Eight…teen…months. (don’t cry. don’t cry) My big brown-eyed baby is growing into a little boy. I think this age is a turning point. I feel like Casen can really understand what we are all saying. I just smile inside every time he recognizes and remembers things, like his blankie. The other day the sitter said he went to the door and saw a lady with blonde hair walking her dog and he freaked thinking it was me, saying ‘Momma’ ‘Ma!’…son, I wish it would have been me.
I feel like I can see how much he is growing because I’m not at home with him every day. Saying more and more words. Not quite as talkative as his little girl cousins, Hazel and Addie, who were all born super close together. He can say ‘bayybee’ and ‘ball’ all day long though. He loved his visit to see baby Avery this month. And I think Halloween is going to be his fave holiday…pro trick-or-treater.
Oh Casen Blake I love your squishy cheeks and the way you get excited when I walk in the door. I love the way you give your daddy knuckles and high fives. I could live without the toy throwing and you climbing on the kitchen island, but I will not deter your independence and need for adventure. I love you so.
Not quite a year and a half but soon my baby will have his second half birthday. I’m treasuring every moment with him. His squishy little cheeks, his chubby little legs that I just can’t resist to put leggings on, his puffy little lips that make loads of smacks, tons of kisses and say ‘bye-bye’. His voice is the sweetest!
Casen is growing right on track…making his way in a size six shoe. Likes to dance. Lover of hats. His head is almost the size of his brothers! Solid for sure. This past month he has given it a test run. Doing tumbles on concrete, head banging the front door and hitting it himself in the midst of a tantrum. Needless to stay he is most likely to become a starting linebacker. He’s pretty fast too. I certainly can’t keep up…he’s in one room and sprints to the other. He has no fear. None. Especially when it comes to stairs.
This past month he visited his new baby cousin Avery, went apple picking with his Aunt Jessi, went to a few fun birthday parties and went thrifting with his momma.
Not quite a year and a half…still my baby. Case is changing every day. Starting to ramble a few words, nothing super clear yet, besides ‘ball’ and ‘da’ which means every thing he points to! I love his squishy little cheeks and those lips are to die for.
Doc said he’s looking good on all the charts. 28” tall, 26lbs, and a head almost the size of his brothers. The few hairs he has are looking a little on the blonde side…and I can seeee curls! (< happy momma!) Growing boy…soon will be beating up his brother. Which has only just begun. I mean freaking quit fighting over toys already. Haha! Hoping my extra laid back button kicks in when the fighting really starts to happen.
He loves shoes and hats (which he used to hate). Is ticklish. Climbs our bed, the steps, the couch, wiggles his way up onto the barstools. He’s half monkey. And Still eats veggies…YAY!
This month he enjoyed his first snow cone, out grew his first pair of moccs, got his first tattoo (temporary), took a boat ride on the river, helped celebrate momma’s 30th birthday and of course visited the local donut shop too many times.
my son just said, ‘wets do it! mom you can work outside while I swim…teamwork? okay. promise?’ (while giving me a high five) #kids #wahm
I mean. He’s got it all figured out. This kid…he is going to be my manager before you know it. Fine by me. Just had to share. Follow him on twitter @littlemanjax…and if you don’t already follow me @_lauracoggins. Happy Wednesday friends!
So I missed an update. I mean, it’s summer…everyone is busy. It is so amazing how much can happen in two months. My little Casen Blake isn’t so little anymore. Outgrowing clothes like crazy…visit @jaxandcase on instagram for some gently used hand-me-downs! Aside from being down in molar city these past months, his hair is actually growing…on top, still the wiggliest ever and eats pretty much anything you put in front of him. He will even blow on it if it’s hot…um the cutest!
He’s a daddy’s boy for sure. Always cuddling just with him. Otherwise he’s on the run. So fast. And if you can’t find him, chances are he is in the bathroom trying to touch the toilet water (ew…I know, I freak every time) or playing with my makeup brush. He has learned how to climb on the baby gate and pull up and hang on the oven handle…eek! Hoping he waits a bit to climb out of his crib. Although I can’t wait to get rid of it because his chunky little legs are constantly getting stuck! Then we have waterworks. Lately he is so sensitive, especially if you take his toy (JAX!)
This past month, we went on our first family vacation to the beach (photos + blog post to come), MawMaw came to visit a few times and we took tons of bike rides and dips in the baby pool.
I’m getting gas and my son unbuckles himself from his seat, sits on the center console and winks at me…twice. #threenager #parenting
My eyes just got huge. Then I smiled. Threenager is right. Geez. I’m in trouble. Haha! Just ha to share my tweet today. Jax is now three and a half and is more independent than ever. Follow him on twitter @littlemanjax…and if you don’t already follow me @_lauracoggins. Happy Monday friends!
Year number two is off to a fantastic start…aside from the massive poop incident that covered Casen’s face. wall. curtain. mattress. blanket. and seahorse glowworm. I refuse to share the photo…it’s too gross. Anyway everything is all cleaned up and I can’t get enough of my sweet one year old.
At his one year check up he weighed 24 lbs + measured 31 inches long. His little hair is finally starting to grow. Hoping for curls! He is going to get all the ladies with his lips…always sticking them out, giving kisses. It is the cutest. He leans his head over with his mouth open. omg! Stop growing. I mean stop walking everywhere! Case is not afraid of anything. Well maybe my sister’s dog. ‘Daw’ his new word. He loves our dog, George. Giggles and gets so tickled when he walks past and sniffs him. Definitely still ticklish, always has been.
This past month he was a first timer in the ‘car cart’ at the grocery store, enjoyed a few dips in our new kiddie pool in the backyard, went to Grant’s Farm and celebrated cousin Addie’s first birthday!