Rafa is 6 months old

Thursday, July 26th, 2018


My little Rafa is already half a year old. It went so fast, that I didn't even had time to update the past 4 months. A lot happened, but mostly I got smaller and Rafa managed to get way bigger. He is blabbing all day, rolling and moving around. No crawling yet, but he's able to move a bit when laying on his stomach. One downside to living in Asia is the distance to our families. I wish we could be a bit closer to our family so they could be more involve in the boys childhood. My brother and sister-in-law recently visited for almost two weeks and it was the best feeling. I'm so happy that in less than 2 weeks we go to visit our whole family, and even meet new babies.

Here's an update on our Rafaroo:

How old is he: He is 6 months old.
Baby Rafa's size: At his 6 month check up he weighted 7.9 kg. and was 63 cm tall.
Best moment the past months: Four months have passed since my last update on Rafa, so a lot has happened. We took the whole family to Japan. It was an exhausting trip, but nevertheless we created amazing memories the four of us. Also, my brother and sister-in-law came to visit us in KL, and we spent a few days on the Thailand beach. I've been loving seeing Rafa develop into a more independent boy and exploring his world.
Sleep: He's a very good sleeper, thank goodness because a few night Matias wasn't feeling good which we were up at night for him while Rafa slept. A few nights Rafa can manage to sleep through the night, and other night just wakes up one time for milk. Hopefully I can stop the night feeding soon, so he and I can sleep even better.
Movements: He is rolling onto his tummy every single time I leave him laying on his back. I have to be very careful now because he will roll no matter the place he is in. He still doesn't roll from his tummy to his back so whenever he is on his tummy and gets tired, he starts to complain and asks for someone to rescue him.
Nicknames: Rafa, Rafaroo.
Mama's experience: My little boy is growing so fast. Already wearing size 9 to 12 months. Everyday I feel grateful for these two little boys that I can call my sons, and the responsibility to look after and guide them through life. It isn't rainbows and unicorns the whole time. jeez, sometimes I need a time out for myself, but at the end of the day I am trying to be the best mom for them, and growing personally with and through them.
Looking forward: Our trip to Canada and USA!!!

2 months old Rafael

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018


Its unbelievable that Rafael is 2 months already. He has grown so much and very fast in comparison with Matias. We put him for some tummy time last week, and he turned to his back just like that. Like no problem, I am just turning to the side to show-off. He laughed for the first time March 22nd and it was the cutest smile ever. Matias loves anything and everything that involves Rafael, specially when taking his monthly photos, he must be part of it.

Here's a little update on our Rafa:

How old is he: He is 2 months and 6 days.
Baby Rafa's size: Two weeks ago he was 5.5 kg, but I am pretty sure he's way heavier. He started to wear size 3 months.
Best moment the past month: Probably seeing him turn on his back during tummy time. Also, enjoying all the cuddles at night, since he loves to be held rather than in his bassinet. 
Sleep: The sleep situation is starting to get more and more settled night time. During the day he randomly falls asleep. At night, after getting his bath, and milk, he falls asleep around 9pm, and usually will sleep until 1am. After his milk, he falls back asleep, and wakes up either at 5am for more milk or around 7am.
Movements: He doesn't have a problem with tummy time, to the point he even falls asleep during it. He's holding his neck much more these days, almost completely by himself. He moves his arms a lot, specially if he wants milk ans he's getting upset.
Nicknames: Rafa, Rafita, Gordito, Dickie (fatty in German).
Mama's experience: Realizing how fast babies grow can be so tough and emotional. Putting some of his newborn clothes away, and thinking "this might be the last time our babies wear these clothes". Its such a bitter sweet thing to see your babies grow and thrive, but at the same moment knowing these days won't come back, and soon they will become independent adults.
Looking forward: Our trip to Japan and North America!!!!