2. One of the coolest things Aiven has done is learn to suck down organic food pouches on his own. We discovered this a few days ago when we stripped him, placed him on the terrace with a pouch, and prepared for a hose down. Instead, he sucked down the whole pouch without making any mess in 30 seconds. Now he's down to 15 seconds.
3. I cannot stand to hear Aiven cry. I have a physical reaction (my intestines braids into challah) and my mood turns foul. My husband has a greater tolerance for it. After 30 minutes of crying before the baby goes to bed, I am a nasty mess and my husband wants to snuggle. He doesn't understand where my perfectly lovely mood took a trip to. Happens every time. And he still doesn't get it.
4. I cannot figure out how to cut Aiven's toe nails. Fingernails I have mastered; I do it when he is asleep. However, his feet are sensitive, so every time I try to cut his toe nails in his sleep he jerks his foot away from me. His toe nails are now 2 inches long and I am convinced he could climb trees if only he had a tail.
5. We still don't have Aiven on a sleep schedule. He can go to bed any time between 7:30 and 10:30. Whenever he goes to bed on the early side, my husband and I get giddy and hardly know what to do with ourselves.
6. Aiven can be on the verge of falling asleep one moment and bouncing like a monkey on the bed a moment later. My husband borrowed a term from our friend to describe this phenomenon: powering up.
7. It seems like whenever I leave my husband alone with Aiven, he comes back with a boo boo and some unidentifiable schmutz. And so does Aiven.
8. Aiven has been Skyping with his bubbe pretty frequently, even here in Eire. It amazes us that he starts to smile and bounce as soon as he hears the dial tone.
9. Aiven made his first sign yesterday! It was the sign for "more". I'm never teaching him the sign for "no".
10. Aiven has been saying mama, but I don't think he's talking about me. I will know he means it when he says it and grabs my boob.