Thursday, May 31, 2007

30 May 2007, Wednesday - Rice Cereal

Had been trying very hard to feed you with your rice cereal. You had not been cooperating and it was very difficult to get you to swallow the cereal every morning. You would squirm and wiggle in your Bumboo seat and make it even more difficult to feed. I almost wanted to give up and try again when you turned 6 months old.

However, this morning God answered our prayers! You started to eat the cereal slowly and even managed to finish it. I am very proud of your effort and also thank God for answering our prayers.

After you had finished, Daddy and Ash prayed a "thank you" prayer.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

27 May 2007, Sunday - First LRT Ride

The day before was your first MRT ride and today it was your first LRT ride.

It must be fun seeing so many people around you. You were all very excited and was happily kicking your legs and waving your arms. Your eyes were all alert looking around at all the faces.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

26 May 2007, Saturday - First MRT Ride

Since we do not have the car for the weekend, we had to get around with public transport.

There was the taxi rides... well, nothing fantastic about it as is is similar to riding in the car, except that you see Daddy sitting alongside us.

Then there was the MRT ride. Now that would be different isn't it. This time round you see many different faces sitting alongside us. It was kind of noisy too, wasn't it.

Well, you were rather attracted to an old uncle sitting beside us. You could not keep your eyes off him...hee hee hee. You did get his attention too.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

21 May 2007, Monday - Started on rice cereal

You had your 5th month vaccine on 18th May and the doctor was not very happy with your weight gain. You are a bit small for your age. So he said to start you on rice cereal mixed with breastmilk.

So you had your first taste of rice cereal on 20th May, Sunday. Your reaction was ,"BLAH!" You did not really take to the taste of the cereal. Almost half of what went into your mouth was spat out. But still...we had to try and let you eat. So we have to continue to press on and hope that soon you will be able to get use to the taste.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

17 May 2007, Thursday - Practise tummy turning

Since you have learnt that you can turn over to your tummy and that the view is significantly changed, you decided that you will practise this new skill throughout the day.

Interesting to see you trying to turn over.
These are the steps that you will take:
1. Lift up you legs.
2. Hold your legs with your hands.
3. With legs held on by your hands, you turned to your left side.
4. Stretched out your legs.
5. Using your head to help you push.
6. Push hard with your legs.
7. Hey Presto! You turned onto your tummy!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

16 May 2007, Wednesday - Turning onto tummy

Today is the day you turned 5 months old.

On this day, you decided that you want to turn onto your tummy.

I placed you on the sofa daybed while I was expressing milk. You were your usual self, playing with your hands and feet, turning onto your right side...the next thing I know, you managed to turn onto your tummy!

So the significant event on the day you turned 5 months old is - TURNING ONTO YOUR TUMMY!

A round of applause for you.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Thursday, 10 May 2007

You are almost reaching the five months mark.

You have been drooling quite a lot recently and also enjoyed munching away at your fingers. They have been lovingly called "Little chicken wings". Hence, the numbers of handkerchiefs you change in a day is quite massive.

You also started to munch when you are nursing... yes biting away at the very thing that is feeding you and it hurt a lot. So I think you should be on the way to teething.

You have also insisted that you are upright sitting rather than lying on your back when you are awake. However, you are still not able to sit with support by yourself. We bought a support seat for you and you don't mind sitting in there for a little while. You tend to shift around and become uncomfortable.

You also seems to enjoy learning through the flash cards. Whenever I take then out, you will look at them and absorb the words. As for reading... you don't have that much patience to sit and listen. Never mind, I would keep trying.