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!

47 comments:

Simple American said...

chup chup

What a tough little girl. I still cry when I get the jab jab. keke

I wish I had a blog when my kids were little. Noticed you have folks kids next to their name. I do not write my kids name on my blog, but they are J & B for initials.

L B said...

chup chup too..

I guess it's gonna take quite awhile before Zara can go out on a date, huh? Or hanker for Christian Dior gowns, or Burberry bags, or Blahnik stilettos...

AsleyLee said...

I want to praise Zara again, she is so smart in her 18 months old.

I feel guilty to say this, but i have to say this, my Jo really like "potato" la...hahaha..

may said...

Happy 18 Months, Zara babes!
awwww... gonna be a jiejie soon too... big girl already! :)

Potential Mom said...

wah..zara.. a brilliant gal and brave gal!!

maybe she noe she going to be jiejie soon, so she have to be brave... hmm....

zara, jiejie love u o.. muacks..

Greenapple said...

wah, your girl sure is something, eh? like Zena like that .. or Joan ... haha.

i admire her strength! i really do.
Zara's mum, yes, we all feel proud for her, and more for you! =)

JoMel said...

Well, she will let ppl touch her if they get the password correct: BALLOON! ;)

Zara's Mama said...

Simple American,
OK.. I'll add their initials next to you..
I spoke too soon about the jab. She was crying just now during bed time, complaining that her bum is very painful. :(

LB,
Still too early for that.. but I will remember the gown you promised.. *ahem*

Hui Sia,
Your Jo will surprise you one day!! He's just waiting for the right time.. :)

Aunty May,
Thank you.. Don't know if I'll be a good jiejie or I'll bully baby always. :P

Potential Mom,
So brave hor?? So you also when go for jab don't cry huh?? :P

Greenapple,
Haha.. but she came home and started complaining the bum painful from the jab woh.. Aigh.. it would have been better if she cried earlier.

Jomel,
Wah.. clever.. Yes, as long as you mention something she likes, she'll follow you. :P

Simple American said...

Aww. Well at least she did not let the doc see the tears.

L B said...

*memories BALLOON BALLOON BALLOON, not DIOR DIOR DIOR*

L B said...

I cannot spell 'memorizes'?!! Duh!! Zara... help..

jazzmint said...

wow such a big girl, went to paed and didn't cry after jab!!!

I'm very impressed with her vocabs and language progress. Faythe is still so far behind, making me worry

Greenapple said...

guess the muscle soreness can't be help. perhaps the 'aftermath' really is worse than having the jab ...

she'll be alright real soon!

Simple American said...

You asked a question on my "Me Oh I" and I turned it into a post. The question regardging parents and when you get your life back.

Vien said...

9kg only? Wow my Belle seems like a fei mui then. She should be around 8kg now and she's only 6 mths old!

Vyvy said...

Zara seems very advanced in her speech development. bright girl :)

blurblur said...

Happy 18th month, Zara!

Wow, amazed by her speech again! And it's a good thing that she don't allow strangers to touch her, smart Zara! :)

Very brave too, so much braver than Damien gor gor.:P way to go, Zara!

laYMing said...

Happy 18th months old, Zara.!
Zara is such a brave girl, even if I were to take a jab now, i will still scare, not dare to look at the needle when push into my skin. Love her so much.

domestic rat said...

No one is ever gg to jab me in the butt!!!!

Nine3 Nine 3 said...

she really so cute

Mother Superior said...

She's strong, all right!

Samm said...

Gordon survived all his jabs bravely. All i needed to do was to hold him and assure him that everything's alright.

I miss Zara, Hope to see her again.

mumsgather said...

"Bum bum pain pain". Oh my, she's such a gem!

yl said...

you forgot her --->
"Mummy (in a sweet tone), poo poo oh-di (already). Change dar-per (diaper) pis (please). Smeh-wee(smelly)." in one breath.

that's a nice one!! and i also like her bum bum pain pain... looks like the all-over-paink-paink game is working well!!

sesame said...

