Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm one month old!

Aidan turned one month old this past Friday, November 21st and cousin Brandon turned 6 months old the previous day on November 20th! I am so happy to be a mom. Even at 2:30 in the morning when he's crying, I still manage to smile because I feel like the luckiest person to have such a beautiful, healthy baby. Tim got up with Aidan early Saturday morning and let me sleep for 4 hours straight! It was awesome. Aidan has had many new "firsts" within the last week and a half. Aidan met his Grandma Diane, saw his first train, watched his first Nascar race (although he cried during the race....I hope that's not an omen, heehee), went to Grandma and Grandpa's house in Simi Valley (Grandma gave him a tour which was very cute), visited Daddy's work, had Friday lunch with the guys, went to lunch and shopping with Mommy and Grandma and met Aunt Gerry, Uncle Bob and Great-Grandma Helen. Wow....what a busy time for such a little guy.

I had Aidan weighed last Thursday and he now weighs 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Two weeks ago, at the pediatrician's office, he weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce which we were ecstatic about seeing as when we left the hospital he had lost 10 ounces from his birth weight and that weight remained unchanged at his first pediatrican appointment one week later. His little cheeks are much more chubby and he just gets cuter every day.

Aidan, there's a song I would sing all the time to you when I was pregnant and I continue to sing to you...

"Every day, there's something new, honey, that keeps me loving you

And with every passing minute, oh baby, so much joy wrapped up in it

Ohhhh, Heaven must have sent you from above

Heaven must have sent your precious love

And now, I've got a song to sing...tellin the world about the joy you bring

Cause you show me what happiness is in so many ways"

Happy 1 month b-day! Your Daddy and I love you very much!

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Happy Birthday Grandpa! I can't wait to see you this week and celebrate your birthday! My Mommy was sad she didn't get to see you on your actual birthday. Mommy told me you haven't been feeling well. Hopefully you will feel better by Thanksgiving when I see you.
I love you Grandpa!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Aidan is Popular!

Aidan is so lucky to have so many people that love him. Aunt Cyndi, Uncle Eric and Cousin Brandon drove the long way to Simi because the fires closed down the freeway they normally take to get here. Thank you for spending your entire weekend visiting me. Thank you Grandma Suzy, Grandpa Jim, Grandma Diane and Evelyn for hanging out with me all weekend. My Grandpa Don isn't feeling well so I want to tell him to feel better so he and Grandma Lori can come visit me soon.

Chyke came to visit me on Sunday and I'm really glad I got to meet him finally! My Mommy and Daddy are lucky to have Chyke as a friend. Thanks for coming to visit me!

Grandma & Evelyn Arrive!

Aidan met his Grandma Diane and Evelyn last Thursday. They took a two day train from Illinois to meet Aidan. They arrived on Grandma's birthday and we've been having so much fun since. Grandma and Evelyn love to hold Aidan. Grandma feeds, changes and talks to me! Grandma made me an awesome quilt which means so much because the kitty cats on the quilt were made by my Great Grandma Edna. My Mommy will take good care of the quilt so that I will have it when I'm an adult which is a long time from now and Mommy wants me to stay little so she can hug and kiss me all day! Grandma also brought me a Santa outfit which I'll be super adorable in! Evelyn bought me a really cool sweatshirt from the Reagan Library. Now all I need is a pair of sunglasses and I'll be the coolest baby! I'm so glad Grandma and Evelyn are here and wish they could stay longer.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sorry Aunt Cyndi !

I have aded a few pics of Cyndi and Aidan that were taken at the hospital to the "birth" photo gallery located here...


A few videos about 10 minutes after Aidans birth...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Aidan's Due Date

Today is Aidan’s actual due date. Our little miracle was two weeks, 3 days early and we have loved getting to know him every day since. He is a good little baby. Aidan and I are still trying to get the hang of breastfeeding but we’ll get there. My Mom/Grandma has been over to our house every day since Aidan’s birth. She has helped us so much. She has made us dinner almost every night. She holds Aidan while we eat or do bills, etc. Mom has done so many errands for us. Tim, Aidan and I are so grateful to her for making these first two weeks so much easier. Aidan is lucky that his Grandma Suzy and Grandpa Jimmy live so close and stop by to visit and help out.
Aidan has been to the pediatrician twice, this past Tuesday we went and were so happy to find out he gained his birth weight back plus two ounces……so the little guy is weighing in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce! Aidan has already lived through many “firsts”. He has lived through his first presidential election, first Halloween (Happy Birthday Aunt Linda!), first rain, first thunder, first lightening and first Santa Ana winds. Aidan has been the center of attention. His Aunt Cyndi, Uncle Eric, Cousin Brandon, Grandpa Don and Grandma Lori all drove to Simi Valley last weekend to visit.
Tim went back to work this week and we’re still trying to figure out creative ways for both of us to get a little more sleep. Tim takes good care of him at night so I can get an hour to two more sleep before the midnight madness sets in! Aidan is so beautiful and not a day goes by that I don’t feel so incredibly happy that he’s finally here. He does this little smile (it’s probably just a gassy thing) that is just the sweetest thing. I don’t think Tim or I will ever stop ooing and awing every time he does it. We can’t even make it through a TV show without pausing the show a dozen times just to watch him. We are the luckiest parents!