Our Brax turned 1 on the 28th! I cannot believe that year has already flown by and I also can't believe I survived that year. Brax is the most special thing but he was put here to challenge me. I think Heavenly Father was preparing me for what was to come with him because I started stressing before he was even born. He was a super easy delivery, long, but easy. My body wasn't cooperating with me in regards to health and in nursing. Brax wasn't cooperating either. He was a HORRIBLE sleeper. I don't know how I got through those first 8 1/2 months because I literally did not sleep. I think I got 1 full REM cycle the whole time. Luckily, when he was awake, or supposed to be awake, he was a blast. Good thing because his chances of survival were dwindling as well;) Anyways, I was always receiving comments about what a happy baby he was. He has this smile the completely changes his face. His eyes have this amazing twinkle that shows an incredible amount of vivaciousness and curiosity for such a little guy. And he is definitely curious! This kid is into everything (especially the toilet and any kind of cabinet). He has a hilarious laugh that makes everyone around him catch on. One of my favorite things about Braxton is his sense of rhythm. THIS KID CAN DANCE!!! I have never seen a baby shake their hips like Braxton can (a video will follow soon). He loves music and loves dancing with his brother. I am starting to ramble so I will just list his favorites at one year...
Veggies: peas, carrots, NO green beans!
Fruit: peaches, bananas, mandarin oranges, and grapes after Mom bites all the peel off
Other favorite foods: yogurt, freeze dried friut and veggie drops, ICE-CREAM!
Other favs: Dancing, music, Elmo, being outside, putting things on his head (food, dish towels, socks, etc.), His Mom (way too much), Keegan's LEGOS, and phones
Words: Dada, hi (as he puts his hand up to his ear like a phone), moos like a cow, woofs like a dog, baba (bottle)
Other things he can do: first steps at 11 months, puts himself to sleep, high fives:)
We love our Braxton so dang much! He does the funniest little things that make our hearts melt every day. Keegan adores him and we are so grateful to have him as a part of our family. He is exactly what I needed to improve as a mother and I am so grateful for the "Braxton Challenge" as hard as it may be sometimes. We love you Brax! Happy Birthday!!!
And just a cute pic of my boys from last Sunday:)