1. Weight - approx 11kg
Height- approx 74cm
Number of teeth - 7
2. She has started saying more words lately, though about 90% is still baby talk. Some new words - "No" (last month, she was still shaking her head), "pao pao" ( when she wants to be carried), "duck", "door", "drop", "eat" , "uok uok" (for walk walk), "baa baa" (for sheep), "bubbles", "ah kong".
Although her words are limited, it never ceases to surprise me when she says the right word in the right context. I'm still not really used to this "talking version" of Elyssa. It kinda reminds me of the Enid Blyton storybooks that I used to love- there was this story about a girl being given a life sized walking-talking doll. Ha hahh..... I remember hoping and praying that I'll get my own walking-talking doll too. In a way, I suppose my wish has been granted in the form of Elyssa :)
3. She's still like a perpetual drooling machine although there has been no signs of new teeth for quite a while now. Noticed in her previous Gymboree classes that she was the only one still wearing a bib! *shy* Her bib is on almost all the time. If she's not wearing a bib but she sees one lying around, she'll immediately try to wear it or indicate to us to wear the bib for her. I think she now regards her bib as part of her normal outfit!
4. This greedy gal rejected her very first food item recently - none other than bittergourd. First time we saw her push food out with her tongue! Hubby said we should have bought a lottery ticket that day.
5. She still eats her daily porridge without any seasonings. I read that it's ok to put seasoning after one year old, but it's best to delay as long as possible. We haven't started since she still eats her porridge like a starving kid. Her porridge normally consists of 1 meat item (chicken/pork/fish) and 2 or 3 types of vege (carrot/cabbage/spinach/long beans etc). On weekends, I use anchovies as the "meat" item and add in a egg to compensate.
6. She gets a lot of comments about her dark complexion and flat nose :(
*Sigh* what to do?? (but luckily she has her dimples and big eyes)
7. She's a real tv addict. If we put on cartoons or kids dvd (like Brainy Baby or Sesame Street), she can practically stare at the tv without blinking. We do try to limit her tv time. She doesn't watch much during weekdays at my parents place, but during weekends lazy mummy and daddy tend to rely on the tv as a babysitting tool..