#ardanxu did really well for his first time

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We started Ardan on solids the week he turned 6 months in early February. That’s a video of him taking solids for the first time. I’m introducing new foods without testing, i.e. Not waiting 3 days after introducing new foods, and have had no problems so far.

 Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner  

I am referring to Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. At the same time also referring to this image to stagger the introduction of variety. 

  

Even though I can’t cook, the initial chapters of the book are real easy. I found it manageable to wash and chop fruits and vegetables, and then steaming and puree-ing them with my Philips AVENT Combined Steamer and Blender. However it had a max capacity so I had to cook batches sequentially. 

But as I went through the book, I found that I have no time and interest in learning how to cook. So what I’ve been doing so far is continuing to introduce new food by steaming and puree-ing them. I hope that later on as he gets older, I could get Sheila to cook his meals for him. 

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Ardan in his play pen

There are nights when I come home from work and I want to work on some things – sell some dog clothes, pay my bills, craft a little, surf a little Internet etc. But most nights I found that I couldn’t do these things, as it would be 9 plus in the evening after I’ve had my dinner and showered after work, and it would be time to put Ardan to bed. We co-sleep, so it means I have to be in bed with him at 9 plus as well. Or I could be done earlier, but neither Han nor Sheila are free to help mind him. 

So recently I’ve started putting Ardan in his playpen in our room again, and to my surprise, he’s experiencing new found enjoyment in it. I was using the playpen heavily when I was on maternity leave, but in recent weeks it just hasn’t been used that often. 

He would cry if we put him on our bed and we went off to do our stuff, but he seems plenty happy rolling about in his playpen alone, and would entertain himself for an hour sometimes. Which equates to an hour I could use to do some mindless Internet surfing, for example. :)

We use the Nuna SENA in red, which Han bought from a baby fair last year. 

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And matching poses. ;)

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The nursing room at Clementi Mall is available on various floors:

  • Level 3 next to #03-49 Elitrend
  • Level 4 next to #04-43 Nanyang Optical
  • Level 5 next to #05-27 Optical 88

Amenities:

  • Changing table
  • Soap and sink
  • Toilet paper
  • Cubicle with lockable door
    • Single sofa seat
    • Power socket
Soap and Sink, and Toilet Paper

Soap and Sink, and Toilet Paper

Changing Table

Changing Table

Cubicles with Lockable Door

Cubicles with Lockable Door

Single Seat Sofa with Power Socket

Single Seat Sofa with Power Socket

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Some nights I wake up to find photographs in my camera roll which were not taken by me. In most of these photos I look pretty frumpy.

But sometimes there are gems like the one in this post. Don’t get me wrong, I still look frumpy, but at least we look cute together.

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