June School Holiday

This holiday had been quiet yet meaningful, to be honest i’m worried and concern how am i going to entertain Chloe for the whole month with my heavy bump. Thanks God all turn out good and i truly grateful for this period that i get to spend 1 to 1 time 24/7 with her before second one come to join us. Of course there’s days that i wish i get a few hour time off especially she wake up wrong side of the bed or being extra sensitive over small things and doesn’t follow instruction. I learn that most kid’s tantrums are mostly because the lack of patience from us parents and i also learn to observe her more before i jump into a conclusion or try to correct her. We both learn to be better this holiday.

Every morning she will wake me up in my room, joined me on bed for some cuddle time. Then we depart separately to wash up then proceed to make our own bed, at the beginning of the holiday she still doesn’t had this habit of making her bed but after looking at me doing for some times she volunteered to do hers and continue doing it for the rest of the days. After that we had our breakfast at her favorite spot – our new kitchen counter! and brief chat what we going to do for the rest of the day. Usually followed by outdoor time at the playground, i love how she interact with new kids she would observe them from far then slowly approach them and they started play just like that regardless of ages, but sadly most of the time the playground is empty well maybe our timing is odd.

Then we went home for home for table activities, the first week we learn about how flower/plant grow then we let her plant some seed and watches how the seed grow each days, she love it so much every morning she would check on them and shout excitedly how much the bean spout had grown. After a week lesson on this topic she can memorize what elements a plant required to grow. Vivian Aunty was very kind to send a caterpillar to Chloe for her to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Second week we learnt about seasons and weathers, i really love Usborne books very detailed, nicely illustrated and interactive too especially for those lift-the-flat series. We had some rain play and puddles jumping because we only had raining season here in but i manage to gather photos of her in different season when we went travel for her to look at it for better understanding.

Third week we focus on reading for Chloe, i remember this beginning of the year i’m still worried why she doesn’t show interest in reading yet although her school did teach them phonics and wonder should i sent her to some additional phonics class as she love books rather than just looking at the pictures it will be more fun reading the words. So we read our trusty Peter and Jane series throughout this week, and to my surprise she catch up and started reading by herself and learning new words everyday. We are now proceed to book 3a i can see she find satisfaction when she get to read it on her own and force us to read P&J even for bedtime stories which me and Ming had no choice but follow her request.

Other than lessons and activities there’s a lot of free play, puzzle solving, play pretend that she initialed while i rest and watching her play on her own, we had a 2 play dates with friends coming over so she got some company to play with. On daily basis she would help me in the kitchen for our lunch and sometimes dinner if she feel bored playing with her toy she would come and offer for helps. She love helping int the kitchen with washing, chopping and a lot of kepoing, she’s doesn’t see it as a help or work for now but something fun to play i hope this continue for a long long time. My me time will always when she take her afternoon nap or when daddy come home at night.

Last week time passed real quick, this week i feel confident of bringing her out myself so we went National gallery, then on Friday meet daddy for Children festival at GBB. We also watched 2 movies during the school holiday which is Aladdin and Toy Story 4, this girl starting to enjoy cinema time maybe because that’s the only time she got her screen time. I personally love Love Story 4 story line very much recommend to all family with kids to watch it together. Our pastor shared this article The Charming Gravity of ‘Toy Story 4’ biblical view on this movie and a very good way to share it to our kids after watching the movie!

Misbehave

Also try to correct her after few days observing her misbehavior, she’s not all good she’s a child and a sinner too. She suddenly got this bad habit when things doesn’t goes her way she would try to hit/push (not hard but light kind) us. She did that a lot to daddy maybe to her daddy can be bully, so when she did that to me one day before nap time, i drag her to the naughty corner of course she refused and struggled then i give her time up in the study room she cried and protest. After few mins she calm down and i asked her again to sit at the naughty chair she followed then we had a chat while explained to her what is wrong and correct thing to do to let out her anger and hug to end the episode. She haven’t repeat it since then i asked her to let her frustration by voicing it out while crossing her hand instead of using her hand to touch people.

