Saturday, March 15, 2008

En En is 22 months old!

Another 2 months into Terrible Two phase!!! En En is a little radio at home. She talks alot and able to say 4-6 words at once now. She even talks to herself when we (the adults) are having discussion or a conversation. There are times whereby she speaks her own language and none of us can understand what she's trying to tell... LOL!


Height and Weight are not sure as mummy never measure since 2 months ago.


Main meal still porridge but this time since mummy at home, mummy will just chop whatever vegetables, meat, fish or fry egg and serve together with soup. En En loves soup very very much!

Breakfast is always oatmeal. Lately, mummy introduced her sweet oatmeal with very finely chopped fruits and prune or raisin or salty oatmeal chopped with either one of cabbage, broccoli, egg, cooked minced pork. Sometimes mix them together but never exceed 3 types at once.

Po po even said the way En En eat is like the snake, she will just swallow whatever feed into her mouth. She can't even tolerate any big piece of meat, vegetable and even rice! She will spit them out... still need time to train her in appreciating food.

Takes 6-7oz milk 2-3 times per day. Still need night feeding and thus a heavywetter toddler.


1) Potty / Toilet-train

Mummy and Po Po started to train En En to do her small business in the toilet since last week. Since En En refuse the potty, we encourage her to go to the toilet in specific time interval. En En will never tell us when she wants to pee but she never reject going to the toilet as she loves to let mummy pour water (to flush off) on the floor... Oh, we did that in the bathroom so that she won't be scared by "Mummy/Ah Mah's Potty" (refers to the toilet seat which looks so big to her). Initially En En was so excited to be in the bathroom and forgot to squat down to pee but lately she does it very well.

Therefore mummy must also remember to bring En En to pee in the toilet every 45 minutes - 1 hours. Obviuosly, En En knows how to control her bladder and she's now diaperless in daytime if she's not napping. Well, of course accident does happen but mummy think it's alright not to use any training pants as this will send a signal to her that her pants and the floor will be all wet if she is not peeing in the toilet. We observe her this 2 days and there will be small action of hers that indicate she's going to pee. We use that as a signal that it's time to bring her to the toilet. In other words, we are using Elimination Communication method to train her.

It's not so sucessful to train her to sit on potty for her big business due to her fear of previous constipation experience. We take it slowly to encourage her to sit longer on the potty to complete her bowel movement. We see some improvement these few days after mummy able to bribe her with cornflakes or some household toys and she did sit on the potty for quite some times. Otherwise, we will find she did her bowel movement in the diaper or straight on the floor if she's just wearing pants. *fainted* Anyway, mummy see this as the process of the training and doesn't really bother about the after cleaning job. We just hope that she will cooperate with us to accept back the potty... LOL!

2) Sleeping habits

30 minutes - max 3 hours napping for daytime.

Sleeping at night is always the issue as she will become more energetic when we are in the bedroom. She will request to play with her toys, Ah Mah or mummy to tell her story repeatedly, steps on daddy's back (good for daddy for this free massage), jump up and down from the bed and don't worry as the bed is the lower Japanese type. Walk around the room until she thinks it's enough... is it time to introduce cane??

Unless she is very tired, otherwise she will request us to swing her when she's in the bouncer. Mummy hope she will grow bigger than the bouncer soon... *evil grin*

3) Vocab

En En is able to communicate very well with us. She picks up new words rather fast, probably after hearing it once or twice.

En En says...

at the traffic light: "Green go!" "Red-top!" (It's Red, Stop!)

at the playground: "Baby wan2 (means play in Mandarin) slide!"

point at the door: "Po Po, kuai4 dian3 lai2!" (means Po Po come here faster!)

and so many more...

4) En En is able to put on and off her sandals very well now. No more wrong sides as she just know wearing the opposite sides of the sandals will make her feet uncomfortable.

5) Loves to soak in the water when bathing and she is able to apply and rub body shampoo on her armpit, buttock and body. Mummy uses the water pail for her to sit in after her shower since the water in the bathtub already becomes very shallow on her.

6) Walk up and down the staircase very confident now sometimes even not holding the staircase's handle for 1 or 2 steps.

7) She feels ashamed if naked in front of other people and she will grab pillow or bolster or any piece of cloths to cover the area she refuse others to see.

8) En En screams at us when we don't pay attention to her or when she was calling us but we didn't hear. Her voice is so high pitch!


Bryan's Mama said...

wow En En is only 2 mths short of turning 2 - how time flies!! And En En is so advanced compared to Bryan in terms of mental development. Mine still acts like a baby....*shy*

wen said...

itu mata banyak besar la, i jealous..

everydayhealy said...

wow... six words at once! That's fantastic! Well done, En En! Elizabeth hardly complete one word though. :(

I've got a tag for you, my dear...

slavemom said...

W/o training pants - that's a vy 'brave' way of toilet training. hehehe I'm oso thinking if it's time to start training CE on passing urine. Me a bit lazy ler. :p But I'll def put him on training pants when I start.

giddy tigress said...

Wow - so much progress! I am impressed!

jazzmint said...

wah time flies...happy 22 months. she can definitely speak better than mine as both are almost same age

Malaika's mummy said...

well done, En En.

I have not fully toilet trained my girl. Just wait for her to signal to her when she is ready.