First off, Max is getting ear tubes tomorrow (Tuesday). The rule of thumb for doctors is 6 ear infections in 6 months. We went to the doctor at ear infection #5, the doc informed me that one more would win us an ENT appointment. He put Max on a ten day dose of antibiotics. While he was still on the antibiotics, Max got DOUBLE ear infections. His whole head looked like he'd feel better if it popped off. He was oozy and feverish and sad. So I took him three days in a row for antibiotic shots to finally rid the infection. Needless to say, he's earned his tubes now. I'm super sad to see our baby have to go through surgery, but they have helped Rylan SO much, so I'm hoping that he gets the same help from them.
Rylan, oh my sweet Rylan. Its hard to be 2. I've learned this. Especially when you were an angelic baby. Especially when you are going through the terrible 2's and there is another angelic baby at your house. We're working through it, but if anyone knows a Baby Whisperer, send me their number.
Ry is 2.5 now. How did that happen, and where was I? I blinked and now he's so tall, he goes past my belly button! He is so loving, so funny, so athletic, and just plain my favorite OLDEST child.
Current loves: Elmo, Elmo, Elmo. Reading books about animals. And books about Elmo. Milk (milsh), noodles and hot dogs.
Current hates: Most meat, being in the double stroller, and not being able to take toys from Max.
Rylan still has delayed speech. There are two theories for why this has happened. One, Rylan was sick a lot during his first year of life, and the problems were mostly with his ears. He had fluid in his ears for a good part of the year, a year that is very important in speech development. The other is that Rylan is extremely athletic and some say that kids that are able to climb and jump and such very early are late talkers. They are simply too busy being physical to develop speech at the normal rate. I don't know if this is the cause or something else. All I know, is that its hard. For him, for us, for everyone. He can't let us know what he needs and he gets frustrated, often whining. Frustration and whining leads to mom and dad being frustrated. But, we are persevering and hopefully more and more words will come every day.
Here's a vid of something that Rylan is NOT delayed in: Dancing. He loves it. And we love him.