Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My 15.5 month old daughter walks for the first time

We've been waiting for my daughter to walk for a couple of months now.  My son walked at 11.5 months so I kind of expected my daughter to walk around the same time.  I really wanted to capture it on video because we captured my son's first steps on video.  Everytime she looked like she was going to walk, I would whip out my iPhone and start recording.  But each time, I just got a dud.  Yesterday, after CNY dinner at my in-laws, she finally walked for the first time..  Both my husband and I were there to witness it and he even caught it on his phone which was exactly what I wanted.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mui mui really loves music



Whenever she hears music, she will sway side to side. Even if it's really bad Chinese music. :p

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chiropractic medicine


I never knew a whole lot about chiropractic medicine.  From what I had heard before, I didn't really believe in it.  But tonight has completely changed my perspective.  My friend practices an alternative form of chiropractic care called NSA (Network Spine Analysis) that doesn't involve cracking bones.  It's a very gentle form of care that can even be performed on babies!

My 15-month old daughter has not been sleeping well for about a month now.  This is unusual because she had been sleeping through the night since she was 3 months old.  But for the past month, every time I put her down to go to bed, she would start screaming.  We would try to let her 'cry it out' but usually after 30-60 minutes of serious screaming, either Jeremy or I would go rescue her and then she would stop.  We had no idea what was wrong.  Last night was the worst when she screamed for almost an hour before I went in to get her.  I held her for a bit but she started crying again when I tried to put her back in the crib.  So I ended up bringing her to my bed but she was very restless and didn't sleep until well past 1am.

Anyway, Leo, from our small group, is a chiropractor and he offered to give Ainsley some care.  As I laid on my back with her on my tummy, she was very squirmy but after just several contacts, she started to settle down.  It was very amazing to me but I kind of thought maybe it was a coincidence.  After that, I put her to bed like how I usually do and then walked out of her room.  I was still skeptical so I was totally prepared for the screaming to start up but she only cried a few soft cries and then that was it.  She went to bed for the night.

Now I'm a convert.  If you have back pain or if you are not sleeping well or if you have a fussy baby, give my friend Dr. Leo a call.  Even better if your benefits cover chiropractors.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Poutine to start the new year

It's a Sunday today. A day of rest.

So we drove all the way to downtown Nathan Philips Square just to eat poutine...because we can! It's good to spend family time together doing totally random but enjoyable things.