Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Days 17-19 and a Grumpy Santa

Santa was pretty grumpy in this photo.  Apparently he was too hairy.  I'll share a few more over the next few days:)
{Please forgive all the dark indoor iphone pictures.  Most convenient these days!!}

Day 17: Go for Sushi!!  It was their first time going out for sushi and it was awesome.  So fun! We just walked to Denji Sushi, they have good sushi!   Kai tried everything and loved it (california, tuna, bc, dynamite and salmon rolls).  He did not love wasabi.  Kai's digestive system has been so much better (we cut out dairy and fat) but after the meal he didn't feel so good ...probably the spicy wasabi?
Koen liked his teriyaki chicken.  It was Nya's first time in a high chair at a restaurant.  I was so not prepared and really should've brought something for her to eat...chopsticks are not baby friendly!  She ate the wrapper. So fun to go out as a family and seriously not chaotic or anything, they did so well!
As a side note, she is now eating pears, sweet potato, banana, avocado, rice cereal, apples, carrots and pumpkin.  She likes it all.  She does not like breastfeeding and is on her 3rd or 4th nursing strike.  She'll go 12 hours no problem, today was 14 hours (although I did get 2oz of breast milk in a bottle in her).  I can only sneak it in at night.  Thank goodness it hasn't affected my supply yet as I try to pump during the day.  So frustrating.  The boys ate all the time.  I wonder if it's my thyroid? My meds?  I did start antibiotics last week.  Does she feel sick?  Soooooooooo annoying.  I feel so rejected!  Thankful that at least she will take a bottle if need be.  I'm not ready to stop breastfeeding, I really want to go til at least a year.  It's my last baby!

Also, I don't know why this is so surprising to me, but the boys LOVE Nya so much.  They think she is adorable (she is!), they love to give her toys and tickles and they are not jealous at all.  I've said it a million times but I'm just surprised!  Kai was jealous of Koen a bit.  Maybe because he was only 2.5?  Maybe because he had no one else to play with?  Regardless, it's AWESOME.

Day 18: Build a fort and have a snack in it (copied you Kelly!!). Gary was gone and I needed something last minute.  No picture of it.

{Nya can finally sort of sit up?   She just needs the breastfeeding pillow to do so.  I think Koen loves her toys more than she does.  She'd rather play with the remote or my iphone. }

Day 18: Build a Snowman!  Yay for a snow day.  Really just because that means Gary is home to help out.  Nya also slept until 5am which was awesome!!  

In other news...I'm still feeling kinda crappy.  At least I'm not contagious anymore.  My sinus infection moved and there is major pain in my jaw.  My good side (I always have pain on my right side from when it came off the disk one year ago). I got a sinus rinse and started taking Tylenol Sinus and Cold.  I'm just still exhausted from it.  I'm on antibiotics.  I've done such little activity for 3 weeks, I'm probably in the worst shape I've been in besides post C-section.  I want to run so badly but am exhausted.  We have two months until our 10km was doing so well up until a couple of months ago:(   Gary is doing much better (yay!).

I'm all caught up on photo sessions!! Yahoo!! I have one over the holidays but then that is it until our first wedding in January.

I get to meet someone really special tomorrow:) Lynette and Bryan's baby!  Yay!

Hope you are having a good week.  Although, it seems like most people are struggling with colds and flu's and all that loveliness right now.  Boo.  Seems like an extra bad year for it.

Bon nuit.
Love, Louise

 PS Koen has his preschool Christmas concert on Friday and he asked if Oma (my mom) was coming to it.  I wish, buddy, I wish.

1 comment:

  1. oooh, fun activities! :) Glad to hear Kai's digestive system has been doing better.
    with Nya...babies are different, girls from boys, in my experience. with Taeya, nursing was ALWAYS a struggle, always a lengthy procedure and just...ARGH! Ezra ate fast, easily, lots, regularly until he was done. sometimes it's just the child. I never loved nursing, but i did it as long as we could because i felt it was the best decision for have to do what's best for you and Nya, whether it's pumping, fighting through those nursing strikes or supplementing with formula. trust your momma gut - it's pretty much always right :) of course, i just read your fb status saying she's throwing up, so that could definitely be the reason! :( Poor girl!

    hope you still get to meet their baby tomorrow!