Finally a time to take a break!

Wow! It's been 2 weeks since I last posted a note. It had been a real busy time at work. Working on report and analysing quantitative data. Whew! IT's really not the kind of job I am adept at. Took her so much time. I nearly went nuts looking at numbers.

Hmm...Nonetheless with the time passing, Keziah has also been developing all her motor skills. Looking at her crawl, sit and stand with such skills, I can't help but feel so amazed with God's creation. Little do you know where she learns all the stuff that she does. Oh yes, she is gurgling alot and even playing alot with her saliva, making "grr grr" sounds and pronouncing "a" quite well. And yes, she is sleeping better too these nights. Mummy can finally have a bit more sleep but well, not sure how long this will last. Just today, she started to clap her hands. It seems too that she understood us when we said clap your hands. She was so fastinated with being able to do that as well. Will catch a shot of that soon.

Okiez...juz a quick update on our trip out to the zoo on Xmas Eve..

Cheeky little gal...

A fresh start of the day at the zoo..

Daddy and Keziah...

So happy to watch the animal show!

Mummy and Keziah and the KANGEROO...

HEY fishy fishy....

Feeling so hot and sweaty after a while.....don't I look as if the rain had just poured down over me?

The animals....heeheee...

Daddy, Mummy and me...well that's what happens when you get some stranger to take your picture...Never the best shot. Do you noticed the giraffe? picture outside the zoo before we left.

The day wasn't finished. Xmas Eve was certainly memorable. In the evening, we went to celebrate Lucas kor kor's birthday. There we met little Cheryl and her daddy and mummy and many others. Cheryl and Keziah certainly had a good time interacting. They were kissing and hugging each other at the end of the day but pity Mummy didn't have the camera on hand to catch the shot!

At the Playground

Looks like Keziah's grandparents have really taken time off to expose her to her surroundings. Just heard from my parents that my Dad has been taking her down to the playground! It is certainly interesting to look at her on the see saw and the slide. I am so surprised that she can sit on her own on the see saw. Of course, my Dad is standing on guard at the side to make sure she doesn't fall off. Heard from my parents that she really enjoyed the times she went down. Can't wait to be the one to bring her there.

Here's an occasion at the playground. My sister took some pictures then....She looked rather stunned coz she's just up from her nap! Hee hee....

Life with a 8 month old child


Taking a MRT ride back home from Somerset. We have just gone there after church to get some things from Robinsons which happens to be on sale. Daddy and Mummy are loving their darling girl who charms everyone with her smile. Well, we just have to take pictures for one another with girl girl. Pity we have such few family pictures!

Little Keziah standing tall and sitting real sturdy....

Well, the house just seems to be a messy. Mummy wants a break!

Daddy's trying to help by keeping Keziah occupied...

Guess housework can be done later. What means more than spending the little time with little Keziah, especially when Mummy's out whole day at work during weekdays... play mat which now covers a wider area for Keziah's safety on her fours. Hmmm but then again, she's been crawling with such great speed that such an area is simply still not enough. Hee hee, still Daddy's doing a good job at cleaning up the area while Mummy takes a back seat. Shared PARENTING!

What's new?

Keziah's has gotten a new pooh toy. A walking pooh!
Look at how she is messing around with it. She was laughing and chasing after the pooh....Too bad the pooh speaks only German which Mummy and Daddy couldn't understand a word. This is what you risk when you purchase in a spree.

We have set up the tunnel for Keziah to play with for some time. However for quite awhile, she was just pushing the tunnel around. Today she finally realised what that was! A tunnel for her to crawl in and explore....

Our Family Day

Yippee...Daddy and Mummy will be off for the next two days. We can spend some time together!

Today we ventured out to Vivo City. It started off as a rather quiet morning but the crow built up towards noon time. Vivo City was really cold. Daddy and Mummy took me to Carl's Junior but sadly I had to eat porridge while watching them have their burger and chilli fries. Oooo...Mummy was so mesmerised by the clothes in Pumpkin Patch. The shop sold really nice embroidered tees but all long-sleeves coz it's the winter collection. Interestingly, the origin of Pumpkin Patch is NZ which is having summer now. The clothes were pricy too. It cost $26 for a long-sleeved tee but now they were having a sale 2 for $39. So Mummy bought 2 for me so that I could have something warm to wear when we go to the shopping centres. We walked around the many shops, looking at the sales that were on. We happened to stroll over to Harbour Front shopping area and saw this shop selling some branded items with cut labels for $8. As usual, Mummy went to have a look and got me a few pair of nice comfy long pants and a CK top. Quite a good buy ya!

