Monday, December 27, 2010

kindy scouting....AGAIN

yes, i was scouting for a kindy for ziyi exactly 6 months ago and now here i am, on a hunting mission again. that's because her current kindy is closing down, the owner is having some financial problem, so i heard.

it's really difficult to decide on which kindy to send her as there are not many options available in the area that we live in. there are a few good ones but they are not too willing to accept her as she's not potty-trained! mean eh...

hmm, i found one near to my house but the owner wants to confirm with the teachers if they are willing to wash and change ziyi's diapers as they do not have any maids/helpers around. i kind of like this kindy as it's new and reputable and most of all, it's the nearest to my house.

well, i still have 1 week to go before enrolling her into a new kindy. i really pity ziyi, she has to adjust and fit into a new environment and start making new friends again. hope it will not be difficult this time.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

every parents nightmare: a DIFFICULT CHILD

here's a little run through on why i'd label my daughter a difficult child...

when i was pregnant with ziyi in 2008, i had to suffer for 1 whole month during the 1st trimester. people will usually say about morning / evening sickness, but in my case, it was a whole day sickness! i'd vomit after each meal. even when i was driving, i had to get ready a plastic bag with me. so it was considered a bad pregnancy experience for me. later when it was almost time for labour, my gynae found out that ziyi was still in breach position. i had no choice but to schedule for a cesarean section. 

i had a confinement lady to help me out during the first month after my delivery. ziyi was a 80% breastfed baby at that time and as far as i can recall, she was doing pretty well in the 1st month of her life. when the confinement aunty left after ziyi's fullmoon, my nightmare begun. ziyi had been crying everyday, during bath time, naptime, sleeptime, almost everytime! old folks used to say some babies would cry for the 1st 100 days of their life. very true indeed, but she extended hers to almost 4 months! she was slightly easier at about 5 months old.

ziyi @ 2 months old


i even had to become a full-time cow supplying her with milk as she refused to drink from the bottle when she was 1.5 months old. it was until later at about 8.5 months old that i found out that she didn't like the Avent's teat. i bought her Dr. Browns bottle and she was more receptive to it since the teat is so much softer compared to Avent  *fussy little ziyi*

next on the list was her solid food problem. ziyi never like eating her food until this day! i had to resort to using my laptop (for youtube) or the TV for her cartoons in order to coax her into eating her meals (at 8 months old). meal time has always been stressful for me.

ziyi @ 6 months old


ziyi, being a girl by gender, has a very boyish character and behaviour. she's very hyperactive, doesn't really like to sleep and very temperamental. i will be using the cane almost everyday in order to tame and discipline her. oh, did i mention she is also very demanding? she sticks to me like a super glue and wants my attention all the time. i must do everything for her, she doesn't want her father, grandparents, or anyone else except me! 

how to have a 2nd child when 1 child is already enough to exhaust me???


ziyi @ 2.4 years old... naughty girl

Saturday, December 11, 2010

ziyi's bath time

when ziyi was a baby, she hated bath time. she would bawl through the entire bathing to dressing session. it was always very stressful for me at each bathing time. now that she's a little more grown up (2.5 years old), she loves playing with water. she used to bath inside her bath tub and i would have to hold her (lying position) in order to wash and rinse her hair. she didn't like me rinsing her hair and she would wail each time i do it. 

however, about 2 months back (2.3 years old), i started to bath her using the handheld shower. it is quicker and hassle free. i'll tell her to cover her eyes with a hanky while i rinse her hair. she would still cry but she was not afraid of the water coming down from her head. now she's doing even better, no more crying when i rinse her hair. phew! i never thought it'd be this easy! i am going to ditch her bathtub which is occupying the space in my lil bathroom.




half a day shopping and dining with just hubby

we took the opportunity to sneak out of the house on a public holiday few days ago. there was a closed door sale at Robinsons on the 7th Dec. hubby needed to get himself some stuff and so we decided to take the advantage of the extra discounts given to Citibank cardholders. 

we sneaked out of the house at about 4ish pm after ziyi fell asleep. the road entering The Gardens was very jam but surprisingly we had no problem getting a carpark. we immediately head towards Robinsons and started our shopping mission :)

hubby managed to buy some stuffs for himself but nothing for myself nor ziyi. i usually can't shop for my own stuff when he's around. his impatience made me feel uneasy to shop, you know how a woman shop right? everything KIV, and then decided to go back to the first shop to get what she saw earlier. LOL!

when i realised it was already 7pm, i suggested dinner before continuing shopping. off we went to Chilli's for some American food.  since we were very hungry, we stopped by at Beard Papa's cream puff to get a durian cream puff to munch on. it was quite expensive, RM5 for a cream puff! i think it's really not worth it.

at Chilli's we ordered BBQ Beef Ribs, Lamb Shank and Caesar Salad, Green Guava Juice for me and a bottle of Tiger Beer for hubby. i think we were too greedy, too much meat and we couldn't finish our food. well, the food was just mediocre and nothing to shout about. 





the Xmas decoration at mid valley is so pretty! i just could not resist to take some photos with all the soft toys and decorations. what a pity ziyi did not get to see the decor there. 





later, we went to Isetan for a quick browse at the Men's Dept but couldn't find what hubby wanted. so we decided to call it a day and went home to see our princess at home coz hubby's already missing her. not me, coz i really enjoy paktoh-ing with hubby once in a while :D

Friday, December 10, 2010

ziyi got bitten by her friend

my previous post on the kakak who pinched ziyi's nose is still unresolved. the teachers did not notice anyone pinching her and when they asked the maid, she just answered "tak tahu, tak perasan pun, mungkin dia jatuh semasa main" (don't know, didn't notice, maybe she fell down when she was playing). 

2 days later, ziyi showed me her hand when i picked her up from kindy. when i asked her what happened (we were still at the kindy) she dare not say anything. again, teacher and maid was not aware of it. once we get into the car, i asked ziyi again what happened to her hand. then this little girl told me, "Henmen bite you" (means bite her). Henmen is an Indian boy at her kindy, about 3-4 years old and he does seem like a mischievous boy to me.

the next day i went to ask Teacher Diana about it and she got hold of Henmen and tried probing him. finally this little boy admitted to biting ziyi on her hand! haiihhhhhh, my poor little ziyi. nowadays i kept telling ziyi to cry out loud or tell the teacher immediately whenever anyone tried to hurt her. 





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