Baby Aaron! You are SO BIG. And oh so sweet and goofy.
This month you are mimicking your big brothers like crazy. Our favorite thing that you do is crawl away from Daddy or me as fast you can when you see us (just like your brothers run away). You smile (with mouth closed- always), get to Derek's bed, climb up and bury your face in his blankets, giggling. It is adorable...and just like your running, maniac, loud, silly brothers.
You LOVE to play in Payt and Derek's room, and often you will go in there all by yourself. You definitely have the layout of our new house memorized. Last weekend we could NOT find you anywhere. I wasn't too freaked out because I knew the alarm was still set, so you couldn't be outside. Finally we found you under Daddy's desk eating screws. Yes, screws.
library story time
Other dangerous things you love? Outlets. And those baby proof covers? They're no match for you, so every outlet in our house has covers AND electrical take holding the covers on.
Your absolute favorite thing to do, Aaron, is to play outside. You LOVE the cars and bikes, and this month you learned how to Evel Knievel yourself in and out of the Little Tyke's car. You are a wild man. You also love to play with balls outside, and to dig in the dirt. You are always so messy when you play outside!
You are still a big cuddle bug. Daddy makes you laugh, and I make you feel secure. I think you prefer us both equally. I did hear you call Derek "da-da" this week. Perhaps you were trying to say Derek? Your new sound is "no-no-no-no", probably because this has been said to you a lot as you are into every drawer, crevice, and room now.
You are SO close to walking, Aaron. You can stand yourself up in a flash, and you've even taken 2 teeny tiny steps, but immediately fell. This Mama is ready for you to walk because you are our "expert floor cleaner" (as we call you) as you crawl everywhere and taste every piece of anything on the ground.
You love to eat and LOVED the taste of whole milk this month. Unfortunately, you can't keep it down. Yet. I hope that given a few more weeks it won't upset your stomach so much. Unless your formula has added rice starch you still use a newborn nipple. I bought you your very own sippy cup but you toss it aside and just want to use whatever P and D have at the time! You won't take the sippy (even P and D's) when you're tired, though. It must be a bottle and blankie.
You love your blankies. You are SUCH a goof with them, carrying them around in your mouth, not using your hands. You are like a little puppy :).
You also got your mullet trimmed a few weeks ago! We kept the top fluffy, though. Your hair is just like Derek's.
You still eat during the night, but I'll take it if that means that you are ours. Fair warning, though, once you're a year we are going to do some baby boot camp with the nightly feedings!
I love you so very much, Baby A. You are a joy. You are a wonderful brother and son. You are a gift to us.
|fresh citrus from our own backyard trees!|