Monday, March 7, 2011

A Growing Boy

Anthony had his 2-year check up today.  He's grown more than we realized!  He now weighs 23 lbs 9 oz, and is 33 inches tall.   It was great to hear he's healthy and growing strong!

Here he is looking at the fish in the waiting room at the pediatrician's office. 

Just this week, Anthony's been getting so much better at communicating what he wants.  It's very exciting to see.  He already had a very effective way to say "no", which is to wave one arm back and forth.  Now he does sort of a double arm wave to ask for help with something.  All of a sudden, he's been doing this all the time.  For example, he needs help to play with his See and Say toy- he needs someone to hold it while he pushes the lever.  Twice this week he picked up the toy and waved his arms to ask me to play it with him.  This may seem like a small thing, but it's actually a very big deal in his progress in communication.  He has never done anything like that before- directly asking for a specific thing by using a gesture. 

Right before I took the picture above, he was kneeling in front of the fish tank.  He wanted help standing up so that he could see better, so he looked over at me where I was sitting away from him and did his arm wave.  He seems so happy to be able to communicate and get a response- I think it's making him feel very powerful!  


  1. Daddy is so proud of you! What a great big healthy, growing, gesturing, communicating boy!!! Can't wait to see you!

  2. Wonderful that he is growing so well and has been so healthy! Communication is huge and I agree it changes their whole demeanor.