Jayden will be 11 months next week. I told you how easy going Jenna is, well Jayden is just about the complete opposite. He is so into everything. We never really needed to worry about her getting into cupboards or drawers, Jayden on the other hand knows that everything opens and he wants it. Every drawer, cupboard, door, and lid. And once he opens something (or we open it for him) he starts to go through it. Like the bucket of matchbox cars, take the lid off and he will just sit there and pull everything out. I have had to go through the kitchen and make sure that all of the things in the bottom cupboards and drawers are things that he can play with.
He isn't walking yet, which surprises me. I thought that with how active he is, he would be walking by now. Melissa walked at ten months and Spencer and Jenna were 11 and 12 months. He will stand on his own for a bit, he will hang onto furniture and then when he wants to crawl somewhere, let go and let himself down slowly to the floor (if that makes sence). But won't walk without someone holding onto his hands.
He takes good naps during the day, but I think that it is because he completely wears himself out. And like Spencer he's got some pretty good ears. If he hears his favorite things, he will come crawling pretty fast. Loves to chase the vacuum, which is fun for him, but not fun for me because it ruins my vacuum lines (Michelle would understand). If he hears the ice dispencer in the kitchen he'll come crawling over and beg for a drink. Same thing if he hears the front door or the pantry door, he likes to go outside, but doesn't like the feel of grass. And he likes to get ahold of the package of napkins in the pantry and rip them up.
The most recent picture I have of him was taken not to long ago, but it is of him eating. So I have also included a picture that was taken in July. As far as his physical features people say he looks a lot like Spencer, his personality is more like Melissa, so I see her in him. I'm not sure what color his hair is going to be. When we first buzzed it as a baby it was orangy red, but now I am thinking that maybe it will be a darker red like Spencer. Who knows. It would be kind of funny to have four kids with four different colors of hair. Jayden is small for his age, only 25 % in height and not even on the charts in weight. Which he looks normal to me, but then when you get him next to other kids his age, or BJ and Ethan (his cousins), he looks tiny. All in all, he is a lot of fun, and makes me tired.