Sunday, January 24, 2010

Check Up at 2

Last week, or maybe it was the week before last, Truman and I headed to see the Doctor for his big two year old check up. I just love check up time (haha not so much, I put it off as long as possible). It is not that I mind seeing the doctor and I am not here to debate vaccines, we do them but I respect those who make the choice not to do so. What I hate is the questionnaire that you have to answer each check up to see if your child is developing as needed. Questions like "does your child pick up a cheerio with 2 fingers and pass it to his other hand with 2 fingers?" seriously, I do not pay attention to how he passed the cheerio, Im just glad he put it in his mouth, chewed and swallowed. Or when walking up the stairs does your child grab the rail with one hand, put his left foot in front of his right foot all while bending over to pick up a tennis ball with his left hand? if so mark yes for always, sometimes for well...sometimes and no if never....UNLESS it is a orange tennis ball then mark.... I mean please my child is 2. And he is the 3rd one so at this point I am pleased that he eats, sleeps and walks. He knows many words but I am not sure how many so when I go to fill out the questionnaire I just try and make a really cute picture when I bubble in the answers, much like I did on the SATs. But when I got to the last question "Does your child jump with both feet off the ground" What from where? the side of a pool, well sure maybe or from the bottom step (after he has walked up with one hand on the rail, while bending over to....). Or just when I say "hey T - jump!" Well I am stumped - so I figure lets try it and see. I look at my little man only wearing a diaper and carrying a lightening mcqueen car in both hands and say hey Truman - can you jump for me? come on show Mommy how you can jump - come on now both feet, off the ground, now jump. To which he looked at me and said "No Mommy, I not jump". Ok well at least that answers the question "Is your child using 2 -3 word sentences?"

At 2 Truman weighs 22 pounds - and is 32 inches tall! No, not a misprint he is 22 pounds - big man he is! No worries though, he is just following in his brothers foot steps.

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