Thaddeus’ second month was filled with more challenges. I guess the situation became more challenging because my pillar of support, the husb, went back to work. Then we had to send our new maid back to the agent because of her atrocious attitude. And T’s colic was causing him lots of discomfort and distressing us as much too. We were seeing the PD almost on a weekly basis just to make sure that there is nothing serious.
Despite the problems with gas, we were heartened to learn from the PD that our baby boy is growing well.
The pillow on the left has been with me as long as I can recall. It’s so cute to see my son only as big as my fave pillow for now. Hee! 🙂
We put him on his tummy quite often cos he tend to nap longer in this position. More importantly, it helps to relieve some discomfort caused by the colic.
He has a very strong neck and could already lift and turn his head when he was barely one month old. Maybe the tummy time spent at NICU trained him up. We have to keep a close eye on him when he’s in this position because of SID syndrome.
This is Mr Velcro’s favourite nap position – on his tummy and on us! He loves the warmth from our bodies (as if the weather is not warm enough these days!) and he gets to hear our heartbeat too. He can nap up to 3 hours in this position.
This month saw us bringing T out for leisure instead of just visits to the doctor’s. With some trials and errors, we realized he doesn’t like car rides at night. We’re guessing he probably doesn’t like how dark it is inside the vehicle. It was quite a torture for everyone in the car when we had to endure his crying all the way from East Coast Park to Ang Mo Kio. Too much noise overwhelms him (and gets to us as well). Hence, areas such as the fountain place at the basement of Ngee Ann City and the underpass at Orchard MRT station are some unsuitable areas to bring him to because they trap the noise within.
We’ve become one of those parents who have to take turns to eat so that the other one can pacify the kid. Hopefully he’ll learn to love being out soon!
As T grew more alert to his surroundings, it was time to take the interesting stuff out- a play gym! Unfortunately, it took him just a couple of minutes to decide that he doesn’t like it. Darn, that meant that I have one less entertainment item to buy myself a toilet break.
Our first cot mobile for our baby boy was from Mothercare. It’s a cute little orangey plaything but doesn’t move on it’s own nor does it play any music. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t attract much attention from my baby. I read that babies prefer mobiles that play music and one with high-contrast colors would be good. We found one that is colorful, comes with lights which can come in handy at night when we dim the lights, have some choices of music, and best of all? It comes with a remote control! I can sit at my bed and control the mobile to stop or play! So cool la, toys these days. 🙂
The above cot mobile is quite pricey but deemed worth the money when the husb saw how engaged T is when we turned it on for him. It wins my vote as long as it gives me some time for toilet breaks and bottles washing!
We started putting him in a sarong or baby hammock in his second month. This is because it’s very tiring and warm to carry him during his naps all the time and I can’t possibly do much with him sticking to me throughout his naps.
He didn’t quite take to it initially, but things got better after some tries and he does manage a few shut-eyes in the sarong these days much to our delight! In fact, this is considered so helpful that my dad got us another one to put in my room so that I can rock him to sleep much easily during the day.
I was a lil’ worried that Matt would feel that we don’t love him as much after the arrival of T. I do not want Matt to feel anything negative about T, especially since they will be growing up together under the same roof. Thankfully, Matt is a sensible boy! He understands when we tell him that T needs more attention now because he’s very young and even helps out when asked. It’s very heartwarming when he comes looking for T once he’s home and wants to sayang, touch, kiss or hug T. Glad we prepped him up for T’s arrival during my pregnancy!