Friday, April 16, 2010

Xav @ 24 months

Yes it's the terrible two stage !! In a wink, Xav turns 2 !

Getting more fun from him but on the other hand it's his tantrums ! He wants it his way, can't do it or can't get it, he will whine and cry his way through to get it. But Xav, you're wrong, wrong, wrong, doesn't mean to say you cry and you'll get it ! We only give in on certain issues.

Sometimes the boy can be in his worst behaviour but luckily he is still not the kind who will roll himself all over the floor and wail !

Xav is still considered not that bad. On good days when he saw a kiddy ride and wanted to ride on it.

Normally, we will allow him and probably after satisfying his desire to ride on it, he obediently allow us to carry him and said "bye bye train" or "bye bye car" (for instance) and left without any fuss.

No matter how much he loves Thomas the train, I'm proud that he really behaved himself when I told him to say bye and it's time to leave when I met up with the gals @ Paragon that morning.

This poor boy here has been down with bad cough since cny and has never recovered from it before getting a new bug again. Seriously, I felt so exhausted...

This is the longest period of time he is on the neubaliser.

Lending me a helping hand at times and monkey around at the same time.

Sometimes he is just too tired that I will neub him when he fell asleep, using the bolster to cover out the sound so as not to disturb him.

His most recent session was extended for another 3 days ( total of 10 days of pulmicort with berodual solution) and afterwich for 2 weeks, once a day using only pulmicort.

Anyway, we have bought a neubaliser to cut cost since it's gonna be a long term usage as it's not a short term issue for asthmatic problems. The previous amount we spent on the rental of the neub is already sufficient to get a brand new set.

This is the amount of medication he is on daily.

1. Singulair (For protection of the lungs for a month)
2. Ketotifen (To strengthen his lungs for 3 months, 2.5 ml twice a day)
3. Xepagan (3.5 ml, thrice a day for flu)
4. Mucosolvan (2.5 ml, twice a day for phlegm)
5. Prednisolone syrup (Anti inflammation for lungs for 3 days, 5 ml twice a day)
6. Pulmicort and 7. berodual for the inhalation. I wonder how the body is gonna be weaken by all this medication after a long period !

Hope the boy gets well soon to go back to his Zoophonics classes !

His vocabulary is slowly increasing ! How exciting and fun when I can once a while engaged in short conversations with him !

He is able to identify umbrella (171) and often will fight with us to take the umbrella ! More often than not, I'll be most happy to have him help me with it as I seriously hate to lug one around!

He also learns what's seashells (172) when he took some from my collection !

Ladybug (173) was next !! He was so in love with ladybug such that I brought back a ladybug for him from Dana's party as Xav could not go.

I downloaded a ladybug song from the Appstore. He kept listening to it ! And learnt three new body parts from there as the song is the animated type ! Now he knows where is his elbow, (174),wrist (175) and ankle (176) !

These are some short conversations I had with him as his level of comprehension is also slowly increasing. Sometimes, I get really funny answers from him.

Recently, he constipated as he has no fruit intake in his diet. Poor boy woke up one morning at 6 am, starring out of the window and did his business. The next day, I observed him starring out of the window again.

Mummy: Xav, did you poo ?
Xav: nothing ... ( he did not poo, so nothing in his diaper! Lol)

Xav: itchy
Mummy: where
Xav: teeth (prob he meant the gums)... Teething gel and he ran off to take the tube of teething gel and asked me to apply for him.

Mummy: ok Xav, time to sleep. What song would you like to sing? (no reply from Xav, so I started singing "Sing your way home")
Xav: Ng wan (don't want) ... Softly he whispered "you are sunshine" ( you are my sunshine)
and he sure knows how to be choosy on the song he wants to listen to !

His favourite hit recently was "Miss polly" because I added some actions in it. And here he learns hat (177) and like to wear this kfc mini bucket on his head and dance around.

and he can constructs short sentences.

I get to hear short sentences or short phrases from him asking me to:

1. On the light pease (please)

2. Open the door pease...

Two/ three words sentences

3. Drink water (when he is thirsty)

4. Hung yee (hungry, 178) and starts rubbing his tummy

5. Sorry sorry (when he is trying to make his way through the crowd)

6. read , read (179) (will come to me with the book he wanted me to read)

7. Able to name me the second half of the food which the hungry caterpillar ate (salami (180), lollipop (181), sausage (182), cupcake (183), watermelon (184).

And he got a "moustache" created by himself using a tape !

8. Goodnight Moon is also another of his favourite !

He will named me ribiit (rabbit, 185), socks (186), mouse (187), curtains (188), bears (189) and mittens (190), kittens (191).

I followed up by asking him to spot other and point to me the objects that can be seen from the picture.

For instance, fire place, window, cutains (192), rocking chair, clocks, bed and pillow, he managed to point them all out correctly.

9. His recent liking in singing the birthday song and blowing of candles (192) made me downloaded a rather silly application from AppStore. You can choose from 1-3 candles to sing from and thereafter you can blow off the flame on the candle.

Sounds a bit silly but Xav is loving bits of it ! And he will tell me "2 candles" when he selected 2.

10. Counting starts !!! He apprehends what I am trying to tell him. When I asked him "Xav can you count how many bottles are there ?" he will start pointing and count one by one ! And same goes for other objects !

There was once when we carried his pram up a flight of stairs, guess what.. Xav started to count how long we took to carry it up !!

11. His most recent favourite is naming me shapes on the floor he sees. From circles, rectangles (193), ovals, squares and diamond.

12. Xav also started to describe things which he saw, for instance, yellow taxi, red shoes, purple shorts, black car, white shirt, brown cupcake !

He can play alongside with his friends but can't share though. As his "share" meant to be 'give it to him" !

But in good times, surprisingly, he is willing to share with Edna his toys ! I will ask him, "Xav, you have 2 giraffes or cars, can you give mei-mei 1?" and he gladly gives it to her and sometimes, a kiss and a hug too !

13. Xav can recognized more fruits and veg now ! We by pass a provision stall and a fruit stall when I brought him out for lunch. He happily pointed to the various items and name me one by one ! Apples, oranges, bananas, mango (194), durian (195), grapes (196), corn (197), tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, broccoli (198) etc !

14. And he was so in love with the book which Jo got for his birthday

that I have to read to him several times a day. There was this word 'trophy' in it and I decided to show him a real one.

Ended up, he played around with my trophies

and pretended to to raise it up high when I read ' I can do it !"

15. 'Change diaper' is another short sentence he could tell me when he poos.. but I feel that he doesn't like to be potty train as yet despite he started to show signs of being uncomfortable sitting on his own poo ! He raised his butt as high as he could so avoid contact on the floor !

The last achievement of Xav before I sign off ! He can sleep on his own without having me to pat him or be around in the room for his noon nap !

He has done this for 5 days already ! Keep it up ! But he still requests me to "pat" him at night though. Nevertheless, well done boy !

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