Monday, August 18, 2008

Birthday Boy

Wow - has it really been two weeks since I've updated this thing? Time sure does get away from me these days. That's exactly what I thought on August 9 when we had Gehrig's birthday party - two years old already??? Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital.

He went from this...

to this...

...all in just a matter of minutes in my mind. I know we'll be sending him off to school before we know it. Boy, I don't even want to think that far ahead. I'm a wreck now just thinking about potty training him. I'm sure you all remember my last meltdown (or at least the one I told you about!)

We had a Blues Clues party for him on his birthday. We had a houseful of people, and Gehrig loved every minute of all the attention he was getting. He got lots of neat stuff. Mostly cars, but that suited him just fine. He's definitely 100% boy! Here are a few pictures from the party -

Of course, with a second birthday comes a doctor's visit. I lied to Gehrig and told him there wouldn't be any shots, but there was a follow-up shot he had to get. He was a very brave little man and only sreamed for a few minutes. The nurse gave him a sticker and that seemed to fix everything. Dr. Miller said that he was in the 25th percentile on his height, 33 inches, and in the 5th percentile for weight, 24 lbs. She said that most premies had already caught up by now, but that he might just be a smaller child. Brian is right at 6', and is the shortest man on his side of the family. I've got lots of tall people on my mom's side. We'll just have to see if he'll inherit any of that. The doctor said that he seems to be perfectly healthy, and that's all that matters to me.

Whatever he lacks in size, he certainly makes up for in brains. I know all moms say this about their own kids, but Gehrig is the smartest little man in the world :) He already knows all his colors, enough so that he will intentionally tell you the wrong color of something just to get a laugh out of you. He left several of his trucks at the sitter's house over the weekend. He kept telling us exactly which ones he was missing - "green car, black truck, yellow truck." It's just amazing to me that he knows exactly which ones he didn't have and where they were. He also remembers the color of everybody's vehicles, even when he's not looking at them. His memory is unbelieveable! He definitely takes after his daddy on that trait.

Nothing too much is happening with the new baby. My next appointment is this Friday, so unless something exciting happens in our household before then, I'll write back after my doctor's visit. Talk to you soon!


Scott, Kim & Logan said...

Looks like Gehrig had a wonderful Birthday!!! Time goes by way too quickly! I hope you are all doing well :)

Jessica, JB & Ryleigh said...

AWW! Time sure does fly!

I tell my parents at school Ryleigh is 18mths going on 21 years!

I love Gehrig's new bike. You have got to post photos of him riding it!

The Partins said...

Glad he had such a great Birthday! He is so cute!