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Precious 3 ☆ 大切な3人

April 17, 2012

When I saw my oldest daughter reading to our baby boy and my second listening to her read, I said to my girls “Wait! Don’t move!” I ran downstairs to grab my camera and rushed back upstairs. Our baby is 6 weeks old. He’s like a big marshmallow sitting on my daughter’s lap. It’s sweet to see that my oldest, 7-year-old wanted to read a story to her baby brother and my second, 4-year-old looking at the book over her sister’s shoulder. It is precious. Looking at the three kids together in peace, I realize it was worth going through painful three pregnancies. My oldest has been a huge help especially our newborn gets fussy unless he’s held by someone. I hear that it’s a very boy thing.

上の写真にあるように、新生児である息子を長女が膝に置いて本を読み、その横で本を覗き込む次女の姿を見て、思わず「動かないで、お願い!」と言って、階段を駆け下り、下の階にあるカメラを掴んでまた駆け足で戻りました。息子は生後6週間でまだふにゃふにゃで、娘の股に座る姿はまるでマシュマロみたいです。何も分からないけれど膝にのっけられている息子と、その息子を抱っこして本を読む長女、その横で興味深そうに本を覗く娘の3人の姿がとても愛らしかったです。こういう瞬間は貴重ですね。3人の子供が仲良くしている姿を見て、辛い妊娠を頑張った甲斐があったと感じました。息子は誰かに抱っこしていてもらわないと機嫌が悪いので、いつでも抱っこしてくれる長女にはとても助けられています。そういう所は、息子は典型的な男の子らしいです。

When I look at my son, I feel that babies have gender neutral look and I haven’t seen many differences in taking care of a baby boy versus a baby girl. However, a diaper changing business is completely different. I’ve got my son’s pee shot on my forehead about a week into his arrival. Then, another time was on my shirt. Last week, I thought he and I met eye to eye when I laid him down for a diaper change, but it was just him trying to pee and as I opened up the diaper, the pee came straight up as if it was a water fountain.

息子を見ていると、赤ちゃんって性別があまり無いなと感じます。男の子の赤ちゃんの世話をするのと女の子の赤ちゃんの世話をする違いがまだあまり見えていないのですが、さすがにおしめを取り替える時は違いますね。もう既におでこに息子のおしっこが命中しました。次の時は、シャツにおしっこをかけられました。先週など、おしめを取り替えている時に息子と目があったと思って喜んだのも束の間、おしめを開けた途端、おしっこが噴水のようにまっすぐ上に飛んできました。

My son gets fussy very easily which I am guessing due to indigestion or the gas in his stomach. He started fussing again while my daughter reads to him and she is comforting him in the photo above. She’s only seven and much more mature than when I was at her age. I am very proud of her!

どうやら、お腹にガスがたまりやすいのか、消化不良を起こしているのか、息子はとても機嫌が悪くなります。娘が本を読んでいる最中に息子がまた機嫌を悪くしました。その時に娘が息子をあやしているのが上の写真です。私が7歳だったころよりもずっとしっかりしている娘には感心します。

Sneak Peek of Nursery

I haven’t completed the nursery, but this is how it looks from the doorway. The wall is lavender. This room used to be my daughters’ play room until our baby boy was born. It used to look like this. We didn’t find out the gender until our baby was born, but I thought that we were having another girl based on 6 online Chinese calendars which is said to be 99% accurate, but in my case, it turned out to be all wrong. I guess I was in the 1% who gets the wrong prediction! I thought if we had a boy, he would just have to live with it for a year or so until we move and we’re doing it. Babies don’t have opinions, do they? I took all the toys to our downstairs room and converted it into a new media/play room. The posts for the two rooms will be up once I complete the rooms. It will be a while…

上の写真は、まだ完成していないのですが赤ちゃん部屋のプレビューとでも言いましょうか。この部屋は、息子が生まれるまでは、子供の遊び部屋でした。変える前はこんな感じ。妊娠中、性別を敢えて訊かなかったのですが、3人目もきっと女の子なのだろうと思い込んでいました。性別をエコーで確認することはなかったはものの、興味があったので、思わずオンラインで中国からの赤ちゃんの性別を見極めるカレンダーを探して6カ所も見てみました。99%の確率で当たるとあったので、全て女の子との判定に、すっかり自分の中では女の子が生まれると思っていました。男の子が生まれたとしても、1年ちょっとしたら引っ越すので、ラベンダーの部屋でも良いかなとは思っていました。赤ちゃんは文句言わないですしね。玩具は一番したの階の、テレビ/遊び部屋に変えた部屋に持って行きました。両方ともの部屋が完成したら、ブログに載せたいなと思います。しばらくお待ちください。

26 Comments leave one →
  1. April 17, 2012 11:26 am

    awwwwwwww….i pray that my children will be as harmonious as yours. *still amazed and heart warmed* You have done a terrific “job” in raising your girls, Kaho! thumbs up!

