Friday, November 13, 2009

Yiu-Shern - week 22

8 Nov 2009

Yiu-Shern's 22 weeks Milestone

Took Shern to see Dr. Dan for his 5th month checkup on the 5th Nov 2009, Thursday. Was only given the last dose of Rotavirus vaccine orally. No jabs this round.

However, Shern was in a bad mood that day. Even before I laid him down the weighing scale, he was already making sobbing noises. When Dr. Dan gave him the Rotavirus vaccine orally, he was wailing away. But he calmed down after I picked him up momentarily.

He did not grow very much heavy in weight this time around. Only 0.35kg more compared to previous month *phew
Dr. Dan commented that 7.85kg is a very healthy weight for 5-month olds.

Shern's growth measurement:
Age - 5 months @ 5 Nov 2009
Weight - 7.85 kg
Length/Height - 62 cm
Head Circumference - 42cm

I did not carry him to the hospital. I put him into his pass-me-down 2nd hand Chicco stroller. What a great relief for my arms. Shern was pretty much OK sitting inside as long as the stroller is moving and there are things to see (busy people walking by, kids running around).

You Smile At Him, He'll Smile At You
Yes, this is what Shern'll do when you smile at him. He will smile right back at you. He smiled to my friend the other day when she came for a visit. Even to strangers. Everyone will therefore say he is such a smile-y baby.

2 Nov 2009 - Big Smile

Everything Into The Mouth
Everything that Shern manages to grab goes into his mouth. Needless to say, all his toys visited Shern's tongue before. Haha.

His new toy Freddie the Firefly is also not spared.

4 Nov 2009 - Sitting on Min-yee's bed

Anyway, I need to be extra careful as not to leave small objects around. It would be more worrisome when comes the time when Shern can crawl.

Happy Tummy Time
Shern loves to be on his tummy. He likes this position way better than on his back!
Although sometimes just after his milk, he will burp out the milk if he is being put on this position.

7 Nov 2009 - Tummy time

Turning Sideways
Look at how Shern turn on his side - twisting all the way trying to reach his box of toys by the side?

7 Nov 2009 - Sitting on Bumbo playing with his toys

People Recognition
Shern seems to be able to recognize people now. He is ok smiling at strangers but if they try to carry him, Shern will look at them and then give out a loud wail, with big tears rolling down his cheeks.

3 of Us At Home Again
Parents & Ah Yee went for a holiday, thus 3 of us stayed at home. Min came over every night to have dinner with us. Peter went out to work on certain days, so left me & Shern.

It is fun at times to be alone with Shern. Other times, it is like being in jail with Shern.

However, I get to see all of Shern's many expressions. See these expressions captured on my Ixus 110.

6 Nov 2009

7 Nov 2009

8 Nov 2009

Shern's Golden Smiles - 6 Nov 2009

The week ended with Shern went for his first swim in our apartment's swimming pool. (read here and here to read more on Shern's swimming encounters)

8 Nov 2009

How Is Mummy Doing?

Many wedding dinners to attend as it is now year-end and suddenly realized that I have no clothes to wear. I've been wearing the same dress to dinners of different groups of friends...hoping that people don't recognize that it is the same dress! :P

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