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Again, this mummy is tardy blogging. Been extremely exhausted as of late!

Here are Aidan's milestones since hitting 18 and 19 months old!

  • For his 18th months, we brought Aidan to a cruise! His first ever trip on a boat, an extremely large one hahaha. He enjoyed himself and loved all the activities! Will definitely share more on this soon!
  • He is still extremely energetic, which is why I can hardly stay up after his bedtime (I know most of my mummy blogger friends blog after their kiddos bedtimes). I usually latch Aidan to sleep and tend to sleep when he does. Personally I don't believe in forcing his bedtime. I know some friends had suggested the 'cry it out' method but that is too painful for us. Like weaning, I leave it up to Aidan. We can provide a suitable environment but we will not force.
  • Meltdown central at times. Especially when things do not go his way. Terrible twos are coming HAHAHAH.
  • He is so manja which I love. He kisses our face all the time. LOVE IT.
  • He is still very sociable. No separation anxiety or stranger danger so far. Loves to run up to people and play, grab their hands or hug them.
  • He loves to play with other kids... however most of the times, the older kids do not want to play with him. LOL.
  • Very active, always gesturing around, touching things, digging items. Hard to get him to sit down and concentrate.
  • He still latches to sleep. I have actually stopped pumping at the 18 month mark but am still latching him.
  • He is so slim now! Pretty much lost most of his baby fats!

So far so good! We brought him to a trip to Bangkok recently, will update that soon!

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As parents, Skai and I can hardly travel "handsfree" anymore. We have to pack the whole house lots of items when we travel out with Aidan.

I love my diaper bags, I really do. But there are days where we just need to carry a simpler design of bags that looks well.. more adult like. LOL.

When the kind folks from Gaston Liga backpacks decided to hook Skai and I up with some sweet bags, we were excited! To be exact, Skai was EXTREMELY excited. He wasn't a huge fan of my big pink and girlish diaper bag and he would rather pick something more versatile.

Here's Skai's backpack of choice.

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He chose the Classic Black Black backpack. He loves how simple and classy it was. And when we are not with Aidan, he also carries this bag for work/outings.

While the backpack may look small, it still packs a bunch. For a typical day out with Aidan, Skai packs a changepad, diapers, wet wipes, a bagful of Aidan's toys. The essentials.

For me, I prefer something preppy. So I can look younger. HAHAHAHA.

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I chose the Praper in Navy and Brown. For me, I usually pack Aidan's food and drinks e.g. his porridge, water and snacks.

Skai also looks great with this design! Definitely an unisex design and colour!

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I gotta apologise for being so tardy with blogging. Sadly I hardly have the time to blog anymore and am pretty much tired. Most days I go to bed cuddling my hyper active son although I tell myself to go blog after his bedtime.

Here are Aidan's milestones since hitting 16 and 17 months old!

  • He is extremely energetic. He is still a night owl and sleeps super late at night. While we have tried to sleep train him, it is really tough. I also think it's because we get home so late after fetching Aidan from my MIL's place (with the obligatory stay there and chit chat for a while because Skai says it is not a hotel where you pick and go). Aidan would of course like to spend some time playing with us. We tried to minimise playing so as not to hype him up some more. Mums guilt also kicks in cos we hardly get to spend time with him  except for weekends :/
  • A taste of the upcoming terrible twos. When we take away things from him, sometimes he goes into a full blown meltdown. While we were able to distract him previously, it is tough to do so now. Unfortunately for him, we usually stand our ground and not give in to him.
  • Speech is still slow. Aidan is one of those kiddos who walks before he talks. He is a great walker but not so much of a talker. He babbles a lot but hardly speaks. He tends to be repetitive with his words e.g Papa, Ball ball, bao bao. He did say Mama previously but recently he calls me Baby. HAHHAA. A typical day where we read books to him, we will say 'Zebra!' and he will reply 'Ball ball!'. Every animal to him = ball ball. LOL.
  • He plays favourites. At my MIL's place, he tends to stick to my in-laws because they basically give in to him. At home, at night, he would try to stick to me. The other day at night, I tried to pass him to Skai to carry but Aidan only wanted me to carry him.
  • Recently he keeps waking up at night and because he only wants me, I recently hard to stay up in the middle of the night coaxing him. 2 days of 2am - 5am sleepless nights. GG MAX.
  • Persistent latcher. I tried to slowly cut down on latching at night but it's tough. He ONLY wants to latch even if we offer a bottle or fresh milk.
  • Extremely happy and friendly. He loves people. He would go up to people and make friends.

We will be going for our first cruise as a family next week and I can't wait to see how Aidan takes to it! Especially with the Dreamworks characters! I love this stage, as it's super fun playing with him. It is also very tiring but it's all worth it 🙂

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Earlier part of the year, before Aidan turned 1, I brought Aidan to Genting together with Skai and other bloggers courtesy of the kind folks from Resorts World Genting.

This was our first family trip overseas. Were we mad to even consider taking a long ride up for our first trip overseas?!

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It turned out better than expected! I'll be sharing on my experience and some key highlights of Genting that were our favourite!

Taking a coach is not as bad as it seems.

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Long trip with a screaming kid? Luckily for us, Aidan slept pretty the majority of the bus ride to Genting however he did cry and whine a bit during our trip back to Singapore. Luckily, we had very patient fellow bus passengers who luckily brought their earphones.

PHEW. Disaster averted!

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Tips: We brought our trusty Tula baby carrier and carried Aidan inside. He slept soundly inside when he was tired. However during the times where he got restless, he wanted to get out. Bring some snacks and toys to help distract your kids' attention from a very long and boring ride.

Breastfeeding rocks

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HAHAHA. No need for formula or what nots. We did prepare some food for Aidan and most of the places we ate at had some baby-friendly food so food for Aidan was pretty much covered.

Accommodation

We stayed at First Hotel Hotel and Awana Hotel. For both hotels, we requested for a baby cot for Aidan. We also bathed Aidan standing up. I know some parents prefer using a baby bathtub, I believe Qoo10 sells those portable baby bath tubs that you can consider buying!

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Lots of good food!!!!

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Unfortunately for me, yours truly has never been to London. I have heard so much about Burger & Lobster so when I heard that they opened in Genting, needless to say I was BEYOND excited!

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It didn't disappoint for me. The chilli crab lobster was my favourite! Muslim readers would be glad to know that B&L in Genting is Halal!

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Skai really enjoyed Motorino especially the fact that they had a huge variety of pizzas!

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We also stopped by Cafes Richard for high tea and was wow-ed by their selection of snacks and drinks as one of France’s top roaster provides a classy Parisian-style atmosphere where customers can enjoy original coffees prepared in a variety of slow coffee methods.

Other must-dos

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We enjoyed a  ride on the new Awana SkyWay in a glass-floor gondola which haves us a great view of the 130-million-year-old rainforest below.

Overall, a great experience! We'll definitely be back to Genting as a fan! <3