Monday, September 28, 2009

Our First Rough Night....

Well last night was the night I was expecting was going to happen at some point but not looking forward to it.  Ayden had been sleeping much more than normal this whole weekend.  We decided it was either a growth spurt or Ayden getting sick since Brett and I have had a cold this past week.  He was a little harder than normal to go to bed and by 11 he was up fussing... and that continued all night.  I finally fed him at 3:30 when he ususally eats between 4:30 and 5:30.  He is currently on his first nap for the day...I hope this no sleep things blows over quickly!  Brett is planning on going hunting on Thursday for a few days and I don't want to be up all night while he is gone.  We have his first set of shots later on today so I'm sure I will have more stories from that...I'm not looking forward to them.  

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kansas City!!!

This past Sunday we headed to Kansas City for a Royals game with our friends Tyler and Megan.  We left Sunday after church and made it to Kansas City in time to meet up with our freinds Jason and Katie for dinner.  We have not seen them in a while so it was great to see them!  On Monday we went shopping and then to the game!  It rained almost the whole game but we had great seats and were on the first level right under the second level seats.  We stayed dry the whole game!  Ayden did great!  I was worried about how his nights would go especially because his routine had to be changed up a bit but he went with the flow and did awesome!  Both nights he slept till 5 am then woke up for the day at 8...I wish he would do that everyday!

Here are some pictures of our trip!

We spent a lot of time in our car seat...

In my new Royals gear!!!

Our Family at the game!

Our family with our good friends the soon to be Ruane's!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

First Week with Jordann

This week I started watching our friends baby, Jordann.  Jordann is 4 months old and is such a sweet baby!  She is very happy, loves people and loves to talk!!!  She is so relaxed and laid back!  I only took her on Monday and Thursday this week to ease my way into two babies.  Both days went really well but I was very tired!  Two babies is a lot of work!  

I have always thought Ayden was pretty good around noise until Jordann was over on Monday.  During Ayden's first feeding Jordann was on the floor playing and talking!  Everytime she squealed Ayden's little face would make a pout and then he would start fussing.  It was like he was saying this is my time I just need it quite!  Haha!  Yesterday was a lot better!  

I am so happy we are able to have Jordann at our house!  Doing this will help so that I can stay at home and everyday I am realizing how much I am enjoying being at home!  It will also be great to see Jordann and Ayden grow up together.  

Monday, September 7, 2009

Playing with my ocean friends!

Ayden has just started to enjoy his play gym.  He loves looking at all the bright colors and batting at his toys.  Here are some pictures of him playing!

Look at my cool under water friends!

Looking at my whale hanging above me!!

Looking at my friend in the mirror!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

One Month Old!!!

On Thursday, Ayden was a month old.  It is so crazy how much they change in just a month!  In the past month Ayden has grown to 12 pounds, stays awake after his feedings for about 45 minutes then naps till his next feeding.  He sleeps 5 hours between his first feeding at night and then goes 3 to 4 hours before his next feeding!  We are so lucky to have a good sleeper.  He is starting to track his toys when you move them across his face, and he looks for mom and dad when he hears us talking.  Ayden has taken a bottle 2 times and has done great!  He has also gotten to spend a little a lone time with both sets of grandparents so mom and dad can get a little time together!  

Some of Ayden's favorite things to do are being held, laying on the floor and looking around (without toys...I think I could have waited before I bought some of his things) play on his play gym, tummy time and swing.  

As far as mom and dad, we are loving being parents!  We have really enjoyed getting to know Ayden!  Our life has changed but it is such an amazing change.  Brett loves getting home from work and holding Ayden...I don't get to hold him much when Dad is home.  I have also made a big change other than just becoming a mom.  I decided last spring to stay at home with Ayden this year.  I have really enjoyed my time at home.  Every morning I try to get out and take a walk with Ayden and Jacoby.  This is one of my favorite times of the day and I know that I would not always have the time to do that if I were working.  This sounds like such a little thing but there are many other little things that I just feel so blessed to be able to enjoy now being a stay at home mom!  I do miss McKinstry and the kids but I have been back to visit 3 times already and I am planning on volunteering once a week.  I think that will be just enough time in the classroom for me!