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Transitioning

In a few days time, T will be 6 months old. Sob sob… time really flies so fast. I feel that I haven’t even enjoyed enough of her first 6 months and now she is ready to be all grown up 😦

I’m glad that I have been able to breastfeed her up till now and still able to continue beyond the 6 month mark. At this point I’m still thinking of whether to wean her off breastmilk or continue breastfeeding for a couple more months. Pumping at work is really tiring for me, even though I’m getting used to it. But sometimes I feel that the extra time I take off work to pump could be used to go home an hour earlier to spend with T 🙂

But I’m still holding the thought of continuing our breastfeeding journey as I really cherish those bonding moments with T while nursing her. Indecisive me 🙂

My cheap but trusty Pigeon breastpump that has served me well for the past 3 months ever since I went back to work


Soon she will be ready for solids too, a big milestone! So far she has shown some signs that she is ready to try solid food:

  1. Able to hold her head upright and sit with support
  2. Grabs things and puts them in her mouth
  3. Makes chewing motion and smacks her lips
  4. Stares at people eating

She is not able to sit up without support yet, and she still seems to have the tongue-thrust reflex.

Friends have been “brainwashing” me about baby led weaning, but I think I will go with puree first then only transition into BLW probably after a month or two. I’m a really paranoid parent and I would be really worried about the dangers of choking although it would be most unlikely 😂

I have already thought about what kind of veggies and fruits to feed her, and of course I’m super excited just thinking of preparing her food. I actually love cooking but I rarely have time or energy to do it, so making food for my little sweetheart is the perfect opportunity to do what I enjoy.

Bibs, feeding bowl/masher and feeding spoon all ready 🙂


It would be even more fun once T is older and can eat more variety of solids. I sure am looking forward to cooking/baking all kinds of food, snacks or preparing cute bentos for her. But for now, let’s just take one step at a time so I can slowly appreciate and cherish every moment I have with T before she grows up too fast.

If only cooking for children could be a full time job. Surely it is way better and more fun than looking at javascripts and vbscripts all day. Maybe I should consider babysitting as my next career 🙂

T, please don’t grow up too fast…

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Breastfeeding Room at Kuching International Airport

Travelling with T recently, I had to look for nursing rooms at the airports to nurse her as she would not take a bottle from me. Plus, it was even harder looking for hot water dispenser at the airports!

I found the breastfeeding room at Kuching International Airport to be way better than the ones at KLIA. Although small, but there is more than enough space inside to sit and nurse comfortably, there is also a changing station and sink for changing your baby. Plus, the room can be locked for privacy and only a nursing mom is allowed inside. I did not quite like the nursing rooms at KLIA as the doors can’t be locked and there are only curtains for privacy. There were people coming in and out of the rooms and even talking loudly!

Kuching International Airport’s breastfeeding room is quite comfortable enough to nurse in privacy.

There is also a small corner table with pamphlets on breastfeeding from the local hospital and health ministry. Unfortunately, there is no hot water dispenser which would be very helpful for moms who need to make a bottle of formula or warm up a bottle of expressed breastmilk 😦 In fact, I actually found it quite difficult to find a hot water dispenser at both KLIA and KIA.

The room is located next to the ladies washroom after Coffee Bean at the departure hall (follow the nappy change room signage). Well done to the airport management, Sarawak government and health ministry for supporting breastfeeding by providing this facility. Although, from my observation, it seems to be pretty under utilised.

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My tiny little pudding

When T was born, she was so tiny despite being a full term baby (induced at exactly 40 weeks). She weighed only 2.29kg and looked like a preemie! Because she was so skinny without all the fats, and her face was so sunken. The only thing big and strong about her was:

  1. Her huge head!!
  2. Her voice. OMG….you could hear her screaming miles away.

After delivery I was in a bit of depression and was a tad bit sensitive whenever someone talked about her size. Probably because I felt I didn’t do a good job taking care of her while she was in my belly and sometimes did blame myself for her tiny pea size.


She was so tiny she couldn’t fit into all the newborn clothes we had! She couldn’t even fit well in the Fisher Price rocker I bought.

Despite being super tiny, her birth was quite an experience, and I did not breastfeed her after delivery (except for the first 10 minutes after being asked by the nurse) as I was throwing up from all the meds and having difficulty staying conscious. Well, formula is not poison and after the initial few weeks I did manage to finally fully breastfeed her 100%. She was a champion at breastfeeding ever since day 1.

My little champion was 3.6kg by one month old, and doubled her birth weight in her 2nd month 🙂