Friday, December 25, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009


My thoughts on Dylan's sleeping habits during the night:

Waking every 2 hours, I said "yikes, i forgot babies wake every two hours to eat".

Waking every 4 hours, I said "much better, but can u sleep longer?"

Waking every 6 hours, I said "ahh, much better, but can u sleep for 8 hours?"

Waking every 8 hours, I said "wow, my baby is sleeping thru the night"

Waking every 12 hours (this happened twice so far), I said "wow, 13 hours can ah?"

Am I spoilt or what?

Nowadays, he can sleep 4-6-8 hours, depending on his mood.

And you know.. the only reason he doesn't  sleep through the night, is because I don't feed him enough in the day and I let him sleep too much in the day.

I am such a spoilt and demanding mother!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

All is quiet...

It's Saturday night and Gordon is out watching a basketball game with Ken.

Both kids are asleep and it is only 8.15pm..:) woo-hooo!

I truly have such great kids. Dylan loves to sleep and Ryan is so sweet.

While feeding Ryan dinner, we were disturbed several times with Dylan waking up and crying. Ryan waited patiently as I went over to comfort Dylan. When I was putting Ryan to sleep at 8pm, Dylan woke again and I told Ryan to wait while I checked out Dylan, and again, Ryan waited patiently.

I would think Ryan would throw a fuss since it was sleeping time, but he did not. Such a good boy.:)

In other news.... Dylan has not pooped in SEVEN days... and last night, he slept from 9pm to 6.30am. He did wake up several times due to gas in his tummy and searching for his pacifier.. but he did not ask to eat.. so I did not feed...

We have to see about tonight... yesterday, MIL was taking care of Dylan and he refused to sleep. Maybe that's why he slept so well last night..hehehehehe..

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Dylan 2 month old growth numbers

We took Dylan for his two month old visit today.

Weight : 13 lb 7 oz (84%)
Height : 24" (83%)
Head : 15.75" (47%)

He is growing well and got a clean bill of health.

In comparison, Ryan was 13 lb 10 oz on his 2 month visit. This means that, Dylan has caught up!! WOW! What have I been feeding this kid?

In other news, Dylan can wait 6 hours before he feeds at night... woo hoo! but but, he wakes up around the 4th hour, doesn't want to eat but wakes up cos his tummy is hurting from gas.... yuck! He also waited 4 days before he poo-ed. double yuck! Good thing my mom is around and she does all the poopy diapers..;)

Monday, November 23, 2009

A,B,C's and NO to going home!

Here is a video of Ryan singing his ABC's....

Thanks to you tube, he knows a bunch of songs including incy wincy, old macdonald, twinkle twinkle, baa baa black sheep and his FAVOURITE happy birthday song.

Ryan does have a HARD time with several words. Instead of saying "papaya", he says "pa-ya-ya". We have been trying to correct him, but it's hard!

He also cannot say the word "birthday" when he sings the song.. he says "day".

Ryan's "I-love-you" sounds like "aiy-ruv-u"

And when we ask him to "Say Thank you", he says "welcome", instead of saying thank you!

Kids can be super funny!

Ryan also knows the way home; when we drive up the hill to head home, he says "no-no-no, go down" and starts crying cos he doesn't want to go home!!!

My mom says we need to start driving home using different routes, so he doesn't know when we are heading home.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

some late halloween pics.

I am super behind with my Halloween pictures..:)

We did our yearly Halloween event in SF with Gordon's cousins. We went over to his cousin's house, had dinner and walked up the neighborhood to trick and treat at the rich neighborhood.
Here is a pic of that shows how many people trick and treat in this neighborhood! Can you imagine how much candy the home owners had to give away.....

Yes, my mom had fun too!

All the fun costumes below...

