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Yassy’s note:Liam’s first year: Day 130 – Day 137

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 132..

Liam grabbed my finger and gripped very tight and then brought my finger to his chin,while he was sucking his thumb.

Yes, he wanted to suck my finger as well.He simply could not decide which one was tastier,lol..

Liam Day 132 old.. grabbing my finger and sucking his thumb..

I did skype with my family last night and they liked watching how Liam reacts to them but I really wish they could physically touch him,hold him and interact with him real time face to face…without screen.

Day 133…

Went to pediatrician today.Liam is growing nicely.

He was 11lb 15 oz, 24″ tall,and head size was 38″. He got 4 months checkup and got shot and on the way home, we (me and my husband) both got flu shot so,today was shot day for all of us.

Vaccine was my very very first time here in the states so,I was not sure how it would be but it was all right.

Back in Japan, since baby time to grown up,I got shot but I noticed that American doctor tends to give you shot 90 degree angle with long needle one while Japanese one gives (although some without long needle gets given 90 degree but most are 45 degree angle) patient more like 45 degree angle so,I was not sure what it will be like.I survived.

I was told I was the one of those person that doctor has hard time finding good muscle because mine is small.

Day 137..

I am thinking that maybe next month, Liam could go meet Santa at the mall for picture. First winter and very first experience with Santa.I wonder what he thinks.. Little Liam found his favorite toy and He likes to grabs it and bring it to his mouth and nibble. He says “It no milk bottle!”,lol

Liam Day 137.. with funky shape toy..

Stay tuned for more Liam story.

Apr 29, 2018 | 0 | parenting

Yassy’s note: Liam’s first year: Day 124- Day 129

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 124..

Liam had long long breast feeding time again. 39 minutes total!!

I was really thinking that he would probably not going to take any more milk via bottle which we are supposed to give after direct breast feeding to ensure he is getting some.

Well, after fell asleep a bit with breast feeding time, he took all 90 ml supplemental breast milk in the bottle!

He slept about 4 hours since,then had another milk time and currently sleeping like am angel.

I did skype with my parents last night and Liam was sleeping but just about when we were to say “finish,log out”,he woke up and he met his Japanese grandfather/grandmother over skype again.

I saw my grandmother too and they liked how well Liam is growing and they cannot wait to see him all the time.He is cutie pie,they say and I enjoy watching how they interact with Liam over the skype.

It is a shame they cannot come whenever they want to… 14 hours flight away is so far!

I know my father was originally planning to come visit us in October but he had bad intuition (he kind of felt something not right and he was debating if coming or not coming long time) and he decided not to come. However, he told me that he will be coming over in spring;April or May next year when he told me he would not come in October.

I heard my parents decided to go to hot spring (onsen) for relaxation to celebrate their 40th wed anniversary.I told them have a nice trip and enjoy!

Day 125..

Liam was fed by my husband a second ago and, my husband called me and said “Look!”

This is what I saw.

Yes,Liam is a big boy now and can drink milk on his own,he says:-)

Liam Day 125 drinking milk on his own ..

Day 126..

His feeding number in a day got decreased so, I upped the amount of milk in the bottle.

Since the bottle in the picture is almost full when one feeding worth of milk inside,he has graduated from this bottle yesterday and now using medium sized bottle (it was 8 oz bottle). He is taking 150-160ml milk each feeding now:-)

He sleeps quite long during the night.He slept 11 hours last night.

Day 127..

After started giving Liam tummy massage;1 to prevent constipation, 2 to keep things moving and if any burps left in tummy,he let it out from rear…his bowel movement is much more regulated and we can guess which day he would poop.

Today was that day.

Sure enough he did one before grocery shopping (we could do diaper change before leaving) but I saw his red face with straining with sound…and smell…

I think he is working on number 2 poop today…

I will give him more time and then change his diaper.

I was warming up the milk but I will let him finish his business first.

If you have a baby to care for, I recommend to do the tummy massage after every milk time.

Liam likes massage time too!

Day 129..

The little prince is sleeping peacefully and, I am not happy that the water company is working on the pipe and doing flushing thing which result in twinkle water so it means, no laundry.I hope it gets done by dinner time so I can cook and do laundry and all other thing. He killed 2 sheets, 2 clothes today..

Liam is up from nap but not crying at all.Just looking around.He saw me and started flapping arms and legs.

I said to him “O-ha-yo-u. (Good morning in English)” with bit of tone;the same tone I used to tell to my belly.He smiled a bit and flapped arms and legs even more.

Does he remember the words I used to tell him each and every day??Hmm…..

More Liam story continues.Stay tuned.

Apr 08, 2018 | 0 | parenting