14 Months

Jaxson turned 14 months on March 31, and in the past month he’s made leaps and bounds of progress!

  • He’s becoming more vocal and has about 10 words he says consistently/in context, and growing every day.
  • He can shake his head yes and no and will answer questions that way, such as “Jaxson, are you handsome?” to which he will give an enthusiastic yes.
  • He’s got some hand motions down for juice and food, and he’s started grabbing at his diaper when he pees to let you know.
  • He now points at everything and wants to know what it’s called. He has animal clings on the walls of his bedroom, and will have you walk around the entire room so he can point at them and you can tell him what they are. He remembers, too, and will point to them when you ask.
  • He’s starting to be able to find body parts when you say the name – ears, belly, eyes, and “pee-pee”! LOL
  • He can walk but is still defaulting to crawling just because its faster and less scary. Plus he’s a little on the lazy side, but when he does walk he does really well.
  • He has 10 teeth, including the top two 1st molars, and his top two canines are right behind those. No activity on the bottom recently, though.
  • Food has been a struggle lately, in part from teething, in part because he’s just a jerk when it comes to food sometimes (he’s gotten in the bad habit of throwing food down to the floor when he doesn’t want it anymore/at all or spitting it back out at you). We’re having trouble getting him fruits and veggies so we’ve been trying different things like baby dried fruit chips (he didn’t mind banana but strawberry was a no-go), veggie chips/straws, and are seriously considering Pediasure or some such thing to make sure he’s getting all the nutrients he needs. A child cannot survive on chicken nuggets and hot dogs alone! Oh and cheese, this kid loooooves cheese just like Mama J.
  • We’ve started weaning him from the bottle, and he’s no longer getting the morning bottle, and we’ve started phasing out the afternoon nap bottle too.
  • He loves when we play on the bed, tossing him into the pillows and flipping him around like an acrobat. And he loves being scared – if you sneak up on him, grab him, and yell BOO! you’ve probably just made his day.
  • He’s started wearing shoes out, now that he’s learning to walk and when we go to the park it is much easier because he will walk about while holding your hand instead of us having to carry him to the swing, the slide, the whatever. The other day we took him up all the ramps and went on the big-kid slide – he loved it! He couldn’t quite get the hang of the rock wall though. šŸ˜‰
  • He can use hand sanitizer like a pro – we’ll put some on our hands and give him some, and he’ll clasp his little hands together and squeeze/rub before blowing on them. So. Darn. Cute.
  • The sleep regression seems to have regressed … for now. He’s slept through the night for a few days straight now, and also now that those two molars are through. He was sporting dark under-eye circles and a bad attitude for a while there!
  • He’s currently wearing 18-24 month clothing (and 18 month is getting snug!) and 2T with a few 3T thrown in. And he’s got big feet like Mama B and wears a 6/7. Not to mention he’s back in size 6 diapers again. Mr. Tall Butt LOL

I swear, he goes to bed and wakes up the next day smarter/taller/heavier/cuter! It is amazing how quickly he is growing and becoming a person right before our eyes. Sure, there are so many struggles with dealing with a fussy baby who won’t eat, take a nap, or sit down in the tub, but it’s all worth it to get one of his great big hugs at the end of the day. šŸ™‚

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