Noelle's 3 year check-up

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Noelle's 3 year check-up

I'm so thankful to have such a happy and healthy little girl! Biggrin

And a tall one, too - 39.5 inches (95th%)
33.8 lbs (75th%)

(but just recently grew into a size 7 shoe :wink:)

She had two shots, and these were the first shots she was 'aware' of getting. She did great, she's a tough kid. I don't think she would have cried at all if she had just gotten one shot, but the second one hurt her feelings. lol

Question - how does your kid do with genders/pronouns? Noelle is terrible with gender and she confuses her pronouns all the time, even when she's talking about herself. She knows she's a girl, but she will refer to herself as 'he' or 'his.' I asked her pedi about it, and she acted surprised and said to just keep working with her on it. So now I wonder if this is unusual... FWIW, Noelle doesn't have a single acquaintance her age who is female - there are lots of boys in her life, so maybe that contributes to the confusion.

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Good growing!!! Petite little tootsies, too!

As for the pronouns etc. Violet has become much better with them recently and most of the time gets them right. But she still gets confused at times. I'm sure it's nothing to really be concerned about yet.

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yay noelle!!!!!! great growing!!!!!!

i bet the gender/pronoun thing is nothing to worry bout!! lyssa's the same as violet....gets it confused sometimes too......she just recently started figuring out maam and sir though :rolleyes;

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Whoohoo for a tall growing girl!

I remember the SLP said correct pronoun usage isn't expected at this age AT ALL, so not sure why the pedi would be surprised! Colby frequently refers to himself as "my", as in My do it, etc. He also used to refer to himself as "you", as in "Mommy help you!". That makes sense as they are referred to as "you" almost all the time..."you need to pick this up", "tell me what you want", etc.

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great growing Noelle with petit feet. I always wanted to be a size 6 lol

Aidan always confuses his/her he/she ie. Mommy, he needs her blanket. I just correct it, eventually it'll stick

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what a happy little grower!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!

due to dh.......abby refers to everyone as sir!!!!!!LOL!!!!! but she still doesn't get pronouns right all the time......sometimes i think she says things wrong jsut to crack herself up!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!! cuz it's hysterical to call lucy a boy!!!!!! :rollseyes: LOL!!!!!! i definately wouldn't be worried at this age...

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Way to grow Miss Noelle! Doesn't your mommy know that 3yr check up threads require pictures (for people to steal Wink )?!

Cadence seems to do fine with he and she, but sometimes is confused about brother and sister. She understands that she is Wade's sister and Ella's sister, but doesn't know how Wade is her brother and Ella is her sister. ROFL

And she gets confused on yes ma'am and yes sir...

Like the others, I don't think I would worry about pronoun confusion just yet.

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Great growing Noelle! Biggrin
Such tiny feet - same size as Jayden's (he's a peanut).

All this talk about ma'am and sir - I don't think Jayden has ever heard those words. :o
He still gets a little confused about he/she etc, but I just correct him.

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Good growing sweet princess! Smile Tia has tiny feet too, I love it.

Pax does pretty good with pronouns, but is nowhere near perfect. I think it's completely age appropriate for some confusion!

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ma'am and sir? people still say that?

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oh yeah, Jordan, especially the further south you travel. Smile

My DH taught Noelle to say, 'yes, sir' when she was pretty young (as a joke), but it's actually been kind of handy...

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Way to grow Noelle!

lol at the ma'am and sir. We say it sometimes, but usually in play.

Mikayla grasped pronouns very early. I was really surprised buy it. Logan used the me/my and you like Colby. We worked really hard with him to get him to use the correct terms. He didn't figure it out until preschool actually (4 years old).

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Good growing - I think she and Miles are the same height - no dancing for them though, his giant feet would crush her petite little ones, lol!

Miles is good with the pronouns if you ask him outright, but he gets confused in conversation sometimes still. I think it's just his little mouth working as fast as his brain, you know?

Oh, and he doesn't know ma'am and sir, but he knows who is a Dude and who is a Dudette.

