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Aidan has one more teeth sprouting out..no wonder he had been so grouchy of late. The single tooth is growing to the left of his bottom two middle teeth [darn, I must go and relearn what they are called] and so far, only half of it has appeared so it's now sharp and pointy. So now, he has a total of 7 pearlies at the age of 10 months.

Hubby thinks that Aidan's putting on too much weight. Most kids of Aidan's age or older whom we know, seem to be losing weight and shedding a li' of their baby fat abt this time whereas Aidan seem to be gaining more now. I think it's mainly because of the amount of food he's been imbibing. He is definitely bweer now ..kinda obvious with his chipmunk cheeks and rounded tummy..

Hubby said that maybe we should put Aidan on some kind of a diet..or rather, not feed him that much. I'm really not sure whether to do so..Our next visit to the paed is early next year so I can't check with her either..Hmmm, I guess I could try to avoid letting him snack that much and also, lessen his milk intake. He is currently taking quite a lot of milk..240ml in the morning and before he sleeps and 150ml in the afternoon and evenings...I could maybe trim about 30ml in each of his milk feed and maybe cut down his porridge feed to abt 1 1/2 bowls instead of 2. I don't think I'm starving him this way..I could be overfeeding him I guess. Here's his current feeding schedule..

8.30am : 240ml milk
10.00am :Breakfast - Cereal with 10ml milk or fruits or egg yolk with boiled carrot/potato or baby biscuits
1.00pm : Lunch - Porridge : 2 servings + fruits or yogurt
3.30pm : 150ml milk
5.30pm : Dinner - Porridge : 2 servings + fruits
6:30pm : 120/150ml milk
9:30-10.00pm : 240ml milk

*he gets small li' snacks of cheerios and babybites during the day too..Oh yeah, and I still breastfeed him abt twice to 3 times a day..

I'm really not bragging when I say that he really has a huge appetite.. Friends who has met him, can testify that the wee one will start crying the minute I stop feeding him when he hasn't had enough..I only can tell that he has enough when he doesn't 'demand' for more food and when he eats slower and not look out eagerly for the next spoonful. He eats much more than his cousin who is 1 yr older than him [to the envy of my sis-in-law though] and mom-in-law also says that Aidan probably eats more than her too.I know it's a blessing that he loves food but the amount he eats really does scare me a little and I hope he doesn't become obese as a result of me feeding him too much..Am I over-worrying?

My li' plump pumpkin :)
yeah, kinda early for Halloween.


Two new videos taken a few days back :)
Aidan has learnt how to listen to some instructions..for example (as advised by one of the moms), whenever I call out backside, he'll just turn his butt ard and make his way down the chair/bed leg first. Well, he is able do it that way without my instructing him..it's just that when I do prompt him, he'll do it automatically :) Kinda cute... :-
Bum video

And now, to add to his repetoire of li' movements while eating, he has now started to clap in appreciation during his meal :-
Eating & Clapping Video

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Oct. 27th, 2003 04:25 pm (UTC)
Not too sure if the amount of food is normal for boys. But for my girl, she's currently taking 120-150ml of milk 3 times a day (at around 7am, 2pm & 9pm. She has her porridge (1.5 scoop - formula scoop with some vege, cauliflower & a piece of meat-fish or pork) 2 times a day at 11am & 5pm.

We do give her baby biscuit (chibicko? something like the wang wang round biscuit-about 5 pieces or the wang wang cheese biscuit-1 packet) when we are watching the tv in the night.

My mum will give her fruits (1 banana or half an apple) after her lunch & before her afternoon milk.

If Aidan's eating fine, I think there should not be too much worry. Maybe you should really cut down the formula by 30-60ml but actually it is good that Aidan loves milk, so can consider cutting down on snacks if he doesn't ask for them.
Oct. 27th, 2003 05:32 pm (UTC)
I realise li' girls tend to eat lesser, compared to boys I think ..well cept for one of the AP mom's daughter Chloe who eats as much, if not more than Aidan..

Yeah, I do think I may have given him probably a li' too much milk too..I may cut down on that and retain the food amount..I think with 210ml/120ml, he's still getting sufficient dairy/calcium + he's still breastfeeding..

