Friday, 31 January 2014

Arrival of baby KarMie#2

Baby KarMie#2 is no longer baby KarMie2...
Introducing our baby boy name "Skyler Chaw Naga",
born on 31 jan 2014, 1910, 2.62kg, VBAC
The meaning of Skyler is "shelter, scholar, protector".  

A bit on Chinese culture:
He came at the perfect time!!! to usher in the Chinese New Year... 
And he made it to be a "Horse" baby...
(Not superstitious in any traditional way)
But just happy that baby Si was born in the year of the "Dragon" 
and baby Skyler in the year of the "Horse"

Now a bit of western culture:
According to the western culture, when introducing the older one(s) to 
their new sibling, they would present each other with a gift!!!

Lurve this idea :) and that was exactly what we did...
when we introduced Sienna to Skyler for the 1st time! 
Since much of the focus n attention will be on baby Skyler, we still wanted Sienna to know 
that we still love her as much as before...or even more :)

Read more about this tradition on gift giving to reduce sibling rivalry or jealousy....

Karthik, Jamie & Baby Si are excited to announce the arrival of Skyler Chaw Naga!!!
Thank you for all your encouragement and prayers during this wonderful time... 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Baby si Potty trained??? Success or failure... By Lora Jensen 

Deviation from the book:
. Started a wee bit early...around 21 months. The author said the ideal age is a minimum of 22 months.  (But baby KarMie2 is due to pop out when baby si turns 22+ months)
. Skipped the nap and night time part...(This heavily preggie mummy does not have the energy nor is willing to wash and change sheets daily)
. Still wearing diapers when out and about... The author mentioned to bring along a portable travel potty or seat cover! (Errrrmmmm, NOPS... Don't wanna be seen in public lugging ard a potty??? Plus, this preggie mummy does not wanna be cleaning and washing the stroller!!!)
. Skipped wearing underwear and went bottomless instead...the author said to prepare about 20 pieces of underwear (this mummy again does not wanna be washing underwears nonstop!!!)

1st jan- 1st day...poop n pee on floor...did say wanna go, but missed it everytime. Scared of the portable potty but did indicate wanna sit on mummy n papa potty.
2nd day- poo poo on big toilet with the help of seat cover fr potty set. Got a sticker n was proud. But still 1 poopoo n 3 peepee accidents
3rd day - poo poo once in big toilet...But still 1 poopoo n 3 peepee accidents...many false alarm n refuse to sit on toilet for long.

Stopped taking notes after the 3rd day...
basically be prepared for:
.Lots of false alarm
.Lots of accidents
.Lots of time spend on toilet seat, sometimes "fruitful", sometimes "fruitless"...but we did do lots of singing and entertaining to kill time!
.Endless reminder, that I sound like an answering machine... 
"Pee pee, poo poo must tell mummy or papa"
"Eeeeewwww pee pee/poo poo on the floor yucky yucky"
"Sienna big girl now, poo poo and pee pee on big toilet just like mummy and papa"
.Lots of praises and high fives when she finally goes!

Baby Si got excited everytime she goes:
She loves the sticker chart
She loves her gummy vitamin reward or chocolate biscuits...we hardly give her anything sweet, so this is a treat for her!!!

Thank God she hardly had accidents on the couch! She did it once on first day, and saw how mummy had to clean the blanket over it...she got the gist...

Grateful for:
A helpful hubby that takes over the potty training job when he gets home...
Being heavily pregnant and having to clean up accidents (being on hands and knees with a big belly in the way is no joke) 3-4 times a day!!!

3 days as the author a miracle!!! 
Was a success for us in just over 10 days!!! (But of coz accidents will happen here and there)
But it was smooth sailing once she got the hang of it...she is able to say "na na poo poo/pee pee", and then walk to the toilet and waited to go...didnt leak at all...
(Update: not scared of portable potty anymore - able to open the potty cover, sit on her own, finish her "business", wiped herself with tissue after pee pee, n throw it into the potty, close the potty cover, and claps hands, demands for a sticker and a gummy or chocolate reward)

Kudos to baby Si... We r so proud of her!!! She was just turning 21 months old when we started this...
Daddy said, "can't believe baby Si is gonna start wearing underwear!!!....she's not even 2!!!" 
Mummy says, "yes, can't wait... baby Si is gonna be diaper-less!!! And say hello to Prada & Gucci bags... Shopping time....No more carrying diaper bags... "

Oh wait, back from la la land to reality... Baby KarMie#2 is coming soon!!! N back to diaperland...

