Friday, August 27, 2010

Angel the 姐姐 (1)

She has become a big sister now. Annabelle's existence doesn’t border her much although sometimes she does show some jealousy for knowing that she has to share daddy, mommy and grandma (who wanna be left out and share when it comes to love but I will share this in a separate post), but as long as we demonstrated that we still love her as much, she seems to be settling well and welcoming her little baby sister with open arms and always looking at her baby sister and exclaim, “Oh ...... Look!!! Baby so CUTE ~~~!!” :). She would even peep at us and steal the moment to ‘kiss’ her little sister on the mouth when she knew that we weren’t watching :) *sweet sweet*


Before the arrival of Annabelle

Whenever she saw me out of the house, she would asked,

Angel: Mommy now go (to) see doctor and take the baby out???
Mommy: No No ...... not yet. *laugh* Do you know how the doctor take the baby out?

Angel: Like this ~~ *showing me some hands movement* Doctor cut open mommy’s tummy, take the baby out ...... and then close the tummy, like that!
Mommy: Oh ...... I see, how clever! So you like Mei-Mei or not?

Angel: Yes ...... Baby Mei Mei so cute! I am Angel Jie-Jie!
Mommy: Yes, you will be Jie-Jie, a big Jie-Jie soon so you must take care of baby ya ^_^

Angel: OK Mommy *smile*

^ ^ Preparing Angel for her baby sister before baby was born. She would tag along whenever I am visiting the labouring ward and she would look at other mommy’s baby in the nursery room refusing to leave :)


After the arrival of Annabelle - hospital

During my hospital stay, Angel came for a visit and boy, I missed her so much! When she saw me lying on the bed, she come over to hold my hand, looking at me with a very gentle and caring look on her face and asked,

Angel: Mommy ...... 你痛痛 (are you in pain)?
Mommy: Yes ...... Mommy 痛痛.

Angel: Ohhh ...... Poor Mommy ...... *stroking my hand* Don’t worry Mommy, I’ll help. (*she always says that she’ll help whenever she feels sorry for someone :P*)
Mommy: How will you help mommy?

Angel: Angel will give mommy a Surprise Party. Surprise party will make (mommy) happy. *smile*
Mommy: A surprise party??? *wondering*

And she gave me a gentle hug and kisses on my hand. She can be a very gentle and caring little girl at times ...... ^_^ but 10 minutes later, she is up and running in the entire laboring ward already.

^ ^ My little Angel pays me a visit in the hospital ward :)

And when she first saw Annabelle being wheeled into the room, she kept looking at her and say nothing until we told her that Annabelle is the baby inside mommy’s tummy all these while.

She dare not hold her and touched her at first until we encouraged her showing that it’s ok, then she gently touched Annabelle’s cheek for the very first time and say “Oh ...... Baby so cute!!!” ^_^


After the arrival of Annabelle – at home

At home, she is a great helper too (sometime :P :P) ...... She would help me to grab baby’s hanky and entertain baby whenever I am busy with other stuffs. And whenever she heard the baby’s crying upstairs, she would used her all mighty voice and call for my confinement lady who is always in the kitchen downstairs and say,

Angel: AUNTIE ~~~~ BABY IS CRYING ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or when the baby is crying inside her cradle, she will shout out loud to grandma

Angel: AH MAHHHHH ~~~~ BABY IS CRYING! 摇 BABY ah!!!!!! (rock the baby)

Kekekekeke …… I do not need an expensive baby monitor to alert all of us of baby’s crying, do I??? *smile*

Sunday, August 01, 2010

7 Weeks Old

Annabelle is 7 weeks old now and time passes by so quickly! At 1 month old, she weights 4kg and 53.5cm in length. Currently, she is taking around 3 oz of milk every 3 hours per day and waking up 2 - 3 times per night for night feedings. She likes to look around and loves hearing us talking / singing to her and to be carried all the time too :( However, she doesn’t seem to taking long naps during the days. She would normally waking up every 10-20 minutes checking up on us / crying for us to carry or rocking her back to sleep again. I can see that she is more of a side sleeper and hates to be put on her tummy.

She will also poo poo in the potty every morning and so far, she is doing it great (and amazing)! No more soiled diapers during the days, yippie~!! :) She loves milk but hates water just like Angel where she would spit our all the water and got choked sometimes. However, She is so much different from Angel in many ways too.

During her 1 month old, there was once (yeah ….. only once and just once) she gave me a sudden big bright smile looking straight into my eyes that really give me a great shock till I rubbed my eyes (I really did!) and take a 2nd look at her just to make sure :P Angel doesn’t smile until her 4th month old or so which makes her smiles really feels so special to me.

I can feel that Annabelle is also consider as a ‘high need’ baby just like Angel. My confinement lady left early partly because of that reason too (she keeps complaining about baby's constant crying until we have to ask her to leave!) but I won’t be surprise as Angel is also the same if not worst then Annabelle when she’s still a baby. Oh ….. wish me luck again!

p/s: and just today, Annabelle starts playing bubbles with her own saliva O.o