Tuesday, November 30, 2010

the three babies




















this little little one ~~

has changed from a sleepy little sheep to one that wants constant attention and cuddling.


it was only three weeks ago when you would just sleep eat peepee poopoo around the clock.
but now, in addition to these essentials, you are seeking for our attention.

every morning, around 8am, you make little sounds ("aa aa aa") which means it's cuddling time!
i will then bring you to our bed and have some you-and-me-only time....
"good morning bb..... "
not long, daddy will also wake up and becomes you-and-mama-and-papa time....
after awhile, you will start munching, putting your little hands into your mouth... which means it's meal time!


i love the morning you-and-me-only times! every night i go to sleep waiting for this time to come!
i love staring at your little chubby face really close up, kissing your cheeks and forehead....
i love smelling you! sniffing you! the baby smell! hmmm hmmmm!


every day around 5pm, you will become unusually alert as you know it's about time daddy comes home from work..... you must be waiting for the you-and-papa time!
once daddy is home, it's his turn to cuddle you and keep you entertained.

after sneezing, you like throwing in a cute little "aarhhh" sound....
i love this little "aarhhh" sound so much that i want to record it so that i can listen to it all the time!


your little hands and feet are growing stronger each day.....
sometimes you are strong enough to push mama's hands away!


mama also enjoys the bathing time..... especially when you stretch your little legs in your private little bath tub!
today, during bath time, you stretched and kicked your legs so much that you were able to push yourself up!

today, i noticed that you have started playing with your tongue....
and i am thinking of the day when you can say "mami and dadi"





as for the two other babies.... 
it took them awhile to get used to the new family member
which got us a bit worried at the beginning.


as brownie is usually the super friendly one while sugar is the one who is relatively timid,
we thought it would be sugar who would need some time to get used to the change.
to our surprise, it was brownie instead!

for the first couple of weeks after little bb came home,
brownie refused to eat and started peepee and poopoo-ing in sugar's peepee spot instead.
he wasn't agressive towards little bb, he just wanted to get really close to little bb and kiss kiss.
although we do let him get close to little bb, we didn't think little bb was ready for kiss yet.
i guess brownie wasn't happy.....

seeing brownie not eating, sugar slowly stopped eating as well.....

i think one of the other reasons for their behaviour is because i wasn't feeling all that well during my first couple of weeks back home from the hospital and wasn't able to cuddle both of them.....

as soon as i got better, i started spending more time with the two babies....
and daddy also took brownie to see our vet to make sure he is doing fine...

around the third week, the situation got better....
both are eating their normal portion now....






















sugar, the big sister....
now that she has gotten used to little bb,
she is playing "mama"...

everytime little bb cries, sugar will run to us and run back to where little bb is
as if she is telling us that little bb needs some caring.....

wherever little bb is, sugar likes to stay close to him...
and she likes to stand up and sniff around when little bb is either in his cot or the day bed.....




























brownie, the big brother....
i know that he has been wanting to give his little brother a kiss...
last saturday, he finally gave his kiss to little brother....
brownie seems to be very satisfied after the kiss....



Saturday, November 27, 2010

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our little one is one month old today!!!

mama can't wait to take you to see the world outside!!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

my munchies
























mama can just stare at your little toes the whole day....
they are so tiny but chubby.....
and you like to keep them in so much motion
they really keep mama entertained.....

mama wants to munch on them!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

bath time ~ mama's first trial!!





















it's mama's first time giving a bath to little bb today!

little bb is so tiny and fragile in my mama's hands......
which made mama very nervous and that mama got aching shoulders afterwards!!!!

tomorrow, mama will practice some more under the supervision of the experienced!

for my shining star



















i made a small garland of glittering stars for the nursery the other day....
hoping that it will add a touch of christmas to the nursery and
also to share mama's favorite season with our little bb.....

i am still not supposed to go out yet
cuz according to chinese custom, i need to stay home for at least a month....
(although i must admit i have secretly went out a couple of times already!).

