Monday, June 26, 2017

Seventeen!

In a couple of days, the little one turns 17 months. I'm now getting memories on facebook from a year ago when he was just a wee bub! 

I love seeing how he has grown so much. He seems to have put on the weight he lost since the hospitalisation, and eats better than before I started working. He loves noodles, fruit, and bread, will take oats (unless he sees something else he likes, then will point at that instead), and stopped eating rice and porridge. 

Today, for lunch he had 1/3 of a cheese scallion scone from Cedele, half a banana, some soup from a pork xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung, some soup and noodle from my beef noodles, and a few bites of prawn pancake. I was so happy with his appetite! 

He's such a happy boy and is quick to flash his pearly whites in a charming smile. He flutters his eyes when you ask him to show his beautiful eyes, and sometimes will open his mouth wide open when you ask him to open his mouth. He can point to his nose (and say NO!) and sometimes pokes his finger in his nostril, and sometimes points to his mouth, ears and head (flutters his eyes when you ask him to point to his eyes haha). 

And he has discovered how to scream and cry, pulling out the waterworks when something doesn't go his way. Take away something he is holding? Scream and cry. Pick him up when he wants to walk? Scream and cry. Put him down when he wants to be held? Scream and cry. Thankfully it is still relatively easy to distract him, especially when daddy is around. +3 has this amazing ability to make the little one laugh out loud. 

Things he recognises- "airplane!" when he hears the roar of a plane flying by, "arh kor!" at the aircon, "lai!" at the light, "beh!" at the bread when he wants to eat. He also says "eee!" when I show him his poopy diaper lol. 

As he lies in bed sleeping while I type this post, I can't put into words how incredibly blessed I feel to have my own little family and home. Now I know what it feels like when parents describe this deep love and joy that comes with having children. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Admitted 2-5 June 2017

It was a tiring weekend last week and I've finally got some time to pen down what happened: the little one had to be admitted to the hospital. 

The vomitting started on Wed night and he threw up about 8-10 times throughout the night. It was probably the most number of times I've ever been puked on. He finally settled down to sleep and I had to go for my class on Thu. Told my mom and nanny to monitor his situation. 

On Thu, he was still throwing up and was having wet-ish poo. He was also having a slight temperature throughout the day. At night, he threw up again but woke up when he had diarea all over himself and half his shirt was all pooed on. Showered him and went back to bed. 

Mom and nanny came over on Friday morning and he was still throwing up when given something to eat. Decided to take him to the hospital instead of the clinic (shorter waiting time). Turns out that Thomson Medical Centre does not have an A&E, but they do have a 24 hour family clinic so we still managed to get medical attention. 

The doctor had a suppository put immediately to stop the vomitting and sent us home while we waited for available beds. Got a call from the hospital at about lunchtime to say that there was an available bed, so we packed up and got ourselves admitted. 

The little one was put on a drip and given meds. The diarea on Friday in the day seemed to be ok, and we were hopeful to be discharged the next day, but at night he kept having the runs to the point that I ran out of diapers. 

Had to ask +3 to hurry in the morning with new diapers, and bathed the little one and basically let him go commando while waiting for his dad to come. Saturday's condition was bad, and we went through 8 diapers in about 4-5 hours. Informed the nurses who called the doctor, and they gave him more meds. 

His condition had stabilised by Sunday and thankfully we were able to be discharged on Monday, after three nights in the hospital. 

The doctor did warn us that he'd still have some diarea in the coming days (she was right) but by Friday, babyAC was having solid poos so we decided that we didn't need to go to the clinic for a follow up today (Saturday). 

It was heartbreaking to see the little one hooked up to a drip, and seeing him lose so much weight in just a few days. We had just managed to fatten him up in the last couple of weeks after his previous bout of flu, and now we were back to square one. 

Ah well. I'm just glad that he has recovered.

