Hailey is 2 1/2

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Hailey with Tigger at 2 1/2.

For comparison, here is Hailey at 2 years old with Tigger.  I think the difference I can see the most is that at age 2 Hailey still looked like a toddler.  Now at 2 1/2 she doesn’t really look like a toddler anymore :(

Hailey actually turned 2 1/2 a little over a week ago.  I’m a little late with this post since we are in the process of moving.  Anyhoo- at age 2 1/2 Hailey is doing just great.  She is so much fun and has such a great personality.  As always, I am absolutely loving this stage.

Here are a few pictures of Hailey doing her favorite things:

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Hailey still loves books.  She always has books to read and will sit and listen to stories as long as someone is willing to read to her.

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Another one of Hailey’s favorite things to do is to line up all of her little people.

Physically at 2 1/2- Hailey weighs 33 1/2 pounds and is 35 3/4 inches tall.  She looks so much older than 2 1/2 and people are always surprised that she is only 2.

Developmentally- Hailey is doing great.  She talks and talks and carries on fun conversations.  She uses some pretty big words for a 2 year old- the other day she said, “I’m confused Mommy.”  She is such a little smarty- she can count to 13, recognizes most of her letters and knows her colors and shapes.  She understands one to one correspondence- she can count four items and say, “I have four.”

Hailey had to have an appointment with a neurologist this last month for some headaches she had been having.  She is totally fine.  After a very, very thorough checkup the neurologist told us how impressed she was with how smart Hailey is.  She said that Hailey acts like a much older child in the way that she talks and understands what people are saying to her.  (Of course, she hasn’t seen the very age appropriate tantrums that we see at home.)  Anyways the neurologist said that the reason Hailey probably gets occasional headaches is because she is extremely bright and children who are very advanced tend to get headaches because they are so very observant and kind of go into overload.

Hailey knows soooo many songs that I can’t even start to list them.  But, a few of her favorites, that she knows all of the words to, include:  “The ABC’s,” “Twinkle, Twinkle,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” “He’s Still Workin’ On Me,” “I Am a Promise,” “The Butterfly song,” “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” “This Little Light of Mine” and sooooo many more.

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I absolutely love this stage- and I know I’ve said it before about other ages- but 2 1/2 is my favorite age so far!  I am so blessed and so thankful for this amazing little girl God has given us.  I pray every day that we are making the right choices for her life.


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15 comments on “Hailey is 2 1/2

  1. She is beautiful! And with all those things you listed- I think she might be smarter than me!

  2. Marni on said:

    That pic is so precious!

  3. chelle on said:

    wow it is amazing what 6 months brings to a child eh?
    She is gorgeous!

  4. Mother Mayhem on said:

    SO SWEET! Emily is a Little People fan. WE started with the ones like Hailey’s, now she has Loving Family dolls. She still refers to them as Little People. I can’t wait to get my granddaughter her first ones! :o )

    Have you had Hailey’s eyes checked? The headaches could be eye strain. (Just a thought)

  5. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls on said:

    Oh she’s gorgeous, Melanie! And she’s really grown a lot in just six months. I love how you’ve done the Tigger pictures since she was a baby – wish we’d done something like that with our girls.

    Becca lines up her Little People just like that too. :)

  6. Heather @ Not a DIY Life on said:

    she really is looking like a big girl! i love the pigtails too! it’s awesome to hear a professional’s opinion that she is as smart as you know she is!

  7. Michelle on said:

    What a beautiful post, Melanie. You sound like you’ve got a smart girl on your hands. That’s great. It’s always a nice feeling to know our children are developing normally. It sure gives me peace. My little one will be 5 in September and it seems like it was just yesterday that she was 2 1/2. They grow so fast. Thanks for your great comment regarding the secret society of moms. I’m glad to know that I’m not alone in this. Hope you have a great week.


  8. Common Mom on said:

    2 1/2! Man how time flies! She’s beautiful and looks like the happiest child on the planet :-)

  9. rachel on said:

    what a great post. She is so pretty and she has so much personality. Always nice to have compliments given to us about our kids..

  10. Missy @ Bees and Booboos on said:

    Isn’t it amazing how much they change in such a short time? Just wait until she is 3… The difference between 2 and 3 is incredible! She is adorable and so smart!

  11. awe.. such a cutie!! and getting so big!!!

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  12. Sharon on said:

    She is precious girl…and I love that she lets you mess with her hair. Julia would have a fit if I tried to put anything in it.
    She is growing up fast…it is all that one on one attention she gets. :)
    I love the songs…I am a promise…now that brings back some great memories.
    Keep up the good work…God will bless what you put in.
    And if I can say this….just rest. Be still and know He is God. He has a plan and all He needs us to do is look to Him for what we need. He planned our destiny out before we were born…that means HE has the plan. It is so hard to learn..but we can rest in Him. I am praying for you. I know moving is hard…especially when things are not all marked out. Just remember He is faithful and He loves you and is crazy about you. Really…He is!

  13. MamaGeek on said:

    She’s so beautiful and I can’t believe how much she’s grown!! What an angel.

  14. Regina on said:

    just think she is just about preschool age!!!

  15. Kelly on said:

    I L-O-V-E the 2 1/2 age group. They have such personality but are still sweet and innocent (minus those tantrums-we’ll ignore those for this post) Glad she is doing so well!

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