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The Fight Against Sleep

If V is not going to sleep I may as well relax and blog. Seriously, since 8:40 am, I’ve been trying to nap the little girl. She is fighting with every ounce of energy she has. I tried the wrap 3 times and the swing 2 times without much success.

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Ok, look at this face. Why does she not look exhausted? Especially for someone who woke up at 5:30 am. She is also having some major teething issues – it’s beyond nursing. I just gave her a silicone teeter and I can hear the squeaking sounds her gums are making against it.

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Maybe today will just have to be one of those days when she naps when she naps. I dont have the energy to fight it. I’m tired from last night…and every night in fact. I’ll see if she can nap on the deck. It will be good.

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Finally, after being awake for 5 hrs, she is asleep on me. What this means is Z will be watching tv until lunch time, which is not the best situation, but what choices do I have? At least he is watching educational shows.

Update on the Kids

It’s been a while since I wrote about the kiddies. Z is almost 2 yes and 9 months. V is turning 8 mos in the 24th. Time flies.
Z is now fully potty trained, except at night and for naps. I bought him superhero undies from Old Navy. It’s cute that he chooses which one he wants to wear. “I want to wear Batman. And Lambie, too. (Lambie is a stuffed toy.) Z is learning to be patient with his little sister. Sometimes I catch him giving her kisses and tickling her. So cute.
Z is a very sensitive and intuitive child who loves to interact with people. In fact he’d rather talk to adults than kids. So funny. Once we went over rJ our neighbors after dinner and C was eating peanuts from a bowl what does he do? Stand beside her and eat peanuts, too.
Whenever he sees our neighbor, M, he always says hi loudly and waves to him.
The sleeping in the big bed is working out much better recently. We have Changed the time on his clock to be a half hour earlier to see of it helps him stay in the bed longer. So far, he has been staying in his bed till at least 6 am and then he quietly comes out of his room and tiptoes to ours.
V has been having some really rough nights. Last night was probably one of the worst – she was screaming for pain and unable to settle to sleep. Nothing made her feel better – not even nursing. Naps have been in the wrap with M this weekend and I’m happy for the time to spend with Z.
Tonight we had family over and she just didn’t want to have her last nap. By the time she fell asleep, it was over 5 hrs of wakefulness. Not only was she overtired but she started to feel teething pains as well. Poor girl.
Nursing during the day is far and few in between. They happen mostly before bedtime in her room. It’s hard for her to nurse during the day with all the distractions. She also has been refusing a lot of foods she used to love. Minigo, Gerber puffs, congee and Cheerios. She used to eat these excitedly and now she pushes my hand away or turns her head away. All she wants is to drink cows milk from a straw sippy cup, even water.

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Tonight I put her down on her tummy, hoping she’ll sleep better and so far, she has. I also gave a dose of Advil before she fell asleep. She hasn’t had a good nights sleep in so long. I hope a tooth or two comes out soon. She was biting me last night while nursing. V was also doing the popping on and off the nipple a lot.

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner

Today, we celebrated Mothers Day at our house. Everyone came, except for Lori, who is in SF, even my mom. Yes, my mom came out to join us. My sister bought a lemon Mousse cake for dessert. It was yummy.
Anyway, after dinner, Z was patiently waiting in his booster seat for the cake. I was upstairs with V trying to put her down and had to switch with M when I heard Z crying. I came down to see him on Ms shoulder, very upset and sobbing hard. I took him to the bathroom to find out what happened.
Apparently, he was reaching to touch the cake and one of his favourite uncles came and turned his chair around to face him to the wall. Then us aunts and uncles all laughed about it because they thought it was funny. Well, Z didn’t think it was funny.
I explained to Z that Ly didn’t mean to upset him and that he should go and make amends with him with a kiss and hug. So we did. Perhaps Ly is still feeling bad about it but my mom told me that R wasn’t too thrilled that he did it. Z is a very sensitive child who doesn’t like being embarrassed in front of others.

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