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April 2015

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So Grateful Add-on freebie from Sahlin Studio

Weight

8.2 – 8.3 kilos

Height/Length

Not measured.

Teeth

Still 15 teeth (I think), maybe 17 or 19.  She won’t open up for me to check : 7 bottom teeth (3 incisors, 2 canines, 2 molars) and  (maybe) 8 upper teeth (4 incisors, 2 canines and 2 molars).

Motor Skills

  • Loves to climb up on chairs and can do so quite well now.
  • Will run in little small steps.
  • Attempting to jump, even to the extent of bending her knees in preparation of jumping.  She’s almost there!
  • Likes to pretend to slide down from the arm rest of the couch, and loves it when we prep her by saying “Ready, Set, Go!!”

Communication and Social Skills

  • Adding more words to her vocabulary:
    • Couch
    • Push
    • Egg
    • Hat
    • Fog (for “frog”)
    • Sit
    • Car
    • No!!
    • Oh No!!!!
    • Once or twice, she says “Mommy!” but it is still inconsistent
  • Can point to herself when we ask “Where’s Emma?”
  • Can point to Mommy, Daddy, Ethan and Hannah when we ask who’s who.

Food and Feeding

Loves homecooked rice and porridge.  She has already started rejecting some foods by shaking her head and saying “No no no!”

Those of you who follow me on my personal blog Giddy Tigers and also on Facebook, would be aware of the fact that we were in a fender bender about 3.5 weeks ago.  Unfortunately, due to delays and finger-pointing, the car is still under repair and will only be ready this Saturday.  That’s the date that was given to me, and I really hope there will be no surprises.

Anyway, during the days following the accident, we have been making do with just one car, travelling half the island almost every day, with some days Daddy working from home.  However, this week, we could not afford the flexibility because Daddy has a full week of seminars and has visitors coming in, plus he has to travel to Kulim some days, so for this week our schedule is modified with one that does not involve Mommy with a car.

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In the mornings, Ethan will either be dropped off at school by Daddy or I will walk him to school.  It’s a good thing that his school is just about 5-10 minutes’ walk away, and so that’s a bonus.  In the afternoons, I will walk to school to pick him up, bringing along his sisters, complete with hats! 😛  It’s an excellent exercise session, but my only complaint would be the hot afternoon sun.

As for Hannah, since her school is not within walking distance, I arranged for the school van transportation to ferry her to and from school this week.  So far this arrangement is working out well, and Hannah looks forward to her van rides every day.  I see her off at the door and meet her when she gets off the van.

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Emma, on the other hand, will enjoy more home time, since she doesn’t need to be packed into and out of the car, like I usually do during our regular school runs.

Next week, our old schedule will be reinstated.

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Those of you who know us personally and also, those of you who have been faithfully reading my blog posts (thank you!!) would know for a fact that we have been battling with Emma’s severe eczema for months on end.  She could have been suffering from eczema from as early as 2 months’ old, but we can’t pinpoint when it first started because she had a bad case of cradle cap too, as an infant.

After months of battling, I think I can confidently say that she is definitely well on her way to recovery.  Her skin is definitely more moisturised and more supple, and she is putting on weight gradually now.  It has not been an easy journey, but it has been worth the effort, and I am so grateful that I took the leap of faith when I started her on consuming these natural supplements: Izumio water and Super Lutein capsules.

She started consuming these supplements about 4 months ago, and as of now, I can say she is about 90% healed, with a few rough and dry patches on her legs.

The supplements have certainly given her LIFE back…and if my hubby did not point out the difference in pictures, I would not believe it either.

This was Emma’s picture at 1 year old…despite being a happy baby, we could not help but notice that she seems a little sadder than her siblings.  She was on the serious side and hardly smiled and giggled.

Emma at 1 Year Old

Fast forward to present day at 2 years old, and you can see that she is one happy, cheerful toddler.  She giggles voluntarily and flashes that adorable dimple of hers for all to see.  Her eyes also seem to be full of life and her face is a picture of overall happiness and contentment.

Emma at 2 Years Old

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Can you see the distinct difference?

The natural healing process has certainly expelled all those months of toxins accumulated in her, and now we have a healthy, smiley and cheeky baby!….ooops toddler!  Imagine all the pain and suffering she must have gone through…I’m so thankful and relieved that she is free from all that now. ♥

Emma will even make special requests to eat her Super Lutein capsules and Izumio drinking water.  She will ask for it when she sees me eating my dose and also if she sees her siblings drinking the Izumio.  Perhaps she really DOES know what is best for her and what makes her feel good.

N.B. I’m not sharing the pictures of her skin before and after for privacy reasons, but if anyone is interested in these supplements for safe and natural healing of eczema and skin problems, please feel free to email me and I will share them with you.

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Last week, we attended a simple Trade Show Ethan’s class put up. The students were divided in 4 entrepreneurial teams and Ethan’s team was called TMS (Team Services).  They came up with the idea of providing shoulder massages for a fee (RM1 per minute), and in return the “customers” would be entertained to nice ukulele music and served green tea!

Guessed who the ukulele player was? :)

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Hannah wanted to get the 5-minute massage, and in return she got a chance to win something from the lucky draw box too!

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Yeah…while adults were served green tea, the kids were served milo!

It was so interesting to see the kids running their businesses; there was a stall selling cakes and muffins, and yet another selling keychains and bracelets.  The kids even designed and printed their own business cards!

At the end of the day, the funds collected will be channeled towards the class fund to be used in future school trips and to purchase student supplies.  I think this is an excellent exposure for the kids and I’m sure they all had fun running the trade show.

BRAVO!

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This was a t-shirt I bought for myself from Hollywood when I was there about 15 years ago.  I had wanted to get a souvenir then, and the only t-shirt they had was one in Youth size S.  It fit me okay, so I bought it.

However, when I took it home and washed it, it shrank a few sizes and ever since then, I could not wear it anymore.

Then just last week, I took the shirt out and for the fun of it, asked Hannah to try it on.

It fit her like a glove!

And so that’s how the shirt now belongs to her.  A California shirt for a California girl.  How apt. :)

Hannah loves making notes and cards for me.  She loves drawing and designing and decorating them.  She gave me this a few weeks ago but she didn’t want me to post it on the blog then because she was too shy.

However, I’ve managed to convince her and here I want to share this really cute card she gave me.

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By the way, both Ethan and Hannah aren’t afraid of lizards, unlike me. :)