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We've made a lot of progress on Mina's room - at this point in Ayden's pregnancy, we were already done and just waiting on supplies and such in order to complete it - but now, we only have 3 months left, and we hadn't even started yet! We took some time out this weekend to get things cleaned up and ready - and I'm so excited with the progress we've made and how it's coming together! Since we are not getting a baby shower for her, we've been able to come up with a lot of ideas on how to save money with the new stuff we need to get - and of course, we're also re-using a lot of Ayden's stuff! Pink is so different from blue, but I have to say, it's kind of fun! Here's a sneak peek at her nursery, still a work in progress, and my 6 month pregnant belly!

Belly progress first!
And now, her room!

Well, Ayden is officially my little helper! It's amazing how much he's learned and so quickly. He knows when it's time to make the bed - I ask him to help and he brings me pillows (he gets so excited when he does this!) - and when I have taken a shower, and it's time for me to put my make up on (I use natural light, not bathroom light) - he knows to open the curtains for me and he helps me put it on. He's adorable! I guess he knows mommy is having a hard time moving around because I'll say "Ayden, can you get mommy's water bottle off the floor and bring it to her?" and he'll go find it and hand it to me - he even tries to take the cap off but I'm glad he doesn't know how to do that! He's such an amazing boy and I can't imagine my life without him - I know Ali is the same way! I caught a little bit of his helping on video, see below, and we had his 15 month appointment yesterday - here are his stats!

Height: 31.25 inches (60th percentile)
Weight: 23.1 pounds (30th percentile)
His head is in the 50th percentile but I can't remember how big it is!

Enjoy the video - we are starting Mina's nursery this weekend so I will certainly keep updated on all the photos - her nursery bedding is adorable (we're doing a lady bug theme!) - thanks so much to my Mom Etebari who bought all of the stuff to make it happen!

We recently bought the "Your Baby Can Read" package - it's awesome. It's a set of DVD's and flashcards, etc, that are really helpful in teaching babies to read and recognize at early ages. At first, he refused to watch or learn, but now, he gets upset when it's not on! He's doing awesome and has started to recognize new things that he didn't know before! I highly recommend the package to anyone with small children and we plan on starting Mina on it way earlier than we started Ayden. It's been great.

See the video!