Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009

Hope this new year brings you, Hope for a bright future, Affection and Love, Peace for the heart
Prosperity that's unlimited, Year round fun!

Here's wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Little Hoong Yann's First Christmas :)

This year is baby's first Christmas, we didn't do much but it was somewhat a busy day for us. The night before we had dinner with mama and came home later change into my pee jays (sponsored by Aunty Linli). The next morning, got up early and had my bath and changed into my Christmas outfit (also sponsored by Aunty Linli). I look so cute in it. especially with the reindeer hat. After my nap, mummy and Aunty Leona took me to Aunty Yen's Christmas Party!!!! I guess I was still sleepy so I was fussing a lot and then knocked out there, even though the place was so happening and noisy. I slept the whole journey back :P

Once we got home, I played with Grandma and for the first time I was able to laugh out loud (chuckle chuckle all the way). Also Grandma made me wear her wig, this is me with lots and lots of hair. How do I look?

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Reminds mummy of Aunty Chin Synn Lynn when she was a baby lol :P

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Wish List :)

All mummy want for Christmas this year is

1. Isabel to be more independent and can play on her own
2. Isabel to not use mummy as a human pacifier
3. Isabel to sleep on her own and by herself
4. Isabel to let my mummy go to Japan Trip in March
5. Daddy able to put Isabel to sleep on his own :P

Friday, December 19, 2008

New videos of Isabel

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Mummy says its important for me to have some tummy time everyday. so I can build strong tummy muscle :P

My teeth are coming out, i'm drooling a lot and love blowing bubbles. I also like to suck my fingers and hands :P yummy yummy


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I can talk a lot now, can make special squealing sound :P my fav nursery rhymes - twinkle twinkle little star and itsy bitsy spider. I can sing along with mommy and try to follow with my hands too.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Lots and Lots of Presents

This Christmas, I received lots and lots of presents from my Aunties :P

This one from Aunty Fiona - Ralph Lauren Polo Dress and a White Cotton Dress :)

This big box came from Aunty Chinini lots of goodies in side :)

my reindeer hat :P will wear the whole outfit on Christmas day

I especially like this one....5 little piggies :P

THANK YOU THANK YOU AUNTIES!!!
LOVE YA

Christmas Shopping

After goin home and taken my bath, mommy and daddy decided to go out to do some Christmas Shopping. We headed over to the Curve then to 1Utama in the evening. I love being pushed around in my stroller and love going 'kai kai' a lot :P



Pindipata at Brickfields Temple



This is my first time back to the temple since I was born. Mummy and daddy dragged me out of bed on Sunday to go the temple. I was at my best behavior till the whole ceremony started. When it was finally our turn, I was crying lots. It was really a hot morning and i missed my bath time. Right after the ceremony, we went to the main shrine hall to get blessing from the monk. The monk said that I'm very fierce as I was making a fuss while he was doing the blessing :P
Anyhow, once we got into the car and on the way home I was ok :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm 3 Months Old

Times really does fly and I'm growing bigger n bigger by the day. I'm 3 months old now. My colicky episodes are gone but I still cry and fuss a lot. I can also do more stuff now

  • smile in response to your smile
  • can talk "coo coo more"
  • make razz sound
  • lift head on stomach 45 degree
  • grasp fingers
  • bring both hands together
  • squeal in delight
  • able to stand on both legs with mummy's help
  • can sit upright on mummy's lap
  • able to put hands into mouth and suck
Mummy thinks she heard me laugh out loud 2 days ago. She's been trying to get me to laugh again so that she can video me :P but not yet lor Mummy is also waiting for the time when I can fall asleep on my own and not depend on mummy to put me to sleep.

Merry Christmas and Ho Ho Ho

"You better watch out!
You better not cry!
You better not pout I'm tell you why?
Isabel is coming to town!!!"

Both my parents bought this cute reindeer band from Tesco and they made me wear it :P Evil Parents hehehehe Anyhow, would like to wish everyone Merry Christmas from the three of us here :P Happy Holidays !!!!

My first Holiday - Damai Laut Resort

Daddy had some time off and decided that we should go on a family trip to either Pangkor Island or Cameron Highlands. So mummy was in charge of finding a place so that we can go on my first holiday. It's raining season now and also school holidays, mummy had a tough time finding accommodation in Cameron at this last minute trip. Pangkor Island was also fully booked. So the next best choice was Damai Laut. Near the sea and not too far away from home.

