November 23, 2004

Drawing, November 24For the first time, I think, Emma has put spoken words into practical use. Today, all out of blue, she looked at me and said "wa, wa ...". I was a little puzzled, trying to take it seriously, asking her " you want water?" She looked at me eyes wide open, "wa-wa, wa-wa". I took a small glass water, filled it with water to the brim, held it to her, she put her mouth to it, within a minute, she finished that cup! Bravo! Emma.

Later that day, she asked for water again, "wa-wa", I brought her water, she finished it again. No kidding!

Her vocabulary grows bigger, she can say "dumpkin" for pumpkin and she is delighted to see any big yellow pump round thing in her books. She really is keen to books, I wish she take the same interests and pride in walking. No, she still much rather crawl, or hang in my arms.

Sunday I took her to the big chicago museum again. No many babies at her age. Not at all. Then the older kids would nearly always walk away on her. It is hurting. And she is so eager to have friends!

Wa-wa ...

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Drawing, November 24For the first time, I think, Emma has put spoken words into practical use. Today, all out of blue, she looked at me and said "wa, wa ...". I was a little puzzled, trying to take it seriously, asking her " you want water?" She looked at me eyes wide open, "wa-wa, wa-wa". I took a small glass water, filled it with water to the brim, held it to her, she put her mouth to it, within a minute, she finished that cup! Bravo! Emma.

Later that day, she asked for water again, "wa-wa", I brought her water, she finished it again. No kidding!

Her vocabulary grows bigger, she can say "dumpkin" for pumpkin and she is delighted to see any big yellow pump round thing in her books. She really is keen to books, I wish she take the same interests and pride in walking. No, she still much rather crawl, or hang in my arms.

Sunday I took her to the big chicago museum again. No many babies at her age. Not at all. Then the older kids would nearly always walk away on her. It is hurting. And she is so eager to have friends!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004
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November 20, 2004

Emma's vocabulary grows daily. Well, every baby does. She suddenly knows how to both speak and sign cheese and night.

Emma and Leo. Emma, go to bed now

Cheese and Night - Night

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Emma's vocabulary grows daily. Well, every baby does. She suddenly knows how to both speak and sign cheese and night.

Emma and Leo. Emma, go to bed now

Saturday, November 20, 2004
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November 14, 2004

The needy emma who is missing her daddy Leo got a popular vote, the most important one, from Emma. He was missing for a whole long day, from morning to almost 11 at night. He went out to work. Emma obviously suffered. She missed him, especially around her bedtime. I had a great deal of trouble getting her sleep, or quit crying, even after I offered my breasts, even she drank 9 oz milk. No. She sat up, looked around, knowing her dad was not around. Ok, cry, cry, loudly ...

Then Leo came back. Immediately, she laughed with tears still on her face. She screamed with excitement and delight. She jumped at me and Leo in turn, returning to her brilliant hyper night-baby personality.

We gave up. We dressed her up, took her out to the kitchen, there she played while Leo ate his very late dinner. Emma did not sleep until 12:30 pm.


Emma is a giant --
Giant time eater
She eats up Mommy's time
She eats up Leo's time
She eats up her own time
All the time.

Where is Dad?

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The needy emma who is missing her daddy Leo got a popular vote, the most important one, from Emma. He was missing for a whole long day, from morning to almost 11 at night. He went out to work. Emma obviously suffered. She missed him, especially around her bedtime. I had a great deal of trouble getting her sleep, or quit crying, even after I offered my breasts, even she drank 9 oz milk. No. She sat up, looked around, knowing her dad was not around. Ok, cry, cry, loudly ...

Then Leo came back. Immediately, she laughed with tears still on her face. She screamed with excitement and delight. She jumped at me and Leo in turn, returning to her brilliant hyper night-baby personality.

We gave up. We dressed her up, took her out to the kitchen, there she played while Leo ate his very late dinner. Emma did not sleep until 12:30 pm.


Emma is a giant --
Giant time eater
She eats up Mommy's time
She eats up Leo's time
She eats up her own time
All the time.

Sunday, November 14, 2004
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November 10, 2004

Leo and MB correctd me, Emma also knows these signs and words:

Books
Moon
Birdie

Revised Vocabulary

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Leo and MB correctd me, Emma also knows these signs and words:

Books
Moon
Birdie

Wednesday, November 10, 2004
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November 09, 2004

Drawing, Emma, 11/11/2004 Drew another picture of Emma? Ah, oh, I probably can never draw a baby that even looks like Emma. Still, it is a lot of fun. Actually it is not that hard, some colors here, some colors there, steal some ideas here and there, make sure there is always some hair sticking out ...

I tried to collect Emma's vocabulary as of Nov. 9 of 2004, at the age of 13 months 2 days old. Her vocabulary has two folds. She can sign them as well as speak them. Here they are:

Be-be: baby
Be-..: bear
Ba--: banana (this is funny beacause of the way she put her fingers together)
ball: everything circular is a ball, including buttons, oranges, ...
by-by:
gar: car
Do..: dog
du..: duck
da-da: dady
Eye: she always poke at our eyes and say ai, ai

She can sign milk, shoes, socks, sleep and eat. She knows book but cannot sign, even though we tried many times to teach her. Sometimes she also says no, or maybe so ...

