When the boys were approaching their first birthday, a lot of people told me it wasn’t necessary to throw a big birthday bash since they wouldn’t remember any of it anyhow. The party is more for the parents than the kiddo. Well we had a big party anyways.
This year we didn’t throw the boys a big birthday party. Their birthday fell on a Friday and that following Saturday, we had planned to attend the University of North Texas (my alma mater) Homecoming festivities. Ever since we moved back to the DFW area, I’ve been going to Denton for the Homecoming. I missed the year we had the boys, obviously. Last year, we gave a whole new meaning to tailgating with babies in high chairs, literally on the tailgate.
This year, we wrangled in a few more family members and had a pretty nice tailgate set up. Unfortunately, UNT’s football team isn’t doing so hot 0-4 and lost the homecoming game 66-7 (OUCH).
The Nuggets’ grandparents spoiled them to the max. It’s a good thing Gamma brought all the gifts she did because it entertained the boys for hours, while the rest of us ate ourselves silly. Next year we’ll do it bigger and better! Extra special thanks to both sets of grandparents for driving up.
The boys had their two year check up this week too. I actually scheduled it on time!
Weston is 28.5 lbs and 35 inches tall. His weight is in the 95th percentile, height in the 55th and his head is B I G. The doctor said, it’s big and always has been. He has come a long way from his 5 lbs. 4 oz preemie status. In some brands of clothing he even wears a 3T. What?!?
Corbin is still a pound less than his brother at 27.5 pounds. That bumps him into the 55th percentile for weight but they are the same height at 35 inches. Corbin is tall and lean. B I G surprise there.
Corbin has started to become frightened by things and he’s also been having bad dreams. Or so I think that’s what is wrong. He’ll wake in the middle of the night sobbing and calms down as soon as one of us goes in to reassure him. A few weeks back, I brought them to the Rainforest Cafe and the electronic alligator terrified him. He hung on to me so tightly until we were far away from the display. He is also afraid of the Halloween aisle at the stores.
As for talking, both boys are still trying to repeat everything you say to them. They both are quite impressive with their colors, now identifying yellow and red, in addition to green and blue. They are doing great with saying please but still struggling with sharing.
When I ask them to repeat a word I said to them, Corbin always speaks up first, so I usually ask Weston separately if he can say whatever word we are working on at that moment. Both Nuggets get really frustrated if you aren’t paying attention when they are trying to say something to you. You MUST acknowledge and repeat whatever word they are trying to say. Even if you have no idea what their gibberish means. Let me tell ya, it makes for great conversation. The cutest thing is “cool”. Since they are always showing me a car, truck, book, etc., my response is usually, “cool”. So now they say cool all the time.
They’re still picky eaters. Corbin more so then Weston. Corbin just requires more patience. I’m sort of coming to terms with it and it doesn’t stress me out as much as it did before. Veggie are still blended and/or snuck into smoothies or other foods that can “hide” them. They do love carrots. I will continue to offer foods and hope that one day they’ll like them.
We are still ages away from potty training. They do tell me, “uh oh” and point to their butts when they’ve pooped but show absolutely no interest in using a potty. The pediatrician said it’ll probably be closer to three. Ugh, doesn’t she knew diapers are expensive?
They still love outside more than inside and since the weather is slowly changing to cooler temps, and by cooler I mean less than 100º, it’s more enjoyable outside. They are playing more independently and together, without me playing with them. I once read that boredom is a good thing for children because it forces them to be creative. I can see them becoming more creative and playing without the TV on or me entertaining them. Lots of cars and trucks. Total boys.
Sometimes, October of 2013 feels like two years ago and sometimes it feels like a week ago. It is truly shocking how fast time is passing. The Hubs is loving this age, as they continue to have more independence and interact and play more. Although, I am so happy they are healthy and thriving, I’m missing my teeny, tiny Nuggets.