5th Month Visit, Mother's Day, etc..

Publié par Analyse à 5/25/2008 12:13:00 PM

dimanche, mai 25, 2008

So it's confirmed. The lil bunny is a little girl. She's weighing 530 g at 22 weeks of pregnancy. I had the second echography last Friday, May 23, and everythings seems to be A-ok. Here's her first portrait:
She's becoming more and more active lately, kicking here and there and turning upside down. I saw the culprit. Look at that long leg kicking Maman non-stop.

It actually became an everyday routine to wait for her to kick me. That's a sign of life. I start to know when she's awake or not. She's particularly busy just after every meal, she's a gourmande in the making too.

I start to feel her weight too. Or should I say our weight? Sleeping became difficult as I wake up each time I change position. I start to have backaches too! I think the inconvenients of the 3rd trimester start to weigh on me. Poor me. But hey, only 4 months to go and I'll be with my lil girl. Louna's getting excited too.

Look at how round I am! Oh by the way, to those Mommies who wowed me on my 4th month portrait for not having any stretch marks, I actually have them. Not that visible yet, but I assure you, I'm not spared!

Bonne Fête, Maman!

Today is Mother's Day here in France. Louna arrived with a gift which she bought with her Papa last night. After greeting me Bonne Fef, Maman (that's how she pronounced it), she immediately asked Il est où, bonbon, Maman? (Where's my candy, Maman?)

She's apparently bribed to greet me on Mother's Day!

The picture above shows another gift which she gave me this morning. She did it with her nanny.

Link: Louna's pre-natal check-up at the same period.

Salad Eater

She loves tomatoes and she likes eating salad with me (for my dose of vitamins and folic acid!). Oh, and she loves salad sauce too!

Deux Ans et Démi

Publié par Analyse à 5/17/2008 11:01:00 PM

samedi, mai 17, 2008

She Utters Thoughtfulness

Attention (Careful) Papa/Maman - She always reminds us to be careful while driving especially when we suddenly break or swerve and she feels the impact.

Ecoute (Listen) Maman - We were in a department store when suddenly, the song New Soul was aired. She stopped and told me Ecoute Maman while pointing on her ear. It's our ritual to listen to the radio inside the car every morning on our way to the nanny. And when it's my favorite song on air, I tell her Ecoute Louna, c'est le favoris de Maman (Listen Louna, that's Maman's favorite). She in fact registered my favorite songs.

Calin (to give a kiss and a cuddle to somebody) - She claims a moment of tenderness every now and then. She's becoming sweeter by the day. And that's not exclusive to us, she does calin to her toys and even to her rabbit bootee.

A Real Chatterbox

And she demands attention. During conversations with families or friends, she would catch our attention by going at the center then she would start singing Ta ta poisson dans l’eau, nage, nage, dans l’eau.

And notice how she switched the rhyme to Twinkle, twinkle little star, kulit!

Or in a funnier way. She would imitate the sound of a pig and she would say cochon.

She says her name and age too. But she says deux ans et demi now (2 and a half years old), the vid is quite obsolete. Just check on how she shows with her fingers how old she is. Now, she would voluntarily tell her age even if it's not her being asked but other kids.

She would voluntarily tell to a stranger (like the fish vendor in a supermarket, for example) that Maman, bébé, ventre (Maman, baby, tummy) while pointing to my tummy.

Now, she even goes further. I bought a Dora activity book where Dora presents her baby brother and sister. So that same night, I read the story to her explaining that she too will have a baby sister. The next day, she was already telling her nanny non-stop that bébé (pe)tite soeur (little baby sister).

This morning, she told bébé tite soeur again on the phone to her auntie (hope she didn't understand) and just this afternoon at the supermarket, to a vendor of hair dryers.

We can’t keep any secret anymore, me thinks.

She’s Independent

Je vais le faire. Toute seule. (I will do it. Alone.) That’s her favourite phrase now when she’s dressing up, serving a glass of water, washing her hands, etc. It’s great, alright. But morning rituals became longer because she wants to do everything alone!

She’s a Traveller

We drove quite a number of kilometres during our vacation in Italy but guess what? It was a breeze. She was sleeping most of the time or talking to our friend who spent a few days of vacation with us.

Visiting the city was not a problem because she likes walking or pushing her stroller around. She’s not picky with food. She’s not grouchy inside a restaurant. She’s got another notion of tourism though. She would rather feed the pigeons and run after them afterwards, or cuddle the dogs, or smell and pick some flowers, or collect eggs from the farm.

We wrote her name and contact info on her shoes though. There were just too much people and we didn't know how we could trace her back in case she's lost or we're lost. Writing on a piece of paper wasn't that handy as she didn't have a pocket all the time. We just explained to her that just in case, tell other people about her shoes. Thankfully, we never had to use it.

One funny thing though. She saw this ad and she immediately asked C’est Louna ça? (Is that Louna?). Taas ng ambisyon ng anak ko.
Magkamukha ba?

Ninja, The Bad Toy

During our stay at the seaside in Italy, she found a Ninja Turtle on the sand. And she decided to keep it with her. Disaster. Once it got inside the car, the Ninja started to bite the hand of one of her dolls (of course, she's doing it - putting the hands of the doll on the mouth of Ninja). The doll in return pushed Ninja. So Ninja and the little doll went to the corner alternately. Then Ninja started to bite Louna too. It was a bad toy.

And the role of the parents? We were obliged to talk to Ninja and the doll, plus bring them to the corner (in one part of the car) all the time during the duration of the travel. That’s pretty sweet at the start but it became tiring in the end especially when there’s Louna at the backseat being grouchy. She was taking her created story to heart.

Just funny that all her toys are kind and cuddly for her while her found Ninja has been tagged as a bad one. It’s resting somewhere now, with the agreement of Louna. It created a bad ambiance among her toys so better back off.