She cannot walk alone though. I am a little upset. A few days ago, Emma made a few brave steps, walking to and fro from Leo to me. Leo and I got so very excited and kissed all over her, then she went back to crawling ...

Emma's vocabulary

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Drawing, Emma, 11/11/2004 Drew another picture of Emma? Ah, oh, I probably can never draw a baby that even looks like Emma. Still, it is a lot of fun. Actually it is not that hard, some colors here, some colors there, steal some ideas here and there, make sure there is always some hair sticking out ...

I tried to collect Emma's vocabulary as of Nov. 9 of 2004, at the age of 13 months 2 days old. Her vocabulary has two folds. She can sign them as well as speak them. Here they are:

Be-be: baby
Be-..: bear
Ba--: banana (this is funny beacause of the way she put her fingers together)
ball: everything circular is a ball, including buttons, oranges, ...
by-by:
gar: car
Do..: dog
du..: duck
da-da: dady
Eye: she always poke at our eyes and say ai, ai

She can sign milk, shoes, socks, sleep and eat. She knows book but cannot sign, even though we tried many times to teach her. Sometimes she also says no, or maybe so ...

She cannot walk alone though. I am a little upset. A few days ago, Emma made a few brave steps, walking to and fro from Leo to me. Leo and I got so very excited and kissed all over her, then she went back to crawling ...

Tuesday, November 09, 2004
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Emma's daily diet should include the following (Got this from internet where it tells about diet for children who are allergic to milk):

breads and cereals - include milk free bread, milk free cereals, rice, pasta and other grains

fruits and vegetables - include fruit, vegetables and salad (check the labels if packaged)

meat and meat substitutes - include lean meat, poultry, fish, egg or legumes (avoid crumbed foods or products coated in batter)

dairy foods - include milk substitutes eg. calcium fortified soy beverage, soy based infant formula and soy yoghurt

fats and oils - include oils and milk-free table margarine (eg: Becel®, Sundew®).

Nutrition-correct diet for Emma

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Emma's daily diet should include the following (Got this from internet where it tells about diet for children who are allergic to milk):

breads and cereals - include milk free bread, milk free cereals, rice, pasta and other grains

fruits and vegetables - include fruit, vegetables and salad (check the labels if packaged)

meat and meat substitutes - include lean meat, poultry, fish, egg or legumes (avoid crumbed foods or products coated in batter)

dairy foods - include milk substitutes eg. calcium fortified soy beverage, soy based infant formula and soy yoghurt

fats and oils - include oils and milk-free table margarine (eg: Becel®, Sundew®).

Tuesday, November 09, 2004
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November 07, 2004

Home with Emma, little Emma

Leo finally found some part time job to do. He was out for a whole day and so I spent a whole day sitting Emma, this incredible baby. And she tried very hard not to nap but just play and play, turning off my computer or fighting with me for my computer, reading books or pulling all books off shelves, as a result of sleep depletion, in the afternoon, Emma actually was quite fussy, yet still she resisted naps. Good, she went to sleep at night without much trouble.

A day with Emma

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Home with Emma, little Emma

Leo finally found some part time job to do. He was out for a whole day and so I spent a whole day sitting Emma, this incredible baby. And she tried very hard not to nap but just play and play, turning off my computer or fighting with me for my computer, reading books or pulling all books off shelves, as a result of sleep depletion, in the afternoon, Emma actually was quite fussy, yet still she resisted naps. Good, she went to sleep at night without much trouble.

Sunday, November 07, 2004
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November 03, 2004

The season of harvest is not that all aglow with hope. The biggest hope for a dramatic change, a change for a better, open, sensible America is gone. Bush won, and kerry lost! The America that Emma is going to grow up in is losing more and more of its appeal. I do not know if one day Emma would have to consider going to China, for the reasons that once made America the biggest fantasy of mine, prosperity, opportunities, worldliness, culture, urban ...

Election Shock!

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The season of harvest is not that all aglow with hope. The biggest hope for a dramatic change, a change for a better, open, sensible America is gone. Bush won, and kerry lost! The America that Emma is going to grow up in is losing more and more of its appeal. I do not know if one day Emma would have to consider going to China, for the reasons that once made America the biggest fantasy of mine, prosperity, opportunities, worldliness, culture, urban ...

Wednesday, November 03, 2004
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November 02, 2004








On this election day, I sat down to put together the pics of hallowen. Excitement has subsided, the crooked cracked pumpkin face, with a toothy smile of 5 bad teeth, yet can still be my witness of how excited, giggling I was.

We took Emma to the chicago Children museum on sunday, the official hallowen day. Did not go to the hauteur ship though. Emma had a lot of fun in "her" museum.


http://www.agoodtechguy.net/emma/12mos/index.html

Golden Orange Hallowen

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On this election day, I sat down to put together the pics of hallowen. Excitement has subsided, the crooked cracked pumpkin face, with a toothy smile of 5 bad teeth, yet can still be my witness of how excited, giggling I was.

We took Emma to the chicago Children museum on sunday, the official hallowen day. Did not go to the hauteur ship though. Emma had a lot of fun in "her" museum.


http://www.agoodtechguy.net/emma/12mos/index.html

Tuesday, November 02, 2004
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