Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Juan Or is a Big Boy Now

Yesterday night was the first time Mommy left Juan Or to sleep alone by himself in his own room. It was already 11pm. Juan Or was still in a playful mood and wanted Mommy to read to him, entertain him and play with him. By 11.30pm, Mommy insisted that it was time to lie down in bed and go to sleep and that Mommy was going to switch off the lights. Mommy also reminded Juan Or that for that night onwards, he had to sleep alone in his own bed because he is a big boy now and that Mommy would go sleep in Papa and Mommy's room. He obediently and eagerly nodded his head - no sign of resentment on his part.

So Mommy switched off the light, closed his bedroom door and left his room. At that time, Juan Or was already lying in bed but still awake. Still no resentment or cries on his part. Mommy walked to the master bedroom to join Papa in bed. After a little while, Mommy heard Juan Or's cheeky shout from his room and that was all. Mommy still remained in the master bedroom and finally dozed off. It was a peaceful night and Mommy woke up at 5.10am the next day. Mommy went to Juan Or's room to check on him. Turned out he was still sleeping soundly. Mommy's conclusion: So far so good - getting Juan Or to sleep alone in his own bedroom turned out to be a breeze after all. What a relieve for Mommy! On the other hand, Mommy now misses sleeping together with Juan Or. Tonight Papa will not be at home because Papa has gone outstation and Mommy feels undecided whether or not to sleep with Juan Or tonight since Papa is not around. What do you think?

By the way, on a side note here, Juan Or has 'matured' in thoughts already as in Mommy no longer faces problem in getting him to drink milk. In fact, shortly after we have moved into the new house, Juan Or would tell Mommy when he desires to drink milk. Mommy would prepare the milk and he would drink eagerly. No need for Mommy to bribe him with watching DVD anymore. Or sometimes, we need to be going somewhere, so Mommy would wake him up from sleep and asked him to drink milk. Juan Or, still feeling sleepy, would obediently finish the milk so that we could get going fast (which was not something possible to do when we were still staying with the in-laws)!

Here are photos of Juan Or drinking milk while lying down on the floor. Notice that his limbs are no longer the babyish limbs anymore (Mommy misses that!). He can even lift up and cross his legs while drinking milk - like a big shot! ^ ^



17 comments:

smallkucing said...

wah...he so syok ah . Drink milk crossing legs. :P Hey no more problem drinking milk?

Alice Law said...

So happy for you! I reckon it's something you have longed for, ansolutely a GREAT RELIEF to you and your hubby!!^-^

Please continue with the routine, no one can gurantee if you broke the route you won't have a harder time to start it over again! All the best!

Have a great day ahead!

manglish said...

happy birthday to Juan Or...redirected here by smallkuching hahahah he drank milk like big towkay leh...got potential mummy hahahahaha

Alice Law said...

Happy birthday to Juan Or, hope his birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!

@manglish,

Yyou "CHOP" first kar? Why you so early today?>o<

reanaclaire said...

Happy Birthday to Juan Or... maybe he grows up healthily, smartly.. and lovingly to his family!
:p

Rose said...

Hi! Drop by from small kucing. Come over to wish Juan Or a Happy Birthday!

So good boy, can sleep all by himself in his own room.

Sheoh Yan said...

Hi Alice, if you husband is not around at night, you can sleep with Juan Or, but don't let him know. Just as usual, you can still tell him that you are going back to your own room. When doze off, he won't expect you to be next to him.

Ann said...

Hi...came over from Smallkucing! Happy Birthday to Juan Or.

Good that he is drinking milk regularly now. I am also facing that struggle with my son now! :)

mNhL said...

Happy B'day to Juan Or.

Btw, Juan Or is so brave! At such age, he is willing to sleep alone.

Shenny's mommy said...

Happy Birthday, Juan Or. He is indeed a very brave boy, can sleep on his own.
Hehe..my gal also like to left up and cross her legs when drinking her milk and also found her a few times sleep with that style.

Pete said...

Happy Birthday Juan Or, wah cross leg and drinking milk at the same time....LOL!

cheeyee said...

Happy Birthday Juan Or! Woot sleep alone! Something I wanted to do since early of the year - kick the kids out of my bedroom! LOL!

So happy for you. Juar Or has grown up so much. :)

prince n princess mum said...

little big boy! haha!

Alice Phua said...

Thank you everyone for the birthday greeting (on behalf of Juan Or). You all really made the effort to cross-over to Juan Or's blog after reading the birthday dedication at Smallkucing's blog. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And to ALice Law and Sheoh Yan, thanks for sharing your thoughts and opinion about whether or not I should sleep with Juan Or when Papa's not around. Thank you all once again for the birthday greeting and thoughts. Sorry I have to leave office early today....hehehe....have to go collect Juan Or's cake and then rush back to fry some french fries and chicken nuggets. It's my first solo attempt at deep-frying. :P

Little Kit Boy said...

Hi Alice, I'm Jenny and came to know you thru SmallKucing. wow..another lovely blog to follow.

And the most important thing....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JUAN OR. WISHING HIM 快高长大, 身体健康 & 永远快乐.

Alice Phua said...

Hi Jenny, nice to know you too. Thank you for the lovely birthday greeting and I'll be visiting your blog very soon. :-D

Miss Cheah said...

Such a lovely little boy.