Archive for April, 2007

Wishful Thinking

Posted in Mommy Diaries, Ramblings on 27 April 2007 by Leah

I wish…

… I could get at least a week’s worth of uninterrupted sleep. Sleep is a precious thing these days. It’s a luxury!

… I had more time on my hands so that I can do more of my favorite things: malling, shopping, getting a decent haircut, surfing the net, spending quality time with J alone, seeing a movie at the cinema, etc. The list goes on.

… my mom did not have to go back to Manila so soon. (She’s flying back by end of May.) She’s been a big help to all of us in sooo many ways.

… my milk supply was endless. We’ve managed to lower Erin’s formula intake to 2 bottles of 50mL of formula per day. Thank God! This is usually given to her at night-time (around midnight) because I can’t give her enough of mine. How do I know? She’s still crying even after a long feeding session with me. At this point, I’m not really quite sure if we can get rid of the formula. The bigger she gets (she’s 3.66 kilos already as of 24/04/07), the larger the demand for food (milk) it is. Let’s hope I can cope up with that fast.

… I had more patience and energy to keep up with Erin. She has her moods and on bad days, it can really get terribly frustrating. 😦

I know it’s a lot to ask. I never realised that the sacrifices would be of this magnitude. But when I take a glimpse of the little bub in the next room, I think it’s all worth it. I just try to psyche myself into thinking, “This too shall pass!

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EC at one month

Posted in Baby Talk, Erin Chloe, Mommy Diaries on 18 April 2007 by Leah

ECHere’s the lowdown on Erin. She has got to be one of the fussiest babies I’ve ever taken cared of, if not the most! It’s no secret that I haven’t had a decent night’s sleep ever since she arrived. This little innocent bub likes to wake up in the most unholiest of hours (between 1 and 4 in the morning).

It doesn’t help that I’m breastfeeding as well. It is such a huge challenge! We’re trying to cut down now on her formula intake so she could take more of my milk. From 4 to 5 bottles of formula, the community health nurse has advised me to reduce it to just two. The rest of the time she should be breastfed. The transition is terrible, believe me! I tried implementing it yesterday afternoon after Erin’s weekly check-up at the health centre (BTW, she now weighs 3480 grams). It seems like she’s always hungry and I have to sometimes feed her every hour. That went on until this morning. So, imagine us waking up at 1 to 2 hour intervals last night. Definitely no sleep for me! Makes me think now that my milk supply may be low. 😦 Oh dear… Well, proceed I must because they say, the more you try to feed, the more milk will come. God, I hope so. Soon, please!

Speaking of Erin, she’s already a month old. That was fast! She’s more alert now than she was a few weeks ago. Her waking hours are longer these days and when she’s in a good mood, you can play with her for 15 to 30 minutes. She sometimes coos and gurgles as she plays. She is interested in anything mobile, colourful and that’s sound-producing. Her neck control is getting better and she tries to hold her head up when she’s on her tummy or when she’s made to sit down on someone’s lap. (Gosh, this sounds like one of my patient’s progress report! LOL! 😀 ) All in all, she’s good!

Easter greetings

Posted in Home Front, Humor on 8 April 2007 by Leah

Hope you guys have a wonderful easter weekend! 😀

Stariray

Posted in Baby Talk, Erin Chloe, Home Front on 6 April 2007 by Leah

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Meet the little girl who’s been keeping us on our toes lately. All of us are at her beck and call. Who wouldn’t? 🙂

New toy

Posted in Techie Stuff on 5 April 2007 by Leah

nokia 6288
Nokia 6288

This arrived yesterday for me. Thanks J! 😀

Little Joys

Posted in Baby Talk, Erin Chloe, Home Front on 3 April 2007 by Leah
  • We just got back from the community health centre. Nurse Eleanor was there to check on Erin. Erin has gained 245 grams since her last check on the scale (28th of March). She now weighs 2945 grams, which is just a few grams shy of the 3K mark. 🙂
  • I was able to get more sleep last night/early this morning because for the first time, Erin was more settled and did not have any of her colicky episodes.
  • I am now back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 54 kilos. I weighed 140 pounds just before I gave birth to Erin so that means I lost a total of 22 pounds in two weeks. My appetite for food is basically the same. Sometimes I eat more than the usual amount (maybe because I am breastfeeding). But i think it’s the hectic schedule and the sleepless nights that are the culprits in my weight loss.
  • And since we are on the subject of measurements, let me add that from a 40-inch waist at full-term, I’ve managed to shed off 8 inches in the past two weeks. Honestly, I thought it was more than just that. No wonder my pre-pregnancy clothes (especially my pants) still can’t fit me. Ambisyosa! Haha! 😛 Need to trim this waist soon. Otherwise, I’d need to shop for new clothes. Hmm… But, come to think of it, that doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. 😉