We left Thurs morning around noon. Daddy's car was packed with all my stuff :P We had lunch at the Sg. Buloh Jejantas before we headed off to Lumut. Traffic was ok, I slept all the way there. Took us about 3 and a half hours to reach Damai. Our room was really nice, I even had my own bed :) I also love taking bath in the long bath tub. I had so much fun that I didn't want to get out hehehe was fussing alot when mummy took me out. Mummy and daddy also took me to the beach but I was so sleepy that morning I slept thru the scenic walk.



Daddy n Mummy had dinner at a nearby Seafood Restaurant called Hailam Seafood Restaurant. Food there was really good and reasonable. It was really nice to spend so much time with daddy and mummy. We should do it more often :)

Weekend Trip to Penang

Aunty Leona - Drifting Donut :P

2 weeks ago, my mom decided to drive to Penang as Leona had a Red Bull Event there. So my mom asked if I wanted to tag along, bring baby to see Grandpa and also Grand Uncle and Aunty in Penang. Since, Phil had lots of program on in the weekend, I decided to tag along. Only had like 3 hours to pack stuff before my mom came to pick us up. The whole car was filled pretty much with all baby stuff. It's like moving house :P

We left around 7pm, was rather jam and it started to rain too. Isabel sat in her car seat less than 30 mins before making a huge fuss. The whole journey there both my mom and I carried her as she slept thru till we got to Penang at Midnight.

We stayed at Ah Nyeong place as it was easier, both my mom and aunt can help me take care of her. My MIL was in India. Must thank cousin Sze Wye for giving up his room. Baby slept ok but I guess had hard time adjusting, since she cried alot. I guess new schedule and place didn't agree so well with her. But overall, managed ok. The very next day we met Grandpa for dinner at "5 STAR", unfortunately...she fuss fuss again :( mummy sad cause couldn't calm her down. Found out the reason she was fussing was that she wanted to poop but couldn't until we got back.

I love to see the world pass me by n also love sucking my hands :)

We left Monday after lunch. We had lunch in Island Glades and then we pop over to see Grandpa before taking off. During our ride home, she slept thru till we reach back KL. Her daddy misses her alot that weekend, although he had some quite time alone :) We will visit Penang soon probably end of the year to see the Grandparents again.

Nagomi Restaurant




Philip has always wanted to take there to eat. The last attempt didn't turn out so well, bad service from the Hartamas Branch. This time we tried at the new Jaya 33 outlet. Food was yummy...very hot I must say since its shabu shabu. Was great to eat sashimi again :) The only thing was we could eat all together. We had to take turns as baby was fussing alot. But we managed ok :) We finally got her to sleep in the end. Phew!!!! what a night!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Videos of me playing and talking :)

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This is me talking to my daddy. I have to tell him as I only see him for a few hours every night before I go to bed. I love my chit chat time with my daddy.

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Me already got lots to say and the best thing is I love to SMILE and learning how to laugh. Right now, no sound yet :P

I'm 2 months old


Today marks that I'm 2 months old already. My mummy has been taking good care of me, feeding me and giving me baths. I look forward every morning for my splish splash session. After which I will take my nap and then later get up to play for a little bit and back to sleep again. Although, I get fussy during the evenings mummy and daddy patiently talks and rocks me. I think I may be suffering from colic.

Just 2 days back mummy and daddy took me to see the doc for my inoculations. I was such as good girl and I didn't make any fuss. I was such a brave girl. Doc says I''m growing bigger and stronger since my last visit. I'm now 57 cm long and weighs 4.3kg. Thanks to mummy eating lots and lots of cheese I've been growing quite a bit.

These are some pics of me with my new hair band do :) Mummy like dressing me up.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Baby trip out to Midvalley



This was my first trip out shopping with mummy and daddy. We ate at Oishi Japanese Restaurant and daddy carry me on the carrier. We didn't manage to stay long as I was making lots of fuss and wanted to go home to sleep. So our trip was cut short. But mummy and daddy had fun taking me out.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My new Rocker Chair


My new chair arrived today and mummy put it all together. I was really excited and anxious to sit on it. My daddy bought me a rocker chair cause lately I've been fussing alot. And I like it alot :) It's cool too as it vibrates too. My very own OSIM chair :)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

My Crib


This is me in my new crib and also video of me playing with my new toy.


