Hilary (avatar)
updated 1 year ago

Somebody doesn’t like Mondays πŸ˜‚

I think the tiredness has taken it’s toll on me and I’m now sick- down with a runny nose and cough but thankfully Laurel is fine!!!

But this girl seems to be on a nursing strike???? She refuses to nurse and the only time she’ll drink a little is when she’s asleep or sleepy 😠

Laurel is 11 weeks old!!! 😱 Time has flown by so quickly my goodness.

She’s not a big baby but I’m so glad she’s now 5.1kg despite not nursing very well recently πŸ˜’ Got me so worried and as a noob first time mum, I brought her to see a paedi just to see if she was having any ear infection or what not. Turns out she’s fine but she’s too young to go on a nursing strike!!

Andrew loves her sooooo much but she cries when he carries her πŸ˜‚ This makes Andrew sad then he always sighs as Laurel stops crying when back in my arms πŸ˜‚ But sometimes she bullies Andrew and wants him to carry her and walk.

“You break my heart and now you also want to break my back!!!” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I’ve not been sleeping much because Laurel still wakes up so often in the night and she keeps leaking!!! So at 3 or 4am I am a zombie having to change her diapers and clothes 😭

The best so far are Mamy Poko and Goon!!! Pampers leaked like crazy all the time I had to change my bedsheet don’t know how many times in a week!!

Recently I’ve ventured into swaddling, a little too late though. 2 people recommended the Love To Dream Swaddle Up so I bought one size S from Carousell.

I wish I had gotten this and used it on Laurel since she was a newborn. I didn’t know about this until recently because Laurel used to hate being swaddled because she wanted her arms up so we let her sleep unswaddled. The woombie didn’t work on her too, she didn’t like it cause her hands had to be on her chest instead of up.

Size S was TOO TIGHT πŸ˜‚ I couldn’t even zip up to her neck and she’s not even at the limit 6kg. The tummy area was tight too πŸ˜‚ Good thing I didn’t spend $50 on a brand new one!

I was amazed as to how it managed to calm her startle and she just went back to sleep just like that!!!!!! So I quickly went to hunt for size M on Carousell and managed to get 2 almost new ones for $70. If not it would have been $49.90 + $59.90.

What a better fit!!! πŸ˜‚

However in the middle of the night she gets super pekchek when she can’t get her fingers and fist into her mouth and she cries!!! She’s meant to just suck through the fabric but she doesn’t want it. Her fingers must be super tasty πŸ˜‚

Anyone looking for a swaddle, please buy this!!! Really very good πŸ˜‚

I also bought a grobag for her because soon she can’t be swaddled anymore.

Couldn’t bring myself to pay $50+++ for a new one so cheapo me bought a $8 second-hand one from Carousell. Honestly I’m not fussy and I don’t mind second-hand stuff.

Don’t need to worry about blankets covering her face anymore! This is 1.0 tog so I just put on a long sleeved onesie and she wasn’t cold. I’m so pleased with this purchase because the grobag is still in pretty ok condition and only $8 😁

She has also finallyyyyyyyy accepted the pacifier! But I think I want to stop for a while because I’m not sure if this is causing her to not want to nurse???

Anyway I give it to her when:

1) She gets super angry and cries because her fist cannot fit her mouth

2) She wants to comfort suck but gets super angry and cries when there’s milk.

This girl really has character. My mum says she’s just like me when I was a baby but Laurel is more wayang. God help me.

Finally her eyelashes are out too!

Thank goodness she has Andrew’s lashes but sadly quite long and straight but better than mine! I have so little πŸ˜‚

Laurel also finally fit the kinderpack and didn’t cry when she was in it like the past few attempts I AM SO HAPPY.

Anyway the kinderpack is sooooo much kinder on my back and Laurel feels almost weightless! She also slept so well insideπŸ‘πŸ»

My life really has been so much better after wearing Laurel when I’m out because she really sleeps so well and I can eat in peace and walk around in peace. She can sleep for 2+ hours and I always have to wake her up for milk!!! To make her fall asleep I just have to walk around a few times only πŸ˜‚

My life has changed so much now my Dayre is all Laurel Laurel and more Laurel πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Ok non-Laurel stuff: Old Seng Choong sent me/sponsored some cookies and pineapple tarts!

