24 Jul 2012 (Tues) - C is 17 months 3 weeks old today!
Brought C to the salon today to trim her hair as her fringe was too long and irritating her. She was absolutely quiet and extremely cooperative. She hardly moved, allowing the hair stylist to trim her hair. She got her rare treat - some cartoons on iPhone. I think she must be secretly wishing she gets to cut her hair more often, lol. When asked who cut her hair, C said "jie jie", haha.
C is a happy girl today cos she has new toys and books. Mdm Yik bought them for her. The cooking set really resembles real ones, so nice! C likes it a lot. She pretends to cook the poor fish and then pretended to feed it, haha!
C is getting better at filling the blanks, haha.
These days, C likes to play ball a lot. We play ball by throwing it back and forth. She throw it to me, I throw it to her.
C also likes to take our mobile phones and pretend to make calls, haha.
C is a very affectionate person. She will automatically lean forward to kiss us, or pull our faces towards her face and kiss us. So sweet.
C can express herself in simple ways. An example:
C: *scrunch her face* 痛痛! pain pain!
Mdm Yik: Where pain pain?
C: *pointing at her injection site which is already more than 1 week old* pain pain! 痛痛!
Mdm Yik: Oh the injection site is painful huh? Did you cry?
C: *scrunch up her face and made fake crying sounds*
Mdm Yik: Is that how you cry?
C: 痛痛! pain pain! baby ngeh ngeh... *scrunch up her face and pretend to cry again* then 怕怕 (scared scared) *patting her chest*
Oh, C also knows the difference between her leg, foot and toes. When quizzed, she points at the correct body parts.
When C was just beginning to walk independently, she would hold onto my hand obediently when walking. Now that she is stable, she usually refuses to hold onto our hands and insists on roaming around. Its like new found freedom you know? The gleam in her eyes the moment she is set on her feet is evident. However, I decided that she needs to be trained to hold hands so this week, I started to hold her hands whenever we are outside, especially in shopping malls where they are crowded. She refused at first and kept struggling to free her hand. I also insisted by carrying her up when she refused to let me hold her hand. After a few tries, she resigned herself to her fate and obediently holds my hand, haha.
It has always been a mystery how come C gains weight when cared for by Mdm Yik but loses some weight when cared for by me. The milk intake is the same, and she has 6 meals a day, no change. I finally found out why this week. Stupid me! While it occured to me to increase her milk intake as she grows older, it didn't occur to me to increase her porridge intake! While Mdm Yik has already served her 4Tbsp of rice grains for her porridge feed, I remained at giving her only 2Tbsp of rice grains per porridge meal! Similarly, Mdm Yik has increased the amount of vegetables and fish in each serving of porridge but I did not! From this comparison, I have actually given C only HALF the total amount of porridge per meal! No wonder she always seem to slim down a bit after being cared for by me espcially during the week the Low Clan went to Japan! Now I know why. Kind of stupid of me not to have realized that a growing child needs more food and nutrients. I shall increase her porridge feed to the same as what Mdm Yik is giving her.
23 Jul 2012 (Mon) - I like Instagram. Or rather, I like the effects.
22 Jul 2012 (Sun) - Its been a long time since I let C wear this top. Better let her wear it before she grows out of it, haha.
Went to Marina Square. There is a big NDP floating platform structure made of Lego and people can purchase a pair of customised Lego figurines for $5 to put on the "seats" of the Lego floating platform. One to put onto the structure, one to bring home as keepsake. On one hand, Lego can build up its brand name, and on the other hand, make lots of money from the sale of figurines. Smart huh? Kitty wanted to buy one pair for fun, but we ended up purchasing 3 pairs as we felt it is more meaningful to have our whole "family" attending the Lego NDP parade, haha.
We were supposed to attend HM and WK's newborn baby shower today but no thanks to Google Maps, we lost our way for a good 30mins and I was so peeved. We got so fed-up that we ended up making our way back to Jurong Point and bought a GPS system for the car, lol.
21 Jul 2012 (Sat) - I baked banana cake today! This is my second attempt at baking a cake from scratch. My first was marble cake months ago. Heart pain cos I forgot all about the time and the bottom of the cake was burnt. It was beautifully black and I had to scrap off the charred layer. Taste wise is quite nice though!
Celebrated Mil's birthday in advance today. We went to BHG to shop for her present and ended up buying a handbag for her. Went to Liang Court to walk-walk before the dinner. We had dinner at Swissotel Merchant Court.
20 Jul 2012 (Fri) - After losing some weight last week from her illness, C has regained the weight again. I found out today that she can eat half an apple at 2.30pm, finish half a bowl of porridge (as tea break) at 3.40pm AND drink 200ml of milk at 4.30pm before she goes for her afternoon nap!! How not to gain weight?? But then again, I rather she eats. More worrying if she doesn't eat well, isn't it?
Poor C. She fell down the sofa head first. Must be super painful cos she cried badly. I hope it won't make her stupid. Mdm Yik said it wouldn't. I shall quiz C these few days see if she can remember all the things we have taught her. Spelling, numbers...etc.
The photo on the left shows a sulky C after she calmed down from the fall.
19 Jul 2012 (Thurs) - Really feel like smacking Kitty sometimes. He made C agitated just before bedtime last night and as expected, joker woke up in the middle of the night crying. Transfered her onto our bed and she tossed and turned. In the end, Kitty had to give her a bottle of milk at 6am to shut her up and hopefully make her sleep. However, as I had to prepare for work and had to go in and out of the room, C sprang up wide awake. In the end, we had to let her wake up for good. Put her in the high chair and let her self-entertain while we prepared for work.
A rainy day today and the rain stopped just when I wanted to go jogging. Feels so shiok.
C is really affectionate. She loves kissing me, haha.
Simon Ng's medicine is really powerful. Totally no more mucous! Shall let her take the medicine one more day tomorrow and then stop it. I love Simon Ng, haha!
18 Jul 2012 (Wed) - I mentioned in my last entry that C's running nose sort of worsened suddenly yesterday night. Brought her to see Simon Ng this morning. I think Simon Ng's prescription is really effective for C. While the running nose medicine I gave her for the past week did absolutely nothing to improve her condition, Simon's medicine stopped all mucous after I gave her the afternoon dose! I requested for an extra bottle of the running nose syrup for standby. He also has this amazing orange powder medicine that works wonders for C and this time, I bought a whole box to standby, haha.
Such a coincidence that my long-time-no-see friend, Peck Ling, also brought her baby girl to see Simon Ng! Went to IMM for lunch after that with Mdm Yik.