Y’all! I haven’t written a post about our best boy since his first birthday. I keep thinking, I should go back and update the blog on Jud, but I thought instead, we would move forward from here. And I’ll catch you up on the past few months, too!
I can’t tell you what a joy Judson is, he completes our family in ways I never imagined we needed. Let’s recap what he’s been up since I left you hanging at the 12 month post.
At ONE year…
You visited Disney World for the first time! We left the bottles at home and switched to a cup full-on at Disney. Go big or go home, right? I thought we would have enough distraction, that you wouldn’t even notice the missing bottle and I was right on, a few whiney mornings and we said bye-bye to the ba-ba. You were scared of the characters, you like sticking close to mom in crowds, so much different than big sister, and I secretly love you clinging to me.
At 13 months…
You learned to love summertime, the boat, the lake, the pool. You are one happy boy in the sunshine. You started walking and developed some serious stranger anxiety. Your third tooth started peeking through on the bottom. You stayed in a size 12 months and a size 4 diaper, and weighed around 21 pounds.
At 14 months…
Instead of walking, you decided it would be better to run everywhere. We started laughing as you would get carried away and your little body couldn’t keep up with your fast legs. You love to play in the playroom, your content to go and do your own thing, and continued to be glued to my side. Your fourth tooth started to poke through on the bottom.
You started taking one good nap during the day and it is pure bliss! You are so happy when you wake up.
At 15 months…
Your two top and bottom molars started to come in and you were not happy at all! You started to dislike some of your favorite foods in favor of fruits and carbs, but by the end of the month you weren’t throwing your vegetables away so quickly. Your favorite fruit remains a banana and you would eat the entire bunch if we would let you. We discovered that the reflux you have been battling is caused from a lactose intolerance and we’ve had no spit up incidences since switching you to a lactose free milk. You took your second beach trip and absolutely hated the sand, but you were content to hang out and nap by the pool.
At 16 months…
And here we are, 16 months. You say so many words and you try so hard to tell us things. You’ll spout out a string of words that we can barely recognize, right on the cusp of some real language development and we love watching you figure it all out. The stranger anxiety seems to be subsiding some, it left when those four molars finally came through, so it probably had a little to do with both. You love being outside and hanging out with Braylen, and playing with Coco.
You still wear a size 4 diaper and 12 month clothes, although some 18 month clothes fit you now.
You’re quick to let us know how you feel about things, but extremely patient when it comes to figuring things out on your own. Every time I see you patiently putting things together and building with your blocks, I say a little prayer that you’ll be just like you daddy.
You still take one long nap around lunchtime (sometimes a three hour nap). You go to sleep around 7:30 and sleep until I wake you up at 7:00 the next morning. For a while, you hated staying at the gym, but you’ve since decided it isn’t too bad.
You weigh around 23 pounds, long and lean like your sister.
You aren’t so sure about Braylen being away and you call for during the day, especially while you are playing by yourself.
And of course, mommy is still your very favorite. Hands down.