2 months old

Dylan darling is two months old and super duper cute..:)

Here is his schedule:

7am - 4 oz milk
Play, bath and sleep
11am - 4 oz milk
Play and sleep
3pm - 4 oz milk
6.30pm - 4 oz milk
Super grumpy, Pacifier time and sleep
11pm - 4 oz milk
3am - 4 oz milk
Yes, he is still on his 4 hour schedule.. great..:P

He is doing well with my mom since I am now back at work. He takes the bottle and even takes formula without any complaints.

We celebrated his full moon (red egg and ginger party) at South Sea Seafood restaurant in SF last Sunday. It was fun to just eat with a bunch of frens and family. We had a total of 7 tables and everyone had loads of leftovers to take home.:)

Life has been great with two kids. I am thankful to have two really sweet and mellow kids and of course a great husband who spends times with Ryan.

Grandma's visit has also allowed us to spend time with both kids. She takes care of Dylan's bath and carries him. She also spends loads of time with Ryan. He has learned to watch Baby Einstein and loads of Elmo with her. I am sure he will be sad when she goes home!

The holiday season is coming soon. Can't wait to hear the Christmas songs on the radio.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

A phase or true brotherly love?

Ryan has been super sweet with Dylan. We are wondering if this is a phase he is going thru, or he really knows how to love his little brother...

1. When Ryan hears Dylan crying upstairs, he looks upstairs, says "baby" (informing us baby is crying) and heads upstairs to see his baby brother...

2. If baby is in his car seat or bouncer and cries, Ryan will rock the baby..

3. In the car, if baby cries, Ryan would close the car seat cover (i think he thinks the baby will stop crying)

4. Sitting in the car, Ryan would hold Dylan's hand...

5. If the pacifier drops out of Dylan's mouth, Ryan will try and put it back into Dylan's mouth.

6. Randomly, Ryan will give baby kisses and stroke his hair (without us asking/telling him to do it!)

7. Ryan will ask to "poh poh" (carry) Dylan...

8. During Dylan's bathtime, Ryan would bring the soap and cloth for grandma.

We are truely amazed by his actions. So, is this a phase, or true brotherly love? We hope it is the latter.

Ryan has tried to get our attention too when we are with Dylan. He will ask for a blanket (like Dylan's) and ask for milk, when he sees us feeding Dylan with the bottle. We still see minimal jealousy. He is really such a sweet boy!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Happy 21 month old bday...

Hi everyone: This is Ryan and I just turned 21 months old!

Here are some of the fun facts about me at 21 months old!

I can sing two songs : Happy Birthday and the A,B,C's.

I love the happy bday song and when I see a cake, I would want to sing the song. Daddy bought me a cake for my 21 month old bday. I love it, as I got to sing the happy bday song and blow the candles out! Daddy lit the candle for me three times, so I had a great time singing and blowing out the candle..:)

My favorite toy right now, is the play-doh set. I love it! I make mummy open the box 2-3 times a day and make her play with me. Recently, I would only play for a short while and mummy says she spends more time cleaning up then the time I play with the play-doh.

I have been more naughty recently. I like to pull mummy's hair, scratch mummy and daddy and yell NO very loudly. Mummy has started me on time-out's but I have no idea what it is. I think it is funny and I purposely pull mummy's hair and go and sit in the corner on my own. Mummy continues to try the time-out method on me.

My grandma is in town and I am loving it. She plays with me and lets me watch videos on her computer. I allow her to put me down for a nap and at night if she plays the videos for me. I lie on her bed and fall asleep. Mummy thinks this is great and mummy doesn't need to put me to sleep.

I love having a new little brother. When I remember, I will give me a kiss. I will also bring mummy her camera, ask mummy to let me carry the baby and ask mummy to take a picture of us! When baby cries, I will tell mummy or daddy so that they will go and pick him up. Of course, there are days where I forget that baby exists as well..;)

I still love going out. I will do anything if daddy says he is taking me out. It doesn't matter where we go, as long as we get out of the house.

I love my toothbrush. If I hear daddy or mummy brushing their teeth, I would go to them and ask them for my toothbrush. I will chew on my toothbrush and mummy has to brush my teeth for me.

