Thursday, March 29, 2018

3 Years

Logan had his 3 year old well child visit on March 21st. He was not happy about wearing a gown.

But dad made it better. It's nice having dad basically work at our doctor's office! 

His doctor is concerned about his speech (as are we). He's going to have his speech evaluated soon and I'm sure this time he'll qualify for help. He understands well and follows directions, so I think he just needs help having the speech part click and then hopefully he'll take off like Corbyn and Peyton did.

His stats:

Weight: 34 pounds, 3 ounces (75th percentile)
Height: 37.5 inches (50th percentile)

3 is the magical potty training age at our house, so I devoted Thursday and Friday of last week to potty training. I gave him lots of chips/crackers to make him thirsty. That meant he drank lots of drinks which made him need to pee a lot. 

We spent the day doing puzzles, playing with toys, and sitting on the potty every 15 minutes or so.

He did great those days with very few accidents and lots of success on the potty. Then Saturday and Sunday hit and he had almost no success and all accidents. We were constantly asking him if he needed to go potty and he'd try, but then 2 minutes later he'd go in his underwear. So we decided to take a break. We put him back in his diapers and stopped asking if he needed to go, but I guess he didn't want to give up because he started to tell us when he needed to go on his own (by taking our hand and leading us to the bathroom). He has kept his diapers dry since then! I finally bought a pack of Pull Ups, but if he keeps this up, I'll probably put him in underwear when the pack runs out. It's hard for me to not ask him, but it seems like that was the trick.

Logan at 3 years:

*Is fiercely independent. If you do something he can and wants to do himself, you will hear about it and be sorry.
*Has a particular way he likes to get in and out of the van. His carseat is behind the driver's seat, but he always enters and exits through the passenger side and he always has to push the button to close that sliding door.
*Has recently developed a fear of being alone. If he's on our main level and I go upstairs or even to the bathroom around the corner where he can't see me, he'll start to cry and come looking for me. He's usually ok if Peyton or Corbyn are around him, but sometimes even then he'll come looking for me if he realizes he can't see me.
*Still loves smoothies and loves helping me make them.
*Prefers to wear his rain boots instead of his regular shoes because he can put them on himself.
*Almost always has his hood on if he's wearing a sweater or jacket with a hood.
*Has to press every button on the machines (the soda machines and the claw type where you try to win a toy) as we're leaving Winco. 
*Makes great sound effects when he's playing with toys. He says, "To infinity and beyond!" all the time when he's playing with any of his many Buzz toys.
*Still loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Toy Story, sometimes Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Peter Pan, and recently he's been loving PJ Masks.
*Is really very pleasant most of the time. If I stick to his routine and let him do the things he wants to do (like pushing the button to close the minivan sliding door), he's great. It's only when I do something he wanted to do (like push the button to open the garage door), that he throws a fit.
*Would watch shows or play on his Kindle all day if I let him. (I don't!)
*Now that he's sleeping in his big boy bed, he'll usually come crawl into bed with me in the morning. I don't mind because he's still little and easy to cuddle with. Rog says I'm creating another monster like Peyton, but Peyton wasn't that hard to fix, so I'm not too worried about it. 
*Has finally started eating sandwiches!

I went through all my pictures from the last year and picked all my favorites of Logan. Some I have posted already (or will post later). Sorry, not sorry! Here they are in no particular order.

He transitioned easily to a big boy bed, but I feel like every kid has to have a few pictures like this.

It makes me sad that he's already outgrown sleeping with all his stuffed animals. That stopped about the time he transitioned to a big boy bed.

His favorite place to watch shows.

This picture just cracks me up!


Sleeping with every single one of Peyton's bracelets on. 😂


He loves ketchup and always licks it off his plate.

He has given up a set nap time, but if I conveniently time errands to where we're coming home around 2:00, he pretty much always falls asleep. Then I can usually carry him up to his bed and he'll stay asleep.

Or if I know he's tired, I'll turn on a show for him around 2:00 and he'll fall asleep within minutes. Both Corbyn and Peyton had totally given up on naps of any kind by 3, but he gets woken up early when the kids are getting ready for school, so I think he still needs a nap most days to make up for that.

How do you teach a kid not to point with his middle finger? 😂

He loves to help me fill our flour/sugar/rice canisters. And of course his "help" usually results in a giant mess.

If he's in the mood, he'll tell you he's 3 and try to hold up 3 fingers. That's a hard one for littles!

Don't even think about it, Grey.

Saddest, but cutest face.

What he lacks in words, he makes up for in expressions. This face is classic Logan!

Cutest Bowser ever!

He's my baby for now (and only time will tell, but who knows, maybe he will be forever?).

He's our Buzz loving, show watching, functioning mute, and oh how we love him! (Although I definitely won't complain when he starts talking more and becomes less of a functioning mute.)