February 10, 2012

23 Months



Dear Joycie,

You are now 23 months old.  Can we take a moment and let that sink in….23 months old means you are almost 2?  How did that happen?  I still find myself looking for the tiny, snuggly baby that I brought home from the hospital….but instead I see a funny, spunky, loving little girl.

You are weighing between 28 and 29 pounds – Mama couldn’t get you to stand still on the scale to get more accurate numbers.  In terms of height you are 44 inches, and wear 2T and 3T clothing.

You continue to talk more and more in sentences – telling us what you want, where you want to do, what you want to do.  You love to tell everyone to “cry” or “laugh” on command – and if we don’t you show us how to do it.

Music is still your absolute favorite thing.  Last weekend, you went to a Father/Daughter dance with Daddy….and danced the entire time.


When you are not dancing to music, you love to play house – either tending to your babies or cooking meals for us on your kitchen set.  When you do watch television, you enjoy Chuggington, Phineas and Ferb, and Babar and the Adventures of Badou.

On a more serious note, you had another seizure this month. It only lasted 10 to 20 seconds….but it was the most terrifying 10 to 20 seconds of my life.  Thankfully, you recovered quickly – and we were able to really see what happens when you have one.  After consulting with your neurologist, you are now on your medication while we await your MRI and EEG.  The medicine seems to make you tire more easily but it has also increased your appetite.


Potty training is still on the back burner. You now what the potty is for, you like to sit on it, but actual use of it is still hit or miss.  However, you are telling us when you need a diaper change, and point out the big girl panties in stores, so we think potty training will go smoothly when we start.


You have a zest of life and tons of unbridled passion – which is wonderful. But sometimes your stubborn streak rears its head, and we have to reign you in.  There have been lots of time outs in our house lately….and tears (both ours and yours).   However, it never lasts very long.  You quickly become are sweet girl again.


And even on the most difficult days, we wouldn’t have life any other way!


Mama & Daddy   

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