I am Mrs Toh

BB’s 16 months and 21 days today.

Been super long since I’ve posted here. Heh.

From a chubby baby, he’s become a cheeky toddler. I just love him so much.

He can say some words now and sometimes mumble some gibberish too. Mama, Papa, Popo, bird bird, ou ou (dog), moo moo (cow), ma (horse), bus (pronounced like ba), train train, ma (wipe), na (banana) & pen (open). That’s all I can think of.

When he wants something, he will point to it and nod his head. When he doesn’t want something, he will shake his head, sometimes accompanied by shaking his raised palm too. ๐Ÿ˜„

He can open a screw top bottle! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ His fingers will hold the cap and turn left turn right. Then it will loosen and he will pull it off.

He knows how to open Dad’s gate today. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ He tip toed and turned the doorknob. Lol…So clever.

He will hold his own milk bottle now, used to be so lazy. Or the old bottle too fat not nice to hold. It kept leaking so we changed it at the previous baby fair.

When he’s sleepy, he will ask for milk but doesn’t always finish it.

Then he flips around the bed trying to find a comfortable position and finally sleeps after 15 minutes.

He’s developing really well and his check ups have went well too.

I just find him not chubby enough hahaha, activity level really too high.

BB’s daily schedule so far:

6:30am to 7am – Wake up then milk / bathe / breakfast

9:30am – 1st nap

12pm – Lunch

2pm – 2nd nap usually around an hour

Snacks and fruits around 3pm plus.

6pm – Dinner then bathe

7:30pm – Bedtime

So, we held BB’s 1st birthday party at our home last Saturday.

We didn’t want to spend too much money, hence I decided to DIY a dessert table!

For food, we ordered from Neo Garden as per usual, which was a wise choice because they gave us 15% + additional 5% discount because we also ordered from them for BB’s 1st month. ๐Ÿ˜€ And we love their curry chicken!

Ok. So, I decided on a farm animals theme because really, our whole family’s zodiac are farm animals. BB is a sheep, I’m an ox and Mr Toh’s a pig. Literally. *Just kidding! Hahaha~

DIY DESSERT TABLE

Googled for a farm theme birthday party and there were so many ideas! But what caught my eye was the ideas from Fisher Price. They had a collaboration with another site called Hostess with the Mostess and they had a post called Fun on the Farm.

I took the idea for a ‘carrot patch’ from there as well as the labels for the dessert table. Mr Toh really liked the idea of the carrot patch too.

Carrot Patch (source)

Youโ€™ll Need:

– Fresh Strawberries (I bought New Zealand ones from NTUC, $4.95 for a box)
– 1 Orange Melting Chocolate (Couldn’t find this, so I used white chocolate and orange dye)
– Piping Bag or Plastic Sandwich Bag (omitted this cause I didn’t do the carrot ‘lines’)
– 1 Bag Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (I used Oreo, about 6 or 7 packs)
– Parchment Paper and Cookie Sheet or Tray (I used waxed paper I bought from Daiso)

Instructions:
1. Wash and dry the strawberries, being careful to leave the stems on.

2. Cover a tray or baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

3. Melt the orange melting chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, according to package directions. (I used a bain-marie to melt the chocolate, then dyed it orange.)

4. Take a strawberry by the leaves and gently dip into the melted candy. I like to swirl the strawberry at the end to get rid of any excess. Lay the covered berry flat onto the parchment paper to dry.

I put mine in the fridge to keep immediately as I skipped the below steps for the ‘carrot lines’

5. After all of the strawberries are dipped and on the tray, place the tray in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.

6. Remove the cooled strawberry tray from the refrigerator, and scoop the remaining melted orange candy into your piping bag. (You may need to re-heat the orange melting chocolate first before scooping into the bag.) If using a sandwich bag for piping, cut the very tip off of one corner after it has been filled.

7. Once strawberries are hardened, create โ€œcarrot linesโ€ by drizzling the melted candy back and forth over each one. Move relatively fast so that your lines are straight. Donโ€™t worry about making the lines look perfect or having the same number of lines on each strawberry – the differences will make your โ€œcarrot patchโ€ look more natural! Pop the drizzled berries back into the refrigerator to harden. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

8. For the carrot patch display, crush up the chocolate sandwich cookies (filling included) until finely ground in a food processor. Cover your tray with the chocolate sandwich cookie โ€œdirt,โ€ then place the strawberries on top! (I used more Oreos as I wanted to sort of half bury the ‘carrots’ in them instead of just placing on top.)

This was a challenge. Mainly because I originally bought white chocolate compound chips, but they were very thick when melted, I couldn’t dip my strawberries in them! The uncle at Phoon Huat recommended this when I asked about dipping strawberries, he says they will harden at room temp, which is true but it was too thick to dip.