Taking mrt to VivoCity!

Lunch at Carl's Junior....

Mummy's great buys at $8 as well as the splurge on Pumpkin patch tops (the green and the floral one!)

Keziah now is so active. Finding her feet and hands, crawling and grabbing at things to stand. Just for tea, Daddy and Mummy took her into a Japanese resturant for some light snacks. Oh, she was so interested with everything she saw. Even the cup of tea fastinated, not to mention the facade of the eating area.

Hey look! Keziah wants to have a hand in Daddy's cup too...

What a cheeky girl!

Don't you think I look cool?

Evening, we went over to great grandma's place for dinner. Keziah sure had the space she needed to move around. She was messing around the magazine rack, ransacking the place and crushing paper. Since her 1st little pearly white has started to appear with the 2nd making its way out, Mummy decided to let her chew on a piece of freshly cut apple. Yum yum and she loved it. She was rather upset when we took it away from her after a few bites. Looked too that she has started to recognise people. She refused to be carried by great grandma and the maid probably coz she didn't have much encounter with them. Mummy thought she could leave her with the maid for awhile in the living room while she had her dinner in the kitchen but Keziah cried. She only allowed the maid to play with her only if Mummy, Daddy or grandma and grandpa were close by.

One thing I'm sure from today, Keziah is such a Daddy's girl! She will smile and laugh so loud when Daddy speaks and plays with her! She doesn't do this to everyone.

Daddy's home!!!

Yeah...Daddy's back.
We went to pick Daddy up from the airport. It was a 8.30pm. Little Keziah simply refused to nap before that. Maybe she was excited too. However, after some waiting and by the time Daddy came out of the gates, Keziah seemed a little tired. She let out a weak smile before going all quiet. She almost fell asleep in the car. Mummy was definitely eager to see Daddy back. So much more of having someone to share the load of parenting! Guess that's what draws the couple closer.

Trampling ...

OOoooo....the marble floor feels cold...

Hey look! I have found the stairs. Let me try my hands on it...and maybe my feet?

The perpetual thumb sucker.....Arghhh...

U mean u know what I have in my mind?

Hmm...Let me see what is this shiny metallic box thing that is pointing at me all the time..

My exersaucer...can I try to get in on my own? First I must get on my feet...

Guess Mummy thinks I am not ready to do that on my own. It's better that she puts me in and I get to savour my yummy flower...

Is it a good thing to be mobile?

Keziah's motor skills seem to grow by leaps and bounds with the days. She is now more happy standing than being on her fours. Well that means everyone has to really watch her. She now ventures out of her padded play area onto the marble floor on her fours. Crawling and occasionally sitting up, she seems to coordinate quite well. She has too found the stairs. She would prop herself up on her feet by leaning against the stairs. Being so curious about things, she starts to try to take little steps on her own while at the stairs. Sadly she is yet to be there and loses her balance, falling right over! Oh dear, this is the first time with me that she has bummed her head. Thankfully it wasn't too hard a fall. Next thing u know, she tries to grab her feet and stand up. Please don't ignore her thinking that she will juz sit down on the floor after realising that she is still unable to do that. She has a mind of her own and definitely a persistent girl. She tried and then again losing her grib, she fell. Arghh..again hit her head. I think I should buy her a HELMET to protect her little head. While playing with her grandpa, the same thing happen but this time I think it's cause she tried to prop herself up by pulling on her wobbly activity gym. All in all she hurt herself 3 times. With her now roaming all over the place, I wish I had a padded floor as her play area is simply not big enough to satisfy her.

Today I guess she just didn't have enough sleep and so was rather highly strung, losing her senses and coordination, making her rather clumsy as well. At dinner table, for no reason she wailed like the world collapsed. It was so loud that mummy didn't know how to calm her down as the usual carrying and rocking didn't work. Tried nursing her. She was quiet for awhile and was back to her miserable wails. Desperate mummy was really about to cry too! She was passed to and fro between grandma and mummy till we finally tried to distract her with her storybooks and it worked! Thank God that she was back to her normal self. Was so afraid she choked or something just wasn't right.

