night and day
Dinara is kinda different from Dayana in some ways. for one thing, i can never get Dinara to fall asleep in her carseat. she'll scream her lungs out until someone gets her out of the car seat @_@. it doesn't help that she'd be in the backseat because that some other lady insists to sit in front takut kene tinggal by her mommy, chis. with Dayana she'll instantly fall asleep in her carseat once the car starts to move. in fact, she still does. terlentok2 lah diye dlm kereta (just because her parents are still too kedekut to get her a toddler car seat, huhu). the present she received from Auntie Rose should be really helpful, thanks!
while Dayana will gayut at the boob until she falls asleep (regardless of whether she's hungry or not) Dinara will have her first feed, lepak sekejap to hiccup or burp, then continue for another round and unlatches as soon as she's full. but Dinara loves to be held in an upright position most of the time. she falls asleep easier too this way. these days Dinara has alot of gas though. is it because of me? huhu~
i'm loving the sleepsuits i bought for Dayana aeons ago. when i bought them Dayana was too tiny to fit into them and i stashed them away until she got too big for it T_T so this time around i'm fully utilizing them on Dinara. syiokkk because it's easy to wear, i don't have to worry about missing booties, and i don't have to worry about her getting bitten by insects or whatnot, lol. i didn't even buy any new outfits for Dinara (save for one or two outfits), punye la nak jimat duit this year (all our funds are being siphoned by SR right now). Dayana pulak yang takde baju. she's starting to look like the hulk, baju semua senteng2. next sale i should go on a shopping spree for her. the thing is, the clothes either look like baju tidur, or they look too pretty to be used as day clothes. kedekut sungguh nak beli mahal2 punye baju for her ok, she'll outgrow them too fast for my liking (which reminds me, she needs a new pair of shoes, arrgh).
ignoring baby books on how babies are more safer sleeping on their back, i'm getting Dinara to sleep on her tummy. she's agreeable with it sometimes, although not all the time. i didn't do this with Dayana because i was hellbent on following the book back then, heehee (first time mom punye pasal). i guess it's a good thing, teaching Dinara to sleep on her tummy because at 5 weeks old she seems to have quite a good head control than Dayana did in her early days. my mom says it also helps to keep the head nice and round and not flat at the back (betui ka?).
she's a crier, this one. at least, i think so. sungguh nyaring diye menangis. i don't even remember Dayana being this loud. maybe i should record her cries for future reference, haha.
ok, i tak nak puji lebih2. it might get jinxed later =P.
on sisterly love
Dayana loves to 'hold' her sister. sisterly love konon, haha. she'll always insist to put Dinara on her lap and she'll just sit there staring at her adik, until Dinara cries, lol. sometimes she'll offer Dinara her own rendition of 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', or even main tepuk2 tangan with Dinara (you know, those hand games we used to play back when we were little). and she's particularly excited to throw her sister's soiled diaper into the dustbin. she'll kiss her sister when asked to, although i dunno how long that will last, haha. she just refuses to listen to me when i tell her to quiet down when baby is sleeping. for one thing, Dinara seems to able to sleep through havoc but when she hears Dayana's voice, pop terbeliak bijik mata and terus tak nak tido, haiz.
Dayana is quite possessive over who sings what songs to whom, especially when Daddy sings them. she'll get defensive if Daddy wants to sing to Dinara, and will only allow him to sing for only herself. tsk. seriously you should see how Dayana reacts when he tries to sing to her little sister, marah bukan main, lol. sayang sayang sangat, dengki pun dengki jugak. kekeke. but when i sing to Dinara she's totally fine with it. apekah? sungguh bias betul. probably she's sick of having her mommy to scream at her everyday because she's busy poking and prying where she isn't supposed to. grrr.
strictly the princess
Dayana refuses to eat alot whenever we nak feed her, but when someone else offers to feed her, habis satu pinggan licin diye makan. apa bikin?? she makes an excellent parrot, efficiently repeating words that come out of our mouths, sometimes without us realizing it. should be careful over what we say around her these days, hihi. and when she thinks nobody is listening, she sings to herself too. and when she babbles, she reminds me of the sound of those tapes running on fast forward. haha. sometimes it's irritating when i can't understand what she wants. like those hand gestures of 'watch' and 'kite' which until now i do not get (apa bikin Ashu?). or when she kept saying something that sounded like 'tiny pots' (eventually it started to sound more and more like 'Johnny and the Sprites', but i'm only guessing keke).
she's starting to show interest in books now, but she'll force you to read the same book over and over again until you puke. she bullies Tok Ami alot this way, hahahahaha. she multitasks too, she'll ask you to turn on the telly, pasang Elmo on the PC, turn on all her electronic toys and leave them be. pergh, buang karan je lebih. Significant Other bought her a bunch of crayons at ToysRUs and so she's starting to learn the power of contenging merata - the floor, the wall, mil's sewing machine, any magazines lying around... *pingsan*. luckily they're washable, but still! and sometimes she'll want you to sit with her while drawing, else she'll throw a fit @_@.
pantang orang ajak pergi jalan, pasti mau ikut... she'll willingly follow anyone tak kisah la whoever as long as she gets to jalan. por thing i guess she's bored being cooped up in the house for so long. she still loves to mess up the house and refuses to clean up after her, arrrgghhh. she loves to hide stuff too, and when we ask her to look for something, she'll go all wide-eyed and say:
"there it is!" (padahal it's the wrong thing that we're looking for);
"where?" berpura2 mencariek... chis
"i don't know too!" (she learnt this while i was ranting to myself in the car, i forgot about what =P).
- "i golit!" i dunno where she learnt this from. probably from one of those cartoons on the telly - we let her choose between channels 612, 613 or 615.
- "pit-jaa!" thanks to the Pizza Guy on Higglytown Heroes.
- "pokok" she is still unable to pronounce keropok properly
she knows a few other words as well. i'll update more when my memory comes back to me.
btw, Dayana calls Angah "Kalish" now. kak ish sungguh tidak suka nama itu. AHAHAHA.
syawal is almost over. and saya mau makan ketupat pulut. arrrrggghhhhhh!!!!!