Wednesday, May 25, 2011

F for Frog

Our Recent Pedia Appointment

Antonio's pediatrician is our pediatrician...I think until college ata, regularly pa ako nagpupunta sa pedia! =) Actually, Dra. Sison is the daughter of our original pedia - Dr. Martin Macapanpan. When he retired, Dra. Sison took over. Dra. Sison is a cool pediatrician. Pag may sinasabi kaming concern namin, sasabhn nyan "okay lang yan, normal yan" or "okay lang payat, mas mahihirapan tayo pag mataba yan at kailangan ng papayatin". She doesn't prescribe antibiotics unless really needed. Minsan nagkasakit si Antonio, gusto ko ng sabihin nya, "ipaadmit mo na", para kampante din ako. Haha! Pero sinabi lang nya, "viral lang yan"

Last week, we went to her clinic since Antonio has a schedule for Typhoid vaccine. She asked me to answer a questionnaire. It is like a survey if I have concerns with Antonio's speech, social and motor skills. She also asked me to answer the MCHAT.

I believe this is now a practice of all pediatricians that they will also check the developmental milestones so in case the child needs help, there will be early intervention. Hay sana nga...kasi sometimes the parents are in denial diba? Kailangan marinig pa sa ibang tao that their child needs to see a specialist.

Lactum

Antonio eats anything except some vegetables like Ampalaya, which di rin naman ako kumakain! Haha! He loves fruits also and fish. So if he does not drink formula or fresh milk, I am not worried. Steady lang.

Since his weight is below normal, his pedia suggested that he drinks Gain Advance. Since he turned 1, I was buying a small can of Gain Advance every month since he does not drink often naman. Swerte na ang 2oz per day. I thought he really prefers to breastfeed that was why he does not drink his milk.

I tried giving him Nido, Bear Brand, fresh milk. But he does not want the taste. Recently, I decided to buy Lactum...wala lang, para lang may variety and I plan to stop breastfeeding him na rin e. I did not expect that he will like it...Lo and behold, he loves it! Haha! Now nauubos na nya yung 4oz. Sometimes kahit sa afternoon, he asks for Lactum na rin!

Feeling ko lang ako Juday or si Jodie Sta. Maria! Haha!

Happy 30 Months!

Oh my my my, we are now experiencing the peak (i hope it is the peak hehe) of terrible 2 stage! We are now doing the time outs/stand in the corner...because he wasted the tissue paper, because he threw the mango, because he bit his yaya (wala lang, nanggigigil lang ata). I just hope this time out thingy is the way for him to listen to us.

Sometimes, if he does not listen, I just wanted to go to the bathroom and cry...so I could just release my temper!

I asked my previous boss, how they were able to manage their 3 boys. He said, "kasi di naman spoiled mga anak namin" Haha! Minsan, I am asking Arch if we spoil Antonio. Kasi iniisip ko na di ko naman binibigay lahat ng gusto. Like if he wants ice cream before eating lunch, di naman ako pumapayag. If he wants to play/watch pa but he needs to sleep na, I firmly say no naman.

Hay naku, siguro nga nasa stage lang sila na they want to assert themselves. Just like what I have blogged here

But Antonio listens din naman e. If he is crying or throwing tantrums and I tell him, I cannot understand him because he is crying he stops naman e. Yun nga lang pag di naman talaga pwedeng ibigay, iiyak sya ulit! Haha! And Antonio is a happy child, he loves to laugh, play with his toys, play pretend! I love how he picks ups songs fast! One morning, Arch was singing Baby of Justin Bieber. He said to Antonio to sing also. Antonio just listened to him. Afternoon of that same day, Antonio was playing with cars. He was singing. I listened, he was singing Baby! Haha! I would like to share this video of him singing that song.


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