Thursday, December 18, 2008

My 3 months with baby

Our little girl is beginning to notice daddy's and mummy's voice. I tried to experiment a few times where i stopped talking or singing. She stopped smiling, but once i spoke a few words, she smiles again!

What to expect of a 3 month old baby??

- We notice that she sometimes refuses to drink! It can be only 30ml or maximum to 90ml. Her previous amount was about 150ml. Worried that she may be under eating, we increased the feed to every 3 hours. It helped sometimes, but her low feed still continues. Funny thing was when i was feeding while she was half asleep, she drank the whole bottle of 160ml. Any mums or dads ever encounter such problems? Thinking that this might not be serious, i decided to observe for a while ;>
- Her hands are getting touchy touchy. She likes touching the toys presented to her and sometimes she would talk in her baby language endlessly to them.
- Start cleaning your toys! Our baby keeps biting them.
- Even her mittens needs to be cleaned. Got one advice from my relatives. To separate baby clothes and clean with baby friendly detergent. You never know what she could be eating with her mittens.
- Her laughter gets louder, even the slightest movement or funny face made by you can make the baby laugh!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

The reason to smile for every single day...


Saturday, November 15, 2008

My two months with baby!

I guess its been a long time since i blogged, just in case you're wondering. I was having my exams the past few weeks. But since its over now, im back to my pregnant daddy status! Having a baby around sure adds in alot of motivation while im tired from studying or a long hectic day from work. My 2nd month with the baby was fruitful!

Fifth Week:

Increased in amount of milk been fed. She sure can drink! Had a little minor hiccups when she had diarrohea. Her stool was of liquid form and streaks of blood could be seen. As first time parents, we were definitly shocked. Therefore we brought her to see the doctor and his advice was:

1. Signs of Blood: Could be due to tear while baby was passing motion while squeezing too "hard". We were told to observe if there was any increase in blood. ( Well, it didnt. So we were glad it was just a minor tear)

2. Diarohhea could be caused by: Family member having it! Yes, diarrhoea is contagious! Or cleaning of bottles was not done thoroughly. We do have nieces and nephews at my mum's place and they were reported to have diarrhoea. So i guess they must have spread it to her..

3. Not to panic: Its normal for babies to have diarrhoea, but if it lasts for 3 or more days. Its advisable to see the specialist.

Sixth Week - Eighth Week
  • Crying seen to be getting less annoying. Maybe we were getting used to it... Baby is smiling more often, and cooing sounds can be heard whenever she wants attention. Her clothes are getting more fitting as she grows bigger everyday. We had fun dressing her up!

  • Her sleep routine ia getting better. Night times are prolonged and sometimes she can even sleep through the night! We were wondering whether we should wake her up for feeding, as we were worried that she might be hungry. But we waited for her to wake up automatically instead as we believed that she needs ample sleep and plus the fact that we need the sleep too. :>

  • Her hands and legs movement are getting more active and sometimes she will unknowingly grasp our fingers with her tiny little hand.

  • Her head is still soft at this particular moment of time. If you look hard enough, you can even see the top part of her head is moving like a heart pumping in motion!

I guess being a parent has its advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes you my lose sleep or even feel restless from all the late nights of feeding and baby handling (especially cleaning the poop). But whenever you see the baby smiling when she sees you or when you are talking to her. It felt like you have drank 10 bottles or red bull!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Are we really safe from harm?

Just when i was reading the newspaper this morning. Reports of more contanimated products were surfaced again. What has happened to our society? What degraded the ethics of the businessmen to carry out such underhand methods? Don't they ever think about the health and safety concerns that may impact our people or even their own families!?

Horrible pictures of newborns being diagnosed of kidney stones, were subjected to painful needle injections. Although they might not know what is happening. They still can feel the bloody pain! Their crys of help, their tears. These are signs to tell their loved ones of the pain they are going through...

The world is not safe anymore. Not only are we defending ourselves from natural disasters. But humans as well...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My one month with baby!


