Jaxon turned 7 months old on the 14th. He is such a big boy now! He weighs 19 lbs 3 oz and is 27 inches long. Jaxon is exploring the house more and more everyday. He can get into absolutely anything! He loves Lucy's water bowl and goes straight there almost every time we put him down now. He actually ventured into the kitchen for the first time today. (I guess I should start baby proofing the house!) He gets up on all 4s and rocks back and forth. He also can get into the crawling position from sitting, so it really only is a matter of time before he's actually crawling instead of scooting everywhere. He finally started sitting up on his own a couple weeks ago. He also has 3 teeth now. His third one cut through his gums last week. He was a little cranky so I'm glad that's what was causing his discomfort.
I've been teaching Jaxon a little bit of sign language, mostly the basics like milk, more, food, and drink. He can't sign back yet but a few days ago he understood when I signed milk to him! It was so exciting to see him make the connection and be able to understand me.
Jaxon is SO interested in the dogs lately. He will pull on Leila's hair, grab at Lucy's face and crack up when he sees Lucy playing fetch. The dogs don't mind too much, but there are times they just get up and walk away from him because they're tired of their paws being touched or Jaxon screeching in their face. (As I type this Jaxon is scooting around chasing Lucy and Lucy keeps hiding behind the table. It's so cute!)
****Important Message!**** I just got word that my nephew Xander Michael Lester made his grand entrance into the world today! He was 8 lbs 6 oz and 20 inches long! Both mom and baby are doing great! Congratulations Alex and Donielle!!!!!
Jaxon had another laser treatment done on his hemangioma on Friday. He did a great job and I think it looks better every month. It is pretty much flesh colored now so all you really notice is that his lip is slightly larger and bulged out more where the hemangioma is. We are so happy with the results and very glad we chose this treatment option!
I have one week left of my first online course at National University. It's a class about writing research papers and such. So far it's going great, even though it is just a lot tedious work. I will admit that I'll be happy when it's over.
Jake has been flying nights an awful lot lately. He'll go into work around 2 pm and then come home around 2-4 am. It's nice because he gets more time with Jaxon this way, but it is messing up Jake's sleep schedule a lot. Jake will be gone to WTI in Yuma, Arizona starting around Labor Day. He went to this back in 2009. It's about 3 months long so Jaxon and I plan on making several trips out to Yuma to visit Daddy.
Here are a couple videos of Jaxon:
Jaxon sharing a nectarine with Lucy
Jaxon scooting at 6.5 months
Jaxon laughs at Lucy playing fetch
Here are some 7 months pics!