Thursday, May 22, 2014

Baker's Two Year Checkup

Baker had his two year checkup with his pediatrician yesterday.
Some days I still cannot fathom my precious boy being two years old!
On May 10, he was my little one year old.
With the turn of the calendar, and the change in number of fingers he now proudly displays,
my son became a skinned knee sporting, rock toting, bug finding, chick magnet.
In the waiting room, he hugged and kissed an adorable six year old girl; although I'm hoping left whatever germs she was being seen for safely in her care.
He is also head over heels in love with our four year old neighbor.
I am beginning to see a trend with older women.
Baker weighs 26.1 pounds, and is 35 inches long.
He is in the 24th percentile for weight and 72nd percentile for height
on the typically developing growth chart,
and in the 75th percentile for weight and 100th percentile for height
on the Down Syndrome growth chart.
Grow Baker Boy, grow!
Baker was so silly at the doctor.
They usually only see us when Baker is sick.
The doctors and nurses loved seeing him so animated.
He babbled, and walked, melted a few hearts, and brightened a few days.
It is a joy watching him interact with others.
I can see people's mood change and their demeanor soften when they see Baker.
He gravitates to people, and they to him.
It is really a joy to behold.
It is truly a blessing to be his mommy and watch the impact he has on others.
I can only hope I have such a positive impression on those around me.
The lesson I learned from Baker's two year checkup today was not from the doctors about his diet, or medications, or therapies, it was from my child.
Leave others better than you find them.
Make a difference in someone's life.
In all things, smile. It's more contagious than any germ.


  1. What a blessing to read your blog! Your little boy is impacting the world with his charming personality. And you, Jenn, are having an even bigger impact as his mommy. Your advocacy for your child is changing his world. The people around you see your loving care and acceptance of Baker, and they are being impacted by the way you live your life. Your life matters. I am a sibling of a special needs child. My mother impacted my life daily as I watched her lovingly care for my sister. God bless you.

  2. I loved reading about Baker and hearing of your love for him. You are impacting the world each day as you model love and acceptance and inclusion for your precious little one. God bless you. You are changing the world.

  3. He is a cutie! I can sure see why he would brighten someone's day! What a blessing he is to all who meet him! I love the lessons you learned that day!