Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Our Amanda

It's been a while since I take time to update my blog. Actually there are a lot to update, but I guess I'll keep it short and simple.

Firstly, the expected due date is still 23rd August 2009 and it's around 1 month away from delivery. But we should expect a 1 or 2 weeks early delivery, that's what we feel, because our baby kept on kicking and turning vigorously lately, as if she's flexing her muscle preparing for the world.

Then, it's the gender, we've already know the gender for few months. We're expecting a baby girl... Hooray... I have one boy and one girl... But we're not prepare to stop there... I wanna aim for a twin for next pregnancy... hohoho.... Then I have a whole 'collections' in my family... hahahaha... Pity SyinNi though...

We'll name our baby girl, Amanda Tan Tzi Tshing 陈芷欣

The name "Amanda" actually means "worthy of love". But the chinese name has some special meaning in it. First of all, I wanted my daughter as love able, as beautiful, as clever as my wife, that is why I've use the middle chinese name from my wife, 欣倪 as part of my daughter name. Besides that, there's another meaning, 我的心"芷"有欣倪



To be frank, I may not have time to update blog that frequently, that is because my Joel is taking most of my free time away. But we're very thrill, I do not have sister, so this is the first baby girl in my family. Even our son Joel knows how to 'sayang' baby now... Whenever we ask him to 'sayang' baby, he'll gently stroke SyinNi's tummy... Although it can be quite rough if he's on hyperactive mode. But the idea is to get him to recognize that he is having a younger sister whom he should cherish.

Friday, March 27, 2009

March 14 Ultra sound picture.


It's been almost half a month ago when we took another ultra sound scan pictures. Actually, this time, we expect to see what's the gender of our baby, but seems like our baby is facing downward, furthermore, she cross her legs.

I've tried to 'draw' an outline to the figure in the picture to show our baby's position. But as you can see, my 'drawing' actually looks a bit ugly.

I hope we are expecting a baby girl, although we are perfectly fine with baby boy, I even starts thinking of names for girl and boy.

If we are expecting baby girl, then we'll name her Amanda Tan.

If we are expecting baby boy, then we'll either name him Noel or Jonathan.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Joel standing

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When Joel was around 9 months old, I was a bit worried that he hasn't being able to crawl on 4 legs, only managed to craw like an army... But recently, he has started to stand on his own when he grab hold of something.

He's a very energetic boy, and he likes climbing up and down, likes to walk up the stairs, like to be held high...

There's once when he refused to sleep, we just let him play on our bed, and he keeps on standing up, then sit down repeatedly until he is too tired and just fall asleep...

Even at night, if he suddenly wakes up, he'll touch your face, climb over your body, or just looking at you and starts laughing...

We always wonder when SyinNi was pregnant with Joel, that how I baby will look like. Then when he was born, we will start to imagine Joel smiling and laughing. Then when he was 6 month old, we will start to imagine Joel crawling and standing. Now that he has stand, we start to imagine him walking and running...

It seems to us that there's no special moment, every moment we spend together is special.

4th month of pregnancy

It's been a while since I update the blog on Little Tan no. 2... And I have to admit, this time around I've done less than what I've did when SyinNi was pregnant with Joel...

But still we manage to take pictures of pregnancy and the baby bump is showing.


Here's a photo of SyinNi during Chinese New Year at Alor Setar, although it's just 2 months, the baby bump is showing, and I remembered that SyinNi had more severe nausea compare to last time.


Just before the 3 months prenatal check-up, we've snap another picture. Baby bump is obvious, and everyone that we came across will ask if SyinNi's pregnant. Hahaha, ever wonder how they'll feel if we say, she wasn't?

4 months into pregnancy, we're expecting to be able to identify our baby's gender, but the position wasn't right to be able to see our baby's gender.

Joel wants SyinNi to hug and play with him more than ever recently. Wonder if it's because of the "Good mum, bad dad" we played recently. With me trying to suck his mucus out from his nostril, and when he's angry, SyinNi coax him...

But I can feel the tiredness of SyinNi, being 4 months pregnant, and have to take care of an almost 1 year old baby Joel (Some says baby tends to get sick more often around 1 year old time)... Not sure if it's true for all case, but it's true for our case.

Monday, February 16, 2009

1st picture taken.


Hello daddy, mummy... This is the 1st picture that you take from me... I'm so happy, you can see me smiling in this picture... But hey, how come dad wasn't there???

Well, I was sick that day when Syinni went for 2nd monthly prenatal monthly checkup, that's the 1st time I miss the checkup. Moreover it was 14th February, which is Valentine's Day... Dr. Ramesh goes to the extend of telling me not to fake sick during Valentine's Day...

The Ultrasound scan was amazing, it was very clear. Can clearly see the eye socket, nose, and even the mouth, (looks like Lil Tan 2 was smiling when the picture was taken)...

And now we can confirm that the due date is 23rd August 2009...

SyinNi and I are teaching Joel that he is going to have a younger brother/sister... We tried to show him SyinNi's belly and let him touch it... And now when he's on the bed, he would crawl near SyinNi's belly and hug her... Touching scene...

Lil tan 2 will have all the love from daddy, mummy and his/her big bro... We will shower you with love, kiss you, hug you and give everything we would to you... Be good...

Monday, January 12, 2009

1st check-up

We did our 1st check-up for our 2nd baby. Didn't manage to see a figure, just a small 'dot'... Dr said we can't see a figure that soon...

But we managed to hear the heart-beat. The same chemistry happened to us again... We are very thrill, and excited, even just to hear the hear beat. And to know the pregnancy is safe.

There's a sense of relief. Because SyinNi had slight stain before this, and that's the main reason why Joel's in the nursery now. Upon hearing Dr said that the pregnancy is safe.

Well, we didn't managed to grab a picture from the scan, as it's still too early to see a figure. We'll definately post some ultra sound scan picture next visit.

At some point, we thought that this pregnancy would be a twin, cause Syinni already has a baby bump, even at 7 weeks time.

To baby, daddy, mommy and your big brother is waiting for you... When you're ready, come out and play with us la... hahaha....

Monday, January 5, 2009

1st day to day-care

Haiz... Our baby Joel 1st day to day care, lucky got SyinNi teman him... Not so bad... Dunno how well he can adapt to this new environment... He is so used to all the attention... And he cries when he sees other baby...

The main reason we wanna send him to a day care is for him to get familiar with other faces... Moreover, with Little Tan the second coming, I really think that SyinNi should get more rest.

Anyway, I think Joel will be fine...