Swimming and Hanging Out With Angelica
Mommy loved these photos taken at Angelica's house right before Chinese New Year when Max went over for swimming. Max's skin looked so fair and soft. He was looking directly into the camera and smiling alot. When Max showed up in his blue outfit, Angelica's mom said, "we have the exact same thing in pink!" so the babies were dressed alike and mom's camera started clicking. It was also the first time for Max to try to seat in a Bumbo Seat. We think he enjoyed the experience and mom can pop him in it and hopefully trap him for a good ten minutes. After we got to Angelica's house, mommies went out to Paragon to buy swimming gear for Max. The body suit plus the thermal suit together added up to $100 Sing. What a rip off! Mommy bought the ones that are good to wear until age of 1 and hopefully we can get our money's worth like that. This was the second time that Max went into the pool. The first time mommy didn't bring camera and Max didn't have proper swimming attire so he wore Angelica's pink outfit. This time we are prepared but he hated the neck float. We're not sure if it's too tight or what, but he started crying the minute we tried to put it on him, and was still crying when he was floating around in water. We took the neck float off and he was a bit more calm, but still had this pissed off look in his face. After wards, the helpers brought Max to have a bath, which he thoroughly enjoyed and was happily eating his hands afterward.
The recent turn of event is that mommy's helper is gone and the new one doesn't start for another 3 weeks. Since daddy is away in Vancouver watching the Winter Olympics, mommy doesn't have much help around the house. However, Max has been behaving (most of the time), and making mommy's life a little easier. Whenever he takes naps, mommy worked very swiftly to make sure the laundry is done, dishes are cleaned, lunch/dinner cooked and trash taken out. So the silver lining of the situation is that mommy is getting better at being mommy. Also, since Max hasn't been sleeping that well at night, mommy decided to push up the time he goes to bed and also try to loosely follow the Gina Ford schedule. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. We just started and for the first 2 nights, Max has been sleeping longer stretches. However, last night, he was up every 2 hours and very cranky. We hope that sleeping through the night is become more of a regular occurrence!