Erm..Aidan always ask for snacks..and he loves those wangwang biscuits too :))

Thanks for ur input!! It's always good to get a li' assurance..
Oct. 27th, 2003 04:32 pm (UTC)
I don't think Aidan is eating too much. His diet seems fine for a baby his age (IMHO).

Look at Ethan....you wouldn't believe that he was a chubby baby. He used to eat more than Aidan at the same age but look at him now, skinny like a bean pole.

Children will come to a stage where they refuse to eat anything and start shedding the baby fats....then you wish that you can fatten them a little.
Oct. 27th, 2003 09:31 pm (UTC)
okay..that's reassuring..u should put some pics of plumb Ethan. He's so skinny now that I can believe he was ever chubby..

When was the stage where Ethan started refusing to eat?
(no subject) - mamemo - Oct. 27th, 2003 11:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Oct. 27th, 2003 04:59 pm (UTC)
Coming from an inexperienced guy, I get this feeling that Aidan is really eating a lot! Heh. But I think it's too early to start a diet? Maybe you should consult your paed beforehand... Give her a call or something?

Regarding name of teeth, technical or non-technical? :)

Technical - Palmer's Notation:

Palmer's notation is a widely used method to designate individual teeth. In Palmer's notation, your mouth is divided into four parts called quadrants, that is the upper left quadrant, the upper right quadrant, the lower left quadrant, and the lower right quadrant as illustrated in the figure on the right. Then each individual tooth in the quadrant is given a name. For example the two upper and two lower teeth at the center of your mouth are called central's. One then combines the names of the quadrant and the tooth to come up with a Palmer's notation. For example, the central on the upper right side of your mouth is called an upper right central.

The remaining teeth are designated as follows:

The two upper and two lower teeth in the very center of your mouth.
The teeth just adjacent to the centrals.
The pointy teeth just behind the laterals. These teeth have one cuspal (or point). Cuspids are also called canines.
First Bicuspid
The teeth just behind the cuspids. These teeth have two cuspals (or points)
Second Bicuspid
The teeth just behind the first bicuspids. These teeth also have two cuspals (or points)
First Molar
The teeth just behind the second bicuspids. These teeth have a level surface with four cuspals.
Second Molar
The teeth just behind the first. These teeth also have a level surface with four cuspals.
Third Molar
The teeth just behind the second molars. These teeth also have a level surface with four cuspals.


The centrals and laterals are called incisors, the cuspids are called canines, and the remaining ones are called molars, of course...

Now, wasn't that interesting? :P
Oct. 27th, 2003 09:37 pm (UTC)
darn..cant see the picture..only an X :D~
(no subject) - e_rambler - Oct. 28th, 2003 09:48 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 27th, 2003 05:15 pm (UTC)
Hey...Cool PJ! Did you get it from the US?
Oct. 27th, 2003 09:32 pm (UTC)
yeah from the states..from Gap :D..
They have so many halloween themed stuff..regret not buyin an outfit from there!
Oct. 27th, 2003 05:26 pm (UTC)
Aidan sure eats a lot, prolly more than me, lucky you! IMO, I think it's fine to continue with his current diet, he's prolly too young to start dieting. Besides you wanna fatten him up now so that he has some reserve. My sisters had loads of difficulty getting her kids to eat when they're abt 2-3 yrs old, so the reserve will come in handy then. Besides chubby babies are so much cuter than skinny ones, dun ya think?

Nice PJs!!!
Oct. 27th, 2003 09:33 pm (UTC)
hee..I'm actually okay with a chubby Aidan..it's hub who's a little afraid that he'll grow to become too fat. I guess it's coz Aidan has always been on the smaller side..even with his large milk intake when he was younger so he definitely looks chubbier now.
Oct. 27th, 2003 08:19 pm (UTC)
I don't think Aidan is bwee from his pixs. :) How heavy is he now? I was going wow that he could still whack a bottle of milk after dinner. Read somewhere that a porridge/cereal meal could substitute a milk meal but you read Aidan better than all of us do and I am sure he'll let you know when he's had enough. Perhaps he's growing through a growth spurt and needs more food? Heh, I wish C had half his appetite.
Oct. 27th, 2003 09:37 pm (UTC)
Just measured him..he's abt 9.7kg at the moment...not sure abt his height tho..probably just over 70cm..Aidan takes his milk abt 1.5 hr after his meal..and after that, he will usually sleep very well..abt an hour or so for his nap. Yeah, he will stop drinking if he's full ..there have been occasions but lately, he hardly does.

