Showing posts from January, 2008

1st time wearing shoes

according to old wives tales, babies should not wear shoes before they learn how to walk... thus i have been holding back on buying shoes for princess. but since she has been cruising with furniture for a while now, my friends all say that already 'qualifies' as walking so today is the 1st time she 'officially' wears shoes when we go out.
it wasn't long before she started to 'complain' - and started kicking off her shoes. now i remember why i don't even let her wear socks - coz she ends up 'losing' them... luckily i'm constantly alert and almost always realises when they are 'missing' otherwise i'm practically throwing $$$ away - considering how expensive baby's shoes and socks are!

1st bicycle ride

i bought dh a bicycle for x'mas - hoping that he will go out there and get more exercise. i also hope that daddy and baby can spend more quality time together - since dh's idea of 'playing with baby' is daddy read newspaper, baby play beside daddy - so i fitted a child seat on the bicycle. however, our little princess is too tiny so i had to run alongside with the bicycle to 'catch' her in case she falls. here are the photos of dh, baby and new bicycle. :)

notice how stress baby looks on her 1st bicycle ride?

side note: baby's 1st tooth finally erupted today!

happy 9th month!

my baby has learnt to:

- turn around and put her legs down first when she wants to get off the bed
- bend knees and sit down before letting go of her support (usually furniture)
- climb up sofas, beds, steps, etc
- climb onto her rocking puppy on her own!
- understand 'simple' instructions (may not necessary follow)
- clap hands
- wave hello
- call out 'hey' when she wants to greet someone
- cry when we scold her - nowadays the crying has turned into a 'saccharine sweet smile' in an attempt to melt our heart & stop being angry with her. wonder where she learnt that from?

baby's 1st road trip

adventurous as we are, plans were made to take little princess to kuala lumpur more than a month back - i say that because claire absolutely HATES car rides - for one thing, she cannot be in the same place for too long; boredom never fails to set in. on top of that, she HATES being strapped in the car seat. i'm glad we made it there and back - i guess it all just boils down to proper planning.

on the morning we were due to set off, i absolutely refused to let her take her morning nap. i kept her busy, playing and going for walks - even when she was dozing off, i'd disturb her to keep her awake - very evil of me, i know but that was the only was i can get her to sleep during our drive up. luckily, that paid off as she slept through almost half of the journey up. during her nap in the car, dh was driving continuously and i refused to let him stop for toilet breaks even! haha... for the rest of the journey when claire was awake, i'd keep her busy - i brought along a big bag of…