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Yassy’s note:Liam’s first year:Day 86 – Day 88

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Day 86

After a bit of milk time,I usually did exercise/massage with him.

On Day 86,he got me surprised because he hold his head high for 124 seconds!! That is like more than 2 minutes.

Up until that day, 80 seconds was the longest time he hold his head high when he is on tummy time.

His neck muscle seems to be getting stronger each day.

On day 86, he had to change his clothe 3 times.. And it seems always happen to have his clothe messy right after I finished the laundry for Liam….

Within 4 days, he was to be 3 months old! I felt time flies!

During the 3 months, even though I was a newbie mom, I have found some things that I liked and some things that I did not like to use for care Liam.

Here are things that I really liked.

I have mentioned about this in the past but, I liked using Bob B-safe (Britax) stroller&car seat I loved 4 wheels on them other than 3.

Felt like it got great support,and the wheel were thick and nice big size and it rolls well on bumpy road/area and rolls smoothly.

Liam grew out of the car seat attached to the stroller but we like the stroller a lot and still is his stroller and lasting quite long. I love them.

Bob B-safe (Britax) stroller&car seat..

Arms reach co-sleeper; can have babies in it up until 15 lb. has same level of regular bed and you can put the bed right next to your bed and can observe the baby from there.

And, it got pockets on both and bottom has storage and can put swaddle,wipe box,clean sheets etc Side is mesh so, no worry about babies get face to bumpers,cannot breathe etc.

Another one I really liked was bottle made by chico.

The brand has “natural fit new born flow nipple”,which i believe is the slow flow and it got unique angle and shape so it will decrease the air sucks in compared to other bottle nipple.

Chico bottle “Natural fit”..

Also, I liked breastfriend. I put Liam on it and feed him whether direct breastfeeding or via bottle.

Breast friend….

Other stuff I learned and liked was renting the breast pump symphony (retail price is more than $2000.) from hospital. It was a big help to me.

Insurance company can get you compact travel size one made by the same company to symphony but it did not do good as much as I want it to be.

It already died after 1 month use… I rented the pump from hospital pharmacy and paid every month.

First 2 weeks after the discharge from hospital,I could rent the same pump from lactation consultant for free.

What else.. Boppy’s nursing cover was good.You can hold it into little tiny bag and can carry well.

And the diaper bag.. I really really liked the one made by skip hop Grand central Take it all diaper bag.

It got 2 size thermo pocket,and there are other outside pocket.Lots of them and it has changing sheet and it got rings/strap you can attach to the stroller.

Only thing I wish it got was shoulder strap so you can wear it cross from shoulder.Otherwise,it works really good.

Surely,when babies comes to your family,they need lots and lots of stuff. And also realized babies go through clothes a lot in a day and lots of laundry everyday.

Day 87..

Liam had to change his cloth, and his crib sheet as well.

He was not happy about re-doing his diaper (he peed while I was trying to change and he had to be re-done) and wiggled his foot so much.I am amazed how fast he can put his leg up and down.

Liam was changed into his monkey footie. The clothe was newborn size but he still can wear it.However, it was getting tight on him a bit.

Day 88..

For some reasons, he was so happy and smiling a lot and flapping hands and wiggling legs and so active.So,I had to take a picture of him being so happy and he gave me the biggest smile I have ever seen during his 88 days with me.

Liam Day 88 big smile…

Liam still worked hard to get his head as high as he can….

Liam day 88.. trying to get his head high as much as possible..

Stay tune for more Liam’s story.

Dec 07, 2017 | 0 | parenting