My 1st feeding. Prepare for some serious handling!

Time does pass fast! It only seemed like yesterday, when we were in the labour room. My words of encouragement to persuade my wife on pushing harder and the arrival of our new born right in front of our eyes. All these significant events have zipped past and will always be embedded in our memories! I would like to give my 2 cents worth of the development of baby during the one month of intense training and sleepless nights. Hope my advice could help some daddys out who is still battling with your child on "feeding" issues.
  1. First week
    • I would believe this is where the baby starts to mark her environment. Crying is her way of saying she is hungry. My take is if you are breast feeding; do take note that breast milk is still not available until the 3rd day (for first mothers). Maybe you could try partial feeding, 1 time formula and the other time breast feed. Let the baby suckle the mother's nipple even if there's no milk (Mothers: do not worry, there will be milk eventually). This is to let the baby bond with the mother. You might notice the baby to be a bit yellowish in skin colour, my advice is to see the doctor if it gets too yellowish. They will conduct a blood test to check its level. If worse comes to worse, baby will be hospitalised to be "sun tanned". This is to lower her risk of jaundice.
  2. Second week
    • This is where the endless crying begins!! You can expect to be woken up at least 3 times. I was woken at least every 2 hours. There are a few reasons for her crying, I have compiled a few.
      1. Baby Hungry!
      2. Wet Diaper Changing time.
      3. Passing motion and she feels uncomfortable with the shit sticking to her skin, I don't blame her for that!
      4. She need to be burped.
      5. She wants to be carried.
    • There will be rashes on her face. Its normal, don't worry. Apply some cream prescribed by doctor it you want to play safe.
    • Her buttocks will start to develop rashes. Try to avoid this by minimising the cleaning of the buttock using wet tissue wipes. Use wet cotton instead. Apply moisturizing cream(safe for baby).
    • Her umbilical cord will start to peel off, handle with care. Try not to force it to come off. You wouldn't want the cord to be infected.A little bleeding might be seen due to poor handling. Apply antiseptic prescribed by doctor to clean the cord.
    • Baby will start to drink about 40ml of milk. (Formula), hard to gauge for breast feeding though (Any suggestions?)

  3. Third week
    • I experience frequent crying. But this is where the parents start to improve on handling the baby. We start to carry well, feed well and even clean the shit well (Did it within 2 mins!). Tip: Burping is very important. If baby doesn't burps after a feed, its guarantee that she won't sleep well and if she won't sleep well.... good luck to you!
    • Prepare for full month celebration or they call it the baby shower.
  4. Fourth week
    • Full month celebration!!! This is the time where relatives and friends visit. If possible, decide in advance what kind of gifts you would want. You never know that you might get the same gift. I prefer vouchers on baby shops or on the local supermarket. Buying diapers and Formula milk is not cheap!
    • Baby will start to gain weight and you might notice frequent smiling.
    • The eyes will start to browse around. Try singing or talking to your baby. This is the time for them to bond with you!

Well, these are what I observed for the 1st month. Maybe yours could be different. I hope my advice helps. More to come! Do watch out for my blog for the 2nd month!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Top 10 must have while feeding!!


  1. Invest in a good feeding bottle, preferably those that can prevent colic and provides good measurement of volume in OZ or litres.

  2. A small napkin. Rather than using tissue to wrap around the baby's neck. Tissues wastage is not good.

  3. A mini fan. Babies tend to sweat while drinking their milk. If they feel hot, you will definitely have a difficult time feeding them as they will fidget around to be more comfortable.

  4. Cup warmer. Babies do not finish their milk at one go, they need to be burped most of the time. Cup warmer prevents the milk from getting cold.

  5. Another set of baby's clothes. Babies squirt milk like nobody's business! It's better to be prepared!

  6. Your
    own set of extra clothes. Trust me, it's gonna be messy!

  7. A glass of plain water. This is to rinse the baby's mouth after feeding that is full of milk. If left alone, their mouth would be dry. The next thing that will happen is definitely crying!

