Toddler Tidbits: 2-Year Edition

The flowers are blooming, the pollen is floating and the humidity is… moistening.  It’s Sprummer, that wonderful time between Spring and Summer when the weather is all schizophrenic and Bailey’s hair migrates south… and north… and east… and everywhere.

Laney turned two in March and had her latest visit to the doctor to see if her cuteness is contagious.  (Yeah, that was bad.  But what are you gonna do?  She’s cute, and I need to fill enough space here to get these photos wrapped with text.  Deal with it.)

Laney is now weighing in at 31.4 lbs. (90th-95th percentile), has a head circumference of 19 3/4 inches (97th percentile) and is 36 1/4 inches tall (97th percentile.)

We know these numbers to be exact because, opposite of our last visit, Laney was incredibly well behaved. (It’s amazing what the promise of stickers will get a 2-year-old to do!  I got my car washed last weekend for 2 Dora stickers and a Silly Band.  I could have gotten my interior detailed as well, but I had nothing from Yo Gabba Gabba on me at the time.)

Laney is growing like a weed.  She’s having conversations with anyone who will take time to listen.  She dances just like her father.  Poorly.  But she enjoys it a lot more… and she’s improving daily.  She loves school, her friends and her teachers and it seems like they love her back.

She’s singing and running and riding and climbing and throwing and spinning and spinning and spinning and jumping and laughing and spinning.

She’s happy, healthy and awesome.  What else could you want?  (Money.  Lots and lots of money.  Just saying.)

Well, that’s it for now.  We look forward to visiting with everyone at the Cape in August and have plans to see many of you before then.  Laney asks for you often.  She has pictures.  I’m not sure where she got those, but she has them.  Lots of them.  Even the ones you don’t want her to see.  Remember that when you’re out shopping.

Feel free to stop in and say hi if you are ever in the Charlotte area.  The basement and Bailey are all yours!  And I just realized I never posted pictures from Laney’s 2nd Birthday Party.  I’ll try and get those up soon.

Go Gators!

Toddler Tidbits: 19-Month Edition

Delaney Enjoys Some JuiceIt’s fall!  The leaves are changing and dropping from the trees.  Mums are everywhere and the Yankees are back in the World Series!  Ahhh… finally, all is right with the world.

Fall also signals Laney’s latest visit to the doctor not necessitated by projectile boogers, whooping sneeze or any ear-related engorgements.  It was time for her 18-month checkup.  Or in this case, her 19-month checkup, because Laney likes to do everything to the EXTREME!!!

Laney is currently weighing in at 29 lbs. (93rd percentile), has a head circumference of 19 1/4 inches (95th percentile) and is about 35 inches tall (>97th percentile.)  I say “about” because we’re not really sure how tall she is.

Since her last visit to the doctor’s where they gave her a strep test, she’s not so fond of the fine folks at Arboretum Pediatrics.  As soon as they laid her down on the bed, she went into super-squirm mode making it difficult to mark off her height.  Not happy with estimates, I was able to entice Laney onto the scale after she was done with her exam in hopes of getting a more accurate reading.

How hard can it be to measure a 19-month-old?  They’re knee high for cripes sake.

Well, Laney's Pigtailslet me tell you how hard it is to measure a 19-month-old.  As of right now, I’m no longer allowed in Arboretum Pediatrics.  At least not until the heat dies down.  See, although I was able to get her on the scale, apparently the little bar that you pull down to measure height is to Laney what a machete is to most of those teenagers in the Friday the 13th movies. (Nice Halloween tie in there, huh?)

Laney looked up and saw the bar coming down and let out a blood-curdling shriek that caused 20 nurses, doctors, parents and children to stop everything they were doing so they could look at me in abject horror.  (I found out later that the good folks at Chik-fil-a across the street also notified authorities of an animal in distress.)  Needless to say, Laney took off for the safety of Mommy and left me standing there trying not to look dangerous.

All in all, Laney is doing fine.  She is enjoying school very much.  She’s learning new words every day and if Mommy is not careful, she is going to learn a few – how should we say – “colorful” words sooner rather then later.  She’s got her Tinkerbell costume all ready for Halloween thanx to Nana and is working on some new tricks for Thanxgiving involving turkey and ceilings.

We look forward to spending time with the family and can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year!   Stay tuned…

Delaney Waters The Flowers