Blog Status Update

Eversince I jumped on the PPP-wagon, I’ve become more concious of my blog ranks from various sources. Sigh… but with a PR0, it’s really nothing muh opportunities for me to grab.

But… but…. guess what…

I’ve just checked my blog status just now after getting a message from her about the latest google PR update and that one of her friend’s blog has just been upgraded to PR4 from PR0. So, me also ‘mm chap sue’, fast fast clicked on new browser and goo-checked.

This is my latest blog ranks:

PR : From 0 to 4
Alexa : From 5 mill to 2.5 mill
Technorati : From 3 mill to 35,000

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your support in my blog, for your patience and interest in reading about my little Ryan, etcetera, etcetera…. Muaksss… Thank tiy very much,

Pst .. pst.. can do more PPP lor. Heehee.. kidding. This blog is still very much focussed on my little mischievous baby…until further advised. *wink*

Thanks again all~~

Update: Err… I just realised something… my blog has two PR ranks. I have always used www.baby-ryanlim.blogspot.com and it came out as PR4; but then I realised if I use http://baby-ryanlim.blogspot.com it’s actually PR3. Hmm… so strange keh? (Psst..psstt..thank goodness .. PPP updated mine as PR4 already.. yoohooooo)

An Encounter with Swollen Gland

@ 1 year 1 week 4 days

I got the shock my life on Wednesday when nanny told me there’s a lump in Ryan’s neck. I quickly examined and yes.. sh*t!! Indeed there’s a small lump the size of pea just right below his left ear under his jaw line. I almost went bonkerz. I quickly called hubs summoned him to come home NOW! I started to “think east, think west” (speculate). It doesn’t helped that paed is closed on Wednesdays. So the earliest I could drop in is the next morning.

Ryan was down with a slight fever the day before (38C). So, hubs was pretty sure the lump was merely an enlarged lymph node against the infection. I just wasn’t convinced and certainly do not want to take things for granted. Better be safe than sorry. So, I insisted it is a MUST to go see the paed first thing tomorrow morning. NO OTHER OPTION! Blehh.. *very fierce already*

Reached paed’s office at 8.30am. Ryan was #5 on queue but the first patient to go in cos the rest had gone for breakfast. Heehee.. Anyways, as soon as we walked in, Ryan behaved strangely. He showed an obvious gesture he wasn’t comfortable in the paed’s room. And as soon as the stethoscope landed on his tummy, my poor baby wailed like there’s no tomorrow. Anyways, after a thorough check., paed confirmed the lump is indeed a swollen gland caused by the body’s immune defense against the bug. Instantly I gave a sigh of RELIEF!
Hubs was busy comforting the crying baby when I heard paed uttered the word ‘BUT’….. Huh?? But what????? According to paed, the gland will subside after the antibiotics (3ml Zithromax once a day for 3 days) . However, do not expect an overnight recovery as typically it will take up to 2 weeks for it to go back to its normal size. Aiks.. I seriously thought after medication, *gau dim* (settle) lor.. Paed advised us to continue monitor Ryan’s swollen gland. Importantly is to make sure no multiplication or enlargement to the lump. Pheww~~~
No fever, no cold symptoms, nothing, Ryan is all a-okay. Now we just have to complete his course of antibiotics and hope the swollen gland will reduce to its normal size soon.

Again, hubs said I worried too much. But who wouldn’t right….

Layers and Layers about Me

Was tagged by BlueRanger on this layers tag. So here goes….

Layer One: On The Outside
Name : Etcetera~Mummy
Birth Date : 30 March
Current status : Married
Eye Colour : Dark brown
Hair Colour : Err.. original or now? Kekeke…
Righty or Lefty : Righty

Layer Two: On The Inside
Your Heritage : Cantonese
Your Fears : So many….
Your Weakness : Don have wor… (kakakakakaka)
Your Perfect Pizza : Hawaiian la, with extra pineapple *slurps*

Layer Three : Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Your Thoughts First thing when I wake up : “Huh.. why Ryan woke up so early” :P
Your Bedtime : I’m a late sleeper, 12mn
Your Most Missed Memory : Single ‘mo yau mo lui’ life