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Way to grow Noelle! So tall!

Karina confuses the pronouns as well at times...."hold you" when she means "hold me" but she's getting better since we correct her.

As for ma'am and sir-- I still use them pretty often with strangers...young ladies I call miss. And I'm not from the South, I live right outside NYC!

How do you approach strangers if you don't say ma'am or sir? Now I'm curious...

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lol! Gotta love regional differences. I don't really think about how I approach strangers...I guess I just avoid using any kind of title. I'll say hello or good morning or thank you etc. I've never heard 'sir' or 'ma'am' in use here though by anyone. I'd be mortified if someone called me ma'am! Lol

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Way to grow, Noelle!!! I guess small feet at this age is a girl thing, Anna is a size 7 too. But I have no idea what her other stats are - we don't do a 3-year check-up here.

As far as pronouns, Anna doesn't have any trouble with them, but I put that down to her being the youngest - she is more advanced thanks to her brothers' influence. I have certainly heard of pronoun confusion being normal, we had a friend who's child had trouble that way (oldest child) - she used to say things like, "You like ice cream" when referring to herself.

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Haha, yeah I think a lot of it really is regional, saying ma'am or sir, lol! Growing up in the south you HAD to say those two words, yes ma'am, no sir, etc. And people were Mr. Jack or Miss Sarah to children, never called an adult by their first name. Colby does say sir and ma'am, but ma'am sounds like Mom, so it's kinda funny, lol!

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WOW, she is tall, isn't she?

As far as pronouns, Jax totally gets he/she him/her and uses it correctly 100% when referring to gender, but will often use the wrong pronoun for the sentence. For instance, "her coming to our house". He often uses 'you' instead of 'me' when he wants me to do something for him, like he will say "pick up you".
He uses sir and ma'am, but not always correctly, even though he knows the difference. He will often say to his dad "no/yes ma'am",and to me "no/yes sir" but when we ask him if his dad is a ma'am, he will say "nooooo, daddy a sir".

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And we use ma'am and sir out of polite-ness. I was taught at a very young age that it was polite to address or answer everyone with a "no/yes ma'am/sir". As a child, when I was called for, I always responded to with that as well instead of using the word 'what'. Like, when my mom wanted me, she would say "Melissa" and I would reply "ma'am?", never "what?" It was just considered more respectful and polite. My mother was a southern belle, though. I guess that's where it comes from.
Here, everyone uses titles to speak to people politely. But, we are in the south and it is definitely a regional thing. Jax also uses the words "miss" "mrs" and "mr", though mrs and mr are very garbled and mispronounced. LOL

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Great appointment! She'll be thankful for those little feet one day Smile

Tyler does well with using the correct pronouns in terms of identifying gender - he doesn't mix up male and female but he chooses the wrong one in terms of correct use. He doesn't say he or she or they - it's always him or her or them: "What's him doing? "Her has a toy"

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"JorgieGirl" wrote:

lol! Gotta love regional differences. I don't really think about how I approach strangers...I guess I just avoid using any kind of title. I'll say hello or good morning or thank you etc. I've never heard 'sir' or 'ma'am' in use here though by anyone. I'd be mortified if someone called me ma'am! Lol

I remember the first time someone called me ma'am instead of miss I felt SO OLD. LOL. Now I'm used to it.

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Nice growing!! ANd cute little feet Smile

Alanis confuses the pronouns quite a bit. She uses the male ones almost exclusively. And she tends to never use the possessive ones (his/hers). In fact, she kinda uses "he" for everything.

"Who is he?" ok!
"Are we going to the house of he?" sometimes she'll use "his house" but not always. more often she makes a more complex construct like this, maybe because in Spanish we tend to us "la casa de el" more often than "su casa"
"That belongs to he?" sometimes she'll use "him" but not always. again, i think it's because we don't use the more formal "suyo" as much as "de el" in Spanish.

My poor kid is definitely confusing stuff in both languages and I have been blaming myself for it, for not really clearly defining how we speak to her and continuing to use Spanglish.