  8. A set of notepad and pen to keep track of the feeding time and amount drank.

  9. Good Sitting posture! Try to sit as comfortable as possible, feeding will take a while.

  10. Last but not least, Patience! A hectic mother or father does not improve the situation if the baby is crying while feeding. Take note that babies cry because they are uncomfortable. This is their way of communicating. How would you feel if I speak in a different language which you do not understand...?

Compiled by Pregnant Daddy,
Other suggestions are welcome

Friday, September 26, 2008

The joy of having babies!!

Although our baby cries evey night. She is plainly just seeking our attention. She maybe hungry, she may need a diaper change, she could be hot or she could be cold. She needs some burping or she needs to be held. Whatever it is she needs, we will always be there to help. We do feel fustrated at times, but whenever she smiles. Even the volcano lava will stop running and die out...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A perfect gift

Got this gift from my daughter's full month celebration. I don't know about you but i goto say this is the nicest dress i ever seen. Even though my princess may not be wearing it at the mean time. But I do hope she gets to wear it during Chinese New Year.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

When daddys talk about babies...

I was chatting with my friends this evening. Who majority were all daddys. Our topic wasnt on the ever-changing economy or newest cars on the road and neither was it the hot babes on channel 5. It was the do's and don'ts of handling your precious baby. I find it quite strange in the first place as it doesnt fit the picture when we were discussing topics on babies. 5 grown man, for gods sake! We were talking as if we were experts on baby handling!!!

Each of us gave great advices on how to handle the baby when she's crying. How to feed her correctly and even how to change their diapers without making a mess(it seems that men do make a mess while changing the diapers)!

To tell you the truth, i felt a sense of belonging. Its like Daddy becoming a Mummy, for a day....

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

28th August 2008

Today marked the beginning of a new life! Our baby princess is finally here. After so much complications we had during the pregnancy, she's finally out safe and sound!! It was really a hectic day and to tell you the truth, she wasnt even due on this day at all.

It began when my wife felt that something wasnt right with our baby. She seemed to be less active and wasnt moving much. Seems like mother instinct was right. We decided to inform our gynae and we found out that her heart beat was getting slower..

My wife had no choice but to induce the birth. Throughout the whole night, she was in estreem pain. And when the baby was out. Her umbilical cord was so twisted that it actually preveted her from breathing normally. Thank god we got her out, else we couldnt guarantee her safety if we were to delay the birth.

I guess this marks my journey towards fatherhood and possible many sleepness nights. But deep down, i was anticipating for this day to come anyway...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

We finally came up with a name!!

A name gives you an identity, it tells you who you really are. I guess everyone in this world would had felt a tingling sensation whenever you call yourself by your name. I know i do, it always gives me the creeps. I tried changing my tone while calling my own name. But it only gets creepier.

I read from a recent article on a girl from Australia who wanted to change her name as her previous name given from her parents was ridiculous. They call her "Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii"?! I mean its special... but i guess it has crossed the line of sanity. As parents, they are certainly causing a great impact towards her self-esteem.

So i belive giving a name for your child really takes alot of effort and time to get it right. My wife and i debates most of the time on choosing the name for our child who is due soon, as a matter of fact, this coming September! Our focus was to get a name that has a particular meaning to it. But trust me, it took us 4 months to decide and achieve a common censensus. Im not telling yet, deciding to keep the suspense till she is born... One thing for sure, we are definetly not calling her "Talula Does the Hula From Singapore"...

Friday, July 25, 2008

The meaning of true friends...

I was drove to tears on this video... a lion and his 2 human friends whom they have not met for many years...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Approaching due date

I don't know whether to feel excited or panic as the day draws near to our baby's due date. My fear is my work commitment as getting local leave is not very easy and work seems to pile up every approaching day. Although i feel a slight bit of stress, i try to complement such situations to my benefit by being positive all the time. More work means that time will pass faster and baby's due date will eventually come nearer! i can't wait to touch her tiny fingers and her chubby face... while my wife on the other hand, is still calm and collected. I guess she's the stronger one in the household.

