Saturday, July 29, 2006

4 months has passed...

What?!? You mean my baby girl is 4 months old!!! And boy has she grown longer (taller) and heavier. Of course she is also getting cuter and cuter by the day.

Here's some recent stats of her growth.

Lenght: 64.5cm (last month = 61cm)
Weight: 5.9kgs (last month = 5.37kgs)
Head Circumference: 41cm (last month = 40cm)

New things she started doing over the course of this month:-
1) Hold her head steady when carried
2) Work to get a toy that is out of reach
3) Bear some weight on her legs
4) Turn in the direction of a voice
5) Razz (make a wet razzing sound)

And for this 4 months old birthday, she had a little present from her Papou and Mamou (her paternal grandparents). A neat Galeries Lafayette gift card to buy more toys/clothes! Heehee. Mummy will help her choose what to buy.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Brumisateur Effect.

The heat in Paris is not getting much better and I've been coming up with different ways to cool Laetitia down and help her cope with the high temperatures. She gets a bath nightly at around 8pm before her sleep and I also put her clothes in the freezer before her bath so that it is nice and cool when I put them on her. The other thing I've started to do is to spray her with the Evian Brumisateur (atomiser). The expressions she has when I use the atomiser on her is hilarious! Check it out.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Adorable screeching baby.

Now that I have started to use the video mode of my digital camera, I find myself trying to make short clips of my little darling. Most are really fun but some of the video quality is crap due to the inexperience mummy.

Obviously she cannot talk yet but she loves to make different noises. She laughs, screechs, baby talks etc. This is one of her screeching (we prefers to call it singing though). It's so cute!

Here's a picture of her taken at the same time. I love her little chubby cheeks. SO CUTE!

I was trying to take videos of her attempting to crawl. She would raise her butt and then try to push herself forward. It makes both Etienne and I laugh whenever she does that. However, when I tried to shot it, she stopped. Cheeky baby. The only downside is that her face would be on the bed while she tries to push herself forward and this causes some slight carpet burns like marks on her face. Poor little chubby cheeks...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

H.E.A.T W.A.V.E!

It's been oh so hot these last couple of days. It's times like these that I wonder if I make dumb comments like "I feel like I'm in a third world country!" due to the lack of air-conditioning in this city. I grew up in a tropical country that is HOT and SWEATY (humid) all year round BUT there is air-conditioning all over the place. All the public transports are air-conditioned, all indoor places are air-conditioned and most homes have A/C systems fitted. Here, the public transports are not and it's so stuffy in the metro. Oh, and don't remind me about the waves of body odors. Sigh. Sometimes I feel like I'm a little spoilt brat complaining. However it IS hard dealing with a cranky 3 plus months old in this heat. Even mummy is cranky so how could baby be happy and pleasant?

Well, this mummy tries really hard to entertain her little princess even in this heat and this is what I managed to do.

Friday, July 14, 2006

More on the tummy pics.

Took some photos of the happy baby on her tummy. Turning has become almost effortless for her. It's amazing how fast babies learn new things.

The only little issue is that she cannot turn from belly to back so sometimes she gets frustrated by that. Well, I'm sure she will be able to do that soon enough. :-)

On a slightly different note. Her daddy came home on Monday (10 Jul) with a lovely bouquet of flowers for her mummy. *so sweet* He said that he was thinking of us a lot in the office and kept smiling to the photographs of us that is on his work desk. Well, here's a pic of the grinning mummy with her beautiful flowers.

Sunday, July 9, 2006

First back to belly flip!

Yesterday night I noticed that Laetitia was almost on her belly and was telling Etienne she might just make the flip. We waited for a while before giving up as we were rushing to go over to Philippe's place for dinner. Before we left, I captured some shots of her trying really hard to turn onto her belly. Allez Laetitia! Allez Allez!

This is considerably fast progress as I had mentioned in this post that she was starting to make the effort and was 1/2 to 3/4 of the way. And this morning after her 7am feed, I put her back in her cot and switch on her hanging mobile. Normally, by the time the mobile has gone through 3 cycles (me switching it on again after it goes off using the remote control from the guest bed in her room), she would fall asleep. However, this morning, by the third cycle, I was still hearing her legs knocking against the sides of the bed so I got out of the bed and saw this!!!

This mummy, though all tired and sleepy, had the good sense to go grab the camera and take the commemorative moment! YEAH LAETITIA!

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Latest trick.

Laetitia's latest new trick is to hold her legs with her hands. Slowly but surely she is also attempting to stick her foot into her mouth! :p Until she finds something new to do, this discovery that she can actually hold on to her feet is giving her a great amount of fun.

Monday, July 3, 2006

First insect bite.

Ah! A meaningless post.... first insect bite mark on my babe's arm.

Here's the proof.... Just a tiny one.

And here is another picture just for the fun of it. By now I guess you know how much I love to post pictures of this pretty little thing. She seems to be saying "Hey, I've got an idea!"

Never been kissed.

I was trying to teach Laetitia to kiss me today. It was really fun and obviously delightful for me. I'm not sure if she likes or enjoys it as much this mummy does. At one point when I gave her my cheeks to be kissed, she started sucking on it as if it was the boob!!! Etienne took a few pictures of me coercing my baby to kiss me.

He calls the picture below my "never been kissed" look. He said I was smiling so deliriously like it's the first time I'm being kissed. Well, it is true! It's the first time my baby girl is "kissing" me.

Here's a sweeter picture although I think my darling baby does not look very impressed at having to kiss her mummy. She looks like she's saying.... "oh, ok mummy, if it would make you happy, here's a kiss..." :p