What I’ve been to lately?
Besides manja-ing Kor Kor when he does his homework…..
I’m practicing my leg’s muscle
Pulling and pulling and…
Yes, Alaina is pulling herself up to standing position now. She will do so at every opportunity that she can find. It’s a bit worrying as she wants to do it all the time; aided by the couch, by the TV cabinet, by the mirror, by us…. By anything that she can grab hold off including the not-so-sturdy dining chair. We really gotta watch her like a hawk.
At 8 months, Alaina has perfected her clapping skill. She absolutely loves to clap now, especially when there’s a familiar song playing at the background. She’ll clap and she’ll smile to us. She loves the attention!
She did not gain much weight since her last check-up at 6 months. Perhaps due to the change in her diet. Now she weighs 8.5kgs and 71cm tall.
Besides the few ounces of formula milk intake during her jaundice days, Alaina has been on direct breastfeeding fully up until she’s 8 months old.
She rejected both the bottle and the formula milk since her early days. Although we have not been regular in introducing the formula milk to her, we have however, tried to offer her some on and off just to get her accustom to the taste. Alaina has none of them though.
Big dramas would ensued every time we tried to feed her the formula milk; she’d cry, she’d wail, she’d spit ‘em out, she’d pretend to sleep… she’d do everything to keep the milk off her throat.
We often gave up trying after a while.
When Alaina turns 8 months old earlier in the month, we are determined to wean her off the breast.
We carved out a plan; starting with only one feed a day during the day, we'd try to offer her everyday. We will not cut her off the breast abruptly of course.
We failed miserably for the first 2 weeks; Alaina still wouldn’t want any of it.
We tried changing to another brand too but to no avail.
We thought we were heading somewhere when Alaina took some liking when we mixed some apple juice into her formula milk. It was not long before she figured out and started to reject ‘em milk again.
But we are not giving up this time. We try everyday still; there are good days where Alaina would take 2 ounces and there are not-so-good days where she would take none.
The past 2 days have been good; the 2 ounces of formula milk that we made did not go wasted down the drain.
And today Alaina took 3 ounces, all sans the apple juice : )