Dear Baby1: First Letter in 2013 for my 1st baby

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Posted on : 23-05-2013 | By : dutdot | In : Letters for my 1st baby, Overseas Homeschooling

Dear Baby Ate,

Hello Ate. It’s been quite a long time since I poured my heart out about how you’ve been doing. You’re now 4.2 years old.

Wow. How time flies!

We’re also now formally homeschooling. So sorry about the delay in homeschooling you. But glad though that we sort of waited for the right timing. You’re very much eager to learn now compared to when you’re a bit younger. You can also grab the concepts easily. We started formal homeschooling a day after you turned 4 last March 28. We’re now in lesson 27 of your pre-K curriculum. 133 lessons more and we’re done with your pre-K curriculum. I’m so happy at your rapid development. You know how to tell stories. I’m amazed at how you can easily memorize the lines and the sequence of events. Wow. Though you’re not a reader yet, you love to be read. You also know how to retell the stories. You also know how to write the letters now without assistance.

You’re a good big sister to your baby sister K. Whenever she pinches you, you’d just scream and cry. You never hurt her back. But awhile ago, you hit her head with the block that you were holding. Don’t do that again, Ate. I know that you’re a good sister to your baby sis. Whenever you feel angry at your baby sister because she’s pinching you, just hug her and kiss her. Remember, she’s still a baby, barely 2 years old, and she doesn’t know what’s wrong or right – yet.

Tonight, you and your sister are sleeping beside your yaya because Daddy’s not feeling well. Thank you for understanding. This morning, Daddy was the one who homeschooled you (for the first time) although Dad said you didn’t finish one portion of the lesson. He said that you weren’t that attentive. I told Dad that it’s normal with you so sometimes we need to adjust.

A few days back, it was your first time to attend a movie at the cinema. Oh, how you loved the movie – The Croods. Watching movies at the cinema (movies for kids) will be part of your homeschooling curriculum.

It’s 9minutes before 10p.m. now and I’m off to sleeping early today so that I’ll be able to homeschool you tomorrow morning. This is all for now.

I love you.

Mommy

Dear Baby1: 94th natural letter for my 1st baby

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T H E  94th  L E T T E R

Dec. 17, 2011 @ 3:20p.m.

Dear Baby1,

Howdy, baby! How are you now?

Ohhh, I wish you will eat well. When you were 1.4 years old, you’d eat by yourself, and you would chew your food properly. Now at barely 3 years old, it takes you 2 hours to finish your food! Ohh no…You also don’t chew your food. You just let them stay on your mouth for ages. However, when we eat outside, or when there’s a party, you tend to eat properly and you chew your food well. Is it just the venue or the food, baby? This reminds me to print the PDF of foods for toddler.

At your little sissy’s christening, you impressed the guests with your wits. You spoke in straight English when asked. You were so behaved, at first. After awhile though, you mingled with the visitors, and you played with them.

There was a funny incident last week.  I told you that I’d be giving you a new laptop, Mommy’s old Dell XPS, newly reformatted so it’s as good as brand new. I was trying to help you when you pushed me to go away from you. You told me to do my thing in my Apple Macbook Pro, and when I was seated on the sofa (in front of my laptop), you told me to turn around, meaning to face my laptop so I wouldn’t mind what you’re doing. You just don’t want to be taught. You’ve long wanted to be independent – in reading, writing, and in learning anything. But, baby, you need me to teach you first.

There was an instance in reading your book when you insisted that the sound of the letters “am” (aaaammm) was “sa” (ssaaaa)…Haha.

I hope that you’ll be reading anytime soon. Just allow mommy to teach you, baby. I’m glad though that this morning, you were trying to mimic the instructions on the DVD of shapes and colors. I think every morning we’ll be doing that.

This is all for now.

iloveyou,

mommy

Dear Baby1: 93rd natural letter for my 1st baby

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T H E  93rd  L E T T E R

Nov. 30, 2011 @ 6:37p.m.

Dear Baby1,

Howdy, my baby1!

