Onwards we go, 9th month and counting!

Amazingly how just the other day I was deliberating on how your first year party should be like. Today you’re 9 months old! Happy 9th Charley!

Not your best photo but one of my best with no totally makeup šŸ˜›

It’s quite crazy how I’ve gotten used to having a mini me beside me. Of course, not crazily in love with close to zilch time to doll up myself at all that I’ve often went out with close to no makeup gasp! (i see many disapproving faces here, haha). But I’ve never imagined me to become another little life’s mum. You know… It still felt like just yesterday I’m in my early 20s.

There’s no cake for a little 9 month old baby but we’ll try to have 1 for your first year party! 20140430-232931.jpg


Charley’s solids – Purple Sweet Potato

Okay, I didn’t know that the sweet potato that I’ve bought from our local organic store turns out to be purple. I thought the skin was purple and the flesh orange. Human minds are trained in such a way that if the food comes out in weird colors, the food is weird. Let’s say… Pink bananas? You get my drift. So purple? Let’s just say maybe my baby would like it cause it’s a rainbow color. Nah, my baby is 8 months old what does she know about colors? šŸ˜›

So today we tried this purple sweet potato mixed with brown rice porridge (which I’ve painstakingly cooked it over slow fire at 7am and blend it down to its finest at 9am when Charley wakes from her first nap). Here’s a sneak peek:

Would you eat that? There’s pork, organic brown rice and sweet potato here. She had a few mouth to determine she wasn’t a huge fan and refuses to open her mouth thereafter.

See what I mean?

I find that the slightly green sweet potato is sweeter than the purple one. To me, this one tasted bland and if I was the one having it, I would definitely spice it up. But of course it would do for Charley, she’s not having sugar and salt in her diet yet. Baking it is another option, but we’ll start on that when she’s older.

Someone said online that the baby poop may turn out purple… Let’s wait to find out. I will definitely update you if it’s true! šŸ˜€

A little note about Carousell.

A little deviation from my baby musings.

You know Carousell? Well, to date I’ve managed to sell two items. A dress I’ve never worn before and a North Face bag I’ve previously bought for traveling. I thought that this app was great for selling pre-loved items. It’s like a modernized garang-guni man, only on the social platform.

However, one thing I didn’t fancy about the app is that they allowed PO. PO – Pre-Order, is for group buys where people order the items from the seller first and receive the item once the seller reaches their minimum order in order to purchase from their supplier. Of course, group buys make things cheap..only if you got the patience to wait for it to arrive (usually 1-3 weeks depending if the order is cap). Recently I’ve happened to like an item and the item seller seems to have ran off with the money collected. You know these PO means you have to transfer the payment in first to secure your purchase. I wasn’t a victim since I didn’t buy (I’m not a fan of PO!) but I’ve seen some buyers plastering angry messages on the comments track asking for their refund and threatening to go to the police. Well, I don’t know both side of the story so I shall keep my comments to myself but yeap, I’ve never trusted PO. It takes a lot to convince me if a particular seller is genuine. So please be safe when shopping with some sellers.

That said, I still enjoy browsing through the app. I’ve bought a dress from the site and managed to meet up with the seller directly since she stayed near my previous place. It was COD so it was such a safe buy! I’ve contemplated about the dress since my last buying trip to BKK, after I delivered a baby to till she’s 8 months old. If I liked it till now I guess it’s a great buy! Hehe. The app is slightly addictive in my opinion and I keep wondering what can I put up next to sell! What should I sell next….:P

Happy Eight Months Charleybaby!

It suddenly hit me that in another 4 months this little bean is turning 1 year old. How scarily fast is that?

Charley has not been an easy sleeper. Since young, she would love to fall asleep in our arms or against our chest. You know la, babies and heartbeat of an adult are an entity together. They sleep really well with that I’ll say! So in a turn of events, this little bean was made to go through a tedious sleep pattern the previous night. This new way of just patting her to sleep will be her transition of going to sleep on her own as she gets older. Obviously, last night she cried like a shipwreck. Sigh. Times like this I wished we started letting her sleep in her crib since day 1. We have been doing co-sleeping and even if I wanted to move her to her crib now I can’t, cause I’m in a moving-home phase myself. Our current room doesn’t have space to fit our existing crib so I’ll have to wait till our new place is ready before I get her to sleep on her own…. With me on the mattress next to her. So we will still co-sleep but on a separate bed. Hopefully she learns this new sleep pattern fast otherwise there will be titanic every night. Yesterday was day 2 and she fared slightly better.

As for her food repertoire, we have included fish daily. We have also tried celery, cauliflower, tofu, a little bit of bread and unsalted butter (she tasted and spit it out!) and now we’re going to try asparagus. I love my greens! Haha! Next up would be poultry items, kiwis and berries. Some say wait up for berries as babies can get allergy from those… But since the dad and mum doesn’t have allergies to those I’m assuming that she’s on the safe side. However, we have quite a fair bit of items to finish up so she may probably get to taste berries only when she’s close to nine months. Can’t wait for this little one to start eating on her own even though I had fun making food cubes! šŸ˜‰

Charley has also started waving bye bye to familiar faces or anyone she fancies. She is also constantly clapping her hands from time to time. She smiles when she claps and you chant out ‘Clap your hands!’. Her first call out was to baa baa (Daddy in Chinese) and I can’t wait for Maa mee. Yup, definitely growing up too fast too furious!

So recently we have been busy meeting up with some of my friends before I start ‘losing friends and alienating people’. So dear friends reading this and if I haven’t call you up, please call me out for a short coffee session in the afternoon! šŸ˜›

What’s in store for is at mine months old? We’ll wait to find out!

Read about our Home Reno updates here.

20140403-162421.jpgHey Ma, just hangin’ at my new home’s corridor