Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Home, New Life (Part 2)

This is a continuation of Part 1 where Mommy last mentioned about how Juan Or cried and cried and cried asking to sleep in the spring cot to which Mommy didn't allow, then later Papa came over to scold him and he stopped crying and finally dozed off after gazing outside through the window.

After sleeping for about 3 hours (it was 3 am by then), Mommy was awaken by the soft crying sound of Juan Or. Turned out, Juan Or was vomitting (on the bed!). Mommy quickly put a hand under his mouth to collect whatever vomit that came out. Luckily, the vomit did not contain food particles, only saliva, but the vomit was very, very slimy - perhaps had phlegm in it. Mommy immediately recognized this pattern of vomitting. The last time Juan Or had this kind of vomit was when he cried excessively after falling down his kiddy ride car and hurting his lips and mouth. And this kind of vomit would only happen about 3-4 hours after the nonstop crying episode. After vomitting, Mommy wiped his mouth and he went back to sleep without fuss. Later, within half an hour to an hour's time, Juan Or woke up again to vomit out the same slimy thing. This vomitting episode went on for a regular interval of about 5 times. Every time after the vomit, Mommy offered him water to drink but he refused. Thankfully, by 5.30 am, the vomitting episode ended and Juan Or was sleeping soundly. But Mommy didn't sleep well at all because Mommy had to wake up whenever he woke up to vomit.

It was a working day for Mommy again and Mommy had to leave the house early to avoid traffic jam, so Mommy woke him up at 6.20 am, sent him straight to the babysitter's house and then headed to office. By then, Mommy was very sleepy, so Mommy stole some sleep in the office (it was still not 8 am yet).

By night time, when all three of us were back in the new house, things went on as usual and Juan Or was still just as playful. He had big appetite too - wallop two pieces of cheese slices and even asked to eat Honey Stars and Coco Balls (which he called as "Cocops") cereal. Then it was time to sleep. Thankfully, this time he didn't ask to sleep in the spring cot, but he did insist on going downstairs first (don't know for what?). So Mommy told him that Mommy would only allow to go downstairs for a while and after which he must go upstairs again to sleep. Thankfully too, he complied and went upstairs again without fussing. Everything went well, he played with his toys for a while, Mommy read with him and he settled himself to sleep in no time at all. Mommy is very happy that everything went well for the 3rd day of moving in.


Here's a happy Juan Or, posing for Mommy moments before going to bed.

13 comments:

mNhL said...

Aww....vommited maybe due to wind in the stomach? Glad that juan or is all happy again. Happy unpacking. haha....it is a tough job but you will enjoy them.

Alice Law said...

Juan Juan used to vommit or perhaps more like regurgitation after an intense cries, we didn't do much about it either(just stroke her and apply tummy oil)!

I personally think kids need to be explained and talk to, they understand us more than what we know about them! So it's a excellent job that you didn't give in instead of "taking" to him, he will understand and listen if he has no choice! Hehe!

Looking forward for more "New Home, New Life"! ^-^

Sheoh Yan said...

So please that you have good patience toward your kid. Thank God that Juan Or's vomitting stopped after that.

Alice Phua said...

mNhL, yup, I think so too. It must be the wind sucked in during crying.

ALice Law, yes, I will still continue to blog about things happening at the new homefront until things become a norm/routine, then I'll stop at there. :-D

Alice Phua said...

Sheoh Yan, yes, am glad the vomitting stopped just before I started sending him to babysitter, otherwise he may end up vomitting in the baby car seat....more mess to clean.

smallkucing said...

Aiyo..vomitted ah..must be wind la. Cry too much or what.

Alice Phua said...

Smallkucing, ya, cry too much until got wind.

Mom Daughter Style said...

I haven't finished reading your post yet then I saw him, this picture, he has a super sweet smile. You're a lucky mommy

Alice Phua said...

Mom Daughter Style, thanks! :-D When he smiles like this, my heart is sure to melt even though he has just done something naughty!

Ces said...

Hi Alice, to answer your question. :This is the second time we went on vacation with planes. The first time we had a total of 5 flights. She was only around 8 months then. The doctor says okay, I don't think there is any medical reason not to take her. However, it was easier when she was younger, I have some toys with us that kept her entertained and she slept most of the time. We went to San Fran she was 14 months old, it was kinda hard. We get the seat at the backmost of the plane and for bigger planes there is a little space at the back where I was able to stand when she is getting upset of course only when the seat belt light is not on. She did not want to stay just sitting on our laps.

Alice Phua said...

Ces, thanks for taking the time to answer my question in my blog itself. Really appreciate it! :-)

BoeyJoey said...

Congratulations for your shift to your new home :-).

When my daughter coughs badly, she vomits phlegm too... after that she'll feel much better. Try not to let Juan OR cry for long periods as he will gulp air into his tummy and will cause discomfort. Hope he's alright now :-).

cheeyee said...

Looks like the vomit is a sign showing that his body will purge whatever is not good to him. Good sign isn't it? And I think he went down to "confirm" the spring cot is not there. :) Anyway, congratz that Juan Or is adjusting himself well in the new house. :)