Τρίτη, 31 Ιανουαρίου 2012

start solids at 4 months?

Today we went to the pediatrician for vaccination. We changed our doctor. The new one was a kinda old and weird man but everything seemed to be fine. When he told us that we should start giving solids to the baby. I was shocked! He is only 4!

Here's the thing, I thought that nowadays, everyone gives solids to their babies after 6 months. So I left this subject for later. I thought it was something that I wouldn't mind soon. But I was wrong. I was there, with my 4 month old baby and that old man wanted to give solid food to him!Oh no! I was so lost in space that I didn't even mention anything about 6 months exclusive breastfeeding! I looked at the prescription...fruits, fruits, fruits ok and (famous milk company's name written with huge capital letters) rice flour. Thank god, I remembered I would never give to my baby any powdered food with sugar and a million other things in it, that I'd had to be a scientist to know wat they are. So I at least asked about that.

I'm definitely not ready to give him solids...gggrrr....

Δευτέρα, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2012

Parent fighting

It's a face of his...it's a word of mine...and without realising it, I'm crying, he's shouting...I strictly tell him not to shout in front of the baby...we're both about to explode. I ask him to leave cause I can't stand his attitude. He says he's leaving because he can't stand that everything gets on my nerves.

And then he's gone. And it's me and the baby again. And I feel terrible. I cry in front of him. He looks at me. I smile...he smiles. Then I cry...he gets serious and looks at me again.

I hate that. I just hate it. I hate it every time we fight and this little guy has to be in the middle. I hate it cause I love him to death and I want him to be happy.I don't want him to grow up in a home full of incongruity. I know that my baby feels how I feel and I only want him to feel positive. But I can't help it. Every time we even mention breaking up, I fall apart. I feel like my roots are burning. For a moment I think that I can make it on my own and I don't really need Phillip. But then I remember all the time we've been together (wich is a little, but we've been through some serious shit). Well I want to be with him. I love him a lot.

We just have to work things out. I have to find ways. I have to try to be a better person...for my son, for my husband,for me.

Σάββατο, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2012

Baby laughing out loud for the first time

8:20 pm

Ok I'm going crazy! I feel my brain can't process all that...my heart can't hold all this looooove!

Everytime I watch him doing something new, something he has never done before, my emotions overflow! When it's me and the baby (like all the time), I want someone else to be there too, so I can share the emotions. But when someone else is there, I feel he doesn't feel the way I do...he doesn't get so proud...so happy...i don't know...

Anyway, I filmed him laughing out loud in the end, that he was a little bored of the whole thing. The video is mostly me doing funny (ok ok stupid) noises and stuff to make hime laugh. It's a good video thaught.

Those crazy photos are from a smaller laughter of his later...

Παρασκευή, 27 Ιανουαρίου 2012

Hey I didn't left you there!

Time: 8.30 am

Activity: Diaper changing (yeah!)

Baby's on the bed, on his back. Mama goes over the closet to take a diaper. Turns back and finds the baby torn over on his belly.

Shocked!!!

This looks really dangerous....I guess I have to find another place for diaper changing pretty soon. Something more safe. Maybe I'll finally fix the montessori playing mat that i was planning, in the living room. I could move the diapers and stuff close to the mat and use that space for changing diapers safely, on the floor!

No more naked baby on my bed!

I just realised how tired my face looks (and is)...and how chaotic my bedroom looks (and is)

 

ps 1: Today is baby's little birthday (4 months)

ps 2: I love it when I wake up in the morning, make a cup of coffee, open the laptop and see a new photo of me and the baby as a background. My hubby does that while I sleep.

Παρασκευή, 13 Ιανουαρίου 2012

The most beautiful sound I've ever heard!

Today, Friday 13 of January 2012 at 4:45 p.m.,  I was doing some shantala leg exercises to him. Well, he always seemed to enjoy them. But today something unique happened. At first he gave me a big smile...and then he laughed!!!! I froze for a second! And then I cried (damn you hormones)!

I couldn't believe it! It was the greatest, most amazingly beautiful sound I've ever heard! I was so shocked that I didn't even take any pictures...but I will always carry the picture inside my mind...I just realised how much in love I am with my son...

Τρίτη, 10 Ιανουαρίου 2012

My baby is growing!!

A few weeks ago, I started giving to my baby several toys to chew, like sophie the giraffe and some soft toys. At first he was taking out his tongue, licking the toy and then he was making a weird face like he has been eating lemons.It makes sence as long as the only thing he has ever tested is my breast.

