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I am guilty again for lack of updates! Oops.

Here are the updates about the kiddos and milestones for the past 3 months ūüėÄ

Aidan's milestones from 27 - 29 months old

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  • While Aidan still continues to take breastmilk, I have swopped from latching to expressing milk for him. Tried tandem but it didn't work so well, hard to juggle both. Feels like I was gonna drop Davina anytime HAHA. Maybe when Davina is much bigger?
  • Aidan still enjoys going to school, however he finds it difficult to wake up in the morning and would make a huge fuss about it. He would cry nonstop and would want to sleep in.
  • Still a very picky eater. He hates anything huge or that he would need to chew. Super duper fussy! We should have stuck to BLW from the beginning but it's difficult when I'm not the main caregiver during weekdays ugh.
  • He still loves snacking a lot. He would ask for his biscuits, puffs, sweets and cheese.

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  • Daily, we would give him his supplements. So far, he's been quite a good boy taking it!
  • We have established a routine for him. Every night (if we do not go out) after dinner, we would have music time where we would sing along and dance. After that, we would read books. I try to read¬†a variety of books to him from alphabets to numbers to story telling and spot the difference. With this, his addiction to YouTube has reduced greatly but he would still try his luck by asking for it.
  • Also, Aidan is an essential oils baby. Every night, I would apply various oils and massage him. He really enjoys this and now asks for the roller to apply it on his feet himself.

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  • He is extremely sweet, he would hug Skai, Davina and me anytime and also rain kisses on us.
  • He has also started asking to brush his teeth daily. No signs of wanting to be toilet trained, so we'll just take it easy and see when he is ready.
  • Honestly, this time is the most toughest for now as he is quite opinionated. He would choose items that he wants to wear or use like his bibs. And he would tell me if whatever I'm wearing is nice or not nice. Problem is, he would also reject items these days. Like when I tell him "Aidan, it's time to sleep.", he would reply "Not yet!".
  • While it's the most tiring, I love this stage the most too. It's so fun to interact with him and teach him things.

Davina's milestones from 2 to 4 months old.

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  • Davina is SO DIFFERENT from Aidan. We had a really tough time bottle-feeding her. She refused the bottle and would rather starve and wait for me to latch her.
  • She is also a screamer. I blame colic. For a few weeks, she would cry at the same time every night and nothing soothes her. We have been giving her gripe water... minor improvements so far.
  • She also loves to be carried so that's the best way to soothe her.

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  • Just like Aidan, she has inherited our eczema problems. She now has some eczema issues on her face, chin and chest. Doesn't help that she scratches them all the time. We have resorted to making her wear mittens again.
  • She is also a smiley baby IF you smile at her. When she sees faces, she will smile all the time. But she would give a blank look at the camera. HAHHAA.
  • She sleeps through the night which is good and bad. Good cos I could rest better but bad cos I would wake up with super engorged breasts. Ow.

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  • Finally at 4 months, she managed to take the bottle. From drinking 30ml only, she is now taking 130ml. Thank god I 'lengthened' my maternity leave by utilising 2 weeks of annual leave.
  • She is a thumb sucker! She loves sucking her thumb and refuses pacifiers.
  • Davina flipped and would only sleep on her side or on her front, which freaks me out as I would keep waking up to make sure she is alive. I tried so many times to put her on her back but she would just flip back.
  • She would smile and 'chat' with Aidan when he hugs her. I think these two would be fun to watch in future. Got a feeling Davina will whack Aidan though. HAHHAA.

I know I always said I didn't want kids previously but seriously these two are a blessing. It's been so great having them <3

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When I was doing research on Confinement Food Catering in Singapore, I stumbled onto Tian Wei Signature. I've read about Tian Wei Signature from plenty of bloggers and mummy friends and honestly, their reviews really looked good!

Before finalising on my choice of Confinement Food Catering in Singapore, I decided to try out. One thing I really liked about their meals is their unique incorporation of both Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines in their meals.

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Confinement Food Catering in Singapore

I love how they offer both Western and Asian cuisines which really made the meals more enjoyable.

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Confinement Food Catering in Singapore

Tian Wei Signature understands the importance of breastfeeding to us which is why they include milk boosting boosters such as Fenugreek, Cumin, Fennel etc. They also use ingredients like salmon, okra, green papaya which are famous milk boosters.

I like how they do offer a great variety of meals so that mums like me won't get bored or jelak by the meals. Here are some of the meals I ate.

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I like how their meals do not contain any artificial flavours nor msg. They only use herbs and spices and the meals have a good balance of meats and vegetables.

I feel that their meals are very well thought out. They have ingredients high in protein and iron, which is important to us after childbirth as we lose a lot of blood. They also include chinese herbal ingredients such as ginger, black fungus, black vinegar, dangui, red dates in their meals and yet, their soups aren't bitter nor are their meals 'heavy' but yet maintain the benefits of dispelling wind, improving blood circulation, boost blood after blood loss, improving the immune system and boosting milk supply.

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The meals comes with 1 litre of red date tea and is packed and sealed in food containers to prevent any spillage. The meals are delivered in a thermal bag to ensure that it remains warm.

