Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Week 12, and a host of other things

So its Week 12, and it's Plum Time! Woo!
Plums are nice fruits. Hooray!

Week 12 means the end of the first trimester soon, and I'm kind of glad because the cow has seemed.. well kind of unreal since I can't see anything beyond the fats on my tummy sticking out yet. I'm looking forward to being able to feel cow's movements and seeing a visible bump appearing.

As for Miss Mouse, she has had many new experiences in the last week.
Last Thursday, we brought her out for tea with my mum, mum-in-law and aunty Ah Chin. Mouse was fussing the whole time and we finally hit on the idea of giving her (just a little) the food we were eating. Of course, no sumptuous spread for her. She only got some plain porridge and plain bread. But that was enough to keep her happy for awhile. When she got bored again, she decided to climb the cake display (ulp!) Amazingly she could climb the smooth sided display. Don't ask me how. She is a monkey more than a mouse!
On Thursday morning she had some pictures taken with her in Daddy's car. Daddy was most miserable at sending off his Suzy, but Sophie was more than happy to crawl all over and abuse the interior and in general make a most cute nuisance of herself. Will upload the pictures when I get my hands on the camera!

Sunday, we had Sophie dedicated in church. Again, pics when I get the softcopies! The mouse was a terror all morning long, clambering in and out of the Nursery play area and looking so pleased with herself for figuring out how; refusing milk for 6 hours and requiring 3 people to change her diaper (1 to hold her arms, 1 to hold her legs and 1 to change her which was finally managed only in standing position!). Thankfully she fell asleep the moment we began queueing and didn't squall during the dedication! Whew.

Sunday evening, she learnt to climb up the sofa all by herself using her newly discovered climbing ability. And then she tried climbing the sides of her playpen. Oh dear. What are we going to use to contain this mouse next?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Its been long

and here I am finally for a quick update. Holidays have started but it doesn't quite seem like holidays yet as there are still so many things to settle for next year (school), and I'm invigilating almost every day at NJC. My intensive invigilation ends this Friday, with only sporadic invigilations after that, but next week I'm on course Mon and Tue and Asia Conference is on from Wed-Sun. So I guess I'll only feel like its the holidays come December. Sigh.

We are changing car, from a Suzuki Swift to a Honda Edix. Effecting the change this week. Hope I can get used to the new car, which is much more roomy (read: bulky to drive) soon! G is devastated over his Suzy though. The change is all for the better though he says the cow had better appreciate it in future. Heh.

Another change - we will be getting a domestic helper. One mouse is almost too much to handle, let alone mouse plus cow! So yes, bowing to the inevitable. =)

The Mouse has not really been behaving but I guess we can't quite blame her; she's suddenly jumped from 2 teeth to 8! 4 of her upper teeth decided to appear together, followed almost immediately by 2 more lower teeth. No wonder she is cranky. But I do hope the crankiness will end really soon so that we can get more sleep.

Didn't want to miss the Weekly Fruit Update, so here we are:
Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

Lime's much nicer than prune. Although prune plus lime juice packs a mean punch - try it at Beach Road hawker center one day. Teehee.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Week 10: Prune

With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)

Sigh! A prune! Goodness. No wonder I feel all old and wrinkled and wrinkly.