Maddox turned 13 months this week. We have a few updates regarding our sweet baby boy! We received money from his MiMi & PopPop for his birthday in order to purchase a new stroller. After almost 6 years, our great Metrolite stroller gave up on us. The brakes broke (just small plastic pieces that lock in the wheel spokes) so we really needed a new stroller to keep our little guy safe. With the new stroller it was time to move our little one from the infant carrier car seat to the big boy car seat. We have held off in moving him because the convenience of him being in the carrier with a 2 year old to carry in and out of the car has been nice. So now he looks like such a big boy in the car : )
With him out of the infant carrier, we are carrying him in and out of the car and into places now, versus carrying the carrier in and out of places. This week was our first week going to Evan's music class with Maddox out of the infant carrier. He sat in the floor next to Evan and I the whole class and had so much fun. He really seemed to enjoy it. He also spoke a new word "Stop". During one of the songs we sing, the singer repeatedly says "stop". He was saying it right along with the song. He also was keeping the beat to the songs where we used the music sticks. It was so fun to watch him enjoy it all so much!
I am still enjoying having a crawler! It is so cute and fun to watch; so different from watching two boys scoot everywhere on their bottoms.
It appears that Maddox has a milk allergy/sensitivity. He has continued to have severe blowouts everytime he drinks milk. We tried lactose free as was recommended to us by our pediatrician. Unfortunately that did not work either. We have to figure out what is going to work best in order for him to get the nutrients he needs. I have read and heard about some unhealthy effects that soy milk can have, which makes me very hesitant to introduce that. Thankfully, I was weaning slowly so I am able to continue to still breastfeed him now until we determine the best combo for him to receive the fat and nutrients he needs.