17 Month Update

I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit. Calvin has really been changing recently. He is starting to understand how things work and it’s great to see him delighted over simple things like how two cups stack together. Just a quick update on the things he’s been doing. He’s a happy baby recently though also easily frustrated when he realizes that we don’t get what he saying.

  • He understands the action word ‘brush’. He’ll take my hairbrush/comb and run it through his own hair. When I told him to brush his teeth, he took the toothbrush and run it on his hair as well. Ditto to his little baby fork.
  • He learnt to sit down on a little plastic chair.
  • He got a pair of squeaky shoes today and loves them.
  • He enjoys his weekly trip to the Bedok swimming pool.
  • He will hand over a container with food when he wants us to open it for him. Gets really upset if we don’t. If our hands are not facing upwards to receive the box, he will grab one of our hands and flip it the right way.
  • He likes to open and close little containers. It started with this screw top Boon bath toy that can unscrew. He will also hand it over to us if he is unable to open it.
  • Understands and says ‘ba’ = ball, ‘mum mum’ = food, ‘ga ga’ = gai gai/ going out, ‘cup’, ‘pop’, ‘papa’
  • Likes it when I pretend to speak on the phone to him.
  • Squeal delightedly when he sees the opening screen of the BumbleBee DVDs
  • Loves drumming and hammering. Hammering pegs & empty milk container.
  • Likes to open & close drawers
  • Can put balls into a narrow container
  • Imitates what we do. So I’m trying to get him to brush his teeth again.
  • Eating well! Seems to be pretty hungry these past few days. He really enjoys pasta – bolognaise & yogurt garlic. Will kill for grapes and tried golden kiwi for the first time today.
  • Pretty content to be in his stroller. At least it’s being put to good use. Calvin is getting a little too heavy to be carried all the time.
  • Plays chase with his friend Ashton in daycare
  • Very good at climbing stairs & flipping through his board/cloth books. Still crumples the poor abused Maisy books.

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