Category Archives: 10 months

Spending Quality Time with Ryan

@ 10 months 5 days

The long CNY break has given me the opportunity to spend more quality time with Ryan (auntie holiday :P). One thing for sure, when he’s at home his sleeping habit is more predictable and healthier ie he will take fewer and longer naps. Over the last few days, Ryan will wake up at 7.45am, naps at 10.30am till 12.30pm and only naps again around 4pm for another 2 hours. So he will miss his evening nap and sleep early before 10.30pm. Of course there are consequences to his early bed time. For the last few nights, Ryan actually woke up at 5am demanding our attention and play time. *slap head* His ‘play’ time will last between half hour to one hour then he’ll be back to Zzzz-land. Arrgh.. since I’m on leave, it’s still managable…….must train him to sleep for longer hours. Sigh…

Ryan with stoned face just woke up from his nap :D


Some changes (development) of Ryan I’ve discovered over the last few days:

Ryan uses his index finger a lot these few days. When I take out his bolster to count the cartoon prints, he will use his finger and do the pointing while I do the counting 1,2,3…….10. Heehee.. I actually used this trick to hypnotise him to sleep. LOL.. bad mummy. Back to his index finger. Basically Ryan uses his index finger to point to anything anytime. This evening he actually pointed to the moon (yeah.. was around 7.30pm only but already witness the early half moon) and mumbled “Moo Moo Moo” (err.. I think the moo moo moo sound has no relation to the moon.. I don’t remember teaching him the word Moon).

Think Ryan was imitating how mummy pour the oil on the finger before applying on his tummy

Trying to close back the cap using his thumb and index finger (can see the right finger?? .. heeehee)


Ryan is able to stack the star rings all by himself now. No more hand holding required. See, Ryan is very stubborn. He doesn’t like it when we guide his hands to stack (or should I say slide down) the star rings so all these while he was more like randomly throwing, banging the stars to the wall what not. Suddenly today out of the blue he became an expert in sliding them down the pole. If he cant stack it using one hand, he’ll use both his hands.

Ryan’s patience with his car seat is slowly diminishing. Lately he will start to demand us (most of the time mummy cos I’m usually the one besides him) to carry after a mere 10 mins drive. 10 mins literally got us nowhere near our destination. If we (I) don’t succumb to his demand, he will start his wailing episode; wail wail wail as if he was suffering from some chronic abuse. I find that totally heartbreaking seeing my usual happy pie wailed in such pitiful manner. To stop him from crying I would always have to distract him with milk or water. Very very sum toong (heartbreaking).

Hmm.. see his hand?
You think he knew mummy was in state of breaking down also seeing him cry as such.. ??

Milk Solution

I can’t remember how long has this been on going but over the last few days I came to appreciate the beauty of Ryan’s new found playzone. Yes, for some strange reason, Ryan has developed a liking of hiding (or rather attempt to squeez) himself into the small gap between our bed and the wall. Thankfully over the last few mornings it was this magic ‘gap’ that kept him entertained while mummy relieve herself from the craving of extra minutessssssss of Zzzz…

Milk time has been a breeze also. Ryan now willingly holds his own bottle. All I have to do is lay him on a raised pillow, put the hanky and pass him the milk bottle. He will slowly put the teat into his mouth and voila. I just have stay close and continue keeping an argus eye while he drinks his milk happily and fuss free-ly…. Phew~~~*wink wink*

Ryan half asleep here with one hand on bottle, the other on his beloved sleepmate

Yoohoo.. Gong Hei Fatt Choy

@ 10 months 2 days

As like previous years, 1st day of CNY we will gather at hubs uncle’s shop in Ipohroad for a ‘tuen nin’ vegetarian breakfast. Today is no exception.

Everyone were very excited to see Ryan. Everyone wanted to get a share of him.. which is perfectly understandable being the only baby around. Who could resist such a cutey baby (ahem… CNY must praise praise a bit).

I seriously need a better camera to take better pictures. I took a lot of pics but only a few came out ‘kin tak yan’ (not blurry). I’m so so so disappointed with this cam (Ixus50. Ban Ban Ban Canon)
Mummy and Kulingchingkwai

Daddy and Kulingchingkwai (see the identical smile)

Mama, Cutey having his regular charge and Pak Pak (grumpy face.. kekeke.. must be because Ryan refused to let him carry)

10 Months Milestones

@ 10 Months

Ryan has 8 teeth, 79cm and 9.8kg (last measured and weighted 2 weeks ago)

