Saturday, March 22, 2008
22 Months Old
How time flies! CE will be celebrating his second birthday in 2 months' time. I've not measured his weight and height recently. Here are some updates on his behaviour and antics.
There's more improvement in his speech development. He's more willing to imitate what we say when we try to teach him a word. Previously, there're certain words which he doesn't say out, and he just use his hand gestures. For example, he'll put out his palm for 'please' but now he says "chees". And instead of nodding his head, now he says "yes".
He's very possessive towards me. I cannot hug anyone else except him. If I hug hubby or XY, he'll come and push the person away. So we like to use this to disturb him. During bedtime, if he still walk around the room playing with other things, hubby and I will hug each other. Then he'll quickly climb up the bed to separate us. After a few rounds of that, he gets the idea that he has to stay put on the bed. :)
He likes to hit people with his bare hands or holding an object. We are all his victims, except PaPa. I pity jie jie coz sometimes he does hit very hard (can hear a very loud thud sound). Other times, he'll chase jie jie while holding his hand high up with a toy, wanting to hit her. He thinks it's a game and he kept laughing while jie jie runs away from him. I've to always stop him when he gets too excited... or too violent. And he likes to hit my hand/palm, probably because I smack his when he touches things that he shouldn't.
He's more interested in what others are eating compared to his meal. Well, his food is still quite bland - no oil and no salt. At home, after he's finished his meal, he'll come and disturb us (asking for our food) when we're eating. He's happy even if we just give him a few grains of rice. When we're eating out, he'll be eyeing on our food and refuse to eat his. So when we are at restaurants, he normally won't finish his food. We'll have to give him snacks and biscuits for the rest of our meal, if we want to eat in peace.
He's been having runny nose since last Sunday. And he's still got some mucus. Now he's able to blow his nose when I ask him to. It's really good that he can blow out the mucus. I feel so satisfied when I press one side of his nose and he blows out a lot of mucus. LOL
Yesterday evening, I tried to let him go diaperless for awhile, before taking his bath. I brought him to the toilet every 30 minutes and he's able to pee when I go "shhhh... shhhh...". But after dinner, he peed in the living room floor (luckily not on the sofa). It was not even 30 minutes after his last toilet visit. Probably coz he drank a lot of water during dinner. Looks like he's not ready yet as he doesn't know how to tell us. I think I'll need to let him wear training pants and not just go diaperless if I want to start toilet training. But for passing motion, he can tell us 90% of the time.
He's getting better at sorting shapes. He's able to fit in the shapes (flower, star triangle, square and circle) into the right slots.
He can now kick a ball. Last time when he tried to kick a ball, he tend to step on it, then fall down.