My little man turns 18!

My little man has just turned 18! In terms of months, I mean. I meant to keep a record of his development on a monthly basis, but whoops! It just slipped my mind. There are quite a no. of things to blog about. =)

He has recently started class at My Little Gym coz I reckon his gross motor skills need some further development. Alex’s a pretty cautious child, i.e. he takes too long to “test water” and refuses to climb. He knows how to be a slippery eel to slip down from our bed, but he doesn’t have much body confidence and would hang on to his dear life like he’s on a cliff, like for ages! I rescued him by giving him my hand to provide some support!

Then also I found his attention span was dwindling… He went to LittleBig’s playgroup at 9m-12m but stopped when the school moved to far, faraway. =( He was attentive during those while  and joining a new class at 17m proved me right, unfortunately. Worse still, he would scream when he doesn’t get the things he want. Luckily by the 4th lesson, he’s cooperative. =)

I find that his screaming issues gotta do with rejection. He doesn’t like it when I scold him (tired makes me short fused) or I tell him no. So I am really trying my best to be patient with him, even it means putting on a fake sweet voice to reason with him. Lol.

15th mth Milestone chart

  • Plays with ball– Yes
  • Can draw a line– Yes
  • Walks up stairs– Yes
  • Vocabulary increases up to five words– Yes
  • Runs well– He doesn’t zoom around like a speedy gonzale, so I’m ok
  • “Helps” around the house– Yes, he loves to help to throw diaper into the bin and load the washing machine with clothes =)
  • Walks backward– Yes
  • Adopts “no” as his favourite word– Yes =(
  • Puts his fingers to his mouth and says “shhh”– No

16th mth Milestone chart

  • Turns the pages of a book– Yes
  • Discovers joy of climbing– |Not really, he’s too cautious
  • Takes off one piece of clothing by himself– Yes and he has done so in the public! Fully monty?
  • Has temper tantrums when frustrated– Ye!
  • Stacks three bricks– No
  • Gets fussy about food– Yes but seldom
  • Becomes attached to a soft toy or other object– Yes, he likes his bolster
  • Learns the correct way to use common objects (e.g. the telephone)– Yes, telephone is one of his fave pretend game
  • Switches from two daytime sleeps to one– Yes, he takes an average of 3 hour nap a day

17th mth Milestone chart

  • Uses a handful of words regularly– Yes
  • Responds to directions (e.g. “Sit down”)– Yes
  • Dances to music– No
  • Enjoys pretend games– Yes. He likes to feed us, talk on the phone n sweeping floor (haha!)
  • Feeds doll– Yes, but he does it with us. We are his dolls!
  • Sorts toys by colour, shape, or size– No
  • Likes riding toys– Yes
  • Talks more clearly– Yes
  • Kicks ball forward– No

18th mth Milestone chart

  • Will “read” board books on his own– No
  • Strings words together in phrases– Yes, he did so at 9m but now he can say papa, bao bao or bao bao baby
  • Throws ball overhand– Yes
  • Can pedal when put on trike– No
  • Brushes teeth with help– Yes/No, reluctantly
  • Takes toys apart and puts them back together– Yes
  • Scribbles well– Yes
  • Builds a tower of four cubes– No
  • Shows signs of toilet training readiness– Yes, he likes to pee when I put him in the bath tub and he will respond when I ask him whether he has poo’d.

Alex’s word list

  • moo
  • boo(k)
  • wheel
  • key
  • lee (leaf)
  • lerh (灯/light)
  • nana- Banana
  • Wee-wee

New tricks

  • Flagging for taxi. He learnt it from Aunty Vina. Lol
  • Squeezing his face
  • Pointing to to his eyes, nose and mouth when I asked him

Likes

  • Wheels on the bus series
  • Banana, his fave fruit

Dislikes

  • Sand
  • Bath foam
  • Grass

Alex wearing pasta sauce

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