So I googled some more and went back to buy white chocolate couverture chips instead. They melted in a more liquid form and was much easier to dip. But only thing is they don’t hold up well in room temp and will start to melt. But I didn’t mind.

Started doing them only on Sat morning as they won’t keep well or look as nice if done the night before. But it was pretty successful even though it doesn’t look as good as hers. I got good reviews from our guests~~

I found their idea for the haystacks too troublesome though so through googling, I found another idea. Rice Krispies treats! And got the recipe from cookiesandcups.com.

Perfect Rice Krispie Treat Recipe aka Haystacks

makes 16 squares
Author: Cookies & Cups
Ingredients
5 Tbsp butter
8 cups, plus 2 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Krispie Cereal
ยฝ tsp salt

Instructions
– Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray, set aside.
– In a large post over low heat melt butter. Once butter in melted add in 8 cups mini marshmallows, stirring constantly.
– Once the marshmallows are just melted remove from heat and stir in your cereal and salt until just coated in marshmallow mixture. Now stir in the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows.
– Pour mixture into prepared pan and press in evenly.
– Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. Best if served same day.

So. Easy. And so good!! Bought the butter and marshmallows from Phoon Huat and the rice krispies from Redmart. Couldn’t find any in NTUC or Cold Storage.

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They were so good that Mr Toh asked if I can make them more often. Cannot lah!! Lol. So sweet. Once in a while is still ok. His friends and colleagues took some home too cause I made quite a lot. ๐Ÿ˜€

Last DIY item for the dessert table was popcorn! I originally wanted to buy ready made ones but Mr Toh asked why don’t want do it myself as it’s very simple. Hmmm, I’ve never made popcorn before so I didn’t know. But I googled for a recipe and it does seem easy. So I bought the kernels from Cold Storage and tried making it the night before the party.

Recipe from bakedbree.com.

Perfect Stovetop Popcorn aka sheep fluff

Ingredients

ยผ cup coconut oil (or canola) – I used canola oil
โ…” cup popcorn kernels
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 Tablespoons honey
1ยฝ teaspoons sea salt – didn’t have any sea salt so I used regular salt.

Instructions
– Add the coconut oil and 3 popcorn kernels to a large pot. (I use my Dutch oven.)
– Cover and cook over medium-high heat until all 3 kernels pop.
– Take the three kernels out of the pot.
– Add the rest of the popcorn kernels.
– Cover and take the pot off of the heat.
– Wait 30 seconds.
– Put the pot back on the heat. Cook, shaking the pot occasionally until the popping slows down.
– After about 2 minutes, and the popping has slowed down, take the lid off of the pot. This lets the steam out and keeps the popcorn crisp.
– While the popcorn is popping, melt the butter and add the honey.
– Pour over the popcorn and sprinkle with salt. Toss until completely coated. You could also do this in a large paper bag.

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The sauce was so yummy! Though I added a bit too much salt so the popcorn was a tad salty. =( But really very easy and cheap too!

Cupcakes from One Third Pastries.
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Sadly, they weren’t very nice to eat, though they were very nice to look at. They were the most expensive thing on this table. Lol.

Cupcake stand was a free gift from Waterway Point! I only remembered about it on Sat and managed to dig it out to use. Hahaha.

The dessert table, looks ok right?? Simple but full of love.
Table rented from Neo Garden and came with the skirting.
Berries, cherries and grapes from NTUC. ๐Ÿ˜€
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Super cute balloons from Huiyi, who bought them from a shop on the 2nd level of Waterway Point.
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Barn background DIY-ed by Mr Toh. Showed him what I want and we got the supplies from Art Friend and this was what he came up with. Mr Toh’s art & craft definitely better than me!
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Burlap banner from somethingturquoise.com.
Printed and cut out at home and strung up with twine from Art Friend. Huiyi and her bf helped me put it up. ^^

BB 12 months progress photos.
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Designed by myself in Gimp to look like Polaroids and printed via Print For Fun. Quality is pretty good and delivery was very fast!

Chalkboard done by yours truly again. One of my proudest achievement. Got the background from here and filled up the rest by myself. Also edited the measurements unit. It helped so much!!
Printed at i-success @ Sunshine Plaza for $12. A2 size and mounted on a foam board. The printing is very nice!! Colors are very vivid!

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Birthday boy! Having his dinner first. He was supposed to wear this but halfway through, he started sweating too much so we changed him into comfier clothes.
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I think I got his shirt from H&M, wanted to get one that is similar in color to the ones we have and it was very close! ๐Ÿ˜€
Overalls from Gap. Going for a farmer look. Hahaha.

BB with grandma~
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His lovely cake from Prima Deli. $94 for 2 kgs (min) and $10 delivery fee. Not bad, cake was nice and not too sweet, very fluffy and soft. Got good reviews too!
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Family photo! Like our first properly taken one excluding the ones from the photo studio when BB was a newborn. Haha.

