Monday, August 11, 2008


Actually, outgrowing would be more appropriate. Aeden is up to almost 16 pounds. Yes, 16 pounds. He's now in size 3 diapers, almost out of 3-6 month clothes and can no longer sleep in his bassinet since he's over the weight limit. He's a very happy baby who is kind of sleeping. I try to get him in bed by 7 but I may push that back to 8 to see if he'll sleep a little longer in the morning (allowing me to maximize my sleep before work). He gets up 2-3 times during the night to eat. He's also getting strong - he can sit up with help and likes to stand up (with help, obviously). He also loves his exersaucer because he can stand up. Plus it has a a rattle that he can roll, which he's quite intrigued by.

He has this reddish blond hair and slate grey eyes that show no sign of changing color so he may have blue eyes yet.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Been meaning to post this

Aeden is an Earth Rat - born in the Chinese year of the Rat, first of the 12 Chinese animals. What this means (no I'm not taking this to seriously, just found it interesting and want to preserve it):

Rats are lively and need a lot of mental and physical stimulation
Rats are intelligent, curious and creative
Earth adds solidity to the personality. An Earth Rat is conventional and a good achiever who likes to establish roots early in order to make a secure future for himself and his family. These Rats have the typical Rat ingenuity and mental capacity, but a strong sense of reality often alludes them preventing them from going after anything that could be impromptu. Earth Rats are honorable and love to be stabilized. Slowly and steadily acquiring wealth gives them a sense of inner peace. Although they are capable of being stingy with their finances, they do possess warm feelings for their family and friends.

Since Rats are born under the same Animal sign, they often share likes and dislikes.
Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Rats personality:
Rats Like:
Color Preference: Light-Blue
Gems and Stones: Diamond, Amethyst
Gifts: car accessories, art books, gym memberships, geographical maps
Hobbies and Pastimes: Interior design, playing basketball, crafts, painting
Rats' Dislike: Doing without things they want, strict time keeping, any routines, being at the end of the line

Travel delights the Rat personality and ignites his curiosity. Sunbathing is not the ideal way for a Rat to spend his vacation. Rats are adventurers. They want to explore, examine, visit and party during their time off. They want to try new foods, find new sights and experience the culture of the area they are visiting. And, of course, if they can come home with an exotic souvenir to add to their collection their vacation will have been an instant success.

This lovely info comes from this site:

If you're curious, I'm a Fire Dragon which is apparently extra special in the Chinese world. :D