Vaccination at 1

***24th October 13***

Alright we were actually late for Baby Dyann’s one year old vaccination. She was down with a week of flu during the intended period, after which we went for our Philadelphia trip and again came home with flu bugs. You know, with all the dilly-dally here and there, we finally brought her to the base clinic. Baby Dyann had her vaccination taken only on our second visit as we were referred to make an appointment for a body well being check before she could get her immunization done. I supposed probably because the jabs was administered by the nurses, she has to do a body well being check by the doctor prior to it. Anyway we returned again on the 24th. According to the doctor, looking at her birth weight of 2.5kg, Baby Dyann is certainly growing and eating very well. She is currently about 11kg heavy and 82cm tall. 🙂

So there were a total of four jabs for the one year old and I was actually contemplating to have all done in a day. The MMR, Pneumococcal, Hep A and Chickenpox. One thing for sure is that in Singapore, Chickenpox is usually taken after 15mth old. I couldn’t help but to feel that four jabs at one time is rather overwhelming. Then again, it should be safe considering the fact that all the kids here go through this too. Yep the princess had her four jabs, two swift jabs on each of her thighs by two senior nurses with Papa Yap holding her as still as possible. I have a set of weak tears glands especially on hearing my kids’ cries. haha… Silly me! She eventually stopped crying after I carried her. The next set of vaccination would be in 6 to 8 weeks later. This time round, we will arrange an appointment for another well being check before going for the immunization.

So here she is… all already to go for her immunization. She definitely had no idea what’s going to happen later. Heehee 😉

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Aww… love you to bits my princess! muacks! ❤

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Baby Dyann’s first steps

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It just dawned on me that I missed out a post on Baby Dyann first steps. Okie, she definitely deserves a post on that. I couldn’t exactly remember when did Darian took his very first steps therefore I really want to have Dyann’s recorded. I even saved the date for the write up but do not have the time and laptop with me.

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On 25th July, a week before her first birthday, Baby Dyann took her first steps at home. While playing with her toys, she spontaneously stood up and started taking four steps forward before losing her balance. It certainly caught us by surprise. Bravo meimei! In fact she has reached this milestone earlier than her brother. Darian only started walking at about 14 month old. Papa Yap, Darian and myself were elated to witness Baby Dyann taking her first steps. Darian showed his love and support for his meimei by applauding and praising her. See he really adores his meimei! It is definitely one priceless moment seeing our girl reaching yet another milestone. Be it little or big, any achievement that our babies made is simply happiness for us. ❤

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With Baby Dyann taking her first steps, it also meant that I would be extra busy watching out for her at home. As you know, bumping into things and falling down would be quite a norm while learning to walk. On a positive note, there is another reason for me to buy her more pretty shoes! Heehee 😉

Her walking progression is considerably fast. Since her magical first steps, she is always on her feet, albeit unsteadily, cruising around and exploring every corner of the house. We realise our girl is no longer a baby. She has transited from babyhood to toddlerhood. She is now officially a toddler. That’s just how fast she is growing. Love ya Dyann Yap Zi Ying! ❤

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Muacks! ❤❤

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Onederful Baby Dyann

***1st August 13****
Baby Dyann turns 1! ❤

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Hey sweetie, watching you grow day by day is such a pretty sight. On 23rd July, one week before you turn one, you bravely took your first steps which definitely caught us by surprise. Papa, mama and gege were so delighted to see you walking. It was one priceless moment to have witness your growing milestone. Amazing!

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We love everything about you… Your babyish smell, your lovely hair, your dazzling eyes, your beautiful smile, your lovely expressions, the way you communicate with us, the way you sulk, the way you cry when you don’t get something you want, the way you giggle, the way you made us laugh with your cheekiness…You bring unlimited love and joy into our life. We absolutely feel much completed to have you as part of us. How wonderful!

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Just look at all her expressions! Awww… 🙂

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Happy First Birthday princess! ❤

Our sweetheart, you are growing up so fast and we cherish every moment with you! Thank you for making life so much beautiful for all of us. Stay happy and healthy always. Papa, mama and gege love you so much. We love you now and always…

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Love ya meimei!

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My two precious ❤

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Delightfully us! ❤

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Clapping as we sang the birthday song

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Baby Dyann first taste of cake.

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And it is Yummy! 🙂

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Gege feeding meimei. 🙂 First bite of chicken drumstick to represent abundance of food for Baby Dyann.

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Birthday gift for Baby Dyann

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Gege opening the pressie for meimei

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Book(scholar), stethoscope(doctor), ruler represents justice (lawyer/judge), toothbrush(dentist), calculator(businessman)

Based on our Chinese custom, during the baby first birthday, parents would display an assortment of items representing various professions for their child to pick. This would then identify their future professions when they grow up. How true it is? Definitely no idea but it is perfectly alright to follow such traditions. Isn’t it? Heehee 🙂 By the way, Baby Darian had chosen a toothbrush which indicate dentist as his future profession back then. 🙂

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Ready go!

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AND… She is going to be a business woman! We shall see! 🙂

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Teething

***12th April 13***

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Bottom two middle ones

Pearlies have been spotted on meimei’s lower gums! This explains why she has been having on and off fever for days, a lot of drooling that resulted with facial rashes around her mouth and chin area, fussiness, not sleeping well, runny nose and watery stools for two days. She has been quite handful for me especially that I have not been feeling well lately. Recalling Darian only started teething when he was 9months old and basically breezed through the teething process. No symptoms at all. Like I mentioned before Darian has been a real easy baby to handle. She is definitely feeling much better now. Though she is still drooling and having runny nose. Woots and so this marked another milestone achieved at 37 weeks. Oh my girl is growing up fast too! 🙂

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Our lovelies

***1st March 13***

Our sweet love Dyann Yap ❤

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Aww… Isn’t she gorgeous?

