Category Archives: 1 Year

Having a Mind of His Own

@ 1 year 4 weeks
My goshhhh…. You know, the little fella can be so persistent when it comes to the things he want. It just amazes me of his ability to remember incidents, happenings, things that we assume he would have forgotten.
Scenario 1 tonight:
Daddy was having dinner. Instead of minggling around the dining area, tonight Ryan decided to be different. He was continuously MMM MMM MMM, EH EH EH while pointing towards the staircase. I knew he wants to go down but mummy being very lazy just ignored his babbling. The lil fella refused to give up.. continued to bleh bleh bleh… until mummy gave in and followed the big taukeh’s (boss’) instruction all the way to the car porch. I actually thought he wants to go out for a walk. But guess what… instead he pointed to the car steering wanted to get on to the driver’s seat and play!!! *slap head*
Scenario 2 tonight:
We have bought the whole range of the Ferrari collection from Shell. Of all, we noticed Ryan was paricularly fond of the F1 car out of the 6 models. However bcos of its pointy shape, I refused to let him play with that. This evening, Daddy came home with 2 more (Enzo and 360 Spider). Unlike usual, Ryan paid more attention to the piece of packaging and kept EH EH EH EH… and kept shoving the piece to Daddy. We just couldn’t decipher what he wants… We put the piece away, he EH EH EH, we passed the piece back to him, he went EH EH EH again and shoved it back to us while pointing to *gawd* knows what…. Quite a drama as we were beginning to feel a little frustrated having difficulty understanding Ryan’s gestures. Finally.. with extra bit of patience, we realised he was pointing to the F1 car picture on the piece of packaging.. To prove ourselves right, Hubs went and got Ryan the F1 car from the drawer and instantly Ryan kept silent and start playing with his beloved Zoomm Zoomm. Phew~~~
Scenario 3 tonight:
I gave Ryan a bit of Daddy’s Air Mata Kucing (Longan Drink). I find it a little too sweet so I only gave Ryan a few sips to satisfy his curiousity. Of course it’s never enough for Ryan and he continued to demand more. Again, I ignored his demands and distracted him by reminding him of sponging time (Ryan loves bath and sponging time). Ryan continued to EH EH EH, rolling to left and right throughout the whole sponging time. *Geram*… but just ignored him la. Then when Daddy came up awhile later after dinner with his fav drink, Ryan saw and without hesitation, he went EH EH EH EH, and pointed straight to the cup. Alamak~~~~~out of sight is no longer out of mind. Anyways, in case you’re wondering. No, I did not give him any extra sip of the drink. *blehhh* Mummy is that cruel….. :P
Generally Ryan is more expressive and definitely has a mind of his own now. He will show you his likes and dislikes, where he wants to go, what he wants, what he doesn’t want, what not. His language comprehension has also improved much. He could understand simple instructions and able to recognise people with their name. He knows very well who’s Daddy, Mummy, YehYeh, MaMa, Linda (maid), Po-Po, Ah Yee (my sister), Wei Wei Kor Kor, Auntie/Lai Ma, Uncle, KorKor, MeiMei (the other bb under nanny’s care)… etc.
Check out the sequence of happenings below: Pics taken on 10 May 07
EH EH EH EH EH……….” Ryan calling out for Daddy.

Daddy giving an extra help here. Ryan being very patient and staring intently.

All Done?

Daddy’s done.. but not quite the lil fella

Close-up – Ryan getting busy here.. Heehee…

"MMM MMM MMM, EH EH EH"

1 year 3 weeks 5 days

Ryan has been very very vocal and very very interactive since the last few weeks. He can be very drastic in his ways of showing his likes and dislikes. One minute, we could be in a simple role play game and he’ll go Hee Hee Haa Haa laughing happily there, the next minute he will be clinging tight on you wanted you to carry him to his desired next source of entertainment and if we pretend to ignore he’ll get all cranky and fussed up. Sometimes I just wonder where did he get all the burst of energy 14-15 hours a day, 7 days a week
Anyways, it’s part and parcel of bringing up a child I know that well. I’m so thankful Ryan is borned a healthy strong baby. Flashing back to a year ago, Ryan was barely a month old and the only expression he could show was his usual blur face not knowing what’s happening around him.

When Ryan is happy, he will surprise us with how affectionate he can be. He will come to us, hold on to our head and start banging his head against ours (yeah.. that’s his way of showing affection konon-nya). On the other side of this little fella’s character, he can be quite stubborn. He’ll point to you the things he want and start “MMM MMM MMM – EH EH EH – MMM MMM MMM – EH EH EH” and it goes on and on and on and on until he gets what he wants. I hate to say this but sometimes we just gave in because he’s just too noisy. *slap head*. This is also exactly what happened that day. Of course coupled with his usual million dollar tears, he is always the winner in this silent game.