The lastest trip to the gynae was educational as he told us what to prepare for and what the mother will have to expect..and his que was that we have to start preparing for the check in items. Sitting like obedient school children, we listened to his advice. If only things were easier if theres a list for us to follow... i guess maybe i could form a list so that anyone reading my blog can know what to do.Hmmm... stay tune for my next posting then!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

"Violent" in Children Textbooks

I was browsing a particular book meant for primary 3 students few days ago and was shocked from the violent images being potrayed! The intent of the book was to help primary 3 students on improving their written composition.

I would not like to tarnish the reputation of the publisher but to let parents know that, it is better to browse the contents of the book first before you decide to purchase the book. You wouldnt know what your children would have been reading.

The images drawn include a man falling off a motorcycle and bled to death, a girl fell down and her face landed on pieces of broken glasses!! Theres more to it...and i really don't want elaborate more...A word of caution to all parents!!And they say the movies are violent!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Big is Beautiful!!

My wife is beginning to feel that she is growing fatter! Her self esteem on her body has grown weary and she has never stopped looking at the mirror or comparing her perfect figure during her wedding days. All i get now are complaints of how to shed all those fats once she's given birth.

What i would like to elaborate is this... i understand how that feels, i do complain about my six packs forming a union.Even though its nothing compared to what the women are experiencing. But i find my wife sexy in a way that she is carrying our child...nothing in the world can beat that. If anyone should feel insecure, it should be the men! So, all the pregnant ladies out there, don't feel sad about your figure, we men love you the way you are. Enbrace the love and get set for a new life in the family. A happy mommy, makes a happy baby!A sulking mommy, makes a ...well you get what i mean...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day, i'm celebrating it!

Even though my princess is not due for the next two months nor is she able to call me "daddy" at this particular moment. Im still gonna enjoy this very special day. Cause im a daddy to be!!Haha!I may sound abit anxious but who cares, as long as im happy. Any day is also a father's day...

Happy Father's Day!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

This site is a must visit!!!


Babies miniatures made from clay!!!

I really have to say, these are great works of art. They really look like real!

Monday, June 9, 2008


As the days goes by, i can't help but our little princess would turn out. Would she grow up to be our pride and joy or be the rebellious type and always the opposition party in the family? Carefully touching my wife's growing tummy, i felt her tiny heartbeats and her relentless kicking. Is she telling us something? or is she just playing? Well, We will never know. But as we countdown for each passing days, our love for her will never fade... 27 weeks and 4 days....

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Me, the younger days


Me in the sarong 8 mths old...this explains why i am always the lazy one in the house

My grandma was keeping some of our baby photos and yet all this time i thought they were lost... As she was asking how my wife was coming along with the pregnancy, she recalled that she had a few photos of me when i was a baby. What surprised me was that she didnt keep these photos in her drawers or cupboards... but they were with her the all time wherever she goes... i am not talking about a few photos, but 2 albums! I guess she really missed the times when me and my brother were under her care many years ago...

Monday, May 26, 2008

Love you till the end

A dedication to my wonderful wife, just wanna tell her i will always love her and our baby princess!

Got the music while watching "P.S I Love U", starry Gerald Butler ( King Leonidas from "300") and Hillary swank! Fell in love with it while listening to the music... Great movie for couples to watch... as it is telling us that we should always cherish our loved ones, you never know when they will leave you...Hope you guys enjoy the music like we do.

And this one is with the lyrics, practice it and sing it for your love ones!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

24 weeks pregnant!!

We are half way through the journey! She's kicking vigorously now! Looks like shes running out of space... no more somersaults!

