Time for Zyon's milestones 💙
But before that here are all the previous milestones that I've posted before: first month | second month | third-fourth month | fifth-eleventh month
As usual there will be a mixture of pics and (short) videos from March till May. Some may not arranged chronologically but I'll try to keep everything in the right order.
This time's milestone's post is really special coz we all know that...
He turned one on April 1st
This pic was taken on his birthday celebration at home. We set up a small photo shoot for him and the pics are all super adorable. I'll be blogging about his birthday real soon. Definitely going to be up before he turns 2 wtf.
He is now upgraded from a baby to a toddler. His personality and character has starting to show up. I mean I had a glimpse of it when he was a baby. But now it is like full blown obvious.
Zyon experienced his first blackout
In my mind, I always thought that he had experienced blackout during his newborn times. But I was wrong. That wasn't a blackout. Our house's electricity had some problems so he had to stay in fan-less situation for a few hours. It was not so bad coz it wasn't dark.
This time he was in pure darkness. We didn't wanna use any candles coz we didn't want him to touch it. Nothing can stop a curious baby. So to be safe, we used all the torch lights in the house to keep the place kinda bright. We had to remove his clothes to keep his body cooling just in case his eczema flares up.
He had a lot of fun tbh. He played with shadows and wrestled with ah gong and mama. Didn't wanna sleep at all even though it was his bedtime. Managed to only put him down to sleep when the electricity returns.
Zyon started climbing the stairs as soon as he discovered their existence lol
He LOVES climbing it. Whenever it is time to go upstairs, he would choose to climb the stairs up by himself than let us carry him up. Sometimes even when it's not time to go up, he'll try to go up by himself. But this is of course dangerous lah. For safety purposes, we bought the gate for the stairs but just couldn't fix it right. So in the end we just blocked the stairs with the sofa and only unblock it when it's time for him to go up.
Zyon got his first haircut
Will do a throwback post on this real soon.
*here*), I've mentioned that Zyon makes many very cute expressions. Those expressions are mostly like not intentionally. It's just his newborn reflex doing all the work. But nowwwwww he does the cutest and cheekiest expressions in the world. My heart exploded back when he was two months and now after 10 months, it exploded again wtf 😂
Zyon understands simple questions and could answer them correctly
Tho sometimes I'm not sure if he really does understands or just simply winging it as he goes lolol. At times he answers questions correctly but other times no. But for the question in the video above he's always accurate...unless he refuses to answer lah.
We also brought him to IKEA for the first time but no pics of it. So it is not an official visit for him 😂
Now this next milestone is a pretty scary and big one for us coz my mum had never experienced it with me before. We had no freaking idea how to deal with the whole situation.
But at night his fever peaked till 40 degrees which was way too high for a toddler. He couldn't sleep well the whole night. We were planning to bring him into emergency but he slept off in the end. So we decided that we will bring him to clinic the next day.
He was extra cranky during this period. Little things would irritate him and he would cry for no reason. TBH it was a difficult time for mum and me coz we don't know what to do to help him feel better.
His fever went on for the next few days. Dropping to normal and shooting up to 40 degrees on and off. When he had his meds, the fever is in control but when the meds worn off, the fever comes back again.
Also taken at his paed's. So active around the clinic that I was skeptical if he is really sick
So here's the outcome from after visiting the paed:
So yeahhhh, Zyon had Roseola or fake measles
I've never heard of the illness. My parents have but they have no experience of it ever. Thank God there's always Google lah. I've found out quite a bit about it when Zyon got it.
Fever typically goes on and off for five days. During this fever period, the baby can pass it down to other kids so it's best to keep the baby away. Swollen lymph nodes happen in between 3-5 day. In this pic above, Zyon is having super swollen lymph nodes and wouldn't eat his solids. We gave him mostly milk during this period. He also calmed down a lot as compared to the days before. Slept most of the time.
the pink rashes started to show up
Not sure if it's clear in this video but here's a clearer pic of him with the rashes...
On to the next milestone...
I always wanted to do this when I saw other mums posting videos of them doing this to their baby. Then when I found out which app they used, I just had to lah hahahahahahaa.
We got Zyon started on housework training 😛
My mum always make him sit beside her while she folds the laundry. She would throw over some clothes and asked him to help out in folding. He looks pretty legit "folding" doesn't he?
He also helped mop the floor...or rather he TRIED lah
The top pic is one year ago at the hospital, one day after he was born and bottom is this year, one day after his birthday for those who can't differentiate lol.
Then came the second activity...
Another activity that Zyon loves is this etch a sketch thingy that I got from Big Bad Wolf recently
Here's him working on it for the first time
His first masterpiece lol
He loves it when I takes Instastories. He'll talk nonstop or does some weird dance like...
We call this the Hello Dance hahaha
Zyon's daddy went and bought him his first pair of sneakers 😑
My husband is not someone who simply splurges on things. But I don't understand why he would buy an expensive pair of kicks for his son. I mean it is not that expensive but babies' legs outgrow very fast. So I think I would rather buy cheap shoes for him at the moment. SR said since we didn't buy a lot of things for him usually and he uses a lot of hand-me-downs from his god-siblings, it's okay to splurge once in awhile lah.
BTW this is Zyon's first NIKE 😍 Isn't just too cute? It looks even cuter when he's wearing it.
I'm planning to set up a reading corner at home so that he'll have a place to put his books and also sit comfortably to enjoy them.
His favorites now are Yoyo 点点名，水果冰淇凌 and Sesame Street. For Sesame Street, he'll only watch all the dancing and singing. If there is too much talking, he'll walk away as well hahaha.
*here*, I've talked about how Zyon would barge into the toilet when I pee or poo. Nothing has changed 😒What's worst is that he asked to be carried while I poo... as seen in the pic. Seriously gotta teach him some privacy lessons real soon.
He obviously enjoyed the excursion
Need to plan other excursions real soon as well. I'm thinking to bring him to the zoo but not sure if there are enough animals in the Melaka Zoo to show him haha.
Just in time for World Cup, Zyon learned some sick football skills lolol
Last post I said I'll be doing special posts to commemorate his birthday but I didn't manage to. This one was supposed to be one of it but I've dragged it till now. Like I always say, better late than never kan? As for other posts I've drafted, I'll try to post it up ASAP...hopefully before he turns two lah. If too late, it'll just be another throwback post lah hehe.
That's all for today yo. I've been MIA for quite some time. Not sure if anyone realizes lol. It's my busiest period right now with replacements and exam preparation. It'll all end in mid July but I think for now I could juggle with coming here to blog once in awhile. I try to draft a few posts and schedule some when I'm free. So that's why there are still posts while I'm busy. I think I'll be doing one or two posts this week while I'm free lah. At least you guys will have some stuff to read in these few weeks.
I'll see you guys in the next post which I hope to be up in a few days. It'll probably be a short one coz that's what I'll be able to draft for now.
See you guys then...