Saturday, March 31, 2007
Daddy: Jerlene, you got such beautiful hair, plse do not "destroy" it.
Jerlene: I know, but I got so much hair......
Daddy: It's ok, do you know everyone is so envious of your hair?
Jerlene: Yah.....but I perspire a lot because of that and it's so uncomfortable......
Daddy: That's true.....but you dun have to pull your hair, it doesn't help a lot.
Jerlene: Pulling hair is fun, Daddy.
Daddy: It's not fun when you see yourself "Botak" next time you know......
Jerlene: Then I pull Mommy's hair lor.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Over the years, Tracy and her mum (my MIL) has been arguing a lot, especially after Tracy got pregnant and my MIL moved into our place. Everytime when they argue, I just try to stay away but i was actually quite stress. Both of them are like Ba Zi Bu He ("Eight words no match" in Chinese). I've discussed this problem with Tracy many times and I advised her that maybe if she can be more tolerant, situation may turn better. She did try and it seems to work but not for long. So many times I have to keep reminding her about keeping her cool and ignore her mum's comments which she doesn't like. After so many years, it had been failing again and again. One things I observed is that whenever they are on the same side commenting on something or somebody, they can be very united. And when they are on different side or having different opinion, the relationship will break down. I believe they both care for each other very much but sometimes they just dunno how to express themselves and their character really conflict.
So this morning, I decided to be a bad guy. What I did was, I shouted back at my MIL for something minor that she did which Tracy dun like. I think she must be quite surprise that I responded to her in that tone. Tracy was equally surprise as well. Before I did that, Tracy was very frustrated with her mum but after I shouted at my MIL, she was stunned and asked me to stop. I can see that she doesn't want me to do that, although previously she kept asking me why I never stand by her side. After that, I just stormed off to work.
My main intention is to be a bad guy on one side and make them both stand on the other side. When I came back from work in the evening, they seems to be getting along very well. Not sure whether it is due to what happened in the morning but at least they are ok for now. I dun mind being a bad guy in exchange for their amicable relationship. It's really stressful for me when they quarrel. Let's see whether this can last......
And she seems to like it. Look at her smile! :)
Then after the spa session, Tracy decided to try another hairstyle, the Famous Armani Style........Haha......... We swear we did not use any gel..........
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I was on half day leave this afternoon but not to get some rest. We had to bring Jerlene for her 6-in-1 jab. This is her first jab since she was discharged from hospital. She did cry for a few secs after the jab but was ok after that. Have to monitor her temperature now as it is common for baby to have fever after a jab. We took the opportunity to ask our PD how to cure Jerlene's colic problem and she gave us some colic drop which should be able to remove winds from her stomach. So now, two things may happen tonight. The jab may cause her to become more cranky tonight or perhaps the colic drop may make her less cranky tonight. Obviously I hope for the latter. Wish me luck!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
At night, Jerlene was very cranky and no matter what we do, she just keep crying and crying. Tracy cannot stand it and finally, she flashed out the "darksaber", a pacifier! Jerlene has taken her first step into the dark forces. However, after sucking for a while, Jerlene kept spitting it out. Not sure whether it's good or bad, maybe she's confused whether to join the light or dark forces. Now, Tracy has a hard time coaxing her while I was typing this. Better go help her out...... :)
Saturday, March 10, 2007
After that, we actually planned to bring Jerlene for her vaccination. However, as we were a bit late, we decided to do it next week. Our next destination is Takashimaya, where there is a Baby Fair. We parked at Cainhill Plaza and walked across to Paragon for lunch at Ding Tai Feng. Half way through our lunch, Jerlene woke up and ask for milk. Luckily at that time, I had finished my lunch and able to feed her. After lunch, we went over to Takashimaya and on the way there, we heard at least 3-4 passerbys commenting on Jerlene's hair. "Nice hair", "So much hair and so neat!", "Cantik (meaning beautiful)"........ As we walked into the Baby Fair, more people saw Jerlene and make similar comments. We bought two pigeon wide neck milk bottles at half price after trading in two normal milk bottles. We finally managed to use a 4 years old Taka voucher.....haha..... We went home after that.
Btw, today Jerlene started to SCREAM, instead of cry, for milk. So scary.....her face turns so red and we can see she started to prespire......guess her sweat glands is formed now.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
1) Must let the baby differentiate between day and night. How I did it is during the day, avoid letting the baby sleep in a dark room. Let sunlight comes through the windows. Also, use fan instead of aircon during the day. At night, switch off the light (dim yellow light is ok too). Turn on aircon. With the dim lighting and cool temperature, very soon your baby should know when is day and night.
2) For this second tip, if you decided to let your baby goes on full breastfeeding, then it will not be applicable. What I realized is that when a baby is on breastfeeding, he/she tends to get hungry much faster as compared to one who drink formula milk. What I did is for the feed just before Jerlene sleeps (usually around 10-11pm), I will give her formula milk. That will last her much longer and no need for a feed in the middle of the night.
Above are what I did and hopefully , it works for you too. :)
Tracy described to me the various actions that Jerlene does and I told her to take some shots. And some of the shots are so funny that we cannot stop laughing when we look at it. However, we swear......we never teach her how to do "THAT"! Notice her right hand?
Sunday, March 4, 2007
At about 10:30am, we brought Jerlene to Suntec to visit the Baby Fair. As we are one of the 1st 2000 visitors, each of us got a goodie bag. After walking one round, we got lots of freebies, but mainly samples. At the last counter, we subscribed to a magazine "Mother and Baby", which also gave us another goodie bag. From the fair, we went to Carrefour to grab some stuff and then to starbucks for Cafe Mocha.
We left Suntec at about 3pm and went to my parent's place. Again everyone is so excited to see Jerlene. We had dinner there before heading home at about 7pm. After the "mishap" this morning, tonight at least we had some achievement. We managed to coax Jerlene to sleep since 9:30pm. She's still sleeping now while I'm typing this. I foresee she'll wake up at about midnight for a feed, then hopefully she can sleep through the night.....wish me luck! :-)