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Friday, 16 March 2018

February 2018

I'm 16 days late but the days between February and March has been a blur of activity. The only reason this is possible is because I am suddenly faced with 10 days of nothing scheduled. Yesterday I had to cancel every plan I had because LittleLim has been diagnosed with Chicken Pox. Since I now have time, I'm going to recap February before mommy brain gets to me and I forget everything that happened in February!

February, gone too fast. Month of love, beginning of Spring and all things red and loud - February has been such a busy month with a whirlwind of activities for us.

First up the kiddies!
LittleLim




In February LittleLim has been going to school and making a lot of new friends. She is starting to adapt and adjust really well to the new routine and new classmates. She's also able to communicate more clearly now and is able to tell me how her day has been, what she and her friends have done, what she ate which is nice because I no longer have to play guessing games. I enjoy my drives with her now especially when she animatedly tells me stories about her friends. 

This month we decided to let her go out without diapers. She has been going diaperless at home and is able to tell us when she needs to go to the toilet but whenever we go out, we put her back in a diaper for good measure. She gets lazy with the diaper on and refuse to let us know when she needs to go. So one day, we decided to just go for it and she managed to be accident free! So proud of her. Since then, she has been going to school without diapers and have not had any accidents. She's almost diaper free, next up - NIGHTS! So happy that it has been a smooth journey so far without many accidents or tears. Miss Independent does it again - at her own pace and time. 

In February we also decided to be more serious with her "education". Teacher did express her concern about LittleLim's 123 and ABC recognition and asked if we practice with her at home... which we don't. She said we should because as the months go on, LittleLim's work will get more harder and complicated that if she doesn't master the basics there's a risk she might get left behind. That and also, it's good discipline for later years. So this month, I had to be more discipline as well and practice her numbers with her. It's tough. A LOT of tears and threats and compliments. Hopefully it gets easier. HOPEFULLY.

BabyJ

Hello Mr 8 Months. EIGHT. Almost as long as he has been in my womb he has been in the world. At 8 months, this boy is growing extremely well and fast. Sometimes I look at him and really miss his newborn days. Maybe because I know there is a possibility that I may never experience it again and that he may be my last baby. A bit heavy heart that in a few months I'm going to have TWO toddlers. 

At 8 months, BabyJ is able to pull himself up into a standing position with the support of things. He is able to sit by himself and get into a crawling position himself as well. He's really fast compared to LittleLim! Very curious about his surroundings and loves to go after EVERYTHING he can see and grab and eat! haha.

BabyJ is eating more now! At least 5 times a day and it's not small portions! I am amazed that the amount he is able to consume. I don't remember LittleLim eating SO MUCH at his age. I remember having to force feed her because she just wouldn't eat. So happy that BabyJ is a foodie and not fussy about his food! At 8 months he has had carrots, eggs, tomatoes, chicken, fish, broccoli and been given tasting of many "naughty" food. 

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

The year of the Dog. BabyJ's first Chinese New Year! Managed to keep our traditions this year and I had such a joy exposing BabyJ to our culture. LittleLim is also old enough to understand what is going on and she had such a blast this year! She loves the Lion Dance and can sing the Gong Xi Gong Xi song! 

We headed back to Ipoh to celebrate CNY eve and CNY day with my grandmother, uncles, aunties and cousins. Although this year is a little more quieter but it's nice to have met up with my cousins and hung out. Every year I always feel like I'm a child again and always so many fond memories growing up and celebrating CNY there. Ever since grandma turned 90, every year we get to celebrate with her is a miracle. This year she is 95 and still around. I feel so blessed that she's still here, well, alert and able to remember all her grandchildren and great grand children. 













Then it's down to JB to spend CNY with Hubbycat's side of the family. Again, such a joy to catch up with grandma in-law and my other in-laws. I feel so blessed to have two families who accept, love and care for us.

















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And that's our February in a nutshell. <3

-Ally

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