My Top 5 Favourite Episodes from Doctor Who Series 1

I started watching Doctor Who quite recently, partly to fill in the void left by one of the TV shows I’ve been watching regularly (How I Met Your Mother). To be honest, the main reason why I checked it out was because I have several Facebook friends who would regularly post about the show, and these…

Blood in the Poop and One Scared Mom

The doctor warned us to watch out for blood in the poop, and the next day, there was blood in the poop, and one scared mom. She would wail very loudly every time she poops, and we were at our wits’ end, so we decided to rush back to KK Hospital. The waiting time wasn’t…

Too Much Poop

When I went home on Friday night, our helper told me that Lia pooped 4x the whole day. It wasn’t watery or anything, but it was strange since she usually poops just once every one or two days. That night, she pooped an additional 3x, so I started becoming concerned. The next day, she pooped…

We’re Back to the Doctor

Lia is still sick. I’ve been using the Iliadin nose drop and Bromhexine religiously, but she’s not getting any better. We brought her back to Dr. Shermela Appan at The Children’s Medical Centre, who finally gave her antibiotics and a new nose drop. Hope this helps. Here’s the breakdown of our bill. Review 40.00 Betamethasone…

And Now She’s Sick

We went swimming last Saturday, and by Monday afternoon she already had a runny nose. She didn’t have a fever but she kept coughing and sniffling the whole day, and would wake several times at night crying because she couldn’t breathe. I would have to carry her in an upright position to make it easier…

Another First.. First Time Going Swimming!

We recently had a church swimming activity that I wanted to go to, but it was drizzling that day and I haven’t found a swimsuit for my baby yet. There was one at Junction 8 but it costs SGD30, and I just knew that she would only get to wear it once or twice before…

My Baby’s First Taste of Solid Food

So… I’ve read before that you shouldn’t start feeding solids to your baby until she’s six months old. But my boss, who had a baby a few months before I did, told me that she let her second and third babies eat solids before they reached six months. She told me that you’ll know if…

Last Needles for a While – Lia’s 5th Month of Immunisation

We’ve been busy lately with the move and all, so I haven’t had time to check through Lia’s health booklet to see where we are in terms of her immunisations. For whatever reason, I thought that the last of the monthly vaccines would be next month (on her sixth month), so I was pleasantly surprised…

And… Now She Wants to Breastfeed

I shared my frustrations here before about not being able to breastfeed my baby because she often refuses to latch and would howl in anger whenever I try to breastfeed her. I resigned myself to only rarely getting the chance to feed her directly. As you know, I have an Excel sheet for everything, so…

The End Is in Sight… Our 4th Month Immunisations

We were supposed to take Lia for her 4th month immunisation on Wednesday, 25 Sep, since my hubby doesn’t work on Wednesdays and I was planning to go on leave. However, since she was sick on the Monday prior, we could only do her immunisation on a Saturday, which was 28 Sep. I asked our…

Mothers Cannot Afford to Get Sick. Period.

One of the things I worry about is my helper getting sick, because then I would have to go on leave to take care of Lia. As a preventive measure of sorts, I bought her vitamins and paid for her flu shot. I also bought vitamins for my hubby and got everyone to eat more…

Huggies vs Drypers vs Pampers

Before I had Lia, I bought two packs of Huggies Ultra – Newborn because my sister said this was the brand she liked the most. After Lia outgrew the newborn-size nappies, we switched to Huggies Ultra – Small, then Medium. I was pretty happy about Huggies and didn’t plan on trying other brands, until I…