Holy Cow my baby is 2!!! Happy Birthday William! We have had such a fun year watching your grow, explore and develop and can’t wait to see what this year brings and how you will react to having a new little sister.
- Height: 35″ tall (62%)
- Weight: 27.7 lbs (63%)
- Head: 19″ (82%)
Development: At two years old you are right where you should be. You can repeat the sequence of numbers 1-10 and sometimes can count backwards. This month you’ve really perfected your colors, which has really helped you articulate what you want (even if it is a pain sometimes).
You love to run around (but do not run straight) and climb. You regularly move chairs around the kitchen to get what you want, climb up on the stools at the counter and can open doors about 50% of the time (scary!) You’ve got a pretty good arm for throwing balls (or really anything) and love to kick and chase balls. You’re getting a mini big-wheel for your birthday and I think you’re going to love riding around on that. You still dislike swings, but love to go down slides!
You are talking a ton these days and I think it is pretty clear most of the time, but people that don’t see you as often have a hard time understanding what you are saying. You regularly string several words together, but are often not in the right order or tense. For example, if I ask you, Do you want to turn off the light? You’ll respond ‘No turn off light’
Your sister was potty trained at this point (hint hint!) but you are showing no signs of being ready or interested. Sigh. It would have been nice to only have one kiddo in diapers, but I think we’ve got at least another 6-12 months of disgusting diapers with you (if we’re lucky!)
We are officially in terrible twos with you. You have regular melt downs when you don’t get something you want. These tend to be more intense when you are either hungry or over tired. In general you are pretty particular about what color bowl plate spoon fork or cup you have and will lose your mind around this. You really love the color blue, and green is a close second and heaven forbid we put a pink bowl in front of you. Lexi has also picked up on this behavior from you and I have to admit that it is not my favorite.
If you didn’t pick up on it before, you are pretty darn stubborn. Although I have my moments about being stubborn, I think this mostly comes from your daddy. You are on the verge of wanting more independence. You want to do things by yourself and drink from a cup without a top BUT sill request to be carried around or have me help take your shoes and jacket off or hold your hand when you walk down the stairs. You also love to cuddle, specifically when you wake up or if we’re watching a show or a movie. Just this morning, you cuddled with me in the rocking chair for over half an hour and didn’t request to get down until you heard Lexi. On school days, we don’t get as much cuddle time in the mornings, but it is a routine I just can’t break as it is one of my favorite moments of the day. You also love to snuggle on the couch and will regularly request for Daddy or I to sit right next to you while you watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
I’ve mentioned this in several other posts, but you are a comedian. You love to make silly faces to make people laugh (usually by looking out the side of your eyes). You love to laugh at your sister’s antics and be tickled.
You’re also pretty inquisitive about how stuff works. You try and put things together that have broken or come apart and like to play with cause and effect. Just the other day, you were examining how you could stick a handle of a spoon through the cracks on a blackberry container and then shake it to make different sounds.
- Books: Little Blue Truck, Trains, Monsters, The Mitten
- TV Shows/Movies: Choo Choo Bob (like Whoa!!) Mikey Mouse Clubhouse, Chuggington, Finding Nemo, Beauty in the Beast (you have a strange obsession with the Beast and like to roar at people when they make you angry?!?!)
- Toys: Trains, trains and more trains, trucks, balls, drills, saws, screwdriver, hammers Mickey mouse, play kitchen
- Activities: running, playing outside, doing and having anything that Lexi has, being wherever your daddy is
I think this sums you up pretty well at 2 years old. I’m so excited for this next year to see how your personality continues to grow and how you adapt to change, because be ready for it my little one, but there are a lot of changes coming!
Daddy, Mommy and Lexi love you so much!!!