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by Lucy Li Published on 27 June 2011

Baby development week 14 - 100 days old.

Baby Passport

Naly’s passport arrived this week, I was very excited, this means we can go abroad for holidays!

We recently booked a big trip to Australia for Christmas to see Ryan’s family and friends with a few days stop over in Thailand first, I can’t wait!

A baby passport last for five years, it seems a quite long time since Naly is going to look very different then. On the government website it says the baby doesn’t even have to open their eyes in the photos, surely a different child could pretend to pose as that baby in a few years time?

Luckily Naly’s photos turned out well, she has her eyes wide open and looking into the camera. She loves the camera already - uh oh!

100 days old

It is an important day in a baby’s life when he or she reaches 100 days in the Chinese calendar, we usually have a little celebration with food and drinks.

As my family are from China I drove Naly down to Devon to see my parents and Grandma for a few days. It was the first time I’ve driven alone on the motorway with Naly. Ryan usually drives us when it’s long distance.

I have to say it was a little nerve wracking, I have never been so cautious! I was constantly checking my mirrors and I stayed in the slow lane mostly - pottering along under the speed limit. It’s funny how responsible I’ve become as a parent, I’m not saying I was a speed demon before, but I drove a lot faster.

Luckily there was no traffic on the roads and we made it to Devon in three and half hours.

For Naly’s 100 days’ celebration my mum cooked a mini feast, her cooking is always delicious - it’s just nice to be home sometimes!

I’ve got some old black and white photos of me on my 100 days with Mum and Gran, it was taken in a photography studio back in China. I decided to set up the same poses with Naly and them. It was fun to do, especially hearing my Mum and Gran remembering that day with me.

I hope we can do this again with Naly’s children in the future... who knows, maybe it’ll be 3D holographs or something? Personally, I prefer the look and feel of aged black and white photographs.

The photos we took turned out well and though I took them in colour, I want to play around with them in Photoshop to make them black and white and age them thirty-odd years. It’s good to keep the creative juices flowing with a few projects like these.

Next day we went to Bude, in North Cornwall for the day.

Naly dipped her toes in the sea for the first time. The water was very cold but she had a funny little expression on her face and I think she loved it. There’s nothing quite like dipping your toes in the sea! I’ll get her on a surfboard as soon as she’s old enough.

Naly enjoyed being near the ocean. We didn’t put her in the buggy because every time try she squirms and whimpers. Since it was a warm afternoon, we took turns to carry her.

She’s a curious little thing, she wants to see everything. She gets very excited, she moves her little head around to get a good look at the world around her. She also made a lot of sounds like she was commenting on everything. Very sweet!

I can’t wait to hear what she makes of all this.

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