Jax is another month older, 39 months…so independent, curious and adventurous. Each time I write an update about him, I try to just soak in everything that happened the past month, what he said to me, the things he did. We have good days and we have days full of nothing but fits.
It has been a crazy month. With the tragedy in Boston and in Texas…I’m holding my babies close. Praying for all the families that are suffering and that have lost a loved one. He experienced his first storm, the power went out and we had to head to the basement with a candle. A tornado actually hit a few miles from our house. Power outages everywhere, so we stayed in a hotel for a little bit. It was his first time (that he could remember) As he walked in he said, ‘It’s like a home, I wuv this chair too!’
Hoping this month will be better and brighter! Summer is almost here. Daddy is building his first swing set that MawMaw and PopPop gave him for his birthday. It’s the littlest I’ve ever seen. He will love it. He loves to be outside. Riding his bike. Stealing daddy’s tools. Pretending to be a ‘worker guy’. He’s got a new little neighbor pal, Annie. He played his first game of tag. It was so cute to watch. Lots of giggles.
Yesterday we took Jax on a late night trip to Smoothie King…first timer!
Aghhh! No. I mean what?! Still sinking in that Case is eleven months old. See a few photos here. No more baby clothes and soon he will be out of his pumpkin seat. Oh geez. On a positive note…time to plan his first birthday party!
Seriously y’all he is going to walk any day. He stood up the other day and started to take a step and just I grabbed him. Um…I’m not ready yet. I know. I know. But I didn’t have my camera and Daddy was at work. Have to capture that big milestone.
Hahaha! One of those moments where you turn around in wonder…and yes…it just happened. Welp, I guess we can only hope my son will become a musician someday. Just had to share. Hope you are having a great Monday. If you don’t already, follow me on twitter…@_lauracoggins and @littlemanjax too! He says the most random things.
Jax. Jax. Jax. Yet another month older, that makes 38 months to be exact. This past month (week rather) he has blown my mind. So damn smart. All those tricks I had up my sleeve when he was younger are not working so much anymore.
We are dying to get outside, it seems to be either really rainy or randomly snowing here. Jax’s favorite thing to do inside is jump in Case’s crib with him. The other day I said, ‘Enough jumping for today’ and told him to ‘get out immediately!’ He knew I meant business. So he left the room for a minute, came back in and held out his hand, ‘Mom, will you give me?’ I didn’t understand what he wanted so I asked, ‘What do you mean?’ he quickly replied…’It makes people happy.’ My mouth dropped. My son was asking me to forgive him because he was jumping without my permission. Really?! Talk about blown away that my three year old knows the concept of forgiveness! The sweetest thing ever! Well and THIS bedtime chat too.
So happy that he is eating better! He ate pork chops, butternut squash + quinoa the other night for dinner. These are helping out a little. And maybe Case is rubbing off on him a little. Operation Milk is still in full force. (Thank you everyone for the tips!)
Side note, I’m really not into all these action figures or toys guns. Ready for spring, I mean summer! Swimming and bikes and activities that wear him out. Ha!
- My husband and I were laying on each side of Jax, tucking him in for bed.
- Something we've never done together, that I can recall.
- Jax: I wuv you dad.
- Daddy: Love you too bud.
- Jax: (big tight squeeze) I'll never woose you dad.
- Daddy: You'll never lose me? I'll never lose you.
- I die. I immediately covered my face and teared up.
- I will never forget this bedtime chat.
We are in the double digits now…eek! Oh it makes me so happy to see Casen growing and doing new things. My baby is not so little anymore, in a few months we will be celebrating his first birthday!
Case is quite the little mover. Getting a bit harder to keep an eye on…usually you can find him behind the couch or in the bathroom. He tried to wash the shower curtain in the toilet this week. I think he dreams of being big so he can do all the things Jax does. Like running! He loves his brother. One of these days they will be in the living room wrestling, knocking each others teeth out. (That day can take its sweet ol time). Speaking of teeth. Some newbies came in…crooked as ever, but hoping they straighten out.
This past month he has learned to clap! It is the cutest. Catch it over on vine…and follow me! (I got a new phone so my video quality isn’t so shitty anymore).
