Self feed (Part II)

April 1, 2009

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Bint,

You are already turning 20 months. Yup in 4 months time, you are turning 24 months/2years old. Alhamdulillah!

Yesterday marked the first day that you fully self-feed without Ummi’s feeding you. That is over dinner. You had Salmon Fried Rice and some Coleslaw that Ummi cooked and prepared for the day. And you end the day with drinking milk. Alhamdulillah!

You are really doing great in this area of development. Alhamdulillah!


Self Feed

March 9, 2009

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

After about 2 months(now you are 19 months) of playing with spoons, bowls and water, you are able to self-feed yourself, for food that you want to eat. For example, noodles and beancurd. When we eat outside, you are so focused in what you do with those cutleries and food that Ummi and Abi are able to eat in ‘peace’.

Not only to food, even liquid! Yes, you are able to use the spoon to scoop soup and water to your mouth with minimum spills.

Alhamdulillah, a distinct development from Akhi. Ummi will be waiting for the day that you are able to eat yourself for all meals.


You Turned 18 Months!

January 30, 2009

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

You have turned 18 months last week weighing nearly 10kg. You have past the infant stage and now you are a Toddler! How time flies…

At this age, you are able to

–  name the items that you see around you

– show the directions of familiar locations e.g. home from the lift, Akhi’s school, etc.

– eat with us, despite having your own meals fed by Ummi.

– bring the spoon to your mouth (self-feed) others than your porridge

– drink water from a cup

– walk and run fast

– continue walking despite Ummi thought you will be tired

– remove your footwear upon reaching home

– hold the pencil like an adult (Boys and girls having vast difference in their development)

– gets frustrated when things cannot be done (needs to learn to be patience)

– be happy when both Akhi and you having quality time and when Akhi shows his love and brotherhood towards you

– upset when you can’t get things that you want and when they are taken away from you

In addition, you are now having 7 teeth already.


Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

Ya Bunayya!

At 1.37am on Tuesday, 22nd July 2008(Gregorian calendar), you turned one year old.

Allah selamatkan kamu (2X)

Allah selamatkan bintmahathir

Allah selamatkan kamu.

Until this day, Ummi and Abi have seen you developed so much, so much that the utmost development of yours is that you are able to walk so much now since the cruising time at 9 months. More to write about your development in the next posts.

Anyway, May Allah create you to be an ‘aalim and solehah girl with good virtues and akhlaq, whom ta’at to Allah and Rasul and also Ummi and Abi. Ameen.


Step by Step …

July 6, 2008

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

Alhamdulillah, in 2 weeks time, you will turn a year old. How fast time flies.

Lately, you have been a hardworking little girl, practising on your steps. You have been able to cruise around since 9 months and last few days seems to be one of the milestone before you are able to walk on your own.

In one occasion, you were holding your bottle of water to your mouth. As you were doing that, you took small, steady steps walking about the distance of 2 floor tiles. Another was holding to the wall, walking up and down the step to and fro the kitchen and the living room. Good job, my dear little girl!

If more practises were donw, you will be able to walk by 1. Insya Allah.


Fly Bint, Fly!!!!!

July 6, 2008

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

The following video shows how you are able to manouvre the toy aeroplane despite your legs have not reached the ground yet, upon proper sitting on it.


You are 11 months

July 1, 2008

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

As Ummi was beginning to write this post, you just turned 11 months old (according to Gregorian calendar). Alhamdulillah, in another month’s time, you will be 1.

Following are what you have achieved for the past month –

Physical Development

1. Taking 1-2 steps hands-off to walk

2. Despite not able to have your legs reach while sitting on the toy aeroplane, you are able to cruise around with one leg. We will upload a movie taken to Youtube to proof this.

3. Teething on almost all surfaces and equipments.

4. Bouncing (in sitting position) on the trampoline.

5. Throwing things from the cot, high chair, and while playing. Basically “mengemas”.

6. Withstanding sleepiness, able to extend to 8 hours wake up duration.

Social-Emotional Development

1. Crying when Akhi cries. This is a sign of attachment towards Akhi.

2. Refusing Abi when you needed milk.

3. Enjoying playing along with Akhi. Laughs and responses between both.

4. Crying when left alone. Sense of fear is developing in you.

5. Responding to tune of music, body swaying.

Cognitive/Intellectual Development

1. Following a 1-step instruction. e.g. “Kiss Akhi Mukhtaar”, “Zainah come”, “No”.

2. Pressing a button from the toy aeroplane for certain effect. e.g. propeller spinning.

3. Crossing over the tables to get to the play area in the brown room.

4. Relating vocabulary to simple acts and familiar objects.



2-Teethed Bint

June 7, 2008

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

Your second tooth is emerging. It is just next to the 1st one, at the bottom right. Watch the following video for your teething activity.


Out of the Chair!

May 25, 2008

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

Yesterday, we went to Sakura Buffet Restaurant for our lunch after viewing what’s there at the new building of Downtown East. Well, since you are able to sit on the high chair, Ummi had you in it. You enjoyed yourself being independent on that chair, holding your Baby Bites in your both hands and feeding yourself, at the same time Ummi feeding you the balance of the biscuit and mashed papaya. Boy! You did not really like the mashed papaya – you pushed it away with your tongue after a few spoons.

After you had your milk in the musollah, you were back in the high chair. Oh my! You attempted to get out of the chair. And true enough, after about 3-5 attempts, you were out of that chair all by yourself leaning forward. Alhamdulillah, Abi was nearby to save you from falling. Ummi was observing you while feeding Akhi at a nearby coined car. We really, really did not expect you to be able to be out of there. How did you do that?! Nobody taught you…. You sure used various skills that you have acquired to do that, wasn’t it?! The next time to have you on any high chair is to ensure that the high chair has a strap, at least.


Turn, Legs Down …

May 10, 2008

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

Alhamdulillah, after much practice and reinforcement, you are now able to go down from the bed. At this point of time, you are 9 and 1/2 months. Well, Ummi and Abi have used the same technique as how we taught Akhi when he was about your age too. But Abi remembered that Akhi then was more aware of danger and somehow he learnt faster.

The technique is by using the following steps:


2.legs down

3.hands up