29 September 2011
His first jab today, the BCG, but it was mommy who had a nervous spell for the past week.
Is he going to lose apetite after that? Is it alright to bathe him later? Is it going to be painful? Is he going to cry and wriggle vigorously and hurt my wrists and will I lose my grip and AHH~~~
Fortunately, papa Bear came along too.
And my worries were unfounded. He let out a small shriek, there were tears in his eyes, but he suppressed the rest. It was funny to see a baby holding back so hard like that, a little too hard to watch without laughing. He was all cool again when I greeted him 'Hey Sexy' ( he had his left arm exposed ). He liked it. :P
We're first time parents struggling to settle several tasks in a day! So the cub tagged along to the mall, that was when 2 strangers came over to tell me how adorable my boy is. The Japs aren't very outspoken people you know, I'm flattered, extolled; overwhelmed. Do you know the fella just had his jab? Of course, I didn't tell them that.
I'm so proud of him! Sniffs. There'll be many firsts to take on from now, but if it's him I'm working with, I think we'll do fine. :)
Oh yes, papa Bear got the cub a set of exclusive cutlery. Guess what we are up to with it.
Nah, it isn't the gift he's excited about. It's the laundry dangling above him.
28 September 2011
Here's giving Summer 2011 a closure for it has been the most eventful since we've got married. It's a wonder how a tiny person is capable of reforming our world completely. We're banished to a phase where romance is extinguished, but it's alright. Baby Bear worths it.
The little thing has turned 3 months on the 22nd. Every single day, he reminds me that he is everything I've wished for! :D
On the 22nd, he joined us at the dining table in his high chair for the first time.
I carry over 6600 grams of him at the present. My wrists really really hurt.
He loves one of mommy's favourite song 'Close to you' by the Carpenters. And smiles wryly when I sing him 甜蜜蜜.
He sucks one mitten delightfully while stroking his head with the other hand, then he would let them switch job. As for why mittens at 3 months, the silly fella keeps pulling out his hair. :(
See that fist? You bet there are several strands within.
He is starting to recline like the Sphinx.
We have conquered the outdoor, YAYS! Third time works like a charm and it's a happy baby we pop into the stroller now.
As for the one on laundry, you already knew. :)
What you didn't know is it's been a fairly turbulent period counting down to his 3rd month.
I had to force the bottle on him with pumped milk as I had trouble with a nipple.
My left wrist is so swollen and painful that I can't even open a jar now. Tendonitis sucks.
I have the cub secured all the time for safety only to realise that being overly protective is only detering him from gaining motor skills. And just when I was assuming that we aren't running into trouble very soon, I froze at a LOUD THUD and my heart shattered to pieces when I realised my baby has fallen from the sofa!
His cries pierced me through and through... This moron promised never to leave him at risk again. :(
Fortunately, he was back to his merry self very soon, but recalling this incident still gives me cramps all over.
The foremost thing now is to get my wrists fixed real soon for my darling loves my arms around him! Also, may his 4th month be kind despite challenges like the cold dry climate, and painful needles for the poor little guy. He's receiving his first tomorrow! YIKES!
I'm sorry if you're sick of stories about the cub already. He's everything I eat, sleep, breathe and bleed now. :P
17 September 2011
The baby is asleep, so I'm stealing time to blog.
Seriously, if I could, I want to blog about him every single day. But really, I would rather put away fun stuff to be with him cos I won't know what precious moments I'll miss.
It's a lot like Areosmith's ' I don't want to miss a thing'. I feel pretty aligned with the lyrics.
Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
Cause I'd miss you babe
And I don't want to miss a thing
Corny I know, but he is such a bundle of joy. I'm hopelessly obsessed with him. :)
Almost every single day, he amuses me with his spring of curiosity, and all that innocence.
When I stood before the mirror with him last week, he was busily shifting view between me and my reflection. I felt like carrying a piece of cartoon when he flipped his puzzled face with that kind of speed.
Then earlier this week, he has probably got it. Ahh~ it's a mirror. And the vain baby took all the time to study himself in it.
This evening, he had hiccups when we were playing 'aeroplane', so I walked him around to distract him from the discomfort, and got ourselves before the mirror again.
The cub looked at himself and went hic* smile~ hic* smile~ hic* SMILE~ hic* smile~+SMILE~ hic* smile~
It was so funny I had to summon Bear immediately. Too bad, Bear only managed to catch 2 hics and the show was over.
Now you know why I want to be around the baby so much.
Mirror mirror on the wall, he's the cutest hic*cub of all.
09 September 2011
These days, I've been watching...
* The uber vain baby, his cuteness overload.
* Beautiful summer sunsets, which I fail to capture for I have the cutie to entertain.
* News... #1 local climate. Typhoon has struck Japan hard for the past week and the southern part has suffered lives lost and serious damages. Tough year for Japan.
*News... #2 Drought in Africa.
I think I haven't mentioned the mails I've been receiving since the arrival of my lil one.
Some of the mails just throw me off when they mention how hard life must be for me now...
A hard life? Hardly! Nothing is harder than watching the people suffering in Africa. Imagine my lil one being the child in this picture. Now this is hard!
Have you ever heard people said, that God isn't fair - The rich gets to squander wealth, while the poor embraces poverty forever. A friend changed my mind when she shared, ' God blesses the rich so that they can help the poor. '
Any amount counts. I think we are all capable of being a blessing to others than just watch.
The World Food Programme is one of the convenient sites to offer a contribution.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’