Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Zara's 16th Month
Woh, another month has just gone by, and Zara the 'baby' is now 16th month old. This is another post to capture her development. ~ Weight
unknown, probably about 9Kg? 8.5Kg (updated 23/3/06, measured in Hospital)
~ Height : 78.5cm (taken with her standing leaning against a wall at home)
~ 2 2nd molars (left top and bottom) have sprouted, the other right two are sprouting
Sometimes she does a skip like run.
She still prefers to be carried than walking.
Started feeding herself with fork (we have to help her poke the food with the fork).
Drinking with a straw like a pro, even blowing bubbles.
Opening and closing bottle tops.
Very amazed to see how she's progress in this area. Started being able to pronounce the K sound (used to be Tatak, Ah Tong, now it's Kakak and Ah Kong etc)
Able to use words and phrases to describe what she wants, what she's doing and how she feels :
Don't yike (like)
Toh (throw) Away
Larf you (not sure if she knows the meaning, but she says 'larf you' back when I said "I love you" to her)
Very fast in learning new songs.
Knows most of her body parts, even arm pit (ah-pit), back side (beh-sigh), bum (bum bum), button (belly button) and chin.
Able to pick her book and name the main character in the book, Joe-Joe (From Joe Joe's Revenge), Mehsi (from Maisy's Bath Time), Spider (from Miss Spider Tea Party).
Able to request for the songs she wants, bee-go (Bingo), Doh-nuh (Old Mc Donald), chuh-den (songs sung by children), sheep (baa-baa black sheep), etc.
She's able to recollect some of the things she'd experienced and tell me back like Feed Zhu-zhu, eat bed (Feeding bread to Zhu-zhu, my friend's dog the other day); Bug, mummy step step step, sked sked (I spotted a cockroach in the toilet, got a fright and was jumping around, which Zara saw)
Able to tell whose house we're going when she see the scenery around, esp King's Wife's, my dad's and my in-laws' place
Feeding / Food :
Still loves fish, and now always asks for vegetable (she says "Vege") from our table.
Still, taking 3 solids meals, 3 to 4 (depending if she woke up early in the morning for some sip of milk) breast milk feed (3~4oz) + 1 formula feed (~5oz) a day. In between she snacks on biscuits and fruits.
She still loves King's Wife's daughter Samantha the most.
A very happy and good girl, the only problem I have with her is during meal times when she can't sit still to eat.