February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized
happy new year, haha! jissie, this year started with a bang – and already we’re in february!
first, an update on little M:
1.) How old today?
he is nineteen months today….
2.) New milestones/ talents/ achievements?
haha, now i cant think of one! lets see…
he holds his crayons – he is right handed. and he scrabbles alot!
turns the pages of his boekies when ‘reading’. also makes short sentences when reading.
he eats by himself (for a while now). i only feed him when he stopped eating and i feel he hasnt eaten enough. and no, i dont forcefeed – he usually shakes his head if he’s had enough.
he opens the fridge and takes out his cooldrink for us to pour and he even brings his ‘glasie’! te oulik
he finally mastered the art of his little black scooter – although not as i would like. we have a bit of a downhill outside the kitchen. and he loves it! even picks up his feet when he goes down and if there is a bump, he’ll pick up the front of the bike (like a wheelie) and move over it.
3.) Favourite toys & favourite things to do?
no favourite toys yet. he loves soft teddies, but just for a bit and then he’ll move on. still doesnt really play with toys.
he likes to play blokkies with his pappa, although pappa is the one doing all the building
still runs around like a crazy person
he loves movies – on a cellphone or a tablet, not on the tv. i can quote quite a few scenes from ‘finding nemo’ and ‘rio’. haha, hubby as well
4.) Current words?
lets see… there really isnt so much words, but he talks a LOT! he can talk in sentences, and he says the same things. like if i tell him not to do something, he’ll say ‘mamma,’ and say the exact same thing in his own little language, as if to bend me to his will. rite. and if he says something, and i say it back and i ‘heard’ rite, he’ll say ‘JA’.
‘stout’ is also huge on his list. everything is stout. the dogs, the chairs, the ground he walks upon. ai. and of course, it comes with a complimentary slap.
gogga (but it sounds more like ga-ga), lekker (or hmhmm!), and still on the ‘eina’. he copies words alot, but his vocab hasnt really widened yet. or that i can think of now
o ja, a new one is ‘hum’ – indicating happie. or slukkie. or whatever you are having.
5.) Favourite food and snacks?
still eats about anything! not big on cheese, though. he is at the scrambled egg stage, i make two eggs and he eats it all. and he absolutely loves danao (the yogurt fruit juice mix) – he’ll drink a whole glass at once.
6.) How is toddler sleeping at night?
still very iffy on the sleep! some nites he’ll sleep through, only waking at about six. other nites he’ll wake three times or so, but just to drink some water and then goes to sleep again. still in his own bed. these days he’ll mostly just fall asleep when lying down, not in the arms so much anymore. that helps!
7.) Day naps?
over weekends, maybe one a day. and usually late afternoon for a while. not good, i know. but he is not a child who can be forced to sleep. unfortunately.
8.) How many teeth – and how are teething issues going?
he is sporting two new incisors, and sprouting two more. then its only the back teeth. yay. these were difficult, he got a hellish fever for two or three days (including kouekoors) and then the teeth were out.
9.) Weight and length?
i think its about 15kg’s now, or the high 14.somethings. length i just tried to describe, but no exact measurements. i just think he suddenly got very tall!
10.) Clothing size and shoe size?
still on the 12-18 shorts and 18-24 shirts. although the shirts are a bit too tite around his tummy, but they fit everywhere else. but 2-3 is way too big. so ja… shoe size is an open question – he doesnt really wear shoes.
11.) Recent toddler ‘highs’?
jissie, the list goes on!
he is so excited about his newborn nephew (born 29/1), talking about him and touching him and pointing him out to everyone.
he moved to the pottytraining class last week, and its a big adjustment for both of us. they started pottytraining, but i’m not really on board. its too quick for me. although i do like it that they do it with him, i dont do much about it when he’s home. its more like a novelty now, anyways – just doing what the maatjies does.
12.) Recent toddler ‘lows’?
still have the separation anxiety thing going. and it gets worse, i think. we left him at the inlaws for saturday afternoon and evening, when we fetched him he didnt want to leave his ouma. but sunday neither me nor hubby could even stand up from the couch without him starting to scream and run to us. it bothers me, but not so much as well. we’ll see.
and he still bites, and now pinches as well. but i catch him, i smack him. bloody hell. and i figured it out this weekend – nowadays, he does it so he can make conversation about it. he’ll bite or pinch, then show you the place he hurt you and say ‘pappa eina’ or ‘mamma eina’. then i tell him its lelik or stout or whatever. and he again points and eina’s and what not.
and the tantrums are still there as well. but its going better.
13.) What are you looking forward to in the coming months?
i love to see how he grows, both physically and mentally. i am at ease with his development, i think its on track, so i’m just going along.
14.) How are mommy and daddy doing?
is there a thing like ‘no comment’ on this lol! ag, we’re still up and down. i think we both need to make adjustments, and we’re not willing to or able to or lus for. but we are still together, and that counts for something.
anyways, it seems a bit rambled and rushed, but i have to go again. i really miss you guys, and i catch up everyday but i just read and move on.
hope you all have an awesome year ahead xxx