We came here for our child-care leave, so I should write something about Sana - our best baby.
Sana is now four months and 1wk. Maybe over 7.5kg weight, very healthy and happy girl baby. She cannot tossed and turned by herself, nor sit down without any support.
Her meal is my breath feeding, and she gets it starting from 8am, noon, 3pm, 6:30-7pm,11pm, (3am), (5am). 3/5am is while she is sleeping and recently she only needs it for a few minutes, so hopefully she won't request it anymore in near future. so that I can have decent sleep ;). She wakes up around 7-8am and goes to bed at 8pm, also requires a nap during morning time and two times nap in the afternoon.
I use my iPhone to play a music for her every time when she goes to sleep, it is Fishman's "an unreliable angel - TAYORINAI TENSHI". We realize after 3 months, she can tell that with this music, she should go to sleep. So right now, she can immediately fall in asleep after listing this song, it's like NOBITA kun in DORAEMON anime who is the king of nap in Japan.
I realize during our stay in KAIYU and living closely with OKADA family, everyone willingly take care of Sana, and helping us voluntary. I think we are in the opposite situation from "solitude child-care" where a mother have to take care of everything not just taking care of baby but also cooking/washing,, all the housekeeping by herself, and no one to grumble. Recently I heard so many sad news which a mother killed her baby because of her stress/depression of child carein Japan.
Everyone in here, when they saw us together, comes to us and touch Sana's plump cheeks, and say hi to her.
When we eat, Hanako grandma kindly offers me "You eat first, I will hold her for you." and she looks so happy when she holds Sana on her lap. Also when I have Sana to take a bath (onsen), Marie chan kindly helps me, so that I can also enjoy Onsen (hot spring) bath. Zen kun, Tae chan, also Mitsu chan, everybody play with Sana very naturally.
Visitors to KAIYU also love Sana chan. They smile at her and we can start talking because of Sana. If we have stayed at home, we've never experienced such things, meeting many people and interact with.. though it's mainly people help us :). I think it's a miracle power of baby and we appreciate her power and this situation.
It has been a week since we arrived here in KAIYU. Time flies and still, so many things we want to do here.