Thursday, 27 November 2014

November is a happy month!

My boys have both grown so much while I was at work...

My little ZY turns five months today! :)


Recently, he has been pulling at his clothes - see, so sexy!


He's lifting his legs a lot more, especially when he's lying down, so he'll spin clockwise on his bed. One night, I heard him stir and turned on the camera to look straight into his face, which meant he had dropped off the bed! I rushed in to find him curled up on the floor between the two beds, head resting against his bed and legs stopped by ZK's bed such that he was facing the camera *.*

Attracted by Jigajung, he spins - lifts legs to his right, drops legs with a thump!


Tried unsuccessfully to capture a video of him flipping from front to back on 15 November - he stopped doing it when I started filming! A week later on 23 November at Mum's place, he flipped from front to back a couple of times. This was taken when I was trying to catch a video of him flipping:

I can hold my head up high now!


Later, he was trying very hard to flip when on his back. I decided to turn him to his left instead since he was always turning to his right. But I must have turned too hard - he managed to flip onto his front!! But that was with my getting the ball rolling so I'd watch out for when he does it himself.... Anyway, I took a short video of him flipping back onto his back:



Baby ball!


I attended a course last Monday and Tuesday and had two little cups of tea each day - my first full portion tea since 30-something weeks of pregnancy! I was worried of the effect of caffeine and I might be right - ZY kept waking up soon after going to bed in the evening, every five to 10 minutes for a good hour or so! Sito said it would take about a week for the caffeine to go away, and indeed, he went to sleep yesterday and stayed asleep for hours. Ok, so now I know, a couple of sips of bubble milk tea is fine - guilty of two or three sips so far! - but a cup of tea is not!

Found him asleep on his gym mat after I dolled up for work


ZY even wanted to stand! He can hold some weight on his legs now :)

Papa, I'm standing on soft ground!


I've heard many compliments on ZY's eyes. Mum said when he smiles, they became moon crescents. Tok once told me the same thing about my eyes - so ZY has my eyes? :))))

Sleepy eyes having fun with his bolster - his new and effective sleep companion


小马哥 likes his 小马!


And the big boy? We can carry out a conversation now :) That is, if he's not distracted by Apple - and I don't mean the fruit *.* Last Sunday, he wanted to watch Lion King on the Mac and refused to go to the potty. But he was in his underwear so he leaked a little on the chair and finished up in the shower when Sito washed him!

ZK didn't smile as much as ZY when he was an infant. But now he smiles easily :)


We haven't had much luck with potty training unfortunately. He's still not consistent. And he doesn't want to poo in the potty! But his lead teacher told me he asked to pee in the toilet and he did! She snapped a photo of him :)

Was this after he peed on Mum's sofa?? Forgot already..


We had vast improvements on the sleep front. So he has been coming in every night, and when he comes in, we have to turn out the lights else he can't sleep. But point is, he sleeps!

I need to be sheltered from the light..


(He got up five seconds after this photo!)

So he has started going to sleep on his own since my first Thursday at work. Sometimes, it still takes quite a bit of coaxing. Sometimes, he'll say "Mama, no more做工 :(" and insist on my presence. Sometimes, he keeps popping out to coax me in. But I think we're getting there. Except for naps *.*

Mama! :(


He eventually woke and came into our room. Luckily, he fell asleep again. Unluckily, I had to curl into an L with my legs dangling off the bed at the bottom left of the bed.

Spare a bit of space for Mama leh... :(


They never think of me, bleah! Though this is one cute scene :)


8 November - the day he finally wore and used his child concession card! Bought a Doraemon lanyard for his birthday this year but he wasn't tall enough to get a card yet then.

Papa, I'm over 90 cm now, you know?


We came back to our neighbourhood and decided on some ice cream at Wendy's! We had to eat quickly so ZK didn't eat too much *.*

I want I want I want ice cream!


So do I!


We had a parent-teacher conference two weeks ago. Generally good comments - kaypoh boy likes to correct other kids on how to hold crayons "like this!" :p And he likes to sing for his classmates so now we always get him to sing for us.

Singing in his diapers...



Got him to make faces too!



He has done better, especially his surprised face, but he was distracted by my camera... There's another video of him at his "stage", singing for us but that's rather long...

So the teachers said he's ready for N1! I thought he was going to N1 next year but it's next week! As tmr is centre closure day, today was his last day in playgroup, awww... But many of his classmates will go to N1 with him.

Picking up toys with his friends at the end of the day



Also attended a curriculum talk at the centre yesterday. Quite an exciting line-up of  stuff for the coming year - guided reading pilot programme with the British Council, new Chinese curriculum, fun activities.. Managed to chat with his future lead teacher as well - she sounds passionate and fun, good :)

My space boy :)


Last weekend, he decided he didn't want the baby chair... And we ordered a full pasta for him! But I gave a lot to Sito else it was too much for the boy. Finally I didn't have to share my meal with him haha!

My hungry boys :)


ZK took this photo with Sito's help! :)


Twist!


This boy is super cute la.. On the morning of Sito's birthday, I was sleeping next to ZY when I heard ZK wake. I was getting up to go back to my room when I heard him go, "Mama, where are you?" :p Then when I changed into a yellow polka dot dress, he looked at me and went, "Mama so cute" like how I'd say "ZK so cute"!! He made my day man :)

Some time last week, he started asking new questions and expressing new thoughts. You know that song? You want star? I have star! Mama finish, I give you (cereal)... I hap (help la) you!

This morning, I was nursing ZY when ZK was at the play area as usual after his breakfast. He picked up a magazine from his box - the childcare magazine distributed by ECDA through the centre - and said "so many 姐姐" before starting to flip through the book. Then he found another magazine (cos they stuff one into each child's bag) and said his favourite "一样" - he likes to tell me "一样 Thomas", pointing to his water bottle while watching Thomas, or "一样 excavator", "一样 bear bear" etc when he sees similar things, though I'd always say in reply, "对了,跟 bear bear 一样喝 honey" :)

Now that he's starting N1 next week, I can't wait to hear and see more from him!

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