Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sophia turns TWO!

Sophia had her 2 year check up on September 20th and I am only a month behind in posting about it. :)  Her pediatrician says she is doing great and right on track with everything...yeah!  I love to hear that!  She did not need any shots at this appointment, but we went ahead and got her the flu shot.  She did fine...no crying.  Her stats weren't that surprising...we knew she didn't weigh much, but she is taller than I thought!  Here she is in comparison to last year.

1 Year Stats:

  • Weight: 20 pounds 4 ounces (25-50%)
  • Height: 2 feet 5 inches (25-50%)
  • Head: 18 inches (50-75%)
2 Year Stats:

  • Weight: 25 pounds 13 ounces (45%)
  • Height: 2 feet 11 inches (85%)
  • Head: 18 1/2 inches (55%)

One thing I have not yet posted about is Sophia being potty trained!  We started working on it around 22 months, just becoming familiar with the potty.  Once she was okay sitting on it she started using it every night before her bath.  I was shocked that she would use it on command.  Around 23 months we thought we might as well try to potty train her with Addison arriving soon. We planned on doing the 3 day method and then sending her to daycare after that hoping they would continue, and they were on board.  Then we changed our mind and did not do the 3 day method...we did not want to rush it.  But daycare started taking her to the potty like we had talked about that following Monday and we got reports that she did great and did not have any accidents!  We had already bought panties so we switched from diapers to panties and Sophia made the switch really easily.  She had some accidents the first month, only at home - she rarely ever has accidents at daycare.  But now at 25 months she has gotten to the point where she even tells us when she has to go...it is so great!  She still wears a diaper at nap time and at night time.  Also, she has never pooped in the potty, only in her diaper.  We talk about going poop in the potty, but she won't do it yet.  We are happy with her progress so far, though!

At 2 years old Sophia is a super sweet little girl...she is very loving and always gives hugs and kisses.  She kisses everyone, including Abby and her babies before she goes night night.  She started loving baby dolls right around her birthday - she feeds them, changes them, loves her stroller, etc.  She is also very high energy and full speed almost all the time.  She runs, not walks, everywhere she goes...and is very loud!  Her favorite show (and the only one she will watch) is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  I'm thankful she likes some TV...but she will only watch 5 minutes or so...still, its something. :)  She loves to paint, color, read books, do puzzles and play outside on the swings and slide.  Her vocabulary has gotten so much better in the last month and we can actually understand a lot of what she is saying!  She can even say her name now.  She points at things that are hers and says "phias".  We still have a good eater and sleeper.  She sleeps from 8:30pm-7:30 or 8am and takes one nap anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.  She does not like to try new foods but most of the time if you can get her to try it, she likes it.  Oh, and yes, she has reached the terrible two's...and does the typical whining, crying, saying NO and MINE.  She is needing more discipline and we are trying to figure out what works and what does not work on her.  Oh the joys of parenting!

Here are some pictures of our 2 year old.  I love our sweet girl's smile!


Eating with her baby.
She decided to switch high chairs.
We can't leave her alone for a second!
Trying to cheer on the Cowboys with daddy...

Baby Addison Has Arrived!

Addison Rose Leonard has arrived!
October 2, 2013
5:46 am
7 pounds 7 ounces
19.5 inches
We are so in love with our baby girl and Sophia is so excited to be a big sister!!