Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Natalie is Learning

Check out Video 46 of Natalie playing with a spinner. She gets more curious and interactive with her environment every day.

Also, as promised, here is Video 47 of Natalie sitting on her own. She is very pleased with herself :)

Bumbo Schmumbo... Who's a big girl now?

Natalie did something extraordinary today. She sat up on her own! Well, kinda... she needs to prop herself up on her hands. But it's a significant milestone and she loves it!

Videos to come soon ( is under going maintenance now).

Cheerful Morning Baby

Natalie is super cheerful, curious, and active in the mornings. Here are few pics of her chilling out, chatting, smiling, and rolling over (she can now roll from back to front and front to back!) on our bed.

Discovery Bay Mommies n' Babies Meet up

Yesterday, Tracy and Natalie met up with some other mommies and babies at Zak's in Discovery Bay. For more photo, click on the below photo or follow this link:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Natalie goes to school

Yesterday, Natalie went to her first class at a real school called KinderU in Kowloon, Hong Kong. She had a lot of fun! It was a mandarin session where they sang songs and learned about important stuff like today's date, musical notes, and important body parts like our hands and our feet.

Below are pics of Natalie in the classroom, hanging with her classmates, and wearing her very first name tag!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Babies Halloween Party

Today Natalie and her friends had their first Halloween Party!

Mommies AND Daddies came with their costumed babies and it was like movie stars on the red carpet because everyone (and we mean EVERYONE) brought their cameras. It was great fun! For the pics we took of Natalie and her little friends, check out:

Below are a few shots of Natalie in her original more-cute-than-scary Monster costume, and then some borrowed items.

Monster! Rwoar...

Born to be wild.


The truth behind a cute, innocent face.

Whaddup yo?


Knees and Ankles

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Natalie and her friend Max

At the mommies n' babies meeting today, Natalie spent some time playing with her friend Max. They are sooo cute together. See them stare at each other and hold hands. Turn up the volume to hear Natalie trying to talk to him in Video 45.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dumbo in her Bumbo

Now that Natalie's head, neck, and back are stronger, she really seems to enjoy her bumbositter where she has discovered... her feet! We tried giving her other toys, but she's just not that interested.

Although Natalie looks like a "big girl now" in her bumbositter, she really doesn't know how to sit up on her own just yet. You can see how small she really is compared to Tracy in the last photo below.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Miss. Not Happy

Natalie has been very grumpy lately... crying and fussing and all-round not-a-happy-camper. We think she may be teething. The only time she was calm today was during her morning bath (she loves bath time!) Hopefully the doctor today can prescribe some pain meds or help us find out what's wrong so we can help her.

Also, Natalie has been putting everything she can into her mouth. See Video 44 of her trying to eat the camera.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Baby on board

Yesterday, Natalie spent the day on a yacht with her mom, dad, and friends. She loves going out, seeing new things, and meeting new people... she hardly slept at all!

Natalie sitting on her daddy's chest, enjoying the sea breeze.

Natalie relaxing on a lounge chair on the top deck.

The uncles (and baby). Can you spot the baby?

The aunties.

Poor baby.

Friday, October 19, 2007


In anticipation of Halloween, Natalie was too excited and couldn't wait to try on her costume (ok, actually, that was us...).

Baby's First Word...?

Natalie has learned to pronounce her first consonant! She has been saying it over and over again for the past 2 days. It sounds like her first word. Could her first word really be... "Poo poo"?

What do you think. Check her out in Video 43.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Toys Toys Everywhere

Natalie is getting more and more aware of her environment and learning how she can interact with it. Here she is in Video 42 playing on her new playmat.

Below are pics of Natalie just hanging out this morning. See how big her head looks compared with her shoulders? No wonder her head is still a little bit wobbly.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Peacefully Asleep

You know how when you're a new parent-to-be and you read about how other new parents sometimes watch their babies sleep and you wonder why?

Well, now we know why :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Natalie's new toy

Besides having fun playing with her hands, feets, and voice (she talks to herself all the time now), Natalie also received a new toy from Uncle Kelvin. The toy is great and she loves it, but it's not what you might expect... Check out Natalie playing with her new "toy" in Video 40 (the actual toy she received is next to Daddy's leg) and also in Video 41.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Fun at dim sum

We're trying to take Natalie out more and expose her to as many different places and people as possible. So far, she's a star when it comes to being out and meeting new people. Hope we can keep it up!

Below are pics of Natalie with Vivo and Auntie Lisa (she's playing with herself in the mirror and smiling! Also see cousin Vanessa on the right.)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Natalie's New Crib

Here is Natalie sleeping peacefully in her new crib in her very own baby room. She is just starting to learn to sleep by herself... we're keeping our fingers crossed!

Also, see video 38 and video 39 of Natalie first playing with her mommy and then of her playing with a toy bear and talking to herself. She's really coordinated!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Natalie is a Beast

Natalie visited the doctor today and had her 4 month shots. Poor baby, she cried a lot!

But the good news is that she is growing normally... and then some! She now weighs in at 15.6 lbs. That is, she is heavier than 90% other babies her age! She is also longer and her head bigger than 90% other babies her age.

Hehe... go beast!

Natalie laughing out loud and screeching

Here is Video 37 of Natalie laughing out loud with her daddy and majorly drooling all over him. You'll have to turn up the volume to hear her little giggles in the beginning and then turn it down when she starts screeeching!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

4 months

Natalie is exactly 4 months old today. Happy 4-month birthday, baby!

Below are some recent photos. Also, check out video 35 of Natalie licking her lips. She does this all the time now. We think she may be teething and "itching" her lower gums with her tongue. And video 36 of Natalie rolling over and enjoying tummy time.

Cutie patootie wearing her cute golf shirt-dress.

Natalie wearing a new "real girl" outfit (tank and white shorts). Totally beats wearing her usual one-piece baby PJs.

Natalie enjoying tummy time on her new playmat.