Friday, August 27, 2010
She will stand on the stool to gain enough height to sit herself on the adult toilet (without a child toilet seat cover) and then balances herself holding the sides of the toilet while she completes her business. Once done she will climb down on her own, grab some toilet paper and wipe herself clean. Then she complete it with a 'flash'! Yes, that's how she pronounce 'flush' despite us teaching her over and over.
We are so proud of her :-)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
As for Bun, everything looks normal and good although the head was still on top. It was a quick routine scan. As for me, I gained another 3kg (oh shucks!) and I am now at 56.3kg, 11.3 kg gained. Dr Lee said anything between 12 - 15kg in total is considered normal. Looking at the rate I am going, I think I will become 'abnormal' at the end of it. I really should start watching my diet from now on (say only but can never resist the ice cream, donuts, murtabak chicken).... hahahaha...
Since the last check up a couple of things have changed in me.
- The pain I mentioned in my previous post here is getting so much better. At least now I could walk without being in a lot of pain. It only hurts once in a while now especially when I have walked too much or when I am too tired or when I toss and turn in bed. Otherwise not so much pain.. so that was a huge relieve.
- My tummy is also getting a lot bigger. Everyone who bumps into me (even strangers) will ask if I am due soon cause they said it looks huge and very low [nail biting].
- I find it challenging to stand up after sitting on the floor. Even when I am seated on the chair I can feel the bump directly resting on my thighs. Don't remember feeling these when carrying Hayley, at least not until the last month.
- Both my feet (around the calves) started to swell more than a month ago. The calves felt very hard and tensed. Even when I walk I can feel the calves hardened like I will be getting a cramp soon that kind of feeling. Dr Lee said the swelling could be caused by me sleeping on my back as he said sleeping on my back will reduce oxygen flow to the legs causing swelling and varicose veins as well as cramps. It won't be good for the baby too. I have been sleeping on my back since the pain down there started to avoid having to toss and turn but I have now started sleeping sideways despite the pain and hopefully the swelling will go away soon.
- I have had 2 cramps so far, both times on my right leg. They happened in the middle of the night and I suffered in silence... sob sob
- I am also feeling more pain around the tummy. Sometimes when Bun stretches ie when you see the tummy turning into an odd shape, it hurts. I had to stop doing whatever I was doing until the pain is gone as it really hurts. Don't know if these are called 'Braxton Hicks' contractions. I sometimes feel it a few times a day more so at night.
- The midnight need to go to the loo is still ongoing. Sometimes after going to the loo, I won't be able to fall asleep until 2 hours later hence waking up in the morning feeling very tired.
- I get lower back ache if I sleep on my back. Thankfully they only last for a while.
We still have not decided whether we will go for a normal or c-sec delivery. Dr Lee suggested checking the weight of Bun the next round which will be in 2 weeks. He said if Bun is between 2.8 - 3kg, I could still attempt a normal delivery but if Bun is going to be as heavy as Hayley (3.4kg) or around there, he would suggest a c-sec as he foresee that I will encounter similar problems ie baby not crowning due to my petite size (small bum). I am leaning towards c-sec as of now as I definitely do not want to go through the labour pains and then c-sec post surgery pains all over again.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
After monitoring her for a few days, we noticed that she will get the rashes more when she was hot ie in the afternoon and they will apparently get better after she has had her bath.
Both the babysitter and my mother said not to worry about it as they are just heat rash and will go away in a few days. My mom who was an ex nurse asked me to apply some calamine lotion when the patches appear. The rashes doesn't seem to bother Hayley as well.
Today is Thursday (5 days after the first symptom) and the babysitter said she is still getting the rash in the afternoon. When we took her home in the evening, only a few could be seen, probably because it was cooler in the evening.
What should I do now? How long more do I have to wait before I have to bring her to a doctor? My mom said there is nothing the doctor could do, they probably will prescribe some cream or some medicine to treat the itch. Have anyone else experience this before? Is there any other home remedy that I could try?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Anyway, not going to elaborate much here (maybe just a little bit la in case some of you are keen to go) but instead will let the photos do most of the story telling :-)
Hayley love taking photos with the trishaw, and of course her papa
Here are some general comments on the hotel, food etc for those who may be keen to visit:
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I called the Montessori Playschool mentioned in Alice's blog but sad to know that they are full for now. The principal said they might have classes starting mid October provided they successfully rent the additional corner house they are currently still discussing about. Anyway, I will need to wait until end Sept for the outcome and she will keep me informed. Hopefully it will be good news. As there are many playschools around where we lived (Alice and I live nearby I think :-)), but I always prefer to go to a place that a friend has been to so I know that it is realiable rather than sending my rascal to somewhere I don't even know or have not heard of.
