It has been almost 6 months since the last time we posted. A lot had changed since then. Aidan is now 19 months old. He's an amazing kid, but I'll get back to him in a bit.
We've spent the last 6 months preparing for, and starting our latest deployment. I got pregnant, and the miscarried (I hate that word. I makes me feel like I did something wrong). We kept trying, but it wasn't meant to be before Nick left, so now I'm concentrating on loosing weight, eating better, and tracking my cycles, so that we can make a homecoming baby instead :)
Anyway. There's a million things to update on, way too many for one post. So, this will just be a quick update. Like I said, Aidan is now 19 months. He's awesome. He's so curious, and intrigued by EVERYTHING. He loves books, climbing, Bubble Guppies, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, among other shows. Tomorrow is his evaluation (Finally) for Early Intervention. We are thinking that he has a speech delay. At 18 months (when we had his WCC) he should have had 8-10 words, NOT including mama and dada. He still only has 3-4 that he says on a semi regular basis. So, we'll see how the evaluation goes, and make a plan from there. He started a mommy and me gymnastics class a few weeks ago. He LOVES it. After this session is over, I think we need to do swimming again. Our pool was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, so that's not an option. We have a membership to the YMCA (which by the way, Mil Spouse friends, is free during deployment!!). Lately, Aidan has become deathly afraid of water. I don't have any idea why, he's always been a water baby. It makes me so sad. Other then that, he's awesome. He follows directions really well, he can point out all of the things in his baby Einstein ABC book. He's just amazing.
We're finally getting into a decent routine with the deployment. We've been incredibly blessed, and up until this week, we've been able to Skype every day. Nick has been having internet problems for about a week now. We still get to talk every day, but only get to see each other every few days. I know it could be so much worse, and we're so, so blessed, but it still makes me sad. Aidan looks for Daddy in my phone every day. He'll stare at my phone and say "dada, buh-bye" It rips my heart in half.
I've lost almost 6 pounds since Nick left. I've been going to the gym 5 days a week (plus Saturdays for Aidan's Gymnastics class). I've had some set backs with it, with me getting sick, and the Aidan getting sick, and then my mom getting sick...you get the idea. I plan to make it at least 4 days this week (not tomorrow, I'm just going to concentrate on Aidan's eval tomorrow).
I've also started to get way more involved in our Church (the one that Aidan, mom and I go to...we're Pentecostal, and Nick is Catholic). I go to women's prayer on Monday nights, and and starting to attend women's bible study with my mom this coming Friday.
We have the most amazing friends and family, and I would not have made it this far into deployment without them!
I think that's it for tonight. I'll be back. Soon. I promise not to be gone for so long this time!!