Thank God Mommy’s OK now. I have no more coughs and colds after 17 days. I still cough from time to time (allergy perhaps) but there’s no more phlegm so it’s quite safe now. Last Nov. 26, you had this slight fever of 37.5-37.7 deg C. You slept beside Mommy and Daddy. Good thing your fever didn’t push through. By the way, baby, thank you for “taking good care” of BBK when Mommy and Daddy were sick. Thank you for making her laugh.

You just celebrated your birthday (30th month) last Nov. 27. You are still so petite baby, for your age. But your mental development has grown rapidly. You simply amaze Mommy and Daddy.

Tonight, you amazed us even more when you were able to follow the song from the DVD The Piano Man. You rock, baby. You’re gifted, indeed. I am pretty sure that you will make it big in the music industry — someday. You will make it big in LIFE, generally.

Over the next days, weeks, months, there will be changes in our household. You and your little sister will have a new nanny. Let’s hope and pray that your new nanny will really be the ONE.

After our event next week, we’ll resume our reading sessions.

This is all for now.

iloveyou,

mommy

Dear Baby1: 92nd natural letter for my 1st baby

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T H E  92nd  L E T T E R

Nov. 23, 2011 @ 10:39p.m.

Dear Baby1,

I’m writing to share with you what had just happened a few hours ago. Your Ninang J visited you, and she was trying to get you out of your room. You told her (by signing) about feeling something by putting your hands on your forehead and covering your mouth and nose. It’s the gesture you got from mommy because it’s what I was “telling” you for over two weeks — that Mommy’s been sick so we just couldn’t play. For over a week, you and BB K were just inside the room, playing with iPad, reading with Mr. Walter, and writing.

You see Ate A, you’re such a bright child and a kind one, too. You’re so kind enough to understand why you needed to stay away from Mommy. Oh, I miss you so much, and BB K, too.

I think by tomorrow, Mommy’s gonna be OK. I hope! But I will make sure that I’m no longer coughing. I just read awhile ago that when there’s coughing accompanied with phlegm, it’s contagious. I have to be very careful. I want you both to be healthy especially during this winter time.

I went to Al Salam hospital, and got the results of the urine culture. I cried upon seeing that you’re totally clear of microorganisms! Hurrah. No more eating of hotdogs, and please do drink lots of water, my baby.

This is all for now.

iloveyou,

mommy

Dear Baby1: 91st natural letter for my 1st baby

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T H E   91st L E T T E R

Nov. 22, 2011 @9:05p.m.

Dear Baby1,

Today, glad Mommy wasn’t hard that much on ourselves. When you saw me peeking on the room you are sharing with your little sissy and nanny (because Mommy has been having coughs and colds), you smiled, waved, and asked for a hug. Since I wasn’t coughing that much that time and I had a mask, I hugged you tightly. Oh, I miss you so much Ate and BBK. I am longing for the time when I can hug, kiss you both once again – freely. But for now, I am not free because of my coughs and colds. I am reserving my green barley bottles for you both so I don’t have any left for me to drink. It’s OK. Both of you need this health supplement more than Mommy.

Tonight, you were so happy when you saw and heard Mommy via the Tango app I installed on your nanny’s phone. Mommy’s so elated, too. It was so comforting to see you both virtually, at least, during this time that I have coughs and colds. For the past two days, we didn’t have Internet connection that’s why Mommy didn’t call you via Viber. This afternoon, a technician from Quality Net went to our house; Internet service connection is now back to normal. Yipee.

Mommy and Daddy will be very busy in the next days ahead because of BBK’s baptism. Please pray for Mommy’s quick healing at the soonest so we can play, cuddle, hug each other.

Thank you, Ate, for taking good care of your little sissy. I love the way you talk to your little sissy. BBK speaks a lot of words now. Thanks to you for speaking to her daily in English.

You’re both sleeping now. I heard from your yaya that your little sissy always wakes you up in the morning by greeting you with “hi”. Oh, I am pretty sure you’re always sleepy, Ate. Sleep well.

This is all for now.

iloveyou,

mommy