Tuesday, October 27, 2009

rania on her feet!

Rania has been 'furniture walking' since she was around 7 months old, so seeing her on her feet and mobile is not anything new. But then about a month ago, she started to let go of her hands just to stand without any support. And it wasn't until about three weeks ago that she started to step forward. It started with one step, and then two and it kept increasing! Now she can walk quite happily for a good six or so steps and moving from one furniture to the other. And of course she would expect a clap too at the end of it!

This girl is brave and so although she hasn't quite fine-tune her balance yet, she has no problems letting herself go and fall from time to time, only to pull herself up and try again! Where as I remember Imran before found it a lot more daunting to let himself go in fear of falling. This is just one example of the difference in personality between the two of them. There are many more - which makes it obvious to predict that Rania will be a more strong-headed person than her brother.

Even at this age she is very single minded and knows exactly what she wants. And what she wants is usually whatever her brother is playing with - be it his beloved 'motorcycle', ladder or 'lawn-mower'. So at the moment the house is constantly filled with Imran's voice shouting "No Rania, No Rania, No Rania, No!" which can create quite a stressful scene. But one person who doesn't feel stressed is the sister! She will not give up and will keep trying to get what she wants.

Too often, it reminds so much of me and Nelly growing up when we were around 7 and 8. When I sit at the table to draw, she would come and grab all the crayons. So I would move to the piano and start practising some songs, only to find her sitting next to me to play another tune! The 'circuit' would just go on and on!

Anyway, back to the walking - I can't help but to feel emotional to see Rania making this transition from a baby to a toddler. When Imran first started walking (a week after his birthday during a weekend at a friend's house in Belgium), we were just so excited and proud for him to achieve this major milestone. But then now with Rania, I wouldn't mind if she takes her time to do so, as I have realised how quickly they leave their babyhood once they are truly on their feet. And that there is no turning back!!


At 4:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I can soooo relate to Imran & Rania. It's exactly the same with Afiq & Mariessa! More often than not, it's Afiq who will come to me and mengadu that Mariessa snatched his cars, or books, or just about anything. I find it a lot easier to pujuk Afiq too. With Mariessa, if she wants something, there's no end to it, until she gets it. Very strong headed, kan? :)

Oh, the joy of growing up. :)

Makes me wonder how a 3rd child behaves pulak!

At 12:59 AM, Blogger elly said...

Well done Rania!! She is very fast! I guess it helps that she finds everything that the brother does fascinating! And brave to try new things so soon too.

Oh well, I understand how emotional we can get seeing them growing up kan?!

The joys of parenthood! :D

At 11:00 AM, Blogger miss-cream said...

Yes Ainil - in fact I remember reading a while back about the antics of your two and thoroughly enjoyed the stories! Couldn't help but to draw similarities too (even at this stage!)

Talking about 3rd child - you are expecting right? Wow you're brave! I am contented with my two.. such hard work! But who can deny the joy!!

We must plan 15 years reunion next year. It'll be great to do something with the kids!

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Rina said...

wow..rania's growing fast and to walk when she's not even a year is definitely a major milestone :D
she is one dainty princess too!

aidan's very strong headed so i think IF i have number 2, I'll be in big, big trouble.

anyway, 15 years already next year ?? we're getting old, oh dear.

At 4:00 AM, Blogger The Momster said...

Rania's such a cutie! You're gonna get good workouts at home after this running after her, and Imran of course!

Imtiyaz is strong-headed and very determined too... so I predict I'd be in big trouble too if no. 2 decides to show up! ;)

At 9:48 AM, Blogger AppleCrux said...

wow..rania already walking, she just can't wait to catch up with her bro, yer?

Its gonna be 15 years next year, eh? Wow..I think we had just had the 10th year reunion..


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