|Posted by Helen on April 10, 2010 at 3:57 PM|
April 10, 2010
My apologies for the delay in updating the blog. My computer got highjacked by a virus and needed some professional maintenance. It’s all good now.
It’s been a busy few weeks and Oscar is adjusting very well to the Beach life. He’s been keeping his mom and dad on their toes and enjoying meeting his extended family and new friends. He especially LOVES his Mita (grandmother in Spanish). Mita and Oscar are tight and whenever he sees her, he screams out “MITA!” Along with screaming Mita’s name, he’s screams “DOGGA whenever he sees one the street. He’s fascinated with all dogs; he even enjoyed a full facial lick by a young pup!
He enjoys eating, eating and more eating. We even have to stop him from eating too much to prevent from him from getting sick!! But, it’s great his has a great appetite.
Last weekend Oscar completely enjoyed the Beach Easter Parade! It seemed like everyone was giving him chocolates and candy. I guess with him smiling & waving to everyone while he sat on his dad’s lap, people couldn’t resist him!! Of course, mom was nervous about the big crowds and amount of sugar entering Oscar’s body. He just gave me a look which I interpreted as “Just relax mom!”
The most recent event for Oscar was his first experience swimming! And, he was a natural. At first, he stood in awe in the huge swimming complex, quietly watching other young children play in the baby pool. After a few minutes, he wanted to swim in the big pool verses the baby pool. He was determined to show me that he already knew how to swim. As a past life guard, this made me very nervous and I was happy he had life jacket on! All the other moms couldn’t believe this was his first time in a swimming pool. He freely put his head under water, held his breath and wiggled in the water like a fish. At the orphanage, he only bathe once a week. I guess it may have been the only time, he felt free? After 2 hrs of pool fun, and meeting new friends, Oscar was exhausted, ready for lunch and had a well deserved nap.
On a personal note, (moms out there, dont' laugh too hard) but being a mom is tough work!!! It’s 24/7 and all consuming! I’ve quickly realized that it takes a village to raise a child. I just can’t do it all and I need to relinquish overprotecting Oscar. I constantly experience mommy guilt which is an overwhelming feeling! Everyone around me says “Give yourself a break; you’ve only been a mom for 2 weeks!” So, yesterday, Dave and I traded off and I actually put away the mommy guilt and took a break by having a relaxing dinner with friends. Before hand, I explained to Oscar I was going and to my surprise, he simply gave me a kiss, waved good bye and resumed eating his dinner! Maybe, he felt he needed a mommy break too!