Sunday, April 23, 2006
She's 17th Month!
I have been busy, but it's no excuse not to post Zara's 17th month (which she turned on Friday) progress just like I always did in previous months. ~ Weight should be around 8.5kg to 9K ~ Height : ?? ~ All four 1st molars are out, sprouting her 4 Cuspids (canines) Dexterity : Started jumping up and down, climbing up dining chairs or anything she thinks she can climb on (like a monkey), . Trying to drink from a cup, but still needs us to control the tilt of the cup. Language : Developing really well in this area. New popular phrases : Cannot Sked sked(Scared) Not nice Can tell us her experiences and feelings better : About the park : "Ship Park. Turn turn wheels! Sit sides (Slides). Sit See Saw" About Kidzsports : "Many balls. Tow away (Throw away). Big sides (Slides). Tuh-ner (tunnel), sked (scared)." About a video she watched (Oliver): "Korkor (Chinese : Elder brother) so sad. No mummy. No Daddy. No kakak. Cry." Able to say things in different intonation depending on the purpose: If it's a request, she goes very sweet and nice. If it's asking me where I am, she shouts real loud, "MUMMY, WHERE ARE YOU?" Started using words with four syllables : - kat-ter-eh-yer (caterpillar) - eh-mot-on-toh (remote control) Able to indicate sizes, quantity, ownership and use of other adjectives : - many baju (Malay : clothes), many toys, many books, so many pebbles - big snake, small stones, big bus - mummy's one, Zara's one, ah-tie's (Auntie's) one - sessy tothes (sexy clothes), dirty baju (Malay : clothes), wet for (floor), pretty bracelet, bitter cho-tet (chocolate) Able to say the names of the people closest to her : - my name, Daddy's name, Maid's name, King's Wife's name and King's name Feeding / Food : Fish is her favourite food, followed by bread and cheese; loves vegetables which are not too fibrous (asparagus, cabbage, spinach); likes fish balls very much. Still, taking 3 solids meals (it may sound a lot, but the quantity she's taking is very little). Typically : breakfast : one pot of petite miam yogurt, or half a bowl of oat porridge lunch : one slice of bread with cheese, half a bowl of baby cereal, or half a hard boil egg dinner : 1 small slice of steam fish fillet or 1 small whole steam fish (pomphret is her favourite) with half a bowl of porridge or rice with soup 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. Emotions : Very good in exerting her rights, but sometimes still confused about what she wants. Very emotional, sometimes when we ask her to pretend to cry, she'll act out but then suddenly it becomes real tears flowing down her cheeks. Very loving, gives kisses (especially for me) and hugs very frequently,