February 3, 2018

It feels great!

Sofia has started calling me mama! Actually, it has been about a week ago, but as usual, I couldn't find the time to blog about it....

There was this one time when she suddenly said, "ma-ma". And I immediately shrieked, "Eh Sofia panggil mama!", that made her realized oh I managed to call mama. Heh. And so she said it again. Awh.... My heart just melts I feel like crying ahh...

And so everytime I wanted to hear her call me I would say, "Sofia... Panggil mama." Well, it depends on her mood actually. -_-" If she doesn't feel like it she would go "edek" and other un-understandable words... But when she did... Mama. Aih.... I feel loved!

There was this one time I came home from the pool (work), opened the door and she came running to me and hugged my legs, AND actually called, "Mama!" PRICELESS weh, PRICELESS... Because I rarely left her for a long period of time (like her father oh I get soooo jealous when she ran to him when he came home), I rarely get that feeling you know. That feeling of being loved and appreciated bahaha...

Anyway, long before she got to call my name, she knew already I'm her mama. Any commercial on TV (Mind Q Connect- Anmum), or in books (be it animal books, also), if there's a mother and baby, when I pointed it to her, she would come running towards me and hugged me. Erm. Same goes to Papa as well. But since there aren't many commercials on papa and baby, er well.

Hm. So basically that was it. My first post for 2018. On being a mama :')

During Sofia's first experience to an indoor playground. Kidzoona. Baru tau it's inside Molly Fantasy. #newparents

December 15, 2017

Bila Sofia dapat kaki...

Dia memang betul-betul gunakan kaki tu.

Hi! Lama gila tak update blog. Blame it on Lazada. Kept on making Flash Sales, dude I bought a lot of things already from them! The other day got Lipstick Fair, and then Baby Fair, and then the 11.11 sale. Gosh! Dahsyat betul.... Oh, thank you so much blogger friends for still dropping by comments! I read each one of them. I'll try to reply each one and visit your blog okay.

Anyhow, back to the main topic. Yeah Sofia dah dapat kaki. In other words, she can walk already. 10th October 2017 to be exact (I actually had to scroll down my Instagram photos to get this date. Ha-Ha.)... Walking completely on her own without assistance. A lot of people I met told me, well, more to warn me about when Sofia 'dapat kaki'. Relatives, strangers, friends... Everyone warned me about it.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. Hoi, belecak weh ketiak... Belecak! With her tot tet tot tet shoes... Squeaking here and there. It started as tot.tet.tot.tet... And then it got faster tot tet tot tet tot tet tot tet. Dah nak berlari already.

She walks freely around the house now. Taking whatever she pleased along the way. Moving things wherever she wanted to.

We took her to the stadium. Just for a while only to watch people exercising. Okay, truth was my husband wanted to give me some 'me time' inside the car sipping Starbucks. Not a fan of Starbucks before. Later if I got the time I'll write about it. Hah. This was actually on our way back home after the trial swimming lesson that was cancelled due to dirty pool. Watching people jogging and walking might have inspired her because just not long after this event, she started to practice walking more without us holding her. I think it took her about a week or so of practicing (day and night).

I remember there was this one time she took a few steps on her own. I blogged about it, I think. But after that one trial, she didn't show much progress until this one time (after we took her to the stadium). After the stadium event, she showed tremendous progress! Okay why am I being so detailed? Hahahahah! All mums are like that, kut? Record every single progress. Every single tiny progress. Hahah.

Erm. This is a latest picture of Sofia. She's 1 year 4 months now. Like I captioned this picture on my Instagram 'Bila dah dapat kaki, memang betul-betul dia guna kaki tu'.

October 31, 2017

Teaching Sofia to 'put back'

A picture of Sofia 'reading' a book yesterday. The first of another 5 or 6 books (I lost count... Post pregnancy brain...).

Sofia is 15 months today! Alhamdulillah! *clapclap*

Ah anyhow. I wish I could blog about all her progress but you see, ah you know it is easier said than done. I stayed up late for a few nights to complete the post on Sofia's first group swimming lesson, and I got down with headache after that. I learned a lesson and decided whatever. If I'm healthy, I can care for Sofia better. Health comes first. Okay.

So, the book Sofia took was from our small home library upstairs. Had to go up 18 steps. Yes, I counted every time Sofia took a step. 9 steps. Walk a few steps, then another flight of steps. 9 and another 9. I used to not count, just say 'up' and 'good' but I read up an article that it is good to count while your child do something so that they know their progress. I also realized Sofia started to get more excited too. So should I say 'yeay!'??? More stairsss..... Huh.

Anyhow, after 'reading' a few pages, she decided she wanted to take more books. She walked to the flight of stairs, leaving the book by the window. I was just testing, really. I told her, "Sofia, put back book" and guess what, she walked back towards the window, picked up the book and walked back towards the stairs. WOW. I was surprised. She is that smart oh. And so I thought, this is good. I should teach her to start putting things back to its place.

HAHA. One parenting tip I read up is that parents have to be consistent in their rules and in what they said. CONSISTENCY. Another HAHA. If you're starting to get an idea of what happened later on, you are probably right. HAHA to me. Our small library is upstairs. 18 steps away, dude!

And here's how it went for another 5 or 6 books. Assist Sofia walking up the stairs, take one book, carry her down the stairs. 

The second book she brought down, she flipped a few pages and decided okay, next book. The third book... She only flipped ONE page. And already wanted to go up.

CONSISTENCY. I kept reminding myself, this is good for Sofia this is good for Sofia... I am teaching her good things. Belecak ketiak weh. And after all that, I thought she would nap longer. Ah mana. Only for 30 minutes.

Anyhow, today I taught her to 'put back' again. Kurang sikit from yesterday. 4 books.

October 12, 2017


In reference to my previous post...

Now you see it.

Now you don't.

So not practical. But this will do for now.