Baby Aiden is 7 Months Old.

2 years ago I was starting my first round of Clomid after almost a year of trying to get pregnant with no luck. 1 year ago I was celebrating with family and friends at my gender revel after finding out we were having a boy. Yesterday my sweet little boy turned 7 months old and I'm thanking my lucky stars for him!

At his 6 month checkup he was still a chunk - 95th percentile for height and weight. We stick with a traditional vaccination schedule so he had his shots and also a round of antibiotics - he's had 2 ear infections in the last 2 months thanks to a sister who brings home all the Kinder germs. I swear it's like those 5 year old's are kissing each other!

 He can get tubes when he's 9 months so we will probably just go that route and save ourselves months of shoving medicine in his mouth. He's had a goopy eye since the day he was born, we at first thought it would go away, then we thought it was because he's had a cold, but it's looking like he's going to have to have his eye duct poked :( I'm worried that if we wait to see if it resolves on it's own when he's a year old that it will be super traumatic for him, better to do it now while he won't remember.

Blocks from Cora and Plum

 He wears a size 9-12 month clothing - I buy things and I think 'wow that looks huge no way it will fit him' and yep, it sure does. We are no longer cloth diapering, my family was actively working against me on it once he started formula, they would put him is disposables when I was at work and finally I just gave up, not worth the daily arguments. Super annoying, but sometimes you just have to pick your battles. 

Bottle Pets are handy!
The best thing to happen in the last month was him holding his own bottle! It's so nice to be able to give him one while I make dinner, I just need a good 15 minutes hands free to get Madison fed and food going. 


He already is a pro-selfie taker, check out that grin! Obviously we super love stripes, haha, almost every outfit! He has two teeth on the bottom that are razor sharp, his teething seems to have subsided a bit, we are still using an Amber teething necklace and I have to say I HIGHLY recommend. I was very skeptical, but I've seen the proof on my own kid - worth the 30 bucks. 

We are slowly hitting the 'I only want Mommy' phase - he wants to be held more and fusses if I'm within eyesight. That's OK with me, I want to just kiss on the perfectly bald head any chance I get.

He's not crawling, but has been rocking on his knees so I know it's not long until he's mobile. Yikes, it's been a while since I've had to deal with a crawling baby - I'm going to have to baby proof all over again. 

 We stopped swaddling, but switched to the Zipadee-Zip which I absolutely love! It's a transition item to help babies still feel secure, but not be completely straight jacked once they start rolling over. I like it because he knows once he's zipped up it's bed time, it helps him sleep better. I just looked at the website and it looks like they are sold out after being on Shark Tank last week, glad I ordered months ago!



  1. My daughter had the goopy eye problem too, in one eye mostly. It resolved itself. We put a warm wash cloth on it for a minute or two after cleaning it to help loosen the gunk up and help it come out. She's 17 months old now and I think by the time she was 8 or 9 months it was gone completely.

    He's such a cute little butterball I just want to squeeze him! <3

  2. Sell me your cloth diapers!! :) He's soooo adorable!

  3. My oldest had goopey eye from the time he was born. I massaged them several times a day. It didn't help much sometimes he would get an eye infection. Our pediatrician referred us to an ophthalmologist when he was 8-9 months. She said he would have to have his tear ducts probed to open them up so they would drain properly. I was nervous about it because they had to put him to sleep but the entire procedure took about 20 minutes. And after he didn't have any problems with his eyes anymore.

  4. My daughter had a goopy eye too but I just squirted breastmilk in the corner and massaged it multiple times per day and it cleared up by the time she was 5 months. Good luck to your little guy!

  5. Have you ever looked into chiropractic for his ear infections? I know it sounds crazy, but they are very gentle and it works for most people. It might be something worth looking into before tubes.

  6. My daughter had a goopy eye as well and we were thinking about the eye poke but it cleared itself up by the time she was 8 or 9 months .... my doc assured me the goopy eye would not affect her vision at all it is just gross to look at.

  7. Love this sweet story, it made me cry! I can't wait to look back at our years of infertility struggles next year when I have my sweet baby in my arms. It gives women hope that their baby is coming.

  8. I was just going to post the same thing about chiropractic care. I took my 1 year old after he had fallen and he'd been prone to ear infections, he has not had an ear infection since he went to the chiropractor and will be 3 next week. My chiropractor told me to put my hands over his ears and suction them ever so often because their ears don't drain the way they are supposed to until like 6 I think. Definitely something to try before tubes, I'm glad we did :)

  9. He's such a cute little chunker!

  10. I am an ophthalmology nurse! Tear duct probes sounds scary, but it is actually a SUPER Quick procedure with almost immediate results! :) If he has to have it done, he'll do great and thank you for it later.

  11. My little guy had goopy eye until he was around 7months old, we thought allergies for a while but then we tried an in the eye cream
    Antibiotic instead of the drops and it cleared it up or we were going to have to poke his duct too. I have never known anyone else's baby have it even though I'm sure it's waayyy more common than I had in my first time mom head at the time.


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