Mini Blueberry Pancakes

One of my latest kitchen gadgets is the Bruno Hot Plate and so far I’m loving it! I specially bought blueberries for baby, but she has been refusing to eat them so I thought of making blueberry pancakes with them!

Recipe is so easy and it’s such a hit with the whole family!

Ingredients needed:

  1. One egg
  2. One cup of flour
  3. One cup of milk
  4. One teaspoon of baking powder
  5. Blueberries

The recipe also called for 2 tablespoons of unmelted butter but I decided to do without to be healthier lol.

Whisked the egg, poured in the milk, followed by the flour and baking powder. And tada! A batter is formed.

Used the Bruno hotplate and here are the learning points for future reference:

  1. Set heat to Medium.
  2. Pour in the batter to 3/4 full – it will rise!
  3. Don’t be stingy, put in 2 blueberries for one mini pancake.

I also made a batch with cheese and they took me right back to my childhood when we had QQ balls from AMK market. Tasted exactly the same so no prizes for guessing what I will be making the next time!

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First Kiss

It’s a tiring day. Running on 3 hours of sleep (only have have myself to blame for this), powered by 2 cups of coffee.

Lunch with Mel, followed by play date with Shijie & Sushi to The Buds @ Shangri-La Hotel. Two cat naps in the car seat (first was a whopping 20 mins, second was 30 mins). That pretty much summed up my day.

Was hoping to quickly feed #LittleDee and get her settled for bed.. but she was fussing during dinner and started blowing bubbles to her soup. Scolded her every time she did it, but stubborn child is stubborn. Until I lost my temper and raised my voice.

Mom guilt kicked in after shower, and before bed time I hugged baby from the back, gave her a kiss on her cheek, and said sorry.

And then she tilted her head, leaned towards my cheek, and gave me a sloppy kiss.

There it was, my first kiss from her.

Be still my heart. Be still.

Milestones at 9.5 Months

So at 9.5 months, #LittleDee has been pushing herself up from tummy position. Lol seems like she’s stuck at commando crawling, so she pushes herself up from the side to sitting up position. Quite amusing to watch I must say.

Spotted her pulling herself up the cot to standing position a few times, but her legs are still too weak to attempt cruising around the cot for now.

Also, we moved her to her own room yesterday and our room feels so empty without her cot now. Such sticky parents, but hopefully this would be a step towards helping her to achieve better sleep.

I’ve been in a dilemma on whether to sleep train her, and am really not sure if I will have the heart for it. But at the same time, this dependency on nursing to sleep really needs to stop, and I really hope she would get better rest with more predictable schedules.

I wish motherhood/ parenthood came with a manual.

Teething Issues

I spy with my little eye.. one of #LittleDee’s top teeth is cutting out!

Can’t remember exactly when her bottom two cut out though (oops) but it should be sometime in mid Jan? Shortly after she started solids!

Hopefully we won’t have much teething issues..

Steamed Cod Fish with Egg White

Had 2 pieces of codfish from Shijie, cos we decided against using it for sensory play, and decided to copy the Jumbo dish where #LittleDee first tried codfish!

Prepared the codfish with egg white, drizzled with a bit of sesame oil and garnished it with goji berries, ginger and spring onion.

Steamed the fish for about 10-11 minutes using medium heat fire.

She loved the fish, so am documenting the recipe down for future reference!

Pork Broth Soup with Radish, Baicai & Tomato

It’s not often #LittleDee finishes everything I give her, so I better record down this “recipe” to refer back to!

Soup stock was made by boiling pork bones, radish, baicai & tomato! Super simple but the soup tasted so good!!

Added in the meat & carrots, and cooked the somen noodles separately before adding it into the pot closer towards her mealtime.

She loved the radish and I gave her 3 more pieces to self feed, of which probably half made it to her mouth lol.

Still have some radish left, so I shall google for some recipes to try out!

Hope she continues to eat well, but I also hope she maintains her milk feeds too, although that doesn’t seem likely with her refusing to latch even though it’s after 4-5 hours at times!