Carrington had her 2 year well check this past week! I was a little nervous, because I know she doesn't have very many words, and I'm fairly certain this could end up being an issue. Sure enough, she is supposed to have between 40 and 50 words- and we are FAR from it. The good news, though, was that Dr. Lods wants to wait another 6 months, because she clearly understands any and every thing you tell her, and the words that she does have are very clear and concise. He wants to see if she just "pops" and starts talking up a storm in the next 6 months or so. If she doesn't, then it will be on to speech therapy, but I'm confident we can make some improvement! The problem with getting Carrington to speak is that she is NOT a "mimicer". With Trey, we could ask him constantly to "Say COW" or "Say PLEASE" or "Say I LOVE YOU" and he would just do it! Carrington 100% absolutely, positively will NOT copy or do anything you ask her to, so it really limits the whole 'practicing our words' thing! She is definitely strong willed, but I wouldn't have it any other way. She is hilarious and has a great sense of humor, so I'm certain she will always keep us smiling. She received 2 shots (1 was the flu shot) and she screamed like a banchee for about 10 seconds, and then got over it the second the nurse slapped on that bandaid. She was even more happy when they handed her a sheet of stickers, and all was right in Carrington's world again.
Here are the "results" of Carrington's well check vs. Trey's 2 year well check!
Weight- 23 pounds, 8th percentile
Length- 32 inches, 9th percentile
Head Circumference- 47.5, 50th percentile
And Trey at 2 years old:
Weight- 25 pounds, 14 ounces- 24th percentile
Height- 34 1/2" Tall- 54th percentile
Head Circumference- 47 3/4- 20th percentile
I suppose this isn't a huge surprise, Carrington's not the biggest or tallest, but that head of hers will ALWAYS keep her in the game! :)