Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Trent thinks it's a little crazy how many pictures I take of Aiden while he's sleeping, but he's just so sweet.  Babies look so peaceful when they're sleeping :)  So I thought I'd put all of the pictures in one place. Well maybe not all of them, I have a lot!

And none of these are staged.  Some I took during naps (that's why he's in regular clothes) and others I took when he was down for the night.

Sometimes I don't snap the legs all the way so he doesn't get too hot.

Here he decided to pull just about everything in his crib on top of him :)

Love his little lips in this one :)

Aiden got all wrapped up in his blanket like a mummy and I had to get him unwrapped..haha.

That's not all of them, but I'll stop.  And I didn't even include all of the ones of him sleeping in our arms or lap or his car seat. I thought that may be overkill :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012


We've got trouble over here!!  Mr. Aidenman is just getting into everything!  I literally turn away for a minute and he's gotten into something else!  It's actually pretty fun to watch him discover everything around him and to see the wheels turning in his head, well eyes I should say :)  His eyes light up and he makes a certain excited noise when he has discovered his next move..haha.

He's figured out how to open the fireplace.

Don't ask me why we have a fireplace here.  I don't know!  We haven't used it a single time in the 2 years we've been here.

He's figured out how to open the media stand doors...

and pulled out all of the dvd's the other day (clearly it won't be the last time).

He got back into a corner and into the cords.

The dishwasher seems fun!

He really wanted that lid :)

I was hurrying to get ready one morning and didn't even notice that Aiden had pulled the full trash can over.  Gross!  Of course I rushed to grab my camera..haha.

So clearly I really need to get baby-proofing.  I just don't know where to begin.  Feel free if you have any advice :)

Oh and as I've mentioned, if he's not ready to sleep he'll make it known by immediately pulling himself up.  I accidentally cut his head off in this picture because I was looking at Aiden rather than the screen on my camera..ha.  I just thought he was making a funny face :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

7 months

Aiden turned 7 months on Sunday.  Last week I took him into the doctor for a rash and so he got weighed, which was nice because otherwise we wouldn't get to have him weighed until his next check-up at 9 months. He is 18 pounds 9 ounces.

A lot has happened in the last month.  We now have an incredibly mobile baby on our hands!  Let me get into some more detail.
  • Trent had to lower Aiden's crib mattress because Aiden was able to see over the side sitting up.

Aiden peeking through the crib slats when he was supposed to be napping :)

  • He is now full on crawling and he can move fast!  Now I really feel like I can't get anything done!
  • As you can imagine, because Aiden is so mobile now, he is getting into everything!  I'll probably do a separate post with a bunch of pictures in the next few days!
  • Aiden figured out how to push himself up into sitting position. As a result I found him asleep in his crib like this a few times. I'd have to come in and pull his feet out from underneath him..ha.
  • Going along with the last point, now whenever I am changing Aiden and I take off his wet diaper, he immediately flips over and sits on his bare bum and I have to kind of wrestle him back down to put his new diaper on..haha.
  • It was probably a few days later (after he figured out how to get into sitting position) that he figured out how to pull himself to standing.  The problem is that he can't figure out how to get back down now!

I was in the shower while I thought Aiden was napping and he pulled himself up and got stuck for a few minutes.  Poor baby was not happy. 

For those who think Aiden is always happy, I actually have video of him fussing.  This video makes me laugh!

  • We are now feeding Aiden twice a day.  He's a good eater :)
  • He has learned that when the camera's out, he should smile!  It's hilarious!  It's hard to get candids anymore because he usually turns his head and smiles..haha.
  • We aren't great about brushing his teeth (luckily for now it's just to get him in the habit), but when we do he seems to know the drill :)

  • Aiden used to like the vacuum, but now it's a little scary.  He was cautiously watching from his crib :)
  • Aiden is still saying "ba ba" and has also started saying "ma ma." It's all just babbling though.  I don't think he knows yet that I'm "Mama."
  • Aiden has been really clingy lately, which is actually pretty endearing.  He crawls all over us.  If I set him on the ground while I'm getting ready or while I'm in the kitchen, he usually makes his way over to me and pulls himself up on my leg.
  • Dad finally came to the pool with us and swished Aiden all around the pool.  He loved it!  We plan on hitting the pool every weekend :)

  • Because Aiden is moving around so much he often bumps his little head on things.  It's never hard, but lately anytime this happens, even if he just taps it, he dramatically throws his face down to the ground and cries.  The "crying" usually only lasts a few seconds and if I pick him up right after it happens, he stops "crying" immediately.  It cracks me up!  I think he just wants to make sure I'm paying attention to him.
  • He is a total daredevil and loves that Dad throws him around and plays with him so much :)

  • Aiden seems to love the color orange.  Some family on Trent's side mentioned at a get-together the other week that this is about the age when baby's start to favor a color :)
I think that's all for now.  Aiden is such a joy in our lives and I seriously love being at home with him.  Hope you enjoyed!