Lot’s of changes at 9 months. It’s been a fine mix of both challenges, and sweet moments. Ayden has been sick on and off for the past 3 months. This past month there was an incident where Ayden was struggling to breathe, and he was breathing rapidly. Mercy had called the advise nurse, after describing his symptoms the nurse advised Mercy to call 911. Paramedics show up, assesed him, and Ayden got his first ambulance ride from home to the ER. Ends up he was in respiratory distress, and diagnosed with Bronchiolitis. This is the second time in the past few months, this being the most severe. As a result his appetite has been suppressed, and there have been a few nights of restlessness coupled with rough coughing and a runny nose. In spite of his condition he always has enough spirits for a healthy hearty smile.
These days Ayden has started eating solids. Between sweet and savory he prefers sweet. Fruits in this case are his preference. Another new food we introduced him to that he absolutely loves is his gluten free, usda organic purple carrot & blueberry Happy Puffs. Outside of that he’s still mainly on his formula. Along with his new appetite, Ayden has 3 new bottom teeth that have finally broke through his gums.
Ayden is finally able to roll over back and forth. This is great, because he used to roll to his belly at night (2am, 4am, etc) and scream because he didn’t know how to roll back unto his back where he was comfortable. Another new landmark is Ayden has started to scooch forward a couple feet or so. We discovered this when we would set our iPhones a distance away from him while playing on the ground. He would see the light from the screen and would make concerted efforts to get a hold of our phones. Eventually he did. His mobility is inevitable, and baby proofing is a blink away.
Ayden loves new experiences and is quite social. He really enjoys the company of young children close to his age. It’s been especially fun seeing him interact with the children in the nursery at our church, or Facebook photos of him on his weekday play dates with friends. He also seems to really enjoy the sights, sounds, and the feel of fresh air as we go for walks by the beach or the park, or even the grocery store. Love our little boy so much and I am looking forward to what new discoveries he will encounter over the next month. Until then here are some snaps shots of Ayden Phoenix. This time I got to be in a few of them courtesy of my beautiful wife Mercy.