Sanem and Yaman's Blog

September 30, 2010

Sanem and Yaman wear jeans

Filed under: Uncategorized — byanikoglu @ 11:07 am

Sanem refused to wear jeans for a long time; finally I see het cute bottom in jeans. Of course Yaman looks great in jeans too! (kargaya yavrusu)



Filed under: Uncategorized — byanikoglu @ 11:01 am

DiaSa is the little market at the campus where Yaman is very well-known. He goes there every morning to play with cars, and lately to get icecream.

September 29, 2010

Mom goes on vacation!

Filed under: Uncategorized — byanikoglu @ 2:26 pm

On Saturday morning, I went to Taraklı with highschool grilfriends for an overnight trip. I was so happy about having some time off to myself, w/o kids that I screamed when entering the minibus that would take us to Taraklı; the older moms just laughed at me.  In short, it was a wonderful weekend at Hanimeli Konagi, built and run by Banu and Pembegül.

One concern was how how Yaman would take it, but before going to a conference for a few days, I wanted to test it and get him used to the idea too. Of course Yaman did not like this very much and woke up several times asking to nurse, but Sona and annanne comforted him. On Sunday morning he said “anneyi istemiyorum” indicating that he wasn’t crying for me when he woke up, but later said “açsana, versene” to annanne, I am told. He met me as if nothing happened, and started nursing right away.

Anyone looking for a great place to get away should consider Tarakli and Hanimeli Konağı.

September 17, 2010

Yaman is very polite

Filed under: Uncategorized — byanikoglu @ 7:12 am

Today Yaman said “bir bardak su isteyebilir miyim” or “may I have a glass of water”. 🙂 Up to this time, he used to say “V-ieeer” (but he had started to correct it when we said “say, verir misin?)

September 16, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — byanikoglu @ 10:34 am

Its been always difficult for me to put my two babies to sleep: they either sleep while nursing, or they almost never slept with me. Serhat and mom say I must be at fault, but I think its because they liked nursing so much somehow (that I never got much training otherwise, or else so often they do that that they cant do it otherways etc).

With Sanem, Serhat would carry her facing forward, in the most awkward position. With Yaman, things have always been easier. He was carried the first year or so, then got swayed on the legs. These days he asks for two huge pillow and maybe a third put on the legs! 🙂 

YesterdayYaman tried to go back to sleep after nursing (yes, still, but slowly weaning)and when he couldnt, he got up huffing and puffing and marched to mom’s room and got himself a dandini-dandini. 🙂 It’s so cute when a little one is sleepy and mad like that. Today grandma wasnt there so he went to Sona (our nanny) like that.

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