Hows the baby coming along on the 24th Week

The baby's crown-to-rump length is around 8.4 inches and will weigh around 1.2 pounds. The uterus can easily be felt 1.5 to 2 inches above your bellybutton. The baby does not appear to have much room in the uterus anymore, but as your pregnancy progresses, space gets much tighter! Because your uterus is expanding and putting a great amount of pressure on your abdomen, you might get stretch marks. Many pregnant women experience backaches, bladder problems, sore feet and fatigue that affect their daily routines. You might also have some nasal stuffiness or nosebleeds.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A gift from my wife's sis


I like the designs, very cute! Will be going window shopping often now, since theres 4 months to go. Lots of things to prepare! I belive internet should have a list of stuff that i can refer on. Let me check it out and see whether i can share with everyone in my next post

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Couple Handphone pouch


Arent these cute!? Bought them from my friend. Thinking of hanging on wife's handphone.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Baby is kicking!

I was looking at my wife's growing tummy the other day and the amazing thing happened. It looked as if that the baby was kicking!? To assure that i wasn't dreaming, i gently placed my hands on her tummy. For a few seconds there was nothing, maybe i was just imagining things. Then all of a sudden, i felt a little bump from my wife's tummy. For the very first time, i felt our little princess!

Words can't describe my amazement, but it felt great! It felt great because, it was our very first communication...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mummys did you know

Was reading a magazine about babies and mothers, yes i was bored while waiting for my wife at the gynae... grabbed one magazine to spend the time. These are really great info, check it out

1. Nearly a third of women start snoring when they are expecting. Stuffiness began from day one as the membrane in your nose soften and swell, creating more MUCUS than usual!!

2. You don't need to eat for two, you need an extra 200 calories a day. That's 2 thirds of a Mars br or two extra slices of toast.

3. Pregnancy boosts your brain power, meaning you will be able to remenber countless baby facts. But still forget where you put your car keys...

4. Your pee will smell funny...( it could also be bladder infection, so seek doctor for advice)

5. Pregnant women will get numb buns, this is linked to bad posture as sticking your bum out and over arching your back puts pressure on your nerves and causes your bottom to go numb.

6. You may be prone to nose bleeds caused by the same hormones that trigger gum problems as they increase your blood supply and encourage bleeding

7. Your base body temp is likely to be higher during the next 9 mths as your body is working super hard, thanks to all the extra blood pumping round it

Friday, April 18, 2008

A day that shouldn't be missed : Detail Scan of the baby!

Went for a detail scan of the baby this morning, and boy was i excited!!Not only did we manage to see a very clear image of the baby, the gynae managed to unravel the gender as well. And its comfirmed a baby GIRL!! Our princess is moving very actively today and as if she was playing hide and seek, the gynae took a hard time scanning for the required images. I couldn't hide my smile as we see the baby being very healthy and kicking, this is the moment where i will never miss it for the world.

I would like to tell this to all the going to be daddys, try to apply "leave" and accompany your wife to see the gynae, don't miss out the finest moments of your life!! It will definetly brighten up your day and light up your path towards being the best daddy for your child!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Singing the ABCs...


Adorable baby picture placed in front of the bed for wife to see when she sleeps and wake up!

Have been busy with work lately therefore postings on the blog have reduced a lot. But don't worry, i am still around and will update the baby's progress as much as possible. :>

I don't know whether i should call it father instints but i started to sing the ABCs whenever me and my wife are on bed. I would stick close to her tummy and sing the alphabet song, hoping our baby could hear daddy's voice and his terrible singing. I tried singing the lullaby but always ended up with broken sentences. I guess the alphabet song is much more easier...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pillow Issue

Mummy having shoulder aches the past few mornings, so we decided to shop for better pillows.. We were thinking of memory pillow. But being mountain turtles, we werent aware it was so expensive, cheapest cost around 70 bucks while the highest could range from 200 to 300 bucks!? We tested these pillows and it sure was comfortable,but my wife decided to settled for a 49 bucks normal pillow instead as she tested it and felt more comfortable. Don't know whether she was helping me to save money or if its really that comfortable.I was really willing to buy the 299 memory pillow, although it would be a heart pain...hehe.

The new rock solid but very comfy pillow!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It could be a girl!!

