Sunday, February 2, 2014

Xander's 2 year Stats

Xander's 2 Year Stats

Height                 35.5 Inches               76%
    Weight                    25lbs                   30%    

It is so hard to believe that 2 years have gone by.  It has been an amazingly crazy two years!  This little boy has brought so much joy and healing to our family.  He is our miracle and such a sweet blessing!  He is a chill little boy with a very tender heart.  He is very affectionate and loves to cuddle.  He is still a Daddy's boy but is beginning to come back to mama's side with all his snuggles.  He still is not speaking much, but he communicates in big ways.  He has gotten very good at getting whatever object he wants (sippy cup, snacks, toy, etc) and bringing it to a parent/adult and handing it to them for help.  He minds pretty well, but falls apart when he is told no, (very tender hearted, as I say).  

Xander is a very picky kiddo and has some major texture sensitivities.  Because of this, he doesnt eat very much (hence the drop in weight percentage).  His favorites are spaghettios, Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches, Ramen Noodles, and chicken favor rice.  To make sure he gets enough nutrients, he drinks alot of smoothies and he seems to really enjoy the different fruit tastes.  He also loves white grape juice, and anything chocolate (amazingly, he is not picky when it comes to desserts).

Xander absolutely loves music!  This is one aspect that has never changed.  He especially loves instrumental music and more of a folksy type tune (Thanks to his birth mothers fun taste in music I am sure).  He loves Thomas the Train shows and playing with balls, cars, and his music making toys.  He is most happy when he is playing outside.  He loves just running around and swinging.  He is beginning to really enjoy riding (well sitting or scooting) his tricycle.  

He is a very sweet big brother.  He is getting better at sharing with his little brother (it is still a work in progress, but he gives in much easier than Zane).  He takes care of Zane and makes sure he is okay when Zane cries.  He likes helping with Zane's bath and tucking him in bed.  They regularly play hide and seek (peek a boo in the curtains) with each other cracking up, and like throwing the ball together and playing on the bikes.  Xander is always quick to push Zane on the bike or scoot toy.  

We just love this little boy so very much!  He is such a sweetheart and we are so very grateful for him in our lives.  We are excited to see what the future holds for him and are just trying to enjoy every moment we can.

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