April 30, 2010

Egg-otistical

Eggy is getting so conceited. Anytime I try to take a picture or shoot video of her, she has to see it. So it's hard getting anything good without her chasing me and whining for the camera. So annoying.
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Eggy appah made this slideshow/montage of pictures and videos from her first year. It's like over 30 minutes long but Eggy will sit there and watch it. She is mesmerized. She'll laugh and/or cry along with herself on TV or the computer.
And the big picture frame thing we had made for her birthday? Well, right now, it's on the floor, leaning against the wall. We haven't hung it up. Anyway, Eggy will walk over and plaster her body to it, like she's hugging her pictures. Sometimes, she'll even kiss it. And that's not all. One time, I made the mistake of touching each circle thing and saying, "Yeppuh (which is cute/pretty in Korean)" and now she wants me to do it every time. She'll grab my hand and make me touch it. sigh
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But she'll return the favor. If you ask her, "Umma/Appah/Whoever yeppuh?" she'll pat your face.
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One time, I was taking her upstairs for her bath and we were following behind the hubs. I said, "Eggy, who's more yeppuh: appah or umma?" She said, "Umma!" and patted my face. =)

April 29, 2010

Making music

Eggy loves music. She knows how to turn on the toys that play music. And she likes to have 5 or 6 different toys going at once.
She found a new way to play with her toy.
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Maybe one day, she'll perform at the Hollywood Bowl using her special technique.

Yes, I'm still alive

Yikes, has it really been over a week since I last posted? Sorry, I've been visiting fob-town and got sucked into this korean drama that I just had to finish. I'm not the only couch potato though. The NBA finals are going on so the hubs has been watching a game or two every night.
All this TV watching is probably a bad influence on Eggy though.

April 20, 2010

Giddy Up!

When Eggy was 5, almost 6, months old, Halmeh would give her rides.
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Seven months later, Eggy's got an upgrade and doesn't need Halmeh's help anymore.
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Crazy how fast babies grow, no?

April 18, 2010

Finally!

It took a while but Eggy is finally walking on her own. She's still a little unsteady but she's doing it!
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She can walk AND hold on to a bar of soap at the same time! Is my little weirdo gifted or what?

April 17, 2010

My baby can read!

Here's Eggy reading some of her favorite books.

Look Look!
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Pat the Bunny
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Colors
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I don't know what's up with the elephant but it's cute.

I love that Eggy seems to enjoy books and reading. I hope she's a big time nerd.

April 16, 2010

Kaboom!

Last night, the hubs and I were talking about how Eggy's not really into affection. She doesn't like anyone to touch her hands (unless she's using you as her walker). She usually pushes us away when we try to cuddle with her. Eggy appah said that Eggy hugs her toys more than she hugs us, even her plastic toys!
This morning, Eggy and I were playing with her stuffed animals. I would put them to her mouth and she would give them a kiss. But then, Eggy leaned forward and kissed me right on the mouth. I didn't even ask her for a kiss. She just did it on her own. I think my heart exploded right then and there.
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I don't have any good video of me and Eggy kissing but that's okay because she kissed me first. So you lose, Eggy appah! Bwahahaha!

April 9, 2010

12 Month Check-Up

Height: 29 inches  (44th percentile)
Weight: 19lb, 9.6 oz (24th percentile)

Someone wasn't too happy about this morning's visit to the pediatrician.  Even during the doctor's exam (before the shots), Eggy would scream and cry.  I had to hold her down so he could check her out.  Eggy appah was very little help because he was more worried about her crying while I was like, let's get this done.  The doctor was like, "I guess I know who the pushover is.  Haha"  I guess that means I'll be the lucky one that has to take Eggy to get her blood drawn.  crap.
Poor Eggy had to get four shots, one each in her arms and legs.  Ouch!  She got the MMR, HepA, Varicella (chicken pox), and pneumococcal vaccines.  She's got 3 more at her 18 month check and then she's done!  After her shots, she slept a lot but Eggy appah said she was in a pretty good mood for most of the day.  But she was really cranky and whiny after I got home from work.  Maybe she was still mad at me for taking pictures of her while she was crying.   
After the shots, damn, girlfriend was pissed.  She would not stop wailing until I played her a Moose and Zee video on YouTube.  In the car.  Then, she would yell at me every time it would end.  sigh.  I really am her bitch.  

April 8, 2010

Crikey!

I feel like Steve Irwin when I'm changing Eggy's diaper.  Eggy Appah says she's like a crocodile doing the death roll.  She only gives you a few seconds before she'll roll over. Sometimes, she's already turning as I'm laying her down.   So usually, we have to distract her with something so she'll stay still.
The other day, I gave her my cell phone with a Pororo video playing on it.  (Please excuse the mess.  Eggy and her toys have taken over the house.)
I can't believe how long she stayed like that.  
Thank you Pororo.  And YouTube.  And T-Mobile.

April 7, 2010

A typical day

One time (at band camp), my friend Jamo asked me what I do when I'm home with Eggy all day.  I don't really know.  