A time for everything...

Today when I am doing my quiet time, I revisited Ecclesiastes 3. It is just so appropriate at this point of time when I am just simply drained and tired - physically, mentally and spiritually. Really a reminder that God oversees all thing and there is a season for everything that happens. I think it is a real lesson to learn to trust Him and thank Him for all things.

Looking back, though I do have my opinions about my ILs - the way they do things and treat each individual, the way things seem to run in this house, I guess in one way or another they did provide some help. One thing I MUST really learn - NEVER COMPARE. There is no end to comparison. Guess I am feeling so much because I come from a fortunate family that values homecook food, being in action to help rather than by words, priority is on the well-being of the child. That being said, there are times we have differing opinions and I happen to get my way.

I have been asking myself why I have been feeling so negative, keep getting a great big deal of headaches. Guess ultimately the answer is simple. I have been just using my own strength and relying on my darling hb that helps me out so much. Have I been looking at the Lord for strength? With the year coming to an end so soon, guess it's really apt to reflect and see where I have gone eversince I conceived precious Keziah.

Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Out Orchard shopping..

Mummy and Keziah went out shopping the whole afternoon. We walked from Robinsons down to Takashimaya. Heehee..Mummy thought there was sale at Robinsons but looked like she didn't read the promotional pamplet properly. It was an evening card members event. So we trodded down to Takashimaya, on the way stopping by Paragon. The baby room at Paragon was rather cozy except that it was a little small and certainly it's only for 1 mummy to use. We roamed round Taka, having a good stroll around and Keziah was simply fasinated by the water fountain just outside Auntie Annie's. After a whole long day, Keziah was really all tired and slumped in deep sleep in her pram.


Mummy has been feeling frustrated since Daddy left overseas over ILs. Somehow living with IL does not make life any better, especially when MIL has priorities over other stuff. I simply just wonder how she raised her two sons. My first shocking thing came when I left Keziah to her on Monday for work. For the whole day, she only changed her diaper once and that's when she pooed. I guess she must have left Keziah in the exersaucer on her own for too long while she did her chores. Guess what! Now Keziah has a phobia going into it. She would frown and start to tear when you try to leave her in it. I kinda didn't feel safe leaving my girl with her too. I had to rush to shower my girl before I leave for work in the morning. Following Tue and Wed, things got better but I really wonder what she did when Keziah was asleep. Apparently, Keziah had been a really good girl, napping close to 2 hours in the afternoon. Milk bottles were just used and left on the table. Her bowl from lunch was simply soaked with water. It looked as if Keziah had turned her world upside down. Even if my FIL was in like today, the same thing happened and dinner was late. I was basically left with Keziah on my own when I hit home as they have other appointment to attend. What irked me most was her comments about the way I did things! Things like don't shower Keziah too late like 7pm. Well I would like to have her shower after a day roaming around and feeling all sticky. But hello....I work and what time do I get home? 6 plus in the evening.... Wish she puts her word to action rather than commenting.... 2 days I'm on leave to care for my gal. Think I rather do things on my own than being dependent on others!

Weekend on our own...

Since Daddy left for his work trip, Mummy and little Keziah have been rather lonely. Still we try to make the best of the time together. Keziah was certainly full of energy, enjoying her crawl and playing her toys. It was quite interesting looking at her lifting her butts real high in an effort to prop herself higher or sometimes just her way to sit herself up. She wasn't that simply satisfied with being on her fours alone. She would try to stand up with every opportunity that presented itself. That being said, she had quite a few little bums today, knocking her head into objects in her endeavour to stand or reach beyond her limits. Partly I guess it's due to her lack of nap. She was simply taking juz 30 min naps and refused to go back to sleep eventhough mummy tried to cuddle her back to sleep. A little grouchy in the afternoon and that's when she had the most 'accidents'. Well, after getting all the attention she wanted in soothing her, she was back to her playful self, giggling and beaming with smiles.

Oh yes! Her teeth is starting to show. Her bottom front pearls are just making their way through..

Guess Keziah's smiles really comforted mummy who has to do much on her own now that Daddy is away. It's just one day and Mummy is starting to feel the absence of Daddy.