Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Aidan is Two Weeks Old!


I can't believe how fast the time has flown by. Our little man is all ready two weeks old! I've really enjoyed spending so much time with him, although some days (like today!) have been harder than others. It's amazing how much energy it takes to care for a baby. But, I wouldn't change it for the world. I realize how lucky I am to have this special time with Aidan and I am not taking it for granted.
Some new things about Aidan this week are:

* He has gained 19 ounces in 11 days! His pediatrician was very impressed.

* He loves to dance with Daddy. :)


* He lost his umbilical cord on Wednesday. And NO we did NOT save it!

* Aidan enjoys staring at himself in mirrors... he can't get enough of his own cuteness! So vain!

* He went for his first walk on Sunday, accompanied by Mommy, Daddy and Charlie Brown. It was a beautiful sunny, 70 degree weather kinda day.

* We tried out his sling and he loves it! He fell right to sleep snuggled up against Mommy. If you remember, I first tried out the sling on my cat and wrote about in this post.


* Aidan is fascinated by the shadows our living room ceiling fan makes on the ceiling.

* We've been working very hard on breastfeeding and have noticed some great improvements. Hopefully within the next few weeks he'll be breastfeeding exclusively! I'm very happy about this. :)

* He looks more like his Daddy everyday.

* Aidan does not mind being held by different people. He has had a lot of visitors in his short life so far, and isn't bothered by strangers holding him.

* He misses his Gram. (Okay, I'm not sure about this one... but I'd like to think he does. Plus, I sure do miss her!)


Tomorrow night Aidan's Nana and Papa come in from Ohio to visit for a few days. He's excited to meet them! (Okay, so again I'm not sure about this... but who wouldn't want to meet their grandparents?!)

~Emily

6 comments:

  1. I love to see you using a sling! I am a big supporter of baby wearing, it's so much easier than other methods of baby transportation!!!

    We did save G's umbilical stump (it was really short; they had to cut it down for her central line when she was in NICU). We held on for it for six months. GROSS! Be glad you just threw yours away.

    ~Elizabeth
    Confessions From A Working Mom

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  2. What a fabulous week you've had with Aidan! :) He's so cute!

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  3. I can't believe it's already been two weeks! Cate was a fan of the sling as well. And we also thought it gross to save the stump. I think they do love meeting people even if they can't say it. :-)

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  4. I love that you're using a sling, and I'm a little jealous! My little chunky monkey is almost over the weight limit for most kinds of baby wearing! That's how we transported her most of the time up until now, since I don't think they've repaved these city sidewalks in 100 years-- not easy on a stroller!
    P.S. Aidan is adorable, and seems to have such a cute personality already. I can't get over the funny face picture!

    ~Lainie

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  5. sooo cute!
    I want one!!!!

    and as you will soon learn as parents you can have your kids think whatever yo wnat them to!

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  6. It was so fun to read about how Aiden is doing! He sure is a cutie pie! I know ya'll are having so much fun with him. Hopefully we can come see him soon!

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