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Yes..apparently he has grown heavier during the last week :)

Aidan on the prowl~~

Hmm..I thought sick kids especially babies should be somewhat listless and grouchy ..but Aidan doesn't seem to be the case. He's extremely hyper and cheery. Throughout the day, he's been wanting to play, kicking his feet about, trying to crawl and move about and babbling a lot in between coughs..and when he moves about, he leaves behind this long trail of mucus and drool which seemed to be oozing non-stop from his nose n mouth respectively..If not for his constant coughing & wheezing, his red runny nose and mini-pukes to clear his phlegm, I wouldn't have believed that he wasn't well...

Whenever I thought he had enough of playtime, I'll take him to the room to either nurse or put him to sleep but he'd be so resistant to it ..He'd be so gleeful when I wave the white flag and plomp him into his exersaucer. He will play till he is so exhausted and will then finally nap within 1-2 mins of nursing. I think I ended up being more tired than him..

Hmmm..I still got alot to learn about tending to babies :D...

Yesterday, when the doc was examining Aidan, she asked.." Do any of you two smoke..?"..there was a long silence and hubby had a contrite look on his face.I told her that hubby does..and she advised him not to smoke in the house and also to change his clothes before carrying Aidan 'coz the residue of the smoke will be stuck on the fibres of his shirt. Said that the second hand smoke will exacerbate Aidan's condition..

I remember when I was pregnant with Aidan, e_rambler and leapin_toufu were asking me whether hubby intended to stop smoking when the baby arrived. They were advising me to convince him to stop. I'd spoken to hubby about this before and he promised to stop at the end of the year. But he didn't wanna say which year so I knew it was so as to cover himself if he failed to keep his resolution..

I used to be a smoker too. Stopped cold turkey when I discovered I was pregnant with Aidan..was worried a while coz I'd been smoking quite heavily when I was @1-2 months preggy..It was tough initially but it helped that my nausea was extremely bad at that time so the smell of smoke made me wanna barf. I do admit that I have cravings at times but 'coz I wanna continue to breastfeed Aidan, I stop myself from succumbing. Hubby makes it a point to smoke only in the kitchen balcony and the study room and not anywhere else in the house..and with his current job giving him loads of stress, I really don't expect him to stop like that especially since he's been a smoking for a much longer time ..I know deep down inside, he does want to stop but he needs to have more will-power to do so and well, hopefully, guilt helps too ...

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Jun. 30th, 2003 01:35 am (UTC)
Poor Aidan, hope he gets well soon. Btw, my hubby a serial smoker. (1.5packs/day) When we moved into this hse, he even dared to smoke within the house. (I keep all my windows & doors shut tight). Then wehen we found out that I was having Ashley, he agreed to smoke outside the house only. I've been pushing him to quite smoking but he refuses to budge too.
Jun. 30th, 2003 02:57 am (UTC)
Woah..imagine smokin in a house where all the windows/doors are shut. The smeill's gonna be quite bad right?! At least u have sorta a garden where he can walk abt n smoke..hubby pouted when I 'ordered' him to go out of the aptment to smoke heh!
Yeah..tough to get them men to quit. Hubby said job already so stressful and he needs the fag to keep him sane..
Jun. 30th, 2003 02:19 am (UTC)
Clenched toes...........AGAIN.
I think I'm obsessed with babies and their clenched toes. Can someone solve the mystery for me please? =P

Jun. 30th, 2003 02:54 am (UTC)
Re: Clenched toes...........AGAIN.
hee..u v farnee man! In every clenched toes pic, I'll see ur comments!
Go do a thesis on it. U can use Aidan's pic anytime heh~
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Jun. 30th, 2003 02:26 am (UTC)
so sorry to hear the lil' one is down with the B-word! where/whom did he get the bug from? he sounds OK, since he's still active and kicking around!

eh... looks are really deceiving! Aidan and Qile are officially the SAME WEIGHT! but everyone thinks Qile is bwee-er! he's not put on weight since 4.5mths! 8kg every month! not worrying tho! :P

hope Aidan recovers soon! is he on the nebuliser too?
Jun. 30th, 2003 03:01 am (UTC)
I really dunno where he got the bug from..I'm think it's probably from my friend's daughter party on Friday coz there were lotsa babies/kids there. Yeah..coz he's so active n hyper, I'm not too worried :)

U sure they are the same weight?! They really don't look it eh..and Qile is taller too. I guess it's coz Qile is very hyper too and probably he hadn't gained since his weightloss.

AIdan isnt on the nebuliser..I wasnt given the option of using it too..hm..on hindsight..I should have tho since his nose seems to be botherin him a fair bit. Will monitor him and see and if need be, I'll just ask my paed to see if they can let me use it on Aidan..
Jun. 30th, 2003 03:12 am (UTC)
Poor Aidan! Apart from the watery eyes, he looks as bouncy as ever though! That's a good sign.

"Take care baby Aidan ... get well soon!" - Luv, Uncle Buzz
Jun. 30th, 2003 03:14 am (UTC)
Yeah..he's oozin water from his eyes, nose n mouth..nonstop! argh!