That's what our gynae said when he was scanning my wife's tummy. As we squint to see for any signs of male genital, both my wife and i arent professionals. But hearing it from the gynae assured us that 70% it could be a girl. But of course, he added with a "I could be wrong" statement. our 70% have dropped to 60...I guess the next trip to the hospital will be a better chance of telling its gender then. :>

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Summary of the First Trimester

Week 1-4
- About 12 days after fertilization, a pregnancy test will be able to detect that you are pregnant!

Fetal development
- By the 14th day after fertilization, your baby has developed into an individual.
Week 6
- You may experience increased pigmentation, engorged breasts, morning sickness, increased urinary frequency and viaginal discharge.

Fetal Development
- About 2 to 4mm long. Formation of the lungs, further development of the brain and lengthening of the arms and legs.
Week 8
- Uterus grow to about the size of an orange. You may feel cramping or pain in lower abdomen.

Fetal Development
- About 14 to 20mm long. Heart, brain, liver, lungs and kidney are in their basic forms. Facial features still in development. Spontaneous movement of the baby but you won't be able to feel them.
Week 10
- Breasts are getting bigger and waist starting to thicken.

Fetal Development
- About 31 to 42mm long. Major vital organs are formed. The stomach is now producing digestive juices and the kidneys have begun functioning.
Week 12
- Uterus starts to push out above your pelvic as it is too large to remain in your pelvis. Energy in you starts to return!

Fetal Development
- About 6cm long and weighs around 8 to 14g. Head is still very large in proportion to the rest of her body. All essential organs are functioning. Though it is still a long way before she can survive independently.
Week 14
- Your uterus is now the size of a grapefruit. You may also experience constipation.

Fetal Development
- Her eyes have moved from the side of the head to the front, while her ears have moved from the neck to the sides of her head. Facial features and fingerprints are formed at this stage.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

12 weeks pregnant!!

My wife is officialy 3 mths pregnant!!! And we can finally let everyone know she is pregnant! Since the gynae instructed us not to tell during the first 3 mths.

How's the baby coming along at the 12th week

Baby's crown-to-rump length is almost 2.5 inches and should weigh between 8 and 14 grams! You won't be able to feel your baby moving at this time. By the end of this week, your uterus is too large to remain completely in your pelvis. The digestive system is capable of making contractions that push food through the bowels and is also able to absorb sugar. This week may be the first week that you begin to feel better! Morning sickness often tends to improve or diminsih at this time. You will feel more comfortable in loose clothing, such as maternity clothes. In addition to your tummy getting larger your breasts, hips, legs and sides may be getting bigger also. Your baby develops reflexes and the skin is very sensitive. The brain is fully formed, and the child can feel pain. the baby may even suck his thumb. The eyelids now cover the eyes, and will remain shut until the seventh month to protect the delicate optical nerve fibers.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Visit to the Gynae, check the baby's neck

I couldnt accompany my wife as i cant get away from work and so she had to go alone herself. I feel so bad... Doctor had to take her blood for testing, said its normal procedure during 12 weeks into pregnancy. Anybody know what it is about?

Next was to check the baby's neck. The gynae said the baby is perfectly fine and best of all, very active in mummy's tummy!! My wife had the pleasure to watch the baby moving actively and described that the baby had surely grown in size. Now its about 5 cm.

Anyone heard of Natal care plus? Gynae recommended the pills for my wife, said it boost brain power for the baby. Anyone would like to recommend its worth? Im thinking of taking up the offer but would like to check whether is it good.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wife very sick...

Things not going well for my wife.. coughing for almost 2 weeks and after much persuasion, she decided to see the neighbourhood doctor. Knowing that she is 10 weeks pregnant, the doctor decided to refer her to SGH for a thorough checkup.. After hearing such advice, we became more worried..

We decided to call our Gynae for advice and he also suggested we go SGH for checkup.Looking at the way things are going and fearing for the safety of our baby, we decided to go SGH.

Luckily it was minor and my wife was prescribed with medicine that have no effects on the baby. We have never gotten so worried before in our lives as my wife is pregnant and if she is sick, it might affect the baby as well...

