Two years and two months, but the doctor is two months behind and so are we, and that’s fine, right?
So! Beck had her two year appointment FINALLY yesterday, which resulted in good scores all over except in the “sitting still for shots” category, where she grabbed the needle (yes, I was holding her, tightly) and scratched it against herself. Baby’s first accidental needle stick, I couldn’t be more proud. She looked all kinds of baffled and then the nurse put the bubble machine on, and through just the most pitiful tears Beck was all “BUBBLES! Thank you for the bubbles!” So she survived, is my point. And yes, we still believe very strongly in vaccinating, which I assume is why Beck tried to do it herself. Because it’s worth it.
Vaccine opinions aside, Beck has gained good weight, knows a gazillion words, and loves going to the doctor even though she doesn’t actually like the doctor to touch her. She DOES like telling him how to spell her name and repeating his name back to him over.and.over.and.over, so all was well. It’s so different once kids hit two, there are new growth charts and new things to look for and new foods to consider, it’s so much fun and nostalgic all at the same time.
We’ve evolved in our gear a little bit too, mainly to the tune of every spare floor space being taken up by some kind of toddler item. We have very few rooms where kid stuff isn’t present, which is just fine with me. I’m not trying to pretend like Beck only lives in one room any more than Jay and I do, and it means she’s entertained in lots of spaces.
Here are some of our favorite things!