Category Archives: Aaron

Playing in the Backyard

It was pretty nice outside yesterday evening…after we cleaned up from dinner we all went in the backyard to play some & so Michael could water the garden & all his plants. Emma likes to help him get the tomatoes from the garden, too – okay really she likes to eat the tomatoes from the garden!! And yesterday Michael was showing her his cucumbers and she exclaimed, “Look – PICKLES!!” Ha Ha Ha!! She & Aaron had a good time swinging, too & at one point Emma hoisted herself up into Aaron’s baby swing – I swear the girl can climb anything!! Enjoy the pics!


Aaron’s Album

Finally getting started…

Thumb v. Pacifier

There are pros & cons to each, but I think with Aaron we have a case of a thumbsucker! I even bought him new pacifiers when he started spitting out his soothies, but the new ones get spit out, too for want of a thumb!

Regular Life is Back, Only More Hectic

Well, today was my first day back in the office. It was easier than I thought it would be, but by the end of the day I was nearly climbing out the window, though b/c I was so ready to get home to my babies. Work wasn’t too bad today as we just closed the quarter so it’s a slow time – which is good b/c I can review everything that has been going on since I left now.

Aaron is growing so fast – I cannot believe he is already over two months old!!! And his big sister just loves him to death! I have to keep a watchful eye b/c she wants to hug & kiss on him all the time and I’ve caught her a couple of times trying to pick him up, too!! Oops! She does love him, though and I am so happy for that!

We had a good weekend together, too – even though Emma has been sick. She has had an ear infection in both ears – I think she is just about to get well, though…I hope. We were actually supposed to go out of town, but the weather said that there were supposed to be thunderstorms in East Texas and Emma was starting to get sick at that time so we decided it would be better to stay home. We went out to dinner & out for ice cream (b/c that’s what you do when you’re sick, right)…it turned out the weather wasn’t bad as predicted but since Emma wasn’t feeling good I was glad we didn’t go around Grannie & get her sick, too. Sunday she started feeling better so we went to a church bazaar in the afternoon – it was a lot of fun and Emma had a great time!

She road a ponyShe petted the animals

She had a Hello Kitty painted on her hand

and she made two painted frisbees – one for her and one for Aaron

She had a great time, while Aaron slept the entire time! Ha ha! He tends to do that, though. I think she is on the end of this sickness now & hopefully before Thursday will be back running at full speed again – Lord help us! Even sick she keeps me running. And it won’t be long until Aaron is the same way – he is so strong already. When he is inclined you can watch him try his hardest to pull his head forward like he is trying to sit up or something! Slow down baby!!! I’m not ready for you to be running all over the place just yet!!

Do I really have to go back to work!?!?

Well, this is my last week at home with my babies. On Monday I’ll be going back to work again. It is going to be busier this time I think than when I had to leave my first-born, but it still won’t be fun.

It’s amazing how big Aaron is now – he is two months old now, but he is already over 16 pounds. At his two month check up he weighed 16lbs 6oz. Only 3.5lbs until he will be too big for his carrier. That being the case we went ahead and bought a booster seat for Emma b/c once Aaron hits 20lbs he’ll inherit her car seat. She loves her new booster seat – it’s a high-backed booster seat (the back will come off when she is big enough) and it’s HOT PINK! That’s the part she loves! LOL!

I’m already starting to see a difference in Aaron’s personality compared to his sister – he likes to be outside just as much as she does, but he also likes to ride in the car and snuggle with mommy a lot more than her. When Emma was his age she wasn’t a fan of being strapped into her carrier. I would pick her up from the babysitter and all I could do was turn up the radio for the ten minute ride home b/c she would cry the whole way and there was nothing I could do to soothe her. When Aaron is upset he can be in the car about five minutes and then he gets quiet & often times just soothes off to sleep. We’ve been taking walks in the evenings and he is that way with his stroller, too. He may fuss for a little bit, but mostly he just enjoys being on the move!

He also loves to be snuggled up next to me – Emma did some when she was his age, but not so much and today she snuggles very little. I guess that’s a difference between the girls and boys. Girls seem to become more independent faster than most boys – she mostly just snuggles when she is really tired or not feeling well now. He does sleep well like Emma, though. I have always been able to lay Emma down in her bed awake, even at his age and she would fall asleep easily. I never had to rock her to sleep, though sometimes I did b/c I wanted to!! Aaron is easy to put down most nights, too. Unless he has tummy problems, I can lay him down with his pacifier awake and he’ll usually just drift off to sleep (something I say thanks for when I pray!!).

This weekend we were supposed to go to East Texas, but the weather turned nasty and Emma has a pretty bad cough and has had a touch of diarrhea so we decided it would be best to stay home. I don’t know if it’s allergies or a cold – it’s just a cough and just today started with a runny nose, too (mostly clear). I think the cough is really just related to the drainage and that may be what’s aggravating her tummy, too. Might not be a bad idea to get her on some Claritin till it passes, too.

I need to get everything together this weekend for Monday, too. I planned to take frozen milk to the babysitter’s for Aaron this week, but kept forgetting so I’ll have to carry that Monday if we don’t drop it off this weekend. Plus get a bag ready for him with extra clothes and a package of diapers to leave and the fridge container for fresh milk, too. My plan is pump every day at work and bring that straight to Grammy’s fridge so she’ll only need the frozen for back up milk. I was only able to nurse with Emma for a little over 4 months – I really hope I’m able to skip formula all together with Aaron. That would be so great! We’ll see how well that works out!

Aaron is snoozing right now and Emma is resting on the couch (she doesn’t nap much anymore, but since she isn’t feeling great I hope she’ll take a quick nap) – so I think I might try to rest my eyes. I can never nap, but I was up quite a bit last night and had an early morning (we went out to b’fast with the neighbors) so I’m pretty sleepy.

Check out those Cheeks!

My growing boy!

Might I get more sleep tonight??

Aaron is staying up a lot more today¬† – I hope that means that tonight he’ll sleep more! Don’t want to jinx it, but hopefully that means he might get his days & nights straightened out! I got more sleep last night than the night before, but am still so sleep deprived. I really wanted to nap today to try to catch up on sleep lost, but with Aaron being up so much that hasn’t been possible, yet – though I must say I’ll sacrifice napping today for a better night’s sleep tonight!! Here’s to hoping!

Other than his days & nights being a little backwards, Aaron Michael is doing very well. His shoulder isn’t giving him any problems at all – at his check up on Monday the pediatrician even said she wasn’t worried at all about his shoulder. He also weighed 9lbs 6oz at his check up. Almost a pound more than his birth weight – the doctor was pleased with that, too. He’s a good eater, what can I say!! He has had a couple bad episodes of gas, but nothing some Mylicon couldn’t help out.

You know, Emma was such a good baby, mother kept telling me to be prepared for the opposite this time around. She went to sleep easily and ate well – except for the fact that she did not like to be in her car seat AT ALL she was a very easy baby! With Aaron I was prepared for one that was the opposite of all that – so far I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how similar to Emma he has been – except he seems to enjoy riding in his car seat far more than she did!

Emma told me the other night, “I love having a baby brother…” Awe – it made my heart melt!