Her coughing is still ongoing, i really hope she get well soon...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Being a practice daddy

Wah... Chinese New Year, its a bit boring. But i made full use of the time. Since there's relatives coming for visits, theres bound to be babies and children to play with. Haha!!

Relatives do give a lot tips, like how to carry the baby, burping when they are full and even how to wash their poo poo(this is unpleasant)! Since i do not want to rush off with so many things. i started with the carrying first. Babies age range from 2 mths to 1 year. And each of them require different styles of carrying.

I got to say this, carrying the 2 mth baby is slightly more taxing. First of all, she look so small and im scared i might hurt her if i accidentally held her too tight... the 1 year old is slightly proactive. Im more comfortable carrying the 1 year old.

Looking after babies are tiring and i really applaude the mommies and daddies who look after them. But its a task worthwhile. As at the end of the day, a smile from their chubby little cheeks can brighten up even the darkest time of your life...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My Best wishes for Chinese New Year!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have come across my blog, a

Happy Chinese New Year!!!
May your wishes come true and make lots of money!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Visit to the Gynae at 9 weeks pregnancy

The image of our baby is more clearly seen, we can see the hands and legs moving. I was squinting my eyes to check for the organ that will "identify" whether its a male or female...But still can't tell leh.. hehe.

Now the serious part. The gynae told us to come back on the twelvth week to check the baby's neck on whether the baby will have any illness. I am quite worried even though we are a young couple, but things do happen when you least expected it to... I belive most of the couples reading this will have also gone through this stage. Haiz...Sometimes i wonder whether im having the depressions.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Kung Fu baby?


This video is a classic.Clearly this baby is not to be messed with...

Friday, February 1, 2008

Belly watching in 9 weeks pregnancy

I have been staring at my wife's belly the past few days and was wondering whether the increase in size was the cause of the baby growing or her plainly eating too much...Her appetite varies from different timings of the day.And even when she do get to eat, she would vomit most of it down the toilet bowl. So we decided not to go for fancy restaurants and chosed hawker centers to eat out instead, as even when she do vomit, i wont see pieces of "Ajisen Ramen" or "Teriyaki chicken" being flushed down the toilet. Trust me, i saw the the mess at the toilet bowl, when my wife accidentally left out flushing. It is not a site for the faint hearted...

Funny as it may be, i do feel worried when she vomits after a meal. She's not getting enough nutrition and so may be our baby. I decided to check out ways to make her feel better, and where else to find information but to hit the local neighbourhood bookstores. Its been stated that eating biscuits might help ease her malnutrition and her three meals should be split up into smaller portions. Biscuits preferably containing carbohydrates and vitamins should be a better choice.

True as it may be, following the advice.I bought her some biscuits for her to eat while she is working. It does work, her frequent vomits have been reduced. She is feeling slightly better. And as i look at her belly again. I can see our baby is growing more healthy as mommy eats with pleasure...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chinese New Year Spring Cleaning

The thought of spring cleaning the house scares me as i will be the only one doing it this year. Fearing that my wife will hurt herself and the baby, Our parents have given out an order whereby she is exempted from doing the housework. So to name a few chores to carry out. I was tasked to clean the windows, drawers, sink, bathrooms, storeroom, furniture and even the Chinese New Year decorations have to be put up! The lists being compiled are neverending...

Daddys out there, i feel your pain...

Monday, January 28, 2008

8 Weeks Pregnant!!!


Baby is about the size of a pinto bean and is approximately 14 to 20 mm long! Eyelid folds and ears are forming. The baby's eyes are still very wide apart on the sides of her head, but will eventually center themselves out. The tip of the nose is actually present at this time as well.

One of the symptoms that you might feel around this time of your pregnancy is cramping or pain in your lower abdomen or side as your uterus grows. Some pregnant women feel tightening or contractions of the uterus. Many pregnant women also experience an occasional pain that begins in their buttocks and radiates down their back or legs. This is known as sciatic nerve pain and can be extremely painful at times. More than likely the pain is caused by the pressure on the nerve and it is best to lie on the opposite side to relieve the pressure.

