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Archive for September, 2007


Mummy hardly sleep as she was sick

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 30, 2007

Elizabeth actually fell sick again these few days. And, is not easy to take care of a sick 9 months old as she will suddenly wake up in the middle of the night. And, she is not up for milk but for the sake of uncomfortable or due to separation anxiety. Yeah… once they realized that they are actually a separated beings from their mum, they are really sticky to mummy, especially breastfeed baby. And, of course situation get worst when they are uncomfortable while having flu.

These few nights, Lizzy will suddenly stand up from her play pan and signal us to carry her or she will just cry and insist that she wants us to carry. Unfortunately, this is not the end of the story yet. Sometimes, she will not back to sleep even though you already hold her in your arms or let her fall on your shoulder. She might wants to roll on mummy’s bed and play with daddy. Also, this might last for more than an hour. Scary isn’t it? But, when our precious one get sick, all we ask for is to see her back to healthy again. That’s all. We just won’t mind to sacrefies a few nights of our sleeps.

In fact, mummy hardly sleep too when Lizzy was having fever not long ago cause we all know that high temperature might cause brain damage. So whenever our baby have fever, we might stay up all night long to swap our baby to lower the temperature or keep tracking the temperature every now and then just to make sure it does not gone up too high.

Frankly, it is terribly tired to take care of a sick baby. But, I think the one who is sick always suffered the most. And worst for a baby as they can’t tell. That’s what make the mummy so worry. The worries is always greater than the tiredness. :(


Walking at 9 months

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 28, 2007

I set up this blog at the right time, thanks God! What? Oh… I said so because someone just start walking today. Who? Oh! Really? Elizabeth already knows how to walk? Without holding her? So fast? That’s right! So fast! Want to know how many steps she can make in one shot? 2 the most. hahaha……

Anyway, I laugh not because I think it’s funny. I am really so happy to see her walking even though is only 2 steps at the moment. *Tears rolling in Healy’s eyes* One of reason I am getting so excited, may be it’s because this is something I never expect. Not now at least. I thought she will take another 1 or 2 months to walk. But… She just did it! Truly amazing! Mummy is so proud of you, my little darling. You are such a brave girl, wonderful!

Look at her… gorgeous isn’t it? However, it’s a pity that I can’t snap to moment she is walking… Anyway, I am not giving up. Still working on it. At least snap a pic that she is standing on her own 2 feets.

If there is something for her to hold, she is walking quite smooth now. Normally she will walk by holding the sofa, wall, chair… Basically anything that has a grip. And, if I offer to hold her two little hands, she get really excited and seems running rather than walking slowly! LOL! Such a playful girl, is it brave or wild? :)

However, now she can only step out 1 or 2 steps, then she will squad down once she realized it’s shaky.

So far, I am quite amaze with her progress. And, everything seems moving so fast now, her speech, her action, her understanding… Thus, I set up this new blog as I want to mark down every of her daily progress without miss. I guess all mummies are the same. Every new thing that our baby had learn will become a moment for celebration to us, isn’t it?

So, cheers with me, k? :)


Still working on the Theme

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 27, 2007

Frankly, I get really excited when this new blog is ready. Once I get it, I start to look for suitable theme. And, may be I will make a personalize theme for lil Elizabeth this time. I need some time to ask for help! hehe…. (Yeah… I just don’t know how to do it on my own. Luckily, this nice friend has promised to help. How nice… I really appreciate it!)

As a mum, I always have a thought that anything for Elizabeth is best to be something better than ordinary. So, hopefully I can get a unique design for the theme of this blog. Something specially dedicated to Elizabeth. Only for Elizabeth. ha! Sounds terribly snobbish, don’t I? How about just this time, ok? hehe……

However, I just can’t wait any longer. I will have to start blogging now. I will change the theme later….. cause there is a big news need to be announce , right now! Just hope to the next blog and check it out what is so big, ok? :)


Something on Cold

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 27, 2007

This is already Elizabeth’s 9 months 3rd week. I have sign up for baby center since she was very young. I think that’s when she was about 3 months old. And, I find it’s weekly free newsletter very useful. I never miss any of it so far. This week I have refer to it’s “common cold” section as I want to learn more about this topic ever since Elizabeth got her first cold. I have learn that a cold may last up to 10 days. Frankly, I never expect that long. Also, baby normally learn how to blow their nose after 4 years old. I thought it could be earlier in this case. hahaha….

