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Friday, April 29, 2016

Olivia - 37 months 3 weeks 1 day
Owen - 9 months 4 weeks 1 day

Hubby attended D&D and it means I was alone with the kids. Brought oli back home earlier than usual and hence managed to bathe and fed dinner before 7pm. I went to store the puree and maid went on to wash the dishes. Usually, when I am doing a chore, the maid will takeover by keeping an eye on Owen because he's so mobile now. Yeah, cruising and crawling around. 

The next moment I saw was oli banged the cupboard door on the brother intentionally. The brother had a cut and it was swollen. He cried, sobbed and I applied arnika on him. I wanted to cry and oli stood frozen and guilt were all on her face. Soon, everything went back to normal and Owen started to move around the house. My 胆小 maid got a big fright and kept keeping an eye on him. She said sorry that she should be keeping an eye on him when I am doing things. Ya ya, now you know. Sigh. Every single time she rush to finish housewrk. We only need her to keep an eye on the baby while we have dinner, bathe or caught up with things.

Both kids got changed and wound down at 8pm and slept shortly after. I even had an ice cream and washed up all their bottles and stuff. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Olivia - 37 months 2 weeks 1 day
Owen - 9 months 3 weeks 1 day

Super love this selfie with my daughter.

These days... She talks like that...

"I don't love mummy because mummy fights with me" because I scolded her for having the father to walk and carry her to the bakery shop.

"Daddy! U sleep alone tonight because you fight with oli!" Because the daddy smack her for moving around too much while changing her to pj. 

"Do we need plates GUYS?" When we brought out the slice of cake to share. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Olivia - 37 months 1 week 5 days
Owen - 9 months 2 weeks 5 days

Somebaby laughed to sleep after rocking him for a while. His face has gotten better.  

It was like this:

Somemore, this is after raw wounds that have closed up. Can't imagine how worse can this get right? I cried subtly a few times secretly. Many times I felt like having a breakdown but I don't have the time, chance or for whatever reasons I didn't. After the experience with oli, I thought I am stronger now afterall oli's eczema was much worse than Owen's. I don't know or most likely I have forgotten how I dealt with these then? Sigh. 

Anyway, I feel better now after much reassurance from my pd because the allergy test method used is still controversial and yet it's accurate to a certain extent. I won't write down where we did the test because I don't want to be Google-able. After since someone came up and asked if I am a mummy blogger while we were taking pictures I am more careful with what I write here. I am not a public blogger, not even some of my close friends know I blog. I dayre too but it's still vvvv low profile and pictures of us are not posted except on profile page which is small until cannot see. Ok I digressed. Talk about his another time. 

In short, a few main allergies are fructose, gluten and cows milk. I cut away white rice, still take fructose but low fructose fruits and continue with small quantities of cheese and yogurt. 

The last 2-3 weeks more milestones recorded. He stood up on his own and after 2 days, he tried to do it without support. He's moving his chub feet more while standing. Cut 2 teeth as well. 

Crawling all over. 

Naps better! Yeah!

Still cannot take car seat till now but better because he sleeps without crying a storm in the car sometimes. So unpredictable.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Olivia - 37 months 1 week 1 day
Owen - 9 months 2 weeks 1 day

This was taken last Monday. I shouted look up! Both kids really looked up.... For me to take a picture. Haha. 

The school was closed last Monday and hubby couldn't take leave so it's just me, me and 2 kids. It was okay actually. Oli could play on her own, self entertain and feed herself so it's not so difficult. However, I would still very much prefer her to go school. The very big reason is the brother still needs 24/7 attention and if we are talking about sharing time equally it's impossible at this point. At least she goes school, she learns stuff and it's actually more fun honestly. 

I dare not plan to bring both kids out because any planning would probably drive me crazy because of the brother's irregular nap times. So we played by ear and granted, we were able to go to botanical when both kids are done with naps and afternoon tea by 430! 

We walked quite a bit, oli managed to run in the "wild". We left after 45mins, reached home before 6pm and bathe both together and fed both before daddy was home. 

I can't guarantee things fall into place nicely all the time, so school, please don't close so often. Hehe.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Olivia - 37 months
Owen - 9 months 1 week

Storytelling on Sunday. We wanted to read books to both kids but the big one started to pull in her chair and picked 2 story books to our bedroom, just before the brother's morning nap. 

I was trying my very best to hold my laughter and to film the whole process. She was cooperative and did not forbid me to film her. The daddy on the other hand was surfing his phone, laying on the bed. The brother was crawling around the bed and paused a few moments to give face to the sister. 

My 37 month old daughter, I hope you love me more because I am trying very hard to fulfil my promise made to you on your birthday. I hope you see the effort that's coming from me. We just need more cuddles, hugs before you say you don't need them anymore. We need to do that every night to end the day and not abruptly where I used to scream at you for this and that and shushing you all the time so that your brother can sleep peacefully.

Happy 37 months, my baby gal!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Olivia - 36 months 3 weeks 6 days
Owen - 9 months 3 days 

A little late, meant to write this when Owen turned 9 month few days ago... Because I was nursing a fever for the past 6 days and a cough for the past 2 weeks. It was quite terrible. All of us got it and Owen as usual the first to recover. Though the first to recover but his eczema was very bad because of the virus that was attacking him. We gave in to antibiotics and steroids because the wound was raw, inflamed and its affecting his mood. Feeding medicine was tough, using nebuliser was tough and each time I got to do these, I felt so dread, so tired. 

We have sort of booked his birthday venue, thought of a theme, thought of activities and have chosen a baker. Since we were down for the past 2 weeks, nothing much was done. Hopefully I can do some planning soon this week.

9 month old? Wow. Did we make any progress? In the sense, did we get better in this whole parenting of a baby? I really don't know. He's still waking up many times but manageable as long as there's no outburst. Latching lesser which I am quite upset about it. Eating more meals for solids at this point. Napping better than before but there are bad days too. 

At 9 month, he has already sat up at 8 months 4days, crawled since 7m but lately he's really a pro crawler because he goes in and out of the rooms, kitchens, get away from his playmat exploring every corner of the house. He can stand with support with 1 hand and showing signs of moving his chub feet forward. He can come down of the bed proper too!

If u ask me, I really really really miss the babyness of him, miss those days when he depends solely on me for food. I know growing up is a good thing or rather a must but it's making my heart aching a little as well. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Olivia - 36 months 2 weeks 6 days 
Owen - 8 months 3 weeks 6 days

My big baby.... So much love for her. 

I realized every single time we tried to take pictures she will behave as if she is having PMS. 

Finally got tickled and smiled...

Meanwhile we have a very cranky baby here

Then happier after a short nap....

Poor baby. Look at his face! The virus causing rashes had such a big impact on his eczema area.