Emotions & Character
* Ryan is quite stubborn. He doesn’t like it when we try to hold his hand to guide him the correct way of doing whatever he was doing. Example, I will usually hold Ryan’s hand during shape matching or stack the stars stars games. But our lil kulingchingkwai always pushes my hand away and wanted to do it himself (of course most of the time wrong)
* Ryan can be a super ignorant snob. When he refused to look at you, he can see through you and look at some other things or objects without a blink. It’s like as if we were totally invisible. I totally do not understand how he does that so perfectly. Chinese say ‘tong lei mo to’
* Ryan doesn’t talk to himself anymore when he wants to sleep. But he still rubs his eyes though.
* I like to believe Ryan is always a happy baby. On rare oaccassions when he shows his grumpy face it is always not for long. Once we tickle him, he’ll be back with his beaming (sometimes big, sometimes cheeky) smile.
* Sleep pattern. The lullabies don’t worked anymore too. Nowadays I just put Ryan on bed, and he’ll continue to toss and turn on bed until he is tired. When he finally wind down, I’ll pat pat him to sleep while pointing to some drawings and count 1,2, 3….
* Ryan has a habit of clearing his throat just before the milk bottle goes into his mouth. It’ll go like this.. I’ll lay Ryan on a raised pillow, put hanky, and he’ll then ‘Oek” (puke sound) once just right before the teat goes into his mouth.

Language & Speech
* Ryan’s vocal improves a lot. He can do this sound, MaMa, MumMum, YaYa, Oooo, Ba Ba
* Ryan can also roar like a lion – yes.. he’ll go “rooarrr” “roooarrr”
* I do not know where Ryan picked this up (hopefully not me :P )lately he likes to mumble ‘pst.. pst…” too
* When I read out the animals, stories for Ryan, he’ll smile and “OoOo OoOooo”

Dexterity
* Ryan can stand up from sitting position in lightning speed. Sometimes he can stand up without any support. That really scares me
* Ryan has no patience and super daring. I observed he’ll do things (actions) without thinking of the consequences. Why?
- Ryan can climb up stairs pretty fast and half way up he will attempt to climb down, then climb up again, then down..then up, down… see tiring or not.
- Ryan also mastered a faster way of getting down the stairs. Instead of following the method I teach him (leg down first), he’ll sit on the stairs, face up and use his butt to slide down the stairs *slap head* I always have to make sure my hand grip never left his body for fearing our lil monster might just slap us with other unpredictable surprises
* Ryan can also take a few wobbly steps without support. Again, each time he does that I have to make sure he’s no further than my arm’s length
* Ryan is able to do the gongxi gongxi shake.. but he does that discriminately
* Ryan knows to raise his leg when I undress his pants

Interest
* Likes to scream, likes to bite for all sorts of reasons
* Likes to climb up our bed board and push all the things down
* Likes to go to the most prohibited places ; where the cables are, plugs, TV, players etc are located
* He will scream if we try to put him on his playpen
* The trick I use lately to keep Ryan still on car seat and stroller while I strap him up is to say this to him.. “Wahhhh look what’s that??” (point to a direction), “Waahhhhh see who is that” all the Wah Wah Wah to distract him. Phew.. so far it works well. Wait until he’s older I may have to use the worm tricks on his (learn from Mom2Ashley). Heehee..
* I developed a habit of counting 1- 10 (starting from a junction before reaching nanny’s place) when I send Ryan to nanny’s. Nowadays when I start the count, he will go ‘Ooo.. Ooo…’
* Voluntarily hold his bottle during feed

Diet
* Started feeding Ryan with raisin oats. He loves it. I still do not have definite feeding schedule. Now that Ryan is 10 months I hope to develop a proper timetable especially lunch and dinner, what to eat and what not…
* Doesn’t like sweet potato mixed milk. He went Oek Oek (puke sound) the last I fed him
* Likes potato carrot porridge
* His fav drink is prune + apple
* Using Avent Teat No 4

Routine
Weekday
* Wakes up around 7.45am (to auntie’s place)
* PIL will pick Ryan home around 6pm
* Mummy home by 8pm
* Daddy home by 10.30pm (very late lately)
* Sleep time at 11.30pm (bcos daddy wants to play with Ryan)

Weekend
* Wakes up around 7.45am
* About 1.5 to 2 hours nap at 10.00am
* Next nap at around 4.00pm (1 – 1.5 hours average)
* Next afternoon nap around 7pm (max 1 hour. Will wake him up at 8pm)
* Sleep time at 11pm
If Ryan misses the evening 7pm nap, he’ll go to bed around 9.30pm (very seldom though…)

My Baby is 10 months today

@ 10 months

Gosh gosh gosh, my baby turns 10 months today. As usual, I’ll do a development update on my lil kulingchingkwai later.. Hopefully not too long winded la..:P

Ryan greeted me with these expression this morning.. look at his curly hair and grumpy ‘hiow’ look…
Happy 10 months Ryan.. muaks muaks…