2.25.2009

opppsss... don't be confused with the title . I made a music video (again ...) of Anzu's random photos & clips before she turned 4 months old. Actually, this is the second part of the video I posted on my previous post.

My baby has so many pictures... taking photos and videos of her are just one of my obessessions actually =)


Enjoy g





2.22.2009

This was the very first time I fed my lil Azumi, it was exactly an hour after I gave birth thru normal delivery. That was the strangest yet the sweetest....---oh well actually there are no words to explaine how I felt during that time. The feeling was automatic, maybe I could describe it as "extreme overjoyed".




When I was still pregnant, I was already determined to to breastfeed my baby even though I didn't have the idea of how would I do it. I heard alot of situations that there are many moms who couldn't breastfeed their babies because they just can't... Thank God, my hospital provides breast massage and seminars about the basic care for the newborns. I learned that breastmilk is like the law of supply & demand lol. Normally, it takes 3 to 7 days (or even 2 weeks ) to have a normal production of breastmilk. Some women are just lucky to begin producing milk during pregnancy.. In my case, it took me 7 days to have that leaking milk like a cow. The breast massage was uber painful especially the first 3 days of 30 min massage every morning during my stay in the hospital... oh well

Until now, I alternately feed my baby with breastmilk and formula milk.








mommy moments

2.16.2009

OH hisashiburi desu (it's been awhile). I'm really sorry If I couldn't update my baby blog as often as I should be, because Im just too bad with time management. I envy other Mommy bloggers who are much busier than me but still find time to post journals at least 4 times a week .

As usual, it was a busy week for me & my dollier that I couldn't find time to post about my baby's 3 months milestones sooner. She just turned 4 months last week, February 8. There are sooooooooooo much things to share since the last time I updated about her.

Our lil dollie princess could really recognize who's who in her life. Sure she smiles at people whoever plays with her, but definitely later looks at us ( feeling assured that we're there, especially her beautiful mom ).

One of the greatest things she learned so far that excites us most, is she can laugh outloud. Im glad I had captured that first laugh just a couple of weeks ago, when she was 3 months and 1 week. I was the one who first witnessed it. Her dad was at work during that time so I took a clip from my phone and excitingly sent it thru mail . While playing with her, she never stopped laughing until she got tired. I was extremely overjoyed and my heart screamed at the same time. It was one of our happiest bonding time together.

She's such an adorable baby. We love it when she placed on her stomach. She's so cute. She could lift her head up with the support of her hands, and lifts up her legs as if she's on a sky dive . Sometimes she's diving with her dad, i mean Tummy Time =). They're so funny.

Our baby has transformed from a dependent newborn to an active, communicative and responsive baby . Giving up my job with a nice salary to become a full time stay at home m0mma (& a wifey) is all worth it. I wouldn't want to miss anything special from my baby's milestones of development.




Pics and clips taken before she turned 4 months




our baby's some other milestones includes:
Stronger kicks

Began to finger suck =(

She could easily grasp things even for a short time. She could hold her own bottle when feeding ( with a lil support ). She reach any object she sees.

Enjoys tickling... You'll love the way she giggles...

She make noises.. Sometimes she would raise her voice when nobody would pay attention.

She sleeps more than 7 hours straight at night. Sometimes, 6-hour stretch through the afternoon.

Smiles always. Especially when she wakes up in the morning. It's always been a good thing to start a day, i just don't remember when exactly she started doing it, it became already a routine everytime she wakes up in the morning.

She stares an object and follows it when it moves. It's funny when she stares at her Dad practicing golf and follows the golf club when it moves.

Becomes curius about the things around her. She looks at almost everything around the room. This time I also let her look at our reflection infront of the mirror, she looked shocked at first, but now she could laugh at her own reflection.

That's all for now. Hope you enjoyed watching the music video I made .

2.08.2009

I might as well share an album of my preggy days for this week's Mommy Moments.






In my whole life...
Knowing we were 6 weeks pregnant is the happiest moment...

Being pregnant to our first baby is the most wonderful part....

Giving birth to our lil princess is the sweetest pain I have ever felt....

Our lil Anzu gave meaning to our life....


This blog actually started when I was pregnant. I really wanted to make a journal of my pregnancy until giving birth, and now solely dedicated to our lil girl as we watch her grow up =). The first few entries were all about my pregnancy until I gave birth.. These are just some of my entries My 1st Trimester, Sweetest Pain II, Sweetest Pain


For more mommy moments Preggy pics click here.




Extras
Its been a wonderful and beautiful 4 months with our lil girl. Today, she has turned 4 months old



mommy moments

2.05.2009

It's been a lil while again. Hope you're all in the midst of good health.


Yesterday, Anzu had her first ever vaccination. In Japan, babies between their 3rd & 4th month are required to have a BCG immunization. Then after four weeks, they will have another series of vaccinations. This is what I love in Japan. Children ages 0-6 years old have the priveledge of free check ups and vaccinations. Just this year, the government implemented a 100% help for those who are giving birth to a japanese citizen of course, in all areas of Japan(I'm talking about hospital bills). Last year, there were just certain areas that give 100% help. In my area, we only received like 70% from our total hospital bills =(.


Oh well, we went to our local health center. It was another great experience for us, as a first time parents. Babies were all over with their mums. I was lucky enough that my hubby was with us ... he should be because I could get nervous, just seeing my baby cry .


Anyhoo, just like the other babies, our lil girl cried but Im glad she calmed right after and fell asleep =) . I may be bad because I asked my honey to take a video clip. He was really hesitant at first but I just want to record our baby's first ever vaccination. I'm just a sentimental kind of mom that I want to capture all our baby's FIRSTs. Maybe because I never had my own video clips when I was a baby. I dont either have much baby pics .




Few days from now, our baby will turn 4 months