Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Baby is Growing Up Too Fast :(

It hit me today how much Jaxon has already grown up. It seems like every time I put him in his pj's for bedtime that they get a little more snug with each snap of the button.

Although I hate that he'll never be tiny ever again, it makes me happy that he is growing and learning new things every day. I love waking up in the morning to his smiling face and him talking away to himself. Jaxon has taught me to truly cherish each and every moment in life because in a blink of an eye they're all grown up.

Jaxon's personality is starting to show through. He has become such a little giggle monster! He loves to play peek-a-boo and laughs at every funny noise you can make. I can tell I'm going to have a man who likes to throw temper tantrums though. The past couple of nights at dinner time he keeps arching his back when I try to put him in his high chair and he starts to fuss looking at Jake and I eat. I spoon fed him some milk and he did a pretty good job with it! He'd open his mouth real wide when the spoon got near him. Even though more than half of it ended up on him and not in his tummy, I think he's ready to try cereal. When Jake gets back from San Francisco we'll give him some oatmeal cereal.

Jaxon is also becoming a lot more interactive. He can play with all sorts of toys and he loves his jumperoo. He can finally reach the toys on there and he likes to spin the color wheel and bounce up and down. He will tolerate sitting in his Bumbo seat for about 5 minutes at a time but then he wants out quickly after that time is up! And speaking of sitting, he can sit by himself for about 2 seconds until toppling over!! I just can't get over how big he is!! Oh and he LOVES bathtime now too! We took out the newborn swing that was inside of it and sat him in the tub and he just reclines in there and kicks his legs and splashes around. He doesn't cry anymore and it seems like he looks forward to baths now. Oh, Oh! And little man found his feet two nights ago. He won't let go of them now. It also makes changing his diaper more of a challenge because he is so squirmy!

Jax can now put himself to sleep! Sticking with sleep training took a lot of work and consistency. We had to change our method once when it seemed like what we were doing just wasn't working at all or just making him more upset. Now he rarely cries when being put to bed. Sometimes he'll fuss for a little bit but usually he just talks himself to sleep. It's so sweet, but it also makes me a little sad.

Jaxon loves to look at Mommy and Daddy! It's so cute because we'll all be sitting on the couch and he'll just look bath and forth at Jake then I then back at Jake.

My little boy is growing up so fast! He needs to slow down a bit because I'm not ready to let go of the baby stage.

Video of my giggle monster

Video of daddy and Jax playing

Video of Jaxon cracking up

Jaxon playing in his jumperoo a month ago

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