This is an exciting month with few things happening. Looking back her old photos, she has grow so much, appearance looks different, skin is fairer, more responsive and in the mid of exploration.
Teeth- she got 6 teeth now. So I got to be very cautious during breastfeeding, sometimes she bites! Yes, I’m still breastfeeding her. My pumping at work still continues, however it’s difficult to stick with the timetable, and sadly the yield is dropping. I couldn’t really identify which are my milk booster. But I do know that sleep deprived and stress is confirmed killer.
She likes putting anything she can grab into her mouth, which includes her toes, socks, blanket, pillow, etc.. but not her teether, she just can’t hold and enjoy her teether as I wish she could. Hmmm, her favourites, still the remote control. She prefer black, maybe. Cuz the white air-con remote control doesn’t attract her that much.
Feeding- she started with solid food since 6mo, quite ok. Most of the time is puree. I get her the food feeder, she can chew on the fruits, normally I give her apple, I gave her honey melon the other day, realize she don’t enjoy the cold fruits, her expression is priceless. Hehe…Obviously, she recognize her food bowl, that was one day I was preparing for her meal. Instead of serving her, I went back to the kitchen with the bowl (suppose to transfer to another bowl actually), she cried. I thought it was because I walk away. WH doesn’t agree. So we put the bowl on the dining table, and I walk to the kitchen without the bowl, that time she didn’t cry. Ok, I know, she just wants her food.
First fall – it happens during midnight, after dream feed, I forgot to put her back to the centre of the bed. Next, I heard she cries and found her on the floor. Poor baby, she falls down from the bed for the very first time. I was guilty, I should have more alert and take care of hers. Sorry baby, mummy should have be more careful. Lucky she wasn’t hurt, probably was shocked. I quickly carry her and she manage to go back to sleep. I told my friends about this, and they said, “You will get used to it.” Now, have to be cautious even during sleeping time, cuz she will turn her body in all directions. Can’t have good night sleep.
Apart from that, she has learn to stand by holding. She crawl and sit down by herself, she will wants your both hand so that she can support herself up. Still not quite steady, so we got to watch out every now and then.
First flight – brought her along for our visit in KL. She has not met my other family member except my mum & sis. Family gathering after so long. The time round we book Airasia, free seat for infant (basically they don’t take up seat) but we got to pay for the tax. It’s about an hour flight, so I think it’s a good test to see how she adapt to new environment. We got more luggage to pack since she’s travelling with us this time.
Good thing is she falls asleep before the flight set off. So we have no issue, until she woke during middle of the flight, probably due to hunger. I’m breastfeed her again and she back to dreamland. Next thing when she woke up, we already in my aunt’s car. She has no issue sleeping in new place, just she don’t enjoy the shower time. Cuz there wasn’t a bathtub for her to sit, she don’t like the shower. Bring her to my brother’s place, she wasn’t afraid of any of them and willing to be carried by others. My bro loves to carry her, he say girl really different from boy, he has 3 boys. However she was scared of her little cousin which use hand to grab her. Haha, I wonder why. Normally she’s the one grabbing other people stuff. My friend brought her daughter over, about 1 months older than her, she also grab the baby’s soother.
The back journey also quite smooth, she again sleep before departure. But this time round she don’t want to sleep back after woke up and started making noise even after milk. Best still, she poopoo. The flight was earlier but couldn’t land due to traffic. So just get her to change after we touch down.
Talk about the experience of breastfeeding, difficult to find nursing place if not shopping centre, so sometimes I feed in the car. The KLIA 2 nursing room is minimally decorated and not so obvious. But the bad thing is someone is hitting the door so fiercely outside while we breastfeeding her, so rude! When weather is hot, she tends to be more cranky. We got to find a more comfortable place to stay if travelling with her next time. She’s so much happier in the hotel room compare to in aunt’s house. And must bring some toys along to keep her occupied. oh ya, she knocked on the table while we having tea time with my friends. I got to be more careful, the forehead bruise was quick obvious and I feel very bad about it. I hope we do improve as parents. Probably we can setup another trip with her again 🙂