Three Kids

Three Kids

Monday, July 30, 2012

Jaxon ~ 10 Months

Jaxon is 10 months old!

He is such a handsome and happy little big boy!

I had a little help from his big sisters on getting him to smile. :)

Jaxon recently discovered that playing in Gizmo's travel kennel is fun! Gee, had I known this, I would have set it up more often! Ha! :)

Jaxon ...

... weighs 24 pounds and is 30.5 inches long (both 90th-95th percentile).

... wears 12-month and 18-month clothes, size 4 diapers, and size 4 shoes.

... is a walker! He is not a full-time walker, but he does a great job taking 5-10 steps at a time. Oddly, he seems to walk best in our grass outside, where the ground is uneven!

... loves basketballs, footballs, golf clubs, and baseball bats! He is all boy!

... is struggling a bit with sleep right now, but that could be due to those unending ear infections. He takes great naps during the day, but he is waking up 1-3 times most night. Some nights I am able to just walk in his room, turn on his music, and he's fine. Other nights, I end up snuggling with him for a while. It's hard ... we don't want him to get use to me taking him out of the crib if he's awake in the middle of the night, but sometimes his crying wakes up the girls. Sometimes he's okay, too, if I just sit by his crib for a few minutes. I do miss his incredible infant sleep schedule! (We were so lucky that our three kids were incredible sleepers as infants!)

... loves his sisters, but he can sure pick a fight with them! If he wants something they have, he will fight for it ... even if that means standing up, wrapping his arms around them, and tackling them to the ground. I know we shouldn't encourage it, but it is hilarious! He's one tough 10-month old!

... laughs so hard at Jordyn and Jayla! They can sure entertain each other.

... loves to play peek-a-boo. He will put the blanket over his face to cover it, and he will not take it off until we say "peek-a-boo."

... loves to swim!!! He is quite a fish!

... still does NOT sit still. He is on the move constantly. It's exhausting! :)

... thinks it's funny to empty the kitchen and bathroom cupboards/drawers.

... is eating mostly table food. He still loves baby oatmeal in the morning, but for most of his other meals/snacks, he is eating table food - and he loves it!! We haven't given him too much meat, but he does like chicken a lot! He also still takes 6 ounce bottles about 5-6 times a day. 

... has 8 teeth (four on the top and four on the bottom), but he drooling up a storm and chewing on things like crazy, so we are thinking that more are on the way.

... has been trying to crawl onto the couch, but can't quite do it. He tries so hard!

... has brought so much chaos and exhaustion to our lives by constantly being on the go, but we wouldn't change it for the world! We love that he is so healthy and active!!

Happy 10-Months, Jaxon Dean!

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