Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jackson's 11 Month Update

This is it, folks..

My baby becomes a toddler in less than a month (though he's been acting like one for awhile now).. Why God, why?! We had a deal!! Name that show. Anyway, the invites have been sent, I've started baking (and freezing) birthday treats, and most of the decor has been purchased so I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be for my little guy to turn the big O-N-E.

It's amazing to see just how much Jackson has learned and changed this month.. he is such a smart, outgoing (as long as mommy is nearby), sweet, and funny little guy and I can't wait to see what the coming months--and years--will bring!

Here's what we've been up to this month:
This lasted a whole .5 seconds before he was up and moving around again.. *sigh* (also, ignore the pink eyes :/)
We're going to have to find a new pose/background for pictures after this month.
 Weight: 18 lbs

Length: 29 inches

Nicknames: Jax, Bubbas, Baby, Jacksie, Stinker

Wearing: Some 9 month still fit but mostly 12 month; size 3 diapers

Sleep: Still co-sleeping.. BUT he's been acting like he doesn't like being held by me during the night anymore (which I take as a sign of him being ready to sleep on his own--I'm just not sure if I'm ready!).

Jax likes: Brushing his teeth, kitties, his cousins, Nana, Grammy & Grandpa, Aunt Britney, "talking", Family Feud, peek-a-boo, big boy baths, interacting with others, dancing, going for long walks, Elmo, eating big boy foods, cuddling with mommy, when daddy comes home from work, animals, pushing buttons, pulling himself up onto things, clapping, screaming at the top of his lungs, helping dad around the house, drinking water from his sippy cup, playing outside

Jax dislikes: Being sick, strangers, grape flavored Pedialyte, being in the car for too long

Food: Jax is still a really good eater and will eat just about anything we put in front of him (except for overly sweet things.. is he really my child?!); his current favorites are yogurt, snap pea crisps, breads, carrots, Pumpkin O's, black beans, fries, green beans, chocolate, broccoli, and Belvita Breakfast Biscuits.

Mom & Dad's Favorite Things: Watching him learn & try new things, his adorable little laugh, and his sweet hugs and kisses!

Teeth: Still the same four (and the fourth is still just peeking out).. I keep thinking more are coming because he drools like it's his job!

Happenings: Finished shooting House Hunters; first Halloween; visits from Nana, Aunt Britney, and his cousins; lots of playing outside; Grandpa's 51st birthday; and being sick :(.

~Jackson had such a blast when his cousins, Auntie, Uncle, and Nana came to visit! He and his cousin Sara played the entire weekend--Jackson so loved trying to keep up with his older cousins and his cousins were so sweet and patient with him! It was a very fun weekend!

~Jackson had his 3rd haircut a few weeks ago.. I cannot believe how much hair that kid has (and how envious I am of him for it, ha)! Jax wasn't a happy camper about having a stranger so close to him with a razor but all was forgiven when he got a lollipop (his first ever) afterward. 

~ The polar vortex left us trapped inside several days this month but we managed to make do by reading, playing lots of games, and building mommy's new office bookcase. I sure do love our pajama cuddles (ignore the messy bedroom in the background)! 

~My poor baby has been fighting a cold the past couple of weeks (my theory is that he got it from MOPS--those babies love to share drool covered toys!). I finally took him to the Dr. yesterday because his cough was starting to settle in his chest and no amount of steam, liquids, or kisses was helping; it turns out he has a sinus infection and pink eye AGAIN so he's now on antibiotics for both. 

~It's so amazing to watch Jackson grow and learn! This month, he learned how to crawl on his hands and knees (he's been army crawling like a champ for a few months now), sound out a few words (I SWEAR he's saying "hi" when he sees people), new dance moves, and walking while holding onto something for support.

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