Month 3 + 3 weeks
It is easy to believe that infants develop distinctive personalities early. Our baby, Cacing, started showing her wily ways when she was as young as 2 months old. The older she gets – she is 3.5 months now – the more pronounced her interests and wonts become.
Like me, it appears that Cacing is a morning person. Between 5 to 5:30 AM, she’ll be up and about already, waiting for her playtime to begin. She starts the day by bouncing gaily on the lap of her nanny. After her morning bath at 8AM, she then would love to watch our laundry woman lather up a bubble storm. Bubbles just fascinate her and she’d be a happy camper watching them for an hour. Her morning routine also includes conversing with her mom and nanny although her responses are limited to unintelligible squeals and babbles. She enjoys exercising her vocal cords although we still could not figure out what she is saying. Just yesterday, for the first time, she projected her voice loudly when giggling.
She’d take a nap just before noontime for about 3 hours, interrupted only by the some feeding. Then, she’d resume her bouncing and babble play until it’s time for her 4PM bath.
She goes to sleep rather early in the evening, first for a stretch of 4-5 hours, which thankfully leaves my wife and I some personal time. By midnight, she’d ask for milk but would easily drift back to sleep for another 2 hours. She’d wake up at least twice more. We’d know as she would cry or make lots of noise.
My wife and I have already worked out a schedule. She’ll have evening duty and my post is after 1AM. I’ll have to make sure then that I take some nap late in the afternoon, or perhaps sleep early in the evening, so that I can wake up easily when Cacing stirs loudly.
A couple of weeks ago we received a stash of clothes from my sister and her friends in New York. So what better way to show our appreciation than dressing her up. This post is then for Lall, Malou, Tawana and Adrian. May you keep ‘em coming! LOL!
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/60s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 800, +2/3 EV
This is a 3-piece set- a pair of pants, a billowing dress and a matching turban. The ensemble is a gift from Malou, my sister’s good friend in NY. Thanks Malou!
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/500s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 100, +2/3 EV
Cacing looks mighty pleased trying on the turban. Her hair does get unruly sometimes.
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/640s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 100, +1/3 EV
Here is Cacing and her sweet smile. She reminds me of my brother Jack.
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/800s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 200, +1/3 EV
Cacing, this time without the turban and pants, in her bouncing mode. She looks like my sister Lall here.
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/250s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 200, +1/3EV
She can be haughty occasionally. We call this her “evilette” personality!
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/500s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 100, +1/3EV
Here she is with her Amidala hairstyle, rubber bands courtesy of our helper. The clips are cheap too, at about P1 each.
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/50s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 800, +2/3EV
Cacing still cannot sit or stand on her own so she is not versatile when it comes to poses. However, if she is comfortable enough, she can be a delightful model even when lying on her back. Here, she’s on her crib and flailing her arms in giddiness. I just have to be fast enough with the camera as in her exuberance and excitement, she moves too quick.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Month 3 + 3 weeks