Some of the things Eggy likes to do (some of these are old pictures/videos):
  • Practice walking
  • Torment Play with Toby
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Yes, those are socks. Toby's weird and only likes to play with socks when he's not too busy sleeping.
  • Dance
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  • Hang out with the homies

  • Watch TV
  • Read books
Sometimes, she'll "read" her own book while I'm reading mine. Or she'll want me to read a book and then she'll go off and do something else, not even paying attention. If I stop reading, she comes back and tells me to keep reading. So bossy! I am not your bitch.  If I keep reading, it's because I feel like it and I want to find out if the hippopotamus joins the animal pack so there!
  • Go outside for walks


  • Admire herself

  •  And generally, just make trouble


I know.  My life is so exciting.  

April 6, 2010

Eh, she's all right....

All parents think their baby is the cutest ever, right? Well, I think Eggy is cute and all but definitely not the cutest baby in the whole world. There are waaay cuter babies. Eggy Appah does not agree but I think that's because Eggy looks like him.
Anyway, I was looking at old pictures of Eggy and I just don't think she really was that cute when she was a newborn. Am I mean for thinking that? I'm not saying she was butt ugly but you should have seen her. She had a hairy back and dry flaky patches all over her body. And she was all orangey yellow because she had jaundice. Then she had baby acne when she was about 3 weeks old. Not so cute.
What's funny is that the hubs said, "How come she's not as cute as I remember? Yeah, she's not cute here."
Haha, I look back and I don't think she got that cute until she started chunking up, like around two months. And I also don't think she's as cute now as she was a few months ago. I'd say her peak cuteness was when she was 3 to 7 months, maybe even to 8 months. So that's it. Eggy's already maxed out on her cuteness. Oh well, you had a good run there Eggy. Too bad for you. I guess we'll just have to hope that you're smart.

April 5, 2010

Easter

Hope everyone had a happy Easter!  We went over to the hubby's aunt's house yesterday.  There's always a ton of kids over there so we knew it'd be a fun time.  There was an egg and spoon race, a water balloon toss, Easter egg decorating, an Easter egg hunt, and musical chairs.
Eggy, being so young, couldn't participate in a lot of the stuff but I think she still had fun.
Do you like her socks-with-sandals look?  What?!  It was colder than we thought.  And being bad parents, we didn't even have a jacket for her.  We had to borrow one from one of Eggy Appah's cousins.
Watching all the action from the best seat in the house

Now see this girl?  She's only two years old but she's so big!  She's almost as tall as the other girls twice her age. 
She's Eggy Appah's cousin's daughter (his second cousin?).  She cracks my shit up.  
She was so funny and cute.  Everytime a camera was pointed in her direction, she'd pose and smile.   
She loved her some Eggy too.  Or just babies in general, I think.  She kept coming over to hug Eggy and she'd ask if she could carry her.  Here she is, putting Eggy in a chokehold trying to pick her up.  Haha, look at my face in the background.

Eggy also caught up with Baby/Auntie O again, looking for a rematch from last Sunday.
Sigh, I hope Eggy learns to play nice as she gets older.  

Anyway, we all had a lot of fun.  Eggy was KNOCKED OUT on the way home from all the excitement.  
And I didn't even feel yesterday's earthquake.

April 4, 2010

Nostalgia

I think I'm going to claim this month as Eggy Month.  I had originally planned to start this blog before Eggy was even born but I didn't get around to it until she was like 2 months old already so I have a few ton of pictures from her early days.  I'll share....
Here I am at the hospital, waiting for Eggy to make her debut.  I had to be induced because she was a week late.  That IV hurt like a bitch.  Geez, I'm HUGE!
Six hours later, welcome to the world, Eggy!
I didn't get to hold her right away because I had to have a c-section.  
But when I finally did, it was awesome.  She was so little!
See, so little!  In her car seat, getting ready to go home after 4 days in the hospital.
Finally, home sweet home.  

April 1, 2010

Happy 12 Months!

Yeah yeah, we get it; you're one.  And no, I'm not a fob; I know the "s" is missing.  Eggy ripped it off and I couldn't find it.

Eggy's still not totally walking on her own yet. She still reaches for our hands when we try to make her walk. But she's getting there....
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I don't know if it's because she's scared or what. I would say she's pretty cautious but sometimes, she can be a little daredevil. She likes it when I throw her in the air. And she loved the swing at the park the other day.
Maybe she's just lazy.

Since we had a big party, we kept it pretty low key for her actual birthday. Actually, we were going to have family pictures taken but it got postponed. It was supposed to rain yesterday and today so we cancelled the shoot. Wouldn't you know? It was nice and sunny the whole day. Stupid weather. I really wanted to do it on her real birthday too. Boo.

Instead, we went over to Grandma's (Eggy Appah's mom) house for dinner.  And of course, cake!
See, I told you Eggy can be cautious.  I think most babies would grab that cake with both hands and shove it in their mouth, right?  Not Eggy, she'd only poke at it.  
Maybe I might have put a little frosting on her nose to help her get started
which she didn't really like.
But once she tasted that frosting, she pretty much forgot about it.


My girl likes to share.

 
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