Peek-a-boo

Baby Dyann loves to play peek-a-boo. She will give the widest grin whenever we played that with her!

Let’s play Peek-a-boo meimei! 🙂

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Aww… Just can’t have enough of her. My pretty princess! Heehee 😉

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I love Meimei, Meimei love me

Another sibling love. Darian loves Baby Dyann so much. ❤

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It is such a joy to see Darian showing this love and affection toward his baby sister and Baby Dyann always get so excited and smiley seeing him. I am thankful enough. I really feel blessed. 🙂

Just the other day, I watched Darian playing his beach ball with Baby Dyann and it was simply blissful to see that. No words can describe how happy I was then. Pure happiness!  ❤

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Do you want to play Meimei ?

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Wow what a big ball!

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Oops! Gege can you pick up the ball for me?

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Thank you Gege! 🙂

Papa and Mama love you both so much! ❤

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Shave or not to shave

After so long of procrastination and dilemma, I decided not to shave off Baby Dyann’s head. Initially I wanted to shave her hair mainly because I noticed she has been dropping quite a lot of hair. Every morning when she wakes up, there will be plenty of hair on the napkin that her head rests on. Subsequently I observed that it is because she always shake her head vigorously left and right in the midst of her sleep and that causes her hair to fall off after continuous rubbing. Being a worrier, I went to google about it and apparently it is rather common in babies. But seriously this got to stop soon as her hair at the back is really getting thinner and thinner by the day. Super worried to see bald patches.

It is our chinese traditional practice to shave off baby’s hair during first or fourth month old. It is said that after shaving, their ‘new hair’ will be thicker and prettier. Some even shave off their babies’ eyebrows. Blah Blah… Hmm well technically there isn’t any scientific proof on that. It just old folks saying. I have seen and heard about babies shaving off their hair yet thereafter it is as thin as before and worse still their hair grow in patches.

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Just look at her. Aww… I really cannot bear to shave off her hair. Festives are around the corner and there is no way that her hair will grow fast. I just want her to look pretty in her photos. 🙂 Will probably bring her to trim her hair soon. So till then. 🙂

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I am growing bigger everyday

***1st November***

Oh just how fast Baby Dyann has grown. She is already three months old, weighing at 6.620kg and 61cm tall. Looking at she was only 2.5kg and 47cm at birth, she has definitely gained quite a bit. 🙂

She is much more challenging to handle as compared to Darian. There are times when she can really drives us crazy! But then again she is still our precious little sweetheart! Tell me how to get real mad at her when she keeps  smiling at us. Awww… 🙂

Our little princess

Totally in love with this little girl! ❤

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10 weeks old Baby Dyann

 

My sweet sweet angel ❤

By now I’m quite adjusted to baby Dyann’s sleeping and feeding routine though there are some days when her routine is a little messed up. Perhaps due to growth spurt? But it is still manageable. I managed to let her sleep through the night without milk for 5 to 7 hours (7 hours was the max record). She is growing fast and well! The o-3 months old clothings are already too tight for her. 🙂 I love playing and talking to her and she will respond well to me as well by mimicking my mouth movement and shape, cooing and letting out soft ‘cat-like’ sound and smiling at me. Her smile totally melts my heart. ❤

We (especially Papa Yap) super love her head of hair! Sooo pretty! Oh we got to shave off her hair when she is 4 months old and we seriously don’t bear to. And so we shall decide nearer the date. 🙂

❤ Our pretty little girl ❤

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Love you Meimei

***Brother’s Love Part Two***

Until now little Darian is still going googoogaga over baby Dyann. Haha… Adding on to all the hugs, loves, kisses, helps, Darian has been saying things like:

1) “I’m coming Meimei…” when he hears her crying.

2) “Meimei so cute!” when I’m carrying or playing with her.

3) “Mama cannot scold/beat Meimei” when I pretend to beat her or use a stern tone at her.

