Monday, April 15, 2013

Meredith is 2!

Our precious Meredith Claire is two years old today!

Weight: 27 lb, 4 oz (73rd percentile)
Height: 34.75 in (71st percentile)

Meredith wears size 24 mo or 2T clothes, size 6 shoes, and size 4 diapers. She has a potty and sits on it occasionally, but that’s about it – I’m not going to push it with her yet (although she will tell me when she has to go #2). Her favorite foods are mostly fruits: grapes, oranges, blueberries, strawberries; she could probably live on just those!
We definitely have a strong-willed and independent child in this one. On Friday, she laid down on the floor at the mall and cried for 5 minutes because I tried to help her get on to a little ride that she was having trouble reaching. What a mean mommy for trying to help! She wants to do everything herself and can do lots of things herself, like putting on her shoes, drinking out of a cup (well, a small one, with plenty of supervision). Pretty much anything she can do for herself she will make clear that she does not want your help! So different from her brother!
Meredith can count to 20 and she recognizes a couple of letters. She knows many (though not all) colors, and her favorite is purple. She talks up a storm – full sentences and conversations – and has done so for a few months now. She also loves to sing; her favorite songs to sing are Twinkle, Twinkle, Jesus Loves Me, and Jesus Loves the Little Children. Both her fine and gross motor skills are excellent, and she threw a fit when she learned she wasn’t old enough to be in Russell’s soccer class! She likes to read and color and make crafts. She loves princesses (especially Cinderella) and cats, but has a variety of interests. She is very polite and says “thank you,” “you’re welcome,” “bless you,” “excuse me” and “I’m sorry” without being asked – although we are still working on “please” instead of “I want!”
Very Meredith expressions/sayings:
  • “I have idea.” If you don’t answer, she ask you to say “what’s your idea?” and then she’ll tell you what it is.
  • “I don’t think so.” (As in, “Meredith, do you need a new diaper?” “I don’t think so, Mommy.”)
  • “Noonels” (instead of noodles – which I find funny also because I usually call it pasta) and “bobana” (for banana) and she says her name is “mayDEEF”
  • “Hey guys…guys…”  - when trying to get someone’s attention
Meredith, you are precious in every way. I’m pretty sure you may give us a fit (and I know you’re having plenty) with the terrible twos – but you are still a polite and sweet girl too! We love you!

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