I kept thinking Zara is two plus until I saw the Lilypie graphic up there last week. And it dawned on me that Zara is doing very well especially in terms of language for her age!

michelle said...

Wow, she is all grown up, so cool, not scare of docs anymore. *clap* *clap*

geetha said...

I am impressed. Lil' Zara is a very intelligent and brave girl :)

Contented Mum said...

Wow, what a brave girl she is, no crying even when it was two jabs! She is developing so well. Well done mama!

Contented Mum said...

Wow, what a brave girl she is, no crying even when it was two jabs! She is developing so well. Well done mama!

Contented Mum said...

Wow, what a brave girl she is, no crying even when it was two jabs! She is developing so well. Well done mama!

Contented Mum said...

Wow, what a brave girl she is, no crying even when it was two jabs! She is developing so well. Well done mama!

Contented Mum said...

Wow, what a brave girl she is, no crying even when it was two jabs! She is developing so well. Well done mama!

Contented Mum said...

Wow, what a brave girl she is, no crying even when it was two jabs! She is developing so well. Well done mama!

Contented Mum said...

Wow, what a brave girl she is, no crying even when it was two jabs! She is developing so well. Well done mama!

Contented Mum said...

Wow, what a brave girl she is, no crying even when it was two jabs! She is developing so well. Well done mama!

Contented Mum said...

Wow, what a brave girl she is, no crying even when it was two jabs! She is developing so well. Well done mama!

Lin Peh said...

So, today Zara is One Year 6 months and One day ? LOL!

Jesslyn said...

this morning i bring lyon for the jab, jab at thigh, she cry! now nap time she cry again cos thigh pain pain liao! pity her!
how time flies hor, now 18 mth liao!

Zara's Mama said...

Simple American,
Smart isn't she.. just like her mum. *grin*

Vien,
Zara is on the lowest curve on percentile for girls' weight.
Don't worry about Belle, when she becomes mobile, she'll get slim and lean in no time.

Vyvy,
She's fast in her speech yes.. sometimes it stunt us.

Blurblur,
Yeah.. it's good that now she's more afraid about strangers. But sometimes we worry if it's our influence. :(

Layming,
Maybe b'cos Zara didn't see the needle going into her bum.. that's why she's not scared. :P

Domestic Rat,
needle phobia?

Nine3nine3,
Thank you.. hee hee.. next time pak toh with your son huh?

Mother Superior,
Yes.. tough girl.. like mummy. :)

Samm,
Yeah.. we should meet again, maybe when your 2nd baby is born.

Mumsgather,
Yea.. in such a situation she can still say that and made me smile.

YL,
Haha.. yeah.. she's very clever to complain pain..

Sesame,
We sometimes treat her like she's two as well, because of her maturity. She's good in the sense that when we tell her not to do something and make her promise, she actually stick to it.

Michelle,
Yeah.. mummy worried more than she did.

Geetha,
Thanks.

Contented Mom,
Thanks. In fact I was very surprise she didn't even whine.

Linpeh,
Today is one year 6mths and 2 days. Aigh.. your maths so 'char'

Jesslyn,
Zara also complain when sleeping. Lyon went for pneumococal jab or not?
Yeah.. so fast they are 18mths liao.

mom2ashley said...

whoa....big girl she is now....congrats!

mom2ashley said...

whoa....big girl she is now....congrats!

Simple American said...

*grins back*

No arguments here ZM.

Gene Lim said...

wow.. brave and tough little gal! RYan always cry whenever he had his jab..hehehe..good for her! Ready to be a big sis liao huh? :)

HMom said...

18 months already! You have done a wonderful job in raising Zara - she is so adorable and intelligent. Soon she will have a little sister/brother to adore

TWO LITTLE FELLAS said...

smart little 1 and a half ;)

Allyfeel said...

WOW, I am so impressed with Zara's development. A brave girl too. :)

Zara likes balloon too?

wHOisBaBy said...

Zara very brave and a very good girl, can take jabs and then shook hand with Dr and said bye bye and somemore said see you again.