Thursday, April 06, 2006

Papa or Ummi?

Written on 5th August 2005

I notice that Nael has preferences, it is always gonna be me or my hubby, it really depends on activities or showing off his affections that he feels comfortable doing so with his fav person.

1) When asked to kiss Ummi n Papa, he will smooch his Papa and let Ummi wait uhuk..uhuk...
2) When we have dinner at the table, he prefers to sit on his Papa's lap and Papa will feed him. Ummi enjoys her food hihihi...oh boy, I really sound like a bad wife
3) When it comes to watching his Hi Five/Elmo/Incredible, he will force his Ummi to sit with him It's really a torture moment for Ummi as Ummi has watched them umpteenth times
4) To go to sleep, he has to cuddle his papa or papa cuddles him, he will grip his papa's hand and sometimes sleep on papa's body. Ummi already in lalaland
5) During reading times, he wants his Ummi to read to him Ummi is fun, yes!
6) For swimming session, he prefers his Papa Definitely Papa is a lot more splashy than Ummi

So, I begin to wonder, when it's poo time, who's he gonna call? who is he going to ask for toys ? who is he going to seek permission first when invited to birthday party? who, first, is he going to utter "I Love You" before going to bed? Sometimes I feel I'm gonna lose to my hubby, I'm gonna be 2nd in his life.

Since yesterday, my hubby was out of the country again and my mother is taking care of Nael, he woke up and searched around the house calling "Ummiiiii...mmmiiiiii..ummiiii" and there was another time, he woke up and held my PJ wondering about in the house looking for me...sungguh cair hati Ummi. At least I know he remembers me :)

Have A Good Weekend Everyone....

Nael's Personalized Book

Written on 14th June 2005

I just received Nael's 1st personalized book and it's our gift to Nael for his 2nd birthday. The title of the book is Little One Little One, What Do You See? Rafiqah herself dropped the books (together with famygirl's) at the DH's office, THANKS Rafiqah. It is so very lovely and with the price offered, it was worth every cents :) (hopes she won't increase the price after this ;) )

Pic3 = This page actually is the 2nd last page of the book and it reads Nael, wherever you go, Ummi and Papa want you to know....

Pic4 =Whether counting or rhyming, one thing is true: Ummi and Papa, dear Nael, will always love you *heart melts*

Ummi dah teruja

Pisang Oh Pisang

Written on 19th May 2005

Pic1 = Hari ni saya ditugaskan oleh Ummi menjual pisang. Ummi kata, untuk menjadi busineesman berjaya, saya kena membuat latihan tubi dari kecik dgn menjual pisang2 yg nenek beri.
Pic2 = Saya dah berbedak, walaupun macam tepung kurmak, saya tetap cute miut.

Pic3 = Ehhhhh...berat jugak yerr pisang nieeee..
Pic4 = Macam mana yer nak carik pelanggan?, daripada menyanyi "Pisang O pisang" macam kak Siti tu, yg dah ketinggalan zaman, saya rasa saya nak mempergunakan kecomelan saya untuk mendapat simpati hihih..

Pic5 = Makcik! Makcik!....Bukaklah pintu, saya nak jual pisang, pisang saya lemak manis, sedapppp....ehhh makcik! bukaklah pintu!!! saya dah lama tunggu kat luar nie
Pic6 = Haaaa..baru sekarang makcik nak bukak pintu yer, udahlerrr pisang nie berat...

Pic7 = Nah!!!, semua nie saya jual chepuluh sen sajeee, mekaceh makcikkkkk...jual yerrrr....

Cow's Milk....anyone?

Written on 27th January 2005

Lately Nael is not consuming the usual 20oz a day of formula milk. He started liking Full Cream milk or watchamacall it...Whole Cow's Milk.

It started last 2 weekends when he saw packets of Dutch Lady Low Cream Milk at my mak's table top. He wanted one of them when he saw my niece gleefully sipping from a straw and after much of whinning and wailing, we gave up and let him tried one. That's it! He got hooked up with the milk. Instead with low cream milk, we gave him full cream milk and now I notice he's consuming less and less formula milk.

So, this morning, I browsed BabyCenter and it says after 1 year old, babies are allowed to make a transition to cow's milk as the digestive systems are ready to digest the protein in the cow's milk. However, parents must ensure that the baby/toddler receives enough iron from other source of food to avoid iron-deficiency as cow's milk does not have iron.

Now, I have to check with paeditrician on this. Once he gives us green light, I think we will give him more cow's milk and less of formula. I think this will save us a lot of $$$. How I wish I'm a successfull breastfeeding mom.

So, I have questions for you moms. When did you introduce cow's milk to your children? I seldom heard parents give cow's milk to as early as 1 yr plus in Malaysia. My sister's friend who has been staying in London for years told me that it is a norm over in UK to give fresh milk besides EBM/formula after 1 yr old.....geee..I did not know that!

Just Some Lines

Written on 19th January 2005

Nael is reaching 20 mths this Friday :) He is the jewel of my heart and I can't help myself to jot a few things about him that I would never wanna forget...It is more like a milestone to me, so just bear with the green mom...

1) His first body part recognition was belly button (and not nose or eyes). But now he knows his nose, eyes, ears, hair and teeth.
2) His verbal development is on track. According to BabyCenter, he should now speak 10 to 50 words. He doesn't have 50 words at the back of his head, only 20 maybe but it's ok I guess, as long as he is progressing. He can only string some 2 words.
3) His first nursery ryhmes was 10 Little Nael Boy but now they have diversified to Wheels on The Bus, Cock a Doodle Doo, Ring Ring of Roses and a lot more.
4) His first CD was Wheels on The Bus but now he grew fond of Elmo and friends from Sesame Street. His collections grew to the total of 7 CDs.

5) His first few fav books were Nursery Ryhmes and Animals but 2 mths back he just loves his Run Peter Run book. Currently he is attached to Baby Words book where he points himself as a BOY and ummi as a GIRL.
6) He will say A is A, B is B, C is A, D is D and E is E. He could only recognized printed letter A on anywhere, newspaper, on my t-shirt or on boxes.
7) He who recognized his ummi when he saw old family photo, he utters UMMIIII and points to my 13 yr old figure.
8) He can now do the sujud position 90% correctly and no more of just bending his body, hands and head touching the floor. He loves listening to azan on TV during Maghrib, will be very quiet and attentive and will raise his small hands immediately after azan for the doa. He will amin in time.
9) He who has the passion with cars/wheels, be it very very small or big car. He doesn't like remote control car, he will scream on top of his lungs when he sees the car moves. What a dissappointment to his papa (READ : Papa wants to get his son a remote control car)
10) He who loves water so very much like his papa. He first experienced the wading pool when he was 4mths +. Last month we threw him in the adult pool with his arm floaties and brought him under water. He was OK. He giggled.

11) He loves to roll his eyes.
12) When he feels like to throw tantrum, he will roll on the floor! He can cry really really loud for half an hour but he also sometimes lift his head just to check whether we are still watching him.
13) He once upon a time loved to lick anything that we think is gross
14) He can cry loud, he speaks loud at times and he can laugh very loud too up till his shoulders would shake.
15) He can now stack 8 pieces of 1cm cube. He's trying on the 9th.

I think I'd better stop at 15.

Do all the above sound familiar to you? I'd bet you are coz you are all season moms.

my little fun(nier) Nael

Written on 11th Oct 2004

I miss Nael today, really miss him :( Yesterday, it was the first time I heard him saying Oh! O when he first broke a disposable plastic spoon. He said it and pretended as if nothing really happened (looking left and right). Nael...Nael...hemm..