Monday, February 23, 2015

AK 2-Year Check-up

Had AK's 2 year check-up today (she's almost 25 months as of the appointment date).

We're still struggling with her weight gain - she's only gained a few ounces since her last appointment in November.  She keeps dropping down to other growth curves, weight-wise.  She is also has wacky hemoglobin, so we're back on the iron drops.

She is about 30th percentile weight and 30th height though, so perhaps she is just falling into her normal, lower weight.  We're keeping an eye on it.

On the personality and development side of things the doc was surprised that AK knew so many colors and words and that she was speaking in sentences and making jokes.  (AK pointed at a cow and said it was a farmer and then pointed at the farmer and said it was a cow and then laughed hysterically.)

The doc also called AK "precocious" said that she is acting more like a 3 year old than a 2 year old and has the personality traits (stubbornness, etc.) that go along with age 3.  Um, yay?

Anyway, she's doing alright and continuing to be a smart, generally happy and always sassy little girl.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

He Who Notices Everything

William, to me, while eating dinner at Chipotle:  "Grown ups say 'right now' and kids say 'please'."

Me:  "What?  What do you mean?"  [Already sensing where this is going]

William: "When grown ups want kids to do something they say 'right now.'  When kids want something we say 'please'."

Denise:  "You think I should say please more?  I probably should.  I'll work on that, buddy. I promise."


Parenting 101, taught by Professor William.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Time for anatomy lessons

Anna Kate, as I'm changing her diaper:  "where's my penis?"

Me:  "You don't have a penis. Only boys have penises."

Anna Kate:  "Let's find my penis.  A green one.  And put it on."



I'll file this one under 'Conversations I'd Never Have if I Had Two Girls'.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Can you guess what this is a picture of?




It is a picture of...an ear that WORKS!  :)

AK had her 3 month hearing test on Tuesday and aced it!

The audiologist said that the guidelines for hearing loss risk factor monitoring have changed and with normal hearing and an existing risk factor (which is where AK falls), they recommend a newborn hearing test (which she had and passed) and one follow up within 24 months.

We agreed though, that we will do another follow up somewhere around her first birthday.
 

Monday, April 1, 2013

William is "cracking" jokes - about easter eggs!

After his "big girl" cousins left this morning, William was super sad.  He cried at home and then he cried again when I dropped him off at school saying "the big girls left! the big girls left!".  :(

However, it appears his day turned around.  Here is the note from his daycare "report card" for the day:

"William was excited to discover the classroom Easter eggs!  He was very happy to see squirrels, dogs and trucks on our walk and he kept asking passers-by if they were pirates.  He ended up finding one that "aaarrrggghh-ed" him.  :)  William also held up an eggshell to his ear after nap and said it was an "egg cell"!  Ha!  Such a great joke!  He said he wanted to take the joke home with him.  :) "

In other news, Bridget has confirmed that Anna Kate is a baby genius.  She is already rolling from her tummy to her back!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lentil's 20 Week Ultrasound Pictures

I had my 20 week ultrasound today which marks the halfway point for the pregnancy. (Actually, for those of you doing the math, it is more than halfway through, seeing that I'll deliver at 39 weeks.)

Anyway...all is well with the Lentil.  He/She has all of the accounted for and appropriate body parts.  And as for the big question, NO, we still don't know if Lentil is a girl or a boy.

Below are a few of his/her first pictures.

First, Lentil in profile:
















Now, for a close-up:
















Look!  It's a foot!  (Lentil has two of them.)
















And, finally, the spine.  The ultrasound technician seemed especially impressed by our Little Lentil's spine, so I thought I'd share the pretty picture with you all.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

William says, "Check out my new shirt!"



Yup - that's right!

In case you can't read it, William's shirt says "Big Brother".

Baby Abatzis #2 (currently affectionately nicknamed "the lentil") is due 2/5/2013...but will be arriving at the end of January via a yet-to-be-scheduled c-section.