I've said it probably 1000 times, but I do not know where the time has gone and how my baby can be 2 years old. I felt every day of her first year, but this second year has been a blast! Once she stated sleeping through the night (at 14 months) we really got into the groove! We have been able to go on some wonderful trips together and watch her learn and experience so much through the year! She has grown up so much--it's hard to believe she was just a tiny helpless thing not that long ago!
She sleeps from around 830 to 730 and takes a nap around 130 to around 4. She sleeps with her satin pillow and blanket and her two pacifiers. Lately her stuffed piglet and lambie have been sleeping with her as well. She is still in her crib. At Disney she slept in a pull out bed near the floor and she did ok, but we are not quite ready to make the transition to toddler bed quite yet.
Our girl is a great eater and won't turn down much! She eats 4 main meals (breakfast lunch, dinner and second dinner). She sits in a booster seat for meals although sometimes she would rather sit in my chair. While she eats just about everything she does have to be in the mood--so she might eat a whole banana today but tomorrow she won't take one bite!
She knows all of her colors and shapes, can count to 10 and knows her upper and lowercase letters. Her she has learned so much at school and amazes me with the things she will know sometimes. They do an art project at school daily and she loves to show them off to us. She is very particular about her work, so I hope she has a little artistic ability in her (unlike myself).
She loves singing and dancing and also enjoys reading and coloring. She just loves to play in general! She is very imaginative and will pretend to cook or care for her babies. She is very brave and will jump off just about anything! She really likes the playground and playing in "tunnels". Stickers are stuck on just about anything that doesn't move too fast (including us and the dogs--the cats are too fast). She will take them all off very methodically by bending the page and she likes to stick them all on top of each other sometimes.
The weather has been warm lately she has enjoyed playing outside--she cries when we take her in! We are so looking forward to summer with her and seeing what fun things she gets into. I'm pretty sure it will involve water and bubbles! I am hoping to find her some swim lessons before summer, because this girl had no fear around the water last year so I want her to know how to swim on her own.
At her two year check up she was 24 pounds 8 ounces and 36 inches tall! That is 50th and 95th percentile respectively. She hasn't gained much weight, only inches, in the past year, even though she eats like a little piggy! At her checkup she got a shot and a finger stick but she didn't cry one bit! I was so proud of her, since she usually starts crying as soon as we enter the building. I'm not sure if it's because she is growing up or if it was because I wised up and gave her a sucker as soon as we went to the exam room...
We are looking forward to a fun spring and summer with this busy two year old, and still marveling at how quickly time passes.