I’ve been meaning to pen something about what’s coming up, but I didn’t want to jinx anything. Baby N has never been the “conventional” baby.
She screams bloody murder when I attempt to clean her ears, and I thought babies always enjoyed that. She didn’t like french fries when I thought any toddler would. Etc etc. So while it’s always been said that “babies will adapt better than you think they would”, I really don’t know if this will be true for Baby N.
How long will it take for her to get the groove with this change? When will she begin to eat decent cooked meals? Will she miss playing with her friends? Will Mommy Heng be bullied? Will this be for the better, for both of us?
I guess we will all have to take things one step at a time, and make this work…
Baby N, you need to remember that Mommy still loves you to the moon and back; and I hope you will grow to understand why Mommy made this move.
A short progress report:
– Walking and even running. Some days I spy her trying to bounce/jump. She can walk in water on her own now!
– She’s picking up many words now. From ball, apple, star, flower, thank you, mummum, byebye, baobao (“up” in Mandarin), shoe; to chair, towel, bag, please, sorry, xiexie (“Thank you” in Mandarin), nail, eat, tummy, duckie, balloon, milo, hot hot, berry (for blueberries and strawberries), carry, corn, car car, hold, tv, book, light, tissue, one more, no more, toy, tree, bear bear, dirty, hair, please, bird (although it now sounds more like “baye”), kitty, puppy, bunny, mienbao (“bread” in Mandarin), door, Gaigai (“outing”), sticky, peek-a-boo (although this sounds like “bababoo” now), happy birthday (although it sounds like “happabee” now), truffles (the puppy).
– I’m not quite sure as it sounds so similar to “mommy”, but i think she has begun to say her name!
– Emotionally, I think she’s feeling rather insecure lately. Could be because she’s anxious about the impending change.
– Diet: still as nonsense as before. Oh, can’t neglect the slight improvement – she ate beehoon and yellow noodles!
– She tried to blow the candle on my cake!
– Still as cheeky, still a (very loud) crybaby, still as playful; and still makes us laugh one moment, cry the next, then sigh in exasperation.