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Ready, Set, Goooo!

I know I’ve said this before, but Braxton is making significant strides toward becoming mobile.  So exciting for us and him! He is fully able to get himself sitting from laying down on his back, rolling both ways, he can get himself in to a crawling position either from laying or sitting, he can even get himself back into a sit from a crawling position! He’s definitely mastered the crawling backwards which is developmentally the correct order he should be doing things. That means forward crawling isn’t far away! We’ve been able to get him to crawl forward a few “steps,” and you can see in his face he knows what to do, but he just can’t seem to communicate that to his big ol’ thighs to move forward haha So just backward movement for now.  It’s great though, to be able to see him get from point A to point B with intent.  I even caught him trying to pull himself up on the couch to stand. He got as far as kneeling then didn’t know where to go from there. Uh-oh, he’s reading to run. I can’t wait! 🙂 I forgot what it was like to have a mobile little one running around since big sis is 6 now. Lay Brax down, go to the kitchen to get his feed ready, come back 5 minutes later and he’s on the other side of the room haha, I love it! He’s getting pretty quick at rolling and scooting backwards.  For a kid who wasn’t supposed to make it out of the hospital, he’s come so far and is doing so great. Extremely proud of our little man. Keep it up, Braxton!!

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15 months!!

No, we did not fall off the face of the planet! haha And nothing tragic has happened with Brax, just super busy. We did just finish moving though (ugh, what a pain!), so we’ve been extra busy on top of all our normal appointments.  No, I have no idea what I was thinking either! Nevertheless, time continues to pass and lo and behold Braxton has made it to 15 months old! Yayy kiddo. 🙂

15 Months

Silly faces at the doctor’s office for his 15 month checkup.

 

Oh gosh, so where do I begin? Ah, yes, his hands….well Braxton is indeed pretty happy about having his hands free.  They’ve just about healed up very nicely.  The stitches are still slightly visible, but will continue to dissolve on their own.  You can barely see the scar along his fingers, and as he grows I doubt you’ll be able to see it at all. The graft is definitely still the most visible, but it’s healing nicely as well. I’m very pleased with the surgeon’s work. Braxton is doing so well though using his hands without any issues.  Weight bearing is awesome! He continues to work very hard on crawling.  Braxton has actually gotten pretty good at crawling backwards [that IS the first step!] and even pivoting around while moving back.  He can pretty much get where he wants to go and can even get himself back into a sitting position [takes a little work, but he can do it!]. This past week he even crawled a few “steps” FORWARD! Ahhhh, he’s so close! I know as soon as he can go forward, there’s no stopping him. I’m certain of it.

Hmm..oh the eye doctor! We did follow up with our ophthalmologist about Braxton crossing his eyes.  Of course, he did not do it in office, but this does somewhat reassure the doc that it isn’t something that needs immediate attention or glasses.  She said that unless we start noticing one eye crossing more than the other or the eyes “shaking” or moving outward that Brax would probably grow out of it and he’s just trying to focus on something. If he does start doing one of those we’ll discuss patching or possibly glasses.

And most recently, we checked in with his regular pediatrician for his 15-month check-up.  Lil man is now 23 pounds and 5 ounces and 30.5 inches tall!! He’s actually not all that little anymore! That’s a big boy! Poor baby had to get 3 shots, but took ’em like a champ and then passed out haha We will be going to get a hip x-ray soon and are being referred to an orthopedic doctor just to get a baseline hip & spine measure and rule out anything like hip dysplasia which would hinder Braxton’s walking abilities and other movement.  No one is overly concerned about that at this point, but it’s better to get it checked now than waiting until it’s too late.

Overall, we’ve had a pretty good couple of weeks.  The move went well [loving the new house!], Braxton is feeling better, he’s doing better, he’s babbling more and making more sounds, he’s moving more….it seems as though the sickness is finally all out of him. Now, we just need to get him back to eating! As always, thank you for reading!

 

[I promise not to make you wait 2 weeks for another blog entry again either!]

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