2 months old

Micah is officially two months old, as of yesterday. I can’t believe it’s been two months already. We all keep commenting on how it feels like he’s always been here! He just molds so perfectly to our family that it’s hard to remember a time when he wasn’t here with us. Yesterday was his two month well check up with the pediatrician. He is now 10 pounds 2 ounces (so he has gained 4 pounds in 2 months-good boy!) and I don’t remember what his length was but they said he is now in the 73rd percentile for his height, up from the 37th percentile at his one month visit. We knew he’d had a growth spurt because all of a sudden his clothes were actually fitting him! They said he is doing great and we won’t have another visit until 4 months. The only thing I hate is that he had to get his first vaccines. Even though you know it’s for their own good, you always hate to see them get poked! He did good though, and calmed very quickly. He got three pricks in his thighs and then had an oral vaccine for the rotovirus. He’s too young for a flu shot, but the rotovirus can be just as bad for an infant as the flu so I went ahead and added that one too. He’s not had any major side affects, just a mild fever. I feel very blessed to have such a good, healthy baby after all the scares we had at the end. I thank God every day!

Potty training is going well, although over the long weekend things were a little crazy so we didn’t do that great, but today has been GREAT! Jonah is doing well, although I have to make him sit on the potty most of the time and try to go, or we go through LOTS of underwear! He’s still kind of young for a boy in regards to potty training, but I think he’ll have it soon!

I started “school” this week with Bri. We started on Tuesday and she loves it! We are doing a unit study using the book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” to start. With this we are talking about rhyming and the alphabet, and also since the letters are climbing up a coconut tree we will be talking about coconut trees, where they grow, what they are used for, etc. (Even Jonah loves this book and walks around saying “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Will there be enough room?”) We are also using Spectrum math Kindergarten for math. I don’t believe in trying to make a subject fit where it doesn’t, and math is one of those things that really needs to be learned sequentially. She loves doing the math work and would do it for hours if I didn’t stop her! We are also using a McGraw-Hill workbook, I Can Print, to work on writing our letters properly and to begin writing words. By the end of this unit (which we will probably carry over into next week) we will have completed our first lapbook which I’ll post pics of here. If you’ve never heard of a lapbook stay tuned, because I LOVE this idea and we’ll be using it ALOT!

So that’s the update on our family. We hope you all had a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. I for one am really glad that Fall is rolling in. Stayed tuned for lots of fall fun with our family!

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