Archive | August, 2010

First Tears

25 Aug


Cedro is almost 3 weeks old.  Here’s a copy of an email sent to Cedro’s grandparents (Dan + Gloria Ibañez aka “Lolo” and “Lola”; Hisao + Hisano Nishii aka “O-Papa” and “Obaachama”;  Jeff + Louise Davis aka “Grandpa” and “Grandma”) and to our siblings and their husbands (Arlene + Danny Yoo aka “Tita Ging” and “Uncle Danny”; Lisa Nishii + Ray Kim aka “Tita Lisa” and “Funkle Ray”).

08/25/10 – 12:31am

well it’s official.  Mommy made Cedro cry his first tears.  right about now, he’s going through a growth spurt so he’s eating more and eating longer.  if i don’t get to him right away, i notice that his crying has become louder and more urgent than ever before.  at two weeks old, this is also the time when he starts to cry with tears.  it make me so sad to see it!  it’s not a lot of tears.  his eyes just water.  but it’s like his eyes are telling me “Why, Mommy, why?  Why did it take you so long?  I’m hungry!”

anyway, attached are some of the latest photos.

  • cedro_2010_0822_stroller: Mommy’s first walk with C in the neighborhood in our carseat stroller.  just like he does when he’s in the car, he went right to sleep!
  • cedro_2010_0823_asleep_armsup:  it’s too warm to swaddle him all the time.  this photo shows how he normally sleeps.  with his arms up.
  • cedro_2010_0824_holdinghands: his nails are getting hard enough to use the baby nail clippers.  i had to capture this photo of him holding my hand while he was snoozing.
  • cedro_2010_0824_monkey01: his uncle naoya gave him a bunch of “little monkey” clothes.  here’s part of a photo shoot we did of C after he fell into a milk coma.
  • cedro_2010_0824_monkey02: he’s probably thinking “no more pictures, please!”
  • cedro_2010_0824_sleepingB: brian has been working hard in the recording studio.  when he comes home he likes to cuddle with C.

2-Week Checkup

20 Aug

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

Hanging out in the office while Mama + Papa work

Cedro is 15 days old.  Here’s a copy of an email sent to Cedro’s grandparents (Dan + Gloria Ibañez aka “Lolo” and “Lola”; Hisao + Hisano Nishii aka “O-Papa” and “Obaachama”;  Jeff + Louise Davis aka “Grandpa” and “Grandma”) and to our siblings and their husbands (Arlene + Danny Yoo aka “Tita Ging” and “Uncle Danny”; Lisa Nishii + Ray Kim aka “Tita Lisa” and “Funkle Ray”).

08/20/10 – 12:18am

hi family!

cedro had his 2-week checkup today!

he’s now 8 lb 11oz + 21.5″…  still as cute and peaceful as ever.  won’t spend a lot of time writing right now.  need to catch some zzzZZZZs.  will try to catch you on skype sometime soon.

xoxo
ABC

New Sounds + Operation: Get Cedro to Sleep

17 Aug

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

Cedro is 12 days old.  Here’s a copy of an email sent to Cedro’s grandparents (Dan + Gloria Ibañez aka “Lolo” and “Lola”; Hisao + Hisano Nishii aka “O-Papa” and “Obaachama”;  Jeff + Louise Davis aka “Grandpa” and “Grandma”) and to our siblings and their husbands (Arlene + Danny Yoo aka “Tita Ging” and “Uncle Danny”; Lisa Nishii + Ray Kim aka “Tita Lisa” and “Funkle Ray”).

08/17/10 – 2:02am

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

Skyping with our Ithaca fam

baby cedro just gets cuter and cuter every day.  not to mention hungrier and hungrier…  we’re still tired and exhausted but at least now we’re getting somewhat longer stretches of sleep…

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

Skyping with our Tokyo fam

some new things today:

cedro started to make some new sounds today.  higher pitched sounds that almost sound like he’s singing…

a couple times this evening we couldn’t get cedro to sleep in his crib… we ended up rocking him to some dance music in the living room and he’d go right to sleep and we could put him down to sleep as long as it was in the living room with us!  so cute.  i guess he wants to be where the party’s at even while he’s asleep.

that’s all for now.  off to go pump some milk!

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

Skyping with Grandpa + Grandma + cousins while they were at wilderness get-away

attached are some skype family photos i thought you might enjoy plus a bonus shot of both of my boys snoozing from the other night.

xoxo
ABC

Skyping with Lolo + Lola

15 Aug

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez NishiiCedro is 10 days old.  Here’s a copy of an email sent to Cedro’s grandparents (Dan + Gloria Ibañez aka “Lolo” and “Lola”).

08/15/10 – 9:58pm

hi, lolo and lola.

i’m sorry our skype session was frustrating today.  hopefully we can figure out how to un-mute your microphone so we can hear you next time.

