Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Already!?

What a great year 2009 was for us! We got our first house, and a few months later, we went to get our son! We will always remember the wonderful firsts that we experienced this past year and are looking forward to watching Aidan grow in 2010. Here are some pics from his first Christmas...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

First family photos

Here are the first family photos that we had done last month. Aidan was not amused and did not smile the entire time! I think he was freaked out by the camera. :)

Busy days

Wow, I can't believe I have forgotten to post on this blog for so long! We've been busy having fun with Aidan, working full time (both of us) and just trying to find enough time to sleep most days. Our "daycare" arrangement with Eric working from home on the mornings that I have to sleep after work is going well. I know that will change once Aidan starts taking less naps and gets louder, but for now it is working.

He is such a smiley guy! He loves to babble and try standing on our laps. He has very strong neck and leg muscles and is growing faster than we can keep clothes on him. (is now around 15-16 pounds and 3.5 months!!!). He just got over his first cold and is now dealing with some eczema on his face. He goes to see a new peds tomorrow morning to check on his skin and also get his 4- month shots.

We just bought him a convertible car seat today since he is quickly 0utgrowing his current carrier.

Mama better start putting on the muscles!! ;)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Enjoying our little guy

Wow! I can't believe we have been home since Sept. 18th already! It is going wayyy too fast!

We had a wonderful time in Georgia and couldn't be happier with the way things worked out. Did not get to meet the birthmom, but did speak to her on the phone and had a picture of her emailed to us that we can share with Aidan.

The week in Georgia was a blurr of late night feedings and restaurants. Aidan definitely likes to be up at night...sometimes all night! He must know that I work nights or something. ;)

We have had to adjust his formula several times d/t intolerance issues, but otherwise he is doing really well! Up to 9 lbs 8 oz and 22.5 inches long! (had his dr. appt. yesterday).

I am getting pretty good at taking his heavy stroller in and out of the trunk (wishing some days Eric could have my small car and I could steal his SUV) :)

The dogs like to sniff Aidan's head and lick him. The cats pretty much avoid him, but they do not avoid his things. Shadow's new bed is his pack n play and mrs. kitchen prefers his smaller bouncer. I guess they are kind of like kitty beds.

Aidan is a very smiley guy who loves to laugh and grab at toys hanging down from his bouncer toy bar. I know he's not supposed to be doing those things yet, but he really seems to be!

He really laughs when Eric pulls Aidan's pants up high and calls him "old man pants" :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Finally!!! We have a SON!!! :) I still can't believe it! We got the call on Wednesday, 9/2 about a baby that was born on 8/31/09 at 8:02am. He weighed 6 lbs 2 oz and 19 inches long. He is healthy and beautiful! Eric and I will leave on Thursday, 9/10 to go get him in Georgia and will be back around Friday, 9/18. I will post a pic of Aidan Mathias...more pics to follow as they arrive from the wonderful care family in Georgia!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Adoption Agency Picnic

Eric and I went to our first picnic last night that is held by our homestudy agency here in Madison. We got to meet several families who have used the same agency we are using in Georgia, as well as a couple just beginning their application. It was great to hear their stories and imagine what our scenario will be like when we get chosen. Most of the couples were chosen within a week of their application, so we are a little different in that respect, but they said the agency is great and the care families that the infants are placed in after birth are really nice. Apparently we travel to the area of Georgia where the care family lives, so it could be anywhere. We then get a hotel room near the care family and stay for about a week.
Everyone's babies were sooo adorable and I can't wait for next year's picnic when we will have our little one to bring.