Say Cheese!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Little Iris is six weeks old! Time is going by so quickly. I love watching how she changes everyday but I wish time would slow down so I could enjoy it more…

Simon started a second week of camp today and he wasn’t all too eager about it so I wanted to make sure to pick him up on time so not to traumatize him. Iris all ready to go.

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Simon was a little bit scared this morning when Ron dropped him off. He cried a little and wanted mommy and daddy. He didn’t seem like he enjoyed the activities during the day when he repeated to me what he did today. He didn’t sing the songs and said the roses in the garden were all dead. I’m not sure if I’m going to sign him up for additional camp weeks but will see how the rest of the week progresses.

Once he got home though, he seemed his usual self. When I wanted to take a picture of him, he pretended he had his own camera and said, “Say cheese!”

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Iris played on her play mat this afternoon and showed interest in the hard plastic rattle. She didn’t like the quieter plush animals. She also did tummy time and was able to propel herself a few inches using her legs and feet. Although her neck muscles aren’t quite strong enough to lift her neck, her legs are plenty strong.

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Last night she slept almost five hours straight then woke up briefly to eat then slept another almost three hours so I got a relatively good rest. As for progress on her drinking from the bottle? Right now, Iris is winning versus the bottle. On Friday, I was able to get her to drink 40ml only. I’m guessing she usually drinks 60-90ml per feeding from the breast. Today Ron tried feeding her from the bottle and she only drank about 30ml before crying uncontrollably and only calming down when I breastfed her. Our nanny was able to get her to drink 80ml last week but I’m not sure how she was able to get her to accept the bottle. When I try, Iris will use her tongue to push the nipple out of her mouth or gag when the milk starts to drip in. I might need to try another bottle brand. For now, we will have to keep trying.

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