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:
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.
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.
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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