Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Guess what Michelle's first word is :)


Monday, August 23, 2010

Michelle Pulls up to stand & jump

Michelle could pull up to stand since she was about 7 months old, and after that she's hardly ever sitting down. It's now hard to change her diaper because she keeps on rolling over and then crawling away!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Maternity Photoshoot

I didn't post the photos earlier because I don't like the result. I look fat! Well, I was pregnant but I still didn't like the way I look when I was pregnant... but anyway, here are some of the photos taken in November when I was 8 months pregnant.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

How to deal with picky eater?

I thought things will get simpler when Michelle starts eating solid food. I thought that I could just bring the bowl with grinder set and feed her anywhere and anything, like perhaps she can eat the same food as us but I just need to grind it first. But most of the food outside has salt or even MSG added into it! So it's really better to either prepare the food at home or bring a ready-made baby food.

There were a few days recently that we needed to go out really early so there's no time to prepare her meals, so we thought we can try Heinz ready-made baby food that comes in jars. We picked a few flavors that we think she will like, but she hates all of them. She made faces and even puked! I tried a few of them and well, some of them really taste weird, but even those nicer ones like vanilla custard.... oh, well....

But next month my cousin is coming and we are thinking of going to Malaysia, how can I bring my whole kitchen?! At least I need to bring my Phillips steam & blend machine if we are going to prepare food for her over there and that is already quite huge!

I wonder how other mothers do this.... my mom said they probably don't bring such young babies on holidays, but I'm sure some of them do!

Anyway, we bought a few more ready made baby food and some of the powder kind where you just need to add hot water, and hopefully she'll respond well to some of these! *cross fingers*

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sentosa Trip 14 August 2010

Michelle had runny nose almost the whole time she was in Indonesia. The doctor there told us that she might be allergic to dust and if she keeps on having this type of runny nose, she might develop asthma. Yikes! I know how hard it is to have an asthma because I witness first hand how hard it was for my sister when she got asthma attack last time when we were young. She couldn't sleep at night and she would sit up on her bed hugging her pillow.. quite poor thing...

My mom told me that sea breeze is good for people with asthma, so we thought that we should bring Michelle to Sentosa (instead of going to the mall, for once). Sentosa is just getting prettier every day. I don't know why but I just like that place hahaha maybe you think I'm so touristy :D

Here are some photos from our trip to Sentosa..

Mom in the car to Sentosa

Michelle biting her stroller

Blur Rasa Sentosa at the background

Standing on a huge rock at Siloso beach

Playing with sand

Mom enjoying the view

I need to lose weight

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

USA Trip July 2010

Our team finally met up as a global team and I finally got to see everyone face-to-face. Well, not everyone because some of them couldn't come but I met most of my teammates during the offsite.

I shall not talk to much about work and bore everyone, so here are some photos from when I was in SF and some from Disneyland. My camera died on my first day in Disneyland so there wasn't much picture. And I was too busy playing on the 2nd day so there wasn't much pictures either :p

This is at a pier opposite the SF office

Beach party at Google HQ

Huge sand sculpture

At Disneyland

Met up with Mindy too, Connor is so big now and baby Chloe is so adorable!

The other reasons why there isn't so many photos is because I was too busy shopping and it was kinda hard to take photos when my hands are full with the shopping bags! The baby stuff over there is really wayyyy cheaper than the ones in Singapore so it's really worth to buy more stuff from there and just keeping it until Michelle is big enough to wear them.

Oh well, where will next year offsite be? :D

Monday, August 16, 2010

Jakarta Trip July/August 2010

I had to go on business trip for about 2 weeks in July so my mom took the chance to go home to Jakarta to visit my siblings as well. Since my husband cannot take leave for the whole duration that my mom will be in Jakarta, Michelle went to stay there for a month with her. So I was there to send them to Jakarta and helped to settle them down over there for a few days before flying back to Singapore to fly to San Francisco the next day.

It was the hardest thing ever to leave her there, especially since she was crying so hard and so uncontrollably. She's normally not a fussy baby and she doesn't cry much so I was really upset to see her crying like that. I think my eyes were all red and teary when I was at the immigration.

After my business trip (will blog about that in another post), I flew to Jakarta again and she was so much bigger already! I can see the change in her face too. Her first tooth was showing a little bit too! She actually looked taller but much skinnier, maybe because she's not used to the water and air there, she wasn't feeling that well the whole month when she was there. I had to bring her to our family doctor a total of 3 times for flu and diarrhea! It was quite sad to see her sick like that, but seems like her spirit was not so affected. She liked playing with my siblings. Maybe she thought they are same age/generation as her :D

My husband joined us after a few days and we managed to explore some places like Tangkuban Perahu in Bandung and some new shopping centers.

Some photos from the Indo trip...

Leon carrying Michelle

Gladys & Michelle at Bogor

Michelle & I at Bogor

Mom & Michelle at Bandar Djakarta

At Grand Indonesia

We also managed to bring Michelle to take a studio photo at Bambino Photostudio. I got the unedited soft copies with me and the magazine style ones, but I'm still waiting for the edited individual photos now! So excited about it! My friend or cousin will bring the album and CDs for me in September... can't wait!!

My hubby also bought me a new gadget... a new Nintendo DS Lite!! I think he kind of regretted it now because I've been ignoring him and playing my game whenever I have free time :D

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