I don't know if it is because of the cough med that Kieran is taking or simply because the 7th mth is here again or he is simply just whinny and grouchy, Kieran is simply impossible the last few days. However he's shown vast improvement today. Though he still a little whinny, he is much happier and even willing to *lend* (can hold and touch, not proto-sharing) Kiefer a number of toy cars to play with! Kiefer was so happy that Kor Kor played "set, set, set" with him!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Kieran caught a bug from somewhere and has been sick for the last 3 days. The fever's been coming and going for the last 3 days and he's also got a cough. This is the worst he's ever been sick. The previous times that he was sick, he was not like this. This time, he could still play, but he couldn't really eat. He simply took 1 bite of anything, chewed it and then spat it out. He didn't even drank much milk over the few days. Yesterday, his diaper was dry for the entire day!! Yippee? Nope, no accidents either, no toilet. Simply no pee. He is getting dehydrated!!!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Kieran refused to wear diaper this morning. He wanted to wear a specific shirt and NO diapers. At first he didn't even want to put on shorts! I managed to convince him into wearing shorts, and told him that he needed to tell me if he needed to pee. I tried getting him to pee into his potty before putting him into shorts, again he refused. I wasn't going to force him to do so as I am a big worrier of backfiring. So, 5 mins after being in his shorts only, I heard a yell and crying in the living room. There he was, standing in a puddle of pee, afraid to move and pee trickling down his leg. I think he thought that he was going to get a spanking already. So I did the textbook way, told him it is ok, whisked him off to the bathroom to clean up and showed him the potty again.
This is the part where I become inconsistent. I think I am not ready to go cold turkey of being diaperless yet. After we cleaned up, I put him in diaper pants instead of tape diapers. I think I should have continued with the shorts and cleaned the house up a few more times, since he initiated the diaperless move. Too late now. Guess I'll psych myself to try going diaperless cold turkey tomorrow and the rest of the week.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Woohoo!! Kieran managed a #2 in his new potty!!! Good job!!
On the other hand, one more appliance has broken down in the house! My Avent steriliser is broken. I still turns on but it stops the sterilising 1s after i press the button!! Infuriating, since I need to use it 2x a day to sterilise the pumps! And, I already left the spare one at the inlaws. Gotta go get it tmr. Meanwhile gotta wait by the stove to boil the bottles.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Haha, another speech/ vocabulary development of Kieran's. He is really starting to talk a lot more and we've begun to hear him construct phrases in the last few days. Now, instead of saying "No", he'll sometimes say "No tans" (No thanks) when offered something. It is also quite funny that he now says "I" followed by some action words to express himself. E.g. "I sit", " I drink". He also mimics a lot of our speech. When he completes a certain task, he'll now say " Good job!" to himself because that is what we always say to him when he does something right.
However, he is still having a little trouble with the word "share". He thinks that "share" means the other person has to give the item to him. So he'll go "share, share" and crying when he wants something that someone else is holding. :(
We are really looking forward to more phrases from him!
Thanks to Kiefer, Kieran is also drinking some au naturel breastmilk everyday! I gave Kieran some when I started pumping initially as I only got small amounts. Nowadays I've been pumping twice a day to store in the freezer in preparation for when I return to work. However, the supply is building up and the bags of milk are taking up space in the freezer. Also, I am using up the milk bags really fast and thus I thought I should just give all the extra milk to Kieran instead. When it's time to go back to work, then I'll start storing the milk again. Whatever it is, Kieran gets to gain some benefits of having some breastmilk in his diet (hopefully it helps to alleviate his eczema), I'll free up some freezer space, and also I'll get to maintain my milk supply. Great! So now, Kieran gets about 1 feed of breastmilk everyday!
Monday, July 07, 2008
Kiefer's First Swim!
He was uncomfortable at first because the water was rather cold, but he soon enjoyed dipping inside! He also enjoyed floating around in the inflatable rocket! :P
Here's Kieran, happy as always when he is in the pool!
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Woah.. Kiefer is 2 months today! He is really going to grow into a big boy. He is starting to hold his head very well. You can almost not support his head when carrying him!
And this is Kor Kor, having a laugh with his little brother!!