|The usual: sunbathing, evading Ayden, eating and drinking.|
In Ayden news, we are officially out of the "stormy period," according to Wonder Weeks and I could really tell today. Ayden still had some fussy periods here and there but he had some SUPER happy, even giggly periods too. Wednesdays are tricky because I teach dance until 6:30 and don't get home until after 7. By the time we have dinner, and get Ayden bathed and in bed, he's usually over tired and cranky because it's way past his bedtime. I have to wrestle him into his diaper and PJs and it takes him a while to fall asleep. The past couple of nights he's just sat quietly in his bath with sleepy eyes, talking quietly to his ducks and splashing with his washcloth. He gave me sweet smiles as I gave him his lotion massage and got him ready for bed. Then he nursed right to sleep, no fussing involved. He also ate a TON at dinner so I'm hoping that full belly right before bed will last him a while. It seems that chicken is his new favorite meat. He still loves to suck/chew on steak and pork but he actually eats chicken. Sleeping has gotten better lately but now that we are out of the stormy period it should get awesome! How do you like that positivity and enthusiasm? We shall see just how awesome it gets but if any baby can put the research behind Wonder Weeks to the test, it is Ayden!
Sometiems I can't help but step back and analyze Ayden from a professional standpoint. He has made some serious social, cognitive and physical jumps recently. He has been practicing his standing for a while, but now we can add climbing:
and assisted walking to the list:
He is beginning to mimic our sounds (raspberries, fake coughing, lip smacking, mama, dada, mmmba and ahda are his favorites) along with locating familiar items when prompted (light, duck, dog/Maverick, cat/Polly, his boy bits, Mommy, Daddy). He has become fascinated with noses and other children. He is our smart boy!
Tomorrow is going to be a busy day of weekend trip preparations!