Today is green apple day. Gary makes Celery and Green Apple juice for himself, hoping to lower his blood pressure. Decided to make some green apple juice for Leticia as well. She seem to like it, but as usual, spit out after taking just a bit. Maybe she still not used to drink anything other than milk?
I can smell milk through her mouth 😛 It means I didn’t brush her gum hardworking enough…
Enjoying my leave for the day, although I started it with some minor task for office work.
Get to cook brown rice for Leticia to try out again.
This round, the brown rice is much lesser than the past few rounds, and I blend it without mixing with any milk, so it’s pretty thick. But she seem to be able to take it well.
After that, Gary blend some pear for her. Seems like she like the pear better than brown rice.
Gary wanted to introduce Leticia pear, but not knowing his intention for the night, I heated up the frozen avocado and let her eat again instead.
She is more willing to try it today, seems like she is a good mood. Happy. But still, a very small portion and after that she start whining.
Today I tried another approach to feed Leticia brown rice, seem like she like this approach better.
I soak the brown rice in water for almost 20 minutes and then cooked it in the tiger thermal food jar given by Jan over the night.
By the time I fed her, it is more than 12 hours and the porridge is very soft and fat, but still a bit too big for the toothless queen to eat. I then blend the lukewarm brown rice porridge in the blender and make it puree form. Not sure if it’s because we are simply lucky that she’s in a good mood or she really like this, but she looks quite happy waving her limbs around while I’m feeding her. But I stop after the second time she ‘spit’ water. She didn’t show any sign of displeasure, but I do not want to overfed the milk monster with water, even though she is over 6 months.
Motherhood is a lonely process, especially when the people around you do not have the same value as you.
Is it my mistake to be exposed to the western style of parenting? Is it my mistake to insist on continuing breastfeeding when I am low supply? I feel so miserably lonely.
Today introduced her 3rd type of food – brown rice cereal.
Not sure if it’s becos I didn’t cook soft enough or it’s just her taste, she stopped eating after a few spoon *hurt*
Read online that I shall mixed 1/4 cup of rice with 1 cup of water, but I think I mixed almost 2 cup of water to cook it so it will not burnt. Added some breastmilk inside but she still resist it *DOUBLE HURT*
Today is a hot day.
All of us didn’t have a good night sleep because Miss Ong is grouchy all night and constantly wake up wanted to feed but rejecting my nursing. 🙁 *worry*
Did you have ‘nipple confusion’ or think that my flow is too slow and get impatient? *worry*
But apparently you are in a better mood in the day. We had a proper lunch today, for once. You remain pretty patient in the stroller during our lunch and we managed to finish the meal without standing up to push you around, for once. I wish you remain good mood in future next time when we go out, hope it’s not too much to ask for. Let’s try to see which way works better for you.
Thanks for being my daughter, little princess. You are such a devil and yet is a angel to us. =) I am totally into Leticia cult.
Today we get to have a tea break – Kueh Lapis + tea.
You read the newspaper and I watch Hong Kong drama online.
It’s our (or at least mine) ideal retired life. With our dearest LO beside us and we get to slack.
Time flies with your presence.
Remember when you are still in mummy’s tummy, we count your “age” by weeks, after you popped, we count you by days… and then weeks again. Today you have make it to the 5th month marking, we managed to survive through each other, I think Daddy plays a very important part and he did a good job, till date.
You had learnt how to crawl finally, and today you dropped on the floor again and cry out loud. Mummy’s heart ache so much and worry but you did a good job in showing mummy how strong you are – just cry a short while and get back being your old self. I know I can’t relax just like that and need to monitor you. Sorry. Sorry mummy can’t be your side all the time as I need to work. Working in my current project is not easy and having to go onto the new project is not helping.
Mummy grew up in Singapore with most of the relatives in Malaysia, so mummy didn’t really get to interact with other babies much before. Mummy is glad you survive through mummy’s way of bring you up and bring so much joy to mummy. Every smile you smile at mummy melts my heart. I’m grateful that you are healthy till date (except for the cough you caught recently) and hope you will remain and get healthier as you grow older.
Please do not blame mummy for not spoiling you like your grand parents as someone need to tell you what is right and what is wrong. How can you make other’s life easier instead of just building your joy on top of other’s misery. If a grandparent’s mission is to spoil you, mummy’s mission is to stop you from being a spoil brat. Mummy is very scare she will fail and let go of you, so please hold on tight to mummy’s hand and do not let her down, ok?
Be strong. Be happy. My dear girl. Once again, happy 5th month.