Layer Four : Your Pick
Pepsi or Coke : Strawberry can ar??
McDonald’s or Burger King : McD strawberry milkshake but BK burgers
Single or Group Dates : Single better la
Adidas or Nike : Hmm.. no preference
Tea or Nestea : Never liked tea
Chocolate or Vanilla : Strawberry again…
Cappucino or Coffee : Never liked coffee too

Layer Five : Do You..
Smoke : Nope
Curse : @*^&O(*&$%#
Take a shower : Huh?? Trick question.. of course…
Have a crush : (Shy) Of course la…
Think you’ve been in love: Erm, tak kan I married my hubs for fun rite?
Go to school : If only there’s no exam and got income
Want to get married : Gau dim lor
Believe in yourself : Hmm…
Think you’re a health freak : Absolutely No. I’m a total junkie. Hope Ryan will not pick that up from me.

Layer Six : In The Past Month
Drank alcohol : Not a single drop in the last month
Gone to the mall : Every weekend
Been on stage : MC for my company event count ar?
Eaten sushi : Not a sushi aficionado
Dyed your hair : Nope.. an overdue need

Layer Seven : Have You Ever..
Played A Stripping Game : Wah.. xxx question already…
Changed Who You Were To Fit In : Erm, don’t understand this question.

Layer Eight :
Age You’re Hoping To Be Married : Before 30, which I did.

Layer Nine : In a Girl / Guy
Best Eye Colour : Hmm… doesnt matter so long it’s his natural eye color
Best Hair Colour : Doesn’t matter. Natural color is best.
Short Hair or Long Hair : Short for sure.

Layer Ten : What Were You Doing
1 Min Ago : Typing lar….
1 Hour Ago : Having milk shake straberry
1 Month Ago : Working lorr
1 Year Ago: On maternity leave

Layer Eleven : Finish The Sentence
I Love : Do whatever I like
I Feel : Bored
I Hate : Work Days
I Hide : My jelly tummy
I Need : Holiday and more MeMe time

Layer Twelve : Tag five people..
Nobody
Nobody
Nobody
Nobody
Nobody

*Blehhh…*

Reaction to an Unknown Allergy

I woke up Sunday morning with a bad patch of rashes on my neck. It got really bad that I had gone on medical leave yesterday. The itch was simply killing. After medication and hydrocortisone cream (Hmmm.. I’m so familiar with the word hydrocortisone now.. *blehhh*) the redness and itch sort of ease a bit. *Phewww…*

Till now I cant figured out what went wrong nor the cause that triggers it. But just because of this bad episode, Ryan’s infantile eczema is now conveniently linked to mummy’s bad gene. Wah-Wah-Wah… (mummy also want to cry now).

Want to see how bad the rashes were? *wink-wink*

*Warning: Not for those ill hearted

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Daddy’s Little Boy

@ 1 year 6 days

Ryan’s sleeping pattern has changed a little. He’s no longer taking his evening nap but yet he doesn’t sleep until it’s 10.00pm. I actually believe he’s now wise enough to realise his Daddy’s schedule and refuses to bed until his beloved Daddy is home to kiss him goodnight. And if you think that’s coincidence, this little monster actually would wake up around 6am ish every morning (the time hubs wakes up for work everyday), giggle giggle with his Daddy and will go back to Zzz-land after Daddy leaves for work. Strange or not??? What a Daddy’s boy.. *jealous mummy gives a grin and evil eyes here**
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We have also changed Ryan’s milk to Isomil Plus Advance for 1 year and above. I was a little sceptical at first whether or not I should continue with soy based formula, afterall Ryan seems to have recovered from his baby days infantial eczema. But after reassurance from paed, we decided to stick back to it. Really don’t wish to go through another process of trial and error with milk powder.

I have recently introduced multigrain breakfast into Ryan’s breakfast regime. Kinda to give him more varieties rather than just cereal. Also now that Ryan is a toddler and more active, I would want him to develop a healthy eating schedule like us with strictly solid for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and of course his usual yoghut, teething biscuits, juices, fruits etc as snacks and desserts in between. I’m actually considering to let Ryan have his dinner at home instead of nanny’s. I can’t force nanny for the extra work to cook dinner for Ryan and if I insist dinner at nanny’s place, I have the feeling Ryan’s gonna end up eating the same type of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hmm… Really don’t know what is the common practise. For us, of course we don’t eat the same food 3 times a day but maybe for babies they don’t mind?? *scratch head*