Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sleep and Play

Aiden is growing so fast! I can't believe he is 8 weeks old. There are some new pics of him on our Flickr site. Monty is having fun experimenting with different portrait options.

Aiden is continuing to sleep well at night. He goes to bed at 10 and typically sleeps 5-6 hours. Last night he actually slept 7.5 hours! Yea!! Sleep for mommy!! He eats and goes right back to bed. He doesn't wake up "for good" until about 9:30 or 10:00. We are still working on taking naps during the day. It is really hard to get him to go down. He will fall asleep and then cry when I put him in his crib. He usually will only sleep about 2-3 hours during the day. If I carry him in the baby sling then he will sleep, but I really don't want him to become dependent on that as his way to take naps.

Aiden is becoming increasingly aware of his surroundings and loves to sit in his bouncy seat and look around. He will just smile at the toys on the seat and "talk" to them! It is so funny to watch. He also enjoys listening to me to me read to him. I am still working on getting him to play on his tummy and on his back. He really doesn't like it when he is not being held. He prefers to be able to look around. He is getting better and is not crying when I put him on his tummy. It is now just a whimper. I know he will play more independently as he gets older, but I just don't want him to get used to being held all day.

Next week he will be two months old and we will go for shots and a check-up. I am curious to see how much he weighs. I am guessing about 12 pounds. We will spend the weekend of the 4th at my parents house. Aiden will ge to meet his great aunt and uncle and hopefully even his great great aunt.

Monday, June 8, 2009

All Smiles

Aiden is now a smiling baby!! He started smiling last weekend when my parents were here and has been smiling ever since. Monty took some great one month pictures and managed to capture his sweet smile. Everything else is going well. Aiden is becoming more and more alert during his wake time and is so much fun to talk and play with. Monty got to stay by himself with Aiden for the first time yesterday while I went to a wedding shower at church. This weekend was the first time Aiden took a bottle and he did great.