Thursday, September 28, 2006

Grumpy Mummy

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Mummy's been really grumpy lately. She's always nagging or's NO this and NO that all the time. Doesn't she realize that active babies like me are always on the move and are very inquisitive in everything around us?!!!

For example, when she is getting me ready for my bed time and changing my diapers on my changing table, she expects me to just stay still and look at her. Oh DUH!!! Of course I won't and will start touching everything I can around me and then she goes " touching! I said no....NO!!!!". I will just ignore her and continue grabbing for that tissue/bowl/cotton. She will continue to warn me with all sorts of tones and then she tries to distract me with my baby rattle but it gets boring playing with that rattle after a while.

And then when I'm put on the floor to play with my toys, she also expects me to stay within the parameters of the mattress. Of course I will not and it is only natural for me to explore especially when there are so many other interesting things around me. So when I do explore, there goes another round of "Ey, who ask you to go there?!" or "No girl...don't go there...Ey, I said no...NO!"

Also, I really don't understand Mummy's fetish for washing my hands and feet all the time and she doesn't allow me to touch anything when she carries me. Papa is the fun one, he lets me do what I want and this means touching this or that. Like when he takes me for a walk, he lets me touch the water at the water fountain or the swimming pool or the flowers or trees. He also lets me play at the playground and lets me crawl at the water fountain area too! Of course, when he mentioned this to Mummy some time back, she was appalled! And eversince then, it has been a routine whenever I come home from my walks with Papa, Mummy will make sure my hands and feet and legs are washed. This is when she is at home that is. See, told you my Papa is the fun one!

Papa also lets me feed his fishes...he will pour some out onto the lid cover of the fish food container and allows me to hold it and pour them into his tanks. He has been letting me do this for some time now and only lately Mummy came to know about this and yup, you guessed it... she also makes me wash my hands after I've fed the fishes!

This morning, Mummy was her usual grumpy self, rushing to get out of the house coz she was late for work. So in her hurry to get me ready to go to Aunty Ng's, she was nagging me on the dressing table asking me to stay still. It was a real breather that Papa is around coz he let me feed the fishes while Mummy was rushing after that. And when it was time to leave the house, she put her hands out to take me from Papa but I turned away from her coz I was having so much fun with Papa. She tried it again and I turned away again. This went on for another few tries and then I was forced to part from Papa and I was not very happy about this and fussed! I was sulking all the way in the car to Aunty Ng's.

Mummy, you really need to learn how to relax and chill out more often. In fact, be a cool babe like me!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Of excitement and baby's babble

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Finally Mummy discovered how to upload videos now I can share with you all my videos. This particular one shows how happy I am, well, more like extreme excitement with my new toy, the purple ball. Mummy bought this from my music class since I showed interest in the balls during the class all the time. Note how professional I can be in dodging the ball. Hehe.. and Mummy thought she can hit me with it (by the way, it is not painful when it hits me and Mummy tested it on Papa and herself before she did it to me).

This second video of me is one where I'm practising how to talk like the big people around me. To those of you who knows Mummy, don't you think I'm beginning to sound like her?!!! Also, take note of my tongue...I've got this funny way of curling in to one side only. Even mummy and papa can't do it.

Another note: since that video, I now mostly say "ah dah, dah, dah". Mummy jokingly told papa whether he wants me to call him "Daddy" now since I'm pronouncing the D sounds more but he refused. So they are placing bets on who will I be calling first.

A tribute to Mimi

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Gizmi (Mimi) passed away early Tuesday morning, 5th September. She has not been feeling and looking well for months, could have started several months after I was born. I don’t really know her well since Mummy doesn’t allow me near her cage but according to Mummy, she’s a mighty fine sugar glider and would have made a good pet for me. She’s really active and fun to play with compared to Gizmo (Momo) and we can’t understand why her health has deteriorated so drastically the past few months. I mean if Momo is looking bad too then Mummy and Papa will know that it’s their fault for neglecting them but Momo is looking healthy and he doesn’t eat much at all.

Mimi, Mummy says she’s really sorry for not being able to play with you like those days before I came into existence. I heard how active and fast you were when Mummy or Papa takes you out from your cage and let you play along our corridor. And that you can jump really far! I’m sorry too that I won’t be able to play with you either. I know we both would have been good pals. I don’t know if Momo will let me play with him at all since he’s not the friendly one.

We all are praying for your happiness in your heaven and we’re sure that you are doing your routine exercises in the wheel up there looking down on us. You will be glad to know that Momo was by your side when Mummy found you motionless that morning. And being his usual shy self, he dashed back to his coconut shell when he saw Mummy but he was looking out for you the whole time from his shell. It will be the hardest for him now that you’re gone. You can be sure that we will take good care of him. May your soul rest in peace!

Sunday, September 03, 2006


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At exactly 8 months, on the night of our beloved country's independence day, I finally stood tall and proud from the railing of my cot. What an achievement eh considering the fact that I only started crawling about 4 weeks back. Mummy, emotional and dramatic as she always is, teared when I pulled myself up to a standing position at my cot. I don't see what the fuss is about but she went on screaming for Papa to get the camera. But heck, I dont mind posing anytime for that camera!

I now confidently sit up on my own anytime, crawl much faster now than before and steadily too but I wish I can crawl as fast as KR kor kor though. And I also can pull myelf up to stand if I get a strong grip of Papa or Mummy or my cot's railings.

More pics of my cheeky self...adorable eh?!!! Sorry, I just cannot help it!