Monday, August 29, 2011

What are these??

Kaden has discovered his toes. I think they're his new favorite toy! I love to watch him try to pull his socks off or try to stick his toes in his mouth.

I LOVE (ok, maybe I'm even obsessed) with his chubby little hands & feet!

New Toy

Kaden got a new toy. I know it might be kinda early, but I wanted to find a way to help strengthen his upper body, so we bought a jumper. He loves to be "stood up," and he loves to be able to look around and see things, so I thought he'd enjoy this. 

Can't you just see the anticipation in his face. He sat patiently while mom read the instructions, and put the toy together.

Yes, those are the "tools" I used to put this sucker together. Maybe not the safest options, but they worked. 

This is phase one complete. It's probably best that the only other person in the house at the time of assembly was Kaden. I'm sure the pics of me trying to wrestle the bungee chords on this thing to attach them would have been priceless, to say the least. I'm pretty sure I used every muscle in my body. 

Phase 2, the seat, complete.

 All the pieces assembled, and put into place. It's only missing one thing!

There he is. I don't think he knew what was going on. There was so much to look at and see. So many noises and lights. 

And you can see his feet don't quite touch the ground, but they'll be there before we know it!

I think he likes it! He's sat in it quite a bit. We have to use a towel or blanket behind his back cause the seat is so big, but it won't be long before he fits perfectly!

**I decided after this that all future toys will be assembled by daddy!!!**

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rolling video

OK, I think I got the video to upload. You have to watch a minute or so before the actual roll occurs. 
But does happen! I love how he smiles like he's so proud of himself once he gets on to his tummy! :)

My boy is growing too fast!!

Rolling Over

I posted a while back that Kaden was so close to rolling over. Last week, he accomplished rolling from his back to his tummy for the first time. And....I got it all on video. So I promised the grandparents it'd go on the blog. Unfortunately, I've had this post written for several days, but I'm having trouble getting the video to upload. I'll keep trying. Here's pics in the meantime.

Monday, August 22, 2011

1st Beach Trip

This past weekend our church ladies went to Galveston for a retreat with another church. We had a great time!! Since I'm Kaden's food source, and just not ready to be away from him yet, he went with us. He was PERFECT the whole time. Several ladies commented that they never knew a baby was there. He was the only boy there, so he got LOTS of attention.
 During our free time we walked across the street to the beach. It was Kaden's first time to the beach. Grammy couldn't wait to get him there! 
 Obviously he didn't "know" he was at the beach, but he didn't mind the water. Just like bath time & pool time. 
 We didn't stay out for too long, but we had fun introducing Kaden to the water. 
 He looks like he's not quite sure what to think about it. 

 But he sure is a happy boy!!
 We had fun seeing and hanging out with Aunt Carrie!
 If mom & Grammy get their wish, we'll be hanging out at the beach a lot more!!
 I love this baby so much, and had so much fun with him this weekend! I was so proud of him, and loved showing him off to everyone!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


13 "For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well."
Psalms 139:13-14

This past Sunday we dedicated Kaden. It was a great ceremony. Mom sang her dedication special, "Masterpiece", and we had a slide show playing while she sang.
 Unfortunately, Grandparents, Great-Grandparents & all were up with us, so we didn't get many photos.
 And we took off so quick after church to get lunch ready for everyone, we didn't even get a family picture.
But, pictures or not, we had a great time. We are so blessed to have Kaden, and thank God every day for choosing us to be his parents. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Little Water Baby

We hit the pool again today. Grammy goes back to work on Monday, so she wanted to make sure we went swimming one more time before she had to go back to work. 
 As usual, Kaden enjoyed his time in the sun. It didn't take him long before he was sleeping in his floaty. 
 But first he had to pose for some pictures. Can you tell how thrilled he is? I'm pretty sure he was thinking, "mom, can you put my shade on and let me sleep already?"
 But, we had to get some pictures with Grammy & Aunt Daisy. No pool time would be complete without them. 
 Then we stuck him under the shade and let him be. He was pretty content the whole time. 
 He even sat with Grammy on her raft for a while. But we didn't let him enjoy the ride for too long. It was very hot, and the sun was very bright. Even though he was covered with plenty of sunscreen, I didn't want him out from under his shade for too long.
Today may have been the last pool visit this summer with Grammy & Aunt Daisy. We may squeeze one or two more visits in, but if not, we made today count!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Projects around the House

 You see that smile? It's a nervous smile because Micah was on his way to Home Depot...with Kaden. Their first outing without mommy. Micah was going to get paint because I had been asking, ok harassing, him to paint the entry and dining area.
 So after all the supplies were bought, he went to work.

 I don't have a finished pic yet, I need to get everything back in place and on the walls. But, I really appreciate him doing it! I have the best hubby!!!

3 Months

Stats: We don't go back to the Dr. until 4 months, but our unofficial home weigh in had him just over 13 pounds, and right at 24 inches.
Sleeping Habits? He's officially sleeping through the night. At 10 weeks old he began sleeping all night. He goes anywhere from 8-10 hours at night. Sometimes, he wakes up and I can just stick his pacifier in his mouth. He usually wakes up anywhere from 8-10 in the morning. 
Eating Habits? He usually eats every 4 hours. If we're out running errands, he'll go longer. But, I try not to make him wait too long. Dr. said we'll discuss starting baby food at his 4 month check-up.
New tricks? He is all smiles, and now he's starting to giggle a little when he's tickled or mommy makes really silly faces. I think he's starting to discover his voice. He'll make noises like he's trying to talk. He's so cute cause you can tell he surprises himself when he makes a noise sometimes. He's very strong, and can just about hold his head up without help. He's so close to rolling over. I think it'll be any day! He's starting to enjoy his toys more. He's starting to try to reach for toys. He'll grab them if I put them in his ands. He's a thumb (and finger sucker). His hands are always in his mouth. 
Doctor Visits? Not again until 4 months.
General Observations?  The fussiness that started in the evenings around week 6 is starting to fade. He's getting better about not having to be with mommy only. He's a growing boy. We've put away the 0-3 pajamas, and brought out the 3-6 months. He can still fit some 0-3 outfits, but he's in mostly 3 months. We're well on our way to 3-6 months. We introduced him to the pool. He loves it as much as bath time!!
 We're loving watching our little man grow!!