Tuesday, July 31, 2007

July's Reflections - Patience

Patience is a dirty word. Why? Cos, it's something that people swears by all the time and hardly practice it. Just look at how the drivers drive in the morning on the expressways. Or how a seemingly nice lady may turn into a nasty shopper if someone cuts into her payment line.

For me, I'm still trying my best to come to terms with this word. It seems the harder I try, the further it runs from me.

This has been a difficult month as Kimi is not only refusing solids, he's also refusing milk BIG TIME! It's easy for others to say, don't worry, babies are like that when they are teething, etc. Some days are better, so let it be, tomorrow will be better.

How could it be better? It seems like I have more bad days than good. Who would have such patience when his fussiness has been since he was 3 months +? I mean, we are not talking about 1 or 2 feed a day or even a week. It's every feed (which is like 6 per day) for the last 3 months or so. It's really tiring and trying.. imagine taking 2 hours to feed a miserly 150ml of milk. When that bottle finally finishes, it's time soon again for next feed!

Patience, patience, patience ... a virtue I am lack of and a trait I'm trying very hard to cultivate. So, you see, when you have this virtue, Patience, suddenly becomes a beautiful word and perhaps the world will be look rosier.

For me, I've planted my patient seeds.., so let's see when I can harvest them!

In the mean time, here's a little something for us - let's loose ourselves in a Lavender Field where we can find solace in the calming aromas of these lovely flowers. Hopefully, we can cultivate some patience?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Always a Champion in our Eyes!

We've always been keen to let Kimi get as much exposure as possible as well as meeting more babies and people. So I signed him up for the Yew Tee Baby Show held by Yew Tee Community Club.

We were told to arrive early at 9.30am. But little did we know that we could have register anytime from 9.30am to 11+. If that was the case, I would've come later so Kimi can have his nap. When we arrived, Kimi was still sleeping when the lady asked him to go into the room for assessment. So, I asked her how to when bb sleeping? She said it's ok, Dr knows what to do. Ya, right!

Obviously, he wasn't too happy, he didn't even flash his famous gummy smile! Despite being awoken from nap, the "stunts" he had to do were, in my opinion, well done. Except, he did not respond to his name when I called him. Think, this made him lose quite a few marks!

In the end, Kimi won the consolation prize which, to me was very good oradi as he was doing those stuff while half asleep. If it was me, I wouldn't be as nice!

It's alright, darling, we can't win all the time, next time ok? All in all, it was good fun seeing so many babies!!! Here's Kimi with his trophy and prize.


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