Being Micah

September 21, 2008

Half a year old today

Filed under: mum writes — micahchan @ 10:57 pm

Happy 1/2 year old birthday Micah!

Since daddy was playing the bass on worship team at church today, we decided this morning that he should take the car, instead of dragging the heavy and bulky bass on and off the train. Our worship team usually meets 3 hours before the service starts on Sundays to set up, as well as to run through the songs. That meant that I would get to take Micah for his first train ride to church, on his 1/2 year old birthday!

As soon as Micah was done with his morning nap, I dressed him in his new Marks & Spencers outfit – a gift from the Murdochs earlier, all the way from the UK. The 6-9 months old outfit is a perfect fit for Micah right now! (Thanks, Sue and Alistair!) I carried Micah in the Baby Bjorn, front facing, so he was able to see everything I saw. We got to the station, waited on the platform, got on and then off the train three stops later. Micah looked indifferent throughout the 5 – 10 minutes’ trip. He was not exceedingly happy, just alert and contented. Hmm, as the mum, I thought of the first trip on the train for my baby as a special experience. I suppose everything is equally exciting for Micah right now.

So what’s new this past month?

1. Takes one bottle a day happily from daddy;

2. First teeth! The two bottom teeth finally made their appearance;

3. Sitting up, supported by two arms;

4. Very bubbly and able to say “ba-ba-ba”, “bao-bao-bao”;

5. Settling into a nice nap routine, one in the morning, and another in the afternoon.

Napping. Notice Micah's new "spiky" hair? They are actually extremely soft to touch!

The highlight of the month is perhaps trying solids for Micah. We bought some infant rice cereals about a week ago and finally decided to give him some yesterday. Believe it or not, Micah loved the cereal and finished it within seconds! It was a small portion – 1 tablespoon of cereal mixed with 2 tablespoons of breast milk. We are so proud of him! We gave him the same amount again today; and this time, we managed to take some pictures:

Waiting...

Waiting...

Yum!

Here we go...

Yum!

Yum!

I want more...

I want more...

After the meal, we hung out on the balcony for some bubbles, with Micah in his new M & S outfit, and the Baby Bjorn carrier!

Where are my bubbles?

Where is my bubble?

Yeah!

Here you are!

Yeah!

Yay!

Where has it gone?

Where has it gone?

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