Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Eight Months

Wow. It's been awhile since I was last here. Yeah, I really should blog more, but somehow, life got in the way. And poor Maddie went through 8 months of her life without so much as a squeak. :(

Sorry, Sweetheart, Daddy'll make it up to you. I promise. With any luck, that could well be a nice convertible for your 21st birthday. But for now, it'll have to be a bunch of catch-up posts. Heh.


Fresh from the farm, Little Maddie meets her big brother for the very first time. Although she appears nonchalant despite Ko-Ko Jesse's gawks, we suspect she's just holding back. In time she would develop the very same goofy stare (complete with mouth agape) for Ko-Ko as well.


In the morning of her Full Moon party, Maddie gets her first haircut, courtesy of Grandma & Guys unisex salon. Despite my little girl's lack of hair, my mother takes another swipe at her barren locks at the very moment I had my back turned. Apparently, out of superstition. By the time I realised it, it was already too late. So, instead of stopping her, I stopped time. Via my Lumix LX-3.


In her second month, Maddie sleeps. A lot. Didn't help that she woke only during the hours I was at work. Sometimes when no one was looking, I'd wake her up just so I could enjoy her waking moments. Shhh...


Three months on, and Maddie's still not doing terribly well in the hair department. We resorted to hats, hairbands, bonnets to help "girlify" her a little bit. In the end, I decided to lob off my hair too, just to keep my little girl company. Just so she can look back one day and say, "Hey, Daddy had a silly haircut too!" Mae hated the way I look. Silly woman.


After four months, Maddie starts practicing her bite. On anything, including her very accommodating big brother. She would eventually develop a couple of cute little gnashers.


At five months old, our little princess develops a winning smile. She's also gained a lot of strength in her legs, kicking about every time you carried her, all the while grinning from ear to ear. Mae is all smiles too at this point, since she started to be able to squeeze back into her old jeans.


Right on schedule, at the age of six months old, Maddie learnt to sit unaided. Here, we're prepping for one of those shots that was all the rage in the 70s. You know the put-you-kid-on-a-car shot? Helped that we had Mom's vintage VW at hand. This was also Maddie's first long-distance trip. We went back to my family home in Taiping. She cried most of the way cos she didn't want to be confined in a car seat. *sigh*


For the Christmas holidays, we decided to take another trip. This time a short one to Bukit Tinggi, since Maddie wasn't terribly big on long car rides. The cool weather and the funky threads went down well with our little girl, hence the happy demeanour. BTW, those Vincent shoes she wears, we bought from FOS Kids & Teens. Cheap shoes for under 20 bucks. She can outgrow them without us feeling too much of a pinch. :D


And finally, this just in. At a ripe old age of 8 months a couple of weeks back, our little girl is learning how to stand on her own two feet. Assisted by her own two arms of course. And as usually, Daddy is proud as hell. :)

So there. A pretty long post, after a long break. And with plenty of pictures too. A good restart, hopefully. :)


  1. Hey hey!!! Welcome back!!! Thought you've stopped blogging altogether after the arrival of your bundle of joy! Nevertheless, great post and yup nice photos!!! :)

  2. Real nice pixs esp the B&Ws one...classic!

  3. Well it's about time. Maddie's gonna complain about the lack of posts. Just like how my boy's going to complain about the lack of photos compared to his sister (digital photos weren't big in 1999. Still into film..) :D

    I think we have a very similar photo like the one of you n Maddie in bed. Even the baby looks the same...

  4. Awesome pics!! Good to catch up after 8 months! Welcome back to blogging!

  5. Welcome back! And we want more Maddie and Jesse, not just Maddie alone, okay? I love both kids. :P

    I couldn't stop LMAO at your botak hairstyle. Hahahahha... But your hair grows a little too fast in two months, no? Third month shaved, fifth month back to normal?

  6. Finally you return to blogging!! Yay!!

    Hey, I remember I had the kid-on-the-car pic too. Hahaha...Old School..

  7. Wow! I had forgotten about your blog until I saw the new post! And WOW @ Maddie, gosh, she's so pretty! Congrats dude!

  8. fwah.. new comment box?

    She's a keeper! Well..that is if u were thinking of giving her away. Say..to, me, perhaps? I do need a girl in my life.

    and no, this factory is out of order already. but won't mind a pre-made one.

  9. Maddie is such a beautiful girl!

    Welcome back yah!

  10. Welcome back James - she is a real cutie. A real heartbreaker there..

  11. Aieee! Your baby is so cute! Maddie is adorable.

  12. it gets better and better, no?

    yeah. them vincent shoes are awesome. Number three has TWO of her own! Hopefully they last

  13. In the last pic, she look exactly like her brother!!!!!!!!!

  14. Ah at last an update!
    Welcome back loopymeals!
    Maddie looks so sweet and adorable! Update more on the kids!

  15. She's beautiful!


  16. Hi! I'm so glad to have found you! Do you know that your blog was the very first blog that I'd ever read in my entire life which inspired me to start my own when I was depressed doing the stay at home Mom thing??? And I can't believe your folks are from Taiping. So is my Mom. What a coincidence! I'll be back now that I've found you *excited*