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Derp face BB! Lol! Asking him to blow the candle. Erm, over demanding much? Hahaha.
BB smiling cause I was counting 1, 2, 3, which is how I usually play with him.
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Less derpy angle. ๐Ÿ˜€
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Love his smile~~~
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Ok lah, Mama help you.
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Cake cutting time! Ready………aim…..
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And cut! Wa, my BB looks like a pro here.
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Like don’t want to let go of the knife. Hahaha.
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Mr Toh let him taste some cream and his expression like that. Lol. Think because he’s never tasted it before.
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Pressies!! Still have some gold accessories and red packets not pictured. Really really thankful. BB is so blessed.
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BB lasted till almost 10pm after his last nap at 3pm. T_T Tried to make him nap again but he was having none of it. So he went to bed at 10pm and KO-ed within 5 minutes while drinking his milk. Oh dear.

It was a really tiring day for me too because BB woke at 5am plus which means I woke at the same time. Didn’t manage to nap because was too busy with the desserts and deco.

But it’s OK!! Most important thing was everything went smoothly and BB was really happy. So many people to play with him and carry him. ^^

Thank you all so very much for coming and for the gifts and well wishes!

Oh yes, and Mom wasn’t around cause she was in Vietnam with my aunt. And she bought a Pikachu soft toy for BB. ๐Ÿ™‚

Been a while since I’ve updated here, so lazy. Haha. Also been updating on Dayre, so easy to update there day by day!

BB YX 9th month update~

BB’s sleeping position is all over the place. For the first 4 hours or so after he falls asleep, he will stay in position. After that, he moves around everywhere. Especially his favorite position on his stomach with his little butt high up in the air.

He can get to a sitting position by himself now. And also able to sit steadily without support, can even clap his hands or wave his toys around.

He can stand in his cot while holding on to the railings. ๐Ÿ‘ Baobei ๅฅฝๅŽ‰ๅฎณ!

He has a book called Captain Calamari and the ending page has a mirror in it. When he sees his reflection in the mirror, he leans forward and puts his mouth on it, like giving it a kiss. Cutest scene ever.

When I put my face in front of him and ask him to kiss me, he puts his mouth on my cheek and leaves his saliva there. ๐Ÿ˜… Don’t know if he knows to kiss or he just wants to put something in his mouth.

He loves to blow raspberries, nonstop for a few minutes sometimes! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’ฆ

He will take 2 toys, 1 in each hand, then let go of one, then when he sees the one that’s let go, he will reach for it again and let go of the other one. And repeat. Lol. Like he can’t make up his mind or he forgot why he let it go and wants it back. So cute.

He has quite a temper, this boy. Will shout and cry when we don’t give him what he wants. Which is usually stuff like remote controls, his comb, his fan etc. *Sweat*

Sometimes when it’s his bedtime, after finishing his milk, he can’t sleep and he will crawl up to our headboard and bang his head softly on it. Was kinda worried but I read that it’s normal though.

His 2 little bottom pearlies have started peeking out! I noticed they were more obvious after we came back from our Vietnam trip. He kept rubbing his tongue or lip against it. Must be very itchy, poor thing~

He has some new sounds added to his vocab now. Haha. And he loves to chatter~ Just like the daddy.

1st Sept
Saw on the CCTV today that BB can sit by himself already and very steady too. So cute seeing him sitting there all by himself clapping his hands. ๐Ÿ˜
Mum told me he’s been trying to stand all day and even tried to climb up the sofa. When he didn’t succeed at one side, he crawled to the other side with a corner and succeeded after standing on the helper’s legs. Seriously, kids these days are so smart.
Then at night, he slept immediately after finishing his milk. I think he was too tired from the day’s activities?
When I tried to transfer him to his cot, he woke and tried to climb over his pillow to hold the rail to stand up. Sleep crawling ma? ๐Ÿ˜†

2nd Sept
BB only woke once at around 1am, crying a little. I carried him and he stopped crying then continued sleeping.
All the way till 5:30am when he woke up for milk. But this notty boy didn’t want to sleep after finishing his milk. Kept wanting to crawl around. ๐Ÿ˜ด
Made a bit more milk for him at around 6am but he still didn’t want to sleep after finishing that. *Sigh*
Put him in his cot, he kept standing up and even started to clap his hands once but he realised he was falling down so he faster held on to the railings. ๐Ÿ˜‚
He wanted to get out after a while so he kept trying to grab my shirt after standing. But he kept saying “Ba ba ba”. Ask him to call Mama and he did, once, almost crying. Lol.
My BB is such a big boy now… ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ Time pls pass slower!
Asked Mr Toh to look after him while I went to get ready for work.
Headed home after work first. Finally got Mr Toh to lower down BB’s bed because the little rascal can stand while holding on to the railings already.
After making him sleep, we then headed out to 401.

