired to cook.
She has her hands full with our Little Dynamite. I hope I can find a better-hours job real soon so that I have more time to look after this lil Rascal.
Meanwhile, kudos to this Super Granny who cleans, washes and looks after everyone in the family!

Mummy's tiny precious feet at rest.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First passport

Getting babies to take passport photos is not easy. Luckily for parents, digital photos are allowed. Phew~

Take 1: Erm, no son, thumb-sucking is not approved. How about a happy face?

Take 20: That's better! but too comical. Like Elmo in Sesame Street!

Take 101:

We 'll be flying first class on SIA Airbus A380 to Melbourne... Woo-whee!
We'll be taking the night flight which coincides with Cheeky mon-mon's bedtime and Cheeky mon-mon will be given a bassinet to sleep in beside Mummy's seat :D

Mr Chuckles

I'm having our guest, William, over this afternoon so I attempted to coax Baby Kai Cheeky Mon-mon (our baby speak for Monster) to take a nap so Mummy can play a nice host.
Seems like, he is enjoying the bouncing action of his hammock so much that he has turned the whole thing into a GAME!
He chuckled and screeched, clearly delighted by all the bouncing action.
Mummy then got influenced to join in his game as well, by playing Peek-a-boo and "tickle the baby" ... Doesnt look the least bit sleepy.
Hmm... time to rethink this hammock ploy??

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Little family outing

I love weekends, it's the time when Daddy doesnt have to work so we can bring Baby A out.

I'm glad he enjoys his new car seat. But then again, there's nothing not to like!

We brought Baby A to Kiddy Palace to shop for his stuff, then to the nearby eatery for a meal. The entire level of the shopping mall was filled with parents and kids.
Andy & I grin like every proud parent whenever some stranger stops to touch our baby or smiles at us when passing by :D
Funny how I'm a completely transformed person now, when I used to think that kids were a nuisance! These days, Andy & I are always looking at other couples with kids and giving each other a knowing smile and exchanging ideas on parenting style, what stuff they are using which we might find useful, etc.

Baby A with Popo in matching polos:

Dressed in Carters top which Popo bought for Baby A: he is wearing 18-24M sizing now and there are no more "another size bigger" rompers for my wriggly baby *sob*. I dont really like putting him in seperates these days because the top always rides up whenever he is bouncing on our laps or wriggling to grab something.
Really miss his babyness..

In the evening it was dinner at Boon Tong Kee.

Towkay Adam at dinner with the old people (haha), entertaining himself

There is better use for the safety bar of the stroller: to rest his legs!

The waitress, waiters and soon-to-be parents at the table next to us were amused by all his blabbering and cheekiness!

We're super glad that Baby A is a sociable and outgoing bubs, and he has become so inquisitive of his surroundings, eager to find out everything about our huge, huge world.
So huge, yet so small. Perhaps huge and small are one, and all?

First food

4 Months is getting pretty exciting. Baby A is starting to drool whenever we eat, and attempts to reach out for everything within view to put into his mouth.
He has become so much more vocal, adding more vowels, chuckles and sounds into his vocab.
As you can imagine, we've been kept on our toes here!

We've also started him on his first semi-solids.. Isnt it exciting!

Mummy has been doing alot of reading up and preparation. This book has lots of Asian recipes and sample meal planners to help first-time parents.

Organic iron-enriched cereal.

Form & function: Carter's bibs. Terry clothed on the top and waterproof backed.

Opening his mouth wide wide and having his first taste of food!

"Ahh..mmmm"! He really loves his cereal. He polished the whole bowl with ease and could even finish his milk. WOW!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Was supposed to bring Baby A to Ikea with us to do some shopping for our new home but just as Andy drove home to pick us up, Baby A decided it's time for a nap - in the evening.
One thing with kids, you cultivate a wry sense of humour because kids always choose the most inconvenient times to come up with something!

When he finally woke up, it was 9pm. Time for bedtime milk milk then off to bed he goes. By the time we tucked him into bed, it was already 10pm.
Thank goodness for the wonders of staying in the East - you get late night shopping and 24hour food :)

Baby A: all dressed up with nowhere to go.

We tucked our little one into bed and headed to Ikea for a quick walk-around.
We're a social couple and this lounge chair set looks casual enough for our spacious balcony when we have friends over whaddya think? :)
Too plain? Wood corrodes and a metal framed one with glass table is better? So many possibilities!

Furniture shopping with Hubby is fun! We love exchanging ideas on how to do up the deco, and it makes me happy whenever we see something we can both agree on.

Luckily for us, the kitchen department has been kindly taken care of by none other than my Mother dearest. She has already bought us a whole lot of kitchen ware that one can possibly imagine - pots, pans, slowcooker, etc which are all stacked up in her storeroom.

Im really eyeing my Dad's tube amp on which Baby A listens to Nursery Ryhmes in the comfort of his Fisher Price swing Heh heh..

Okays going to sleep now. More of home-shopping to come ^_^

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I'm back from the land of cheap spicy food and wholesale shopping!
I miss my baby sooo much. In fact, too much! We called home everyday to check on him and make sure he was Ok and happy.

I've been super busy since I am back, with my exploding mailbox full of emails from fellow Mummies regarding bulk purchases, sprees, recommendations and what-nots.

To Lea:
Yes the Rocker cum high-chair is a worthy investment especially when your baby has reached the age where she is super kpo about her surroundings, so she can sit up high high with the adults at the dining table. The swivel wheels are godsend because it allows you to wheel the high chair everywhere! Short of having handles for you to push like a stroller lah Hehehe

To CJ:
Thanks sweets for the offer but I just bought 2 bottles from Stonston from her recent order.
Thanks for replying though. Maybe next time! :)

Back to the real world of changing nasty nappies and being Baby Kai's personal assistant :)
Which reminds me, we are going to buy his new car seat tomorrow.
He has outgrown his infant one that my brother bought for him, and for those who are interested in which model we are upgrading to, it's the Maxi Cosi Priori XP
Thanks to Chris aka Nat-mummy's recommendation!

(photos courtesy of Toysrus)

- Forward facing
- Can be installed using 3-point seatbelt
- Adjustable 4 sitting/sleeping positions
- Newer improved model from the Priori.

Some people asked what I do with Baby Kai. Well, lotsss! I dont know where to begin.
He is one busy baby keke. These are some of the activities he does at home under my supervision:
- Flashcards
- Tummy time
- Sitting in rocker playing with his rattles/ teething hanky/ teething toy
- Playing in crib: FP kick piano, musical mobile
- Nursery rhymes time where Mummy launches into crazy dancing according to lyrics and ear-piercing singing.

Andy & I are thinking of signing him up for Baby Yoga too! Just some bonding time for us parents and our dear son. Will do a review of it once we find the time to bring him :)
By the way, Baby Kai just turned 4 Months old last week. Happy one-month-older, my dearest baby! Thank you for bringing so much joy into our otherwise mundane lives. Daddy & Mummy love you so much.

Bye lovelies!