Friday, 26 April 2013

Don't grow too fast, my little boy!

it's been such a long while since i last wrote! living with a little baby has taken over my life completely - sometimes i forget to take a shower, i often eat food standing up these days, i learned how to go to the toilet without putting him down and waking him up, also i now walk round the flat so quietly like a ninja so i won't wake him up!

but i've been missing writing this little blog of mine and always feel like i should document all those precious little things that happen in our life now. (but i always end up choosing to nap rather than blog!) keo is now 3 months and a half. he is growing fast. real fast! he rolled over the other day. hooray! (i was half asleep and nearly missed the proud moment!) and started to talk (well, not really "talk" but he makes a noise. sometimes he goes on and on like he is passionately talking about breast milk or something! :)




these are his little videos - here and here if you are interested....

please don't grow too fast my little boy! (but please sleep at night....)

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Thursday, 21 February 2013

6 weeks!

keo will be 6 weeks old this thursday and is growing very fast! he has turned into a VERY hungry baby and feeds so much. when he cries for milk, nothing will make him calm (but my boobies!) he went through a growth spurt the other week and he was feeding every 30 mins which was tough! he now has proper chubby baby cheeks and arms and legs which are so adorable and i could just keep stroking them forever.

we are slowly getting into a routine and he is feeding every 2 to 4 hours now which is giving me some time to sleep too.... we started to take him out in a sling to the park/local shops and he loves being in it and sleeps very well. being outside also takes my mind off the daily feeding routine and keeps me sane so i'd better keep it up. 

i am still sore from the daily feeding (my nipples that is.) and went to see a breastfeeding lady at a local children centre the other day to get some help. she says the latching is perfect (thanks to all the youtube clips/website that i desperately watched million times) but his mouth is still small and he can't open his mouth wide enough which is apparently the reason why.  apparently it could take 3 months for the pain to go away.... that's another 2 months! umm...

P.S. THANK YOU SO MUCH for those who sent us cards/presents! keo is a very lucky boy! we can't thank you enough for your generosity!


でもあいかわらずおっぱいは痛いままで、先日近所にあるチルドレンセンター(国が経営しているママと子供達のための施設でいろんなクラスがあったり子供達があそべる施設)の母乳エキスパートのお姉さんに話をしにいったところ、吸い方は問題ないけれど、どうやらきおの口が小さいのが原因のようで、3ヶ月ぐらいすればいたくなくなってくるでしょう、とのこと。あと2ヶ月も痛いのかとおもうとちょっと気が重い....。涙 でもおっぱい大好きのきおのためになんとか頑張らなければっと日々の授乳にのぞんでおります。

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Oh Baby!

Keo Oscar Lloyd arrived on Thursday 10th January 2013 at 11am 
Birth weight  2770g 
Length  47cm 

Life is magical! 

樹生(きお)オスカー ロイド 1月10日 木曜日 朝11時に無事産まれました。
体重 2770g
身長 47cm


 " oh!? what's up? "

it's been 2 weeks since he arrived and i have never experienced such intense weeks in my whole life. Needless to say that we are overjoyed with his arrival and every little thing he does melts our hearts - but oh my goodness, our life is completely turned upside down and me and tom have turned into total servants for "king keo" ever since as tom's mum says!  

the first obstacle was breastfeeding. i am still getting the hang of it but never thought it would be this hard to breastfeed a baby. i only started to produce enough milk on the 8th or 9th day and until then i was struggling to keep him happy with empty boobies and sore nipples! (there were nights where me and keo were BOTH crying for more milk!) 

i am also getting used to the new routine with little sleep. thankfully mum is here until this weekend and she can help me with putting him down to sleep between feeds so i can get some rest. tom has been a great help too and keo likes to be cuddled by daddy and settles well. 

it's been only a couple of weeks but it's been such an life change experience! although i still haven't got much time to sleep i am determined to document those precious moments with our little man on this blog as much as i can!


