My name is Malcolm Emmanuel Lim. I was born in the year 2005. Mummy gave me a didi in 2007 and his name is Matthan Emmanuel Lim. I love my didi very much. We attend the same school together. It's so much fun. Now that he has grown up quite a bit, we play catching, hide & seek, make building blocks, play tutu train and build sand castle together. Oh.. and we like to fight with and disturb each other. Guess who wins most of the time?

Monday, October 29, 2007

New food for Matthan

Mummy is going to make these new food for Matthan this weekend.

Carrots, Broccoli & Cheese

300g potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium carrot (approx 125g), peeled and sliced
75g broccoli florets
4 tbsp your baby’s usual milk
15g unsalted butter
40g Cheddar cheese, grated

Put the potatoes and carrot into a saucepan, cover with boiling water and cook until tender (about 20 minutes). Meanwhile, steam the broccoli for about 7 minutes until tender. Alternatively add to the potatoes and carrot after about 12 minutes. Drain the potato and carrot and mash together with the broccoli, milk, butter and cheese.
Peel and de-pit a ripe avocado .Cut “meat” out and mash with a fork. Peel and mash 1 banana . Place in a blender or food processor and puree until desired texture is achieved. Avocados and Bananas do not need to be cooked.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hair cut for my photoshoot

Got to get my hair tidy up abit so that I will look nice & handsome for my photoshoot this coming Sunday. Check out my photographer website

This is Uncle Alex. He is my hair stylist. I will only go to him because he can make me look HANDSOME. But the main reason is that he will always give me my favorite candies after my hair cut. Hee

Who is prettier? Ah Ma or Mummy

Who is prettier?
Mummy will says that Matthan's mother is prettier, while Ah Ma says that herself is prettier.

Thus, I will always say Mummy is prettier when she ask me the question.
And in front of Ah Ma, I will tell her she is forever pretty.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My First Mandarin & Hokkien Sentences

Everybody was laughing at me when I first said these:

Hokkien: Cao Kah Beh Si
( when I poo on the diaper, instead of saying my usual 'Eeee Yucky, so smelly' .... I told mummy, " Cao Kah Beh Si!" - it means Very Smelly)

Mandarin: Wei Shen Mo Zhe Yang 为什么这样
(Instead of saying, " Why no Hi5?".... I shouted, "为什么这样?" - it means Why like that)

Where did I learn this? ah ma will be the best person to tell you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Matthan's First Word

Mamamama, Papapapa, mum mum mum mum, armm armm armm...... these are what didi has been saying all this while.

But mummy confirmed that his first word is: Mum mum (want to eat). Coz whenever he is hungry or if he sees food, he will says : Mum mum mum mum.

Official 2nd word is: Ah Ma. When mummy asked didi where is ah ma, he will turn his head to look at her and call out: Ah Ma.

3rd word: Ma Ma 4thWord: Pa Pa 5th word: OK

Oh, got 1 more word - Bye Bye Bye Bye Bye

Mummy's master piece

Mummy created this using software. She looks cute in this drawing right? Hee..... ("trying to act cute, just like me.")

Monday, October 22, 2007

I miss my Xiao Mian

I miss my mian mian. Mummy has given ah mian to ah gong & ah ma due to the allegy problems of Matthan.

Do you know that Ah mian was crying when we left her there?
"I want ah mian to go home with me". Sob sob....

I really miss her alot. Nevermind.... I can visit ah mian and play with her. Then when didi is better... and older... maybe mummy will bring ah mian back... or get me another dog like ah mian.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Growing up



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thank You Ah Gong & Ah Ma

We want to thank my ah gong & ah ma for helping us to settle part of didi's medical bill.

It really lessens mummy & daddy financial burdens. Hurray, I can have my Thomas the Train set now.....

However, mummy says that my insurance bill is coming very soon, so we must be mindful on our spending. So I guess no more Thomas the Train set for me.

It's okie mum, just bring me to Sentosa and ride on this new train will do.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My Handsome face

Opps, mummy taking photo of me. So sudden, I'm not ready to smile at the camera.

OKie, can snap now. Cheessseeee!

