Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Baby J is 18 Months Old!!

It is crazy how fast time is flying by! J is already 18 months old! How did that happen so quickly?

He is doing great and growing every day! 
The pediasure is helping him put on some weight and he is getting taller too!

He is also still eating great!! 

I just had to go buy him some new pajamas, because he is finally outgrowing the 12 month size! 

He is still in a lot of size 12 month clothes, but also moving into 18 month size. 

He is still in size 3 diapers, and probably will be for a while. 

He still isn't saying that many words, and will be starting speech therapy next week. I am really hoping to see a big difference once we start that. He is saying, Daddy, mama, Molly, cold, hot, boo-boo, no-no 

He is also signing milk, more, please, all done, eat, and sometimes cracker, cookie and cheese. 

The only animal sound he knows is moo for cow. And when I ask him a different animal, he says moo. We are working on it. 

He also refuses to point to body parts. We ask him where his nose is, or eyes, or belly and he just laughs. 

But he is so smart and understands everything we are saying to him. 

He is so active and runs everywhere! He loves to run and kick the soccer ball. 

He is loving cars and trucks right now too! 

He has a little temper, especially when he doesn't get what he wants. He will throw mean temper tantrum forever! Lord help me with this strong willed child! 

He also does not like the word no, and completely ignores me when I say it. I have to go physically remove him from what he is doing, and usually he just goes right back to doing it! 

Sleep is a strange thing with him. Some days he will nap for 2 hours, go right to bed and sleep 12+ hours uninterrupted. Then there are other days where he will only nap for an hour, fight going to bed and then wake up in the middle of the night and be wide awake for a couple of hours. (Like right now! I am sitting in his room at 4 am and he has been awake since 2:30!) We have tried different things and tonight we are trying the, leave him in his crib and sit in the chair next to it to see if he will go back to sleep. We have tried letting him cry. We have tried putting him in bed with us, we have tried bringing him downstairs and watching tv. But every time it is the same thing. He is wide awake for a couple of hours, and then he will eventually fall back asleep. This happens about once a week, and it makes no sense to me. 

This little tornado is going to age me! I told Andrew that there will be a distinct difference in the way I look before J and then a year later! My hair will be more gray and my face will have a ton of "worry lines"!  And I think I will look tired, from being so tired! 

But it will all be worth it! He is worth it! We love you baby J! You bring chaos, excitement, and a lot of energy into our home!
But you also bring love and we are so grateful you are here! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

3 Months With Baby J!

Yesterday marked three months since Baby J came home! 
We finally had family pictures taken and I love how they turned out! Just wish I could share more of them! 
J continues to be a ball of energy! I call him my little tornado! He is into everything and doesn't stop all day! 

We went to his speech therapy evaluation last week and they do want to start seeing him on a weekly basis. As far as understanding goes, he does great. He just doesn't say more than 5 words. He babbles a lot, but not many words. 

He wants to be just like Michael! After Michael went pee outside, J went over to the same spot and dos that! ⬆️ 

Also, anything Michael is playing with, J wants and he wants to be with Michael doing whatever he is doing. 

Sleep is still good! He does have a few nights a week that he does not want to go to sleep and fights it hard. But once he is asleep, he is out all night. Then there are other nights when he falls asleep really easy but then is up in the middle of the night wide awake. Not screaming, but happy and talking and ready to play! I have started keeping a journal of what he eats during the day and his schedule to see if there is any coronation between it all. 

He loves the water! Anytime we are outside, he heads straight for the baby pool and is in it quicker than I can stop him, clothes and all! He loves the big pool too, and just walks off the side into the pool, with me catching him! 

He's eating great! And eating new things all the time. He will try anything once and if he likes it, will keep on eating. We discovered he LOVES blueberries! Like will eat an entire carton in one sitting!! 

He has also started drinking pediasure to help him gain weight. And it is working! He is getting a little chub on him and is growing taller too! 

His hair is getting so long and a lot thicker! I'm getting close to being ready to cut it! It is so crazy if I don't do anything to it! 

Three months isn't that long of a time, but it feels like he's been here a lot longer. We are so blessed to have him our lives!