まず最初にぶつかった壁は「母乳」。初日から早速母乳をあげているのですが、まさかいきなりこんなに苦戦するとは!ちゃんと母乳が出るのに8、9日かかったのもあり、きおはいつもお腹ぺこぺこ、すごい勢いで吸い付いてくるのもあり、もう初日から乳首がいたくてたまらない。2,3日目からは出血もする始末。きおもわたしもおっぱいほしさに二人で泣いてる夜もありました。笑 2週目となった今週はなんとかおたがい慣れ始めてきてやっと軌道に乗ってきた感じかな。(だけどまだ痛い!涙)


まだまだ「きお様」がうまれて2週間しかたってないけれど、ほんとにいままでに経験した事のない内容の濃い2週間、この先もどうなるやらこのブログで 頑張って記録していこうと計画中!

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

A Big 9 Months

this is the second post this year which is not too bad since i gave myself a little new year resolution. i am usually not very good at keeping it so I am starting small.

i am due tomorrow (wooo!) but the baby has not showed up just yet (as you can see the empty crib!). i am feeling a lot more pressure downstairs and started to have slightly different sensations in my belly so hopefully this is the sign........ (fingers crossed!)

it's been an exciting and big 9 months (literally!). this is my first pregnancy and it was totally a whole new experience. i enjoy being pregnant and i think i'll miss it! luckily i didn't have major problems along the way but there have been a lot of changes on my body and thought i should document it here.

first trimester
  • morning sickness. for some reason I went off sandwiches. Weirdly a thought of having sandwiches made me sick (lunch at pret a manger? no way.) 
  • total exhaustion! Never felt that tired in my life
  • sore boobies but bigger! (Yay!) 
  • no appetite and weight loss (I was living only on cereals and japanese noodles) 
second trimester 
  • the first time when I felt the baby move was just amazing
  • a lot more energetic 
  • occasional strong pain on my fibroid (i found i have a fibroid outside my uterus wall but thankfully it's harmless and nothing serious) 
last trimester 
  • severe pelvic pain but it's got better after a while (we got too excited and overdid it a bit on our holiday in berlin...) 
  • swollen hands and feet (not fun!) 
  • stretch marks (not fun at all!) 
  • insomnia (i now need 7 pillows to make myself comfortable in bed) 
  • i still don't know why but i barely have hair on my leg now but got so much on my back like a hairy old man. oh dear. 
there are so many more small changes but these are the major ones i thought i'd write it down to remember the good time. the only thing missing now is the baby in the crib........! 



  • つわり。不思議な事になぜかサンドイッチが無理に。サンドイッチの事考えただけではきそうに。かなり謎!
  • すごい疲労感。人生であんなに疲れたことないくらい眠いしクタクタで仕事の後はベッドに直行。
  • 胸がはっていたい。でもサイズも大きくなって人生初のぺちゃぱい脱出!笑
  • 食欲がなくなって3キロほど体重減少。(これまたなぜか、シリアルかにゅうめんしか食べたくなくなった)
  • はじめて胎動を感じたときは感動!
  • 疲労感もなくなり元気がでてくる
  • 今回の妊娠で子宮の外側に筋腫があることが発見。たまにキリキリ痛くなる。でも筋腫じだいは悪性ではないので一安心。
  • 骨盤が炎症して歩けないくらい一時すごい痛くなる。でも安静にしていたらだいぶ回復。(ベルリン旅行にいった時にどうやらはしゃぎすぎた模様....。自業自得。)
  • 手足がむくんでパンパンに!
  • 妊娠線出現!(涙)
  • 睡眠不足。なぜか目が覚める。さらに枕7個くらいをカラダのまわりにセットしないと寝れないほどおなかもパンパンで苦しい。
  • なぜか足のむだ毛がほとんどなくなったかわりに背中が男みたいに毛深くなった!(トムもちょっと引いてたほど毛深い。笑)でもなんで背中!?ホルモンって不思議やねぇー

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Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Wishing you all a wonderful New Year with lots of happiness!

(note to self: my new year resolution - blog more and try to document my new life of being a mother :)




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