Thursday, October 20, 2011

Terrifically TWO!


"A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender,
but you don't have a top for it". ~Jerry Seinfeld

A few firsts this past month include driving the gator solo, riding a pony and participating in high school homecoming events.


At his annual check up he weighed 26.14 lbs (35th percentile), measured 33.93" tall (40th perc) and his head was in the 93rd perc. He was such a good boy at the clinic but was rather hesitant to sit on the huge plastic elephant examination table! Once we finally got him to warm up to it his sweet big sister took it upon herself to hold his hand during the entire exam. He had a flu shot, his final hepatitis immunization and blood drawn. Since his speech was recently evaluated by ECI Dr. Dewbre didn't seem overly concerned and is okay with us keeping on eye on him for the next few months in hopes that it improves. 

He is still enjoying gymnastics every Monday afternoon!  He seems to like Coach Ky and even chose to sit beside him instead of his own mama during stretches this week.  His attention span is lasting a tiny bit longer and his coach even bragged that he is participating very well :)  His separation anxiety still exists on occasion but we are seeing improvement when it is a familiar environment.  He is definitely a mama's boy.

His sleep habits are much only took two years (haha)!  His daily nap has been moved to the afternoon.  He naps like a champ....even five solid hours on occasion :)  Fortunately the lengthy naps don't seem to effect his night time sleep.  He often wakes up one or two times each night.  He still doesn't eat a lot but since his height/weight ratio is right on track we will discontinue the whole milk, Pediasure and Polyvisol drops.  Instead he now has gummy vitamins and 2% milk!

Daddy has his last out of town JV game tonight but we were excited to have a short lunchtime celebration together!  We enjoyed DQ and cupcakes :)  Owen opened his gifts from his parents which included a Disney Cars figurine playset and a collection of Kaskey Kids football guys. 

Emma sprung out of bed this morning ready to sing the birthday song before carpool came.  She has also informed me today that he needs to give up the paci, shouldn't have to nap anymore and should start using the potty.....all because he turns two today.  If only it was that easy!  She was so excited for him to open the gift she chose for him.....a Cars potty!!  It evens revs its engine when flushed!  Oh my word...not sure if I'm ready for this challenge again!

Dear Owen,

You are TWO today!!  How did that happen so fast?  Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that I was admiring your tiny newborn toes in the hospital.  Other times it's hard for me to remember life before you.  This morning you enjoyed mini chocolate doughnuts for breakfast and watched your favorite movie (Disney's Cars) almost twice in a row!  It has been such a huge blessing to watch you transform from a tiny toddler into a wonderful big boy over the past year!   

Even though you don't talk very much, your single word vocabulary is expanding quickly.  You really amaze us at little things you pick up on.  You already have a great sense of humor!  You adore your big sister and want to do everything she does.  You are happy as long as long as you don't have to sit still, stay in a shopping cart or car seat for very long. 

You don't eat very much at all but you are growing and developing perfectly!  You are finally sleeping better at night and you are a champion napper.  You definitely need your rest with all of the climbing, running and jumping you do.

You are ALL boy!  It is amazing to see the gender differences unfold in you compared to your sister.  You have the best truck sound!  You can be so rough and tumble but at other times you are the BEST cuddler.  Your big hugs and kisses melt my heart.  You love to sing and dance to a beat.  Your big smile can light up a room and the silliest things make you giggle forever.  You love playing and watching ball games on TV with your dada.  If you are tired, mad, hurt or just need an extra hug you want your mama. 

You have shown me that I can multitask better than I had ever imagined!  There is such a priceless special bond between mothers and sons and I am so lucky to have you!


1 comment:

  1. Oh my! I can't even believe he is TWO!!! That just doesn't seem real! He sure is a cutie! I will tell you from my experience with Connor not to worry too much about his speech. Connor didn't talk with real words until he was three. He just used his key words but that was ALL!! Only I knew what he wanted most of the time! Then at three it was like the light came on and he was full of sentences! As for potty training, if you can't get him to go in the potty sitting have him stand! I also did this with Connor and he was trained in two weeks!!! He was closer to three though when I finally took the plunge to go full force mainly because of his understanding!

    Give him Happy Birthday hugs from us!!!