Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vacay Recoup

Not a whole lot to report today. Ayden was up at 6:30am today just as I predicted. I love fall but hate how the daylight gets shorter. It was still nice and dark when we all got out of bed to start the day. We had our breakfast and finished unpacking. Ayden alternated between fussy and darn cute all day. He's standing for longer and longer periods and even standing from a crouch without holding onto anything.

I joined him for his morning nap while David mowed and we slept for about an hour. After we woke up, we organized a cookout with our families and Ayden's future in-laws (our friends Whit and Kellen) then headed to the grocery. After going WAY over our budget (do we even have one anymore?) we came home to put it all away.

Mommy's big helper!
The kennel is open from 4-7pm on Sundays and David wanted to go get Mav before our cookout which was at 5. We had a little time to kill before the kennel opened so we took Ayden to the park. He enjoyed the swings, slides and a fun wooden tunnel.

He also really like watching other kids play. We played or about 20-30 minutes and then came home. I nursed Ayden, got his diaper bag all restocked and prepped our food while David went to get Mav.

We left our house a little late but stopped to pick our friends up and headed for a fun evening with friends and family. We ate steak and Ayden set a personal record for his standing skills for everyone. I suppose he performs better with an audience.

He also had some fun on his high chair/step stool/rocking horse!
It's hard to believe that the vacation we've been looking forward to for months is over and that David goes back to work tomorrow. We've really enjoyed and gotten used to having him with us all day and will miss him so much! I really am so glad that David is so hands on and helpful with Ayden, the house and anything else that needs to be done.

In other news, Ayden hasn't bitten me the past couple of days! Every time it happened I would have a mental argument with myself. "It's just a phase, he's just exploring his new teeth." vs "What if he is a biter? How can I breastfeed for as long as I'd like if he keeps doing this? Biting is one of the most difficult habits to break, how will we get through this?". It's still early but for now it looks like all the worry was for nothing, as it always does in hindsight. Such is life as a parent. At least we can nurse in peace again!


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