Aedans walking continued

For this past week Aedan has been taking unassisted steps, somewhere between 5 and 7 steps before falling down. He attempts it nervously and then falls into my arms.

Yesterday at the early years center he crawled right up to their favourite walker and wouldn't let it go as he zoomed back and forth for an hour, with me of course changing it's direction for him each time he hit a wall.

Then tonight, Aedans confidence in walking pepped up, he is now taking over 20 steps before deciding he's through or falls down.

It's amazing to watch him, he so proud of himself... I'M so proud of him... but at the same time there is this deep bittersweet ache watching my baby transform from infant to toddler... He might be ready to walk, but I guess part of me that loved cuddling my tiny swaddled bundle that stares deep into my eyes just isn't ready to let go.

Goodnight lights

Aedan and I have a bedtime ritual. After getting bathed, diapered and dressed into snuggly Pyjamma's we wander through the house saying goodnight to all the lights as we turn them out one by one.

At first, a few months ago, it was just me waving at them.

Then I slowly held up Aedans arm and waved it while I waved with my other hand

Now he is quite good at waving goodnight on his own as he looks at the light and waits for it to click off.

Well Daylight savings has come and gone, and Aedan is none the wiser of the new time. Aedan is often ready for bed by 7:00 - 7:30, that would now be 6:00 - 6:30

We hadn't done bath or reading or any other bedtime things yet, we are trying to hold off Aedan and change his clock.

But before a single eye rub, at 6:15 Aedan started waving at the lights in the house. It's so cute to see my little boy using our little ritual to tell us he's tired.

So without anymore delay, we skipped bath time, quickly put on a fresh diaper, and he is left in his T-shirt from the day, nursed down and sleeping peacefully.

Goodnight light, Aedan is going to sleep tight tonight!

Dear Aedan

Today is a big day for you.

Today at 12:52 marks you living your life in the real big world longer than you lived inside mommy's tummy.

You Celebrated this moment by taking your very first unassisted steps at that very minute.

We are SO PROUD of you!

Love Mommy and Daddy!

Baby Legs

I Was interested in Getting Aedan some "Baby Legs" a type of Leg warmer for babys, good for crawling, diaper changes, quick and easy... But Expensive @ 12-16 a pair + shipping... OUCH! Do you know how many diapers that could buy??

Then I found This site showing me how to make them myself.

The first pair I took over an hour staring in confusion at the directions and pictures... But when I figured it out, I could pop them out in less than 10 minutes a pair. Aedan now has a rather LARGE wardrobe of baby legs that we hope will keep him warm.

After I filled a small drawer with my modified socks, I decided to teach our play group a couple weeks back. Fun was had by all, we have many baby's sporting their own warmers in our group now.

And Now my friend Jen is interested in making some for William...

Have fun making your baby legs Jen and William!

Aedan with a pair of his baby legs looking all rocker like ...and really cute!