Oh goodness! Guess he thought we needed a good shake. He thinks that it is bird seed. Ha! I couldn’t help but laugh. Happy Monday friends. If you don’t already, follow me on twitter…@_lauracoggins and @littlemanjax too! He says the most random things.
Everything is BIG in Jaxon’s world. Even him…he has already been three for a month! You always hear about the terrible twos, but I think that three is going to be um, lets just say
worse, a challenge, hard, interesting. Let’s be positive, right?!
We went to the doc for his checkup yesterday. He was all over the place. He’s a wild man! The only way he can be still for a minute is if he was looking in the mirror or hanging up side down. He was good though, no super huge screaming fits. (Hate those with a passion). He is 3 feet 1 inch tall and weights 33 pounds. Threes across the board.
He just discovered his shadow. Likes to run around naked and go to the gym. Let’s pretend those things happened at once, oh wait they did. eek! Needless to say we are teaching him about his private parts and being in public. He love to sing and make up songs when his is helping clean or riding in the car. Into transformers and puppets. He is starting to like food. Still obsessed with milk. Not whittle bitty tiny…BIG milk.
This kid. He brightens my day and pushes all my buttons.
Geez. I feel like I just wrote Case’s update, but it’s that time again because he is 9 months old today! This past month has been great, despite a few visits to the doc, he is happy and healthy 19.9 lb baby.
My brave little one has been trying to let go once he pulls up next to the couch. Getting closer and closer to walking. (It’s really okay, I can wait for that to happen.) We’ve been trying to teach him to wave…almost, but not quite yet. Still ticklish as ever…his giggles are too much to handle. And when he smiles you can see his teeny tiny pearly whites. He got three new teeth this past month! Which is good because he loves food. Pretty much out of that soupy baby food and into the good stuff. He loves everything except broccoli. He is such a good little sleeper too, he slept twelve hours, two nights in a row. Any parents dream! Maybe he can teach Eating + Sleeping 101 to his big brother Jax. Ha!
I don’t keep a journal. I never usually blog about my days…but yesterday was a good one. Too good not to write about. Nothing out of the ordinary.
I wake up every morning when my husband is in the shower, start packing his lunch, make his tea and breakfast. I already know what you are thinking...it’s just a little deal we made, if I stay home with the kids, I wake up when he does (even though sometimes I crawl back into bed after he goes to work). Some days I hate it, today was nice. It’s our fifteen minutes. We don’t really talk about much, this morning he called me weasel while I was making his eggs. Some days that would annoy me, but I just said ‘that’s not my name’. When he was walking out the door he said ‘have fun today’. And ‘you look pretty’….I said ‘thanks’. It made me smile. The day before yesterday he stormed off to work mad because I was being a crab. This morning I tried to convince him I need a new computer…that was a big fat NO. We have good days and bad days, everyday can’t be the same. Yesterday, work was normal. A day full of answering emails, finishing up little design projects and revising proposals. The boys were really good. Their nap schedules are changing, but I was able to get some housework done. Something we argued about the day before. When he got home, he said ‘the house looks good babe’. That made me smile. It was a typical Thursday night, his sister watched the boys while we went to crossfit together. We usually are in the zone and don’t really talk to each other much when we workout, but today we were flirting. It made me smile. Sometimes we go out to dinner with friends, but it was just us. Of course we always have a hard time making decisions on where to eat or what movie to see. It actually went smooth. We had an awesome date night. It’s kind of an inside joke, but he opened the door for me…all I could say was ‘yes! yes!’ It made us both smile.
Yesterday is actually kind of unexplainable. Those little things that he may not notice. The unexpected notes he writes. All I know is that I am thankful for my husband and our family that we have made. Friends may not always be there, money can be at an all time low, but we stay strong…together. I don’t know what I would do without him. We are a team…Team TL. (Ha! Another story.) Some people may think our ideas our crazy. I don’t care. I love that about us…not knowing what will happen next. I’m always ready for an adventure. Even though yesterday was just an ordinary day it was positive and made me so happy to be alive.