... stills weighs 30 pounds (Jayla is catching up fast!), still wears size 4 diapers (she isn't potty trained yet), wears mostly 24-month or 2T clothes, and size 7 or 8 shoe.
... loves to be the center of attention! (However, Jayla can hold her own against Jordyn - it's pretty funny!)
... sings nonstop. She can learn a song after we sing it to her just a few times! Her memory amazes us! Some of her favorites right now are the Barney theme song, Jesus Loves the Little Children, The B-i-b-l-e, Rain Rain Go Away, and I Love You - You Love Me. (If you go to youtube - you can see her in action: Jordyn Bumblee, Jordyn Bumblee2, and Jordyn Songs - the last one she messed up on a little, but it's still cute)
... currently has an ear infection in her right ear, which we think may be to blame for this horrible sleep pattern that she is currently in. We feel awful, and we think that this possibly started a few weeks ago. She no longer has a tube in her right ear - they pulled it in November since it was partially falling out. That tube was in for a year - the other tube is still in her left ear. We are hopeful that she will go back to a normal sleep pattern now that this has been figured out. We can already tell a mood change ... yesterday (after starting meds) she was a completely different child. She wasn't throwing temper tantrums, screaming, and was back to her happy/silly self. We've been saying all along that we felt something was wrong and should maybe go to the doctor, but we also asked her nearly everyday if her ear hurt. I guess she couldn't pinpoint the pain to tell us.
... says everything imaginable, but has a few new phrases that are not a favorite of her mom and dad ... No Way, I don't want to, I don't have to. And so it begins ... Ha! :)
... loves to say the days of the week (she does them all by herself) and knows the months of the year from January to May. She is also close to counting to ten in Spanish.
... can recognize almost all of her uppercase letters. She knows names that start with the letters, so it's funny to drive near the mall with her - she will see JCPennys and yell "J for Jordyn, C for Cooper!" Then we get to Target and hear "T for Taylor, A for August, R for Reece, G for Gizmo, E for Emma, and another T for Taylor!" (These are all friends/teachers from school - except for Gizmo)
... gets very excited to cheer for the UNI Panthers and the UNC Tarheels in basketball ... the Tarheels may not be great this year, but they did just beat NC State. :)
... is getting a little more used to the nursery at church. Today she asked to go, but only if Mommy would go too. I was fine with that - every other time I've taken her, she has started screaming the minute we get to the door. Baby steps, right!? :) We have nursery duty again next week, so maybe we can get her to play in her room instead of the baby room that we will be in.
... loves to Skype!!! She gets to Skype with her grandparents and aunts and uncles!
... has been eating better since we started a sticker chart with her. She still won't eat vegetables, but she is at least eating something. We went about a week where she barely ate anything. (Maybe the ear infection played a part in that too?) She actually lost about a pound during that time. A pound doesn't seem like a lot, but for a kid it can be. Thankfully she still looks healthy, and she has gained the pound back. She still weighs herself every morning and tells me she weighs "tirty pounds."
... loves her teacher at school! We hear about Miss Taylor constantly! I know I mention this a lot, but we are so blessed to have such a wonderful daycare for our girls! They are so happy there and learn so much! We love hearing Jordyn talk about her friends. :) We've also had parents tell us how their children talk about having Jordyn as their friend. There are such wonderful families at the daycare!
... still amazes us each day with how much she has learned/is learning! She doesn't miss a beat or forget a thing!