Monday, December 6, 2010

Time has flown by!







Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Aedyn went to church for the first time on Sunday June 6th, 2010
We went to Abba's house for the first time and we all really liked it there.
Including Aedyn .lol. he sat in his carseat the whole time, didnt cry once.
He was so good.
The only thing was that he was still sleepy and wanted to take a nap, so he kept trying to doze off and then the music would start really loud and he would be awake again.
He was so cute, I have noticed when he gets really tired he will hold the left side of his head or his left ear.
He was doing this alot.
And at one point he was covering his left eye. I doubt we will be so lucky to have him be this good everytime we go to church, but heres for hoping!
I really want to raise the babies in church and i think Abba's house is the one.

Another first lately has been Baby food, we decided to try it out on Monday, June 7th, 2010.
We gave him mixed veggies, and I was definately expecting him to HATE It, because Rylee's first baby food was green beans and she hated it.
But surprisingly Aedyn loved it!
But he was tired of eating it after 4 spoonfuls which was fine, because I am not even trying to feed him baby food all the way yet.
This was more of a test run :]
And it went well.

Aedyn just turned 4 months old and he is 14 lbs 3 oz
He still is not sleeping through the night, but i think we are getting there.
Especially since he officially takes a passy :]

Something really cute Aedyn has started is mimicking. If you baby talk to him, he will copy you all day long. lol
He has always loved being talked to, BUT HE LOOOOVES being baby talked to.

He is also the most ticklish baby i have ever seen. He loves to be tickled and will laugh so hard from it.
Its too cute.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

3 months old

Aedyn weighs 13.6 lbs this month :]
hes our little fat daddy.
hes also a little charmer, he loves to be talked to, and anytime you say his name sweetly he will give you the biggest smile.
hes gonna be a ladies man, you just wait & see.

Aedyn is already starting to scoot, he is following in his sisters footsteps.
It really makes me wonder if my babies have done stuff early because their genetics or because we work with them alot on their milestones.
The other day I told Jake that he was scooting & he was like No way.
So i lay Aedyn on the floor to show him & he does nothing, so I put him on the bed and there he goes.
He is also rolling from belly to back & also from back to belly really well now.
He is already becoming mobile :/
One thing he has started doing earlier than Rylee is... teething.
Rylee got her first tooth in her 5th month, & in Aedyns 3rd month hes started to get one.
It hasnt broken through the gum yet though.
I never know why he is cranky, I dont know if its his tooth, or his acid reflux, or gas or what.
It seems like hes already been through alot :/

He is almost constantly laughing or smiling. We noticed when he was littler that he was ticklish. If we ever tried to tickle him he would tense up and grunt. But now he had the cutest little laugh, it melts my heart :]]

He is the cutest little man in the world, I couldnt imagine not having him in my life

Monday, April 19, 2010

Acid Reflux

2 Nights ago Aedyn slept in his crib for the first night.
I was really nervous about it because he still sleeps in the bed with me and takes a bottle in the night.
But everyone has been telling me that I need to get him sleeping through the night, which I definately DO want!
And doctors say that a baby can start sleeping through the night around 3 months.
So I wanted to give him a chance to do that.
I put him in the crb & he slept for a while & then cried, so I gave him his passy which he is sooo attached to now, and he went back to sleep.
This went on probably 7 more times because he kept dropping the passy out everytime he fell asleep.
So eventually I just decided to let him cry & see if he would just fall back asleep. Well I stayed awake while he cried and he cried alot all night.
So in the morning we went to the Soddy flea market and while we were walking around he fell asleep in my arms.
So I just thought he was going to be sleepy all day because he didn't get a good night of sleep.
After the flea market he got in the worst mood and was fussy for the whole day. I assumed he was just upset about the night before and was cranky from no sleep.
Well as the day went on the crying got more and more and he was crying harder than I have ever heard ANY baby cry.
I took him to my moms so me and Jake could plant flower seeds.
And my mom mentioned that maybe he was constipated so we went the rest of the day thinking that.
Then when we got home he was still crying and Jake came up with the idea that it's his acid reflux & we looked it up online and he had all the symptoms of it.
Which Dr. Wiley had said something about him having it when he was around 2 weeks old and gave him some medicine for it.
But I haven't been giving it to him because it usually makes his eye swell up for some reason?
And he had never acted like he was ever in any pain or like he really had acid reflux until yesterday.
So I gave him the medicine & the internet said to keep his upper body elevated.
So that is how he has to sleep now and everything.
I feel so bad for him , but today he seems to be doing alot better.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The days are flying by

Aedyn's First Easter (4/4/10)

Aedyn at 2 1/2 months old

Aedyn rolled over for the first time at 1 month, 2 weeks, and 3 days.
Which is one day earlier than Rylee did for the first time.
I know, I am so crazy about the details, I just don't want to miss a thing.
Lately I have noticed how insane my picture taking has gotten. I'm sure one day I will have 100 albums full of pictures, I'm sure Rylee & Aedyn won't even care about.
But I just love pictures, because I know one day my babies are going to be grown and I am never going to get this time back.
So I try to do as many things for them and give them as many fun experiences as I can now.

