Wednesday, August 28, 2013

6 Months... Oh...My...Gawd!

It's been a while since I last updated; not least the reason being occupied by a very drooly baby!
Anyway, after checking the reasons and realising it's time for teethering, we went out and bought this blue gel teether for him.
Chucking it into the fridge has it keeping it's coolness longer and as you can see, he's loving it! I just hope he doesn't puncture it!

'What's up Daddy? Can't I CHEW???'
'Why are you looking down on meeeeeeeeee?'
His attempt to sit up. Actually, he cheated coz we placed him in the sit up position and he just stayed as is... albeit with his hands sprayed out to keep him up...before toppling over!
Along with 6 months comes solid food. And on his 6th birthday, we decided to introduce Nestle's Cerelac Rice+Breast Milk to him. As you can see, we were all prepared. Bib. Nappies covering possible food discharge landings...
But in the end, he surprised us by eating it all and not making that much of a fuss. Actually, he was more interested in the spoon than anything else!
And of course, since it's an item that is allowable to enter into his mouth...

Ah well. Happy Baby = Happy Mummy...
Oh no! He's UP on his fours... Heaven help us!!! He's gonna be crawling soon!!!
The End.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Did someone leave the Drool Tap ON??? Plus BumbleBee's Playpen

We were bracing for this, but not to this extent. As the website called Dr Sears mentions, Did someone leave the Drool Faucet On? It's amazing how much of drool and how fast he can wet a towel totally!

Maybe that's why he's feeding so frequently as in almost hourly from poor Mummy... leaving her quite dehydrated!

"What's up Daddy?"
 For a toy that he never really bothered...until now. And that too we chucked it into the fridge as per Google's advise. Wonder of wonders, he actually like it now!
 Soothing to his painful gums, no doubt!
 I guess that also explains why he had a sudden Low Grade Fewer a few days ago. Unlucky us!
 Yes, Mummy dearest was also trying to educate dear baby ...

I wonder what he's thinking? Loony Mummy???!
 And so, with loads of drooling and pain, it also meant frequent feeds from dear Mummy and loads of irritability coming from him. Not to mentioned neediness as well. It's going to be a very looooong and arduos process... hopefully not!

Now, this toy has been hanging from his car seat handle bar for ages, ever since we went to Sandakan on his first flight. And now, finally, after many moons, he has started to be entertained by it!

Will wonders never cease! :p
 This is something that we've been contemplating for some time. Should we, shouldn't we? But since he seems to be running out of space on his Ikea cot to turn, this Square AND Collapsible Playpen retailing at RM399 from Bumblebee seems to solve some answers for limited space owners!

Unlike most playpens which are rectangular, this one's square. Which makes it easier for him to turn. Which also means either it takes up more space (for him) or less space in our house. But it also does come with wheels on one side. So that means
It comes with a carrying bag once you have totally collapse it unto itself. So how big is it once completely folded? Think of a normal size stroller when fully folded, and that pretty much answers the question.
It does weigh in at almost 10kilos though...

For more info, visit BumbleBee's website here

The End.

Monday, August 5, 2013

5 months and counting!

Dearest baby recently crossed his 5th month and decided to show off by grabbing his toes...

Not only that, he also attempted to lick his toes. Which he succeeded. But he has stopped. I guess it wasn't too savoury for him! :p
*Sigh* ... Those little fingers are getting stronger and bigger!
 Guess who decided to play Arabian?
 "Say what Daddy???"
 And not so long ago, he decided to attempt to lift his buttocks. I must say that this is bittersweet as it means 2 things:
a) He's growing up and (which is good - development wise, that is); and
b) He's going crawling soon... (not so good because we'll be getting tons of exercise thereafter!)

But I guess who needs to exercise when you've got a moving toddler? :p
 Out for dinner in Esquire Kitchen and I think dear baby was more interested in the Tau Foo Fah than the camera.
 At this stage for him, grabbing isn't a problem...


 And neither is rolling onto his tummy and after 4 months of lying on his back, obviously one would want another angle of view!

 His Royal Cuteness...
The End.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A little modification on the Ikea Gulliver baby cot

What do you do when you realised that your cot requires some ... mobility?

You modify it!

So after 1 trial and error (due to the wheels not being supportive enough), we decided to go the heavy duty way.

It is extreme enough? Suffice to say, after 2 weeks, everything is still intact! :)
Basically, the wood was procured from Ace Hardware which is already in that width. I just had to saw them in lengths to fit my legs.
Long screws was used to screw from one block of wood, through the Ikea Gulliver cot leg and to the other side for better stability.
4 screws on 1 side and another 3 going in from the opposite side.
As each castor requires 4 mini screws, hence the 2 extra pieces of wood sandwiching the cot leg. These castors were bought from Ikea and as you can see, that black plastic thing is a wheel brake.

So now, we can put our dear boy into the cot and move him between rooms or from one end of our humongous dining/living hall to the other end.

The End.

Avillion Admiral Cove

Sometime back, moi famille visited a different Avillion resort - Admiral Cove. It's approximately, 5km away from the normal Avillion th...