Last week, Jonah had his 2-yr check-up. It was 3 months late because, even though the staff at the doctor’s office will make you feel guilty for not calling 6-mo early to schedule an appointment, the doctor’s office does not remind you to setup an appointment.
Here are his updated stats:
- Weight: 27lb 14oz, 36th %tile
- Height: 34in, 21st %tile
- Head Circumference: 20in, 88th %tile
These are all consistant with where Jonah’s growth has been all along. He continues to be our hearty, big headed boy.
The doctor was impressed with is development. I take this with a grain of salt because every parent seems to report that. The doctor was also impressed that Jonah just let her examine him with no struggles.
He only needed one immunization this visit. He is now immune to H1N1 after having a booster. We had the option of the mist or shot and chose the mist. Jonah took it without crying and with a sense of curiosity.
No more visits until he is 3. I think we will be in and out of the doctor’s office enough this fall to remember to schedule the 3-yr check-up.
Aside from physical growth, Jonah is developing very well.
He has started talking in complete sentences. He has also started to use transitive verbs, however the direct object is usually just “it”. He is picking up the names of things that we do not directly teach him. For instance, he knows what my and Joscelynn’s real names are. We have stopped responding when he says them though.
The puzzles we have are old hat now. Trains continue to be a big hit. He can sit down and leaf through a picture book and entertain himself for a while. He has also taken to drawing. He can draw a straight line, although his works are generally very abstract. Simple shapes, like circle, triangle, square, star, and cross, are mostly conquered.
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, “Do Re Mi” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” are probably his favorite songs and knows the opening bars.
It is not reading, but he can identify J-O-N-A-H as his name and I think M-O-M-M-Y and D-A-D-D-Y are not long behind. We sing the alphabet when we wash hands and he will mouth the words, but he does not know the alphabet yet.
He also seems to be trying to anticipate which number we are going to say when counting, but he still has a logarithmic mind and has not been conditioned to our linear world yet. When I ask how many vitamins he gets before bed, he always says “six”. I say “No, how man do you get?” He says “twelve” and then I coax him to “two”.
Colors are the last area we are focusing on right now. When asked what color something is he often defaults to “green”. That has a 1 in 10 chance of being right most of the time, so perhaps he is playing the odds. However, list night he asked for his brown PJs and was able to correctly names the colors of the dinosaurs. He needed just a little help with blue which he calls black sometimes, which I think is just because they sound alike.
One last thing. Jonah loves to help. We give him all kinds of different tasks to do around the house. He really likes to help cook. Every night, he helps Jos in what ever way she can find to include him. She told me last week when I was going to be late coming home that he did not understand why she was starting dinner late and pushed his stool to the counter to get her to start.
I could go on with a lot of other little things he likes to do, but I don’t think I would ever stop.