Tuesday, December 8, 2009

'Tis the Season!

December is here! December is here! And guess what? only 15 more days until our family starts celebrating! That's right, 15. On the 23 we are doing a Kiger christmas eve and celebrating with the Kiger family on Christmas Eve morning. Then we're doing Ryan's moms house, then the whole christmas eve thing with my family and christmas morning with them. THEN heading down to lancaster to do a Kilbarger christmas and the other Kiger christmas. Can you say busy? I'm so excited!!

I have wrapped most of my presents, probably 5 or 6 of mine left. I've also wrapped all of Charla Rae's presents. I have promised both of my sisters, my mom, and Ryan that I would wrap for all of them. It's not that I am a good present wrapper or anything, it's just that I really like it! So hey, if you need me to wrap some presents, just let me know! I think I have done about 40-45 so far. Not too shabby!

So, how bad is it that I want to open Aden's gifts and give them to him now? You have no idea how sick I am of those leapfrog songs on his one toy. I noticed that 90% of baby toys have lights, music and/or sound. What happened to wooden blocks and a dog that moves its ears when you pull it? I've got to admit, most of what I got Aden does sing songs or light up. But this kid needs some serious entertainment.

Aden is so close to crawling! He gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth. If he was more patient and just kept working on it, he'd have it by now. I can't believe Aden is 9 months old! We had our doctors appointment yesterday and he weighed 19 1/2 pounds (on an empty belly) and was 28.5 inches! He might have been a shorty when he was born, but not anymore! It's a good thing we just changed from his infant carseat to his convertible Recaro seat because the weight limit is 20 and the height limit is 26. shhh, we might have been using it a little too long. He only got one vaccine yesterday (Hep B) and was given the O.K to eat pretty much anything. No nuts, candy, gum, or shrimp (pretty much a given to me) but that's about it. W
are lowering the amount of formula Aden gets down to about 25 or 30. He has been eating about 45 ounces a day, an unheard of amount. This way Aden will be more hungry for table food. 9 months is an awkward time because they still need formula in their diet, but they need to start transitioning to real food.

Speaking of 9 months, they say 9 months to gain it, 9 months to lose it. I'd say in my case that is pretty darn true. I have lost more than my goal weight (105) and am down to 103. Of course I won't be able to fit into most of my jeans ever again, but I'm still really happy with the way I look. I'm also pretty excited because I can actually fit into gap and american eagle! yay for them baby hips! Maybe I'll be swimsuit-ready by the summer!

I think I will stop counting Aden's teeth now. I think after the first 4 teeth it isn't as fun. Aden has 8. Yes, 8. The eighth one just popped this morning I think. Number 7 popped yesterday. I don't even realize they are coming in anymore. The only reason I noticed 7 & 8 was because Dr. Brown said they should be coming in pretty soon. When we looked in his mouth, yep, there they were! Dr. said I should be getting a teething "break" after this. Hopefully so. In less than 3 months he has popped out 8 of those teeth! I remember at his 6 month check up he had NO teeth and no sign of them either. 1 week later, there they were!

SCHOOL'S OUT! WOOOO! I took my finals last tuesday and on Saturday and finally finished my terrible chemistry class. We only had 5 tests the entire quarter that were worth 500 points. There was only 615 points in the entire class. 60 of those points were the lab quiz. The rest were for 24 hours of lab. The test took about 2 hours to read the material, 2 hours to study, and an hour and a half to take the test. Imagine how hard this was with a baby who doesn't nap. The tests were supposed to be due today at 5 pm but I got them done last wednesday! It feels so good to know that I got through some really hard classes this quarter! Bring on anatomy at 8am on sunday baby!

As I'm sitting here sipping my hot chocolate and watching Aden run around in his walker, I realize how fast time is going by. I wish for just a moment I could go back to March 7, 2009 and do it again. I am so blessed to have such a perfect, precious little boy. Watching him grow is the best thing ever, but also so scary. -- Sorry to break the sentimental moment but my perfect son just made a perfect BM everywhere. Great timing right?

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