I did a Birthday post for Evelyn, but here are some little notes on Evelyn in general this month.
I finally got Evelyn in for her 2 year checkup and now we know how much she weighs and how tall she is! She weighed in at 11 kilos (24 lb 4 oz) and she’s 80 cm tall (2′ 6.5″). I have no idea what percentile that is. The new doctor we go to doesn’t seem to keep track.
Evelyn got two new molars this month! She got one just before her Birthday and one just after. The second one is still coming in. We had one night of sleeplessness with the first one and that’s it so I am counting my blessings. She is cranky when she teethes and she doesn’t nap well, but she sleeps at night so really I’m pretty happy with that.
Evelyn is learning to count. Avery teaches her and she counts “one, two, fwee, fo, six, sewen” and that’s usually as far as she gets. I did hear her count all the way to ten, with all the numbers in place once. But it hasn’t happened again, so I think maybe it was an accident.
Evelyn loves to pretend with her big sister. They play babies and crawl around the floor. Today I looked over to the corner and Evelyn had covered herself up in a blanket (as close as she could anyway) and was saying to Avery “come hide! agguys!” They like to go hide under the covers to stay away from the bad guys. Dragons are another frequent visitor.
I think the funniest thing Evelyn does lately is copy facial and body expressions. She tips her head and gets a very serious face if you offer her something and she wants something else. She likes soy milk and so at breakfast sometimes she’ll look at me from the side and say, almost scoldingly “soy onk” like she’s saying “We really need this Mom. It’s serious.”
Another cute thing she’s done this month or so is work on saying the “th” sound. It started with “bath.” She was doing these funny blowing sounds with her tongue and cheeks and it took me a couple days to figure out what she was saying. Now it’s progressed to sticking her tongue all the way out after the “ba” and blowing between it and her upper lip. She’s a funny girl.