Monday, May 22, 2006
Zara is One and a Half
Zara turned 18th month yesterday! Woh, she's 1 1/2 years old now! This is on her development, just like what I did for the previous months. ~ Weight 9kg ~ Height : 80.5cm ~ Her 4 Cuspids (canines) are still not fully sprouted. Dexterity : Good in climbing up furniture, but still struggle a bit when getting down from a chair or from our wooden chest. There's not enough practice for her to climb up and down stairs, so she can't climb up stairs and down yet while just holding on to the wall, she's good in going up and down on all fours though. She can drink from a cup with a little spillage. She's very good in scoping things (ice, fish ball) from one bowl to another. Language : New popular phrases: I don't want! Adding "Only" behind phrases : ~ Want mummy's breast only ~ Want Christmas song only (she likes to listen to this Jingle Bell tune from a Karaoke VCD we have) Making longer sentences, e.g. "Take bath bath. Eat mum mum (Chinese : food). Christmas song. Read book book." (telling me what we'll do when we returned from the park) Very good at requesting for things, and making sure we hear her demands. "Want Bina (Ribena) ice." (when we gave her luke warm Ribena) "Don't want biscuit. Want con fakes (corn flakes)." She can count 1 to 6. Knows the name of the colours, but still don't know how to differentiate them yet, except for purple which is the colour of Barney. Able to recite and sing part of some nursery rhymes (Hey Diddle Diddle, Row Row Row your boat, Cobbler Cobbler mend my shoes etc). Knows a lot of animals names, some more uncommon ones, e.g.: Raccoon, panda bear, crab, octopus, snails, guinea pig, ostrich (thanks to my DK Visual Encyclopedia). Knows a lot of fruits and vegetable names, e.g.: Pineapple, strawberry, broccoli, ginger, water melon, pumpkin. Knows all my family members' names : My sisters and their husbands, the names of their kids, my father's. She knows a baby dog is called Puppy, and a baby cat is called Kitten. She knows how to use words like together ("Zara and mummy go home together"), loud and soft (for the volume of her songs), pretend ("Pretend drink tea"), shy ("Zara shy shy, don't want to say Hi" when we ask her to greet people and she refuses), shame ("Shame shame, Zara never wear baju") etc. Feeding / Food : Favourite food includes : fish, raisin, bread, fish ball, grapes, pear, wanton, water melon, spinach. Takes 3 solid meals and have 3 milk feeds (about 4~6oz per feed, and mainly on formula now). Emotions : Loving, gives lots of hugs, and kisses. More apprehensive with strangers now compared to how she used to be, will greet them, but won't let them touch her. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We just got back from the paed for Zara's 1 1/2 year old jab. Dr has to administer 2 jabs. One for her booster DTP, Polio and Hib, the other is Pneumococcal vacination. She walked into the Dr's clinic very bravely, said Hi to the Dr. Let the Dr check her without fussing. Then took her jabs. She just complained, "Bum bum pain pain" after the Dr has administered the 2 jabs. Then shook the Dr's hand, and waved bye bye and said "See you" and walked out of the clinic. Not a single tear nor wailing! That's my girl!