Yesterday we took Ben back to Hospital for the third round of his vaccinations they told us he would probably get a cold and be a bit hot for the next couple of days. Wow was he grump last night. Neither Sa or I got any sleep and he isn’t much better this morning. Normally he is such a lovely quiet little boy but not today!
While we were there we also collected the last two gifts from the hospital. These were the DVD of Master Ben being born and a large photo frame with all the hospital pictures. It really does amaze me. This is all part of the service in the hospital and you don’t pay extra.
I am also surprised nobody in England offers anything like this even if it were a paid for service.
Yesterday Sa said to me. Do you think Ben is a bit hot! The answer was yes he is very hot. So off to the Hospital we go. His temperature is 38.5 Deg C! Poor little boy he is all sticky and grumpy. So he gets given some medicine and we are told to bring him back if the temperature gets any higher or he stops eating. As you can imagine he is not a happy chappy so nobody got any sleep last night.
On the brighter side, he now ways 4.6Kg and I can see him changing every day. He has started making lots of new sounds now, which is lovely. Just to make him feel better (or maybe me!) I went and bought him a new Reindeer hat and yellow boots. He looks so cute in them.
Sa and I think Master Ben has his first Cold.
Last Night he didn’t sleep at all. Cried and Sniveled until 3am with intermittent snotty sneezes full of milk. I don’t understand how you can get a cold when it’s the middle of summer and 35 deg outside! Maybe it’s because he is new born, or maybe it’s another of those only in Thailand Moments!
Wow – Ben’s first bath time was eventful. Obviously water is a new experience to the little boy, but I think he has already decided he doesn’t like it. The walls were shaking and I am sure the next door neigbours thought we we trying to murder him. Come to think of it he probably thought we were up to no good as well. He new something was up when we took him out of his nice warm towels and took his nappy off. His eyes openend wide, shortly followed by his mouth which didn’t close again till he was all wrapped up. Oh boy I hope it isn’t like that every time. It took two of us to get him washed as he was struggling so hard.
On another note why is it that everyone thinks he is cold. Nappy, Jomper suit, 2 Towels, Gloves and a Wool hat and the poor boy is scarlet. He looks like a well done lobster to me, but everyone including the doctor says, that’s ok, just keep him warm! Very Strange!
Last night I got to do my Second Nappy change. The first one was still dry, so no problem. However, the second one was a more messy affair. I couldnt belive my eyes when I saw it was all green inside. After a mild panic thinking that something was very wrong and then a 20 Minute brush up on facts via the Internet I could breath a sigh of relief again. I am sure anyone with a baby knows this stuff but I shure don’t!
On the second day Ben opened his eyes and took a good long look at the world for the first time. He actually took a good long look at his Dad while I was trying to stick a bottle in his mouth. I can just imagine what he was thinking. “What is this great big oaf trying to stick in my mouth?”
Now I thought that as Brown eyes were dominant, I automatically assumed that Ben would have Brown eyes, so just imagine my surprise and delight to discover they are Blue! The trouble is that on further investigation it isn’t that simple. Having now become an expert in the last 30 minutes, apparently his eyes will not be their final colour for a year or two and it all depends on whether Sa has what they call Brown/Brown or Brown/Blue genes. Apparently I am Blue/Blue which counts for didally squat (typical).
So I am going to have to wait and see (and keep my fingers crossed). It would be just lovely if they stayed a lovely shade of blue.