Monday, January 28, 2013

Conversation with Shern @ 3 years 7 months

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Shern is exactly 3 years, 7 months, 3 weeks and 1 day old today.
He is about 5 months short of 4 years old, and already he asks us a few hundred questions a day.
His favourite word these days is 'WHY, WHY & WHY'.

Almost every conversation with him ends with a few 'Why?' from him.

Mummy: Shern, you need to pull up your pants.
Shern: Why?

Mummy: Shern, pls sit properly.
Shern: Why?

And quite often Shern asks us to ask him questions, even when he is in the toilet, like this:

Shern: Mummy, pls ask me if you wanna go poo poo or not?
Mummy: Shern, do u wanna poo poo?

Shern: says Yes!

Another time while Shern was sitting on the toilet bowl doing his big business.
Shern: Popo, pls ask me if I finish poo-poo or not?'
Popo: Shern, have u finish poo-poo? (thinking that he shd finish coz asking us to ask him dee).
Shern: No...


And then last week Shern was sitting in his carseat and he wanted to get off his car seat. So I told him the policeman is going to catch anybody who did not fasten on the seat belts.
And since then Shern asks me like a hundred times,
'Mummy, what did the policeman say?'

We don't know whether to laugh or get annoyed every time he asks us the same questions, again and again. But I guess I must say I am thankful that Shern is so annoyingly asking us so many questions, as he is just being a growing boy with an inquisitive mind.

And he is still not four yet. :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Stroll Down At Our Apartment Garden

After a bout of the cough and flu, both Shern & Khye are now well and healthy again. (although Shern lost the precious 1kg which took him a year to gain, sigh)

So yesterday afternoon, hubby & I took them just down our apartment garden. By the way, our apartment has a really beautiful garden.

Hubby carried Khye and sat there watching me and Shern walked all around.
11 January 2013

Someone else left a ball there so Shern asked to play with it for awhile. With just a ball in hand, Shern was so happy.

 It was quite dangerous playing a ball near the pool, so I asked Shern to play it in the garden area.

Shern was quite cooperative that day and even posed a few poses for me.
These are a few poses he did when I said 'Cheese'. Some of them I just snapped while he was having fun with the ball.

His ball fell onto a bush and he was quite tickled by it. This reminds me how simple little boys can be. Little things make them so happy. 

Like these 2 photos below of Shern taken at a different angle.
One if of Shern squatting down, and the other him looking up the sky above.

There was a small hill of greens just behind the mini waterfall and Shern climbed up there. Boys are boys, they love a little adventure.
On top of the hill, he at first sat down...

Then getting a little braver, he stood up.
And then he even raised his hands up high.

Saw a tree with broad roots everywhere and I told Shern to stand there for me to snap a photo.
Love how he hugged the ball close to him while he posed. I didn't ask him to do that. Kids are such a natural when it comes to posing.

Then we walked and walked...

And walked and walked.
So where was hubby & Khye while Shern & I toured the garden?
They were sitting comfortably in the little rotunda near the Koi Pond.
Then hubby & Khye came to join us for awhile. 
This is one of the photos which I took to blog about My 3 Boyfriends. :)
Still loving these photos.

Then we walked to the rotunda and Shern said he is a little bit itchy here and there.
That day the weather was very hot and humid. And after just half an hour walking down at the garden, we were all feeling sweaty and itchy.

So we decided to walk back to the swimming pool area to have a little swim. Shern & I got a dip, while hubby stayed dry with Khye.

The water was cool and a little bit cold (usually around this time of the year, the pool barely got any sunlight, and thus cooler water), but since the weather was so hot and humid, it was really nice.
It had been a while since Shern went down to the pool, so he was very happy, especially when he saw his friends there.

This is Shern doing another 'stunt' in the pool! Ahh...boys indeed!

Hubby and Khye were seating at the bench near the pool, and after awhile, Khye fell asleep. Haha.

It was a very nice evening we had strolling down at our apartment garden, which we ended up in the swimming pool! :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My 3 Boyfriends

Love them to bits ♥ ♥ ♥
12 January 2013
Hubby - 32 yrs old
Shern - 3 years 7 mths
Khye - 4 months old

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Khye's In The Hospital was pretty chaotic for the past one week or so. After Christmas Day, we went to Genting for a few days. Then it was NYE where we brought Shern to SQ to watched the fireworks display.
Then it was Shern's first day at a new kindy. And then Khye got sick.

Baby Khye has come down with some cough and after 2 days developed some flu. Brought him to see the paediatrician. Dr. Dan said that Khye requires the nebulizer twice a day to help clears the congestion in his nose. The next day, we could hear him wheezing when he breathes, so I knew then it was getting worse. Furthermore, he seemed to have developed a cough as well, so we went to see Dr. Dan again.

