Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ah Mah's Birthday

Jensen koko got funny colour pants...
Last weekend we celebrated my mother's birthday which was 2 weeks earlier. Hubby, whose family observes 'pantang-larangs' very strictly, has gotten used to my family selecting ANY convenient day! I previously wasn't aware that some people won't celebrate after the actual day.
Jo Ern was sleepy and cried a lot. She only cheered up when Ah Mah and Ah Kong were free to carry and play with her. Next time it's Ah Mah's birthday, cannot cry like that ok?
Earlier on.... Booo! Booooo!

Venue was Daorae at Kota Damansara. It was overall a hit and miss:
Miss: Stingy with the side dishes - they brought very little for the 12 people dining, went slow on refills and had the cheek to say 'no more' after some reminders. I only realised much later that we didn't get the complimentary fruits. They must have forgotten as it was crowded that night.
Hit: Service was enthusiastic - waiters were helpful on the seating arrangements. After dinner, cake was presented nicely (photo). Waiter put the candles on the cake, lit them and even wanted to sing Happy Birthday! Of course, the biggest plus was being together as a family. :) Happy birthday to my beloved mother!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Why cannot move one

(Grunt)... Up, up, goes backside

POM! Backside drop. Fail again
Maybe this one will skip the crawling stage? Poor baby... Mummy is amused though!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New sleeping arrangements

These colours are ok what. I can still sleep like a baby.

Jo Ern has been moved to her own bed for a month now. I didn't post earlier because... well just look at the riot of colours! Hehe. Nothing matches at all! I wanted to get new bedsheets first but hubby has been working weekends. Finally I thought what the heck, might as well have a laugh at this next time.
I'm relieved Jo Ern is fine with the move. I'd always worried that one of us, while half-asleep, might injure her by accidentally putting our weight on her little body. Not to mention the discomfort of sharing the bed with someone who sleeps like this!
Her mattress was originally a small one. Once she started to roll, she kept ending up on the floor, getting stuck in between her mattress and the wall, her mattress and ours. I was so tired executing multiple rescue missions throughout the night! Changed to a super single mattress first. Too big. Tried this single mattress next. PERFECT. *happy*

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sit, Jo Ern

Sit already, Mummy. Now what?

Last week Jo Ern couldn't sit without flopping alternately backwards, forwards or sideways. Now, suddenly, she can.
She still doesn't crawl yet even though she has been trying for a long time. Her legs brace and kick but only succeed in moving her little butt up. The front part of the body remains stubbornly in place! She can 'move' by rolling though and I do need to keep an eye on her. At least now I can still read my book while doing that. Heh.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Very 'ACT'

Mummy says if I turn out very 'ACT', those genes all come from Papa

Hubby loves to say this and that person is very 'ACT'. That translates as 'putting on airs' or other equivalent local phrases, 'very action'/'LCLY'. Of course I have to keep reminding hubby that he can be extremely 'ACT' himself! Though I must say that underneath he is actually very soft-hearted.
Found this photo of Jo Ern looking very 'ACT' and have to post it up. Like father like daughter...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fierce hunter I am

I stalk my unsuspecting prey
I pounce!

I clamp my jaws around my prey!

Nothing can escape me, I am a fierce hunter!

Then I cry-cry want Mummy to carry

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Eating adventure: Still starting

Look mummy, I'm eating!

Foods introduced so far: Brown rice, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot, broccoli. Quantities are still minuscule, about 1.5 ice-cubes worth. Her tongue must still poke out ALL the time. She's not spitting anything out so I take it that she IS ready for food.
Next on the list: Millet, peas, banana. Mummy's got work to do this weekend! Lalala.... I do like the process of thinking about and preparing food! I've been making and storing in an ice-cube tray so that later it'll be easy to pick and choose the cubes for the day.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

6 months old today!

Hello everyone! This is big me...

And this was little me.

So kids out there, you must drink lots of milk ok?

Little Jo Ern is 6 months today! Oh how time flies.

I guess this is a good age. She's old enough to have settled down and not cry all the time. She's too young to be naughty so I don't have to worry about discipline yet. In fact, she's just the perfect age to be a cutie-pie. :)

Hmm she does look bigger, I think. How come she's been the same weight for 2 months...