Friday, October 13, 2017

z2-age 2.5

This post is all about my curly haired sweet boy. 
He was the second born twin, but much larger than his brother at 3 lbs 6 oz. I still don't know their lengths, but since the post on his brother, I found out what times they were born and this buddy was born at 8:57 p.m., 2 minutes after his brother. 

This little boy has the softest skin I have ever felt in my life. I think all of my kids (and kids in general) have really soft skin, but nothing holds a candle to his. I don't understand how it is so soft.

He is super affectionate. He loves to be held and snuggled, and he doesn't care who its by. He loves anyone and everyone and has never met a stranger. People think this is so cute, but it's actually quite problematic. I believe that his willingness to go to absolutely anyone is a product of foster care-he was expected to go with any random stranger who showed up at our door, and it makes me sad that it has affected him the way it has. We are working hard on this, but it is hard to break because he is so sweet and cute that everyone loves him and loves when he comes to them. 

He loves his sisters so much, and thinks he can do what ever they do. It is cute how he thinks he's so much older than he actually is. 

This boy is 10000000% obsessed with trucks. And I mean OBSESSED. Trash days are HUGE at our house because of all the trash trucks coming by. When we are in the car and pass any kind of truck-construction truck, pickup, semi, any kind of thing that remotely resembles a truck, etc.-he SCREAMS "guk guk guk" over and over and over and over. So, basically all the time we are in the car ;) 

He is the biggest helper. He LOVES to do anything that he thinks is remotely helpful! 

He is also semi OCD about things being in their place. If we leave a cabinet door open, he HAS to shut it. It's usually helpful, except when we are trying to unload groceries or something, and purposely leaving doors open and he keeps closing them for us! 

I think he will be a little caretaker. He loves to give and receive hugs, kisses and snuggles. He also loves taking care of a baby doll and from a very young age he has played with one and taken care of it so sweetly. He also loves to comfort his sisters when they are sad or hurt. 

He is such a finicky sleeper, and that has been hard. He goes through phases often where he just hardly sleeps. He will wake up 2 hours early in the morning, not nap and fall asleep hours after we put him to bed. And it goes on for weeks. 

He is also quite a picky eater. He used to eat everything I'd put in front of him, like his brother, but now he is super, super picky. He has never liked bread type things which I find funny because who doesn't love carbs?! But then he likes random things like pickles. 

This kid has a SCREAM on him. Oh man. He went through about a 14+ or so month phase where he did this high pitched scream about every.thing. It was hard on my ears. I am glad that phase has ended, but the scream still comes out occasionally. And when he doesn't like something, he will let you KNOW. There was also a phase with the bath, where he would scream bloody murder, like I'm talking I was afraid a neighbor would hear and report us because of how loud it was! And then the second he got out he'd be 100% fine!  (He did that with this 4 wheeler. Oh.the.drama. He acted like his arm got chopped off when it was all the way across the giant yard, nowhere close to him. And as you can see, he ended up loving it and didn't want to get off.) 

He absolutely loves being outside! He would probably stay out all day every day if I'd let him. He figured out how to ride a little trike and a scooter completely on his own (we had to teach the girls how to pedal so we were surprised when he just did it)!

 He can be quite the dare devil. He'll sit down on the scooter and FLY down the driveway and turn at just the last second to go into the grass. He loves piling up the couch cushions on the floor and jumping on to them. 

He is SUPER silly, and he knows he is. He cracks himself up regularly. 


Like his brother, he also receives speech therapy, and has for over a year. He has some delays that we are hoping and praying he can overcome. I think he also has some weird sensory stuff, but nothing huge enough to qualify for therapy on that. He is very particular about the way his body moves. Unlike most kids I know, he has hated being put upside down, or spun around, or tossed up into the air playfully. This surprised me for the longest time because of how wild he is otherwise. 

This guy can give a serious mean mug. When he's not impressed with you his side/stink eye will be out in full force. It's pretty impressive, really. 
His name has several meanings, but it is generally referred to as a synonym for the Promised Land. His middle name is a family name which can mean "beam of light" or "kingly". My hope and prayer for my son is that he will seek first the Promised Land and will be a beam of Christ's light while on this earth, always pointing himself and others back to our King. 

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