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I like how I could put in special requests for my meals. For example, I indicated that I do not wish to have innards in my meals and no white rice. I didn't mind other types of rice as long as it isn't white. Super fussy me heh. Tian Wei Signature allows customisations for their meals, which I thought was a very nice touch!

The CSO is also very friendly. They will check in with me on delivery dates and also asked if there were any feedback or any adjustments needed to be made to the meals.

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I love the meals and how it tastes. The portions are big enough for me to share with Skai for dinner actually!

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Some of my personal favourites are the coq au vin, salmon, spaghetti and pork trotters! Aidan loves the spaghetti and would always wanna share my food when he sees it!

It's no wonder that Tian Wei Signature is one of the most popular choices when searching for Confinement Food Catering with it's delicious meals and great customer service.

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Thanks Tian Wei Signature for the great experience!

Get $148 off your 28 days double meals package when you use the promo code nadnuttw. Enjoy! Offer valid till 31 December 2018. ūüôā

For more info on Tian Wei Signature, check out their website: https://www.tianweisignature.com

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As mentioned in my previous post, we together with Missuschewy's family, traveled to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

For our trip, we stayed at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa which was located very conveniently near the airport.

We had the most amazing room - the Kinabalu Club Family Room which offers two adjourning rooms. This room can fit 2 kids and 2 adults comfortably. We 'parked' our Bumprider stroller that we brought for our trip in the kids room heh.

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The kids room had a bunk bed alongside a comfortable siting area and bean bag. There were also cute touches like magnets for them to play with. Check out my video of the room here! For the parents room, they had prepared items like a baby cot, diaper changing pad, kids toothbrushes, a steam steriliser and bottle warmer. These were really useful for us through the trip as I was breastfeeding!

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel for a Sabah FAM trip with missuschewy's family  courtesy of AirAsia and Sabah Tourism Board.

I actually visited Kota Kinabalu Sabah ages ago back when I was studying in Poly for an Outward Bounds Sabah challenge course and had climbed Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. It has always been one of my fondest memory as it was one of the toughest time physically and mentally for me back then. When the opportunity came up, I was really excited to check out Sabah from another perspective aside from the nature and greenery that Sabah has always been portrayed for.

I'll be sharing the main highlights of the Sabah FAM trip here with quick and light notes. If you have any queries or require more details, feel free to leave a comment in this post!

We traveled by AirAsia who offers one of the most Affordable and Cheap Air Ticket. A flight to Kota Kinabalu takes slightly above 2 hours. For those with children, I would recommend booking Hot Seats for the priority boarding. We all know how long it takes to settle kids, so priority boarding is a good to have!

Also with kids, it is best to prepare food and drinks. We prebooked our meals and it was served promptly.

We had the Emperor Fried Rice (which was one of the most popular hot items) and the newest added items Nasi Kandar with Chicken Varuval and Spiral Pasta with Chicken Sausage. The meals were tasty and were not spicy, which was great when sharing meals with the kiddos. Aidan loves to share our food

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Aidan really enjoyed the Spiral pasta! I felt it was really suitable for him as it was easy to bite and was tasty yet not spicy. He's quite a picky eater honestly but he finished the whole meal!

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You can also order light bites like we did for the flight back.

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We had the Vietnamese Chicken Wrap, Salmon Ebiko Onigiri, Assorted Sandwiches and salted peanuts for snacks. Skai also had the Miso Soup and Hot Coffee.

After our experience with traveling with an infant & a toddler on a flight, here are some tips on flying onboard for those daring to do this.

Bring things to distract the toddler
Kiddos will get bored. For our short duration, Aidan couldn't sit still AT ALL. We brought toy cars for him to play with and gave him the window seat. NOT ENOUGH. Need more toys or distraction. We actually brought a whole bag of toys but they were checked in as we didn't think we would need so many onboard. Noob mistake. Next time, I'll bring a colouring pad, storybook and a music toy instead. Also, bringing toys = likely picking them up all the time. So be prepared for that!

Bring a nursing cover for those breastfeeding. For those who do not, bring milk for the kids to drink.
Kids won't know how to unblock their ears unlike us adults. It is best to get them to swallow to remove those discomfort. For me, as Davina is exclusively breastfed, I latched her undercover. For Aidan, we brought a water bottle and got him to sip water throughout. Also, our meals onboard meant Aidan was kept busy eating and drinking which helped cure some of his boredom and also that he kept swallowing and didn't have much blocked ears.

Have very very very thick-skin. Don't be paiseh.
Honestly speaking, my kids cried like siao. Especially Davina who always cried before her nap. We tried our best to soothe them but there are times where it just didn't work. I gave apologetic looks and said sorry to those around us. There was a not so nice uncle who was kinda pissed, but bo bian. SORRY TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO HATE CRYING BABIES ON FLIGHT.

The flight was quick and pleasant and we soon arrived at Kota Kinabalu airport. We were warmly greeted by the kind folks from Sabah Tourism Board alongside Ryan, our guide from Amazing Borneo and Amzar, our kind correspondent from Air Asia.

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Silly Aidan was scared of the monkey mascot lol!

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And that began our adventure in Sabah, Malaysia! Look out for the next entry where I share about the attractions and our wonderful accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah itself!