This morning was the first time a gave him to taste his bunny comforter's ear.It is soft and fluffy and he seemed to like it. Before I realise, he was sucking it with pleasure. After a while, he got a little tired and the bunny's ear was falling of his mouth. Then he was crying plaintively and I was putting the ear back in his mouth. He seemed so satisfied....

And that was baby's first object sucking! Besides his hands of course. The last few days his favourite hobby is putting his fist in his mouth and frantically sucking it. Just putting the hand isn't enough for him...he puts his whole fist in his mouth (and sometimes he's trying to put his both fists in his tiny little mouth haha) ending up with shawls alla over his face, hands and shirt!

The other thing baby loves sucking, is daddy's finger! The funny thing is that Phillip loves it too, so they're doing it as often as the can!Haha I love them!

Today, it was the first time I saw my son looking at his hands!!! Ok not actually looking...it was more like a squinted effort to look at his hands.Yep that discribes it better!

Τρίτη, 3 Ιανουαρίου 2012

New Year in Greece!

Vasilopita

The day before yesterday we cut the vasilopita. Vasilopita is the new year's cake. We put a coin, wrapped with aluminium foil, in it and the one who receives the piece with the coin would be lucky the whole year. We cut it a little late. We usually do that the first day of the year,but we were busy cutting other vasilopitas in other houses haha. So the big winner in our house was the babyyyy!! Yeah! Seriously, no tricks! And I say that, cause usually mamas and grandmas cheat, so the little kid on the family wins. The funny fact is that when I was in the kitchen, sifting powdered sugar over the cake, I was thinking how boring would be to go all the way to the living room and get a coin (so silly). So I took a beer bottle cap that I found on the table (someone was drinking again), wrapped it with foil and put it in the cake. I hope my son has a strong sence of humor when he will grow up cause I'm going to keep it for him.

Pothariko

The first person who enters the home in the New Year is supposed to bring good or bad luck.So many people ask a lucky friend or relative, but mostly little kids to enter the house with the right foot. Baby did pothariko at our neighbours and at my mama's....

Opening presents!!!

Well I never expected that I would see a bunch of presents under the christmas tree and wouldn't mind that none of them is for me.I remember, when I was a kid I was waking up in the new year morning and I was running immediatly to the living room.There were always two presents under the tree.One for me and one for my brother.My mom never thought to put labels with our names on them so my criteria for guessing which one was mine were:the bigger,the bigger and the bigger!!haha One day that I opened the bigger present of course and found a train in it I got so angry and annoyed that I didn't open my real present till noon...

So here are our presents.Most of them are unwraped but that's ok!

[caption id="attachment_21" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Actually the two bags on the left are bought the last minute from my mum for me an Phillip so we wouldn't be jealous ha"][/caption]

My aunts Kiki,Julia,Dina,my mother and Merope got these gifts plus grandparents,our house owner,Vaso,my godmother and aunt Dina again gave the baby money.Thank you all sooo much!!

This is the gift everyone got crazy with! Amazing Replay baby booties by my aunt Julia!!!

Δευτέρα, 2 Ιανουαρίου 2012

Happy New Year!

Everyone, here in Greece, says 2012 is going to be worse than 2011.Right now I take care of my baby, so I don't go out so much and I don't have a job of course, therefore the situation doesn't affect me directly.But I hear it all the time from tv,family,friends and my husband of course.Sometimes it makes me really anxious cause I have a little boy and I worry about his future.And sometimes I close my ears and keep myself calm cause otherwise i'll become insane.And I choose to smile at 2012 and wish it will smile me back.

 

Κυριακή, 1 Ιανουαρίου 2012

Welcome!

I was almost running inside the house trying to get ready in time for the new year's eve at my mom's. I was also saying something to my hubby about the baby I guess and he was ignoring me.And I'm so glad he did, cause I got into the bedroom and I saw the most beautiful picture.My hubby and our 3 month old baby boy lying on the bed.So peaceful!They were looking at each other in the eyes.The baby was touching his face.They were exploring each other.OMG I left there looking at them.So beautiful!

I was trying to figure out what's going on with me and the baby and everything lately so I got lost between books,articles and stuff and I forgot to listen to my baby.I can't remember when was the last time I had such a moment with my little boy.I really miss that.I really miss the moment that time stops and there's only me and the baby...well the hubby too.Alright I run all the time trying to make things work over here but I still have a messy house,an almost empty stomach and dirty hair but i don't care cause I have my tiny gorgeous son and my caring husband and that's all I need.

I wanted to start blogging but I didn't know what to talk about first.Know I know!Welcome!
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