Tortured!

It’s amazing  how a little 7kg angel can torture such loving parents who easily  weigh an average of 10 times more than her! !!tsk tsk!

p/s: please tell me this is normal…

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Am afraid to think of what she would try when the teeth arrives!

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I’ve NEVER seen anything like this before!

WARNING: Not for the faint-hearted.

The past two days have been significant. The litlle baby started crawling, holding her own bottle, new screaming style, & poohing in her potty!!

I thought today would be MY significant day to bring her to the potty to pooh!

Of all days, I started her on banana puree for lunch!  To my surprise, baby Liesl took almost 1 whole pureed banana, mixed with breastmilk! (Quite yummy, btw)

2pm passed. So did her usual ‘pangsai’ time. Poohpooh time, that is.. But today, no pooh, just lots of poooots!!

With each poot, I placed her at her potty..

Weeee!

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” Is it here yettt?”

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“False alarm!!Back to play!”

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Thennnnn it happened! 6pm.

I heard a poot… shrugged it off as another false alarm. But a mummy’s nose never lies!! So I rushed her to the potty, hoping she would pooh in her potty..

but nooooooooo… my little girl is more of a rascal than I thought (or was!)

She poohed in (and out of)  her nappy & not in her potty!& oh gosh.. it was nassssttyyy!

The little ‘extrason the siding!

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The real thing!

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The close up..

I’ve never seen anything like this before! Super duper gross!

Her pooh had black stuff all over! At a glance, it looked like worms!

For a while there, I thought that’s probably a result of deworming, literally!

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Just as I thought it was all over, it happened again! 8pm – Round 2 of banana pooh!! Not as pasty.. Looked more like blended spinach! But the black wormy stuff was still all over!

Yes, I stared at it for a good 10 seconds just to make sure it ain’t wiggling!

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Phew… what a saturday!

So howww do you get  this soiled nappy cleaned  without getting your hands dirty?!

Here’s some tips:

1) Wear gloves/plastic bags!

2) Leave it on the floor & spray…& pick it up by the clean corner..

3) Throw the entire nappy away!

4) Leave it to your maid!

5) Or those privileged like me, holler for your mother in law! =))

What did I do?

No, not #5! Well, living up to my kampung-ness, where little girls catches fish in the drain & eats chicken pooh (i wont name names…!), I dutifully washed it with my barehands!

I ended up using loadds of hand soap before I serve my darling husband a nice cup of tea!

An interesting Saturday, indeed!

For Ah Kong & Ah ma!

Just a post of photos..esp for my dear parents in Sitiawan.

It’s a pity that my last visit back is in April. And it seems like my next available weekend is only in July. After that, it’s weekends for MBA all over again!

So here’s for you mummy & daddy! Enjoy your little girl &  grandgirl! (& the man in their lives)

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With her new crabbie squeaky toy!

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totally loving it!

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Bleh, My eyes are bigger than yours!

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*told you so!*  Taken at the famous penang stalls!

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Enjoying some sushi together!

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A little picnic at Morib after going bald!

With love, to Ah Kong & Ah Ma….!

4 Baldie No-Nos!

Here’s what I WILL NOT do for my little sexy baldie…

For as long as she’s bald, at least.

#1 No WIG!

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#2: No hair clips! (or scalp ribbon sticker!)

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#3: No dress on a boy look-alike!

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#4: Definitely no baldie toy!

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Shave to grow hair?

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As promised in my last entry that I’ll share more on my little research if there’s any truth to this little shaving tradition.

The tradition, practised by most  Indians & some Chinese, is to shave their baby’s head at 1 month, if not 6 months. This is done with the purest intention for the new hair to be thicker, stronger, blacker and more ‘even’.

We don’t know for sureee if that is true, but well, I have strong, black, and very thick hair since young. And guess what? No shaving. I’ve checked around with some frienys, they’ve confirmed that their beautiful hair is not a result of a shaven head during infancy. However, I do have a friend who claims that his premature balding is due to the failure on his parents part in observing the tradition. So yeah, there’s no real facts and figures that shows that shaving will help hair grow OR NOT!

I guess all parents want their little kiddo to have beautiful hair. Here’s some tips from various sites – some based on research, some on traditions.. just like shaving:

1) Wash baby scalp with an all natural shampoo

2) Apply oil on baby scalp twice daily as moisturize. Jojba oil is recommended to prevent dry scalp without causing an oily head or face.

3) Avoid bad chemicals on baby’s head. These includes Vaseline, inarl oil.

4) Apply good coconut oil – heat it slightly and massage it on every alternate day.

5) And this is the WEIRDEST of the lot – grind curry leaves into fine paste and apply it on hair! To be eaten raw too! (?!?!)

As to WHY shaving may not help.. here’s the best explaination I’ve found so far..

“After you shave body hair, it may feel coarse or “stubbly” for a time as it grows out. During this phase, it may be more noticeable — and may appear darker or thicker. But it’s not.”

” Hair is dead keratin pushed out by hair follicles under the skin. Cutting/shaving hair does not affect the hair follicles–the dead hair has no mechanism for sending a message to the hair follicles saying, ”I just got cut! Grow more!” Hair can’t talk.”

So there you have it. For more beautiful, thicker and more even hair, there’s more to just shaving..!


For reading leisure..

http://searchwarp.com/swa231154.htm

http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1477113.aspx

http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/babies/hair.htmlhttp://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hair-removal/AN00638

http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/hairgrow.asp