Dax-18 months old

I can not believe this is happening! Dax is 18 months old!! 

This kid, he’s had his moments! Most recently, an awesomely bruised ear…how? Let me tell you. 

I always try to do any sewing I have planned during nap time if David’s not home. I was almost done with a blanket when Dax woke from his nap. I threw in some Toy Story and let him watch from his saucer chair while I finished. Fast forward a top stitched blanket and here I m cutting any threads hanging from it, out of the corner of my eye, I watch in slow motion, Dax tipping out of the chair and right into the edge of the toddler bed…and then the tears. He was holding his face so I was certain her hit his eye or nose. I laid him down to check it out…nothing. Not even a red spot on his face. Maybe he just hit the floor. So I change him while he’s still watching Woody and Buzz. He turns his head to watch when I see it…his ear bright red and the very tippy top…bruised. All I could see was that (I think) Ronda Rousy fight, where she punches the other girl and her ear explodes. Gross, I know. But his ear didn’t explode. 

Luckily for the both of us, he had his well baby check the next day and his pediatrician looked at it. No damage done. Thank God! 

Dax has leveled out, and for the first time, his height percentile is higher than his weight. Crazy! He is 33 1/2 inches (82%) weighs 29lbs (78%) and his head is in the 90-something percentile. He is a really big head. Lol. 

We have decided to see an ENT if he ends up with another ear infection, but I’ll go into later. We had a blood panel done to check for pet dander allergies. Why? Because (1.) David has terrible pet allergies and (2.) both sets of grandparents have a pet and every time we go back to Iowa, Dax starts with a runny nose and ends up with an ear infection. The pet allergies don’t cause the ear infection but the can cause the congestion and runny noses which is leading to the ear infections…anyways. He doesn’t have any pet dander allergies, which is great…especially since he was letting our friend’s teacup Yorkie mouth kiss him over the weekend. Builds immunity. 

Dax has been weaned now for 2 months!!! 2 whole months of not having to whip the girls out whenever he crashed or got his feelings hurt! No more nursing to sleep or getting up in the middle of the night. He is also bottle free, which took a couple of months, but we’re done! He puts himself to sleep and without a cup. That’s a good one too! He was confused about who was telling him to “lay down and go to sleep” over the baby monitor. 

Right now, we are all (David included) fighting off some weird cold/cough crap. We all have runny noses and coughs. I bet I’ll need to restock the cold basket after we make it through this. Doesn’t help that it’s been anywhere from -6 degrees to 60 degrees here…go home, Mother Nature…you’re drunk! I can’t wait for summer! 


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