When it is time to sleep at night, I happily head upstairs and go into my bed. I never complain and happily go to sleep. Oh, this time change stuff, is driving my parents crazy cos i sleep at 7 and wake up at 5! They are slowing trying to get me to wake up later.

Till next time, take care and I will try to stay out of any trouble!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

30 pounds....

My darling Ryan has hit 30 pounds!

We took him in to the doctor's to check on his fever and they weighed him and officially,he hit 30 pounds (he could be less today since he had a fever for two days and hardly ate)

Hah, who wants to carry Ryan now?


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some Random Videos...:)

Here is one with Ryan talking..... towards the end of the video, he says "I love you".

I think he has the cutest voice....:)

Here is another video with Ryan and Dylan in their room.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Trip to California Academy of Sciences

We headed over to the Cal Academy of Sciences last Wednesday. They have a free entrance to all every third Wednesday of the month. (We LOVE free stuff!!)

Pic above : Ryan super happy to be out!

We got there around 2pm and it took about 3 minutes to get in. Not too many people, since it was later in the day. We left Dylan with Gordon and my MIL. My mum and FIL joined us for this outing.

Our first and most interesting stop, was the Aquarium. It is similar to Monterey Bay aquarium, but in a smaller scale. They have sea creatures that kids can touch as well.

Ryan seemed to like the aquarium, He got scared of the big fish, and when he was done looking, he said "all done", which meant we could move on to something else..:) See the big fish below?

After looking at some other random stuff, we headed to the kids play area. It was a nice area with pots and pans and other stuff for the kids to play. My mom ventured off on her own to see the planetarium show.

At the play area, Ryan was rough with the other kids. Whenever a kid come near him to play with the toys, he pushed them away......... oh oh. I think he picked this up from the babysitter..... The video below shows how he pushed the kid away... I was busy video-ing, and could not stop him in time...:P

It was a fun trip. If we can, we will probably hit the free day again...:)

I am 5 weeks old!!

Hellow world. It's me, Dylan Kwan and I am already five weeks old.

I am so happy to be out of mummy's tummy. It is definitely more fun out here than inside there.
I spend most of my time sleeping. I sleep so much that mummy says there is no time for her to play with me. Don't worry mummy, soon, I will be awake all the time that you will wish I sleep more..;)

At 4 weeks, I can move my head left and right and can follow mummy's hands when she moves it above my head. I can also lift up my neck to see more things.

I love my big brother. He is so loving and gives me kisses all the time. Sometimes, he hears me cry and comes to see me even before mummy or daddy gets to me.

I sleep super well when someone is carrying me. Good news is that my grandma is in town and she loves to carry me!

I grunt in my sleep a LOT. Daddy can't sleep at night cos he hears me grunting. Mummy wakes up everytime I grunt. I like to stretch and while stretching, I will make some noise.

During my grumpy time (6pm), I prefer to suck something before I sleep... mummy has brought out the pacifier.. I find it fascinating and forget to sleep cos I am busy sucking the pacifier.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Missing camera...

I can't seem to find my camera. Have loads of pictures in there.... just need to find it..:P

Lately, Ryan has been BUSY with his playdoh set. I hide the box when we are done playing with it, and somehow, he finds it and makes us open the box and play with it.

I am really not a playdoh fan. but... so far, it has kept him busy so I guess I could force myself to play with it. I refuse to let him play with more than ONE color at a time..;)

Dylan has been busy sleeping and pee-ing on my bed when I change his diaper. This boy has super great timing when he pees. I have been pee-ed on SO many times, that I cannot even keep count. grrrrr.

Let's hope I find my camera soon... I have so many pictures to take and so many to download....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dylan is 3 weeks old!

Yes, how time flies. Dylan is already three weeks old.

Here are his two week check-up numbers. He is growing and eating well.

