Monday, August 24, 2009

Such a Big Boy

It is so amazing how much a baby can learn and change in such a short time. Every day it seems like there is something new that Aiden does or discovers. He is getting a little better about being happy in Bible class. The boy just loves his mama and daddy and doesn't like being away from us. As frustrating as this is at times, at least I know he loves us a lot. :)

His new trick is being able to pull the frog on his play mat to make the music come on.

I am excited that he is getting close to sitting up on his own. With just a little support he can do it!

He loves his new bath seat! Now bath time is even more fun!

Yeah! One of the few times he was actually happy on his tummy. Look at him hold his head up so well!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Three (and a half) Months

Wow! Our little man is three and a half months old! What a blessing this precious little boy has been in our lives. Here's what we've been up to....

* At the beginning of the month, Aiden and I went to Hot Springs by ourselves. I was a little nervous because you never can tell how Aiden will do in the car. He did GREAT! He slept almost the whole way down and almost the entire trip home. He got a little fussy at the end, but I can't complain. I can handle 15 minutes of fussing after 7 hours and 45 minutes of quiet!

{Aiden was not quite sure what to think of Uncle Alex's dog.}

* He rolled over again. (That's only twice now.) He hates being on his stomach! I lay with him, put toys around him, set up his mirror so he can see himself, but still all I get is crying! I know this too shall pass but still it's frustrating.

* Favorite toys right now are his exersaucer, Johnny-Jump-Up, and his little seat. He can see everything and this makes him happy. He LOVES to look around and take in what's going on.

* Everything goes in his mouth!! He loves to chew on anything he can get his hands on, especially blankets, burp cloths, and stuffed animals. When there's nothing else to chew on, in go the fingers (and sometimes fists)! Drool is all over him all the time!!
* Our daytime routine is pretty consistent now. He nurses every three hours and stays awake between naps about two hours. Still no long naps, just 3-4 one hour naps. The bedtime routine starts about 8:30 with a bath, then eating, then rocking. Aiden is typically asleep by 9:30 and sleeps 7-9 hours. He wakes up to eat then is back asleep for 3-4 more hours. I am so thankful I am not going back to work. His sleeping schedule would not leave me very rested!

* We tried to let him sleep without being swaddled, but that didn't end very well. Poor thing is still a little uncoordinated and ends up hitting himself in the face and waking up. We'll try again soon.

* Coming next month ... a trip to Montgomery to see Monty's family and then up to Huntsville to visit with my grandmother, aunt, uncle, and cousins. Then over to St. Louis for Aiden's first baseball game! The day after we come back is his four month check-up and shots. :( I am guessing he'll weigh about 16 pounds.