3rd Sept
BB can pull himself up with the sofa and stand liao! Darn fast! He just learnt to sit up by himself not that long ago. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๅฎ่ดๅฅฝๆฃ’ๅ“ฆ! Time pls slow down. I can’t bear to see him grow up so fast! He’s already super not babyish as compared to a few months ago, I miss that stage. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Brought helper out to TT $ back to her family and bought lunch home as well.
Naughty boy didn’t wanna sleep when I tried to get him to nap. Maybe cause it was in our room and he kept wanting to stand. T.T

4th Sept
Mr Toh’s off~ Bringing BB out later, luckily the mozzie patches arrived ytd in time~
Headed to MBS after Mr Toh woke uo, Mr Toh babywearing BB! So cute!
Had lunch at Ding Tai Fung after waiting for half an hour. So crowded there. O.O
BB sat in his baby chair and this notty boy started making noise after a while so I fed him some of my soup noodles. This Korean couple sitting beside us kept looking and smiling at BB, BB kept looking at them too but he doesn’t smile. :X
Then when they left, they said bye-bye and the guy came over, cupped BB’s cheeks and said Aneong~ haha so funny.
Nelly and Audrey came to join us later too. Daniel also came shortly. Pokรฉmon time~ I didn’t play much, mostly was Mr Toh helping me to catch. Weather was unbearably hot too. Fed BB his porridge while I was carrying him, heh babywearing ftw!
But it was too hot to sleep so I left for home first. Not much Pokรฉmon-ing can be done when I’m carrying BB anyway~

6th September
My 1st 10km egg hatched an onix. 2nd one hatched a Spearow. ๐Ÿ˜’ Thanks ah.
Met Mr Toh after my work at Farrer Park and we walked over to Jalan Besar to meet Gerald. Wanted to have our fave duck rice but it’s not there! Moved already but dunno where. Hai.
So Gerald brought us to try this ๅค่‚‰้ฅญ. Not bad lah but the people damn attitude.
Their braised big intestines damn nice though.
We then headed to Kovan as Gerald’s specs got problem. After Mr Toh fixed it, we went to Xin Wang for dessert.

14th Sept
Stupid F1, made my bus so late. I decided to walk over to Anson Rd to take the other bus but it left just as I was waiting for the traffic light! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Mad rush after work to bring BB to Dad’s house. Luckily our helper already packed most of it.
BB got very sleepy soon after we arrived so gave him his milk and tried to make him sleep. He took a while to fall asleep cause I think he’s not used to the new environment. Hope he will be ok~

15th Sept
Daniel and Andrew came to fetch us. We had breakfast at the airport and off we went~ Reached Vietnam after an uneventful flight. Checked into the hotel at D7 and we walked over to have lunch at Tokyo Deli.
Dinner with Andrew at Hotpot Story at Vivo. Yeap, there is a Vivocity at Saigon, opened by the same company. Daniel flew our aeroplane to meet his gf. Tsk.
We met Yixiang too, for a short tea session.

BB is 8 months old this month.

BB really loves to clap his hands. He will clap his hand at any opportunity, even when he’s about to sleep. ๐Ÿ‘

He can point at things now, especially love to poke his toys or anything we are holding. He will also wave his pointing finger as if saying “Orh hor..” Lol, so funny.

He can now wave Hi and Bye to people. Will always wave bye to mom and helper when he’s going to bed, then wave Hi in the morning when I bring him out and he sees our helper. ๐Ÿ‘‹

He can sit up by himself when crawling now~ at first can only kinda sit on one side, half sit half lying down, super cute. But slowly, he can sit properly. ๐Ÿ‘

He can pull himself up to kneeling position in his cot. He can even stand although only for a very short while. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Sometimes he loves to shout when he’s sitting in his rocker, for no reason. T_T He has a very loud voice, inherited from his Daddy. Haha.

1st August
Went to Hello Kitty cafe with Mr Toh and his colleagues to celebrate him getting good news! Yay! Congrats my Mr Toh and good job!

Food was quite OK, very normal but edible.

4th August
BB the nap fighter. Didn’t nap again after his last nap at 1pm. Haiyo this notty boy.
Came home and read 2 books to him then made milk and brought him to the room to sleep. He waved goodbye when saying goodnight to the helper. Awwww.. my baby is growing up. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

5th August
Lol.

Brought BB to Bridges Montessori in the morning to check it out. The location very ulu… though they had a full Montessori system, somehow we didn’t like it very much. Had lunch then went back home.

Daddy shopping, we wefie~

We watched League of Gods with mom later in the evening. What a crappy show!

