Friday, July 6, 2012

IJ is 3 years old!


IJ now weighs 30 pounds and is 37 inches tall.  He still wears mostly 2t clothing but some is getting too small.  He wears size 7 shoes.

IJ is extremely creative, imaginative and talkative.  He goes nonstop.  He is still loving all things construction, vehicles and tools, and has recently gotten way more into his Lego's..  He uses any object to pretend he is doing construction on our house or trimming trees, blowing leaves and mowing the lawn.  He also loves to read books and we recently started visiting the library.  He loves to play in water and go to the splash park or pool.  He still enjoys school and this summer switched from twice a week to three days a week there.  He also likes dinosaurs and loves the summer dino exhibit at the zoo.

IJ talks nonstop, often discussing things and using words that I'm not sure where he picked up.  He will talk to anyone, anywhere.  He will also completely ignore you and pretend he doesn't know answers if he'd rather be doing something else.

In May I stopped putting him in diapers and he hasn't had one on since.  He was only wearing them at night but he was still only using the toilet to pee.  It took a bit of adjustment, since he clearly had somewhat of a phobia but we got him past it fairly easily and he has been using the toilet for all potty needs for about 2 months now.  We get him up every night around 1 or 2 am to pee and we've had very few accidents in bed.

IJ endured a lot of change this year when his sister came along and when we moved to a new house.  He loves his sister and for the most part treats her quite well.  We have lived in this house for over 3 months now but he still refers to it as his "new" house.

IJ often skips his naps at home but usually sleeps at school.  He can make it through the day fine without a nap and will then sleep 7 pm to 7 am (usually) if he skips his nap.  otherwise he goes to bed at 8 pm but is getting to the point where if he naps he isn't tired by a reasonable bedtime and often stays awake late.

IJ has stayed quite healthy this past year.  Right after turning two he had an issue with fluid in his ears after a cold but has not had any other ear problems all year.  All he has had is the occasional cold which he gets over remarkably quickly and they never seem to slow him down.

3rd year at a glance (see last year here):

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