The blog has been kind of quiet for the last month (ok, months), but that doesn’t mean Aiden has stopped doing wonderful and exciting things. By far, his biggest adventure in the last month is becoming a big brother. The last few weeks of the pregnancy were anxious for Aiden, as for me (so empathetic), and the adjustment has been as rough as we expected it to be. The first few days were the hardest for Aiden – he would often refuse food and his temper tantrums included louder screaming, irrational requests, throwing and once even biting. Thankfully, he’s calming down.
Aiden has spent a lot of time with Daddy, Babby and Oma in the last month, giving me a chance to deal with the pregnancy (and now with Damien). He’s been on many adventures to the park, been spoiled with lots of ice cream (yay for pregnant mom cravings) and took trips to many fun places.
Some of the changes in the last month:
- Weighs 28.8 lbs (down a little)
- Favourite foods include: quesadillas, burritos, grapes, oatmeal, pizza, sausages, radishes, popsicles, cereal bars, watermelon, edamame (especially dipped in soy sauce)
- Talks about the future: one day, next week, on Friday, next year… Loves to plan things he wants to do. “One day, Aiden will ride a big big black train.”
- Wants to know the planned activities for his entire day
- Is downright obsessed with his trains. He picked a great time to be independent in play, though!
- Wants to know the specifics of everything. What kind of car? What kind of cereal bar? Can be frustrating when he can’t be satisfied that there is no more granular description of an item. Sometimes a dump truck is just a dump truck
- Uses his manners nearly perfectly, without prompting
- Corrects himself is he says something incorrectly: “Sorry Mommy, it’s a ____, not a ____.” Once even said “never mind” when he forgot what he wanted to say.
- Has very few words that are hard to decipher. Sometimes he refuses to say something “correctly”, like sheep being “baa baa’s” or Tim Horton’s being “Tar Porton’s,” but mostly the inaccuracies come from the “L” or “th” in words. Has a massively huge vocabulary.
- Loves to use descriptive words of many sorts – things are very little, tiny, humungous, super duper fast, etc
- Is obsessed with watching YouTube videos about miniature trains
- Aiden likes to say: these are not on properly, Mommy tell it, I no like it, what’s Aiden have / having?, I need something special, I need a snack, you need to read a book?
- I love to hear Aiden say: I’m doing hard work, tickle tickle, which one I like?, That’s my favourite, I have yawns in my mouth, it’s dewicious (delicious), that’s amaaaaazing, excuse me, I’m excited to do that