Dear Baby: 22nd natural letter for my baby

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Posted on : 28-10-2009 | By : dutdot | In : All about my baby, Book-Making, Life's Musings, NATURAL LETTERS, Parenting

T H E  22ND  L E T T E R

Oct. 28, 2009 @ 1:29p.m.

Dear Baby,

Belated Happy 7th month birthday! You just turned seven months! Whoa! How time flies! Look at you, baby, you’re so talkative the past few days! You’ve been saying Mama, Dada, Daddy, Ma, and other blabbering. You sang happy birthday song to your Ninang Cathy, and to the delight of her Morrocan friend, over the phone. I just love it.

You know, on the eve of your 7th month birthday, you sang happy birthday! Whoa! And mommy was able to capture it on the video! Mommy’s so proud of you!

You’re now walking, too, in your crib from one end to another! Wow.

You’re simply amazing, baby!

Keep up the good work!

Lately, you’re a night owl. You sleep by 1a.m. Yesterday, you slept at around 2:30a.m. already. Then you’d wake up around 10a.m. or 11:30a.m. this morning. Hehe. You need to sleep for you to grow well, baby. I hope you gained much in terms of pounds (weight) and centimeters (height).

Exactly a month from now, we’ll be going back home! Your first time to travel international flights.

This is all for now. Mommy needs to exercise while you’re asleep.

iloveyou,

mommy

Dear Baby: 21st natural letter for my baby

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Posted on : 25-10-2009 | By : dutdot | In : All about my baby, Book-Making, Life's Musings, NATURAL LETTERS, Nutrition, Parenting

T H E  21ST  L E T T E R

Oct. 25, 2009 @ 1:44a.m.

Dear Baby,

You just fell asleep a few minutes back. Wow. You’ve been sleeping so late, baby, and sometimes, you wake up ahead of Mommy and Daddy. It’s been a longish while since the last time I wrote you letters.

Last Oct. 22, we watched the movie, “Mamma Mia!”. It really hooked me because it’s a musical movie. I love to watch musical movies since it’s good for you. I know I shouldn’t be watching movies (other than musical ones) because it’s not good for young babies. The TV causes delay in speech of an infant – I read about that a couple of months ago. So what I do is I choose movies that incorporate music! That way, majority of what you’d be watching/hearing/listening is the music and not just plain blabbering.

While watching Mamma Mia! and you’re seated on my lap, I cried hard, baby, back and forth as I cradled you in my arms. Golly! There you are – just six months, turning seven two days from now, and Mommy already got emotional from the thought of you getting married someday in the future. Hahaha. I’m kinda weird, huh. I remember when I told my parents about getting married, I saw that my mom shed a tear or two. But me, I was already crying at the thought that someday, a man would swept you off your feet, and ask you to marry him.

Separation anxiety. Whoala. It’s hard to be separated, I know. Speaking of separation anxiety, you’re experiencing it now, baby. Mommy just couldn’t leave you behind – whenever Mommy needs to go somewhere away from you for just a second or minute – like in going to the bathroom or anywhere around the house. A few days back, Mommy stole a few minutes to take a bath. I put you in your crib and gave you toys. You were playing, however, after a few minutes, I heard your cry. I washed myself hurriedly, and I went out of the bathroom. You’re already standing, facing the door of the bathroom, and yeah, crying, too.

Awhile ago, I put you in your crib so Mommy could iron Daddy’s clothes. But you just didn’t like to sit down or play with your toys. You stood. You’re at the middle of the crib. Then you walked towards the end of the crib. You watched Mommy ironed Daddy’s clothes. That was a cute sight to look at to. You were “talking” animatedly as I talked to you.

Daddy went to the coop store awhile ago to buy your milk and cereals. We’re changing your cereal to Cerelac. He also bought Bebelac milk for constipation. You’re still constipated these days. Oh. He also bought Hero baby food. You ate the pineapple with gusto. A few minutes ago, I searched the Web about Hero baby food. I was quite worried about its sugar content. I read that infants shouldn’t be given sugar and salt. The fruit itself is already sweet so I wonder why the manufacturer still added sugar.

This is all for now. Mommy has been sleeping so late, too. I need to sleep now so tomorrow I’ll have more energy to play with you.

iloveyou,

mommy

Dear Baby: 20th natural letter for my baby

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Posted on : 20-10-2009 | By : dutdot | In : All about my baby, Book-Making, Life's Musings, NATURAL LETTERS, Parenting

T H E  20TH  L E T T E R

Oct. 20, 2009 @ 11:24p.m.