Now, time for me to go to bed. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Midnight Musings

I love to feel his soft hair against my cheek, as he snuggles against my shoulder, softly snoring. I love how his tiny hand grabs hold of a lock of my hair, tugging at it ever so slightly. I love to feel the weight of his body, legs wrapped around my belly, chest gently rising and falling with each breath he takes. I love how I know he feels safe and secure in my arms, and how he comes to me for comfort when he wakes up in the middle of the night. 

My sleep can wait. My arms can ache as I hold him tightly to me. I'll have my back readjisted at the next chiropractic appointment. 

And meanwhile, I'll just savor these moments where my son needs me and hold him close. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kamikaze Mug

Today I learned that not all mugs are made the same. I was pouring some hot water in my mason glass mug (so hipster) when the bottom of the glass fell out. Too hot, I guess.

So now I'm using a teeny tiny styrofoam cup and I guess I'll have to hunt for one later at lunch.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Back To Work

So I'm on my way to work and perspiring everywhere, because I climbed up 2 flights of stairs (hello heathy lifestyle) instead of taking the lift. 

How do people wear makeup and perspire at the same time?! Then again I don't think most girls sweat so much on their faces as I do. Bleh. 

Anyway, let's hope I don't get lost trying to find the office. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

What a wonderful weekend we had! Dropped babyAC off at the parents' while +3 went to City Square Mall to shop for some work clothes  and to catch Alien: Covenant. The movie was ok, but I think my maternal instinct was really kicking in cos I kept squealing about how cute the baby aliens were. Hehe. 

Slept in on Sunday, and babyAC actually managed to repeat "happy" "mama" "dee" which made my heart sing with joy and my soul soar to high heights. 

We didn't really have anything planned to celebrate, but any excuse to go have a nice meal is always welcome, so we finally decided on heading to Ellenborough Market Cafe for a buffet lunch. Yum yum yum yum yum. 

Walked around Meidi-ya after (oh I miss you Meidi-ya) then headed to the parents' place again to have dinner with them. 

A simple weekend but one with the people I love the dearest, and that's always something worth being thankful for. 

In other news, I start work tomorrow! Eeeks. I've got mixed feelings, of course. On the one hand I'm excited cos I'm quite sure I'll enjoy the work, but on the other hand I'm gonna miss spending time with the little one and sleeping in and napping with him. 

Well, this is a new chapter in our lives and we'll just roll with it. Oh he learned a new word today, and said a big loud AIYO after lola said it today. Hehehehahahahaha. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

15 Month Update

I'm staring at babyAC as he sleeps and at 15 months, he is beginning to lose that baby look and starting to appear more like a little boy. His cheeks aren't as round, his chin is thinner, and he is growing taller and lankier. His socks are getting too small for his feet and his ankles show when he wears pants that used to be too long. 

If I had to describe my boy, I'd say he is a strong willed child who knows what he wants and does not want. He is curious and alert, and constantly observing his surroundings and notices when there are new things and people around. He's a friendly kid, ready to give you a toothy grin if you smile at him and give him some attention. And he likes his ladies, long haired pretty girls are more likely to get a grin from him quickly than guys. Hehe. 

He is also an active boy, always on the move from the moment he wakes to the moment he passes out to sleep. 

These days, he's gotten quite clingy to me though, and prefers me to carry him around the house and cries when I put him down. But give him enough attention and he's a happy boy, and will potter around playing with his toys or exploring the different rooms at home. 

Took him to Vivocity the other day and we were at the outdoor playground. There were a number of kids around and he was happily running around exploring the place. He learned how to climb up and down slopes (with mama holding his hand for support, of course), and when I put him on the trampoline he stood there unsure what to do until he saw some other kids bounce and then he tried it out for himself. 

He's not that interested these days when I sit him down to read books, preferring to point at pictures in his "My First Words" book instead. 

When he sees his dad, he'll say "dah-dee", and when he sees a baby or small kid, he'll say "beh-bee". No "mama" for me yet. Sigh. He can also say "ball" and "apple", and sometimes "turtle" which sounds more like "but tuh tuh". 

It's amazing how much I love this kid, and how much I love +3 when I see him interact with babyAC. I feel blessed!