Thursday, July 27, 2006

More to Come

I'll be updating more in the next couple of days. Aerin is crawling in earnest and is pulling herself up now. She's had some relief from the teething - on our pediatrician's advice, we switched to Ibuprofen and it works much better than Tylenol for her.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Aerin Facts - July Edition

  1. Aerin's Costco card works at Sam's Club.
  2. The winner of a fight between Chuck Norris and Darth Vader would be Aerin.
  3. Aerin perceives noumena.
  4. On Aerin's first trip to Paris, the French President will meet her at the airport to surrender.
  5. Aerin can unring a bell.

Clingy Teething

Aerin has had a rough couple of nights this week (though she slept through last night). The teething is in full swing and is challenging for us all. On my friend Anne's advice, I wet and froze one of her soft teethers and she actually took it for a little while. She seemed to get some relief, but she'll still only take it if she's in the mood. Aerin has taken to lifting up her arms when she wants to be picked up (which is any time I put her down). It's very adorable.

Aerin's Aunt Jenn is visiting and her Aunt Cara is in town, so I am very happy and busy lately. I'll write more about them later this week. Aerin has some mild stranger anxiety, which is surprising to me. So many different people have cared for her and held her in her life that I thought she'd be the one baby who never feared strangers. She gets over it fairly quickly, so it's not really a problem for us. The separation anxiety is also very much in evidence - Aerin is a Momma's Girl through and through. It's not as bad when she can't see me or when she's with someone she loves and trusts, like Grandnana. But when she's upset, only Momma can calm her down.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sweet Potatos

Aerin tried sweet potatos for the first time today. She really liked them. She is spending more and more time in the Pack N' Play, which makes everything a lot easier for me.

Andrew, Aerin, and I want to send a big congratulations to Amanda and Chad on the birth of their first baby, Tyler Andrew! He's just precious and we're so happy for the entire family.

7 Months Adjusted

Aerin has had a fussy weekend, but we're hopeful that it's a phase that will soon pass. For some reason, she won't take teethers of any kind, so all we can do is give her Infant Tylenol and rub Little Teethers paste on her gums. Her sleep has been a little erratic, but she went down at her normal time last night and woke up at a reasonable hour, so I'm hopeful it was temporary.

Aerin is sitting totally without support. She's been close for a while, but it was just this weekend that she decided she didn't need to prop herself up.

Aerin's Grandnana was here this week and it was wonderful for all of us. Andrew and I got to go out a few times (we saw a movie in a theater!) and Aerin got to be adored by her grandmother. It's always such a blessing when my Big Momma visits and we're counting the minutes until she comes back.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


I just wanted to let everyone know that Aerin didn't actually pull herself up in her crib (yet). She did keep her balance - for a very long time, actually. She's been pulling herself up into a standing position when she's on my lap, so I wanted to see if she could balance herself without me holding her. As you can see, she can. She is very proud of herself, as well she should be.

Aerin's laugh is developing. It started out as an evil little cackle, but now she'll do a delightful chortle when she's really happy. She loves it when I blow raspberries on her neck. The only problem is that she tries to turn her head to look at me and I have to stop because I don't want my germy mouth touching her face.

It looks like Aerin's eyes are going to stay light. They're a very unusual shade of blue, which pictures don't do justice - it's almost aquamarine. I wonder if they'll turn green like her mother's and grandnana's. Aerin's Grandnana is coming tomorrow and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it.


Wednesday, July 05, 2006