Let's start out this post with his sweet stats from the doctor's office.
(which is the 75th percentile)
Weight: 22 lbs 0 oz
(which is between the 25th and 50th percentile)
*Even though he doesn't look it, apparently he's 'long and lean' lol!
He's growing each day and its hard for me to believe it, but he's really doing great. He's completely off baby food and has been for almost 3 months. He eats whatever we're having, but most days he'll only like one thing. He rarely has a little of multiple items, and its usually a crap-shoot to determine his meal. Most nights he'll pick one thing that we're eating (corn or mashed potatoes or chicken) and only eat one of them. Now he'll eat a ton of that one (finishing a solid 3/4ths of a can of creamed corn just last night), but not touch the other items. Each meal that item changes. Today he might love chicken, but tomorrow won't eat it. In the morning he might devourer bread but turn up his nose to it next week. Its quite an adventure. When asked (by the doctor) if he's a good eater, my reply was 'sometimes' because if he won't eat what's at the table, then he doesn't eat. So some meals he eats great, and some meals, well, we'll just say 'not so much'. haha.
He LOVES playing with his sister.
And his Paw Paw.
He ESPECIALLY loves playing with his sister AND his Paw Paw WHILE being outside.
He's able to walk pretty much anywhere he wants, and climbs EVERYTHING.
Things that I didn't even realize were 'climbable', I'll find him halfway up them. He can climb all the way up the playhouse stairs, by himself, with out any hesitance or encouragement. Most days there is at least a time or two where I just smile, roll my eyes and shake my head as I remove him from the top of a staircase, rocking chair, couch or table. One of his favorite things to do is to move things closer to other things so that he can climb on the first thing and get up on the second thing. True story. :) *little rascal*
He's been in 12 month clothes since November, and some of them are starting to get tight. Most of the 18 month stuff I've tried on him is too big though (like really too big), so I'll probably squeeze him into 12 month stuff for a month or so more.
For the most part, we're DONE WITH BIBS!!!! Some of you might not know the importance of this statement, but its a very big deal to me. My sweet little man has been a slobber. machine. Seriously, since about 2 months, he started slobbering so much that we would go through 4-6 bibs a day and at least one outfit change, just because of slobber. And everyone would tell me, over and over and over, that he was 'just teething' and yet, no teeth arrived until 11 months! Long story short, in the last few weeks, he's gotten control over the slobbering, and no longer wears a bib 24/7. YAY for pictures without bibs!
Braxton James, we love you so much and are sooooo grateful for you! You're an amazing little boy
and a gift from God!