Sunday, October 12, 2008

Seven Months Old...

...and getting cuter everyday, as you can clearly see in the photos. We just had to go with a bit of a Halloween theme for this month's updates. I LOVE this costume; I actually bought it a year ago on clearance when I was only four months along and didn't know if I was having an Aiden or a Riley. :) It's getting a bit small, though, so we actually have another costume for Aiden to wear on Halloween--photos of that to come later this month.
Here are Aiden's seven month facts:
--My best guess is that he's over 16 lbs now, and he's continuing to lengthen out. I'm thinking he's going to be a long and lean child, just like his mom.
--Aiden is getting better and better at holding himself up in a sitting position. I like to sit him in front of a mirror and watch as he catches his balance when he begins to wobble from side-to-side. On that same note, he has mastered rolling; as I've posted before, he's even started a bit of scooting.
--It seems we have a bit of a picky eater on our hands; he has sure let us know that he is NOT a fan of green beans, bananas, or carrots, but he really loves sweet potatoes, squash, peas, and applesauce.
--Still no teeth, but he continues to slobber up a storm and put anything within reach in his mouth, so we're being patient on that front.
--Aiden seems enamored with Callie & Chloe, but the feeling is definitely not mutual; we're hard-pressed to even get him near the cats without them turning tail quickly to the next room.
--He LOVES other kids! I'm so glad that he's not the only child at the sitter because the exposure to baby faces has made him very social with kids his age. I hope that he remains friendly long into the future.
--Aiden is a big fan of story time; he is very interested in the books that Mike & I read to him at bedtime.
We had a bit of a change to his schedule this week as we had to go to Mansfield for a few days for my uncle's funeral. It wasn't under the best of circumstances, but we were lucky enough to visit with Aunt Megan as well as Aunt Heidi and Cousin Gary--whom Aiden ADORES. Every time Gary came around, Aiden's face would light up, and it wasn't long before he was overtaken by giggle fits. A ray of sunlight in a difficult time.
On a happier note, Aiden will be getting an new cousin this week; barring an earlier appearance, my sister-in-law Sara is scheduled to be induced on Tuesday! We're sending good thoughts her way and can't wait to see those first photos of Christopher!!!