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Written by Leah

15 November 2007 at 11:09 am

Posted in Family

Little fashionista goes partying

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We went to attend the 12th birthday celebration of the daughter of one of our good family friends here. I thought it was one of the best opportunities of dressing up the little girl so we let her slip into one of the dresses that her grandparents from Florida sent her a month ago. Here’s Erin trying to sit up all by her lone self.

As usual, she was the center of attraction at the party because she looked so adorable in her new dress. And for once, she was back to her old self and did not cry unlike in recent occasions. She got passed around quite a lot but did not cry one single tear. We are so proud of her! 🙂

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4 November 2007 at 7:47 am

Erin’s Progress

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We let the little girl eat twice a day now. It started upon the suggestion of the maternal and child health nurse at the health centre when we dropped by last Tuesday for a routine check-up. We are now feeding her mashed vegetables and fruits, in addition to her daily rice cereal and fruit juice intake. Since then, Erin has been sleeping better on most nights, which means everyone else is too. The chain reaction is just amazing in this household! 🙂

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14 October 2007 at 7:46 am

Tooth Woes

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Erin has been very irritable since yesterday. She did not want to be left alone in her cot and she cried for most of the afternoon. She wanted to be carried and did not allow me to even sit down. She wasn’t hungry either. I was baffled! I did not know anymore what to do to pacify her and I was getting tired already.

So I took a peek at her gums to see if that was the source of her discomfort. And there it was!

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There was a tiny white dot on her gums, which I originally thought was just a food particle. But when I tried to remove it, it would not budge an inch. Now I could conclude that, as of yesterday, she was finally teething! 🙂

The one erupting at the moment is actually her left lateral incisor of her lower jaw, which is unusual as it’s the central ones that usually come out first. I’ll take a picture of it when it’s more prominent.

Now I need to shop around for her own toothbrush and toothpaste. Erin is definitely growing up fast. 🙂

Written by Leah

11 October 2007 at 9:33 am


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I love surprises. But, only the pleasant ones, of course! 🙂

This morning, the mailman handed over to me three parcels which came from our relatives in the States (J’s uncle, to be exact).

They were all addressed to J and me, but we knew they were all for the little girl. 🙂

Thank you, Tita A and Tito E for all the wonderful pressies! 🙂

And just when I thought that that was the end of our excitement for the day, I heard another knock on the door. It was the mailman once again. He forgot to drop off a bigger package that was still addressed to us.

And yes, it was again for Erin. This bub sure is getting spoilt! 😀

Written by Leah

9 October 2007 at 2:04 pm

Posted in Bits and Pieces, Family

Our Little Postie

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Every day, little Erin and I go out in the mid-afternoon to get our mail. It has been sunny (and quite windy) the past few days so I always make it point for her to wear a hat. Today, I let her wear a bright pink brimmed hat, which was a gift from one of our friends here. She looked so adorable in it that I just had to call for an impromptu photo session with her.

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4 October 2007 at 2:02 pm

Dress-up Time

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Yesterday, our family was invited to a party by friends. We saw this as another opportunity for Erin to play dress-up once again. 🙂

And since spring is in full swing now in our part of the world, we thought this cute flower-y outfit was just perfect. This was given to her by her Ninang A who is known to love the color yellow so much (hence the clothes).

The outfit was supposed to fit a one-year-old child but the top fit Erin well around the shoulders so we went along with it. It came with matching bloomers which revealed her chubby thighs for all the world to see. 🙂

Written by Leah

2 October 2007 at 1:59 pm