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Parenting Diary 10: Drooling and Cooing

About two weeks ago Kai started drooling, after tasting his own hands for a few days. Quite a while ago, as he was about 40 days old, he made a few coo-coo every morning when my mother was changing his diaper. Recently, he started to make a variety of sounds: “Ahhhhhh”, “Uiew”, “keeeee”, etc. There […]

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Parenting Diary 8: Able to Raise Chest

This morning my mother and I took Kai to an orthopaedist for a routine ultra sound scan of Kai’s legs. After the check, the doctor said Kai’s bones are perfectly healthy, there was no need for any further investigation to his legs. We left the doctor’s office happily. On our way home, we went to […]

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Parenting Diary 7: Reading on Parenting

Recently I’ve been reading a lot on parenting, and find that I was so unprepared before Kai was born. I had little problem during the 9+ months of my pregnancy. It really gave me a false sense of security. I thought, how difficult can parenting be? And I spent all my reading time on preparation […]

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Last night – actually this early morning – I started to feed Kai at 00:56 am, changed his diaper and he fell asleep at around 1:30 am. The next time he woke up for a feeding was 4:50 am! He has been fed every other hour so far, 00:56 to 4:50 was the longest feeding […]

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Parenting Diary 5

This morning little Kai smiled to my mother when she was smiling and talking to him! He is 42 days old today. It’s said babies will have a growth spurt in their 6th week. They will demand more feedings and become more fussy. Oh mama is ready for the challenge! Yesterday afternoon the electric cradle-swing […]

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Parenting Diary 4

Today Kai is 40 days old and had his regular check by a pediatrician. There was thick snow in the streets. Kai rode a bus in his stroller to his doctor. Now Kai weighs 5280 g, is 60 cm tall and has a head circumference of 40.2 cm. The doctor performed a row of circus-like […]

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Parenting Diary 3

At the 4th day after his birth, the milk let-down happened to me. In 4 weeks I had enough milk for Kai. But we still gave Kai a little bit formula. Because Kai nurses at least 10 times a day. I get up at least 4 times during the night. In the morning I am […]

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Parenting Diary 2

The first two days after Kai’s birth was quite terrible to both Kai and I. Kai was crying for food all the time. The milk let-down was not happening and my blood pressure was 70/40 for two days. I could not get up myself and asked help from nurses. The nurses always put Kai into […]

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Parenting Diary 1

When I was still staying in the hospital, Dirk made a website for Kai. There are photos and Kai’s first thoughts about the world: http://kai-farin.info/ Recently our Kai is a bit colicky every night. Putting him into sleep is the toughest job I’ve ever met…… Later I’ll log more about my experience after Kai was […]

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