Sunday, January 31, 2010
Nine weeks along and Melody is developing nicely. She will take roughly 2-4 ounces at every feeding. Melody is still growing at quite a rapid rate, but has slowed down a bit with respect to her milk consumption. Tomorrow she's heading to the doctor for her 2 month shots. Let's hope all goes well with that. You know, baby sister is so strong. She's got so much strength in her legs that she can almost stand (too bad she doesn't have any balance yet). Another week in the books.
Here's Malcolm showing off his crayon claws:
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Melody turned 8 weeks today, crazy to think that time has flown by already. She's growing everyday and really she's been such a good baby. She's eating and sleeping like a champ, we're all keeping our paws and fingers crossed it continues.
We received a special surprise in the mail the other day, a package from our cousin Geum in Korea. She was so kind enough to send Melody's "dol" Hanbok and a pair of runners for Malcolm. Thank you very much "nuna" 누나. Here's a picture of the beautiful dress, it looks so much like Tracey's hanbok that they'll be a perfect match come November.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing
All helping to celebrate the day
Your family loves you and wants the best
Too bad we can't just let you lie down and rest cause there always so much to do
Taking care of us is a full time job and we all know that's the truth
At least tonight you'll get to forget about all of the spit-up and maybe have some vermouth.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Whoa, 7 weeks already. She's growing like a weed still. Last night wasn't very restful as she woke up to feed around 3:40am and didn't go back to sleep until just after 7:00am. It's tough on Roger and Tracey, but good news is that it's not affecting Malcolm at all. I don't know how he does it, but he's able to sleep through it all, despite having the door open to his room. Perhaps it's the white noise in his room drowning out the crying.
Oh, here's a picture of baby Jayden from Toronto. Meena and Jody are in town showing off their little bundle. Jayden is exactly 2 days older than Melody, but from the picture it looks like she might beat him up for his milk money.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Life with two children in the house can be at times what is called a "work in progress". For the most part the addition of little Melody to the family has gone off without a hitch. Malcolm has been very good working and adapting with the change. Yesterday, we even saw a flicker of "bigbrother-dom" when we witnessed him holding her hand to comfort her crying. I too have adapted well; although, I can say that I'm not a fan of the incessant crying, let's try and keep that to a minimum huh? I'm also always reminded that things could be much worse. We're all very thankful that she's been such a good baby.
Melody is growing by leaps and bounds, weighing in at 11.57 pounds, 22 inches in length, and has a head measuring 15.35 inches. She's a bit ahead of Malcolm when he was the same age, just wondering if she'll ever slow down. All that nutrient rich mother's milk I say.
What a difference 3 years makes:
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Wow looking back at the pictures of Malcolm when he was 5 weeks old really pales in comparison. Melody has already overtaken her older brother by leaps and bounds. She's definitely bigger than him and even has him beat in the sleep department. I'm sure it's also because Tracey and Roger are more experienced second time around. Here's a side-by-side comparison picture for your viewing pleasure. I think Roger's photo technique has improved a bit too.