Summary of his accomplishments so far.
He is able to turn and lift head, study faces, holds eye contact and make his first conversation with us, like aaah, oooh, eeee to us. Oh yes, he loves to smile to everyone, including strangers. He can inches his head off the surface while doing tummy time. Now with more stronger neck support, his curiosity increased each time when during tummy time.
Recently, he starts to suck one hand while exploring the other hand, reaching out to touch.
We were invited to attend baby Hamilton’s one month old celebration.
Baby Ian and Baby Hamilton with both aunties.
Another shot of Hamilton’s grandmother with our baby Ian.
Daddy and his good friend, Uncle Gavin with our baby Ian.
Both families taking a shot of together.
The two hosts, Joanne Marie Sim and Jonny.
Trying out the new Canon Pixma MG5400 series. photos were printed via wireless connection. How fast and convenient.
These adorable animals printout waiting to be cut out.
Everyone was searching for the correct alphabets to decorate.
Finished work! Zann’s animal themed calendar.
A snapshot taken with Joanne Marie Sim.
I baked a rainbow cake for Bro.
Zann was excited when she gets to eat, cos that was what I promised her when I was pregnant with bb Ian last time. And it so happened that bro’s birthday is near so I decided a rainbow cake.
Pink was used for buttercream frosting cos Zann insisted. Anyway, I couldn’t think of what color, other than pink to use for a rainbow cake. The cake looks sweet and colorful.
I baked 5 layers only. No time to bake the 7 layers also. Time was precious now that bb Ian is around. I spent almost one day, staggered hours to complete baking this cake. Effort used, 100%.
Happy Birthday to Jiu Jiu !
We had our dinner at T3. We picked airport for its cleanliness and convenience. Most importantly, their nursing room is so much better than most of the shopping mall. Baby Ian didn’t sleep well in his stroller, while Zann had her play fun inside the Spongebob Christmas house. Just the queue alone, was 30mins!
Baby Ian was cranky when we took turns to take these shots. So difficult to get a comfortable pose.
Don’t know why nowadays Zann always like to look like that during photo-taking.
Dinner at the newly opened Ramen Champion. Daddy’s first time to try also.
The girl and her height. Taken just for fun. Her height is 136cm?
My first bake after the birth of baby Ian…
Wanted to try baking cranberry oatmeal cookies for a long time..but couldn’t find the time to do it until today. With my sprained wrist. Yes sprained. All because the other day, geh kiang (read acted smart) exerted too much force to break an un-thawed fish. How stupid. In the end suffered from unnecessary pain.
So my bake today were accomplished with the help of Daddy and Zann when baby Ian was asleep. Not an easy task but still made it.
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The girl helped to sift the wholemeal flour. I used wholemeal flour instead of plain flour in the recipe. Healthier choice. And it turned out nice.
Recipe for the cranberry oatmeal cookies
90g butter, softened at room temperature
50g caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
100g wholemeal flour
100g rolled oats
60g dried cranberries, cut into smaller chunks
- Preheat oven to 170 degC. Line baking trays with parchment paper.
- Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until the mixture turns pale and fluffy
- Dribble in the egg gradually. Mix well after each addition. Add in vanilla extract, mix to incorporate into the batter.
- Sift the flour over the batter, fold in with a spatula.
- Add rolled oats, sultanas and dried cranberries. Mix well with the spatula.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking tray. Flatten each cookie dough slightly with the back of a fork, keeping the shape as even as possible.
- Bake for 10 mins or until golden.
Happy Two months old !
Ian’s one cuddly baby who loves to snuggle. At week 8, he has gained 5.4kg. Lately, he has started cooing and smiling a lot, having little conversations where he says something and then waits for a reaction from us. Aww so cute lor. Even Zann and Daddy also said so.
Daddy and I have been doing tummy time with him and his neck support is getting better. He ll look around and follow our direction whenever we walk past. I have started a sleep routine for him. So far, he only wake up twice for night feed and sleep through until 5+am.
Baby Ian with his different expression before he sleeps. I managed to capture some shots before he started to cry.