Saturday, October 23, 2010


Yining had her first taste of ice-cream last weekend when we were at the airport. Like all babies, she wanted to try whatever we are eating. Naturally when she saw us eating ice-cream.

We let her take a first try. This is the first time her taste bud has encountered something so cold. I didn't manage to video the first attempt because the reaction was not expect
She liked the ice-cream and asked for more.

This is her 3rd and 4th try. Her expression is priceless! Anyway, that was the last try. We spent the next 2 days worrying that she might get a cough from eating the ice cream. :P

Monday, October 11, 2010

Yining's First 2 Phrases

Our baby girl started mumbling the usual 'ba ba ba' 'ah ah ah' since she was like 5 or 6 months. We tried to educate her to say 'Papa' or 'Mama' or 'Mum Mum' at that time amidst the excitement but we just couldn't succeed.

Last week was eventful. Yining was sick, we were all stressed up with anxiety. Fortunately, everything blew over. Then out of the blue, our baby girl uttered her first 2 phrases. First was 'Mum Mum' indicating that she wanted to eat. And the more important one was 'Mama'.

At first we thought it just random mumbling while she attempted to learn to talk, but we confirmed a few times that she's actually looking for Mummy when she said 'Mama'. And she's very gentle when she said that. Mummy's heart melted she heard Yining calling 'Mama', mine too. :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Little One's Fever - End

After one whole week of anxiety, we finally saw Yining's fever going away completely. On Tuesday, we went to Mount Alvernia to do another round of urine test and urine culture to make sure that she has no infection. Prelimary results were out on the same day and shows no signs of infection. Better results than the test we did on Saturday at KKH.

Today, Dr Yong's clinical assistants called and informed me that urine culture was negative for microorganism. That means that there's no significant amount of bacteria. This whole fever thing is gone for good.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Little One's Fever - Part II

Looks like we were wrong with the teething theory behind her fever. We visited a pediatrician on Friday and the doctor got us to do a urine dipstick test for her. The prelimary results showed traces of infection. We were told to go to the hospital for a more conclusive test.

At KKH, a full blood count and another urine test was done. First test showed positive for infection. Doctor told us that they will send the urine to the lab more a final test. If test results are positive, they would need to put Yining on antibiotics intraveneously.

The wait for the result was nerve wrecking. While going on IV is trivial for us adult, it's very traumatic for a baby. Yining's a brave girl, she didn't cry or even twitch when the nurses took her blood, but IV's a different thing altogether. I have seen babies on IV before. It's very heartaching, especially when it's our own baby.

The results were out about 1 hour later. The lab test showed negative for infection, but possibly a viral attack. In comparison, this was much more trivial than an infection. Both mummy and me were really relieved.

While the situation was not that bad, we still had a viral attack to deal with. Doctor said the fever would go on for another day or two until the viral attack is over. During this time, we need to monitor her temperature and general well being. We would still need to bring her back if there's any other extraordinary situation.

Looking back, it was actually quite amusing that she stared at her finger while the nurse drew her blood. Nurse thought she would make a big fuss like other kids.

Anyway, we are still monitoring Yining's temperature now. We are keeping our fingers crossed. Temperature is ok for now after medication. Hopefully, the fever would be totally gone by morning.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Little One's Fever

The little one was having a high fever this morning. Temperature was above 39C. Mummy and me were very anxious. I was even contemplating to send her to A&E immediately.

Anyway, we decided to give her Panadol and observe for while before rushing down to A&E. Luckily fever subsided slowly and by 7am the fever was almost gone. So as per the usual routine, we brought her to Grandma's place.

When she reached Grandma's place, Mummy had a new discovery - 1 more tooth coming out to the left side of Yining's 2 lower front teeth. :)
So, the fever could have been caused by teething, but we are not taking chances. Grandma will observe her and we will bring her to the doctor if the fever comes back. But I hope we are right about the teething.

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