Lil B @ 8 months 2 days
Woot! Where has all the time gone. Lil B is already 8 months. 4 more months, he’ll graduate from a baby to a toddler.
A recap of his little milestones:
@ 7 months / @ 8 months
Weight: 9.7kg / 10kg now
Height: 70.5cm / 72cm
HC: 46cm / 47cm
Lil B has a pair of strong legs. When he was 7 months or so he started to stand strong on both feet. He could pull himself up from the cot, our bedsideÂ effortlessly.Â When we put him in his playpen when we were having dinner, he would attempt to pull himself up too (playpen is a little bit higher than the cot).
He started creeping when he was around 6 months. He was already pretty mobile then. Now that he is two months older, he is able to crawl on four, sit unsupported (7 months), thatÂ he’s a so much anÂ independant littleÂ baby now.
When on the stroller, he no longer wanted to lie down 45degree. He prefer to sit up admiringÂ his surrounding.
He is so much more vocal now. Just few days ago, the way his tone sound kinda mimic as if he’s communicating something with us. No more incoherent cooing. Now, he willÂ look atÂ us in the eye and start bleh bleh blah blahÂ Ooo Ooo ehhh ehhh in a very loud tone. So ultra cute.
Lil b is also much more aware of his surrounding. He can turn to the source of sound accurately and if it happens to be something related to food, he will start cooing until he is allowed to try. Such a funny boy.
He said (I believe) his first work ‘Mum Mum’ when he is hungry.Â Â It’s hard to confirm whether it was mere coincidence or not but lil b always say ‘mum mum’Â when he’s hungry or when I put him in his walkerÂ during food time.
Lil b isÂ very easy on food. HeÂ is not picky, unlike his kor kor. When he sees us eating he will go ‘Mum Mum’, ‘Mum Mum’ until we let him try our food. Maybe that explains why he likes to put things into his mouth. Ryan is much moreÂ behaved when it comes to Â in that sense. He never gone through a phase whereby he will put items into his mouth. So, that said, Lil B is definitely a more handful baby to watch.Â
Lil B used to be a heavy thumb sucker but he stopped doing that when he turn 7 months. Maybe he realise his fingers (usually thumb) is not so yummy afterall as compared to the toys, remote controls, phones, even diaper.
In terms of characteristics, he is the opposite of Ryan. Ok, maybe it’s still too early to tell but the traits are pretty evident to note. Lil B is slightly more difficult to manage. Difficult to manage in the sense he is more stubborn than the kor kor. His temperament is also poorer than kor kor’s. He getsÂ crankyÂ and will coo non stopÂ whenÂ his demands are not met (ieÂ when he did not get to taste his remote controls, when he did not get enough sleep, when he did not get to eat what we eat, when he is put in the playpen or walker, etc etc)Â . With that said, Lil B is definitely not a crying baby. I think in the span of 2 months, the only time he cried was when he fell from the bed. What happened was, I had asked Loida to keep an eye on Lil B (who was on the bed) while I was gone to the loo. Ryan was having his snack then next to the bed. Suddenly I heard a loud bang and next followed was Lil B’s loud wailing. Before I could ran out from the washroom, Ryan dashed in and start reporting narrating to me what happened. Apparently, Loida had turned away to attend to Ryan while Lil B was behind her on the bed. In split seconds, lil B topple over the pillow and fell down. Loida claimed she managed to grab Darren so he was not badly hurt and did not knock his head. I asked Ryan to narrate to me what exactly happened and I was told Darren fell, hit the bed side and down the floor. Darren cried pitifully withÂ so much tears. I have not seen him with so much tears. IÂ carried and hugged him to give him the security he much needed. Soon, he stopped crying after a short while. Phew.Â I checked him and monitored him for the next 48 hours. All’s good.Â I gather he was in dire shock then. Poor boy. Luckily our playroomÂ floor is all fully matted and the bed wasn’t very high either so I was not too worried. But then again, I was furious at Loida’s carelessness. I hope she learned a good lesson. Seem like no kids can escape falling off bed as part of their growing process.
No changes. Still as bad. I wonder when he is going to sleep at normal hours like most babies. Here’s his typical schedule.
10am – Wake up
12noon – Nap for an hour
2pm/3pm – Nap for 2 hours +
7pm/8pm – Nap for an hour
11pm / 12mn – Calls it a night
7am – Milk fix
10am – Wake up and back to routine (I have noÂ problem of him waking up at 10am :P)
Lil B is getting heavier by the day. Nowadays I use the sling pouch to sway Lil B to dreamland. When he is sleepy he will get very cranky, moving about restlessly in hope to find a comfy position to sleep. Coincidently or not, he usually calms down when I sing him the ‘Time to sleep now‘ song. I find a lot ofÂ joy and contentmentÂ with him sleeping in the pouch, so close to me thatÂ I could smell his baby smell and hear his breathing. I feel utterly blessed and grateful to be blessed with two healthy little cutieÂ angels in my life.
Lil b hasÂ 6 teeth now. He cut first tooth (bottom left central incisor)Â on 22nd July. It was the day I first felt theÂ roughness on hisÂ gum when cleaning his mouth. Susequently another 3Â teeth erupted when lil B wasÂ between 6 – 7 monthsÂ (bottom right incisor, followed by the top 2 central incisor. The top ones erupted about the same time)Â and another 2 teeth (topÂ right and left lateral incisor)Â in his 7 months +. 6 teeth is the span of 1 months plus. One can easily imagine the crankiness. Thanks to the Teething Tablets. I think that helps.
Touch wood. So far so good. Lil B is very adventurous with his choice of food.Â He eats whatever I prepared for him. His typicalÂ intake as follow:
10am -Â Breakfast -Â Cereal with milk, CerealÂ (Heinz Apple Cereal, Heinz Oatmeal). Sometimes he will munch on what I eat for breakfast ie bun, cakes, bread, pao. He had no preference.
11am – 6oz of milk
1pm – Lunch – Cereal with fruits + Milk
4pm – Snack – Rusks, Biscuits, (basically he snack on anything we snack) + Milk
7pm – Porridge with dish (so far he has tried brocolli, cod fish, spinach, minced pork, chicken, sweet potato, pumpkin. + Milk
9pm – Fruit (Apple or Pear)
* OtherÂ junk food lil B had tried – BBQ dried pork, Famous Amous Cookies, Prawn Crackers, Cakes, and whole lot of others….
Kor Kor and DiDi
Generally Darren is a happy baby. He smiles easily and is always smiley. He will usually get cranky when he is hungry or sleepy but he hardly shed a tear. For this, Ryan calls his Didi Tickle Boy. He used to call him ‘Bounce’ because according to Ryan, DidiÂ was like a ballÂ - bouncing here and there (he meant active moving and rolling here and there).
Ryan likes to act silly in front of Didi too. The former will be running around the playpen, behaving like a monkey in his supposedly attempt to make Didi happy. True enough, this lil B always squel in delight while watching kor kor little funny stunts.
Lil B likes to play with Ryan’s toys. Regardless how we temp and distract him with toys his age, he will still crawl toward Kor Kor if he sees Kor Kor playing with his Lego, Blocks, Cars, Ultraman, etc.