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Our princess

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Sweetie

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She fell asleep on the jumperoo… so cute… (Papa Yap loves this pic)

Meimei has turned 7 month today. She is now 66cm and 8.7Kg. Her PD, Dr Ho, mentioned that she is slighty tall for her age and she is fat. Haha… She doesn’t seem fat to me maybe because Darian at her age was even bigger in size. So naturally I will think that way. 😉 Anyway she is definitely growing well and healthy which is more important to me.

Right now she is making progression in her growing development. She is able to sit more steadily than before. She turns and flips around like 180 and 360 degree on the bed, making me extra cautious when placing her on our bed. She seems like she is trying to crawl but moving backward instead. She has started on solid food, cereal and vegetable puree. Making a mess during meal times. We love to hear her blabbing and giggling. Sometimes both Papa Yap and I thought we heard her saying ‘mama’…  She totally melts our heart. We love her very very much. ❤

Our first Love Darian Yap ❤

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Our handsome boy

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Love that captivating smile of his

Darian has been a very wonderful big brother to meimei. We can tell that he really dotes on meimei and loves her a lot too. Usually after school, the first thing he does is that he will greet meimei and kiss her hand. Yep not me but his meimei. Haha… 😉 Everytime when meimei hits him, he never retaliate and take it positively by thinking meimei is playing with him or caressing him. How nice! He enjoys playing with meimei. Nowadays he will share his little Tonka trucks and Thomas train with meimei. When I am busy, he will help me with little chores like, sitting next to meimei supervising her on the bumbo chair, passing me things, entertaining her… and the list goes on. Of course there are times when he doesn’t seem to bother as he is engrossed with other things. He is just a three year old afterall. But most of the times, he cares. Considering that Darian is only 3 years and 3 months old, he seems to be a sensible boy. Papa Yap and I feel very blessed and happy to see that he is such a good brother. So proud of him. We love him as much as meimei for sure. ❤

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We are thankful enough for having these two angels in our life. Our daily dosage of happiness! ❤

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Groom my room – No more Co-sleeping

***3rd January 13***

Before – Playroom.

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After – Sweet Dreams! 🙂

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We did a transformation to Darian’s playroom. It is now converted into the kids’ bedroom and all the toys were shifted into the study room. Papa Yap and I feel that it is time to let Darian learn to sleep separately from us. We had it all planned. 2 weeks before, we started talking to him about getting him a bed, sleeping in his room with Baby Dyann (Yes meimei will be sleeping together) and buying him his favourite fitted bed sheets. We further created awareness by bringing him to purchase his bed and choosing his bed sheets. We got him an Angrybird Space and a Ben 10 fitted bed sheet set. Right after getting his bed sheets, he was really enthusiastic about sleeping on his bed and continuously asking about his bed. Quite a good start! 🙂

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On the first night, Papa Yap and I were very glad that he did not reject sleeping on his bed. No fuss at all! However he took really long to sleep. Well on a positive note, at least he managed to doze off after an hour. Phew! In the middle of the night, he appeared three times sleeping next to me! Haha… I guess it will take some time for him to get used to sleeping away from me after all he has been sleeping with us since he was 1 year old. And he has this little habit of holding on to my thumb and rubbing it to sleep. He is actually able to differentiate between my thumb and others without looking at it. We have tried it before with Papa Yap, my sis and aunt. After rubbing, he would shove their hand away and search for mine instead. Yes, all this done with his eyes shut! Amazing eh! Haha 😉 We left both our bedroom doors ajar so that I could hear Baby Dyann’s cries and at the same time makes it easier for Darian if he wakes up in the middle of the night looking for me.

Things got better for the next few days. On the second night, he woke up twice and the third and fourth only once. This shows that he is adapting very well. Marking yet another milestone for both the kids! My Darling Darian has grown up so fast. He is now one big boy, big brother to meimei! Love him so so much!

Meanwhile we are still looking for pretty wall stickers/decals and photo frames to decorate their bedroom. We hope to get it all done by Chinese New Year! 🙂

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18 weeks old Baby Dyann

   Dyann is now 7.2kg and 63cm. I am glad to know that she is growing well. Looking at her growth chart, Dr Ho mentioned Baby Dyann is really putting on quite a bit and she is going to look like another ball just like Darian. She wants me to control her milk intake. But seriously how to? It is rather challenging. Baby Dyann has a fiery temper. She gets real grouchy when she is hungry or tired. Her wails are so loud that my neighbour at the other end can also hear her. And her cries kind of scare me. 😉

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At 18 weeks old Baby Dyann is able to grasp and reach for objects, hold up her head while lying on tummy, hold her head steady when upright, attempt to roll over one side, squeal in delight and make a lot of cooing sound. She responds very well to us, like turning to the direction of our voices and smiling back at us. Oh and she really enjoys blowing bubbles as in playing with her saliva. Haha 🙂

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I love waking up to see her smiling at me every morning. She has got such a lovely smile that is so angelic, so beautiful. Her smile simply brightens up my day.  ❤

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Aww… Just love her to bits. muacks  ❤

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