Oh and whenever we are going out, he would ask if Meimei is going along. If we were to say “No”, he would be really upset and want us to bring her too. Haha too cute! 🙂

 

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See Darian is indeed a loving and protective brother. His future girlfriend or wife is going to be so fortunate! Wahaha 🙂 In fact I feel real lucky and blessed that Darian dotes on his baby sister. I have friend whose kid is around Darian’s age and he is still adapting to the addition member in the family. Love you Darian Yap! ❤

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Little girl at 3 weeks old

Just how time flies! Baby Dyann is already 3 weeks old. She seems to look a little different from birth. She is definitely growing fast weekly! :)Isn’t she a lovely little girl? I bet she is going to become daddy’s girl for sure! Hehe… 😉

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She has not recovered from her Jaundice and is really upsetting to see her taking the blood test during her weekly review. Since she is already three weeks old and is still yellowish, she needs to have a blood test done to check on her liver. This time round, blood is drawn from her hand instead of her sole. It is definitely much much more painful! As she has never cry during the usual blood test, however, during that blood test, she was crying damn loudly and for quite sometime. I do not dare to see the blood test process and so I was seated at the other corner tearing. Just tell me how not to cry hearing the little one crying so loudly… Hah! According to Papa Yap and Zhen Jie, Baby Dyann teared as well. Super heart pain can! Thank god, result is out and she is fine! 🙂 While right now, we are still waiting for her urine test result. According to Dr Ho, another reason that her Jaundice is not subsiding could be due to urine infection. Anyway, as instructed by Dr Ho looking at her Jaundice level, I need to stop total breastfeeding for the time being and switch to alternate feeding. Which means latching follows by formula milk feeding then latching again. Baby Dyann surely does prefer latching on and drinking the breast milk, she is still adjusting to drinking the formula milk. On the first day, she tends to throw up the formula mik. Until yesterday things are looking better. So when she is bottle feeding, I would be expressing out the breastmilk in order to maintain the supply. Well, I will be switching back to total breastfeeding after she fully recovered. Hopefully real soon! 🙂

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Brother’s love

Darian really adores Baby Dyann! 🙂

He will run to the room to check on baby when she cries. He will tell the confinement lady when he hears baby poo-ed. He will tell me if baby needs her milk (“mummy feed meimei”). He loves to hug, kiss and carry his little sister. He loves to look at his little sister. He simply loves her!

My son is now a big loving brother! 🙂

❤ Love ya, Darian Yap! ❤

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Jaundice

***6th August***

On Baby Dyann’s fifth day, we brought her to Dr Ho at Baby and Child Clinic Tampines for review. Sadly, she was diagnosed with high Jaundice and had to be admitted to the hospital for the phototheraphy. It was rather heartbreaking to hear that Baby Dyann had to be separated from us for a few days. The other time, when Baby Darian was admitted to Mount Alvernia for the high Jaundice as well and I was extremely sad. I was seriously crying a bucket. This time round, I am equally upset but was able to handle the news pretty calmer with much lesser tears. She stayed in the Parkway East Medical Centre for two nights and was discharged on the third day.

On the second day, I made my way down to the hospital with bottles of expressed milk and at the same time to breastfeed her, however to leave with much disappointment due to the miscommunications of the nurses. Baby Dyann was fed with formula 15 minutes prior to my arrival. I was mad! The nurse did apologise for that and I tried to breastfeed Baby Dyann but she was too full for anymore milk. So I left the hospital with heavy breasts! Haha… Though I didn’t manage to breastfeed her, I’ve got her many bottles of express milk which could last her till the next day. So it wasn’t a wasted trip afterall. I was way elated to receive the call from Dr Ho about her discharge the very next day. We rushed down to the hospital to fetch our sweetheart back home. Anyway we got to bring her back to Dr Ho again for review the following week.

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First meeting

***2nd August***

I’ve heard from my friends that we’ve to prepare a present on behalf of the children for them to exchange on their very first meeting. This is to represent love and sharing between the two of them. The exchange of gifts is used to set the stage for bonding between two siblings. How true it is… Well it doesn’t hurt to follow such belief and practice. Anyway with that, we did make Darian happy. Which we guess it matters more to us.

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We have engaged Darian in choosing the toy for Baby Dyann, which he thinks that he is the only who bought it for her. 🙂

With love, from Korkor Darian

As for Darian’s gift, he really thinks that it is from his baby sister.

With love, from Meimei Dyann

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