Recognizing a lot of sounds


Finally, you are taking nap. But this was like 530pm!
Luca: 8 months and 3 weeks

Solid food: apple, apricot, chick beans, butternut squash, spinach, green peas, oat meal

Lately, you started recognizing a lot of sounds and try to copy or try to make a noise along with the sounds. Such as cat (Nash)’s meowing, and pica boo (inai inai bah – Japanese version). This is a lot of fun for me too. When I copied of meowing, you repeated after me. When I said “inai inai”, you said “bah” after me. However, the sound you make is more like moaning than anything else but at least you corresponded. πŸ˜„

Btw, the last post I wrote about you slept throughout the night was just the night only. You’ve been through a lot on that day and that was reason why you slept through. I guess the play and exercise your Papa and I think is enough for the day is not enough. You have to play a lot more! Man, what else can we do? I mean I can’t really do much with you during weekdays since I’m at my work. It’s up to your Papa. It’s too bad we are not young enough to keep up with your energy!! Haha

First time to sleep throughout the night!!

Luca: 8 months and 1 week

Solid food: chick peas, butternut squash, green peas, spinach, apple, tomatoes

Last night was the first night that you slept throughout the night!! I was super excited but at the same time tried to figure out how that happened. 

Well, you went through a lot yesterday. 2nd Flu shot, a lot of crying because you fell from the carrier (Happy isn’t feeling well and your Papa tried to help him and hold you at the same time but failed… He feels really bad. ). A lot of crying drained you out. As soon as you ate, you were so sleepy. I bathed you and read some books and your Papa put you to sleep and you were out right away. 

I don’t know if you’d sleep throughout a night tonight but hopefully you just reached to the time. Then I will be super doper happy! πŸ˜„

Much Love, 
your Mama

Sleeping habit #5


A baby with a dog
Luca lies down with Happy
Luca: 23 weeks old

Tonight, Luca kinda showed me that he didn’t want to be fed before the bed time. I tried to feed a bottle (he drank 1oz), and both side of my breast. He cried as usual and spitted up most of it. He had 3 tbl spoon of soupy rice before the bath as well so I guess he was super full.

Now, I use my breastfeeding as a weapon at night time so then he usually falls in sleep but I guess not tonight… What to do what to do…

I put him on my bed, lied down with him and started to sing the same song “Kira Kira Boshi (twinkle twinkle little star)”. He started to be calm and quiet. AND he fell in sleep with MY song!! Wow you can’t imagine how happy I was that happened!! It took me about 4-5 loops of same song over and over but I guess he likes my singing!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ I used to hate Karaoke because people used to tell me I was off key. So I stopped singing in public. But I would do anything for my baby and he appreciates it. Awww I love you so much, Luca! πŸ˜„

So far, he woke up once at 9pm. Frankie put him to sleep and since then he is sleeping like an angel. πŸ‘ΌπŸ»πŸ‘ΌπŸ»πŸ‘ΌπŸ»  Frankie is super good at putting him sleep! πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻

I pumped and now I’m good to sleep. 

As usual, hopefully he will sleep till 2 am or even longer!

Oh btw, he got red cheeks all the sudden since this afternoon. Frankie suspects the tofu I gave Luca yesterday. He had more than usual (3 tbl spoon) and his body is finally reacting to it or something. It’s sad to know he might allergic to soy. πŸ˜• Let’s see for a couple days if his red cheeks would be gone or not…

Good night!

[Update] it didn’t go well as I expected it. Luca woke up twice before midnight, he woke up again twice before 6am. When it’s a good day, he sleeps till 7am and I was hoping for that today but it didn’t happen. Boy, I am tired already (7am). πŸ˜• 

Love you very much, Luca! 

Your mama

Sleeping Habit #4

Luca: 23 weeks old

Today was Happy’s birthday (14 yrs old) and I stopped by Petco to get his birthday gift. 

I came back home around 620pm (I should’ve gone there from work not going back home first) and finally fed Luca solid food around 7pm. I didn’t get to play with him long enough after the meal and his bed time already came along. 

He was still full energy by the time I finished the ritual. He was wide awake after the breastfeeding and wanted to talk more, play with gargling sound and touching my face. 

I even sang “Kira Kira Boshi (twinkle twinkle little star)” a few times. He listened and gave me a smile. I was expecting he would fall in sleep with this song but too bad it didn’t work out. Maybe I’m such a tone deaf that he can’t sleep… Lol (but he smiled at me when I sang. That made me so happyπŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•)

Frankie suggested me to put him on the floor and let him play a little. He even crawled in full speed for a few times! I thought that would tire him out but it didn’t. 

After all that our effort, of course he had to cry loud in his crib. Cry > picking him out + sooth him > crib > cry > pick + sooth > crib > and it goes on for about 15 min. Finally he fell in sleep not in his crib but on my bed. Frankie moved him in his crib after that. 

Now it has been 30 min (almost 10pm). Probably he will wake up in 30 min or so and the another battle will start again as usual. Not fun at all but it doesn’t last longer than 1130pm so let’s hope and pray same thing will happen tonight as well. 

Should I go to sleep now or wait till the battle is over…? 

Good night. 

[Update] Luca made a sound for a few seconds later he fell back in sleep again. That was 1030pm. And woke up around 2am. I fed him and put him back to his crib. That was it. He had a good night sleep until 630am. Yay!

Much love, your mama