Friday, February 29, 2008

New Avent Pump

I should say that I am really happy and proud that Elaine have been able to provide Keith fully with EBM for a whole year. Elaine's supply is only able to provide just the right amount without any extra at all, with Keith on 2 meals of solid. Throughout the year Elaine have been using her sister's AVENT ISIS Pump and we have went to the service center to buy us the spare parts. According to Elaine those parts are beginning to fail as well and we have been pondering whether to get a new one or to buy more spare parts.

A few months back when Jusco was offering a 20% discount on the Avent product, we decided to buy the The AVENT ISIS iQ UNO™ because EBM is really taking its toll on Elaine. Things definitely would be better if Keith would latch on but he is reluctant and furthermore Elaine fears of his 8 front teeth, we decided to make the purchase. It was a very big investment for us because it is priced RM695.00 before discount, also the reason why we waited for the discount!
Upon opening the set, we realise that inside the box is the regular AVENT ISIS Pump with an added electrical top which would pull the diaphragm. (included is a wall power adapter as well as a battery power pack for mobility) Anyway we would be going to their customer service too because the power kept turning off by itself when we are using the wall power adapter.


This Tuesday is also the day Elaine went for her annual checkup with her gynae. During the checkup, we were given 5 boxes of Promil Gold and we have yet to consult with the paed whether Keith is able to take it because we fear that he would develop anymore eczema. The paed has yet to acertain whether Keith has CMPA but she recommends Elaine to keep giving him EBM.

Keith is 1 year old

Well, like what slavemom commented on my previous post, Keith has finally entered toddlerhood. Despite her forgetfulness and clumsiness, Elaine has been a very wonderful mom because she have been sacrificing a lot of her time in expressing BM for Keith for a whole year already now.

Although we have celebrated Keith's birthday earlier, Grandma insisted in buying a small cake for him for the actual day itself. Sad thing is he vomited when my sis fed him a very small portion. (The M&M Shirt is from Elaine's uncle)


Statistics
Height - ??
Weight - ??
(I am yet to take him for his MMR jab because it is due after)

Diet
His milk intake is still the same at 5.5-6oz of BM in addition to his 2 meals of solid.
He wanted to take whatever we are eating. I have observed that he likes to eat spaghetti and rice, especially fried rice. He has developed a liking to drink from our cups too.

Sleep
He is able to sleep through the night in his cot. On occasional nights he would be crying in the wee hours in the morning and wanted to be carried by me or watch his favourite Musical CD, I am guessing that it is his phlegm that is causing him to be uneasy.

Teeth
He still has 8 teeth but Grandma and Elaine told me that they are observing some white spots on his gums. We'll have to keep an eye out soon because I guess it will be 4 canine teeth cuspid this time and possibly some molars too.

Verbal
He would be calling out "papa" "apa" but he is still unable to address me yet because he would be calling out of the blue. He seems to like to call out "papa" more than "mama". Sometimes he would call Elaine as "papa" and me as "mama". He is able to call out "umm!" for food when he wanted some of our food.

Mobility
He is able to stand on his own much longer now but he will be frantically be searching for our hands when he is unstable. Despite the fact that he is able to walk a few steps on his own, I guess he is still scared from his previous fall.

Others

  • He still likes to hold onto my ear lobes with his left hand and sometimes poke the end with his right index finger and it really hurts because he kept doing it repeatedly.
  • For now I am on top of his preference list of person to carry him, then comes Mummy, PoPo, Jiu-Jiu (Uncle Jason). But the maid would gain the top preference when he is hungry and wanted his milk.
  • Developed a liking to shout, when he is unhappy, not given what he wanted, not carried or when I switch on the blender!
  • He likes to point at things with his index fingers, especially at pretty girls. Yes, he likes to look and stare at pretty girls. When he is in the mood to let a stranger carry him, he would always choose the prettier one!!!!!
  • He is also able to respond very well to "tim choong-choong", "clap-clap hand", "friend kiss" and "habis"

    Hehe!!!


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Keith's Birthday Celebration

Today Keith is officially one year old but we have celebrated Keith's 1st Birthday earlier on Tuesday, since that day is our day off. We went to Hau Kee Restaurant in Taman Cheras. We decided to go for a small gathering of family members because we didn't have much time to do any preparation, even deciding which restaurant to go to took Elaine until Monday to decide.

For Keith's Birthday cake, We ordered 2 sets of cakes from


One of it was a Tiramisu cake (for the adults) and a set of Toddler Train only (for the kids)


Keith was already wielding the plastic knife as we were getting the stuffs ready.


