Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I am in complete disbelief that the year is almost through. Last November I was going to school full time, working full time, and was just told that our little peanut was a BOY! Where does the time go? My little peanut will be 8 MONTHS next Wednesday. Oh, and today is my half birthday!

My one midterm (I already took the other one and I don't have one in Chemistry, thank goodness because I would be failing that as of now) is on Saturday. I also resume my chemistry class on Saturday from 4-7:50. 3 down, 3 more to go! Thanks to Ryan's mom, I get Wednesday's all to myself and am able to study! My midterm is worth 30% of my grade.... crap.

Thanksgiving is coming! Thanksgiving is coming! I wish I had an excuse this year to eat twice my body weight in food. The good thing is, we will be eating at both the Kiger's AND my house. Next year we'll be eating with the Kilbarger's (Ryan's mom's side) and my house. Yay for two thanksgivings!

I ordered Aden's stocking! It is just the cutest thing. I was going to make it, and might make one next year when I have more time, but this is just precious. Its in the shape of an elf shoe with a green ball at the end, the body is red and the cuff is green with ADEN on it. It has white buttons sewn all over it. SO cute.

So I was looking in my bookshelf the other day and noticed that I still have "The Baby Book" by Dr. Sears, TWO of "the Womanly art of Breastfeeding", "100,000 Baby Names", "Your Pregnancy week-by-week", "What to expect when you're Expecting", and "What to Expect the First Year". The only real book I have in there is "Gone with the Wind" (best book/movie ever). I think I should probably start reading real people books. Any suggestions?

STUPID TIME CHANGE. Why does this even happen? An hour messes up my schedule WAY more than one would think. Aden is now waking up at 5:30 instead of 6:30 and not falling back asleep. That is painful. He is also getting into the habit of NOT taking naps. This kid has got more energy than the energizer bunny. He never stops moving. We lowered his crib mattress because he has been trying to pull down the bumper to pull himself up. Luckily he has failed to do that so far. Let's hope that continues for awhile. I don't even want to think of baby proofing this house. What a nightmare.

Aden in his walker is RIDICULOUS. He loves the gold knobs on the cabinets and he loves the dishwasher. I literally have to walk behind him for 30 minutes because otherwise he will pull towels off, purses off, knockdown chairs, and bang on the front of the stove. This is going to be trouble.

We have started to add more solid food during the day. We tried to do that earlier but I don't think he was ready. He always fell asleep before his last feeding and it just didn't work out. We also give him a lot of table food. He gets bread, pancakes, mashed potatoes, tiny pieces of chicken to mash up, pasta, veggies. They are pretty bland things and not really for nutritional value, just to get him used to mashing things up with his jaw. He eats oatmeal and 1/2 jar of 2nd food Gerber fruits for breakfast, 1 jar of Gerber 2nd food veggies for lunch, and for dinner he has 1 jar of 2nd food Gerber dinners. For snacks he has Gerber puffs, Cheerios, juice diluted with water (80% water, 20% juice) , or just plain water.

Orajel has once again become our best friend. With the top tooth and the side bottom tooth through, he is in some pain. We also have the other top tooth and other side tooth coming in. Poor child! The only thing that I hate about Orajel is having to stick my finger in his mouth and put it on his gums. He always bites me! OW!

Okay, I'm off to go Christmas Browsing!!!!

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