Dear Baby,

You just said a word that was music to my ears! “MA”…

You’re so sleepy already, and hungry, too. Unintentionally, your milk spilled into our bed. Mommy prepared another bottle of milk. As you were crying, you were saying “ma” but wasn’t clear enough. I said the word, “ma” and to my surprise, you repeated it fluently and clearly, “ma”…Daddy’s envious again. hehehe.

Tonight’s the first time you uttered the word, Ma, although you already said the word “mama” for several times in the past (not clear though).

You’re such a darling, huggie!

Huggie (my new endearment for you, baby). I love to hug you.

Daddy said that he’s proud of me because I opted to be a full-time mommy to you. Yes, baby, I opted to be a full-time mommy for two years (although I would attend to my startup just on the side). My decision was made final when I saw from a video that it is during the first two years that a female brain is fully developed.

iloveyou,

mommy

Dear Baby: 19th natural letter for my baby

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Posted on : 20-10-2009 | By : dutdot | In : All about my baby, Book-Making, Life's Musings, NATURAL LETTERS, Parenting

T H E  19TH  L E T T E R

Oct. 20, 2009 @ 1:33p.m.

Dear Baby,

You’re sleeping as Mommy writes this letter. I removed our bed covers because they’re already soiled. I usually change our bed covers every three days or every time it gets dirty, say, after a day or after a few hours of changing it. I was wondering this morning why you kept on scratching your eyes, I mean, the skin around your eyes. Itchy? That’s when I thought that probably the bed covers needed to be changed again although I just changed it a night ago.

You ate boiled egg today, just a little though. You loved the taste, but I guess, I boiled it for so long that there wasn’t juice anymore. I put a little milk for it to just glide smoothly in your mouth as you chew it.

We watched the video, Baby Einstein Music Festival, but it seemed you weren’t concentrating while watching. You kept on getting the remote. The TV was then set to mono from HDMI. Anyway, we finished watching it and then off I bathed you. You were crying while Mommy was bathing you. It must be because of the pain that was caused by your fingers when you scratched your cheek; there was a little blood on it. Ugh. I put a little amount of Alfacort and then covered it with Cetaphil cream.

Did I mention you’re like Wolverine according to your Daddy? The blister in your cheek seemed to have vanished in an instant. There’s just a little trace of it, but, eventually, it will disappear. I would trim your fingernails again. But most probably later this afternoon. You seem to be peacefully sleeping while the song, “I DO” by Mark Wills plays on the background. I forgot to play your CDs about Mozart, and other baby songs. I’ll get the cassette player from the living room and play those CDs later in our bedroom.

While you were sleeping, I thought to myself that I should remove your disposable diaper. I have this thinking that the diaper causes your being bowlegged. I actually removed the diaper and put on a cloth (but didn’t close it). I put on the disposable diaper under the cloth to prevent the leakage of your urine into our bed. As of this moment, I didn’t put our bed cover yet; I just put on your little blanket on the bed so you could sleep well. I was looking for your baby panties, but couldn’t find them anymore. I remember I already segregated those small clothes that you have. Those baby panties were the ones you used (after putting on the diaper) when you were still young. This reminds me to buy more baby panties. I am thinking of letting you use baby panties now (with no disposable diapers). You’d only use disposable diaper during the night. But at daytime, you’d just baby panties. I’d secure the bed with plastics so as to protect the bed from the leakage of your urine. Maybe it’s time to start and harness our potty training, baby. We’ll give this a try.

It’s all for now. Mommy needs to eat her lunch at 1:50p.m. while you’re still sleeping.

iloveyou,

mommy

Dear Baby: 18th natural letter for my baby

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Posted on : 19-10-2009 | By : dutdot | In : All about my baby, NATURAL LETTERS, Parenting

T H E  19TH  L E T T E R

Oct. 19, 2009 @ 10:49p.m.

Dear Baby,

Mommy’s quite addicted in writing letters for you. You’d notice that I’d often write two to three letters in a day! Whew. I am loving it.

I just want to say this that because of you, and of the musical genius in you, Mommy is now appreciative of music! I often found myself watching musical shows, baby. And yeah, I now know about David Foster, and all those great performers like Andrea Bocelli, Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, and more. This is the beginning of becoming a stage mom (of course, the positive connotation)! Haha. I know that you’d make it to Broadway!

iloveyou,

mommy