Category Archives: Birthday

First Bday Pressie

@ 23 months 1 week 5 days

Tee-tee, Tee-tee…. (intercom rang)

I took a look and it was the postman. There was a parcel for Ryan, he said.

I told Ryan that he’s got mail. The lil fella was sooo excited that he quickly pulled me to the door and we both waited anxiously for the postman to reach our doorstep.


I opened the door and collected the parcel…. Ryan was so excited. He snatched the parcel from me and quickly escaped to the sofa. It was the first time he received such a big parcel.

Eeee.. geram. Must open!! He was so anxious and literally tearing the parcel apart….

Oooo… Thomas Ball!!!! I like!

Ooo.. ooo ….. Thomas Magnetic Puzzle!!!! I like I like!

and yes… it’s from Jayden kor kor! Thank you sooooooooooo much!! Ryan loves it (esp the ball!!!). My initial plan to hide the Thomas puzzle till his actual birthday also went futile. Ryan kept bugging me asking for it – ‘meiyo Thomas puzzle…meiyo’. I gave in…. else he’ll go on and on and on…about it all day. Hahaha… super cheong hei (canto: persistent)

Countdown to No. 1

@ 11 months 4 weeks 2 days

This is my last post on Ryan’s baby stories. In half an hour’s time, Ryan would be one and an official toddler. No more a baby. I have said this umpteen times but isn’t it true that when we recollect our thoughts on the whole delivery process, it is just as if it just happened yesterday? Read more here.

We brought Ryan for his scheduled MMR jab this morning. As soon as I sat down, I told paed about Ryan’s eye. After a thorough examination, paed assured us the cut was right at the corner. His eyeball, nerves etc etc inside are all okay. Phew~~ What a big big relief!! Otherwise I think I will not be able to forgive myself.. AND HUBS!!

Ryan cried as soon as we laid him on the bed for his jab. Think he has a phobia of the paed. I can tell from the little rascal’s expression that he was very nervous throughout the whole process. He just held tight on mummy all the time. Aiyoh… my son is so ‘kiasi’ now.

Thought will be good to share this info. During this visit I took the opportunity to find out from paed on Ryan’s recent fever episode. Explained all the post fever symptoms like rashes to paed. He confirmed it was Roseola, another virus that causes fever. Roseola, according to paed was likely infected through air and more easily contagious between baby to baby (6 months – 3 years). There is no medication for Roseola. It is a viral infection that causes sudden and unexplained hi fever, swollen eyes and post fever rashes. So, if your baby is suffering from hi fever, with no other cold symptoms like flu, cough etc, chances are it could be Roseola. At which besides taking medication (Paracetemol / Nurofen) to control the temp, we just have to be patient, allow time for the viral to run its course.

Second thing to share with all is on stye (ngan thiu chum). Ryan is having one now. Aiks.. Luckily not obvious. Paed prescribed an eye cream (Fucithalmic) to apply. He also stressed on the importance of cleaning baby’s hands cos more than often the stye was caused by dirt that got transferred from baby’s hand to their eyes. Thus, the eye infection. I seriously didn’t know that. I always thought it was due to heaty (yit hei). Now I know……*slap head*

Tonight Ryan slept on his own again. I really want to make it a habit. I cannot be patting him to sleep every night. Big boy liow lor. Knowing Daddy’s existence will only cause interruption to my modus operandi, I shoo-ed Daddy to the next room. I passed Ryan his milk as usual after which I just laid still on bed pretended to be asleep too. At one point he was seen rolling, climbing on top of me, knocking his head on mine, etc etc to gain attention. I just ignored him. After like 30 mins he fell asleep. Kekeke.. tomorrow have to repeat the process again. Wish me luck.

Mummy and little Ryan with his newfound play gears (the cutleries) – I didnt know this restaurant provides children cuttleries. They comes in pink, blue, yellow and I think green as well. So cute…

Ryan’s first forward facing car ride

Hello… I am turning one tomorrow

I am a big boy now!!!!

@ 11 months 4 weeks 2 days

Yoohoo….Turning into an official toddler in a couple hours’ time…. No more baby, a toddler soon. This pic was taken at PoPo’s place on the day we celebrated Ryan’s birthday. Ryan was seen here messing with cousin Sean’s tricycle. Hmm.. maybe it’s time to get this little monster one to keep him entertained at home???

Happy & Sad Moment

@ 11 months 4 weeks 1 day

In two days’ time Ryan will turn one. No more a baby, but a toddler soon. The countdown is finally rolling and we have decided to celebrate the occassion at my mom’s place today. I ordered a cake from Mama Min of Ryan’s fav characters (Baby Bright 2) plus his fav basket ball. Was really looking forward to receive it this morning. Unfortunately as you can see from the pic, the cake was a little dented and the figurine in the middle looked as if he has got splashes of water on him (heehee.. actually quite funny).. . Why? Why the dent? Well, apparently the cake had a little accident while on its way to my house this morning. That’s why lor. Poor cake. Really appreciate Min’s effort in trying to fix the cake. :P

Poor black baby. Splashed with water all over face and body. :P

The basketball is actually a candle.. so cute!!

Ryan’s birthday pressie

This is what happened when we pretend to snatch it away

Ryan’s cousins (three musketeers from left: Aisyah, Atiqah & Sean) who kept Ryan entertained during the party.. Pretty obvious two of them are siblings heh..the identical smile :P

I love this pic.. Happily smiling there while watching himself on the video taken during his party earlier

OK… here comes the sad sad part. Ryan as usual was walking all around the room. In like nanoseconds when neither hubs nor my eyes were on him, he slipped and fell. Actually not exactly Ryan slipped rather the playpen cos the wheels were not braked. Ryan cried a bit and was easily soothed shortly after Daddy brought him for a walk around the house. However, when they came back to room, my heart almost stopped beating when I saw blood oozing from Ryan’s right eye. I quickly cleaned him up and saw a scratch on exactly the corner of his eye but his inner eye looks okay to me. The scratch (a small cut) was not serious so I suspect it could be the tears that exaggerated the seriousness of it. But that doesnt stopped me from worrying…. I hope his eye is really okay and not merely my pandai pandai assumption. We’re scheduled to bring Ryan for MMR jab tomorrow so will get paed to check. Arrgghh.. I need assurance from paed.

An awful mark as a result of the fall near Ryan’s right eye