Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2 years old!

Age: 2 years old!

Weight: +32 lbs (2 yr appt next week – will update then)

Length: Over 34" (2 yr appt next week – will update then)

Size: Size 5 diapers during the day; size 6 at night. Shoes size 6, moving to 7. Clothes are 24 months or 2T. Pajamas are 3T. Shirts are moving to 3T.

Hair: Looking good :) Just had another haircut. It’s so fine and whispy.

Teeth: Ugh. We’re working on the last molar I think, and it hasn’t been pretty. Luckily he can tell me now that his teeth hurt so I know what the problem is. This is how he looked when he came home today - poor little buddy.

Sleeping: Big news here! He’s now in a big boy bed! That deserves its own special post.

Eating: Same old toddler food. He did eat an entire apple slice the other day. I was pretty excited about that. And he seems to enjoy PB&J now.

Talking: I’m not sure that there is anything that he can’t communicate these days. He has short little sentences but they aren’t always in the right order. “Luke eat ready” which translated to “Luke is ready to eat.” Leading up to his birthday he loved to tell you that he would be 2, while holding up 2 fingers. He’s started to use pronouns. He’ll bring me a book and instead of saying “read book” he’ll say “Mommy, read it.”

Favorite toys/activities: Still mostly the same - choochoos, dinosaurs - especially when combined. Dinosaur Train is a favorite show. His favorite books right now are and Elmo Big Boy Bed book and a book full of trucks. He loves doing puzzles and playing memory on the computer.

Dislikes: diaper changes in a big way. And baths in an even bigger way. Hates them. It started after he hurt his toe a few weeks ago – he refused to take his socks off and bath time meant socks had to come off. Now I think it’s because it interrupts his play time. He yells the whole way through it. I’m trying to think of something new and fun that will get him to enjoy it again. Any suggestions?

Disposition: As long as his teeth aren’t bothering him (and then he’s super clingy for mommy), he’s so happy and easy going.

Other things about him:
*He moved up into the Young 2’s room at school. Drop offs have been a little hard as he transitions to the new kids and new teachers, but he’s doing better. He has a few friends in there that he knew from before so that has helped, and we’re hopeful that one of his best little buddies will be moving up soon as well.
*Every time we get in the car he tells me "slow mommy car. daddy car race. Luke car race." I wonder who taught him that?
* He was a little confused with Valentine's day being right after mommy's birthday. He brought a Valentine's card home that day and gave it to me saying happy birthday. :)
* He thinks that you should wear a birthday hat every time you eat cake.

This has been such an amazing 2 years! He brings a joy to our lives that we never thought possible. Love you buddy!

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