Ethan at 25 Months


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Weight

Feels like 11 kilos, though I believe he is only 10.5 or 10.6kilos.  Eats non-stop but cannot put on weight much.  Must have inherited Pete’s genes there.

Height

Haven’t measured him recently, but perhaps about 85cm, at least?

Teeth

Sixteen (I think): 8 incisors, 2 canines (upper) and 4 pramolars (2 upper and 2 lower) AND I recently noticed the whites of his bottom two molars.  No sign of his lower canines yet (another thing he must have inherited from Daddy).

Motor Skills

  • Able to walk on tiptoe pretty well.  According to the baby guide book, a toddler is only expected to do this at 2.5 years. :)
  • Running strides are much bigger now, and it is becoming harder to keep up with him.
  • Loves to stand up on the high chair after he is *done* with his meal, making it very difficult for us to have a nice quiet meal outside.
  • Sometimes he is able to stand on one foot without support.  Still unsteady but getting there. 
  • Slowly but surely learning how to handle the fork and spoon without spilling.  Most of the time he makes a mess, but I have noticed a few times when he successfully fed himself.
  • Loves to hold the apple and bite on it, just like an adult.

Communication and Social Skills

  • Temper tantrums becoming more rampant.  When we are out and if he doesn’t get his way, he will kneel on the ground and start bawling.  At home, when we say “NO” to his demands, he will crouch on his belly and wail pitifully, sometimes to the extent of screaming.
  • Knows the signs for the following new words:
    • Dog
    • Bird
    • Fish
    • Cat
    • Fence
    • Mailbox
    • Florist
  • Words he has inconsistently said:
    • “Chi-toh” (”play” in Hokkien)
    • Okay
    • “bee” (change channel on TV)
    • Queensbay Mall …. (hehe…okay la, sometimes he says something that sounds like that when we are approaching the mall)
  • Can point to at least three body parts when prompted, his favorites being his nose, his mouth and his eyes.  Still loves pointing a lot, as opposed to expressing himself verbally.
  • Loves to look at toddlers and children who are older than he is, but is uncomfortable with younger babies.

Food and Feeding

  • Ethan is completely weaned from the breast.  Even after I changed his diapers in the baby room in Jaya Jusco, he did not rush into the breastfeeding room like he used to.  Takes about 3 feeds of Pediasure daily, each feed about 5-6oz, eating other solid food too.  I’m so happy his favorite is my homecooked claypot chicken rice!
  • Eating a lot lately, hopefully he’ll bulk up a little soon.

Toilet Training

Not toilet-trained yet, but I am starting to try and put him on the toilet seat when I see him straining.  I bought the Bruin padded toilet seat for him and he absolutely loves it!  I’ll be getting one for Mrs Tan to use too.  Yesterday, Ethan successfully did his business while sitting on the throne.  No mess!  And I praised him sky high.  Boy was he delighted!

 

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7 comments

I loe reading Ethan’s progress updates! It must feel terrific for you as mommy to look back at the previous months, huh? *grin*

Joyce says: It is a really good way for me to keep track of his developments. I used to think I would never forget when he first crawled or when he cut his first tooth, but now I am just immensely thankful I have it all down in the blog :)

oh, he’s going to be potty trained soon too.. goody goody.. he’s doing pretty well ya :-)

Joyce says: Well, not really soon, but eventually :)

It’s so much cleaner when they do their big biz directly into the potty or toilet bowl. Save a lot on wet tissue too. :D

Joyce says: I agree with you on the cleanliness portion, but I was never a fan of wet tissue for cleaning up messes to begin with. I normally just use water and soap and then dry up. Cleaner that way. Now, however, Ethan points to the toilet paper for cleaning up! :D

well done with the toilet training. I haven’t started (too chicken) yet.

Joyce says: Oh, don’t get me wrong. I have not officially started yet. I do however intend to at least get him trained on the toilet for big business though…makes cleaning up easier, since he uses cloth diapers :)

He certainly is a big boy now, eh? And a smart one too.

Joyce says: He’s grown by leaps and bounds!

motor skills - can also yam seng like an adult! heh heh.;-D

Joyce says: Eh, that one already documented last month or a few months back liao la!

Wow! Time flies! So fast it has been a month since Ethan’s b’day.

Hope you can get Ethan to be potty trained in a few months time… if not a few weeks with determination! :P

Joyce says: For now, I would be satisfied to get him potty trained for big business first!