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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Justin is 1 Year Old!

Justin turned 1 year old on 25 July 2010. On 27 July 2010, we took him to the clinic for his MMR jab and regular check-up. He now weighs 8.9kg and 76cm in length (or height). Compared to Julian when he was 1 year old, Justin is 0.3kg heavier but 2cm shorter.

Here are some observations in the run-up to his first birthday:
  • Not much changes in his milk and solid intake. He's still on direct or expressed breast milk, and supplemented with formula every 2-3 hours. He takes about 3oz at each feed. As for his solids, he takes 2 porridge or cereal meals during the day, and a snack for dinner.
  • He has 6 teeth: 4 incisors on top and 2 incisors at the bottom.
  • Can blow flying kisses.
  • Can clap hands.
  • Refuses to sleep when he sees Julian awake.
  • Willing to sit in the car seat most of the time, but sometimes prefer to stand in the seat *slaps forehead*.
  • Has started to walk unaided! He started with 2 steps and progressed to 4 steps on 20 July 2010. Just a day or two before his birthday, he was doing about 6 steps. He usually reverts to crawling because it's faster :o).
  • He is making more and more different sounds. He makes a funny sound when laughing... something like the cranking of a car engine when it starts.
  • When he doesn't get what he wants, he sometimes clenches his fists and appears to shiver.
  • We've sometimes managed to get him to pass motion in the potty.


Justin shows tongue
[Not happy about something]

Justin cup crawling
[Justin doing the cup-crawl]

Justin standing
[Justin stands]

We celebrated Justin's first birthday with lunch at Sea Palace Restaurant in Taman Pekaka, Penang. We booked 2 tables. Keeping to our "tradition", we baked yet another teddybear cake. This time it's a banana and orange polar bear cake. It took about 9 hours over 2 days to complete.

Justin's birthday cake
[Justin's banana and orange polar bear birthday cake]

Blow candles
[Happy Birthday To Youuuuu.... now blow! *phhffff* (photo taken by

[I'm ONE! (photo taken by

Happy 1st Birthday, Justin!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Three's Company

Here are two recent photos of the boys with either one of us.

Mummy and the boys
[Mummy and the boys]

Daddy and the boys
[Daddy and the boys]

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Julian at 37 Months

Julian turned 37 months old on 28 June 2010.

He has been attending playschool for about one-and-a-half months and seems to be liking it (at least he doesn't object to going). We learned that he likes the outdoor activities (this was no surprise to us).

During the 2nd week of the June 2010 school holidays, his kindy had special activities which included a talentime, an excursion to the Penang Bird Park in Seberang Jaya, and a cookie-baking session for Father's Day. For the talentime, he sang some parts of the rhyme "Five Little Monkeys" and received a trophy. During the bird park excursion, they had lunch at the cafeteria. He was seated at a table of four with three adults (says a lot, doesn't it?).

Julian in uniform
[Julian in uniform]

Julian's trophy
[Julian's first trophy]

Father's Day cookie
[Father's Day Cookie... delicious!]

His speech continues to improve and can imitate words and sentences quite easily. We make phone calls to his grandparents regularly and let him "chat" with them (we tell him what to say), much to their amusement.

He continues to be picky with food but sometimes surprises us with the occasional exception. Recently, he seems to like plain roti canai with sugar. Other than the usual porridge, fried rice, or half-boiled egg, he loves bean curd.

Julian eating roti canai
[Julian eating roti canai with sugar]

Julian and Mummy
[Julian and Mummy]

Julian with shape puzzle
[Julian with his shape puzzles]

Julian and the vibrating ball
[Julian and the vibrating ball]

Julian wearing sunglasses
[Julian looking cool, thanks to
Suk Suk & Suk Meh]

Julian in playground tunnel
[Julian at the playground]