Friday, April 20, 2007

Cairo Says: 15th Month Milestones

(Previously posted by "Cairo" on 13th Feb, 2007 on Multiply)
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Unlike other blogger mommies, mine is pretty slack in updating my blog. However, seeing that I have finally turned 15 months old, she's left with not much choice but to grudgingly give up her lunch time to document the following:

Vital statistics:
- weight = 9.2kg (last measured at Doc's on 8th Feb during my 1st Pneumococcal Jab)
- height = 75cm (i am sure i am taller than that but never argue with the guy with a needle in his hands)
- teeth = 4 on top, 4 below (massive drooling started again so another one might be just on the way)
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Language:
- mumm mumm = food
- nen nen = milk
- bau bau (as in min bau) = bread
- ai ( and nod head vigorously) = want, yes
- nmoi-nmoi-nmoi (accompanied but shaking of head) = dont want
- mow (turn palms up and down) = no more
- neng-neng (accompanied by finger pointing repeatedly to self) = pretty :s
- yai yai, yai yai = naughty
- dahh! = beat
- hiee = hello
- byeee / buy buy (wave hand too) = goodbye
- taann-dih! = thank you (dunno why cant pronouce still)
- beh beh = bear
- oh-anch = orange
- yue = fish (depends on mood, might not say sometimes)
- a'peh = apple (but still very releuctant to say unless got real thing in front of her)
- dad-dy = daddy
- mama / mahmi = mommy
- mar-mar = daddy's mother
- poh-poh = mommy's mothers
- koo koo / khu-jehh (sounds like got phlegm inthroat) = daddy's sisters
- bak bak = daddy's big bro (must have bribe then call)
- yeh-yeh = daddy's father's tablet at altar
- jeh-jeh = little girl next door (or whomever we tell her to call that)
- mei-mei = pretty or another little girl next door (ditto)
- baybee = anyone smaller than her
- kor-kor = Froggy & Junior (officially her 2 brothers in frog toy incarnation)
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Can comprehend:
- chow chow = her smelly bolsters
- naughty! = see yai yai above
- pou = carry
- oi oi = go to sleep
- kai kai = going out
- poo poo = poo poo
- bom bom = bath time
- bei = give
- yor yor = pain pain
- bunny bunny = her fav toy bunny
- chong jai = her bed
- loong jai = her playpen (dunno why become mini jail oredi)
- chor chor = sit
- tiu mou = dance
- will point to her body parts when asked (ngan, yee jai, bei koh, hou, nga jai, tau fatt)
- XXX jo kung = XXX at work, not at home
- lei! or come = will stretch out her hands if wants to be carried, or will run away
- Bring book to XXX = will bring the specified book now (toilet book, duck book, etc)
- Bring xxx to XXX = will usually courier the item over unless its food (then kena tax lor)
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Dexterity / Emotions:
- can climb up and down from beds and sofas, and from sofa one to another if adjoining
- climbs up to own chair and dining chairs with ease and will proceed immediately to dining table top. latest update: climbs into the baby high chair, using the normal dining chair as a stepping stone
- able to step over large kerbs (while holding onto side walls herself)
- can climb stairs but need people to stand beside her for confidence
- still shaky on sloping surfaces like steep ramps at baby obstacle course but will eventually reach top
- will run into rooms and carefully close doors if adults cant catch up on time
- loves to dance at every opportunity, even when eating
- loves to clap hands after accomplishing even the smallest of tasks
- waves bye bye and gives flying kisses
- drink from bottle and strawed-covered cups w/o helpand with no spillage unless intentionally creating "rain"
- will hug her toys tightly and sway from side to side to express her love for them
- cries if parents are in pain (once daddy stepped on mommy's toes and she rushed in between the two and started crying for no reason after hearing mommy's exaggerated howling)
- will not share with outsiders stuff which she likes but will provide alternative
- moody when parents are not around after normal working hours (according to grandmas)
- out of the blue sits very near to mommy to have unintelligible conversations
- will bring books to adults to be read to (generally preferring mommy)
- drag adults to stroller or door if have not been out of house for a long period of time
- started to drag out the potty when feels like doing IT
- likes to eat all sorts of vegetables, pizza, mash potato, nuggets, diluted vitagen n not so cold iced milo
- not shy when brought to new environment, but will generally act demure
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Some of you will note that my vocabulary tends to slant towards the Cantonese dialect or even baby talk. Well, after many months of discussion (started while I was still in the womb), they've all sort of agreed that its better I pick up the correct version fo Cantonese rather then "Air, B, C" and distorted Mandarin from the grands (whom we're all eternally grateful to for looking after me 24/7, much to the envy other parents hahaha).
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As to the baby talk part, well, Mommy insists that I talk like one... she got freaked out watching Child's Play where the doll with an innocent baby face talks and plots like some murdering gangster!

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