Monday, December 27, 2010

Fall a sick on christmas eve

Christmas this year was very meaningful but not in good way.
Richie was sick on christmas eve, he had fever about 37.8 deg C then mommy brought him to see the GP.
First, the GP suspected that he's teething. 'Cos his gum had white thingy and the stool was loose and mild coughing.
He just gave leftose and brufen to reduce the gum swelling and told mommy that the fever will go away tomorrow.

But, it didn't seem to be the way we expected.
His fever was up and down, ranging from 38.1 to 37.6 and it happened almost every 3 hour.
Mommy suspected it couldn't be teething alone, cos mommy browsed some info in the internet.
Teething fever was last for 1 night only and it's mild fever.

Since, Christmas day was fall on Saturday, and the GP 's closed on Public Holiday and Sunday, mommy had no choice except monitored the fever.
Fortunately, the fever was gone on 26th December which is on Sunday.
But still, he didn't have much appetite either meals or milk and he's so cranky on the day and night.

Today, mommy brought him again to GP, and the GP said, it could be viral infection not only teething.
And he gave antihistamine medicine to reduce the cough and clear the airway in the nose.
The medicine has slight codein which made him sleepy. But it's good, at least he could sleep well undisturbed by his coughing.

Get well soon boy ! so mommy can look forward for New Year with joy and peace of mind

Happy 15 months old

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Meesua and milk pudding (15 months)

After a week eating heinz ready made food, he's getting sick of it.
So this week, mommy makes meesua and mashed potato for him.
So far he likes it,'cos it's something new for him and it's easy for him to eat without so much chewing.

Next week, mommy will try to give him rice again, hopefully he will eat it.
As for milk, after a week having milk pudding, mommy gives him milk again.
His appetite is back again

Learning mathematic in progress

Mommy stops the dot method for awhile. 'Cos he's bored.
It's all contain of red dots and no picture or whatsoever, that's why he's not so much interested in.
Mommy stops at dots 25th.
Perhaps after some reading lesson, he will like mathematic again

Learning reading in progress

Richie has been intensively learning reading everyday.
So far he has learnt fruits, vegetables, body parts and close to him.
He's very interested in body parts though. 'Cos he's familiar with most of it like head, hair, fingers, ears, nose, eyes, mouth, teeth. Even though when mommy asks him to point, he seems don't bother, but mommy knows that he understands what it means.
When mommy using flashcards to ask him to point, he could point the right one.

The next subject that he is going to learn is animals.
Hopefully, he's also like it, 'cos he likes to watch and observe pets surrounding our blocks

Sign Language

Mommy is interested in learning sign language for teaching Richie.
He hasn't spoken yet, mommy's just thinking that sign language will be another fun activity for him.
So far, he is able to do sign language for eat, telephone, popcorn and star

Some simple ones like drink, milk, bath, sleep, apple, ball, plane, car haven't been mastered by him yet
This is some websites as reference
ASL (American Sign Language)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Richie's characters

After observing him for quite sometimes, mommy knew some of his characters.

- little public relation
Sometimes he's too friendly I would say. Anytime anywhere, he likes to greet and smile to strangers.
There's an experience, when mommy and daddy had visitors and we had dinner at cheese prata.
As usual, he wanted to move around and greeted almost every guest there with his sweet smile.

- little marketer
Mommy's not sure whether his strangers anxiety hasn't built yet or it's simply his character.
He's not afraid or shy with new people or kids.
When he's in the playground and wanted to play something which other kids or even older kids were playing with it. He's not shy ask them. Of course without words yet but with action haha....
And when we went to botanical garden, there's a french kid (around 3 or 4 years old) riding the toy walker like what he had and suddenly richie was walking toward him and play with the steer wheel haha...

- little engineer
One of his favorite activities is turning his toys upside down. His push walker, girrafe ball coaster, truck, train , stroller are all upside down. He wants to know how they move, how the wheels work.
And he likes to play with his mega blocks, it's kinda of lego for 1+ year old. He could play with them at least for 15mins, while mommy's doing something else

- little adventurer
He likes to try and challenge himself. He could climb his baby chair by himself, and sometimes reach the dining table by climbing his baby chair to find food or TV remote
He likes to walk in escalator while we are at mall and the most favorite activity is hiding the things
and mommy's busy looking for it.

- little scientist / observer
He likes to observe something interesting, like shadow, birds, cat, dog, trees, leaves, wind, water
And with his capacity, he likes to explore it.
For eg when there's shadows, he will move his fingers and see the shadow. And he wants to touch wind and water eventhough it's impossible.

