Monday, October 31, 2011

Seventeen Weeks Old

Aiden both smiled and giggled for the first time this week. Of course, you couldn't tell by the photo! Because it's all still pretty new to him, it requires a bit more dancing around and lots of overdramatic gestures to get him to react. I'll be honest and say that last week I sent an email to our pediatrician because I was getting worried about his smiling. He would do a smirk, but never a full smile and I know I shouldn't compare, but Izzy had been doing it since she was about 6 weeks old. There are, of course, things that Aiden has done before Izzy (like holding his head up) and he actually is much better at it than she is (surprising because his head must weigh twice what hers weighs).

Yep. That photo above pretty much sums up the period we're in right now. There are really, really good days (like today), but for the most part Aiden and Bella just want to be held and held and held and held. The minute I give up on what I'm doing and pick both babies up, that's when Connor decides that he NEEDS a hug. Whew! It's exhausting.

I do have a huge, huge confession though. I'm not sure I'm done having babies. The last month or so, it's been on my heart a lot! I finally got up the nerve to ask Mr. Howard the other day if he would ever consider having more (we have no desire to have any more biological children...this would be adoption) and he said that if we were in a better place financially, he would very much consider it. I am completely, COMPLETELY on board with him. We could never afford it now. But perhaps some day, in a few years, we would consider adoption. And that's a big PERHAPS. It was always in our plans to adopt, but God had different plans for us when he gave us twins, which is why I think I'm having a hard time letting the idea go.


Lindsey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They are getting so BIG and Izzy's smile is adorable :)

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have given up on the idea of adoption for now. It is still very much on my heart, and Filip's heart..but as you know, we have other things (not of the financial nature) to work through! ;) Plus, with our youngest being 6..I cannot imagine starting over again. So we do know and both completely agree that when it is time an older toddler is in our future! Adoption is so wonderful!
When Connor was little, he would hardly move, but all he did was yammer. Our pedi said some babies needs to focus on 1 thing at a time, so I bet Aiden is so consumed with motor stuff he says screw the speech and social stuff!! :) but that is cool he did both, shows he has the skill, he is just a serious dude!

LittleDreamer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love their little personalities!
(and am personally very glad to see our family creating such adorable children...there's hope for us all!)

Amy Walton said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yay headband!

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