Monday, June 22, 2009

3 Years 1 Month Old

Today CE is 37 months old. I don't think I'll continue to do the monthly updates for him. Blame it on my laziness, forgetfulness and there aren't many new things to update every month. :p But since I skipped his update last month, I'll do a brief one here.

Naptime Experiment
This experiment, which started about 2 months ago, has failed. He's now back to wearing diapers for naptime. Although he was doing quite well at the beginning, I have to stop the training as he was sick and on medication (too drowsy to be aware of the need to urinate while sleeping). Then after that, his 'performance' wasn't consistent. Some days he's okay, some days I've to change him and the bedsheet halfway through his nap. You see, he disliked the rubber mat or towel to be put under him. So when accidents happen, he wets the bed as well. Moreover, he doesn't realise it that he's wet the bed. He doesn't wake up immediately. I take that as a sign that he's not really ready yet. Anyway, on the days that he doesn't wet his diaper, I'll use it again at night. I guess I'll wait till he's really ready.

Milk & Fruits
His milk intake has been reduced to 2 times a day (skipped the afternoon one) since I started to let him nap without diapers.
Have introduced rambutan and lychee to him. He loves them. He's tried durians when he was smaller, didn't reject them. He's not too choosy when it comes to fruits. His current favourites are banana, grape, mango and dragon fruit.

Behaviour
He's become a big cry baby. The start of the Terrifying 3 stage? When he doesn't get what he wants :
(1) he jumps on the spot like a rabbit and/or
(2) cry out loud and/or
(3) keep repeating what he wants.
If he doesn't do ALL 3, then it's any combination of the 2. :D

Others
When he speaks, he likes to end with "... ah", especially his questions. "Mie, can we play games ah?" Aisay, speaking like a cina ah pek.
Makes request to go for movie. To him, movie = popcorn. Obviously, he's only interested in the popcorn. hehehe
Not so obedient anymore. Will sometimes protest when I ask him to brush his teeth or bathe. I guess as they grow older, they have their own preference and won't follow our orders willingly all the time.

26 comments:

Health Freak Mommy said...

Don't worry, take your time. My #2 is still wearing diapers to sleep at night and she's 4yo :(

Cheffie-Mom said...

He's doing great! Little guys go at their own pace with the potty training!

enJOY your day!

HN said...

I am lazier than you, stop jotting down Sethy's milestone about months ago :P Glad to know that CE is growing up very well! Must be a hard time for mommy to cope with his 'Terrifying 3' crankiness :)

Mummy Gwen said...

CE is a big boy already. :) I have the same thinking as you..hehe..I also want to stop doing the monthly updates for Gwen. Same here, Gwen's also beginning to protest..haih..

Mummy Gwen said...

Oh ya...the Kao magiclean can be washed? Wah..I never thought of that..hehe..anyway I'm lazy to wash lah. Just buang lah. The one I bought from Daiso, I never recycled. How do you wash them, by the way?

Alicia said...

sometimes i feel dat its good to wear diaper at nite than to wake up to pee :( so tiring

Fussy mum said...

Don't worry, u can always train him again when he shows signs of readiness.

LittleLamb said...

Big boy big boy..
Training to sleep without diaper..man man lei... soon he will be out of it.
Happy 3 yrs 1 month OLD..

Everyday Healy said...

I am lazier. My girl's monthly updates are not persistent at all. And, the 3 behavior... it matches my girl too. Headache! :P

For my little gal - Breanna said...

big boy big boy and mummy be cool... he is doing well already :)

little prince's mummy said...

Great updates!

jacss said...

u hv been doing mthly updates for 36 times...that's good enuf lor :)
take it easy on the diaperless project...no rush, save yr facial $$ for diaper at d momentlor, LOL!!
guess..he has started his big boy attitude, which is both a good & bad signs...more to 'kik hei' :( hehe

wen said...

happy 37th month old. good that he is not choosy when it comes to fruits. my children very fussy

Dora said...

It's good to know that ur boy loves fruits at such a young age!

MK mummy said...

hahaha... sound familiar with the Terrifyong Three stage, cause my daughter is also at this stage. All the ear-deafening screaming.

Irene said...

huh, terrible 2. got terrifying 3 lagi ah! walao, 4 yr old called wat? hahahahaha...

happy 37th month old, getting more lengchai :)

Sasha said...

i stopped since many many many months ago. haha Dun worry la. When he is ready u'll know it.

JO-N said...

CE,the next time aunty Jo-n's daddy brings his own grown mango and when I see your mummy, I'll pass some to you, ok?

BabyBooned said...

u've got a great fella there. he's been obedient for 37 months! our fella's started to ignore our requests months ago. hehehehe

and i gotta say that i agree with the diaper thing. soon he'll be ready for it i'm sure. every kid's got his / her own pace.

michelle said...

When he does that behavior thing, just don't give in.

Dora said...

I'm sorry Slavemom coz I've "accidentally" deleted ur message at my post there when I clearing some of the junk messages.

Rose said...

I also encountered some problem with training my gal to urinate at night and have bed-wetting at least once a week in past month. But lately she is going great, and she will tend to wake up in middle of the night now. So when I see her wake up (me being a light sleeper), i will get her to go to toilet, which she did not resist. :)

Be persistent, soon your son will adapt to waking up at night and going to urinate.

Oliveoylz said...

Ginie, when he's ready he will be really ready...so just let him be. SP only went diaper free at 3.5 years old, just b4 he started kindy.

Serene said...

Ya I agree with other mummies, when he is ready he will be really ready. So don't worry. Good to hear that he loves fruits!

andrewjune said...

happy 37 months old to CE!
gv him some time on the diaper thing...sure he is ready when he is really ready :-)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

CE is okay with durians? Bravo. Coz most of the kids dont like its taste.

I like durians alot, you?