03 November 2012

2 Year Old Kayla

Things Kayla is able to do now... 
  • She talks a lot for a 2 year old.  I think the last update I said she was behind because she barely seemed to say any words, but as soon as I said that it seemed like she figured out how to talk overnight.  She can say long sentences like 'I want more chicken please mommy.'  , I go outside, I'm cold, I need jacket. I want go class too.  I turn light off.  Where did daddy go?
  • Her favorite song is probably the Wheels on the Bus. She also loves Rock A Bye Baby.  She likes to say Rock Baby which means she wants us to pick her up and rock her while singing the song.  
  • She loves carrying around a purse or a toy phone.
  • She can dance and run, but doesn't quite know how to jump yet.
  • She's a big fan of Barney, Winnie the Pooh, and Hello Kitty.  I think daycare must have got her started on Barney because we never showed that to her. 
  • She can point and say all of the main body parts, animals and animal sounds. 
  • She knows the difference between hot/cold and wet/dry.  
  • She likes washing her hands.
  • She can blow her nose.  She can blow into a whistle.
  • She shows interest in potty training.  I really think we could have potty trained her months ago, but Chris and I would rather just change her diapers.  Ha! We are lazy.  Potty training David was a long process.  Maybe Kayla will just potty train herself.  We have placed the singing potty out and she has actually told us several times when she's needed to go and used it correctly.  Most of the time she lets us know when she has pooped her diaper, so that we can change it.
  • She isn't able to recognize colors yet.  When I ask her what color something is, she usually replies with green.
  • She naps about 1-2 hours a day.  She goes to bed around 7:30pm and wakes up around 6:40-7am.
  • Stopped breastfeeding a couple months ago!  Yay.  For a while, we still breastfed at night before she went to sleep.

  • Clothes Size:  18 months.  Growing out of some 18 month shirts and starting to wear 24m and 2T.

  • size 4 diaper
  • Shoe size:  5
  • Weight: ~32 inches
  • Height: ~22 lbs
  • Pulse Ox:  Low 80s

She loves to look at animals, but if they get too close she gets scared.

 The Heart Update...

This a pic of Kayla with one of the twins that lives across the street.  The twins were born a few days after Kayla.  You can kind of see how 'blue' Kayla is especially when you compare their lip color.   Kayla's hands often feel cold when you touch her.  I dislike cold weather because she always looks bluer and she gets sick easier.

However, there's a lot of days that she barely looks like a blue baby.

A month after her cardiologist appointment in August, I received a call.  No news is good news, so I was hoping they were just calling to tell me that her next appointment was scheduled.  Unfortunately, they had found something on the EKG.  The cardiologist said something about 'extra electrical tissue around her heart'.  We have to make sure she doesn't have caffeine or stuff like psudoephedrine that might overstimulate her heart.  It's nothing that we really have to worry about for now, but they will have to check it more when they do her heart cath next year.

As Kayla gets bigger, we notice that she gets more tired easily.  Sometimes just running across the room will cause her to be out of breath.  I remember when David was 2, we could go on walks around the neighborhood.  Kayla could walk down one street, but then want to be carried.

 She's a super happy girl and loves to give everybody hugs.  She's a very normal 2 year old.

 For Halloween Kayla was a fairy.  I bought this tinkerbell costume and wings at the associate store some time this year.  I think she was super cute in it.  This was the first year that she got to go around the neighborhood.  She LOVED trick or treating and getting candy.  She's got a sweet tooth just like mommy.

4 Year Old David

My 4 Year Old
 He's grown so fast.
 A few weeks ago, I told him I was sad because he was getting so big that I will have to start buying him clothes in the boys section instead of baby.  He looked at me very seriously and said, "Don't worry mom.  You can just have another one." 
Haha.  He really wants a baby brother, but we have no plans on having any more.

He loves his baby sister.

Shirt Size: 3T-4T
Pants Size: 3T-4T (His 3T are starting to get short)
Shoe Size: 10
Weight: 33.7 lbs
Height:  39.75" 
Unfortunately, since I had two kids at the doctor's office when I did their checkups, I forgot to get the printout with their percentiles.  But I think David was in the 30-40% in both height and weight.

Interview with David at Age 4
1. What is your favorite color? Blue
2. What is your favorite toy? Angry Birds
3. What is your favorite fruit? Cantaloupe 
4. What is your favorite tv show? Chuck and Friends
5. What is your favorite movie? Wall-E
6. What is your favorite thing to wear? Star Wars shirt (He likes this because Daddy loves Star Wars)
7. What is your favorite animal? Tiger and Lion
8. What is your favorite song? The continent song (Sings this song at school a lot)
9. What is your favorite book? Angry Birds Coloring Book
10. Who is your best friend? Daddy
11. What is your favorite snack? Cheese
12. What is your favorite drink? smoothies
13. What is your favorite breakfast? cereal bars (He's referring to the Kashi Pumpkin Spice Flax Granola bars that he's been eating this week)
14. What is your favorite lunch? sandwiches
15. What is your favorite dinner? catfish
16. What is your favorite game? angry birds
17. What is your favorite thing to play outside? playhouse
18. What is your favorite holiday? Mother's Day
19. What do you sleep with at night? Ducky
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Angry Bird

We don't really know why he's that fascinated by Angry Birds.  He's only played the game a few times.    He usually only gets 30 minutes of TV or game playing time a day.  This is usually at 5 everyday when I have to make dinner.  We make him clean up all his toys before he can watch tv. 

David loves coloring.  Lately, he's really into using markers and paints.  However, he doesn't really know how to draw much.  He can do circles and squares, but that's about it.  

He really likes helping with doing little projects around the house.  
He's really into legos and building things.  

He's fully potty trained with no pull up at night.  He normally picks out his own clothes and dresses himself in the morning. It's nice to have a baby sister because we always make it into a race to who gets dressed first.

He can get in the van and buckle himself into his carseat.

His new school has really been amazing for him.  Chris and I can really see a change in him after a little over a month.  It's nice to hear about the lessons/work that he does.  He does lots of table washing.  He also did button frame, zippers, and snaps.  Fun stuff!  I like how he does practical life things at school.  They've taught him how to wash his hands properly and cough into the inside of his elbow.  We've also noticed he has really wanted to help teach his sister how to do things. He has learned all the continents.  I wish that I had known about this school last year and gotten him in it.  

David chose to be a ghost this Halloween.  I'm pretty sure he's the only one I've ever seen.  He was worried that I wouldn't have his costume ready... I took a baseball cap and sewed it to the sheet so it would stay on his head and then cut eyes out.  It's probably one of the easiest costumes to make, so I didn't work on it until like 2 days before Halloween.