Hello! Junya turns 17 month today!
(Also read 1st month , 2nd month , 3rd month , 4th month , 5th month , 6th month , 7th month, 8th month, 9th month , 10th month , 11th month , 12th month , 13th month , 14th month , 15th month and 16th month here.)
Having a baby probably never has been this fun AND tiring before. True, when they are first born you probably get like 2 hours of sleep each day, but at least they go to sleep. But now that they are awake almost as much as you do, you are just gonna spend the whole day between preventing them from setting fire to the house and consoling a wailing toddler who doesn’t understand why they can’t set fire to the house, 500 times a day.
On the plus side, it was a whole month of improving interactions. Which is soooo much fun. (Until, of course, they get bigger and you just wish they stop talking for a second.)
So this is what happened in the past month!
One day, Junya decided that his nap time is 11:30am. (It used to be 9-10am once, then 2-3pm once.) He sleeps for about an hour plus, and then just stay awake till the rest of the day. It has stayed this way ever since that day.
From two naps transitioned to one nap, i actually am secretly very happy about it!!
First of all his nap is longer (one to one and a half hour), i can do the cooking and finish up some work, and not having a second nap also means… he sleeps earlier.
He’ll have his dinner at 5pm, and then go to bed latest by 8pm. When he’s tired sometimes as early as 6:30pm. XD. More freedom for mama in the night time! Yay!!
Goshi Goshi Burashi
Junya is put through a very strict teeth brushing routine because the danna is very paranoid about him getting tooth decay.
In our house we have 4 different toothbrushes for him (expecting more to come) so he can choose the one he likes (different choices every day) and brush his own teeth. Of course he doesn’t understand the importance of teeth brushing yet so mostly he’s just biting it with his gums -___-. And he doesn’t allow us to brush it for him -___-.
To make sure he’s brushing properly, tooth-brushing time is the only time he gets to use the iPhone and watch videos about… tooth brushing lol. But hey those Japanese anime is crazy entertaining! I think it really helped to keep him engaged in tooth-brushing a little longer.
Not even 9KG yet at 17 months! But i’m no longer worried about his weight because he eats really well, and is getting much taller! I know because he is now able to reach more and more cabinets/drawers/door handles… -___-
I realized that for some reasons he loved ball-shaped food! Ever since his first encounter with ikura (salmon roe) which he kept calling “ball ball”, he has expressed interest in round-shape stuff like green peas, blueberries, even edamame.
So i started making everything round so he’ll have to eat everything XD.
Also he is starting to clumsily use the cutleries. He can’t scoop food with spoon yet but he’ll poke randomly with a fork as if he is fishing lolol. When he happens to successfully catch a fish (big or small) he’ll be soooo happy!!!
A big fish.❤︎
He will start to miss Champon. When were are out, sometimes out of nowhere he will say, “Ponpon.”
I guess cuz he really is Junya’s first ever friend.
He started to understand that being sweet gets him lots of good stuff lol. (Of course, he knows too well that, tears do do.)
He smiles and plays with strangers (when in a good mood).
Junya hardly meets his grandma (maybe once every few months) but when we went back to Seremban recently. Junya suddenly demanded to be carried by popo all the time!!
Waaaa dunno is good actor or really learnt how to 讨人心 lol.
When i read back the post on 14th month, Junya still didn’t like to call papa. But now he’s papa papa all the time so now papa’s flower heart bloom even angrier (心花怒放) lolol.
When he wakes up now, (sometimes at ungodly hour of 6am), and if all of us are still alseep, sometimes he will just play by himself and have nice conversations with the ceiling/walls/fan.
And then when we wake up finally, he just gives a smile that is really the best ever way to start a parent’s morning. ^^
By now Junya can almost always convey what he needs by words and actions. (Milk! Water, Water. No no. Please, please please please please. More more!!)
He also learns to take control of his own life by letting us know what he wants.
You wanna go to the market?
(in the bath) You want water over your head?
No no!!!! No no!!!
One night i was singing songs to him to coax him to sleep.
Junya how about Christmas songs? You like Christmas songs?
Okay, how about Bingo? You like Bingo?
There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his…
What? His name is Bingo.
…. Fine. There was a farmer had a dog and Mago was his name-O.
Junya you want to listen to songs?
(proceeds to sing a song)
Shhhhh. *put index finger to his lips*
I’m probably not the best singer in the world but still, ouch. T___T.
I learnt that instead of telling your toddler what not to do, it is always better to tell them what they can do. So i started giving him tasks so that he’ll feel that he is useful and achieved.
For example getting him to fetch his own diaper and bring it back to me to change, or get him to throw rubbish into the bin. He loves it.
I mean, perfect, right???? Now you have a proud little toddler and a happy mom who is getting some help with chores!!!
Well. Except that he is also overly helpful that he fetches like 15 diapers to me at one go, and keeps coming back to ask me for new rubbish to throw. -____-
A pat on the back
I have no idea why, but every time i carry him now, he will give me gentle pats on my shoulder. Like, life is tough, mama, but it’s okay. I gotcha.
Thank you JunJun.
Junya almost understands all the basic things we say in the house, even though sometimes we thought he didn’t. He can repeat almost every word we say now at first try. (Blue! Boo. Pink! Bing. Smell! Mao. Fork! Pork. Spicy! Baicee.)