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishiiattached are some photos from today’s session plus a picture of Cedro last night wearing the onesie that you gave him.

THANK YOU FOR THE BIG CARE PACKAGE!  we all appreciate it and will be able to use everything that you sent.  thank you thank you!

xoxo
ABC

Visit from Auntie Chris + Uncle Chris

15 Aug

© Photos by Ardith Ibañez Nishii Cedro is 10 days old.  Here’s a copy of an email sent to Cedro’s grandparents (Dan + Gloria Ibañez aka “Lolo” and “Lola”; Hisao + Hisano Nishii aka “O-Papa” and “Obaachama”;  Jeff + Louise Davis aka “Grandpa” and “Grandma”) and to our siblings and their husbands (Arlene + Danny Yoo aka “Tita Ging” and “Uncle Danny”; Lisa Nishii + Ray Kim aka “Tita Lisa” and “Funkle Ray”).

08/15/10 – 5:28am

my best friend, chris, and her husband (also named chris) are visiting us right now from san francisco.  auntie chris spoiled us yesterday with a coconut crusted french toast breakfast w/ maple syrup and tomato-spinach pasta for lunch.  uncle chris also looked after Baby C while auntie chris, tita ging, and i were out running errands for ging’s wedding.  we were able to get a lot done in the 2-hour window between feedings!

another fun new thing from today is that we discovered that cedro enjoys opera!  auntie chris was holding him and playing a “Three Tenors” album from her iPhone and explaining the different stories to him while he was sleeping.  he laughed out loud in his sleep at least 3 times!  i think i captured that on video.

that’s all for now.  i thought you might also enjoy this comparison of the ABC baby pix.  see attachment.

xoxo
ABC

ABC's baby pictures

Brian, Ardith + Cedro's Baby Pix

New Baby Essentials

13 Aug

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez NishiiCedro is 8 days old.  Here’s a copy of an email sent to Cedro’s grandparents (Dan + Gloria Ibañez aka “Lolo” and “Lola”; Hisao + Hisano Nishii aka “O-Papa” and “Obaachama”;  Jeff + Louise Davis aka “Grandpa” and “Grandma”) and to our siblings and their husbands (Arlene + Danny Yoo aka “Tita Ging” and “Uncle Danny”; Lisa Nishii + Ray Kim aka “Tita Lisa” and “Funkle Ray”).

08/13/10 – 12:46pm

hello family!!!

this week has been quite an adventure figuring out the whole breastfeeding-diaper-change-sleep-deprivation thing! we’re slowly but surely developing our own systems for each situation… © Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

I ordered a special nursing pillow that wraps around me + has back support + it arrived yesterday. now all of a sudden I feel so much more relaxed. it has completely alleviated my back pain + allowed me to have both hands free while cedro eats! YAY!

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishiiafter dozens of soiled changing cloths, washcloths, + blankets in a couple of days of diaper changes… we decided to get the changing pad that I had been eyeing since before C was born.  attached is a photo. it’s made out of a special nonporous foam that’s waterproof, easy to clean + comfy for the baby. it’s not cold to the touch @all. we can also use it for his sponge baths! we have designated the larger bathroom as the changing station because of the heat lamp + proximity to a sink.

now that cedro is eating for longer periods of time (20-30 min per boob) he’s also sleeping longer. up to 4 hours sometimes! he’s definitely hitting the 3hr mark more easily.

so it goes without saying that we’re enjoying getting to know Baby C!

xoxo
ABC

Signature Cedro Photos

11 Aug

Cedro is 6 days old.  Here’s a copy of an email sent to Cedro’s grandparents (Dan + Gloria Ibañez aka “Lolo” and “Lola”; Hisao + Hisano Nishii aka “O-Papa” and “Obaachama”;  Jeff + Louise Davis aka “Grandpa” and “Grandma”) and to our siblings and their husbands (Arlene + Danny Yoo aka “Tita Ging” and “Uncle Danny”; Lisa Nishii + Ray Kim aka “Tita Lisa” and “Funkle Ray”).

08/11/10 – 12:49am

wow!  i can’t believe it has been a week since i went into labor!

tuesday 08/10/10 was a day of trial-and-error with the cycle of constant diaper changes, feeding, and trying to recover from the delivery.  you can see the result at the qik.com site.  “Mommy + Cedro Napping Together“… as you can tell, we were so exhausted that we didn’t notice that Uncle Danny had arrived for a visit!  (he was the one who videotaped us.)  DONT’ WORRY, GRANDPARENTS!  danny didn’t just walk in.  he has keys…

we’re still figuring out our groove.  it’s exhausting and pretty overwhelming but so rewarding and fulfilling at the same time… i’m so in love with Baby C!!!  😀 Quality Time with Papa

attached are some prize photos from the end of the “day” … Papa B had some quality time with Baby C.

enjoy!

i’m off to enjoy a warm sitz bath.  ahhhhhhh…

xoxo
ABC