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Yassy’s note: Liam’s first year: Day 146 – Day 154

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 148..

Liam has been doing exercise on his tummy on the floor,on the ball etc.. since..3 months ago daily.

I do let him exercise without the helmet but if I wanted to,I could do exercise with helmet.

Day 149..

Liam had great day sucking one of his favorite pacifier ” Chicco Natural fit soft silicone orthodontic pacifier “.  Wubbanub is my top favorite and his but this chicco one was good one too.

The pacifier was made in Italy and, the tip is breast like and soft and it says it support oral development.The ring part is easy to hold for him and it fit to his mouth and I liked it a lot.

Liam day 149..enjoying pacifier time..

Day 151..

I did skype with rest of my side of family in Japan and since my sister was visiting my parents, we could talk over the skype too.

I heard my mother is going to do MRI today to see if the doctor could find something out of ordinary that might cause symptom she got. I hope the doctor would find something soon because my mother really loves to go to aerobics which she had been going for last 15 years and baking class so badly.

My mother,my grandmother,my father,my sister, and her kids all loved seeing Liam and thought his helmet is cool,lol.But they were surprised he was calm in it.

Our prince (Liam) is talking behind me non stop…

After a while, he went to bed wit his thumb in his pacifier…..

Liam is a smart boy!Lol…

He likes to suck his thumb but he also like to suck his puppy pacifier at the same time! This,is the solution for that problem:-)

Liam Day 151 Liam went to bed with his thumb in his pacifier…

Day 152..

Liam had milk time after bath time and he was so in good mood,talkative,active,and giggly…

Today,he was so into piano game I made up; pretend him as my piano.then, I say do,re,mi fa,so ra,shi do while I move my hand over his body.

Now and then, I simply do like “do-re-mi-fa-so-ra-, ra-,ra, shi (although in English speaking countries,it looks like typed as “ti”)…. do” and when the “do” part comes,I tickle him;bottom of foot sometimes, sometimes cheeks, and he smiles so bad. I sometime hear him vocalizing when he smile (not sure if I could say it was giggle but..).

It is funny I could tell he understood “do” means he gets to be tickled and he gets face like “oh,it is coming!”

I had a great play time with him.

Day 153..

We found very cute bear coat! I loved it a lot!

Day 154..

Tummy massage after every milk time really regulated his digestion schedule and,we could expect it coming on certain days,lol.

Do you do tummy massage to your babies? If not, you should.

Infant Tummy Massage

Babies digestive system works clock wise motion. Babies’ uncomfortable side tend to be left hand side;12’oclock to 6 o’clock side…

1. Head touch; with your left hand side, cup his head and with right hand give him circle motion touch on his head, to calm him

2. With your right hand, place to the cross your baby ‘s tummy. Slide hands on his tummy to the groin. Repeat with your other hand (like a water wheel),a few times

3. Place your thumbs on the center so your hands come to their side of the body.Then, slide out to the waist, a few times

4. Imagine the clock. With your left hand, gently slide your hand from 7 o’clock to 7 o’clock clock wise (big circle) ,a few times

5. With your right hand, gently give pressure and slide your hand from 12 o’clock to the 6 o’clock clockwise, a few times

6. Alternate 7 o’clock to 7 o’clock motion with 12 o’clock to 6’ oclock motion, a few times

7. With your right hand,write the Japanese Hiragana letter の;From 12 o’clock to 7 o’clock and 7 o’clock to 7 o’clock a few times

8 Hold baby’s ankle and gently bounce to relax his tummy, a few times

9. Hold onto his ankle and take his knee and, very gently push baby’s legs against his belly, hold 5 seconds. Release the leg.

10. Bounce the leg again and repeat. Can do up to 6 times with leg bend motion.

Stay tuned for more Liam story..

Aug 20, 2018 | 0 | parenting