It’s just soooo fun to talk to him nowadays.
Junya we go to the…?
And we buy…?
Mago! (Tamago: Egg)
Not only that, Junya has also picked up his lame pun skill from his mama, accidentally.
One day he pointed at a bottle of liquid.
“That’s Champon’s shampoo.”
“Champoo.” he said.
Another day he asked for banana. And then he decided that he didn’t want it anymore.
“Banono!!!” he said, shaking his head.
And Junya also has a big announcement to make!
Congrats JunJun ^^
Well. Everything is gonna change. Again. ❤︎
OMG CONGRATZ CHEESIE!! SO HAPPY FOR BOTH YOU AND JUNYA ^^
Congratulations!!! I sort of suspected after u said u were unwell tho hehe 😌😌
Congratulations Cheesie! That is one awesome news!
Congrats!! Always love reading Junya’s monthly updates!laughed out loud at spicy (baicee). Hahha.
UWHAAA!!!! OMEDETTTTOU!!! Congratulations CHEESIE!
OMG OMG I KNEW IT WHEN YOU SAY JUNYA HAS ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE!!!
I KNEW IT!
Well… Because it’s time to have another baby!
I’m so happy for you and your family!
Yay to cute baby to see again!
Congratulation!!! So so happy n excited for u lol
oh my!!!! おめでとうございます！！！feel so happy for you hahah (like anyhow related to me lol)
OMG ! congrats ! thats super fast !
Oh my goodness!!!! A big congratulations to the entire cheese-family!!! Tbh i was stoning for a bit and anticipating for Junya’s news… and then I scrolled back up to the image and finally saw the message -__- But still, Congrats!!!
congrats cheesie!! 😀 thats a great news, and have a smooth journey of pregnancy!
Woahhh… Congratulations Cheesie! Are you hoping for a baby girl?
Ooo MMMM Gee Gee.. Congrates..super duper happy for you and your Danna and Jun Jun.. Awww..couldn’t wait for your update again about the moment you get pregnant for 2nd time..
Congrats! Junya is going to be a koko so soon! 🙂
Pardon me if I was too rude to you in the previous post’s comments. I can understand how pek chek you must have been, dealing with the haze and 2 babies (given 1 in the tummy still).
Hope you’ll have a smooth delivery 🙂
that was the last picture to be downloaded what a cliffhanger! XD
Congrats cheesie and family! I am really looking forward on your daily updates about the new baby! <3
I hope he will have a imouto-chan that would be totally cute both walking and holding hands *-*
Anyway, congrats and wish you all the best!
a BIG congratulations to you!
and to junjun. and papa. and champoo! haha
this will definitely change. buts for the better for sure 😀
can’t wait to hear updates 🙂
Congrats Cheesie and family! May you have a smooth pregnancy!
Wow congratulations cheesie + family!! Did you not travel to the tree to give thanks with junya sometime this year? I thought about it at the time i think. Anyway congratulations once again and I personally am looking forward to the baby related posts if you are goingto be doing some of those *fingers crossed*. Hope you feel well!
Congratulations!!! So happy for you!
Oh Congrats! Can’t wait for the new journey and Junya’s reactions!
Congrats Cheesie!! Omg recently I love Junya even more, probably because he started talking and he sounds so cute omg how do you stand that cuteness everyday ahhaha
On a side note, great education method! I am a Psychology major and how you educate Junya is great in asserting autonomy in him according to Erikson’s psychosocial theory 😀 It’s just one of the many developmental psychology theories, but well I guess generally it’s still good to let your child be independent 😀
Again, congrats!! So happy for you <3
OMG. looking at junyas age, makes me realize Ive been reading your blog for years. how time flies. hope its a baby girl. congrats omg can’t believe it
CONGRATS!!! OMG!! Amazing! 😀 Wishing you and your family all the best!
Congrats cheesie!! So happy for you!!!
Congratulations, Cheesie!!! This is such joyous news! Praying for a smooth, healthy, and happy pregnancy for the whole family <3 esp. you, of course. Hehe.
Congrats Cheesie & family! Guess no. 11 will be special for us. My girl is exactly one month older than Junya.
Can I ask that you take pictures of ALL of Junya’s cutlery collection? It seems like he has a lot?? heh.
What a cute way to announce a exciting news! Congratulations!!!! 😀
Big conragts Cheesie!! Wishing u, Jun Jun & your danna smooth journey in the next chapter of your awesome adventure 😀
Congrats Cheesie. Have you decided a name for your future child? Hopefully something super matching with Junya 😀
congrats !!! ^^..
Big congrat, Cheesie!
Congrats on Baby #2 Cheesie!!! What a ninja way to announce your pregnancy haha.
Congratulations! Can’t wait to read about your updates on new baby and Junya! 😀
Congrats cheesie!! Ive been a silent reader till now cause ive to say that i love catching up with your monthly baby updates cause Junjun is just so adorable and i love your witty and genuine style of writing! Also, your cooking tips on instagram have been extremely helpful and fun experiments for a first time mom like me! Keep doing what you love and have a great second pregnancy! Can’t wait for the gender reveal!
Oh my god! So cute!