Thursday, November 26, 2015
Olivia - 32 months 2 weeks 5 days
Owen - 4 months 3 weeks 5 days
The painful clogged duct shld be alright I guess. Maybe it needs a few more days to recover completely. Sigh. I duno if supply is affected or not and he's been suckling like his usual. Fuss around the boob is norm because suckling and coping with fighting sleep makes him very pek chek. Sigh again. Don't know when will be be able to sleep "peacefully". Why like that!!!
Today he's been quite good though, clocking 4hrs of day nap. No such thing as routine for now no matter how hard I try. Usually morning 10am nap is fixed. Just clock as much and as long as possible. In this 4 hours 99% of the time I need to co nap with him. Opening up my boob like a human pacifier such that when he fuss boobs are here to rescue a fussy baby! During his waking hours... Here's what I will do..
- hang clothes
- gobble lunch
- make soup
- marinade meat
- wash up vegetables
- cut whatever is needed
All these done with him either complaining on the bouncer by kicking his limbs or self entertaining in his cot bed with the cot mobile, flipping making a mess on the bed, sucking his fingers, sucking his toes(!!!). If he protests further and I am still not done, I will strapped him up and do the above. Of course, when doing the above chores, I need to priortise which chore isn't carrier friendly so that I can clear the chore before the protest kicks in. So far manageable. I find that the amazing thing is, no matter how it's manageable. It can be tough but still have to move on.
So usually there's no floor time or much activity except singing a lot to him which is his favourite. He can be so happy and the eye contact with me just melts me.
Ok la, somehow today managed to squeeze a little bit of time for...
And someone woke up hugging my fat thighs
Like he can't bear to wake up. Using the sis blanket because that's the only blanket within my reach then. Wearing a beanie because when I transfer him from my arms to the bed, his head was facing the fan.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Olivia - 32 months 2 weeks 3 days
Owen - 4 months 3 weeks 3 days
The painful duct continue to haunt me. It wouldn't go away. Sometimes I feel like I am going to have a fever and sometimes I thought it was rheumatism because it's raining. When Owen suckle, I felt my nipple is falling off because the lump is right below the nipple. Also, the pain is such that I feel like biting a thick rolled towel to curb the pain when being suckled. I tried to pump it out but it's useless. If latch doesn't help how can a pump help. I really don't know what to do now. Don't want to waste money on a stupid lump by going to doc or massage right so see how tmr. It's like serve me right for eating so much sashimi.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Olivia - 32 months 2 weeks 2 days
Owen - 4 months 3 weeks 2 days
Hi it's my birthday. And many times today I forgot it's my birthday. Still the morning rush, evening rush, struggled to put Owen to sleep, struggled to get Oli to listen.. Like any other day. But I thought things were quite good today. Owen napped 2 hours in the morning and bits and pieces in the afternoon. I managed to pluck the veg with him seated at the bouncer quietly shaking his limbs away. For the first time, I bathe properly. As in I did hair treatment during my bath time because he was really sound asleep.
A small cake that Kiki bought and the 3 of us finished all. I didn't expect a cake and when the waitresses came singing with it I was plesantly surprised. Happy to know after so many years, there are friends who celebrate your birthday for you.
Hubby came home with a packet of macaroons and we took quite a number of wefie together. The pictures are still with hubby's iPhone and err.. Not very nice because we are dressed in home clothes or pj and Owen was fussing to sleep.
At age 33, I felt I haven achieved much seriously but its still feels good to be a mum to Oli and Owen and a wife to hubby. I have no career - I chose to give up. I have no money - my savings stash is for project xx and after which I am left with nothing. What I have is so much love and time with the family I built.
I have no birthday presents (oh no push gift too!). No Hermes, no Chanel, no Rolex this round. Sounds sad? But I don't mind... For now. I make sure hubby remember he owes me one.
I said I thought things were quite good today but I am having very painful clog duct now. The side of my left boob is still very swollen and lumpy after nursing Owen. I think the sashimi today again led to more milk. I hope I don't get a fever like last round. It was very bad.
