I don't know what scares me more--the fact that Aiden is now 11 months old, or the fact that I'll be throwing a birthday party a month from now! Time just continues to fly, and Aiden continues to develop at his own pace.
A few of Aiden's 11-month facts:
--Eating is still a bit of a roller coaster ride, but I daresay it's evening out a bit; he's not fighting me as much most days, and even on his bad days I'm no longer worried that he's not getting what he needs (there's your update, Krystyn--sorry I haven't been able to respond to you, but you'll hear why if you read on...:)) Thanks for all the ideas and encouragement from everyone--it helps more than you know!
--Our little guy is now the proud owner of FOUR pearly-white teeth; the second top tooth FINALLY popped through earlier this week!
--Now that he knows how to crawl (as I documented earlier this week), Aiden is constantly on the go; I keep finding him in weird places around the house, and I've only turned my back in the blink of an eye! He's definitely going to keep me on my toes--probably for the next couple years.
--Last night, the little booger started the crouching moves (where he's on his hands & knees, then lifts himself to his hands & feet, then back to his hands & knees). He's also a whiz at pulling himself up on furniture and walking along side it while holding on. He's really picking this stuff up quick.
--It is so fun that Aiden knows exactly who DaDa is; he even knows what time Mike is supposed to get home in the evenings, and will start look at the back door and say "Dada." I'm still working with him to say MaMa, and we even have tried to say Aiden, too.
That's about as much updating as I'm up to right now. Things have been a little crazy for us for the past couple days; on Wednesday, a we had ANOTHER wind storm, similar to the one that came through in September. Unfortunately, we weren't as lucky this time, and we did lose power Wednesday evening at 10:30 (luckily after I'd gotten to watch American Idol), and STILL haven't gotten it back; truth be told, we're not supposed to get it back until midnight on SUNDAY. ECH. Needless to say, we'll have to trash everything in the fridge, and I'm more than slightly worried about our pipes bursting in the cold. We are lucky that Mike's parents don't mind us staying with them, or we'd all be shivering in the dark! So obviously, this month Aiden's photos were taken in Mimi & Grandpa's den. Look for some special pictures next month as I'm actually going to shell out the money to let a professional take Aiden's monthly update photos.
Until then, I hope you all stay warm and keep your power!