A Blogful of Memories

When I first started writing this blog, I wanted it to be a way by which I could write about special moments with my boys, record memories of what they were like as kids, so that we could have something to look back at when they're all grown up.

I realize that it's been quite some time since I've written an entry and I blame it on the hectic schedule that comes with being a work-at-home mom. Now that we're down one helper, the routine at home is a bit crazier than usual, but lately, I've been looking at my two babies. Whenever I look at them, it always hits me how quickly they grow up. J is now 27 months old and my Little C is turning 9 months old in a few days, so today, I decided to scrap my work schedule and just use the time to write about some of the things I'd like to remember about my boys a few years from now.
Happy Chinese New Year from J & Little C!

  • The other day, Little C woke up from his nap and he was alone in the playpen so he started crying. When I came into his room to get him, he was already sitting and thrashing his chubby legs. He looked so adorably petulant that I couldn't help but laugh when I went to pick him up.
  • The brotherly squabbles are starting, now that Little C has started showing interest in Ahya J's toys. Of course, the big boy doesn't want to share and would push his little brother away while saying, "No, baby!"
  • In the space of the past two weeks, Little C has hit a lot of milestones. He's learned to hold his own bottle, sit on his own and crawl really, really quickly. He's also learned to pull up on pretty much anything and stand with support. He's also got his two little bottom teeth and the top ones are due to make their appearance any day now. (I can't say this enough. The teething phase really bites, pardon the pun. We just finished with J and now we're starting with Little C. This is one phase of childhood that I wish I could fast-forward.)
  • When J wants to do something that we don't allow, he'll look at us with his big eyes and say, "Try! Try!" while nodding his head repeatedly to try and convince us. Translation: "Come on, Mommy/Daddy/Yaya, let me just try!"
  • J likes picking out his own clothes already, and he has several specific items of clothing that he wears again and again.
  • The other day, J spotted the Elmo band-aids I got and insisted that I put one on him. He told me to put it on one of his old ouchies, a tiny little scrape on his foot that dried out a week ago. I could hardly hold back my laughter when he started limping while walking as though the ouchie was brand new. He was really walking slowly and wouldn't put his full weight down on the foot with the band-aid.
  • A continuation to the band-aid story. The next morning, I was carrying him out of the room so he wouldn't wake Little C up. As I gently dropped him feet-first onto the floor, Yaya pulled off his socks so he spotted his Elmo band-aid again. Just before he dropped to the ground, he said, "No, Mommy! Ouchie!" and started crying, with real big tears. We have a real character on our hands! But sensing that my big little boy just needed a little Mommy-love, I picked him up like a baby, set him down on his Daddy's chair, and gave his "ouchie" a kiss. He even put his feet up on Daddy's ottoman so his foot wouldn't hurt anymore!
  • Lately, J has this new thing, where he suddenly runs into my room, shouting, "Mommy! Mommy!" and he just barrels towards me and gives me a hug and giggles and runs off somewhere else.
  • The other day, the two boys were watching cartoons in the living room and I sat down with them a few moments during a quick work break. When I stood up, both boys started wailing for me to stay and sit with them some more. 
The upcoming Chinese New Year reminds me that just one short year ago, I was still heavily pregnant with Little C, while J was just learning to take his first steps. I can only imagine what my boys will be like in a few more months, let alone a year! 

Enjoy the Chinese New Year weekend, mommies! Here's to a wonderful blessing-filled year of the water snake!


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