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Thursday, September 25, 2008

10 months 1 week and 4 days old

Ethan is able to recognise and identify items now. He managed to point to the correct pictures when we ask him "where is apple, rainbow, corn, mushrooms..." The other day he saw a lizard in grandma's house for the first time, and he's so excited, he kept squealing and kicking his legs *roll eyes*... when I went to fetch him in the evening, he kept pointing to the wall where the lizard crawled... and wave his hand toward the window (where the lizard ran out)... with his comments of "orr... ahhh.. ahh..."

Eversince we allow him to crawl about the house, he loves crawling everywhere... and touch everything... especially switches and sockets!!

Today he played with the lamp when we walked away, it fell with a loud thud on the floor. Good thing he was not hurt, but can see that he got a shock, and wanted to be carried. Later he kept looking at the lamp and repeat after me "baom"

If he has a piece of tissue in his hand.. he'll start to wipe the surface with the tissue. He does a thorough job too... from one corner to the next.

The other day I was feeding him biscuit, and I held it too far from his mouth (just touching his lips) in a split second he pushed my hand towards his mouth, followed by a "crrraak" sound. It really caught me by surprise.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sick for 1.5 weeks

I forgot to mention that Ethan was sick for close to 1.5 weeks just before he turned 9months. Nobody knows how he fell sick, as nobody in the family was sick. My suspicion was that my father had brought him gai gai downstairs and walk pass the clinic, else the virus could be from me, but I didn't fall sick until much later.

Anyway it was most pitiful to see him so sick. He rejects both milk and the bottle. It was impossible to feed him medicine without forcing it down his throat and seeing him cry and choke on the medicine and then fell asleep on an empty stomach. Very poor thing. He kept vomitting the food he ate, the milk and other fluid he drank. It was up to the point when I thought it might be better to put him on drip in the hospital. The first 3 days doc did not prescribe antibiotics, but he couldn't get well on his own (of course how to get well when he don't drink and refused to take his medicines), so the doc started him on antibiotics for 7 days, he got better but still there's phelgm in his throat, so finally doc loan us the nebuliser for 3 days. It's really the baby 'torture' machine. Actually it is not painful at all, just a gas that he had to inhale for 10mins. For a child being tied down for 10 mins is doomsday. He cried non-stop till sometimes he'll fall asleep crying with the nebuliser still at his nose. It was a terrible time for everyone as I also fell sick. Good thing we can leave him at my mom's place overnight so that I can rest.

When he finally recovered, his weight went down considerably. The fatty lines on his wrist and thights were gone, he look like another baby.

Standing on two feet, 9 months development

Today Ethan can stand for about 5 secs without support. He is 9 months 2 weeks and 6 days old. It is always amazing to witness his firsts... :) somemore today daddy's friends are here when he performed his stand... but scully 3rd or 4th time he fell down and hit against the play table and then cry big time.. hee...

Some development milestones:
- 4 upper teeth + 2 lower teeth
- able to stand for a few secs without support
- squats (with one hand holding onto something) to pick up a toy

He loves:
- playing catching, this time is one adult carrying him and running and the other adult chasing. He'll squeal and kick his legs in excitement... hehe
- flip pages of books/magazines etc + open close cover, he is more interested in this action than the pictures in the books
- anything with buttons, especially remote control, baby wipes box with open button, handphones, cameras, tomy vacuum cleaner
- throw things and see if the thing will bounce or roll
- having his teeth clean with spiffies (cos it taste appley sweet)
- to see swaying plants and flowers

He hates:
- to eat rice cereal with just milk, it is too bland compared to fish porridge and beef tofu...

Going to buy for him soon:
- bicycle with security bar and adult handle
- another bumper mat to use at my mom's place

Ethan loves peekaboo

Ethan's stylo mylo haircut