Overall it’s a good break from school i hope we keep up this tradition every holiday, other than play we gain and learned something. I think that’s the biggest improvement for Chloe this holiday is to able to read and recognized more words also to able to fix a 105 puzzle without any help too. Now school resume i can have my leisure life back! While for me i learnt to be more present with less screen time when i’m with her everyday.

Bumpfie

This bump is showing so much even at the first trimester! People say second pregnancy usually shown up much earlier. Although I feel it’s mainly gas coz I feel so bloated since the beginning plus ahem..constipation but with all the vomiting after every meal I didn’t gain any weight at week 13 even till week 16. Which got me worry and wonder when is my appetite coming back because I almost forget how to enjoy eating and I have no craving at all. During the last trip back to KL I thought I would have better appetite with my mom cooking and the local food but not I don’t feel like eating most of the time the metal taste in my mouth was so bad that I only eat whatever when I feel hungry or small portions with frequent meals.

Things finally changed at week 16.5! My nausea stop following by less to no vomiting and started to crave for food! Thank God I finally enjoy eating again, so I stuff myself with food to make sure I gain some weight, home-brew chicken Essence, avocado blend and all that help my boost some healthy weight. And I gain 2 kg in 2 weeks, wooray finally in healthy rage! Never been so happy gaining weight in my life, of coz I know I need to control but I hope this baby can at least have 3kg at birth weight. Chloe was too small at 2.6kg at birth one of the reason she’s petite😭

Hormonal change

I feel this pregnancy my hormones goes hair wire, from the really painful backaches due to relaxin hormone then ache breakout from week 12 till today! I never had such a bad skin before but now acne all over my face i really hope this will stop soon and hope there’s no scar left behind. Overall i feel this hormone thing so much stronger than any other pregnancy or not sure it’s aging that make it worst!

After looking at my condition my mum told me maybe 2 are just enough for you. I agree for now not sure i want to go thru this pregnancy thingy + new born stage for the 3rd time but if God bless us with more kids who know right? but for now 2 is good with no help 2 adults + 2 kids should be alright to handle and financially too.

Last routine check up was good, Praise the Lord! baby was waving when doctor doing the scan..haha and we got to know the gender, Prof. Tee is always accurate with gender he say 95% chun when Chloe time the sonographer told us what Prof. Tee guess is always correct. We are okie with both girl and both to be honest as long as baby is healthy if girl Chloe will have a sister to grow up with if a boy then my factory can really consider to close. But my in-laws are more to wanting a boy because there’s no boys yet in the family anywhere its not to them to decide but God already predestined.

Next week we are going for the detail scan and we are half way thru the pregnancy already, how times flies~

Baby Lau #2

i just realized i never do a proper announcement of we are expecting 2019 version here yet. So here it is~

13.2.2019

Did i mentioned i love giving my husband surprise, yup this year he get another one! Not sure he get bored of this trick already or not, but still i love seeing his 傻笑. So that day we went for a valentine lunch without Chloe during our Cny trip in KL, my sweet sister suggested to babysit Chloe so we can go hang out a little. My period was late just by a day but i got this instinct that might be something so went ahead to test it quietly that morning before the 2 still in bed and it turn out to be faint positive but still a positive right? So i proceed to take a photo and send it over during our lunch date.

His first response was laugh at the screen strangely then ask 几时?几时?what 几时?now lar baby in my tummy, i answered. Actually we are really surprised and couldn’t believe this happen so quickly. Basically it was first month we are finally ready to try after we just moved in to our new place, my friend say God want to give us house warming gift too! Okie, ill take it. Thank you God.

We proceed to let Chloe know after we reached home, she then announced herself to be a Che Che ask us to call her Chloe Che Che. Since we don’t know the gender so she go on and saying didi/mei mei instead of just baby and so many times people thought we are having a twin because she would go around and say i have didi/mei mei already! i’m a big che che now!

the said big che che

She’s been nothing but a blessing to us all this while, she has been very kind and gentle to me. She help me a lot too to pick up stuff on the floor, throw rubbish and running around fetching me stuff when i was struggling with morning sickness. She may be a very difficult and high need child since newborn but now she have grown up to be a very sensible and observant girl. I’m sure she will be good sister to our new addition in the family.

Now baby just grow and stay healthy in mummy tum tum k! We can’t wait to meet you on your edd!