Weight : 9 pounds 5.5 oz (62 percentile)
Height : 21.75 inches (66 percentile)
Head : 14.76 inches (54 percentile)

Here is his interesting schedule:

6.30am - milk
10.00am - milk
2.00pm - milk
5.00pm - milk
6.00pm - bath time
6.30pm - 8.00pm - grumpy time
8.00pm - milk
11.00pm - milk
2.00am - milk
4.30am - wake up to let gas out

yes, he has grumpy time as he is super sleepy and wants to be carried..:P In between all the milks, he is mostly sleeping or chilling in his crib.

Video of Dylan on Day 11:

the gas thingy is definitely better than Ryan, but he still has gas and needs to let it out. He also grunts a lot which is super cute.... he grunts the most when I am trying to burp him and he takes ages to burp.... his eating is quick, he can be done in 15 minutes....

We are getting loads of smiles from him. He sure knows how to melt our hearts with his smiles..:)

Dylan Day 14

Happy three week old bday, Dylan!!!

Video of Dylan on Day 21..

Our new family pictures..:)

Here are some of our new family pictures with baby Dylan..

The one above, we actually made it to Picture People. Pics with Dylan was easy, but Ryan refused to cooperate. Hence, we have a picture of a non-smiling Ryan....

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Ryan says NO!

Ryan favourite word now is NO. It is a very distinctive NO, where he will say it strongly... check out the video..:)

Ryan also has a way of lying down when he drinks his milk. The minute we mention "milk", he will grab his pillows, and put out two pillows; lying on one, and putting his leg on the other. We have no idea who taught him this... grandma says she did not, so it could be the babysitter....

Ryan also adores Dylan. He was to carry Dylan and give kisses to Dylan. He will kiss Dylan and get all shy. It's cute..:)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Some Dylan videos..:)

Big Brother Ryan

I am sure everyone wants to know how Ryan is doing since Dylan entered the world..:)

Ryan is doing GREAT! He knows that the baby is not in my tummy anymore and he is excited to see baby. He has been giving Dylan many kisses and trying to touch his hands, legs, hair, etc.

In the morning, when he wakes up, he says "baby" and goes towards the crib to see Dylan.

It is super cute! He has yet to show any signs of jealousy and regression towards anything.. so we are happy.

He has even seen me feeding baby and just comes over and kisses baby. Dylan also has been sleeping a lot, so Ryan just knows he is in the crib sleeping.

Last night, I let Dylan sleep in the crib in Ryan's room instead of the bassinet. When Dylan cried, Ryan did not stir. I think it would be ok to put them in the same room moving forward. It gives me a better night sleep too, since I do not hear the little sounds that Dylan makes and wakes me up each time..:)

Ryan also helps with the diaper throwing and getting stuff for me for baby...he will definitely be a great big brother!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Home Sweet Home

We had to stay five days in the hospital due to Dylan's jaundice (Ryan had to stay four days).

Since my hospital stay had to be extended, the hospital put me on "border" status, which means, I am officially checked out, but still have a room so I can stay over and feed baby. I had my own room for the first 3 nights and was moved to a double room. My roommate had a baby at 38 months, but her baby was only 4 pounds and had to go into the ICU.:(

It was nice to get home on Day 5. Dylan is loving his crib and the nice warm weather.

Today is Dylan's Day 7. We went back to the hospital yesterday to take another blood test and his biribulin was up again! So, we have to go back on Sunday to take one more test just to make sure. Dylan is now sun-bathing in his crib, to help with the jaundice.

Above is a pic of Gordon and Ryan when they came over to visit me at the hospital. They took over the bed for  an afternoon nap... z z z z

Kaiser started this new thingy where they give a "celebration meal" for the new parents.... here is a pic of the meal.... not too exciting and too much coordination needed cos both parents would need to be there to eat the food. In my case, Gordon was in the city with Ryan, so I had the "celebration meal" on my own. I kept Gordon's share in the fridge so he ate it later..;)

Oh, my milk supply came in around 60 hours after Dylan was born! What a relieve. I was starting to get stressed when I saw nothing..:P Day 6, Dylan is 100% on breastmilk. No more formula supplements..:)