6th August
Our helper’s birthday! Brought her to Orchard for dinner~ we tried the Indo restaurant at Paragon. Food was quite good. BB didn’t want to nap in the carrier at all today even with the hood up. ๐Ÿ˜–
Got home and we cut the cake~ then fasterly put BB to bed.

7th August
Brought BB out to my cousin’s house, his 2nd daughter’s full month. BB very clingy as usual. Lol.

Pokemon-ing while babywearing and making BB sleep. Babywearing FTW!

9th August

Brought BB out in the evening to Dad’s house~ he was such a good boy today. I fed him his porridge there while Ah Yi held him on her lap. He also played with them for a while before I put him to bed. But he woke up after a while crying, I managed to pat him back to sleep. He slept till Mr Toh came and woke up crying again. Faster carried him out cause Audrey was also sleeping inside.

Sleepy grumpy baby

But no use, Audrey woke up too. So we cut the cake, cake for Singapore’s birthday. Lol.
While wiping down BB, he kept reaching out for the lotion bottle. Gave it to him so he wouldn’t struggle so much and I realised he seems to think that was his milk. ๐Ÿ˜… So I faster made his milk, fed him and he KO-ed. Poor BB, must have been really hungry.

12th August
BB seemed sad today when I was leaving for work. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Sorry baobei, Mama need to work. Mama love you~
Went to suntec to collect the toy I pre-ordered for BB and the item was so big I had to cab home to put first. Then took the train back to work.

Pokemon hunting at night with his brothers @ 401.

So crowded!

13th August
Wanted to assemble BB’s new toy but upon opening the box, I realised the condition of the item was so bad! Got scratches, got opened bag and whole thing just looks used. So disappointed with this fair organizer SuperMom. Never buying anything from them ever again. Took pictures and FB msged them plus emailed them too. At first they were only willing to exchange item but I refused. Who knows if I will get another 2nd hand item. So they agreed to collect back the item and refund me the $. Never ask them to refund my cab fare very good liao.

Lol @ his expression.

Met up with Char and Jia+Kevin for dinner at Serangoon Gardens, Steam Box.

Dessert, the durian mousse at Dessert Bowl is awesome~

Kevin sent me home after that, thank you!
Changed and went out to 401 with Mr Toh after that. Pokรฉmon time~ ๐Ÿ˜„

14th August
Brought BB to my uncle’s place in Woodlands. We took the bus! BB slept the whole journey. BB is such a good boy. Mama love you~
He was clingy at first and wary of my aunts as he seldom sees them. But towards the end, he was ok already and even laughed when they played with him. Mama so proud of you baobei~ baobei ๅพˆๆฃ’! ๐Ÿ‘ Cabbed home with mum after that.

15th August
Took half day leave in the afternoon to go collect my IC. Wanted to eat our fave bak chor mee but it was closed on that day.
So I met Mr Toh at Bugis instead. Had our late lunch and went Pokรฉmon hunting~

16th August
His favourite sleeping position.

18th August
Met Mr Toh at Vivocity after work, that place so many Pokemons and Pokestops with lures! Lol. We had dinner at Morganfield’s, the bacon wrapped pork balls were so yummy!

Their pork chop not bad too but kinda salty after a while.

While having dinner, we saw groups of people running towards the Sentosa Boardwalk so we checked our map and turns out there was a Lapras at Sentosa. But too far…. =(
Two Caucasian men sitting beside our table were amazed by the scene, lol.

19th August
BB today morning.

Met Mr Toh at Vivo after work again! This time we were headed for Sentosa. But that place sucks, very big and very hot. =(
We walked back to Vivo and decided to have a snack at Brewerks.

Yummy calamari & pork belly satay!

My silly husband

The boardwalk was really quite lovely.

21st August
“You better give me my food now, when I am asking nicely, I tell you.”

23rd August
BB playing with my sweets.
*roar*

“ๅฆˆๅ’ช๏ผŒๆˆ‘่ทŸไฝ ่ฎฒๅ•Š๏ผŒไธ่ฆๅƒ่ฟ™ไนˆๅคš็ณ–ๆžœ๐Ÿฌใ€‚่ฟ˜ๆ˜ฏ็ป™ๆˆ‘ๅƒๆฏ”่พƒๅฅฝๅ“ฆ. ”

24th August
His super cute pajamas.

26th August
BB today morning. New expression, Mama melting liao!

Concert day! Ended work earlier and met Mr Toh at Suntec for dinner before our concert~
Terry Lin One Take 2016.
We felt so young there cause the majority of the audience were our parents’ age. :X
His concert was amazing! One of the best I’ve been to and his voice is just so good that it gave us goosebumps!
We then went to MBS for Pokรฉmon~

27th August
Mr Toh’s off day~ I woke in the morning, played a bit with BB then went back to bed and slept till 3pm. Woke up with Mr Toh then we went out for lunch without BB cause the haze was too much.
Caught Train to Busan and it was such a good movie!
I then went to Eu Yan Sang to see a sinseh about my right thumb. Starting to hurt again.
We then went to Hougang Ave 10 after that, saw Charlene and her hubby near there when we were looking for a Vaporeon! Then saw Wensheng and Huimin too at Ave 10. Lol. Sg too small liao.