As for rascal, everyday we try to talk sense into her in preparing her for school. You see, my rascal is not like any ordinary rascal. She's rough, impatient and loud. I know some kids are like that but I do hope it's not permanent. When she's at the playground and if someone in front of her going up the stairs to the slide slowly, she will sometimes ask that kid to 'go away'. I always tell her she can't say that whenever I heard it. Sometimes she will even push the children in front regardless of their age. Again I will interfere and she is slowly showing improvements. So we are quite afraid that she will end up making enemies in school (and end up hating school) rather than enjoying it. Or she may even give the teachers so much headache that they teacher will ask us to take her home (I know I think too far ahead.. hehe). So we have now started to talk sense into her by telling her that if she wants to go to school, she must be a good girl. She must not scold others, she must not push other kids, she must share, she must listen to the teacher and we even tell her she must eat fruits and vegetables if she wants to go school. The fruits and vege part worked sometimes :-).
Eventhough she's rough and impatient, she likes to play with other kids. When she's at the playground she will pretend that she's friend with a particular kid and start following that kid. Or she will start a conversation with that kid like 'catch me' or 'you cannot catch me' etc and most of the time they ignored her. If some kids are running around, she will run around as well as if she's part of them. Sometimes it breaks my heart to see that she has no one to play with but luckily Bun is on the way :-).
I can't wait for her to experience her first day of school. I hope she will enjoy it and I hope it comes soon!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
- Do kids know how to lie?
- Do they even know they're lying?
- Or are they just implying whatever that comes to mind ie whatever we've been indrectly teaching/showing them?
I saw some bruises on her feet, obviously from her constant running around, climbing and bumping into furnitures.
Me: why your feet got so many scars? (she knows the word scar but don't really know what a bruise means yet)
Hayley: because papa pinch me, mummy pinch me lor
Me: when did papa or mummy pinch you?
Me: repeat my question again
This can go on and on.....
She was scratching her ears until they bled
Me: what's wrong with your ear?
Hayley: because I notty papa beat me lor
Me: when did papa beat you?
Me: repeat my question again?
Again this can go on and on......
Papa and I were talking in the car and she didn't want to be left out
Hayley: calling me or making all sorts of sounds trying to get my attention
Me: Shhh... mummy and papa talking, you cannot interrupt, mummy will talk to you after this ok? You cannot be so rude..
Hayley: Shhh.... keep quiet, if not papa will beat you!
Maybe we have used the word beat too much in the past and it's now haunting us.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Every weekday my routine is just so repetitive and time is so limited, I wish there would be 30 hours a day instead of just 24:
- before 7am, got up and get myself ready for work
- 7.20am, wake the rascal
- 7.30am, send rascal to the babysitter
- 8.30am/8.45am, reach office
- 5.45pm/6pm, leave office
- 6.30/6.45pm, reach home and pick up rascal from babysitter together with papa
- 6.45pm, rascal wants to either go to the playground or walk outside the house to the neighbour's to pick flowers or baby mangoes (from the ground of course). I will have to accompany her while papa cooks
- 7.15pm, dinner (if papa didn't cook then we eat out)
- 7.35pm, do the dishes while papa bathe the rascal
- 8pm, clean the kitchen, prepare fruits for dessert
- 8.30pm, have my bath
- 8.40pm, play with rascal/watch TV with her/drawing etc
- 9pm, we bring rascal to bed. She will have her last feed, papa will attend to her when she brushes her teeth or uses the toilet while I rest in bed.
- 9.30pm, story time
- 10.00/10.30pm, gone to lala land
Whenever I feel low and demotivated, I will turn to rascal. Her hugs and kisses will make all the pain and tiredness magically disappears. Her 'I love you mummy' will make everything worthwhile and I will feel energised again just like popeye with his spinach!