On Friday I took them to their 2 year well check. Talk about exhausting! An 8+ month preggo mamma taking her two 2 year olds to a well check all alone. Lifting them in and out of the car, in and out of the stroller, keeping them 'in control' while in the waiting room (which was easy because they were in the stroller), keeping them in control in the office (ugh! talk about difficult while getting one measured, weighed, etc. The first kid was easy because the second was still in the stroller, but the second wasn't as easy because there's no way the first is going back into the stroller right... )
A couple weeks old.
One year old.
Two years old.
M - my 'first' born offered to go first at the doctors office. Before I get into his measurements I want to share a little bit about him.
sweet, cuddly, quiet, soft spoken, strong, sticks up for himself, caring - always makes sure everyone is happy, loves to dance, loves trucks, trains, cars, planes, helicopters, makes great sound effects (especially a semi truck horn and break sounds), cheerful, cheesy, ham, full of life, playful, loving, affectionate, smart, fearless,
M can sing Jesus Loves Me and Amazing Grace perfectly. Those are our go to songs. Those along with Go Go Thomas. He knows most of the words to his bedtime prayer and his before eating prayer. If Mommy is in a rush and decides to skip praying before a meal because there are two whining tots he often reminds me after his first bite. Mommy pray Come.
I know most people share words and phrases that their children know, but if I did that this post would take days and days to write.
M knows so many words, so many phrases, and does a GREAT job at putting it all into sentences. When the pediatrician came into the room during his well check he said, "Well, I don't have to ask you the first two questions I ask at all of these well checks. Are they talkative, and are they active? I knew the answer before I walked in". We were put into the "Fire Engine" room. You can guess the sound effects and the excitement about being in that room. The second the doctor walked in both boys looked up at him and said, "fire truck says whaaa-eaa-whaaa-eaa". "Me's drive fire truck".
Some of the things this kid says makes me crack up. He is soft spoken and sometimes completely catches me off guard.
M knows several of the letters in the alphabet. Normally I will say the alphabet and stop periodically and he will fill in the blank.
M is growing strong and his measurements prove it. He is 27lbs and 36inches tall. He is just below average in weight and above average in height.
Here is a little 'private' message to my M.
Mic I love you so much! I can't believe that you are growing so fast. I hate that you are getting so old so quickly, but I love to watch you learn and explore. Mommy's not a huge fan of your fearlessness. You have me gasping non stop and kissing a lot of hurts. The kissing part doesn't bother me one bit, but I could do without the mini heart attacks all day long.