Monday, October 15, 2007

My First Zig Saw Puzzle

I don't need any help.... let me figure it out myself.

Seems a bit tough, but I will not give up.

Finally, a set of 12 puzzles has been completed. It didn't take me long to figure it out... mummy was telling daddy that I'm very clever (* giggling*) ... that is because I'm 聪明的孩子 (my daddy's chinese name is 聪明, so I"m definetly 聪明的孩子)
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Monday, October 8, 2007

Matthan's new hair cut

Didi got his first hair cut on 5/10, right after his appointment with Dr Ong. Not too bad hoh...

Matthan the Laughing Baby at Vivo

Friday, October 5, 2007

Matthan's review with Dr Ong Eng Keow

Didi is still having diarrhea. 1 day about 3 to 4 times. Dr Ong says that his stomach is full of wind, and this type of diarrhea will continue for another few more days. Just got to continue the medication.

Poor didi...gor gor heartpain. Mummy & daddy also. You must get well soon. WE LOVE YOU.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Matthan's down with Acute Bronchitis

Matthan was in hospital for 8 days. Diagnosed with ACUTE BRONCHITIS.

What is acute bronchitis?
(Acute bronchitis is an infection of the bronchial tree. The bronchial tree is made up of the tubes that carry air into your lungs. When these tubes get infected, they swell and mucus (thick fluid) forms inside them. This makes it hard for you to breathe. You may cough up mucus and wheeze (make a whistling sound when you breathe).

He was admitted to TMC on 24/9 Mon and stayed there for 3 days. He was discharged on the 26/9 Wed. The picture shows didi having his nebulizer. The machine's sound really scared him and the mask brought more fear to him.

When back home, didi started to vomit non stop in the middle of the night. He vomitted about 5 times within half an hour. His face turned pale & green and looked very listless. Mummy & Grandma quickly rushed him toTMC again. It was about 2am on 24/9 Thursday. He was admitted immediately and was given some medication to stop the vomitting. The following day, he started to develop fever, and also having diarrhea. The diarrhea part was more serious, which made him less active and weak. His diarrhea continued despite all the medication & injections.

Everybody was getting worried.......see how listless he was.

Doctor got no choice but to put him on the drip. It was very painful to see didi having a tube on his hand, coz I remembered I also had one when I was 15 mths old - down with CROUP.

(The term croup does not refer to a single illness, but rather a group of conditions involving inflammation of the upper airway that leads to a cough that sounds like a bark, particularly when a child is crying.
Most croup is caused by viruses, but similar symptoms may occasionally be caused by bacteria or an allergic reaction. The viruses most commonly involved are parainfluenza virus (accounting for most cases), adenovirus,
respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, and measles.)

He kept looking at his hand, and used his hand to knock his head. Actually his was trying to touch his head, but there was a board underneath that held his hand firmly so that the needle would not come out.
Didi was discharged on 2/10 Tue even though he was still having diarrhea. The frequency is lesser, but still....... sigh. He will continue his treatment at home.

As for now, we want to thank Wai Po (mummy's mummy) for her care during Matthan's stay in TMC. Without her help, mummy would not be able to 'survive' till now. Despite how tired they are, they still give didi the best care of all. Especially mummy, who was not able to sleep well for so many nights. Poor mummy, Malcolm sayang sayang & give u a big big hug. And also a big big hug to Wai Po too.
Thanks also to all the wonderful Jan mummies. The gifts really brought some joy to Matthan, especially the Tweety Bird Balloon.
Thanks to: icylemon, lawpei, zenn, sherl, sambees, jen_bibi, aquarius, milderina, bluegrapes & kate, sotongberry, nana, KC, AMM, cindy, Hui, jan mum, sugarbean, iceblue, bluesky & my melody

Poor mummy & daddy, they got to worry about Matthan and also his medical bills. Heard it is in the Thousands and Thousands and Thousands. There goes my Thomas The Train set, mummy is only getting me a small train from the Pasar Malam. Heard Wai Po wanted to help to pay, but mummy & daddy don't want because she has no income.

Mummy and daddy are very touch that even though Wai Po is not rich, she is willing to come out with her savings to help us. Wai Po hao wei da ohh.