Avery had her two-year check up on Friday, April 11, 2014. The last day of her “ones.”
:: vitals ::
- weight: 28 (75-90%) Up 2 pounds in 6 months. Same percentiles as forever.
- height: 34.5 inches (75-90%) Grew 1.5 inches.
- head: 19.5 inches (25-50%)
:: what the doc said ::
You impressed her this visit because you know all your colors. She couldn’t stump you. You also didn’t cry at all when she checked your ears. Which might be a first. She said you are perfect and she knows you are going to be a great big sister.
:: favorites ::
You still love books. You have 3 books about a new baby/becoming a big sister. You love them all and want us to read them over and over again.
Now that the weather is getting a little nicer, you want to play outside all the time. You love the park and going down the slides all by yourself!
You love helping with the laundry and emptying the dishwasher. I pray this continues forever!
You have a wonderful imagination. You climb into boxes or bins and pretend you are blasting off into space to the moon. We have been playing with your beach toys lately. And you use them to build sand castles in the living room. You will take your bears and doll and change their diapers. Such a good little mommy.
:: other ::
- eating: You have started telling us when you are ready to eat. “A-e hung-ey.” (Avery hungry) You say it all the time. You still eat really well. Anything we have for a meal, you have too.
- sleeping: Not great. Someday?
- teeth: I’m not sure how many teeth you have left to pop through. It can’t be too many now.
- clothes: You are rapidly growing out of your 2T clothes. We are slowly getting you 3T things. But being in between seasons, we don’t want to get too much right now.
- language: You constantly impress me with your words. Sometimes you will say something in the correct context that blows me away. The other day you were “cooking cake” and you tried it and yelled “deeee-licous” I have no idea where you learned that. That happens a lot. You are stringing together 3 and 4 word sentences. Like a person, or something.
- learning: This is where I get to brag. It blows me away how smart you are. You know all of your colors. You know all the letters of the alphabet (as long as they are capitals). You know most numbers 0-9. Some of those still trip you up a little. And we are working on shapes now.
- nicknames: I’ve been calling you “Avery Girl” a lot lately. Mostly because then you call me “Mommy Girl” and I love hearing you call me that. And if I’m really lucky, you call Daddy “Daddy Girl.”
Avery Girl, you bring me so much joy. I can’t even put it into words. As much as I miss you being my little baby, I love watching you grow and learn and explore.
You are such a little sweetheart. You give kisses and hugs. I love when you try to hug and kiss LucyCat. She’s not so into it. But you laugh and try again.
You just amaze me everyday. I adore the person you are becoming. And I feel so blessed that I get to be your Mommy.