Information courtesy of

I am really overwhelmed with the growth spurt happening in the baby! Definetly will search for more info on baby development and share them at my blog.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Boy or Girl?


Well, to tell you the truth. I do have a preference for the gender of the baby. But don't want to tell lah, i very bantang(singglish for superstitious). Hehe.. But irregardless of the outcome, our hopes would be for the baby to be healthy and happy.Since we are talking about gender, i have compiled a lists of old wive's tales indicating the gender of your baby.. Treat it as a pinch of salt and some of you might get a laugh out of it. Enjoy!

1) Sleep on the left side of bed = Girl, and right side = Boy

2) If you have soft hands = Girl, and Dry hands = Boy

3) If you crave for salty foods like french fries = Boy

4) If you crave for sweet foods like choclate = Girl

5) If you're clumsy and stumbling over pairs of shoes = Boy

6) If you feel graceful on foot = Girl

7) If your left breast is bigger = Girl, and right breast bigger = Boy

The lists are neverending...
As fascinating and fun as these tales are, they are just tales!! So don't dwell too much on it.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A father's role

What a husband can do...

1. Understand the changes your wife is going through, be it emotionally, mentally and physically.

2. Read some prenatal books, baby books or read my blog to have a better idea on how to support your wife.

3. Be patient with her mood swings, headaches, discomforts and unusual food cravings!

4. Ultimately, the best thing a partner can do is to be availabe as much as he possibly can as having a baby is a very special experience.

"The best gift a father can give his child is to love the child's mother"

Monday, January 14, 2008

We can hear the heart beat!!!


140108(7 weeks pregnant)

Accompanied my wife to see the gynae today, we were told that today is quite important as we are going to see the heartbeat. So what i thought was another scan on the belly, but to my astonishment, the gynae turned on the volume and for the first time we heard our baby's heartbeat and the tiny little heart beating triumpantly...Today is really unforgettable.

P.s to daisy(if you are reading this) Thanks for leaving your comments, greatly appreciated!!

Morning sickness...

Morning sickness... is that what they call it nowadays? My wife been getting the frequent signs of wanting to vomit, fearing that she might lose "control"... i try to drive as smooth as possible on the roads. As a self proclaimed hell rider and someone who likes to achieve 100km/h on the expressway. It is considered a taxing task for me. But to make her feel better, i just have to tone down a little bit..( roads has just become more safer :> )

She also has the "I feel bored" or the "I am tired" look. Watching movies and shopping during the weekends was what we always like to do.But somehow or rather, she suggested to stay at home.(which is to my surprise). Even news of a great sale at a particular shopping outlet couldn't even move her from the couch. If it were the previous days... she would have been there first.

Anyone care to share your experience?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Taboos for pregnant ladies

The moment our parents know about my wife's pregnancy, taboos and old wives' tales
start to surround the both of us. The following lists "ordered" by our mums are...

Don't drink black coffee
Baby will be dark as charcoal.(what!!)

Don't hang paintings, or hammer nails
Abnormal growth of flesh at the ears

Don't cut anything on the bed
Not good for baby

No alcohol
Will harm the baby

Don't touch kitty litter
Will cause infection

Start eating for 2
Baby needs nourishment

Don't have sex!
No reason known, but hell no am i following this

Don't dye your hair
Will harm the baby

Don't eat sushi
Will harm the baby, heard its true

The lists are never ending!!Help me!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Babies laughing

Seeing these babies laugh makes my heart filled with warmth... damn, i getting soft!

My wife is 6 weeks pregnant!!!

Been planning this for a year now, the results are finally out. A trip to the ladies with the pregnancy test kit changed the rest of our lives. I am still overwhelmed with joy and really lost for words. In 9 mths time, my rank in the family will be changed, my secondary appointment would be fatherhood...

Daddies out there, or even mommies. Care to share your experience with me, as i am really new to this.


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