16 Months

OMG I feel like I just wrote the blog about Jax’s 15 month updates! Time is going by way too fast and our little man is growing by leaps and bounds every day. May 31st was 16 months and this month Jaxson:

  • Learned a few more body parts – feet, toes, hands, head, belly, and (my personal favorite) boobies! This was a purely unintentional pick-up on his part and is ridiculously hilarious when he grabs his little man-boobies.
  • Picked up some new words this month and is honing his skills on his previous vocabulary as well. He’s been working on saying grandma (grr-ma) but of course won’t do it when she’s around or if we’re trying to video it. Also grandpa is usually “guh-guh” but is sloooowly becoming grr-pa…he’ll just say “pa” which he already knew since J’s dad is Papa. We can also understand the difference between words, such as nugget/Nana/nu-nu (pacifier)/no although to any other person it probably sounds about the same. He’s also a master repeater and picks up so quickly on the funniest things – for instance, he has a Batman toy and when he goes on it I will sing theΒ  “Na na na na na na na naaaaa Jax-son!” and he’ll repeat it back to me with “na na na na na!”. We’ve been trying to teach him to answer “What’s your name?” but every time he answers with “Bubba!” which is hilarious but not so accurate. Eventually we can get him to say Jax (juh) but Bubba is always the default answer. He also “talks” a lot more now, and he’s very interested in telling you whatever it is he’s saying.
  • Started eating REAL food (which I’m hoping I’m not jinxing by saying this). Granted, he’s always up for some nuggets or hot dogs but we don’t want that to be his only food group so we’ve been keeping veggie/fruit pouches on the shelf in case. He’s now successfully eaten (and enjoyed!) green beans and steamed broccoli! He even ate grilled chicken I had for lunch at Cheddar’s one day and when I cooked him some in a pan he gobbled it up too. Okay so I called it “nuggets” when I gave it to him but what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him! πŸ˜‰ Regardless we are very excited that he’s finally started branching out into trying real food, and hopefully he will be able to share dinner with us 100% of the time soon!
  • Been a little bit of a jerk sometimes! If you fuss at him for doing something he’s not supposed to, he’ll flail his arms at you (thus hitting you) and gives you this nasty stink-eye face or glares at you from under his eyebrows and then stomps away to go do something else wrong. Tantrums have also made an appearance, in the form of him throwing himself to the ground like WOE IS ME! I’M SO MISTREATED BECAUSE YOU WOULDN’T LET ME ______ (fill in the blank with some form of destructive or dangerous action or abusing us in some way lol)! These tantrums come complete with real tears and sobbing/yelling. Therefore, we’ve begun time-outs in the corner when he gets ridiculous and he gets his minute to calm down so he can move on from the theatrics.
  • Has 12 solid teeth in there, still working on the 1st molars on the bottom to come in all the way but they are most definitely there. Thankfully, no severe sleep loss has resulted (knock on wood!).
  • Remember before when I said if you said “What noise does your booty make?” he would reply by blowing a raspberry? Well now he’s taken it one step further and if we ask him “Did you go poo-poo?” he’ll hunker down and act like he’s pushing one out right there. He will also force himself to burp now by sticking his fingers down his throat, gagging as he does this of course. Boys are gross. πŸ˜›
  • He’s gotten the concept of getting dressed and will help when you put his shirt over his head by finding the arm holes. If you hold his shorts up he will try to stand on one foot to put the other in, although he doesn’t quite have the balance down for that yet. He also knows clothes by name (shirt, shorts, socks, and of course shoes) when you say it even though he doesn’t say them himself yet. Except shoes. Every time he sees them sitting by the back door he will go get them and bring them to you, the whole time saying “tchoo, tchoo, tchoo, tchoo”. At least he doesn’t fight us putting them on him anymore!
  • Has mad skills at cleaning! When its time to clean up his tray on his highchair, if you hand him a wipe he’ll go to town on the mess! Same thing goes with a spill on the floor and J discovered that he has a natural talent for vacuuming! Usually he will follow her through the house and she’ll let him help move the vacuum around, but the other day she let him go at it solo and he did a great job!
  • And now your favorite part of all, PICTURES of our handsome boy!
Sitting in the big boy chair!

Sitting in the big boy chair!

Love this look on his face.

Love this look on his face.

Sleeping Booty

Sleeping Booty

Got Milk?

Got Milk?

Bedhead!

Bedhead!

Vacuuming Champ!

Vacuuming Champ!

Our Little Dude

Our Little Dude

He's a nut!

He’s a nut!

#selfie

#selfie

Sweet boy!

Sweet boy!

In other news, yesterday (June 3) marked 2 years since we got that big ol’ plus sign on the home pregnancy test telling us that our baby was taking up residence in J’s belly. I went back and read that post and got chills! It was such an exciting time and the beginning of one of the greatest adventures of our lives. Its been crazy but I wouldn’t trade it for anything! πŸ™‚

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Denise L Dorris
    Jun 04, 2014 @ 09:17:31

    How can Jaxon be this old already? Ladies he is such a cute little boy,love all the pictures you post!

    Reply

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