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You Turned 16 Months Today

@ 16 months

I have been on blog hiatus for the longest period since I started blogging. Excuse is I’ve been caught up with work and also the whole relocation prep. But today it is special indeed as today Ryan turned 16 months. So, I really want to blog something.

A recap what happened over the last one week plus:

1) Attended the mega blogger meet at Marmalade last Saturday. I was caught up with the mover in the morning and reached there almost an hour late. So sorry. Barbara (she did a super fantastic job as organiser.. next time we know who to nominate when it comes to gathering heh) initiated the gathering in conjunction with Julian’s visit to KL and also my farewell. I’m really sorry about my late arrival. Really really paiseh and thousand apologies.

I didn’t manage to take many pics as my cam was drying on batt. If any of you have pic of my little monster, please send to me can?

Ryan and cutie Jayden

All worn out after the gathering

Lovely gifts from Oscar Mummy, LaundryAmah and Shannon. Thanks gals!

After a good charge from his power nap. Pic taken at a restaurant in Selayang that serves ‘excellent’ prawn. Ryan was seen here imitating the expression we showed him..

2) The mover company sent 5 staff over to pack and upload our stuff to the lorry. A total of 33 boxes and that will cost hub’s future employer a sum of USDxxxx. Blehh…

Look at the mess in our room itself (there were more mess outside the room)

Linda and Ryan just before we left the house for the blogger gathering @ Marmalade

My FIL cum ‘supervisor’ in the background

3) Brought Ryan for a haircut on Tuesday night. Unlike the last time, this time round he was not so cooperative. He refused the protector coat and was fussing to remove it each time we put it on. In the end, I had no choice but to allow the hairdresser to trim Ryan’s hair without the protector coat and inevitably his hair were all over his clothes (and mine too!).

4) When we got home from the salon, Ryan was quickly whisked for shower. I did not use the tub as it was intended to be a quickie. He had so much fun enjoying his new found toy (the shower spray) that he refused to come out when we were all done. As it was getting late (with mummy all tired) I scooped him up after wrapping him with towel. The next 10 mins was a ghastly experience. Ryan was so out of control and inconsolable. He was holding on tight to the shower door refusing to let go (he must have got super power strength at that time), wailing and screaming his lungs out. He doesn’t want his yogurt, he refused his apple. He wanted nothing but shower shower. I have not seen Ryan so upset before. Poor baby. In the end, after much pacifying, it was ‘Baby Bright’ that came to rescue. Phew…

Poor baby. Eating his apple while watching Baby Bright here.

5) Ryan vomited once this morning and his body is a little warm today (37.3C) I hope he will be well and will not fall sick. If he does, I will have Daddy to blame and I will be very very very unhappy. Daddy is down with sore throat again (yes AGAIN) and despite my numerous reminders, he kept kissing his beloved son. Arrgghh…

6) Oh.. today Daddy sold off his first wife (Ms Alfa). Kekekeke.. so today I naik pangkat to become his one and only wife. Heehee…

7) Ryan is 16 months today. I don’t think I can do a complete milestone this time. It is getting more and more difficult….. Anyways, at the back of my mind these are some notable development:

- Ryan calls us B. (I think he picked that up from the parents. Blehhh)
- Lately he likes to stick his tongue out
- Called ‘mommy’ (only once… sigh.. ) Other times either Mi or B.
- He will pat-pat his chest when he’s scared (example, when he sees the lizard, he’ll pat- pat his chest)
- Ryan is now able to digest and comprehend the language we speak around the house. He is also able to understand simple bed time stories. Example: Must admit, mommy’s bed time stories mostly comprise of all no head no tail story line (the lights were off and there’s no book to refer ma so mommy would have to make up all the characters and story line all at same time). The stories were all half past six but good enough to cheer my little kulingchingkwai up. Usually I’ll ask “Ryan, do you want to listen to stories?” Ryan [nod, nod, nod]. As I narrate the story, Ryan would giggle and giggle.. and would easily fall asleep after I sing him a few lullabies (part of the story) :P I like the feeling that my stories are appreciated la..
- Likes to kick the blanket away at night

- Ryan would do the ‘Shhh’ sign when he doesn’t want you to speak about the things he has done.

