23rd to 31st Dec 2014

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014

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Thursday, 25th December – Christmas Day, Dudu
Went with Gio to buy chicken. There were some flies in the place.
“Dudu,” he correctly said. (‘Dudu‘ is Swahili for insect).

Gio was playing with this app on the Kindle (See video on Sunday Oct. 5th 2014). It shows animations of various animals. The animals make sounds. Gio particularly liked the bear. If you moved to another animal, he would swipe back to the bear. He imitated the bear’s roar while shaking his head as the bear does.

Later, while we were eating, he tried to feed the bear.

Gio was drawing my attention to something behind the couch.
He was pointing. I went to see what it was.
“Dudu,” he said, pointing at an insect on the wall.

My dad and sister visited for Christmas and to celebrate my sister’s birthday, which was yesterday. IMG_8453

Friday, 26th December

Bubbles!

Bubbles!

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Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty!

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Been a while since I posted a pic of Gio asleep. Yes, he does still sleep.

Sunday, 28th December

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Wednesday, 31st December
Gio slept as we ushered in the new year

Undated Events
Gio’s aunt seems to have some unusual influence over him. He complies with her directions without fuss – when being changed, bathed, fed and so on.

My wife was amused when she realised that whenever she called the said aunt, say, while aunt was in the kitchen, Gio would run ‘away.’  (He would run from one side of the living room to another). He probably thought he was going to be put to bed.

The aunt left before the new year.

We went house-hunting with Gio.

08th to 22nd December 2014

Thursday, 11th December 2014

Gio’s sister came to visit for a few days.

Friday, 12th December 2014
Went to visit a relative in Ngong’

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Sunday, 14th Dec
We went to The Jolly Roger, along with Uncle Dan and the twin cousins.

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Monday, 15th December

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Gio’s sister left.

Tuesday, 16th December
Gio can now open doors.

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Saturday, 20th December
I took my wife to hospital for surgery.
Went back home and the nanny left for her Christmas break.
Gio was now under Daddy’s sole care.

We went to the hospital to see my wife.
She was still sleeping after the surgery.
Gio stared at his Mama. Noisy mama was suddenly quiet.

Back home that night, I started feeding Gio. He ate a few spoons and started turning away his head. Left him to sit for a while. Tried again. Ate one or two spoonfuls then again started refusing. I took him from the feeding chair. That was the end of supper. My wife or the nanny would probably have tried to persuade him to eat. They would probably have succeeded.
Sunday, 21st December
Alarm went off at 7:30.
Gio was awake. He had slept through the night despite not having been made to finish his supper the previous night.

I gave him porridge. Changed him. Off to hospital. Arrived around 9:10.

Went to pick my wife’s sister. Took her to my wife’s friend’s place, where my wife was to go that afternoon. He cried when I started to leave. I came back. Sneaked out while he was distracted. Went to fetch my wife from hospital.

I put Gio to bed around 5:15 p.m. No carrying on the back or anything. Just put him in his crib. This is something I have been telling my wife we should do, instead of having him being carried on the back for him to sleep.

He slept for about two hours.

Told him “Good night.”
“Nanai,” he replied.

 

Monday, 22nd December

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01st to 07th December 2015

Monday, 1st December 2014
My wife bought sweet potato flour to use instead of wheat, since Gio reacts to wheat.

Gio’s lovey underwent corrective surgery.

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Tuesday, 2nd Dec
Pancakes and raisins

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Wednesday, 3rd Dec
Gio likes looking at pictures and watching videos of himself. To be fair to him, maybe he would be equally fascinated by pictures and videos of other kids.

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I played for him one of the videos he has watched since he was quite young. He was reciting some letters of the alphabet at the same time as the narrator.

Thursday, 4th

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Saturday, 6th December

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Sunday, 7th Dec 2014
As we were getting into the house at night, my wife slipped, fell on her foot and fractured two ankle bones. This incident affected activities in our house for weeks after it happened.

24th to 30th November 2014

Thursday, 27th November 2014 Gio’s lovey lost its head in unclear circumstances. IMG_7930 IMG_7925 Gio simply stopped carrying it. In fact, he was behaving as if it wasn’t even there. This is the lovey that he usually goes with almost everywhere and that he goes to bed with. Tuesday, 4th November. He seemed to have found an alternative toy to spin with. (Spinning with teddy). Friday, 28th Gio had had his supper. While I was having mine, he showed interest in it. And he ate with gusto. As in he came and sat next to me and was opening his mouth wide. 20141128_215526 20141128_215350 This is in sharp contrast to the continuous protests he normaly puts up when being fed his own food. Sometimes he opens his mouth just a little bit as if he is doing it grudgingly. “Maybe he doesn’t like the food we give him” my wife finally said. I told her I’ve been telling her that for a long time. Saturday, 29th We went for a walk. IMG_7944 IMG_7961 IMG_7965 IMG_7970 IMG_7972 IMG_7977

We’re (Almost) Back!

Hello Readers!

Posts on this blog stalled at some point. I won’t go into stories of why that happened.

The posts are scheduled to resume tomorrow – Thursday, 8th May 2015 at 11:00 a.m. UTC (GMT) +3.

Please do come back then!