I have progressed so much since my first birthday, alhamdulillah. If previously I can only cruise around by holding onto something, now, I can walk a few steps and stand without support for a few seconds before toppling over. I can also make people laugh by making lotsa different facial expressions. I like to squint my eyes really small and stick my tongue out whenever I feel cheeky!
And since I can already drink from the straw, I now drink plain water from a very fancy cup! Look! It has Elmo and Grover on it! :D
Besides understanding simple instructions like getting the ball when prompted "mana ball?" or getting the purple stuffed toy when prompted "mana Barney?" or bring my head close to someone when prompted "kiss kiss?", I can also now say simple words, like mama ("ma-mah"), papa ("baba"), bye, bird ("beh"), ball ("boh"), and last but not leat, Allahuakbar ("waaaba!")! :D
Weighing 9.5 kgs (it dropped when I fell sick recently :( )and standing at 75cm now, I will bounce up and down whenever I hear any music with tempo.
And besides being good at going down from elevated surface skillfully by getting my butt down first, I can also climb up so many things, from as low as sofas to as high as staircases!
I am beginning to be able to express my feelings out clearly too. I like to throw tantrums when I don't get what I want. I'll throw things given to me and cry really really loud and sometimes even hit the person I am frustrated at really really hard! So please don't make me cry. You won't like me when I cry!
If I used to be a really big eater last time and swallowing each and every thing given to me, nowadays I like to be in control of what goes inside my system. Yes, I am a very fussy eater nowadays, it drives mama crazy! Poor her, she keeps trying all sorts of things to make me eat like before.
But don't you know, mama? Babies this age tend to act this way. And because we tend to grow more slowly at this age, we do not need as much food. So chill, okay? I will eat when and what I want, and you can't force-feed me! Heehehehe. Peace, mama!
I am also starting to become really observant and try to imitate the things that adult do, like combing my hair. And although it drives mama up the walls, I just love making a mess about the room and explore everything and anything, from purses, to wallets, to toy containers, to tupperwares to.. yes, closets!
On top of all these, one thing for sure, if there's anything I am good at, it is growing my teeth! Hehe. My teeth grows rapidly that I now have 14 gleaming white teeth (6 at the top, 8 at the bottom) altogether! And the best thing is, I can now chew easily too because I now have 2 pre-molars at the bottom of my gum! LOOK! :)
Now how many teeth do you have? :P