For the past week or so Aedyn has started to really talk. He is so funny. Whenever I say his name really sweetly he gives the biggest smile almost every single time I do it.
That is what got him to talk, because when I get him to smile is usually when he's the most talkative.
I forgot how much I missed baby talk, it's been so long since Rylee did that.

He's getting to be a big man now :] He weighs in at 13 lbs. already. He has the biggest turkey neck I think I have ever seen on a baby. lol
He has had it since he was born but it has really gotten big lately. All I ever hear is how big he is.
I love spending my days with my babies :]

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I am so happy with my life with two babies :]
They both make my life worth living, if it weren't for them I would be nothing.
Aedyn is the best little boy I could ever ask for.
He sleeps very well at night for a 6 week old I think.
He doesn't nap very much during the day anymore, but I do let him whenever he wants to.
Around 8-9 at night he starts to get really sleepy and I usually try to keep him half way awake until 10 when we go to sleep.
Just to try to maximize MY sleeping time!
He wakes up probably about every 3 hours for a bottle, which is definately an improvement, it was more like every hour and a half.
He wakes up for good around 8 in the morning! ughhh Rylee usually lets me sleep until 10. But no more sleeping in for me! haha

When he is awake during the day, he has the bottle in his mouth almost constantly!
Jake calls him fat daddy, he is getting really big! I'm going to miss him as a little baby sooo much!

Aedyn's been pretty fussy and always wants to be held. I don't really care that he is going to be spoiled. lol
I definately cared when Rylee was a baby about holding her too much and all of that, but not this time!
I don't know why, I just feel like I am doing the right thing this way?

Rylee isn't so easy with Aedyn all of the time, she thinks she is helping, but usually she is hurting him.
I feel sortof bad for him that he has to go his whole life having someone to torment him.
But on the flipside of that he will always have someone to play with :]

Rylee rolled over for the first time at 6 1/2 weeks. So I am anxiously awaiting Aedyn to do it!
I love them with all of my heart!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

1 Month old!


Aedyn now weighs about 9 lbs.
This past month Aedyn has had a few problems, none real serious though.
His right eye had alot of goo in it and Dr. Wiley said that meant that his tear duct was closed off, and that it would come open on its own time.
I had to put this cream in his eye though to keep it from getting germs in it and becoming infected.
Also he was spitting up and acting like it hurt, his Doctor said that he probably had acid reflux.
And apparently 10 days after birth his stumach has acid in it and that will burn his throat. So he got medicine for it.
But I really don't feel like it has gotten any better because now he is throwing up almost every time he eats. I feel so bad for him. I think we are going to have to switch him to soy.

He doesn't really take a passy, he still hasn't learned how to keep it in his mouth on his own so I really never give it to him to begin with. I'm not sure if I would rather him take it or not. Because it's not really something I need to start because he will be dependent on it, but on the other hand it may help him sleep through the night?
On the subject of sleeping... We have another bed baby!
The one thing I thought I was sure about was that he wouldn't sleep in the bed with us like Rylee did.
When we had Rylee we didn't want her in a bassinet or crib, we bought a sleep positioner so she could sleep with us.
So we never even attempted it with her.
With Aedyn, we have a pack n play in our room, and it seems like every time I put him in it he starts to cry. I really just got tired of sitting at the pack n play with a bottle all night. It is soooo much easier for me to have him in the bed with us, because I don't even have to get up, I just put the bottle in his mouth, and done!
And he is alot more comfortable being by his mommy, he wakes up alot less in the bed with us.
So I know it will be easy now and hard later, because we had to get Rylee out of our bed and it was badddd. Hopefully he will sleep through the night in a couple of months and we can move him to his own room.

Breastfeeding didn't go so well :/
I wanted to breastfeed sooo bad this time to help me lose the weight. And while we were in the hospital, I tried and tried, way harder than I tried with Rylee.
I was so worried about him being hungry.
I got the lactation consultant to come help me, and she basically said that he just didn't want to learn to breastfeed. We tried tricking him with a feeding tube and nothing worked. So Jake just had the idea that I could formula feed him and still pump to help me lose weight. He really took the pressure off of me.
We both know he will be fine on formula.
Well I pumped for about 3 weeks everyday. And then that 3rd week, I put the part to my pump in the dishwasher and it never really worked the same again.
So that night it wouldn't even work so I skipped one night and then the next night I got it to work but I was barely producing any milk.
The next night barely any again, So I was just like whatever, im buring like 1 calorie. And I quit. :/
But the good news is that I am so busy with 2 kids that I barely have time to eat!