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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Came home after a few days rest at the hospital. Glad to be home but now the home has expanded. No more 2, its now 3. My mom pick up the confinement lady (quite young only 40 plus) I didn't have much food at home. So both my mom and Phil had to do some shopping :P
It was tough the first few nights....Isabel just keep all of us up all night long especially mommy since, I was the one feeding her every hour. Didn't get much sleep the first few days. It got better later, reason I didn't have enough milk plus my diet not high in calories so baby not full after feeds. Therefore I had to eat more (how am I ever going to loose them pounds :( )

Second week was a little easier, only woke up once to feed at night, but when 3rd week came it mommy had to feed like 2 times not that bad. Weird thing is she nurse like every hour from 8pm-Midnight and then sleeps thru. Wonder if that's normal? Anyhow, all baby do, eat-sleep-shit-and cry lots.

Confinement nanny make my whole place so oily and sticky, ruin my frying pan (cause she cooks at high heat) and messed up my kitchen. Cooking so far ok, can't complain. Phil don't like it since she likes to fry stuff (especially fry fish), cooking is quite dry and he hates food with no gravy. The lady sleeps with baby and me...she snores really loud. Baby too makes lots of noises when she sleeps. Cleanliness of baby - 7/10. Give excuses to not use cloth diapers. Overall, I would give her a rating of 6/10.

Labor Pains

It's been close to a month now and baby Isabel is going to turn 1 month old very soon. Mummy has been so busy feeding and trying to catch up on sleep and some work around the house. It's quite tiring. Not too sure where to begin, so many things happen in the last few weeks. Can't believe it's going to be 1 month now.

Well, I guess I will start with labor pains.....started around midnight, since the doctor as me to time my contractions I started noting them down. Couldn't really get much sleep that night. At about 3am went to the bathroom to pee and had some spotting. There and then I thought...times up. Quickly, took a long shower (knowing that it would be a long while before I can enjoy a nice long bath :P) wash my hair, got dress and blow dry my hair. Woke up Phil told him its time, he got ready while I tidy up the house. We even had time to do some chanting before leaving the house at 6am. It was raining then...we even stopped by Mcd's to grab breakfast before heading to the hospital.

Check in to the labor ward at around 6.45am got me into my special suite. Doc came later and said that I was 4cm dilated. Will probably be another 6 more plus hour before I'm fully dilated.
Contractions started to feel much more stronger at around 8am....at that point couldn't tahan much. So I ask if I can have Epi, the nurse ask me to try the gas first. It didn't really do much for me only make me more sleepy. Later around 9.30 the doc to give me my epi shot and after that things were much more bearable. I wonder how our mothers/grandmothers did it in the good old days!!! Amazing!!! for me the pain was just too much too handle. I rested till lunch, Phil kept me company. After Friday prayers, doc came and said that it was time, that I can start pushing already. My mommy came too but she was in and out of the room cause she can't stand the sight of blood. Not too long after that Little Isabel came out to meet mommy and daddy at last. All in all a long long painful process which I will probably prolonged having another baby for a long time (by now I'm starting to forget a little by little - who knows in a couple more years).

Baby Isabel - 1 Month Pics

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy 1 Year Wedding Anniversary

It's been a year now since we've gotten married. Where did the time go? A lot has happen in the past year. Right after our honeymoon last year in Bali, things started to move really fast as not too long after that I've gotten pregnant. And now a year later, we have a new addition to our family - Little Isabel Lim. The best anniversary present ever :)

Joys and Thrills of Motherhood

2 days old

With Daddy

Leaving the Hospital

12 days old (Thinking Pose)

These are some of the pics I took of baby Isabel on my phone. Will update more when I get pics from SLR. Isn't she adorable. My gosh!! It's been only two weeks already...how times fly. It feels really weird to suddenly see this person in front of you after 10 months of feeling it in your tummy. How a little one can really change your world. The world you new before will never be the same anymore. Everything will change :P

Friday, September 19, 2008

Our home has grown by two feet...



Two little hands,
Two little feet,
There is someone new for you to meet!

Our little one has finally arrived,
Beautiful, wonderful, lovely and bright,
Blooming with smiles and every delight.

We are deliriously happy to introduce our latest addition...


ISABEL LIM HOONG YANN

Born to us on September 12, 2008 @ Pantai Medical, Bangsar.

Weighing in at 6lbs and 50cm long.

Proud parents Philip and Adeline
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Moon Cake Festival





Looks like this year, I may have to spend Moon cake Festival in the hospital. With only a few days left, baby may choose to come then. Anyhow, just had my first moon cake today...with double yolk from Tai Thoong. Courtesy of my hubby's vendor. Btw, as I was opening the packaging guess what, its HALAL!!! Wow first time leh! Now everyone can also enjoy the moon cake! Yeay!