Category Archives: 25 months

He stutters….

@ 25 months 3 weeks 2 days

I couldn’t help but to notice that Ryan started stuttering his words since couple days back. It normally occurs with the first word of the sentence or when his speaks in long winded sentences.

Fortunately the occurences have been sporadic so far and usually only occurs when he was trying to convey too many things at too fast of a speed. Very kancheong boy (anxious)

Eg Ryan will attempt to say the full long setence at one go:

Ma, Ma, mommy open this.. baby want (to) see. Baby want (to) read this

“Dad, Dad, Daddy come.. come here. Baby want to play this, come play…”

“Mommy nice junk food.. Babe Baby want junk food, nice” – anything that is not proper meal is junk food to him. Hahaha..

… I know it’s not alarming (yet) and may not be as bad as I had feared but it does bother me. I admit I even considered the option of seeing a speech therapist but hubs brushes it off saying I was kiasu over concerned and that it could just be part of a growing phase.  So I searched the net where I found some assurances…

Apparently it is common for kids age between 2 – 5 years old to stutter certain words, syllabus or sentences and that it will eventually go away in days/months/ weeks. Err ya ka?? Anyways, I don’t remember reading any parent’s blog about their kids stuttering and I’m not sure either if  hubs / me stuttered when we were younger so I guess my concerns were not entirely baseless (right)? Mmm..

Anyway, accordingly to the articles we are discouraged to make a big deal out of it esp in front of the child so to not discourage them from learning to speak. Meaning we are not supposed to correct them. Oh dear.. okay, I try.

I remember when Ryan was 18 months old, I was worried about him not speaking much. Now at 25 months, I’m worrying about him speaking too much too fast until he stutters. Really not easy becoming a parent eh?

My two boys, enjoying a game here. Wishing everyone a Happy Dumpling Festival too. :D

It all started with this….

@ 25 months 2 weeks 6 days

Ultraman PJs….

Ryan woke up one day refusing to get changed. He was in foul mood, which is by no surprise to me lately. Full of new antics everyday. Anyway, that particular day he insisted of wearing this Ultraman PJs (well, it’s not exactly an ultraman but it’s the closest resemblance I could think of) the whole day and nothing else. Not even his fav Thomas & Friends T shirt.

Due to his reluctance to take off his shirt, I was not able to shower him. As a result he wore his PJs way past the afternoon. Around 6pm, I purposely spill water on his pants. Knowing he’s quite a fussy kiddo, he would not be able to tolerate wearing a wet pants, he would definitely agree for clothes change. He did. Phew… 

The next day, I bought Ryan his first ultraman. A few weeks later, his collection swelled to these…

and he was evidently happy and excited. Since then, he was in total obsession with Ultraman. A big Ultraman aficionado now for sure! He no longer fussed about his PJs though, thank goodness. Daddy even bought a Ultraman DVD into the collection. Not exactly a good move due to the violent scenes but haih… he’s already 2 yo.. let him enjoy what boys should enjoy.

…seen here pretend playing with his fav ultraman (Ryan calls him the ‘blue ultraman’)

above all… how could his Ultraman collection be complete without a…

MONSTER right!!!???




Yeh Yeh’s big helper (when we were in KL 2 weeks back)


Messy hair! Seen here enjoying Thomas game on his new toy (V-Smile educational video game – pressie from YehYeh and MaMa). A bit too early to expose him to video games right? Errr…..


25 months

@ 25 months 6 days

He broke the record when he was down with illness on and off for 3 weeks straight and seeing 3 different doctors each time. Not exactly a record of glory any parent would want for their kid for sure! Started with throat infection, teething, then throat infection again to morazella (from his swap result, apparently some nasty flu bacteria) plus an ear infection. My heart was shattered. Luckily he’s now back to normal and he finally got his Hep A dose 2 jab on Tuesday.

Weight: 13kg
Height: 90cm

Generally Ryan is a goofy, happy go lucky boy with a smile on his face all most of the time. I remember those days when I was stilla FTWM, Ryan’s smile was what I was always looking forward to see every night after work. Though he wasn’t missing me that much then, but to see that big smile on his face was priceless.

He’s very vocal now.. speaking in full sentence most of the time with his trademark high pitched tone. It’s really funny. It gets even more hilarious especially when he sings. We usually go through the story telling, songs etc during bedtime. His favourite songs (London Bridge in Falling Down, Skidamarink, Row Row Row Your Boat and Thomas). Each time I tried hard not to laugh (don’t want to discourage him) but it’s so funny that usually we’ll both end up laughing each time he hits the note.  (Ryan, you may not be a musical prodigy but mommy still loves you to pieces. :D)

His cuiousity is what’s getting more and more intolerable these days. His fav sentence now is “I wanna see what’s ??? doing” (??? – can be anyone). If his wish is not fulfilled, there goes the thunder in the house / car. 

Incident: We were on the road from Singapore to KL last Saturday morning when for no prior indication he insisted he wants to hold mommy’s hand. I was driving so there was no way I could hold his hands. What pursued thereafter was totally unbearable. He screamed, wailed, wriggled,.. everything and kept saying “I wanna see what’s mommy doing”. After one hour, I just couldn’t bear it and had to pull over for a pit stop. I thought by allowing Ryan to be on the driver’s seat, play with the steering for awhile would pacify him. I was wrong. Totally wrong. He cont’ed his antics. Daddy was ultra angry by then and dragged the poor fella aside and started giving him lectures. I have not seen Daddy been so fierce on Ryan. It’s the first time Daddy lost his temper. He must be very disturbed by Ryan’s hour long wailing.

Ryan, on the other hand was still crying non stop. He appeared inconsolable and were ramblings words we couldn’t decipher. Poor baby.. he was crying too much for too long. I feel really sorry for Ryan. Broke my heart when Daddy punished him but we were simply at wits end not knowing what he wants. My senses got me finally. Just couldn’t bear the scoldings. Frankly what was on our mind? What makes us believe scolding a 2 yo in public would make the latter understand and stop crying? I grabbed Ryan from Daddy’s (so drama right) and tried sweet talking him instead. Ryan cont’ed his crying and wants to go back to his car seat. Bribed him with yogurt drinks before we decided to cont our journey. For the record.. he cont’ed to cry after his drinks. Give up. Terrible 2? Still recovering? I don’t know.

A little fake smile there when I shot this….


The face seconds before he freaked out and wants to THROW my camera away


When he’s not in a foul mood…..