Thursday, April 16, 2009

100 Days

Koreans celebrate a baby's 100 day birthday. I have to admit, it still doesn't mean much to me, but I go along with things because it's part of Grace's culture and it means a lot to the in-laws. I got her dressed up and took her over for lunch. Smile and nod, smile and nod. Grace got some nice 24k gold jewelry and the longest piece of rolled up thread you've ever seen (symbolizing longevity). Made for some cute pictures, anyway.
Still working on the sleep thing. But slowly I think things are improving. I'm not nursing Grace to sleep anymore. I really want her to learn how to fall asleep on her own. She's getting there little by little. She doesn't like it though. She loved those super long laying down nursing sessions at night. I don't want to deprive her of that, so we do that in the afternoon instead now. I usually need a lay-down anyway. But come night time, with SJ gone and me doing the whole bedtime/bath routine all on my own, I don't have to energy to keep going and going and going...

Anyway, I'm coming at this sleep thing with a new positive attitude. I was getting way to worked up about it. My stomach pains (stress-related) started coming back the other night, which was a big wake up call to slow down and take it easy. I'm taking this way too seriously!!

One thing I am taking seriously is that Grace has torticollis. It's a neck condition. She always leans to the left, never the right. Right now it might not appear too serious, but if not corrected, it can be. Later on, she could develop spinal problems, maybe even paralyzing her face, says the doctor. We take her for an ultrasound test on Tuesday and then I suspect we'll be starting with physiotherapy to start fixing this problem. Poor Grace. This won't be fun.

2 comments:

wevegotseoul said...

Oh no, poor Grace. Did they mention what the cause is? Gosh, baby physiotherapy - you kind of forget that they can do things like that on such a small person.

Anonymous said...

i'm glad they identified it early. this can cause serious problems if untreated. poor grace...