Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Checkup time

Today Gavin had his 2 year checkup at the doctor's office. He weighs 27.7 lbs (45th percentile), is 36 inches tall (85th %), with a head circumference of 19.75 in (84th %). Doubling his height at age 2 would give him an adult height of 6 ft. Another height calculator online puts him at 6ft 1in as an adult. The nurse checked Gavin's hearing because of his delayed speech and the doctor said it was a little off. Because of that she is referring him to an audiologist for more testing. If everything turns out alright with his ears he'll get referred to speech therapy next. But the good news is otherwise he's perfectly healthy. And the doctor did say that some kids are just late with their speech development.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

2nd Birthday Party

Gavin had a great time at his birthday party. We ate pizza, then cake, then opened presents. He liked the dinosaur cake and the cupcakes, but his favorite part was the m&m's on top. He kept fussing for more after he ate his. He has not learned to blow out candles yet, so I helped again this year.
Gavin's good friend Romana:
His other good friend, Carleigh:
Gavin was able to open all his presents himself this year, which is better than he could do at Christmas.
He was most excited by these toy guns, immediately jumping up and running around making shooting noises.
His other favorite toy of the day - a bulldozer I got from the Waterfront Mission in FL for $.75
In all, Gavin got the guns, the bulldozer, a dump truck, a puzzle, coloring books and crayons, books, the movie "Cars," dinosaurs, a potty seat, a dinsoaur watch, dinosaur magnets, and farm animal magnets, which Jake cleverly figured out work on our front door. Gavin enjoyed having friends to play with, but was upset when they wanted to play with some of his new toys. I personally really enjoyed his party, and am impressed with what a big difference a year makes. Gavin's attention span is much better, he plays with his toys more appropriately, and both his gross and fine motor skills are vastly improved. While his speech isn't great, he does do a fabulous job of communicating his wants, and understands what is going on around him. He can also point to most things I name. Now I just have to figure out how to top the dinosaur cake next year...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Gavin!

Gavin's birthday party is tomorrow, so today we enjoyed a peaceful rainy day at home, just the 3 of us. Gavin opened his presents from Jake's parents. He got a monkey that has sensors in it so that it moves in response to your movement. Gavin was a little scared of it at first but soon he and the monkey became good friends.
Monkey is wearing the jacket Jake's parents sent for Gavin:
Monkey kisses:
Dinosaur cake I made for Gavin's party tomorrow: