Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Marin: Two Years Old

RICHLAND, WASH. -- And just like that, my baby girl is two. This sweet, spunky, energetic, silly, independent, wild, cuddly, kissy baby of mine is not so much a baby anymore. I may have shed a tear or two over this in recent days. She's growing up too quickly right before my eyes. I love it and hate it all at the same time.

Two Year Old Stats:

  • 37 inches tall
  • 31 pounds
  • 18.9 in. HC

  • Eating: Picky, picky, picky. We're lucky if she even eats anything some days. How do some kids get so into vegetables? It's a mystery to me. Marin won't even look at most things we offer her. Let's see if I can name the only foods she consistently eats in one line: Applesauce, rolls/bread, oatmeal, peaches, yogurt, chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, and anything sweet. That about sums it up. She could also devour a gallon of ice cream at any given time. Don't worry, we haven't let her.  
    Sleeping: 7:30 pm-ish to 7:30 am give or take an hour or so. Since switching to a normal bed, she rarely falls to sleep when I put her down for an afternoon nap. Instead she just lays there talking to herself and playing with her stuffed animals. Thankfully though, this usually makes for an earlier bedtime. And an epic meltdown by 4:30 or 5 pm. 
    Wearing: 2T
    Tricks and New Skills/Interesting tidbits:
    -"Marin happy," is the phrase that comes out of her mouth when we tell her she needs to be happy in order to do something (like watch Peppa Pig). If she throws a tantrum, we'll put her in her room on her bed for a few minutes and when we go retrieve her, she'll point to her mouth, show us all her teeth and say, "Marin happy!"  
    -She still says "foo foo" when she means thank you, but says "thanks" just fine. You got me.
    -She's gotten really good at manners and likes to say, "Oh, foo foo mommy," or "Oh, foo foo daddy."  Or, "Yes, please, mommy." Or, "Oh, thanks, mommy!" 
    -Her language is getting more easy to understand every day. She has this funny/quirky thing when she gets excited and starts chatting away. She starts everything with, "Oh-yo yo ah-yo yo yo..." before she gets to the part that I can understand. For instance, "Oy yo yo yo... go play outside," or "Oh yo yo ah yo yoda yo decorate the Christmas tree."
    -Lately she's started to say, "I love this!" when we are doing something she's enjoying. 
    -Loves nursery on Sundays and playing with the other kids. She kicks and screams when we go to get her on Sundays.
    -Speaking of kicking and screaming, Marin can throw a wild and fierce tantrum. For a good 5 to 10 minutes there is no possible way to console her. These happen almost once (or more) a day and often times in public places. This has resulted in me not wanting to go most places any more for fear of a meltdown. 
    -Mostly though, Marin is as sweet as can be. She is so good at just coming up to us and giving a hug or kiss. Especially to Paige. We have to watch closely when she is in arms reach. Paige often ends up in tears when Marin is loving her too much. When Isaac gets home from work she runs to him and throws her arms around his neck. Isaac is her best playmate. She somehow gains a new burst of energy when he gets home. Her favorite thing to play with him is Hide and Seek. 


    Rob said...

    from Lorena: I'm always so happy to read your updates about your adorable girls! I love Marin's way of talking when she gets so excited, I can totally picture that. What a fun stage! Although not fun that she is not taking naps already! It will be interesting to see if that lasts or is just a phase and she goes back to napping soon.

    Kat Fleming Nielsen said...

    Seriously, trying to get Tate to eat a balanced diet stresses me out more than anything. He'll eat everything they give him at daycare, but not at home. At least he eats vegetables three days a week, eh? Marin sure is a cutie!

    Brittany said...

    I love her! Tantrums, picky eating and no napping are not fun but I'm pretty sure she's totally normal.