28th August
Met Huiyi at Somerset to go do our hair together~ Had lunch at Supply & Demand. Turns out Huiyi and her bf were also playing Pokemon! Lots to talk about. Haha.

29th August
Someone can sit up by himself! Though not very stable but good effort baobei!
Putting him to bed is quite a chore now. If he’s not tired, he will climb all over the bed. I then put him in his cot, but he went to pull himself up by holding on to the railings. He then tried to stand and succeeded for a split second. Then he fell on his back and my heart almost stopped. But then he squealed and laughed so happily I couldn’t help but join in. ๐Ÿ˜„ But pls don’t make this a habit baobei~
Carried him up after that and realised why so smelly. Turns out he pooped! No wonder didn’t want to sleep. Were you trying to tell Mama you pooped baobei? Sorry Mama didn’t pay attention. Lol. ๐Ÿ˜†

31st August
Mr Toh’s off~ met him at Chinatown for dumplings. Wanted to go for the Abra nest at Pearl’s Hill Park but realised we can’t access it because of some construction going on….so we went back to Waterway Point to buy fruits for praying. Headed home to put the stuff then headed out again for supper~ Mr Toh said he want to watch movie… Told him I accompany you for supper not enough, you still want movie, ๅคช่ฟ‡ๅˆ†ไบ†! ๐Ÿ˜„

July

Posted on: August 4, 2016

BB loves to clap his hands, sometimes even clapping when he’s falling asleep. ๐Ÿ˜…

BB knows how to hold and eat his puff biscuit himself! When we first let him try, he’d just hold it in his hand and play around with it.
Though he will still try to find a shortcut and he will just open his mouth when he sees me holding the puff. ๐Ÿ˜„

His pincer grab is also improving. Using his puffs to let him practise. Hehe, and this crazy mummy will go “Hao li hai, baobei hao bang o!” and keep praising him when he manage to eat his puffs.

He is much more stable when sitting by himself now though we still need go be around because he has a tendency to faceplant.

He loves to jump on his fatty legs when I carry him standing on my lap.

When on the floor on his tummy, he will raise his butt and wriggle back and forth, still not crawling yet though.

He loves to sleep sprawled on his bolsters on his tummy.

Bought a toy car for him and he loves to spin the wheels with his fingers and watch.

Noticed on 30th July that BB can crawl already! He was trying to get to his toy car and he reached it by pulling himself forward on his arms but legs just flailing behind. Too cute!

9 July
Dr Djeng appointment.
Went to Taka after that to buy stuffs for BB’s porridge and bought blueberries + puffs for him too.
Saw that there was Tai Cheong bakery from Hong Kong and decided to queue for it to buy for Mr Toh & home. Slow queue but nice people in the queue.
Cabbed home, had my lunch then brought BB and the egg tarts to Mr Toh’s shop.

10 July
Let BB try blueberries for the 1st time today. Also added lean pork in his porridge today.

11 July
BB having an allergic reaction to the blueberries! O.O Rashes on his body and thighs. Stopped the blueberries immediately and his rashes subsided a little.

12 July
Met Mr Toh for dinner at Itacho. Yum!

13 July
BB’s rashes subsided already, the redness on his top lip also subsided. Whew. I confirm it’s the green peas already. Tsk. Apparently it’s a very common allergy, why didn’t I even know of this before?!

16 July
BB started saying ba ba ba! Though I’m quite sure he doesn’t know what it means. Maybe because I often sing Baa baa black sheep to him?

17 July
Brought BB out to Orchard Gateway to support Huiyi’s flea market for her floral business! Super love her bouquets! Really gorgeous!
BB was rather well behaved though he cried a little around Huiyi’s friends. Oops.
Headed home at around 4pm plus and wanted to let BB nap before we headed to Grandpa’s house but he refused to nap! So no choice lor, we headed to Grandpa’s house and this little one was falling asleep in the cab but kept waking up at the sound of my voice because I had to give the taxi driver directions. Tsk.
And as expected, he was super cranky and started crying when we reached because there was so many people! Already kept telling him about today a few days before but no choice lah.
So gave him milk and let him sleep on XM & Nelly’s bed as they were not in SG that day. He slept till Mr Toh came after his work. Too tired already. *smack BB’s butt*

18 July
Met GE insurance agent at Waterway Point for a discussion then we headed to NTUC to buy veg and fruits for BB.

20 July 2016
BB started eating fish in his porridge yesterday, added in a bit of ginger as well. He likes it! ๐Ÿ‘
Got off work at 4pm and headed to Jurong to collect the mini buffet set from Neo Garden. Got it free as a prize from UFM100.3. Thank you!
Huiyi and her bf came over for dinner too. ๐Ÿ˜Š Yummy food as always.

