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This month has been pretty crazy for Levi. The poor kid actually DID break his leg on the slide at the park but it didn’t show up on the first set of xrays. He started walking with a bit of a limp 3 days later and walked for a whole week after that. He even tried to run a few times! He hardly acted like it hurt anymore but I was concerned that his foot was turned inwards a bit and I felt like his limp was getting worse. Then, 10 days after the accident on the slide, he stopped walking and would only crawl. He didn’t want to put any weight on his foot and I could tell it was really hurting again. So the following day (saturday, of course) we took him to a children’s urgent care where they did more xrays and found the break in his lower leg above the ankle. It’s not a bad break and it’s already healing but he still has to get a cast put on for awhile. For now it is in a splint and he isn’t allowed to put weight on it. The splint is bulky and he hates it because he can’t get comfortable but I hope that his leg will stop hurting now while it heals up and he can get back to being his usual active self soon. Why he was able to walk for a week on a broken leg and then suddenly realized it really hurt, I don’t know. He is one tough kid! I really just knew in my gut it was broken all along. The Dr said it isn’t unusual for some types of breaks like his to not show up until a bit after the injury when the bone starts to heal and makes the damage more visible on the xray. So I’m not upset at the first ER for missing it but I am still upset that such a little dude already has had to suffer something as painful as a broken bone. This has definitely taken his energy level down and I was starting to really worry about him since he was acting and looking so exhausted lately.

Prior to all that, Levi had his 15 month check up and looked great. 23 pounds 10 ounces in the 62nd percentile, 32 inches tall in the 78th percentile and I lost the measurement for his head so I don’t know what percentile he is in. Most of his baby chub is gone now and I really really miss it! He definitely slowed wayyyy down in growth physically but I think all his growing power went to his brain because he is so smart! Not trying to brag, he just is. 😉

This month has been a huge boom for Levi’s vocabulary. He now says around 30 words and has an absolutely ADORABLE voice. It’s so fun to hear him start talking and showing that he really pays attention to everything. Current words include: Dada, Mommy (meme), Tru-Tru, woof-woof, River, no, food, cracker, cheese, banana (nana), yogurt (go-ga), cereal, Critter, turtle, chickie, shoe, ba-ba (which means cup), bye, hi, baby, aubrey, horsey (see-see), please (pshh), thank you (choo), tractor, boob, feet, tv (vv). That’s all i can think of for now.

Levi has decided that only babies eat with their hands and he wants to use a fork since he is clearly so grown up! He does really well with a fork and has good coordination picking food up and actually getting it into his mouth most of the time. Mealtimes are somewhat hit and miss but I can usually count on him to do pretty well eating his food. His pickiness is mostly gone now except he still doesn’t like much fruit. I can’t blame him for that though because I don’t like it either. He doesn’t like milk very much which surprises me because he LOVES Enfagrow Toddler Formula in the Natural Milk flavor. Doesn’t make sense but, whatever. 😉 I still offer him milk at least once a day and he will usually take a few sips. Especially if I mix it with a small scoop of Vanilla Pediasure to bribe him with. He also prefers sippy cups over bottles which is funny because of Tru wanting bottles but his baby brother wanting cups. 😉

This little busy man has NO TIME for tv and couldn’t care less about what is on. It comes in so handy to give Tru my phone when we are at appointments and so on as he will sit there perfectly happy watching kids shows. But Levi? Nope! Not a bit. The thing that is funny though is he loves watching videos of himself and/or Truett.

This is long enough and I really just need to get it posted before it’s too late. I am yet to upload all my photos for the last couple months but I’ll try to find a few to include.

Dear God, thank You for all of Your blessings and provisions on us this month and always. Please continue to heal Levi’s leg. Thank You for helping us to figure out what was wrong with it and getting the help to heal it. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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While in Florida. His hair was super curly there the whole time. He's had a haircut since and I miss so many curls even if it was a frizzy mess mostly.

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The 2 boogers that make each other scream by putting their feet on each other in the car.

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Playing with the shovel we finally bought them on the second to last day.

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With his splint after leaving the dr

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Me? Still eating a boob? I don't know what you're talking about!

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Naps with mommy to help heal.

      Tru is lying in his co sleeper, chewing on his fingers and jabbering up a storm. Usually he’s asleep long before now but this week has been a nightmare. I think he’s really starting to feel the stress.
       I’ve been sick. Bad sick. It started last Friday with the yeast infection from hell. Pardon my French. But it really really is. A week later and I still have it. A week on Diflucan. A week using almost every home remedy Google has to offer. A trip to Urgent Care. They just gave me more Diflucan. Oh. And they gave me the flu. At least I think it was them. I didn’t know what was happening to me. My mom had to come get the baby because I couldn’t hardly pick him up. I got a dr appointment but on the way there I literally thought I was dying. My whole body was totally numb. Every single bit of it. My hands seized up in this contorted discusting way and I couldn’t move them. So we got as far as the ER. I was praying and thanking God for letting me have my baby before I died and called DH to tell him I loved him. I told my mom to tell my family I loved them. I kept saying “I can’t believe I’m dying.”
      Obviously, I didn’t die. I was just badly dehydrated amongst other things. I got Zofran, an IV and some pain relief in the IV and came home to spend the next 2 days in fever land. Too weak to pick up the baby or even get out of bed. My sister had to care for the baby entirely including putting him up to my bbs to nurse. He will only take a bottle if he is extremely desperate. So, long story short, I lost my milk. Pretty much completely. Its a crying shame. But hopefully now that I can drink again, I’ll get it back soon. I’m finally able to pick the baby up for the first time in 3 days. He missed me. I missed him. And since my mom had to take him home while I was at the ER, it was our first time being separated since he was an embryo. I didn’t like it. I especially didn’t like the circumstances.
       I woke up this morning to my fever breaking and seeing that Tru appearently learned a lot the last few days. Turns out he can now not only reach for his toys, but somewhat hold onto them too. He puts everything in his mouth. And he’s starting to laugh a lot. I love his laugh. Its adorable!!! He also tried out his walker today. His feet are far from the floor but he is absolutely thrilled by the toy tray. He kept spinning the ball. DH declared it the “cutest I’ve ever seen him!” and said he looked like a little mad scientist. Tru likes anything as long as its done in big people positions. None of that lying down baby stuff for him! 😉 Unless its his swing. He does like him a good swing now and then. He’s such a big guy now. I feel like he’s a different baby. Aside from still being easy going and whatnot, he’s just so much different. I guess that’s what they call growing up. I just didn’t realize it happens so fast.
     Tru always watches me when I’m drinking out of a glass. I’ve let him have a few sips of water and he loves it. Today he wanted a sip out of my glass so badly he was sucking his bottom lip way in trying to get the glass. We finally just had to get him his own glass with just a bit of water. How he loves it! Its so cute. I was glad he drank a little water because of not having enough milk. Through the course of the day he would only take 7oz by bottle. But I nursed him probably 10-12 times. He has had some weird diarrhea stuff and a little temp of 99.6 so I’m hoping that’s the worst of it and he doesn’t get an awful flu.
       Well, he asleep now and I should be too. I think we shall need some extra nursing sessions tonight. 
       Dear God, please protect Tru and help him to stay well and not get sick this winter. Thank You for him and for the blessing of having him. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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