beginning potty training

Snap EZE Eco- 2T
Imse Vimse- medium


Monril Training Pants (Restocked)

I got Monril few months ago, but it's so thin that it's almost like not wearing a training pants. I got it from Tiny Tapir.

Training Pants
Starbunz Super Undies
This is available at Tiny Tapir too. But Lil Danzell has blergh colours left. That polka dot one is no longer stocked in Lil Danzell. I forgot what other online CD stores... time to google and find pretty training pants.

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speech therapy

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I think I first mentioned about speech therapy back in July. Signs have been there, but when 2 year-old speech milestone was again not achieved, which at the same time hampering my efforts to potty train, we were referred to a developmental paediatrician.

I was given a list of speech therapist/ centre. Most operate only during office hours, and charge for first consultation... hmm kind of a rip off because I only wanted to check out the place and see if the aura is okay with my baby. PPUKM (we are still fond of by the name of HUKM) would be a good place too, as recommended by my fellow paediatrics lecturer... but I'm sorry, I hate the waiting time, I hate to queue, I hate driving so far. Plus DH has medical benefits :p. So I googled and found Shine from a humble blogger mom.

I only brought Sofea here, and since she took to the speech therapist almost immediately, I made further appointments with her. I trusted my instincts :)

  • first consultation can be done on alternate Saturdays
  • they did not charge for the firstconsultation
  • therapies during office hours (9-5)
  • they allowed me to replace therapy session that I missed
  • it costs RM120 per session. Therapy is once a week
  • you can reschedule if unforeseen circumstances arises (provided you call in earlier)

We started, and we stopped :( When we started, I had my FIL to bring her, and I meet them there. Then he went to UK, and got admitted to IJN, and then recuperating (no driving), after which- again readmitted. And I had no more leave to spare (putting aside for my exams). Felt like a bad mom *crying softly*.

People may not appreciate the speech therapy... true Sofea doesn't seem to talk much during therapy despite much coaxing, guidance, prompts (feel free to add more adjectives here). She's just like a sponge, she learns... and she practises with mommy dearest at home. I think she has some confidence issues. I realise that now.

  • she speaks softly, almost to a whisper
  • she knows her ABC, but it tooks her 6 months later to repeat it at school
  • only when she has fully memorised a song, that she'll scream it out loud
  • she refuse to speak much with daddy, but babbles with mommy lots
  • if you ask her to repeat what she 'pelat'ly said... she cries in exasperation

Ok, my oncall period is almost over. I think I should get back to sleep and enjoy my weekend. Will blog more later.

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iPhone

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I'm such a dweeb :p
Cepat la iPad OS update so that I can make those folders.
fun:
3 fingers, tap twice on screen
Thanks Sofea, you made mommy google that.

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iPad vs. netbook

I'm no gadget freak, but I'd buy something that's practical. These pics are actually from my FB from last year and this year.

That Dell netbook is almost 2 years old now, had it for as long as I've been blogging. Took it during our cuti-cuti Malaysia, when I went for entrance exam/interview, brought it along to study for exam. And that netbook in Starbucks, well that was actually in Pantai when I was waiting for my appointment with the doctors. That was my birthday gift when I joined 3 series club :D

And iPad.. gotta thank @Wieraz who came back from US for summer holidays. I got the 32Gb with wifi. Mid range iPad, because the initial target was for the lil one, it wasn't for me. Still plenty of space despite apps bouncing off the screen, waiting for OS upgrade so I can put things into folders- just like the iPhone.

Keyboard - qwerty is good on Dell, the on screen keyboard takes no time to get used to
Screen - sharp touchscreen on iP
Speed - unfair coz that Intel Atom ws 2 years ago, compared to the powerful A4 chip
Apps - more kiddies apps on iP
Textbooks/lecture notes - no difference, although I quite like iPad a tad better
Connectivity, battery life - almost the same. That bit, ask our personal networking guy :p

I keep it simple, I make do with whichever gadget I bring along. Eg: Blogger doesn't run well on iPad, can't run flash. On the other hand, holding a netbook with the hinge is kinda scary with a toddler around.

That's my two cents' worth- from a mommy's point of view.


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Al Diafah, Seri Petaling

Wow, this was last year's  entry... I think we only went once, or twice after that. Look at her, still a baby! 
In the mood of my birthday lunch tomorrow, DH has given me a link to Al Diafah's review hehehe.

Restaurant Al Diafah
No. 45, Jalan Radin Anum, Seri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 9059 6237, 03 9053 6239 

Restaurant Al Diafah
Restaurant Al Diafah
Restaurant Al Diafah, Mendy Lamb Rice

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hospitals in November

I was born here.
My daughter was born here.
And she was here when I was taking my exam in HUKM.
Life is full of irony.

Good thing is: H1N1 screening came back negative.
Poor baby had a nasal swab *snort snort*

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iPad




Haha ok we don't do that, but iPad is really versatile and I can just prop it up with anything, eg with small pillow when I'm reading in bed.

For those who have been using iPhone and have kids conquering the phone, would appreciate the bigger screen on iPad. Ok, I admit it, we're one of those geeks who have plenty of free and purchased apps for the toddler. Of course there are some skeptics, but it's not that she's using iPhone for long period, nor is she hooked on it. That's not the first thing she looks for in the morning, nor does she get withdrawal symptoms not playing with it. (Non believers should stop reading, NOW).

I think it is good when she does her anagram, spelling, colouring on iPad coz it has a bigger screen. I have to admit it's easier to read my textbook on the iPad rather than on the iPhone. I love that I can put my PDF textbooks on iBook and DH purchased iSilo too. Grainger (2 volumes, 5 inches thick) and Dahnert (1.5 inches thick) are 2 essential textbooks for my upcoming professional exam (insha Allah)... and it's too easy to have it in electronic form rather than lugging it around *yay*.

A typical situation would be: mom uses iPad, daughter uses iPhone, but mom has to take a call, passes the iPad to her. And mom gets to capture a beautiful, geeky moment in her toddler's life:

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