once the stay home period is officially over, i plan to rush to get christmas decorations for the house....
get christmas presents,
do a bit of shopping myself.....
how free!
oh and i AM GOING TO GET MY CUP OF COFFEE from my favorite coffee place!!!! yeah!

i am already thinking what it would be like to take our little baby out with us....
one thing for sure is that it will be quite hectic for us.... hehe

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

christmas is here!
























christmas!  my favorite season is just round the corner!
as this is little baby's first christmas with us
i want to do something different with the christmas decorations....

in the past, i used to start decorating the house in mid-nov....
as i just started settling down and feeling more comfortable
i can only start now....

this afternoon, i tried to look for ideas and tutorials for decorations....
the above is one of the decorations i came across which i like alot
found it here
would really love to be able to make one myself....

this is also adorable! 

let me know if you have any other ideas to share!

Monday, November 15, 2010

one little corner
























in preparation of our little one's arrival,
i got myself this vintage color illustration awhile ago.
it's a french rhyme from a book titled "Nursery Friends from France" which dated 1927....
i especially like the three little lambs.....

it has been sitting in my drawer until now.....
glad that it fits into one of my favorite frames nicely!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

thinking back



















the many many days and months during my pregnancy,

the thing i craved crazily for but wasn't allowed ~~ COFFEE!!!!
(though i must admit a *few* cups did sneak through when no one was watching.... wahahahaha)

food that i craved for constantly and was allowed to indulge ~~ fruits
for the first two trimester, i constantly craved for melon and cantaloupe.
then in the last trimester, it was strawberries.  i just couldn't have enough of them!
and they were super yummy when dipped into chocolate!

food that i was made to eat daily ~~ eggs (just the egg white)
and you can appreciate it didn't take me too long to become really scared of them....

the thing that i was most embarrassed about ~~ bigger feet...
because of bigger feet, most of the shoes became a bit tight. 
when i walked around in the office, i could hear "queak queak" sound from shoes being a bit tight....

the most dangerous thing i did ~~ running across the street with my high heels in the rain.
that day after lunch, rain started pouring down like crazy.
with no hand (hand full of takeaway lunch boxes, cell phone, etc) to open the umbrella in time, i ran across the street to get back to the office building.
it wasn't until my friend yelled at me to remind me that i was pregnant that i stopped running....
that day, i was still wearing high heels, 3 inches.....  hahaha

Friday, November 5, 2010

brownie & sugar



















with the arrival of little bb, not only do somotu and i have to adapt to the changes....
so do sugar and brownie....

everytime they hear little bb cries, makes funny noises,
they become very alert and keep sniffing around.....







especially sugar,
who likes to stand up and check out little bb...
i think she may have, by now, developed strong little hind legs with all the standing!






sniff sniff sniff......























we are trying to allow sugar and brownie into little bb's room (formerly, my zakka room... hahaha) and getting close to little bb as much as possible....
as we don't want both of them to feel left out.

i have heard stories about how pets feel left out and developed illness with the arrival of babies at home....
we don't want this to happen to them....

brownie & sugar, we love you the same.....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

i am 1 week old today!




















and i received my first present from mama!
his name is fleece ~~~~  the beanie baby....

mama said fleece has been waiting for my arrival.....

mama said i need to be nice to fleece as fleece used to be mama's favorite plush....

i think we are going to be great buddies!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

a new chapter

baby andre and i finally got home yesterday....

there are so many moments to remember in the past week
that i need to sit down and jot they all down when i am feeling better....

his first touch
his first smile
his first drop of tear
his first burst of crying
his first time of trying to hold the milk bottle

up till today, i still feel like i am in a dream

and
most importantly,
we need to thank our family and all the dear dear friends
for their loving thoughts and prayers....
i have never felt so blessed before.

thank you....  love you all!


and
grandma ~ how much i wish you could be here to meet your great grandson....
but i know you are watching us and blessing us from above.
i miss you.....