@ 26 months
Ryan was extremely difficult to handle during the first few weeks of last month. He was unreasonable, cranky, throwing tantrums like every other minute. Tucking him in bed had been a struggle every time without fail. Every night I had to drag him into the room. Poor baby, for the first two weeks he never fell asleep without tears in his eyes. Nap time was no better. Thank goodness that did not last long. 2 weeks ago, his temperament took a change for the better. He has been so angelic and goofy now that he’s constantly putting a smile on everyone’s face with the things he does and says. He is such a happy kid now.
Ryan showed us his best behaviour lately. No more crying during bed time now. No more fussing about going out of the room despite being not sleepy. He understand when it’s dark outside, he needs to sleep. Occassionally when he wakes up for his night feed (around 5am lately) he doesn’t fuss to go out of the room anymore because he knows when it’s still dark it literally means oi-oi time. If he’s still awake after his milk, he knows how to sleep on his own. Once in a while he will call on mommy or daddy and wanted us to talk to him but we just have to ignore him and slowly he’ll doze off to sleep by himself. When Ryan wakes up in the morning, first thing he will do is to look out the window and scream “Mommy got sun, wake up. Can play!” He is sure happy to see the sun.
When we pass by the guard house, Ryan will salute to the guards without fail. He will ask mommy to wind down the window so he could do his salutation. Once he’s done, he will say “Good Job” to himself.
Ryan’s fingers training are getting better. He’s able to hold a pencil the right way (left handed), able to draw circles and follow dotted lines to draw alphabets and numbers without assistance. Although sometimes the drawings are still not perfect, ie not a perfect round, neither perfect squares and the lines he drew were out of dots especially the difficult alphabets but he’s showing remarkable improvement comparing to last month when his patience was at bottom low.
He’s able to tell our mood by looking at our facial expressions. When I show him an angry look. He will say ‘Mommy, angry face’ while pointing to my face. When I pretend cry, he will show a panicked face, come forward to stroke my hair (he will say ‘sayang mommy’), kiss my cheek/forehead and give me a big hug and say ‘sorry mommy’. (Hehee.. how to be angry).
I like to hear this… “Ryan, you sayang mommy or sayang daddy”. His default answer is “Mommy!”. Then I’ll ask again. “Ryan, you sayang daddy or kakak”. His reply “Mommy!”. Ngek ngek ngek.. I am sure a happy mommy. He sure knows how to bodek (malay: please) his mommy.
When we ask Ryan a question that requires him to make a decision, his answer will surely starts with the words ‘how about…..’. Eg. ‘Ryan, which one do you want?’, his answer would be “How about this one?” or “Ryan, do you want to draw?”, he will reply “How about play games”
In terms of speech development. Ryan still speaks in baby soft but squeaky tone. His stuttering has descreased dramatically. I am so relieved. We are now able to hold a decent conversation with him and he is able to reply sensibly using his own digestion and understanding of the question we ask him.
Ryan is half toilet trained. He hasn’t had any poo poo accidents in the last 4 months. He is able to tell us when he needs bowel movement and able to hold it until he is fully seated on his booster seat on the adult WC. Will have to start his wee wee training soon.
Ryan is a picky eater. Still not eating table food. No preference with fruits. When he sees us eating chocolate, cookies, biscuits so forth, he’ll say we are eating ‘junk food’.
The highlight of the month was definitely of what happened during the Father’s Day celebration. We were at a restaurant and I reminded Ryan to say ‘Happy Yeh Yeh Day’. He didn’t say the sentence I taught him, instead he said “YEHYEH, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!” . YehYeh was beaming throughout the dinner. So did we.
That’s all about Ryan @ 26 months
One of the rare occassions he used his right hand to draw