As our oldest son gets older, I find James’ deployments and TADs are becoming harder for JJ. He broke my heart the other night I saw him sitting on the couch with daddy and crying. He asked, “why do you have to leave again” after my husband broke the news. It was so much easier for me when JJ was just a little baby, I know he missed daddy then but I didn’t have to hear his heart broken plea of: where’s daddy? When will he be back? Why did he have to go?…
My most memorable Holiday memory would be with out a doubt my first Thanksgiving with my husband. I decided I wanted to roast a turkey for just him and I and not go anywhere. James had just recently returned from Afghanistan so we wanted a quiet and intimate Thanksgiving together. Now, I wasn’t a great cook back then. I’m surprised he married me haha, I couldn’t even fry a chicken cutlet! I’ve even bombed making pot roast, yes I know. How is that possible? That’s a story for another day……
I am in awe that Failure to Thrive No More has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! My friend from Witte’s World has nominated me and it truly means the world to me. I’m thankful to be recognized by such a wonderful blogger like Linda! She has created an amazing support group at For the Love of Blogging [GO JOIN], writes amazing travel posts at Witte’s World, and has helped me on my journey of blogging.
As a military family we move every three to four years. Our chapter in Pensacola ended on September 29th and our chapter in Jacksonville began September 30th. We purchased our very first home that did well with Hurricane Florence, and we are settling in nicely. We’ve unpacked everything and now we our doing little changes here and there.. my husband painted our bedroom gray and the living room, painted the front door an antique red (so much better then the green!) and we will be painting JJ’s bedroom a blue. I am going to attempt to paint or draw captain underpants on his wall after it’s done.
My husband was able to make a barn style gate to keep little Jaxson from getting into the dining room and kitchen while allowing the cats easy access. Our cat Oreo is getting old and developing arthritis so it makes it difficult to jump over regular baby gates. Jaxson is quite the escape artist, it’s hilarious and gives me heart failure at the same time. He definitely has NO FEAR.
|Barn style gate, DIY|
|Climbing onto his brothers table|
We are in the process of establishing care with new specialty doctors, we have our first appointment at Duke Hospital with the Pediatric ENT there. I’m currently waiting on a package from his Early Steps therapist with their recommendations for here. We are hoping to do in home care for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. We are also waiting for GI, Neuro, and Genetics referrals at Duke Hospital but we are waiting until his primary doctor receives all of his records first. With the impending hurricane in Florida it might be next week before they receive the records. STAY SAFE EVERYONE!
I’m really love the area, we are literally 5 minutes from the beach in Surf City! There’s a Publix right down the road for all of our grocery and pharmacy needs.. just need to find a Target! I’m having Target withdrawals.
|Daddy and JJ shopping at Publix|
Jaxson just recently started waving to us, it is absolutely the cutest thing.
My husband taught Jaxson how to high-five last week!
When we ask for kisses, he comes over and brings his forehead down for a kiss.
Jaxson is starting to babble more frequently, still no words but I’ll take it!
I put on his dinosaur shoes yesterday at his Sick visit and he was able to walk with them! Definitely progress because he couldn’t walk with them at all a couple months ago.
He wasn’t able to suck the puree out of the pouches a couple months ago either, he would just squeeze it all out. Now, he knows to suck out the puree and to squeeze from the bottom up. If he can’t do it himself he will hand it to us to have us do it for him.
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|Jaxson ready for Halloween!|
|Jaxson playing outside|