Genevieve turns 2 today!! She arrived 2 days after her due date (birth story), just like her older sister. She is a very verbal, happy, sweet child and also has a lot of energy (rocks it at the playground or MyGym!). She has changed so much in the past year, which means our lives have, too. In August, our nursing relationship ended (she was 20 months), and by the fall she was speaking in full sentences and therefore opening up a whole realm of communication.
I am very happy with all of these developments. I love tiny babies, but dislike the 12-20 month phase in particular. G is a relatively ‘old’ 2 due to her language skills, though she doesn’t get ‘if/then’ logic yet. Maybe at 3 🙂
She currently has a pretty high fever (flu is going around here already, though we were all vaccinated) and thus will be celebrating her birthday at home doing . . . not much. Her party is this Saturday – a low-key affair at our house. I just hope she has recovered by then!
Her favorite things:
Reading books together (really any books, but interestingly unlike her sibs she seems to crave novelty and always wants new ones that she hasn’t read!)
Watching Pinkalicious or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (Pinkalicious is on PBS kids or amazon and it’s actually quite a sweet and nicely paced show. Recommend.)
Daddy. I mean she’ll accept Mommy but if he’s around . . .
Waking up the big kids in the morning (esp Cameron).
Singing (let it gooooo).
Yogurt smoothies (the little Stoneyfield ones), fruit pouches, milk, cookies. The cheese from the top of the pizza or the cream cheese off of the top of the bagel. She is my pickiest toddler eater of the 3 by far. I hope she grows out of it.
Dancing (esp in A’s old leotard).
Taking walks outside. Swings & slides. Sand.
Being included in anything the big kids are doing.
My favorite things about G:
The things she says. I remember Annabel speaking early so maybe they were comparable, but G amazes me. (C was much slower to acquire language but got there eventually!). I need to do a better job keeping track.
The way she will sit in my lap for seemingly infinite amounts of time as long as I’m reading to her
Her solid naps (for now anyway) and reasonable overnight sleeping (around 7:30 – 6:30 most nights)
Her dimple (esp on the right) & her smiles