Life Update

I read my old posts and realized how much I loved blogging and how I missed doing it 😂

I don’t know what was going on with me for the past couple of months without blogging, but safe to say, I was lazy 😅

While my kids are still sleeping, I’m going to blog a bit of updates about our lives. 

First, right now the kids and I are at husband’s hometown. We have been here since last week, and are going to be for another 3 weeks, I think. Two weeks for husband to complete his safety course in Selangor, plus one more week of holiday, then we will be back in Kuantan. 

The last time we were here (the kids and I) was around May-June (husband’s had a month-long course in Alor Setar) and it was HORRIBLE. The kids were clingy to me and miserable. But this time (knock on wood) they are okay, thank God. Better than last time, phew!

A bit of update about me: I lost some kgs after that terrible phase in May-June haha! So at least there is a good thing coming out of that stressing period – I lost weight! I bought a new jeans that fits me better, and although my body is still out of shape (flabby everywhere), at least I’m on the right weight haha 😁

Matilda is becoming more verbal. She can speak in sentences now although they come out wrong 😂 For example, instead of saying “I want to watch Tsum Tsum” or “I want nenen” or “I want Calciyum”, she will say “You wanna watch Tsum Tsum?”, “You wanna nenen?”, “You wanna Calciyum?” 😂😂😂 Because we always ask her whether she wants something/asking her questions, so she repeat those sentences back to us 😂 But it’s okay cos that’s a progress and improvement from before. Now we switch from saying “you” to her name so that she will repeat that instead. So from saying “You want nenen?” We say “Tilda want nenen?” Like that.

But there are still lots of thing she couldn’t say. She couldn’t answer if I ask her “What is your name?” But she could answer perfectly if I point to me, husband and her little sister. She could name us “mommy” “daddy” “Agunis”. It quite bothers me why she doesn’t know her own name. Recently I asked her back that question and she said that her name was “Chester” (her cousin whom I talked to her a lot).

Oh yeah, Matilda also can give excuses now! Although it’s just something as simple as one word: her sister’s name. Whenever I tell her I want to clean her ear or clip her nails, she will always say “Agunis” 😂 Meaning, she wants me to do her sister instead of her haha so cheeky 😂😂

My baby Agnes is going to turn 11 months next week 😢 One more month to a year old! How fast time flies, right? I’m a bit emotional when thinking about this. It feels like I had just given birth to her yesterday 😂 I thought I will feel like this only for my firstborn but noooooo it happens for every baby, you know 😅

Agnes is such a tiny, tiny thing no matter how much she eats! My concern about her is her weight, or the lack of gaining it 😭 At 10 months young, she is only about 7kg 😭😭 Dunno if it’s because of high metabolism or what, cos as far as I know, she eats fine. Everything about her is good except her weight gain. That being said, she is a pro at crawling, can cruise and stand with support. Can interact with people by giving and receiving things, can put things into a box or basket. Still has no teeth yet but they are coming soon, I guess, cos her gum is super swollen right now.

Okay, that’s about it. My eldest has woke up and my little one just finished nursing and seems to doze off to sleep again. Until next time 🖑


Matilda’s Speech

Matilda is nearly three yet her speech is a bit worrying 😟

It’s not like she is entirely mute la. She totally can speak and even sing songs, but she doesn’t really…converse with us. If she wants something or tell us how she feels about something, she just gesture or sign. Just body language and lots of grunting or babbling.

I read it’s because she lacks attention from us and spends a lot of time in front of the TV or handphone watching cartoon. That’s why she doesn’t know how to communicate with people. I think it’s true 😔

So I quickly intervene before she gets worse. I started being annoying, meaning, I asked her questions A LOT and asked her to repeat after me. I forced her to tell me what she wants before I give her the thing. I think it has been weeks since I did that and she shows some improvements!

We are not conversing fully now like any adorable three year old with their moms on Youtube, but at least she could tell me a few things that she wants unlike before. First she get my attention by walking towards me and pulling my hand – she knows I’m Mommy but doesn’t call me that…yet – and when she starts pulling I asked her, “What you want?” Just recently she is able to reply me, for example, “Puzzle!” If she wants me to open or turn on something, she’ll point at it and say “Open/Turn on!”

I assume she doesn’t know what to ask or answer before that’s why she doesn’t reply us when we ask her 😂 But I taught her what to say if she wants something and so far she has learned it!

If she wants to watch her favourite cartoon, she’ll hand me the remote and say something like “Washi washi Mickey Mouse” but I know she really wants to say “Want to watch Mickey Mouse” haha 😂😂 Only a mom understands their child’s speech. Some of her words are not perfect yet but what matters most is progress, right?