Friday, March 19, 2010

The 20 Week Weigh in


Kate turned 4 months old a few weeks ago.

And that meant that...

It was time for needles again!!

Not the best kind of date I was looking forward to but it had to be done. =/

So, at 20 weeks, she is currently at 7.6kilo. (we made sure we took off her heavy cloth diaper this time round.) This puts her at the 90th percentile for weight. Which is quite consistent from the measurements in the last few months.

Length wise, she is 63cm. Which means that she is in the 60th percentile for height... and I must say I hope she grows up to be taller than her mom. It's no fun being a tiny shortie.... =p

The lil piglet was quite happy the morning we took her to the docs. She smiled at everyone on the way in and didn't whimper when the needle went in BUT when the nurse started to press the liquid into her chubby lil thigh, there was a massive change in the temperament and she wailed pitifully for a lil bit.

Poor baby.

I ended up soothing her with a treat of apple puree, which she lapped up in hunger.

Next month will be her last 5 in 1 and then it's her last shot of Hep B, a month later and we are D O N E till she is due for her pneumacoccal jab.

Can't wait!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Horridays??


I think I must be getting old.

For 48 weeks a year, I spend my life being a school car driver. I ferry the kids up and down from their kinder to home and then I'd head down to town to pick the husband up.

It is a busy busy day, E V E R Y D A Y. Nary a bit of rest in between the kids school hours.

Tiring, man!

After realising on Friday, that the kids are having a week off (!), I'd sighed a breath of relief and thought man! it's really my week off too.

So this week, I've relinquished my car to the husband, so that he can take a short break from the public transportation system. (Poor thing has been taking the train to work everyday cos the delivery of our second car has been delayed for the last 4 months!)

And here I am. Taking a break from the daily grind and sipping my coffee, whilst my boys are watching TV.

A wonderful reprieve!

Does anyone think Bali cannot come any sooner??

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Baby Kate - 4 Months Update

Dear Kate,

You are now four months old, sweetie!

I think it's safe to say that you are well aware of how everyone spoils you. You should see how they stretch their hands to want to carry you whenever we arrive at a venue.

My Babies

Oh how you love it when people tease you. You will gurgle and coo in the most animated sounds that only a lil baby like you can make.

One of the first few times you lifted your head!

Just a week before you turned a month older, you've managed to do a 180 flip from the front to the back. It seems like you are like Mom, nothing or no one can persuade you to do anything but once you set your mind to do it, there is no turning back.

You like to hold your hands these days

Every night when we put you to bed, I would position you at the bottom of the cot because you have this ability to commando crawl all the way up to the top by day break.

You still sleep wonderfully. At night, that is. BUT it is a different story during the day. I guess it's gotta be due to the fact that you love your bed heaps! And you really like being at home. You simply refuse to sleep anywhere else! It's always power naps and then you'll shake yourself awake after awhile.

We brought you to Il Lido for Uncle H's birthday

Anyway, my chubby baby... it seems like there is no slowing down to your appetite. Since you were two months old, you've started to notice FOOD. It was rather amusing to see how you would salivate and stare intently at the dish in front of you.

Nothing that I can say would stop the older folks from putting food in your mouth! Arghz! But I guess with you being the third kid, everyone is so much more relaxed about looking after you.

Feeding time at Spruce but you were so distracted with everything!

But since you turned 4 months a few days ago, we've ventured into solids with you. I guess my plans to delay your intro to food is thwarted cause you loved everything that we have given you so far. From the apples to the pumpkin, you would just lap up whatever that comes your way. I am stoked!

So many trains to choose from

One of the things that you've really started enjoying this month is playing with toys! As you get more control with your hands, you are slowly discovering the things that you can grab and pull towards you. I can leave you with the play gym for pockets of time now whilst I potter around the house.

The other thing that keeps you occupied is, uhum, TV. We dun specifically put you in front of the telly but sometimes when I leave you on the sofa, you will incline your head to face the cartoons that are showing. Can I just say couch potato in the training, baby??

The good, obviously, comes with the bad!

You totally detest your car seat. Most car trips are still a no no in your books. I think it has got to do with the fact that you get so warm in it. But it is gradually getting better. We will get there some day, yes??

At Jones after CNY visiting

These days, it seems like you only prefer to have Mommy carrying you. We have reached a new level of stranger anxiety and just by having someone taking a peek at you and you would burst into tears. Sometimes Daddy doesn't have any luck with pacifying you as well.

But I must say that you have this lil cheeky grin that you save just for your Dad. You have this lil glint in your eyes that shines whenever he comes into your line of sight!

Jakeyboo and you!

Both your kor kors still adore you much! Every morning they will scramble into the room to look for you so that they can kiss you good morning. =)

I cannot believe you are so big now! It's just like yesterday that you were just a newborn but now you've turned into a spritely lil gal. The coming months will be more exciting now! Can't wait!

Loving you, sweetie pie!

Mom

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Grandparenting.


One can never understand the bond that grandparents and their grandkids share.

I should know, because I love my paternal grandma to bits! Although she's now passed on, I've still got really fond memories of my Ah Ma.

Thus, one of the main reasons that pushed our move back to SG was us wanting the children to get to know their grandparents and external relatives.

And, one year on, I think we have met our objective.

My parents live about 5 minutes away from us. So, needless to say, they are our default babysitters. There are too many times when we decided to go catch a movie on a last minute basis and conveniently plonk them over at their grandparents.

The boys always have a blast over at my parents. To them, it's paradise. What is there not to like? It's treats galore AND Grandpa always brings them out to ride their bikes or go to the playgrounds.

The boys would proactively call my dad on a daily basis to check on where he is and what he is doing. (they ask him questions like that literally!) I love it that they have their own lil secrets that the three of them will share. (and not tell me!)

Hold my hand, Grandpa

And for lil things like this I am thankful. Because I know that relationships like that can never be replaced by anything else!
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