There is really so much things to learn, isn’t it? Just being curious, what did you do when your baby is congested? Do you use suction bulb? My mum thought me of using my mouth to suck her mucus out. And, I did it. And, yes! her mucus could be easily cleared this way, but we — the sucker ( hahahaha….. LOL! Why I used this word? Sounds so rude isn’t it? hahaha…. ) could be easily infected if we don’t clean our mouth properly. :) (LOL! Those salty “cendol” …… I won’t have do it if she is not my one and only darling in this beautiful world. haha…)


No Rubber Clogs on Escalators

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 20, 2007

Like this shoes? I just bought it about a month ago from Tree House, Penang. It is so cute and Elizabeth really look so “baby like” when she put it on. I love this design so much. Soft Homemade leader like baby flog. Does this look familiar to you? However, this pair of shoes has no crocodile mark on it. Anyway, the design is still quite similar with that famous rubber flog. Thus, I am quite worried… luckily Elizabeth can’t walk yet, so is still save for her.

I guess some mummies already know what am I worried about. If you still do not aware of the danger of wearing the famous rubber flog. You better wake up now, especially if you are still crazy over it. If you are Malaysian(only for Northern region), quickly grab today’s “The Star” newspaper and flip through it. You might see one big bold header stating CAP (Consumer Association of Penang) : Ban Rubber Clogs in the ‘Star Metro” section. If you are too lazy to pick up the newspaper or you are simply a Malaysian who live outside Northern Region or you might from other countries. Check this out, then you will know what I mean.

This is specially dedicated to all parents. Your dearest baby girl or boy, or even yourself might be wearing the wrong shoes which you might thought it is a great one. Be caution as you might seriously injured or lost your toes just by wearing a pair of highly praised rubber clog.

Crocs + escalators = entrapments

This is what I found out from TheStar.com, ( remember to click into it and see the full detail)

“According to reports appearing across the United States and as far away as Singapore and Japan, entrapments occur because of two of the biggest selling points of shoes like Crocs: their flexibility and grip. Some report the shoes get caught in the “teeth” at the bottom or top of the escalator, or in the crack between the steps and the side of the escalator.”

“Washington Metro’s Lacosse and other escalator experts say the best way to prevent shoe entrapments is to face the direction the stairs are moving, keep feet away from the sides and step over the teeth at the end.”

I might continue to make some updates regarding this topic if there are other serious incidents occurs. Hope you parents always got the right shoes for your dearest little ones.

Have a nice day!


I am so worried

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 13, 2007

My maid is going home is a few weeks time. I am so worried! Really! Nowadays, My sticky lil naughty can almost crawl through the whole house within 30 minutes. And, she will prefer to walk around if I can hold her. And, Just kindly count and see there are how many 30 minutes in a day? Is not that I am not willing to do that, that’s just too tiring. I got to bend down my upper body and squad a little for getting the correct level to hold her. Trust me, that ain’t easy at all! Yet, she will get really demanding when she is with me. She will keep instructing her mummy to go here and there to get what she wants. And, she just never end in changing her wants. She will get bored with the thing on her hand within 10 minutes (30 minutes if she is with my maid, she just know how to bully her mummy, isn’t she?). And again, how many 10 minutes in a day actually?

Normally, I will bathe her, feed her, and play with her or read for her a few times in a day, each time is about 30 minutes. Also, I will walk her in the garden sometimes. Lastly, I will roll with her on the bed before she sleep. That already took up at least half of my day. However, I still got some free time to blog. And, spend an hour to watch TV or read. This is the sweet parenting moment I have with a maid around.

Imagine my maid is not going to be around for 10 days. Yeah! 10 days. Go home to Indonesia for her Raya. Yet, my mum is quite busy nowadays. I am almost only on my own taking care of Elizabeth for that 10 days. Yet, who is going to sweep and mop the floor everyday? OMG, there are so many other home chores… who is going to do that?

And, God please bless me. Just make sure she will come back to continue her third year as she promised. Or else… OMG! I just can’t imagine how am I going to survive without a maid! I know most of you is going to laugh at me. Laugh as long as you wish! Just remember to pray together with me for her to come back and work. Or else… I will have to disappear from the blog sphere forever. Don’t you going to miss me? For sure, I am going to miss you guys so much! Even for 10 days. I hope I still manage to blog within that 10 days even though she is not around.

