Wednesday, May 16, 2007

6 Months and Counting

My baby is now 6 months old. I've come to realize that I have not written anything about her. Poor baby. Bad mommy!

B and I can really say that Zara is a spitting image of Zareef when he was a baby. Memang betul satu acuan. Recently, during a flurry of spring cleaning, I discovered my baby pictures. Lo and behold... my two kids look exactly like me when I was a baby especially Zara with her bald head and all. "Aduhhhss... kuat betul genetic you nih! Muka I sikit pun tak sangkut kat derang dua..." Hihihih... apo nak dikato la kan...

She's starting to form her own character, that little princess of mine. Very curious! I swear, if her head could do a 360 spin, then she'll be doing it again and again. If something catches her attention, she'd stare at it intently without batting an eyelid. She's scooting around now. Every now and then, she'd lift her butt way up high in her attempt to crawl. She's sprouted two tiny pearly white teeth on the bottom gum. A very deadly weapon especially when she's breastfeeding.

I started her on solid food when she was 4 months old. First it was just plain old baby rice. Took her a month to master the art of swallowing. Now she's a pro. Her favorite food of all would be chicken, potatoes, cauliflower with cheese. In fact, she loves anything that has cheese in it. Sebijik macam abang dia. Zareef's all time favorite was cauliflower and broccoli with cheese.

She's almost done with her immunization save for the last one. She's a strong one, this little girl of mine. Didn't cry when the sharp needle poke her heavenly soft and chubby bum. But I think this GP of mine tak pandai cucuk la because every single time, there would be a bruise on my baby's butt. Zareef dulu takde pun. Itu lagi la, nurse je yang cucuk.

The most dreaded part has begun. Her separation anxiety has rear its ugly head. She'll scream and wail if she doesn't see anyone in her line of sight. I have learnt to turn a deaf ear on so that my sanity remains intact for both of our sake. To overcome this, I'm trying the peek-a-boo approach. Every 5 minutes or so, I'll just show my face to her, talk to her and give her a hug and then get out of the room. This is just to comfort her and reassure her that mommy is still within reach but mommy has to do lots of work so will you please not cry, wail and shout.

Zareef has been a real good big brother to his little sister. Now that Zara is able to show emotions, laugh at Zareef's antics and watch in interest at everything that Zareef does, Zareef in return is having fun playing with her. The biggest change would be his lack of interest in watching cartoons when he gets back from school. He'd change his clothes and wash his hands (I'm very anal about this. Everyone must always have clean hands before holding my baby!) and then would start to talk to her while showing her his work from school. Masa ni, Zara will smile, laugh, coo, gaa gaa in response to her brother's storytelling. Then, both of them would play together (Zareef would do most of the playing while Zara would watch and scream in delight at every cars and robots and legos that comes within her reach). Memang la a picture perfect moment and really my definition of heaven on earth. Total bliss!

Come evening, I would prop Zara in her MacLaren and we'd make a trip to the playground. Every, single day without fail! While Zareef is busy playing with his friends, I would push Zara making a few loops around the playground. Must exercise too, right.

On good nights, Zara can sleep through till morning but most of the nights, it would just be wishful thinking. By 9 she's ready to sleep. She'll wake up once around 3 and then 5, then 7. Oh well, sleepless nights come in the package of having a baby. So, whether I like it or not, terima je la.

Here are some pictures of my baby...

Zareef trying to make his sister smile. Not a very successful attempt :(


Hey look!... She's smiling on her own now...


Ohhhh... that cute cheeky adorable face of hers really melts my heart.


Time for bed little princess. Pooh and friends will lull you to sleep.

Ohhh those cute chubby drooping cheeks of hers. Mana la mommy tak geram asyik nak gigit je!


Her new set of wheels.

13 comments:

Amy said...

Comeynya Zara! Kalau dapat kat aku ni mmg aku cubit je kak. But I'll make sure I wash my hands before holding her :D . Memang bliss, bila la aku nak dpt rasa ni....

NORA ANSHAR said...

Isk... nak cubit anak aku?!! Camni tak mo bagi pegang la..

Jangan risau Amy... your time will definitely come, InsyaAllah. Banyak2 berdoa ye. Good things come to those who wait.

kaezrin said...

nora she is super duper cute ok...mmg mcm ibunya sebijik sejibun ok,...

oh btw i must try ur cakes one dawy..tunggu la ok

izreen fara said...

comel!!! very very comel!!!
and i love her wheels. where was it when i wanted to get one for inky?
*the pink sugguhlah contra dgn my living room - trade in nak tak?*

nong@kween said...

Sungguh tembam.. macam Michelin Baby.. hehehehe...

NORA ANSHAR said...

elin: so u mean to say that i'm cute??!!!... awwww.... kembang sat mummy zara hehehhe...

yes, please do try my cakes. order la bila2 pun tak yah tunggu special occasion ya.

izreen: u seriously want to trade with me?? her ride is all covered up with spit, goo, gunk and gob tau.

i bought it at jusco equine. there was only pink on display but i asked kalau ada kaler lain tak and salesgirl kata ada. tgk2 it's yellow and coffee, terus B took it. he declined flatly on the pinky.

nong: hahahha... michelin baby indeed! wait till you see her so so chubby legs. buat panggang memang sedap betul la

Larawannabe said...

i very suka her chubby legs. sedap picit2 and peluk2 dia semlm. gerammmmm... comel sangat!

Along said...

Memang genetics ko le Noresh, hehehehe..bagus ah, takde loteh ko yg membawak anak.

Takleh tengok budak pipi melorot macam ni. Nak GIGIT!!!!

NORA ANSHAR said...

lara: hahaha... i tau u geram. i nampak dah u dok picit2 kaki dia tapi i buat tak nampak sebab kat rumah pun i buat the same thing gak. sampai kadang2 menangis zara dibuatnya. oh well... simply irresistible!

along: Alhamdulillahhh... tapi kesian kat bard la pulak. kalau dia dokong zara mesti org tak boleh guess yg that's the daddy. contra giler hehehhe...

ishh... camni aku kena jauhkan zara dari kau le. karang berbekas pulak pipi anak aku yg gebu lagi licin ni.

Wawa said...

kak nora,

comel banget.

my baby demam dah almost a week so dah lose weight i guess.

kesian kan.

NORA ANSHAR said...

alahai wawa... kesiannya baby awak. hopefully he's feeling better. memang musim demam la skarang due to the very, very hot weather. zara pun dah nak masuk 3 minggu dok sok sek sok sek meleleh hingus. asyik la pi jumpa gp tapi tak baik2.

raggedyanne said...

zara is super adorable, kak noresh! And that hair issue, ugh, i have to face the same thing too, esp from those who always mistake nunu as a boy (pakai skirt pun boleh ingat boy lagi!) And if it's true that's genetics & she takes after me (memang pun) she'll only have hair when she turns 3!

NORA ANSHAR said...

raggedyanne: well, i was bald till the age of 2. so kalau zara ikut i, then 2 years old baru ada rambut.

at the rate of her ever so slow hair growth, if by the time she walks and she's still bald, then i intend on buying all kinds of cute hairbands to adorn her cute round head. there... kalau ada org cakap boy jugak memang la nak kena sumpah seranah ngan i.