Sunday, December 27, 2009

Our Christmas's been a while since i've blogged. With Peanut all healed from the chicken pox, we've been bringing her out and basically just to soak in the Christmas 'feel' in the shopping malls. She's still got a couple of scars on her hands and back. Nothing bad, they've turned slightly pink. Battle scars, these are.

Not to scare you all..but this is a picture of her then with the pox. BigB didn't allow me to put up her pic cos he said her saham will turun. But....we must have the good with the bad hoh? This is a reminder of how her her skin was. :)

hi..iz was me..*waves weakly*

My parents and bro were in town for a couple of days so we've been spending time with them.

Hanging out at the hotel room.

At 9 months 3 weeks, she now goes "eh.....". Eh.... EHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when she tries to talk to you. I've been trying to "discipline" her by telling her that we all have a name and not to "Eh" us. Cos it's kinda rude when she screams "Ehh!!!!" to your PIL? Lol though I doubt she can pronounce anything else except Dada and Vava at this point of time.

She can now stand up by holding onto ledges so i can no longer put her in the crib when I go and shower. But she can't walk yet and she can't sit still. Oh my. Everytime i have to coax her to "sit like a little girl should" because she's so rowdy. She'll twist and turn, arch her back, legs and arms flailing in the air, wanting to be let off our iron grip. She really can't sit still. Who says little girls are quiet? Not her, madam.

On the home front, the house is 70% done. The floor tiles are up, plaster ceiling is done, we've confirmed our kitchen specialist, wiring is completed and we still have lots more to go. I doubt we can move in by CNY but that's alright. We're not in a rush.

And on her very first Christmas morning...

Posing with Josie's gift for her. Thank you so much!! Peanut has been having wrestling matches with this bear. By holding the bear's paws and flinging it across the bed and screaming at it each time lol

Merry Christmas and a happy new year everyone!!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Chicken Pox

Peanut had chicken pox for the past one week, and the poxes (is that how you call it??) are finally clearing up! phew!!

So how did Peanut get chicken pox?? Our only conclusion is that she got it from BigB who had shingles a couple of weeks ago. Shingles is a "sister disease" of chicken pox, so if someone who never had chickenpox in his / her life before is in direct contact with someone who has shingles, that person will get chickenpox. Prime example: Our little Peanut. But if you had chickenpox before, you cannot get shingles from another person.

We knew that BigB's shingles is contagious especially since Peanut has not gotten her chickenpox vaccination yet, so he slept in a separate room for a week and did not hold Peanut. But I guess we miscalculated BigB's recovery period. *_*

It all started with a spot on Peanut's shoulder. I saw the spot last Wednesday when I was putting Peanut to bed, and stupid me, i thought it was a mosquito bite. By Thursday evening, when I came home from work, a few more spots appeared on her head. I was quite concerned by then and suspected that she chickenpox, but decided to wait for one more day before bringing her to a doctor because she had no fever then. By Friday, more spots started to appear on her torso, and we brought her immediately to the doctor.

After the nurse saw Peanut, and we told her that we suspected her to have chickenpox, she straightaway sequestered us in a different room, away from all the other patients..And the doctor confirmed that she has chickenpox. Haih...honestly i was quite upset because i knew we could have prevented it. And we were quite worried as she is only 9 months old. The doctor told us to just put calamine lotion on her, and gave us some anti-itch medicine to be taken at night before she sleeps so she won't scratch herself. And that the chickenpox will reach its peak by the weekend (meaning more spots will come out during the weekend before it starts to subside). Because of this, we had to miss Taurus's wedding in Singapore. By the way I like how the clinic takes infectious diseases and cleanliness seriously. Instead of putting Peanut directly on the clinic's bed, they lay her on this mat. The moment we're done, two nurses came and start spraying and wiping the area down with the dettol spray. The whole time we were talking to the doc, they kept rubbing the whole place down. lol

Anyways, true enough, a hundred more spots appear on her by Saturday. Well it seems like a hundred because there were so many on her back, front, head and face. My poor little Peanut. it was upsetting to see her in such a state, especially when she started to develop fever after that. And she was really listless and not her usual self. Cos when I lift up her arm, it just flops down. And when i try to call her name, she never even looked at me. She basically had no energy to layan me la. *uhuk uhuk*

But all is well now! *pumps fist into the air!* She's back to her normal self, and is crawling all over as usual, and is learning new tricks. She's learned how to say goodbye and can clap when asked to, and is starting to babble "wa..wa..wa...".

So i guess the only good thing that comes out of this episode is that she'll probably develop a lifelong immunity against chickenpox. And because she's a baby, she hardly scratch herself and she'll no longer need a chickenpox vaccination after she reaches a year old. :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Teeth check

Almost everyday i'll check Peanut's mouth for her teeth to see if a new one is growing. At 8 months 3 weeks, she only has a tooth. Yeah, satu saja and I think another one is growing, but I can't be sure.

So this is what happens:

Coaxing her to open her mouth..

I'll tap her mouth lightly, and say "Eva....please open your mouth"

Usually she'll glady oblige and show me her tounge first. I have been sorta "washing" her tongue since she's a baby so she's very used to it.

Yup, no new teeth. Still one tooth. And the face so boh song.

Yesh! Happy the ordeal is over.

So at almost 9 months, she can now crawl at supersonic speed. Okay, i'm exaggertating but you know what I mean. I cannot take my eyes of her, cos one minute she'll be here, the next minute she'll be at the other side of the room. Or at the edge of the bed. She's given me multiple almost heart attacks.

Most importantly, she's a normal, healthy, happy child. And that's all that matters so cheers everybody!!