Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2 1/2 and 9 months!

It is so cliche to say that "they grow up too fast" and "where has time gone!" But it's true! My babies are growin' and time is flyin'! Anna Lou is almost 2 1/2 and Graham is 9 months. Hard for this mama to believe! I wanted to record some stats, facts and the little funnies about these two.

Anna (aka Anna Lou and Lou Lou)
  • weight- 24 lbs
  • size 4 diapers- not interested much in the potty. Although I haven't pushed it at all or talked about it enough, but we will probably start soon.
  • size 24 months or 2T clothes
  • I dont know her percentiles since turning two, but I am guessing she is still around the 15-20%.
  • Eats- normal kid food- lots of fruit, not as many veggies:(, cheese, pbj, chicken nuggets, PIZZA, and most of what we eat ourselves.
  • Sleeps- about 11 or 12 hours at night and an afternoon nap of 2 hours in her crib. I am aware that most 2 1/2 yr olds are in big beds, but hey, if it aint broke...!
Fun stuff:
  • Loves a routine!
  • Loves to have her back scratched or arm or leg.
  • Loves her little brother so much and still isn't too bothered that he has joined the family.
  • No seperation anxiety so far.
  • Loves Mickey and Clifford.
  • Loves to eat anything sweet!
  • Loves babies, strollers, purses, all kinds of balls:), and lots of "girl" stuff!
  • Loves the pool, lake, being outside, church, dancing, singing, playing with cousins and friends, eating at "chick-a-yay".
  • Talks A LOT!
  • Sings "Light of Mine," Jesus Loves Me, "Jesus Loves the Little Children","Twinkle, Twinkle," etc...and of course, "Party in the U.S.A."
  • We are in the stage of asking repeated questions..."What's this? What's that? What are you doing? Where are we going?, etc" And lots of "Mommy, watch this!" And then she does something really exciting like jumping:).
Not so fun:
  • The words "Mine" and "No" are said too often.
  • Has meltdown moments when we have to leave somewhere that is a lot of fun. We do the "We are leaving in five minutes" which helps, but still have a hard time sometimes.
  • We have introduced her to the wooden spoon. Most of the time just its presence is enough:)!
  • So far not too many two-year-old moments, but I hear that three is the new two! yikes!

Graham (aka Grammer, Baby Graham, Anna calls him Baby Gum)

  • Weight- 20 lbs, 50% I always think he is SO big, because I am comparing to teeny AL when she was a baby. I can't belive he and AL are 4 lbs apart!
  • Length- 28 in, 70%!!
  • Sleeps 11-12 hours at night. 2 naps a day anywhere from 1 hour to 2 1/2 hours, but together they add up to 4 hours.
  • Eats- I feed him 4 times, although I dont think he eats much during the two day feedings. He eats LOTS of table food during 3 meals. He still eats some baby food to get in the veggies in, but this kid downs most everything I put in front of him. He was only on baby food for about 2 months and my friend Sarah convinced me to make my own baby food. What a lifesaver! This kid was eating way to much baby food to be buying it. It was so easy and I would recommend to anyone to make it at home! About 1/10 of the cost!!
  • Size 3 diapers
  • Has moved to the big carseat. He loves it because now he can see sis in the car! And I love it because I feel like it isn't as hot and it it's easier getting him in and out.
  • Not crawling yet, but pretty good army crawling. He like to pull up on toys and on us but is super wobbly! And he doesn't know how to sit back down on his tush to get down.

Fun Stuff-

  • Loves balls, trucks, cars, anything that makes noise. Most toys just go straight to the mouth.
  • Says "Dadadada"...of course:). And some more babbling sounds.
  • When he wakes up I find him sitting up in his crib playing with the bumper or a lovey and happy most of the time.
  • Again, this kid can eat! I hope he continues to not be picky! It also makes it easy to take him with us wherever.
  • Laughs a lot, mostly at Anna!
  • Sits and plays well by himself although not as long as he used too. This boy wants to move!
  • He's a Mama's Boy!
  • Smiles at everyone.
  • Cuddles and ducks his head in your chest when someone smiles or says hi to him.
Not So Fun-
  • I think we might be on the verge of seperation anxiety. Since he is such a mama's boy, he wants only mama when he is tired, hungry or overwhelmed. I'm not too sad about it now, but I might be when he starts falling apart when I leave him in the nursery.
  • Wants to crawl so bad so sometimes gets frustrated that he can't.
  • The exersaucer and jumperoo are on their way out. He still uses them, but not for a very long time.
  • Our grocery bill is rising and he isn't even one yet!

These two keep life exciting, fun, busy and changing every minute! I am so thankful for my two greatest blessings!!


The Copeland Family said...

Fun documentation...what a great keepsake for when they get older to show them :)

Nossa idéia é oferecer said...

bonita família!!!