With an active 9 months old around, life without a maid is nearly no life at all. You’ll never have time for your own anymore. That’s scary….

“Ah, Fia. Ingat tau, kena balik, ya… Tolong ingat, ya! Kalau tak dak pa di Indo, bolehlah balik awal sikit juga. Faham?”


I Learn to Climb

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 11, 2007

See… I can climb up the potty to get higher now. If there is still some other things for me to climb, I can even climb higher than this! hahaha…… How come I am so clever? Unbelievable, right? Wahahahaha……..

Hey, Everybody! Look at me…… I am so tall now! Look, look here please….. daddy, granny, great gran, kakak! hehehe………

hehe…..camera, camera! It’s photo time. Alright, I am certainly ready, I’ll smile….. then only you snap k, mummy? Snap nice nice, k? (hahaha…..So good…. this time all the aunties, uncles will see how great I am from mummy’s blog! Waaahahahahaha!)

This is the trouble mummy get while raising a 9 months old who already think she’s smart enough to handle a lot of things. Thus, always try out new tricks without worrying the consequences. As a results, mummy gets all the worries and threatening moments. Mummy is getting really tired as all her dangerous acts will get mummy out from peace of mind……. Help me! ……


I want Mummy’s Bed

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 10, 2007

These few days Elizabeth was sick. She got flu this time. Yeah… almost immediately after she recovered from her fever. However, it is not that serious, and she is almost fully recover now. But, still she was irritated by her blocked nose for the last few days. She can’t sleep well in the middle of the night, she keep grumbling every now and then throughout the night. And, She will cry insist to sleep on my bed instead of her own.

And, look at how she sleep…

I must blog this as she looks so cute in all those posting. Twist and turn… enjoy rolling on my bed… She even smile on her own after she close her eyes. I can clearly see her satisfaction after lying on my bed. Feel so warm when seeing her so close to me. I guess all babies prefer to sleep close with their mum especially breastfeed baby like Elizabeth. Alright, now…”Good Night, Elizabeth. Sweet Dream, baby. (Mummy… mosquito! Don’t worry, No more mosquito’s mark on your face, no more itchy, itchy! Mummy will chase away all the mosquito! Shu! Shu! Shu! Go away, Go away, Go away…) :)


I’m so sleepy…

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 9, 2007

Nowadays… baby Elizabeth can almost sleep everywhere at anytime. I have never seen her fell asleep while pushing her in her stroller. However, look at her… She can sleep soundly in the stroller now. Frankly, mummy is a bit surprise! What’s this mean? As we get older… We tends to fell asleep quite fast no matter where we are? hahaha……

But, see… as she gets older, I think it is getting easier for me to bring her around. As she will sleep her own whenever she feels sleepy without much disturbance. Also… She can get along with the strangers quite well! She loves to play with the waiters and waitresses in the restaurant whenever I bring her out for dinner. That really make me feel so relieved as I can eat properly. ( Not very proper yet, still she will ask for food, but at least better than last time when she was 5 to 7 months time, that is the so called “only mummy” time). hehe……..

Next time I’ll share with you mummies nowadays how she sleep every night, k?

See ya.


My 9 months old present

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 4, 2007

Daddy… I love you! I like this house and the colorful balls so much! Love You, Love You, Love you!

Yea… Daddy bought this for her last Friday while waiting for mummy to finish my hair wash. Thinking of surprising her and make her happy after all she had suffered so much in the hospital. It’s from Toys”R” Us. Buy for her… And also, play together with her! :)

Just another “Daddy & Elizabeth” time. :)


I’ll get It

Posted by Everyday Healy on September 3, 2007

Oh… just a little bit more… I’ll get it! I’ll sure get it. Mmm… are you video taping this? OMG! I will have to make it, then. Now, one more try. Oh, Yes! I got it! See, mum! I know I will make it. Proud of me? :)See, this naughty 8 months old can actually stands up on her own when supported by solid things like this lil table. Yet, look at her… she’s definitely having fun “stealing”. In fact, she likes papers. Why? I’m not sure. She just loves it. Enjoy holding it, sometimes smash it. Also, she would tear it out from a book. haha……

However, despite her naughty deeds, don’t you think she is brave and determined? hehe… Sorry for being so proud! She’s my girl! Just can’t help being proud! hahahahaha….