Mommy also thinks that he's more passive receiver, when mommy taught him words, sign language. He doesn't really bother about it, but mommy knows for sure that he understands it by listening and memorize it in his brain.
Hopefully, when the time comes, he's able to show his abilities

Sortie en famille au jardin botanique (19-12-10)

Love, joy and hope

we are happy family

shop - play - work

love is in the air

father and son

lick it - smell it - drink it

Perhaps this is the last our family outing for this year.
On Sunday morning, we went to Botanical Garden. At first, daddy was a bit reluctant, 'cos it's still a little bit drizzling. But mommy saw the sun has come out and thought that the rain will stop soon, so we decided to go to botanical garden.

When we arrived, the weather was just perfect. It's cooling and not so hot, even though we arrived around 10am.
At visitor center, we were welcomed by pink xmas tree and decorations. Even though it's a bit out of the location, but it's nice. Well mommy expected the xmas tree and decorations would be something more natural hehe...

Richie was so excited as well, he walked and run in the grass. They were many cute dogs as well and Richie was happy to see them. After almost 1 hour, he's running around catching bubbles, balls, he's tired and sleepy.
So he slept around half an hour while mommy and daddy just strolled into the garden. It was cooling and breezing.

After he woke up, we went to Swensens for lunch. Mommy wanted ice cream and western food.
Well, I would say it's a perfect family outing to close this year. Hopefully, we will go more often to the parks as our favorite family outing location.

Au revoir

Friday, December 17, 2010

Snapshots during Xmas time

4 teeth so far

Sometimes mommy just wondering Richie is already 14 months old but he's still having 4 teeth.
True, that he's drooling a lot nowadays but when mommy checks his gum. It doesn't show the sign that the teeth will come out.
I'm not sure whether it's normal for 14 months old baby having only 4 teeth so far

Slow in speech

Mommy would say Richie is a little bit slow in speech skills.
He prefers using baby language to proper language. Even though we have trained him by speaking loud and clearly. He just doesn't bother to do it.
When he's upset or angry, he likes mumbling with his own language which mommy and daddy don't understand.
Some said that boy is slower than the girl. I am not sure whether it's true.

Well, mommy just needs to be patience and persistent then...
Hopefully you can speak proper words son !

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

DIY Flashcard

Since now, mommy has a little bit free time, mommy wants to start small business through online shop @ facebook.
After scratching head and searching for ideas, mommy came out with DIY flashcard.
Why DIY Flashcard? because mommy also can use it to Richie and also mommy wants to inspire other parents how important it is to stimulate the brain earlier by teaching their kids to read and do mathematic.

Some parents don't have this information and they teach the kids in traditional way for eg teaching the kids phonics first, number as symbol etc
New way to teach is by showing the kids words, quantities. 'Cos kids like to learn fact not abstract.
Therefore mommy has desire to share this good news.

It's hard in the first place, 'cos not so many parents know and care about this. Mommy needs to educate them with information.
 But mommy will not give up, 'cos I believe it will add value directly or indirectly to other parents and time will prove that.

PS : the online shop is on facebook Flashcard

Teething affect his appetite?? (14 months old)

Since last week, his appetite has changed again.
He didn't want to eat rice, after 4 or 5 spoons he would spit it out. And he drank less milk also.
Mommy guessed it could be his teething. 'Cos he's drooling a lot and more than the first teething.
So this week, mommy gave him bottled food from Heinz and he liked it.
Perhaps beside teething, he's sick of home cooked which is 90% soup base. Anyway, mommy let him eat bottled food for a week and after that see if his appetite is okay and he wants the home cooked again.

For the milk, mommy made milk pudding from his milk. So in the morning Richie will drink 180cc milk for breakfast and the rest of the day, he will eat milk pudding, yakult and yoghurt for calcium supply.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Meet and Greet with Gabriella (6-12 December 2010)

We had visitors last week, mommy's childhood friend, Yosep.
Mommy hasn't met him for about 10 years and now we met again with our spouse and kid....
His daughter named was Gabriella, she's cute and pretty. And as usual, Richie was so excited when he first met her.
He simply gets along very well with her and so does she.
We had great time together and hopefully we will meet soon.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Two Weddings in a day

Eric and helen wedding

alger and tabitha wedding

@swissotel stamford

December is my favorite month. Not only it's xmas time but also year end holiday....
And it's also popular month for wedding celebration.
We had two weddings in a day. One in the morning and another one at night.
When I saw the couples, we felt that our wedding was only yesterday haha....
But time flies very fast, now we have Richie in our little family.

Anyway, back to wedding....
The morning one was our friend from Efata, the wedding pretty simple and not so many people, I guess because of heavy rain in the morning.
The evening one was our friend's son from KKIS. It was a grand one like in Indonesia. The programme flow and the entertainment were really good.
Too bad, we need to leave early, 'cos Richie was sleeping

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Walk walk walk

Richie is now able to walk more steps and able to cross the room.
Even though he still prefers crawling if rushing but he spends more times practice walking also
Here some videos of his progress of walking