Thursday, December 29, 2011

1 month

Aiden is a month old!  Well technically he is a month and a half.  He is 6 weeks today!  I want to let you all know what he is up to at each month, like a bunch of my mom friends do, so here it goes.
  • We went to his 1 month check-up last week and he weighed in at 10 lb. 2 oz. and measured 21 3/4 in. long.  He is in the 50th percentile for both.
  • He had to get his second Hepatitis B vaccine.  At his next appt. he's going to have to get FIVE vaccines.  We are NOT looking forward to it.
Showing off his blue camo bandaid from his shot as well as his milky tongue :)

  • His cheeks are getting chunkier and more kissable by the day. Sometimes I seriously spend a good 15 minutes just kissing on them (I've never actually timed it, but I bet I get pretty close)! He doesn't seem to mind most of the time.
  • He has started to lose his hair and it's going in the front first :( He's starting to look like a little old man..haha.  We still think he's the cutest thing ever!!
  • He often hangs out with his arms outstretched and his little feet crossed
Like so!

  • In the last few days he has started to really interact with us. He's starting to make all of those cute baby noises (cooing and what not) and smiling at us :)  I'll try to get pictures soon!
  • I have caught him laughing in his sleep a few times now and, oh my gosh, it is the cutest thing EVER!!
  • I think he finds comfort in grabbing my hair..haha.  He often has a good fistful of it!
He was just so content on Christmas when he had a good hold on Aunt Jen's hair :)

A whole fistful!

  • He is SO strong.  He can totally hold his head up (which we feel like is early, but maybe not), and has been since we can remember.  Of course he's gotten better over time.  Also, when we lay him on our chests he starts climbing up us..haha.  I think he's going to be an active little guy.
  • Sometimes his chin randomly quivers and it's way cute :)
  • He LOVES to sleep on his tummy.  It's really too bad you're not supposed to let babies sleep on their tummies because he sleeps so well.  When we do let him, we keep a good eye on him.

  • He also loves our baby carrier and often promptly falls asleep.

  • He seems to really hate the hiccups (just like his momma).  He always starts crying when he gets them and then his crying sounds really funny..haha.
  • He would much prefer that we be standing when we're holding him than sitting.
  • He loves the ceiling fan and just stares and stares at it. He also loves light.  He has loved our Christmas tree lights and it's really too bad we'll be taking our tree down.
Too distracted by the light to look at the camera.  He's wearing his "I <3 Mommy" shirt from Sarah :)

  • We've just started to take him out (we didn't want him to get sick) and he seems to really enjoy it.  We took him to Costco last night and he was looking around at everything.  We have taken him on a few walks around the complex since he was born and he's always liked that.
  • He loves bath time as long as we keep his whole body covered with water.  Otherwise he gets cold and cranky (understandably).
  • Sometimes he loves his pacifier and other times he seems irritated when we try to give it to him.  Sometimes he lunges for it and it's pretty hilarious!  Also, sometimes he drops it while he's sleeping and it'll be just out of reach and we can see him frantically searching for it with his mouth (obviously he can't get it with his hands yet).  It's so dang cute.
That's all I can think of right now!

We can't believe how fast he's growing.  It seems like he changes by the day.  My little baby is already getting so big.  He's out of his newborn diapers and clothes :(  He is too fun and we are absolutely in love with him.  I don't even know how many times a day we'll say to one another, "He is so dang cute!"

To close, here are a few more pictures :)

Our little family on Christmas Eve.

Later that night in his Christmas jammies.

We took Aiden to Church for the first time on Christmas.  Check out his teddy slippers :)

Dad burping Aiden :)  My boys were matching so you can hardly see Aiden..haha.

Oh just playing with Dad.  Trent is so stinking cute with Aiden.

This picture cracks me up everytime I see it!  Aiden is so serious!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  It was a very different Christmas for us.  Trent and I both agreed that it was probably the most spiritual Chistmas we've both had.  I couldn't help but think about how Mary delivered baby Jesus, our Savior and Redeemer, in a stable.  I am so grateful for Him.

Monday, December 19, 2011

He's Going There Someday

Friday night we went to the temple to see the lights.  We went last week with my family for a family picture, but we had to hurry home to feed the babes, so we decided to go back just the 3 of us.  We wanted to see all of the nativities in the Visitor's Center.

We got Aiden all bundled up in his cuddly jumpsuit from his auntie Emma ;) in New Zealand.

It's pretty big on him, but he won't have many other chances to wear it since AZ doesn't get very cold or stay cold for long.

Mesa, Arizona LDS temple

Our little family :)

Aiden slept through the whole thing :)

Loved the shepherds.  Had to get a shot before we left.

We loved being back on the temple grounds.  We always feel the Spirit for sure.  We've missed going since I've been pregnant.  We'll have to make it back soon :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

What was I thinking??

So all growing up I always said I wanted twins, a boy and a girl named Bryce and Brenna.  Of course this stemmed mostly from the fact that I have a twin, as most of you know, and have always loved it.  Ask me if I want twins now.  HA!  My quick response would be a bold, "HECK no!" I can't even imagine trying to comfort TWO crying babies, feed TWO babies, and change TWICE as many diapers (it's amazing how many diapers we've already been through btw).  What was I thinking??

So that's all I really had to say, but of course I can't write a blog post anymore without pictures of cutie Aiden, so here you go!  He is getting bigger by the day and we are trying to enjoy every minute of it :)

Aiden scrunches his little forehead just like his mommy..haha.  We also love when he makes a little "o" with his mouth :)

Aiden got to meet his great grandparents (Trent's grandparents) 2 weeks ago!

Family picture!  Aiden was getting hungry.

We seriously kiss him nonstop :)

He often falls asleep with his little mouth gaping open :)

All snuggly :)

Over the last day or so Aiden's been sleeping with his arms stretched above his head!

Napping with Daddy this afternoon.  And again his arms are all outstretched :)

Tonight after we gave him a bath.  

He was in his monkey towel (you can't quite see the face) and was so cooperative and looked right at the camera for me!  The hood of the towel is quite large and often covers Aiden's whole face when we're not paying attention!  It always cracks us up!

We fall more in love with this boy by the day :)