It's probably about time for an update on the Jace Man. And seeing how we made it to the doctor for his well visit today, the timing is perfect.
26.2lbs - 50%
34.25 inches tall - 90%
head circumference 48.5cm - 75%
Jace has really been changing these past couple months. 3 months ago he didn't say a word(oh wait...he has said "Ya Ya"(his adopted Auntie) for as long as I can remember. As you can imagine this was frustrating on both my part as well as his. Not because I worried he never would, but because he would grunt or cry until you figured out what he wanted. I decided to start with some basic signs. The first sign he learned was "more", than of course "treat", and my favorite, "please" and "thank you". Shortly after learning those signs he starting picking up on words. He now says: Ya Ya, Mama(at first this term was used interchangeably for Mom and Dad), Dada(this one took awhile), brother, dog, ball, hat, shoe, please, help, Nanny, Papa, Jesus, banana, cereal, and most recently dan taught him how to say "pooper scooper". He can point at nearly every body part, and hates having his teeth brushed, but loves doing the brushing.
He is always putting everyone elses shoes and hats on. If you've got something, he wants it. Some kids do things they know they aren't supposed to when they think nobody is looking. Jace is the opposite. He will do naughty things right in front of us for a reaction, and take off running. He still likes to hit people, wrestle with his brother, box with Spencer, and ask for treats. He is a total Mama's boy and cries whenever I leave. He still likes to snuggle(just ask his dad who is a sucker for rocking him at night), and sleep with a stuffed animal and his blanket. He hates getting his diaper changed, and loves to run around naked. He has mastered smearing food in his hair as well as every orifice on his body. He likes to growl, throw temper tantrums, and cause mischief. Even when he is dog tired and wants nothing more than his bed, he always folds his arms for a prayer. He is really turning into his own little man and it's been fun(and exhausting) to witness such drastic changes.