Enough...Lastly, happy birthday to myself. I am finally sleeping earlier.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Olivia - 32 months 2 weeks 1 day
Owen - 4 months 3 weeks 1 day
Two cuties. 7 weeks difference but Mei Mei is almost catching up! Haha. Their sisters are 7 weeks apart too. How coincidence!
Like this photo too. Owen was looking at 美女。
Oli gets all excited when we told her we are going over to Ally's house. She went around telling everyone she's going to Ally's house.
We had steamboat and the gals cut a birthday cake for me as well.
Then it was dinner with my parents and sister. Let's take a selfie with Didi
As usual, the big one will ask for animal rides at zoomoov and followed by the train ride. The grandpa will accompany her for all rides. Very lucky gal to be loved by all.
Tired max from all the long rides to both ends in Singapore. Write more tomorrow on my thoughts if I have the energy to. I hope brother can sleep thru till 6am and give me a little more space than usual after every feed.
Meanwhile let the feasting continue.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Olivia - 32 months 2 weeks
Owen - 4 months 3 weeks
We celebrated my birthday today at colony. Hubby suggest buffet which I agreed because this is the only time you are offered a ticket to buffet.. Thanks to breastfeeding. Weight dropped to a new low again. Thanks for no maid also hor.
Ok I digressed. I like the varieties though I didn't try all. The sashimi were thick slabs and I ate quite a fair bit. The cheese! Omg when was the last time I had them? You can mix and match the fruits and they will juice them for you. I didn't, I just take whatever they have at the counter. Everything that I tried are pretty good. Unlike most buffet, most of the items you can give them a miss. Oli had a bowl of chicken noodles, fruits and few mouthful of ice cream. Owen on the other hand were in the carrier most of the time. My birthday lunch also 不放过我。
Last pic taken by Oli 不错喔！
Thanks to the sashimi, my boobs leaked like no tomorrow.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Olivia - 32 month 1 week 6 days
Owen - 4 months 2 weeks 6 days
Dr K just came to pay Oli a visit to see how is she dealing with a new brother so far. I shared with her she's been having this sibling sleep regression for the longest time. It got worse since I went out for the late night movie and she's been asking me to sleep with her but you know brother needs the boobs to sleep yo.
Dr K gave her a whole roll of Disney frozen stickers and taught her how to cope her scratching habits with the stickers and using the stickers to create her own boundary at the play area. More importantly, went through with me on the her involvement for pre bed time activities with the brother.
As for the brother, she helped to apply the medicated cream into his foreskin of the penis and checked his neck where the skin was broken. Did massage and sang nursery rhymes to him, taught me how to make him prop his head further up with stimulating his reflexes.
Both my kids jerk and for Oli she used to jerk a lot to the extend I nearly lost my grip with her while carrying her. Didi has our accidents too and both parents lost grip and he banged his head. Guilty max. Dr K said Owen behaved like he was a breech baby and then she knew from me that he was a breech baby like the sister before.
Again, always feel very grateful when my kids are blessed with help. Our pd has been very kind to give us her personal time without charging us, allows the access to her via SMS or emails when we run into problems. We really like her, especially Oli. I have never seen Oli taken instructions so perfectly well until tonight when Dr K got her to do some of the activities with her. And of course, I feel so proud of Oli when Dr K says she's a smart kid and hope it's really true.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Olivia - 32 months 1 week 5 days
Owen - 4 months 2 weeks 5 days
My little man had his first haircut last Sunday. Didn't really bear to cut his hair but the cradle cap was seriously serious. The flakes just wouldn't go away and they smell. If they go away few strands of hair will come off together. Since a large patch was affected and new patch of hair was actually growing I decided it's really time to let go. I can't even answer for myself why I had so much emotions over a botak head and in fact when he's botak I felt he was still cute and handsome so I didn't cry! Cry! I wanted to cry when Oli was shaved botak. Also Oli has bad rashes after shaved botak and I was afraid the same thing will happen to the brother.
Presenting my little botak