21st to 23rd April 2013 – Wiggle It!

21st April

Gio can lift his head from the floor when he is placed on his tummy.
My wife likes placing him on his tummy to prepare him to crawl.


I give up

I give up

22nd April

Went to the Government office in good time to process Gio’s Birth Certificate .
Filled a form and submitted it after queuing for a short while.
Was told to come back on May 13th.
They did not ask for copies of the identification documents that I had taken effort to prepare.


23rd April 2013 – Wiggle It!

Gio is three months old today, by calendar months, as opposed to weeks. He will be 13 weeks old tomorrow.
We were watching a TV programme about babies and pregnancy. An expert on the programme said he does not really like getting babies to burp by patting their backs because that breaks the gas into smaller bubbles. He suggested holding the baby over one’s shoulder (as shown below) and wiggling his bottom (it’s actually more of twisting it back and forth) .
Of course I tried it and Gio burped!


Growing longer

Growing longer

Gio likes stuffing his hands/fingers into his mouth, with lots of dedication

Gio likes stuffing his hands/fingers into his mouth, with lots of dedication



18th to 20th April 2013

18th April 2013

I went to get Gio’s Birth Certificate
Reached the relevant office at about 12:36 p.m.
A poster on the door said working hours were 8:00(?) to 12:30 and then 2:00 to 4:00
I went away.

Sage. Bringing hands together is said to be a development milestone

Sage. Bringing hands together is said to be a development milestone

19th April 2013

My wife breastfed Gio in the house.
He got full and stopped feeding.
We left and got into the car.
Gio did not fall asleep, so my wife was interacting with him as she usually does.
“Do you love me baby,
Or you love my boobies” she sang.
(Original song is here)

Gio started crying, presumably not because of the song, but because he was hungry.

“I can’t breastfeed you now,” my wife said.
“You had your chance and you blew it.”

An aunty of ours visited.
My wife showed him photos of Gio in his first month.
I noticed that his face has actually changed since then.
I should put some of the pictures side by side for comparison.
I should also compare his length/height as recorded in the pictures where there was a tape measure.

Support your own head, boy! Daddy's busy.

Support your own head, boy! Daddy’s busy.


20th April 2013

The rash that was on Gio’s butt is gone. My wife had considered applying Zinc Castor cream (? forgot to confirm the name) but I opposed the idea.

We went for a family function. Gio seems to dislike being in large/noisy groups of people.


15th to 17th April 2013

Monday 15th April 2013

Gio was dressed in the rompers that we bought on Thursday last week. (11th April)
“You were right. This romper won’t be worn for long.” said my wife.
“I told you!”

Gio seems to lift his left arm more (often) than his right.

Gio can now support his head fairly well when he is held upright. I like the way his head bobs unsteadily, though.


16th April 2013

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17th April

The tiny spots (pimples? what’s the word?) that recently appeared on Gio’s cheeks have now spread to his chin. They are not many or prominent but they are there.

While changing him, I noticed a rash around his butt. He had a similar rash a while back.
My wife thinks it is a reaction to being oiled (with aqueous cream) more frequently than before (due to more frequent bathing).



12th to 14th April

12th April


Daddy Care: Taking photos instead of calming crying baby

Daddy Care: Taking photos instead of calming crying baby

13th April

Went visiting.
Gio was bathed at our hosts’ place.
He started sleeping from 9.00 p.m. as we drove back home, until the next day 5:30 a.m.
He fed at night while still sleeping.

IMG_840114th April

Went to Church. There was baby dedication. Baby dedication is basically committing children to God’s care, protection and guidance.
The parents also commit to train the children in a godly manner and to set a good example for them.

Later two friends of ours were keen on carrying Gio.
They tried to make him smile.
After a lot of baby talk from them, Gio smiled a little.

As we were walking to the car, another friend called out to my wife. She approached making sounds at Gio.
She has a rather high-pitched voice and she had raised the pitch for Gio.
Gio smiled at her as soon as she reached us.
So the matter is settled – Gio prefers high-pitched voices.

My wife thinks the bath made Gio sleep more than he usually does, and so wants to increase the frequency of his bathing.

What? More bathing?

What? More bathing?

09th to 11th April 2013 – 11 Weeks

09th April 2013

IMG_8271bWednesday, 10th April 2013

Gio is 11 weeks old today.
We went to the clinic for immunisation. His weight according to the scale there is 7.7kg
Also saw doctor about the things on the side of his face and on his back.
Doc said those are pinworms, and prescribed some medicine.
He also said we should be airing his towel after bathing him

1004201311th April 2013

Went shopping for a jacket or sweater for Gio.
Saw some nice rompers.
I told my wife Gio would not wear them for long because he would very soon outgrow them.
“These are like the ones which are now so snug on him.”
“But they are 3 to 6 months and those snug ones are 0 to 3 months.”
“Yes, but this is the baby in question.” I said, indicating Gio who I was carrying.
We bought the disputed rompers and some jackets.


I like the movie-like effect on this pic

I like the movie-like effect in this pic