Sunday, April 14, 2013

Day 24 april 14 - happy 30 days baby!

Can't believe it's already been 30 days since our baby girl was born. Today we had a little 30 day celebration with family. Cake, red eggs and you fan. Yum yum.

Day 23 april 13

We are kind of just eating balanced meals now. Doesn't seem anything related to zuo yuezi so much.

Breakfast - Korean pancake, tangelo, grapes

Lunch - fried rice, fish, zucchini

Dinner - Fried rice, tofu and pork, Swiss chard, soup with beef and yamaimo

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Photo shoot - Melody is 25 days old! Apr 9

We had baby's first photo shoot today. The photographer requested that we turn the heat to 80'degrees in our home so that we could shoot the baby au naturale. Hearing the clucks and mutterings of disapproval are nothing new - Alice never finishes her food, fails to drink The Tea, doesn't eat on time and always has bizarre requests for the baby (don't wipe her face it gives her pimples). But this time the combined heat and duration were getting to the nanny. Usually photos take 30 minutes! In her 22 years as a nanny, she had never seen a photographer shoot for so long, in so many positions, using so many props. But in the end she was sure that these pictures would turn out beautiful, and she would like one for her collection of children she's helped rear.

I have to hand it to the photographer, there were baskets and blankets, backdrops and pillows, all schlepped from the car to the baby's room (now semi pro studio). but she was good with the baby. Holding a naked newborn she got peed on and pooed on several times and endured it all with a good attitude all the while saying "this always happens". Even the nanny warmed up to her because she was taiwanese and spoke to the nanny in Chinese.

Baby melody is probably tired from her photo shoot but no less so than her parents. Can't wait to see the pics.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Day 17

Breakfast - oatmeal, strawberry, oranges

Lunch - fried eggs, dried bean curd and pork, sautéed bean sprouts

Snack - Macarons from buttercup la


Day 16

Breakfast - oatmeal and sfogliatelle (from al gelato)

Lunch - seaweed soup, noodles

Saturday, April 6, 2013

dish soap

the nanny uses an entire bottle of dish soap per week. she's now on the third.

Along with boxes of tissues and butt paste and Saran wrap and paper towels.

Alice asked her to make less rice and she responded everyone eats rice!, rice is cheap. Fruitless attempt.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Day 15

Breakfast - sesame ball and avocado

Lunch - chicken soup, dumplings, fried taro ball with vegetables and crispy taro chip outside

Dinner - some leftovers, chicken tomato carrot soup; egg and tomato and green onion; tofu stuffed with ground meat

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day 14

Breakfast - papaya, avocado, red bean soup

Lunch - chicken noodle soup with vegetables, Indonesian style egg roll not fried

Dinner - black chicken soup with some black herb, lotus root and chicken and carrot, chicken wings, leftover Mabo tofu and seaweed

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Day 10

Breakfast - white fungus, dates and some chickpea family. Papaya and apple

Lunch - Taiwanese you fan (oily rice). Really tasty. sesame oil Chicken soup

Dinner - liver with ginger, vegetable, fried tempura batter with chicken and vegetables inside, some kind of beef broth stew, sesame oil chicken, you fan

Day 9

Breakfast - sesame ball soup

Lunch - black bone chicken noodle soup and egg rolls

Dinner - sea bass, veggies, kidney, tomatoes and eggs and chicken soup

By the way, today is two weeks since we had the baby. Got on the scale today and without trying (prob due to tons of breastfeeding), I've lost 32 pounds of the 45 pounds I gained during my pregnancy.

Day 8

Breakfast - red bean soup

Lunch - chicken noodle soup

Dinner - sea bass, tofu and wakame Mabo tofu style without the spice, 2 kinds of veggies, chicken soup

Day 7

Breakfast - barley oatmeal

Lunch - chicken noodle soups, Korean pancake

Dinner -

nanny powers

I'm not sure what mrs lin's special powers are, but after trying to feed, diaper change, console, burp, tummy time a screaming -- and then screeching -- newborn, we handed baby girl off to her. a few pats and she was quiet and then sleeping. all this while watching Hannibal rising which she didn't really understand but watched nonetheless.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day 6

Breakfast - sesame tang yuan and mini no fill tang yuan in the tea. Made per my request

Lunch - rice stick noodles

Snack - Indonesian rice ball. Rice soaked in coconut wrapped around pork sung, Chinese shredded pork

Dinner - chicken, fish, veggies, soup

Day 5

Breakfast - white fungus dates and chickpeas?

Lunch -noodles

Dinner - various dishes. Too tired to describe. Will come back to this

Monday, March 25, 2013

Day 4

Breakfast - sweet red bean and barley soup, papaya and boiled egg

Lunch - variation of noodle with veggies, liver, organic chicken.

Dinner - Chicken soup, Taiwanese spinach, some kind of filet of fish (no bones), veggie dish (consisting of Bok choy, yamaimo mountain yam, carrots and liver), ground meat with dried bean curd, some fried tofu with stuffed meat and fried wonton.

Always the same tea with every meal. I still like it do thats good. I have been pretty much only drinking water these last 10 months so it's a nice welcome change.

Apparently Asian pear is a nono, since it retains water I think? So doesn't reduce swelling. However, apples are good. So are papayas.

Starting to get a little tired of eating liver and chicken at every meal.