If you've been following our journey you will know that it hasn't always been easy. Both my husband and I have always been on the same page about being transparent and just keeping it real. Over the past few we've both been a little concerned about Jaxson's speech. He's 20 months old and 16 months adjusted. In February we updated his IFP (Individual Family Plan) with our new Regional Center and I expressed our concerns.
Today we had Jaxson's 18 month well baby check up. He is thriving in growth and is doing well overall. We couldn't be more grateful for his good health. He is in the 25th percentile for growth (for his uncorrected age) and in the 75th percentile for his actual age! At 18 months old (actual) and 14 months (adjusted) he weighs, 22lb 4oz and is 31 1/2 inches long!!! That's amazing being that he was born weighing tiny 1ln 2.9oz 11 inches long. I would like to think that he is thriving due to the fact that God's hand is on his life and because his health has been put first as a priority for our family. We also believe that by me staying home with over the last 14 months has truly been beneficial for his growth and development.
On Thanksgiving he decided to take his first unassisted steps! Talk about an amazing moment! It happened so fast that I wasn't able to get my camera recording fast enough. I did manage to eventually capture about 30 seconds on video and I have literally watched it almost a thousand times LOL. Yes, I am THAT mom. But I make no apologies for being overly excited and proud of my boy. He's conquered so much in his 17 months of life and seeing him reach milestones big and small just make me overjoyed. I've been trying to soak in all that's new with Jaxson and really take the time to make sure he feels special and give him the love and attention he needs.