Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nathan's First Word

Mommy and daddy were really thrilled when we heard Nathan 'say his first word'. And thankfully, we got it captured on video.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sleeping Thru the Night - 7 hours

Nathan's about 8 weeks old, and he's started to skip his first middle of the night feed (he has 2 middle of the night feeds, one at about 1am, and another at about 4am). Some days, he still wakes up at 1am to fuss, and I'd have to coax him to sleep. It doesn't take that much effort to get him to sleep again, so I figure he's not hungry.

He still wakes up for his 4.30am feed. I've tried to coax him to sleep, but he continues fussing. When I feed him, he happily finishes a full feed. I suppose that means he still needs this feed.

So in total, he's sleeping from about 9pm to 4.30am. 7 hours :). Actually, 7 hours is already counted as sleeping thru according to the books. The books suggest giving him an additional feed at 11pm or so, so that the 4.30am feed can be pushed back to about 6.30am. I've decided not to do this as I'd like his bedtime to be 9pm. So for now, I'll continue waking up at 4.30am to feed him... till he's old enough to do without this feed.

I'm so glad that Nathan's more or less sleeping thru. Now I'll just need to figure out how to cut out the 1am fussing.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

2 months old

Dear Nathan,

You just turned 2 months old...

You attended your first church service on 11 Oct... though you were sleeping thru most of the sermon. Pastor Paul introduced you to the church, and you received a very warm welcome. It is mommy and daddy's prayer that you'd grow up to be a man who loves the Lord; a man who'd honour God and remember His grace.

You smiled at mommy for the very first time on 31 Oct. I was holding you in my arms and was about to give you your midnight feed. You looked up at me and smiled. It was so heart warming. I teared. It has been so tiring waking up every 3 hours to feed you. The middle of the night feeds are the toughest. But that smile of yours melted my heart.

You've started to enjoy bath times. It was by accident that mommy discovered what worked for you. We've been using the bath seat in your bath tub since mommy bought it when you were one or two weeks old. One evening (3 Nov to be exact), you did a MASSIVE poo. Poo was flowing out of your diaper, and it was super messy. So I decided to bathe you after cleaning your bum. Figured that it'd be easier to wash your bum without the bath seat. And surprisingly, you didn't cry when I put you in the water. From that day on, you stopped crying in the bath. Now that you enjoy your bath times, mommy bathes you 2 times a day. :)

You get to go out more these days... in the first month, you only got to go to Thomson Medical Centre. Now that you are older, we've brought you out a little more. We've gone to Robinsons to buy toys, West Coast Plaza for dinner, KK hospital for your hair cut, various infantcare centres to recce... more to come.

You continue to bring so much joy to mommy and daddy. We love you loads.

Hugs & kisses,