Their packaging is always so nice!

Laksa cookies and Gula Melaka cookies!

Very unusual flavours of pineapple tarts! I got orange peel and nonya.

Laksa cookie was surprisingly good! My first time eating a savoury cookies and it was a bit spicy. Tasted more like hae bee hiam!

Gula Melaka cookie tastes as good as it sounds. I also like that it’s not too sweet!

The nonya pineapple tart has hae bee hiam inside so it was a bit spicy but surprisingly the combi works!

Orange peel was so good!!! 😍 My family finished the box of tarts in 2 days πŸ˜‚

My mum’s facial expression doesn’t lie πŸ˜‚ She’s usually very critical over the pineapple tart pastry but she said the pastry was good!

I’m not obligated to write about it but I had to share because they’re really so good! My mum wants to go to their booth at Taka soon to buy more cookies and tarts.

Mum: You need to post??

Me: Not obligated to

Mum: Better faster post!!! Must tell everyone how good this is!!


This runny nose is getting to me. I think it’s decreasing my milk supply because my boobs suddenly feel very soft again 😩 I am trying my best not to take any medicine though since I’m breastfeeding.

This whole Laurel and her poor nursing recently is making me very worried and stressed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­

My father bought this net for Laurel and it’s so much easier to bathe her like this! The puku brand at the baby fair cost $16 and this was only $7 from Lazada and it works well!

GAIA sent/sponsored some products for Laurel to try! I have been using this GAIA Hair & Body Wash for Laurel. I really like that it’s all organic and natural!

I just pump a bit into the water but I find it tends to make the watery slippery and it’s very scary cause Laurel still cannot sit and support her head so it’s very tough to hold her when it’s slippery! The Merries foam wash is a lot easier though since it’s not so slippery and dissolves when in contact with water.

This moisturiser smells super nice!!! You really can smell all the essential oils and it gets absorbed very quickly too.

My favourite is the Soothing Cream. I spam it on Laurel’s bum during diaper changes or when I see any redness on her thighs due to the diaper. It really helps! I love this even more than the Mustela one.

It’s pretty thick but I don’t rub it very much into the skin until it disappears. I apply very generously so Laurel’s bottom is usually white πŸ˜‚

Funniest scene ever.

Came into the room after a shower to find Andrew reading a bedtime story to Laurel IN A BRITISH ACCENT.

Her face is like “PLZ SAVE ME MUMMY” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Actually I prefer the American accent to British accent. Sometimes I can’t understand the British accent as they tend to mumble at the end of the sentence. My father says that the British talk like they have potatoes in their mouths πŸ˜‚

Day 25

Thursday, 25 Jan 2018

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jenelltan (avatar)

jenelltan Hi Laurel u are so KEWWWWWT

1 year ago

marleau (avatar)

marleau very chubby already!!

1 year ago

jeslynlovespanda (avatar)

jeslynlovespanda Aiyo she's so cute!

1 year ago

daysofourlives (avatar)

daysofourlives Those cheeks!!!! 😍😍😍

1 year ago

Rayzter (avatar)

Rayzter Mine also started milk strike from abt 13 weeks... And it lasted abt 3 months. We saw few pds, osteopath.. No answer. We could only do dream feed, cos somehow he only drank when he is sleeping. Once awake, he totally reject. We started him on biogaia probiotics which was recommended by one of the pds and I dunno whether it coincided with him outgrowing his milk strike, but he eventually did finally stop his strike after 3 months. was such a worrying and difficult period for us, cos babies of this age only rely on milk.. Jyjy! Hope laurel ends her strike soon and maybe you can look into probiotics. :)

1 year ago

prisylala (avatar)

prisylala 😍😍😍😍😍

1 year ago

xinster (avatar)

xinster wanna squish those cheeks so bad!!! ahhhh

1 year ago

Deslee (avatar)

Deslee Haiyo I love her cheeks leh!!!!! 😍😍

1 year ago

leen_n (avatar)

leen_n Try putting breastmilk on lashes! It works for my boy :)

1 year ago

Poundabear (avatar)

Poundabear Laurel probably at that stage where she is not growing as much. Babies tend to do that by drinking less BM (told by midwife and pd) my little one went through a few of that phase. As long as her nappies are wet you don’t have anything to worry about.

1 year ago

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