Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Amira's 18 Months

the day amira turns 18 months is sadly, also the day her grandmother passed away. it was an extremely sad day for our family and it took me a while before i can finally start a post of amira's milestone at 1 & a half years.

the first of her major milestone is her vocabulary and speech. gosh...amira talks a lot! like seriously a lot. she's grasping and throwing out so many words and each word fits the occasion. she's saying 'one more' when she puts on her clothes, she's saying 'tutup' every time she leaves a room - to switch off the fan or lights, she tells us everytime she soils her diaper with a simple 'gross'. of course, she's mastered the 'nanak', 'nak', 'bak', 'tido', 'mamam', 'minyum', 'ok' for months. she's an expert at calling everyone in the family - mummy, dadda, yong, abam, ekkkk and beeeeee. also pappy and zizzaaa for her uncle and auntie.

amira has familiarised herself with body parts. she knows 'eyes', 'nose', 'mulut', 'gigi', 'kaki', 'perut'. she's also familiar with actions - 'smile', 'dance', 'run', 'tido', 'sleep', allahuakbar for pray, bismilliah for prayers before meal.

amira is super close to her brothers. at night she can lie down among them, watching the telly. she's also close to abang's friends who come over every weekend.

amira had a slight sleeping disturbance when she was about to hit her 18th month - sleep regression, its called - but she grew out of it within a week. now she's back at waking at up at 9am, a half-an-hour nap at around 1pm, a 2-hour nap at 3pm, and bedtime is at 10.30pm.

she's only taking one bottle a day, just before her afternoon nap. sometimes she gets a bottle after dinner, especially when her dinner is light. but no more before bedtime as i dont want her to be dependent on a bottle to fall asleep.

amira's trying out some new food these couple of months. she loves raisins and pasta carbonara and flavoured rice - nasi tomato, nasi lemak, nasi butter - in addition to her white rice meals. she loves fruits, she's asking for mangoes and oranges and melons, even strawberries now. when we're at chili's she'll be having a bowl of mac & cheese. amira had a taste of the last lompat tikam her nenny made on abangbee's birthday lunch and she loved it.

i took out her 18-24 months sized outfits and now she's happily showing off her new clothes to her brothers and daddy everytime they come home from school and from work.

Week 28 - Getting There

so this was my third check up. cant believe i have only about another 3-4 more.

before the check up today, we paid a visit to the ICU. we prepared a gift basket for the doctors and nurses who took care of my mum during the 4 weeks she was admitted. it was a bit teary, looking at the empty icu bed no 3, where mummy slept up to a week ago.

after seeing the nurses, giving them our thanks and presenting them with the gift basket, i went down to my gynae's clinic while akmal & amira went for lunch with tiza. there was only 2 patients before me and it was a quick half-an-hour before they called my name.

my gynae asked how mummy was as she bumped into us when we were on the way to the ICU on the night mummy passed. i got a bit choked up, especially seeing how similar they were - the tudung, the english, the clothes they were.

then she asked me to lay down on so that we can check the baby. again, this time, the baby was so clear. the features were clear, the body, the bones, the position, all parts of the baby was clear. my gynae asked if i wanted to do another 4D scan as the baby was so clear but since i had one done at the last check up, we decided against it.

the baby now weighs approximately 1.2kg, on track the doctor said. we went through the dates again and the doctor said a week before Raya looks really nice, alhamdulillah, and the upcoming check ups can confirm the date better. hopefully all would go as plan, insyaAllah.

i've started buying a few things. toiletries mostly. and then some bottles, loads of diapers and containers to separate amira and the baby's things.

next month i'll be getting the drawers sorted and doing laundry before fasting month commences, when i would just want to sleep the afternoon away.


the value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults - peter de vries

grown-ups never understand anything for themselves and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explainning things to them - antoine de saint-exupery
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