Saturday, June 7, 2014

The buddy is 2!

Boy, oh boy! I can't believe we have a 2 year old! (Almost a month ago. Oops! I'm behind.)
Weight & Length:
The buddy is still quite the little dude at 23 lbs, which keeps him firmly in the 3rd percentile. I can't remember his height (oops!), but I know he was in the 19th percentile. He may be thin, but he is STRONG! 

Birthday breakfast of pancakes and bacon

Clothes: We officially had to get rid of all the 18 month clothes and are just in size 24 months or 2T. Even some of his 24 months outfits are too short -- confirmation that he's definitely getting taller. :)

I was worried that his 2-year molars were going to really disturb his sleep, but he continues to sleep 12 hours at night and take a 3-hr nap. Not always of course, but most of the time. Although, right now we are weaning from the pacifier, so we're all having some sleeping issues, but we're hoping this isn't too long-lived.

He's definitely still a toddler, so there are some moments of spitting out his food, being picky, or refusing to try something new. But, overall I feel grateful we have a diverse eater. He's still drinking whole milk and has 3 decent meals a day, and I'm trying to do away in the snacks in between to encourage him to eat more substantially at meals. I tend to be lazy at lunch as almond butter and jelly sandwiches are quite standard, and even though he loves them I know it would be best to add more variety. Just a few days ago I thought I would give him some raw spinach to try along with some taco salad and he gobbled it up! His favorite foods are pancakes, bacon, grapes, cheese and pizza. 

Loving this excavator he got for his birthday! He's OBSESSED with construction trucks! :)

Personality: Oh man, after we got back from Italy it was as if his personality and vocabulary totally exploded! He has always had such a fun personality, but the more he learns to say the more fun it gets for us! He loves trying to make us laugh and is truly quite hilarious. He loves dancing and singing, so we're considering putting him in a "mommy and me" dance class. He's currently obsessed with all kinds of trucks and can name more than I even know! From excavators, back hoes and garbage trucks to dump trucks and car carriers. :) He also loves animals and sports, so he gets quite excited about the zoo and talks about all the animals long before we even get to their exhibit. He knows the names of all the different types of sports balls, but that doesn't mean he knows quite what to do with them yet. He really is hitting his basketball with his golf club. ha!

Milestones and Firsts:
I definitely can't keep track of all his new words! It's so fun to be able to have conversations with our sweet little boy. He can answer just about all of our questions and knows the difference between the question words, which is fun that he knows to answer questions about "who" with a person, etc. I guess it's a milestone that he now how 3 out of 4 of his 2 year molars, so there's only one more tooth left to come it! He had continued to have a lot of "firsts," like his first extended time away from his parents, his first Easter Egg Hunt, first few times to go pee-pee on the potty (they were all just coincidences of putting him on there before bathtime), first time recognizing "two" of something, and the list goes on. He can also recognize circles and has started to recognize colors as well. Looking back at our calendar of the past 6 months, I'm overwhelmed at all the new things he can do! I feel like for the rest of my life I will just always be amazed at all the news things this kid can do.

The first "gift giving occasion" that he really understood opening gifts- He LOVES these George books!


  1. Happy belated birthday to your little man!! Glad things are going well!!

  2. He is So Cute! Congrats on 2 wonderful years!


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