Jax. Jax. Jax.
He is wonderful!
He is my (Alicia) oldest son. He just turned the big 3!
He’s sweet, sensitive, helpful, caring, concerned for others’ wellbeing, a peacemaker….just a good soul, ya know? There’s a depth and goodness about him that can’t be taught but just exists as a part of who he is.
Although he’s not very socially outgoing people flock to him and love him. He’s smart, well behaved, and polite. I wish I could take the credit but he came to me that way and I’m just doing my best to keep that goodness intact.
A few details about the little guy….
He’s always been very verbal. He talked at a young age and his pronunciation is clear and word choice is unique.
He’s scared of most animals, yet animals seem to be attracted to him. Once I was changing his diaper outside and a squirrel came and sat right on his shoulder. Freaked me out. Another time I was holding him outdoors and a bird flew out of a tree at us and got within a foot. It’s kindof weird.
I think he’s my husband’s twin. His body shape is identical and their personalities are so alike!
He’s our only child that plays with toys and can be independent for long stretches of time. Sadie and McKay want to be entertained and around people all the time. Jax is content to get a box of toys and play by himself, as long as I’m close by. Sadly, what usually happens is McKay comes along and destroys whatever he’s building 🙁 I always tells Jax to just go in his room and close the door when he wants to build something but he’s too nervous to close the door. So, although he can entertain himself, he’s usually out in the family room where his siblings mess up whatever he’s trying to work on. Poor kid!
He has a pretty long attention span for a child his age. He’s not super hyper or active considering he’s a toddler boy. I keep them pretty active but he’d be content with a more lazy lifestyle.
Jax has always been difficult to get to sleep. He slept through the night at the youngest age (by far the winner!) but he is difficult to get down for naps. For over a year he slept in his infant car seat, in the stroller, in my bathroom. I would put him in the car seat and push him in the stroller until he fell asleep. He despised his crib so around 14 months we moved him to a big boy bed and that helped a lot. He still wakes 2 or 3 times a week because he’s scared and needs reassurance. He hasn’t taken naps for a long time. Sometimes he’ll take a short nap in the car or if he’s had a really, really busy morning he’ll take a nap. That only happens every couple weeks.
He enjoys being funny and making others laugh. I love that about him!
He loves sports! His obsession has cooled off a little since last year but that’s probably partially our fault. We haven’t taken him to play tennis or golf in a while. Those are his two favorites. He’s a non-contact sport type of kid, I think.
He has a major sweet tooth! Also, he has no stop mechanism when eating sweets. He’ll just keep going and going and going. That must be why his insides are so sweet, too.
*These pictures were taken in the Watersedge Community in New Port Richey, Florida.