August 27, 2014

A: 28+ months (2 1/3!)

✰ Started “school” (I call it “pre-pre-pre K”) this week.  Since she’s always been in some kind of day care / camp program and her preschool is at the same place, I’m not sure she registered much of a change.  Our nanny dropped her off on Monday, but I was able to make the trip yesterday due to a rare flexible day and she was completely nonchalant and cheerful about the whole thing — just started coloring, asked me to draw a princess on her piece of paper, and then kissed me when I asked her to and waved.  Many of the 2 year olds were crying.  I decided not to be insulted that she didn’t miss me more and just feel relieved.

my grown up girl

✰ Potty training — meh.  I don’t think she’s ready.  She’s made a little bit of progress but there definitely has not been a lightbulb moment yet.  I think we’ll make a more intense effort in a few months.

✰ Quote from yesterday morning, after commenting that Cameron (“Car-en”– I hope she never learns to pronounce his name because it melts my heart the way she says it) was cute: “I’m too old to be cute.”  That was in reference to herself.  Apparently 2 is over the hill.

✰ Loves:  Songs from Frozen (current fave: “For the first time in forever”), dressing up in princess outfits, anything mermaid related, her stuffed monkey (named George, even though she’s never seen Curious George to my knowledge . . . odd), painting, Greek yogurt with the fruit/jam in the little compartment, making “Car-en” laugh.

✰ Sleeps:  ~8:00pm – 6:45 AM or thereabouts most days.  She still naps, although often starts really late — she’ll go from 2:30 – 4:30 or even later.

C: 6 months

✰ Babbling away, saying “da da da da da” (with no intent of meaning at this age of course!).  No “mmmm” sounds yet.

✰ ALLLLLMOST sitting up, but not stable yet.  He’s getting closer by the day, though.  Maybe his chunky upper body is just too heavy!?  I’m not too worried but I am hoping our pediatrician does not feel like he is ‘behind’ — he has his 6 month appointment Friday.

✰ Not yet in a helmet.  We had his 2nd appointment with the craniofacial doctor yesterday, and he agreed with us that C was making some good progress rounding out his head on his own.  SO — he recommend continuing to watch (and he’s known as a pretty aggressive helmet pusher, so that made me feel good).  We’ll do a repeat scan in 2 months and decide then.

✰ Has now eaten:  oatmeal; yogurt; purees of green beans, peas, butternut squash, sweet potato, banana, mango, peaches, berries.  Oh, and formula as of this weekend (we’re giving Earth’s Best organic).  Likes it all.

not hard to please

✰ SLEEPS.  Like, consistently and pretty much all night.  He may make a few sounds in the middle of the night (last night, I heard him rustling about at 4 am) but he doesn’t cry and then goes back to sleep after a couple of minutes.  I realize we may not be out of the woods, but at this point it’s fantastic.


  • Reply Brittnie March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    "I’m too old to be cute." – Cutest EVER!

    Hope she has a great start back to "school." Clara starts her twice a week MDO program next week! I am so excited for her and the learning opportunities that come with it, but also nervous b/c seeing her in that environment is a constant reminder of how behind she is compared to her typical peers. Sigh.

  • Reply Nan March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Oh my!! Your kids are so so adorable. That picture of your daughter going to school with her little tote bag is too much!

  • Reply Lee Becknell March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Alexander is a tiny bit behind but he didn’t start sitting until like a few days ago (he’s 1 month older than C.) The doctor was not concerned.

  • Reply Veterinarimom March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    I love Annabel saying that she’s too old to be cute! We often tell H that E isn’t old enough to do such and such, and he remembers it a little differently and frequently tells us, "No, E can’t have that! She’s too old!"

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    EEK! precious all around.

  • Reply Miss Jennypenny March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Two y.o is over the hill, haha! They are both fantastic kids, congratulations on getting two such sweethearts!

  • Reply Erica March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    That’s adorable – "I’m too old for cute!" So spunky.

    We are thinking about potty training but not doing anything formal yet. We have had the training potty out since March. Recently G has started asking to go two or three times a day and has a 50% success rate. Sometimes we ask him if he’d like to use it but right now, we’re just encouraging and praising him when he says he wants to use it and then actually goes (and telling him "Good try!" when he doesn’t). I think we’ll wait another month or two once our summer travel/visitor season dies down.

    I’m so glad C is doing well and enjoying solid foods! I forgot how fun those early days were, introducing new foods. Now we’re in the stages where G has suddenly become quite picky and only eats bread, cheese, and peanut butter with the occasional fish stick and piece of turkey. Sigh.

  • Reply Laura Vanderkam March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Go A that she’s able to be dropped off with no tears. Independence is good. They are their own little people after all!

  • Reply العا&# March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

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