Today after my bath, papa and mama took me out for a little adventure. They say we are going to Kampung for my vaccination. I don't know what that is, my first vaccination was on my first day of birth, and I can't remember much about it.
First we took a boat, and boy I LOVE the boat ride! Papa tried to cover up my face so I don't get the strong wind in my face but I push him away and make my protest! Later on I got my way! I just love the wind in my face! I love the speed!! I think I am going to ask papa take me more on the boat.
We finally arrived this place with many people and buildings, papa and mama took me to the clinic for my vaccination. At the small clinic I met many friends, some older, some younger, I have never met so many babies at the same time since my birth! When the nurse called my name, papa strip me naked, and I am not liking this! I don't like to expose myself in front of so many people! And there was a nice girl looking at me too! So I protest, and I protest as loud as I can be, but papa ignored me, and place my naked body on a scale. I am now 5.4kg, my head circumference is 39cm, and my hight is now 57cm. After that papa dress me again, and now I am hungry, so mama took me, and she nurse me for the first time in the public, some mother were teaching my mama on her position. I can tell that mama is very nervous, but she was doing very well, and I got a few big gulp of milk before I was called again by the nurse. What do they want now? Mama told me is my turn to take the vaccination. And she just passed me to papa, and told papa that she cannot watch this. I wonder why was she scare?
I went into a room with papa, and the nurse gave me something pink to drink, EWWWW!!! That was the nastiest thing I ever had! So I scream my protest! When the yarky taste finally diminished, I was happy again, and I felt tired and fell asleep in my papa's arm. That's when my papa suddenly held me arms and legs firmly, and I felt it...the worst thing that ever happen to me happened! Something really painful spread from my thigh, and suddenly I felt something being pushed into my thigh, and I scream into papa's arm, and I fell asleep to shut off the pain. I can't even remember the boat ride back home. What a waste!
When I got back home, mama gave me more yarky stuff to drink, and I was feeling worst. My thigh hurt, and I and feeling hot too. I became very grumpy, and I cry all the time wanting my mama and papa. I feel pain everywhere. Mama told me it's ok, that is vaccination, and it is suppose to make me stronger! Why do adult want to make me sick to make me stronger? I am sooooooo grumpy now!!!!
One day I woke up and I notice that mama is very happy that day, I didn't know why she was so happy until she told papa that we didn't had formula supplement the day before, and I did fine without it, not even the 3 oz she usually give me before bed time! And I slept through the night...well almost the night without appeared to be very hungry and can't go to sleep! So that was 1 milestone that we have crossed. No more formula, that is my mama's wish. But seriously I am not sure why they don't like formula, it taste ok for a change. But after all I love my mama's milk! I have decided to give my mama the most beautiful smile to thank her for the comfort I get from her, and I too gave my papa the most "gumtiful" smile for all the wonderful bath he gave me everyday! And they both love it. Ha, adults are so easy to be pleased! I can now hold my neck straighter then I used to be able to, for your information I can hold my neck up on the first day of my birth! I can coo back to papa when he talk to me, and I can also scold the dive crew just like uncle Eric! Mama say next I should discover my hands...what is hand?
Well, mama and papa told me that we are packing up to go home, I am only getting cozy at kong-kong & po-po's house and now they tell me we are going back to another place call home! We all packed and started a very tiring and long journey. First we travel to kuku (papa's sister)'s house in Ipoh, there we rest for half a day so I get to play with my cousins. At 4am after my first night feed we depart from kuku's house to the east coast. I slept through the car ride at about 7am I woke up again feeling bored, and papa is driving too slow, I start to get grumpy, I want my morning bath! But papa and mama keep telling me that we are almost there! After 2 stops for feeding and changing because car is too bumpy for me to grab hold of mama's breast, and papa keep telling me that it is ok because I get to drink milk shake! Ha, funny man! Eventually we arrived the place called Kuala Besut, there I am being welcome like a prince, some strange Malay lady came took me in her arm, kissing me and asking mama to give me to her! So many people came to shake papa and mama's hand and touch my head. I must be very special person here! At the jetty some tourist commented on how cute I am and mama was so proud! When I went on to the boat papa held me tight and he told me we are going to the island land and home we shall be...err...when are we really home? They keep telling me we are almost home and we are still not home yet!! What are we riding next? Anyway, I like this speed boat thing, I slept through the ride. It is very cool! Finally papa told me we are home! On the beach there were so many people waiting for us, all with big big smile on the face, everyone knows my name, some even call me boss! There were people from Switzerland, Ireland, Holland, Frence, and England were there specially for me! Mama told me that they came all the way just to see me! Wow, I must be really special! The first day was too hot for me to be outside, me and mama stayed indoor for the first day. On the second day I am slowing getting used to the island, and we came out during the morning and evening, but afternoon is still too hot for me. Slowly we are getting used and having a routine I appeared more outside. Today papa took me out and for the first time we sat on the beach and enjoy the sea breeze! Papa made me this special beach chair so I can enjoy the sea breeze, mama is trying to upload the picture but the connection is too slow on the island that we can have too many pictures on the blog. I will allow mama more free time so she can blog for me. That is also provided that the internet connection is good so she can post! More post later! Gone swimming soon!!