Well, C is growing well inspite of her not eating that much right solids? I always think that li' girls tend to eat lesser yet their growth is still as per the charts so it's okay.
(no subject) - claudiacheng - Oct. 28th, 2003 08:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Oct. 28th, 2003 12:00 am (UTC)
LOL! I just cannot stop laughing over the first pic - that look is just so apt with the shirt!

You know, his tummy is so BWEE in the pumpkin suit!

Gee, he sure can whallop food! But I guess as long as he knows to stop when full, it's fine. Anyway, i always hear that the most tam-chia babies can turn into the most finicky eaters when they're toddlers, so storing up some fats is good!
Oct. 28th, 2003 01:34 am (UTC)
heh..yeah..he got that 'sharkish' look eh!!

His tummy IS bwee and v rounded!! It looks kinda odd with the rest of his body..thankfully, he has chubby cheeks to go with it!

yeah..thanks for ur advice..I simply assumed that once kids love eat, they will continue doing so and just grow fat..I once saw a Jerry Springer ep on really really obese babies (an 18 month old baby that weighed 20kg) and there were several heavier ones..really scared me!
(no subject) - chayhm - Oct. 28th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Oct. 28th, 2003 12:16 am (UTC)
Aidan not really so fat such that you need to put the poor baby on a diet leh!! i would be so happy if gabe would eat as much as Aidan :) just continue to feed him the same, you are doing a great job, mum!! every individual's appetite and also metabolism rate is different, perhaps Aidan is so active he needs the amount he is eating now to keep up! BTW, he looks so cute in red pokodots !! :)
Oct. 28th, 2003 01:35 am (UTC)
yeah...i guess so.Must show hubby all ur comments to give him that peace of mind!

Actually, if u look closer, they aren't just polka dots...they are li' orange pumpkins on the pjs :D
(no subject) - jinsiew - Oct. 28th, 2003 02:12 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 28th, 2003 12:16 am (UTC)
He looks so cute in his pumpkin pj!
Oct. 28th, 2003 01:35 am (UTC)
heh i know i know..if it's all orange, he will end up lookin like a pumpkin too :D
Oct. 28th, 2003 12:22 am (UTC)
The pumpkin jumper's cute! Makes him look like one of the 101 dalmatians. LOL! Hey, Aidan looks cute a little bwee lah. *spoken like true ex-bwee baby*
Oct. 28th, 2003 01:36 am (UTC)
hah! Somehow, I guessed u would have been a bweebaby *grin* How abt showin us one of u when u were a baby..?
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Oct. 28th, 2003 07:24 am (UTC)
I think Aidan is doing fine with his diet. Just go according to his needs. :)

Aidan looks like he's tring to climb back to the sofa when he's dangle in the middle. So cute :)
He really enjoys his food so much. *envy envy*
Oct. 28th, 2003 08:02 am (UTC)
yeah i guess i will..enough of confirmation from you guys to tell my hubby that the diet is a no-no :)

Hee..yeah..Aidan always pushes himself halfway..and start 'strugglin' a little but he will then give a final push and voila..on the floor ...sometimes, he's so pleased with himself that he will give a big squeal and clap his hands :D..

hey..if you are goin to Sandra's place, do u wanna get a lift from me? My dad-in-law will most likely send me there but if not, i may grab a cab :) Well, that is unless u drive, so u may not need to go with me :D
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Oct. 28th, 2003 08:47 pm (UTC)
Your boy boy so cute and the snap shoots you've taken are ever so candid and natural and very very impressive. Er were you some photographer?
Oct. 29th, 2003 07:59 am (UTC)
erm..no, never a photographer. First time owning a digicam too and simply went crazy with it after I had Aidan hehe..
I guess its more that Aidan's a natural poser and model. He got so much expressions!
I also think that usually, as a parent, you tend to take good pics of ur own kids :) I saw some really cute pics of Megan which u've taken too!
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