Monday, December 9, 2013

26 months

This is super late again.

Age: 26 months

Weight: 26 lb 5 oz (35%)

Height: About 33 inches (12%)

Diaper size: 4

Clothing size: Pretty much just 18-24 at this point. 12-18 is still doable, but definitely small.

Shoe size: About a solid 6, still can get into a few 5s though

Medications/medical concerns: None

Sleep: 8ish until around 8:30 in the morning. Naps about half the time these days. The other half she hangs out in her room quietly playing for a little while.

Eating: Becoming pickier. She is realizing that she has control over her foods. It's getting to be a bit of a power struggle. I'm trying not to give into tantrums, she will insist on things and I will just have to kind of ignore it. She eventually starts eating what is in front of her. What seems to be helping is giving her two choices. In the mornings I will ask her if she wants a banana or applesauce, yogurt or cheese at lunch, etc.

Developmental milestones: Talking more and more and more. A very large portion of what she says can be understood by Josh and I. Lots of two word phrases. She is picking up words a lot just by hearing us talk instead of us explicitly teaching them. She is also starting to say more sentences than just the two words. She will say things like "daddy catch it!" when she throws a ball. Or she will say "mommy here's a pretzel". She is definitely developing the ability to make longer statements, even if right now they are still learned as more of a unit, than single words, she is getting it I think as separate units, but it is just easier for her to learn phrases as she hears them.

She knows some shapes, letters, colors, and numbers. We are working on this stuff regularly now. When we lay her blankets on her at night she goes "one, two, three!". She recognizes a lot of shapes and she is trying to get colors down.

She is doing great coloring! A month ago she would just draw lines. Now she does lots of different things, circles, squiggles, etc.

She is trying to jump and she can throw a ball very well, and she is learning to catch the ball too.

Also, she has been trying to sing sometimes. She likes to sing the hot dog song from Mickey Mouse, it goes "hot dog hot dog hot diggity dog", but she just says "hot dog hot dog hot dog hot dog" etc. And she tries to sing a few other songs that we've sung to her. Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool, to her is "baabaa black sheep uhnyuhnywoooo".

Teeth: 16 still, waiting on the last molars