Thanks buzzy tho :)
Jun. 30th, 2003 04:12 am (UTC)
hope aidan gets better soon.....can kind of tell he's sick from the photo lor.
Jun. 30th, 2003 04:52 am (UTC)
Thanks :) Yeah, he does like a li' sick coz of his watery eyes and reddish nose..
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Jun. 30th, 2003 04:18 am (UTC)
Get well soon, Aidan :)
Jun. 30th, 2003 05:05 am (UTC)
he'll be back and well in time =)

did the doctor pass you some nose spray?
they can be used to stop the secretions...
Jun. 30th, 2003 06:06 am (UTC)
Nose Spray? I guess u are referring to the nebuliser..doc didn't give and I din ask too..hmm, no nosesprays too. I guess Aidan's nose didn't look that stucked..
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Jun. 30th, 2003 05:24 am (UTC)
Aidan looks fairly healthy to me, albeit the teary eyes.

Take care!

You know I used to smoke too, though not a heavy smoker, but it's hard to quit. I gave myself a deadline. I haven't touch a ciggie since. Also consider that I am successful only after a few tries...
Jun. 30th, 2003 06:09 am (UTC)
Yeah..he doesnt look v sickly and doesnt behave it too.Well, his eyes are usually watery becuz his tear ducts are not fully developed yet (acc to doctor) and actually, u can see he has a runny nose in the pics too coz of the mucus :P..
Hmm, mebbe women have better willpower when it comes to this sorta thing...How may sticks din u used to smoke? I used to smoke half a pack a day so it was really tough and plus that i stopped drinking coke abt the same time too.
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Jun. 30th, 2003 10:23 am (UTC)
I quit smoking cold turkey when I found out I was pregnant too. Man it was damned tough. Like you, I'm continuing to abstain because of the breastfeeding. Which is also damned tough.

But yes, cigarette smoke can really wreak havoc on a kid's lungs. My dad and his friends were heavy smokers, and I think that definitely conributed to my having huge problems with asthma throughout most of my childhood. Definitely take this seriously.
Jun. 30th, 2003 02:56 pm (UTC)
Does XY smokes too? Yeah, v tough eh especially when u see others lighting in front of u ..grrrr!

Yeah..same as u, my dad used to smoke alot too..@2packs a day and all 4 of us kids had asthma when we were young..one of my bro still has asthma attacks now n again coz his asthma was the serious type. Not somethin I want my kid to go thru. I read that asthma usually develops later..when the kid is pass abt 1 yr old..Keepin fingers crossed that mine wont get it..
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Jun. 30th, 2003 02:01 pm (UTC)
Poor Aidan down with a bug. But he still looks so endearing, esp with his teary eyes. Dun worry, he'll be well in no time.

Wow, Angie, u were smoking 1/2 pack a day n u managed to quit cold turkey? Ah, the magnitude of a mother's love!
Jun. 30th, 2003 02:52 pm (UTC)
Ironically, hubby was one of the best support when I quit smoking at that time..in fact, even now, he's the one who try to prevent me from startin by staunchly refusin me a puff even when I begged him :P..
But yeah, it wasn't easy but it was worth it when Aidan arrived healthy :)

My ex-colleague actually smoked thru out her pregnancy and her kid who is now @6 yrs old is always sickly...Actually, she's another reason why I managed to stop cold turkey. I dun wan Aidan to be always having to go to the doc..
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Jun. 30th, 2003 06:57 pm (UTC)
lol so cute i wanna carry him leh. 8kg.. is that heavy?
Jul. 1st, 2003 03:54 am (UTC)
I think 8kg is an okay size for a baby his age..I'm so used to carryin him that I don't find him that heavy..
Jun. 30th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)
No worries lah
Aidan is such a good boy. I remember when my son, Nathan was sick, he is such a lay back. He will whine and make sure he is treated like a prince.

Since your hubby is aware of the situation, I am sure he will do sum thing about it. Had he ever used patch? Maybe during family time, it will be an alternative.
Jul. 1st, 2003 03:53 am (UTC)
Re: No worries lah
Heh..I guess Aidan doesnt feel sick physically ..that's y he doesnt whine and groan yet..that's the only reason I can justify why he is still so hyper n active in spite of his cough n cold..I think his brain tells him he is sick but his body is tellin him that he's not :P..

Hmm..he has never used the patch. I will leave it to him to quit at his own time, givin subtle hints and all..Actually I am not one to pressurize/nag at him..He probably feels a li' pressured already I guess when he reads my journal :D~
Jun. 30th, 2003 08:43 pm (UTC)
Get well soon!
Angie, feed Aidan more water. At the moment, no cold fruits added into his cereal, especially bananas. Aidan, get well soon. Love D&C2.
Jul. 1st, 2003 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: Get well soon!
hehe D&C2 [cute]..
Thanks..havent intro real fruits [only those from the bottle] to him yet so no worries..was planning to this week actually..wanna oso ask u for ur recipe of the fab lookin porridge u make for Chloe..

Jun. 30th, 2003 09:00 pm (UTC)

Wow.. Aidan has really grew bigger huh ! But still so cute :p

p/s: He seem to have more hair these days :p

Charlene :)
Jul. 1st, 2003 03:36 am (UTC)
Yeah..his hair is growin..slowly but surely :D..
Jul. 1st, 2003 04:05 am (UTC)
I must say that Aidan is really a good baby.... good for you too mommy. Hope he gets well soon....
Jul. 1st, 2003 04:56 am (UTC)
hey thanks Serene..
He should b recoverin real soon :)
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