Last week, Ben was showing us how he will care for his baby sister
Today we supposed to be in the labour room, welcoming baby Anniina but somehow baby decided to come out later. Her head has not gone into the canal yet. Maybe she wants to celebrate birthday together with daddy
Anyway, at anytime she might decided to come out
This photo was taken last week, mama at 39th week pregnancy, still pretty, stomach still not very big
Ben has just turned 2 years and 4 months. Daddy and Mummy are happy with his progress especially his oral skills. These a few months, he is able to say the words such as ‘the’, ‘for’, ‘and’ , ‘on’, ‘under’, which he used to skip before. Now he says- under the sea, on the chair, it’s for Ben Ben, It’s not for Ma Ma, let me go, it’s gone etc. He makes sentences about what he sees such as – they are eating, nobody’s there. etc.
Besides English, he has picked up several Burmese words from his grandma and also can sing 4 Burmese songs. He can sing about 20 English nursery songs so far such as Ba Ba black sheep, Row Row, London bridge, Rock a bye baby, Hickory Dickory, Ding dong bell, hot cross buns, 1-2 buckle shoe, twinkle twinkle, Marry had a little lamb, Itcy Wincy Spider, Old Mcdonald, Bingo, Hey diddle diddle etc. He picked up most of these at bed time. Reading for him stories and singing rhymes at bed time is still ritual.
But his Mandarin is still limited
As for his behavior, it changes at times. When he was around 2, he was negative and always refused to do what we say or what we do for him. He used to shout “No no no no”, “cannot cannot cannot”, ” I don’t want, I don’t want” etc. And, wanted to do everything by himself. Recently, he’s become possessive and likes to say -”Mine, Mine”, “It’s mine”, “it’s not for you”,” it’s my place”, it’s my car” etc.. Sometimes, he doesn’t let us sit on sofa as he occupies the whole sofa.
We are waiting to see what’s next.
We always wonder how Ben will react towards his sister, Mei Mei. Since few months ago, he has been watching labor stories and about babies on Discovery Home & Health. It makes him briefly understand baby come out from mummy. Besides, we let him see bird-hatching, chic-hatching from Youtube. So, he occasionally touch mummy’s tummy and says “baby inside Ma Ma’s stomach”. Sometimes he says “baby coming out from egg” etc. When we ask, where is Mei Mei, he says “inside Ma Ma’s stomach”. “What’s her name”, he says “Anniina”.
When he sees 4 animals or 4 Simpon family members, he points and say “Daddy, Ma Ma, Ben Ben and Mei Mei”. He sort of accepts Mei Mei. When we miss out to say Mei Mei, he even adds in “Mei Mei”. Besides, he gets excited and shouts “Baby Baby” whenever he sees a baby in TV or book.
Last Sunday, he met one little baby girl (6m) and he shouted “Mei Mei” smiling. Then, he touched her socked-feet and rocked her cradle 2 times in his Sunday School. Basically, he”s been showing his interest in babies.
Well, recently, he is acting like a baby and demands Mummy more than ever! He calls “Mummy Mummy” although he used to call “Ma Ma”. And, he demands Mummy to do things for him like shower, carry him, putting him to asleep, which he did not bother when Daddy did for him. Now he refuses Daddy for some of the things. We know he is more like acting.
The Other day, he told mummy “I lost Mei Mei’s hair pin”. Yes, he took and played some hair pins saying “it’s not for me, it’s for Mei Mei”. Sometimes he says “It’s for girl” for some girl’s stuffs.
Let’s see …
This is how cheeky Benny mimic pregnant Mummy without us teaching. Don’t know how he can push out his chest to front, not much of tummy. His face looks either going to labour soon or constipated. We laugh non-stop everytime he does this. We can ask him to show ‘How Ma Ma walk”
This pic was taken about 6 months ago in a boutique.
Recently, Ben drew on his own face and now decorate his face with stickers. I saw some stickers on the bathroom wall too