I see sleep in my future! Last night Grace woke up only twice, and didn't need me to go in to her. She whined a couple minutes and went back to sleep. Last night was the first night I did not have to get out of bed -- at all! She's been so good about this weaning stuff...I can't believe I was so scared.
Tomorrow we are having another 1st birthday party for Grace, but this one is for Sejin's family. I'm not looking forward to it..large gathering of people I cannot communicate with. I will do my smile and nod routine, pose for pictures, and say thank you. It will be over soon enough.
Speaking of birthday parties, we had a little party last weekend for some of our foreign friends. We had a really good turn out. All international couples and seven half Korean children! It was a lot of fun.
I was very impressed with the amount of party decorations you can buy on gmarket. I ordered the personalized photo banner and balloon kit from this vendor. It came to only 20,000 won, which included double sided tape and a balloon pump. All I had to do was email them a photo and the baby's name. Very cute! (There were a lot more balloons...I didn't blow them all up. I'll probably blow the rest up for tomorrow)
I ordered the frames, ribbon, letters, and embellishments from this vendor. If you look at their goods, you can get good ideas for party themes and decorations. I didn't go all out...just a few touches.
We ordered food from the Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Base, based on Mommy Cha's recommendation. It was really, really good. I ordered a set menu which included chicken fingers, meatballs, a fruit and cheese tray, a deli meat tray, and a veggie tray, plus an extra sandwich platter. There was a lot of food left over, most of which I ate. Very nice treat.Feeling very positive since Grace has taken to weaning so well. I guess the timing must have been right. Soon enough I will start working again and we'll see how she deals with that change. I think she'll be just fine.