Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween
~Ayden :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

3 Months Old!!

My baby is 3 months old! It is crazy how quickly they change! I have been looking at all the new babies in the past couple weeks and it feels like it has been forever since he was that little, but, its only been 3 months!

Ayden is really starting to get a personality and become more interactive! He has been smiling like a pro but as soon as the camera comes out he is to courious about what it is that he doesn't smile. Just stares. He is finally starting to play with toys and grab things. He is much more awake and alert! It is more fun to take him places because he doesn't fall asleep as soon as he gets in the car seat anymore!

He has been sleeping so well and really has his routine down! He usually plays for an hour and a half then sleeps for about 1 hour to 1 hour and a half. And he takes about 3 naps a day. This week he has slept through the night every night except last night. Its amazing when you get a full nights sleep!

Now that he is 12 weeks old I would have had to be back at work. I am so happy to be at home! I just love my days with him! Also, having Jordann at our home has been great! Having two babies makes it much more difficult to load them up and take them somewhere so we spend our days at home playing on the floor most of the time! I am very much on the go and this has really been good for me and for Ayden! If I just had him at home I know we would be out and about all the time and he would not get as much play time as he gets now. I do miss the social part of working outside of the house but I am blessed to have my friend Emily who comes over with her daughter. The other week she came over and we made "Butt Pumpkins" with the kiddos. That was fun! We took their diapers off and painted their butt's and sat them on some paper! Very cute and it was fun too! I can't wait for the kiddos to get a little bigger so we can do more art projects!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Fall :)

I love Fall!!! It is such a pretty season and I love that the days are getting shorter and a little cooler (but not when it snows in October...) and things start slowing down a little bit! Having a little one has made fall even better. We went to Pumpkin Town with the Hofferts...what a great thing to do as a family and the best part is its all free! They had a petting zoo, hayride, a few yard games and props to take pictures with. You can also buy your pumpkins there. And we also had a little halloween party at the Hofferts with the Nelson's and Blanchards. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends to do lots of family things together! I can't wait till our kids start enjoying it as much as the parents do :) Here are a few pictures!

Denver the Frog, Madison the Monkey, Ayden the Lion, and Kyler the Pumpkin :)

The Hayride!!

Ayden and Madi!
Petting Zoo...Right after this the Llama took our cup of food!
Best Buddies!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

2 months old!

Ayden is 2 months old!!  He turned two months on Sunday!  I can't believe how big he is getting and how much he has changed already!  

We went to his two month check up on Monday and he was 14lbs and 4 oz (95%) and 25inches long (97%).  He is getting to be big and he doesn't look as much like a newborn anymore.  He is already in 6 months clothes! At his check up he also got his first round of shots.  I did much better than I thought I would and so did he!  He was a little fussy that night but we made sure to give him some Tylenol and that did the trick.  

This month he has become much more alert.  He is starting to get very smiley and really loves to talk to you!  I just love to talk to him and get a big grin and a "Ah Goo" in response.  He also loves his music.  If there is music playing he usually coo's a lot.  This month he started sleeping longer at night...he can go anywhere from 6 to 8 hours for his first stretch then wakes up around 7ish for the day.  We have started to make his bedtime a little earlier.  We are now putting him to bed between 8 or 8:30 instead of 9:30.  Since we have done this he has not slept longer than 6 hour stretch but we are just hoping he will bounce back to 8 hours soon!  

His days are starting to be much more routine and predicable.  He usually wakes and eats at about the same time each day.  He is also awake for longer periods of time and he is starting to take better naps.  Luckily his routine matches pretty closely to Jordann's so we can all play and then all nap at the same time!