Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Play: The Birth of Jesus

Check out the small clip of Aiden playing Baby Jesus. He was in the spotlight for 2 hours and stayed in character the whole time. And the nomination goes to....

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Greetings!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A November to Remember

What a wonderful November we had. Between birthday parties, Aiden's Christening, and Thanksgiving we really enjoyed ourselves. Check out just a few of the pics we took below in this post and in the next post.

November fun continues...

As you can see we went from house to house spreading the Holiday cheer. As many as you have witnessed Aiden is growing very nicely. He started eating organic rice cereal last week, he wears size 6-9mos clothes, and his shoe size is 0-3mos. He is very active and at his last check-up the doctor rated him average to above-average in all areas of development. It's hard to believe that he will be 7 months in less than a week!

~Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Weekend

The month of October was very busy for us, but we finished it out with some Halloween fun. Aiden's 1st Halloween costume was a baby giraffe.

To celebrate Halloween, our neighborhood hosted an all-day children Halloween celebration. We took Aiden to a couple of activities in the afternoon, and then entered him into a children’s Halloween contest. Aiden came in 1st place for his age group. His prize was a gift certificate to the toy store.
Congrats Aiden!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Aiden enjoying the love

September was filled with love from family and friends and Aiden enjoyed every bit of it. Aiden went to his first birthday party this month and had so much fun that he spent the next two days sleeping. Lately he has been paying more attention to his surroundings. He will follow us around the room with his eyes and will lick his lip when he smells food. Aiden has reached a new plateau in his cries and has been yapping up a storm. His current weight is 15lbs 14oz and he is on his way to size 3 diapers. Aiden is coming into his own.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Doing great!

It's definitely been a while since we have updated everyone on Aiden's progress. He is doing very well. We have been to several functions over the last month and most of you have had a chance to see and interact with him. He is still gaining on average 10oz. per week. At the end of August he weighed 11.0lbs 15oz and now he weighs 14.0lbs 11oz. He went from size 1 diaper to size 2 and we have retired atleast 4 outfits a week over the last month. Aiden talks more and sleeps really well at night. Overall, he has been doing great!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thriving and doing well

For those of you who have not seen Aiden since his party you would be surprise how big he has gotten. At the party he weighed 8lbs 3oz and as of Tuesday he weighed 11lbs 15oz, so he is atleast 12lbs now. Our little man is approaching the normal weight range for his age. Several sources state that 3mos - 4mos old babies generally weigh between 14 and 15.5lbs on average. His weight growth is an important cue that he is developing well. Other developmental milestones range from holding his head at 90 degrees for longer periods to following objects with his eyes more, and for several weeks now he has been holding his weight in his legs while being supported. Overall, Aiden is thriving and doing well.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Time is moving

It's already been almost 3 weeks since Aiden's Welcome Parties. In this short timeframe we have celebrated our 6th year wedding anniversary (July 17th), my birthday (July 24th) and Khary's birthday (Aug 1st). Our household this time of the year is like Christmas, a lot of fun, good food, family and friends. I have also started back to work, so Aiden has been home with Khary. This arrangement is working out very well. Aiden began physical therapy (PT) as of last Tuesday. His first assignments were to lift his head up on his own and move it side to side, center his head with the rest of his body, and follow a toy or object with his eyes. He did the first two things very well and he follows the toy only if he is not distracted. His appointment today with the PT went well also and he reportedly weighs 10lbs 6.5oz. Wow he is growing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Aiden's Welcome Parties (July 18th & 19th)

Both of Aiden's parties this past weekend went great. Thank you to everyone who organized the parties and thank you for the gifts. The top two pictures are generational pics. The top right is 3 generations and the top left is 5 generations. Aiden is our 1st child, 1st grandchild, 1st great grandchild, and the 1st great great grandchild. What a blessing. Aiden weighs 8lbs 3oz, wears size 1 diapers, and 0-3 mos clothes. Check out more pictures here:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Almost 2 weeks

It's been almost two weeks since Aiden has been home. He has adjusted well. He came home weighing 5lbs 14oz and now he weighs 7lbs. We tried to keep Aiden on his hospital feeding schedule of every 4 hours, but despite our efforts Aiden is back to eating every 3 hours. His auntie Tasha has been a great help. When both his daddy and I are tired his auntie comes in from work all excited and ready to take care of him. What a godsend. Aiden is starting to stay awake longer, especially at night =(. When he first came home he was eating 80CC consistently and now he is eating approximately 110CC. Our baby boy is growing healthy and strong.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Aiden is Home

The moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived. Aiden has been discharged from the hospital and is home. We are very thankful to all the doctors and the nurses who took care of him, and all the friends and family who has been checking on him and praying for him. Our dream has come true. Our happy and healthy baby boy is home!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Countdown to coming home

Aiden is doing great. He is ready to come home. This week has been smooth. No issues with breathing, keeping his heart rate up, eating, sleeping around a lot of noise, holding his temperature, etc. He had his 1-hr car seat test today and he passed with ease. He also had a vision test Tuesday and the doctor stated his eyes are mature and there are no issues. We are expecting him home this weekend. Yahh!! We are very excited. The fun really begins now. =)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers. Aiden not only gave his daddy a dirty diaper for Father's Day, but he also decided he was ready to come out of the Isolette. Aiden is back in the bassinet and on a countdown to coming home. In preparation to the big day, we have been running around searching for preemie diapers which is sold out in most of our local stores. At the rate Aiden is growing he will be wearing size 1 diapers before we know it. He currently weighs 5lbs 7.1oz and he is drinking 70 CC every 4 hours.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Passed the test

Aiden is drinking 60 CC of milk and now weighs 5lbs 2.5oz. He had both a hearing test and a head scan today. Both of the test results were normal and the doctors do not recommend any further testing. God is good!