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Sunday, January 15, 2012

2 years!

2 years...730 days, really?  Are you sure?  I can't believe my baby boy is already 2!  It seems like yesterday we were pacing the floor on January 13. 2010 waiting for 5:30 am so we could leave for the hospital to meet our precious baby.  On the other hand it seems like Logan has been in our lives forever.  It's hard to remember life before him.  What did we do with our time? What did we talk about?  :) 

We are blessed beyond belief and I can't wait to know what the future holds for our family!  Watching Logan grow and learn everyday is more than I can describe in words.  I am so lucky to be his mommy and I pray each day that I am the best mommy I can be for him.

We celebrated Logan's birthday yesterday and had his Mickey Mouse party!  I can't wait to post the pictures and tell you all about his fun day.  (Hopefully, I can get to that tonight.)

2 year stats:

Weight: 29 lbs 5 oz (75th percentile)
Height: 34.5 inches (50th percentile)

Eating:  Logan got the okay to move to 2% milk from the doctor at his checkup.  He defiantly loves his milk.  He points to the microwave to let you know that he would like it heated sometimes.  He also has been a little spoiled with Pop by having "coffee milk".  Pop puts a little bit of decaf coffee in Logan's milk.  He told me when Logan gets to the house in the morning, the very first thing he does is walk in and point to the coffee pot and do his "uh, uh, uh".  That's Logan's way of saying, "Coffee Milk...Now!"
Logan is still an eating machine.  He pretty much loves anything.  The only things he doesn't seem to want to eat are sandwiches and pizza.  I also just thought about it, he has never had a hamburger from a fast food place.  Not that I really want him to, but just something he hasn't had.  He loves oatmeal and asks to eat it for breakfast and even dinner sometimes.  He also loves gummies and chips.  We have to hide these from him, so he won't find them as he is "shopping" in the pantry.

Physical Development: Our little man is on the go!  He can run, march, kick, climb, pretty much get over or around any obstacle.  He loves to march in a circle and then have me say, "freeze.  hands on your head."  He likes to make other people, like Mimi and Pop, join in on his marching, when they are around.  Logan climbs chairs, tables, couches, but THANK GOD he has not figured out how to climb out of his crib yet.  I am DREADING moving him into a big boy bed.  I have a feeling it's going to mean either one of us sleeping with him until he falls asleep or hours upon hours of "crying it out".  Ughh...I can't even think about it.

Language Development: As you probably know, we went last Wednesday for Logan's speech evaluation.  It went great and the team was so nice.  They played on the floor with Logan and me for about 30 minutes.  They asked a lot of questions and had me ask Logan to do certain things.  They were very impressed with Logan's ability to follow directions and his ability to understand what we were asking.  He was able to point to anything we asked and do a few things I didn't even know he could do.  One thing in particular she asked was if he would feed a baby.  Since we don't have any baby dolls (which I am actually on the hunt for a boyish baby, if you have seen any) I didn't think he would know what to do.  After a few seconds, he picked up the spoon and feed the baby and then gave the baby a few drinks from the cup.  It was very sweet! 
After they scored their evaluations, they said he was very boarder line in expressive language, which is the same things we keep saying.  In order to qualify for services, he has to be 2 standard deviations away, and he was there by the skin of his teeth.  They asked me if I wanted him to have services and how I felt about it.  I explained that if I just needed to wait it out, I was fine with that, but if he qualified and there was something we could do to help him, of course I was interested.  So, we signed a few papers and the speech therapist is supposed to call me this week to set up the first visit.  They did explain that speech therapy is not just 30 minutes once or twice a week, their goal is to come out to the house and offer ways to help and encourage the child.  They were very clear that they didn't think Logan would require services very long, just long enough to "catch up" and then he probably wouldn't need any more.  I'm excited to see what the therapist has to say and will keep you posted.

Logan is still enjoying preschool and we just signed him up for next year.  Right now, he goes 2 mornings a week and we just registered him for the fall and moved him to 3 mornings a week.  I love the church setting, the small class size, the opportunity to have him around other kids and adults, and we especially love his teachers.  I am a little sad he will have new teachers next year, but I'm sure they will be just as great!  His teachers keep commenting on how much they love Logan and his facial expressions.  They tell me they giggle all day at the faces he makes.  I think he gets that from his daddy.  :)

hmm".  It's so neat to see him thinking and comparing the differences in the two. 
He still has his nightly routine of reading 4 books, but luckily we added a new book into the mix, "Bunny My Honey".  He really only likes one part of the book right now. It where the little bunny gets lost and calls for his mommy, and then he hears he mommy calling for him.  He turns to the book to this page every time and smiles at me once they are reunited!  My sweet bunny! :)

I could go on forever!  Can you tell I'm proud of him?  :) 
Happy Birthday, Logan!  We love you!

1 comment:

  1. Jessica, Logan sounds like such a wonderful little boy! The coffee milk thing is hilarious! I can tell you are such a good mommy to him - he's a lucky little boy =)

    If you don't mind my asking - where did you take him to get his speech evaluated. We are having the opposite (sort of) problem with Carter. His vocabulary is HUGE and he can say pretty much any word, but he talks so much and so fast that he has started stuttering a little bit. I'm concerned because my younger daughter stutters as well, so I want to get him some help early on if we need to. If you don't mind, could you send me a message about where you took him? Thanks!!!