The last 8 months was huge developmentally for Lizzy. She became more outgoing, social, funny, out speaking, and sweet. It seems that each day she’d learn a new word or action that would surprises us. Please pause this moment because it’s the best so far!!! 🙂
her bound with Sofia really got stronger since we moved to the Philippines. Not only she’d look for her sister when Sofia is not around. She’d grab Sofia’s hand when walking outside. And when Sofia is not feeling well, she’d go to her, trying to comfort her, or just to be there for her sister. She’s such a compassionate, sweet girl.
her facial expression and her little hands and feet are soooo cute! I know every parent would say so about their kids, but seriously…. look at her…. so cute
she also likes to make silly faces when taking selfies nowadays
Sleeping: despite many disruptions in term of traveling and settling in a new country, overall her sleeping has been good, especially at night. When we’re not traveling, she sleeps in her own room. We’d start night routine (bath, milk, and song) around 7pm, and I’d leave her room around 7:20pm. Sometimes she’d cry a bit but usually stops within 2-3 min. When she sleeps with us while traveling, she’d wake up earlier than usual because she doesn’t want to miss any action. And it’s super cute that she’d semi-cry/call us in the morning. Most of the times we wouldn’t respond to her if it’s before 6am, and if Sofia is awake, Sofia will answer her.
Lizzy: jia jia (sister)
Lizzy: jia jia
and repeat until both of them fell asleep again.
During nap time, Lizzy wants someone to be in her room until she fell asleep. During the week, the helper would put her to sleep. On weekend, I’d do it. Usually she’d be asleep within 20 min. But if Tony tries to put her to sleep, she wouldn’t sleep, all she wants is to play with daddy. 🙂
when she’s awake, she’s a happy girl, but sometimes she’d wake up crying as if someone interrupts her sleep. I’d just let her cry until she’s over the discomfort.
this girl loves going out, especially since we moved to the Philippines and had been traveling a lot. Whenever I say, let’s go, she’d go to the shoe rack running and try to find her shoe to be ready. 🙂
Eating: all over the place. She’s not a big eater unless it’s fruit. She wants to eat fruit all the time and all kinds. She also likes pouches. She doesn’t like carbs like other kids. She rarely eats bread. Sometimes she’d have crackers. So for breakfast, usually she’d have some fruit and eggs. For main meals, she’d have some noodles, and fish. Oh yes, she loves fish and always wants some if we’re eating it. But overall, she’s not a big eater and doesn’t eat a lot junk either. We just follow her lead. She does love milk. Before nap and night sleep, she’d happily have a 7-8 oz. of milk by herself. I’d say that’s her comfort food.
She loves going to playgrounds. She loves exploring the place with the company of an adult usually.
she also likes to be around her sister when Sofia has a playdate. Although she can’t play with them, she loves to follow them
many times Sofia and her friend will play with her as Lizzy were a doll
she started going to daycare when we arrived here. At first she was crying for a while when Tony leaves the class, but lately she does well and loves playing with her friends
she likes activities, music, snack time
she didn’t like mess her hands and clothes at first, but slowly she saw that these could be fun and she now enjoys art activities
she’s very easy to travel with too. We went to Bohol for 5 days and she did great.
she took naps when she needed without much fuss
she LOVES going to the pool and is fearless
she particularly loves singing and playing with Sofia, they entertainment themselves for 2.5 hrs on our way from the airport to home
she loves her mama chatting with her in the mornings…. what a lovely smile
but sometimes she gets mad and gives me an attitude too… which I find it super cute as well
Language development: big time. She now can say 5 words in mandarin. She says words in english learned from school (she can count until six), say please, thank you, etc. She knows many words in spanish (agua, abrir, comer, si), and chinese. When I speak to her with instructions, she can usually follow, such as ask her to find something in her room. She’d go alone and pick it from the big mess what I ask her for. 🙂
Her personality is coming out more and more these days. At the similar age, Sofia was not as outgoing as Lizzy but obviously things changed a lot for Sofia. So far Lizzy is showing her compassion, outgoing, social, flexible personality to us. I love seeing her grow.