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'.