‘SShhh… please don’t tell Daddy’

I asked nanny to help take some pictures of Ryan during the day.. here goes. The pics were not clear but the fun he had was evident…

Ryan and ‘fei mui’

Nanny, Fei Mui and Ryan

Home Sweet Home Again~~~

@ 15 months 3 weeks 1 day

We were in Singapore again over the weekend to finalise the lease agreement. Finally we got the keys to our unit and what initially appear a distant away now seems to be more real. I’m pretty excited and looking forward to the new change. I am really not sure if I can cope with all the changes but thankfully I have Ryan to keep me positive and motivated. It’s all for my baby.

The mover is coming over this Saturday to pack our stuff. We’re expected to be in Singapore on the 20th August and will stay in the service apartment until our house is fully cleaned and organised.

Fascinated by the aeroplane while in the boarding hall

Ryan fell off the bed on the night before we left for Singapore (3 Aug). Speaking of how much I hate my bed frame design..arrghhh!! it’s evident! Poor baby…

A short clip of how Ryan occupied himself in the hotel room…Mid way, he even let out a cheeky grin. :D Here goes my ‘Mighty Baby in Action’.

We Found Our Home

@ 15 months 6 days
We drove down to SG on Friday morning 5am. Yes.. it was 5am! Hubs and I had planned for an early journey so Ryan could sleep in the car. He was awake when we strapped him on his seat but after a long silence (still blur and half awaken I guess) he finally dozed off at about 5.30am and only woke up at 7.15am. By then we almost reached the second link. Hooray!!
It was still too early to check in to the hotel, so we visited our cousin instead who stays just around the corner. It was also Ryan’s first met wit his two cousins, Rene and Ryan (yeah.. another Ryan). Initially I was expecting Ryan to bond with lil Ryan as they are only 5 months apart but I was wrong. Ryan hit it straight away with Rene (3 years old) instead, maybe because they are both super energetic babies when it comes to play. One was busy digging out toys, one was busy exploring. They definitely made good partners in crime. :P
Anyways, while they played in my cousin’s place, hubs and I went to do some serious business – house hunting. MIL (yeah.. PILs tagged along this round) stayed back to keep an eye on Ryan. Ding Ding Dong Dong, by the time agent showed us the 5th unit we were already like walking zombies. Desperate for rest!!!

By the end of the day, we finally zoomed down to two units in EastCoast and TaoPayoh area respectively. Both commanded the same rental. For me, I like the unit in EC for the size of 1600sqft with 4 rooms (eyes blink blink) but I must agree with hubs, the place is very inconvenient for one have to rely on call-cab and shutte services to get around. Even if we get a car, it’s either hubs or me would have to bear the inconvenience cos for obvious reason we’ll only have one car. The unit in TP comes with smaller space but is surrounded with good amenities, MRT, bus services, cab services all within walking distant and it’s very near hubs’ work place too. So, the decision was made. Our tenancy agreement actually starts from 1st Aug – and we have to agree to that else the unit will be snapped by other willing tenant. That’s how hot the property in SG now. I read on the paper over the weekend, property in SG hits 10 year high. We’re definitely going there at the wrong timing. Likewise two years back we could get a bigger unit in downtown with the same amount of rent we’re paying today. Sucks man!
Well, deposit paid, one mission down. We drove back to KL this morning at 6am. Again, my angel Ryan slept for like 2 hours in the car and we reached home around 10am. Pretty fast as there were not many cars on the road at such early hours. Not sure when is our next trip down, probably 1st week of August to collect the keys to our new home and to get some new furnitures! Wish us luck……..

Ps: Sorry daddies & mommies out there, I may not have the time to drop my foot prints in your blog all the time, but I’ll still visit as usual…:D

During the car ride to Singapore… see how Ryan ‘kacau’-ed YehYeh

Pic taken on 21st Jul @ play area outside Crystal Jade, Paragon

The mommies; Ryan and Ryan

The daddies; Rene and Ryan