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Baby Si vs. baby KarMie#2...

Many friends have commented why there isn't much updates on my pregnancy on baby KarMie2???
Well... Nothing much to update except that baby KarMie2 is gonna be a BOY and that he's happily hibernating in mummy's belly!!!

So I came up with a list of comparison of my pregnancy journey...

Baby Si vs. baby KarMie2:

This pregnancy wt baby KarMie#2 is totally diff than baby Si!
.more nausea and puking any time of the day during 1st trimester...hence lost weight!
.certain smells make me gag (seaweed)
.1st trimester, belly was bigger compared to baby Si...but smaller there after (maybe coz skin and muscles have been stretched out after the 1st pregnancy)
.prefer eating noodles than rice...wt baby Si, loved eating Ayam penyet...that I ate it so frequently (hence the 16kg weight gain with baby Si)! This time definitely less than that!!!
.cant sleep during the nite...(means more time to write blogs???)
.eating more junk food (especially in the middle of the nite) n coffee - since its the 2nd pregnancy, was a little bit more lenient on my diet!
.baby KarMie#2 started kicking even during the 1st trimester...whereas baby Si during the last trimester (even then, she seldom kicked)...
.kicks a lot...especially at night
.no cravings either this time.
.itchy legs due to hormonal imbalance 
.no indigestion or heartburn
.less hairy
.less leg cramps (twice so far)... Baby Si (less than 10 times in the middle of sleeping)
.no water retention n no foot swelling...(with baby Si, foot swelled even with alleviation) 
.belly button sticks out...they say if it's a boy, it will stick out (not sure how true)???
.belly is more rounded and pointy to the front...(baby Si was more sideways)
.more backaches...maybe coz too much traveling & outings, tending to baby Si, household chores, etc...
. Pelvic KarMie2 is sitting low (baby Si was way up high even through the very end)
. Baby Si was a BIG baby...coming out a whooping 3.5kg!!! Baby KarMie2 is projected to be much less than that...

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

KarMie??? What is it...?

5 yrs since "KarMie" was formed... Anniversary date 27/12/2008!
In case people are wondering what KarMie is... 
Karthik + Jamie = KarMie <~ idea came from nerdy mr. hubby :) who also came up with...
Karthik + Jamie + Sienna = KarMieNna...
I wonder what's brewing in mr. Hubby's brain for baby KarMie #2

I know this blog is mainly for baby Si... But need to give some air time to the parents too...hehehehe....
And 5 yrs is worth a shoutout!!!
we Dated for 3 Yrs before in total we've been together for 8 Yrs...

We were planning for a short anniver-moon getaway...not again???  (see babymoon in Bali) !!! 
Heheheh...but I have grounded myself on ground and hang up my travelling shoes (for now)...

But mr. Hubby is still going to Bali this 21-24 jan as the tixs were already bought ahead of time.
The invitation to "date" mr. Hubby is still open if anyone is interested...hehehhe...
I so wanna be ur date, mr. Hubby!!!... Hmmmm.....oh well...

Ok not gonna be sappy on this post...people might quit reading this blog :p
So here's to many more happy years together ;) 

On a side note: 
Time is going by way too fast now that my due date is soon approaching!!!
So many things to do in a short amount of time... Is this called baby blues??? Or baby nerves??? Help!!!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Happy 21 months baby Si!!!

Happy 21 months baby Si!!!

Baby Si turns 21 months on 6th jan 2014!!! Which is today....yeayyyy!!! 
(20  months old post <~ if u missed it)

Hopefully baby Si pics will cheer up ur day!!! It did cheer us up when snapping these pics... :)

Milestones reached:
. Starting to speak in full sentences... "Papa, mummy and na na shuìjiào <- sleep "
. Can count from 1-10 in mandarin 
. Chooses her own clothes to dress

On a side note:
We started attempting to potty train baby Si...starting the new year with no diapers :)
Will update the progress, hopefully good news soon!!! *mummy n daddy fingers crossed*