Friday, August 31, 2007

Reese is walking!!!

Today is Merdeka day and it is also another important milestone that Reese has achieved. Yesss... He can finally walk confidently (still wobbly) on his own!! We are so happy and proud of him. He started to take baby steps 3 days ago... about 4 to 6 steps towards us or his toys and today... he just started to walk confidently everywhere. He is 11 months old today.

This evening we took him to BSC Bangsar. We had dinner at Coka Restaurant. He had Tofu for the first time and he loves it. After dinner we took him to walk around and he started walking and cruising everywhere on his own. Still need time to learn his balancing but he was definitely happy and very excited about it.

Can't wait for him to start talking.

Things he can do:

He can point at things.
He likes watching kids singing and dancing on TV.
He started to shake his head. (today)
He can wave bye bye.
He can do high five.
He can clap his hands when he hears music.
He can climb up little obstacles.
He can shake his body side to side while sitting.
He can raise up both his hands.

Not bad huh? :)

Oh and he has two teeth! (still growing)

Check out the videos below:

Thursday, August 30, 2007

How nice... need to work on my body and face... after giving birth... I look horrible. This picture of me was taken 3 years ago... hehehe

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A friend forwarded this article to me and I would like to share it with you.
During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question.
She said, "How do I know if I married the right person?"
I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, "It depends.
Is that your husband?" In all seriousness, she answered "How do you know?"
Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind. Here's the answer.
EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse.
You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies.
Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard.
In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience.
You didn't have to DO anything. That's why it's called "falling" in love.
Because it's happening TO YOU. People in love sometimes say, "I was swept of my feet."
Think about the imagery of that expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU.
Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience.
But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria of love fades. It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship.
Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.
The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.
At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, "Did I marry the right person?"
And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin t desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages breakdown.
People blame their spouse for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfilment. Extramarital fulfilment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious.
But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances. But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it.
I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else. You could.
And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this): THE KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN MARRIAGE IS NOT FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON; IT'S LEARNING TO LOVE THE PERSON YOU FOUND. SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't "find" LASTING love. You have to "make" it day in and day out.
That's why we have the expression "the labour of love."
Because it takes time, effort, and energy . And most importantly, it takes WISDOM .
You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work. Make no mistake about it.
Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.
Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships.
Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship WILL make your marriage stronger.
It's a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable... you can "make" love.
Love in marriage is indeed a "decision"... Not just a feeling.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

My special wall

Daddy did a little project. He painted a wall and put up my photos. Isn't it beautiful?

Friday, August 24, 2007

Playtime is serious business

First time on a swing

A little blur..

Check me out..

oopss... very eerr... girlish pose

There... more joyous

Watching TV... full concentration

When I hear music or children dancing I will clap my hands

It's really fun watching TV

Monday, August 13, 2007

Gymboree Lesson
It was my 5th lesson at Gymboree. I have definately improved in terms of my sosial skill. I don't look for mom and dad while playing with other kids.

I can do certain actions like holding the tamborine and hit it against my palm and I can use a stick to hit the drum!! I can climb up the little steps pretty well. I love the gymboree balls.... I love it so much that I don't want to let it go. There are alot of things that I still can't do like climbing up a small ladder and a special slide with obstacles. I can't walk without support yet.
Oh, today mum gave me a different vege/fish meal. This time mom uses spinach/fish/potato. I like it. I think I am a potato boy. Haha..

So blur...

Having fun at Gymboree

Singing and tapping the floor with mummy

Clapping and singing
My day out at Ikano and Ikea

In front of Brands shop

Checking out the people

At Kluang Station waiting for food

At Ikea bedding section

Playing with the memory game at Ikea

At home before going to Ikano

Waiting for Daddy to change..

In my new car seat

Enjoying the view...

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I am 10 months and 11 days old

Ah..... These days mummy, daddy, gong gong, po po and kakak are having a hard time following me around! I crawl alot, I cruise alot too. Some how... I am also getting very demanding!

I behaved well during the weekends when mum and dad went to Singapore. Popo and gong gong enjoyed having me for the weekend. Popo didn't even go out at all!! (very rare.. unless sick...hehe). Mum send a few sms while in Singapore asking about me.

After the trip... I was happy to see mum and dad. They bought me a walking and singing robot and a remote control car! I like both. Mum missed me soooo much and she thought I looked behaved differently too...

Two days ago, daddy went to Ikea to get some photo frames.... and he also painted a wall. His latest project... to display my photos on the brightly painted wall. Will ask mummy to take a picture of it once daddy completes it. I am truely the star of the house...hehehe... Now everyone that visits my home...will get to see some of my handsome pictures.

Daddy also bought a wooden toy from Ikea for me. It looks like a roller coaster with different shapes of wooden blocks. I still don't know how to move the blocks around the wire frame.
Some of my latest pictures, enjoy.......
Playing ball with dad before bedtime

Daddy is camera shy...

Cruising around

I am walking around with my eyes close!


Mini Tunku! Merdeka!!

I love to point up... not sure why

In my new track pants

New sleepsuit... but it's still a little too big for me.. It's too long..

Friday, August 03, 2007

New Car Seat

Do you know that generally baby stuff like car seats are cheaper in Singapore. I have been looking around for a new car seat for Reese. After much research on the net, I decided to go with Maxi Cosi Priori XP. Thought of getting it in Singapore but holy cow... two days ago I called a shop in Singapore and found out that it went up by SG100. It's now SG449!! Gosh... At first I thought I can save around 200 plus if I get it from there!

Then... on Wednesday night, while window shopping at the curve, we went to The First Year shop and the lady told me she can sell us the maxi Cosi Priori XP for RM900 after discount. Yippie... even though we don't get to chooose the's still worth buying... the new stock will be RM1k plus... else where also selling RM1k plus... :)

It's really a nice seat, very comfortable. It has 4 recline positions,the first is almost lying down,which was perfect for our baby.It has a five point safety harness,which is well padded over the shoulders and between the legs and there is a sturdy metal clip,not a flimsy plastic one that doesn't last,which I found a breeze putting together. The catch is also child proof,I don't see my son managing to pop it anytime soon!
Happy and Guilty

I am going to Singapore for the weekend with hubby. Yahoo! A real break and spending some quality time with husband.

Guilty and worry because for the first time, I am leaving Reese at my parents. I have never been away from him before! I will miss him alot even though it's only for 2 nights and 3 days. I am not sure whether he will behave himself especially at night. I hope my mom and maid will be able to cope with him. I wonder whether he will miss me. Hehe..

See.... I am just worry and think too much!!

Reese is already 10 months and 3 days old. He is a big boy now. Getting smarter by the day. He is no longer on breast milk. At times he sucks for comfort but that's it. He is still learning how to walk and very active. He is just so lovable and I am so in love with him.