    • April 17, 2012 11:59 am

      Awww, thanks! Oh, they do give me moments where I want scream and break something!! When that happens, I always try to remember the moments they give me peace in my heart.

  2. April 17, 2012 11:45 am

    How sweet! What a beautiful moment… and family!

    • April 17, 2012 11:57 am

      Thank you, Sister Earth Organics!!

  3. April 17, 2012 7:01 pm

    PRICELESS!!!!
    I’m delighted to see all 3 of your kids together… God bless you all!!!!

  4. myfroggee permalink
    April 17, 2012 8:03 pm

    CONGRATS Kaho….your 3 little angels look really gorgeous….job well done…

  5. myfroggee permalink
    April 17, 2012 8:05 pm

    CONGRATS Kaho, your 3 little angels look gorgeous & really sweet….Job well done…

  6. April 17, 2012 8:51 pm

    Cute!!!! Evan is not yet at that stage… He’s sweet for a few minutes but then gets quite impatient hahaha…. See you soon!

    • April 18, 2012 8:34 am

      Oh, mine is quite impatient, too, but I see some changes in the recent couple of days. :) I’m enjoying daily changes.

  7. April 17, 2012 10:57 pm

    love it so much, happy for u. ur a great mom. say hi to ur girls. hope i can meet u in jakarta :)

    • April 18, 2012 8:35 am

      Thanks!! Thanks for your sweet words!

  8. April 17, 2012 10:59 pm

    many love around. ur a great mom. say hi to ur girls. hope i can meet u jakarta.

  9. Katherine permalink
    April 17, 2012 11:40 pm

    your children are gorgeous. The picture of your oldest daughter comforting the baby is just too precious for words. Congratulations again on the handsome addition to your beautiful family!! Get some sleep when you can.

    • April 18, 2012 9:15 am

      Thanks, Katherine! I’ll try to get as much as sleep as I can when I find the time. :)

  10. April 18, 2012 12:32 am

    You have such beautiful kids kaho, they are gorgeous! I guess it is an advantage two have two girls whoh can niw help you out with the little one…I always wanted a girl myself, but now could not imagine my life without my wo boys. Still, who knows, maybe next time? I will always be hopeful ;)

    • April 18, 2012 10:05 am

      Aww, thanks. They are alright. :) It’s great to have two helpers. Love it! I hear you. Now I have three kids, I can’t imagine my life without them. You’re thinking about the third? I love having three kids!!

  11. April 20, 2012 10:20 am

    This is the most precious, heart melting post I have read in the longest time. Your girls are just the best. Your eldest daughter is like a mini you :)

    I just have to tweet this.

    When I was little I always wanted a baby brother….was so excited when my lil cousin was born…I was 7 then too.

    • April 22, 2012 10:13 am

      Awwww, thank you!! I love to hear that you think my oldest is mini me. :D My eldest is thrilled to have a baby brother, but this morning, she said she wished her brother was a girl. I asked her why and she said so that she could play with her girl toys with him. I understand where she’s coming from. My second daughter was saying that she wanted a sister from the time I was pregnant and that’s probably from the same reason. My eldest is very loving to her brother and great to him. So is my second girl. I am thankful for that. Kids are interesting!

  12. May 6, 2012 12:39 pm

    Having the oldest child read to the younger ones is not only great for bonding, but great for literacy and language development in ALL your kids. You’ll be surprised how quickly your second child joins in the reading!
    As for the purple room, there’s nothing wrong with bending (or breaking) a few gender stereotypes. Your son will be none the worse for wear!
    I hope you are all well!

    • May 6, 2012 9:13 pm

      Aww, Thanks! I imagine my second one will have an easier time learning how to read. She learned alphabet earlier than my first. It’s interesting that now I’m so used to seeing his room in lavender, I started to believe that’s a color for boys. :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

  13. Joanna permalink
    February 17, 2013 5:34 pm

    Love your blog! Thanks for sharing! From London

    • February 17, 2013 7:01 pm

      Thanks, Joanna! How cool you live in London!

  14. joanna permalink
    February 18, 2013 1:19 pm

    I was browsing some blogs and came across yours! Your blog is wonderfully sweet and sincere! You should visit London at lease one time in your life!

    • February 19, 2013 5:38 am

      Thanks, Joanna! I hope I will have a chance to visit London with my family!! I actually went to visit London with my husband many years ago. I loved it.

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