21 July
Thunderstorm again today. So loud and scary but thankfully BB slept through.
Realised BB’s pajamas was wet when he woke for milk at 3am. Apparently his Goon diapers leaked. Tsk. I never have this problem with Merries. Had to change his clothes and the poor thing just wanna sleep. *Sayang*
After preparing BB’s porridge in the morning, I went into the room wanting to check on him before I leave for work. And he have actually woken up already. He was on his tummy in his cot and when he saw me, his face just lit up and he was so happy he was kicking and moving his arms vigorously. Haha, so cute! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ My baobei~

29 July
Woke up to see BB sleeping sprawled on his bolsters. Aiyo, like that comfy meh? Apparently yes.
Went to prepare his porridge in the slow cooker and he woke up. Helper went to carry him and came to the kitchen.
He looked like a sleepy mess, hahaha. Messy hair and a sleepy face. My little baobei. ๐Ÿ˜˜
BB smiled when he saw me come home yesterday. Mama love you~

31st July
Mr Toh’s off day! Raining too heavily so we didn’t bring BB out. Headed to Waterway Point to buy some stuff. Shun bian caught Ghostbusters and Jason Bourne. Mini movie marathon! GB was really fun to watch but JB was really quite draggy and we almost fell asleep.

June

Posted on: August 4, 2016

BB is such a curious baby, always looking around him when he hear voices or when he sees lights etc.

Whenever we are holding things when carrying him, he will always stretch his hand out wanting to grab it.

Always stay this way, my kpo baby. ๐Ÿ˜˜

When we carry him near the window, he will know to look at the cars and LRT trains. ๐Ÿ‘

When he’s lying down and his pacifier drops, he knows to find it and pick it up and bring to his mouth. Heh so clever.

Stopping breastfeeding this month, slowly decreasing the amount of pumping so I stopped pumping in the middle of the night and I realised it makes me miss the moments with Mr Toh. I rarely see him during our work days, only on his off day can see him. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
But the friends have been jio-ing me for drinking sessions! Bad influence much? Haha. ๐Ÿ˜…

1st June
BB woke on the wrong side of the bed today, he woke up crying really loudly, I wonder if he had a nightmare?
BB was asleep when I got home. He woke at 10:45pm and 4:15am for milk. The 2nd time he woke, he didn’t fall back asleep immediately but I was too tired so I just let him fall asleep on his own in his crib.

2nd June
Luckily Mr Toh woke me up today, don’t know why my alarm did not ring?
Was pumping and Mr Toh was showing me nice music videos. Done pumping and went back to our bedroom so I can prepare for work.
Saw BB’s upright head in his crib the moment I stepped into the room. The little darling was already awake but not crying. ไน–ๅฎ่ด๏ฝž Asked who he was waiting for, whether he was waiting for Mama and he said “Ahhhh…”. Lol.
Mr Toh played with him while I got ready for work then I carried him out so Mr Toh could sleep.

5th June
Watched TMNT, not bad.

7th June
On leave today! Mr Toh had class in the morning so I took a mid morning nap together with BB. ๐Ÿ˜
Met Mr Toh at Serangoon at 12pm, we were going for the Friso car redemption. But omg, the queue was craaazy! People had to queue for hours, the longest I heard was 4 hours, end up they didn’t have enough stock. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
But we didn’t queue that long, we saw a shorter queue so I went to check it out and was told that was for home delivery at a charge of $30. So we opted for that and we still spent 2 hours there even though the queue was really short, less than 20 people. Wtf wtf. First experience and such a disappointment. Tsk.
We then had lunch before heading home and Mr Toh took a nap.
We then brought BB to Takashimaya to try the Lillebaby carrier. Very comfy so we bought the All Seasons! $239 with 15% discount works out to around $203. Pretty good deal. ๐Ÿ‘
We had dinner, udon at the foodcourt before heading home. The little one was so tired that he was falling asleep in the carrier while we were queuing for the cab. ๐Ÿ˜…

09 June
Baked a sweet potato when I got home, to prepare for BB’s venture into porridge. Got to let him try millet, sweet potatoes, carrots and pumpkin before I can cook milllet porridge for him. It was those purple skin yellow flesh ones. Stole a bit to taste and it was very sweet! So yummy. I’m sure he will love it.
Went into the room and he had just got into bed after his milk. He wasn’t asleep yet and he saw me and kept looking at me. Then started whining. Carried him up and realised he was very sweaty. So I on the aircon and carried him for a while waiting for him to cool down before putting him back in his cot. ๐Ÿ˜˜

10 June
Went to Albert Centre during my lunch time to buy ikan bilis! Bought those without the head and backbones to grind into powder for BB. Mum can use in soups and stir fries too. ๐Ÿ‘

Helper fed him the sweet potato today, he liked it! But he pooped 3 times after that. Like whoa. Wonder if it’s normal?
Did some googling and apparently yes, it helps in constipation. Haha.

