Saturday, January 23, 2010

Very, very impressed

I was so scared to wean Grace. I was almost ready to do something drastic, like leave the house for a few days. Boy, am I glad I didn't. She has had no problem at all adapting. I think choosing to wean her myself, low-key, here at home where I can constantly reassure her was the best decision. It has been so much easier on her than if I had disappeared. What a huge relief!

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.


Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

MommyCha said...

This is so great to read! I am so happy to hear that Grace is weaning so well. You must be proud of her and you should be proud of yourself for sticking it out so long!
Hope to see you again soon for some mommy time!

Becky said...

Fanatastic!! It's great to see Sejin with you guys too. Hey, the book I sent you was returned for impcomplete address. Can you email me?

Our Little Bonbon said...

I think I am going to have to add those vendors to my favorites. That banner was a steal!

I wish we could have made it! We'll have to try to meet up some other time. ^^

Mama Seoul said...

I need to start planning Eva's party! Great banner. Happy birthday to Grace and congratulations on the smooth weaning.