Saturday, August 28, 2010

teletubby in our bathroom

Jakob started having a bath in our bathroom while his dad went overseas on business trip. We had his bathtub on our dining table for the first few months at the beginning. Once he started moving and being adventurous in his tiny bathtub, we moved to the floor. Then we moved to his bedroom. We had few tough months that he did not stay in his cot at all. It almost looked like he hated being his room. We thought he might be more comfortable and happier with his room if he takes his bath in his room as it was his favourite time. I wonder whether we would still be bathing him in his room if his dad never went away. Maybe not. I just remembered how he was getting out of the tub and start crawling around the room and splashing the water everywhere in his room.

Although he is still in his little tub, he has been bathing in the bathroom for weeks now. And it still is his favourite time. Whenever we say, "Bath Time, Jakob!", he gets really excited and starts speaking something we have no idea. It almost sounds like he says, "Yes, Bath Time." or something. Next time I should record a video clip when he does that. It is quite funny. He seems to enjoy the bath time much more as it is nice and bright and he can splash as much as he wants to.

One day his dad who is in charge of the "Bath Time" called me out, and my son was changed to a teletubby.

I guess his dad is also relaxed and plays around with him. It is so great to see a kid being so happy. I am so glad that I have become a parents when the digital cameras are available. I love capturing so many moments especially when he is so happy like his bath time. I would have spent fortune on buying camera films if we did not have a digital camera. I wonder how many bath time photos of Jakob we would have printed!

Monday, August 23, 2010

socks and boys

Thank you, son. I think you just found a sock I have been looking for! It seems like he spends more time playing with his socks and a piece of paper he ripped off from some book than other toys we invested for him. By the way, most of his socks are not paired ever since he started moving around. One in the draw, one in the toy box, one on the couch, one in the laundry and who knows where else others could be. A little boy never has enough socks to wear just like his big dad. We must be having a sock munching monster in our house. oh my boys...


Sunday, August 22, 2010

who needs a botox shot?

Certainly not my little man! He is having so much fun in these days being so cheeky. One of the things he does often is blowing bubbles with his lips. Wowwy, look at those lips!

Friday, August 20, 2010

his playdate

There is a baby girl that Jakob often playdates with. She is like a female version of Jakob or Jakob is a male version of her. Which way it is around, they are growing up at a similar pace and super active. She was a queen of a tummy time from very early stage, then Jakob suddenly started commando crawling. Jakob pulled himself up and so did she. She destroyed her beautiful cot and so did Jakob. Now the next stage they are about to endeavor is walking. I do not really care which one of them starts walking first because once one of them starts walking and surely the other one will catch up very soon.

I am not sure how much Jakob likes his playdate, but I love her! Whenever Jakob plays with her, he is so exhausted from playing and falls asleep for hours. How can I not love her! I suddenly thought that this is almost like an arranged marriage: Two mothers decided that they are a good match. We might be wrong as it seems like the babies at this age can be friends with any other babies. Sorry bubs, you might not like each other as much as we think you do but this playdate will continue as long as it works.

They are growing fast. It seems like only yesterday they were only handful sizes. I wonder what they will think of each other when they grow up. So soon they will grow up and at one stage he will be one of those boys who think girls are all annoying, and she will start thinking boys are disgusting and stupid.

They might like each other.

They could be hating each other. Perhaps they might not even remember each other completely. I remember my childhood friends and some I don't. We played together like there was no tomorrow. Some I wish I can meet one day and some I rather not. Sometimes it looks like my mother remembers more of my friends than I do. Some of them I badly miss and others I wish she stops talking about. Well fortunately or unfortunately, I have a strong feeling that I will become the same mother who keeps on reminding about her kid's childhood friends. I will be looking at some of the photos of Jakob and her nowadays and say,

"Do you remember her? You were such good mates."

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

that laughter

I remember the first day of this year. Of course it is about my baby boy. I heard him laughing. It was such a mind-blowing experience that I instantaneously forgot how I tired I was from the lack of sleep. 'What did I just hear?' From the moment he was out in the world, he cried, cried, cried and cried. Do you know how many nappy changes, breastfeeding and sleepless nights had to be done to hear that laugh? TOO MANY.

Well, that laughter was only the beginning. So many times that his laughter and smile lifted away all the exhaustion from sleepless days and nights. When I hear him laughing, it gives me so much strength for the day. 'Yes, he is happy. Yes, he is growing beautifully.'