Went home to put the dried goods then headed out to Waterway Point for dinner. Had mentaiko chicken bento at Kuriya, Mr Toh had the salmon sashimi and kurobuta bento. Their salmon sashimi is very fresh! ๐Ÿ‘ Bentos were yummy too! Headed home after that so I can pump (am down to 3 pumps a day) and lie down for a while before we headed out for movie with KQ, XM & Nelly. Watching Warcraft! Nice!! I thought I’d fall asleep but I didn’t!

11 June
Brought BB out for a while, he slept on the train and woke up when we reached Novena. Did my errands then headed back to Punggol. Went to Waterway Point to buy stuffs. I put the hood up and shortly after that, he fell asleep again! Yay to sleepy dust! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Transferred him to the bed after I reached home, the poor thing was very sweaty, think the hood makes it really hot even though I had unzipped to the mesh.
Cooked oatmeal porridge for his dinner, I kay kiang added in the avocado. BB gave his funny expression then wouldn’t open his mouth for the 2nd time until a while later. He took 3 spoons before totally rejecting it. Didn’t wanna open his mouth and gave us his funny expression. Hahahaha! Threw it away then gave him rice cereal. Lol. #momfail

12 June
Playing with BB on the sofa, he grabbed his chou chou and wanted to put in his mouth but I pulled it back. He tried a 2nd time and I did it again and he went “Arghhhhhh” is a deep tone. Angry ah? LOL.

13 June
Took time off earlier today, met Mr Toh at Liang Court to collect BB’s hand and footprints from Best Imprezzione. The uncle there so friendly and funny, kept saying to bring BB along next time so he can play with him. Makes me wonder how BB would react to him. ๐Ÿ˜„ Probably cry.

I had the tonkatsu omurice at Meidi-ya, it’s very nice! ๐Ÿ‘ Mr Toh already ate something before coming so he only tried some of mine.
We then headed to Parkway Parade as he needed to collect something. He then had KFC there before we headed home. I went to pump and slept after that while Mr Toh went to meet his friends.

14 June
Mr Toh on MC, having bad cough. But he still went to open the shop 1st till their part timer came to work.
Went home after work, woke Mr Toh up for dinner, we just ate something simple at home. I went to bed first around 10pm, so tired.
BB woke a few times but never even finish 100ml of milk. Hmmm…

16 June
BB woke when I was pumping in the morning but he didn’t cry, I only saw him when I went in to change after pumping. He guai guai laid on his tummy waiting for me to finish changing before I carried him out. ๐Ÿ˜˜
He was drinking his milk when I needed to leave, so I said goodbye to him. But when I reached the door, he stopped drinking his milk so the helper brought him to the door and I was telling him byebye when he responded, kinda sound like he was saying ๅ‘ƒ. Super cute lah.

21 June
BB know how to turn while on his tummy liao! Turning like a tornado for weeks after, he gets everywhere by turning and rollinng. Hahaha super cute!

Update: I got a new order email and food will be delivered in 20 mins. I hope they can be fast, my lunch ends at 2pm and I am starving!! Thanks to Sathish via the app’s live chat. Seriously, the app’s live chat function kinda sucks….

Seriously. I have always been a loyal customer because I really love the convenience of ordering food online from different restaurants for our lunch as we are so sick of the food below our office.

So today, we just ordered our lunch and food was delivered promptly as always. But 1 item was missing. We ordered a maguro don, a yakiniku don and 2 fish & chips. They only delivered 1 fish & chips. No biggie, I called the CS and requested for re-delivery. I mean, I have to eat lunch right!?

Then, about 10 mins after the call, I got an email saying my order is cancelled because payment cannot be processed. I checked the app, it says order is cancelled. Wtf?!

I try calling the hotline again and it goes dead after a few rings. SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT FOODPANDA.

I AM FUCKING PISSED OFF.

Is this the way to treat a customer??? If for whatever reason the missing item cannot be delivered, at least have the courtesy to CALL ME RIGHT?!

And now I am waiting for a reply via their live chat which is super slow.

Fucking hell.

Great, the Live Chat just closed because, and I quote, “WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM YOU IN A WHILE SO THIS CHAT SESSION HAS BEEN CLOSED”

WHEN

I

WAS

WAITING

FOR

A REPLY

FROM

YOUR

AGENT.

OMFG, I AM SO FUCKING PISSED OFF.

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