In just a few days, Ryan will officially become a big brother..
I feel sad whenever daddy tells him to be a big boy since he is going to be a big brother soon. Coz to me, he is still a baby and he will always be my little baby..
I know it will be tough. But I am going to try hard to do good by my boy and strive to provide him with as much love and attention he needs..
I've been on leave quite a bit for the past few weeks and being at home has given me a lot of precious time to spend with Ryan.
He is a wonderful boy.. Z and I sometime lie in bed and wonder what it was that we could've done to create such a loving, adorable and good tempered little boy.
Ryan is really steady on his feet now. He is so fast that mummy has trouble keeping up with him! He loves walking around the garden and going kai kai with mummy and daddy.
He is able to bend and pick up his toys, and can throw a ball without falling over.
As Ryan had out grown his play yard, we child-proofed the entire day room to let him run around freely.. Unfortunately, Ryan is a real people person and will only sit contentedly in the play room if someone sits with him. Otherwise, he hangs on to the safety gate (which we put at the door of the playroom so he can see the maids while they are working in the kitchen) and complains. He will yell and demand for us to "open" the gate over and over again.. My poor boy.. But we can't let him out to roam freely coz he would get in to all sorts of mischief. There is just too much danger around the house. Steps and staircases, pots and vases, sharp corners, fish pond, swimming pool.. I could go on and on..
Ryan loves to imitate our actions. He mimics our expressions and makes funny faces and laughs. He tries to water the plants as well as sweep the floor and will wipe surfaces with a cloth.. I guess he is learning from watching the maids.. He is so enthusiastic which makes it quite difficult to get the watering can or broom back from him.
He loves rocking on the rocking horse and is obsessed with opening and closing containers.
Ryan loves books.. He will bring books to me, pat the chair and insist I "po po" (carry) him, "open" the book and sit and read the book with him. He can point at things he wants and will grab your hand to make you do stuff for him (e.g. turn pages or turn on the phone). He can also point to his nose, tongue and ears when asked.
Ryan can understand simple commands. He can pick up a toy if we ask him to.. Pet and kiss the dogs or his favourite toy, Scout.. get his shoes for a walk.. or sit on a chair and wait while we make his milk.
But he isn't exactly very obliging when we tell him "no".
He is more demanding nowadays. Stomping his feet when he doesn't get his way..
I hope this is just a phase. ^_^
Ryan used to give us kisses whenever we asked. But for some reason, he has decided to be less generous with his kisses. Instead, Ryan will give u a pat on your back as how we "sayang" him when we put him to bed.
Now, his kisses are given out so selectively and only when he really wants to. Otherwise, no amount of encouragement, praise or bribes can make him give out a kiss. I guess that makes it all the more precious when he gives his momma a kiss.. *sigh*
His vocabulary has increased quite a bit..
Ryan can say :
- Nan nan (milk)
- Tai tai (going out)
- Open (which he uses for everything and anything!! - doors, books, phone/ipad, containers, drinks, etc..)
- Wow wow (Dog)
- Meow meow (Cat)
- Car car
- Po po (carry)
He is still not very consistent with the mama and dada.. He doesn't say it every time he sees me. But he will call out for me when he wants to be carried or taken out of the play room.
Ryan has never been fussy about food. So I haven't been putting much effort into his meals. Ryan eats fruit/vegetable puree with cereal for breakfast and fish/chicken/pork porridge for lunch and dinner. He gets snacks during brunch/tea time. Usually bread, biscuits or fruit.
But of late, he has started getting bored of his porridge. I can't blame him, really. He has been having the same porridge (with no added salt or soy sauce) for the past 3-4 months. Looks like mummy has to start getting creative.. ^_^
He still takes 4-5 servings of milk a day.. consuming about 6-7 oz each feed.
We give him Nan 3 now. Simply because he doesn't like to drink cold milk and it took too much time/effort to heat up the fresh milk for every feed.
We are really lucky that Ryan is quite an independent boy. It would break my heart if he got upset everytime we left for work or missed us when we went oncall. I am actually happy that he is well adjusted and is happy with the company of his ah kong, ah ma, ah ku, ah kim or the maids. He doesn't cry when we leave for work. And when Z and I go out, he can wave bye bye and throw us a flying kiss from the door.
Z and I hope that Ryan will teach his little sister to be as loving and cheerful as he is. ^_^ I think Ryan is going to be a great big brother and I'm glad that he will soon have a little sister to play with and keep him company.