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Zara is One and a Half May 22, 2006

Posted by Zara's Mama in development, language, Zara.
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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.

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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!

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1. Simple American - May 22, 2006

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.

2. L B - May 22, 2006

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…

3. Hui Sia - May 22, 2006

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..

4. may - May 22, 2006

Happy 18 Months, Zara babes!
awwww… gonna be a jiejie soon too… big girl already! πŸ™‚

5. Potential Mom - May 22, 2006

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..

6. Greenapple - May 22, 2006

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! =)

7. JoMel - May 22, 2006

Well, she will let ppl touch her if they get the password correct: BALLOON! πŸ˜‰

8. Zara's Mama - May 22, 2006

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.. πŸ™‚

Aunty May,
Thank you.. Don’t know if I’ll be a good jiejie or I’ll bully baby always. πŸ˜›

Potential Mom,
So brave hor?? So you also when go for jab don’t cry huh?? πŸ˜›

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. πŸ˜›

9. Simple American - May 22, 2006

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

10. L B - May 23, 2006

*memories BALLOON BALLOON BALLOON, not DIOR DIOR DIOR*

11. L B - May 23, 2006

I cannot spell ‘memorizes’?!! Duh!! Zara… help..

12. jazzmint - May 23, 2006

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

13. Greenapple - May 23, 2006

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

she’ll be alright real soon!

14. Simple American - May 23, 2006

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.

15. Vien - May 23, 2006

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

16. Vyvy - May 23, 2006

Zara seems very advanced in her speech development. bright girl πŸ™‚

17. blurblur - May 23, 2006

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! πŸ™‚

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

18. laYMing - May 23, 2006

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.

19. domestic rat - May 23, 2006

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

20. Nine3 Nine 3 - May 23, 2006

she really so cute

21. Mother Superior - May 23, 2006

She’s strong, all right!

22. Samm - May 23, 2006

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.

23. mumsgather - May 23, 2006

“Bum bum pain pain”. Oh my, she’s such a gem!

24. yl - May 23, 2006

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!!

25. sesame - May 23, 2006

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!

26. michelle - May 23, 2006

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

27. geetha - May 23, 2006

I am impressed. Lil’ Zara is a very intelligent and brave girl πŸ™‚

28. Contented Mum - May 23, 2006

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

29. Contented Mum - May 23, 2006

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

30. Contented Mum - May 23, 2006

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

31. Contented Mum - May 23, 2006

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

32. Contented Mum - May 23, 2006

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

33. Contented Mum - May 23, 2006

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

34. Contented Mum - May 23, 2006

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

35. Contented Mum - May 23, 2006

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

36. Contented Mum - May 23, 2006

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

37. Lin Peh - May 23, 2006

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

38. Jesslyn - May 23, 2006

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!

39. Zara's Mama - May 23, 2006

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. πŸ˜›

Domestic Rat,
needle phobia?

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

Mother Superior,
Yes.. tough girl.. like mummy. πŸ™‚

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.

40. mom2ashley - May 23, 2006

whoa….big girl she is now….congrats!

41. mom2ashley - May 23, 2006

whoa….big girl she is now….congrats!

42. Simple American - May 24, 2006

*grins back*

No arguments here ZM.

43. Gene Lim - May 24, 2006

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? πŸ™‚

44. HMom - May 24, 2006

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

45. TWO LITTLE FELLAS - May 24, 2006

smart little 1 and a half πŸ˜‰

46. Allyfeel - May 25, 2006

WOW, I am so impressed with Zara’s development. A brave girl too. πŸ™‚

Zara likes balloon too?

47. wHOisBaBy - May 26, 2006

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.


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