I had documented these snippets in my mail as drafts. I am collating them here to maintain a record of K’s activities and achievements as she grows..:)
8th April 2014
Today K said her name very clearly for the first time…earlier she use to say kaava kaava…but today she very clearly said..Kavya. Few days back I was totally surprised when husband picked up his laptop bag to leave and she started crying to go to hi. The moment he picked her up, she turned towards me and said..bayee..bayee…It was as if she absolutely understood that now they are leaving and since mommy is not going so…say bayee to her…she surprised me…intelligent baby…:)
28th April 2014
K has started sleeping through the night. .for past few days she does not get up for her 3 am milk…its such a relief!!
Also she has started saying..paapi..paapi…when she has to poo. Not always…but I guess in few days she will start telling properly…yesterday while going to Saket Citiwalk..she crapped in her diaper and started saying..paapi…paapi…I checked and discovered that she was actually trying to communicate the truth!! paapi was there…!
She is also pro at drinking water from the glass now. When she is thirsty, she does not spill even a drop of water…milk however is still an issue…she drinks enthusiastically for the first few sips and then looses interest…her milk intake is a bit reduced because of that.
She has become camera conscious also. The other day when I was making a video of her…she looked at the camera and started giving attentive performance as if knowing that something of importance is happening.
She can stack up the rings in the stack now and is totally thrilled with her rings. Another of her favorite game is playing with a set of blocks. Though she still cannot make out shapes and colors, she tries to put them vertically to make a building; unsuccessfully though, but her enthusiasm is intact.
The part I am most happy about is that her vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds. She is amazingly quick at picking up words and is adding quite a few words to her vocab every day! Here is a list of words that form a part of her vocabulary:
Baa baa (baal)
Ca shee…(car seat)
Today- 15th May 2014
The best part is K is in love with her books. She has a rhymes book which she simply loves. She has also identifying quite a few rhymes with the pictures along with them. She knows which one is ba ba black sheep, hicky dicky (hickory dickory), she loves London Bridge, and starts dancing everytime I read it to her…:)
In general the girl is turning out to be a book lover. She likes her books of animals and faavuch (flowers)..:) I am glad she likes books…:)
She has also started trying to make a complete sentence, though only 2-3 words now, ..like paayi dedo. I think in another month or so she should be able to construct a complete sentence on her own..)
We have been successfully able to get her off bottle. She is bottle free now and takes all her liquids from a tumbler or a katori. Though her milk intake has gone down post this as she does not like drinking milk from a glass, but I am compensating that by feeding her curd and other milk based items.
Kids grow so fast…just last year at this time, I was in middle of this huge breast feeding fiasco. K was this tiny creature lying on bed all the time…smiling sometimes but mostly only eating, pooping and sleeping…and now she is here, a 1+ year bubbly, naughty toddler, her preferences getting defined…roaming around the house all the time, amusing us all the time with her antics all the time…:)