Sunday, July 15, 2012

Gibson j-45 for Sale

I spotted a Gibson j-45 for sale and asked Hobbit what he thought about it. He simply shrugged his shoulders and told me that as of now we have different things to focus on. And getting a Gibson j-45 was out of the question. I totally agree with him because I guess it's kind of true that we do have something else on our minds. Definitely not musical instruments....but gadgets! Yes, I think it's time to invest in another one of those hi-tech stuff that will make our life easier. So, sorry Gibson j-45 you're not in our list for now!

Introducing Formula Milk

I started introducing formula milk to little Hobb a week after he came home from the hospital. Yes, I know facts about breastfeeding and I also know that breastfeeding tops it all. However, sometimes what we wish for is out of our control and ability. My son was not too impress with breastfeeding no matter how comfortable I tried to make him. He only takes breast milk for less than 3 minutes and gives up. I had to pump the rest out and feed him through a bottle. Even so, my milk is not enough for him due to him not latching very often. So little Hobb is both a breastfed and formula-fed baby. 

Lately, his formula milk is giving him constipation. Everyday, we need to help him with some CVO. So last week, I took the courage to change his milk to a soy-based milk. Many parents claimed that once their dairy-based babies tasted a soy-based milk, they would spit the soy out of their system. I took the plunge anyway and hey, little Hobb loves it. Today marked a week of him being on breast milk and soy milk. He has no problem switching between the two. But, we noticed this morning that his stool consistency had changed from hard golden-yellow to a runny dark green stool. This disturbed me but I also know that things like this happen when we make some changes in babies' milk. Now, should I switch back since the soy milk is about to finish or should I continue with the soy? You might think that soy based milk is healthier compared to cow based milk but let me tell you, soy based milk has its own cons. Don't get sold by marketing strategies unless you have done a thorough read on it. The articles I read here and here, made me cringe. To think about how all the vegetarians adore tofu and gluten...I can go on and on but hey, my post is merely talking about formula milk. At the end, I think Hobbit and I will still stick to cow's milk and soy milk to see which one actually suits him best. This way, it will be more easier to choose which milk suits him best as he grows...

Oh, I suddenly remember that I need to get jockey scrubs. Toodles! :)

Holiday Tutoring

Doing tutorials on a holiday is not all that fun. Given a choice, I would rather do tutorials during regular school days as it doesn't interfere with any unwanted changes in my schedule. This summer, I am asked to tutor a student who is transferring from a Thai school to our school. So the father wants the son to be able to catch up with his language skills. The session is all fun but for me to go to places in order to comply with my student's preferences kills me. One place the both of us dislike the most is Ekamai Major's McDonalds. I wonder why McD don't bother to fix their air-cond. The first and second day we were there, we both sweat like crazy! Anyway, it has been a week now and we favor the food court nearby that place more compared that place! Their thermal transfer wasn't working too! Nevertheless, I am glad that I was allowed to take a break for a week from tutoring this week and start again next week. At least I could use some extra to support baby Hobb's ample crave for milk! :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Little Butterly Friend

This is Little Hobb's favorite Elmo's song! Hobbit was the one to introduce him to this cute song on the ipad. Little Hobb's eyes sang without blinking! He even muttered the word "butterfly" while he was cooing. Now we use this as a diaper change distraction. He doesn't always like diaper changing time but with Elmo in butterfly wings, his eyes is always fix (which is not too good, I know)! Thanks goodness for little things like this! But oh, no...We don't want him to get anywhere near our ipads, smartphones nor the tv. Don't want to lose that precious attention span of his! :)

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