Mom and Baby

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

She is already 3 yo!

It's been already 3 years and 3 month since my daughter was born!
Wow, time goes by so quick. She started to go to preschool when she was 2.5 yo. Back then I was really focused on getting her socialization with other kids since there was no other kids around her. Now she really enjoys her preschool and her routine.
However, now I have been working more hours and don't get to see her much...She is feeling that loss of together time, too.

She is 3.5 yo and now is more she needs her social life. Yet I am feeling that I might pull her out of preschool until later so that she can spend more quality time with me.

I just have to make sure she gets some sort of activities and social life with other kids.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Wow, she is already 14 month old

I haven't been updating my blog with new info!
Well, I realized that raising a baby is a full time job!
Now my daughter is 14 month old. Such a happy and active baby.

My friend just had a baby and asked me about pacifier use.
Basically my daughter hated pacifier until she was about 12 month old! She would push out pacifier with her tongue. But now Pacifier is her friend to comfort herself and when she wants to fall a sleep. Dentist doens't recommend use of pacifier after one year old. It has something to do with development of baby's mouth/palate. But my pediatrician said it's OK to use until she is almost 2 years old.
I just bought this Ortho pro pacifier which is better for baby's mouth development. My daughter hated it first, but once she got used to it she doesn't mind now. It's more flat and shaped to fit in the mouth.
Worth trying!?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

It's been a while

My daughter is almost 9 month old. Time goes by so fast! Now she is growing and crawling each day, and I can hardly catch up with her! She loves to walk around the house while holding onto my two fingers! She loves to eat plan rice, butternut squash, noodles, fruits, etc. She weighs 19lb 10oz now. We also have been feeding her oatmeal cereal which she likes other than rice cereal. At times, she refused to take food from me because she wants to feed herself! So I let her use her hand to get food from the plate. Of course, most of food don't go into her mouth! But that's ok. she is learning to be more independent!!!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

nursery rhymes

I have been looking for nursery rhymes "Pat a cake" to sing it for my daughter. While I was looking for the rhyme, I realizd that there are so many variations. I wonder which one is the original rhyme???

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it, and prick it, and mark it with a "B"
And put it in the oven for Baby and me!
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker man.
Bake me a cake as fast just as you can.
Roll it and pat it and mark it with B,
And put it in the oven for baby and me!

These two are pretty common that I found.
Does anyone know the original?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sign language for baby

Communication with infant is a frustrating thing for both mom and baby. Babies can't verbally tell you what they want or don't want.
I recently found out that using a sign language helps reduce a stressful situation when it comes to communicating with your baby.
Babies can learn simple signs such as 'bottle', 'eat', 'more', and etc to let you know what they want. One of the book "Sign with your baby" written by Dr. Joseph Garcia says that you can start teaching signs when babies are about 7 month old. It does take a while for babies to learn signs but once they do, you won't regret it.
I am starting a simple sign 'milk' to my daughter who is just 5 month old. So I will let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Switch to Bottle feeding

If you are trying to switch from breastfeeding to bottle feeding, I have a few pointers to tell you!
Two weeks ago I had to go back to work, and two month before that we started to get her to take a bottle. I have been breastfeeding all this time, and when we tried to give her the bottle she was refusing to take it no matter what we did. We tried so many different bottles and nipples!
After all the money we spent on different bottles and nipples, she finally took a bottle which we originally purchased, VentAire. Well, what happened was that I had to leave my daughter and her daddy alone home to go back to work even though she wasn't taking a bottle yet. So her daddy had to feed her with the bottle whether she liked it or not. Surprisingly, she didn't refuse it at all! I guess all we needed to do was for me to leave the house!
I heard from several people the same story that in order for a baby to switch from breast to bottle, mom shouldn't be in the house. Babie can sense their mommy by smell! That means dad or someone else needs to try to give a bottle to the baby. Another tip, my baby doesn't like cold milk. She stop drinking it when the milk gets cold. We always warmed my breastmilk pretty warm, though not too hot to burn the little mouth! Also we keep a big mug cup half filled with hot water to rewarm the bottle once the bottle gets cold.
One more thing, if you know you have to go back to work sooner or later, start feeding your baby once a day with a bottle from the beggining! My pediatrician recommended it too! We gave her a bottle for the first month, but after that we kind of stopped it...That was our mistake...
I hope this will help you!
Good luck!

What a cutie

Friday, June 02, 2006

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Faith ;)