My little newborn has entered the infant stage of her life! Every other day I'm asking myself, where did all the time go?! These past 3 months with Kayla is handsdown the best 3 months of my life (and I'll probably say the same thing in my 6th month, 9months, 1year old posts and so on haha). I can also understand why every parent always thinks their baby is the cutest?! Hahaha. Maybe its because we get to see a side of the baby that no camera can ever capture; that pure love in those eyes, the heartfelt smile more genuine than any you've ever seen.. and it's all directed at you. ♥︎
We've got to experience some pretty amazing things together since my last update (here), where she laughed for the first time. Unfortunately, that laugh was a one-off event :/ Still I'm so thankful that she actually laughed for us on Mother's Day haha, truly the best gift ever.
About 2weeks ago, Kayla and I got to spend 8 full days together. D had to go on a work trip and grandparents on both sides were all overseas (what are the odds right?). So, I guess that week really brought us a lot closer. My helper would help me watch her at times when I'm out or busy, but after 11pm we're pretty much on our own till the next morning. Although I missed D a lot, I also really loved just having Kayla all to myself during that time. We ended up spending most of the time latching during feeds instead of using the bottle (which really helps so much in bonding?!). To moms who are facing difficulty latching your baby, just hang in there and don't give up! Because when your baby finally learns how to latch properly, it is such a wonderful feeling.. especially when she suddenly looks up and smiles at you.. omg major heart melting moment!
Here's a brief update on what went on in our home recently :)
Our nightly bedtime situation:
I would place her on one side of the bed next to her toy lamb, and she'd slowly inch over to my side of the bed hahaha
Ever since Kayla's hernia (causing swollen naval) has completely recovered, she has been lifting up her shirt to show off her healed belly to everyone she sees!
This is Kayla post vaccination and running her first fever. Taking care of a sick baby is no easy feat, she was pretty much crying everytime she wakes and its so heartbreaking!
We also suspect she's teething, because she already has toothbuds showing and has been drooling a lot lately. I bought her some drool bibs to try, and gosh they are a lifesaver!
Since she's awake a lot more in the day now, she finally gets to play in her activity gym hehe (She used to just stare for awhile and cry to be carried). She does get bored of it pretty quickly though :/ So I'm currently in the midst of planning a safe play area for her for when she starts being able to sit up next month! Kayla also really loves to go on strolls around the neighbourhood, she'll just keep staring at the birds and trees even when she's really tired and yawning a lot.
Happy baby ~
And here's Kayla in her new chair that we love so much! D and I both felt that this is our best baby product purchase ever. Can't even begin to describe how useful this is! And our only regret is that we didn't buy this sooner. Its a much safer way to help baby learn to sit, and she loves to look at her toys from this new angle :D Will do a proper review on this soon!
Wow this post turned out to be so much lengthier than I intended haha. Too many things to say when it comes to baby updates :D Yay happy 3 months!
Made my way down to Prestige Eyebrow and Lash's new outlet (located at Suntec City) to try out their eyelash extensions last week ♥︎ Have always loved the dolly look, but was a little hesitant to get my lashes done frequently because my eyes would usually sting pretty badly during the process. I always thought that was normal and that I just had sensitive eyes. But this time, my eyes didn't sting at all! The process was so comfortable and I love how the new lashes made my eyes look longer :)
Prestige's new outlet is also decked out in their signature red and gold ♥︎
Especially loved the chandelier!
Close up of my lashes before, no mascara
Seriously spoilt for choice haha. Thank God (lash specialist) Jacqueline was there to advice me! Ended up picking Korean Mink in 10mm.
The environment was so cozy and relaxing I felt like falling asleep!
And here's the finished result! So much longer and fuller, I love!
Thank you Prestige and a big big thank you to Jacqueline for giving me prettier eyes, I feel so much better going out without makeup now!
Prestige is also offering you a chance to beautify your eyes at a 10% discount (applies to all packages) from now till the end of August'15 ♥︎
3 Temasek Boulevard #02-488 Suntec Tower 2, Singapore 038983
Pacific Plaza #03-08, 9 Scotts Road, Singapore 228210
Tel: 6733 3369 / 6733 3379
Chopped my hair off recently and it's probably the best decision I made all year. The last time I had my hair cut was last August?! Anyhow, my head feels soo much lighter and my hair looks fluffier so yay ♥︎ Am still as obsessed with minimal looks as usual, but this time with a little more detail. Another highlight are these new lace-ups I got for the summer season. Its so pretty its worth the extra 5mins of trouble before heading out hehe. Best part of all? This entire outfit (excluding the bag and arm accessories) only cost me about $50! Yes, from taobao.com haha
Top, bottom, hat and shoes - taobao.com / Bag - Chanel / Arm cuff - Hermes
So, my little one turned 3months old recently. And after trying many different recommended baby items, I thought I'd share 5 items that I've found most useful with all the new mummies-to-be out there! All these items below are based on my own experience, and I truly hope you'd find them as useful as I did ♥︎
1. A soft-structured baby carrier
This is really a lifesaver for us, especially on those colicky nights! We only started putting her in it after one month (wished we'd gotten one earlier!), and she absolutely loves it. At the peak of her colic season, carrying her around in this was almost always the only way to help her sleep.
I used this picture because Ergobaby is the carrier we're currently using heh. But I'm sure other soft-structured carriers will probably work the same? Read a lot of rave reviews on the popular Tula as well! In any case, I'd highly recommend getting a carrier, just be sure you get an ergonomic one :)
2. Portable Diaper Changing Mat
I initially bought this because it was cheap on amazon.com and wanted to try it out before deciding if I should get a diaper changing table. Needless to say, the changing table or any other form of fancy diaper changing station never made it into my home. You can easily get one of these for less than $20, and it's seriously soo convenient! I currently have one upstairs and one downstairs so we don't have to keep bringing the mat up and down :D One thing to note though, be sure to buy the larger or longer sized ones, will last you a lot longer!
3. Inflatable Baby Tub
I'm currently still using this Munchkin Duck Tub since bathtime is now Kayla's highlight of the day because of this tub. I've already written a rave review on this tub before here :) Its safe and soo helpful in helping to support Kayla's neck during bathtime. Highly recommend!
4. Baby Ear Thermometer
We are currently using the Braun Baby Ear Thermometer for Kayla. Found this very useful because there were so many instances where we needed to test for her temperature and this is so easy to use! It's totally non invasive and really fast, helps a lot when using it on a fidgety baby.
5. Baby Mittens
These will save your newborn's face from a ton of ugly scratches! Kayla was pretty much trying to touch her face all the time and ended up inflicting really horrible "scars" (they heal in a day though) on her face. So mittens are really a MUST! Don't buy too many pairs though, babies stop wearing them at about 1-2months old :)
Feel free to add any other items that you've found useful in the comments below!
It's always great to see moms share precious advice over here ♥︎
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