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Friday, December 26, 2008

We are home!

Reached home on christmas after a 12 hour flite and it sure is warm and humid here! :)

thank God its not HOT as there's rain these few days.......makes the adjustment to the weather here a little easier.

the flight! was initially quite OK cos little princess was sleepy and was sucking her pacifier during take off, so she didn't have any discomfort and after a while, manage to sleep for abt 4 hours. but woke up and and had to be entertained before going back to sleep for another 2 hours. then after that, it was mayhem!! i think she was bored, and even feeding her her favorite bread & blueberries didn't satisfy her ;( she was juz cranky. and the landing, was terrible!!! knew that she had to suck something rite....but she didn't want her milk. didn't want her water bottle, didn't want her pacifier.... aiyo, she juz wanted to cry!!!!! so poor thing ...i mean those around us ....heehee.....of course she also poor thing...but really , nothing we could do cos she juz didn't want to suck the pacifier!

New environment
Surprisingly, she was quite receptive to the new place that she's going to stay in...and was busy looking around and exploring the place and wasn't afraid of her grandauntie and uncles (whom she met probably once or twice in the past). and when we bring her for lunch with her paternal relatives, she wa generally OK. which was really good for her! considering how worried i was about her stranger anxiety.

But night time was terrible. think due to time difference and the excitement of the new place, she didn't want to sleep and didn't want her milk. and after much difficulty falling asleep, she woke up in the middle of the nite crying for abt 1.5 hours before falling asleep. tonite's the 3rd nite in singapore and she still isn't sleeping well. juz woke up crying after falling sleep ard 1045pm. hopefully she will be fully adjusted soon in terms of her sleeping.

Attached to her Papa.
One thing that happened "overnight" (so to speak, cos it only became such when we reach singapore), is that she prefers her Papa to mama! hehehe, i honestly don't mind but i think the Papa is abit tired. the first nite, when she couldn't sleep and wanted to be carried, it had to be Papa. When i try to help to carry her, she cried buckets! Poor papa carried her for 1hour plus i think!

o wow, what a difference from when we were in holland when all she wanted was me even though she sees me the whole day! it was like when the papa is home, she will want him to carry and play with her, but after a while, she comes looking for me. i was juz thinking to myself the other day how nice if she's not that attached to me... ;) be careful what one wishes for!! hehehehe.

so now, i can plan for time off ....hahaha and leave her to the Papa while he is on leave ;)

Eating
This is a terrible change from her usual. she's not feeding well at all. maybe cos yesterday she overate the cream cheese and had indigestion and vomitted and all, that she's OFF food. and even milk!! the last 2 days, she's on major diet. abt 90-100ml of milk each day. eats very little for lunch/dinner (sometimes not at all)! hope she starts to eat better soon. and when she's being fed in a environment without a high chair... she's even more difficult to feed :( she juz wants to play.

haizzz, when that happens, wish we were home.... guess we can't have the best of both worlds!

Enjoying being Home
Until now, no, not yet. i am not enjoying my time home yet. maybe we were abit ambitious and didn't allow us time to "settle down" before "diving" into all the activities and stuff; maybe i took for granted that she will adjust quickly.... now she's older and probably feel the "stress" of change more and she doesn't know how to express herelf. and becos she's cranky, both me and Papa are tired and therefore we are also not so patient towards one another.... and it adds to the stress! this is the part i dislike most.

i am most cranky when i am tired and lack sleep. yes yes, that has been me for the last one year... but in times like these, it's felt more acutely... =p

in fact i think i am not adjusted to the time difference yet! ha, old liao. in the morning i feel rather sleepy and now, in the middle of the nite, i feel quite energetic cos its like evening time in holland now.

hopefully in another day or so, we will all be fully adjusted! certainly pray that when we go back to holland, her adjustment will not be so great! i cannot imagine having to deal with cranky her come Feb! too close too soon!!! and i am really not good at dealing with a cranky toddler! *bleah*

pictures of her during lunch on christmas day! [think we should get a better camera, like the one used by fei's cousin to take these pictures. hehehe, they are so much nicer than those we take ourselves ;)]


2 comments:

k@Ye_ said...

Somehow finds that Kaira looks like an angmoh baby leh! Hehe, especially the eyes part! :)

But she has this serious look!

Hazel said...

Kaira's so pretty! If I had a son will want to matchmake them ha ha ha.. thickskin on my part. Anyway hope transition period is over and she's adapting well. When Hazel wen to Perth she didnt wan to eat much also till 3rd day.