Sunday, August 28, 2005

There's no place like home

I had to be in Vegas for a work related convention and I dragged the whole family with me. While I was working, hubby and the kids were in the hotel room most of the time so Firsto/Primero was bored and wished she was home after the 1st night.
I hated the smoky environment inside buildings because all of us were exposed to 2nd hand smoke when ever we were in the common area.
I wasn't impressed with the hotel room in Mandalay Bay. The shower door doesn't have the magnet so It can't be closed. When ever we're done showering, there was a big puddle of water outside the shower door. The toilet was in a small room where there's no exhaust fan to pull out the unpleasant odors. I expected better bathroom design with these new hotels.
We ate at the Noodle Cafe which had pricey authentic Chinese noodles and fried rice.
Everyone was so glad to be home and sleeping in our own bed

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Secondo 3 months old

Secondo was 3 months old when this picture was taken. She's wearing her sister's old outfit. It was difficult to get her to smile for the camera. I used a 3.2 mega pixel camera. Bulleye has 8.0 mega pixel and I wonder if you can see a big difference in photo quality.

In this picture Primero was 3 months old. It was taken using Sony Mavica which used floppy for storing picture. I believe the resolution was only 1.2 megapixel and that was the top of the line camera of the year 2000.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Busy weekend

We went to Santa Monica this weekend to see my new nephew (hubby's sister's boy). He
's 11 weeks younger than Secondo but Secondo is twice his weight. He's like a little monkey. I'll post picture at a later time. Now that secondo is 3 months old, she starts to recognize people. She cried when her aunts and uncles tried to hold her. She's used to me and her big sis and my mom since we are her primary care giver. I want her to get use to hubby so hubby can deals with her crying sessions.

Friday, August 12, 2005

The need to cry

Every night around 9:00 PM, Secondo has a crying tantrum. Nothing we do can get her to stop. It's not just your sad cry, it's the type of cry that people think we are torturing her. The type of cry where there's a long silence..5-8 seconds before she take her next breath and her face turns purple. All we can do is wait for the crying session to be over and console her to sleep. Is it because during the day she didn't cry so all her crying needs are bundle up inside and finally she can't hold it in much longer so it becomes a tantrum?
Secondo's big sister, Firsto said "What if she never stops? Big sister love you Secondo, don't cry..."
So anyone out there who has or had a 12 weeks old baby, please share your secret on how to ease her crying.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Foot in mouth

I spoke too soon. Secondo still needs one feeding in the middle of the night so hopefully by 3 months she can sleep through the night.
I went to Target at lunch to buy some stuff and I wanted buy a rattle for secondo. This lady next to me started talking to me
Lady:" This teething ring actually vibrates!!"
Me: " How teething ring advances from year to year"
Lady: " I know..."
Me: " So when are you expecting?"
Lady:" Well, I'm not but I have a 6 month old baby."
Me inside my mind : Woops. I thought I will be able to tell if someone is pregnant or overweight.
Me: "I'm sure she'll like the vibrating teething ring.." and walked away.
Lesson learned never ask the question no matter how sure you are " When are you expecting.."

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Important milestone

Since I discover that I can post picture easily,I went back and posted picture of Secondo sucking her thumb and when she was 4 weeks old. It's so easy.. Fresno Sucks, now there's no excuse for you not posting pictures on your blog.
Last night was an important milestone for both secondo and I. She went to bed @ 10 AM and didn't need any feeding until 4 AM. That's a six hour stretch of continuous sleep for me. She probably could go longer but my boobies were so engorged that I had to wake her up for feeding. She didn't take much so I had to pump afterwards. If she can last 8 hours, by 3 months old, I will be able to get more rest. Good job Secondo !! I'm rooting for you..

Friday, August 05, 2005

Secondo 2 months old

This is really cool. Now I can attached pictures with out using Hello anymore. Here is secondo 2 months old. It's funny how she doesn't have any neck which makes it hard to wash.
Here's S when she was 2 months old. Do they look like each other?

Recovery process & changes

It's been a week since S had her surgery. Overall she's recovering well. Her right eye lid is almost back to normal and her left bottom eye lid still shows redness and swelling. One more week of medication and she'll be able to let her eyelids touch water. Lastnight as I kissed her good night she told me "Mom, I think love only Nicole but not me.." "What made you say that?" I responded "You always take care of her but not me anymore.." "I love both of you the same. I used to feed, burp and change your diaper just like mei-mei (little sister) when you were that small. Now I have 2 kids to take care of so I need your help with taking care of mei-mei" Sometimes she looks sad because she doesn't get all the attention as before so the adjusting period is still going on.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Thumb sucking @ 11 weeks old

Today, secondo is 11 weeks old. As she tries to fall a sleep I give her a pacifier which sometimes falls out of her mouth when she stops sucking. This morning, I noticed that she was sucking her left thumb already. Her motor skill is not that coordinated but she's able to put her thumb in her mouth and sooth herself to sleep.
I asked S if we should let secondo sucks her thumb and S says "No!" "She won't be able to stop sucking her thumb later like me, remember?" This was S happily sucking her thumb @ 7 months old.
Brother inlaw Mike seems to think that my kids have hubby's thumb sucking genes. Note that as a child, hubby sucked his thumb for many years also.
At first I was totally against it but she seems so content and peaceful when she found her thumb so I'm caving in as we speak. Lately she's been having crying spells at night and nothing can really sooth her other exaustion from crying.
Today is her 2nd day at day care so hopefully she'll take the bottle from the sitter.
S's eye lids are healing well. Top lids heal faster than lower lids. She's good at not scratching her eyes eventhough they itch.