3 months

September 11, 2014 in Baby

Today Junya turns 3 months!

Every new month gives me a whole new feeling. (Wrote about his first month and second month here.)

I think by the third month, which is now,  i’m getting the hang of it XD. Everything we do now is less scary (yes, we. I’m less paranoid about explosive poo in my face during diaper opening and he is less afraid of his own mother trying to drown him lol), and i am enjoying it more and more each day.

Surprisingly, most of the things i wrote a month ago doesn’t even apply anymore! For example, I no longer need to put him on the dining table like a dish. And i also get to finish my dinner within 2 hours lolol. Although no.12 and no.13 still happens. XD

So here are some of the things that have changed in the past month:

 

For Mama

1. Finally refused to sleep like a Chinese zombie.

So we bought a king size bed. It makes A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. I could actually feel my arms when i wake up now!!!! Also, those sleepless nights are gone 😀 :D. He still nurses 1-2 times through the night, although i can’t tell for sure because I DON’T REMEMBER . I am trained to be on auto-pilot now, baby cries –> lifts shirt and pulls him closer, continues Zzzzzzz. Without me waking up (or at least not remember waking up). Awesome. Now that there’s no bottles and diaper changing through the night, the danna wakes up ZERO time.emo3

 

 

 

2. Feeling more confident to go out (with or without him).

Now that his neck is stronger and sleep/feed schedule more predictable, i tried bringing him out lepak for the first time, just the two of us. It was to Fighter’s birthday party!

We both came back alive lolol.

Then i also traveled for the first time without him! Although only to Singapore for one night to fix my loooooong overdue invisalign (supposed to go a year ago before my pregnancy wtf). My mom came over to help take care of him so everything went well!

 

3. Milk supply stabilizes.

In the early weeks it stressed me out so much that i couldn’t produce enough to feed my baby. They are right to call it “liquid gold” cuz every drop is so precious.

And finally i fully and truly understood the expression “crying over spilled milk”, because i have experienced it first hand, literally.

Anyway, now i have just enough to keep Junya’s cheeks expanding plus a little extra. I also took a reader’s advice and store the milk flat for more storage space. I could even donate a few frozen packs to a mommy friend who was in the same boat. And when i was in Xiaxue’s house (with Junya in Malaysia), instead of throwing away expressed milk i gave it to Dash, he drank all 200ml and Xiaxue said i’m officially his 奶妈.

 

4. Loving my new job.

It’s a lot of work (compared to just blogging) but it is also so much fun!!!! I want more babies already XD.

 

 

For baby

1. Discovers drumstick.

Junya’s new hobby is fist-eating. He still doesn’t take a pacifier, but he looooooves his hand-flavored KFC. It lets him learn to self-soothe so actually it saves me a lot of trouble also.

 

2. Discovers selfies

Hahhaha this one is i force him wan. But yea he doesn’t seem to dislike the camera, and he’s always very happy to see himself so i guess that makes two of us. XD

Hi.

 

3. Discovers Puka Puka

(Puka puka means floating around in water)

The first time i put him in the bath i thought my son was water-phobic and he will never get a shower ever again for the rest of his life. But now he loves bathing time so much that seems to be the only way to stop him from those nonsense crying.

 

4. Grow more cheeks

Self explanatory 😀

 

5. Discovers his favorite time

Which is the moment he wakes up. Which sometimes can be 6am wtf. So some days i would wake up to him squealing in delight at the wall. -____-

He seems to be forever in the good mood no matter how the night went. And when he sees our faces first thing in the morning he would give us this big big BIG smile that would truly make any day.

(But as the sun sets he also glooms over -___- it’s like he finishes his quota of smiliness all in the morning -___-)

This is some of his Rise’n Shine collection.

 

 

6. Outgrowing newborn size

Actually at two months he couldn’t wear newborn sizes anymore, but now he’s so much bigger he could wear 3-6 months. Diaper also changed from newborn to S size!

 

Happy 3 months Junya!

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28 responses to “3 months”

  1. Wai queen says:

    Hahahahaha usually a silent reader but I cannot tahan must comment after lookin at the “discover more cheeks” photo.

    Looks like sin chan so much!!!!

    So puka puka is actually him doing the “elephant dance”?? Lol

  2. Kimberly Low says:

    storing it flat. OKEH!!!! thank you, now that it dawned on me that wasting milk bags is cheaper than buying a new freezer…

  3. rainy says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve last checked your blog (sorry for that)… but I’m really happy that i did get a chance to read it now. Baby Junya is the cutest!!!! 🙂

  4. Melody says:

    Hi Ang gu gu ~~~ hahaha so cuteee ~

  5. Natalie says:

    Oh! Storing milk flat is such an awesome idea! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!!

  6. angie says:

    Can junya drink from both ? Don’t need to express milk ?

  7. Kang Kar Kee says:

    I love the Rise N Shine pics!!

  8. Cheeserland says:

    why would waste milk bags wan!!!

  9. MoMo says:

    Cheesie, can you please share on how did you increase/stabilize your milk supply? Thankyou! I am in my 3rd week and worrying if my milk is enough for baby. 🙁

    • cheesie says:

      I tried everything!!! massages, fenugreek, lactation cookies, power pumping, gallons of water, durian (i was desperate lolol), so i’m not sure which exactly worked but i guess is a combination of everything :))) Good luck!

  10. Such a handsome little boy! (And pretty momma!) How sweet that you shared your liquid gold with your friends!

    • cheesie says:

      Cuz if i don’t they are gonna expire and end up in the bin anyway! And i’m not a fan of lactation curry or breastmilk yogurt HAHAHAHAH.

  11. Nilce says:

    Your baby is really cute!
    Lucky you, I’m still in the all night awake phase waiting anxiously for the three months milestone. Though I’m pretty sure I will miss these first months when they are over.

  12. Joanne Tay says:

    How did u maintain such good skin despite giving birth liao? Any remedies or can u dedicate a blogpost on ur skincare regime? U are one awesome mummy! Kudos”

  13. Silky says:

    OMG, no 1 is so true!! I read how it will be tough to wean the baby off boobs next time if he cosleeps&latches on at night. But who cares now?! My night sleep now is soo much needed!!

    No 1 for baby is also true for mine! He refuses pacifier too and has been chewing on his hands.. Love your posts!

  14. ReRe says:

    He is so handsome!

  15. Wendy says:

    Hi, which baby carrier are u using?

  16. hoyoyi says:

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  17. kai xin says:

    laughed out loud in the office while reading the 1st ones.

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