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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ian @ 2 months

My friend Michael Ang always reminds me, "take more photos of your kid, they grow very fast". Well, he is definitely right.

Ian is now 10 weeks old. He has kind of 'transformed'.

A family-man doing what he does best

When he just came back from the hospital, he was so tiny and fragile. Due to that, I did not dare to carry him until he was 1 week. At 2 weeks, I bottle-fed him for the first time. From then on, he has learned to lift his head and neck on his own, smile and laugh, play with his tongue, sucks his fingers & hands and lifts his legs. But the most surprising of all is that at 8 weeks, he tried to roll-over. He managed to turn his body, and right leg to the left, but he couldn't roll over yet, as his left hand got stucked in the way. He also loves to be put on a sitting and standing position. How fast children grow.... I'm glad that I'm able to see the 'transformation' that has happened. At times, seeing him perform 'stunts' made us so happy....


Ian lifting his legs 90 degrees

Like father like son

Learning to roll-over

Mmmm....finger lickin' good

Poor 'lil Ian...down with fever

...but still manages a smile...

Hang Tuah who? Here comes Hang Botol....

A lovely smile

Another lovely smile....

There are also times when he was not well. He got a flu at 2 weeks, but the Dr said it was normal. Then at 9 weeks, he had fever and cough. The fever is gone, but he's still coughing. Poor 'lil Ian. He's still on medication now, hopefully he is able to recover asap.

Despite the unhealthy condition of Ian, he's still smiling and laughing when playing with us. He's not so active yet, as he sleeps after being fully fed, and wakes up only when he's hungry. I can see that my dad and May's parents are a lot happeier nowadays, after Ian is born. Not only them, we are also much different after becoming parents. There is a sense of more responsibility, being more careful, take lesser risks, and everything we do, we would think of our baby first. We have taken a step forward in our approach of living. Well, everyone has to go through that stage. I'm glad that we have done it. It's a new experience, an experience that we will cherish forever...


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all relatives and friends for their presents and for sharing the joy of our newborn. Thank you....

CNY 2010

Another year has passed....

I have been in Langkawi for almost 2 years, YES...2 years! It's such a sad thing that the work there is still not completed, despite all the promises and effort that we have put in. But the good news is the work is close to 95%, and all that is left is the documentation and paperworks. Soon, I'll be heading back to KL, or another town if we are able to secure new jobs.

That aside, it's the New Lunar Year again. I was back in Melaka and Kampar again, same as the previous years, the only difference this year is we have a new addition to the family, 'lil Ian. He's getting more mischievous as he grow...and of course, cuter and cuter.

We woke up at 5am on CNY eve, got prepared and started our journey from KL at 6.30am. We arrived at Mlk around 8.50am. We were busy the whole day (I don't even know why). On Sunday, I got up at 5am again, after some babysitting and babyfeeding in between. With only 5 hours of sleep for the second continuous night, I started preparing brunch for the family. It's been a tradition in my family that we have brunch for the 1st day of CNY. So, after my mom passed away, I took over the responsibilities because I think I'm the better cook among the 5 of us.

I opted for a simple brunch... But yet, they loved it. It's the family get-together feeling that made the food delicious actually. I was too tired until I forgot to take the pics. We were supposed to go to Kampar on the 2nd day, but we were too tired. It would be very risky to drive when one is tired, especially now that there are 3 of us...so, we decided to stay another day in Mlk. I prepared another brunch on the 3rd day of CNY, because my 4th brother just got back from Singapore on that day. Another decent brunch... but as I have said, when the whole family sat together at the dining table, we could see all the smiling faces.


The only sad moment was after that, when our 'lil Ian's grandpa and uncles were reluctant to see him leave. Everyone took turns to carry him and kissed him....

We spent the rest of the week in Kampar, where Ian got a slight fever, cold and cough from his mom. It's so heartaching to see him cough at night... Despite his condition, he's still able to show us some smiles and laughter, which really made us glad.



Overall, I could sense that Chinese New Year mood is getting more dull year after year. Hopefully, when Ian grow up, things will change...