Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Month 9 Week 1: Going going going

B is 9 months old!  At 39 weeks, he's officially "outside" mommy longer than he was inside (he arrived early).  We just had a regular check up where B got his final pneumoccocal jab, which leaves one more jab for the year i.e. MMRV sometime in November, after his 1st birthday. Reminder to self: feed him eggs (yolk, then white) beforehand to test for allergies


What's new:
1) Weighs 9.7 kg, 73.5 cm long, 47 cm head circumference, tracking at 90+ percentile among his peers. Still our big headed tall boy :)
2) Crawls faster, pulls up to stand, cruises and climbs.  Unfortunately, all this newfound mobility doesn't quite make him sleep more soundly but rather he's up practicing day AND night!  We've caught him standing up in his bed and calling for us many times =0  Meanwhile, we continue to find new areas to babyproof as he's on the go
3) Celebrated our first national day as a fully Singaporean family.  B got his first passport and mugshot, and I officially renounced my Malaysian citizenship for Singapore
4) Eating finger foods and mashed (not finely pureed) meals

In addition to tagging along with mommy for errands and weekly home playdates, we've also started going to Blue House parent-and-baby discovery programs. Their Reggio Emilia inspired early childhood approach and infant and toddler atelier is quite remarkable, quite a contrast to the dime-a-dozen care centers / indoor playgrounds in Singapore.  We may also check out baby signing, music (bounce & rhyme meetup, Our Music Studio) and right brain classes (Gymnademics - Glenn Doman, Shichida).


Lastly, we registered B for Pat's Schoolhouse Baby Haven for when he turns 19 months (June 2013, toddler group). After finding out that 2 other preschools on my shortlist were already fully booked with a 2-3 year waitlist, I decided I needed to be kiasu and register him ASAP!  If you can't beat em ....

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