Here are we, waiting for our turn to see the doctor. 
3 January 2013
As suspected, Dr. Dan said Khye needs to be hospitalized.
This is because as the mucus and phlegm accumulate in his nose, he couldn't breathe with his nose, thus uses his mouth to breathe. And so he didn't want to drink his milk because he needs to choose between oxygen or milk. Of course Khye chooses oxygen! ;D

Thus he needs to be hospitalized as he needs the use of the nebulizer every four hourly, and needs to do chest physiotherapy. And the worse thing is that he also needs to do the nose/throat suction. Poor baby.

At the time of admission, the nurse puts Khye on the weighing machine and it reads 8.1kg. Wow.

Then another bad news hit us. There Paeds Ward in Island Hospital was so full that there was no more 2-bedded or single bedded room, only 5-bedded room.
Not even the Deluxe VIP room was available.

So we had no choice but to stay in the 5-bedded room. It was such a nightmare I tell you!!!
First of all, we were given the bed just next to the door. Then we had not much space, and you know with a baby, you need so many things within your reach - diapers, water, wipes, bottom balm, hanky, bib, etc.
All we had was a small side table and the movable bar. So all the stuff I put at the bottom of our bed.

Then it was the noise. The kids at the next beds were crying at different times, and even at the same time. One cries, and it triggers the others. But I can't really blame them as my own kid was also crying.
And the nurses kept on going in and out the room to take temperatures, dispatch meds, etc.
So ended up Khye and I didn't have much rest on the first night.

And guess what? 70% of the kids admitted are the same case as Khye, they were all wheezing away. The other 20% are due to high fever, and the 10% is due to other causes.
Wah,,,,so I told mum not to bring Shern here, just in case he got the bug which is everywhere.

Luckily by the next day 5pm, there were some discharges and a single bedded room was available.
This is our room.
It felt like a palace compared to the previous 5-bedded room. I was so happy with the space.

And the best thing is that hubby could stay overnight in the room as a lodger with a surcharge of RM50. Gosh, it was weekend and I needed that extra hands.

Khye was getting uncomfortable lying down as I think he couldn't breathe properly in that position.
By the 3rd day, I was getting weary and my back was aching with all the carrying of a clingy baby.
Thank goodness for my baby carrier. It certainly helps a lot or I wouldn't have lasted the many days in the hospital carrying my heavy baby. The carrier provided Khye the upright snug position to sleep so that he won't get too uncomfortable with his blocked nose.

This is where Khye sleeps. I found the baby cot too high for me to put him down, so I just let him sleep with me in the sofa bed. And when hubby sleeps over, he slept on the patient bed. Haha.

This is me letting Khye inhale in the saline using the nebulizer kit while he was sleeping. Usually he would cough after inhaling for awhile because the vaporized saline inhaled actuallt dissolves the phlegm/mucus and flowed into his throat, making him cough.

So Khye basically is ok with the use of nebulizer for awhile, but towards the end, when he would be coughing, then he would start fidgeting.

And of course Khye hates the nose/throat suction. Imaging having a thin, soft tube sticking into your nostrils/throat. So Khye would be crying and screaming out loud when the nurses did that to him. The first day admitted, it was done twice. After that, so far, only once a day after the chest pysiotherapy.

Khye loves the chest physiotherapy the most. It is a treatment where the physiotherapist claps Khye's back using a curved palm. Mucus actually flowed out of Khye's nose and Khye actually coughed while the physician was clapping his back. And most of the time, Khye fell asleep in the middle of the session, or he giggled out loud. It must be ticklish or fun. Haha.
But it is just too bad that after every chest physio session, Khye would need to do the nose suction to remove the loosen mucus. So after giggle, Khye would then cried out loud. :(

But overall, Khye is a happy baby.
Even the nurses said 'wah....nose blocked dee, still can smile ahh'..

He likes to be propped up these days too.

And as usual, during tummy time, he would first suck his fingers, and even his whole fist.

Then he would do some heads-up, finally! ;)

Happy Baby Khye & mummy is still in the hospital. But Khye is getting better now, with very little cough but I could still hear some wheezing sound sometimes when he breathes.
So I'm hoping he could get discharge in a day or two.

Please pray for Khye's speedy recovery, so that both of us can go back to our Home Sweet Home.
I'm missing Shern a lot, have only been talking to him through the phone only.

p/s - Khye got discharged the following morning 7 Jan 2013. Thank you all for your prayers. :)