Monday, September 28, 2009

Worst. Morning. Ever.

Aden woke up at 6 this morning, an hour earlier than normal. He then went back to bed and slept until 8:45. Nice, right? WRONG! Whenever he sleeps in it's always a terrible day. His nap schedule gets all screwed up which then screws up his eating schedule and makes him a very very very grumpy Gus. I get up, make him breakfast (oatmeal and pears) and let my 50 pound golden retriever mix, Ted, outside. He has been hunting this darn mole or gopher or whatever it is outside for about a week now. The thing keeps tunneling below him. To try and catch him he has been digging up the entire yard... including the part with rocks.  

Anyways, I guess I kinda... forgot about him in the yard. I was trying to feed Aden! Usually he is out for 5-10 minutes then comes back in. WELL an HOUR AND A HALF later (10:30) I hear Ted barking  to come in. I let him in and TRY to wipe off his feet but the dirt was caked on an inch thick! Aden is crying upstairs in his crib because he is overtired so I take Ted up into the bathroom to give him a bath. I tried just rinsing his paws off (I had forgotten the shampoo downstairs) and I THOUGHT that everything was clean. So when he jumped out I though "okay, no biggie he is fine". WRONG. So very wrong. Luckily the bathroom door was closed. Mud was EVERYWHERE. On the floors, on the walls, all over the rugs, on the cabinets and of course all over the bathtub. I lock him in the bathroom to go downstairs to get dog shampoo. By this time Aden is just furious and screaming for attention. I have to pull the exersaucer out of his room, bring it to the hallway in front of the bathroom, and set him in it. All with one, VERY dirty, hand. 

I finally get Teddy all nice and clean when I hear Aden's grunting noise. Great. I wait for him to finish and then take him in to change him. Huge poo. Huge. Luckily not too messy. On to the bathroom. I stick Aden in his exersaucer again and fill the sink with pinesol. I remove all the rugs that are covered in mud, water, and Frank (the  6 pound yorkie)'s pee. Apparently during the process he got scared and just needed to pee somewhere. I then get on my hands and knees and just scrub until the bathroom is sparkling clean. By now it's 11:45 and Aden still has not taken his nap. I decide to attempt to rock him to sleep. It works!!! 

I load the washer with the soaking wet, muddy towels and rugs and then eat my lunch of pizza rolls, pickles, and cucumbers.

Now that I look back, it could have been a lot worse.. so I guess I'm....lucky??

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Teeth, School, and Walkers

Aden has his SECOND tooth. Those things just keep shooting out! Both of them are about 1/2 way up right now. I think today was the first time in a LONG while that his teeth weren't hurting him. No orajel, tylenol, teething tablets... nothing. He was SO happy! Back to his normal old self. I'm happy to know that the reason he has been so fussy was because of his teeth. I am NOT happy to know that there will be lots more coming. 

Aden has gradumatated into 12 month sleepers! Actually they aren't even sleepers. They are two piece outfits (so he doesn't outgrow them as fast). He still fits in a few 9 month sleepers but not enough to last a week. (Laundry day is once a week). No more little lions, bears, or sayings on his little feet. Just boring old socks. Maybe I WILL give in and get a 12 month sleeper. Just one :)

Speaking of growing, man this kid can eat. Aden loves loves loves his solid food--except bananas and sweet peas. Since we tested all of the foods and he didn't have any kind of allergic reaction, we can move onto stage 2 food! Tonight he had the Farmer's Market Veggie Dinner! It had Carrots, Corn, and tomatoes all pureed together. He loved it! Tomorrow we will have oatmeal mixed with Apples and Cherries. Yum yum yum! Solid foods are so fun! Solid food poop is not fun. 

Ryan and I both started school today! I've got to say, I have it way easier than Ryan. Ryan goes to school everyday but Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He works full time at a very physical job (lifting 80+ lbs) Monday Wednesday and Friday. On Monday and Wednesday he goes straight from work to school until 7:30. Then he watches Aden 4-7:50 p.m on Sat. and Sunday he has to mow. Talk about NO free time!!! He also is taking a class online! My schedule is a little easier. I go to school Tuesday night and Saturday 4-7:50. I am also taking an online class. Aden is a pretty good nap taker so I think I'll be able to get some studying done. Let's all wish Ryan a great big GOOD LUCK! He is such a hard worker and an amazing dad. 

Aden has a new toy! It's the safety 1st walker! I researched for hours online looking for a good walker that isn't hard to move on carpet with. We have hard tiles in the kitchen and wood in the foyer but carpet everywhere else. I looked at all the "top of the line" brands and none of them had good reviews. I chose the Safety First walker from Wal-Mart for only $35. Compared to $70-99, that's not to shabby. Aden just figured out how to move it today- backwards. I keep moving him near me and he disappears. Then I hear a bang against a wall. Silly boy. 

