March 04, 2010

Yan Yan – 7th month update

Most babies develop from being able to sit unsupported, to creeping on the stomach, before progressing to crawling – but Yan Yan is an exception. She started creeping last month, and two weeks later, she could crawl, though still a little unsteady.

However, she can't quite sit unsupported just yet. Like when we had our reunion dinner in Kuantan, she had to be propped up and supported with lots of pillows while seated on the high chair.

When seated unsupported on the floor, she'll only be able to sit for less than a minute before sliding down to the floor :-)

I've noticed a decreased frequency of her putting stuff into her mouth; the same goes for thumb sucking. Though I miss seeing the contented look on her face while enjoying her thumb, I'm quite happy I won't have to force her to stop that habit. A new habit she's picked up is to keep letting go of things – I guess she's having fun getting papa/mummy to pick things up for her, only to let it go again the next second. Haha…ah well, at least she's learning cause and effect.

Emotionally, she's started to become wary of strangers – when we were back in Kuantan, she refused to be carried by her yeh-yeh and mah-mah. Luckily she was OK after a little warming up. Similarly, the babysitter also told me that she would cry when an unfamiliar face approaches or carries her. When she cries for attention/wants to be carried, her cries sound like, "Um ma, um ma". I wonder if it's just a fluke, or she's really crying out for me.

So far, she has had cauliflower, spinach, pumpkin, sweet potato, Chinese cabbage, carrot and apple added into her cereal and she's taking to them well. I think we'll probably switch her to porridge soon.


Liew said...

She looks so cute and chubby :). That day when Mom carried her, she didn't want her papa oso.........she now even choose the people she likes to carry her ;)

jazzmint said...

she has curly hair too huh :) And her eyes is exactly same as Yiu Yiu

smallkucing said...

aiyooo....cute...feel like wana cubit liao :p

BuffaFly said...

My Joseph also like that... at 7 months he could pull to stand and cruise. But couldn't sit properly upright. Kept leaning forward.

Yan Yan has such lovely curls!

A Mom's Diary said...

WK - she's a little thinner now compared to when she was a little baby.

Jazz - her hair is more curly than her che-che.

smallkucing - come come, but not so hard ah :-)

BoeyJoey said...

My babies sat first before crawling, Yan Yan is sure an exception :-).

Keep it up, Yan yan... soon enough she'll be cruising :-).

A Mom's Diary said...

Buffafly - she's pulling herself up to stand too this past few days :-)

Boey Joey - she gives me heart attack all the time coz she'll pull herself up to stand, but she's sooo wobbly and I worry that she'll fall on her back and bump her head.

Angeleyes said...

She is soooo cute! Love her curly hair!!