Sunday, April 20, 2008

at 17 months


while amir was loud in a kecoh manner, asyraf is loud and very garang. he gets angry when disturbed, he would growl out loud, raise his hand, scratch and even prepare to bite. asyraf doesnt take it lying down, he would give it back. big or small his opponent doesnt matter in the least to him, he just wants to give it his all.

having said that, asyraf is very gentle with ariff. he knows to talk softly, to touch softly, to take things from ariff gently. he loves playing peekaboo with ariff. he would even sing and clap his hands with ariff. i think they'll be quite close.

asyraf knows to salam now. he would take one hand into his two small ones and bring the hand to his face. sometimes he would even kiss the hand - the way he kisses, which is with his mouth in an O-shape.

asyraf also knows to raise both hands in a doa gesture. i'm not sure if he actually knows it or it was a one of similar thing. i'm sure he's seen the older kids reciting doa before eating at school and would have picked the action up.

asyraf naps once a day now. but he takes a very, very long nap. up to 6 hours at times. but he's very consistent with his bedtime and is slowly enjoying waking up late. he's sleeping past 7am nowadays.

he hasnt woken up at night for a few months but he still searches for his bottle at night. he would whine and his hand would work overtime until he finds his bottle and put it in his mouth. he gets very excited when he sees a bottle, preparing himself on a pillow. but if the bottle is for ariff, he would scream and scream until he too gets his bottle.

he's drinking more water than formula now. we only make 3 scoops to his 9oz warm water. we'll bring the formula down to only 2 scoops when he hits 18 months, then slowly try to wean him off the bottle and eventually formula for good. i think it'll be a bit difficult with asyraf, especially when ariff is still bottle-fed.

asyraf loves the ball. he can play a 1-2 with hubby, he can dribble and he can run after a ball. its wonderful seeing him running with amir in the yard. of course, they only run for a while, then it'll be a wrestling session over the bicycle.