I wanted to write down Aden's schedule somewhere so this is where I chose to do it....

between 6:30-7 a.m- Aden wakes up and eats a bottle. Then he plays around with me for a little, usually in the jumperoo 

between 8-8:30 a.m- Aden lays down for a nap. He is usually exhausted by now.

between 9-9:30 a.m- Eats a bowl of cereal mixed with 1/2 jar of fruit. Immediately after he eats a 6-7 ounce bottle. 

between 10-10:30 a.m- Aden takes another nap or plays in his crib while I get things done around the house

between 11-11:30 a.m- Wakes up and usually we do tummy time

between 12-12:30 p.m-Eats 7-8 ounce bottle

between 3-3:30 p.m- Eats 7-8 ounce bottle

between 5:45-6:15 p.m- Eats 1 jar of stage 1 veggies OR 3/4 jar of stage 2 veggies. Immediately after eats 2-3 ounces

around 6:30/7 p.m- bathtime! Rocking chair with mom. After bath he eats 4-6 more ounces of formula

between 7:30-8:30 p.m BEDTIME :) 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Remember When...

Is it just me or are is EVERYONE pregnant?! Seeing everyone pregnant reminds me of 6 short months ago when I was still growing my little bean. If I could do it again (Okay, I'm sure I could but not in the next 5 years please) I would actually get dressed and wear make-up and attempt to look good. The first trimester I was just too exhausted to do anything and the Third trimester I had gained 60 pounds.... Spandex and sweatshirts were my life. When I go to my OB I always look at how adorable all the pregnant women look and think to myself "WHOA! They actually got ready for the day!" If I had known that getting ready after the baby came was a 3 hour process, I would have done it a lot more. I wish I would have shown my belly bump off more. It was winter so that was kind of hard to do, but hey, why not show it if you got it! It's funny because all I wanted was for my belly to grow and grow and then after the baby I'm just wanting it to bounce back to normal. Not happening. Showing off your baby bump? Adorable. Showing off your post pregnancy flab? Not so adorable. It probably doesn't help that my wardrobe fits a 12 year old girl....

I would read books to my belly during the day. LONG childrens books. I should have read more because little did I know that Aden wouldn't be able to sit through only 5 pages. It was so much easier to take care of Aden when he was in my belly. The best part was I KNEW he was protected. I didn't need to worry about what type of formula to give him, when to give him solid food, SIDS, swine flu (yes, I am an anal First time mom). I miss that. prepping for the baby :)

Of course, I am only focusing on the good parts of pregnancy. I guess I forgot to mention the acne,  being congested for 9 months, feet and ankle swelling, lips getting thicker, nose getting wider, itchy belly, being kicked all night, being tired all the time, waking up to go to the bathroom 5 and 6 times a night, stretch marks, leaking, and being so nervous and anxious you don't know what to do with yourself. BUT besides all that, I miss pregnancy. 

That being said, I think I like being a mom more! Especially when it's to the cutest little guy ever.        

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Aden Has Tooth Number 1!

That's right! My little boy has his very first tooth! There isn't much to see right now, just a little white bump. It is a sharp little guy though! When I took him to the doctors a couple weeks ago they tried to tell me he wasn't teething. HA! Mothers Intuition: 1. Doctor: 0. I swear it wasn't there this morning! He has been terribly fussy all this week. Actually pretty much all this month. I put some orajel on his tooth and was darn proud doing it! I pulled teething rings, mesh bags, cold compresses, spoons, and rupert out for him to chew on. His favorite was the cold washcloth. mmmm cold washcloth. Aden isn't really all that into fruit (weird huh?) so the mesh teether with frozen peach inside of it didn't go over too well.

I'm starting to branch out a little bit and give him different things. We started on stage 2 foods! He has only had the Apple Blackberry, which he liked at first but not so much anymore, and Mango. He hates mango. I also gave him some Gerber Puffs. They are kind of like cheerios except they dissolve quicker in your mouth, making them a good beginner food. They are banana flavored, which he also hates, but he did manage to swallow a whole one. He was not too keen on the aftertaste though. There was definitely some gagging. 

He is trying so hard to crawl but being 18.5 pounds (yes, I weighed him again and he gained almost a pound and a half. I'm pretty sure I'll be returning his winter wardrobe for the next size up) he just cant get those chubby legs to go! He is also saying new sounds! His favorite is "ba". Today he was in the jumper "talking" and saying "bababab ga baba gaga AHHHH" No idea what he was trying to tell me. He is also really in to clapping. Or should I say WATCHING people clap. I have a feeling that he will not have a quiet childhood. 

Ryan and I will both be starting school next wednesday. Scary stuff. I have class Tuesday nights and Saturdays and the rest is online. Not too bad except one of them is Organic and Biochemistry. Ryan will work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and go to school Tuesday, Thursday, and online. I am also trying to volunteer at the Franklin County Dog shelter at least once a week. I went last week for my first time and loved it! I even get to watch a surgery! AND I'm trying to scrapbook. Being a good mom and doing all this at once will for sure be a challenge but I know I can do it!!!!!

Off to bed for now!