3 Years Old
My Appearance: I now weigh 26 pounds and am 34 inches tall. I am wearing 2T clothes and in a size 4 shoe. My hair is starting to come back in and is now about 1-2 inches long. Mom keeps trying to bows in but it is still too short. I am getting thinner in my legs but my arms still have a little baby fat. I also still have my round belly. It must be cute because mom and dad always tickle me there. My feet are so small that mom has a hard time finding shoes that work for me. I wish I had more shoes because they are my favorite things to wear.
Milestones: This has been a huge year in my life. Right after I turned two I got sick. I didn’t feel good for a very long time but once I started feeling good I had to relearn tons of things: sitting, standing, walking, sign language, and a ton of other things. Therapists were telling me it would take about 3 months to learn everything again but I did it all in 7 weeks, everyone was so impressed with me. I know about 25-30 signs but I only use 10-15 regularly. I also can answer yes or no questions by saying yes or shaking my head no.
Daily Routine: I like to wake up before 7 and the first thing I want is to eat breakfast. Once I eat then I go right to playing. I eat lunch around 11:30 and go take a nap after that. The afternoon is filled with play time and then I go to bed about 7:30. Some of my favorite things to play with are a shopping cart that I push around all over the house, playing in my room or in Blaiden’s room, and building blocks. I still love books and I am starting to really like stuffed animals and baby dolls.
Special Events: This past year has been a little wild and I have done things that I never thought I would have to do. I have spent so many nights in the hospital. I have made some great new friends while I was there and surprisingly they were mostly boys. I have become so brave that going to the hospital doesn’t even scare me anymore, the nurses and doctors are so nice and they all love me. I also seem to get presents on most of my visits. I have gone to a few zoo’s with my family that I hadn’t been to before and I love looking at the animals. I also got to go to Disney World for the first time! This was my favorite thing we did this year and I loved seeing all the characters. They were all so nice and gave me hugs. I even got to do a dance with Jessi from toy story. I can’t wait to go again.