When we lighted up the candle and sing him his Birthday Song, he seems to be mesmerized by the lighted candle and totally forgot the clap his hands. I have to hold onto his hand because he tried to grab the cake.


His PoPo was so anxious that right after the song she handed Elaine the knife and told her to cut it out, even before we blow the candle. I guess everyone was very excited.


As for the kids' cake, the adults seems to be the one whom were excited about it, as seen in the picture below, look at Auntie May, Yong Jin and PoPo


At the end of the day, I realized that everyone felt uneasy because we all know someone was missing. If only Nicole was around she would surely be very happy to have her own carriage cake of the toddler train.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday and I guess I just got a year older already :P Remember how anxious we all were to grow up when we were young and now I guess we are all trying to slow the aging process :D

This year was really special because of many reasons:

  • Manwai's birthday fall on the same day as Keith's lunar birthday :D (so officially Keith is 2 years old, according to the Chinese Lunar la)
  • Jasmine came over to our restaurant with her handsome son, Vyktore and her friend Cheryl and it was really kind of her to share her birthday cake with me. (Our birthdays was the reason we started chatting with each other via ICQ and ours are a day apart.)
  • I got my very first birthday cake from my mum and sister.

    Surprisingly when we were all singing "Happy Birthday" song and chowing down the food prepared/ordered, someone was so tired that he slept thru the whole thing but he slept with his eyes partially opened.

Next on my list is preparing for Keith's birthday. We will just a small celebration among family members because we can only do it on Tuesday (our day off). I can only wish that I can invite a few friends and kids too to make it merrier but I guess we will do that a few more years from now when I can take time off on weekends :D

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

TAG: Big Bang World Record

First of all I'd like to thank Sharine for inviting me to this world record links. I am sorry that it too me so long to do this because I just realise that many comments sent to my Yahoo mail to alert me is being sorted out to spam!!!!!

We are challenge you, everyone, to participate this "Big Bang - World Record". Our goal is to exceed 1.000 links. Together will be reach that goal. Just make sure you follow the rules. Have fun!

*Start Copy Here*


1. You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so are the rules.Copy from *Start Copy Here* through *End Copy Here*2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post at each site you add.3. Tag or don’t tag, your choice, however, the more tags you create the bigger the list will grow.4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list. (If you would like the scroll box code, leave me your email address and I will email it to you.)5. Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This process will allow late-comers to get as much link benefit as the first ones in.



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wish that you can join us too:

Sweetiepie, Vivian and Bryan's Mama

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year

I know this greeting comes a bit too late since we are already into the 6th day of the lunar calender.

This CNY we didn't travel to anywhere because we all know that it will be jammed all the way to the North. Since my sis and Grandma is here in KL so we decided to stay back and have a quiet CNY because we really need to take the break instead of going around with a tight schedule, especially when you go back to your own hometown.

Our only problem is a whiny kid whom wanted to go out all the time. Keith kept whining and crying for us to go out for the past few days. So much for a relaxing CNY holidays because of his demands we ended driving around KL with so many others still in town. I guess CNY in KL is no longer as dull as it used to be in the past. Probably more and more people are settling down for real.

One day those days we ended up in Sunway Pyramid because we have not visited there since they have extended the place and we did take a few pictures but I am only gonna post one because they are all repeated pics :P

We have only got Keith to go the "Gong Xi, Gong Xi" gesture 2 days before CNY.

I am really sorry because lately I don't feel like taking pics due to work pressure.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Keith's Haircut

Chinese New Year is just around the corner.... and we got really busy preparing stuffs for the big day. We have been trying to find time to take Keith for a haircut but have failed to do so for the past two to three weeks. Yesterday I took Grandma to see the doctor because she has not been feeling too well for the past 3 days and I brought Keith along. As we were walking aback to the restaurant, I happen to stumble upon an Indian barber shop so I told Grandma that we should have it done immediately without any further delay.

When it was our turn for Keith's haircut, he was very curious as to what were we doing. He even played peek-a-boo with the barber because he wanted to know what the man is doing behind him. Then after a while he started to become cranky and started to cry as the man is making his finishing shave on the edges of his hair slope.

As soon as we got back, Grandma fed him his porridge and he was very hungry indeed because we have been in the clinic for over 2 hours already.



This is how happy he was after grandma gave him a spoonful of his porridge


TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE???

I have a shock again today to see so many "TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE"s on my blog.


The first time all my pictures were missing because PicsPay.com went offline for some unknown reasons, now it is AllYouCanUpload.com??? Well, at least I know that they went offline for maintenance. I might consider of moving all my pictures to picasa eventually.