Actual age: 14 months 11 days
Adjusted age: 12 months 11 days
Ok time to update Fighter’s growth again!
First time wearing a dress (and probably last)
Not too happy about it if you can see hahahaha.
A friend had an animal themed birthday party for her son and I remembered Fighter received this Kumamon onesie from Cheesie for his birthday. It came with a black hat with bear ears on it and I thought it’d be totally appropriate!
Then when I put it on him… hmmm why the bottom although shorts look so poofy one. And the sleeves a bit frilly hor…
But I asked Cheesie and she said it’s unisex! So okay la let him wear this once. I figure if there’s any time in his life he can wear something approximating a dress without getting too much flack, it’s now.
Super cute in it though!!! And he suddenly looks exactly like me as a baby. O.O
My mom asked me if I dressed him like this on purpose I think she was wondering if I did that hoping the girliness would rub off on the next baby. :X
Getting pretty good at emulating what we do
He saw me lifting the beads on the curvy wire and dropping them and immediately followed to see if the same thing would happen. Hehehe.
Also learned recently to do the blinking stars gesture with his hands when I sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Funny thing is he’s always surprised by this ability and stares at his hands as though they’re not connected to his body hahahaha.
Learned cause and effect
Learned how to switch on and off lights and is always insisting we carry him over to light switches so he can turn the lights on and off over and over again. -_-
Also learning the consequence of falling over and hitting his head hahahaha. Unfortunately not much help cos he’s still as clumsy as ever and continues falling over. But the good thing is he doesn’t cry as much anymore when he does!
Getting better at standing
He’s been standing holding on to furniture for some time but now getting better at it! Very action-ly stands with one hand clutching a toy/remote, the other holding table/shelf/whatever.
I think he’s also beginning to be able to stand without any assistance just that he’s too scared to do it wtf. Yesterday he was standing holding on to the playpen side and I was standing behind him. He turned to look for me and let go of the playpen! Stood like that for a few seconds before he realized and hurriedly held back the playpen hahahaha.
Celebrated his first Deepavali
Hahahahaha happy belated Deepavali! His PlayNest had a mini party for the occasion and asked the kids to dress in Indian outfits. One of the moms brought a whole pack of bindis so we got one too hehehe.
Eating monster only concerned about food. >.> He must be in heaven cos all the parents brought different snacks so he had loads to pick from.
Some romance going on hahahahah. Coincidentally he and his uhh girlfriend wtf wore the same color. She’s so damn cute in her outfit I cannot!!! Got necklace, bangles and the little hair accessories. She even had a jewel sticker on her nose hahahaha.
Learned to be a disruption wtf
Fighter’s great weakness is electronics. I know most babies love remotes all la but Fighter especially loves this sort of thing (including light switches and doorbells wtf) so imagine his great delight with the keyboard in school.
All the kids are fascinated by it but Fighter is the only baby when teacher is playing, goes over and presses some button so the piano sounds change into synthesizer or drums WTF. *covers face with hands
Music portion is usually spent dragging him away and apologizing to everyone wtf.
Started baby self feeding
During the Deepavali party, I saw Fighter’s friend Kimberly (who’s only two months older) scooping and eating yogurt without dropping any! I was so impressed I thought it could be time for him to learn how to self feed. Imagine the free time I’d have! *stretches toes
Did some googling on how to start so here’s what I did.
1. Bought suction bowls (so he won’t tip them over) and easy grip baby silverware. The suction bowls are from Munchkin.
2. Started by giving him a spoon to hold and play with while I still fed him with another spoon
3. After a few days, I put a bit of food into a small bowl for him with the rest in a separate bowl I held. If he spills any food, at least I can make sure he still gets most of his nutrition from my bowl.
4. Held the spoon but also made him hold or at least touch the handle of the spoon while I manuevered it into his mouth. This one he was pretty willing to do!
When he gets better at holding the spoon himself can let him gooooooooooooo
So far so good….
For the first few spoons he’s fine ‘feeding’ himself. After that it’s more fun to dip his hands into his bowl and spread the food on the table. T______________T
I’m not even OCD and I get super tense watching the food get smeared around. And I already have a helper to help clean up!
Never mind only for a few months…. right?
Oh and here’s a Fatty update…
Fatty is one of the top nominees for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014!
Congratulations Fats! I had no doubt he would be nominated and didn’t get why he was so pessimistic about it… until I realized past winners were people like Tony Fernandez wtf and it’s apparently a big deal! Then I was all like oh yeaa…. cannot even be nominated… *chugs water
But he did! So proud of him.
Oh ya and a Bump update…
Detected a gender today at my 16 week appointment! But it’s not the same sex as what we saw last month wtf so still not sure which it is. Argh cannot wait for next month to know for sure!!!!!