|On his 6 month birthday|
|He loves his little piggy toes!|
Oh, and did I mention that his head circumference is at the 98th percentile? Yeah, he still has a super big head. Big heads do tend to run in our family, so Dr. B isn't concerned about that at all. Big head = big smarts!
Ayden is in size 3 diapers and wearing a variety of clothing sizes, anywhere from 6 months to 9 months. He's actually even grown out of a few 9 month items, but can still wear some 6 month stuff? I don't know how that happens, but apparently it does.
Ayden is able to lift his entire chest up off the floor and he is able to get his knees under him, but he can't seem to figure out how to do that at the same time. If his knees are underneath him, he just manages to push himself around with his face plastered to the floor! Haha! Once he figures out how to put his hands down and lift up at the same time, I think he will be off and
Ayden is super ticklish. Shake his belly, he will laugh. Tickle his chest, he will laugh. Change his diaper, yep, he laughs. We discovered that he thinks our cold hands are pretty funny too. I always tried to be careful not to touch him too much while changing him if my hands were cold, but one time my cold hand brushed his belly and he burst out laughing! So of course I then had to test it out and pressed my hand on his belly and he just laughed and laughed and laughed. It's probably mean, but he has such an awesome little baby laugh!
Teething has officially set in. Ayden LOVES to chew on his hands and suck on his bibs. It's difficult to get a bottle in his mouth because he always grabs his bib and stuffs it, along with his hands in his mouth. And then he complains if we don't feed him fast enough! It is forever a struggle to hold his hands down while trying to get a bottle in his mouth. He's not partial to his own hands either. He will suck on any hand/arm/leg that is anywhere near his mouth!
|Sucking on his Grandma Nini's thumb|
|He can just about get his entire fist in his mouth!|
Ayden is sleeping through the night anywhere between 10-12 hours. However, it has definitely been a struggle the last few weeks putting him down. We have learned he's not much of a cry it out baby. He just gets more and more worked up. We've tried teething tablets, Orajel, Tylenol....Bedtime has been a struggle. It took us 2 1/2 hours before he fell asleep one night. He still goes down fairly easy for naps though. Thank goodness.
I always wanted a girl. When we found out we were having twins, I really hoped for at least one girl. I think I would have been a little disappointed if we had been told we were having two boys. Of course I would have ultimately been happy with two boys, but I REALLY wanted a girl. Now that we have our boy Ayden, I can't imagine NOT having him! We would have missed out on experiencing all his beautiful smiles and his joy when he gets excited about something. I know I'm biased, but I also happen to think he is a beautiful baby!
Now, for a grand finale to this All About Ayden post, I leave you a bunch of pictures!
|He almost looks like a little boy instead of a baby with only shorts on!|
|Just LOOK at that smile!!!!!|
|Working on his sitting up skills|
|"I can't ALWAYS be happy Ma"|
|Taking a little snooze instead of watching the softball game.|
|Trying out his high chair for the very first time.|