Come back to the analogy part. It is not that I have not been strict. The word “NO-NO” and the “NO-NO” handshake were the first few words/expressions he learnt. But I must admit sometimes I slacked and just couldn’t be firmed enough especially when I see his pitiful face. I would gave myself excuses like – Oh, he’s just a baby etc etc etc… but if I use my senses more rationally, the explanation is, in a mother’s eye, her child will always be her baby regardless the age. So, how do I know when is the best time to assert strict discipline. Aiks… you know.. it’s very ‘sum toong’ (heartache) when I see him cry because of something he loves to have. Arrgh..that look on his face. My heart just melts.

But moving on, I must must must learn to be more firm on disciplining the little monster; in the name of his future’s sake la. It is not easy I know, and I have no experience for sure…knowing me myself is also not a very discipline person…*blehhh* but I promise myself, I shall try my best as I definitely do not want my child to grow up being a spoilt brat with no respect for others what not. You know, when a child is a spoilt fella, it is always the mother that gets the blame most of the time. A very common chinese phrase you’ll likely get is “Wei, lei ah ma mo gau lei ar” (Your mummy never teach you). So Ryan… I want you to grow up be a good boy, good person to the your family and the society. Don’t let anyone scold your mummy with the phrase above ya.. :P

More notes to Ryan: Ryan, you may hate mummy for being so strict on you but as I always say, someone has to be the ‘bad guy’ in the family and I’m sure you’ll understand mummy’s effort when you grow up to become a successful young man one day. Mummy’s love is always with you. :D

Wish me luck…

To all mommies out there.. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.

Ryan’s First Hair Cut

@ 1 year 3 weeks 1 day

The time has finally come for us to bring Ryan for his very first hair cut. Not that Ryan has a lot of hair, basically is to get the hair out of his ear, eyes, and of course to make him more coiffed and organised. No more the mushy mushy look. So we brought him to a salon at Cheras Selatan for the occasion. There was no booster chair for babies, I think they are not expecting many baby clients. So, this jelly mummy became the booster chair for the little fella. *Blehhh*

Anyways, Ryan behaved extremely well. He just sat there, rolling his eyes up and down observing his surrounding. **Mummy also rolled her eyes there** Such a good baby. The whole episode was such a bliss. Good job Ryan!!!!!

The damage: RM15 (Phew~~~ expensive)

Also, a short clip of Ryan during the haircut…

Ryan’s First Hair Cut

@ 1 year 3 weeks 1 day

The time has finally come for us to bring Ryan for his very first hair cut. Not that Ryan has a lot of hair, basically is to get the hair out of his ear, eyes, and of course to make him more coiffed and organised. No more the mushy mushy look. So we brought him to a salon at Cheras Selatan for the occasion. There was no booster chair for babies, I think they are not expecting many baby clients. So, this jelly mummy became the booster chair for the little fella. *Blehhh*

Anyways, Ryan behaved extremely well. He just sat there, rolling his eyes up and down observing his surrounding. **Mummy also rolled her eyes there** Such a good baby. The whole episode was such a bliss. Good job Ryan!!!!!

The damage: RM15 (Phew~~~ expensive)

Also, a short clip of Ryan during the haircut…

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Teething Spell Again

@ 1 year 2 weeks 6 days

It’s the teething spell again. This time it’s one after another. Ryan now has 11 teeth in total – right first molar already 80% visible, left first molar 60% and his right canine is just cutting out between his molar and incisors. Gosh.. no wonder the poor fella has been very clingy and cranky over the last week. So many eruptions at one go….

We went to MV again for dinner last night. We walked into Memory Lane with the intention of getting a card. That’s when Ryan landed his eyes on the balloons on display. He started to scream ‘Ehhhh… Ehhh…. Ehhh…..!!!‘ pointing at the balloons. Actually, I have no idea why Ryan just had this *thing* about balloons. He just love them….

Anyways, I assumed I could get an easy way out as usual. What I did was I pulled out one of the balloons and pass it to Ryan and continue my stroll in the store. When about to leave, that was when the whole drama began. Ryan refused to let go of the ballon (usually he’ll just let go.. guess he’s getting smarter now) and started to wail and wail. Everybody was staring at this little drama prince, probably hoping to watch a good spanking show… Kekeke.. nah… anyways, I gave in… afterall, I know he’s been longing for one for quite a while already. But hor.. if you see his *muka sepuluh sen* (pitiful sad face), you would give in too….

Pic taken this morning when mummy refused to carry the little fella. This is an example of the pitiful face Ryan would show his mummy.. Aaah… how could I possibly say no leh…..